GST Council slashes tax rate on Covid-19 medicines and equipment like oxygen concentrators.
Users have flooded Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Twitter timeline with complaints
Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted her response to Mamata Banerjee's letter, saying these items are already exempted from customs duty and health cess.
Thakur said the country's foreign exchange reserves, which have been steadily increasing over the last few months, had touched all time high at USD 590 billion in January 2021.
The Bollywood actor referred to the statement made by FM on Friday where the latter had said that the same people were raided in 2013 as well, but "it wasn't an issue" and it was being made now.
Sitharaman said it is in the national interest to know if some evasion is happening while refusing to comment on individual cases.
This is a budget of directional change, a change in mindsets, and about faith and trust, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
This is a budget for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', will strengthen economy: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh.
The scheme has been extended by a month till January 31.
Earlier in September, the EPFO had decided to split 8.5 per cent interest into two instalments of 8.15 per cent and 0.35 per cent
This is the first time that the Financial Intelligence Unit has undertaken punitive action against an online payment system operating in the country
The total debt of the government stood at Rs 88.18 lakh crore at end-June 2019.
The Finance Ministry is outlining India's efforts to reboot its economy that has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The amendment of Essential Commodities Act, besides deregulating production and sale of food products, will provide for no stock limit to be imposed on any produce.
The Vivad Se Vishwas scheme for direct tax dispute resolution has also been extended by six months till December 31, 2020.
The move is part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening.
Prime Minister Modi announced a special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the country to become 'self-reliant' and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to sources, the combined savings on account of freezing of these instalments of DA and DR to central government employees and pensioners would be Rs 37,530 crore in the current financial year and 2021-22.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.