Friday, June 30, 2017

Nearly 17 years after its conception, India will get GST at midnight

Nearly 17 years after its conception, India will get GST at midnight


The Cabinet clearing privatisation of debt-ridden Air India, is a major story in many papers today.
"Govt clears 7th pay panel allowances, Air India stake sale" is the Hindustan Times lead. "Clear skies ahead for Maharaja's take off" headlines the DNA. "31,000 crore rupee bonanza for govt, defence staff" states the Times of India.
"China drags Bhutan into Sikkim stand-off" is the lead in the Pioneer. "India-China stand off over Bhutan clash" states the Indian Express. "PLA constructing road at tri-junction, says Bhutan" notes the Hindu.
"2 Delhi govt staffers among 4 held for lynching Junaid" is the lead in the Times of India.
"No lynchings in our name, say protesters across India" as thousands took to the streets of several major cities to protest a string of mob lynchings, highlights the Hindustan Times.
On the other hand "In Jharkhand, 15 policemen stave off 1,000-strong mob to rescue dairy farmer whose cow died" is a front page story in the Indian Express.
In runup to unveiling GST, the Pioneer, asks "Opposition to play GST rollout party pooper?" as Left, TMC reject invite; Congress yet to decide on taking part in Friday bash.
"Sarees, readymades to get pricier under GST" says the Hindu Business Line". "Automobile dealers race to slash prices to cut stock in hand" in pre-GST sale, reports the Financial Express.
"Tomato soars as supply dries up; Govt keeps tabs" as prices go up to 70 rupees a kg in Delhi, notes the Pioneer.
"With JNPT, ransomware attack spreads to Asia" says the Financial Express. "Experts rush to Mumbai port after cyber attack" reports the Asian Age. "Petya attack spurs creation of national cyber coordination centre" to prevent such incidents in future, notes the DNA.
And finally, in what may spell hope for many students seeking college admissions, "DU cut-offs may drop by 3 per cent in second list" informs the Times of India.

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