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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan and Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur during a Goods and Service Tax (GST) council meeting | PTI

GST collections fall to Rs 97,597 cr in March from Rs 1.05 lakh cr in February

Of the total Rs 97,597 crore GST revenue, the central GST stood at Rs 19,183 crore, state GST at Rs 25,601 crore and integrated GST at Rs 44,508 crore
File photo| PM Modi interacts with journalists and stakeholders from the print media on tackling COVID-2019, in New Delhi, March 24 | PTI

After demonetisation and GST, slow response on corona is latest disaster of centralisation

Modi govt is perceived as ‘strong’ because of its centralised functioning, but its slow response on Covid-19 exposes the risks that come with such style of governance.
People using smartphones

GST on mobile phones raised to 18% from 1 April, MRO services for aircraft slashed to 5%

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also decided to waive late fees for delayed filing of returns for those with a turnover of less than Rs 2 crore for 2018 and 2019.

Modi is Trump’s man, the ‘odd’ GST fire & crisis aboard Maha Vikas Aghadi Express

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A file photo of the CBI headquarters in New Delhi. | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Not just Manish Sisodia’s OSD, more officers in Delhi GST dept under CBI scanner

Manish Sisodia’s OSD, Gopal Krishna Madhav was arrested Thursday night for allegedly accepting bribes to waive GST duty of transporters. 
A shop at Janpath market in Delhi

Delhi traders say BJP ‘punished’ them with GST & by sealing shops, but AAP not the solution

Sealing of shops in Delhi in 2017 to crack the whip on ‘unauthorised constructions’ is one of biggest issues weighing on the minds of the traders this election.

Modi govt nets Rs 1.1 lakh crore from GST collection in January

This is the second time since the introduction of Goods and Service Tax in July 2017 that the monthly revenues have crossed Rs 1.1 lakh crore.
Modi is facing a backlash from within his party for insisting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should stay. | Photo: PTI

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi wants states to spend, borrow more to battle economic slowdown

In an interview to ThePrint, Sushil Modi says many states favour increasing the state fiscal deficit limit to 3.5% of GSDP from the existing 3%.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

It’s time to lower expectations from the economy, and not try to do too much in the Budget

India is paying the price for trying to do too much in past Budgets, and sectors that have been bled white, such as telecom and govt companies, are worst hit.
File photo of the Constitution of India | Commons

Mattoo on Pandits’ Kashmir problem, R Ramachandran praises Constitution, 3 faults in GST

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.


Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.