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Govt, political parties must stay out of judicial crisis: PM Modi

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government and political parties must stay out of the unprecedented judicial crisis, gave enough indications that the upcoming Budget may not be populist and asserted his poll slogan of “Congress-free India” was not aimed at eliminating the party politically. In a wide-ranging 75-minute interview to Times […]

CITU stages dharna over price rise

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Udupi: Members of the district unit of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged a dharna in front of the Head Post Office here on Wednesday protesting against the increase in the prices of essential commodities. Addressing the protesters here, K. Balakrishna Shetty, vice-president of the district unit of CITU, said that the prices of […]

18% GST on homestays hurts district’s tourism prospects

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Mangaluru: Upset at the 18% GST slab on homestays, those involved in the business have written to the GST Council Secretariat not to tax homestays or reduce the rate chargeable to the bare minimum of about 3% to 5%. City-based Suresh Mathias, a pioneer in this business, said, “The GST rule suggests that all homestays […]

GST, heavy downpour take the fire off cracker sales in Kudla

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
cracker sale

Mangaluru: Cracker sales have seen a drastic decline this year. From GST to inclement weather, leading dealers of firecrackers in the city have pinpointed at least five factors that have played a major role in the fall in sales. Dinesh Bhandarkar of Ganapathi Bhandarkar and Sons said the main reason was a high GST slab. […]

Petrol pumps to remain closed on October 13

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
petrol pump

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district Petroleum Dealers Association (DKUPDA) has extended their support to the nationwide strike of dealers on October 13 to press for various demands including better margins and inclusion of petroleum products in the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Briefing media persons here on Tuesday, DKUPDA President Sathish N Kamath said […]

How GST rules have changed since July 1 rollout, more tweaks expected today

Friday, October 6th, 2017
arun jetly

New delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was supposed to ease doing business in India – a point that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is believed to have insisted during his meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP president Amit Shah yesterday. Discussing the issues related to GST implementation ahead of GST Council meeting […]

Private bus owners urged to revise students’ ticket charge

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
private bus

Kasaragod: A dawn to dusk private bus strike hit routine life of the people in Kasaragod district of Kerala after a statewide bus strike call received huge support from the bus operators in the district here on Friday. However, KSRTC buses on the state and national highways have succeeded to minimize the effect of the […]

SCDCC Bank organised workshop on GST for cooperative societies

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Rajendra Kumar

Mangaluru : Cooperative banks should be cautious while lending loan against pledged gold ornaments, South Canara District Central Cooperative (SCDCC) Bank chairman M N Rajendra Kumar said. He was speaking at a workshop on GST organised for presidents and CEOs of all primary agriculture credit cooperative societies of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts here on […]

Various methods available to resolve GST grievances

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Mangaluru : Dr M Subramanyam, commissioner for Central Excise and Customs, on Wednesday appealed to stakeholders to make use of various windows available, to sort out the issues related to the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST). Addressing the gathering during an awareness programme on GST organised by Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) […]

Petrol, diesel may be brought under GST in future: Goyal

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Bengaluru : Union Minister for Energy Piyush Goyal interacted with members of the public on Sunday to clarify their doubts about the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST). The interactive session was organised by the Byatarayanapura and Hebbal mandals of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Sri Ramana Maharshi Heritage Auditorium in Sanjay Nagar. […]

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