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GST rate for gold fixed at 3%, biscuits 18%, bidis 28%; states, except West Bengal, agree to 1 July rollout
Business

GST rate for gold fixed at 3%, biscuits 18%, bidis 28%; states, except West Bengal, agree to 1 July rollout

New Delhi: Footwear below Rs 500 will be taxed at 5 percent under the Goods and Services Tax, while the rest would be in the 18 percent bracket once the new regime is rolled out from 1 July.

GST Council to fix tax rate on gold and other commodities today; jewellers on toes
Business

GST Council to fix tax rate on gold and other commodities today; jewellers on toes

This will probably be the last meeting of the GST Council before the implementation of the new tax regime from 1 July

Why warnings against smoking could be injurious to health
Life

Why warnings against smoking could be injurious to health

Here's news: Showing gruesome pictures on the negative effects of smoking or carrying warnings on cigarette packs does nothing to make people smoke less.

Don't invest in ITC, says cancer lobby. But it's off the mark
Politics

Don't invest in ITC, says cancer lobby. But it's off the mark

An anti-cancer lobby group says government companies like LIC must not invest in ITC. But ITC is actually a smaller sinner in the smoking business