Daily Archive: March 24, 2018

GST will be withdrawn if Congress comes to power at Centre: Rahul

Mysuru, Mar 24: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the multiple tax slabs under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be withdrawn and a uniform taxation system will be introduced in the country if the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was voted to power at the Centre in the next election in 2019.
“The 28 percent GST slab will be removed once we come to power. The multiple rates under GST give scope for corruption and therefore we called it ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’. I believe 5 percent tax rate is a good idea but the 28 percent GST slab is a bad idea. GST was our idea and we wanted one tax but the BJP government opted for multiple taxes that we opposed,” Mr. Gandhi said, while interacting with the students of Maharani’s Arts, Science and Commerce College for Women here.

Mayawati says SP-BSP ties wont’be affected by Rajya Sabha election defeat

Lucknow: The BSP-SP understanding won’t be affected by the defeat in Rajya Sabha polls, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday asserted, and alleged that BJP tried to create a rift between the two parties by indulging in malpractices to defeat her party candidate.

‘There will not be an iota of difference in the close understanding between the BSP and SP because of the Rajya Sabha results yesterday,” Mayawati said at a press conference.

“I am thankful for the support of Congress and SP whose seven MLAs voted for BSP candidate as well as one SBSP MLA Kailash Nath Sonekar who voted as per his conscience and will stand by him in case he faces any trouble in future,” she said.

She also suspended her party MLA Anil Singh, alleging he cross voted in favour of the BJP to serve his business interests.

“The BJP tried every trick to defeat the BSP candidate and indulged in malpractices,” she alleged.


Temperature may reach up to 40 degrees in Hyderabad by month end: IMD

Hyderabad: It is almost the last week of March, and Hyderabad on Friday witnessed scorching sun with a maximum temperature of 38.8 degrees Celcius. During the last week, some parts of the city had relieved with drizzle, however, the hot spell is again rising the curve.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that the day temperatures will increase and the month-end would witness maximum temperatures touching the 40 degrees Celsius mark.

Telangana Today cited IMD officials as saying that though there would be rainfall in some parts of the State, chances of rainfall in the city are very low.


SSC exam paper leak: Mumbra school principal questioned

Mumbai, Mar 24  The principal of a school in neighbouring Mumbra, from where SSC exam papers allegedly leaked and where the main accused was employed, is currently being interrogated in connection with the probe into the case, police said today.

Police said they have observed several irregularities in the functioning of the school in which main accused Firoz Khan worked.

“Khan didn’t have a proper appointment letter or other valid documentation but he still had access to exam papers. We are questioning the principal as the leak allegedly originated from the school,” said a police official.

The principal has told police that she along with Khan had access to the room in which the papers were stored, officials said.

Amboli police, which is investigating the case, have so far arrested four persons in this connection.

Eight students have been booked and are facing action under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

A similar case which occurred in Saki Naka is also being probed to check if there are any links to the Amboli one, said officials.

The leak of the SSC Board exam paper of History and Political Science (Part 1) was revealed on March 20 after the exam invigilator of a school in Andheri noticed some students constantly referring to their notes and mobile phones outside the exam hall.

On checking the phones of these students, the invigilator found that the paper, scheduled for the day, had been leaked.

On being alerted about the matter, Amboli police arrested three persons, including Khan, the same day.

A case was registered under the Information Technology Act and Maharashtra University Act, officials said.

Source: PTI