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Indian economy increasing with 'Modi rate of growth', taunts Cong

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 14:10 IST      
Indian economy increasing with 'Modi rate of growth', taunts Cong

New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Tuesday alleged that the Indian economy is growing with the 'Modi rate of growth'.

Throwing light on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will give a boost to the government's reform agenda, Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI that no reform is going to work as the ruling dispensation at the Centre has lost the plot of the economy.

"The fact is that Indian economy is growing with the 'Modi rate of growth' which is barely five percent if you go by the 2004, 2005 base year. The fact is that no reform is going to work because the government has lost the plot of the economy. They have promised a million jobs a month, the fact is Indian economy is shedding jobs," he said.

Hinting at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Tewari further said the Prime Minister and his key economic minister need to have a hard look at the economy not withstanding whatever tall claims the government may make.

"The Indian economy has absolutely stalled," he added.

After the Union Cabinet approved four GST legislation yesterday, Prime Minister Modi said the move will give a boost to the government's reform agenda.

"Crucial bills relating to GST have been approved by the Cabinet, giving a boost to our reform agenda," he tweeted.

Paving the way for their introduction in Parliament, the Union Cabinet yesterday approved four GST related bills namely the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill), the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (IGST Bill), the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (UTGST Bill) and the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to the States) Bill 2017 (The Compensation Bill). These were earlier approved by the GST Council after thorough, clause by clause, discussion over 12 meetings held in the last six months.

The GST system also has nine sets of rules and regulations, out of which the Council has already approved five - registration, payment, refund, invoice and return.

Four other rules dealing with composition, valuation, input tax credit transitions are slated to be discussed in the Council's next meeting on March 31.

After March 31, the Council will take up the exercise of fitment of various commodities in the GST tax slabs of five percent, 12 percent, 15 percent and 28 percent. (ANI)

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Impose emergency in Naxal strongholds in Chhattisgarh: Swamy

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Post Sukma Naxal attack, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday suggested the imposition of a state of emergency in Maoist strongholds in Chhattisgarh.

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Will give Delhi new corporation based on PM's vision: Lovely

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Assuring a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Congress turncoat Arvinder Singh Lovely on Wednesday said that it is their duty to provide a fresh Corporation to the people of Delhi based on the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Must impose 'Emergency, AFSPA' in Maoist hotbed Sukma: Swamy

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:43 IST     

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister to meet PM Modi today

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:43 IST     

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Digvijaya Singh a sympathizer of Naxal cause: BJP

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 10:43 IST     

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BJP confident of 'landslide victory' in MCD polls

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 09:02 IST     

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Sukma Naxal attack: Home Ministry seeks CRPF report

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 09:02 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a report from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on the recent Sukma attack, which claimed lives of at least 26 security personnel.

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Counting for MCD polls 2017 begins

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 08:09 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The counting of votes for the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections has begun.

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Sukma horror: When villagers were compelled to attack their CRPF 'friends'

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 07:32 IST      By: Tanmay Sakaley

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Centre condemns 'political warfare' over Sukma horror

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 07:08 IST     

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