Eating out in hotels and restaurants will become cheaper from today (15 November) with the Goods and Service Tax Council having slashed rates to five percent from 12 and 18 percent earlier. However, there is no formal notification from the government as yet.
A uniform 5 percent tax was prescribed by the council for all restaurants, both air-conditioned and non-AC. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Input Tax Credit (ITC) benefit given to restaurants was meant to be passed on to the customers.
Delhi NCR woke up to a smoggy morning on Wednesday, as air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category in several parts of the city. The state government on Tuesday had ordered all primary schools to remain closed and barred outdoor activities for children in the wake of the pollution. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who described Delhi as a “gas chamber”, reviewed the situation in a meeting with health and environment officials.
The Delhi government is “prepared” to re-launch its odd-even transport scheme and restrict trucks from entering the city in the case of an “emergency,” deputy CM Manish Sisodia. The government also issued a health advisory for residents of the capital, especially children, the elderly and those suffering from asthma and heart ailments. “We appeal to the people of Delhi to avoid morning and evening walks,” Sisodia had said yesterday.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday said that not all physical contact can be called sexual assault.
The high court has refused to categorise every unwelcoming physical contact as sexual harassment.
Confirming his political plunge, actor Kamal Haasan on 5 November said the first step will be the launch of a mobile software app on 7 November — his 63rd birthday — that will enable him to be in touch with the fans and as well as enable book-keeping.
At a function to mark the 39th anniversary of his fan/welfare club, he said his political plunge by starting a political party is confirmed.
Coimbatore, Nov 6 : An ICICI Bank ATM card of a Coimbatore based resident has been hacked by some miscreants to loot an amount of Rs.14000 at Golden Nagar, Chennai yesterday.
According to the victim, he received a message on his registered mobile number that a sum of Rs.14000 has been debited from his ICICI bank account at around 7.30pm, Sunday.
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