NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – MAY 20
The finalization of tax slabs on GST has been widely covered on front page of all major dailies today. “Services split under GST, to have 4 rates.” is the Asian Age headline, While Ola, Uber rides will get cheaper, services including cinema tickets will attract 28% tax rate, the highest slab.
The Hindu Business Line, carries a success story, of marginal farmers in Uttarakhand, profiting immensely from growing millets. Usually called coarse grains, millets are highly nutritious, full of fibre, have a short growing period and, require less water. They are nor making a comeback as health food.
Insurance phone bills, banking services to go up, but education and healthcare spared, as the effect of the new GST regime, from first july, reports The Tribune.
“NIA books Huriyat netas for LET fund” – Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has also been named for recieving funds from LET chief Hafiz Sayeed to create chaos in the valley, reports The Pioneer.
In an interesting development, 3 earthen pots belonging to BABA BUDHA SAHIB were dug up, intact at 40 feet depth while digging a well; in Jhabal Kalan village in Amritsar. In the 16th century Baba Budha looked after “Bir ” a forest reserved for cattle grazing, says The tribune.
The DNA reports of a dispute between the bollywood movie Neerja’s producers and the relatives of the real life late airhostess Neerja Bhanot over the sharing of profits of the film, as a breach of contract.
Kerala not in favour of oil mustard/ an entire TV station in Afghanistan now, of women employees/ 37 year old Purnima Barman from Assam getting the whitley award called the Green Oscar Award for saving storks/ Kendriya Vidyalaya’s book donation drive saving 878 trees a month/ are some of the other stories covered by Newspaper’s today.