This is going to be the most unpleasant Independence Day for India’s almost 44 lakh registered handloom weavers. The inspiration behind India’s independence, the swadeshi weaver has now been left to his own devices. He has been told he is now ‘atmanirbhar’ or selfreliant, perhaps even ‘ram bharose’, in god’s hands. Just two weeks ago, the Government of India scrapped the twin bodies of the All India Handicrafts Board and the All India Handloom Board. The news was broken by one of India’s most sincere crafts activist, Laila Tyabji, on her social media on August 6. She shared a three-line government notice of July 27 that the Handloom Board had been “abolished” (the letter’s words, not hers), causing fury among her several thousand fans, and those of handwoven fabrics. In return, she was called “a part of Lutyens elite”. The Handloom Board, set up by the legendary Pupul Jayakar, was dismissed as “another … [Read more...] about No heart for handmade?
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Following a reference from the Bihar police, the CBI has now taken over the case instituted by the Patna police. On Monday, it recorded the testimonies of Sushant’s father and some other relatives. It is preparing to record the testimonies of Sushant’s father and relatives. A team is also expected to visit his residence in Mumbai and examine the room where his body was found. … [Read more...] about Sushant Singh Rajput death case | ED again questions Rhea and four others
The Tirunelveli District Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appealed to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to allow export-oriented manufacturing units to function continuously for three months on Sundays also, now being observed as ‘total lockdown days,’ to compensate the production loss the firms suffered so far due to the total lockdown. … [Read more...] about ‘Allow export units to function round the clock to make up loss’
The Commissionerate, monitoring the trends and patterns in the GST invoices and e-way bills issued during the COVID-19 lockdown, came to know that a criminal gang, including former bank employees, was involved in making fake GST registrations to enable unscrupulous elements to evade tax by generating fake credit transactions and siphone off money. … [Read more...] about Invoice racket busted, GST fraud of ₹33 crore detected
“The GST collections while in the first quarter have obviously witnessed a substantial dip because of the current pandemic, however, the increasing trend in June inclines to a recovery being in line soon,” said Abhishek Jain, tax partner at Ernst and Young India. “With this shortfall and related dip in revenue for States as well, the Centre’s obligations to compensate States for any shortfall is an area of concern and this being further deepened with muted compensation cess collections.” … [Read more...] about GST revenues fall 41% in first quarter