Nirupam was here as part of his party's national campaign to highlight the "failures" of the NDA government on its third anniversary.
In his inaugural address at a national workshop for party's spokespersons drawn from across the country, he said the government has worked a lot to uplift and empower the poor, Dalits and the backwards and it was now the spokespersons' job to reach out to the masses with this.
Those hotels with room rentals between Rs 1000-2500 will be taxed at 12 percent, much lower than what they charged their customers earlier
The finance minister Arun Jaitley-headed GST Council has decided to place services under four slabs—5, 12, 18 and 28 percent— compared to the current uniform 15 percent levy on all eligible services
Here’s how prices of goods could move after the new GST rates kick-in from July 1, 2017
Here’s a summary of rates charged in different countries and the years when GST kicked in across the world
GST is billed as India’s most ambitious reforms move, will stitch together a common national market, dismantle fiscal barriers among states and consolidate a patchwork of local and central duties into a single levy
One of the first VIPs to comply with the order was textiles minister Smriti Irani who tweeted a photo of her beacon-less car.
Addressing a function to honour freedom fighters on the occasion of centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Champaran satyagraha', he said an atmosphere of peace, love, harmony and tolerance can only take the country to the path of progress.
"Prime Minister Modi has an ambitious reform agenda. He has made taxes more efficient and deregulated the economy," Turnbull said at a dinner meeting with industry leaders here.
"The Narendra Modi government has launched a war against black money. The war against black money cannot be concluded with one action alone. Demonetisation or remonetisation is one such step in the right direction. Many more things need to be done by our government to curb use of black money," he said.
The achievements will be compiled in a booklet that the government plans to publish before May 26, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge three years ago.
"India for us has been an important country, I am a big believer in the country, it is one of the largest and fastest growth globally and definitely in Asia. We have seen it growing faster than China", Helman Sitohang, CEO-Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse told CNBC-TV18.
The Rs 7-lakh crore non-performing asset (NPA) problem has been the fly in the otherwise smooth ointment that is the Modi government’s economy scorecard.
Till December 31, 2016, there were 9,130 willful defaulters in the country who had taken loans amounting Rs 91,155 crore from various PSU banks, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said in Lok Sabha.
In particular, all eyes are on UP and Punjab, two key states in which the BJP faces a tough battle; the outcome could have a bearing on policy-making and economic reforms at the Centre.
The Modi government's emphasis is on bold decision making and a clean economy with business friendly environment, the returns of which can be spent on the poor, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.
The government has allowed people declaring unaccounted cash under the new black money amnesty scheme PMGKY to deposit in parts the mandatory 25 per cent of the total in a 4-year fund by March 31.
"The main question in India today is creation of jobs for young people. It is a big issue today to provide jobs for youth in India," Rahul said outside Parliament after President Pranab Mukherjee's customary address on the first day of the Budget session of Parliament.
A lot needs to be done to bring back the consumer sentiment, encourage startups, lower taxes and improve infrastructure
According to CEAMA (Consumer Electronics & Appliances Manufacturer Association), the incentive would help realise the Modi government's Make-in-India vision.
While the Modi government is expected to announce a slew of sops including extended tax exemption for startups in the Budget, here is a look at the key announcements made while presenting the Union Budget 2016
"If it is true, then what purpose the decision of demonetisation (whose one of the aims was to extinguish black money) has served? The entire episode has put the credibility of RBI at stake."
This will give Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi the leeway to counter the economic downturn of demonetisation.
Preparations for the roadshow are in full swing and leaders of the Congress and the Samajwadi Party have been camping here for the past few days.