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first_imgMeanwhile, Kumar today met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and is believed to have discussed about the long-pending GST Bill, which the government aims to get cleared in the monsoon session beginning July 18.Besides Kumar, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs S S Ahluwalia and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi were also present in the meeting.After the meeting, Kumar said, he would be holding talks with the Congress leadership this week to iron out differences.”We are hopeful of the passage of the GST Bill in the monsoon session,” he said.The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which has been approved by the Lok Sabha, is pending in the Rajya Sabha because of stiff resistance by the Congress, the largest party in the House, over a few proposals.The main opposition party wants the rate of the goods and services tax capped at 18 per cent, the proposed 1 per cent additional levy on inter-state trade be removed and an independent dispute resolution mechanism for states set up.The BJP government had originally planned to pass the GST Bill in Parliament in April, converting 29 states into a single market. But the deadline was missed as the bill remained stuck in the Rajya Sabha.After Parliament approves the constitutional amendment to allow GST, the measure needs to be ratified by more than half of states. Then Parliament must pass another bill to implement the GST.The overall rate, which would vary for different goods, would be set by a newly formed GST Council. PTI DP MKJadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedNew business aviation centre for Norwich airportNorwich International Airport is set to expand.New Manchester-Spain service from easyJetNew Manchester-Spain service from easyJetRyanair to add two new flights at Leeds BradfordRyanair has announced two new cheap flights to Spain from Leeds Bradford International Airport. Iberian carrier LTE International has good news for travellers from Norwich Airport seeking the Spanish sun.The airline will be offering weekly services to Alicante, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca from the East Anglian hub, marking the airline’s first scheduled services from a UK regional airport.Richard Jenner, managing director of Norwich Airport, said: “They are an established charter airline, having worked with UK tour operators such as Thomas Cook and Thomsonfly – indeed, many passengers from Norwich have already flown with LTE to Lanzarote on First Choice holidays.”Southern Spanish destinations are already hugely popular with UK air travellers – and a new international airport on the doorstep of Alicante could soon provide further travel options for Brits.The Corvera Airport in Murcia has been tipped to process some three million passengers during its first year, with construction work now under way and first phase completion due for 2009.Spanish travellers looking further afield than the UK could themselves be given a boost if British Airways builds on its planned New York routes to Paris and Brussels and extends its new Open Skies services to Madrid, as has been reported by El Economista. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more