Protest in Haryana against hike in VAT on diesel

A day after Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government raised VAT on diesel, members of Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI-Communist) on Wednesday protested the move and burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister here.

Goa defers iron ore e-auctioning after slump in international prices

The Goa government has put on hold the fifth e-auctioning of iron ore, which was scheduled to be held this week, owing to falling prices in international markets.

Impose at least 50% VAT on tobacco products: Harsh Vardhan to states

In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50 per cent on all tobacco products to "make them less affordable".

Withdraw VAT on sugar: Cong MLA

Randhawa said that by imposing VAT on sugar, the Punjab government is contributing to the inflation and later blaming others for high inflation.