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Days before Roy’s death, Deepika Padukone during a photo shoot.pressed for a thorough probe into the deal,declaring that he will quit Rajya Sabha as well as public lifeif any allegation against him is proved Patel the political secretary to Congress chief SoniaGandhi said the "propaganda" against him was due to baselessallegations to defame his party and its leaders "If anyone proves any wrongdoing by me I will quitpublic life and Rajya Sabha There should be a thoroughinvestigation carried out into this deal and guilty should bepunished Bring the truth out. I repeat again if you canfind an iota of truth against me I will quit public life andresign from this House" he said in Rajya Sabha whileparticipating in debate on the chopper controversy Ahmed Patel PTI At the same time he questioned "what about people whoare tarnishing the reputation of people by presenting wrongfacts and baseless allegations This is an attempt to defameCongress and its leaders" Patel’s name has been dragged into the controversybecause of an initial ‘AP’ reportedly found in the documentsrecovered in connection with probe by the Italian authorities He said things are being created and "false propaganda"is being carried out to tarnish the reputation of people onthe basis of wrong and baseless charges "My name has appeared four times in Italian courtjudgement But has any leader been indicted or anyone paintedas accused" he asked He said he has been in public life for so many years buthas never crossed its limits and that the CAG report shouldnot be used as a tool for political mudslinging Patel said he had left his old mother behind in thevillage not to do anything wrong "I have not crossed any limits of public life This is notmy first ‘agni-pareeksha’ (trial by fire)" he said He quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi who as ChiefMinister had said that ‘CAG report should not be used as atool for political bickerings’ Written by Agencies | London | Published: October 1 2010 5:06 pm Related News Women with origins in the Indian sub-continent are risking their lives because they are ‘shy’ to come forward and undergo screening tests for breast cancerexpert here say Their reluctance to subject themselves to such tests on the National Health Service (NHS) is due to cultural reasons and low awareness of breast cancer in the Asian communityhealth experts in Manchester say Latest evidence shows that only a third of women with origins in the Indian sub-continent are taking up life-saving breast screeningreports from Manchester said A study carried out in Oldham shows that British Asian women are only half as likely as the rest of the population to attend the routine NHS check-ups introduced to spot the early signs of breast cancer Doctors in Britain have long suspected there was a lower take-up rate among minority populationsbut the first study of its kind reveals that in less well-off neighbourhoods only 35 per cent of Asian women were likely to attend screeningcompared to 70 per cent of non-Asian women This puts them at risk of a late diagnosis and vastly reduces the chances that the cancer can be cured Breast cancer specialist Lester Barr said a range of factors stopped many Asian women from getting checked Barrwho works at Wythenshawe and The Christie hospitalssaid: “The issue is more than a language issue There is less breast awareness within the Asian community There are cultural problems that make them shy to come forward and discuss it with family and friends” Nighat Awanchief executive of a restaurant groupwhose mother Mushtari Siddiqi died of breast cancer aged 51said: “Asian people are very closed-door They think let’s not talk about it and it might go away We have to tell people to deal with it” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIt was from the horse’s mouth Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia recently said eventually there would be a single GST rate and ideally there should not be a separate state GST and central GST in conformity with GST’s credo ‘One Country One Tax’ This official position was stated in the last week of June when GST was being readied for its 1 July 2017 launch While it is impossible to achieve the ideal of a single unified GST given the strong federal character of the nation with States fighting for their revenue with every ounce of energy in their command a single rate GST regime is not impossibility Indeed it is very much possible and desirable Given Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s vehement opposition to and disavowal of the single rate GST regime one wonders if Revenue Secretary Adhia would have got a gentle dressing down from the affable Finance Minister But one thing is clear: Jaitley’s disavowal seems to be to spite BJP’s bête noire Rahul Gandhi the Congress Vice-President who for once spoke sense when he said the GST rate should be a one-size-fits-all 18 percent written into the Constitution Whether it should be 18 percent can be debated Also debatable is if it should be cast in stone and written into the Constitution though admittedly Constitution is capable of being amended But there is a very strong case for a single rate Indeed many countries that have adopted VAT which GST is have also adopted the single rate regime Jaitley says Hawaii chappals and swanky BMW car cannot and should not be taxed at the same rate This is a typical communist construct It is nobody’s case that rich people should be let off with a rap on their wrists But it is conceded by economists that the best corrective for inequity is direct taxes The same Jaitley was the first to junk Wealth Tax in 2015 which held sway in some form or the other in the country till then That revenue from wealth tax was peanuts was hardly a ground to junk it just as it was hardly the reason for keeping estate duty in a suspended animation by the late former finance minister VP Singh It is strange that Jaitley who is reluctant to tax the rich with heavy hands when it comes to direct taxes pontificates on the need to have discriminatory GST rates that puts a heavy shovel on luxury items while being kind to necessities and essentials especially for the common man Jaitley also forgets that GST like other variants of VAT or value added tax is a destination based tax which typically targets the value addition at each stage without being unduly bothered about its economic status — necessity or comfort or luxury Let us say a compressor is manufactured Compressor has multiple uses It is used in drilling It is used in air-conditioning homes and offices It is used in refrigeration It is also used in air-conditioning BMW Can Jaitley tax the same compressor at 28 ercent when it enters BMW and at 18 percent when it is an integral part of a domestic air conditioner even though at present all air conditioners are taxed at 28 percent But then Jaitley has been ‘rationalising’ the GST rates which he says is a work in progress and soon he might prune the 50 items in the 28 percent list further Who knows after air-conditioned restaurants it might be the turn of air-conditioners to earn Jaitley’s indulgence Similarly malt is used both in food products including beverages as well as in the sinful beer Should malt be taxed at different rates accordingly as the use it is put to Marijuana the intoxicant that is banned in our country is capable of being used as a pain killer for cancer patients as well as for entertainment as in states like Colorado in the USA Would Jaitley have two sets of rates for marijuana once India emulates the USA and recognises its dual use Such micromanagement results in tampering with records so that one can get away with lower taxes The first thing Jaitley did when he embarked seriously on GST rollout was to identify all possible finished goods in the market and fix their rates That exercise called for value judgment — whether an item was an essential item or a luxury — needlessly embroiling the government in controversies and nitpicking like he did when he distinguished between air-conditioned and non-airconditioned restaurants which he mercifully gave up in his recent ‘rationalisation’ exercise Instead of using GST as a tool to usher in social and income equity let him use direct taxes for the same Let him bring back estate duty or inheritance tax and wealth tax Some states in the USA impose a whopping 45 percent inheritance tax that forces tycoons into gifting during their lifetime instead of bequeathing on their death That Jaitley is indulging in grandstanding is clear — while caviling at the single rate he is gradually bringing down the items under the 28 percent category Who knows his work in progress might unwittingly result in there being just two classifications 5 percent and 18 percent which would bring India closer to the near universal norm of single rate GST By: Reuters | Published: November 2 2017 3:13 pm Periscope Twitter’s live-streaming mobile app said Wednesday it will give all earnings from a select program save for an administrative fee back to the users who broadcast from Periscope (File Photo) Related News Periscope Twitter’s live-streaming mobile app said Wednesday it will give all earnings from a select program save for an administrative fee back to the users who broadcast from Periscope The app founded in 2014 and bought by Twitter Inc in 2015 is hiking payments to its users at a time when it faces more competition in live-streaming video including from Google’s YouTube Facebook and Instagram People watching Periscope will be able to send a gratuity 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