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K’taka: ‘GST, excise duty can be imposed on tobacco’

BENGALURU: The Karnataka high court has ruled that the Union government is entitled to levy Central GST (CGST) as well as excise duty on tobacco and tobacco-derived products. It dismissed a bunch of petitions by tobacco manufacturers who had challenged the same. “The levy of excise duty on tobacco and tobacco products is a matter

Yellow alert for rain in 8 K’taka districts

BENGALURU: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderous rainfall in Bengaluru and other districts of Karnataka on Wednesday. Yellow alert has also been issued in Chikkamagaluru, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Kodagu and Shivamogga districts of the state. Most of the districts in the state have been receiving rain in the recent past. However, IMD has

Mars orbiter mission is over, rover now non-recoverable: Isro

BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Monday confirmed that it has “declared that the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is non-recoverable and has attained its end-of-life”. Stating that the matter was discussed during the recent national meet on eight years of MOM, an Isro statement read: “…Despite being designed for a life-span of six

5G services launched in India at IMC 2022 by PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi officially launched the commercial 5G services in India today at the inauguration of the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) held in New Delhi, which will conclude on October 4. PM Modi at the inauguration of IMC 2022 (Image source: Press Information Bureau of India)The 5G network will

Designed to last six months, India’s Mars Orbiter bids adieu after 8 long years

BENGALURU: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft, which was designed to last for six months when launched on November 5, 2013, has lost communication with the ground stations, bringing an end to its life after eight long years. Isro is working out the details of whether the spacecraft ran out of fuel and battery power