29052021-TT-01.qxd 5/28/2021 11:23 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.147 | 14 pages | ~6.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 haryana WILL RESOLVE BORDER ROW WITH INDIA: OLI WORLD /thetribunechd TATAS BUY MAJORITY STAKE IN BIGBASKET BUSINESS MAMATA SKIPS PM’S REVIEW MEETING BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com saturday | 29 may 2021 7 social media giants GoM to take a call on GST Jaishankar meets top US comply with new IT exemptionon Covid items officials on vax, security rules, Twitter dithers Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 28 After days of face-off with the government over the new and stringent information technology intermediary rules, seven social media giants on Friday complied with major provisions of the regulations that require the platforms to create Indiabased redressal mechanisms. Top government sources said Facebook, WhatsApp, Sharechat, LinkedIn, Koo, Telegram and Google today complied with the new rules and shared with the Ministry of Information Technology details of their chief compliance officer, continued on page 11 REDRESSAL SYSTEM ■ FB, WhatsApp, Sharechat, LinkedIn, Koo, Telegram and Google have shared details of grievance redressal system ■ Have appointed chief compliance officer, nodal contact person and grievance officer ■ Twitter too shared details of a lawyer as nodal contact person and grievance officer ■ But govt officials said the lawyer wasn’t a company employee New Delhi, May 28 A Group of Ministers (GoM) will decide within 10 days the question of providing GST exemption on Covid-related items, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced at the end of the 46th GST Council meeting held via video-conferencing on Friday. “There were protracted discussions with varying viewpoints. I announced the formation of a GoM which will submit its report by June 8 so New Delhi, May 28 Observing that it cannot even imagine how many children in this large country have been orphaned due to the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the state authorities to immediately identify them and provide relief. The top court asked state governments to understand the agony of children starving on the streets and directed the district authorities that they be immediately taken care of without waiting for any further orders from the courts. continued on page 11 ■ Oppn-ruled states, including Pun- ■ Centre to borrow ~1.58 lakh cr to jab, press for complete GST exemption on vaxs, O2 concentrators, oximeters, test kits, ventilators ■ GST Council to hold special session to discuss extending compensation to states beyond 2022 compensate states for loss of revenue from GST ■ Amnesty scheme for small GST taxpayers, allowing filing of returns with reduced late fee ■ GST Council decides to waive I-GST on free Covid-19 related supplies from abroad ■ Exempts import of med used for treating black fungus from I-GST that any further reductions that need to be done will be done,” she said, pointing out that any duty relief must ben- efit patients and not the intermediaries. The council, meeting after eight months, continued on page 11 New Delhi, May 28 External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met several top US Cabinet Ministers, lawmakers and officials to discuss developments pertaining to the Quad, Indo-US cooperation on vaccines and Afghanistan on Thursday. Jaishankar also interacted with members of the USIndia Business Council and the US Global Task Force on Pandemic Relief. On Friday, Jaishankar began the day with a meeting with his counterpart and US Secre- Eye on poll, Pb slashes Youth dies after kin given domestic power rates empty cylinders for ~65K Ruchika M Khanna Identify Covid orphans, provide relief: SC to states SPL SESSION ON EXTENDING RELIEF TO STATES Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 28 With an eye on the Vidhan Sabha elections expected early next year, the Congress-led Punjab Government has announced a 50 paise to Re 1 per unit cut in power tariff for low-consumption domestic users. The tariff for commercial consumers and small and medium industry will remain unchanged, though a negligible (less than 2 per HOW MUCH YOU PAY OLD TARIFF ~4.49-~7.30 REVISED ~3.49-~7.40 cent) hike has been brought about for large industrial consumers. Almost 1.5 lakh industrial consumers stand to benefit from the decision to hold back tariff hike. The per unit tariff for domestic continued on page 11 Sumedha Sharma Tribune News Service Gurugram, May 28 In a shocking incident, a 30year-old city youth infected with coronavirus could not be saved despite his family purchasing two oxygen cylinders for a whopping Rs 65,000 because both cylinders turned out to be empty. Shattered by this tragedy a month ago, the family filed a complaint with the Gurugram police, but is still running from pillar to post to get an FIR reg- FIR NOT YET REGISTERED No FIR has been registered amidst the jurisdiction war. The cylinders were bought in Delhi, while the victim died in Gurugram hospital. istered. Since the cylinders were bought in Delhi, the Gurugram police have asked the family to approach the Delhi Police, while the latter have referred them back to Gurugram saying that the patient continued on page 11 Holds talks with US Secy of State Blinken, NSA Sullivan & Defence Secy tary of State Antony Blinken. Jaishankar is in the US to sort out several issues related to the import of vaccines and raw materials as well as to build on partnership to counter the security-related issues involving China that affect both countries. The minister met US NSA Jake Sullivan and discussed Afghanistan among other continued on page 11 IN BRIEF No international flights till June 30 NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued an order extending suspension of scheduled commercial international flights to and from India till June 30. — TNS Daily infections lowest in 44 days Sushant’s flatmate New Delhi, May 28 India on Friday recorded the lowest daily new Covid cases (1,86,364) in 44 days with active cases falling to 23,43,152, registering a decline of over 76,000 cases in a day. Active cases now make up 8.5 per cent of total positive cases, while daily cases remained less than 3 lakh for the 12th day. — TNS 1,86,364 FRESH CASES TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES 3,18,895 23,43,152 3,660 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS held in drug case MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested Siddhartha Pithani, a flatmate of Sushant Singh Rajput, in a drug case linked to the Bollywood actor’s death last year. — PTI Body of missing paraglider found PALAMPUR: A rescue team, with the help of a local shepherd, recovered the body of missing paraglider Rohit Badhoria from the snow-covered slopes of Dhauladhar, about 40 km from here, on Friday. INSIDE
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