GST exemption on services to Nepal, Bhutan
The Ministry of Finance issued a gazette announcing the removal of the GST on supply of services to Nepal and Bhutan traders against payments made in the Indian currency, the Himalayan Times reported on Sunday. Earlier, the GST was exempted only if the service supplier received payment in convertible foreign currency, creating extra burden on Nepali traders as they usually make payments in Indian Rupee.
A day after it reported nine deaths of newborns in 24 hours, the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital on Sunday saw three more deaths in its neonatal care unit.
The state government, following the preliminary inquiry, gave a clean chit to the hospital. It stated that against the average deaths of four infants in a day, nine are “only slightly higher than the average.”
The three-member committee headed by Dr RL Dixit, deputy director, medical education, which looked into the incident, said the babies were premature and suffered from a host of complications including poorly developed lungs.