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21 Mar 2018, Edition - 981, Wednesday


  • J&K: 2 cops and 2 Army jawans martyred in Kupwara encounter; 4-5 terrorists still holed up
  • Sensex closed 139.42 points or 0.42% higher at 33,136.18 after rising as much as 350 points during intraday high
  • Both telcos are locked in a fierce battle for subscribers and need to invest in expanding their 4G network
  • The ₹ 6 Lakh reward will be part of the revised ‘Rehabilitation Policy for Militants
  • 15-year-old girl student commits suicide at her home on Tuesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan
  • Maharashtra: 5 men linked to ISIS terror outfit arrested by ATS; plot to target Bodhgaya foiled.
  • DMK’s Stalin writes to CMs of 10 states, demanding fiscal autonomy for states
  • Former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde speaks on Congress’ U-turn on Lingayats
  • Disruption in Lok Sabha leads to the house being adjourned for the day
  • Ceasefire violations at an all-time high as Pak has violated ceasefire 600 times in nearly 2 months


Stock market very optimistic about GST, says expert

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In addition to tremendously boosting the Indian economy, “a sea change of reforms in Indian share market will happen after the implementation of the new GST tax systems,” said K. Sukumaran, Dean of the School for Investors Education and Financial Literacy, National Institute of Securities Market (NISM), Mumbai.

He was delivering a special lecture at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College in Coimbatore.

The Goods and Services Tax will be implemented from April 1, 2017. Speaking on its impact on the stock market, Sukumaran said that its positive effects will attract foreign investors. “The production of the industrial goods may be increased after the implementation of tax reforms and directly uptrend the Indian stock markets. The single tax system and reduction in logistics taxes will control the expenditure of the industries and businesses. Any changes in these systems will directly impact the economy. The tax reform will boost the growth of industries and business,” he said.

He explained to his audience, how the various sectors like industry, banking, insurance and public sector contributed towards the growth of the Indian economy. He also threw light on the procedures and norms to enter the stock markets and stressed the role and the importance of securities market in India.

He stressed on the need of mutual funds, and suggested ideas to make an effective investment.

Sri Krishna Arts and Science College’s CEO, Dr. K. Sundararaman; Principal, Dr. P. Baba Gnannakumar; and students of the Commerce department attended the lecture.