COVID-19 cases reach 1,12,359 in India; death toll up 3,435

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,435 and the number of cases to 1,12,359 in the country today, registering an increase of 132 deaths and 5,609 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry. Continue Reading

12,000 more rapid testing kits reach Tamilnadu

Twelve thousand more rapid test kits reached Chennai today. According to sources, the kits from the Central government reached the city airport and they will be dispatched to various parts of Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

Forest fire: Chilean Families go homeless

Dozens of families found themselves homeless on Christmas after a forest fire in the Chilean tourist port city of Valparaiso burned through two hillside neighbourhoods.

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TB on rise: 1,12,877 cases detected last year in Tamilnadu

Regardless of all developments in the field of medicine, tuberculosis seems to be rising in Tamilnadu. The State ranked second in 2017 with highest number of the disease, trailing behind Karnataka. The 2018, statistics acquired by News Today from Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), reveals that it is no less than the previous year. Continue Reading

12, 18 per cent GST slabs to be merged with rise in revenues: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday hinted at further rationalisation of GST by merging the 12 and 18 per cent slabs, while criticising Congress for oppressing the country with a high indirect tax rate of 31 per cent. With an increase in revenue, India will eventually have a standard goods and services tax (GST) rate between 12-18 per cent for commonly used goods. This would be in addition to 0 per cent and 5 per cent for essential items and a higher rate for luxury, sin and demerit goods.

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