Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(ANI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(ANI)

News updates from HT: 8-member ministerial panel to recommend GST waiver on Covid-essentials and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 08:45 PM IST

\Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

8-member ministerial panel to recommend GST waiver on Covid-essentials

The government on Saturday constituted an eight-member ministerial panel under the Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma to consider Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemptions on a range of Covid-19 essentials such as vaccines, drugs, testing kits and ventilators. Read more

After Kohli vs Williamson, Michael Vaughan gives his opinion on Trent Boult vs Jasprit Bumrah

During a recent interview, the former England captain had said that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is an equally good batsman as Virat Kohli, but is not talked about as the 'best batsman' of the current era due to a lesser fan following than that of his Indian counterpart. Read more

Virat Kohli reacts after fan asks for pictures of his and Anushka Sharma’s daughter Vamika

Virat Kohli, during an Ask Me Anything session on Instagram, revealed the meaning of his daughter’s name. Virat and his wife, Anushka Sharma, welcomed their baby girl, Vamika, in January this year. Read more

WhatsApp reverses stance, says will not limit account functionality if you do not accept new privacy policy

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy came into effect on May 15. The Facebook-owned messaging platform had said just earlier this month that if users did not accept this new policy they would lose account functionality over time till their accounts would finally be disabled. Read more

Amrita Rao’s ‘jal lijiye’ dialogue from Vivah sparks meme-fest on Twitter

If you’re a regular social media user and is searching for some funny content, trust netizens to come up with unusual and hilarious meme templates that can easily leave you giggling hard. Case in point, this dialogue by Amrita Rao from the 2006 movie Vivah. Read more

Husband died fighting terrorists, wife joins Indian Army: Nitika Kaul's story

Wife of martyr Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal joined the Indian Army on Saturday. Nitika Kaul's induction comes two years after her husband died in a gun battle in J&K. Watch here

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