Immigrants Triumph at the Oscars of American Fashion

This year, it’s been even harder to separate fashion from politics,” said the comedian Seth Meyers, modeling an ankle-baring Thom Browne tuxedo without socks, as he pointed out, Monday night. Mr. Meyers was not starting his late-night monologue, but introducing the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New … Read more Immigrants Triumph at the Oscars of American Fashion

GST on footwear up to Rs 500, apparels sub-Rs 1,000 at 5%; biscuits and beedi leaves in same slab at 18%

The GST Council has fixed the tax rate on footwear worth up to Rs 500 at the lowest tax slab of 5% under the new GST regime. Beedi leaves have been taxed at 18%, while beedis itself have been taxed at 28% without cess, lower than the rate imposed on cigarettes. By: FE Online | … Read more GST on footwear up to Rs 500, apparels sub-Rs 1,000 at 5%; biscuits and beedi leaves in same slab at 18%

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 36 dead and scores injured

At least 36 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. Nine coaches and the engine left the tracks near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district, the head of East Coast Railway, JP Mishra, said. Many people are still trapped in the wreckage … Read more India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 36 dead and scores injured

Black money drive leaves luxe gifting in dark

New Delhi: Sales of high-end items such as luxury watches and jewellery take a hit in festive season. A clampdown on black money has impacted sales of high-end gifting items such as luxury watches and jewellery this Diwali season. Measures like imposition of a 1% excise duty on gold and diamond jewellery products, making it … Read more Black money drive leaves luxe gifting in dark