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Mizoram may miss GST implementation on July 1

Aizawl: Mizoram may not be able to fully implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) with the rest of the country on July one, the date set for rolling out the new tax regime, state Taxation Minister Lalsawta on Monday said. Lalsawta told PTI that though the officials were working on a war footing to be able to roll out the GST, but internet connectivity was the main stumbling block, not only in Mizoram but also in other states of the north east region. He said that the state government officials have been making efforts to overcome the problems so as to meet the deadline even against all odds. (PTI)


Assam Rifles takes up green cause in Nagaland

SHILLONG: The 44 Assam Rifles has started an environment awareness programme for its troops as well as residents of Mokokchung and Longleng in Nagaland. On the occasion of World Environment Day on Monday, the Battalion Headquarter of 44 Assam Rifles at Mokokchung organised a sapling plantation and cleanliness drive. The troops were also shown a movie on the theme of ‘environment’. “Nagaland being one of the most developing states in NE faces the challenge of maintaining the much-needed balance between development and preservation of its rich ecology,” said a statement from Assam Rifles.

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