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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: Karnataka decides to accept Centre’s ‘Option 1’ proposal to borrow for GST compensation


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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: Karnataka decides to accept Centre’s ‘Option 1’ proposal to borrow for GST compensation

To begin with, buses have been planned to destinations in Maharashtra from Bengaluru, Davanagere, Mangaluru and other parts of the state.Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News September 3 Highlights: The Karnataka government Wednesday decided to choose the first of the two options offered by the Centre of borrowing to meet the shortfall in the goods and services…

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: Karnataka decides to accept Centre’s ‘Option 1’ proposal to borrow for GST compensation

To begin with, buses have been planned to destinations in Maharashtra from Bengaluru, Davanagere, Mangaluru and other parts of the state.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News September 3 Highlights: The Karnataka government Wednesday decided to choose the first of the two options offered by the Centre of borrowing to meet the shortfall in the goods and services tax (GST). As per this option, the State will be eligible for a total compensation of Rs 18,289 crore.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who is also the Finance Minister for the State, informed the decision after discussions held with officials of the Finance Department.

“After the evaluation of the two options, it is felt that option one would be more beneficial to the State’s finances. This would help the State in augmenting its revenue in the present financial year,” the government clarified in an official statement. It said this would help the State augment its revenue in the 2020–21 financial year.

However, the government’s decision is contrary to the the Opposition Congress asking the BJP government not to accept the proposal to borrow.

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Meanwhile, Karnataka Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah Wednesday urged the state government to not arrest innocents and frame them as culprits in connection with the violence reported from the streets of Devarajeevanahalli (DJ Halli) and Kadugodanahalli (KG Halli) in East Bengaluru last month.

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At the same time, investigations have revealed that the Syria trip in 2013-14 of the Bengaluru doctor, who was arrested last month by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for links with the Islamic State, was facilitated by a dentist and a computer applications graduate who are currently working in Saudi Arabia, police sources told The Indian Express.

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