CGST and IGST laws cleared

Moving a step closer towards implementing the goods and services tax (GST) from 1 July, the GST council approved two crucial supporting legislations for this ambitious tax reform.

Iran tests Russian-made air defense system

Iran successfully test-fired a sophisticated Russian-made air defense system, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report said the test of the S-300 system came during a recent military exercise named Damvand, the name of Iran’s highest mountain.

North Korea using Africa to slip sanctions: UN

North Korean weapons barred by UN sanctions ended up in the hands of UN peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says.