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anurag thakur: GST Council can request Centre to permit states borrow to compensate shortfall: Legal professional Basic



New Delhi: The Items and Expert services Tax (GST) Council is empowered to talk to the Central government to allow the states to borrow for meeting GST payment shortfall, the legal professional general has claimed in his opinion to the federal government on the matter.

In a published reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, minister of point out for finance Anurag Thakur said that the AG experienced, even so, still left it to the Centre to consider the last contact on the borrowing by states, citing guidelines laid down in the Constitution.

“The GST Council can, in the exercise of its responsibilities under Posting 279A (4)(h) of the Structure, advocate to the central govt to permit the states to borrow income, as a measure for assembly the compensation hole,” Thakur said. “It would, even so, be for the central authorities to get closing determination in the issue, in exercise of its authority underneath Write-up 293(3) of the Constitution,” he added.

As for every the reply, the AG has also said that the GST Council can endorse continuance of cess over and above the changeover period of 5 a long time – that is further than 2022 – to increase cash for shelling out compensation in the event of a shortfall in the course of the transition period of time.

“The phase to be taken on account of any ‘extra normal situation producing a steep fall in GST revenues and shortfall in the fund’ shift can be designed underneath Area 8(1) of the Act, but would “require a decision by a 3-fourth greater part of the weighted votes,” the AG experienced added in his belief


First Trailer For Upcoming Limited Series ‘Black Narcissus’ Released At FX.




Black Narcissus written by Amanda Coe and directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen will release its all three episodes on November 23rd on FX at 8 PM ET/PT. Additionally, the entire series will also be available on the same day on FX Hulu.

Everything you need to know about Black Narcissus First Trailer!

In the trailer, we see the story based on the novel by Rumer Godden. It is set in Mopu, Himalayas at a isolated cliff palace known as the House of Women, which holds many dark confidential information and mysteries. As the young nuns of St. Faith tries to initiate a mission at that place, it’s spooky mysteries awakes proscribed desires that wants to repeat the horrifying tragedy.

The plot follows ancient India under the British Rule, a determined young nun Sister Clodagh attempts to set up a mission to the Himalayas. General Toda Rai donates the palace of Mopu in the hope that nuns of St. Faith will effectively free the palace from all the bad memories and powers linked to his late sister, Srimati.

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Sister Clodagh neglects the warnings of her agent Mr. Dean and soon illness affects them with the scary atmosphere of the palace. As the trailer moves forward the past and present gets intertwined, General Dilip Rai arrives as a catalyst to end the evilness of the palace in a lethal confrontation.

Black Narcissus cast includes Gemma Arterton as Sister Clodagh, Alessandro Nivola as Mr. Dean, Aisling Franciosi as  Sister Ruth, Diana Rigg as Mother Dorothea, Jim Broadbent as Father Roberts, Rosie Cavaliero as Sister Briony, Karen Bryson as Sister Philippa, Patsy Ferran as Sister Blanche, Nila Aalia as Angu Ayah, Kulvinder Ghir as General Toda Rai, Chaneil Kular as Dilip Rai, Dipika Kunwar as Kanchi, Gina McKee as Sister Adela, Soumil Malla as Joseph Anthony and Gianni Gonsalves as Srimati Rai.


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America’s Got Talent fans ‘gutted’ Simon Cowell as he fails to make appearance during Season 15 finals




The America’s Got Talent finals had to kick off without Simon Cowell (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

America’s Got Talent has had to make a lot of changes this season due to situations like the coronavirus pandemic and Simon Cowell’s back injury.

And fans were feeling sad about the fact the head judge was unable to recover in time to take part in the first socially-distanced live finals in the show’s history.

Simon has been away from the show set for weeks after he sustained a serious back injury in August, which required him to undergo surgery.

And the TV mogul took to Twitter on Tuesday night to share his sadness at not being able to return to the show this season.

He wrote: ‘It’s the #AGT finals tonight. Good luck to all the contestants and thank you all for tuning in. I wish I was there.’

And fans flooded his mentions to reveal just how much they were missing his presence on the show.

One fan replied: ‘Missing you terribly tonight, Simon! Was just hoping you’d feel better and would be totally healed by this episode but I am not going to stop praying for your full and complete recovery.’

While one viewer wrote: ‘Wish you were there too. Really miss you would love nothing more but no matter what your health is more important so keep on taking care of yourself and we’re waiting.’

Another added: ‘prayers for you. Hoping your getting better. And I know I miss. Congratulations on the show being carried on. I was kinda hoping you’d be remote judging. But your health comes first.’

While others also wished him a speedy recovery as another added: ‘Be where you need to be – and that’s your family, the closest ones. This is your fastest way for healing. And you have a lot of stranger’s support and care, maybe prayers. Just like from me. Have Health and Be Blessed!’

And it’s not just the fans who’ve missed Simon and newest judge Sofia Vergara also admitted it was a shame he missed so much of her first season.

America’s Got Talent grand finale airs on NBC tonight.

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New Trick ‘R Treat Comic Collection Brings Sam’s Halloween Stories Back for the 10th Anniversary




In time for Halloween and in celebration of the beloved horror saga, Legendary Comics released today the omnibus of the Trick ‘r Treat comic book collection from the deliciously dark imagination of the film’s creator Michael Dougherty (writer and director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the holiday horror hit, Krampus). The celebratory edition-uniting the past two previously released graphic novels for the first time ever and featuring a new special introduction from Dougherty, new cover art and other cool extras-is now on sale in stores and online.

“In these unprecedented and hard times, it is important to keep the Halloween spirit alive and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the season than sharing it with the Halloween icon Sam in this special Trick ‘r Treat collection,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “Fans of the film who want to revisit these twisted stories, as well as new readers discovering them for the first time, are in for a real treat. And, as we embark on new ways to celebrate Halloween with virtual trick or treating and drive through haunted houses, just remember to uphold the old Halloween traditions as well and keep your jack-o’-lanterns burning or you might just find Sam at your front doorstep.”

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“Even if we can’t have Halloween parties or go trick or treating this year, I hope this compilation will help readers conjure Sam and that special spooky season magic he brings,” said Dougherty. “Because as much as the holiday has become about costumes and candy, Halloween was always meant to be a celebration of those who’ve passed, so I can’t think of a better time to gather around a glowing jack-o’-lantern sharing stories that honor the best night of the year.”

Legendary Comics is bringing fans the full compendium of twisted Halloween tales, brought to life by a top-notch team of creators, including: writers Zach Shields (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Krampus) and Todd Casey (Krampus); Eisner Award-winning writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman); Eisner Award-winning artist Fiona Staples (SAGA); ZID (Skull Island: Birth of Kong; Lost in Space: Countdown To Danger); Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship); Stephen Byrne (Green Arrow); Grant Bond (Supernatural); Mike Huddleston (Man Bat); and Christopher Gugliotti (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

Trick ‘r Treat, the graphic novel adaptation of the film, reveals four evocatively illustrated tales of horror interwoven into one unforgettable Halloween night as the unsettling figure known as Sam pays a visit to an unsuspecting community, wreaking havoc during the scariest night of the year.

And then, in Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead, franchise icon Sam takes readers on a journey back through Halloween history with four chilling tales. Discover old-world lovers whose romance takes a chilling turn and Western pioneers who discover the dark side of the frontier. Travel to 1950s Los Angeles for a tale of pure horror noir and into the heart of small-town America to see some pranksters taught a lesson they’ll never forget. Across centuries of Halloween horror, wherever fear lies, Sam will be waiting…

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