QWrap: GST Coming Soon, Barack ‘n’ Roll & Mahasweta Devi No More
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1. Barack ‘n’ Roll
“Hillary and I battled for a year and a half. Let me tell you, it was tough, because Hillary’s tough”, was among the many gems from Barack Obama on Day 3 of the the Democratic National Convention. His speech was emotional, and full of memorable moments. Here are a few of his unforgettable quotes.
2. Coming Soon: GST Bill
The fate of the GST Bill which has been in a state of limbo for many months is now expected to be sealed by the Rajya Sabha as early as Friday. A joint meeting of Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, Biju Janta Dal and Left parties with the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was held on Thursday to clear all major hurdles in the way of the crucial legislation, which is expected to give the economy a strong push in the coming days.
3. Mahasweta Devi No More
Veteran social activist and eminent writer Mahasweta Devi passed away at the age of 90, in Kolkata, on Thursday. She suffered a cardiac arrest following a multi-organ failure, P Tandon, CEO of Belle Vue nursing home said. The Sahitya Akademi award-winning author was suffering from kidney and lung ailments, beside blood and urinary tract infections and had been hospitalised all of last week.
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