Author: 0 India's lower house of parliament passes key tax reform bills

Following a seven-hour debate on the GST bill in Parliament, the Lok Sabha approved the four supplementary legislations, but not before the Opposition raised objections to certain clauses and called for amendments to the bills. "Congratulations to all on the passage of the GST Bill". Touted as the biggest taxation reform since Independence, GST is expected to boost GDP growth by about 2 per cent and check tax evasion.

Author: 0 40-50 years needed to clear weapons in Iraq and Syria

The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, task force officials said. Some opponents call it Daesh, which is seen a derogatory term in Arabic. - Near Raqqa, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit. Trump has pledged to "totally obliterate ISIS", which swept across parts of Iraq in 2014.

Author: 0 Mitch McConnell: Gorsuch filibuster is a 'new low'

Democrats plan to use a procedural hurdle called a filibuster requiring a super-majority of 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to end debate on Neil Gorsuch's nomination and move to a final confirmation vote by a simple majority. "We suspect as we've been reporting that filibuster will not be defeated". He made the comments after Democrats secured the votes to block the nominee.

Author: 0 S&P Downgrades South Africa's Debt to 'Junk'

Conduites par des policiers ou des gendarmes, elles ne ciblent que les excès de vitesse importants et ne roulent qu'une heure par jour. À l'avenir et avec ce passage au secteur privé ce chiffre devrait " exploser " puisqu'on évoque un pourcentage de l'ordre 20 à 25% dès les toutes prochaines années.

Business Syngenta deal wins US antitrust approval
Author: 0 Syngenta deal wins US antitrust approval

The European Commission's announcement came a day after the US cleared the deal-the largest ever overseas acquisition by a Chinese company-on condition ChemChina sell three crop chemical businesses to a rival. Syngenta, which has annual revenues of $15.3 billion, was formed through the 2000 merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals and has since grown through 13 acquisitions.

Business Connecticut lawmakers pushing for pay equity legislation
Author: 0 Connecticut lawmakers pushing for pay equity legislation

And some Bay Area activists are trying to do their part to raise awareness. It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) to highlight the gap between men and women's wages. "And if we still control for that, the pay gap persists". That gap is more severe for minority women. At the time, she had worked for the private practice for a year.

Business Snapchat Adds More Accessible Search Feature
Author: 0 Snapchat Adds More Accessible Search Feature

Perhaps the steal of the decade occurred in 2012, when Facebook purchased then-13-person startup Instagram for a cool $1 billion-today, Instagram is worth upward of $50 billion and has become invaluable for Facebook's future. The new feature takes Snapchat out of the more passive realm of watching content and into a more active arena - one already inhabited by other platforms like YouTube or Twitter.

Business Brakes come off as United Kingdom vehicle sales enjoy record month
Author: 0 Brakes come off as United Kingdom vehicle sales enjoy record month

Growth in the United Kingdom vehicle market of 8.4% in March made last month the most successful month ever for new auto registrations, which totalled 562,337. The changes, which came into effect on April 1, have seen some previously low tax cars attracting higher levies and others seeing lower taxes. After that time, petrol or diesel vehicles are subject to a "standard" rate of £140 a year.

Business Cowboys QB Romo retires from NFlL, joins CBS News
Author: 0 Cowboys QB Romo retires from NFlL, joins CBS News

Romo said he's as healthy as he's been in at least three years and believes he can still play. Romo said his release was a financial consideration - he would have had to repay a portion of his signing bonus upon retirement - and praised owner Jerry Jones despite his former boss backing out of a plan to release Romo before free agency opened.

Business Stock on Radar: Alaska Air Group, Inc
Author: 0 Stock on Radar: Alaska Air Group, Inc

Alaska Air Group has $145 highest and $9 lowest target. Over the last twelve months Alaska Air Group's share price has increased from 80.78 to 93.66, changing by 15.94%. 10,291 shares valued at $1.01M were sold by KNIGHT JESSIE J JR on Friday, February 10. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.71, for a total transaction of $519,176.00.

Author: 0 South Africa's ANC stands by Zuma, rejects calls for president to quit

Both Cosatu and the SACP were instrumental in ensuring that Zuma was elected as ANC president in 2007 and the president of the country in 2009. Previous no-confidence motions against Zuma have failed as the ANC has a commanding majority, but there is a growing backlash against him from within his own party and its allies after a string of missteps leading up to Gordhan's sacking .

Author: 0 Border wall contractors brace for a hostile environment

As Tuesday's deadline for bids passed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to identify bidders or say how many there were, which is standard practice in government contracting. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said in an exchange with Johnson. Read: Will A Wall Work? That the goal of a wall is, in fact, not to stop crime, but to slow it.

Business North Korea fired missile into Sea of Japan, says South
Author: 0 North Korea fired missile into Sea of Japan, says South

Mr Trump's tough talk followed a series of North Korean launches that Pyongyang described as practice for an attack on USA bases in Japan. The 24 hours the two leaders will spend together at the U.S. During his campaign he accused China of unfair trade practices and threatened to raise import taxes on Chinese goods and declare Beijing a currency manipulator, though it is unclear whether Trump will follow through with either threat.

Business Obama aide says intel not used to spy on Trump advisers
Author: 0 Obama aide says intel not used to spy on Trump advisers

Could FBI investigation into Russian Federation links ensnare Trump? Cotton appeared on conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt's radio show on Tuesday, where he said that Rice was the "Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy", according to Mediaite.

Author: 0 Trump Signs Web Privacy Rollback That Democrats Say Is Anti-Consumer

In a party-line vote , House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as Verizon , AT&T and Comcast of protections approved just a year ago that had sought to limit what companies could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data and Social Security numbers.

Author: 0 After A Wild Week, The House Trump-Russia Probe Endures - Barely

Manafort volunteered to be interviewed the same week that FBI director James Comey confirmed the existence of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into possible Trump associates' coordination with Russia and just days after an Associated Press report revealed Manafort worked with a Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago.

Business Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting
Author: 0 Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Trading was light ahead of US data releases and meetings later in the week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Any launch of objects using the ballistic missile technology is a violation of U.N. Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security. South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast.

Business Apple's iPhone 8 Biggest Leak, Not That Expensive As You Think
Author: 0 Apple's iPhone 8 Biggest Leak, Not That Expensive As You Think

There have been constant rumors about the new iPhone showcasing a curved screen similar to Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 flagship phone, as the iPhone approaches its 10th anniversary. Apple fans are already more than aware that the company typically releases an "S" variant of its previous iPhone between the release of each new model, which reports suggest it could still plan to do this year.

Business Maricopa Sheriff Penzone to shut down Tent City after decades of operation
Author: 0 Maricopa Sheriff Penzone to shut down Tent City after decades of operation

A diverse advisory review committee that was headed by former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods was created by Penzone to weigh in on the fate of Tent City, along with other programs created by Arpaio. " By closing Tent City, needed money can be reallocated by moving inmates to other MCSO jails ". "It's disgusting and insulting to call it a circus", he said.

Business Seattle sues Trump administration over 'sanctuary cities' order
Author: 0 Seattle sues Trump administration over 'sanctuary cities' order

Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday the executive order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional. Let me be clear about this fact: "we are not breaking any laws, and we are prioritizing safety". In the suit, the City of Seattle seeks a declaration that it is acting consistently with federal law and that the U.S. Constitution precludes application of the Order to deny it federal funds to which it is otherwise entitled.

Business Mayor of London announces ultra low emission zone consultation
Author: 0 Mayor of London announces ultra low emission zone consultation

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said, "I am introducing a new T-Charge this October and subject to consultation , I want to introduce the Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London in April 2019". The Prime Minister has suggested that diesel vehicle owners could get some help from the government if cities begin to adopt new charges to help tackle pollution.

Business President's party seen winning Armenian parliamentary vote
Author: 0 President's party seen winning Armenian parliamentary vote

The "Congress-Armenian Democratic Party" Alliance, led by former president Levon Ter-Petrossian received 25,973 (1.66 percent) votes. The government-loyal Dashnaktsutyun Party got 8.07 percent, enough for the party to enter parliament. The CIS monitors gave the elections rave reviews. "We are contented with the work of the relevant state bodies", he said . Other outside observers were less impressed.

Author: 0 UN, US caution Israel on new settlement building in West Bank

Earlier in the day, the Israeli prime minister said the new settlement was meant to house the residents of Amona, a wildcat outpost in the occupied West Bank that was evacuated under a court order in February. The US appeared more accommodating to Israel's plans for the new settlement, as the White House refrained from criticising the approval. "While the existence of settlements is not in itself an impediment to peace, further unrestrained settlement activity does not help advance peace", ...

Author: 0 Flynn immunity offer hangs over Russian Federation investigators

Spicer also cited an appearance on MSNBC by an Obama administration Pentagon official Evelyn Farkas, who left government service well before the 2016 election in which she said she had urged her former colleagues to get information to Capitol Hill before Trump took office, fearing that his staff would compromise sources and methods.

Business North Korea fires projectile into Sea of Japan
Author: 0 North Korea fires projectile into Sea of Japan

Pyongyang is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the United States mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them previous year. Both during his campaign and after his victory, Trump complained repeatedly over China's allegedly unfair trade practices, its perceived lack of assistance in reining in North Korea and its drive to cement control over the South China Sea.

Business US ratchets up urgency on N. Korea ahead of China visit
Author: 0 US ratchets up urgency on N. Korea ahead of China visit

John Schilling, a contributor to the "38 North" North Korea monitoring project, said Pyongyang might have missiles capable of limited strikes on the United States mainland by the end of Trump's term, but "it will most likely be a bit later than that".

Author: 0 Moreno claims win in Ecuadorian vote; rival vows challenge

A bitter Lasso, who had earlier proclaimed himself victorious based on a top pollster's exit poll, disputed the results that would extend a decade-long leftist rule in oil-rich Ecuador. The 45-year-old Australian buoyantly turned that threat around on Lasso as official results showed the conservative ex-banker on track to lose. Even the head of the OAS Luis Almagro, who is at odds with the Moreno's allies in Venezuela, congratulated the new president-elect and wished him luck.

Author: 0 Tesla Sets Deliveries Record With Over 25000 In Q1

Production of vehicles during the January-March quarter was at 25,418 cars, up from 24,882 vehicles manufactured during the last quarter of 2016. That figure is 69% higher than the production levels for the same period in 2016. Ford , America's second largest automaker, sold 6.7 million vehicles. Recently, Tesla Inc (TSLA) had disappointed several times with the number of the delivered cars because of production problems.

Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma says fiscal policy wont change after cabinet reshuffle

COSATU Secretary General Bheki Ntshalintshali said Zuma was no longer the "right person" to lead the country. Despite the significant effort by business, working with treasury, other government departments and organised labour over the past 18 months to ensure that South Africa retains its investment grade rating, the irrational and unexplained decision by President Zuma to restructure cabinet has precipitated this crisis.

Business Wisconsin superintendent race, school referendums on ballot
Author: 0 Wisconsin superintendent race, school referendums on ballot

He's facing a challenge from Lowell Holtz, a former teacher and school administrator. Evers campaigned as a strong proponent of public schools, of substantially boosting funding for them and addressing their teacher shortage and of providing mental health services for students.

Business McAfee spins out as separate company
Author: 0 McAfee spins out as separate company

TPG Partner Bryan Taylor has been named Chairman of the Board. 'As a standalone company with a clear goal, McAfee gains the agility to unite people, technology and organisations against our common adversaries and ensure our technology-driven future is safe.

Author: 0 No fly for wearing leggings

More on the story ... A spokesman for United Airlines, Jonathan Guerin, told NBC News that the women included two teens. The airline later clarified that the refused passengers were "pass travelers", - a company benefit that allows United employees and their dependents to travel for free on a standby basis.

Author: 0 China, Cherry Coke, and the Oracle of Omaha

The company said that the reason they chose to ask him was Buffett's "legendary" status as an investor in China, which has impelled many Chinese investors to make an annual pilgrimage to the annual meeting of investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway , in Omaha, Nebraska .

Author: 0 Should Trump take money back from 'sanctuary cities'?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told American cities they are breaking the law in making their communities unsafe", said Murray. Earlier this week the Trump administration called for an end to sanctuary cities saying the justice department could deny grant money to cities like Seattle which do not share information between local police and federal law enforcement about undocumented immigrants.

Author: 0 Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus returns to training

Both sides will be looking back to past year for comfort, with Chelsea winning 3-1 at the Etihad in December while City won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last April against an off-form home side with very little to play for. "What we can do get better and, of course, buy some players to help us to be stronger". We did the same things. Guardiola has spent his time in England stressing the importance of attacking football to his players.

Author: 0 Rightmove Plc 25.4% Potential Upside Indicated by Exane BNP Paribas

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The lowest target is $54 while the high is $67. The analyst stated that the investment firm has set a price target of 180 on shares of LON:AA. PCG was included in 18 notes of analysts from July 30, 2015.

Author: 0 Following the Numbers for This Stock: EnerNOC Inc (ENOC)

Wunderlich initiated coverage on shares of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust in a research note on Friday, January 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC reduced their price objective on Alexandria Real Estate Equities from $121.00 to $116.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research report on Monday, January 23rd.

Author: 0 Here's What Jared and Ivanka Are Really Worth

How much are Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner worth? Bannon Film Industries, a film production company that recently released " Clinton Cash ", an investigation into the Clintons' finances, was valued at as much as $5 million, according to the report .

Business Senate Intelligence Committee Rejects Flynn's Request for Immunity
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee Rejects Flynn's Request for Immunity

Nunes said that House investigators had been scheduling a time to bring in Flynn earlier, but said they have not spoken since then or since Flynn made his offer. The FBI says it is investigating whether Trump aides criminally colluded with Russian agents to boost his election chances. A spokesman for Nunes declined to comment on Schiff's accusations.

Business South Carolina wins NCAA basketball championship Final Four
Author: 0 South Carolina wins NCAA basketball championship Final Four

SC forward A'ja Wilson, left, and Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan, right, battle for a rebound during the first half in the final of NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Dallas . Just 48 hours ago it was the Bulldogs who looked invincible after beating formerly undefeated CT on Morgan William's buzzer-beating shot in overtime.

Business Ivanka Trump to get own office in White House
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump to get own office in White House

Although Trump has denied in the past that he wanted security clearance for his children, Ivanka will reportedly be given clearance and official White House communication devices later this week. Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, now serves as a chief adviser to the president. "She has the conflicts that derive from the ownership of this brand".

Business Australia Gov't Committed to Corporate Tax Cuts
Author: 0 Australia Gov't Committed to Corporate Tax Cuts

The FOI is still being processed, but alongside comments made by Treasurer Scott Morrison last month, the existence of those 459 pages indicates the government has changed its thinking on capital gains tax since the last election. As debate about the economy-wide benefits of the company tax cuts continues, Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox will warn at the National Press Club on Wednesday that if the Trump administration cuts the corporate tax rate, it would effectively ...

Author: 0 FACT CHECK: Obama, Trump had role in Flint water relief

The U.S. state of MI has agreed to replace thousands of home water lines in the city of Flint to settle a lawsuit over a lead-contamination crisis in the city's water supply. Environmental Protection Agency's action level for lead. -The state will expand its program of water filter education, installation and maintenance.

Author: 0 Cyclone Debbie leaves tens of thousands stranded

It means that Commonwealth Funding would be made available for local councils to restore, clean and fix public assets, reported Xinhua. Police said they recovered the bodies of two women from floodwaters late on Friday, the first reported deaths since Cyclone Debbie hit on Tuesday.

Business Woman seeks £3000 over Trump course urination incident
Author: 0 Woman seeks £3000 over Trump course urination incident

Beyts insisted she had taken every possible precaution to avoid being seen as she ducked down behind a dune to urinate "rather urgently". 'I was shocked. Believing no one else was around, she followed Mountaineering Council of Scotland protocol by finding a place in the dunes at least 30 metres from fresh water in which relieve herself.

Business Peabody arises from bankruptcy
Author: 0 Peabody arises from bankruptcy

The industry has undergone a dramatic reversal from a year ago, when a slump in coal prices pushed large, debt-ridden US coal companies like Peabody and rival Arch Coal Inc ARCH.N into bankruptcy. The plan greatly harmed the coal industry. Companies were forced by environmental regulations to shut down 400 mines and only opened 103 new mines in the 2013, according to the U.S.

Author: 0 Syria attack: Britain, France, US present UN draft resolution

Trump left it to his top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , to assign at least some blame to Russian Federation and Iran, Assad's most powerful allies. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday that a gas attack in a rebel-controlled area of Syria was perpetrated by the forces tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and are a "consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution".