Author: 0 Lok Sabha takes up GST bills for debate

GST, which the government intends to roll out from July 1, 2017, will subsume central excise, service tax and state VAT among other indirect levies on manufactured goods and services. Tabling the bill, Jaitley said that there has been an attempt to introduce a one taxation system for years. Under GST, the employees will not be allowed to claim input tax credit on office gifts given by the employers.

Author: 0 Nivea pulls 'white is purity' ad after backlash

After facing criticism from social media users for the slogan, "White is Purity", on a deodorant produced by German skincare brand Nivea, the company has removed the advertisement and issued an apology because the tagline was deemed racist.

Author: 0 No, Ivanka Trump, Equal Pay Day Is Not a Rallying Cry

Black women earn 63 cents for every dollar a white, non-Hispanic man earns, meaning they will typically lose more than $840,000 over a 40-year career. Equal Pay Day is hardly a holiday to be "celebrated" - if anything, it's a day that should be wiped off the calendar entirely. Tuesday is national equal pay day , and women in Pinellas County are using the day as a lunching point to push for change.

Author: 0 Most Active Volume Stock: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink . Also, insider Michael Byron sold 750 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 1st. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL increased its position in shares of NVIDIA by 0.9% in the third quarter. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 24th were paid a $0.14 dividend.

Business Tesla Reports Record Delivery Numbers
Author: 0 Tesla Reports Record Delivery Numbers

The quarter's 25,000 deliveries were split between 13,450 Model S units and 11,500 Model X units. It suggested momentum for next quarter was strong, with 4,650 cars already on their way to customers at the end of the month. The midsize Model 3 sedan is due to go on sale later this year in the United States and Tesla hopes it will end up being their biggest seller. The figures reported by Tesla are preliminary, and may change when the automaker reports its quarterly earnings next month.

Author: 0 Brent crude hits one-month high near $55 on tighter supplies

Brent crude was up 25 cents to $54.42 a barrel, also giving up some of the day's gains. That's a scenario Goldman Sachs recently warned against when the investment bank said that an extension of the cuts could backfire and cause a sharp price increase above $60 a barrel, which might cause USA shale drilling to come roaring back.

Author: 0 North Korea fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

The State Department issued a terse statement from America's top diplomat acknowledging "yet another" launch and saying "We have no further comment". European stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday ahead of a raft of USA economic data that could determine when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next and the upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

Author: 0 USA comment terse on latest North Korea missile

One order launched a report on the impact of trade abuses on the US's trade deficit - of which China is the largest contributor - while the other called for stricter enforcement of the US's anti-dumping laws, which Chinese companies have run afoul of relatively often.

Business Sensex, Nifty rally to record highs; auto, realty stocks surge
Author: 0 Sensex, Nifty rally to record highs; auto, realty stocks surge

Indian eqiuty markets ramined shut on Tuesday on account of Ram Navami holiday. At 9.20 am, Sensex was trading at 29,858.53 down by 51 points or 0.17%, while Nifty was trading at 9,222.25 below 15 points or 0.17%. "Firm rupee and immigration woes continue to bother IT companies, and worldwide cues should weigh more in the week ahead in light of USA jobs data and FOMC minutes release", said Anand James, chief market strategist, Geojit Financial Services Ltd.

Business United Kingdom service sector beats expectations
Author: 0 United Kingdom service sector beats expectations

The closely watched Markit/CIPS services purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 55 last month, up from 53.3 in February and above economists' expectations of 53.4. Separate PMI figures earlier this week showed manufacturing output eked out its weakest growth in eight months for March, while construction activity was dragged back over the period by a slowdown in housebuilding.

Author: 0 USA revives talks of moving Tel Aviv embassy to Jerusalem

The 48th vice president of the US also promised those in attendance that the new commander-in-chief will do what it takes to make good on his vow to champion policies that are in the best interests of Israel and its people. members that the United States would retaliate against any new attempt to isolate Israel. He then congratulated the new Israeli ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, whose appointment had been approved by the Senate following a narrow vote last Thursday.

Business Uttar Pradesh redux: Maharashtra to study Yogi's farm loan waiver
Author: 0 Uttar Pradesh redux: Maharashtra to study Yogi's farm loan waiver

He added that the Maharashtra finance secretary has been directed to look into the debt waiver. With the UP government's decision to waive farmers' loans and Madras High Court asking the Tamil Nadu government to do the same, the pressure is building on the BJP-led Maharashtra government to consider the loan waiver.

Business Korea Fired Missile into Sea of Japan
Author: 0 Korea Fired Missile into Sea of Japan

South Korea said a ballistic missile was sacked from the eastern coastal town of Sinpo at 6.42am local time and flew for about 37 miles (60km) before landing in the Sea of Japan. As such, his most important job is to ensure that other countries know exactly where the USA stands when a major worldwide event - like the on in North Korea - occurs.

Business US factories expand again in March but at slower pace
Author: 0 US factories expand again in March but at slower pace

The decline in the services employment gauge is also a potentially negative indicator for Friday's payrolls report, which is forecast to show the US added 175,000 jobs added in March following February's gain of 235,000. Measure of business activity fell to 58.9 from 63.6. The employment index jumped 4.7% to 58.9%. A report on Friday showed a key consumer inflation measure in February recorded its biggest annual gain in almost five years.

Business South Korea: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast
Author: 0 South Korea: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

A US statement said initial assessments indicate the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile. "The North Korean regime should squarely see that these reckless provocations along with the recent assassination of Kim Jong-nam with a chemical weapon would strengthen the push for sanctions and punitive measures and eventually accelerate its path toward self-destruction", it added.

Business Analysts Near-Term outlook: Range Resources Corporation (RRC), Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)
Author: 0 Analysts Near-Term outlook: Range Resources Corporation (RRC), Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)

Equities analysts predict that California Resources Corp will post ($2.43) earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Airain ltd purchased a new stake in California Resources Corp during the third quarter valued at about $167,000. California Resources Corp's revenue for the quarter was down 20.1% on a year-over-year basis. Range Resources Corp . (NYSE: RRC ) performance over the past one year fell -10.12% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bearish trend of -15.25%.

Author: 0 Australian golfer Jason Day reveals mother's good news on eve of Masters

Four-time major victor McIlroy, trying to complete a career grand slam by winning the Masters, said he felt at the time that turning down Trump's invitation would have been a worse option. "I've always liked the course". "But I'm excited about the opportunity ahead, which is now I can go back and really tear this golf course up". "You won't really see guys getting off to the hot starts that they used to.

Business India, Britain talk up post-Brexit trade prospects
Author: 0 India, Britain talk up post-Brexit trade prospects

Now they are backpedalling on trade deals. She clarified that her interpretation of parallel negotiations would be judged after the event, saying: "At the end of this negotiation, will we have looked at both withdrawal and the future relationship?" "The closer you push Britain to the cliff edge in March 2019, I think the Tory party will turn back in on itself and realise that leaving the largest trading bloc is a stupid idea", he said .

Business RBS's Williams & Glyn management quit as EU probes alternative to sell-off
Author: 0 RBS's Williams & Glyn management quit as EU probes alternative to sell-off

Margrethe Vestager, the EC commissioner in charge of competition policy, said: "RBS is the leading bank in the UK SME banking market and received significant state support during the financial crisis". The commission will consider the responses in early May and make a final decision on whether to accept the alternative plan. However, the commission can only accept modifications to existing commitments by member states and aided banks if the new commitments can be considered equivalent to ...

Business Chinese president promises pandas to Finland on state visit
Author: 0 Chinese president promises pandas to Finland on state visit

During his two-day visit, XI will also meet Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila and Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela. During the ceremony Xi not only expressed his appreciation for the Nordic country's stance on the one-China policy, but also called for increased cultural exchange, including increased tourism and bilateral cooperation regarding winter sports.

Business Gibraltar says Spanish navy patrol ship made illegal incursion into its waters
Author: 0 Gibraltar says Spanish navy patrol ship made illegal incursion into its waters

The ship, Infanta Christina, sailed past Gibraltar soon after lunch time and not long after Spanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis had told the United Kingdom to "calm down" in the rising dispute over the future of the island. Spain has recognized British rule under global law and in several treaties. Later that century, for instance, the Spanish launched a yearslong - and unsuccessful - siege that bequeathed no greater fruit than a rather stirring painting by John Trumbull.

Business North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast - South Korea
Author: 0 North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast - South Korea

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast on Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean officials said , amid worries that the North might soon conduct banned nuclear or long-range rocket tests. Recent outside satellite imagery show possible preparations for a new nuclear test at the North's main nuclear test site, such as the laying of communication cables used to initiate a test and collect data.

Author: 0 Sse Plc (SSE) Downgraded by HSBC Holdings plc to Hold

The rating was maintained by FinnCap on Tuesday, December 1 with "Buy". On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". Barclays PLC restated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 1,765 ($21.80) target price on shares of Sse Plc in a report on Thursday, November 24th. Analysts await CBRE Group Inc (NYSE:CBG) to report earnings on April, 27.

Business Bookmakers refuse to be drawn into Gibraltar Brexit row
Author: 0 Bookmakers refuse to be drawn into Gibraltar Brexit row

Britain "is a country known for its restraint", Dastis said. Tensions soared after Gibraltar built an artificial reef in 2013 that Spain said hurt its fishermen. Voters in Gibraltar, a strategically important rocky outpost at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, rejected the idea of Britain sharing sovereignty with Spain by 99 percent to 1 percent in 2002, but overwhelmingly backed remaining in the European Union in June's Brexit referendum.

Author: 0 Bishop condemns North Korea missile launch

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the construction site of Ryomyong Street, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. Keane dismissed the notion that the USA should seek a diplomatic solution. North Korea fired a ball. Like many nations, China is still grappling with Trump's mercurial nature after the relative transparency and predictability of the bilateral relationship under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.

Business USA says programmers not fit for H1-B, blow to India
Author: 0 USA says programmers not fit for H1-B, blow to India

Unlike previous years, the official announcement by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did not say till when it would continue accepting the H-1B petitions. Tech companies are dependent on the H-1B program to bring in employees with special skills. The H-1B program is open to a broad range of occupations, including architects, professors and even fashion models.

Author: 0 Big wins for West Coast in regional finals

The get-in-the-door price for tickets to see top-seeded Kansas play third-seeded OR for a spot in the Final Four was about $250 about 90 minutes before tipoff. "That's very important", Hachimura said, when asked if he is playing to gain experience, even in the NCAA tourney. "And I think Sean had some in the beginning of the year, lost it, didn't play as well".

Author: 0 Severe storms expected Wednesday

A potent cold front will move into the area Wednesday night and into early Thursday , bringing the threat of strong and severe thunderstorms to the DC metro region. He urged people to keep their cellphones charged and close by so they could get severe weather alerts through Monday . "The potential is there for some high winds, but any warnings or advisories probably won't come until tomorrow for Thursday ", Reagan said Tuesday.

Business US companies add 263K jobs in March, most in 2 years
Author: 0 US companies add 263K jobs in March, most in 2 years

However, the report also said the jump in employment in February was downwardly revised to 245,000 jobs from the previously reported 298,000 jobs. This is the second straight month and the first two under President Donald J. The job gains were led by big increases in construction, manufacturing, and professional and business services, which includes high-paying fields such as accounting and engineering.

Author: 0 Trump cracks down on H-1B visa programme

It said it fully supports the justice department in cautioning employers who petition for H1-B visas not to discriminate against U.S. workers, as well as the homeland security department's measures to further deter and detect H1-B visa fraud and abuse.

Business NK fires ballistic missile ahead of US-China summit
Author: 0 NK fires ballistic missile ahead of US-China summit

The US will be monitoring how well partners, including China, implement the United Nations resolutions with regard to North Korea. The launch came amid worries that the North might conduct banned nuclear or rocket tests ahead of the first summit between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week.

Author: 0 Advanced Chinese hacking campaign infiltrates IT service providers across the globe

APT10 has significantly increased its scale and capability since early 2016, including the addition of new custom tools. Poison Ivy and PlugX malware were both used in the past, but there has more recently been a move to bespoke malware and customized open source tools, which hint at growing sophistication, according to the report .

Business Virgin Money Holdings PLC (VM) Declares Dividend of GBX 3.50
Author: 0 Virgin Money Holdings PLC (VM) Declares Dividend of GBX 3.50

The new target price indicates steady performance relative to the company's last stock close price. SNN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities with "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, February 3 by Dougherty & Company.

Business Eight arrested over attack on teen asylum seeker
Author: 0 Eight arrested over attack on teen asylum seeker

Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, Croydon's borough commander, called it a "savage attack" and said it was only the intervention of passers-by and the arrival of police that stopped it being worse. On Saturday, five other people aged between 20 and 24 were arrested on the same charges and remain in police custody. Those charged are all in their twenties, police said.

Author: 0 North Carolina future uncertain after 'bathroom bill' reset

It now goes to Cooper's desk. North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski have spoken out against the Bill. During a press conference following the House vote , Speaker Tim Moore noted that Charlotte was the city who have felt the economic losses of House Bill 2 the most.

Author: 0 Bridgeport: Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay

Kelly Browning, Executive Director of Impact Teen Drivers, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating preventable auto crashes in the U.S. An increase in distracted driving is one reason the number is climbing said Michigan State Police Trooper Stacey Rasanen.

Author: 0 'Beijing not seeking to militarise South China Sea'

China and Australia have also announced early-stage plans to co-develop a major mine, rail and port project. Noting the rising trend of protectionism, Li said that faced with various global challenges, China is willing to work with Australia and others to maintain the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Business Trade Deficit Declined Sharply in February
Author: 0 Trade Deficit Declined Sharply in February

Trade deficits are not necessarily a sign of a weak economy. Meanwhile, the surplus with the USA widened slightly to $4.5 billion (from $4.4 billion previously). Advance February figures showed $64.8 billion last week. Exports of goods and services reached the highest level since the end of 2014. The narrowing of the deficit may mean trade will be less of a drag on growth in the first quarter.

Business College Basketball Gonzaga Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Start Time, Betting Odds
Author: 0 College Basketball Gonzaga Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Start Time, Betting Odds

That characteristic has been one of the Bulldogs' strengths all season, and it helped see them through in the Final Four. Gonzaga and SC squared off in each of their first Final Four's in program history. He racked up 23 points (on 9 of 15 shooting), six assists and five rebounds . Despite that second-half lapse, Gonzaga proved to be the team it looked like all season: more complete and more balanced, with more offensive options than the opponent.

Business UK Joins US In Laptop Ban
Author: 0 UK Joins US In Laptop Ban

The electronics ban affects flights from worldwide airports in Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It also affects eight foreign carriers, including Egyptair, Royal Jordanian, Tunis Air and Turkish Airlines. The duration of the ban was made clear by the DHS statement.

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.

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.

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

He also urged his cabinet to reach out and reassure worldwide investors following the dismissal of Gordhan, a totem of policymaking stability for many, whose departure has rocked the rand currency and other local assets. The ANC has been the dominant party in South Africa since sweeping to power under Nelson Mandela at the end of apartheid in 1994. ANC deputy secretary Jessie Duarte said the ANC knew from past year November that Zuma wanted to remove Gordhan.

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.