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GST to be implemented from July 1

GST to be implemented from July 1

The Council will again take up model GST laws at its next meeting on March 4-5 for a final clearance. However, there were many issues -division of tax administration, taxing high sea trade, compensation for revenue loss - that were to be resolved between federal and state governments. Read More

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Novelion Therapeutics Observes Rare Disease Day

Novelion Therapeutics Observes Rare Disease Day

NORD is committed to the identification, treatment and cure of the 7,000 rare diseases that affect 30 million Americans, or 1 in every 10 people. According to data tabulated by rarediseasesindia.org, with over 11 million affected people, Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of rare disease patients.Sikkim has the lowest with a little under 36,500 patients. Read More

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Apple shares up after Buffett boosts stake to $17 billion

Apple shares up after Buffett boosts stake to $17 billion

Buffett is a longtime Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton, but he has said he thinks the economy will be OK under President Donald Trump. "He's afraid because of [the voters]", he added. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his annual letter on Saturday to laud immigrants and their contribution to the growth of the USA economy amid President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant stance. Read More

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GOP Sens. Cruz, Lee, Paul Call For Full Repeal of Obamacare

GOP Sens. Cruz, Lee, Paul Call For Full Repeal of Obamacare

The chairman of the influential Republican Study Committee said Monday he would vote against a draft ObamaCare replacement bill that leaked last week. "Insurance companies are deciding right now whether to even offer Obamacare plans for next year". "They need a plan, and soon". The one-year ban on Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood has always been sought by congressional Republicans and anti-abortion forces and would be a major victory for them. Read More

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New Antibiotics to Fight Bacterial Resistance Urgently Needed

Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO's Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation, in a statement . "Within a generation, without new antibiotics, this could reach 10 million a year". "While these bacteria are not widespread and do not generally affect healthy individuals, the burden for patients and society is now alarming, and new effective therapies are now imperative". Read More

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AT&T tweaks its unlimited data plans to offer tethering

Customers will get a Dollars 250 Verizon Wireless gift card and USD 250 in bill credits when switching to Verizon Unlimited and signing up for Fios TV, Internet and phone. While that reflects a price cut over AT&T's current unlimited plan ($100 for a single line or $45 a line for four), it does come with limitations. According to AT&T, Unlimited Choice customers' connection speed will be limited to 3Mbps, with streaming video limited to 1.5Mbps. Read More

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The Awkward Politics of the Oscars

The Awkward Politics of the Oscars

To start with the award winners, the best actor award was given to Casey Affleck for the film Manchester by the Sea , while Emma Stone was given the best actress award for La La Land . I wasn't trying to be amusing". "It was a hard situation, there's no doubt about that", Horowitz told ET on the red carpet of the post-Oscars Governors Ball. Read More

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PwC apologises for Oscars film mix-up

PwC apologises for Oscars film mix-up

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the professional services company that has counted Oscar votes and sealed the award envelopes for 82 years, apologised. If Warren Beatty needs someone to talk to following Sunday night's epic award mix-up at Sunday night's Oscars, Steve Harvey is open ears. Read More

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Watch Natalie Portman, Casey Affleck in an Oscars edition of 'Mean Tweets'

Watch Natalie Portman, Casey Affleck in an Oscars edition of 'Mean Tweets'

The whole cast and the crew of " La La Land " was on stage when producer Jordan Horowitz declared that the real victor is " Moonlight ". Most exciting of all, it turns out that our simple approach, where we assign points to nominees as they win awards that have historically been predictive of Oscar wins, can be applied to the best documentary and best animated feature categories. Read More

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The top 12 most unsafe superbugs, ranked by the WHO

The agency identified a further six groups of bacteria as "high priority". The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most unsafe to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. Among the high and medium priority categories were drug-resistant gonorrhoea and salmonella bacteria. "Without new medicines to treat deadly infection, lifesaving treatments like chemotherapy and organ transplant, and routine operations like caesareans and ... Read More

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Trader Joe's recalls apple sauces that may contain glass

Trader Joe's recalls apple sauces that may contain glass

Pieces of glass may be in some Trader Joe's applesauce products, the company said . Trader Joes voluntarily recalled three of its apple sauce products after broken glass was found inside. For more information, call Trader Joe's customer relations at 626-599-3817 or send an email through the website. Trade Joe's issued a recall for three of its apple sauce products on February 26, 2017. Read More

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Oscar Winner Emma Stone Adorably Thanks Ryan Gosling For Making Her Laugh

Oscar Winner Emma Stone Adorably Thanks Ryan Gosling For Making Her Laugh

Beatty explained that he was handed the wrong card, which read "Emma Stone - La La Land ", and that he wasn't trying to be amusing when he hesitated and then gave it to Dunaway to read. She read the words: " La La Land ". La La Land director Damien Chazelle keeps his game face. Midway, in a surreal moment, a producer announced that Moonlight , the underdog in the race, was the actual Best Picture honoree. Read More

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London Stock Exchange €29bn merger likely to be blocked

London Stock Exchange €29bn merger likely to be blocked

The parties will await the further assessment by the European Commission and now expect a decision by the European Commission on the merger of DBAG and LSEG by the end of March 2017. LSEG had proposed this option in order to address anti-trust concerns raised earlier by the Commission with regards to this merger. "The LSE board is highly confident in the strength of LSE's business, strategy and prospects on a stand alone basis, under its strong management team led by chief executive Xavier ... Read More

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John Boehner: GOP Won't Repeal Obamacare, Yet Make It Conservative

John Boehner: GOP Won't Repeal Obamacare, Yet Make It Conservative

Boehner's comments come as his former colleagues face an uncertain path forward on dismantling then-President Barack Obama's signature achievement. President Donald Trump, along with many Republicans in Congress, campaigned on a pledge to repeal Obamacare, but the party's lawmakers have since faced complaints that simply abandoning Obamacare would leave millions of Americans without any protection against high-cost medical emergencies. Read More

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Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel turns opening monologue into Meryl Streep roast

Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel turns opening monologue into Meryl Streep roast

He encouraged the millions of Americans watching to reach out to someone they disagree with "and have a positive, considerate conversation, not as liberals or conservatives, but as Americans". "I've been getting a lot of advice of people telling me, "You need to say something to unite us"..." Kimmel followed it up by teaming up with Damon's best friend, actor Ben Affleck, to produce a video of their own. Read More

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Orgasms Are Most Elusive for Straight Women

Orgasms Are Most Elusive for Straight Women

And, somewhat frustratingly the female orgasm is often described as "elusive", which encourages the notion that they're the stuff of sexual urban myth. So if you're one of the 45 per cent of straight women that's regularly left feeling lukewarm under the covers, perhaps it's time to start narrowing the orgasm gap with the list above. Read More

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Malaysian police may seek arrest of North Korean official

North Korea is believed to have the world's third-largest stockpile of chemical weapons, according to the Nuclear Threat Initiative project, which analyses weapons of mass destruction . Two women that police detained as suspects-28-year-old Doan Thi Hoang, from Vietnam, and 26-year-old Siti Aisyah, from Indonesia-told police they believed they were on a Candid Camera-esque game show and were told to spray perfume on unsuspecting civilians, and were unaware they were part of an ... Read More

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Little Live Pets toy frogs recalled for chemical, injury hazards

The toy frogs were sold in pink, blue and green colors. Company officials say there is a design defect involving the battery cap. Consumers should look for a manufacture date beneath the product SKU on the frog's lower belly. The toys are sold at Target, Toys "R" US, Walmart and on Amazon.com from August of past year through February. The CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled swings and contact Little Tikes for a refund in the form of a credit towards the purchase ... Read More

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JC Penney closing up to 140 stores, offering retirement buyouts

JC Penney closing up to 140 stores, offering retirement buyouts

Penney Co. Penney's will target small, low-sales stores, noting in a statement to investors that it will shut up to 14% of it store locations accounting for just 5% of annual sales and none of its profits. The department store chain said it is initiating a voluntary early retirement program for about 6,000 eligible employees - far more than the number of full-time positions that will be affected by the store closures. Read More

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Health leaders: Care would suffer if ACA repealed

Health leaders: Care would suffer if ACA repealed

While the regulations can certainly be relaxed and the subsidies altered, the marketplaces - through the example pioneered by Arkansas - can allow for expanded coverage to low-income Americans. Majority were looking for moral support, industry connections, and large amounts of cash. When asked about health care generally, twice as many Americans say it has gotten off on the wrong track (62%) as say it is headed in the right direction (30%). Read More

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