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Lok Sabha passes four GST bills

Lok Sabha passes four GST bills

India's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed key legislations, putting Asia's third-largest economy on course to launch a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) from July. He said, "Today you have tax on tax, you have cascading effect". Jaitley said the fitment of commodities into tax brackets will start next month onwards. Read More

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UK police, Muslim youths link hands to mark London attack

An independent review will take place into how the perimeter fence of the Parliamentary estate is secured after knife-wielding attacker Khalid Masood ran into New Palace Yard and murdered Pc Keith Palmer last Wednesday. Four died in the rampage, including a police officer. "He was challenged by armed police and then shot and killed by another officer". She said: "Since my statement on Thursday, the names of those who died have been released". Read More

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Trump to sign executive orders tackling unfair trade

The United States previous year had a trade deficit with China of US$310 billion including goods and services and Trump has threatened to impose import tariffs on the country. The draft also contained elements from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-country Asia-Pacific trade agreement championed by Obama but rejected by Trump for hurting USA workers. Read More

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Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown

Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown

Or vote to block Gorsuch and prompt Republicans to permanently change Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster? "Judge Gorsuch's decade-long record on the federal bench, as well as his writings, speeches, and activities throughout his career, demonstrate he is a judge with an agenda". Read More

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Lewis Hamilton: 2017 rules made battle with Sebastian Vettel 'harder than ever'

Lewis Hamilton: 2017 rules made battle with Sebastian Vettel 'harder than ever'

Besides the two wins Red Bull Racing took home, Mercedes won every race. "You know we have a strong package and we have some foundation now and understanding, so that's the main thing and we go from here". Valtteri Bottas, who took champion Nico Rosberg's vacant seat following the German's shock retirement last season, was third on his Mercedes debut but the focused Finn was hardly jumping for joy. Read More

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France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen visits Chad

She said Putin represents a "new vision" of the world. The National Front has previously taken a loan from a Russian bank, but officials from the party and Putin's spokesman said this trip was not a cash-raising exercise. Le Pen, who is seen in polls as likely to reach the May 7 run-off for the presidency, is Putin's most outspoken admirer among the top five French candidates. Read More

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EC to send team of top officials to MP to supervise bypolls

EC to send team of top officials to MP to supervise bypolls

Its special team for the two assembly seats where elections are slated for April 9, Ater and Bandhavgarh, is led by Bhanwar Lal, Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh - who is a Chief Secretary level officer - will also include RK Srivastava, Senior Principal Secretary and Varinder Kumar, Principal Secretary at the commission's headquarters. Read More

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Russia blocks access to Internet pages promoting new Moscow protest

Russia blocks access to Internet pages promoting new Moscow protest

Police claimed that "a man called Akhmed" had phoned... Police detain Russia's leading opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) during anti-corruption demonstrations on March 26 in Moscow, Russia. Putin pledged to fight corruption but also warned that the government wouldn't allow any breach of law. He drew parallels with the Arab Spring uprisings in Africa and the Middle East and protests in Ukraine that toppled a Russia-friendly president in 2014. Read More

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Economy may grow at 7.2% in 2017: FM

Economy may grow at 7.2% in 2017: FM

India has sought $2 billion in infrastructure funding from the New Development Bank, the multilateral bank floated by the BRICS grouping. As the India governor of the NDB, Jaitley said the NDB will on Saturday deliberate on its strategy for the next five years, including issues such as its capital, loan portfolio and expansion of membership. Read More

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US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

The British ban affects all airports in six countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. The electronics ban bas been devised in reaction to an unspecified terrorism threat, the U.S. One official said there's no specific plot authorities are aware of, but the US has been considering such a ban for some time . Anyone who flies on an aircraft which starts its journey outside the six countries but which stops in one of those countries en route to Britain will have to ... Read More

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Rex Tillerson Faces a Tall Task with his First Visit to Turkey

Rex Tillerson Faces a Tall Task with his First Visit to Turkey

Shortly after Tillerson's arrival in Ankara, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told broadcaster A Haber that the arrest was a "completely political move" created to tarnish Turkey and Erdogan, and questioned the evidence in the case. While Tillerson noted Turkey had suffered attacks at the hands of PKK, he did not equate the group with the YPG. "Therefore, the end of Operation Euphrates Shield does not mean the threats against Turkey are completely over", Isik further told reporters in ... Read More

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Hull beats West Ham 2-1 to boost survival hopes in EPL

With Ryan Mason also recovering from a head injury sustained back in January against Chelsea, Hull will be down to the bare bones in the middle of the park. "It's not a secret, it's the work", the Portuguese said . West Ham United will remain without Michail Antonio for Saturday's (1 April) Premier League meeting with relegation-threatened Hull City , although manager Slaven Bilic believes there is a "good chance" that the versatile winger will return in time for a tricky midweek trip to ... Read More

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Barcelona slam FIFA's "unfair" four-game ban for "exemplary" Lionel Messi

Argentina have already announced an intention to appeal the ban, which would see Messi also absent for qualifying matches against Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru if unchanged. After Colombia beat Ecuador in the 14 games with 2-0, Edgardo Bauza's side slips down the standings. But Uruguay's upset 2-1 loss to Peru in the day's final South American qualifier combined with other results meant Brazil is mathematically guaranteed a place at next year's finals in Russian Federation. Read More

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With half the Sweet 16 set, top thoughts on the weekend's action

Hart , who was named Big East Player of the Year and was just named to as a finalist for the Naismith Award, was proud that his team battled today, despite all the adversity the Wildcats faced this year. "I may not be on the court together with them anymore, but I'm going to be talking with them". Mikal Bridges received Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors with Josh Hart. Read More

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2nd Christie aide gets 18 months in prison

Another former member of Christie's inner circle, David Wildstein , said he was the one who came up with the idea of closing lanes on the New Jersey side of the busy George Washington Bridge in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who would not support Christie's reelection; Wildstein, who cooperated with authorities and has not yet been sentenced , said Baroni and Kelly assisted him with the plan. Read More

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Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline 1m 2f

Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline 1m 2f

Prior to the Dubai race, De Kock said he would consider sending Mubtaahij to compete in Hong Kong in April if he came through the World Cup in good fettle. And ride her like Zenyatta he did, from almost dead last coming into the stretch, passing more than a dozen horses from 20 lengths back, to get up in the final steps to win by several lengths. Read More

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House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

The debate over the Republican Party's ObamaCare replacement highlighted the rift between President Trump and the House Freedom Caucus. "We can't pass of anything without them", he said. called out Ryan, again on Twitter: "We have come a long way in our country when the speaker of one party urges a president NOT to work with the other party to solve a problem". Read More

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NYC mayor wants to close Rikers Island jail within a decade

NYC mayor wants to close Rikers Island jail within a decade

The report recommends moving inmates to "a system of smaller, borough-based jails" at the cost of around $10.6 billion, a total of 5,500 beds spread across facilities in New York's five boroughs as needed. He took a jab at de Blasio this month for not acting sooner. De Blasio has previously told Malliotakis in Albany that he may be open to expanding the list of 170 crimes where the city would comply with ICE detainer requests. Read More

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Meghan Markle Receives Special Honor in 'Vanity Fair'

Meghan Markle Receives Special Honor in 'Vanity Fair'

Reuters/Andrew KellyMeghan Markle attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit in New York, Oct. 28, 2014. "He keeps popping round and asking when it will be ready, ' a source tells me. The same report claimed that the couple will be engaged by the end of summer and that the Royal will propose to Markle near the anniversary of their first date. Read More

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Trump's former campaign chief offers to testify on Russian Federation

The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place, but the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of the investigation, the officials said . "I'm highly concerned about that". "That, of course, is very significant information for the public", Schiff said. That had been dismissed as a ploy to derail an ongoing probe into alleged Russian interference in last year's election. Read More

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