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Rahul seeks Yechury support for amendment to GST bills

Rahul seeks Yechury support for amendment to GST bills

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the bill in Rajya Sabha. Among the four bills passed in Lok Sabha, the Central GST bill deals with the taxation related to Centre, the Union Territory GST bill deals with the taxation in Union Territories and the integrated GST bill deals with the taxation of inter-state movement of goods and services. Read More

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How North Korea makes its money: Coal, forced labor and hacking

North Korea fired an apparent ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea's military said on Wednesday. North Korea failed in an attempt to launch a ballistic missile from its east coast two weeks ago. Days before the 2013 inauguration of South Korea's then-President Park Geun-hye, the North conducted its third nuclear test, making world headlines again and inviting toughened United Nations sanctions. Read More

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McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

With at least 41 Democrats opposing Gorsuch in the 100-member body, Republicans would be unable to overcome the filibuster when they move to end floor debate on the conservative jurist this week. Republicans said it was all Democrats' fault for trying to filibuster a well-qualified nominee. "If Judge Gorsuch is ultimately confirmed, I sincerely hope my concerns and fears will be proven wrong; I would be delighted if this is the case", he said. Read More

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Blaming Assad, Trump says Syria attack 'cannot be tolerated'

At a Rose Garden news conference, Trump accused the Assad government of being behind the "horrific" attack that targeted "women, small children, and even attractive little babies". A US -led coalition backs some rebel groups, while others have had alternating affiliations with Islamic State and al-Qaida. Although Obama said "Assad must go" in 2011, the USA and an alliance of rebels it backed never mounted a successful campaign to overthrow him. Read More

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Barry Manilow says he kept his sexuality secret for 'fans'

Barry Manilow says he kept his sexuality secret for 'fans'

Manilow and Kief got married in a private ceremony in 2014, and even still, he refused to talk about his sexuality. "We've been together all these years". it was odd that we were even talking about it. "I'm proud of it". This week, the singer-songwriter revealed in the latest issue of People that he is gay, while also confirming that he secretly married his manager of 40 years, Gerry Kief. Read More

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UN chief says Syria attack is 'moment of truth'

And Trump is expected to face questions about it during an afternoon news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II. "When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many lines beyond the red line". Read More

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More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide

More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide

At the same time, in many European countries, such as Germany, the death rate for Christians is exceeding births, a trend that is expected to continue. "Globally, about 5 million people are expected to become Christians in this five-year period, while 13 million are expected to leave Christianity, with most of these departures joining the ranks of the religiously unaffiliated". Read More

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Foster And Clinton Among Mourners At McGuinness Funeral

Foster And Clinton Among Mourners At McGuinness Funeral

Referring to Mr. McGuinness' IRA past she said that she can not forget that "there will be empty chairs and broken hearts as a result of the terrorism Martin McGuinness supported". The congregation included DUP leader Arlene Foster, former Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson, North Secretary James Brokenshire, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Read More

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Rahul hails Yogi's farm loan waiver

Rahul hails Yogi's farm loan waiver

Srikant Sharma, the power minister who jointly addressed the news conference with Singh, said the cabinet had also chose to continue with the anti-Romeo squad. An allocation of Rs 30,729 crore will be made by the state government for this objective, said health minister Sidharth Nath Singh, announcing the decision. Read More

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India never used me against China, says Dalai Lama

India never used me against China, says Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama spoke fondly of Arunachal Pradesh, and said he had a special connection with the state as it had served as his point of entry when he escaped to India from Tibet in 1959. Sections of the Chinese state media have linked the Dalai Lama's visit as India's comeback to Beijing's refusal so far to include Masood Azhar, the head of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad group in the United Nations ban list, as well as obstruction to New Delhi's membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Read More

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ISIS Deputy Leader, Officials Killed by Airstrike in Iraq

ISIS Deputy Leader, Officials Killed by Airstrike in Iraq

In the recording, armed extremists are hiding Mosul villagers in a building and then firing from there to provoke the response of Western coalition aircraft against that building, the spokesman said . "This is an enemy that ruthlessly exploits civilians to serve its own ends, and clearly has not even the faintest qualm about deliberately placing them in danger", UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said in a statement . Read More

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Trump drops Steve Bannon from National Security Council

Trump drops Steve Bannon from National Security Council

McMaster made the change with Trump's blessing. "He's taking charge gradually, very quietly, of foreign policy to the degree he can". His appointment to the National Security Council caused widespread concern among Trump critics who questioned whether it was appropriate to place a political advisor on the top security advisory body. Read More

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IS propaganda team killed in Iraq air strike: coalition

IS propaganda team killed in Iraq air strike: coalition

Government positions have reached as close as 500 meters to the al-Nuri Mosque, from where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate spanning parts of Iraq and Syria in July 2014. "The situation is very good and the Iraqi air force is doing well". On Thursday, Iraq's militarized federal police inched deeper into Mosul's old city - a dense urban core in the city's western half - where they met with stiff resistance from IS militants. Read More

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After Australian cyclone, coking coal spikes as China chases USA supplies

After Australian cyclone, coking coal spikes as China chases USA supplies

Australia's QCoal on Tuesday became the second miner to declare force majeure in the wake of Cyclone Debbie, as the deadly storm's damage to railway lines in the country's northeast disrupts exports and pushes coal prices higher. Aurizon said on Wednesday there had been no change to its schedule. The outages caused Australian coking coal futures on the Singapore Exchange on Monday to spike by over 43 percent to a last settlement of $225 per tonne, the highest since the beginning of the year. Read More

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UK's Hammond, Carney Prepare Ground for Brexit With India Trip

UK's Hammond, Carney Prepare Ground for Brexit With India Trip

They also welcomed the recent introduction of a fast-track investment promotion mechanism, which provides a single window for United Kingdom companies that are looking to either establish or expand their business in India. Only last Friday, HDFC issued their largest masala bond, raising £400 million (about.'32.40 billion). With us we bring this message: as the world's oldest democracy and the world's biggest democracy, who better to show the world the true benefits of free trade and open ... Read More

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Man dies after being beaten up by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan

Man dies after being beaten up by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan

A report in The Indian Express further reported that Khan and the others were beaten up even after they produced documents to show that they had bought the cows and were not involved in illegal cow smuggling. "We had registered a case against the attackers on the basis of a statement provided by Pehlu Khan before his death". In a video which has gone viral, a group of people can be seen attacking a vehicle, and brutally beat up the men and vandalise their vehicle. Read More

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Explosive device in Petersburg metro might have gone off accidentally

Explosive device in Petersburg metro might have gone off accidentally

Kaverin, who has worked at the Saint Petersburg metro for 15 years, will be rewarded for his actions, along with another unnamed employee who discovered a second bomb and called in experts to defuse it, said Garegin. "And I hope that in the present situation, when terrorism threatens all countries without exception, such double standards will not exist and that politicians will show responsibility in this regard", the minister said, Sputnik reported . Read More

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Spain 'would not veto' independent Scotland joining European Union, says Alfonso Dastis

Spain 'would not veto' independent Scotland joining European Union, says Alfonso Dastis

May has said the referendum can not happen before Britain leaves the European Union, two years from now. The announcements have been welcomed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the start of her week visiting the United States. Rejoining the European Union would also pose hard questions for Sturgeons she has yet to address. Dastis has previously told Sturgeon that Scotland would have to "join the back of the queue" before re-joining, though nationalists argue there is no formal queue as ... Read More

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EU examining new proposed plans for Royal Bank of Scotland

EU examining new proposed plans for Royal Bank of Scotland

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: "RBS is the leading bank in the United Kingdom small- and medium-sized enterprise banking market and received significant state support during the financial crisis". The UK is heading into negotiations with the European Union over the alternative plan just as prime minister Theresa May seeks to extract Britain from the European Union after triggering article 50 last month. Read More

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Russian Federation blames Syrian rebels for chemical gas attack

But in an apparent U-turn, the USA ambassador to the United Nations and other top officials in the new administration of President Donald Trump have said ousting Assad is no longer a priority. "No", she said last week. The heartbreaking images of dead and injured children and desperate parents from Idlib's Khan Sheikhoun have understandably triggered global outrage and calls for worldwide action. Read More

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Tornado hits Georgia as rain, hail pelts Southeast

Storms on Sunday and Monday killed five people, including a MS woman who desperately called 911 from a auto that plunged into a rain-swollen creek. A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible. Tornadoes weren't the only threat Wednesday. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency and announced 50 National Guard soldiers were being deployed. Read More

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Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit

If confirmed, it would be one of the worst chemical attacks since Syria's civil war began six years ago. A senior state department official said Washington had not yet ascertained it was sarin. European Union leaders condemn Idlib attack as a 'war crime'. World leaders across the world, including U.S. president Donald Trump and British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, went on to record to say that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was "undoubtedly" behind the heinous act. Read More

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Principal resigns after student reporters raise concerns

The investigation by the Pittsburg High School student newspaper, The Booster Redux , started as a profile of the new head. They found no evidence that it was an accredited university. "I have no comment in response to the questions posed by PHS students regarding my credentials because their concerns are not based on facts". Robertson declined to directly comment on the students' report when reached by email Friday. Read More

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Obama aide says intel not used to spy on Trump advisers

She told NBC News Tuesday that the accusations that she and other Obama administration officials used intelligence for the goal of spying on Trump's associates were "absolutely false". I suggest he or she get a lawyer. Trump continues to blame poor sportsmanship for all his travails, including any fact-based reporting that contradicts his primary intelligences sources, Fox News and Breitbart News. Read More

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