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GST: Hotel food to get cheaper from today

GST: Hotel food to get cheaper from today The meeting was held to iron out the rough edges in the GST which was introduced in the month of July 2017. However, for hotels that charge Rs 7,500 or more per day as room tariff will be levied 18 per cent GST but are permitted to have Input Tax Credit. [Full Article...]

Exports enters negative zone in Oct; trade deficit widens

Exports enters negative zone in Oct; trade deficit widens Goods imports last month were $37.12 billion, a gain of 7.6 percent from a year ago, data from the commerce and industry ministry showed. Exports during October 2017 were valued at USA $23,098.18 million as compared to $23,360.61 million during October 2016, registering a decline of 1.12%, according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

What Jacinda Ardern thought of Donald Trump's 'short and fat' tweet

What Jacinda Ardern thought of Donald Trump's 'short and fat' tweet After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops. "Our position on North Korea remains absolutely the same". Trump's descriptions of North Korea's current leader have varied, and he has even been positive at times - describing him as a "pretty smart coo... [Full Article...]

Korean soldier shot while defecting to South

Korean soldier shot while defecting to South The presidency has changed since, from the former Park Geun-hye administration to the incumbent Moon Jae-in's, but the tension is continuing to build up with North's reluctance to denuclearize and come forward for dialogue. The solider was found beneath a pile of leaves on the southern side of the JSA and South Korean troops crawled there to recover him. More than a million mines are believed to b... [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Individual sanctions more likely for Myanmar

Tillerson: Individual sanctions more likely for Myanmar The results of an internal military investigation published on Monday absolved the Myanmar army of all wrongdoing during the Rohingya crisis. A senior US State Department official later said the top diplomat would press Myanmar's powerful army chief on Wednesday to halt the violence in Rakhine and make it safe for Rohingya to return. [Full Article...]

BJP, govt not involved in Ravi Shankar's Ayodhya mediation bid: Prakash Javadekar

BJP, govt not involved in Ravi Shankar's Ayodhya mediation bid: Prakash Javadekar Last month, Sri Sri had met Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chief Wasim Rizvi in Bengaluru regarding the issue, with Rizvi informing the media that his meeting with the spiritual leader was " very positive". The Supreme Court on March 21 suggested an out-of-court settlement of the land dispute at Ayodhya , observing that issues of "religion and sentiments" can be best resolved through talks. [Full Article...]

Telegraph accused of 'bullying' Tory rebel MPs after labelling them Brexit 'mutineers'

Telegraph accused of 'bullying' Tory rebel MPs after labelling them Brexit 'mutineers' Pro-remain Conservative MP Anna Soubry , who was also featured on the Telegraph's front page, told MPs the coverage by the newspaper was a "blatant piece of bullying" and she regarded it as a "badge of honour". The government won the first five votes late Tuesday on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which seeks to formally end Britain's membership and transfer European law onto the United Kingdom statu... [Full Article...]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson to meet husband

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson to meet husband Richard Ratcliffe hit out this week after Iran reacted to Mr Johnson wrongly claiming Nazanin was "training journalists" by hauling her back to court and threatening to increase her jail term to five years. There are concerns within the Foreign Office that Ratcliffe might still be arrested by the Iranian police, even if he is accompanying Johnson. A Foreign Office statement to the BBC said J... [Full Article...]

Russia's Bill Retaliating Against Foreign Media Passes Unanimously

Russia's Bill Retaliating Against Foreign Media Passes Unanimously The proposal, in retaliation for Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT being told to register as a foreign agent in the U.S., has been approved at the lower house of parliament. It states that such entities can be "recognized as foreign mass media executing the functions of a foreign agent if they receive monetary funds or other property from foreign states, government agencies, foreign-based and worl... [Full Article...]

Drop 'Pappu' from ad, Gujarat BJP told by EC

Drop 'Pappu' from ad, Gujarat BJP told by EC A Congress dissident was also caught using the word for Gandhi earlier this year. The state BJP's media wing had submitted the video last month to the EC for approval. Now, we will change that word and submit a new script for approval". Dismissing reports of growing Congress popularity in certain parts of Gujarat, Shah asserted that the BJP will secure a landslide victory in the upcoming ele... [Full Article...]

At least three killed in California school shooting

At least three killed in California school shooting The shooting broke out at a home in Tehama County, in Northern California and continued at the school, local authorities were quoted as saying. He declined to release the name of the shooter but said the gunfire began with a domestic violence incident that neighbours reported . [Full Article...]

Kuwait's Alafco buys 20 Boeing 737 max jets in $2.2 billion deal

Kuwait's Alafco buys 20 Boeing 737 max jets in $2.2 billion deal Kuwait's Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) on Monday announced it was exercising options for 20 Boeing 737-8 MAX jets at the Dubai Airshow. The European manufacturer boasts orders for more than 5,500 aircraft since it launched the A320neo in 2010. "We are extremely honored that flydubai has selected to be an all-Boeing operator for many years to come". [Full Article...]

Sean Hannity gives Roy Moore 24 hours to answer sexual contact allegations

Sean Hannity gives Roy Moore 24 hours to answer sexual contact allegations FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In his show Tuesday, Hannity pointed to inconsistencies in Moore's account. "Here's where I am tonight: between this interview that I did and inconsistent answers come up between him saying I never knew this girl and then that yearbook comes... [Full Article...]

12-year-old girl takes United States attorney general to court for cannabis

12-year-old girl takes United States attorney general to court for cannabis Bortell's father gave NBC News a comment, saying that his daughter is fighting for her freedom as an American citizen when it comes to consuming marijuana . "Our policy is the same, really, fundamentally as the Holder-Lynch policy, which is that the federal law remains in effect and a state can legalize marijuana for its law enforcement purposes but it still remains illegal with regard to feder... [Full Article...]

Mugabe overthrown? Explosions heard in Harare, loyalists, ministers detained

Mugabe overthrown? Explosions heard in Harare, loyalists, ministers detained Witnesses said several state broadcaster ZBC members of staff were manhandled in the early hours of the morning (local time) as the soldiers occupied the premises, while the source of the explosions was not immediately apparent. Mugabe is at his residence in Borrowdale‚ at his Blue Roof mansion‚ with his wife Grace and is under heavy military guard. Grace Mugabe has developed a strong following ... [Full Article...]

Aurangzeb backs Maryam Nawaz's controversial tweets on judiciary

Aurangzeb backs Maryam Nawaz's controversial tweets on judiciary The two sought exemption on the account of the medical condition of Nawaz's wife, Kulsoom, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma in London. She added that her legal representative, Jahangir Jadoon, will appear in the court in case she has to go overseas. [Full Article...]

Yemen rebels say raid destroys airport navigation aids

Yemen rebels say raid destroys airport navigation aids The more the blockade tightens, he said, the more the Houthis will develop their abilities to "respond to the assault of the enemy". On Monday, the coalition said it would ease the blockade and allow flights to Aden and open the southern city's port, but it refused to reopen Hodeidah port. [Full Article...]

Same-sex marriage bill introduced to Parliament

Same-sex marriage bill introduced to Parliament Mr Brandis said parliament would start the debate on same-sex marriage legalisation with Senator Smith's bill, if a "yes" vote is victorious. It also includes exemptions so religious organisations can refuse to conduct same-sex marriages. [Full Article...]

Brad Paisley announces Lincoln show

Brad Paisley announces Lincoln show The ticket sale release date has not yet been released. Last year, Paisley performed at a concert outside Memorial Stadium. Mr. Paisley has written 21 of his 24 No. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Bryant and Eli are country newcomers, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and singer Eli's debut album "The Project" topped the country charts when it was released this fall. [Full Article...]

Media companies hit with bribery claims at Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption trial

Media companies hit with bribery claims at Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption trial Sky Sports's sister network was named among some of the world's biggest broadcasters during the trial of three officials from the game's governing body in Brooklyn, New York . "They shook him up". They were whisked around by private jet, with "three or four Mercedes" parked on the tarmac ready and waiting on arrival at CONMEBOL headquarters. [Full Article...]


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