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Centre nixes speculation of delay in GST rollout

Centre nixes speculation of delay in GST rollout

With just a few days left for the rollout of GST, the Centre is in favour of postponing by a few months the implementation of the e-way bill, which requires movement of goods above '50,000 to be to pre-registered online. The telecom industry has demanded a lower rate, arguing that an 18 percent GST rate, higher than the current 15 percent service tax for sector, will adversely affect the industry. Read More

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Senate Heads Toward Showdown Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

Senate Heads Toward Showdown Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

Schumer previously voted to table a resolution of disapproval sponsored by Paul in 2016, which would have halted a deal with Saudi Arabia for Abrams tanks. In addition, he raised the specter of genocide in Yemen with the help of US -supplied arms. "Saudi airstrikes have completely destroyed Yemen with USA -sold weapons", said Kate Kizer, from the Yemen Peace Project, one of the activist groups leading the effort. Read More

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Brownsville library plans summer reading program

Brownsville library plans summer reading program

The annual Teen Summer Challenge at the Fairfield Public Library kicks off with a pizza party on Thursday, June 15, from 2:50-4:45 p.m., downUNDER at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. People ages 13-18 can sign up online for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. The goal for this year's Summer Reading Program is to encourage children to read or listen to books during the summer so they can maintain and improve good reading skills. Read More

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Scott, legislative leaders announce special session

Scott, legislative leaders announce special session

Almost month after they went home following the conclusion of the 2017 Legislative session, members of both the Florida House and Senate will be returning to Tallahassee for a three day special session. The governor will get his main priority: funding for economic incentives and tourism promotion . The complex deal struck behind closed doors between the governor and top leaders in both houses basically has Scott line-item vetoing about $400 million in projects. Read More

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PM inaugurates country's longest river bridge

PM inaugurates country's longest river bridge

The bridge will ensure fast connectivity between upper Assam and eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh by reducing the distance and travel time between the two states. The bridge also opens new road for the high quality ginger grown by farmers of the region and will improve their economic condition. "If Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji had returned to power in 2004, then you would have got this bridge 10 years ago", he said. Read More

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Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 6 militants

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the BAT action was aimed against the Indian Army along the LoC. Its actions along the LoC may be not in public domain, but the Indian Army has been bearing its brunt for long. The gunbattle ended later Saturday and soldiers recovered the bodies of two militants. A group of eminent citizens today said the strapping of a civilian to an army jeep has brought the human rights record in Jammu and Kashmir to a new low and the efforts to legitimise the ... Read More

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FDA clears Merck's Keytruda for cancers with certain genetic traits

FDA clears Merck's Keytruda for cancers with certain genetic traits

Merck & Co has won an accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its cancer drug Keytruda Tuesday, a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature. Keytruda is administered as an intravenous infusion over 30 minutes every three weeks for the approved indications. In a groundbreaking approval, the FDA has paved the way for the country's first cancer medication that isn't targeted at only one part of the body. Read More

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Newly-freed Chibok girls meet Nigerian president

Newly-freed Chibok girls meet Nigerian president

Mr Buhari said he was joyous that they were free. The personal assistant to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari , Bashir Ahmad, tweeted that "huge numbers" had been released. "We still have 113 out there waiting to be brought back home but right now, we are delighted, its a happy day and we are looking forward to the fact that 82 families would be able to have undiluted joy when they finally are reunited with their daughters". Read More

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USA to ban carry-on laptops on most global flights

Extending the restrictions to Europe would have a much larger impact on the industry than the ban in the Middle East. A French official with direct knowledge about Friday's meeting said France planned to push back against the measure, saying there was no information to suggest a significant increase in the terror threat. Read More

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Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Megan Lestino, vice-president of public policy for the National Adoption Council, said she knows about faith-based adoption agencies across the US that have denied LGBT and other prospective parents. Five other states have passed similar proposals, the AP noted. The bill specifically notes that agencies may not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, or ethnicity, throwing into stark relief the legislature's intent to harm religious minorities, unmarried women, LGBTQ communities, ... Read More

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Right-wing outfit burns effigy of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Right-wing outfit burns effigy of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Opposition parties have questioned PM Modi's silence over the issue. As for Mehbooba reaching out to the PM, the differences between the BJP and PDP remain despite a high-level meeting between her and Modi in New Delhi last month. "He, however, didn't try", she said. She said, "He (former PM Manmohan Singh) had repeatedly said he wants to visit his ancestral home in Lahore". She pointed out that militancy in Kashmir had declined during that period and there was peace on the border. Read More

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