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GST Council meet on Jan 10

PTI   New Delhi The GST Council is slated to meet on January 10 to discuss lowering GST on under-construction flats and houses to 5 per cent, as well as hiking exemption threshold for small and medium enterprises. The council, in its previous meeting on December 22, 2018, had rationalised the 28 per cent tax slab and reduced rates on ... Read More »

Elimination of country cap from Green Cards to benefit India, China

PTI Washington Eliminating the country quota from the most sought-after Green Cards will end the current discrimination in the US labour market, but would allow countries like India and China to dominate the path to American citizenship, according to the latest Congressional report. Having a Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the United States. Indian-Americans, ... Read More »

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

AP Paris The United States and Israel officially quit of the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organisation fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal is mainly procedural yet serves a new blow to UNESCO, co-founded by the US after World War ... Read More »

I will be everyone’s premier: Hasina

PTI Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she will be the “premier of all” Bangladeshis and her government’s first priority would be to continue the economic reforms. Prime Minister Hasina’s Awami League and its allies won a landslide victory in the general elections on Sunday, bagging 288 of the total 299 seats which went to the polls. Hasina ... Read More »

3 injured in Manchester knife attack: Police

PTI London A man wielding a knife stabbed three people – including a police officer – at a busy railway station in the heart of Manchester in the UK on New Year’s Eve, police said on Monday. The man and woman, in their 50s, sustained “serious” but non-life-threatening injuries. Police said. The woman had injuries to her face and abdomen ... Read More »

Kim warns N Korea could consider change of tack

AFP Seoul Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un warned in his New Year speech Tuesday after 12 months of diplomatic rapprochement. At a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June the two signed a vaguely worded pledge on ... Read More »

Hasina secures landslide victory in polls

Dhaka: The much-anticipated battle between Bangladesh’s “battling begums” is over with Sheikh Hasina trouncing her arch-rival Khaleda Zia to lead her Awami League to a landslide victory for a record third consecutive term in a controversial general election, an outcome that would be a good news for India’s ties with Dhaka, especially on the national security front. Please like & ... Read More »

Voting ends in Bangladesh election

PTI   Dhaka Voting in a tense election to choose a new government in Bangladesh ended on Sunday with at least 17 people being killed in poll-related violence amid allegations of manipulations by the ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. According to the Election Commission, 1,848 candidates are contesting for 299 out of 300 Parliament seats. The ... Read More »