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'Thank You Gujarat', Tweets P Chidambaram After GST Cut

The Congress has been batting for capping all taxes under GST regime at 18%, a demand rejected by the government. "Expect a shower of changes in GST rates from GST Council meeting today". Taking a jibe at the Modi government, Mr Chidambaram said in a tweet the government has "learned its lesson" albeit late. After a day-long GST council meeting with state finance minister in Guwahati, Mr Jaitley said that only 50 items will remain in the highest tax slab of 28 per cent, with 178 others ...


Family of 4 found dead in Mapleton home

Family of 4 found dead in Mapleton home

An adult man, an adult woman, a teenage girl and a very young boy are dead in what Mapleton Police say may be a murder-suicide. When officers arrived at the home, no one answered the door. The bodies were be turned over to the State Medical Examiner's Office to officially determine causes of death. Another neighbor, who spoke with anonymity, told The Tribune that they got to know Jessica because she had asked to breed her goats with the neighbor's male goat.


Delhi government calls off odd-even scheme

Delhi government calls off odd-even scheme

Before refusing an exemption to the two-wheelers, the NGT asked the government about reasons behind exemptions and the impact of pollution emanating from two-wheelers. In the wake of the soaring pollution level in the city, the Health Ministry on Wednesday issued a pollution advisory, asking citizens to drink plenty of water and avoid areas with smoke or heavy dust.


Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture Last Town under ISIS Control

Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture Last Town under ISIS Control

Friday's counter-attack is aimed at showing that the al-Qaeda splinter group is still sturdy despite military setbacks it has recently suffered in Syria and Iraq. The report did not elaborate on how the soldiers heard about al-Baghdadi or what they were doing about the information. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and Omar Abu Laila, a Europe-based opposition activist, however, denied the report that al-Baghdadi is in Boukamal.


Tillerson: US Has 2-3 Channels with N. Korea

Tillerson: US Has 2-3 Channels with N. Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech concerning the North Korea issue at the South Korean National Assembly. Forcing Pyongyang to change its policy of pursuing nuclear missiles to deter a USA strike on North Korea, thus bringing the country to the negotiating table to denuclearize and abandon its ballistic missile development - Trump has made clear that the objective of the United States' intensifying pressure on Pyongyang lies in this scenario, a development that can be rated ...


Congress okays 70 names, BJP begins process of candidate selection

Congress okays 70 names, BJP begins process of candidate selection

Congress, along with the people of India, fought for and insured reduction in items in 28% bracket. On Friday, the GST Council slashed the tax rates on 178 goods from 28 per cent to 18 per cent. Union minister Jitendra Singh today said the GST rejig reflects the "sensitivity" of the Modi government and it has no hesitation in accepting inputs as the new taxation system is meant for the benefit of common people.