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Budget 2018: Be it populist or practical, expect incentives for digital payments

Budget 2018: Be it populist or practical, expect incentives for digital payments

The NDA's 2015 budget got a thumbs up due to the road map for the reduction in corporate taxes, a "housing for all" push as well as a significant bump in the allocation for infrastructure spending. What remains to be seen is how much slippage he will allow, and whether the Budget bows to populism over prudence. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley could opt to reduce, or abolish entirely, the dividend distribution tax (DDT).


DHS expected to extend protections for Syrians

DHS expected to extend protections for Syrians

Under the designation, Syrians who have already secured the special status can stay in the country and retain work authorisation through September of 2019. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced Syria's TPS designation will be extended for 18 months as the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions that support Syria's protected status persist.



N Korea not yet shown ICBM ready to hit America: US general

A crucial question remains unresolved: does North Korea have the technology that allows a missile to enter the atmosphere from space before releasing a warhead? Air Force General Paul Selva's remarks confirmed an assessment by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in December that North Korea's ICBM did not pose an imminent threat to the United States.


Monmouth Poll: Trump sees uptick in approval rating

Monmouth Poll: Trump sees uptick in approval rating

The boost in his approval rating isn't the only good news for Trump more than a month after he signed his signature tax legislation into law. Trump's approval rate after his first 12 months in office is now languishing at 38 percent: the lowest ranking US president since Gallup first began its popularity polls with Harry Truman in 1945.


Simone Biles Speaks Out On Larry Nassar Assault Case

Simone Biles Speaks Out On Larry Nassar Assault Case

The ex-team doctor will be handed additional jail terms for three counts of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County, Michigan. The resignations comply with a requirement laid out by the United State Olympic Committee after more than 150 women testified about sexual abuse committed by former USAG and Michigan State trainer Larry Nassar under the guise of medical treatment.


Trump Asked Mueller's Boss If He Was 'On My Team'

Trump Asked Mueller's Boss If He Was 'On My Team'

But Republicans have urged Trump not to hastily dismiss Rosenstein due to the political optics and due process, according to The Hill . We seem to have forgotten that Mueller answers to Rosenstein - and Rosenstein seems only too happy to have us forget.