Day: January 10, 2019

India’s inflation in December likely hit lowest since June 2017: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – India’s December retail inflation is expected to have eased to its lowest since June 2017 as food costs fell and fuel prices rose at a slower pace, a Reuters poll showed, giving the central bank breathing space to keep policy on hold. Inflation likely cooled to […]

Government offers tax sops under GST to small businesses ahead of election

NEW DELHI – The government announced a change in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules on Thursday that would exempt an additional two million small businesses, in a move that could help garner support ahead of a general election that must be called by May. “India will […]

U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd’s sex harassment claim against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she […]

Exclusive: RBI to eye December-quarter results before easing lending curbs on some banks

MUMBAI – Eleven state-owned banks will have to wait for about a month before knowing which of them will have lending curbs eased after a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel reviews their December quarter results, an official with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday. […]

Trump demands USD 5.7 bln funding for US-Mexico border wall to end growing humanitarian crisis

Washington, Jan 9: President Donald Trump Wednesday asked the Democrats to allocate a whopping USD 5.7 billion funding for his controversial US-Mexico border wall plan to halt a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” and cited the cold-blooded murder of an Indian-origin police officer by an illegal immigrant to implement […]

Alok Verma shunted out as CBI chief

New Delhi, Jan 10: Alok Verma was shunted out as the CBI chief after a marathon meeting of high-powered selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday, officials said. Verma, a 1979-batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer, has been removed from the high-profile post on the charges of corruption […]

The shutdown today: President heads to the southern border

Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 20. WHAT’S NEW TODAY President Donald Trump will try to bolster his case for the border wall with a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. The trip Thursday follows a White House meeting with Republican and Democratic leaders that fell apart […]

Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

SANAA, Yemen — A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six people in a brazen attack that threatened U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end […]

Scientists seek ways to finally take a real measure of pain

WASHINGTON — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from joint-damaging childhood arthritis and then from fibromyalgia. […]

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