Day: January 24, 2020

Exclusive: India faces first fall in direct taxes in at least two decades -sources

MUMBAI – India’s corporate and income tax collection for the current year is likely to fall for the first time in at least two decades, several senior tax officials told Reuters, amid a sharp fall in economic growth and cut in corporate tax rates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

President of India to Address the Nation Tomorrow on the Eve of 71st Republic Day

open view news desk The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will address the nation tomorrow (January 25, 2020) on the eve of the 71st Republic Day. The address will be broadcast from 1900 hrs. on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over […]

Government of India and the World Bank sign USD 210 million loan agreement for State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project.

open view news desk The Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank today signed a loan agreement ofUSD 210 million to support small holder farmers participate in competitive agriculture value chains, facilitate agri-business investments, increase market access and productivity in focus commodities, and build […]

Growth slowdown in India temporary, expect momentum to improve going ahead: IMF chief

Davos, Jan 24: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said growth slowdown in India appears to be temporary and she expects the momentum to improve going ahead. Speaking here at the WEF 2020, she also said the world appears a better place in January 2020 compared to what it […]

Iraqis mass to urge US troop ouster, youth rallies vie for spotlight

Thousands of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr amassed in Baghdad on Friday demanding the ouster of US troops, prompting rival protests seeking to keep the spotlight on months-long calls for reform. Sadr’s march rattled the separate protest movement that has gripped the capital and Shiite-majority south since […]

Democratic prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

Democratic prosecutors were expected to wrap up their case against President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial Friday, hoping to persuade some Republicans to break ranks and turn against the US leader. Lead House impeachment prosecutor Adam Schiff closed the second of three days of arguments late Thursday […]

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday. Dense clouds of the ravenous insects have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into Kenya, in the region’s […]

Why didn’t accusers shun Weinstein? Expert: It’s not unusual

NEW YORK — It’s the defense’s go-to question at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial: If he’s such a monster, why did some of his accusers stay in friendly contact with him for years after the alleged assaults? Prosecutors sought to give jurors some answers Friday by calling to the […]

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest, most festive holiday. The number of confirmed […]

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