Civil aviation ministry seeks deferment of GST implementation

Civil aviation ministry seeks deferment of GST implementation Airlines, including Air India , had expressed concern over certain aspects of GST. The Aviation Ministry told the Finance Ministry that full-service airlines, Jet Airways and Air India, rely on global distribution systems (GDS) software for booking tickets through travel agents and it would require key changes in the system to include GST. [Full Article...]

Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali killed in Grenfell Tower fire

The tower block went up in flames early Wednesday in what London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton described as an "unprecedented incident". Friends and family confirmed that 25-year-old Omar, a business student, made it out alive and is recovering from smoke inhalation in Kings Cross hospital. [Full Article...]

UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

Talks continue with the DUP, a Sky News report said . 'Talks with the DUP have been progressing well and there is broad agreement on the principles of the Queen's Speech, ' said the source. On Wednesday, former prime minister Sir John Major, one of the architects of the peace process, said the Government will compromise its impartiality if it enters a confidence and supply deal with the largest... [Full Article...]

Amnesty criticizes Saudi-led measures against Qatar

Riyadh announced on state television that Qatar would no longer participate in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, claiming Doha had helped support the Houthi rebels, despite Qatari soldiers dying in war against them. Undeterred by the challenge, Khayyat' said , "This is the time to work for Qatar". Accompanied by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa , Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, and Advisor o... [Full Article...]

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif appears before Joint Investigation Team

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif appears before Joint Investigation Team Sharif became the first sitting Pakistani Prime Minister to appear before an investigating body. May 28, 2017: Nawaz Sharif's son Hussain Nawaz is interrogated by the JIT for close to two hours. Sharif's family has acknowledged owning offshore businesses, but says it was done with legal money. Mr. Sharif's government has accused some of the JIT members of having sympathies for the oppositi... [Full Article...]

Farmer Protests Rage in India's Agricultural Heartland After Police Kill Five Demonstrators

Farmer Protests Rage in India's Agricultural Heartland After Police Kill Five Demonstrators For every crop marketed since demonetisation - soyabean, green gram, pigeon-pea, potatoes, tomatos, onions, garlic, red chili, fenugreek, grapes and pomegranates - farmers have experienced huge price declines. The state is also contemplating a formula wherein it may waive off interest on crop loans. It became a substantial exporter of wheat and maize in recent years. [Full Article...]

Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe

How could that be connected to Russian attempts to influence the election? But Sessions said he had no recollection of that. "The suggestion that I participated in any collusion .is an appalling and detestable lie ". Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller , on Tuesday said: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause". Numerous outlets focused on Sessions' ... [Full Article...]

Darjeeling: GJM calls for indefinite shutdown in protest against police raid

Darjeeling: GJM calls for indefinite shutdown in protest against police raid The policemen responded by throwing stones back as a media auto burnt nearby. Giri said the West Bengal government is conspiring to suppress the democratic movement for Gorkhaland brutally by using force. However, the GJM leadership denied this saying since they belonged to the tribal communities as bows and arrows are part of their lifestyle. "We are tribals, about to hold our traditional a... [Full Article...]

Does Dianne Feinstein really want to investigate Loretta Lynch? Unlikely

Either you believe that former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey is a Boy Scout who makes Opie Taylor look like a snot-nose juvenile delinquent or you believe that Comey is a shrewd, calculating political insider who, like just about everybody else in Washington , looks out more than anything else for himself. [Full Article...]

Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating US President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice , The Washington Post has reported . "He didn't recall this, but I responded to his comment by agreeing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policy regarding appropriate contacts with the White House", Sessio... [Full Article...]

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

That investigation is being overseen by Robert Mueller , who was appointed as a special counsel last month. The Justice Department's special counsel investigation into connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and administration has broadened to include an examination of President Trump himself, and whether the president attempted to obstruct justice . [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street

Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street Theresa May was fighting for survival on Saturday after a failed election gamble undermined her authority and plunged the country into a major political crisis days before talks to leave the European Union start. "She's attempting to form a government ", Corbyn told the Mirror . It is a testimony to the low expectations for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour that this result is being hailed a... [Full Article...]

Amazing!: Bette Midler's Tony Awards Speech Was Literally Everything

Amazing!: Bette Midler's Tony Awards Speech Was Literally Everything In the show's opening monologue Spacey tried his hand Tony nominated shows Natasha Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 and Dear Evan Hansen . It also won best score for its young composers, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , already Oscar winners for the movie " La La Land ". [Full Article...]

Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation'

Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation' As the 50-year-old anomaly of the occupation turns in the minds of an overwhelming majority of Israelis and Palestinians into the only reality they know, governed by constant violence and no political horizon, many of them - if not most - are accepting the erroneous assertion of extremists on both sides that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unsolvable. [Full Article...]

London council criticised for lacklustre response to fire

She later called for a full public inquiry into the catastrophe , which has claimed the lives of at least 17 people . 'Even though the building was alight from top to bottom, ' said Commissioner Dany Cotton, 'and [the firefighters] were in fear of their own lives, they were in and out of that building, committing time after time to rescuing those people that we knew were in there'. [Full Article...]

US Blames North Korea Government For Cyber Attacks

US Blames North Korea Government For Cyber Attacks The "malicious cyberactivity by the North Korean government" was referred as Hidden Cobra by USA officials. The United States government issues a rare alert squarely blaming North Korea for a series of cyber attacks stretching back to 2009, and warns more are likely on the way. [Full Article...]

Escaped Georgia inmates captured, authorities say

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says the two men held an elderly couple captive in their home, then took the couple's vehicle and led police on a auto chase and foot chase. Authorities had offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. The corrections department identified the victims as Christopher Monica, 42, who began working there in 2009, and Cur... [Full Article...]

Suspicious package sent to congressional candidate's home

Suspicious package sent to congressional candidate's home WSB-TV in Atlanta broke the news on Thursday afternoon, reporting that "Authorities were called to the neighborhood where Karen Handel lives in Roswell for the report of a suspicious package Thursday afternoon". Steve Scalise (R-La.) along with multiple staffers and officers. "Republicans are literally ushering in the apocalypse by ignoring the impending climate disaster". [Full Article...]

Putin quips he's ready to grant asylum to ex-FBI chief Comey

Nearing his 18th anniversary of running the Russian Federation, either as president or prime minister, Putin held one of his trademark marathon call-in shows on Thursday, accepting phoned-in questions from Russians about everything from disputes with local politicians to issues of great geopolitical concern. [Full Article...]

The irony of the criminal investigation into Donald Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to the Kremlin, but according to the Washington Post , the scope of his inquiry has now widened. Special counsel Robert Mueller . Trump added: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" That is, he did not dismiss the investigation o... [Full Article...]

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