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World Media No other govt has announced such sweeping tax changes in interim budget
Author: 0 No other govt has announced such sweeping tax changes in interim budget

Until now, the income tax exemption was up to Rs 2.5 lakh. An alternative to raising the exemption limit is to raise the 80C deduction to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh to encourage taxpayers to save more for their future. In his interim budget speech in February 2009, then-finance minister Pranab Mukherjee did not tinker with the tax rates, though he extended the interest subvention scheme, wherein exporters battling global recession post the financial crisis in sectors like textiles, carpets, ...

World Media Frustrated Trump says a wall 'is a WALL!'
Author: 0 Frustrated Trump says a wall 'is a WALL!'

After Trump Wednesday tweeted , without evidence, that three separate caravans from the south were "marching to our border", Coulter responded with derision. There is, of course, no "Master Chief of the Constitutional Watch" (per protocol, the House Sergeant at Arms announces the President's entrance before the address), nor does anyone hold the title of "White House Propaganda Minister".

World Media Trump told Chris Christie to get a Lap-Band surgery
Author: 0 Trump told Chris Christie to get a Lap-Band surgery

Christie said Trump "blew" handling the recent government shutdown. However, Sunny Hostin pointed out how she was shocked Christie's friendship with Trump "survived the primaries" because the president blasted him over "Bridgegate", also known as the Fort Lee lane closure scandal.

World Media Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou appears in court as Canada mulls over extradition
Author: 0 Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou appears in court as Canada mulls over extradition

US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Tuesday he expected significant progress in the Washington trade talks, set for Wednesday and Thursday, and insisted the US security concerns raised by the Huawei case were a separate issue. The charges include fraud involving financial transactions that violate USA sanctions against Iran. In other allegations prosecutors claim that Huawei's founder falsely told the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2007 that Huawei had no direct dealings with ...

World Media Asia Bibi free to leave after Pakistan court upholds blasphemy acquittal
Author: 0 Asia Bibi free to leave after Pakistan court upholds blasphemy acquittal

That did not prevent the handful who did show up from calling for violence against Bibi prior to the court's ruling. Bibi's daughters recently fled to Canada on asylum. The landmark judgment also noted that the prosecution's presented evidence in the case "was nothing short of concoction incarnate". Last year, on Oct 31, a SC bench headed by former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar set aside the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death for blasphemy.

World Media Man clings to hood of vehicle in road rage incident
Author: 0 Man clings to hood of vehicle in road rage incident

Massachusetts State Police said the men had gotten into a minor sideswipe accident near the Boston suburb of Weston about 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The universities are open, school is back in session and, as a result, the morning commute is officially the place where happiness goes to die.

World Media Young Mother Carrying Stroller Dies After Falling Down NYC Subway Station Stairs
Author: 0 Young Mother Carrying Stroller Dies After Falling Down NYC Subway Station Stairs

But she had also talked about becoming a security guard or a flight attendant. It was not immediately clear whether the 22-year-old Ms Goodson had a medical issue that precipitated her death or whether she died from impact. Only about a quarter of New York City's 472 subway stations have lifts and the lifts that do exist are often out of service. When the elevators are functioning properly, they are often small, odoriferous and inconveniently positioned at the far ends of stations.

World Media Milwaukee Public Schools closed Wednesday ‘due to inclement weather’
Author: 0 Milwaukee Public Schools closed Wednesday ‘due to inclement weather’

Superintendent Laurrie said he plans to confer with experts, school administrators and review CDC recommendations in making a decision. There is no blanket answer for when to close school, but many districts have layed out their process online for parents and students to get a better idea of how they make those decisions.

World Media Kamala Harris Pushes Medicare for All in Bid for Presidency
Author: 0 Kamala Harris Pushes Medicare for All in Bid for Presidency

Harris , as her fellow Alpha Kappa Alpha, the country's oldest Black sorority, sticks out as her favorite among an increasingly crowded field for the Democratic nomination. "She's made some tough calls, but she's is driven by her heart", Wicks said. "We are here because the American Dream and our American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before", Harris told the audience, mere blocks from the Kaiser Permanente hospital where she was born in 54 years ago.

World Media Warren Mocks 'Billionaire' Howard Schultz
Author: 0 Warren Mocks 'Billionaire' Howard Schultz

The "egotistical billionaire a***hole" heckler wasn't the only one to interrupt the event; another left-winger reportedly screamed out "Healthcare is a human right!" when Schultz explained that government-provided health care would leave the USA bankrupt.

World Media May will seek to reopen Brexit divorce deal
Author: 0 May will seek to reopen Brexit divorce deal

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar echoed that and added: "The best way to ensure an orderly withdrawal is to ratify this agreement". Speaking to Nick Ferrari , the Tory MP said: "We had the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement a couple of weeks ago, it went down by that massive majority but it seemed to me at the time that in fact most of the votes against were for one single reason.

Author: 0 Snow warning issued for Tuesday and Wednesday in Preston

People are being told to take extra precautions on journeys across the county and to be aware of possible power cuts. Britons are braced for a blanket of snow this week, as a deep chill prompts weather warnings. There is now a yellow warning for snow and ice across the United Kingdom, including England and Wales, as well as Western and Northern parts of Scotland.

World Media Twin bomb explosion kills at least 20 at Philippines cathedral
Author: 0 Twin bomb explosion kills at least 20 at Philippines cathedral

Oscar Albayalde said at least 19 people died, including five troops and three civilians. The military said it airlifted some of the wounded to the nearby city of Zamboanga for medical treatment. But while Islamist and criminal groups have been active in the lawless tri-border area between the Philippines , Malaysia and Indonesia for years, the rise of ISIS-affiliated groups has led to a sharp escalation in violence.

World Media Ex-Starbucks CEO aims to oust Trump in 2020
Author: 0 Ex-Starbucks CEO aims to oust Trump in 2020

He makes clear, however, that if he moves forward, he will do so as an independent. Independents are not moderates. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is planning her own 2020 run, has been critical of deep-pocketed independents eyeing the White House.

World Media Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney
Author: 0 Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney

Mr Coveney also said that the United Kingdom government and the media needed to listen to voices of political parties and business groups in Northern Ireland that have supported the backstop in the draft withdrawal deal. "Rather than protect the Belfast Agreement, the backstop drives a coach and horses through it". And in what is likely to be seen as a swipe at hardline Tory Brexiteers, Irish deputy prime minister Simon Coveney told the Press Association that those "misrepresenting" the ...

World Media Taliban talks: Draft framework for Afghanistan peace 'agreed'
Author: 0 Taliban talks: Draft framework for Afghanistan peace 'agreed'

USA negotiators held six days of talks with the Taliban in Qatar, last week. "Meetings here were more productive than they have been in the past", Khalilzad wrote on Twitter as he prepared to fly back to Afghanistan. It comes as the Taliban continues to stage near-daily attacks against the Western-backed Afghan government. He said Pakistan was concerned about peace in the region, not money.

World Media Woman trapped in elevator rescued after 3 days
Author: 0 Woman trapped in elevator rescued after 3 days

A woman spent the weekend trapped in an elevator in her employers' home in NY, according to police. The townhouse is listed as having two violations for failing to maintain its elevator, one in 1996 and most recently in 2008, as reported by the New York Post .

World Media 'Pakistan jump-starting US, Taliban peace talks'
Author: 0 'Pakistan jump-starting US, Taliban peace talks'

Officials at the USA embassy in Kabul were not immediately available for comment. Sources, however, do not rule out the possibility of President Donald Trump announcing the final agreement with the Taliban at his State of the Union speech now that the USA government shutdown has ended.

World Media Trump AG pick Barr says he’s discussed Mueller probe with Pence
Author: 0 Trump AG pick Barr says he’s discussed Mueller probe with Pence

Barr, who served as attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush, also said he will not allow the White House to make changes to any report of the special counsel's probe that is submitted to Congress. Those contacts, according to Mueller's indictments and U.S. intelligence agencies, occurred while the Russian government carried out a multifaceted effort to influence the 2016 presidential campaign and attempt to sway it Trump's way.

World Media White House Drafting $7 Billion National Emergency Draft Wall Plan
Author: 0 White House Drafting $7 Billion National Emergency Draft Wall Plan

Some Republican politicians openly called for the president to reopen the government and to even scrap the border wall. Funds broken down would come from four places, according to the official cited in the report: $3.6 billion from military construction funds, $3 billion from Pentagon civil works funds, $681 million from Treasury forfeiture funds, and $200 million from the Department of Homeland Security.

World Media 'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes
Author: 0 'Dangerous' and 'brutal' cold aimed at Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

The hardest-hit zone will span from Minnesota and Iowa through MI and Indiana, including Minneapolis, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Detroit. Daytime highs will be in the single digits as the cold front arrives this weekend, while next week will bring risks of frostbite and hypothermia, as temperatures could hit their lowest mark all season.

World Media May to seek binding changes to Irish backstop
Author: 0 May to seek binding changes to Irish backstop

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , a leading Brexiteer, said the prime minister was trying to secure a "freedom clause" that would ensure Britain could get out of the backstop. In his weekly Daily Telegraph column, Johnson said May would have "the whole country full-throatedly behind her" if she secured such a change. But Mr Coveney said both Ireland and the European Union would not countenance such a drastic change to the Brexit deal with only a matter of weeks until the United ...

World Media Event at Stevenage Central Library ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day
Author: 0 Event at Stevenage Central Library ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

The Ministry of Diaspora Affairs will continue to work to build bridges with Jews around the world, and to eradicate anti-Semitism through legal, diplomatic and public diplomacy channels. Former Auschwitz prisoners placed flowers early Sunday at an execution wall at Auschwitz, paying homage before the arrival of the nationalists at the same spot.

World Media Saturday Night Live Mocks Tucker Carlson and Roger Stone
Author: 0 Saturday Night Live Mocks Tucker Carlson and Roger Stone

Stone was very excited to have been indicted, saying it is the happiest he has been in his life. He'd "also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president", he said, characterizing their phone conversations as "political in nature, they're benign, and there is certainly no conspiracy with Russian Federation".