• Deficit target: Jaitley pins hopes on tax buoyancy, GST mop-up
Deficit target: Jaitley pins hopes on tax buoyancy, GST mop-up

In his budget a year ago he had announced a similar reduction for companies with annual turnover of less than Rs 50 crore in fiscal 2015-16, which "benefited 96 per cent of the total companies filing tax returns". He said that the budget makers had to bear in mind the performance of the conventional sectors, both high performing ones such as the se...

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  • Forget that tsunami warning, National Weather Service says it was a test
Forget that tsunami warning, National Weather Service says it was a test

But some users received what appeared to be an actual tsunami warning on their devices. There is NO tsunami threat to east central Florida. Once a user clicked in to the story, it became apparent this was only a test. AccuWeather also explained the test in a tweet Tuesday morning. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., users across the country received an ale...

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  • Opposition says its voice being muzzled, boycotts Rajya Sabha
Opposition says its voice being muzzled, boycotts Rajya Sabha

Unfortunately, for the last one week, we are not allowed to make use of rules", he said. Let us not have an encounter in Zero Hour. Generally, members leave the House soon after adjournment. The lawmakers, he said, could meet Chairman Naidu in his chamber with their issues but no discussion will be allowed on the floor of the House. There was a...

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  • Wikileaks founder Assange loses bid to have UK arrest warrant dropped
Wikileaks founder Assange loses bid to have UK arrest warrant dropped

Our reporter Tom Embury-Dennis is at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where cameras have gathered in expectation of a speech by Mr Assange following the result in court . His lawyer Mark Summers told a London court last week that the warrant had "lost its goal and its function". Julian Assange's attempt to have an arrest warrant against him in the Un...

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  • Jeff Sessions praised Rod Rosenstein before the Devin Nunes memo was released
Jeff Sessions praised Rod Rosenstein before the Devin Nunes memo was released

Rosenstein replied: "I don't have any opinion about that". "What we have witnessed during the first year of the Trump Administration is a determined effort to demolish the separation between politics and the fair administration of justice - an attempt to turn the DOJ's investigative powers into the personal political tool of the President".

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  • Women's vote: Theresa May hails 'heroic' suffragettes on centenary
Women's vote: Theresa May hails 'heroic' suffragettes on centenary

The 1918 Representation of the People Act allowed women who were householders over the age of 30 the right to vote. Mrs May will speak in Manchester one hundred years to the day that the Act, which paved the way for universal suffrage and gave women the vote on equal terms with men 10 years later, was passed.

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  • Thiessen: Trump's new immigration proposal is quintessentially presidential
Thiessen: Trump's new immigration proposal is quintessentially presidential

Additionally, Democrats are unwilling to concede on any immigrations restrictions besides setting aside 1 or 2 billion dollars in border security - a number far lower than Trump's requested $25 billion. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, held an emergency phone briefing for CHC members. "Joy would not be one of the top ten words I would use to descr...

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  • 'Disgraceful' That Illegal Immigrant Killed Colts Linebacker
'Disgraceful' That Illegal Immigrant Killed Colts Linebacker

The pickup's driver, a 37-year-old Indianapolis man, tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured, State Police said. Nunes gave Trump "secretly altered" version of memo Davis: "Deep state" existed in '16 - but it elected Trump Former Trump legal spokesman to testify to Mueller about undisclosed call: report MORE on Tuesday re-upped his cal...

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  • Donald Trump accuses Democrats of treason for not applauding him
Donald Trump accuses Democrats of treason for not applauding him

In tweets the morning after his speech, Trump said Democrats were doing nothing to help the young immigrants, whose protection from deportation and ability to work in the country Trump put in jeopardy previous year. "Whatever, I don't know what they're thinking, but they're doing their thing". On Twitter, the president labeled Schiff "one of ...

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  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: FBI concealed Clinton role in Steele dossier
Rep. Trey Gowdy: FBI concealed Clinton role in Steele dossier

The Washington Examiner's Byron York noted in his report that Clinton associate Cody Shearer was in contact with Steele about anti-Trump research, and that Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer was a connection between Steele and the State Department during the 2016 campaign.

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  • Bannon Will Be a No-Show for House Intel Interview
Bannon Will Be a No-Show for House Intel Interview

Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he would show up if an agreement could be reached with the White House on the scope of the questioning, according to the people, who requested anonymity to discuss a sensitive legal matter. "And if we have a subpoena out there that's being ignored and we don't do anything about it, guess what: Nobod...

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  • Duterte reneges on China deal, bans foreign research ships
Duterte reneges on China deal, bans foreign research ships

Philippine security officials raised concerns about intrusions when a Chinese ship was monitored crisscrossing the waters early a year ago, drawing public attention to the territory, which some believe could have undersea gas and oil deposits aside from its rich fishing grounds.

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  • North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning
North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning

The lawmakers expressed their anxiety over reports that the White House is considering a preemptive military strike against North Korea , and additionally questioned the administration's decision not to nominate Dr. North Korea has reached over to its in recent weeks ahead of the Olympics, which begin later this week in PyeongChang, South Korea...

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  • Paris attack suspect refuses to attend trial
Paris attack suspect refuses to attend trial

The Belgian-born French national refused to confirm his identity to the court, refused to stand up twice, once citing fatigue, and refused all photos and video images. Abdeslam and two suspects were hiding in an apartment when police arrived for a routine search. The defendant's brother, Brahim, was among the Paris attackers and died in a suici...

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  • Philadelphia Eagles players are already boycotting Trump White House visit
Philadelphia Eagles players are already boycotting Trump White House visit

Eagles saftety Malcolm Jenkins says he won't attend White House celebration. Trump has been critical of players who protest inequality during the national anthem , calling former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others " sons of bitches " who deserve to be fired.

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  • Slick roads cause pile-ups in Missouri
Slick roads cause pile-ups in Missouri

Five people died and dozens were injured in more than 650 crashes on snow-covered Missouri roads, and authorities said up to 50 vehicles collided on a freeway in Iowa. Lane R. Hudspeth, 22, of Salem, received moderate injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center for treatment via Steelville Ambulanc...

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  • Conor McGregor would 'destroy' Floyd Mayweather in UFC fight - Michael Bisping
Conor McGregor would 'destroy' Floyd Mayweather in UFC fight - Michael Bisping

While Bisping believes it would be a one sided contest - just as it was when Mayweather beat McGregor in the ring - the MMA fighter would tune in to watch. "It takes so long to learn-so long to put the pieces of the puzzle together, so long to learn the grappling the transitions from the striking to the grappling".

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  • Hong Kong top court overturns prison sentences for activists
Hong Kong top court overturns prison sentences for activists

Chow said the refusal of governments in Hong Kong and Beijing to allow the people of Hong Kong genuine universal suffrage and attempts to use a fake consultation to fool the public were acts of violence in themselves. Tuesday's win is not the end for Wong as he's now out on bail appealing a separate conviction for contempt of court, also stemming f...

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  • Mike Pence won't allow North Korea to
Mike Pence won't allow North Korea to "hijack" messaging at Winter Olympics

Warmbier died on June 19, 2017, at the age of 22, just six days after he was evacuated from North Korea . Kim is North Korea's nominal head of state but the true power lies in the hands of Kim Jong-un, the country's supreme leader. Games organizers have picked up on Moon's theme of peace and reconciliation. If North Korea's leaders expect partic...

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  • Guns, gold and gas: What UN sanctions target North Korea?
Guns, gold and gas: What UN sanctions target North Korea?

It says, "North Korea is flouting recent resolutions by exploiting global oil supply chains, complicit foreign nationals, offshore company registries and the worldwide banking system". It has also allegedly supplied weapons to Syria and Myanmar. The report said North Korea was helping Syria develop chemical weapons and was providing ballistic m...

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  • Lucky Journalist Found Classified US DHS Docs Jeopardizing Super Bowl
Lucky Journalist Found Classified US DHS Docs Jeopardizing Super Bowl

The employee also found travel documents for a government scientist in charge of BioWatch , a DHS program that conducted the simulated attacks in preparation for the big game in Minneapolis on February 4, according to CNN . "In the end, confidence in the federal government at a time of crisis is what the American public deserves". Further, the ...

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  • Pence to Cast Cold Eye on North Korea in Olympic Staredown
Pence to Cast Cold Eye on North Korea in Olympic Staredown

North Korea is sending its nominal head of state, Kim Jong Nam - the highest-level visitor to the South from the North in recent memory. Picking his younger sibling would've been symbolic but politically provocative, because she would have been the first Kim family member to visit South Korea .

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  • Paul Ryan Deletes Tax-Cut Tweet
Paul Ryan Deletes Tax-Cut Tweet

But to CBS News, she made a point of noting how others quoted in the AP report "got hundreds more--hundreds, and I get a dollar-fifty per paycheck more , so it shows me that he might not have read the whole article". Nancy Pelosi referred to these as crumbs . So Randy Bryce is using Paul Ryan's own ignorance against him which is a phenomenal c...

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  • Russian Federation deploys missiles in Baltic Sea exclave
Russian Federation deploys missiles in Baltic Sea exclave

Vladimir Shamanov, the head of the Russian State Duma's Defense Committee, confirmed the deployment of the missiles in remarks carried by Russian news agencies on February 5. "Iskander was to be unloaded in the Kaliningrad port at 12 p.m.", Karoblis said in Rukla. "On Monday, Iskander missiles are being stationed in Kaliningrad for permanent pres...

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  • Eight Year Old Corona Girl Dies Of Flu
Eight Year Old Corona Girl Dies Of Flu

The youngster was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. It was not immediately clear if the girl had any pre-existing health conditions that may have contributed to her death. There have been more than 36,000 confirmed flu cases in New York State in the past two months and more than 9,000 hospitalizations. "I am urging everyon...

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