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GST Council plans to take up three contentious laws for discussion; targets 1 July roll-out

GST Council plans to take up three contentious laws for discussion; targets 1 July roll-out
Aiming towards a smooth roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1 July, the GST Council will look into the three GST laws in its next meeting, scheduled for 18 February. West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra, who also heads the empowerment panel on GST. The session by the Secretaries Panel at CNBC-TV 18 Mint’s ‘Budget 2017: The Verdict’ programme in New Delhi on Thursday evening discussed in detail the GST and its power... 

Donald Trump dials Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; assures to work for peace with Moscow

Donald Trump dials Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; assures to work for peace with Moscow
Washington: US President Donald Trump has assured his Ukrainian counterpart to work with all parties to end bloodshed and restore peace along volatile Russia-Ukraine border, amid escalation in violence in the region. File image of US president Donald Trump. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border,” Trump said in his phone call with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,... 

Wanna smell fresh all day? Apply perfume on these spots

Wanna smell fresh all day? Apply perfume on these spots
Good fragrance can instantly lift your mood. And that’s the reason why we constantly struggle to make our perfume last all day. Whether it’s spending hordes on expensive ones or re-applying them every few hours, we have tried it all. But maybe we are just doing it wrong? Turns out, the right spots to apply perfumes on our body are the ones we would have never thought of. Read on: Hair: Perfume tends to latch on to fibre, which is basically... 

China’s Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has ice slides, winter swimming, ice sculptures’ exhibition and much more

China’s Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has ice slides, winter swimming, ice sculptures’ exhibition and much more
The International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival at Harbin, one of the coldest places in China, attracts visitors from across the world each year. China’s International Harbin Ice and Snow festival has started and is known as one of the largest ice and snow festivals in the world. Ignoring sub-zero temperatures and biting Siberian winds, 400 swimmers plunged into an icy river in China’s northern city of Harbin on the first day of the 2017 International... 

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG
A very satisfying feast of kung pao chicken, sweet-sour pork or just about any Chinese dish could, at times, be accompanied with a bout of headache, giddiness or rashes. It’s aptly called the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, but a doctor from Mahad, a four-hour drive from Mumbai, recently found out that the presence of ajinomoto salt -better known as mono sodium glutamate or MSG -in Chinese food could even lead to life-threatening swelling of tissues. Can’t... 

Donald Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To Meeting Theresa May

Donald Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To Meeting Theresa May
Donald Trump has confirmed he will hold his first meeting Theresa May this year. WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed he will hold his first meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May  this year, saying he was “very much” looking forward to it. “I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime US ally, is very special,”... 

Germany: Media, politicians reject Breitbart claim of mob setting fire to Dortmund church

Germany: Media, politicians reject Breitbart claim of mob setting fire to Dortmund church
Berlin: German media and politicians warned on Friday against an election-year spike in fake news after ultra-conservative website Breitbart claimed a “mob” chanting ‘Allahu Akhbar‘ had set fire to a church on New Year’s Eve. After the report by the US website was widely shared on social media, police in the city of Dortmund clarified that no “extraordinary or spectacular” incidents had marred the festivities. The... 

Hollywood Bids Farewell To Barack Obama At White House

Hollywood Bids Farewell To Barack Obama At White House
Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks attended the farewell party thrown by Obama WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Hollywood celebrities like Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks attended the farewell party thrown by outgoing  US President Barack Obama at the White House. Actors and musicians flocked to the party on Friday to honour the Obama family ahead of the transition to US President-elect Donald Trump’s administration on January 20,... 

New York City Seeks Up To $35 Million For Trump-Related Security Costs

New York City Seeks Up To $35 Million For Trump-Related Security Costs
Donald Trump will swear-in as the 45th President of US in January. NEW YORK: New York City is asking the US government for up to $35 million to cover security costs related to President-elect Donald Trump, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. Mr Trump has spent the majority of his time since Election Day in his apartment at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, forcing police to work with the US Secret Service to provide intensified security measures... 

China Warns Against Obstruction Of Iran Nuclear Deal

China Warns Against Obstruction Of Iran Nuclear Deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing. BEIJING, CHINA: Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, as US president-elect Donald Trump threatens to abandon it. The agreement, signed in Vienna in July 2015 and in force since January, was the signature diplomatic... 
 
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