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Gandhi claims credit as govt cuts tax slabs

Gandhi claims credit as govt cuts tax slabs

The Congress yesterday said its opposition had forced the government to “relent” and slash tax slabs for 178 items to 18% and remarked that the “populous changes” were made with an eye on the Gujarat elections, though the Model Code of Conduct was in force in the state.

Protesters seek job promotions

Protesters seek job promotions

Minorities and backward class government workers participate in protest rally in Bengaluru yesterday demanding immediate implementation of the Supreme Court order on job promotions in their respective departments.

Dhaka deploys 106 medical teams to treat Rohingya

Dhaka deploys 106 medical teams to treat Rohingya

Bangladesh has assigned a total of 106 medical teams led by Cox’s Bazar civil surgeon and is providing medical services to around 450,000 Rohingya sheltering in the country’s southeastern region bordering Myanmar.

Polls will help in maintaining political stability, says Nepal president

Polls will help in maintaining political stability, says Nepal president

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that elections will help in maintaining political stability and maturity in the country and strengthen political achievements made so far.

Lanka offers scheme to attract former rebels for employment

Lanka offers scheme to attract former rebels for employment

The Sri Lankan finance ministry has announced a programme to encourage former combatants to find jobs and fund private companies who recruit them.

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.

Judge releases four accused of heckling Zimbabwe first lady

Judge releases four accused of heckling Zimbabwe first lady

A Zimbabwe court has released on bail four people facing charges of undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe after his powerful wife was jeered at a rally.

Burundi rejects war crimes investigation

Burundi rejects war crimes investigation

Burundi has rejected plans by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to allow prosecutors to investigate war crimes in the central African nation, while rights groups and opposition politicians welcomed the move.

Three hurt after car deliberately rams people in southern France

Three hurt after car deliberately rams people in southern France

A man deliberately ran his car into a group of students outside a high school near Toulouse in southern France on Friday, injuring three people, two of them seriously, police sources said.

Tensions rise between Serbia, Ukraine over 'mercenaries'

Tensions rise between Serbia, Ukraine over 'mercenaries'

Serbia this week summoned its ambassador in Kiev for consultations after Ukraine raised concerns over Serbian "mercenaries" fighting on the side of pro-Russian rebels in its conflict-torn east.

Uber loses employment rights case in Britain

Uber loses employment rights case in Britain

The London employment tribunal rejected Uber's appeal against an October 2016 ruling in a case that is being closely watched for the wider implications for Britain's booming "gig economy".

Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

A city in southern India has banned begging in public places ahead of a three-day summit that Ivanka Trump is due to attend, police said on Friday.

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