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