‘Act fast on GST rate cut or face action’

‘Act fast on GST rate cut or face action’

New Delhi, Nov 20: Companies, including FMCG firms, might be prosecuted if their retailers do not immediately cut the prices of products whose goods and services tax (GST) rates have been slashed. Union Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia says the retailers or the companies cannot continue with higher prices on grounds that the old stocks have […]

Kenya court upholds Kenyatta victory in rerun vote

Kenya court upholds Kenyatta victory in rerun vote

Nairobi, Nov 20: Kenya’s Supreme Court has unanimously upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory in a rerun vote that was held in October. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had said the results of the first election were invalid and challenged the processes of the second vote – eventually pulling out of the second race. Following Monday’s […]

Hundreds of rights violations documented in Yemen

Hundreds of rights violations documented in Yemen

Yemen, Nov 20: At least 716 cases of rights violations were committed against civilians in Yemen last month, a rights watchdog has said. The Geneva-based SAM organisation said in a statement that among the violations were incidents of extrajudicial killing, physical assault, arbitrary detention, forced displacement, torture and violations of press freedom. More than 500 […]

German coalition talks collapse as FDP quits

German coalition talks collapse as FDP quits

Berlin, Nov 20: High-stakes talks to form a new German government collapsed as the pro-business FDP party walked out, plunging Europe`s biggest economy into a political crisis and potentially precipitating the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s career. After more than a month of gruelling negotiations, Christian Lindner, leader of the Free Democratic Party said there […]

Afghanistan trying to make peace with Pakistan: Ghani

Afghanistan trying to make peace with Pakistan: Ghani

Kabul, Nov 20: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that his government has taken necessary steps to maintain peace with Pakistan. According to the Khaama Press, speaking to local residents and elders of southern Zabul province, President Ghani said the perceptions that the government`s strategies regarding peace efforts are not clear are baseless. However, […]

Gunfight rages in Tral, militant killed

Gunfight rages in Tral, militant killed

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight in Chopan Mohallah in Seer area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. “A joint team of 42RR, SOG Tral and CRPF cordoned off the Chopan Mohalla area of Tral following a specific input about the presence of some militants,” a police officer told […]