GST rate of 3% on gold too low: Economic Survey

GST rate of 3% on gold too low: Economic Survey

  New Delhi, August 12 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate of 3 per cent on gold was low and needs to be increased as it is consumed by the “very rich”, feels Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, the author of the Economic Survey.   According to the Economic Survey Volume II 2016-17, […]

Storms disrupt flights across China, authorities warn of flash floods

Storms disrupt flights across China, authorities warn of flash floods

  BEIJING, August 12 (Reuters) – Storms swept across Beijing and southeastern China on Saturday, disrupting thousands of flights and flooding towns, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.   Beijing authorities raised their weather alert level to “orange” from “yellow” early […]

North Korea still mastering how to deliver a nuke to US

North Korea still mastering how to deliver a nuke to US

  WASHINGTON , August 12(AP) — No need to duck and cover just yet. While U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach the United States, experts aren’t convinced the bomb could survive the flight to America.   They cite lingering questions about […]

Opposition attacks Yogi government over UP children deaths

Opposition attacks Yogi government over UP children deaths

  Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The opposition tore into the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, seeking the scalps of the state Health and Medical Education Ministers for the deaths of over 60 children at a Gorakhpur hospital.   Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who visited the Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital […]

Salma Hayek wishes luck to Akshay for ‘Toilet…’

Salma Hayek wishes luck to Akshay for ‘Toilet…’

  Mumbai, August 12 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has wished Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for his latest release “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and says no woman should fear going to the toilet.   Hayek on Saturday took to Twitter, where she also stressed on ending open defecation.   “Good luck to Akshay Kumar on […]

Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

  August 12 (REUTERS): Arsenal had to come from behind twice to beat Leicester City 4-3 in a thriller as the Premier League season got off to a flying start on Friday with Arsene Wenger’s substitutions turning the match around at The Emirates.   Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head a late winner […]

McGregor plans to rule fight game with ‘iron fist’

McGregor plans to rule fight game with ‘iron fist’

  August 12 (Reuters) – Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says he has become “the face of the fight game” ahead of his upcoming multi-million dollar boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas this month.   The 29-year-old Irishman, who has never boxed professionally, told reporters at the UFC Performance Institute in Las […]

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump intervention threat ‘crazy’

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump intervention threat ‘crazy’

  CARACAS, August 12 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of military intervention in Venezuela was “an act of craziness,” the South American country’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Friday.   Venezuela’s foreign ministry was expected to issue a statement on Saturday responding to Trump’s comment that “a possible military option” was under […]

Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto

Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto

  August 12 (REUTERS) – Caroline Wozniacki defeated world number one Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 in a marathon Rogers Cup quarter-finals match in Toronto marred by four rain delays on Friday.   The delays, which all came during the first set, appeared to boost the sixth-seeded Dane, who was trailing 3-0 when the match […]

Aggressive Federer cruises to semi-finals in Montreal

Aggressive Federer cruises to semi-finals in Montreal

  August 12 (REUTERS) – Roger Federer reached the Rogers Cup semi-finals on Friday after coming to the net early and often in a straight sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut on a windy day in Montreal.   World number three Federer, who faces Dutchman Robin Haase in the last four, was never seriously pushed […]