GST made doing business easier for traders: Jaitley

GST made doing business easier for traders: Jaitley

New Delhi, December 1 (PTI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has made doing business easier for traders by expanding the market place and reducing tax compliance burden.   He further said that the two structural reforms — GST and demonetisation — will benefit the economy in the medium […]

Film industry today is like ‘sabzi mandi’: Dharmendra

Film industry today is like ‘sabzi mandi’: Dharmendra

New Delhi, December 1 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra believes the film industry has become a ‘sabzi mandi’ (vegetable market)nowadays with money becoming everything for the actors in the current scenario.   Speaking on Aaj Tak Agenda on Friday, the actor spoke at length on his take on the current film industry, the fame he got […]

Trump: China’s North Korea diplomacy appears to have ‘no impact on Little Rocket Man’

Trump: China’s North Korea diplomacy appears to have ‘no impact on Little Rocket Man’

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files   WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, December 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed a Chinese diplomatic effort to rein in North Korea’s weapons programme as a failure on Thursday, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

Exclusive: Nissan sues India over outstanding dues; seeks over $770 million

Exclusive: Nissan sues India over outstanding dues; seeks over $770 million

Nissan Motor presents Nissan Leaf Nismo concept during media preview of the 45th Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon   NEW DELHI, December 1 (Reuters) – Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has begun international arbitration against India to seek more than $770 million in a dispute over unpaid state incentives, according […]

Pope ordains priests in Bangladesh ahead of meeting with Rohingya

Pope ordains priests in Bangladesh ahead of meeting with Rohingya

Pope Francis holds a mass in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi   DHAKA, December 1 (Reuters) – Pope Francis celebrated a huge outdoor Mass on Friday to ordain new priests from Bangladesh on his first full day in the country where he is due to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar later in […]

At North Korean hub in China, uncertainty looms for Pyongyang-backed businesses

At North Korean hub in China, uncertainty looms for Pyongyang-backed businesses

The Chilbosan Hotel is pictured in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China November 4, 2017. Picture taken November 4, 2017. REUTERS/ Sue-Lin Wong   SHENYANG, China, December 1 (Reuters) – North Korean-owned businesses such as the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, the biggest city in northeastern China, face an uncertain future as United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang-owned overseas […]

Nine killed as Taliban disguised in burqas attack Pakistani college

Nine killed as Taliban disguised in burqas attack Pakistani college

A rescue worker gestures toward bullet holes in the wall of a computer lab after the shooting at Directorate of Agriculture Institute in Peshawar, Pakistan December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz   PESHAWAR, Pakistan, December 1 (Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burqas stormed the campus of an agriculture college in Pakistan on Friday, […]

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito (R) and Empress Michiko leave after praying at the altar of late Prince Tomohito, a cousin of the Emperor, in Tokyo June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Itsuo Inouye/Pool/File Photo   TOKYO, December 1 (Reuters) – Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan’s throne seeking to soothe […]