• Interim Budget 2019: Big bonanza announced for farmers
Interim Budget 2019: Big bonanza announced for farmers

No tax will be deducted on interest earned on bank and post office deposits of up to Rs 40,000 annually, up from Rs 10,000 now. As per the current tax slabs, those earning between Rs 2.5-5 lakh a year had to pay 5% Income Tax, Rs 5-10 lakh a year at 20% and over Rs 10 Lakh a year at 30%.

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  • Weather Warning For Ice And Snow Remains In Place
Weather Warning For Ice And Snow Remains In Place

Snow depths of 8cm in Cumbria and 7cm in Inverness-shire were also recorded by the Met Office on Thursday evening, although this is believed to be mostly leftover from Wednesday. LIFE-THREATENING: The Met Office said some communities could become cut off in the snow (Pic: MET OFFICE) Related Articles "It's been a very, very cold night".

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  • Donald Trump's freaky new tactic on wall between Mexico and US
Donald Trump's freaky new tactic on wall between Mexico and US

According to a Wednesday Politico report , President Donald Trump has been meeting with Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House lawyers to iron out a plan. He confirmed that if wall building money is not provided, he is ready to declare an emergency. The Democratic measure, totalling almost $22bn for US custo...

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  • U.S. returns asylum seekers under 'Remain in Mexico' policy
U.S. returns asylum seekers under 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Even the program's launch has been chaotic. Mexican officials had said on Friday that the transfers would happen that day. On the first day of the policy, which now applies only to San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing, a 55-year-old Honduran man, Carlos Gomez, became the first asylum seeker to be returned to Mexico .

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  • No final China trade deal without Xi meeting
No final China trade deal without Xi meeting

The United States has accused China of hiding some trade-distorting subsidy programs from worldwide scrutiny while disclosing others it does not need to, according to a document circulated on Wednesday at the World Trade Organization. China retaliated in kind, hitting $110bn of USA products with duties. China is under added pressure to ease...

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  • Trump ally Chris Christie says he would have been ‘a better president’
Trump ally Chris Christie says he would have been ‘a better president’

Meghan McCain said she vividly remembered how Christie became "the first mainstream politician", as she put it, to support Trump. Trump allegedly argued, saying that Christie was doing his job: "He was doing what he was supposed to be doing, your father pled guilty ".

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  • Russia Posted Documents From Mueller Court Case
Russia Posted Documents From Mueller Court Case

Prosecutors say self-described "hackers" published documents shared with the defense - and that the government consequently should be permitted to hold back information that might otherwise get revealed if shared. Concord was among 13 Russian entities or people to be charged in connection with the investigation. A lawyer for Concord didn't return...

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Regrets to Inform You She Canceled Her Sundance Appearance
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Regrets to Inform You She Canceled Her Sundance Appearance

This sort of tax is appealing to those who look at ultra-wealthy people like, say, Jared Kushner, who manages to avoid paying any income tax at all because they can manipulate the numbers to technically have a negative income while their net worth keeps rising.

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  • Democrats Pick a New Face for State of the Union Response
Democrats Pick a New Face for State of the Union Response

Abrams, an African-American, will speak during prime time shortly after Trump wraps up his address to a joint session of Congress next Tuesday. The Senate minority leader had nothing but praise for the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, saying , "She is just a great spokesperson".

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  • Taoiseach to speak to British PM following Commons vote
Taoiseach to speak to British PM following Commons vote

Tuesday evening's vote has given, for the first time, a glimmer of hope that the Prime Minister could now command a majority in the Commons for her Withdrawal Agreement. Healy also called on the United Kingdom government to adjust its "red lines", and stressed that the backstop arrangement, to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Re...

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  • Yellow weather warning for snow and ice in Wrexham extended until Friday
Yellow weather warning for snow and ice in Wrexham extended until Friday

Forcasters estimate falls of 1 to 3cm of snow and possibly as much as 5cm mainly on high ground. Drivers should therefore exercise extra caution while this is in force. The Met Office said road journeys could take a lot longer and should be avoided if possible. But the latest warning suggests that on Thursday and Friday Sheffield will see even he...

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  • Brexit: May says European Union unlikely to extend Article 50 without a plan
Brexit: May says European Union unlikely to extend Article 50 without a plan

Mrs May did make some concessions to her opponents both within and outside her Conservative Party, promising to waive the £65 (S$114) fee for European Union nationals living in Britain who apply for settled status after Brexit. Sinn Fein TD David Cullinane said that the refusal of Mrs May to rule out a no-deal Brexit "brings into sharp focus the un...

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  • Nationwide Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Most Of This Week
Nationwide Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Most Of This Week

In the weather warning, the forecasters have said: 'Snow, possibly heavy at times, developing overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. "This is likely to fall as heavy rain at first across the far South West of England, but as it meets the cold air established over the rest of the country snow becomes more likely".

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  • Young mother, hauling child and stroller down subway steps, dies
Young mother, hauling child and stroller down subway steps, dies

Mark Marchesani, who was her guidance counselor at Westhill High School in Stamford, remembered Malaysia Goodson as a teenager who "had a tough shell" but was "a sweetheart". The station where Goodson fell does not have an elevator. When the elevators are functioning properly, they are often small, odoriferous and inconveniently positioned at t...

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  • Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT
Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT

Later this week, we could be seeing temperatures reach -40 degrees with wind chill. Many schools have procedures in place for this arctic weather. In the end every decision comes down to student safety. As the superintendent, it is always challenging to balance my desire to have children in school and also my desire to keep them safe. IPS says ...

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  • ‘Don’t help elect Trump, a**hole!’ Independent Howard Schultz heckled at bookstore event
‘Don’t help elect Trump, a**hole!’ Independent Howard Schultz heckled at bookstore event

The "egotistical billionaire a***hole" heckler wasn't the only one to interrupt the event; another left-winger reportedly screamed out "Healthcare is a human right!" when Schultz explained that government-provided health care would leave the USA bankrupt.

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  • Toronto gay serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight murders
Toronto gay serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight murders

Most of McArthur's victims had ties to Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood. Faizi's disappearance in December 2010, along with that of Navaratnam and Majeed Kayhan , who went missing in 2012, prompted Toronto police to launch missing persons task force Project Houston, which was shuttered after 18 months.

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  • Kamala Harris: 'Foreign powers infecting the White House like malware'
Kamala Harris: 'Foreign powers infecting the White House like malware'

Speaking to a huge crowd of supporters, Harris said that the time has come for Americans to answer the question, "Who are we?" "And this is not an ordinary election ." she said. Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour explained that the one candidate who should have the Republicans on the run is Sen. This weekend, rallies were held all over in suppor...

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  • United Arab Emirates hold gender equality awards, all winners are men
United Arab Emirates hold gender equality awards, all winners are men

The Media Office later tweeted again, sharing several photos, one of which showed Sheik Mohammed and the award winners flanked by five women. "Gender balance has become a pillar in our governmental institutions", he said. The Ministry of Finance (MoF) was awarded Best Government Entity Supporting Gender Balance with His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin...

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  • Asia Bibi free to leave Pakistan after Supreme Court ruling
Asia Bibi free to leave Pakistan after Supreme Court ruling

Asia Bibi a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row over blasphemy charges, is now free to leave the country and seek asylum in Canada after Pakistan supreme court has upheld its decision to acquit, The Independent reported .

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