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GST: Hotel food to get cheaper from today

GST: Hotel food to get cheaper from today The facility of input tax credit for restaurants has, however, been withdrawn as they had not passed on this benefit to consumers. The petitioner, Sandip Sharma, had argued in his petition that the decision to reduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) on a host of items at its meeting held on November 10 in Guwahati violates the MCC. [Full Article...]

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450 million

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450 million Lost for years only to resurface at a regional auction in 2005, it is one of fewer than 20 Da Vinci paintings generally accepted as being from the Renaissance master's own hand, according to Christie's. Since then, the painting has gone through a six-year process of authentication that revealed King Charles I of England once owned it. The work was exhibited at The National Gallery in London in 2... [Full Article...]

Scottish Labour leader Alex Rowley steps down over 'conduct'

Scottish Labour leader Alex Rowley steps down over 'conduct' Scottish Labour will have a new leader on Saturday when the victor of the leadership race between Richard Leonard and Anas Sarwar will be announced. By 5pm, both candidates for the role of Scottish Labour leader as well as the party's previous leader had called for Rowley to be suspended. [Full Article...]

Google Maps gets a visual upgrade

Google Maps gets a visual upgrade The web mapping service will be synced with mail and Google Calendar. If you're taking public transportation, it'll highlight stops and route lines; if you're exploring the area, it'll focus more on points of interest. Cinemas, clubs and similar locations will fall into "Entertainment/Leisure" category and will appear with bluish-green icons, while "shopping" will feature blue color. [Full Article...]

Moore lawyer: Canadian MSNBC host's 'background' could help him understand dating minors

Moore lawyer: Canadian MSNBC host's 'background' could help him understand dating minors That remark created an uncomfortable moment, prompting Ruhle to wonder: 'What does Ali Velshi's background have to do with dating children, 14-year-old girls?' When Ruhle pointed out that Ali is a Canadian citizen, Garmon rambled about how Velshi had "also spent time in other countries". [Full Article...]

Possible outage affecting iPhone users with AT&T

Possible outage affecting iPhone users with AT&T Customers say they're unable to make or receive calls and are immediately disconnected when trying to make a call. Some customers had better luck turning on Airplane Mode on their phones, then turning that feature off again. In the Bay Area Redwood City activated their emergency operations center in response to the outage saying it was a result of a "software update to the system". [Full Article...]

Back from Asia, Trump resumes morning tweets and slams media

Back from Asia, Trump resumes morning tweets and slams media On the issue of trade, it was also unclear whether Trump - who has accused his Democrat and Republican predecessors of having failed for decades on global deals - managed to bag any major wins. Trump said he had three goals on the trip: to unite the world against North Korea's nuclear ambitions, to strengthen alliances in the region and to insist on "fair and reciprocal trade". [Full Article...]

Twitter to Revamp Verification Process

Twitter to Revamp Verification Process Verification, it said , may be removed for behavior running afoul of these rules "on and off Twitter". Doing so, however, has led to the perception that Twitter personally endorses the behaviors of its verified users, the company said. "We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service which deepened this perception". It also isn't accepting any new submissions for people looking to g... [Full Article...]

Young Australian Diplomat Dies After Tragic Balcony Fall In New York

Young Australian Diplomat Dies After Tragic Balcony Fall In New York Sources said Simpson and the others may have been drinking at the time of the accident. Mr Simpson had been out with his wife and friends before they returned home to admire the view of the Empire State Building, which was lit up in rainbow colours to celebrate Australia's gay marriage vote, The New York Post reported. [Full Article...]

Here are the major stores open on Thanksgiving Day - and Black Friday

Here are the major stores open on Thanksgiving Day - and Black Friday Additionally, nearly half (44 percent) revealed that they plan to camp out to get the best deals on laptops (22 percent), TVs (21 percent) and housewares (20 percent). Another 23% said the weekend marks the launch of their holiday shopping. What will the buy online versus in store? "While the utility of the weekend will continue to draw shoppers into stores and online to efficiently and inexpe... [Full Article...]

Woman climbs through McDonald's drive thru window to steal cash, food

Woman climbs through McDonald's drive thru window to steal cash, food In the video, the woman can be seen getting a drink and eventually leaving with a box of supplies through the window. Later, the video shows her clambering through the window and retrieving boxes of food, including one of the restaurant chains's signature red boxes adorned with golden arches. [Full Article...]

Big Papa: Pope gets white-and-yellow Lamborghini

Big Papa: Pope gets white-and-yellow Lamborghini The holy Huracan will now be placed safely in storage before being auctioned off by RM Sotheby's on May 12, 2018. M - Pope Francis has a new auto, and it's a lot faster than the " Popemobile ". Today, as if he could get even more in touch with the young, hip crowd, the pope also proved that his taste in cars is on par with that of rappers and rich kids of Instagram. [Full Article...]

Army to Allow People with Mental Health Conditions to Enlist

Army to Allow People with Mental Health Conditions to Enlist Taylor said. USA Today reports that the Army will rescind a plan thar would have allowed for people with certain mental health issues to join the service. invasion of Iraq in 2003, dozens of U.S. Army soldiers carried out abuse, torture and rape on inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison, including Reserve Soldier Lynndie Rana England, who had been diagnosed with a mental health disorder before joini... [Full Article...]

Shepard Smith Shocks Fox Viewers by Debunking 'Hillary Clinton Uranium Scandal'

Shepard Smith Shocks Fox Viewers by Debunking 'Hillary Clinton Uranium Scandal' Among the many things Smith objected to was Clinton's ability to influence the deal's approval. During Tuesday night's broadcast, Smith succinctly debunked Republicans' claims that the Obama administration and the Clinton-led State Department approved a deal allowing a Russian company to buy a Canadian company with mining interests in the USA in exchange for donations to the Clinton Founda... [Full Article...]

Marco Rubio Already Trolled Trump for His Mid-Speech Water Break

Marco Rubio Already Trolled Trump for His Mid-Speech Water Break Mr Trump was making a speech following his 11 day-trip around Asia when he suddenly decided he needed to quench his thirst. Trump - and many others - had relentlessly mocked Rubio for taking an indecorous swig four years earlier, as he delivered a speech rebutting Barack Obama's State of the Union address. [Full Article...]

Dead In Shooting Near Northern California School

Dead In Shooting Near Northern California School It was initially thought that five people had died in the incident, including Neal. Late on Tuesday, authorities found the body of Neal's wife concealed under the floorboards of her home . "I can not say enough about their heart and about their bravery", Fitzpatrick said of the school staff. The alleged shooter has also been killed by police. [Full Article...]

Escaped Mental Patient From Hawaii Arrested In Stockton

Escaped Mental Patient From Hawaii Arrested In Stockton The state Health Department didn't report his escape to authorities until about 8 p.m., and authorities put out an alert to the community about 8:20 p.m. Saito randomly chose the victim, shot her in the face and fatally stabbed her, authorities said. In 1993, a court denied Saito's request for conditional release, saying he continued to suffer from sexual sadism and necrophilia. [Full Article...]

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Three independent candidates file nominations for phase 1

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Three independent candidates file nominations for phase 1 Asked about the EC banning a BJP advertisement using the word "pappu", the Congress leader said the use of derogatory language by the BJP against their opponents reflects their frustration, mindset and culture and they are sensing their defeat. [Full Article...]

Singapore train collision leaves 28 injured

Singapore train collision leaves 28 injured It said in a statement that a train stopped at the Joo Koon station heading westwards towards Tuas Link station. The second train was supposed to come to a complete stop 10.7m behind the first train. "We are deeply sorry for that", Khaw was quoted by the Straits Times newspaper as telling a news conference. Speaking at a press conference, SMRT's senior vice-president of rail operations for t... [Full Article...]

Sprint will start offering Hulu to its Unlimited Freedom customers

Sprint will start offering Hulu to its Unlimited Freedom customers Users can sign up for the deal on Friday by going to sprint.com/hulu from their Sprint phone and following the outlined steps. Sprint's deal with Hulu means customers can save $7.99 a month, the usual price of the streaming plan. According to Allan Samson, Sprint's senior vice president of acquisition marketing, 95% of new subscribers are choosing an unlimited plan. Finally, video streaming i... [Full Article...]


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