GST good for logistics but GSTN glitches, compliance major issues: Ficci

New Delhi, Feb 18 : Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has had a positive impact on the logistics of businesses, while glitches in the GSTN portal, cumbersome procedures and cost of compliance remain major areas of concern, industry body Ficci said on Sunday, citing its survey in this regard. The Federation of […]

Google’s firing of anti-diversity memo author was legal: Labour board

San Francisco, Feb 18 : Google did not violate labour laws when it fired James Damore, a former employee who was ousted from the company last year for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy, according to the federal agency that oversees employment practices. “Employers must be permitted to ‘nip in the bud’ the […]

Florida school shooting survivors call for tougher gun laws

[Fort Lauderdale : A young woman cries during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. /PTI] Miami, Feb […]

Florida school shooting survivors call for tougher gun laws

Miami, Feb 18 : Survivors of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 students and teachers, have called for tougher gun laws in the country and and urged voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move, the media reported. At an emotional rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Emma Gonzalez, […]

US urges Ethiopia to ‘rethink’ martial law

Addis Ababa, Feb 18 : The US embassy in Ethiopia on Saturday urged Addis Ababa to reconsider its decision to institute martial law. The US embassy said the decision to impose martial law in Ethiopia on Friday reverses positive steps taken to create a more inclusive political space, including the release of thousands of prisoners, […]

Egypt court jails 65 Morsi loyalists up to 10 years

Cairo, Feb 18 : An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 65 loyalists of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi up to 10 years in prison over inciting anti-state riots, protests and violence. Zagazig Criminal Court sentenced 44 defendants to 10 years in jail and 21 to two years while acquitting eight of the said charges, Xinhua […]