There is however concern on the service tax which is now at 14 per cent and is expected to move between 12 to 18 per cent. At present, the tax structure on televisions is around 24 per cent while that for white goods is around 30 per cent. Finally, a "cess" - a separate central tax - would be added to the top 28 percent GST rate on luxury cars and harmful products like tobacco and fizzy drinks.
The deadly explosion sparked a geyser of fire Monday and closed off the vital pipeline, raising fears of another round of gas shortages and price increases. North Carolina Republicans urged their supporters to vote early and avoid any gas-related disruptions on Election Day, but Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal urged people to stick with normal fuel usage rather than stocking up and causing a spike in demand.
He added, "Florida, which has the largest cache of electoral votes, is a virtual tie and North Carolina is nearly as close". As the Election Day draws closer, the presidential race has settled back into a tight contest, with Hillary Clinton , the Democratic nominee, holding an edge over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, after a turbulent month.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said both police and civilians were killed but did not say how many. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were among 12 MPs from the HDP, or People's Democracy Party, taken into custody after they failed to appear in court voluntarily to answer for alleged links to a Kurdish insurgency led by the PKK.
May's office said earlier she still meant to fire the starting gun on official divorce talks " by the end of March ", despite Thursday's High Court ruling that her government does not have the power on its own to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would formally start the process.
In a speech released on Thursday Baghdadi - whose whereabouts are unknown - said there could be no retreat in a "total war" against the forces arrayed against ISIS, telling fighters they must remain loyal to their commanders. This was stated by spokesman for the USA -led coalition Colonel John Dorrian while talking to newsmen in Baghdad. The leader of the Islamic State extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces enter the city of Mosul ...
The emails were written by Clinton's deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin. Julian Assange feels sorry for Hillary Clinton, as she had fainted and got sick due to her ambitions, Assange said. The emails concerned phone calls the then-secretary of state planned to have with the United Arab Emirates' crown prince and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in November 2010.
Civilians in east Aleppo, who have faced weeks of devastating bombardment by the government and Russian Federation, have expressed scepticism about safe passage offers. Amnesty International said increased Russian support to Syria may increase risks once the cease-fire is officially finished. In recent months other opposition-held areas have surrendered after long army sieges.
Before the attacks, authorities detained at least 12 people on terrorism-related charges, including five pro-Kurdish lawmakers, causing tensions among Turkish citizens and European Union lawmakers alike. The government accuses the HDP of being the political arm of the PKK, an accusation the party rejects. "Again", in a Twitter message. Adding to the groundswell of protest over the actions, the S&D socialists, the second-biggest group in the European Union parliament called it "very bad ...
Among the many real privileges I've this is to see the president and the first lady dance. Ah. Wow. Both warned sharply against voter apathy. "Comey to Capitol Hill", said Schultz who generally declined comment beyond emphasizing the president's support for Clinton.
The former Norwegian prime minister, who has served as NATO's top diplomatic official since 2014, defended the alliance's new security measures in Europe, which Russian Federation has called aggressive. The war in Syria has also been a flashpoint for tensions, with key western powers accusing Russian Federation of war crimes in its bombardment of opposition-held areas in support of the Syrian government.
Lt. Col. Muhanad al-Timimi told The Associated Press that artillery and mortar strikes hit the Aden, Tahrir and Quds districts from the Gogjali and Karma neighborhoods that special forces seized Thursday. The Islamic State is putting up a fierce resistance in the fight for control of Mosul . Baghdadi also called on the people of Mosul to fight the "enemies of God".
The private Dogan news agency reported that as many as 30 people were hurt in the blast. Yildirim also said one of the assailants was "caught dead", but did not elaborate. According to reports, HDP deputies failed to bear testimony after they were called by the prosecutors in Diyarbakır , Hakkari, Van, Şırnak and Bingöl provinces.
The nation draws the red line for us. "What importance does your line have". Prime minister Yildirim appeared to say that none of those who have been detained so far would be able to face capital punishment however, saying it would not be able to apply it "retroactively".
She gave the State Department around 30,000 emails she claimed were related to her State Department work. Normally Wikileaks reveals no information on sources, but he said he felt compelled to rule out "any state" as the source of the Podesta leaks.
But charities working with the refugees immediately contradicted the official declaration, claiming the warehouse used to register camp dwellers had been closed before many unaccompanied children living in the Jungle had been processed and transported to alternative accommodation elsewhere in France.
The detentions are aimed at achieving what the ruling party failed to do at the ballot box in two general elections a year ago, when the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) won more than 5 million votes, HDP spokesman Ayhan Bilgen said. TurkeyBlocks confirmed the restricted access, saying its monitoring probes have identified "throttling at the ISP level as the source of the slowdowns, with the majority of internet users affected at the time of measurement".
An officer in the elite Counter Terrorism Service said CTS troops had launched a major operation against the militants, who are now nearly surrounded in their last major urban stronghold in Iraq . However al-Baghdadi says these deaths have not weakened the caliphate: "Death of leaders is a sign of empowerment". Mosul is still home to almost 1.5 million people, who risk being caught up in brutal urban warfare.
Duterte's tirades against the former colonial power are routine during his speeches and he said on Wednesday he once believed in Washington, but had since lost respect for the Philippines' biggest ally. Speaking with troops at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the long-standing military alliance had benefited both nations.
The attacks raised the death toll in the three-day old offensive to at least 41 civilians, including 16 children, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A rebel assault to break the siege of Syria's Aleppo slowed Monday amid fierce resistance from regime forces, as the United Nations said it was "appalled" by opposition fire on civilians.
The Prime Minister has said she will trigger Article 50 by the end of March, and will today tell Jean-Claude, the President of the European Commission, that she remains committed to that timetable. The Daily Express declared "We Must Get Out of the EU" over a picture of the Union Jack flag, and said a crisis was brewing "as grave as anything since the dark days" of World War II.
The treatment would also look at the underlying causes of the patient's actions, said Alpert. After all, if a man is capable of using his own four-year-old son as sexual bait, and doesn't mind sexting it across state lines, it is not a grand leap to conclude that he may be capable of doing even more heinous acts in private.
Geological Survey said. Italian TV Sky reported some further buildings had collapsed in at least two villages, and the impact was felt as far away as Rome. The blocked roads make it more hard to find them and bring them to safety. In the meantime, he and fellow farmers have to live in caravans without electricity or hot water.
His father was the son of Jewish Russian immigrants to the U.S., according to online biographies of the actor, who is the latest in a string of high-profile Westerners to be granted Russian citizenship after buddying up with Putin. Almost 15 years hence from the genesis of their camaraderie, the controversial dictatorial leader has finally sanctified his bond with the dubiously Buddhist former Hollywood action hero by granting him official Russian citizenship.
Trump and other Republicans have seized on Comey's announcement, which did not indicate any wrongdoing by Clinton, to ratchet up criticism of the Democratic candidate. Clinton declared she's "not making excuses" for using her personal email address while in government. And Clinton, who leads Trump by 17 percent among those who haven't voted, has only a 21 percent lead overall in the state.
Clinton's high-profile surrogates include President Obama, who linked Trump to the KKK during a Thursday appearance in Jacksonville, Fla . Wanda Williams-Jones and Scott Warmack did their civic duty Thursday - two foot soldiers in what is fast becoming a record-setting battle of early votes cast in this year's race for the White House.
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The state capture report was seen by those opposed to Zuma's leadership as the last straw, but the ANC Youth League, the Women's League and Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) on Thursday reaffirmed their support for Zuma and ensuring he completed his term in office.
The latest deaths brought to almost 70 the number of civilians killed in government-held areas during the offensive, according to SOHR. "Nothing can be done". But Khaled Khoja, a top negotiator with the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) opposition umbrella group, insisted that trapped and desperate residents and the armed rebels trying to defend them had been left with no option but to accept help from the Islamist fighters.
Clinton has been ahead there in opinion polls , but Democrats acknowledge that the FBI's renewed attention to her has helped rally reluctant Republicans behind their nominee. "A lot of stuff has come out since your vote", Trump continued. In Ohio , the Democratic Party accused Trump of conspiring to prevent minorities from casting ballots.
I'm fearless in other ways. That's about to change. A view of the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan is seen on November 3, 2016 where Republican nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence will hold their "Victory Party" on election night November 8, 2016 in New York.
Jeff King, professor of law at University College London , said the government's Supreme Court appeal "would be unlikely to succeed under the circumstances". The ruling states the Government requires Parliament's consent to start the UK's withdrawal from the European Union . Summing up, Lord Chief Justice Thomas said: "The most fundamental rule of the United Kingdom constitution is that parliament is sovereign ".
Most lawmakers accept that voters' decision must be respected - but they differ widely on what form Brexit should take and how close a relationship Britain should keep with the EU. In principle, the court agreed. That process could derail May's timeline, even it is not clear at this stage whether the parliament would have to pass a bill, or whether both houses needed to say "yes" or "no" to the government's proposal.
Arthur's attorneys - in their request to the Supreme Court- argued that a federal judge prematurely dismissed his lawsuit challenging Alabama's lethal procedure. The execution is scheduled after years of appeals for Arthur, who once asked a jury to give him the death penalty but has avoided it for decades. He would have been this year's 18th US execution and the state's second, the Death Penalty Information Center said.
Clinton's camp says it saw polls tightening even before the FBI announced Friday that it was reviewing new material that could be related to a dormant investigation into the former secretary of state's handling of classified information. " Two separate sources with intimate knowledge of the FBI investigations into the Clinton emails and the Clinton Foundation tell Fox the following", Baier said on his show.