Truckers end strike in Telangana

The owners of lorries and other goods-carrying vehicles in Telangana on Thursday called off their strike following an assurance from the state government on their demands, including putting in place a single permit system in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Israel, Palestinians `reach accord` on frozen taxes

 Israel has agreed to transfer in full hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes collected for the Palestinian Authority but frozen in a row over the International Criminal Court, the Palestinian premier said.

Get ready to pay more from April 1

Entry tickets to museums, zoo and tiger reserves would become cheaper, while business class air travel, investment in MFs and chit funds would become expensive with some of the service tax proposals announced in the Budget coming into effect from Wednesday.

No new taxes proposed in Punjab budget for FY16

The Punjab government today presented Budget for the 2015-16 financial year without proposing any new taxes.

Uruguay soccer star Diego Forlan denies cheating taxes
Uruguay soccer star Diego Forlan denies cheating taxes

Uruguayan soccer player Diego Forlan on Monday denied evading taxes by hiding money in Swiss accounts with the British bank HSBC Holdings PLC.
 

Barack Obama's State of Union address 2015: Full Text

In a first, the White House this year made the President's State of the Union address available online on Medium for all.

Obama appeals for 'better politics', vows to veto Republicans' bills threatening his agenda
Obama appeals for 'better politics', vows to veto Republicans' bills threatening his agenda

Heralding America's release from the shackles of recession, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday night flaunted a revved up US economy in his penultimate State of the Union address that was themed on tapering down the wealth inequality by pushing for what he called the “middle-class economics”.

Solange Knowles owes more than USD 55,000 in taxes
Solange Knowles owes more than USD 55,000 in taxes

Solange Knowles, Beyonce's sister, owes over USD 55,000 in back taxes to the state of California.

Sudan says to keep key subsidies in 2015, not raise taxes

 Sudan will keep in place subsidies on wheat and petrol and not raise taxes in 2015, the finance minister said on Monday as he presented next year`s budget to parliament.

Sanctions may force Russia to raise taxes: PM

Russia may be forced to raise taxes in next year`s budget to make up for the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Moscow`s Ukraine policy, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

Karnataka mulling bill to allow panchayats levy tax on services

Karnataka Government is planning to introduce a bill which will give powers to gram panchayats to levy taxes on services provided by commercial establishments, including airports, falling under their jurisdiction to rev up revenue collection.

WHO calls for raising tax on tobacco to check consumption

The World Health Organisation(WHO) has called for increasing tax on tobacco products to highlight health risks associated with its use.

Taxes on cigarettes linked to lower alcohol consumption

Increase in cigarette taxes has been linked with modest to moderate reductions in alcohol consumption among vulnerable groups, a new research has found.

Haryana puts property tax on hold, for now

The Haryana government has decided not to recover property tax till the time a committee constituted to rationalise the tax submits its report, the CM said.

Cyberattack deprives millions of Dutch of online ID

More than 10 million Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyberattack, officials said Wednesday.

Bihar clocks 29% hike in commercial tax collection: Modi

In another first in the country, tax collection in Bihar in the 2012-13 fiscal jumped to 29 percent, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said.

Newtown shooting victim’s mom makes emotional plea for gun control

US President Barack Obama handed over his weekly radio address to a mother of a Newtown massacre victim as debate raged over proposed gun control legislation.

Budget 2013: India hikes military spending 14 percent

India hiked its military spending to Rs 203,672 crore (Rs 2.03 trillion/USD 37 billion), an increase of five percent over the Rs 193,407 crore outlay for 2012-13.

Barack Obama clears $633 bn defence spending

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a whopping USD 633 billion defence bill that authorises spending on the war in Afghanistan.