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FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Pictured, left to right, are Coterie Club’s Betty Mobley, Sharon Camp Williams, Margaret Cibele and guest speaker Gary Patterson. Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00 pm The Coterie Club of Kilgore met April 27 at the home of Sharon Camp Williams who hosted a lovely patio brunch. Co-hostess Margaret Cibele provided and served the delicious [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Dollar holds gains Canadian dollar, Mexican peso surge on NAFTA relief

Dollar holds gains Canadian dollar, Mexican peso surge on NAFTA relief

LONDON, APRIL 27:   The dollar only held its gains against the Japanese yen on Thursday after US President Donald Trump’s tax plan offered no surprises, slowing the greenback’s rally. The market also awaited the European Central Bank’s monetary policy decision. The Canadian dollar and Mexican peso, which had slumped earlier on reports the United States [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Dollar holds gains Canadian dollar, Mexican peso surge on NAFTA relief

Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

India’s third largest real estate company, Indiabulls Real Estate’s board is planning to do some restructuring in its business. The board of the company considered the possibility of streamlining the company’s existing ‘residential’, ‘commercial’ and ‘leasing’ businesses by segregating the ‘commercial and leasing’ business segment. The company has two options to restructure its business. One [...]

April 17, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business

MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business

British businesses must crack down on excessive pay for bosses and improve boardroom diversity to restore public trust after scandals at Sports Direct and collapsed retailer BHS, MPs have warned. Among their wide-ranging recommendations, the MPs’ committee called for a ban on long-term investment plans, complex multi-year pay deals that have been criticised for masking [...]

April 5, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business

Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

Although the residential sector is going through a difficult phase, the stakeholders are quite optimistic for the future, especially with regards to sales volume. New Delhi: The real estate sentiment fell to a three-year low in the October-December period, indicating pessimism among developers and financial institutions which reeled under the demonetisation pressure, says a report. [...]

March 15, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the nation’s healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve the conservative Georgia Republican, former U.S. lawmaker and orthopedic surgeon to [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has described the president’s attacks on the judiciary as “demoralising” and “disheartening”. Neil Gorsuch’s comments were made to a Democratic senator and confirmed by his spokesman. The president called a judge who halted his controversial travel ban a “so-called judge”, and said any terror attacks on US soil [...]

February 9, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Budget 2017 Scores Well On Education Goals

Budget 2017 Scores Well On Education Goals

In this article, we jotted down our expectations from the Union Budget 2017-18. As a sequel to this piece, let’s see whether the budget could live up to these expectations. This budget was touted as a crucial one for many reasons. The most important being the time at which it was being presented—right after the [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Budget 2017 Scores Well On Education Goals

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Today is D-Day in Washington — the confirmation debate and vote on Betsy DeVos, one of Donald Trump’s most controversial nominees and the most contested. Despite the assurance of President Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer the confirmation is a cinch, the administration is making a last-ditch push today for DeVos in an email solicitation pleading with [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Union Budget 2017 – Impact on Real Estate in India

Union Budget 2017 – Impact on Real Estate in India

The Union Budget 2017 has proposed several positive measures to strengthen the edifice of the Indian real estate sector For instance; the facilitation of capital gains taxation norms has triggered a wave of happiness in realtors and property buyers alike. Given below are few key measures that will provide the much-needed thrust. – The tax [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Union Budget 2017 – Impact on Real Estate in India

Budget 2017: Experts have hailed note ban’s positive impact on real estate, says government

Budget 2017: Experts have hailed note ban’s positive impact on real estate, says government

NEW DELHI: Brushing aside alleged reports of losses to the real estate sector during last quarter of 2016 due to demonetisation, the Centre today said experts feel that the move will purge the sector from the influence of black money, thereby making purchases affordable and within the reach of common man. Minister of State for [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2017: Experts have hailed note ban’s positive impact on real estate, says government