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  • Cong, CPI-M term PM's statement on lynching as mere 'eyewash'
  • Air India pride of the country, a plan is being made to sell it off: Mamata
  • Italy gets Brussels backing for EU peers to accept migrants off boats
  • Djokovic leads the way into Eastbourne semi-finals
  • South Sudan says aid workers can not go to 'insecure' rebel-held areas
  • UP prepares for Kanwariya Yatra during Sawan
  • NCP demands judicial inquiry into Manjula Shetye's death
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  • Implementation of GST in its current form will have wider legal, political ramifications: Tarigami
  • Now, ED serves notice to Huriyat leader Geelani for possessing dollars illegally
  • Cong to boycott GST launch, says Modi has trivialised 'Freedom at midnight moment'
  • Venezuela's shield-bearing protesters inspired by Ukraine
  • Three new records set on first day at State athletics meet
  • Odisha to set up a model weaver village in Berhampur
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Republicans tweak Obamacare bill as Trump moves to promote overhaul

Republicans tweak Obamacare bill as Trump moves to promote overhaul

Washington, Mar 21 (Reuters) Congressional Republicans recrafted their Obamacare replacement bill in hopes of satisfying critics as US President Donald Trump prepared to promote his first major legislative initiative on Capitol Hill. In a sign of deepening concern among Republicans about the bill's future, Trump today will speak to the party's lawmakers in Congress about the healthcare overhaul, two House Republican aides said yesterday. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters on Monday new language was expected on taxes and Medicaid provisions in an effort to move the bill to the floor of the US House of Representatives by Thursday. "Later today, we will release some technical and policy changes that further strengthen the bill," Brady said of planned changes to treatment of Obamacare taxes, optional work requirements for Medicaid and an option for states to accept Medicaid funding as a block grant. It was not clear whether there would also be more generous tax credits for older Americans, one prospective change House Speaker Paul Ryan described in a television interview on Sunday. Trump met yesterday at the White House with Ryan, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Zeke Emanuel, an architect of Obama's healthcare law, to discuss the issue. Brady also said in a briefing Republicans expected to have an updated analysis of the bill's budget and insurance impacts from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before Thursday. CBO's last report on the bill a week ago severely damaged its prospects. The report said 14 million people would lose health coverage under the measure over the next year. Republicans are divided over the plan, with Senate moderates concerned it goes too far and House conservatives saying it does not go far enough. Republicans and Trump have vowed for years to repeal Obamacare, the signature domestic initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Two parts of the plan face resistance among Republicans: a proposal to end enrollment in Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid in 2020, and provisions to change eligibility for tax subsidies for individuals to buy health insurance. Democrats oppose the Republicans' plan, which they say would throw millions off health insurance and hurt the elderly, poor and working families while giving tax cuts to the wealthy. Democrats as well as hospitals and insurers have urged Republicans to consider how their plan would affect access to healthcare for the 20 million people insured by Obamacare.


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President praises major financial changes, including introduction of GST

President praises major financial changes, including introduction of GST

Kolkata, Jun 29 (UNI) President Pranab Mukherjee today said major changes have happened in India during 2017 like, budget session has been advanced to the first day of February and the first combined budget of independent India that included Railways was presented in Parliament.

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29 Jun 2017 | 7:14 PM
Terror to figure prominently at G20 Summit, It's in line with

Terror to figure prominently at G20 Summit, It's in line with "Modi's approach": MEA

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) Terrorism will figure prominently at the G20 Summit at Hamburg in Germany next month, a senior official in the Ministry of External Affairs said here and maintained that the talks proposed at Leaders' Retreat on the theme of terror is also in "alliance" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's own approach on the issue.

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29 Jun 2017 | 8:52 PM
Cong to boycott GST launch, says Modi has trivialised 'Freedom at midnight moment'

Cong to boycott GST launch, says Modi has trivialised 'Freedom at midnight moment'

New Delhi, June 29 (UNI) Announcing its decision to boycott tomorrow’s midnight GST launch at Parliament, the Congress today dubbed it just as a ‘’tamasha’ (‘spectacle) and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was insulting the ‘’freedom at midnight moment’’ by giving a similar importance to a taxation event.

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29 Jun 2017 | 9:11 PM
Modi expresses anguish, anger over killing of people in the name of cow protection

Modi expresses anguish, anger over killing of people in the name of cow protection

Ahmedabad, Jun 29 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed anger and anguish over the present atmosphere of violence in the nation and asserted that no one can be allowed to kill people in the name of cows.

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29 Jun 2017 | 4:43 PM
Congress decision to boycott GST launch unfortunate: Govt

Congress decision to boycott GST launch unfortunate: Govt

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) The Government today described as 'unfortunate' the Congress move to boycott tomorrow’s midnight function in Parliament’s Central Hall for launch of the GST, and dismissed all the reasons given by the Opposition party for its decision.

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29 Jun 2017 | 8:05 PM
Election of Vice-President on Aug 5, result the same day

Election of Vice-President on Aug 5, result the same day

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) The election to the office of Vice-President of the country will be held on August 5 and results will be announced the same day, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said here today announcing the schedule.

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29 Jun 2017 | 5:38 PM
Assy passes resolutions for reservation of seats for Delhi students

Assy passes resolutions for reservation of seats for Delhi students

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) After a short duration discussion regarding reservation of seats for Delhi's students in colleges, the Delhi Assembly today passed resolutions in these regard including 85 per-cent reservation of seats in colleges that are funded by the State Government.

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29 Jun 2017 | 8:40 PM

Italy gets Brussels backing for EU peers to accept migrants off boats

29 Jun 2017 | 9:24 PM

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Jun 29 (Reuters) The European Union executive today threw its weight behind Italy's plea for fellow EU states to allow humanitarian rescue boats carrying African migrants across the Mediterranean to dock in their ports to alleviate growing pressure on Rome.

UP prepares for Kanwariya Yatra during Sawan

UP prepares for Kanwariya Yatra during Sawan

29 Jun 2017 | 9:21 PM

Lucknow, Jun 29 (UNI) After peaceful passing of Holy month of Ramadan and celebration of Eid, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now geared up the forces to ensure incident free Kanwar Yatra during the coming month of Shrawan, starting from Sunday.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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