Russia sanctions bill stalled amid Trump Jr. emails

Bipartisan sanctions legislation targeting the Kremlin remain stalled on Tuesday amid the revelation of emails between Donald Trump Jr. and an intermediary purporting to offer help from Russia during the 2016 campaign. House Democrats are objecting to a portion of proposed changes to the bill

U.S., Qatar ink MoU on combating terror financing

NEWS SCAN The United States and Qatar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) on combating financing terrorism collectively. “We have signed a memorandum of understanding on combating financing terrorism,” said Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani during a press conference on Tuesday. He added

No GST on free food supplied by religious institutions

No GST is applicable on free food supplied in anna kshetras run by religious institutions; prasadam supplied by religious places like temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, dargahs, etc. attracts Nil CGST and SGST or IGST, as the case may be. There are media reports suggesting that

Twitter users blocked by Trump sue for First Amendment violation

NEWS SCAN A group of Twitter  users blocked by President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the the action is a violation of their First Amendment  rights. The group, represented by the First Knight Amendment Institute and Columbia University, argue that Trump’s account  serves as a public forum that “has become an

SC seeks Tamil Nadu’s stand on fresh trust vote

NEWS SCAN The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the stand of the Tamil Nadugovernment on a plea of MLA K Pandiarajan seeking its direction to conduct fresh vote of confidence through secret ballot on the floor of the assembly. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and