Brazil's president Michel Temer deploys army as protesters start fire in ministry

Brazil's president Michel Temer deploys army as protesters start fire in ministry

Masked protesters responded by firing powerful fireworks at police, setting ablaze furniture in the lobby of the Agriculture Ministry and spraying anti-Temer graffiti on government buildings.

Women CEOs earn big pay, but few of them have the top job; highest paid Virginia Rometty of IBM
Women CEOs earn big pay, but few of them have the top job; highest paid Virginia Rometty of IBM

The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.

How Narendra Modi government powered-up India; slashed energy shortage from 4.2 pct in 2013-14 to 0.7 pct in 2016-17
How Narendra Modi government powered-up India; slashed energy shortage from 4.2 pct in 2013-14 to 0.7 pct in 2016-17

The Narendra Modi- government on Wednesday said that the energy shortage in the country had come down to 0.7 per cent in 2016-17.

UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir
UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir

The UN has denied that its observers in Kashmir came under attack from Indian army in Kashmir, refuting the Pakistani allegations.

 Cabinet gives nod to 2.5 pct of road fund for National Waterways; Nitin Gadkari says 1.8 lakh jobs to be created, Manohar Parrikar hails ‘immense benefits’
Cabinet gives nod to 2.5 pct of road fund for National Waterways; Nitin Gadkari says 1.8 lakh jobs to be created, Manohar Parrikar hails ‘immense benefits’

The Union Cabinet today cleared the National Waterways policy. The government approved the allocation of 2.5 per cent of the Central Road Fund for National Waterways which according to PTI, would provide around Rs 2,000 crore per year for the NWs.

Army free to take decisions in Jammu and Kashmir: Arun Jaitley
Army free to take decisions in Jammu and Kashmir: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley was responding to a question on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the Army went public on fire assaults on Pakistani posts along the LoC.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos gives USD 1 mn to press freedom watchdog
Amazon's Jeff Bezos gives USD 1 mn to press freedom watchdog

Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos is giving USD 1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the largest-ever gift to the media rights watchdog.

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Heavy tax on hybrid cars may be reconsidered by GST Council
Heavy tax on hybrid cars may be reconsidered by GST Council

After the recent announcement by the GST council of the 43 percent tax levied on hybrid cars, the auto industry expressed disappointment and the structure is being reconsidered.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 25 May )This Week ( 21 May - 27 May )

SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more