• JK govt to benefit from GST, will seek its passage in a
JK govt to benefit from GST, will seek its passage in a

Daily-use items like sugar, tea, coffee and edible oil will attract the lowest tax rate of five per cent, nearly the same as current incidence. "Gold is a luxury product". Last week, the Reserve Bank called the GST a "game changer" and said given the cross-country experience and empirical evidence on efficiency gains from the Value Added Tax (VAT) ...

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  • China's Xi willing to put South Korea ties back on track
China's Xi willing to put South Korea ties back on track

Earlier in the day, Lee met with State Councilor Yang Jiechi, Xi's senior foreign policy adviser, and on Thursday with Foreign Minister Wang Yi. "With regard to the THAAD issue, I will do my best to sufficiently explain President Moon's stance (to the Chinese side)", Lee noted.

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  • Snapchat's new eraser lets you photoshop stuff out of photos
Snapchat's new eraser lets you photoshop stuff out of photos

Snapchat , the mobile messaging app that's popular with millennials, is today unveiling four new creative tools as it looks to broaden its appeal with both existing and new users. Snapping is also introducing looping videos - that is the video version of a limitless snap . As we have repeatedly noted in our earlier Snap stock coverage, Snapcha...

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  • Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014
Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

Documents released by lawmakers on Thursday show Mr Flynn was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities. Cummings also criticized the White House for not releasing documents from the transition period, during which Flynn inappropriately discussed sanctions with...

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  • Amazon Prime Video app could come to Apple TV after all
Amazon Prime Video app could come to Apple TV after all

Amazon employees expect the app to show up on Apple's hardware in the third quarter of the year. Therefore, the latest development assumed importance as it comes on the heels of Amazon's video unit gaining traction significantly among its Prime members.

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  • China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost
China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

A few sorts of plants, including vegetables and blooms, have been developed on the International Space Station. Through the Prototype Lunar/Mars Greenhouse project , researchers aim to develop a greenhouse system that can work on Mars or the moon.

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  • Apple in Talks to Launch 'Apple Cash' Money Transfer Service
Apple in Talks to Launch 'Apple Cash' Money Transfer Service

That may be changing. Last year, 20% of American iPhone users reported using the service at least once. Companies that have jumped into P2P in recent years include Venmo, Square with Square Cash, and even Facebook with Messenger. Long-time Apple analyst Gene Munster recently told the Wall Street Journal that he estimates Apple saw $36...

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  • Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space
Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space

Trump will be joined by daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins for the 20-minute call which will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency's website and Facebook page. "We want to do that during my first term or, at worst, my second", Trump joked. Asked what the astronauts are "learning up there in space", Whitson describ...

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  • Soccer referee seeks to send off senior Scottish nationalist in UK election
Soccer referee seeks to send off senior Scottish nationalist in UK election

Tom Costley, head of Kantar in Scotland, said: "One group of particular interest is those who voted Yes in the 2014 independence referendum and then voted Leave in the European Union referendum - one in three (30 per cent) of this group do not want a referendum at all, possibly suggesting that leaving the European Union was their primary goal and a...

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  • Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM
Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM

There are concerns that North Korea may carry out a long-range missile launch or another nuclear test on the military anniversary date. North Korea is trying to show strength at home by detaining another U.S. Missile and nuclear tests are often timed around major dates and speculation is now focused on Tuesday's anniversary of the founding of...

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  • Instagram Gets Offline Mode on Android
Instagram Gets Offline Mode on Android

Announced today at Facebook's F8 conference and reported by TechCrunch , it seems that Facebook will be giving Instagram users on Android an offline mode . This new Instagram development is particularly useful when you are online in areas where the Internet access is unreliable. It thinks offline features could help Instagram grow in de...

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  • Katy Perry might just be anti-Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino
Katy Perry might just be anti-Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

You can count on millennials being obsessed with a few things - specifically, everything pink and everything unicorn (I mean, can you blame them?!). In general, Frappuccinos tend to be some of the more time-intensive drinks to make at Starbucks .

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  • Missile attack brings countries to brink of military clash, says Moscow
Missile attack brings countries to brink of military clash, says Moscow

Rouhani added the US attack was in line with policy to strengthen the terrorists. The US strikes provoked fury in Moscow, which diverted a warship to the Mediterranean to protect the Syrian coast and vowed to bolster Bashar al-Assad's defences against further US missile strikes .

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  • Mark Reckless quits Ukip and rejoins Tories
Mark Reckless quits Ukip and rejoins Tories

He said: "We are disappointed to hear that Mark Reckless has chose to leave UKIP in order to join the Conservatives in the Welsh Assembly". Tory sources have said Mr Reckless, the AM for South Wales East, has held talks with Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives.

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  • Apple To Develop Its Own Graphics Chips; UK Partner's Stock Plummets
Apple To Develop Its Own Graphics Chips; UK Partner's Stock Plummets

Up until now, Apple has been licensing the PowerVR graphics processors to power up the iPhone and iPad's gaming capabilities. Once Apple stops using Imagination Technologies' own GPU designs, Apple will begin implementing its own in-house GPUs.

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  • Trump ripped for dipping back into controversy over Democratic 'debate answers'
Trump ripped for dipping back into controversy over Democratic 'debate answers'

WikiLeaks release of hacked Podesta emails say the Clinton campaign was given a hint about a question the Democratic presidential candidate would be asked at a town hall during the Democratic primary. "Spied on before nomination". The president early Monday also questioned whether "the brother of John Podesta paid big money to get the sanctio...

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  • Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal
Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

Asked whether it was appropriate for Mr Flynn to seek immunity - something both Mr Trump and Mr Flynn had previously suggested was evidence of criminal behaviour - he said: "That is up to him and his lawyer". Prior to Trump's inauguration, on the day that President Obama announced sanctions against Russia as punishment for interfering in the US ele...

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  • South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour
South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

Zuma has made increasingly aggressive moves against his Finance Minister in recent months as Gordhan resists Zuma's plans to increase government spending as he attempts to avoid South African Bonds from being given "junk" status. South Africa's currency took a big hit Monday after the president ordered his finance minister to cancel his global inve...

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  • US House also votes to repeal broadband privacy rules
US House also votes to repeal broadband privacy rules

The Trump-appointed chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, a critic of the broadband privacy rules said they could discourage new investments. Senate Joint Resolution 34 passed the House by a vote of 215-205 on Tuesday, which seeks to eliminate landmark privacy protections enacted a year ago by the Federal Communications Commission under former Presi...

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  • Investor burned by Bernie Madoff jumps to his death
Investor burned by Bernie Madoff jumps to his death

A French aristocrat who lost US$1.5 billion in Madoff's scheme previously committed suicide in 2008. Murphy's apparent suicide also comes at a time when Wall Street has begun to worry about the rash of similar incidents linked to the industry .

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  • Apple responds to iCloud hack claims
Apple responds to iCloud hack claims

According to a report Tuesday in Motherboard , a group calling itself the "Turkish Crime Family" claimed it could remotely access hundreds of millions of Apple accounts and could use that access to wipe users' devices. In the absence of payment, the group plans to launch an automated attack on April 7 that would log into iCloud accounts and w...

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  • 'Super Mario Run' on Android & other updates: New characters & level in
'Super Mario Run' on Android & other updates: New characters & level in

The Express Online can confirm we were able to download the popular Nintendo app via Google Play in the United States, it's unclear if the game is available everywhere else in the world. According to "Super Mario " creator Shigeru Miyamoto, the game was initially released for Apple products and not for Android because of security issues.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 'maybe' feature facial-recognition for mobile payments
Samsung Galaxy S8 'maybe' feature facial-recognition for mobile payments

Samsung is likely to stick with the dual pixel technology we saw on the Galaxy S7 series. Some feel it will be released along with the Galaxy S8 devices this month. However, due to manufacturing issues on Synaptics' part, the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back. 9to5Mac projects that Samsung Galaxy S8 shipments will reach 40-45 milli...

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  • Microsoft to Sign Windows Vista Death Certificate on April 11, Nothing…
Microsoft to Sign Windows Vista Death Certificate on April 11, Nothing…

Microsoft (and its OEM partners) of course will no doubt that that Vista users will go out and purchase a brand new PC or laptop running Windows 10. These processors include the Bristol Ridge, or Ryzen, from AMD; the Qualcomm 8996; and Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake chips.

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  • House Of Representatives Finally Passes The NASA Transition Authorization Act, Details Here
House Of Representatives Finally Passes The NASA Transition Authorization Act, Details Here

The newly approved act establishes policy that directs NASA's activities, including a detailed initiative for long-term human space exploration and its manned Mars mission. "I am also pleased to note the inclusion of the TREAT Astronauts Act , legislation that I introduced to ensure that our nation's astronauts receive support for medical issues a...

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