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tax rate reduced to 5% on income rs 2.5l-5l


new delhi: stating that india is "largely a non-tax compliant society," finance minister arun jaitley today said the government is putting a rs 3 lakh limit on cash transactions. in addition, the minister gave a significant tax break to those earning between rs 2.5-5 lakhs+ , cutting their tax rates to as low as 5 percent from the earlier 10%. the minister imposed a surcharge of 10 percent for those whose annual income is rs 50 lakh to rs 1 crore. the 15% surcharge on incomes above rs 1 crore will continue. stating that political parties continue to receive most funds through anonymous donation, jaitley announced that the maximum amount of cash donation a political party can receive is rs 2000 from any one source. the minister also said the government plans to extend the basket of financi






union budget 2017: tax rate for individual earning of rs 2.5-5 lakh reduced to 5


in a move to make the aam aadmi happy, finance minister arun jaitley on wednesday, proposed to reduce the existing rate of taxation of those with income between 2.5 lakh to 5 lakh from 10 percent to 5 per cent.finance minister while presenting the historic union budget ha said: “i propose to reduce existing rate of taxation of those with income between 2.5 lakh to 5 lakh from 10 pc to 5 pc.”in a sad new for those earning annual income from rs 50 lakh to 1 crore, fm jaitely proposed the surcharge of 10 pc.you may also like“surcharge of 10 pc for those whose annual income is rs 50 lakh to 1 crore,” fm jaitley said while presenting the budget.here are the highlights:committed to making taxation rate reasonable, our tax administration more fair and expand the tax base of the countrypradhan man






budget impact on income tax: budget 2017 impact on your personal income tax: who


here’s who will pay less and who will pay more personal tax following the finance minister’s personal tax proposals in budget 2017. once the fm’s proposals are implemented: 1. a person with taxable income (after deductions such as section 80c etc) of rs 3.5 lakh will pay a tax of rs 2575 as against rs 5150 payable earlier. 2. persons with taxable income over rs 5 lakh up to rs 50 lakh will pay rs 12875 less (including the cess saved), according to ey. 3. however, individuals with taxable income over rs 50 lakh upto rs 1 crore will be paying a flat surcharge of 10% on the total tax payable by them. for example, an individual earning gross total income of rs 60 lakh will pay (after availing tax deductions as umed in the table) rs 1,45,024 additional tax due to the surcharge. as shown in the






budget 2017 impact:tax relief on capital gains on real estate proposed in budget


holding period for capital gains on sale of immovable property—land and building--- to qualify as long term capital gains is proposed to be reduced to 2 years from 3 years in the union budget. currently, capital gains on land and building qualify as long term capital gain if holding period is minimum 3years. the base year for calculation of such capital gains with indexation benefit is also proposed to be shifted from 1981 to 2001. these steps are expected to reduce the capital gains tax burden on property sellers and thereby make movement of immovable capital easier. currently, if a property is sold within three years of buying (acquiring) it, any profit from the transaction is treated as a short-term capital gain in the hands of the individual. this is added to the total income of the o






budget 2017 proposes: seven ways budget 2017 proposes to make doing business eas


new delhi: the government's focus on ease of doing business reflects in budget 2017 too. india moved up only one rank on the world bank’s ease of doing business ranking last year, a disappointing result for the narendra modi government that made several initiatives and has set itself a target to break into the top 50. india is ranked 130 out of 190 countries in world bank group’s annual report ‘doing business 2017: equal opportunity for all’. below are the seven steps that the budget 2017 proposes to make doing business in india easier. 1. scope of domestic transfer pricing restricted to only if one of the entities involved in related party transaction enjoys specified profit-linked deduction. 2. threshold limit for audit of business entities who opt for presumptive income scheme increase






houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn


the unemployment rate in the houston area rose in january to 4.8 percent, the texas workforce commission reported friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll.after a years-long boom, houston is approaching the national unemployment average, which was 4.9 percent in january and february, the u.s. department of labor said friday.houston's unemployment rate is up from 4.6 percent both in december 2015 and a year ago in january. from december 2015 the area lost 50,800 nonfarm jobs, for a 1.7 percent decrease in jobs. however, the year-over-year numbers remain positive. compared to january 2015, employment rose by 16,400. texas added 31,400 nonfarm jobs in january, the state's 10th consecutive month of job growth despite the oil downturn, the workforce






what's new in budget 2017 for real estate sector?, real estate news, et realesta


bengaluru | mumbai | new delhi: finance minister arun jaitley in his budget 2017 speech has given one of the much needed thrust to the indian real estate sector. the minister announced that the ‘affordable housing’ will be given ‘infrastructure’ status, which is likely to result in increased participation from private players.“the announcement of affordable housing being given infrastructure status is a welcome move and will act as a catalyst to meet the objectives of housing to all by 2022. credit off-take towards affordable segment of housing will lead to creation of supply especially for both stake holders the first home buyer and developer who will now have access to cheaper funding,” said ravi ahuja, executive director, office services & investment sales at colliers international






budget: budget delivers a big blow to black-money politics


in a major move towards bringing greater transparency in political funding, the government today capped anonymous petty funding to political parties at no more than rs 2,000 from the existing rs 20,000. this is also one of the key proposals that had been moved by the election commission of india to the law ministry for approval. the government also announced a proposed amendment to the rbi act to enable issuance of electoral bonds which will be redeemable by the political parties in their registered accounts within a specified time frame. post demonetization, there has been considerable demand on checking black money in political funding and with good reason. only last month, a report released by the ociation of democratic reforms (adr) had released a report on the sources of funding of n






the basic error of trump’s draft order targeting immigrants on welfare


president trump meets with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry in the oval office at the white house in washington on jan. 31, 2017. (nicholas kamm/agence france-presse)the trump administration appears to be considering whether lawful immigrants should be deported after receiving a certain amount of public istance, according to a draft of an executive order obtained by the washington post.such a move would represent a departure from current practicebut would be consistent with the goals of trump advisers stephen k. bannon and stephen miller, who, in the words of the los angeles times, “see themselves as launching a radical experiment to fundamentally transform how the u.s. decides who is allowed into the country.”the draft order appears to be premised on the notion that immigrantsplace






income tax rate cut, no changes in excise rates, sen up by over 300 points


12:00 pm (ist)sen pares early gains, investors turn cautious amid budgetstock market turned cautious amid the budget announcements by finance minister arun jaitley with the key indices paring early gains as it, pharma and power shares witnessed selling pressure. the benchmark bse sen opened higher at 27,669.08 and moved in a range of 27,725.16 and 27,590.10 points in morning trade.at 1145 hrs, the sen surrendered the gains to trade lower by 4.45 points, or 0.02 per cent, at 27,651.51 points dragged by losses in it major tcs and infosys.the wider nse nifty had gained 21.90 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 8,583.20 in opening trade.however at 1145 hrs, it fell by 6.65 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 8,554.65 points with 25 constituents led by tcs tech mahindra infosys and idea trading in the negati






business news roundup, feb. 1


slack goes after big companiesslack technologies, a fast-growing startup trying to wean businesses off email by hooking employees on its more informal messaging service, is now hoping to snare the world’s biggest companies as customers.its new enterprise grid is designed to enable workers in different departments to communicate more easily with each other. slack has become a popular way for teams of employees to communicate, but workers haven’t been able to quickly connect with other departments. enterprise grid will let workers in different slack groups message each other more easily.deliverywalmart altersshipping ruleswalmart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery.it’s one of the first






budget 2017 highlights: here are the highlights of union budget 2017


finance minister arun jaitley presented the union budget 2017, his fourth annual budget, today. here are the highlights of this year's budget: ►income tax rate cut to 5 pc for individuals having income between rs 2.5 lakh to rs 5 lakh ►10 pc surcharge on individual income above rs 50 lakh and upto rs 1 cr to make up for rs 15,000 cr loss of due to cut in personal i-t rate ►15 pc surcharge on income above rs 1 cr to continue ►of 3.7 cr individuals who filed tax returns in 2015-16, 99 lakh showed income below exemption limit ►direct tax collection not commensurate with income and expenditure pattern ►revenue deficit reduced to 2.1 pc from 2.3 pc for 2016-17 ►govt pegs fiscal deficit target at 3.2 per cent for 2017 and 3 per cent for next year. ► monetary policy to be expansionary in major e






in unprecedented move, pension plan cuts benefits promised to retirees


retired ironworker joe finley, 63, says that on feb. 1 his pension will be reduced significantly, leaving him with less than half the monthly amount he is used to receiving. finley began working as an ironworker in 1972 after one year of college and retired in 2008. (dustin franz for the washington post)a pension fund in cleveland be e the first plan to approve benefit cuts for current retirees — even though it is still years away from running out of cash. the move, some critics say, could open the door for other troubled pension plans to follow suit.the financially st ped iron workers local 17 pension fund proposed a plan for extending its lifespan by reducing benefits for workers and retirees. now that the plan has received final approval, roughly half of the 2,000 participants will see






texas adds 23,600 jobs in july, while unemployment rate ticks up


p o: don mason/getty images/blend images rm image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1construction jobs rebounded in july, after decreasing for the previous two months. construction jobs rebounded in july, after decreasing for the previous two months.  p o: don mason/getty images/blend images rm texas adds 23,600 jobs in july, while unemployment rate ticks up1 / 1back to gallerythe texas economy continued to grow at a rate far below its oil-boom highs, with labor department data showing a seasonally adjusted increase of 23,600 jobs last month and an uptick in the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent. the year-over-year job growth rate remained the same as it has been since may, at 1.5 percent. the annual addition of 173,000 jobs is substantially below texas' five-year average of 301,100 positions. i






for kids without lunch money, social media appeal comes to the rescue.


ashley c. ford felt driven to act by a sad fact of life in the nation’s school cafeterias: kids with unpaid lunch accounts are often embarr ed with a substitute meal of a cold cheese sandwich and a carton of milk.ford, a new york city writer, appealed to her 66,000 twitter followers with a solution. “a cool thing you can do today is try to find out which of your local schools have kids with overdue lunch accounts and pay them off.”in the nearly two months since, people around the country have been inspired to donate thousands of dollars to erase debts owed by parents that can follow kids throughout their school careers.in minnesota, an online fundraising effort has paid almost $100,000 in lunch debt in minneapolis schools and $28,000 in st. paul’s. donors, mostly anonymous, erased $6,000 i






colliers, real estate news, et realestate


mumbai: demand for housing from end user is expected to remain skewed towards ready-to-move-in properties in affordable and mid-income projects in 2017, said colliers international india in a report.in 2016, about 89,000 units were launched across six major cities in india, which is about 34% less than the units launched in 2015. the decline in the number of new launches indicates the waning interest of buyers in the primary market, the report said.out of the total new launches in 2016, around 28% were concentrated in bengaluru followed by mumbai 25%, pune 23%, national capital region (ncr) 15% and chennai 9%.in the aftermath of demoneti ion, many banks have reduced the home loan rates to the tune of 8.25 to 9%, which is the lowest in the last 8 years. the government has also announced an






blogger shows how crazy america's economy really is


p o: justin sullivan, staff image 1of/18captioncloseimage 1 of 18 | the economic collapse blog as 2016 begins, 62 percent of americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21 percent have no savings at all.source: the economic collapse blogas 2016 begins, 62 percent of americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21 percent have no savings at all.source: the economic collapse blog p o: justin sullivan, staff image 2 of 18fewer than 10 percent of u.s. millennials and only about 16 percent of generation x'ers have $10,000 or more saved. source: the economic collapse blogfewer than 10 percent of u.s. millennials and only about 16 percent of generation x'ers have $10,000 or more saved. source: the economic collapse blog p o: fotolia image 3 of 18an estimated 4






mitchell santner wants repeat of tight bowling against australia


by: reuters | napier (new zealand) | published:february 1, 2017 1:32 pm new zealand had reduced australia to 67 for six inside 19 overs. (source: file)new zealand need to bowl as well as they did at the start of australia’s innings in the first one-day international in auckland if they are to w up the series on thursday, according to all-rounder mitchell santner.the hosts reduced australia to 67 for six inside 19 overs as they chased new zealand’s 286-9 at eden park before all-rounder marcus stoinis almost single-handedly won the game with a blazing 146 not out.stoinis got australia to a position where they needed just seven runs from 19 balls, having shared a 54-run partnership with last man josh hazlewood in four overs with the tall fast bowler not facing a single delivery before he was






budget leaves telecom industry disappointed


kolkata: mobile phone companies are disappointed that finance minister arun jaitley has large ignored their key demands in budget 2017, especially for not clearing the air on tax treatment of spectrum payments. telcos had expected jaitley to issue a specific budget clarification that spectrum allocated before april 1, 2016, would continue to be governed by section 32 of the income tax act, 1961, and not section 35aba, which would allow telcos to continue capitalising spectrum expenses and claim higher depreciation-related tax benefits. the phone companies wanted jaitley to clarify that section 35aba would not be applicable retrospectively for spectrum allocations before april 2016. “we are disappointed that the economic well being and financial health of the telecom industry has not been






texas adds 21,000 jobs in november; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent


p o: spencer platt, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a pumpjack is a familiar sight on the outskirts of midland in the permian basin of west texas. a pumpjack is a familiar sight on the outskirts of midland in the permian basin of west texas.  p o: spencer platt, staff texas adds 21,000 jobs in november; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent1 / 1back to gallerytexas added nearly 21,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell, the texas workforce commission reported friday.the state has added jobs in 19 of the past 20 months, the workforce commission said. the state unemployment rate slipped from 4.7 percent in october to 4.6 percent, matching the national average of 4.6 percent.the houston metro area added 16,100 jobs over the year, a 0.5 percent annual growth rate. that's s






top hits and misses for auto industry, auto news, et auto


new delhi: all eyes today were on finance minister arun jaitley’s budget 2017 speech looking for announcements which will provide a boost to the sluggish automotive industry.even though, finance minister did not have much to offer for the automotive industry, however some announcement related to infrastructure and agri-economy will help in increasing the demand.we are listing here some of the hits and misses for the automotive industry in budget 2017.read the full budget 2017 speech herehits1.focus on farm credit positive for tractor and two-wheeler: allocation for rural sector for fiscal year 2018 is record rs 1,87,200 crore, and represents an increase of 24%. this will help improve the much needed sentiment in the rural market.the farm credit target has been raised by rs 1 lakh crore to






pm modi congratulates fm arun jaitley on presenting 'uttam' budget


soon after finance minister arun jaitley presented the union budget 2017, prime minister narendra modi on february 1 congratulated the fm for presenting a “uttam” budget.here’s what he had to say:the fm has presented an ‘uttam’ budget, devoted to strengthening the hands of the poorthe merger of the railway budget with the general budget will give an impetus to the transport sector’s growththe aim of the government is to double the income of farmersthis budget is yet again devoted to the well-being of the villages, farmers and the poorspecial emphasis has been given on women empowerment in the budgetthe housing sector stands to gain immensely from the budgetthe commitment to eliminate corruption and black money is reflected in the budgetthis budget will help small businesses to become compe






major relief on tax slabs in arun jaitley's budget


for the first time in the history of india, both the union budget and the rail budget have been merged with the general budget. there will be no separate rail budget, this time! this decision to present the budget together was taken with the aim to complete the whole process before the end of this financial year.however, due to the untimely demise of sitting mp e ahamed, there was an uncertainty whether or not the budget would be presented on wednesday. later, after consulting all the other parties, it was decided that the budget would be presented as planned.before the session, lok sabha speaker sumitra mahajan said, “we are saddened” by the death of sitting parliamentarian and former union minister e. ahamed’s demise, but 2017 budget will be presented in parliament as planned. “our membe






u.s. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in august


p o: spencer platt, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a jump in consumer prices was led by a record jump in drug prices.a jump in consumer prices was led by a record jump in drug prices. p o: spencer platt, staff u.s. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in august1 / 1back to gallerywashington — u.s. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in august as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy.the result follows an unchanged figure in july. core inflation, which excludes the volatile categories of food and energy, rose 0.3 percent, the labor department reported friday. it was the biggest monthly increase since february. the climb in core inflation was led by a record jump in drug prices and the biggest rise in doctor and hospital charges in a quarter-century.over th






enterprise products income dips slightly despite revenue growth


houston-based enterprise products partners pipeline giant reported a $659 million profit in the fourth quarter. that’s a 4 percent decline from the end of fourth quarter of 2015, but also a 4 percent sequential improvement from the third quarter of 2016.enterprise’s quarterly revenues actually grew 5 percent to $6.48 billion from $6.16 billion at the end of 2015. enterprise continues to expand to take a ntage of its position as a leading processor of natural gas products from the shale boom.enterprise announced it will build a new isobutylene petrochemical plant outside of houston at its mont belvieu pus. the project, which could be completed by the end of 2019, would produce 425,000 tons of isobutylene a year.enterprise said it will use the isobutylene as feedstock to manufacture lubrican






budget 2017: expectations from auto industry


new delhi: the budget 2017 is well underway and will be presented tomorrow. the indian automotive industry has high hopes and a set of suggestions for the budget 2017.we present to you some of the important expectations which the automobile industry has from the budget 2017.budget 2017: expectations from auto industryrural economydemoneti ion impacted rural economy the most. as a result, it further affected automobile industry. foremost, priority should be given to boost rural consumption. experts expect higher allocation toward rural-focused schemes in budget 2017.vehicle s page policyindustry wants a very clear policy regarding s ping of old vehicles. this will not only help the environment, but also in government revenue. it will also lead to more s s, which will eventually fulfill the






budget 2017 : ten themes of union budget 2017


new delhi: finance minister arun jaitley listed 10 themes for budget 2017 to convey the overall thrust of his proposals. most of these suggest a cautious approach to economy without taking recourse to populist measures. below are the 10 themes that encapsulate arun jaitley's agenda: 1. farmers, for whom we have committed to double the income in five years. 2. rural population: providing employment and basic infrastructure 3. youth: energising them through education, skills and jobs. 4. poor and the underprivileged: strengthening the systems of social security, health care and affordable housing. 5. infrastructure: for efficiency, productivity and quality of life. 6. financial sector: growth and stability through stronger institutions 7. digital economy: for speed, accountability and trans






here's how political parties reacted on 'historical' budget


as the finance minister arun jailtley today announced the union budget 2017, the reactions have started coming in.congress vice-president rahul gandhi said, sher o shayari ka budget hai, kisaano ke liye kuch nahi kia,yuvaon ke liye kuch nahi kiya.we were expecting fireworks, instead got a damp squib. any step to clean political funding will be supported by us.congress leader, manish tewari said, “the budget numbers do not seem to add up, as there is a huge expansion on govt spending on schemes. the budget is rhetorical, but in reality it will little precious for creating jobs. moreover, railways have got a cursory mention in the budget.”you may also likewe were expecting fireworks, instead got a damp squib: rahul gandhi on #budget2017pic.twitter.com/dulgcwty9s— ani (@ani_news) february 1,






how to diagnose your traffic issues with these seo tools


believe it or not, seo is not a rocket science. in most cases, it comes down to the most obvious common sense things, like easy-to-understand website structure, well-written relevant copy, carefully picked descriptive page titles, etc. some more complicated problems may occur (those that require professional help) from time to time, but in most cases, you can identify and fix things with tools.here are 5 seo issues preventing your site from getting more traffic and tools that can handle those:1. broken links and redirectsit’s the most widespread problem, for both big and small websites. the internet never stops growing: many pages go down in redesigns, website moving or selling, outdated or sold-out product page, etc.there are plenty of reasons why a page may cease to exist. an estimated 3






hawaii measures aim to save 'best parts' of obamacare


honolulu –  in a modest church building in urban honolulu, mother mona aliksa waited to sign up for health insurance under the affordable care act, president barack obama's signature health care law.a small team of government and social service workers at folding tables helped aliksa and others enroll in health plans monday, despite uncertainty about whether president donald trump and a republican-led congress would completely repeal the law."i'm worried," aliksa said. "i have s to take care of."concerned about the dissolution of the affordable care act, hawaii lawmakers are introducing bills to merge into state law the consumer protections they consider the best parts of the federal program.the bills seek to guarantee insurers don't deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, institut






if these scouts can work out a budget, you can, too


given what’s going on in the world of politics, and the whipsaw trading in the stock market, maybe you could use some laughs.i know i could.recently, i taught a budgeting session for some scouts in the nation’s capital. i’ve shared with readers before the funny and enlightening outcomes of such sessions and would like to do so again. it’s my effort to constantly emphasize the importance of teaching our children how much it costs to live.typically when people do budgeting sessions with children and teens, they give the students a template in which the expense-line items are already identified. but my goal is to get the children’s perception of the basic costs of life, without coaching that can mask the fact that they don’t yet really get it.in groups of about eight, i had the teenage scouts






favour and worry for the finance minister, auto news, et auto


new delhi: this union budget becomes one of the most anticipated and crucial as the industry has been sulking under anxiety post demonetization. all pine highest ever hope on what is going to be in the finance minister’s speech.for the union finance minister arun jaitley too, it is certainly a testing time. he has a challenging task to balance between invigorating the waning industries & corporates and the people at large to meet the party’s expected performance in the upcoming state elections in punjab, uttar pradesh, goa, manipur and uttrakhand.on the top of the wish-list of corporates is to weigh the finance minister’s position on gst, income tax slab and easing of corporate tax.the industry captains are having high hopes with the finance minister as they see quite a conducive envir






dropbox announces billion-dollar sales milestone, new products


p o: amy osborne, special to the chronicle image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5ceo drew houston says dropbox is the fastest software-as-a-service firm to hit an annual revenue run rate of $1 billion.ceo drew houston says dropbox is the fastest software-as-a-service firm to hit an annual revenue run rate of $1 billion. p o: amy osborne, special to the chronicle image 2 of 5ceo drew houston reveals dropbox’s new business products during his presentation in san francisco.ceo drew houston reveals dropbox’s new business products during his presentation in san francisco. p o: amy osborne, special to the chronicle image 3 of 5yves béjar, founder and ceo of fuseproject, talks about dropbox's new business products in san francisco on monday.yves béjar, founder and ceo of fuseproject, talks about dr






former diamondback andy marte dies in car crash


former arizona diamondbacks third baseman andy marte died over the weekend in a traffic accident in santa domingo, dominican republic(p o: david kadlubowski/the republic)andy marte, a former top baseball prospect who played third base in the majors for parts of seven seasons, died sunday morning in his native dominican republic.he was 33.the cleveland indians, the uniform marte donned from 2006 to '10, announced the news on twitter. according to multiple reports, marte was involved in a fatal car accident.marte played with the diamondbacks in 2014. he played in six games that season, hitting one home run with three rbis in 16 at-bats.marte was named baseball america's no. 9 prospect before the 2005 season, but he struggled to live up to his promise.he played in just 308 big-league games, h






don't lose canberra's gp gains, health advocate warns


canberra can't afford to lose gains made in improving gp numbers, which remain low for the act, a health consumer advocacy leader has warned. while government investment in two walk-in centres and an influx of medical graduates had improved the act's gp numbers, a productivity commission report showed canberra remained under serviced for gps, health care consumers ociation executive director darlene cox said.  gp numbers remain low in the act compared to other states and territories, a productivity commission report found. p o: getty images.her comments e after the commission's report on government services found the act continued to have fewer gps than interstate, recording 73.2 per 100,000 people. the figure increased by four from 2014-2015 but was still the lowest rate among all states






pruning is good for trees, essential for government


p o: mathews family image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1frances “grandma oops” mathewsfrances “grandma oops” mathews p o: mathews family pruning is good for trees, essential for government1 / 1back to galleryshe left us only recently, and already san mateo has gotten way too leafy.as i drove through that city on the way to my grandmother’s memorial service this month, the bushes off hillsdale boulevard were growing far bushier than they used to dare. the trees along alameda de las pulgas flaunted branches that hung much too low. flowers breathed too easily.frances mathews, who p ed away a few months short of her 100th birthday, was generous and unthreatening — in almost every respect. she was a loving wife, beloved mother, popular schoolteacher, proud ucla alum, leader of parenting cl es,






ducey's school plan is right on the money


closeskip in skipxembedxshare ducey may be known as a conservative, but his new agenda might say something else. aimee plante/azcentralgov. doug ducey was cheered by the state legislature during the opening ceremony of the 53rd state of the state address at the capitol on jan. 9, 2017.(p o: nick oza/the republic)as gov. doug ducey’s appointed public-school teacher-representative on his cl rooms first council and the arizona educational foundation’s 2014 teacher of the year, i was thrilled with governor ducey's state of the state address and his commitment to early childhood literacy and investing in the expansion of high-quality full day kindergarten for arizona's most needy students.as a mom, teacher and education advocate, i believe that high-quality, full-day kindergarten should be an o






mission to increase digital transactions to 2,500 crore; 20 lakh aadhaar pay mac


new delhi: in what will give a further impetus to digital transactions modules such as aadhaar pay and unified payment interface (upi), finance minister arun jaitley announced setting up of a mission to promote cashless transactions with a target of touching 2,500 crore transactions in the year 2017 . “this will be done through upi, ussd (unstructured supplementary service data), aadhaar pay, credit/debit cards, imps immediate payment service etc.,” said jaitley while presenting the union budget for the 2017 in the parliament on wednesday. he said that the government’s early work on the jam trinity (jan dhan accounts, aadhaar and mobile) has helped the current push for dig transactions. “the launch of the bhim (bharat interface for mobile) app has unleashed the power of mobile phone for d






economic survey, real estate news, et realestate


new delhi: the economic survey 2016-17 on tuesday noted that the weighted average price of real estate in eight major cities, which was already on a decline, fell further after november 8, 2016 with the announcement of demoneti ion exercise.prime minister narendra modi in november banned higher denomination currency notes of rs 1,000 and rs 500 to curb black money.according to the survey, real estate prices could fall further, as investing undeclared income in real estate gets more difficult. however, tax component could rise, especially if gst imposed on real estate.it goes on to add that an equilibrium reduction in real estate prices is desirable, as it will lead to affordable housing for the middle cl and facilitate labour mobility across india, currently impeded by high and unaffordabl






spin may reveal black hole history


washington — researchers have devised a test to see if pairs of black holes — famous for creating gravitational waves when they merge — themselves formed from multiple mergers of smaller black holes.the a nced laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory, ligo, has detected spacetime ripples from two sets of merging black holes (sn: 7/9/16, p. 8). scientists typically ume that such black holes formed in the collapse of a m ive star. but in especially crowded patches of the universe, black holes could have formed over generations of unions, astrophysicist maya fishbach of the university of chicago explained january 28 at a meeting of the american physical society. or the merging cycle could have occurred in the very early universe, starting with primordial black holes — objects that