Israel ex-PM given prison sentence

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud and breach of trust. He was found guilty of accepting envelopes stuffed with money from a US supporter after a retrial in March. The sentence is in addition to a six-year jail term he received last year, after a separate bribery trial. He is

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PM Modi a rockstar indulging in self-praise: RLD president Ajit Singh

Pilibhit: Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “rockstar”, Rashtriya Lok Dal president and former Union minister Ajit Singh on Sunday accused Modi of indulging in self-praise on foreign soil. RLD president Ajit Singh called PM Modi a ‘rockstar’ indulging in self-praise. PTI Addressing a farmers’ programme in Pilibhit, Singh said Modi had visited 18 countries in the last one

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Is Narendra Modi doing an Indira Gandhi? Jung is just a front for PM’s proxy war with Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal‘s bruising political battle in the city-state of Delhi is in reality as much with PM Narendra Modi as it is with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. On the chessboard of Delhi’s politics Jung seems merely a pawn whose manoeuvres are an expression of the Modi government’s intent, interpreting the Constitution and the statutes to checkmate and

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PM Modi to address rally in Mathura to mark govt’s first anniversary

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a rally in Mathura on Monday to mark the first anniversary of his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. Laxmikant Bajpai, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president, and his senior colleagues on Sunday visited the rally venue and reviewed the arrangements. Narendra Modi. PTI A BJP leader at

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ITC shares fall after lower-than-expected earnings

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Shares in ITC Ltd fell 2.8 percent on Monday after India’s largest cigarette maker reported lower-than-expected earnings as higher taxes on smokes and a government push to discourage tobacco consumption hurt business. ITC said late on Friday it earned 23.61 billion rupees ($371.6 million) in the January-March quarter, while analysts were expecting the company to earn 25.19

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Amazon changes tax practices in Europe as investigations continue – WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has started booking revenue from retail sales in individual European countries, instead of channeling all sales through low-tax Luxembourg, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The change was made effective May 1, a company spokesman told the Journal. Amazon said it had started preparing to diversify its retail sales structure two years ago, the

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