Congress is preparing another stopgap funding measure to avert a shutdown later this month after little progress on spending negotiations, particularly regarding President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton urges Democrats to pick a candidate who can win the Electoral College Shimkus announces he will stick with plan to retire after reconsidering Rand Paul demands media print whistleblower's name MORE’s border wall.The preparations for meeting a Nov. 21 deadline come amid increased tensions following Trump’s refusal on Sunday to rule out a shutdown. But key lawmakers said they are skeptical the president would trigger another lapse in funding after the record 35-day shutdown earlier this year yielded little in return for the White House."I don't think there'll be a shutdown," said Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordHillicon Valley: Twitter to refuse all political ads | Trump camp blasts 'very dumb' decision | Ocasio-Cortez hails move | Zuckerberg doubles down on … [Read more...] about Lawmakers dismiss fresh fears of another government shutdown
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday launched a website through which the general public could contribute towards the infrastructure and welfare of government schools in the State.On https://contribute.tnschools.gov.in, the general public, school alumni and corporate companies (through Corporate Social Responsibility) can contribute for the infrastructure of these schools, an official release stated.Mr. Palaniswami also inaugurated, through video conference ,infrastructure for the Water Resources Department under the Public Works Department constructed in various districts at a total cost of ₹25.16 crore.The CM also through video conference, inaugurated new offices for the Departments of Dairy Development, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, constructed at a total cost of ₹40.15 crore.He also handed over keys of ‘Amma Ambulance’ -- an ambulance service for cattle. These are air-conditioned ambulances have been designed at a total cost of … [Read more...] about Now, contribute to TN government schools online
Email By Alan Weedon Posted May 23, 2019 11:37:36 Photo: Northern Ireland's Parliament — Stormont — has not had a government since January 2017. (Wikimedia Commons) Related Story: Political turmoil in Northern Ireland as Sinn Fein triggers election Related Story: Derry remembers victims as new threat of violence emerges Related Story: People of Northern Ireland fear return to dark times if no-deal Brexit becomes reality Map: United Kingdom Northern Ireland will be voting along with the rest of the United Kingdom today in the European parliamentary elections, marking a stark contrast to the situation back home. Key points: Civil servants have been running public services since a coalition collapsedThe collapse has re-ignited historical debates about Northern Ireland's identity A journalist's recent murder has renewed efforts to restore government Northern Ireland's Parliament — or Stormont — has been in crisis for more than two years after a … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland has gone without a government for more than 850 days — how is it surviving?
Illustrative image (Source: dhakatribune.com) Bangkok (VNA) - The rice price guarantee scheme will begin next month with farmers set to be paid the difference when the price falls below a predetermined benchmark, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said. The official was speaking as he led a delegation of officials from the Thai Rice Exporters Association to explain the matter to farmers from the five northeastern provinces of Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Yasothon and Maha Sarakham. The first payments will begin on October 15, he said, adding that the crop price guarantee scheme, to last until October 2020, will be renewed annually throughout this government's entire four-year term. Earlier, the Thai Government approved a package worth 59 billion baht (2 billion USD) in price guarantees and subsidy schemes for rice and oil palm. Of the total budget, 13.3 billion baht is for the price guarantee programme for rice, 21.4 billion for oil palm and the … [Read more...] about Thailand: Government rice price payouts to start next month
NEW DELHI: Keeping up the heat on the RBI, the government will continue to press the central bank to relax norms to boost lending and transfer at least a third of its Rs 9.6 lakh crore reserve, sources familiar with the discussions said. In recent weeks, the rift between the RBI and the government has been widening over various issues. Recently, the government cited never-used before provisions of law that gives it powers to issue directions to the RBI on matters of public interest to resolve certain issues. Citing Section 7 of the RBI Act — an unprecedented move in the 80-year history of RBI — the government wants RBI governor Urjit Patel to address three prime concerns. They pertain to transfer of surplus funds, easing of NPA norms to kick-start lending and support growth, and easing liquidity crisis facing non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), sources had said. These issues may figure during the RBI's board meeting on November 19. According to the sources, the … [Read more...] about Government will continue to press RBI to relax norms, transfer reserve funds: Sources