GST compensation row: State govts ask Centre to borrow and pay

Terming the two options proposed by the Union government as “unconstitutional,” “illegal” and “a betrayal of the spirit of cooperative federalism,” key opposition-ruled states pressed the Centre to borrow in order to compensate states for the entire goods and services tax (GST) shortfall ‘regardless of Act of God’. While six states – Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, …

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‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Unscripted Reunion Special Set at HBO Max

The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is reuniting at HBO Max to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary. Series star Will Smith and series regulars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, and Alfonso Ribeiro will all be part of the special, as will DJ Jazzy Jeff. It is set to tape …

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India got 27% more rainfall in Aug; heavy downpour likely in next 3 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy showers in parts of north, northeast and south India in the next three days, highlighting that the country recorded its highest rainfall in 44 years in the month of August. Nearly 5,000 people were shifted to safer places in Gujarat’s Bharuch and Vadodara …

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How Hair Stylist Rhonda O’Neal Is Fighting for Better Representation Behind the Camera

Longtime celebrity hairstylist Rhonda O’Neal believes there’s no excuse for hair and makeup artists whose skills are limited to working with actors of their own race. Trained by her Black hair stylist mother, O’Neal, the hair craft president of the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, now oversees the next generation of union members. “One …

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Australian Caleb Ewan wins Tour de France third stage with sprint finish

Australian rider Caleb Ewan slalomed through the bunch to win a sprint finish and claim the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday. Julian Alaphilippe held onto the yellow jersey that he claimed with a dramatic stage victory a day earlier. Caleb Ewan claimed a career fourth stage win on Monday.Credit:Getty Images With …

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ByteDance’s TikTok may announce sale of US operations tomorrow: Report

Some speculations surrounding the sale of TikTok’s US operations may soon come to an end as the short video-sharing platform owned by Chinese unicorn ByteDance has reportedly reached a deal. A successful bidder for TikTok’s US, Australia and New Zealand services could be announced as early as Tuesday, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unnamed people …

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David Ushery Will Co-Anchor Two of WNBC’s Most Important Newscasts

David Ushery, a veteran of WNBC who has worked as an anchor on the station’s news programs for years, has been given a new role – co-anchoring at 4 p.m. and the economically critical 11 p.m. newscast. He replaces Stefan Holt, who is returning to WMAQ, the company’s owned-and-operated affiliate in Chicago. Ushery will join …

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Hotel Rwanda hero arrested on terrorism charges, police say

Kigali, Rwanda: Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film Hotel Rwanda as a hero who saved the lives of more than 1200 people from the country’s 1994 genocide, has been arrested by the Rwandan government on terrorism charges, police announced on Monday. A well-known critic of President Paul Kagame, Rusesabagina had been living outside Rwanda since …

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Wall Street mixed as S&P 500 on track for best August in 36 years

The S&P 500 hovered near record highs on Monday as bets on a rebound in economic activity due to prolonged central bank support put the index on course for its best August in more than three decades. The Federal Reserve’s commitment to tolerate inflation and keep interest rates low, positive developments in vaccines and treatments …

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