Small stocks give higher returns to investors so far this fiscal year

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NEW DELHI: Small stocks have outshined the bigger benchmark gauge by giving returns of up to 22.19 per cent to equity investors so far this fiscal. In the last financial year too, small stocks gave handsome returns to investors. The BSE smallcap index has surged 4,582.84 points or 22.19 per cent in the first three … Read more

Security guard found guilty of Brighton cat killings

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A shopping centre security guard has been found guilty of carrying out a series of cat killings in Brighton, closing a case which puzzled police for months. On Wednesday a jury at Chichester crown court found Steve Bouquet, 54, guilty of 16 offences of criminal damage, related to the nine cats he killed and seven … Read more

CBDT: TDS applicable on buyer-seller transactions above Rs 50 lakh after July 1, 2021

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The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Wednesday clarified that buyers would need to deduct tax at source at 0.1% of amount exceeding Rs 50 lakh when paid or credited to a resident seller on transactions after July 1, 2021, under section 194Q of the income tax Act which comes into effect from July 1. … Read more

CBIC waives penalty on B2C QR code implementation till September 30

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The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) Wednesday extended the waiver of penalty on non-implementation of dynamic quick response code which is mandatory for companies over Rs 500 crore turnover, by three months till September 30, 2021. According to a notification the Board said that the waiver will be applicable from December 1, … Read more

Poor countries could lose $1.4 trillion from tourism’s collapse this year. Blame vaccine inequality

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In a report published Wednesday, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said that even with more of the world’s population vaccinated, the economic impact of the pandemic on tourism is turning out to be more severe than its worst-case predictions 12 months ago. The study highlights how costly vaccine inequality will be … Read more

Could the ‘Mono’ Virus Be Driving Long-Haul COVID?

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Some folks suffering COVID long-haul symptoms might actually be experiencing an attack of fatigue-inducing Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a new study argues. Two-thirds of a group of 30 COVID long-haul patients had high levels of Epstein-Barr antibodies, suggesting that EBV lying dormant in their bodies had been reactivated … Read more

Live Updates: Death Toll Rises to 16 in Florida Condo Collapse

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Here’s what you need to know: Video Local officials hold a news conference about the ongoing search for 149 people still missing after the collapse of a Surfside, Fla., condominium tower.CreditCredit…Lynne Sladky/Associated Press The death toll in last week’s collapse of a condominium building in Sunrise, Fla., rose by four, to 16, on Wednesday, as … Read more