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Seven persons injured in fire

first_imgNew Delhi: Seven persons were injured in a fire reported from Narela area, Punjabi Bagh on Wednesday. The victims include two minors children. The Delhi Fire Services said that a call received at 4.39 am regarding fire incident at Punjabi Colony B-Block, Narela. Two units of firefighters were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. “The fire was in four electric meters and a general store in which seven persons got burn injuries. All of them were rushed to a hospital,” a fire official said. As per the officials, Ayush (8) and Vijay (4) sustained 20% burns. Other victims Mahesh (16) and Raju Ram (15) sustained minor wounds while Bhagwan Swarup (25) suffered 35% burns. Satpal (22) sustained 40% burns. Another victim Amarjeet (23) with 80% burns is said to be in a critical condition.last_img read more

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Federal government records 1824 billion budget surplus

WASHINGTON – The federal government ran the second highest monthly surplus on record this April as tax revenues were pushed higher by a change in the deadline for corporate tax payments.In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Wednesday that the surplus for April totalled $182.4 billion, the second largest surplus after a record $189.8 billion surplus set in April 2001.The government generally runs surpluses in April reflecting the annual tax deadlines. This year’s surplus was inflated because of a deadline change that allowed corporations until April to make their final tax payments for last year. The deadline had previously been March.Through the first seven months of the current budget year, the government is running a deficit of $344.4 billion, down 2.4 per cent from the same period a year ago.The Congressional Budget Office is projecting that the deficit for the full budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, will decline 4.6 per cent to $559 billion. That would compare to a 2016 deficit of $585.6 billion.The CBO’s deficit estimate is based on current law remaining unchanged. President Donald Trump has called for a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, and increased government spending in such areas as the military and repairing the nation’s aging infrastructure.The CBO has not been able to project how much impact Trump’s proposals will have on this year’s deficit or in future years because so far the administration has not released its full budget outline. That document is expected to come out later this month.For the first seven months of this, revenues total $1.93 trillion, up 0.6 per cent from the same period a year ago. Spending totals $2.27 trillion, up 0.2 per cent from the same period last year. FILE – In this Friday, June 24, 2016, file photo, pedestrians and tourists go about their lunchtime routine in front of the United States Treasury headquarters building in Washington. On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for April. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2017 12:29 pm MDT Last Updated May 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Federal government records $182.4 billion budget surplus read more

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Guyanese athlete busted in the US trying to smuggle cocaine

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese couple to be arraigned in NY following cocaine bustOctober 2, 2018In “Crime”Women busted at CJIA with cocaineSeptember 16, 2018In “Crime”Probe launched into Guyanese busted in Barbados with 16kg of cocaineFebruary 6, 2018In “Crime” One of Guyana’s best swimmers was on Sunday last taken into police custody in the United States of America after he managed to smuggle cocaine from Guyana.The man has been identified as 28-year-old Earlando McRae.Earlando McRaeAccording to information received, upon arriving at the John F Kennedy Airport in the US on the day in question, he presented a suitcase to the Border Patrol Agents and during a search it was discovered that it had false walls. The secret compartment reportedly contained over 2Kg of cocaine.McRae, who has been representing Guyana at the Regional and International Levels, was arrested and subsequently charged.He was remanded to the New York Detention Centre until November 21.This publication was informed that a probe was launched by the Customs Anti-Narcotics (CANU) Unit in Guyana to determine how the illegal substance was not detected at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport despite the rigorous security screening. read more