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Items filtered by date: September 2018

Rahmat’s fifty lifts Afghanistan to 249

  • Published in Sports

Abu Dhabi, Monday: Middle-order batsman Rahmat Shah struck a solid half century to lift Afghanistan to 249 in the Asia Cup Group B match against Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday.

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VAT on imported Fabric reduced to 5 percent

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera considering the requests made by the stakeholders in the fabric industry has reduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported fabric to 5 percent. Minister Mangala Samaraweera signed the gazette notification in this regard yesterday.

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Australia's Queensland Tackles Climate-Driven Disease, Deaths

  • Published in Tech

The Queensland state government in Australia is to fund a new program to help combat killer heatwaves and outbreaks of disease caused by climate change. Authorities are even discussing imposing tobacco-style taxes against carbon polluters. The initiative comes as the United Nation chief warned that if the world does not take serious action by 2020, it risks the fallout from “runaway climate change.”

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