Out of the box ideas needed to unclog jails, cut criminal cases burden: SC

Some “out of the box” thinking is required to unclog jails and reduce the burden of criminal cases in courts, observed the Supreme Court on Friday while stressing that some steps should be taken by the authorities when the nation is celebrating 75 years of independence. The apex court said some “tokenism” … Read more

FM defends handling of inflation, says GST regime hasn’t raised tax burden

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday put a strong defence of her handling of inflation as she compared current prices to rates existing six months before the UPA exited power, and said the GST regime has not increased the tax burden on families. Replying to a debate on price rise in Rajya … Read more

Sydney Floods Burden 50,000 Around Australia’s Largest City

RICHMOND, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia’s largest city in a flood emergency that was causing trouble for 50,000 people, officials said Tuesday. Emergency response teams made 100 rescues overnight of people trapped in cars on flooded roads or in inundated homes in the Sydney area, State Emergency … Read more

Singapore Unveils S$1.5 Billion Package to Ease Inflation Burden

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Singapore announced a S$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) package to shield lower-income households from surging costs of living, joining fiscal policymakers globally in tackling price pressures that look set to persist. Author of the article: Bloomberg News Low De Wei Shoppers at Chinatown Food Complex and Market in Singapore, on Thursday, … Read more

Experts recommend paternity leaves extension to reduce mothers’ burden: NCW

Extending paternity leaves to reduce the burden of raising children on mothers, incentivising employers and sensitisation of the corporate sector to employing more women workers were among the recommendations made by experts at the Final Law Review Consultation on the Maternity Benefit Act, the NCW said on Saturday. The … Read more

Elon Musk Has a Bigger Problem Than Twitter Bots: A Huge Debt Burden

(Bloomberg) — Elon Musk may be directing his buyer’s remorse at Twitter Inc.’s bot problem. But underpinning the deal is a $13 billion debt bill that’s looking like a bigger burden by the day. Most Read from Bloomberg The package, drummed up in a rush and signed by banks before the end of the billionaire’s … Read more

Ouch. Massachusetts Worker Shoulders Burden of Injury Omitted From Lump Sum

A Massachusetts woman who signed a lump sum settlement with her workers’ compensation carrier over a right shoulder injury cannot later obtain benefits for a left shoulder injury linked to the same incident because she did not specifically mention the second injury in the settlement. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed a workers’ compensation … Read more