Insurance premium paid between Oct 12-Mar 31 period eligible for reimbursement under LTC scheme

Premium paid for insurance policies purchased between October 12, 2020 and March 31, 2021 by central government employees will be eligible for reimbursement under the LTC cash voucher scheme. Issuing the third set of FAQ, the Department of Expenditure under the Finance Ministry, also clarified that for purchases of goods like cars, employees can submit […]

Macy’s spoiler alert! Colorful floats, a huge turkey and spectacular costumes bring some holiday cheer to New York City as performers pre-tape this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

It will be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker and includes a slew of celebrity appearances, as usual, including names like Jimmy Fallon and The Roots; Karol G; Tori Kelly; Patti LaBelle; Ella Mai; Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier; Lauren Alaina; Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus; Ally Brooke; Sofia Carson; CNCO; the cast […]

‘Uninvite Your Bragging Brother’: Oregon Governor Who Cheered BLM Protests Tells Citizens To Uninvite Family For Thanksgiving

“I think we’ve had enough political grandstanding from DC,” she tweeted in July. “The President’s plan to ‘dominate’ the streets of American cities has failed. And today, federal troops are preparing to leave downtown Portland. We will protect free speech and the right to protest peacefully.”

Environmentalists Cheer First-Ever US Climate Envoy

His job will include not only repairing relationships frayed in the Trump years. Scientists say time is running out for the world to make the drastic cuts in emissions needed to avoid catastrophic climate change. Kerry needs to convince other countries to do much more.

Relax crop insurance norms so farmers can benefit, says Dhinakaran

In a series of tweets, Mr. Dhinakaran pointed out that agriculturists who raised paddy, banana and coconut had not taken the insurance cover due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping this in mind, the governments should take steps to cover all such farmers. Besides, “special measures” should be undertaken by the State government through the Agriculture […]

Trump sticks to his themes and expects Congress to go along

But with almost all 535 members of Congress jammed into the House chambers, along with Cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, military leaders, the presidential staff, guests and dignitaries, the difference was more semantics than reality. And everyone there, along with the millions watching on television, was waiting to hear Trump’s speech laying out his plans […]

Plum raises $4.1 mn in funding from Surge, Tanglin Venture Partners, others

Employee insurance start-up Plum on Thursday said it has raised $4.1 million (about Rs 30.2 crore) in funding, led by Sequoia Capital India’s Surge and Tanglin Venture Partners. Existing investors, including Incubate Fund, also participated in the funding round, a statement said. The funding will be used to expand into new markets, build new distribution […]

New health care bill: Midterm flak may hit Republicans

In 2009, shortly after Obama was elected with a Democratic majority in Congress, Gonzales counted 33 races in play for the 2010 midterms. By election day 2010, more than 100 were up for grabs — and more than 90 percent were Democratic seats, thanks in part to voter anger over the Affordable Care Act, Gonzales […]

Pelosi says she would have retired if Clinton had been elected

But even after a surprisingly strong — though ultimately unsuccessful — postelection challenge from House Democrats looking for changes in their leadership, Pelosi is thinking more about fighting Trump and House Republicans than heading home to San Francisco.

Design news for November

Thinking outside the box As an independent travel accessories designer, Melissa Morris of Métier has not had a good year. At a time when a trip to the local supermarket is big news, her elegant, handmade weekend bags, garment carriers and passport wallets have been woefully underemployed. Few got to experience the care and attention […]