That perceived need for someone with national-security experience is also why Jim Clyburn, the South Carolina congressman and majority whip in the House who made a powerful endorsement of the former vice president, included Rice on the list of suggestions he gave Biden, Clyburn told me. … [Read more...] about The Unexpected Case for a Susan Rice Vice Presidency
White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. … [Read more...] about Did Susan Rice Do Anything Wrong By Asking to ‘Unmask’ Trump Officials?
Hanoi (VNA) – The consumer price index (CPI) in May decreased by 0.03 percent against the previous month and 1.24 percent against last December, but increased by 4.39 percent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported on May 29. The average index for the first five months was up 4.39 percent from that of the same period last year. In the period, basic inflation rose by 2.88 percent year-on-year. According to the GSO, in May, four out of the 11 commodity groups experienced price reductions: transport (2.21 percent); culture, entertainment and tourism (0.02 percent); post and telecommunication services (0.02 percent); and garment, headwear and footwear (0.01 percent). Increases were seen in prices of restaurant and catering service (0.34 percent); beverage and tobacco (0.25 percent); housing and building material (0.25 percent); other commodities and services (0.07 percent); household appliances (0.05 percent); and medicine and medical services (0.04 percent). … [Read more...] about May CPI shows slight reduction due to dropping petrol, power, rice prices
“We want to be absolutely clear and say again: there is no room for sexual harassment or abuse of power in the theatre. Everyone deserves to enjoy a happy, healthy and safe working environment. We will support you to speak out, and we will hear you when you do.” … [Read more...] about British theatre bosses condemn sexual harassment in industry
New Delhi | Kolkata: Farm wages have doubled in many agricultural districts as farmers depend heavily on migrant labourers who have returned home. Farmers are trying to lure migrants back by offering them rail tickets and other incentives. Many farmers in Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are trying to mobilise local labourers to prepare nursery beds and sow paddy, which is a very labour-intensive task. “Labour cost for paddy planting has doubled to Rs 6,000 per acre in Punjab and Haryana,” said Bhupinder Singh Mann, national president of Bhartiya Kisan Union. “Costs can go up further if the labour shortage remains. Paddy transplantation is an intensive process that will require 5-6 lakh labourers in each state over and above the domestic supply.” Labour cost in India’s top rice producer West Bengal has gone up by 50%. “Supply of labour is a major issue now as there is also a fear of spreading coronavirus. Also, … [Read more...] about Farm wages doubled in many agricultural districts as migrants labourers returned home