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Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US

Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US

Technology
Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an interview with The Associated Press, the couple said they're concerned about President Donald Trump's "America first" worldview. They've made known their differences with the president and his party on issues including foreign aid, taxes and protections for immigrant youth in the country illegally. And they said they're now digging into the layers of U.S. poverty that they haven't been deeply involved with at the national level, including employment, race, housing, mental health, incarceration and substance abuse. "We are...
Residents default on property tax, Gurugram civic body seals gates of two societies

Residents default on property tax, Gurugram civic body seals gates of two societies

Finance
GURUGRAM: Over the past week, MCG sealed the gates of two residential societies in Sector 69, after some residents of these societies defaulted on their property tax payments. According to residents of the two societies — Tulip Purple and Tulip Violet — on Thursday last, MCG officials sealed the exit gate for Tulip Violet and partially sealed the entry gate of Tulip Purple. "The gates were sealed last Thursday for non-payment of property taxes. They have remained sealed since then. We spoke to the developer, who has assured to take up the matter with MCG officials on Monday," said Tulip Purple RWA president S L Agarwal. Property taxes are supposed to be paid by individual residents. However, there appeared to be some confusion among residents of the two societies on the matter, as they