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Ethiopia swears in first female Supreme Court chief

Ethiopia swears in first female Supreme Court chief

World
Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Ethiopia swore in its first female president of the Federal Supreme Court, the latest in the prime minister's efforts to institute gender equality among a number of government posts, on Thursday. The House of Peoples Representatives unanimously approved Meaza Ashenafi as the new chief of the Supreme Court after he nomination by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The legislative body also approved Solomon Areda as vice president of the Supreme Court. Meaza has a reputation as a supporter of women's rights -- she founded the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association and the country's first women's bank. She previously served on the High Court, a lower judicial body, and was an adviser for the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa. "Ethiopia's march towards gender parity in key leadership po...
Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Technology
States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the Christmas shopping season — as states and retailers react to the court's decision, said one attorney involved in the case. The Supreme Court's 5-4 opinion Thursday overruled a pair of decades-old decisions that states said cost them billions of dollars in lost revenue annually. The decisions made it more difficult for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases, and more than 40 states had asked the high court for action. Five st...
The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

Finance
At 92 years of age, Britain's beloved Queen Elizabeth is in a league of her own when it comes to income. Her earnings add up to 2,660.4 times the per capita GDP of the United Kingdom. Sounds like a lot, but if the queen's salary were equally distributed across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, each citizen would only get £1.16, or $ 1.62 at current exchange rates, apiece.Sources: IG Group, Google/World BankLet's block ads! (Why?) Financial Advisor Hub
CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a relief to over 44 lakh current and retired government employees and their families covered under the Central Government Health Scheme, the Supreme Court said on Friday that reimbursement cannot be denied to them even if they received treatment in a hospital not empanelled under the plan. The SC bench said “no fetters” could be placed on the rights of a government employee during his lifetime to get the best medical treatment and it was wrong to reimburse bills on the basis of rates fixed under CGHS in case the employee got treatment from a hospital which is not empanelled. “The right to medical claim cannot be denied merely because the name of the hospital is not included in the government order,” the bench said. “The real test must be the factum of treatment. Before any me
Supreme Court orders Unitech to pay litigation cost to home buyers

Supreme Court orders Unitech to pay litigation cost to home buyers

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a first of its kind order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Unitech to pay litigation cost to home buyers who have succeeded before the grievance redressal commission in their lawsuit against the real estate major.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed the real estate major to pay Rs 80,000 each as litigation cost to 39 flat buyers in one of the developer's projects.The court directed Unitech to pay the amount of the litigation costs within four weeks to buyers who have succeeded before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in getting their principal amount and interest.Let's block ads! (Why?) Personal Finance News-Wealth-The Economic Times