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Budget 2021 could give more tax relief on medical expenditure, insurance in wake of Covid

Finance
The Finance Minister is set to present a paperless Union Budget on February 1, 2021, and has her task cut out given that the fiscal year 2020-21 has been challenging and unprecedented for the government as well as the common man. While the government has made several efforts to provide relief through stimulus packages, this year is a bigger test as they will have to master the balancing act of managing the burgeoning fiscal deficit and the expectations of the taxpayers. Some focus areas and changes that are expected are set out below: 1. Tax incentives to boost spending Given that travel was at an almost complete halt in 2020 and some historical tax breaks existed for actual travel (typically called Leave Travel Concession or LTC), the government had introduced a scheme to provide tax re...
Study: CBD users tout medical benefits on social media amid lack of scientific evidence

Study: CBD users tout medical benefits on social media amid lack of scientific evidence

Health
Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Use of cannabidiol, or CBD, has skyrocketed in recent years as it has been promoted for a range of medical conditions from autism to arthritis, and testimonials on social media reflect that the marketing is working. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that roughly 90% of CBD users in the Reddit community r/CBD tout the drug as an effective treatment, but they note in an analysis published Thursday by JAMA Network Open there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting the claims. Advertisement Users posting in the community recommended CBD for mental health conditions such as autism and depression -- in 65% of posts -- as well as orthopedic ailments such as arthritis, muscle cramps and musculoskeletal pain -- in 26% of posts -- the data showed. Th...

Transfer news LIVE: Cavani set for Man United medical, Chelsea reject Bayern’s offer for Hudson-Odoi, PSG prepare late Dele Alli bid

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The new football season is well under way, while there is still one week left before the transfer window closes. Keep up to date with all the latest news and gossip and expert opinion on the latest action, in our live blog below. TODAY’S HEADLINES: Man United alternatives to Jadon Sancho: Lucas Ocampos, Ismaila Sarr […] talkSPORT
Military medical personnel dealing with COVID-19 return home

Military medical personnel dealing with COVID-19 return home

Business
Sept. 23 (UPI) -- About 740 military personnel stationed in Texas and California to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to home units, the Army said on Wednesday. Declining demand led to an adjustment in the number of medical and support personnel needed, a statement by the U.S. Army Northern Command on Wednesday said. Advertisement "Through our Defense coordinating officers and Defense coordinating elements, we remain in constant coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and have carefully monitored conditions as they relate to COVID-19 in both Texas and California," said Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army North commander. "As demand for federal military support declines, so too can our presence as we reset for potential, future missions directed by the De...
Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Danny van de Beek to be unveiled after passing medical, RB Leipzig send Dayot Upamecano message

Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Danny van de Beek to be unveiled after passing medical, RB Leipzig send Dayot Upamecano message

Sports
It’s expected to be a busy summer of action for Manchester United in the transfer window. The club have been chasing Jadon Sancho but won’t pay the £108m Borussia Dortmund want, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing a number of other additions – including Jack Grealish, Donny van de Beek and now Dayot Upamecano. Keep up to date with all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip below.. Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT