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Demonetisation led to multiple benefits, lower interest rates: PMO

November 08, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Prime Ministers Office put up a spirited defence of demonetisation on the eve of the first anniversary of the move, saying "multiple benefits" of spiking large currency notes included loans getting cheaper and real estate prices declining "significantly". "Loans got cheaper since lending rates declined by around 100 basis points," t...

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Robber identified after clicking photo on stolen phone

November 08, 2017

NEW DELHI: A phone thief was identified after he clicked his photo on the stolen phone, police said on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa said the phone, stolen from a woman bus passenger in Daryaganj area of central Delhi, was recovered from the house of Naseem Mohammad in the area, while he was himself on the run. On...

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Belgian King, Queen visit Taj Mahal

November 07, 2017

AGRA: Belgium's King Phillipe and Queen Mathilda on Monday visited the Taj Mahal. They spent around two hours evincing keen interest in the architectural details of the Mughal white marble marvel, that looks sparkling white after the recent mud pack beauty treatment. Entry to tourists was suspended for over two hours. While many stood in the lon...

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Women have potential to emerge as micro-entrepreneurs in food sector: Ram Nath Kovind

November 05, 2017

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said there was great potential for women to emerge as micro-entrepreneurs and raise overall female participation in the food sector. "Women can set up small enterprises to make jams and pickles by processing fruits and vegetables gathered from farms in the village...It is also noteworthy that women ar...

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Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes’ 2017 list of India’s 100 richest tycoons

November 02, 2017

NEW DELHI: With a net worth of $38 billion, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes annual list of Indias 100 richest tycoons of 2017, a statement said here on Thursday. “Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes’s annual list of India’s 100 richest tycoons, with a net worth o...

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Sachin Tendulkar meets Kerala CM

November 02, 2017

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar called on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his office here on Thursday, seeking the support of the Kerala government ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament. Accompanied by his wife, Tendulkar, who co-owns Kerala Blasters -- the Kerala franchise in ISL --...

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NTPC blast: Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each

November 02, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the people who lost their lives in the NTPC boiler blast in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. Rs 50,000 was announced for each person injured in the state-run National Thermal Power Corp plant blast on Wednesday. The announcement was made b...

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SC seeks special courts for politicians facing cases

November 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central government to set up special courts to exclusively try politicians facing criminal cases so that the trial in such cases is expedited. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha gave the government six weeks' time to place before it the scheme for setting up of such fast...

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Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi pay tributes to Indira Gandhi

October 31, 2017

New Delhi, Oct 31 : Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary. They paid floral tributes to the late Prime Minister at Shakti Sthal here. “We pay tribute to a dynamic leader; In...

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Demonetisation a disaster, GST torpedoed economy: Rahul Gandhi

October 30, 2017

NEW DELHI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday described demonetisation as an “out and out disaster” and said that GST was a “torpedo” which destroyed the economy. “The decision of demonetisation was an out-and-out disaster. The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) is yet not able to understand the pain of the na...

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