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Celebrations in Leh as Dalai Lama turns 82

July 06, 2017

LEH: Thousands of Tibetans on Thursday morning joined in the 82nd birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here. Large crowds donning traditional dresses began to assemble since morning at the Shiwatsel Phodrang complex on the outskirts of Leh for the birthday celebrations. "Special prayer sessions were held for the long lif...

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A.K. Joti appointed new CEC

July 04, 2017

NEW DELHI: Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed the next Chief Election Commissioner, the Law Ministry said on Tuesday. Joti will assume office on July 6, the day the incumbent Nasim Zaidi demits office. Joti, a 1975-batch former Indian Administrative Service officer of the Gujarat cadre, will have a short tenure of around six...

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Auto driver held for raping 23-yr-old woman in Delhi

July 04, 2017

NEW DELHI: An auto-rickshaw driver has been arrested for raping a 23-year-old woman here, police said on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Omvir Singh said the crime took place on Saturday in Gazipur in east Delhi. The driver, who is about 30 years of age, allegedly raped the woman after she boarded his auto on Saturday night, police said....

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Liquor Ban: Supreme Court Says Nothing Wrong in Denotifying Highways Within Cities

July 04, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday made a significant observation with respect to the ban on liquor vends on highways. The court said that there was nothing wrong in states denotifying highways within the city to avoid shutting down of liquor shops and restaurants and hotels serving liquor. The observation came on a petition challenging a not...

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Gang-rape survivor attacked with acid in Uttar Pradesh

July 02, 2017

LUCKNOW: A gang-rape and acid attack survivor has once again been attacked with acid in Aliganj locality here, police said on Sunday. This is the fifth attack on the woman. The latest incident took place on Saturday night near a hostel where she resides. She was rushed to a hospital where her condition was stated to be stable. She has sustained ...

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77 bars reopen in Kerala

July 02, 2017

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Seventy-seven bars opened again across Kerala on Sunday after being closed down more than two years ago. The reopening at three-star and four-star hotels became a reality as the government's new liquor policy came into effect on July 1. Since the first day of every month is a dry day, the bars opened on Sunday morning at 11. U...

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Writer Preeti Shenoy bags Indian of the Year award

July 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: Writer Preeti Shenoy was honoured with the Indian of the Year award at a function here. Shenoy, who is one of India's top five highest selling women authors, was awarded on Friday by Brands Academy, one of the most reputed branding companies in India to recognise the achievements of personalities who have contributed towards building up...

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Teething problems of GST to be resolved in 2 months: Arvind Subramanian

July 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian today exuded confidence of resolving teething problems of GST implementation in one-two months. "There will be some hurdles initially. But we will be able to remove them in 1-2 months," Subramanian told media after attending the GST rollout ceremony held in Parliament. Describing the GST as a "...

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GST roll out marked by joy, elation

July 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: A wave of joy swept the central Hall of Parliament as President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed a button at the midnight function to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST). Members present in the Central Hall of Parliament, including those from some opposition parties, lauded the roll out with the thumping of de...

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100-hour certificate course in GST launched

June 30, 2017

NEW DELHI: To create a workforce of GST-trained professionals, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Friday announced a 100-hour certificate course to understand the new tax regime, officials said. The course will start from July 15 in three cities. The training programme - conceptualised under the central government's f...

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