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GST: Modi govt raises tax on cigarettes

July 18, 2017

New Delhi, July 18: India has raised the total tax on cigarettes resulting in an increase of as much as Rs 792 ($12.31) for every 1,000 cigarettes, adding about Rs 5000 crore ($777 million) in revenues for the government, finance minister Arun Jaitley said. The higher rate will be effective from July 18, Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi on Mond...

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Indian Americans protest mob lynchings in India

July 18, 2017

Washington, July 18: Indian Americans, spanning various communities, held protests in three US cities, to express their outrage over lynching of minorities by mobs in India and the Narendra Modi government's policies which are "emboldening such forces". The protests here as well as San Diego and San Jose on Sunday were organised by The Alliance fo...

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Muslim family attacked on train in UP, three detained

July 15, 2017

LUCKNOW: Three people were detained on Friday for attacking a Muslim family on board a train in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri after a video of the brutal assault went viral on social media. Police is also on the look out for others involved in the incident. The 11 members of the family were on way to Farukkhabad when both men and women were assaulted b...

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Soon students will have D mat account for their educational certificates

July 11, 2017

MUMBAI: National Academic Depository (NAD) is an initiative undertaken by MHRD for digital issuance, storage and access of all academic certificates issued by academic institutions in the country, will be implemented through NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML), a wholly owned subsidiary of NSDL which is the largest depository of India. The Nat...

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Gujarat to nominate Amarnath bus driver for bravery award

July 11, 2017

'Bus driver Saleem' SURAT: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said he will nominate the driver of the Amarnath bus that was attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir for a bravery award. "We want to thank the bus driver who saved many lives amid heavy firing. The Gujarat government will nominate Salim for the bravery award with the...

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Uttar Pradesh Government Budget 2017 Highlights

July 11, 2017

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh presented its maiden budget of Rs 3,84,659.71 crore -- a hike of 10.90 per cent over the previous fiscal -- in the state assembly on Tuesday. *Rs 551 crore for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and 254 crore for mid-day meal scheme. *Lucknow Metro, Poorvanchal Expressway and job creation ...

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Gujarat announces Rs 10 lakh for Amarnath victims

July 11, 2017

SURAT: The Gujarat government on Tuesday announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for the kin of each of the Amarnath pilgrims killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Another Rs 2 lakh would be given to each of the injured, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said. Most of the dead and injured in the Monday attack were from Gujarat. ...

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India, Bangladesh to construct bridge along Mizoram border

July 08, 2017

AIZAWL: India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram's Khawthlangtuipui river to facilitate trade and improve communication between the two neighbours, an official said here on Saturday. "Officials of India and Bangladesh held a meeting on Friday evening at Tlabung town (Mamit district) and discussed to speed up the works f...

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Mahadalit women denied temple entry in Bihar

July 08, 2017

PATNA: Tension gripped a village in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district where dozens of Mahadalit women were denied entry into temples, police said on Saturday. The women who were denied entry into the 200-year-old Kali temple on Friday, have decided to lodge a written complaint about it to the administration and request their intervention to provide ...

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CBI raids IRCTC ex-MD's home, whisks him away for questioning

July 07, 2017

GURUGRAM: The CBI on Friday raided the house of former Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Managing Director P.K. Goyal here, conducted searches, and took him along for further questioning, an official said. Informed sources said that during the search at Goyal's upscale DLF-1 area house that lasted for nearly six hours, the C...

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