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Black money: Govt dismisses reports over voluntary disclosure of overseas accounts

New Delhi(PTI): Government on Saturday dismissed reports that there will be no prosecution of black money holders if they come forward and make a declaration of their overseas accounts before 2017. Maintaining that he has been misquoted in his speech made at a chamber of commerce here on Thursday, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said he […]

Parliament to discuss rail, general budgets next week

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” During the first two weeks of the budget session, the Lok Sabha has passed five bills seeking to replace five respective ordinances relating to Amending the Citizenship Act, introduction of e-rickshaws, allocation of coal mines through open bidding, hiking FDI in the insurance sector and allocation of non-coal mineral resources through auction.” New Delhi(NERVE) […]

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Delhi Police bust Arms Licence racket

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Place: Delhi,(PTI): With the arrest of eight persons, Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a racket which used to get Arms Licence issued on the basis of fake and forged documents without police verification from Nagaland. Those arrested include six such licence holders and two agents, involved in procuring such licences. Arms licences […]

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Gold at 3-month low, tumbles Rs 520 on weak global cues

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(PTI): Gold prices on Saturday plunged by Rs 520, its biggest fall this year, to trade at an over three-month low of Rs 26,540 per 10 gram at the bullion market, tracking a weak global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers and retailers. Silver also fell sharply by Rs 500 to Rs 36,300 per kg […]

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Khaleda Zia must be punished for causing deaths: Bangladesh PM Hasina

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(PTI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her arch-rival Khaleda Zia must get “punishment” for the deaths of innocent people during the two-month-long violent anti-government protests by her party that has claimed 115 lives.+ “She (Zia) is playing ducks and drakes with peoples’ lives …This will not be tolerated in any way and […]

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NIH director sees solving data puzzle as key to U.S. precision medicine

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Reuters – One of the earliest tasks in President Barack Obama’s $215 million “precision medicine” program will be finding a way to piece together data from a hodgepodge of existing studies, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Several providers already undertaking such studies have expressed interest in participating in the […]

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BJP chief Amit Shah and RSS have 8-hr marathon meet in Nagpur

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NAGPUR(PTI): BJP president Amit Shah had a marathon meeting with the RSS brass in Nagpur on Friday. The meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi at the Sangh headquarters in Mahal area lasted for over 8 hours. The meeting comes in the wake of tensions in PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and […]

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Book Review: Democrazy

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Publisher: Jaico Pages: 233 Price: Rs 299 Rating: * Amidst the high-decibel and intense campaign that was the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, not many had time for satire. Moreover, after Narendra Modi’s landslide win, while several serious books analysing the election results were written, narratives in the lighter vein were few and far between. On […]

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Sarfraz equals record as Pakistan snatch victory

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A hostile trio of Pakistan left-arm fast bowlers took full advantage of a pitch freshened by rain to hand pre-tournament favourites South Africa their second defeat in the cricket World Cup at Eden Park on Saturday. Man-of-the-match Sarfraz Ahmed equalled the world record for catches by a wicketkeeper in a one-day international with six dismissals, […]

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Mufti Sayeed government releases hardline Hurriyat separatist Masrat Alam from prison

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Srinagar(PTI/ANI): Masrath Alam, leader of the hardline- faction of Hurriyat, who had spearheaded the stone-pelting agitations in the valley in 2008 and 2010, was reportedly released from prison following the new government’s policy of freeing political prisoners who do not face criminal charges. The orders for the release of 42-year-old Alam, chief of the Jammu […]

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