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Mukesh Ambani keeps annual salary capped at Rs 15 crore for 7th year

Mumbai(PTI): Reliance Industries’ Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani kept his annual salary capped at Rs 15 crore for the seventh year in a row even as the remuneration of most directors declined marginally. Ambani, the richest Indian, has kept salary, perquisites and allowances and commission at Rs 15 crore since 2008-09, foregoing almost Rs […]

Swachh Bharat cess on services to be notified later: Finance Ministry

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New Delhi(PTI): The Swachh Bharat 2% cess on various services will be notified at a later date although the higher rate of 14% Service Tax will take effect from June 1, the Finance Ministry said today. PM Modi cleaning up streets as part of Swachh Bharat campaign File Photo “…the date of giving effect to […]

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Delhi High Court refuses to cancel immediately RK Pachauri’s anticipatory bail

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Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He held the post from 2002 until his resignation in 2015, during which time the organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Know more on Wikipedia

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Expect Rahul Gandhi to become Congress President this year: Jairam Ramesh

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New Delhi(PTI): Rahul Gandhi is expected to become the party president this year and intends to build the outfit similar to the one that existed during Nehru’s time by promoting regional faces, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said today. “..I expect that it would be in 2015. We are expecting that he will take over […]

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Shabana Azmi criticises Cannes over high heels rule for women

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Mumbai: Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has expressed her disapproval over the Cannes Film Festival’s practice of only allowing women in heels at the gala. The 64-year-old actress, who has attended the festival in the past and also served as a jury member, said she was shocked to read reports that women in flats were denied […]

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No pressure from RSS on Narendra Modi govt: Nitin Gadkari

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Nagpur(PTI): Saffron Brigade RSS does not bring any pressure nor gives any direction to the Modi government in which ministers enjoy absolute freedom to air views in the Cabinet, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. He sought to downplay meetings of senior ministers with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat recently and said the Hindutva founthead does […]

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Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM on May 23

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Chennai(PTI):AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa will take oath as Tamil Nadu chief minister on May 23, days after being acquitted in a disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court. Current Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is expected to resign on May 22, AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi was quoted as telling media on […]

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Rajnath Singh asks Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, CM Arvind Kejriwal to resolve stand-off

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New Delhi(PTI): The Centre on Wednesday asked Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to sit together and find a solution to the ongoing turf war triggered by the appointment of acting Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin. “The LG and the Chief Minister should sit together and find a solution. I believe that […]

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Black money: India to hold direct talks with tax havens to “deepen” cooperation

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New Delhi(PTI): Indian tax authorities and investigators probing black money cases have decided to hold one-to-one meetings with their overseas counterparts based in tax haven nations and other countries to “deepen” cooperation in the fight against illicit funds stashed abroad. As part of the measures to combat the menace, investigators have also received a new […]

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Tamil Nadu seeks review of SC verdict banning politicians’ photos in government ads

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Chennai(web team): The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court for a review of guidelines issued last week on central government advertisements which restricted the use of political leaders photos in government advertisements, says The Hindu report. The review petition said that the judgement is in opposition to federal structure based on grounds […]

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