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Microsoft founder Bill Gates meets PM Modi; offers support for financial inclusion

NEW DELHI: Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates on Friday offered support for strengthening of efforts of the Indian government towards financial inclusion and pitched for the need to lower the cost of clean energy to the level of hydrocarbons. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda […]

How govt averted an embarrassing situation in Rajya Sabha

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NEW DELHI: Disfavouring inclusion of certain castes under the SC category, government was today on the verge of facing an embarrassing situation in Rajya Sabha when a private member bill on it was about to be put to vote but it was averted as the ruling side cited lack of quorum. Doing a quick thinking, […]

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PM Modi should get a ‘salary hike’ as well: Arvind Kejriwal

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Seeking to deflect criticism over the proposed hike in the salaries of Delhi MLAs, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said Pime Minister Narendra Modi should get a “salary hike” as well. In a strident defence of the decision of his government, Kejriwal said even after the hike is effected, MLAs won’t earn […]

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Chennai airport will start operations if no further rain from tomorrow, says Aviation ministry

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Chennai: Signs of easing of situation in flood-battered Chennai emerged on Friday with no fresh rains and a sharp fall in water levels of Adyar and Kumbh rivers that were in spate following torrential rains as rescue and relief operations continued in full swing and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 1,000 crore more […]

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Rajya Sabha paralysed for second day; opposition demands VK Singh’s ouster from cabinet

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New Delhi(PTI): Rajya Sabha was paralysed for the second consecutive on Friday, with the some opposition parties gunning for minister V K Singh for his ‘dog’ remarks and some others creating ruckus over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s reported comments on Ram temple. No government business could be transacted as the House was adjourned repeatedly as […]

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2016 Ford EcoSport: an update by Autoportal.com

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Mumbai, Shazida Khatun: Ford India, has unveiled the innovated car, Ford EcoSport 2016, during the Autocar Performance Show (APS) 2015. This is a face-lifted version of the original EcoSport, with the petrol engine remaining the same but, the diesel engine has been upgraded. Price, color It is expected that the 2016 EcoSport will be ranging between 6.79-10.44 […]

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5-year sentence correct for Salman Khan, Prosecution tells Bombay High Court

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Prosecution in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood star Salman Khan on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court that the trail court conviction, handing five-year sentence to the actor was correct and the case was proved beyond any doubt. Public prosecutor Sandeep Shinde asked the court to not show any leniency towards the convicted actor […]

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Central Government looks to rework DTAA tax provisions

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New Delhi(PTI): The government on Friday told the Lok Sabha that it has started negotiations with some countries to amend provisions on capital gains taxation as far as Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) are concerned. Some of the DTAAs entered into by India with other countries allow taxation of capital gains on shares only in […]

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Chinese President Xi announces $60 billion to ‘support’ Africa

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Beijing(Reuters): Chinese President Xi Jinping announced US $ 60 billion of assistance and loans for Africa at a summit in Johannesburg today, signalling China’s commitment to the continent despite a recent fall in investment. China’s economic growth has taken a dip this year, triggering a global commodities slump and causing Beijing to slash investment in […]

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Domestic oil explorers should boost output: Dharmendra Pradhan

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New Delhi(PTI): Domestic oil exploration and production (E&P) companies should adopt a radical approach to boost output and achieve energy security, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan “For the past three years, our domestic crude production is static. A radical approach is urgently required to boost our domestic output,” Pradhan […]

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