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World has always been full of intolerance: Celebrity Author Ruskin Bond

KOLKATA(PTI): Amidst the debate over rising intolerance in the country, celebrated author Ruskin Bond on Sunday said the world has always been full of intolerance. “The world has always been a world full of intolerance. So all I can say is that if you are tolerant towards others they will be tolerant towards you,” Bond […]

France pledges 1 billion investment per year, signs 16 MoUs with India

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Chandigarh(PTI): Seeking to address concerns of investors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that the controversial Retrospective taxation is “a thing of the past” and this chapter will never be opened again as his government was putting in place a predictable tax regime. He also announced that France would immediately start investing $1 billion […]

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Nitish Kumar trashes ‘jungle raj’ barb, says ‘rule of law’ prevails

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PATNA(PTI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday dismissed opposition’s charge of “jungle raj” in Bihar and asserted that “rule of law” prevailed in the state pointing to the action taken against JD(U) MLA Sarfaraz Alam in a case of misbehaviour and abusing a couple in a train. “There is neither jungle raj in Bihar […]

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Pathankot attack: India has shared fresh leads, says Nawaz Sharif

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ISLAMABAD(PTI): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said India has given fresh leads relating to the Pathankot terror attack and Pakistan is verifying the facts to bring the perpetrators to justice. “I have received fresh leads from India on the Pathankot attack and we will look and examine those evidences given by India. We could […]

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PM Modi assures investors retrospective tax will never be back in India

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that the controversial retrospective taxation is a thing of the past and this chapter will never be opened again in India, a statement aimed at addressing the concerns of foreign investors over predictability in the tax regime. Addressing the business leaders of France and India here in […]

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Dalit Scholar’s Suicide: Despite VC going on leave, students unhappy with interim charge

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Hyderabad(PTI): Under attack over Rohith Vemula’s suicide, Hyderabad University Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile went on leave but it sparked more protests as Dalit faculty members alleged that the professor given interim charge too had “deep involvement” in the case and in the death of another student from the community. A day after the students sitting on […]

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France signs intergovernmental pact with India to seal long-awaited $9 billion Rafale deal: Francois Hollande

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NEW DELHI(PTI): France will sign an intergovernmental agreement with India to clear the way for a long-awaited $9 billion deal to sell French-built Rafale warplanes to India, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday. Indian and French negotiators on Friday debated the price of 36 combat planes designed to replace ageing Indian air force jets, […]

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Centre creating hurdles for our govt: Arvind Kejriwal

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DELHI(PTI): Firing a fresh salvo at the Centre, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused it of “creating hurdles unsparingly” before the Delhi government and asserted he stood as a “wall” between his ministers and the Modi dispensation. “Centre has been unsparing in creating hurdles for us in carrying out our work. They have created […]

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Poet Uday Prakash refuses to take back Sahitya Akademi award

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JAIPUR(PTI):Hindi poet Uday Prakash on Sunday refused to take back his Sahitya Akademi award, claiming the NDA government was merely trying to restore its image by persuading ‘award wapsi’ campaign writers to re-accept their awards. “As far as I’m concerned, I’m not going to take back my award. Even Nayantara Sahgal has declined to take […]

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Hide and Seek drama on Dalit Scholar’s Suicide, VC Appa Rao Podile goes on indefinite leave for personal reasons

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Hyderabad: Appa Rao Podile, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad has gone on indefinite leave. Podile has been under fire for a while for his role in Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suspension and his subsequent suicide. A note on their official website said: “The Vice-Chancellor will be on leave. In the absence of the Vice-Chancellor, […]

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