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Indian Coast Guard to induct 38 more aircraft by 2020

NEW DELHI(PTI): To boost its surveillance and search and rescue capabilities, the Indian Coast Guard has proposed to induct 38 more aircraft and helicopters into its fleet by 2020. The expansion plan will see the maritime security force acquire Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Twin-engine Helicopters and Maritime Multi-mission Surveillance Aircraft (MMSA). The CG at present […]

Noted poet Nida Fazli takes his last breath

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Condolences poured in for noted Hindi and Urdu poet Nida Fazli, who died here on Monday. He was in his late 70s. Fazli’s daughter confirmed the poet’s demise, a member of the organising team of upcoming Urdu festival Jashn-e-Rekhta said. Fazli was a key guest at the festival. Lata Mangeshkar ✔@mangeshkarlata Aaj mashhoor Shayar Nida […]

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Arunachal crisis: SC talks tough, asks Centre to give list of seized documents to ex-CM Nabam Tuki and others

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to provide the list of documents seized from offices of deposed Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and his cabinet colleagues after imposition of President’s Rule in the state, as the Attorney General said most papers, running into lakhs of pages, may be “irrelevant and […]

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Black money: CBDT asks Income Tax department to speed up overseas requests

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NEW DELHI: With the current financial year coming to a close soon, CBDT has asked the Income Tax department to speed up select black money and tax evasion probe cases which require cooperation from foreign agencies under existing bilateral treaties. Officials said the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has asked the taxman to send […]

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Net Neutrality: Facebook disappointed with Trai’s differential tariff decision

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Social media giant Facebook on Monday expressed disappointment over telecom regulator Trai’s decision not to allow differential pricing of data, saying it adversely impacts its free internet platform Free Basics. “Our goal with Free Basics is to bring more people online with an open, non-exclusive and free platform. While disappointed with the outcome, […]

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Projected 7.6% GDP is reflection of policies, reform measures by government: Finance Ministry

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Finance Ministry on Monday said the projected 7.6% growth rate for current fiscal is satisfactory and is a reflection of the policies and reform measures undertaken by the government in last 19 months. “Overall, what is important is the direction of the numbers… there is improvement in the numbers which is quite […]

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Q3 GDP stands at 7.3%, Centre expects economy to grow at 7.6% in 2015-2016

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NEW DELHI: According the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or economic growth is estimated at 7.3% in October-December quarter of this fiscal. Indian economy is expected to record a five-year high growth rate of 7.6% in 2015-16 on improved performance in manufacturing and farm sectors. CSO has also revised upwards the […]

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Troops will stay on in Siachen, says Parrikar

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday ruled out any troop withdrawal from the Siachen glacier after the last week’s avalanche claimed the lives of 10 soldiers. “The decision on Siachen is based on the security of the nation. I am disturbed by the loss of life but I think that due to this, some […]

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IIM-Lucknow achieves 100% placement in 3 days

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The Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow today said it has achieved 100 per cent final placement for its 30th batch of 446 students in a record time of just over three days. The recruitment drive saw participation from over 160 domestic and international recruiters, a release by the institute said. The highlight of the placement season […]

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‘NSG was best suited for Pathankot operation’: R.C. Tayal

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NEW DELHI: A month after the Pathankot operation, Director-General, National Security Guard, R.C. Tayal, speaks to Vijaita Singh about Lt. Col. Niranjan’s death and the synergy among varied forces on the ground. He says the NSG was best suited for the operation and there were no coordination issues among the forces. Excerpts: R.C. Tayal rubbished […]

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