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Parliament panel raps Modi govt for not inking Rafale deal

NEW DELHI(PTI): A Parliamentary panel on Tuesday rapped the government for not inking the Rafale deal despite “considerable time” even as the government said the original contract for 126 planes could not be concluded because Dassault Aviation did not agree to certain tender clauses and its own bid. Expressing its …

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Veteran actor Manoj Kumar honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award

Veteran actor Manoj Kumar was on Tuesday conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the 63rd National Film Awards ceremony here, for his contribution to the film industry. The 78-year-old actor, best known for his patriotic films Purab Aur Paschim, Upkar and Kranti, got a standing …

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Kerala: 3 taken into custody for rape and murder of dalit woman

Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): Three people were taken into custody by police for questioning in connection with the rape and brutal murder of a 30-year-old dalit woman in Ernakulam district that sparked protest marches on Tuesday by students and rights activists across Kerala. Police said the woman, a law student who hailed from …

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Google acquires start-up founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur

Google has acquired a business technology start-up founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers and customers’ users. Varun Malhotra is the founder and CEO of Toronto-based Synergyse, which was launched in 2013 with an aim to teach …

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Non-trade issues at WTO, lack of legal experts worry India

NEW DELHI:Developing nations, including India, are facing a double disadvantage at the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), according to a senior government official. Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said these nations are challenged not only by the lack of a sufficient pool of trade law experts to represent …

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BCCI recommends Kohli for Khel Ratna, Rahane for Arjuna

The Indian Cricket Board has recommended Test captain Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour, and Ajinkya Rahane for the Arjuna award this year. If Kohli wins, he would become only the third cricketer after the iconic Sachin Tendulkar and the country’s most successful …

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