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No expectation of major reforms from govt: Ruchir Sharma of Morgan Stanley

MUMBAI: Morgan Stanley’s Chief Global Strategist Ruchir Sharma on Wednesday said no “great” economic reforms are expected from the Modi government as the best time for major policy initiatives is the first two years of a new government. “If you look at pattern of other countries, typically the best time to carry reforms happens to […]

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming on 2 August

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Microsoft has announced the availability of their Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will be publicly available on 2 August. This anniversary update was first announced at their Build conference in March this year and is expected to include a wide range of enhancements including their Universal Apps platform enabling easier development for various devices, the […]

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Pooja Hegde to make a Tollywood comeback with Allu Arjun

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Pooja Hegde, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Mohenjo Daro opposite Hrithik Roshan, will soon be seen with the stylish Telugu actor Allu Arjun. Pooja, who had said goodbye to Tollywood since the last two years due to Ashutosh Gowariker’s movie, is now returning to her roots. This beautiful actress has […]

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World must remain united to fight terrorism: President Mukherjee

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Condemning the terror attack in Istanbul, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the world must remain united in its fight against terrorism. “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul Turkey yesterday. India reiterates its solidarity with the people of Turkey in this difficult hour. “Our heart and […]

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Shastri should’ve been in the interview in person, instead of vacationing in Bangkok – ‘Absent’ Sourav lambasts Ravi

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Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly who had avoided speaking about the national coach selection row till now, finally lashed out at Ravi Shastri on Wednesday. Ever since he lost out on India coach’s job, Shastri has not wasted a single opportunity to show his ‘disappointment’ about the selection process. He even blamed Sourav Ganguly for […]

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7th Pay Commission: Jaitley brushes aside protests, says govt salaries now distinctively higher than private sector

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NEW DELHI: In a bonanza for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, which had recommended an overall hike of 23.5%. “Congratulations to central government officers, employees & pensioners on a historic rise in their salary & allowances through the 7th CPC (Central Pay […]

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Flexibility for shops, cinemas to open 24/7 will add jobs: Industry

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New Delhi, June 29 – Welcoming the flexibility for the retail sector to open round the clock with the passage of a model bill by the Union Cabinet here on Wednesday, the industry said it will add thousands of additional jobs in the sector. The Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Condition of […]

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‘Achhe din’ for government staff, pensioners with massive hikes

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New Delhi, June 29 – A bonanza of 16 per cent pay hike and 24 per cent increase in pension, with arrears from January this year, awaits 47 lakh serving central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners with the Union Cabinet giving its approval to 7th Pay Commission recommendations on Wednesday. But the government was […]

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TN advocates protest against disciplinary rules

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Chennai, June 29 – Several advocates in Tamil Nadu were arrested on Wednesday when they prevented movement of trains and obstructed road traffic, protesting against the amendments to the Advocates Act. The advocates have been demanding the withdrawal of the amendments under which disciplinary action can be taken against them on specific grounds. The advocates […]

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Britain could remain in EU, says Kerry

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London, June 29 – Britain could remain in the EU for the foreseeable future, with 10, Downing Street appearing not to know how to negotiate the divorce, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. In order to leave the EU, Britain will have to implement Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would kickstart a […]

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