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Assam: Is this year flood worst ever?

Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: Thousands of thousands of people from several parts of Assam are now battling against heavy waves of the flood which is caused by a lingering rainy season and compounded by tropical storms. Nearly 1.7 million people have been affected in the ongoing wave of the flood that …

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No blackout of Rajnath Singh speech in Islamabad: MEA

New Delhi, Aug 4 – The government on Thursday described as misleading media reports that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s address to a Saarc ministerial meet in Islamabad had been blacked out. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said media reports of a ‘blackout’ of our Home Ministers statement are …

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Gujarat High Court quashes quota for higher castes

Ahmedabad, Aug 4 – The Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected the Anandiben Patel government’s ordinance to provide 10 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions to the Economically Backward Classes (EBCs), and termed the quota unconstitutional. The state government dubbed the high court verdict as unfortunate. Through …

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Hefty hike for traffic violations approved

New Delhi, Aug 4 – The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016, providing for hefty penalties for violation of road safety rules. The fine for driving without licence goes up ten times to Rs 5,000 while penalty for drunken driving increases fivefold to Rs 10,000. …

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Mamata happy over Rajya Sabha clearing GST Bill

Kolkata, Aug 4 – Expressing happiness over the Rajya Sabha passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday demanded that small businesses should remain under single control of the states in the new tax regime. We (Trinamool Congress) have consistently supported the …

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All girls struggle to tone their stomach: Hudgens

Los Angeles, Aug 4 – Actress Vanessa Hudgens beleives all girls struggle to tone their stomach, but she wants women to be more grateful of their bodies because of the functions they carry out. I think the stomach region for all girls is something we all struggle with. The pooch! …

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China is time-tested friend: Pakistani PM

Islamabad, Aug 4 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told a conference of the country’s envoys on Wednesday that the relationship with China has transformed into a multi-dimensional partnership, and it was a time-tested friend of Pakistan. We are determined to take Sino-Pakistani relationship to new heights as China is …

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