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GST Highest in World, Arbitrary and Bizarre, Says Cong Leader Surjewala

The President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi at the ceremony to launch the Goods & Service Tax (GST), in Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi, in the midnight of June 30- July 01, 2017.(PIB)

Unlike what Congress proposed as a simple three-tier GST capping at 18%, the BJP-led NDA government has made it 4-slab and added 28% slab imposing one of the worst taxation system in the world, said Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala. Besides the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the cess included, some products will be as costlier as 43% more than ...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Platform Unveiled at Shanghai MWC 2017

Soon future mobiles will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Mobile platform with a 14nm FinFET process for finger print scanningthat can penetrate glass and even metal, said the tech firm in a statement made at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. Qualcomm Technologies said its Snapdragon 400 Mobile Platform tier designed for mid-range smartphones and tablets, delivers significant improvements in battery life, ...

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Google Changed Look of its Google News Page An Hour Ago!

New Google News Page for India edition

For those who had just visited Google News an hour ago would be surprised to see a new look of Google News page now, 11:20 pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Beginning today, Google will have a new sleek look of its News Page, departing from the old Google News page that was changed slightly six years ago. Here’s the ...

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COMEDK Declares Cutoff Ranks for First Round Engineering Admissions 2017

The COMEDK’s online counselling that started on June 12 for registration has completed the First Round of admission counselling with the cutoffs declared for each of the colleges for engineering seats and the last date for admission will be June 29, 2017. Students are advised to check the First Round cutoff declared on the website and here is the cutoff ...

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Wildlife Report Calls for Better Human-Wildlife Management to End Conflicts

Crop damage caused by wildlife (Photo: Krithi Karanth)

Stressing the need to strengthen human-wildlife conflict management across India in view of up to 32 wildlife species damaging life and property in this nation of 1.2 billion people, a recent study published in the July 2017 edition of Human Dimensions of Wildlife sought a better management approach to end the conflict. The researchers have called for the identification of ...

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President Trump, PM Modi Joint Press Statement Reveals Little (Videos)

Video grab of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on Monday (White House)

The joint press statement from US President Donald Trump and the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi elicited too little despite high expectations, especially on deep difference both nations have on several issues. Trump in his typical speech pointed out that during his campaign, he had pledged that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House. ...

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Rajamouli to do Movie with Mahesh Babu Soon, Not Next One

Bahubali director SS Rajamouli has revealed in a TV show that he would be making a film with the most-sought-after Telugu actor Mahesh Babu but has given enough indication that it won’t be his next film but later. Rajamouli has made films with almost all the top Telugu heroes from Jr NTR, Prabhas, Nani and Sunil but remained choosy about ...

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Despite India Defeat, Virat Kohli Tops Facebook, with 3.54 Crore Followers, Second Only to Modi

virat kohli popularity

Despite anger and anguish at India’s defeat in the hands of Pakistan Cricket team at ICC Champions Trophy in London last weekend, Team India Captain Virat Kohli is still most followed celebrity on Facebook, second to PM Narendra Modi. His followers on Facebook page has 35,444,199 followers, next to PM Narendra Modi’s 41,793,333 followers, reveal the latest figures, suggesting that ...

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President Greets on Idu’l Fitr as Prayers, Celebrations Mark Ramzan

President Pranab Mukherjee meeting the invitees, at an Iftar party, on the occasion of id’ul Fitar, hosted by him, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017.(PIB)

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Idu’l Fitr, known as Ramzan, which is being celebrated on Monday, June 26, 2017 in India. In his message the President said, “On the auspicious occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and ...

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Modi in US Meets CEOs, Reiterates ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi in a group-photograph with the US Business Leaders, at Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017.(PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of his US visit on Sunday met the CEOs of top 20 American firms, including Tim Cook of Apple, Sathya Nadella of Microsoft and Sunder Pichai of Google, and interacted wih them before highlighting his government’s reforms to make India a destination for ‘Doing Business’. In a tweet, Modi said, “Interacted with ...

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Vice President Ansari Greets People on Eid-ul-Fitr

President Pranab Mukherjee meeting the invitees, at an Iftar party, on the occasion of id’ul Fitar, hosted by him, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017.(PIB)

Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr. In a message, he said that Id-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan and signifies the traditional expression of brotherhood and understanding between people. The festival reaffirms the spirit of compassion, charity and generosity in our lives, ...

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Noida in Delhi-NCR to Get Second International Airport

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati holding a press conference, in New Delhi on June 24, 2017.(PIB)

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region, said Minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday. The air traffic in the NCR region is growing very fast, he noted. From the current level of 62 million passengers per ...

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India and Portugal: Modi Trumps up Support for start ups

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Portugal, Mr. Antonio Costa at the signing ceremony of MoU between India and Portugal, at Lisbon, Portugal on June 24, 2017.(PIB)

In his latest foreign visit to Portugal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed MoUs in Lisbon for creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance and launched a unique startup Portal – the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) – in Lisbon. While the agreements will promote India’s science and technology partnership with Portugal, towards the establishment of a unique Centre on ...

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Uma Bharti Urges Spritual Institutions to Join Namami Gange Program

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti briefing the media about the achievements of her Ministry during the last three years, in New Delhi on June 19, 2017. The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan is also seen.(PIB)

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharati has appealed to spiritual institutions and organisations to join Namami Gange programme in spreading awareness about keeping the ghats clean. She was addressing a gathering of stakeholders at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh on Friday, June 9, 2017, as part of her ongoing Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan that entered into ...

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Defeated India Looks for Scapegoat, Anil Kumble to Exit

  Pakistan has thrashed sixers and boundaries to set a huge target of 238 for India in the second half of the play in the final of India vs Pakistan final match of ICC Championship 2017 Trophy being held at the Oval in London. Not unexpected, India was defeated with all out for 180 despite its record defeat of the ...

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Father Dangled Baby Outside 15th Floor Window for ‘Likes’ on FaceBook, Sent to Jail

Father jailed after posting this photo on Facebook with the caption: “1,000 likes or I will drop him” — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 20, 2017 In a horrible display of perversion for social media applause, a cruel father dangled his baby outside his 15th floor apartment in a high-rise building in Algiers, capital of Algeria, took a picture ...

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Kochi Metro Takes Off, Bangalore Metro Fully Functional Now

For a change, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee took a metro ride though in different cities down the south today. While PM Modi inaugurated Kochi Metro this morning, President Pranab Mukherjee is opening and taking ride on Namma Metro at 6 pm this evening. Bangalore’s Namma Metro, initially planned to be completed in 5 years has ...

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