• PM greets nation on Janmashtami
    12:30 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna.“Happy Janmashtami. May Lord Krishna illuminate our lives with joy and the ability to serve poorest of the poor for the progress of humankind,” Modi tweeted.

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  • Jayalalithaa suggests two-tier tax machinery
    12:20 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has suggested to the central government to delegate the levy, collection and appropriation of tax substitutes for value added tax (VAT), central excise and service tax by the state.She said the central government tax machinery can focus on inter-state taxation while

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  • Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson’s family
    11:36 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The family of Indian cricket’s newest player Sanju Samson Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a “dream come true”.Sanju – who was earlier this month selected for the ODI team as a wicketkeeper-batsman – Monday morning left the coastal

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  • An anthology on today’s India (Book Review)
    10:34 AM

    Title: Kaw Caw Silly point: A Wonky look at Contemporary India; Author: M.K. Kaw; Publisher: Konark Publishers: Pages: 270; Price: Rs.250.This is a funny and serious book at the same time. Maharaj Krishen Kaw joined the IAS in 1964 and retired in 2001 after holding many senior posts. He was

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  • Pakistan government to hold dialogue with protestors
    5:02 AM

    slamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani government Sunday announced to hold talks with two opposition political leaders who are leading thousands of their supporters in sit-ins in Islamabad and demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced talks with the opposition leaders shortly after anti-government leader Imran

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  • Society, polity behind violence in Pakistan: Report
    4:50 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The rising tide of violence and terrorism in Pakistan has its basis in its society and polity which enable a culture of intolerance and hatred, a report analysing violence in Pakistan said here Thursday. The report, “Unending Violence in Pakistan: Analysing the Trends, 2013-14”, published

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  • Samsung to set up technical training schools in Bengal
    4:16 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Aiming to create human resource capital, South Korean conglomerate Samsung will set up seven technical schools in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. “I am happy to announce that they have agreed to set up seven technical schools in the state to impart industrial

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  • Rajya Sabha passes constitution amendment bill to end collegium system
    4:12 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday unanimously passed the Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill to do away with collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges. The bill, and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, seek to put the proposed judicial appointment commission and its

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  • Kashmir Valley tense on Independence Day ev
    12:26 PM

    Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Following a guerrilla attack in a south Kashmir town, tension prevailed in the Kashmir Valley Thursday on the eve of the nation’s Independence Day Aug 15. Three people – two policemen and a civilian – were killed in Pampore town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Wednesday

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