• Bengal minister denies wrongdoing in Saradha deal
    3:36 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee summoned by the Enforcement Directorate probing the Saradha chit fund scam, Monday rejected the allegations of selling a cement unit at an inflated price to the tainted company. Mukherjee Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning regarding the sale of

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  • TCS to build toilets in 10,000 girls schools
    3:34 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a “Clean India” campaign, the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Monday pledged to construct toilets in 10,000 girls schools in the country, an official said here.The TCS has set aside a Rs.100-crore budget for the initiative aimed at providing hygienic sanitation

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  • Northeast CMs’ meet to decide roadmap for development
    3:32 PM

    Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern states in Guwahati Aug 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official said here Monday.This would be the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister’s first meeting

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  • AIADMK’s Maitreyan relieved from party post
    1:32 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday relieved Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan as the chief of the party’s medical wing. In a brief statement issued here, Jayalalithaa – who is also the AIADMK general secretary – said Maitreyan was relieved from his post.

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  • 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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