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Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal sacked tonight

Mizoram Governor Kamala Beniwal was sacked today according to PTI reports. This comes only a month after she was sworn in as the 12th Governor of Mizoram. Times Now reports that Vinod Kumar Duggal will become the new Governor of the state. On behalf of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Abhya Manohar Sapre, Justice BK Sharma had administered the oath ...

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AP govt keen on developing film industry in Vizag

Hyderabad, Aug 5 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh government plans to develop the port city of Visakhapatnam as a hub for film industry-related activity. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu conveyed this to a delegation of film personalities who called on him here today, an official release said. Visakhapatnam, located on the east coast of the country, is endowed with picturesque locales ...

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Shraddha, Esha, Kangana at India Bridal Week 2014

New Delhi: Bollywood beauties Shraddha Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Kangana Ranaut are all set to turn traditional brides for designers JJ Valaya, Jyotsna Tiwari and Suneet Varma respectively at the upcoming India Bridal Fashion Week. Shraddha, who is also the face of the sixth edition of the bridal week, would be seen in an extraordinary ensemble from the Valaya’s collection ‘The ...

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GST likely to be introduced shortly: Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: The proposed new indirect tax regime, Goods and Services Tax, is likely to be introduced shortly, the government said on Tuesday. “GST is likely to be introduced shortly…,” Minister of state for finance Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Rajya Sabha while answering a question on Central Sales Tax payment to Chhattisgarh. In the written reply, she said CST ...

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Sensex up 185pts as Rajan gives banks more funds, holds rates

In a volatile session, the benchmark Sensex today rose by 185 points in the last 90 minutes of trade as investors cheered RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s move to give more funds to banks for lending even as he left interest rates unchanged for the third straight time. Firm European trends amid renewed buying by foreign funds in sectors like auto, ...

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Pakistan army kills 30 terrorists in North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani air force jets on Tuesday pounded the restive North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least 30 terrorists, as part of the military offensive to clear the area of local and foreign militants. The air force jets launched strikes in Datakhel, Mursikhel and Kamsham areas of the lawless region. According to a military official “30 terrorists were killed and ...

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US hopes Kerry’s visit will ‘melt the ice’ in ties with India

Washington: The Obama administration hopes that Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to India will “melt the ice” in the ties and start an important relationship with the new Indian government that has great “strategic value” to America, a top US official has said. Kerry visited New Delhi last week to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with ...

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Women Naxal cadres sexually exploited: Govt

Government today said instances of sexual exploitation of tribal women cadres by senior Naxal leadership have been reported in various Left Wing Extremism affected states. “Many instances of exploitation of tribals by the Naxalites/Maoists have come to the notice of the government. Such atrocities primarily include sexual exploitation of tribal women cadres in the Maoist camps which have been disclosed ...

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Members rake up issue of Modi’s Eid greeting

Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday sought to rake up an rake up issue accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not greeting Muslims on the occasion of Eid while noting that he had offered prayers in Nepal’s famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple on Monday. Raising the issue during zero hour, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay recalled the Prime Minister’s ...

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India to build pipeline to Nepal for oil products

In a move to deepen economic ties with Nepal, India today agreed to build a pipeline from Bihar to Kathmandu for supply of petrol, diesel and ATF. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday signalled India’s willingness to build the Rs 200-crore pipeline to supply fuel during his visit to Himalayan nation, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 17 ...

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