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Kovind, who was accompanied by Sushma Swaraj and senior BJP leader Anil Jain, was given a rousing welcome at the airport here by NDA leaders from the twin states.
The National Conference leader was reacting to the Prime Minister's remarks which came against the backdrop of growing incidents of cow vigilantism.
Moshe was barely two when his parents Rivka and Gavriel Holtzberg were killed along with six others, by Pakistan based LeT terrorists in Mumbai in 2008.
Suspecting the role of some "hostile forces" behind such incidents, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs said such "tactics" will not be allowed to succeed.
Communist Party of India General Secretary SS Reddy said the party, after discussions with its MPs, decided to skip the meeting convened by the government.
The officials remained tight-lipped about the interrogation.The minister also refused to comment on the matter. Nath had received the CBI notice on Saturday.
We have received complaints about West Bengal government changing the names of some central schemes. We are looking into the complaints, he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed pain and anguish over rising cases of violent incidents in the country, especially in the name of cow protection.“Do we get right to kill any human in name of protecting a cow. Is this cow protection? Is this service of cow?.. How are we losing control? Killing humans in name of cow is not correct,” Prime Minister said at an event held to commemorate 100 years of establishment of Sabarmati Ashram by Mahatma Gandhi in Ahmedabad.He went on to say that in a country that believes in feeding insects, dogs and fishes, the killing of humans in na
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement against violence in the name of cow protection and expressed hope that the vigilantes will heed to the PM's advice."Well said sir. Here's hoping the people carrying out these despicable acts take your words to heart and act accordingly," Omar wrote on Twitter.The National Conference leader was reacting to the Prime Minister's remarks which came against the backdrop of growing incidents of cow vigilantism."Killing people in the name of 'Gau Bhakti' is not acceptable. This is not something
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that killing in the name of 'gau raksha' must stop and just words were not enough."We condemn killings taking place in the name of gau raksha. This must stop now. Just words not enough", Banerjee said in a tweet.Her tweet came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement in Ahmedabad that killing of people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable."Killing people in the name of 'gau bhakti' is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve," he said. "No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his
The Congress today decided to keep away from the special midnight June 30 meeting convened by the government on GST implementation.The decision came after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with other leaders today.Sources said former prime minister Singh is unlikely to attend the event, with a party leader holding the view that the party's decision is applicable for all.Singh along with another former prime minister H D Deve Gowda have been invited for the event, which President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to attend.Party's senior spokesperson Satyav
Low-cost carrier IndiGo has written to the ministry of civil aviation expressing an interest in taking over Air India's international flights."IndiGo has written a letter with an unsolicited expression of interest (EOI) in the divestment procedure of Air India," Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said today.The Cabinet yesterday gave its in-principle approval for the divestment of the national carrier.IndiGo said in a letter it would be interested in buying out the International operations of Air India and its low-cost wing, Air India Express.If that was not possible, it would like to buy th
The brother of the teenaged Muslim youth, who was stabbed to death on-board a Mathura-bound train, today said the family has identified the four accused.Junaid (17) was stabbed when he along with his brothers was returning home to Khandawli village in Ballabgarh after shopping for Eid in Delhi on Thursday. His brothers - Hashim and Sakir - who were also travelling in the train with him were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled slurs against them."We identified these four arrested accused when they were paraded before us. They were involved in beating and jostling with us (Junaid and hi
The Centre on Thursday allocated Rs 795.54 crore as assistance to Karnataka to provide relief to farmers who suffered loss of rabi crops in the last fiscal.The decision was taken at a meeting of High-Level Committee (HLC) here chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh."The Committee examined the proposal based on the report of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team which visited the drought-affected state of Karnataka. The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in r
The CPI would skip the special midnight meeting tomorrow on GST implementation, as it accused the Centre of being in a hurry to launch it without heeding to appeals by sections of the concerned industry.Communist Party of India General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said the party, after discussions with its MPs, decided to skip the meeting convened by the government.The CPI currently has one member each in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha."They (the government) are doing it in a hurry without giving proper time," Reddy told PTI here, airing his party's concerns on the Goods and Services Tax (GST
An anguished Facebook post over rising attacks on Muslims and Dalits galvanises people in 16 cities.
Mustafa Dossa dies weeks after being found guilty of transporting weapons to Mumbai for the attacks.
Coming down heavily on the self-styled cow vigilante groups for indulging in violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that killing people in the name of “Gau Bhakti” is totally unacceptable. Speaking at the Sabarmati Ash
After dilly-dallying on its decision on whether to attend the special session at the Central Hall of Parliament which will see the rollout of the ambitious Goods and Services Tax, the Congress party today said...
Around 1700 people will lose their jobs in Delhi after the battle between global fast-food chain McDonald’s and its India partner in North and East Vikram Bakshi gets murkier. Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL), the joint...
Playing down the controversy over the usage of “Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir” phrase by the United States during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay today
After the US Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's travel ban, the Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees asking them to prove...
India will elect its new Vice President on August 5. The schedule for electing the successor to outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari was announced by the Election Commission (EC) today. The term of Vice President M. Hamid...
Amid the ongoing face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam (also known as Donglang) area of the Sikkim sector, Bhutan on Wednesday issued a demarche to China over the construction of a road...
PLA spokesperson called on India to "correct its wrongdoing and withdraw their personnel from the Chinese territory."
On the first day of his 2-day Gujarat visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram where he strongly criticised cow vigilante attacks.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not the result of the efforts of one person or one government. All the governments since the turn of the century have contributed towards it. Now, meet the real men behind the GST.
Tabu spilled the beans on her equation with first hero Ajay Devgn, her relationship status and more.
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Celebrities continue to come out in strong condemnation of mob lynchings -- which a day earlier ignited nationwide protests under the banner "NotInMyName". On Thursday, actors Dia Mirza, Arjun Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari and director Hansal Mehta denounced the killing of innocent people in the name of religion and cow protection. This came after noted actor Shabana Azmi and others from Bollywood joined the Wednesday campaign held in several cities across the country.
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistani officials will be worried "about the amicability" of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani newspaper said on Thursday. "And the worrying word from Washington is that the US is looking at a stricter policy on Pakistan," The News International said in an editorial. The daily said the Modi-Trump meeting in Washington "is a reminder that the US and India have become closer mostly because of the latter's growing economic importance.
New York, June 29 (IANS) Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith on Thursday announced his engagement with partner Dani Willis through social media. "Today I got down on one knee and @dani_willis said YES," Smith posted on Instagram. The 28-year old batsman, rated one of the best in the world, was at New York City's Rockefeller Centre rooftop.
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A day after the Union cabinet gave its in-principle approval for Air India's divestment, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the budget passenger airline IndiGo has expressed its interest in participating in the stake sale of the flag-carrier. "There has been interest shown for Air India. IndiGo has approached the ministry with a formal expression of interest proposal," Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju told IANS.
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) China on Thursday warned India it will escalate the current border row if it did not withdraw troops from "Chinese territory" and said this was a "precondition" for a "meaningful dialogue" with New Delhi. Beijing said it had pictures of Indian troops "trespassing" the Chinese border. Talking to the media, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang displayed the "photos" from the lectern for a few seconds.
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) State miner Coal India (CIL) will generate one gigawatt (GW) power from renewable energy during the current fiscal as part of its plan to produce around 10 GW power overall from renewables, Union Coal, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. "This is a contribution towards a better planet, towards greening the country and greening the world," Goyal said, while releasing the first part of a report 'Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electricity Grid' at an event here.
The idea of a pan-India Goods and Services Tax (GST) unifying the Indian market was a vision that guided the nationalist bourgeoisie in joining the Gandhian struggle to liberate India from the British. From July 1, GST will replace around a dozen central and state taxes into a single national tax. At the state level, the taxes that GST will subsume include state cesses and surcharges, luxury tax, state VAT, purchase tax, central sales tax, taxes on advertisements, entertainment tax, all forms of entry tax, and taxes on lotteries and betting.
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump for siding with "oppressor India" after it declared Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist. In a series of tweets, Imran Khan criticised US foreign policy, stating that it has lost all morality and justice and now is only based on "arms sales and financial benefits".
What we buy, how we buy and why we buy are questions that have for long fascinated anthropologists. But GST is expected to add a new twist to the tale of Indian consumerism.
To break it down, if say your broadband and mobile bill come to Rs 1,000 each every month, you’d be paying a cumulative Rs 2,600 from next month (3% on Rs 1,000 + 3% on Rs 1,000). Similarly, for prepaid customers, the effective talk-time will be reduced, July onwards.
GST will be levied on value additions at each stage of the production cycle – buying raw materials, processing, manufacturing, warehousing and sale to customers - the monetary worth added at each stage to achieve the final sale to the end customer will be taxed.
The opposition Congress party on Thursday said that it won't attend the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) scheduled for midnight on June 30 in a special Parliament session.
Low-cost carrier IndiGo has submitted its expression of interest (EOI) for the purchase of Air India. Aviation minister Jayant Sinha said that IndiGo's was the first "unsolicited" formal offer for AI.
Kidambi Srikanth has now trained his eyes on the prestigious World Championship crown and said he will play to win at the World Championship in August.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Gujarat for a two-day visit, is addressing a rally in Rajkot.
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The Jammu and Kashmir government today announced a 10-day summer vacation in all educational institutions in the valley from July 6.
Here's a list of the best Satya Niketan cafes that you must check outfor its food, ambiance and youth connect.
The petition has claimed that during the examination of the foetus on May 25, the abnormalities were detected including, a combination of four impairments in the heart.
The Congress announced on Thursday that it will boycott the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout in Parliament on Friday midnight.
The Pakistan`s Foreign Office urged the Indian government to halt the alleged continuous cross-border firing and adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement across the LoC between the two countries.
The Indian Navy's guided missile frigate INS Betwa, which had tipped over while being undocked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in December last year, has been undocked smoothly, officials said on Thursday.
Foreign Office (FO) spokesman said in a statement that Indian forces resorted to firing in Nikial Sector yesterday, resulting in the death of a 22-year-old civilian Abdul Wahab of Dothilla village.
The Congress party on Thursday decided not to attend the Special Parliament midnight session on Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout on June 30.
Gold prices moved up for the third straight session today by adding Rs 50 to Rs 29,300 per 10 grams, in sync with a firm trend overseas and continued buying by local jewellers. Silver rose Rs 400 t...
Gold eased on Thursday, surrendering early gains as signs this week that central banks might scale back their ultra-loose monetary policy pushed bond yields higher, though a decline in the dollar to ...
Silver prices shot up Rs 157 to Rs 38,861 per kg at the futures trade as speculators widened positions, tracking a firm trend in the precious metals overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silv...
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The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications that will increase the allowances further for the 48 lakh employees of the Central government.
Women in Britain suffer more poverty than men, with the gap between the two genders at its widest level since the records became available, Xinhua news agency reported. The study said the level of persistent poverty was the fifth lowest among all members of the European Union. By comparison, Romania had the highest poverty level at 19.3 percent and Denmark the lowest at 4.3 percent.
London, June 27 (IANS) A Sikh couple in Britain were refused permission to adopt a white child here because of their "cultural heritage" and were instead advised to adopt a child from India. Sandeep and Reena Mander, who are British-born and live in Berkshire, said that they were rejected by a local adoption agency, Adopt Berkshire, "as only white children were available", the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. The agency said that white British or European parents would be given preference, according to the report.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the people of Delhi and the public officials have to be made to ensure that the law has to be strictly complied with.
The Madras High Court today refused to stay a Tamil Nadu government order, reserving 85 per cent of seats in MBBS and BDS courses for the state board students and only 15 pwer cent for those of the other boards.
The Left parties will not take part in the special midnight meeting on June 30 convened by the government to launch the Goods and Services Tax (GST), CPI leader D Raja said today.
Senior IAS officer Rajive Kumar today took over as the new chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh as the Yogi Adityanath government carried out a major bureaucratic reshuffle involving 44 IAS officers.
Markets regulator Sebi today imposed a penalty of Rs 26 lakh on one Ankit kumar S Singhania for providing unauthorised investment advisory services to investors.
The three groups - Sherpa, CPCR (Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda) and Ibuka France - said on Thursday that their suit accused BNP Paribas of complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Wimbledon 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic believes he is a better player than last year and will hope to build some confidence at an exhibition event in London ahead of next week's Championships.
As thousands turned out for protests against rising violence toward Muslims and lower-caste Indians, many wondered: How did we get here?
The latest strike, which affected computers from Ukraine to the United States, has intensified worries that such events will become everyday dangers.
China, seeing the U.S.-India relationship as the greatest threat to its effort to carve out a “Sinocentric Asia,” is sending a message, analysts say.
The display of warmth between President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at least partly aimed at China, which has disappointed Mr. Trump in recent weeks.
Many workers in the United States worry about being replaced by machines. The same is true in countries like India.
Francesco Mastalia set out to photograph 108 leading yoga practitioners for whom the practice is not an exercise regimen, but a spiritual journey.
Political analysts say last year’s election has ignited a wave of political engagement among Indians in the United States, and that is also driving interest in this week’s meeting.
The victim has been living in Varanasi from the last 40 years and is associated with a social organisation.
The undocking, undertaken on June 27, was preceded by a minor incident, involving the ship's listing by around 8 degrees, during flooding of the dry dock
The Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0130 hours in Poonch sector along the Line of Control.
The outgoing chief secretary, Rahul Bhatnagar had a controversial stint, especially regarding his alleged role in the multi-crore scam in the Gomti Riverfront Development project.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat here yesterday.
The nationalist leaders addressing issues like the South China Sea dispute and terrorism emanating from Pakistan has evoked sharp reactions from India’s neighbours.
Dossa, 60, who was lodged in the Arthur Road jail, yesterday died at Mumbai's J J Hospital where he was admitted after complaining of chest pain.
In wake of the recent Ballabhgarh lynching case, group of Allahabad residents took to the roads to raise awareness against the issues of mob lynching and hate crimes, on Wednesday. Carrying placards w...
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement against violence in the name of cow protection and expressed hope that the vigilantes ...
Following heavy rainfall in parts of southern Maharashtra, the inflow in some rivers in Belagavi district has increased. On Wednesday night, water began flowing over a bridge near Savadatti-B in Chik...
Sri Ram Sene and other Hindutva organisations will hold a state-wide protest against the Iftar held at Srikrishna Mutt, Udupi, on July 2.Sri Rama Sene’s Pramod Mutalik told reporters here on Thursday ...
A gong will be sounded at midnight to usher in the GST. Mr. Modi will be the key speaker at the function in Parliament.
The brother of the teenager who was stabbed to death on board a Mathura-bound train has said they have identified the four accused.Seventeen-year-old Junaid was killed when he and his brothers were re...
So concluded a day in court that saw a woman accused of murder don a fresh role of heroine of the moment.Even Bollywood couldn't have come up with such a curious twist.
'If my understanding is correct, one has to file not less than 37 returns per year for every ordinary business, and that too per state.''If you are doing businesses in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, you have to file 37x3 returns every year!''The consequence of GST will be chaos, confusion and possibly economic crisis.'
Prasad, who played 33 Tests and 162 ODIs for India, is set to finish his three-year term as the junior India chief selector in September this year.
It's an undeniable fact that after enactment of GST, buying insurance will become a little expensive impacting your term plans, health plans and motor insurance plans the most. But you should not ignore the importance of insuring your life, health, vehicle, says Harjot Singh Narula