Archive for August 2nd, 2017

Andhra & Telengana farmers suicides on rise despite credit support

Farm crisis continues to haunt both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has observed there is 322 % rise in the farmers’ suicides in Andhra Pradesh during 2015 over 2014 while Telangana has witnessed a rise of 152 % in farmers’ suicides. Over 3026 farmers have eportedly committed suicides…

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28% GST detrimental to tourism industry: Oberoi

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) Hospitality major EIH Ltd, which runs hotels under ‘Oberoi’ and ‘Trident’ brands, on Wednesday said the new 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax rate for hotels charging over Rs 7,500 in room tariff will have an adverse impact on the industry.
“The announcement that…

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Gujarat Congress moves SC against NOTA

New Delhi, Aug 2 :  The Gujarat unit of the Congress on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision to introduce None of the Above (NOTA) option for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in the state.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, seeking an urgent hearing of the case, mentioned the petition…

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Rise over self-doubt: Sushant, Kriti suggest how

Mumbai, Aug 2 : Confidence is important to leave a mark. Bollywood actors Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput believe doing what you love and wearing what makes you feel at ease can help you rise above self-doubt.

The actors, who have featured together in “Raabta” and have also shot…

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Pull back troops from Doklam with ‘no strings attached’: China to India

Beijing, Aug 2 (PTI) China today said it has conveyed its firm stand to India that it must take “concrete actions” by immediately pulling back troops from Doklam in the Sikkim section with “no strings attached” to resolve the current standoff.

Providing the details of the July 28 meeting between…

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Jonita Gandhi’s new song ‘Chandralekha’ has peppy flavour

Mumbai, Aug 2 : Singer Jonita Gandhi says she is excited about the launch of her new song “Chandralekha” from the movie “A Gentleman”.

“Excited for ‘Chandralekha’ to release! This is my second song with Sachin-Jigar, after ‘Ye jawani teri’ from ‘Meri Pyari Bindu’ earlier this year. Just like that…

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BJP chief Amit Shah to visit TN from Aug 22 to 24

Chennai, Aug 2 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah will visit Tamil Nadu from August 22 to 24 as part of his efforts to strengthen the party organisation in the state.

BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit chief Tamilisai Soundararajan said Shah’s visit will help strengthen the party at the grass…

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Himachal CM launches six health schemes

Shimla, Aug 2 :  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched six health schemes, including free insulin for diabetic patients below 18 years of age, under the Universal Immunisation Programme here.

The Chief Minister, accompanying state Health Minister Kaul Singh, also launched Himachal Pradesh Universal Health Protection Scheme — for…

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RBI cuts key rate by 0.25%; to lower home, auto EMIs

Mumbai, Aug 2 (PTI) The Reserve Bank today slashed benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent to 6 per cent citing reduction in upside risk to inflation, a move that will lower EMIs for home, auto and personal loans.

This is the first rate cut since October 2016 and…

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Dileep’s arrest reveals unsavoury side of Malayalam film industry

Ever since the arrest of superstar Dileep, the big fat egos of those in the Malayalam film industry, be it in the actor’s body or other organisations, have been pricked badly, leaving them badly scarred.

One reason for this is the industry has, in the past quarter of a…

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