Archive for August 12th, 2017

Independence Day 2017: Blending patriotism and fashion

New Delhi  August 12 (ANI): Putting on his signature cream dhoti, Mahatma Gandhi marched his way to getting Independence for India in 1947.

70 years later, men in India have evolved tremendously when it comes to fashion.

True, change is the only constant in fashion, but one would agree, the…

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Time for Modi’s version of New Deal?

The RBI expectedly cut the repo rate last week by 25 basis points, bringing the key lending rate to a six-year low of 6 percent. This came in the backdrop of a steep fall in inflation and weak consumer demand across the country. However, even though the industry had…

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Third Test: India off to brisk start vs Sri Lanka

Kandy, Aug 12: India rode on unbeaten half centuries from openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul to post a breezy 134/0 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.

At the break…

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Shruti, Malaika receive Atomic Blonde awards

Mumbai, Aug 12 : Actresses Shruti Haasan, also a singer, and Malaika Arora have received the Atomic Rockstar and Atomic Bombshell awards respectively.

The awards are part of PVR Pictures’s #AtomicAwards – an endeavour to celebrate truly kick*** women like Hollywood star Charlize Theron.

Shruti said in a statement: “I’d…

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Arko prefers composing songs rather than singing

Mumbai, Aug 12 :  Singer-composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee, who has released his non-film track “Aainda”, says he prefers composing songs rather than singing.

At a meet and greet session at the Hungama Office called Hungama Spotlight, he gave an insight into his career.

Starting his career in Bollywood with…

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Priyanka Chopra thanks Will Sparks for collaboration

Mumbai, Aug 12 : After her hit singles like “Exotic” and “In my city”, actress Priyanka Chopra has come out with another song, “Young and free”, composed by record producer Will Sparks. She has thanked him for the collaboration.

“Thank you Will Sparks, Toby Gad, Rachel Rabin and Ty Dolla Sign…

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Sidhu proposes new law to raise revenue from outdoor

Chandigarh, Aug 12 (PTI) Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today announced to bring a new and “potent” policy to increase the state government’s annual revenue from outdoor advertising to at least Rs 300 crore.

The Local Bodies minister also blamed the previous SAD- BJP government for causing “revenue leakage…

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Number of slabs in GST will be reduced later’

Kolkata, Aug 12 :  The number of tax slabs in the Goods and Services Tax (GST)regime would be reduced with improvement in revenue, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said here on Saturday.

With the exempted category, the existing tax slabs are of 5…

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IBA calls bank unions for a meeting

Chennai, Aug 12 :   In an attempt to avert the nationwide bankers’ strike on August 22, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Chief Labour Commissioner have called the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) for talks, a top leader of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) said.
“The IBA has…

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Sena minister quits in Maharashtra, CM rejects resignation

Mumbai, Aug 12 :  A day after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a probe against two cabinet colleagues for alleged corruption, Industries Minister Subhash Desai of ally Shiv Sena tendered his resignation on Saturday but it was rejected.

The quick-paced developments came after Desai met Fadnavis with his resignation letter…

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