Archive for September 9th, 2017

GST Council meet begins in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Sep 9 (PTI) The GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is meeting here today to discuss the quantum of cess to be hiked on luxury and mid-size cars, among other issues.

Ahead of the meeting, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu said that he will highlight…

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Maharashtra hero’s widow joins Indian Army

Mumbai/Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Maharashtra hero, the late Col. Santosh Mahadik’s widow Swati Mahadik was on Saturday commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant, officials said.

As she completed her parade in Chennai on Saturday, Lt. Swati Mahadik broke down and her family members and a senior…

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Politician, bureaucrats should remain open to ideas: Alphons

New Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) The politicians and bureaucrats should remain open to accepting ideas even from “ordinary, illiterate and semi-literate” people while discharging their duties, Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons said today.

He urged the government officials to reach to people and listen to them…

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Indian biotech leaders visit Birmingham for life science facilities briefing

London September 09,2017:  A delegation of Indian biotech company leaders visited the University of Birmingham to see the life sciences cluster, where the University’s world-leading research is translated into new medical therapies.

The delegation travelled to Birmingham as part of bioConclave 2017 – an annual gathering of Indian…

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Fairness, logic will force Security Council reform: UNGA President

United Nations, Sep 9 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson has said that “fairness and logic” will force the long-stalled Security Council reform to take place, with Africa as the prime mover.
Thomson, who completes his presidency next week, told reporters on Friday that there has to be…

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Kohli, Sanjiv Goenka launch RP-SG Indian sports awards

New Delhi Sep 9 : India cricket skipper Virat Kohli and Chairman of RP-SG Group Sanjiv Goenka on Friday launched the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Indian Sports Honours, which is dedicated to reward excellence in the field of sports.

These sports awards will also help identify and support athletes with potential…

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S.S. Rajamouli to get ANR award for 2017

Hyderabad, Sep 9 : “Baahubali” filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli will be conferred the Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) award here on September 17 for his excellence in cinema, actor Akkineni Nagarjuna announced on Friday.

“We are very honoured to announce the ANR award will be given to our own Rajamouli for his…

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India’s forex reserves rise to nearly $400 bn

Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Continuing a recent trend, Indian foreign exchange reserves shot up by a massive $3.572 billion to touch a high of $398.122 billion for the week ended September 1, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed on Friday.

The country’s foreign currency assets (FCAs…

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Yasin Malik arrested ahead of NIA protest

Srinagar, Sep 9 : Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, Yasin Malik was arrested on Saturday ahead of the proposed separatist protest at the NIA headquarters in Delhi.

The JKLF sources said the police arrested Malik from his uptown Maisuma residence in the city around midnight. “We don’t know…

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