Archive for September 23rd, 2017

No GST on packaged foods if brand rights foregone

New Delhi, Sep 23 :  Packaged food products will not attract Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 5 per cent if the manufacturer declares to voluntarily forego any actionable claim or enforceable right on the brand name, the government has notified.

Following the decision of the GST Council earlier this month…

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Campaign on Social Media rattles BJP & official agencies

Media is a double edged weapon which needs to be used with care and caution as it can hit back with equal force in reverse gear. This is a new reality which the BJP is facing today. It used social media without any care in the world during 2014 poll…

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LG stalls Delhi government’s students loan scheme

New Delhi, Sep 23 :  Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has blocked the Delhi government’s students loan scheme and asked that opinion of the central government be taken on the issue, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Friday, adding that it would delay disbursal of the loans by two…

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Air pollution may adversely affect your kidneys: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 23 (ANI): You may want to live in a greener neighbourhood as a study has recently found that rise in air pollution levels may put your kidney at risk.

The researchers from VA Saint Louis Health Care System found a linear relationship between air pollution…

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Pantaloons creates India’s tallest Dandiya on auspicious festival of Navratri

New Delhi  Sept 23 (ANI-NewsVoir): Marking the celebrations for the auspicious festival of Navratri, Pantaloons, India’s leading family fashion destination from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., installed the tallest Dandiya in Ahmedabad.

Entering the India Book of Records, the statuesque Dandiya structure measuring 48 feet tall was…

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Pranaav-Sikki lose in Japan Open semis

Tokyo, Sep 23 :  India’s mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the semi-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries badminton championships here on Saturday.

The Indian pair lost 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 in 59 minutes to Japanese qualifiers Takuro…

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Mahira Khan trolled over smoking pictures with Ranbir Kapoor

Mumbai, Sep 23 (PTI) Pakistani actor Mahira Khan was trolled on social media after some pictures surfaced on Twitter which showed her smoking along with actor Ranbir Kapoor.

The photographs, apparently clicked in New York, show the duo deep in discussion.

The comments on the Internet ranged from questioning Mahira…

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Two BSF troopers, three civilians injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu, Sep 23 :  Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and three civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

“The two troopers and three civilians were injured in the overnight Pakistan ceasefire violation in R.S…

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Robert Redford, Jane Fonda made ‘Our Souls At Night’ deeper: Ritesh Batra

New Delhi, Sep 23 :  Hollywood veterans Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, who have over 50 years of experience, added more depth to the simple tale of Netflix’s “Our Souls At Night”, says Indian director Ritesh Batra, who finds love stories of older characters more gripping.

Based on an eponymous…

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