Archive for December 16th, 2017

Republicans release final tax bill ahead of key vote (Lead)

Washington, Dec 16

 Republican lawmakers have unveiled their final tax bill, a step that will place them on track to vote on their plan next week and potentially have President Donald Trump sign it into law by the end of the year, the media reported.
Like the bills that came…

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Nagaland CM sacks two more ministers

Kohima, Dec 16 Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zelaing on Friday night axed two more of his cabinet ministers, two days after he had sacked four of his senior cabinet ministers.

The move came after Naga People’s Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu, earlier in the day, revoked the expulsion…

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‘Yamuna water will be brought to Jhunjhunu under river linking project’

Jaipur, Dec 16  With a view to tackle the water crisis in Rajasthan, the river linking project will be started soon and Yamuna water brought to Jhunjhunu, said state Public Health Engineering Minister Surendra Goyal on Friday.

Addressing a one-day workshop organised on water conservation, he said that the…

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SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on NGO seeking prohibition

New Delhi, Dec 16  The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on an NGO seeking directions for enforcement of country-wide prohibition of liquor – a provision under Article 47 of the Constitution’s Directive Principle of State Policy which calls for endeavour to prohibit intoxicating…

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Cold morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 16  It was a cold morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.

“There was shallow fog in the morning but the sky will be clear in the day ahead,” an India Meteorological Department…

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Modi to visit Ockhi-hit fishing villages in Kerala, TN

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16  After Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi visited villages hit by Cyclone Ockhi and commiserated with families of fisher folk, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also said to visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu soon, an official said.

Putting an end to political criticism, Modi was expected to visit…

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