Archive for March 1st, 2019
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Mamata welcomes IAF pilot’s homecoming

Kolkata, Mar 1 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday welcomed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman back in the country after being in the custody of Pakistan for two days.

“Welcome home #AbhinandanVarthaman Welcome home sweet home,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

Pakistan held Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Wednesday…

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GST collection drops to Rs 97,247 cr in Feb

New Delhi, Mar 1 (PTI) GST collections in February dropped to Rs 97,247 crore from Rs 1.02 lakh crore in the previous month, the Finance Ministry said Friday.

However, compliance improved and the number of sales return or GSTR-3B filed for the month of January up to…

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Every Indian is proud of Abhinandan: PM Modi

Kanyakumari (TN), Mar 1 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday hailed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman saying every Indian was proud of him and lashed out at political rivals for suspecting the armed forces which, he said, helped Pakistan.

Modi also hit out at the previous Congress-led UPA government for…

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Parineeti Chopra appeals to society to stop using plastic

New Delhi  Mar 1:  Actress Parineeti Chopra urged people to eliminate the use of plastic from their daily routine.

At the final edition of Behtar India campaign here on Thursday, Parineeti, who is the brand ambassador of the initiative, spoke about the severe effects of plastic.

She said: “I am…

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Dhoni gets hit on forearm during net session

Hyderabad, Mar 1 (PTI) Mahendra Singh Dhoni had an injury scare during the Indian team’s net session on the eve of the ODI series opener against Australia here Saturday.

Dhoni sustained an injury on his right forearm while taking throwdowns from team’s support staff member Raghavendra.

The former…

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Varthamans a MiG-21 family: son flies it, dad flew it

Mumbai, Mar 1 (PTI) For the Varthamans, flying the MiG-21 fighter aircraft is a sort of family tradition.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman downed a Pakistani F-16 plane before his MiG-21 Bison was hit during a dogfight.

His father Air Marshal (retd) Simhakutty Varthaman also flew the MiG…

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Qureshi says he wont attend OIC over its failure to rescind invitation to Swaraj

Islamabad, Mar 1 (PTI) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday announced that he will not attend a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) being hosted by the United Arab Emirates over the grouping’s failure to rescind the invitation to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.

Swaraj…

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Time to de-escalate Kashmir conflict

In the conflict between India and Pakistan on Kashmir some new rights have been established by India in case Pakistan continues to train terrorists and send them into Jammu and Kashmir to disturb peace  with the help of local militants. These rights include hitting terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir…

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