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India can grow faster on back of global upturn,good monsoon:FM

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI) Terming the 42 per cent rise in indirect tax collection in April “a good sign”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said India can grow better and faster on the back of global recovery and good monsoon.

The Minister said that while the global economies were…

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President Mukherjee to attend BHU’s centenary celebrations today

New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will begin his two-day visit to Varanasi from today.

He will today deliver a special lecture on centenary year of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

According to a press release by the University, he will deliver the speech at Swatantrata Bhawan…

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Rawat set to return as CM following SC’s nod

New Delhi/Dehradun, May 12 (PTI) Harish Rawat was today restored as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, 46 days after he was ousted by the Centre in a political battle that ended in a setback to Narendra Modi government as the Supreme Court today put its stamp of approval on the…

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UP government blinks, reinstates suspended IPS official

Lucknow, May 12  After weeks of dilly-dallying, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday reinstated suspended IPS official Amitabh Thakur.

An order issued by principal secretary (Home) Debashish Pandey informed that Thakur was being reinstated with full salary with effect from October 11, 2015.

Thakur was suspended after he lodged…

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Assumption about my ‘Udta Punjab’ role might not be true: Alia

Mumbai, May 11 (PTI) Ever since the first look of Alia Bhatt as a Bihari migrant from “Udta Punjab” was released, there have been varied opinions, but the actress says people should wait for the film before forming assumptions on the basis of its trailer.

Alia plays a Bihari migrant…

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India’s petroleum consumption growth at record high

New Delhi, May 11  Strong urban consumption sentiment, reversal of dieselization and lower prices are likely to have caused India’s petroleum products consumption growth to touch a record high during last fiscal, American investment banker Jefferies said on Wednesday.

Total petroleum product consumption growth as reported by the government…

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US-India Defence Cooperation Act introduced in Senate

Washington, May 11 (PTI) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expected visit here next month, two top American senators have introduced a legislation which if passed by Congress would elevate the status of the Indo-US defence relationship on par with that of America’s closest allies like NATO…

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Sheena murder: Driver Rai wants to turn witness, tell all

Mumbai, May 11 In a major twist in the Sheena Bora murder case, one of the four prime accused, driver Shyamwar Rai, wants to turn a witness and sought the court’s pardon here on Wednesday.

Rai — the former trusted driver of another prime accused Indrani Mukerjea — has written a…

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Mallya entered UK on valid passport, can’t be deported: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 11  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the UK has turned down India’s request for deportation of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, but added that he can be extradited once a chargesheet is filed against him.

Jaitley, who is Leader of House in Rajya Sabha, was…

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