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Twitter permanently bans its most abusive user

New York, July 20 :  After several complaints and repeated suspensions, the micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently ban Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart and one of Twitter’s most offensive users.

The move came after Yiannopoulos led an online troll against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones…

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Yami Gautam to walk for Rimple, Harpreet Narula at ICW

New Delhi, July 20 :  Bollywood actress Yami Gautam is set to walk for designer duo Rimple and Harpreet Narula at the FDCI India Couture Week (ICW) 2016, starting from Wednesday.

The five-day fashion gala will take place at the Taj Palace hotel here and the designer duo will showcase…

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India, US agree to boost cooperation in oil, gas

New Delhi, July 20 :  Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and US Secretary for Energy Ernest Moniz have agreed to increase technical and institutional cooperation on hydrocarbons and energy, an official said here on Tuesday.

The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in “assessment of both onshore and offshore conventional and unconventional…

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Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill moved in Rajya Sabha amid row

New Delhi, July 20 :  The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 was on Tuesday moved in the Rajya Sabha amid protests by the Congress which demanded a consensus on it before it was brought to the house.

The bill, which will ensure expeditious utilisation of accumulated unspent amounts available with the…

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Lok Sabha passes two bills to replace NEET ordinances

New Delhi, July 20 : The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed by a voice vote after discussion, The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill and The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, which seek to amend the Indian Medical Council Act,1956 and the Dentists Act, 1948 to replace the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test…

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No culling of animals ordered by central government: Environment minister

New Delhi, July 20 :  Seeking to put at rest certain controversies pertaining to reports that the central government has allowed “killing” of animals to protect agricultural farms, new Environment Minister Anil Dave on Tuesday said “no such orders” have been given by the union government.

“I want to make it…

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Oldest Babri litigant Hashim Ansari passes away

Lucknow, July 20 :  Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, passed away in Ayodhya on Wednesday morning, after prolonged illness.

Ansari has been fighting the case in favour of the Babri mosque since 1949. He was suffering from serious health conditions from many years.

Ansari…

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Lot of challenges ahead for Indian economy

It has been a time of mixed fortunes for India’s economy. While data on industrial output and WPI inflation released recently depressed the economic outlook in the short run, some positive tidings came for the Asian Development Bank which has said the Indian economy has shrugged off global headwinds…

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Saiyami Kher’s next film with Mani Ratnam gets delayed

Mumbai, July 19  Actress Saiyami Kher, who is making her big screen debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Mirzya”, says her next film with Mani Ratnam has been delayed and will perhaps only go on the floors by the end of this year.

Saiyami told IANS during an interaction here…

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The earlier GST Bill is passed, the better for states: Jaitley

New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) Government today urged the Rajya Sabha to pass the GST bill expeditiously to enable states get a share of the Service Tax which is not shared under the provisions of 14th Finance Commission.

“As per the 14th Finance Commission, service tax is not shared with…

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