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5 held in Delhi with over Rs 3 cr in banned currency

New Delhi, Dec 14 : The Delhi Police Crime Branch and Income Tax Department has held five persons here with Rs 3.25 crore in old currency notes, police said on Wednesday.
The police said the joint raid was conducted at Hotel Taksh Inn of Karol Bagh on Tuesday late night…

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Bollywood’s actors are no more star children and models: Swara Bhaskar

New Delhi Dec 14: Far removed from the conventional Bollywood screen scorchers who have washboard abs and ooze oomph, talented actress Swara Bhaskar makes no bones about saying that getting toned arms continues to be one of the greatest challenges she faces as an actor. However, she maintains that a…

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Sensex up 39 pts in opening trade on positive macro data

Mumbai, Dec 14 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex rose nearly 39 points to 26,736.34 in the opening trade today on the back of positive macroeconomic data and is waiting for the outcome of the US Fed meeting today.

Besides, a mixed trend in other Asian markets, tracking another…

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More than 93% of TCS shareholders oust Mistry as Director

Mumbai, Dec 14 : More than 93 per cent shareholders of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) voted to oust Cyrus Mistry as the Director of the company.
According to a regulatory filing with the stock exchanges, 93.11 per cent of TCS’ shareholders voted Mistry out of its board of directors in…

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Parl reconvenes tomorrow: BJP, Cong ask MPs to be present

New Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) Bracing for a showdown in Parliament, BJP and Congress tonight issued whips asking their members in both Houses to ensure their presence for the remainder of the Winter session which resumes tomorrow with the issue of demonetisation casting a shadow.

The Opposition party has issued…

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Day after Vardah: Chennai feels like a forest

Chennai, Dec 13 : Chennaities woke up to uprooted trees, big broken branches blocking the roads, fallen name boards, hoardings, damaged compound walls and vehicles under fallen trees, power cut and lack of milk supplies on Tuesday, a day after severe cyclone Vardah ripped through the city.
People in the residential…

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Discount on petrol, diesel bought by digital mode from Tuesday

New Delhi, Dec 13 :  As part of initiatives to promote cashless transactions, state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Monday announced a discount of 0.75 per cent on petrol and diesel purchases made using digital payment, effective midnight.

“The amount of discount will be credited to customer’s account…

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Jayalalithaa presented India alternate model of development

New Delhi, December 13 : Jayalalithaa was to Tamil Nadu what Narendra Modi was to Gujarat. Their respective states symbolise their legacy and present unique models of development that have fuelled the long-standing debate on economic growth and social progress.

Economists who feel that the government’s policy focus should…

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MBBS courses now in Hindi? Why not in local languages, wonder states

New Delhi, Dec 13, M Post : The Centre’s proposal to allow MBBS courses in Hindi has not gone down well with most states. Many states are all set to submit a memorandum to the Centre to introduce medical books in vernacular languages too in regions where students are not…

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Goa CM sacks two ministers of ally MGP from his cabinet

Panaji, Dec 13 (PTI) In a significant development, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar tonight dropped two of his Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party colleagues from cabinet following their outburst against the BJP-led government, raising prospects of new permutations and combinations in the state going to polls next year.

Parsekar faxed the…

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