Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2016’

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GST Bill: Jaitley reaches out to parties

To ensure smooth passage of GST Bill in Parliament,Finance Minister Arun Jaitely met leaders of various political parties. Union Cabinet, on Wednesday, approved key amendments in GST Bill; dropped one percent additional tax clause on inter-state sales. The Bill in its present form provides 100 per cent compensation to states by the Centre for the first three years, 75 per …

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Narsingh Yadav case: NADA defers decision

The suspense over wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic participation was today prolonged further after the National Anti-Doping Agency deferred its final verdict on the doping scandal surrounding him to Saturday or Monday at the end of a two-day hearing here. A day after Narsingh and his lawyers presented their case on the failed dope test, which according to them, was a …

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Writer & Social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday. She had suffered a major heart attack on July 23. The 90-year-old was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith and Magsaysay Award, among several others. Mahashweta Devi had been undergoing treatment at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic for the past two months. Doctors said she had been …

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Govt giving support to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

The government asserted that it is giving all possible support to Andhra Pradesh to meet losses due to division of states. Intervening in the short duration discussion on grant of special status to Andhra Pradesh in Rajya Sabha, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre will fulfill all promises made to Andhra Pradesh under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation …

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PM: States to be equal partners in development

NITI Aayog is all set to usher into a paradigm shift in the way planning is done for meeting India’s development goals. It is working on a 15 year vision document that will replace the system of formulating 5 year plans that have been followed for the last 6 decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s prescription to NITI Aayog today was …

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Developing Diagnostics to Address the Global Problem of AMR

The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Nesta, a United Kingdom-based Charity managing the Longitude Prize, organized an outreach event on Thursday in New Delhi to promote the Discovery Awards, which aim to create a pipeline of innovations in the Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) diagnostics. BIRAC has committed a funding of GBP 100,000 for …

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Aditi Rao Hydari hones her bihari accent to perfection for the legend of Michael Mishra by spending time with locals

A lot of actors nowadays begin their homework for their roles much before they start shooting for a film and actor Aditi Rao Hydari is no different. In her next film The Legend of Michael Mishra, where she plays Arshad’s love interest, she has taken every measure to play the part perfectly. Since the movie is heavily based in Patna …

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Tiger Shroff before and after “A Flying Jatt”

The makers of A Flying Jatt have released a before and after image of Tiger Shroff in his A Flying Jatt avatar. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Remo D’Souza, A Flying Jatt stars Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones. The film is slated to release on August 25th, 2016.

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Rajniesh-Sonarikas starrer “Saansein” to hit screens this november

November is a time when you step in the chilling winter. But this November is going to get extra chilling and thrilling too! As the upcoming horrance (horror romance) Saansein – The Last Breath is set to scare the living daylights out of you! The spooky romantic fare is arriving on November 11, 2016 to send the chill down your …

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Chikungunya: Causes and Symptoms

Chikungunya has been known to cause havoc across the country in the recent years and it usually takes peak during the monsoon season. Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected Aedes mosquito. Symptoms usually begin within 3-10 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito . CHIKUNGUNYA : SYMPTOMS High grade Fever Body ache Severe joint pains …

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