Centre nixes speculation of delay in GST rollout
The government has put an end to speculation that the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) will be delayed, with revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia and the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) saying the tax reform is on track for a July 1 launch.
June 14, 2017 at 08:14AM
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DMK launches pincer attack, in court and in House
DMK convened a strategy session for its MLAs on Tuesday, hours after its senior counsel urged Madras high court for an early hearing of its pending PIL against Edappadi K Palaniswami’s vote of confidence case, besides a fresh demand for CBI or DRI probe into the expose.
June 14, 2017 at 08:05AM
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Incessant rains kill 10 in NE; Guwahati submerged
The Guwahati Met office recorded 105.7mm rain between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Tuesday. Eight people were killed in Tlabung, Lunglei district, south Mizoram, in the past two days. State disaster management and rehabilitation department officials said over 350 houses were flooded in Mizoram since Monday.
June 14, 2017 at 07:53AM
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Tourists panic as GJM men take to streets
A Tuesday’s general strike in the Hills, Terai and Dooars took an ugly turn in the morning after three SUVs packed with 15 tourists from Mumbai, including five children, headed to Siliguri from Darjeeling were stopped by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters at Kurseong, 29km from Darjeeling.
June 14, 2017 at 07:43AM
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How a village is making music and money at weddings
Punjab loves the big, fat wedding. And the longing for the glitzy band-baaja that accompanies every baraat is sweet music for a village, about 25 km from Ludhiana town. Pohir village of Sangrur district has around 30 pipe bands. And the number is growing, just like their reputation, across the north Indian state and beyond.
June 14, 2017 at 07:36AM
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Globally, over two billion children and adults suffer from health problems relat…
Globally, over two billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being obese, and an increasing number die from these conditions, researchers said. However, of the four million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40% occurred among people whose body mass index (BMI) fell below the threshold considered “obese”.
June 14, 2017 at 07:31AM
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China, Turkey may get more bilaterals, flyers to benefit
Countries such as China and Turkey have long been demanding more bilateral to India as they have exhausted their existing flying rights. But this was not being allowed so far on the grounds that Indian carriers were not using a significant part of bilateral in terms of flying to those countries.
June 14, 2017 at 07:24AM
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Govt tips for healthy baby: Avoid lust, non-veg
The controversial observations, which clearly lack any discernible rationale, are part of recommendations contained in a booklet “Mother and Child Care” distributed ahead of Yoga Day on June 21. It also includes advice like the need to avoid bad company.
June 14, 2017 at 06:46AM
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‘Biological father taking away kid not kidnapping’
Mumbai businessman’s plea challenging a request from the Netherlands to India to extradite him for “abducting his daughter” from Amsterdam following a complaint by his estranged Dutch wife.
June 14, 2017 at 06:06AM
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10-year-old’s sketch convinces judge of her rape
The girl, who is 10 now and studies in a school, belongs to a broken family in Kolkata, but she suffered the most as an eight-year-old while staying with her aunt in Delhi. Her uncle, Akhter Ahmed, allegedly sexually assaulted her several times before she fled.
June 14, 2017 at 04:31AM
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