Nov 03

GST Council converges on four-slab tax rate – 5% to 28%

New Delhi: Conceding to stakeholders’ demands, the Goods and Services Tax Council on Thursday arrived at a consensus of four bands of tax of between 5 per cent and 28 per cent, while agreeing to compensate states for losses on account of a shift to this new regime by way of cess. Apart from the

Unity of socialist, secular forces will thwart BJP: Shivpal

Lucknow: Seeking to unite all “socialist and secular” forces, SP state president Shivpal Yadav today said that the party will not let BJP form government in Uttar Pradesh. “We have invited (leaders of) all socialist and secular forces on November 5 for SP’s silver jubilee celebrations. The secular parties will not let BJP form government

Patel’s birth anniversary celebrated at Shanghai University

Beijing: Indian Consulate in Shanghaicelebrated the 141st Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel at Shanghai University, highlighting the “pivotal role” played by him in India’s independence movement. Floral tributes were paid to Patel at the event orgainsed yesterday by the Indian Consulate in Shanghai and Consul General Prakash Gupta addressed the gathering highlighting the pivotal

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Kejriwal gives Rs 1 crore to ex-soldier’s family

  Bhiwani (Haryana): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced Rs 1 crore financial assistance to the family of a retired soldier who killed himself demanding the OROP’s implementation. “We are giving Rs 1 crore to the family of Ram Kishan (Grewal) whom we consider a martyr,” Kejriwal told journalists here after the cremation

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India
India to work with other nations on disaster risk reduction: Modi

  New Delhi:  Calling upon the world community to work unitedly on disaster risk reduction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India is ready to work with other countries to build disaster resilient infrastructure. Inaugurating a three-day Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 here, Modi said India is even ready to share

OROP suicide: Kejriwal to visit ex-soldier’s village

  New Delhi:  Restricted from meeting the family of a former soldier who committed suicide demanding implementation of the OROP scheme, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will now visit the veteran’s village on Thursday. “Will go to their village and meet Ram Kishan (Grewal) ji’s family there today (Thursday),” Kejriwal tweeted. Ram Kishan Grewal, 70,

President Mukherjee visits Pashupati Nath temple

Kathmandu: Visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday morning performed a special ‘puja’ in Pashupati Nath temple, the revered Hindu shrine located in the bank of the Bagmati river. According to the Pashupati Nath Area Development Trust (PADT), President Mukherjee lit one lakh ‘batti’ (wicks) and sprinkled ‘panchamrita’ — mixture of five ingredients including milk,

Rahul Gandhi released from second police detention

New DelhiP: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was released after one and a half hours from his second detention at a police station on Wednesday amid high-voltage protests over the suicide of an ex-serviceman. Gandhi was released from Tilak Marg police station where he was shifted after his detention at Connaught Place police station in

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Kejriwal detention unacceptable: Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed as “unacceptable” the detention of her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for trying to meet the family of a retired soldier who committed suicide. “What’s happening? Unprecedented. A CM is detained in his own state. He cannot move about freely. Unacceptable,” she tweeted. The Trinamool Congress

Alisher’s body to arrive on Thursday, cremation on Friday

Chandigarh: The body of Punjabi bus driver Manmeet Alisher, who was set ablaze in Brisbane on Friday when an incendiary device similar to a Molotov cocktail was allegedly thrown inside his bus at a Moorooka bus stop, will reach India on Thursday. Divulging details over phone from Australia, a close associate of Alisher family Winnerjit Singh

Will continue to serve humanity: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday said he will continue to serve all human beings and hoped to live another 25 years to this end. “… there have been certain revelations that I will live for more than a hundred years,” he told a gathering of Tibetans and devotees who had come

Soldier’s suicide over OROP unfortunate: Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday termed the suicide of an ex-army man demanding implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension (OROP)’ in Delhi as very unfortunate, and hoped that the government implements the pension scheme. “If that soldier (ex-armyman Ram Kishan Grewal) committed suicide fighting for OROP, then it’s very unfortunate,” Hazare told

Rahul Gandhi released, protests on

  New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was released after being detained by the police while trying to enter the RML Hospital here on Wednesday to meet the family of an ex-soldier who committed suicide. Senior Congress leaders including Ajay Maken, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Raj Babbar however continued to protest

You have no shame, Rahul asks cops

New Delhi: “You have no shame?” Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked a police officer for detaining the family of a retired soldier who committed suicide here. Seated on a chair at the Mandir Marg police station, Gandhi threw the question at a visibly uncomfortable police officer who was trying to explain the

Central government intent on ‘goondagirdi’, says Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the central government of indulging in “goondagirdi” after police detained his deputy for trying to meet the family of a retired soldier who committed suicide. “The central government is intent on goondagirdi,” a visibly angry Kejriwal told journalists after reaching Lady Hardinge Hospital where the

Rahul Gandhi detained while trying to meet ex-soldier’s kin

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was on Wednesday detained by Delhi Police while trying to meet the family of a retired soldier who committed suicide demanding OROP’s implementation. Gandhi was detained close to the gates of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here when he went to meet the family of the victim Ram

INC politician Kapil Sibal describes Modi’s India on Twitter

New Delhi: Kapil Sibal an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party described Modi’s India through Twitter on Wednesday. Kapil posted a tweet on Twitter in which he described Modi’s India using recent conflicts in India after the Uri attack on 19th September. He described Modi’s India as :  Schools burnt in Kashmir

Cong leaders seem to be trying to protect terrorists: BJP

Vijayawada: The BJP today hit back at the Congress in the wake of alleged encounter of eight SIMI activists by Madhya Pradesh police, saying the latter was ostensibly seeking to protect the terrorists. “They (SIMI activists) must have thought the Congress was a safer place than the jail (and hence escaped). By speaking in support

‘Pak will pay heavily, India has suffered enough in silence’

New Delhi:  If Pakistan inflicts injuries onIndia, the costs are going to be far heavier for them, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has said, asserting that there is a shift in India’s approach towards dealing with cross-border tensions as it has “suffered enough in silence” for Pakistan’s terror export. He also lashed out Pakistan for consistently

DRI seizes Rs 3K cr banned drug; Bollywood producer arrested

New Delhi: In its biggest-ever drug seizure,the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized a huge haul of banned narcotic substance worth over Rs 3,000 crore from a factory in Udaipur and also arrested Bollywood producer Subash Dudhani in this connection. On October 28, DRI officials raided the premises of Udaipur-based Marudhar Drinks and detected