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AIIMS rejects doctor’s claim in Sunanda Pushkar case

New Delhi: A controversial claim by the head of AIIMS’ forensic medicine department that pressure was brought on him to manipulate the post mortem report on Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was debunked today by the hospital in a new twist surrounding the mysterious death. Rejecting the charge of Sudhir Gupta, who headed a three- member team that did the …

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Centre’s stand on Katchatheevu shocking, says Jayalalithaa

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Wednesday said she was appalled at the Centre’s stand that Indian fishermen had no traditional fishing rights around Katchatheevu island. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, she urged him to review the matter. She said a counter-affidavit filed on behalf of …

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Is refund of PF balance taxable?

I was working in a private company in Pune for 3 years. Last January I left the company to start my own business. I have already received from the company the accumulated balance of my PF. I want to know if this balance is taxable; and also if the company has already deducted tax while refunding the PF to me. …

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Disposable linen, automatic doors in premier trains planned

NEW DELHI: Disposable linen in Rajdhani trains, automatic closing doors in Shatabdi and fire suppression system in passenger coaches are some of the proposals set to be announced in the Rail Budget 2014-15. Besides, announcement of manufacturing high capacity milk van and light weight wagon for transporting salt are also likely to find mention in NDA government’s first Rail Budget …

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Goa Barge Owners Association holds general body meeting

VASCO: The annual general body meeting of Goa Barge Owners Association (GBOA) was held in the office of the association, wherein Atul Jadhav has been unanimously elected as the president of the association for 10th successive year, while William D’Costa has been elected as unopposed general secretary for last successive 20 years. The other executive committee members who are elected …

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Getting railways on track

Ahead of the Railway budget, the Government has decided to hike the rail prices-of both passengers and goods traffic; the former will go up by 14.2% and the later by a more modest 6.5%. Having taken a relatively hard decision, there was no need for the Government to be apologetic, given the numbers it has in the Parliament. First, it …

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Centre assures resumption of coal mining at Namchik-Namphuk

ITANAGAR: The Centre has assured Arunachal Pradesh of resumption in coal mining at Namchik-Namphuk coalfield in the troubled Changlang district which was suspended since May 10, 2012. The assurance was given by Union Minister of State for Coal, Power and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal during a meeting with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in New Delhi on Tuesday, a …

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Iraq: Delhi Must Play Proactive Role

Only the Holy Koran joins them. Otherwise Shias and Sunnis, the two sects of Muslims, are poles apart. Their estrangement towards each other is as entrenched as is the caste system among the Hindus. What is happening in Iraq today is the fallout of an antagonism that stretches back many centuries. Regretfully, there has never been any serious attempt for …

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Provide Pavement for Porvorim Road

There is a service road being built from the O’Coqueiro circle and until the Sai circle ostensibly to serve as the connect road for South Goa traffic once the third Mandovi bridge takes off from near Pundalik Nagar.

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