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Varun Gandhi pledges `5 cr for UP hospital

IANS NEW DELHI In view of the Gorakhpur tragedy in Uttar Pradesh that claimed many infants lives, BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Monday pledged Rs 5 crore for a new paediatric wing in his Sultanpur constituency’s district hospital. He also hoped that other MPs would follow suit. Over 65 children died in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College within seven ... Read More »

At least 46 people dead in Himachal landslide

SHIMLA: A massive landslide buried two Himachal Pradesh roadways buses, killing at least 46 people and injuring several others at Kotpuri near Padhar on the Mandi–Pathankot national highway, officials said today. Please like & share: Read More »

‘Stalking may lead to more serious crimes’

NEW DELHI: Ragini Dubey went to the police, as did Priyadarshini Mattoo. But their gruesome murders — over 20 years apart — indicate that when it comes to stalking, little has changed. Please like & share: Read More »

India-China flag meeting inconclusive amid stand-off

IANS   NEW DELHI Another flag meeting between Indian and Chinese Army officers over the ongoing stand-off in Doklam remained inconclusive, as New Delhi asked Beijing to stop its road construction activity in Bhutanese territory, sources said. The flag meeting at the designated point in Nathu-la on Friday was attended by two top army officers and a Major General rank ... Read More »

Govt rules out possibility of zero duty sugar import

IANS   NEW DELHI Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday dismissed the reports of shortage of sugar in the country and ruled out the possibility of zero duty sugar import at this juncture. “The sugar season starts in October. The closing stock (balance from previous season) this season will be about 42 lakh tonnes, which will be able ... Read More »

‘Number of slabs in GST will be reduced later’

IANS KOLKATA The number of tax slabs in the Goods and Services Tax (GST)regime would be reduced with improvement in revenue, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said here on Saturday. With the exempted category, the existing tax slabs are of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent. Defending the different slabs, he said ... Read More »

Nihalani sacked as CBFC chief

IANS   MUMBAI Pahlaj Nihalani, whose decisions as the CBFC chief repeatedly angered the film fraternity, was on Friday replaced by noted lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, drawing widespread applause from the film fraternity. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who has been appointed a member of the censor board, told IANS about the structural changes in the government-appointed body which oversees ... Read More »

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