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Telangana gives entrepreneurs right to time-bound clearance

Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) The Telangana government Thursday announced its new industrial policy, providing entrepreneurs right to time-bound clearance of business proposals, promising zero graft and proposing six industrial corridors and other initiatives. The policy framework approved by the assembly along with a relevant bill, has given entrepreneurs the Right to Single Window Clearance...

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Textiles ministry, Flipkart join hands to help handloom weavers

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The textiles ministry and e-commerce firm Flipkart have joined hands to facilitate online marketing of products from handloom weavers, parliament was told Thursday. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the development commissioner for handlooms, ministry of textiles, and Flipkart Internet Private Limited, Karnataka on Aug.25 in this regard, Text...

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Will Mamata quit to save herself from Saradha ignominy, asks Left

Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) With several leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress getting arrested and grilled in connection with the Saradha scam, the opposition Left Front Thursday wondered if a beleaguered Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her ministers would resign to save themselves from ignominy. Addressing a party gathering here, leader of opposition and Communist Party of I...

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Gas combustion killed 26 in China mine accident

Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) A coal mine accident that claimed 26 lives and left 50 injured Wednesday was caused by gas combustion instead of coal dust ignition as previously presumed, China's work safety watchdog said Thursday. The gas volume in the coal mine exceeded the safety limit before the accident happened and no timely evacuation had been made, Xinhua quoted the State Administration o...

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Foreign tourists will double in Goa with visa on arrival: Minister

Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) Foreign tourists to Goa could double to one million in the next four years thanks to the newly announced visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility that would be operational from Thursday midnight at the Dabolim international airport, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said. The facility would help beef up the tourism numbers in Goa because visa-related hassles would now be histo...

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School told to provide free winter uniforms to poor children

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed a private unaided school to provide free winter uniforms to its poor and disadvantaged students. Justice Manmohan asked Vidya Bharti School in Rohini area of north Delhi to provide free winter uniforms to students studying there, after a group of students from poor and disadvantaged sections, approached the court against the...

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DLF deposits Rs.100 crore with Supreme Court

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Real estate giant DLF Thursday deposited Rs.100 crore with the Supreme Court registry - a part of Rs.630 crore penalty imposed on it by the Competition Commission of India for allegedly exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in three projects in Gurgaon. Senior counsel Harish Salve, while seeking adjournment of the hearing till Frid...

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Man gets life in 2009 murder case

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A court here sentenced a man to life imprisonment in a murder case, and said that in India, there was the tendency to involve family members in such cases. Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar sentenced Vikas alias Lala to life imprisonment for stabbing to death 45-year old Rakesh Gupta with a knife. The court, however, acquitted Vikas's mother Krishn...

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People mob Modi for a handshake in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was mobbed by a sea of enthusiastic people as he stopped his car and shook hands with bystanders here Thursday. Modi stepped out of the car and shook hands with the bystanders at Kalimati in the evening on way back to the Soaltee Hotel after the closing ceremony of the 18th SAARC Summit. His move to stop and meet peopl...

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Modi, Sharif handshake 'significant', says Nepal PM

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said the handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was significant. Responding to queries by journalists at a media briefing after the closing ceremony of the 18th SAARC Summit, Koirala said the meeting between Modi and Sharif means a lot to the South Asian region.

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India must be active in Lima climate change talks: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) India must get actively get involved in the climate change talks to be held in Peru next month, expressing how much it wants as its share in the carbon budget, or the country's annual flow of emissions, and and setting up time limit to reduce its carbon footprint, experts said Thursday. The experts also maintained a global political will laced with an ethical app...

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Modi, Sharif bonhomie gives fresh boost to Saarc

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) In a final ice-breaking moment that gave a huge boost to Saarc and floundering regional cooperation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, laughed and even patted him on the arm at the closing ceremony of the bloc's 18th summit here Thursday, to resounding applause from a relieved audience comprising leaders, diplomat...

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Uneasy calm returns to Ferguson as protests continue nationwide

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) An uneasy calm returned to Ferguson Thursday after two nights of unrest over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in August. No incidents or confrontations were reported from the small St Louis (Missouri) suburb of 22,000, nearly 70 percent of them black, which exploded after Monday night...

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Maharashtra seeks Rs.4,000 crore central aid for drought

Mumbai/Aurangabad, Nov 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Thursday decided to seek a central assistance of Rs.4,000 crore to tackle the drought situation plaguing large parts of the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here Thursday. Describing the drought situation in the state as grim, he said that a 30-page memorandum has been prepared and would be sent to the central g...

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India International Trade Fair 2014 concludes

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The India International Trade Fair (IITF), which has become a global platform for exhibitors from around the world to showcase their goods, concluded here Thursday. According to the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the organisers of the event, around 14 lakh visitors visited the fair, registering a nine percent increase in footfall compared to 2013. ...

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SC suggests Mudgal Committee decide extent of punishment

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday suggested that the Mudgal Committee, that probed the allegation of betting and match fixing in IPL 2013 decide on the nature of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and others named on its report in accordance with the BCCI's rules and regulations, including the anti-corruption code. Senior counsel C.A. Sundaram, appearing for the BCCI, a...

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How Koirala broke the impasse between India, Pakistan

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala played a crucial role in ending the impasse between India and Pakistan during the retreat at Dhulikhel near here Thursday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit. There was immense pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Shairf, from visiting leaders and the media to sit for talks ...

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Cases filed against 18 illegal accounts in Liechtenstein: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that of the 28 accounts identified in the tax-haven of Liechtenstein, income tax proceedings have been concluded against 18 illegal account holders and cases filed against them. Of the 28 accounts in Liechtenstein on which Germany had information, 18 accounts were illegal (najaiz). We have concluded income tax proceedin...

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BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah Kolkata rally

Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Notwithstanding the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the fire department denying permissions, the BJP Thursday said it will go ahead with the proposed Nov 30 city rally of its national president Amit Shah. Claiming that West Bengal Chief Minister was afraid of rise of the party, Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Siddarth Nath Singh said they would ap...

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Wawrinka heads Chennai Open field

Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) World No.4 and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland will headline a strong field in the Aircel-ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from Jan 5 to 11 next year. Wawrinka, who won the Australian Open within a few after capturing the Chennai Open title last year, has for company World No.14 Feliciano Lopez, Roberto Bautista Agut (15), and...

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