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If Centre doesn't, Punjab will pay compensation to Jodhpur detenues: CM

Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced that his government will pay full compensation amount of Rs 4.5 crore to the Jodhpur detenues if the Centre fails to give its share. The Chief Minister made this clear after a telephonic conversation with Union Home Secretary RajIv Gauba, whom he had called up to urge for early resolution of the matter i...

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US stocks trade lower amid trade tensions

New York, June 26 (IANS) US stocks traded on a downbeat note on Monday as investors were concerned about intensifying trade tensions between the US and its major trade partners. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 426.83 points, or 1.74 per cent, to 24,154.06. The S&P 500 dropped 49.01 points, or 1.78 per cent, to 2,705.87. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 189.11 points, or 2.46...

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Under BJP, AAP, Delhi's green cover depleting rapidly: Congress

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Congress on Monday blamed both the BJP-led Central government and Delhi's AAP government for the decision to chop over 16,000 tres in the national capital, saying the green cover of the city is depleting rapidly under them. Ever since the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) came to power at the centre and the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) in Delhi, the green cover of Delhi...

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Under BJP, AAP green cover in Delhi depleting rapidly: Ajay Maken

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Congress on Monday blamed both the BJP-led Central government and Delhi's AAP government for the decision to chop over 16,000 tres in the national capital, saying the green cover of the city is depleting rapidly under them. Ever since the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) came to power at the centre and the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) in Delhi, the green cover of Delhi...

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'Junglee' gets new release date

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Vidyut Jammwal's film Junglee, which was scheduled to release on October 19 this year, will now open on April 5, 2019. Vidyut shared the new release date with his fans and followers on Twitter on Monday. We will go completely 'Junglee' at theatres with the release of our film on April 5 2019... Come and join the madness at a theatre near you, he tweeted. <...

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Will speak to Shiv Sena over Ratnagiri refinery: Pradhan

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that he will personally speak to Uddhav Thackeray to allay his fears about the threat to farmers lands due to the proposed Ratnagiri refinery in Maharashtra. The refinery will be set up in cooperation with Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Pradhan was speaking after the signing of a MoU here between Saudi nat...

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Couple harassed in Kolkata train, woman taunted for wearing jeans

Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) A young woman, travelling in a suburban train in Kolkata along with her friend, was harassed by fellow passengers who threatened and intimidated her and pulled her up for her dress. The couple later lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police. Yes we have received a complaint against unknown persons. We are trying to establish the identity of the accused...

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With 90% tax on petrol & diesel, bringing them under GST impractical: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman (Le

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Petroleum is the taxation milch cow for the central and the state governments and it is unlikely to be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) any time soon. That's also the view of the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar. Several senior ministers have demanded that petroleum products -- basically petrol and diesel -- be brought under the the new tax...

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S.Korea picks candidates for family reunions

Seoul, June 25 (IANS) South Korea on Monday began a process to select those who will meet their long-separated family members in North Korea in August. The two Koreas agreed to hold their first family reunion event in after nearly three years at the North's Mount Kumgang resort from August 20 to 26, a follow-up to the April 27 summit deal, reports Yonhap News Agency. It would ena...

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Will speak to Shiv Sena over Ratnagiri refinery: Pradhan

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that he will personally speak to Uddhav Thackeray to allay the Shiv Sena leader's fears about the threat to farmers' lands due to the proposed Ratnagiri refinery. Pradhan was speaking after the signing of a MoU here between Saudi national oil company Aramco and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) to jointly ...

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With 90% tax on petrol & diesel, bringing them under GST impractical: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Petroleum is the taxation milch cow for the central and the state governments and it is unlikely to be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) any time soon. That's also the view of the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar. Several senior ministers have demanded that petroleum products -- basically petrol and diesel -- be brought under the the new tax...

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Moonshine kills four in Bihar

Patna, June 25 (IANS) Four people died after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said on Monday. The four were admitted to a hospital on Sunday night after they complained of stomach pain after drinking the moonshine. They died in the hospital on Monday, a district police official said. Total prohibition on liquor came into effect in Bihar on A...

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Australian oyster industry under threat

Canberra, June 25 (IANS) A shortage of baby oysters is putting South Australia's oyster industry worth A$32 million ($23 million) under threat, an official said on Monday. A devastating outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in 2016 ended supply from Tasmania to South Australia's Yorke Peninsula, west of Adelaide, reports Xinhua news agency. South Australia Oyster G...

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India, Mongolia to cooperate in air connectivity, trade

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India and Mongolia have agreed to step up cooperation in areas like air connectivity, trade and economic cooperation, energy security, mining and traditional medicine as part of sustained high-level bilateral exchanges, an official statement said on Sunday. The decision was taken during Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's official visit to Mongolia from June 21-...

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Telangana CM hints at early polls

Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said he was ready to go for early elections and dared the opposition to face the same. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 15, said the elections may be advanced. Rao said the leaders of his party and even people were ready for early elections. He ...

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Media bodies seek action against J&K MLA for threatening press

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Media organisations on Sunday demanded strict action against Jammu and Kashmir BJP MLA Choudhary Lal Singh over his threatening and intimidating remarks directed at journalists in the Valley. The Indian Women's Press Corps, Press Club of India, Press Association and the Federation of Press Clubs of India said in a statement that Singh, a former J&K Minister...

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India's tea exports volume likely to grow by 5% despite challenges'

Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) India's tea exports are expected to clock a 5 per cent growth this year in terms of volume, provided shipments to Iran do not get disturbed, said Tea Board Chairman P.K Bezboruah. There are some challenges in the current year in terms of tea exports. India's tea exports to Iran, which was a good customer last year, may get disrupted as the US has threatened to re-...

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Modi urges people to follow path of peace

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Calling the Jallianwala Bagh massacre an embarrassment to humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to follow the path of peace and non-violence, renunciation and sacrifice as violence and cruelty can never solve any problem. 2019 marks the 100 years of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, an incident that embarrassed entire humanity. Who can forge...

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S.P. Mookerjee laid foundation of Indian industrialization: Modi

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday credited Jan Sangh ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee with laying a solid foundation to India's industrialisation in his capacity as the country's first Industry Minister. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee became the first Industry Minister of India and laid a solid foundation to the country's industrialisation. The first industrial p...

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Ali Zafar files 1 bn defamation suit against Meesha Shafi

Lahore, June 24 (IANS) Actor-singer Ali Zafar has filed a defamation suit in a district court here against singer Meesha Shafi, who accused him of sexual harassment two months ago on social media. The suit claims damages of Rs 1 billion. Filed under the Defamation Ordinance 2002 on Saturday, Zafar has said in the notice that Shafi had caused tremendous injury to his reputation, goodwill,...

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