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GST victory of integrity, celebration of honesty, says Modi

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that information technology has replaced the 'Inspector Raj' under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as he termed the first year of the indirect tax regime as a victory of integrity, celebration of honesty and a symbol of cooperative federalism. In the 45th edition of his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat', he credit...

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An equal-opportunity school sets a sterling example in social integration

Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) Much before the Indian parliament promulgated the Right to Education Act (RTE) in 2009 that guaranteed education to all a committed local teacher had already pioneered the idea of making school access a reality for hundreds of underprivileged children, irrespective of their social status or economic background. Meet Lakshmi Kaul, the unassuming woman, originally L...

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TN CM wants Ramanathapuram, Hosur, Neyveli on UDAN air map soon

Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to connect Ramanathapuram, Hosur and Neyveli under the UDAN regional connectivity programme. In a letter to Prabhu text of which was released to the media on Saturday, Palaniswami said Ramanathapuram has been included in the Phase II of the UDAN Scheme. Ram...

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Karnataka's new assembly session from July 2, budget on July 5

Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Karnataka's 15th legislative assembly will begin its first session on July 2 and the JD-S-Congress coalition government's maiden budget will be presented on July 5, said a cabinet minister on Friday. The state cabinet has decided to hold a 10-day session of the legislature from July 2, with Governor Vajubhai Vala's address to the members of the assembly and coun...

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Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others. Organised by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and...

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AirAsia India denies wrongdoing; will continue to cooperate with regulatory agencies

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India (AAIL) on Tuesday refuted allegations against it in connection with an alleged bribery case to get FDI rules tweaked. According to the airline, it continues to cooperate with all regulatory agencies to present the correct facts and hopes to bring early resolution to issues under investigations. The development comes af...

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BJP wins 3 of 6 Karnataka legislative council seats

Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) Karnataka's opposition BJP won three of the six legislative council seats in the June 8 biennial election held in the three Teachers and three Graduates constituencies across the state, said the Election Commission on Wednesday. The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) won two and the Congress one after vote count of paper ballots cast in the state's 30 districts where the...

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Gambhir slams Bedi, Chauhan as Saini gets India call-up

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A day after Navdeep Saini was included in the Indian Test squad, Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday slammed former cricketers and Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) members Bishan Singh Bedi and Chetan Chauhan, who had earlier objected to the pacers selection in the Delhi Ranji team. Saini was called up as a replacement for fast bowler Mohammad Shami, who failed t...

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Young players looking to succeed need to stay focussed, make tough choices: AB de Villiers

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, better known as AB de Villiers, who is currently enjoying his life off the pitch after announcing retirement from all formats of international cricket, says young players need to make tough choices to succeed as there are always a lot of distractions which come their way. There are a lot of distractions that any player must navigate...

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IOA, HI urge SAI to improve food quality, hygiene

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Hockey India (HI) on Monday wrote to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after the national men's hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh complained about the quality of food and the hygiene level at the SAI centre in Bengaluru. Harendra, on Saturday wrote to HI, saying that blood tests have revealed that most of the playe...

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Goud, Aravind appointed new Karnataka coaches

Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Friday announced the appointment of former players Yere Goud and Sreenath Aravind as the team's new coaches. Goud, who scored more than 7,000 runs at the domestic level before announcing his retirement in 2012, is expected to don the role of a batting coach. On the other hand, Aravind, who announced his r...

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3x3 Basketball League to begin from June 9

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The first ever FIBA recognised league in the country, 3x3 Basketball League (3BL) will begin from June 9, it was announced on Wednesday. The league will witness marquee players like Palpreet Singh Brar, Amjyot Singh and international sensations like Inderbir Singh Gill and Leandro Souza De Lima. The inaugural season of 3BL will feature 12 teams -- Delhi ...

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Record 425mn posts on Facebook during IPL 2018

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) With 425 million posts, comments and reactions by millions of fans around the world, IPL 2018 drove the highest level of conversation Facebook has measured for any IPL season so far, the social media giant has revealed. The 11th edition of the IPL closed on May 27 with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeating SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the finals. CSK captai...

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AirAsia India denies 'wrong-doing' as CBI probes Group CEO

New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) AirAsia India (AAIL) on Tuesday refuted any wrong-doing after the CBI registered a case against its Group CEO Tony Fernandes on alleged attempt to tweak rules to get an international flying licence for the airline. According to the airline, it is co-operating with all regulators and agencies to present the correct facts. In November 2016, AAIL ...

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CBI alleges scam in AirAsia clearance during UPA government

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Targeting yet another alleged wrongdoing during the UPA regime, the CBI has named AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and others in a criminal case of violating FDI norms in giving effective management to a foreign entity through FIPB clearance in 2013 and attempt to bribe for tweaking rules to get a licence for its joint venture to operate international flights. Th...

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AirAsia India refutes "wrong-doing" as Group CEO comes under CBI scanner

New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) AirAsia India (AAIL) on Tuesday refuted any wrong-doing after the CBI registered a case against AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes for allegedly trying to circumvent rules to get an international flying license for the airline. According to the airline, it is co-operating with all regulators and agencies to present the correct facts. In November,...

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Kohli bids emotional farewell to 'brother' de Villiers

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday took to social media to pay tribute to brother AB de Villiers after the former South African captain announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother. You've changed the way batting was seen in the time you've played international cricket. My best wis...

1 month ago
IPL-Playoffs: We need two-three good overs to change course of game: Saha

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Despite coming into the Qualifier 2 on the back of four straight losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha feels two-three overs can change their fortunes in the big-ticket game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Friday. We have forgotten the past. We have been told to forget the last match and get ready for this match. We are not thinking a...

1 month ago
Neck injury shelves Kohli's county stint

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Virat Kohli's much-hyped stint for English county side Surrey has been shelved after the India skipper suffered a neck injury and will subsequently undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on June 15. Kohli had earlier signed up with Surrey for the month of June and was set to skip the historic first Test match against Afghanistan next ...

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IPL-Playoffs: Rajasthan to field vs Kolkata

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday. Both teams remained unchanged from their previous games. While Kolkata beat Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan got the better of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kolkata and Raja...

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