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28 per cent GST tax slab should go, says Sisodia

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the government should either completely abolish the 28 per cent tax bracket or reserve it only for sin goods. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 28th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, he said: I believe 28 per cent tax should be only for sin goods, in fact, the government shoul...

4 days ago
Pondicherry International Film Festival announced

Puducherry, July 16 (IANS) A Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF), which will showcase over 100 films from more than 25 countries, was announced on Monday. Streaming platform Pickurflick with the support of Puducherry Tourism has announced that the inaugural edition of the independent film extravaganza will be held from September 26 to 30. France is the partner country ...

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Pondicherry International Film Festival announced

Puducherry, July 16 (IANS) Puducherry Tourism has announced the inaugural edition of an independent film extravaganza, Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF), which will showcase over 100 films from more than 25 countries. The tourism board has come together with Pickurflick, a streaming platform for curated independent cinema. The inaugural edition of PIFF will be held from Sept...

7 days ago
Amyra having 'too much fun' shooting for 'The Trip 2'

Pondicherry, July 13 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur has entered the web world with The Trip season two, and she is having a lot of fun hanging out with her co-stars Shweta Tripathi, Mallika Dua and Sapna Pabbi. The team is currently shooting here. It's great to be back in South India and shoot where I shot my first Tamil film with actor Dhanush. Starting with a strong female show in...

18 days ago
Traders decry Walmart-Flipkart deal, want it scrapped

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi traders staged a sit-in here on Monday against the proposed acquisition of Indian e-commerce company Flipkart by the international super store giant Walmart. The traders, protesting under the lobby group Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), denounced the deal arguing that it would create unfair competition and demanded that the government scrap it.

1 month ago
More parties back Kejriwal in his stand-off with Lt Gov, Centre

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) More parties and leaders have come out in support of the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, actors-turned-politicians Kamal Hassan and Shatrughan Sinha, the CPI-M and the CPI the latest. The sit-in by Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai at th...

3 months ago
Motorola opens 60 'Moto Hubs' in Madhya Pradesh

Indore, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its retail presence in central region, Motorola India on Tuesday announced has opened 60 Moto Hubs in Madhya Pradesh, including 25 Moto Hubs each in Indore and Bhopal and 10 in Jabalpur. Customers can here experience the entire portfolio of Motorola smartphones, including the online exclusive devices like Moto E4 plus, Moto G5s Plus, newly-l...

3 months ago
Anna University VC appointed as per eligibility conditions: TN Governor's office

Chennai, April 7 (IANS) The selection of M.K.Surappa as the Vice Chancellor of Anna University was done in a fair and transparent manner and as per the laid down eligibility conditions for the aspriants, said Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's office. A Raj Bhavan statement issued here on Saturday said no distinction based on place/state of origin was provided in the Government Ord...

3 months ago
TN political parties oppose Anna University VC appointment

Chennai, April 6 (IANS) The appointment of Karnataka's M.K. Surappa as Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu's prestigious Anna University has drawn the ire of major political parties in the state. PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Friday said the appointment does not respect the feelings of the Tamil people and was condemnable. Ramadoss said his party would mobilise the varsity's students and ...

3 months ago
Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAI President

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Tuesday unanimously elected the Badminton Association of India (BAI) President during its annual general body meeting in Goa. Ajay Kumar Singhania was elected the Secretary General while former Tamil Nadu Badminton Association president and former Union minister Anbumani Ramadoss was elected treasur...

3 months ago
Indira Gandhi Academy SE register win in IWL football

Shillong, March 28 (IANS) Indira Gandhi Academy SE (IGASE) notched up a 2-1 win over India Rush Soccer Club in a Hero Indian Womens League football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday. Forward Pradeepa opened the scoring in the 15th minute for IGASE with Dalima equalising for Rush in the 28th before Sandhiya scored the winner in the 74th minute of the game. The win to...

6 months ago
Eyeing retail, Motorola to open 50 Moto Hubs in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) To firm up its retail footprint in the country, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday announced it would open 50 Moto Hubs stores in the capital this month. We had earlier said that we will be moving into retail. This is the first big step in that direction, Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India, told IANS. In the second phase, the company...

7 months ago
Motorola welcomes import duty hike on mobile handsets

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Motorola Mobility India on Tuesday welcomed the government's decision to hike customs duty from 10 per cent to 15 per cent on mobile handsets. We welcome the government's decision as it will provide further impetus to the 'Make in India' initiative, Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India, told IANS. Motorola, a Lenovo brand, makes and a...

7 months ago
Motorola opens 'Moto Hub' in Chennai

Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) To strengthen its offline retail presence across India, Motorola India on Tuesday opened its first Moto Hub in Chennai in partnership with the multi-brand retail chain Poorvika Mobiles. This is the first Moto Hub to be launched under the collaboration that will let prospective buyers to experience the latest Motorola technology and get a hands-on demo of the entire...

7 months ago
Inter Collegiate SR Champions Trophy from January

Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The 16th Champions Trophy -- a South Indian Inter Engineering Collegiate (T-20) Cricket tournament -- will be held in Telangana from January 3 to 9. Teams from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana will take part in the tournament to be hosted by SR Engineering College. SR Group of Institutions Chairman Varada Reddy on M...

8 months ago
Kerala RTO gets tough on tax-evading luxury car owners

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) The Regional Transport Commissioner's office here has decided to crack down on the thriving business of Keralites getting high-end cars registered in Puducherry, taking advantage of the low taxes in that state. The transport commissioner's office has also decided to serve notices to popular actors Fahad Fazil and Amala Paul, whose luxury vehicles have a ...

8 months ago
France to join India for Indo-Pacific security architecture

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila on the security architecture and development of the Indo-Pacific region, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said on Wednesday that his country is forging a security partnership with India over this region. We have got key cooperation with India on thing...

8 months ago
French bands to tour India in November, December

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) French bands Colt Silvers and Last Train will go for a multi-city India tour spanning across the months of November and December. The bands will perform as part of the third edition of the Bonjour India festival, which is curated and created by the French Institute in India, in association with Alliance Francaise. Colt Silvers comprises vocalist Tristan, b...

8 months ago
Alumni obliged to pay back to their alma mater: Kovind

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said alumni of all reputed institutions of education have a moral obligation to pay back to those seats of learning and help the less privileged acquire knowledge. All great universities of the world have a deep and thriving engagement between old students and the institution. They invite alumni to contribute, not merely in te...

8 months ago
French designer seeks exposure for his art in India

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Known as the king of unconventional in the fashion world, veteran French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is smitten by the smiles and colours of India, where he hopes to showcase his craft. After over four decades in the industry, Castelbajac, who has dressed up stars like Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Beyonce Knowles and Madonna, says he still has the...

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