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Ahmedabad : There has been a lot of talk about the ‘campaign-like’ atmosphere associated with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Ahmedabad. A lot of political commentators compared Wednesday’s road show from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram to an election road show.Many even argued that this was Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounding the political bugle in his home state Gujarat…Read more
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Beijing: China's most famous political dissident, a nobel laureate and democracy icon Liu Xiaobo, died at the age of 61 in Chinese custody on Thursday. Authorities in the northeastern city of Shenyang confirmed in a short statement that he had died of multiple organ failure.He was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in May and was granted medical parole and moved…Read more
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A team of Indian astronomers has discovered an extremely large supercluster of galaxies -- as big as 20 million billion suns -- which they have named Saraswati, Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics said. This is one of the largest known structures in the neighbourhood of the universe, 4,000 million light-years away from Earth and roughly more than…Read more
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The Goods and Services Tax (GST), India's biggest tax reform since Independence, was rolled out july 1st 2017 at a gala event organised in the Parliament's Central Hall. A minute after the stroke of midnight, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed the button to launch the new indirect tax regime on a digital screen with 'GST' emblazoned on…Read more
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Leading industrialist P.R. Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, Chairman, Ramco Group, passed away in Rajapalayam on Thursday. He was 81. He is survived by his wife R. Sudarsanam, two daughters and son P. R. Venketrama Raja. Mr. Rajha, born in 1936 as the only son of P.A.C. Ramasamy Raja, founder of Ramco Group, played a big role in building the Group into a…Read more
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Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at the Sir H N Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Mumbai this morning. He was suffering from cancer. The hospital authorities refused to comment on his demise. The actor, who turned 70 on October 6, was admitted to the hospital on March 31. At the time, pictures of a frail and emaciated…Read more
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The United States has announced multiple measures to "deter and detect" what it described as "fraud and abuse" of H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals. The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services comes on a day on which the federal agency started accepting applications for H-1B visas for the fiscal year…Read more
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PV Sindhu beat Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 to win the India Open final at the Siri Fort Complex here on Sunday. In front of a loud home crowd, Sindhu lost the lead just twice in an otherwise spectacular display of aggression against the Rio Olympics gold medallist. Sindhu raced to a 6-1 lead in the first game but…Read more
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Yogi Adityanath has been in the news for all variety of reasons. As a young chief minister, he has gone quite far in taking almost 50 decisions within a week of assuming charge beginning with asking his ministers to declare their assets within 15 days. Some of the major decisions have created ripples in the political community and society at large.…Read more
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Three hate crimes have deepened the fear among South Asians that Trump's rhetoric encouraged violence against them, but there is no evidence that Indians have been specifically targeted.And as long as there is no systematic targeting of Indians or condonation of such attacks by government agencies, there is precious little India can do, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, who served…Read more
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