Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani To Meet PM Modi In Delhi Today

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will hold detailed talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on furthering the shared objective of promoting security and stability in Afghanistan, and efforts to combat the menace of terrorism.The external affairs ministry said on Monday that the Afghan president would...

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275 Nominations Filed On Last Day For Himachal Pradesh Elections

As many as 275 candidates, including former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, filed their nomination for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls on Monday.With this, the total number of nominations filed for the polls went up to 479.Monday was the last day for filing nominations.In all, 119 candidates...

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Abdul Karim Telgi, Convicted In Stamp Paper Scam, Hospitalised In Bengaluru

Abdul Karim Telgi, a convict in the counterfeit stamp paper scam, is on ventilator and is suffering from meningitis, according to his lawyer."He is alive, but very critical and has been admitted to Victoria hospital. He is in the ICU and on ventilator. He is suffering from menigitis," Telgi's lawyer...

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‘No Need To Stand At Cinema To Prove Patriotism’: Supreme Court On Anthem

Rules that require the national anthem to be played before every movie screening can be modified but the government should take a call instead of "shooting from the court's shoulder", the Supreme Court said today, noting, "We don't have to wear patriotism on our sleeve".Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who had last...

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Rajasthan’s ‘Gag Law’ Challenged, BJP Lawmakers Among Critics: 10 Points

Rajasthan's widely-criticised order shielding ministers, lawmakers and government officials from investigation into complaints against them was challenged in the High Court today and openly opposed by two lawmakers of the ruling BJP - one even referencing the Emergency of 1975. A petition in the court...

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Centre To Start New Dialogue In Jammu And Kashmir Led By Ex-Intel Chief

Dineshwar Sharma, a former intelligence bureau chief has been appointed by the NDA government as its interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Monday, declaring that the retired officer would have "complete freedom" to talk to all groups and individuals including Kashmiri...

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Woman Checks Into Kolkata Hotel With Boyfriend, Dies Of Profuse Bleeding

A woman died on Sunday after she started bleeding profusely at a guest house in south Kolkata's Chetla area where she had put up with her boyfriend, a senior police officer said.The couple, in their early 20s, rented a room at the guest house through online booking and checked in on Saturday, he said.The...

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‘How Dare You’: Farhan Akhtar To BJP Spokesperson On ‘Low IQ’ Comment

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has hit back at BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao over his remarks that most Indian film stars have "very low IQ and very low general knowledge"."How dare you, sir?" Mr Akhtar tweeted and tagged the BJP leader."And to all film people in his ranks... Here's what he thinks...

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Officer Who Probed Augusta Westland, Fooder Scam Promoted As Special Director In CBI

Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana, who has been investigating high-profile cases like the Augusta Westland, has been promoted as special director of the Central Bureau Of Investigation.Mr Asthana now becomes the second in command in the Central probe agency after CBI Director Alok Verma. He currently...

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GST Rate Structure Needs Complete Overhaul: Revenue Secretary

With the new GST regime firmly entrenched, a complete overhaul of the tax rates is now required to reduce the burden on small and medium businesses, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has said.In an interview to PTI, he said the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which amalgamates more than a dozen central and state...

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