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  • GST Rollout Moved To July, Says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: 10-Point Guide
    India's most important tax reform in decades will roll out in July and not April as planned because of unresolved disputes between the centre and states over taxation powers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. The National Goods and Services Tax or GST replaces a jumble of complicated levies which make business tough for manufacturers and creates a unified market. The GST Council, a decision-making body that combines Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with his counterparts from other states, met today.
  • Akhilesh Yadav Overlooking Muslims, Look At Candidates, Says Father Mulayam Singh: 10 Facts
    As the Samajwadi Party awaits the Election Commission's verdict on who will get the party's "cycle" symbol to contest the crucial Uttar Pradesh elections, a resigned Mulayam Singh Yadav indicated that a split is inevitable with attempts to build a compromise with son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav coming to naught. "Akhilesh came to meet me, but did not even hear me out," the father told about 500 workers at the party's Lucknow office, also stating that he expects the poll panel's decision on the symbol at 4 pm and will "abide by it."
  • Bihar Boat Accident: Inquiry Begins After 24 Drown In Ganga Near Patna
    Five more bodies were recovered from Ganga this morning, raising the number of deceased in Patna boat tragedy to 24. The boat, carrying around 40 people, capsized on Saturday evening. The state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident. Six of the rescued people have been admitted in a local hospital. Prime Minister Modi, who expressed his grief over the accident on Saturday, has announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of the deceased. The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh.
  • Samajwadi Party 'Cycle' Wars: Congress' Kapil Sibal Defends Akhilesh Yadav At Poll Office
    Congress leader and renowned lawyer Kapil Sibal told the Election Commission on Friday afternoon why the Samajwadi Party's cycle symbol must be allotted to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and not his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, who launched the party 25 years ago. After a break for lunch, an equally heavy-weight legal team will argue before the poll panel why the symbol must stay with Mulayam Singh, who has been at the commission's office since before noon today. Akhilesh Yadav is in Lucknow and is being represented at the Election Commission hearing today by his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav, who is steering his rebellion against his father.
  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Says Please Use Complaint Boxes, After Jawans' Videos Go Viral
    After a cluster of videos of jawans highlighting their poor work conditions went viral this week, inciting public anger, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that complaints or feedback by soldiers should be sent to his office rather than through social media, stressing the importance of problems being handled internally. General Rawat also told reporters, "In a force of over 12 lakhs, there will be grievances. And often the reason for grievances is something else." An army jawan posted in Dehradun said yesterday that he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office, the Defence Minister and others, seeking their intervention, but has been threatened and "tortured" after that.
  • Samajwadi Party Cycle Dispute: Election Commission To Decide Between Mulayam, Akhilesh Today
    Mulayam Singh Yadav has reached the office of the Election Commission in Delhi to personally explain why he should be granted the Samajwadi Party's "cycle" symbol for next month's Uttar Pradesh elections. He has been challenged for both the symbol and the post of Samajwadi Party president by his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who claims the support of an overwhelming majority of party leaders and workers. Akhilesh Yadav is in Lucknow and will be represented at the Election Commission hearing today by his uncle Ram Gopal Yadav, who is steering his rebellion against his father.
  • Swami Vivekananda: 5 Inspiring Quotes Of The Spiritual Leader
    India is celebrating 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's most revered spiritual leaders. Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary is being celebrated today as 'National Youth Day'. Vivekananda's teachings have often been quoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his days as a Chief Minister. The PM calls himself an admirer and follower of Swami Vivekananda and says his thoughts and ideals have influenced him deeply. Vivekananda is not only a name, He personifies thousands of years old Indian culture and civilization, he had said. In one of the many historic speeches he gave, he had addressed Americans as "Sisters and brothers of America ..." which got him a standing ovation for two minutes. Born Narendranath Datta, the Swami was born on 12 January 1863 and followed the principles of Saint Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is after Ramakrishna's name that he founded Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission, that has millions of followers today.
  • Khanderi, India's Second Scorpene-Class Submarine, Launched: Key Features In 10 Points
    Khanderi, India's second French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine was launched at Mumbai's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited today. Six submarines are being built at the Mazagon Docks in collaboration with France's Direction des Constructions Navales or DCN in a three-billion-dollar project. The Scorpene project has been in the news lately after details emerged of leaked technical data, but the Indian Navy believes the leak of information - published by an Australian daily - does not compromise the operational prowess of the submarines.
  • 'If Putin Likes Me, That's An Asset, Not Liability': Top Quotes Of Donald Trump
    In his first press meet since winning the election, US President-elect Donald Trump today said he will create a lot of jobs in the US. Talking about Russia, he said if the Russian President Vladimir Putin "likes Donald Trump, then that is an asset, not a liability". The billionaire politician said he did not believe in a "conflict of interest provision" for presidents, but had turned over his businesses to his sons, who, he underscored, would not discuss it with him.
  • India To Launch Second Scorpene-Class Submarine Khanderi Tomorrow: 10 Facts
    India will launch the second Kalvari class submarine, named Khanderi, in Mumbai tomorrow. The ceremony at Mazgaon Dock, in which the submarine will be set afloat from the pontoons, will be attended by Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre. This Scorpene-class submarine has superior stealth and can use guided weapons - torpedoes and tube-launched anti-ship missiles -- on enemy subs from surface or underwater. Besides warfare, its varied functions will include intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance etc.
  • At Vibrant Gujarat Summit, PM Narendra Modi says India World's 6th Largest Manufacturing Country
    At the Vibrant Gujarat 2017 Summit on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a gathering of business leaders that India is the 6th largest manufacturing nation in the world and is on verge of becoming the world's most digitized economy. The government, he underscored, was working to absorb newer technologies, bring about transparency...and create an enabling environment for business and attracting investments. The four-day investor Summit, which happens to be India's biggest, started in the Prime Minister's home state on Tuesday.
  • PM Narendra Modi's Top 10 Quotes From Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017, which is currently being held in Gandhinagar. The four-day event -- launched by Mr Modi in 2003 when he was the state's Chief Minister -- is being attended by Nobel laureates, global leaders and top industrialists from India and from other countries. The annual event had successfully pitched Gujarat as the ideal destination for investment, with industry leaders investing millions in the state. Nearly 15,000 people are expected to attend this year's summit.
  • Vibrant Gujarat 2017: PM Narendra Modi To Open Summit, Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata As Key Speakers
    For the second time after Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the national election and relocated to Delhi, the Vibrant Gujarat summit is being held in the state capital of Gandhinagar. PM Modi will address the event at about 5.20 pm. His audience of nearly 15,000 will include the heads of foreign governments, Nobel Prize Winners, Corporate India bosses including Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata (who are also speakers at the event) and Anil Ambani, and the heads of internet giants like Flipkart. The summit will last four days.
  • PM Narendra Modi's Top 5 Quotes At Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the people at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas -- the annual gathering of the Indians living abroad - in Bengaluru. In his address, he welcomed the delegates, saying, "the Indian diaspora represents the best of Indian culture, ethos and values". He also said for those workers who seek economic opportunities abroad, "our effort is to provide maximum facilitation and ensure least inconvenience".
  • At Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, PM Narendra Modi Slams 'Black Money Worshippers'
    At the 14th Pravasi Bharati Divas -- said to be the largest gathering of Indians living abroad -- at India's IT hub Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today thanked the disapora for supporting the government's move against black money. This year, the focus of the meet is on the role of youth in transforming society. Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa is the chief guest of the meet. The session is also being attended by Suriname Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel and Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh.

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