• Rajya Sabha panel doesn't allot time for GST Bill

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Even as the government plans to bring the Goods and Services Tax Bill next week in the Rajya Sabha, no time was allotted for it by the upper house's Business Advisory Committee on Thursday. According to sources, there is still a lack of consensus between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress on the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority. The bill has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Mendis masterclass suggests life after Sri Lanka batting greats

    For a nation in the throes of a tricky transition since stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene walked off into the sunset, Kusal Mendis' batting heroics against Australia on Thursday will offer new hope to Sri Lanka. Already on the back foot after conceding an 86-run first innings lead, they were reeling on six for two when the 21-year-old walked out to bat at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. In a bowler-dominated contest where no other batsman has managed a fifty, Mendis nonchalantly brought up his maiden test century, hitting off-spinner Nathan Lyon over the ropes.

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  • Australia announces $ 2,50,000 for 'Festival of India'

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's coalition government has announced $ 2,50,000 to support the 'Confluence: Festival of India in Australia' this year. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi had in an official release said the festival will be held from August to November and will bring an exciting and diverse program of the finest classical and contemporary performing and visual arts from India to the audiences across six Australian cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2014 announced the 'Festival of India in Australia'.

  • Never revealed the name of Burari rape victim: DCW chief

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday said that the First Information Report (FIR) filed against her on allegation of revealing the name of the Burari rape victim was baseless, adding that she never revealed the name of the victim. "I never revealed the name of the victim, I am a responsible person and i know my duties and I am living up to the entire reputation of the DCW," she told ANI. "If the Delhi Police feel that they can silence DCW, silence Swati Maliwal by issuing an FIR against which is completely baseless they are extremely wrong," she added.

  • 'Realty stake holders need to ramp up quantum of work by 800 pct', says Niranjan Hiranandani

    "If we look at the target, the time frame and factor in the aspect of implementation, there is a pressing need to speed things up," said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Communities and Founder and First President, NAREDCO Maharashtra. Speaking at the inaugural session at the annual CII Realty and Infrastructure Conclave, which was inaugurated in Mumbai on 27 July 2016, Niranjan Hiranandani said stakeholders in Indian real estate needed to ramp up the quantum of work by eight times i.e. "I do not see positive signs from either the real estate developers or the powers-that-be when it comes to setting the pace for increasing the quantum to eight-times the present one," he said.

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  • Relief for Delhiites as auto-taxi strike ends

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Bringing much needed respite to Delhiites, the 17 auto-rickshaw unions, which were part of the strike called against the app-based taxis, called off their strike in Thursday evening. In a press statement, the Delhi Government said that strike was called off by the unions after a meeting with the government officials. In the meeting it was decided that vehicles, registered outside Delhi, if operate as auto or taxis, then action would be taken against them.

  • NADA postpones verdict on Narsingh's doping case

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's ordeal just got longer as the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Thursday postponed the verdict over his dope case by a couple of days. While Narsingh and his battery of lawyers had put forward his arguments on Wednesday, the legal representive of the national anti-doping body said on Thursday that the star wrestler has not been able to convincingly prove his claims that his food had been spiked. "Argument by NADA was that Narsingh is not eligible for remission which he has been asking," NADA lawyer Gaurang Kanth told the media at the end of Thursday's hearing.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Cabinet clears amendments in GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax on inter-state sales

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Union Cabinet today approved amendment in Goods and Services Tax Bill and dropped one percent additional tax on inter-state sales as proposed in the current bill. According to reports, the Cabinet also agreed to include the mechanism of compensating states for all loss of revenue for five years in the bill after the roll out of the new indirect tax regime. Union Cabinet has also approved setting up of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhatinda, Punjab.

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  • Latest injury setback leaves England's Stokes devastated

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is "devastated" after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan. The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England's series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday, in his first appearance since undergoing a knee surgery in May. "Devastated about the injury especially with all the hard work put in by myself and others to get me back to FULL fitness," Stokes tweeted on Thursday.

  • Chinkara poaching case: I'm getting life threats, says Salman Khan's driver

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Harish Dulani, the only witness to the Salman Khan poaching case, on Wednesday said that he is scared to give a statement in the Rajasthan High Court as he has been receiving death threats. Dulani, the driver of the jeep used by Khan during hunting of endangered Chinka in 1998, told the media that he was forced to move out of Jodhpur because he was constantly receiving threats. On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court acquitted Khan in two cases relating to killing of Chinkara or Indian Gazelle, citing lack of evidence against the actor.

  • Pro Kabaddi League: U Mumba fail to reach semis despite win over Dabang Delhi

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): U Mumba have failed to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League despite claiming a 38-34 win over Dabang Delhi KC here at Thyagaraj Sports Complex last evening. U Mumba lost a semi-final place to Puneri Paltan, who stormed into the last four following their 36-33 win over Bengaluru Bulls. U Mumba looked down and out in the first half but came back to register a win in their last game of the season.

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  • Congress forms five-member committee to examine bills, debates in Parl

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday formed a five-member committee to examine the ongoing bills and debates in the Parliament on specific issues. The five-member committee includes Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh, KV Thomas, Rajiv Satav and P Chidambaram. According to sources, all members are to discuss their final decision with party chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice- president Rahul Gandhi, while taking Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge in the loop.

  • Eminent writer, activist Mahasweta Devi no more

    Kolkata, July 28 (ANI): Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday, following prolonged illness. Devi was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith and Magsaysay Award, among several others. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Devi and said she was a voice of compassion, equality and justice.

  • Mayawati questions inaction against Dayashankar, accuses BJP of shielding him

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government of trying to protect expelled leader Dayashankar Singh following reports suggesting that the latter recently visited the Baba Baidyanath temple in Jharkhand's Deogarh city. Mayawati alleged that the BJP has sent Dayashankar to Jharkhand to protect him and ensure that he is not arrested. "This makes it clear that Dayashankar Singh made the derogatory remark with the consent of his party.

  • Sri Lankan legend Muralitharan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

    Dubai, July 27 (ANI): Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will become the first player from his nation to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Along with record-breaking off-spinner Muralitharan, two-time ICC Women's World Cup winner and former Australia women's captain Karen Rolton, her compatriot Arthur Morris and England's George Lohmann, the 19th century fast bowler who took 100 wickets in just 16 Tests will also be given the prestigious honor.

  • Besides Pak, BJP Govt. seems scared from China as well: Congress

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Taking cognizance of the seriousness of China's incursion in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government's silence on this issue indicates they are scared from China, just as they are scared from Pakistan. "If the Chinese are encroaching our borders and has occupied the land, then it is a matter of great concern.

  • AAP MLA Amanthulla Khan's bail plea to be heard today

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Delhi Saket court will hear the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanathulla Khan today. On Tuesday, the court rejected Khan's bail plea, after was arrested for allegedly threatening a woman with rape and murder.

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  • Have identified those who spiked Narsingh's food: WFI chief

    New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Wednesday revealed the names of two junior wrestlers who are alleged to have spiked Olympics-bound grappler Narsingh Pancham Yadav's food with banned substances. Narsingh's chances of participating in the upcoming Rio Olympics came under a cloud last Sunday when he returned a positive result for a dope test conducted by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on June 25.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Sri Lanka lose Perera after Australia grab handy lead

    Australia grabbed a handy 86-run lead in the first innings over Sri Lanka and dealt an early blow with the new ball before rain washed out the entire final session for the second consecutive day in the first test at Pallekele on Wednesday. The hosts, bundled out for 117 in the first innings, lost opener Kusal Perera to fast bowler Mitchell Starc when rain forced an early tea and eventually the second day's play was called off. Kaushal Silva was batting on two with Sri Lanka still 80 runs behind in the bowler-dominated first match of the three-test series.



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