• Indonesia executes four drug convicts; Indian not among them

    Jakarta, July 29 (IANS) Indonesia on Friday executed four drug convicts including three Africans, officials said. Indian convict Gurdip Singh, who was convicted along with 13 others, was not among them, according to media reports. Muhammad Rum, spokesman for Indonesia's attorney general, told reporters

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  • Goa opposition walks out during debate on casinos

    Panaji, July 28 (IANS) The Goa opposition on Thursday walked out of the assembly after angry exchanges with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar over government's alleged support to the casino industry. The opposition members led by Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsing Rane walked out shouting

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  • Opposition flays government on price rise, Jaitley defends it

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The burning issue of spiralling prices of essential commodities, particularly pulses, came up for discussion in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, with Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi rubbing it in by calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'Arhar Modi'. The government denied

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  • Not being part of 'Kabali' promotions was unfortunate: Radhika Apte

    Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte, who played megastar Rajinikanth's wife in the record-breaking film "Kabali", apologised to the media for not being part of the promotions, something she termed "unfortunate" as she was shooting for another film. Present at the Vogue

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  • India, Bangladesh resolve to fight terrorism together

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Thursday agreed on the need to operationalise the agreements on combating terrorism, organized crime and illicit drug trafficking. Uinon Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured Bangladesh of India's fullest support and cooperation in its fight against

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  • President receives coffee table book on 'India's Most Powerful Women'

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday received a copy of a coffee table book 'India's Most Powerful Women' at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official statement said. On the occasion, the President congratulated the book's author Prem Ahluwalia for

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  • Rahul takes 'Arhar Modi' jibe at Modi

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over increase in the prices of essential commodities, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called him "Arhar Modi, Arhar Modi" and asked him to announce a date by which the prices will come down. The slogan

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  • Jet Airways launches Independence Day special sale offer

    Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Thursday announced a three-day "#GrabYourFreedom" campaign, which will allow guests to avail discounted fares to the tune of up to 30 per cent, to celebrate the country's 69th Independence Day. "#GrabYourFreedom" campaign is

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  • PM reviews NITI Aayog vision document, pushes for innovation

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The 15-year long term plan Vision Document prepared by NITI Aayog has drawn out ambitious plans for the country's development, towards eradicating poverty and achieving targets of sustainable development, Vice Chairman of the plan body Arvind Panagariya said here on Thursday

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  • Karnataka to float non-profit company to spur investments

    Benglauru, July 28 (IANS) Karnataka is setting up a non-profit company to spur investments in diverse areas with industry participation, state Industries Minister R.V. Deshpande said on Thursday. "The company will have six to nine directors on its board from the industry and profits will be used

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  • President, Vice-President condole death of Mahasweta Devi

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Thursday condoled the passing away of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi. In a message to Mahasweta Devi's grandson Tathagata Bhattacharya, the President said: "I am sad to learn about the

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  • Fosun buys majority stake in Gland Pharma for $1.4 billion

    Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Chinese drug giant Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd. has bought 86 per cent stake in Gland Pharma for about $1.4 billion.

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  • Modi calls for transformational rather than incremental change

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for a transformational change for bettering the lives of the people, saying judicious use of India's resources will be at the heart of this change in the country. The current age is one that requires transformational change

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  • Harbhajan Singh blessed with daughter

    Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) India's veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and his actress-wife Geeta Basra have been blessed with their first child, a baby girl.

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  • India to talk with Pakistan in terror-free atmosphere

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India is ready to discuss all outstanding issues with Pakistan but in an atmosphere free of terrorism, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. "We want a peaceful, cooperative relationship with Pakistan," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup

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  • No incursion by Chinese troops in Uttarakhand, it was transgression: Parrikar

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government on Thursday denied any incursion by Chinese troops in Barahoti area of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, saying it was just a transgression. "There was no incursion as reported in media. It was just a transgression from Chinese People's Liberation Army

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  • Sushma to lead Indian delegation at Mother Teresa's canonisation

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead the Indian delegation to the canonisation of Mother Teresa at the Vatican in September, it was announced on Thursday. "In view of the importance we attach to this very significant event, the canonisation of Mother Teresa

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  • Literary giant, crusader for tribal rights Mahasweta Devi dead

    Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Eminent activist-writer, honoured with Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay Award for her decades of crusade for the rights of tribals and the marginalised, Mahasweta Devi died at a city nursing home on Thursday following prolonged old-age complications. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata

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  • CBI charges pro-Khalistan terrorist Parminder Saini for forgery

    Hijacker of a Srinagar-New Delhi flight in 1984, Parminde Singh Saini aka Harfan Maula, has been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with cheating and forgery in acquiring an Afghan passport under an assumed identity. The agency has charged Saini for acquiring a fake passport in the

  • MSF to oppose Pfizer's bid for pneumonia vaccine patent

    New Delhi/New York, July 28 (IANS) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday said it will defend the rights of millions of children around the world to be protected against pneumonia, and will oppose US pharma giant Pfizer's bid for a patent on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) at a hearing

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  • 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

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  • Grasslin Gmbh electrical products enter India with AMTL tie-up

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) US electrical products major Intermatic on Thursday announced its entry into the Indian market through its subsidiary Grasslin Gmbh in association with India's Advanced Metering Technology Ltd (AMTL) to provide light and temperature control products. As part of the partnership

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  • Achuthanandan unhappy with choice of Gopinath as Kerala economic adviser

    Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) Veteran Communist leader and former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has expressed unhappiness over the appointment of Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a letter to CPI-M chief Sitaram Yechury.

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  • Has Brett Lee been approached for 'Housfull 4'?

    Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Australian cricketer Brett Lee, who will be seen in Indo-Australian film "UnIndian", will perhaps also be seen in Bollywood film "Housefull 4".

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  • Government to liberalise e-visa regime: Official

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) With enabling of the Indian e-visa facility to 150 countries, the government is now in the process of further reforms to boost the tourism sector in India, a senior official said on Thursday. The secretary also said the Tourism Ministry will organise a three-day mega event

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