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Chris Martin steals the show by singing ‘Vande Mataram’


MUMBAI: Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin ended the Global Citizen Festival India concert on a high note with his band by singing “Vande Mataram” with music maestro A R Rahman. The band performed for over an hour at the MMRDA grounds late last evening. The singer is in the country as part of the Global Citizen India initiative 2016. The British ...

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Some amazing facts about the Constitution of India


Happy first Constitution Day of India. On this day, we have gathered some amazing facts on the Indian constitution you should not miss. On October 12 last year, while laying the foundation stone of the Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared that November 26 will be celebrated as the Constitution Day of India. The aim of ...

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Prestigious SaMaPa awards announced


JAMMU: SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts), the well known music academy of India by music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, has announced the names of the recipients of this year’s SaMaPa awards, the exclusive national level honours pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir. The awards will be given on December 2, 3 and ...

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Pay 50% tax on unaccounted deposits, or 85% if caught: Government


NEW DELHI: Providing a window to black money holders, the government today proposed to levy a total tax, penalty and surcharge of 50 per cent on the amount deposited post demonetisation while higher taxes and stiffer penalty of up to 85 per cent await those who don’t disclose but are caught. Nearly three weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ...

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Mamata Banerjee: ‘I’ll die or live but will remove PM Modi from Indian politics’


KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today pledged to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Indian politics. Banerjee took this pledge while taking part in a protest march against demonetisation in Kolkata. “Today, I am taking the pledge that either I’ll die or live but will remove PM Modi from Indian politics,” Banerjee told her supporters. Attacking PM Modi, ...

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Women set to re-enter Haji Ali dargah after 5 years


MUMBAI: After five years and a series of legal battles and agitations, a group of women activists will enter the famous Haji Ali dargah here on Tuesday afternoon, an activist said. A group of around 75-80 women from all over India would visit the mausoleum of the saint for prayers around 3 p.m., said the activist, keen to enter the ...

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Sharad Yadav, Jaitley exchange barbs in Rajya Sabha


NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today exchanged sharp barbs in the Rajya Sabha over the demonetisation issue as the Opposition stalled the pre-noon proceedings. The incident happened when members of the Congress, TMC, BSP and SP created a ruckus over their demand that the House mourn the killing of 25 armymen since surgical ...

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Eid Milad-un-Nabi (ﷺ) arrangements reviewed at Budgam, Shopian


BUDGAM: Arrangements in connection with forthcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (ﷺ) were today reviewed in Budgam and Shopian districts. At Budgam, District Development Commissioner, Mir Altaf Ahmad chaired a meeting to review arrangements for Eid-e-Milad. The DDC directed the administration to ensure availability of all the essential facilities to the people for celebrating the festival.

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Environment Committee visits Dal Lake to take stock of conservation works


SRINAGAR: The Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Environment today conducted an extensive tour to inspect various conservation works undertaken by the State Government in and around Dal Lake. The Committee members headed by MLA Hakim Mohammad Yasin, visited interiors of Dal Lake including Pazalpora, Burzhama, Teilbal, Nishat, Shalimar to check the pace of the conservation works. Other members of the committee ...

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CRPF donates furniture to Kashmiri students


SRINAGAR: To help students study with ease and comfort, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has donated classroom furniture to the Hindu High School at Kralkhud near Srinagar. The CRPF is deployed to maintain law and order in the Kashmir Valley, but they also take part in civic action programmes for the people of Kashmir Valley. The 132 Battalion of ...

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