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Pope Francis winds up Asia tour, draws record turnout at rain-soaked Mass in Manila

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Manila Having attracted a record turnout of over six millions at a rain-drenched Mass in Manila, Pope Francis left Philippines on Monday, winding up a week-long Asia tour that also saw him visit Sri Lanka. As Pope Francis got ready to fly back to Rome aboard a Philippine Airlines plane, crowds that had lined his motorcade route, waved and cheered, ... Read More »

‘Do not favour the idea of any concealed fiscal deficit’: Arun Jaitley

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Centre does not support any move to conceal fiscal deficit in an economy. “I do not favour the idea of there have been any concealed fiscal deficit, there is a lot of mess left behind on the table,” Jaitley said during an address to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) summit ... Read More »

Naxals publicly kill two men branding them as ‘informers’ in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur Maoists kidnapped two villagers and killed them at a ‘jan adalat’ (people’s court) in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said on Monday. Ramlal and Manter, natives of Aatpal and Bailapad villages respectively under Benoor police station limits, were murdered by the rebels who branded them as police informers, Narayanpur SP Amit Tukaram Kamble told. As per preliminary investigation, the ... Read More »

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2015

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Mumbai,By Kabir Ali  The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday at 5:40 am in which around 40,000 people took part. This year’s edition of the marathon will both start and finish at the Azad Maidan sports ground in South Mumbai and will bring together thousands of long-distance runners, senior citizens, physically challenged participants and amateur runners. Read More »

Police bans TV debates in public spaces ahead of Delhi polls

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New Delhi In the run-up to the Assembly polls, Delhi Police has prohibited shooting of TV debates in public spaces after a violent clash between BJP and AAP activists in south Delhi’s Tughlakabad area on January 3 left at least 12 people injured. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of the Delhi Police brass as it ... Read More »

Arun Jaitley against higher income tax rate to raise revenue

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New Delhi Ahead of his first full fledged budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that the NDA government was against raising revenue by imposing higher taxes, instead it would want to leave more money in the hands of consumer to fuel demand and growth. The minister also pledged to make the budgetary process more transparent so as to present ... Read More »

Nip religious intolerance in the bud: Delhi High Court

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New Delhi Growing instances of religious “intolerance” have to be “nipped in the bud” as the country can “ill-afford” that they spread like “wild fire”, Delhi High Court has observed. Dismissing a PIL against Aamir Khan’s block buster ‘PK’, a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw said “the present petition is an instance of a ... Read More »

NDA has to plan well for Bihar to check JD-U, RJD: Kushwaha

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New Delhi Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls scheduled later this year, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has sounded a note of caution for ally BJP, which has been buoyed by successive victories in state elections after its triumph in the Lok Sabha polls last year. “There is a need to be a little cautious. Had JD(U) and RJD been separate, it ... Read More »

National Immunization Day for pulse polio today

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New Delhi The National Immunization Day for pulse polio is being held on Sunday. Children below 5 years of age will be given polio drops as part of the government’s drive to sustain polio eradication from the country. Earlier on Saturday, President Pranab Mukherjee launched the programme by administering polio drops to children at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Read More »

Top nine companies add Rs 54,333 cr in market cap; HUL shines

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New Delhi Top nine Sensex companies together added Rs 54,333 crore in market valuation last week, with FMCG major HUL emerging as the star-performer. Barring ONGC, rest nine blue-chip companies including TCS, ITC, RIL, Infosys and SBI saw spurt in their market capitalisation (m-cap) for the week ended Friday (January 16). The m-cap of HUL zoomed Rs 17,078.71 crore to ... Read More »