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BUDGET 2017 – A Look at Every Clause

Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday has three significant changes embedded in it. First, presentation of Budget advanced to 1st February to enable the Ministries to operationalise all activities from the commencement of the financial year. Secondly, merger of Railways Budget with General Budget to bring Railways to the centre stage of Government’s Fiscal Policy. Thirdly, ...

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President’s Address to Nation on the Eve of Republic Day 2017 (Full Text)

In his address to the nation, President Pranab Mukherjee said demonetization may have led to temporary slowdown of economic activity but as more transactions become cashless, it will improve the transparency of the economy. Here is the full text of the address by the President of India on the eve of the Republic Day of India 2017: “Fellow citizens: On ...

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Full Text of PM Narendra Modi’s Speech in Tokyo Today Visit To Japan

Here is the full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech given in Tokyo today during his visit that successfully concluded the six-year-long negotiations in a bilateral nuclear pact ensuring six nuclear reactors in India in the next five years. “Your Excellency, Prime Minister Abe, Friends, Mina-Sama, Komban Wa!  A Zen Buddhist saying in Japanese says – “Ichigo Ichie” , ...

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What PM Modi Said at IMF Conference Today?

Addressing the IMF conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Asian people save more traditionally compared to other parts of the world and the future of world economy belongs to them as they have surplus to invest in rejuvenating the global economy, though IMF quotas do not reflect the global economic realities. Change in quotas is an ...

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Full Text of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar’s Speech that Attracted Sedition Charges

Herre is the full text of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech inside the campus on February 9 that landed him in jail under charges of sedition. The translated verion may vary slightly and video accompanied shows it too. “The people who burnt the tricolor are the fans of (Veer) Savarkar. They apologised in front of ...

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Is Kanhaiya Kumar arrest the last one by BS Bassi before retirement?

Why did Delhi Police turned over-enthusiastic to arrest JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar that too under sedition charges when the lad was repeatedly seen on all TV channels that he never raised any anti-India slogans and was sworn to Indian Constitution? Latest media reports, one by CNN-IBN quoting sources said that BS Bassi, Delhi Police chief is eyeing the post of ...

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JNUSU Leader’s Hearing Now on Feb 22 as Lawyers Clash Again Outside Court

Following the outrageous incident of lawyers beating JNU students, teachers and some press persons inside the courtroom on Monday with the police being mute witness to the drama, the Supreme Court has issued strict guidelines on restricting entry of persons, including lawyers when JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will be presented before the judges today. But it proved futile and the ...

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Pope Francis Christmas Eve Mass (Full Text)

Pope Francis welcomed Christmas Eve with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica as Catholics all over the world celebrated the birth of Jesus. Among the audience were several youngsters, mothers, and babies. Abhorring society often intoxicated by consumerism and hedonism, wealth and extravagance, appearances and narcissism, the Pope called for sober action to lead life. Pope Francis unveiled and ceremoniously kissed the ...

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India Marks 69th Independence Day With Pro-Farmer Echo (Full Text, Video, Photos)

India marked the 69th Independence Day on August 15, 2015 with flag hoisting by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort in New Delhi and a ceremonial speech marked by what India achieved and what it envisions to achieve. The day began with PM Narendra Modi greeting  the nation, “”Independence Day greetings to all my fellow Indians. स्वतंत्रता दिवस ...

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Amitabh Bachchan: Endorsing DD Kisan was for Free, Never took Rs 6. 31 Crore

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on Monday denied charging Rs 6.31 crore to endorse government channel DD Kisan and he later issued a statement saying, “I work pro bono on various issues and DD Kisan channel is one of them.” Doordarshan’s Kisan Channel was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26 at a time when debt-ridden farmers were committing ...

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Airtel CEO Responds but Remains Evasive as Ever on ‘Airtel Zero’ and Net Neutrality

After Flipkart’s withdrawal from Airtel Zero amid controversy over Net Neutrality, India’s largest telecom service provider Airtel defended its product on business consideration along with the Prime Minister’s fad for digital connectivity. However, Airtel fails to answer the key objection raised by the advocates of Net Neutrality about not allowing third parties on its Airtel Zero platform. Ironic but the new Internet ...

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Freed Shweta Basu Issues Strong Open Letter to Media: ‘You’ve messed up My Life’

Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, a day after her release with a clean chit from a Hyderabad court, turned attention on the media, which she described was irresponsible and attributed a statement that was not by her initially. It may be noted that India Today carried the statement after her arrest on charges of prostitution saying she had admitted that she ...

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Luis Suarez Punished by FIFA (Full Statement)

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suárez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that: · The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d ...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran: Full Statement

The United States has tightened several sanctions against Iran on Tuesday to confront the threat posed by Iran and increase pressure on Iran to comply with the full range of its international obligations and to address the international community’s longstanding concerns regarding its nuclear program. These steps include: expanding sanctions to target the supply of goods, services, technology, or support ...

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