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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

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Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector

Advocating for low taxation regime, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection.

SC notice to centre over governors' dismissal

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a petition filed by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi challenging the procedure followed in securing his resignation in the wake of BJP coming to power.

Ram Sene banned in Goa at behest of mafia: Muthalik

Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene's chief Pramod Muthalik has alleged that the Goa government banned his organisation at the behest of drug lords and pub mafia.

Vardhan says Chaturvedi not eligible for CVO's post

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed as the chief vigilance officer (CVO) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) because he was not eligible for the post.

Matchmaking portal for IIT, IIM graduates

Are you a graduate of IIT, IIM and are looking for a life partner with the same educational qualification. A new website, a miniature version of mega marriage websites can help you.

Bandh paralyses normal life in Assam

The 12-hour Assam bandh called on Thursday by the opposition AGP) and the Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association, to protest against Wednesday's police firing in Golaghat in which three persons were killed, paralysed normal life across the state.

Judges' appointment system: SC to hear pleas

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission was proposed to be put in place.

After release, Irom supporters fear re-arrest

Activists and Irom's family members say her release signify that the judiciary has finally accepted that her prolonged fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act was not an act of 'trying to commit suicide'.

Red, green, then saffron: It’s TMC versus BJP in West Bengal

Red doesn’t fade into saffron. But Trinamool Congress finds the impossible happening in her state — hordes of CPI(M) workers, even district level functionaries, are joining the Parivar.

Moderate voter turnout in bypolls in 4 states

A moderate voter turnout was recorded in Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab where the Bharatiya Janata Party is looking to extend its gain after the spectacular win in the Lok Sabha elections in the by-polls on Thursday.

'11 bureaucrats owe Maha govt over Rs. 44 lakh for overstaying'

More than 10 senior bureaucrats in Maharashtra, including some who have retired, owe the state government over Rs. 44 lakhs for overstaying in official accommodation after service or post transfers, an RTI query has found.

Surfing the Net for long is not a bad habit but an addiction

According to the findings of a survey on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US, the internet is a kind of stimulant for these kids and social networking sites along with online video games provide the perfect outlet to these children.

Freerunner hangs from crane, captures breathtaking view of Bangalore

British freerunner and film stuntman James Kingston scales a crane in Bangalore, India, capturing a breathtaking view as he dangles one-handed above the city.

PM to dedicate Nagpur power plant to nation today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Mouda Super Thermal Power Project-Phase I in the district to the nation during his brief visit to Nagpur on Thursday, an official said on Wednesday.

Bihar bypoll to test Lalu, Nitish regroup strength

Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on Thursday will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying.
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