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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Published on Sep 17, 2021 08:57 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Had BJP worked not only for 'mitron': Rahul Gandhi's fresh jibe on PM Modi's birthday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that his party would not have to observe National Unemployment Day, had the BJP worked for the public and not for its 'mitron', taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style at beginning his address with 'Mitron'. [Read more…]

Petrol, diesel not under GST. Sitharaman explains why it was discussed

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday clarified that the petrol, diesel GST was on the agenda of the GST council only because of the Kerala high court order. The Council felt it was not time to bring petrol and diesel under GST, Sitharaman said. The decision will now be conveyed to the court, the minister said. [Read more…]

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Nitin Gadkari shares how much he earns from YouTube and his lockdown lessons

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'NZ just killed Pakistan cricket': Shoaib Akhtar, Ramiz Raja react to New Zealand abandoning Pakistan tour

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Cadbury gives a contemporary twist to iconic ad involving cricket match

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Jackie Shroff slams trolls comparing Tiger Shroff's looks to Kareena Kapoor's

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