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EU seeks swift withdrawal of curbs in Kashmir

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Updated on Feb 15, 2020 05:37 AM IST
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Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Trump paved the way for the week-long Turkish incursion by withdrawing US troops but he later imposed sanctions and threatened to destroy the NATO ally’s economy as he came under fire at home.
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eased what had escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies(REUTERS)
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eased what had escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to announce withdrawal of controversial extradition bill

The protests in the former British colony began in June over the bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but have since evolved into a push for greater democracy.
Demonstrators gather during a strike rally at Tamar Park in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she never asked China for permission to resign over the historic unrest rocking the city, while acknowledging that she discussed her struggles in a closed-door meeting. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Demonstrators gather during a strike rally at Tamar Park in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she never asked China for permission to resign over the historic unrest rocking the city, while acknowledging that she discussed her struggles in a closed-door meeting. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 12:52 PM IST
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Mahamandal president resigns over Sahgal’s invite withdrawal for 92nd Marathi Lit festival in Pune

The withdrawal of invitation to Sahgal resulted in fierce criticism from a number of writers, with calls from prominent writers and social activist such as Vidya Bal to boycott the event.
Sahgal had been invited by the Mahamandal president to be the chief guest and the keynote speaker at the 92nd Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, which she had accepted. The prestigious Marathi literary meet is scheduled to begin at Yavatmal on January 11.(HT PHOTO)
Sahgal had been invited by the Mahamandal president to be the chief guest and the keynote speaker at the 92nd Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, which she had accepted. The prestigious Marathi literary meet is scheduled to begin at Yavatmal on January 11.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

Writers oppose call to boycott Marathi literary meet in Pune over withdrawal of invitation to Sahgal

On Tuesday, however, a number of writers from Pune issued a signed statement that while they strongly oppose the withdrawal of the invitation to Sahgal, they will not oppose the sammelan.
Nayantara Sahgal, 91, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, had been invited by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal president Sripad Joshi as the chief guest and keynote speaker at the session, which she had accepted.(HT file photo)
Nayantara Sahgal, 91, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, had been invited by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal president Sripad Joshi as the chief guest and keynote speaker at the session, which she had accepted.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

Marathi Sahitya Parishad: Pune-based writers criticise withdrawal of Sahgal’s invite

On Monday, however, MNS chief Raj Thackeray expressed regret over the opposition to Sahgal by some members of his party.
Author Nayantara Sahgal’s invitation was withdrawn after protests from political groups including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on inviting a writer in English to a Marathi literary meet.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Author Nayantara Sahgal’s invitation was withdrawn after protests from political groups including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on inviting a writer in English to a Marathi literary meet.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

Government to now contribute 14% to National Pension System, no tax on withdrawal

Tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit has been enhanced to 60 per cent, the minister said, adding the entire withdrawal will now be exempt from income tax.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley Monday said the Centre has decided to increase its contribution to the National Pension System (NPS) for the central government employees to 14% and also made the entire withdrawal amount tax free at the time of retirement.(PTI File Photo)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley Monday said the Centre has decided to increase its contribution to the National Pension System (NPS) for the central government employees to 14% and also made the entire withdrawal amount tax free at the time of retirement.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 05:38 PM IST
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