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India eyes investment opportunities at UAE-India economic forum

Updated: Oct 18, 2016 11:33 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Foreign Affairs M.J Akbar on Tuesday left for Abu Dhabi to attend the second edition of the annual UAE-India Economic Forum (UIEF) aimed to explore investment opportunities in sectors like infrastructure, ports, railways and tourism in India.

The two-day forum would set to be inaugurated by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on October 19-20 while M.J. Akbar will deliver a keynote speech on the second day of the gathering.

The line-up of speakers include top leaders from the industry from both the countries, with UIEF emerging as a definitive networking and knowledge-sharing platform for major investors and government leaders.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had inaugurated the first edition of the forum last year.

The second edition of the UIEF is supported by the UAE's Ministry of Economy, UAE International Investors Council, Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Invest India and Abu Dhabi Global Market. (ANI)

Govt. looks forward to consensus on GST

Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Looking forward to a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Monday expressed hope that the above legislation is passed in the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday reiterated that the state government will only act against slaughterhouses that are illegal.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to give any date on the issue of making Aadhar mandatory, saying that it would hear the matter in due course of time.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday said it would likely hear the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) petition filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma, seeking a direction for a thorough check into the machines alleged tampering issue after eight weeks.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): As the meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh went on an indefinite strike from today against the crackdown on illegal and mechanized slaughterhouses, they urged Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to fight for the nation and not for 'gosht'.

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Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): After newly elected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath banned illegal slaughterhouses in the state, the police denied permission to a family seeking use of beef in their function.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): A car with 31 cartons of liquor was seized on Monday from Seemapuri area here.

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Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): As a part of Rotary Literacy Mission Campaign, three women have started their journey from Coimbatore, covering a total of 24 countries and concluding at London.

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New Delhi/Osmanabad (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Shiv Sena has given a shutdown call in Maharashtra's Osmanabad in support of MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who had assaulted an Air India employee on flight.

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Arrah (Bihar) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former home secretary R.K. Singh has said any nationalist won't tolerate if someone utters slogans of 'Bharat tere tukde honge' and would thrash that person.

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Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Incidents of utter apathy showing inconsideration of the people and government has time and again come to light but there has been no remedy.

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Gurdaspur (Punjab) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) troops of border outpost Paharipur shot dead a Pakistani intruder ahead of the B.S. Fence on Monday morning.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Finance Bill, 2017, The Appropriation (Railways) Bill, 2017 and The Appropriation (Railways) Number 2 Bill, 2017 will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today for consideration and return.

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): After the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) refused to answer as to why the conversion of old currency was not allowed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday taunted the Central Government saying it didn't listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's orders and work differently.

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Gulbarga [Karnataka], Mar. 27 (ANI): Condemning the recent Bikaner rape case, women activists on Sunday demanded a stricter law against the perpetrators who commit such heinous crimes with women.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that 125 crore Indians wanted to create a 'Bhavya and Divya Bharat' and asserted that instead of saying this, the former should have urged the youth to use their skills in India rather than going abroad.

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Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): At least one policeman was injured in an encounter when heavily armed terrorists attacked the ancestral home of Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Hajj and Auquaf Syed Farooq Andrabi in poll-bound South Kashmir's Anantnag on Sunday evening.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): A mild tremor was felt in the nort-eastern state of Sikkim early in the morning at 3.12 a.m. today.

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New Delhi [India], March 27 (ANI): A day after Kerala Transport Minister A. K. Saseendran resigned from his post over obscene audio, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the former resignation indicated that he was guilty.

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New Delhi [India], March 27 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Monday will hear the students' plea against the police move to conduct lie detector test on them.

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