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Jaitley dreaming if he thinks GST can be implemented without consensus: Congress

Updated: Jan 12, 2017 12:51 IST      
Jaitley dreaming if he thinks GST can be implemented without consensus: Congress

New Delhi [India], Jan. 12 (ANI): Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Thursday said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cannot implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) without consensus.

"GST is not something which was invented by Arun Jaitley. He has put several dates for the implementation, but could not implement it. Till today GST is not in a position to be implemented by the central government," Chacko said.

The central government was thinking from the beginning that they did not need a consensus, he added.

"Had there been consensus on GST, its implementation could have been much earlier," he said.

On demonetisation issue, he said it has affected growth and halted economic activity in every sphere of life.(ANI)

China didn't share hydrological data on Brahmaputra: MEA

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 18:23 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday informed that China has not provided India with the hydrological data used for analyzing the flow of Brahmaputra river, despite the requirements under bilateral pacts.

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Rajpur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): In yet another incident of neglect in cow shelters, over 200 cows died in two days due to starvation and lack of proper care in a Gaushala in Chattisgarh's Rajpur, as villagers claimed on Friday.

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NDRF intensifies rescue ops in flood affected regions

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 17:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are on war footing to combat the situation in the flood affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and West Bengal and have fanned out its 126 flood rescue teams so far across the country to help the affected people.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 18. (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday lashed out Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stating that the post of defense minister of the country should be taken seriously, adding that he was also a complete failure during his reign.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): National Conference president Omar Abdullah on Friday sought a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislature before August 29, to frame up an appropriate response to counter the narrative with regard to tampering or repealing of Article 35A of the Constitution.

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New Delhi [India], Aug. 18 (ANI): The security manager of five star hotel, who was arrested today on charges of allegedly molesting a 33-year-old female staff member, has been granted bail.

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Telecos to now pay 5 lakhs as penalty for call drops

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 17:24 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 18, (ANI): Toughening its regulations on poor mobile service quality, including call drops, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has raised the penalty on telecom operators to five lakh rupees and also warned that the penalty could further be raised to 10 lakh rupees if violation continues for more than two quarters.

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India-China standoff: MEA confirms Pangong skirmish

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 17:23 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed the skirmish at Pangong lake that occurred on August 15, saying, it was later discussed by the Army officers on both the sides.

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NIA indicates more arrests in terror funding case

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 17:09 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): After Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmed Wattali was sent to a 10-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) remand in connection with the terror funding case today, the Agency has indicated that there will be more arrests in this regard.

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Sushil Modi highlights 'link' between Lalu Yadav & sand mafia

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 16:48 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], August 18 (ANI): Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi took another step in exposing the alleged involvement of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Yadav's involvement in property deals and other illegal deals.

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New Delhi[India], Aug 18, (ANI): With Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif seeking UN Secretary General's attention on the Kashmir issue, experts have suggested that it was not a substantive solution to the problem and would lead to nowhere.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] August 18 (ANI): Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmed Wattali on Friday was sent to a 10-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) remand in connection with the terror funding case.

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SC directs Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 15:38 IST     

New Delhi [India] August 18 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday directed former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for an interrogation on August 23, in connection with INX media Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance case.

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New Delhi [India], Aug. 18 (ANI): The security manager of five star hotel, who was accused of molesting a 33-year-old female staff member, has been arrested.

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Delhi girl raped in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills area

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 15:07 IST     

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 18 (ANI): A 20-year-old woman from Delhi was allegedly raped in a guest house in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills area.

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Goa Church magazine likens NDA govt. India to Nazi Germany

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 15:02 IST     

Panaji (Goa) [India], August 18 (ANI): An article in a Goa Church-run magazine has compared the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to Nazi Germany and called for the party's defeat in the bypoll elections next week.

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Woman loses job after complaining of molestation by senior

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 15:02 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug. 18 (ANI): A 33-year-old female staff member of a five-star hotel in Delhi's Aerocity, who accused the hotel's security manager of molesting, has been suspended.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday demanded a high level Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the death of at least 30 kids died in 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College's Nehru Hospital in Gorakhpur.

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New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): Amid the growing tension between New Delhi and Beijing over standoff at Doklam near Sikkim, former Indian ambassador to China Ashok K Kantha suggested China to change its rather unreasonable position and enter into serious discussions to sort out issues.

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IndiGo airlines denies reports of cancellation of flights

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 14:22 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): The IndiGo airlines on Friday denied the reports of cancellation of their flights and said that there is misleading information being spread by a section of media.

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