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Mamata protests against scheduled union budget day
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Expressing her opposition to the presentation of the union budget on February 1, the day of Saraswati Puja, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called for celebrating the festival "in a big way" instead of the budget presentation.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:56:03 PM

Tata Communications arm invests in Dutch firm
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Tata Communications Ltd's Netherlands subsidiary on Saturday announced that it has invested in Teleena Holding B.V., a mobile virtual network enabler, making it the largest investor in the Dutch firm.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:54:03 PM

Malayalam film on child abuse gets invite to Los Angeles film fest
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) A new Malayalam film titled "Thooppu" that tells the tale of child abuse in the background of churches has been selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival, said its director.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:52:04 PM

'Demonetisation conducted in a poor way in India'
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian government conducted the demonetisation exercise in a poor way and it is not sure if the measure was taken for the right reasons, says renowned South Korean development economist Ha-Joon Chang.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:48:03 PM

Indian soldier who crossed over had griped about superiors
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian Army soldier, Chandu Babulal Chavan, who was released by Pakistan on Saturday, had crossed the LoC "inadvertently" due to "severe grievances with his superiors and leadership", according to a Pakistan Foreign Office statement.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:46:03 PM

Kejriwal flays RSS leader's statement on reservation
Shiroda (Goa), Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the statement of a senior RSS leader on reservation was "wrong" and said reservation for the SCs/STs cannot be stopped until the quality of their lives improved.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:38:04 PM

RSS-BJP ideology anti-Dalit: AAP leader
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Slamming the RSS and the BJP for remarks made by an RSS leader on reservations, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dilip Pandey on Saturday said his party will not allow their anti-Dalit and anti-backward classes mentality to succeed.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:38:03 PM

Will punish those involved in Goa illegal mining scam: Kejriwal
Shiroda (Goa), Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to ensure punishment for those indicted in the Rs 36,000 crore mining scam in Goa if the AAP came to power in the state after the February 4 assembly elections.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:32:03 PM

AAP government reconstitutes STF for women safety in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party government has reconstituted a Special Task Force (STF) for women's safety in the national capital, a government official said on Saturday.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:30:04 PM

BJP Bengal vice president sent to jail
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The BJP's West Bengal unit Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar, arrested for allegedly taking money from School Service Commission candidates by promising them jobs, was on Saturday sent to jail till February 3.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:26:04 PM

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