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Maharashtra legislature unanimously ratifies GST
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) After a heated debate, both houses of the Maharashtra legislature on Monday unanimously ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, making it the ninth state in the country to do so.

Monday, August 29, 2016 6:00:05 PM

Delhi Dynamos retain Frenchman Malouda for ISL
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos FC on Tuesday retained the services of former French international Florent Malouda for the upcoming third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:58:04 PM

Double joy for Khel Ratna Dipa as coach gets Dronacharya
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) After being conferred the highest sporting honour of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, awardee gymnast Dipa Karmakar said that the joy has doubled as her coach Bishweshwar Nandi also received the Dronacharya award here on Monday.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:54:04 PM

Heavy rain halts Gurgaon again
Gurgaon, Aug 29 (IANS) After one and a half hours of heavy rain on Monday afternoon, Gurgaon came to a standstill again.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:50:04 PM

Rajan rules out rate cuts unless inflation tamed
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Reserve Bank of Governor (RBI) Raghuram Rajan on Monday ruled out any further interest rate cuts till such time the inflation came down to the comfort zone, and once again asked commercial banks to lower the cost of credit to their customers.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:48:05 PM

Pursuing case for independent ministry for pharmaceuticals: Ananth Kumar
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Chemicals & Fertilisers Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar on Monday said he is pursuing the case for making an independent ministry for pharmaceuticals so that all decisions regarding the industry could be taken under a single roof.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:48:04 PM

Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Jitu conferred Khel Ratna awards
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Rio Olympics medallists -- shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- and gymnast Dipa Karmakar along with shooter Jitu Rai were conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards -- the country's highest sporting honour-- here on Monday.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:42:05 PM

Six Congress MLAs recognised as Trinamool Congress
Agartala, Aug 29 (IANS) Three months after six Congress MLAs in Tripura joined the Trinamool Congress, they were on Monday recognised as TMC legislators by the assembly Speaker.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:42:04 PM

Couple found dead, honour killing suspected
Anuppur (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 29 (IANS) The bodies of a man and a woman, who had been missing for two days, have been discovered in the district of Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, in a suspected case of honour killing.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:42:03 PM

India to be among top 5 pharma innovation hubs by 2020: Study
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) To push India into top five pharmaceutical innovation hubs by 2020, the government is preparing for multi-billion dollar investment with 50 per cent public funding through its Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to enhance innovation capability, reveals a study.

Monday, August 29, 2016 5:40:04 PM

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