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    No takers for 'Patiala pegs' in Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's hometown

    The spirits are low in this Punjab city associated with India's signature drink measure - the Patiala peg. A tempest in the whiskey glass is stirring as not a single trader has come forward, at least till Wednesday, to run licensed liquor shops in chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh's hometown. The traders have formed a cartel and asked the government to reduce...

    • 7 min ago
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    Regulating media is not a healthy option in democracy: MLA Suresh Kumar

    Bengaluru: In a democratic set-up, regulating media is not a right and healthy option, opined BJP MLA and former state law minister Suresh Kumar. Reacting on the formation of a 13-member Joint House Committee headed by Health and Family Welfare Minister K R Ramesh Kumar to study the good and bad impact of print and electronic media and the ways to regulate them, Suresh...

    • 19 min ago
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    Rajya Sabha: Fiery debate on Aadhar as opposition embarrasses govt on Finance Bill

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday faced a major embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha as five amendments moved by the opposition to the Finance Bill 2017 were adopted before the House approved the measure. Of the five opposition amendments, three were moved by the Congress member Digvijaya Singh and two by Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M). The amendments were adopted...

    • 22 min ago
  • Cricket

    Mohammad Irfan banned for one year for bookie link in Pakistan Super League T20

    Pakistan have suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for one year and fined him $1,000 after he admitted failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing, cricket authorities said Wednesday. The 34-year-old said he had not spoken out at the time (of the Pakistan Super League T20) because he was under mental stress following the death of his parents. The...

    • 26 min ago
  • India

    Parliament LIVE: Jaitley says Centre, states to jointly decide GST rates

    The Lok Sabha took up Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill for discussion and passage today. Eight hours have been allotted by the Speaker for discussions on the tax reform bill, news agency ANI said, citing reports. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has already introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill, 2017, along with three other GST bills in the Lok...

    • 26 min ago
  • Headlines

    Govt faces embarrassment in RS as 5 Oppn amendments to Finance Bill adopted

    The government on Wednesday faced major embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha as five amendments moved by the opposition to the Finance Bill 2017 were adopted before the House approved the measure. Of the five opposition amendments, three were moved by the Congress member Digvijaya Singh and two by Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M). The amendments were adopted with a significant...

    • 27 min ago
  • Noida

    Indian flag 'thrown' in dustbin: Oppo's Noida unit shut till Friday, may hit profits

    Mobile phone maker Oppo has decided to keep its assembling unit shut till Friday after a Chinese employee allegedly tore the Indian flag and threw it in the dustbin, triggering protests by locals and workers in the company. Oppo, India's fourth-largest handset maker, had shut down the unit till Wednesday evening but has now decided to keep it closed till...

    • 27 min ago
  • Headlines

    Surya namaskar resembles namaz, how can it be communal?: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday questioned the rationale behind terming yoga as communal when many postures of the surya namaskar closely resemble that of the Islamic namaz. Addressing a large gathering at the Yoga Mahotsav, organised by the Patajali Peeth at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on Wednesday, Adityanath said: "If this event...

    • 27 min ago
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    GST debate live: Arun Jaitley responds to criticism from opposition in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The revised draft of the goods and services tax (GST) legislation tabled in Parliament on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Here are the latest updates from the debate in the Lok Sabha: 7:32 PM: The easiest way of bringing anarchy is to say that once the GST Council comes up with a rate, the 32 legislatures will say let's change. Congress...

    • 27 min ago
  • Cricket

    'Virat Kohli classless, childish': unrelenting Aussie media continues hate 'war'

    The Australian media have labelled Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli "classless" and "childish" on Wednesday after his provocative comments at the end of a hard-fought Test series. Newspapers laid into the winning captain for saying that he no longer counted the Australian players as friends, and they also took shots at India's...

    • 29 min ago

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