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    GST (il)logic: Tax on biscuit 18 per cent, bread 0 per cent, rusk 5 per cent

    Chennai: Biscuit makers hope that the GST Council meeting on Friday will reduce the rates on low-priced items. The Biscuit Manufacturers Welfare Association has made a representation to the council seeking revision of GST rate for biscuits priced below Rs 100 per kg on par with other processed food items which were exempt from excise duty during the previous regime. ...

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    Karnataka BJP MP faces a caste barrier

    Tumakuru: However prominent an individual may be, it appears his caste can be the basis of discrimination. BJP MP from Chitradurga A. Narayanaswamy, learnt this the hard way on Monday when he was stopped from entering a village in Pavagada taluk, Tumakuru district, which has not allowed the people of his community, the Madigas, from entering it for centuries. The BJP MP arrived in Pemmanahalli...

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    Farooq Abdullah's daughter's plea for aid

    Srinagar: A day after he was slapped with the stringent Public Safety Act, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, his daughter Hinna has issued a public appeal asking the authorities to allow her elder sister Safia Khan to meet him, claiming that she alone helps him with all his medication needs. She denied official claim that the former chief minister is allowed to have visitors. She...

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    Guwahati: Pregnant woman, sisters stripped, beaten by cops

    Guwahati: A woman and her two sisters have alleged that they were stripped and tortured inside a police station in Darrang district by police while interrogating them in connection with a case of their brother who had eloped with a girl of different religion. The woman has told reporters that she was carrying for two months and 22 days but the pregnancy had to be terminated after she...

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    Godavari boat tragedy: 19 bodies found during search

    Kakinada: As search operations continued in the Godavari, 19 more bodies of tourists who were on the boat were recovered from the river taking the toll to 27. Three of them have still not been identified. The bodies were washed ashore at different points along the Godavari. Some bodies were found at the cofferdam of the Polavaram project site and others at the Dowlaiswaram barrage. Tourism...

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    Flayed for 'ungrateful' Tamils remark, Pon Radhakrishnan backtracks

    CHENNAI: BJP senior and former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan kicked up a controversy by calling Tamils 'ungrateful' but later clarified that he had not meant the seven to eight crore Tamils but only those who played politics over the Tamil language. Amidst the rage over Union Home Minister and BJP national chief Amit Shah pitching for 'one nation, one language' on Hindi...

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    Trai tariff order drives 15m away from TV

    New Delhi: The broadcasting sector is in turmoil what with the number of pay TV subscribers falling in millions, barely six months after introduction of the New Tariff Order (NTO) in February this year. Industry sources say NTO was supposed to be a game changer for the sector by bringing in the much-needed transparency, accountability and quality of services, putting the consumer at the centre. TV...

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    Rapes happen in temples: Congress leader Digvijay Singh

    Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday stirred a political row when he said, 'rapes happen in temples'. Addressing the 'Sant Samagam' organised here by spiritual department of the MP government, Mr Singh said, 'Saffron clad people sell 'churan'. People rape wearing saffron clothes. Rapes happen in temples'. 'Those who defamed 'sanatan dharma' will not be forgiven even by God',...

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    Yashwant Sinha not allowed into Srinagar

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Tuesday detained former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha at the Srinagar airport for more than five hours before sending him back to Delhi by the last available flight. Three other members of the pressure group which calls itself 'Concerned Citizens Group' were allowed to enter the city — Air Vice-Marshal Kapil Ka (retired), journalist Bharat...

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    We also want to live, says Former CPM MLA Yousuf Tarigami

    New Delhi: Former CPM MLA from Kashmir Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday became the first politician from the state to make a public appearance in the national capital and said he would approach the Supreme court on behalf of his party to challenge the abrogation of Article 370 and the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir. Mr Tarigami, who was brought to New Delhi and was admitted to...

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