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Woman activist censures trolling of actress Mahira Khan

Woman activist in support of Pakistani and Bollywood actress Date : September 23, 2017 Reporter : ANI New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): A woman activist on Saturday came out in support of Pakistani and Bollywood actress Mahira Khan on being trolled over her 'smoke-break' and termed it as an 'appalling act' of the public. Pictures went viral on Friday, where Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira are breaking the Internet with their "smoke-break" on the streets of New York City. Speaking to ANI, women activist Shamina Shafiq said, "The ...Full Story


India, Myanmar bilateral border cooperation satisfactory, says Indian envoy

Date : September 5, 2017 Reporter : ANI 1643 km long border with Myanmar Yangon [Myanmar] Sept. 5 (ANI): Indian High Commissioner to Myanmar Vikram Misri said Tuesday that India has security concerns with Myanmar on the border that separates both countries, but the two sides have good cooperation in ...Full Story


The end of the world’s most generous tax regime’

Date : August 7, 2017 Reporter : UNESCO 100% tax break from 2020 onwards When India introduced a weighted tax deduction in April 2010 of 200% on company expenditure on in-house research and development, it became one of only 16 countries to offer this kind of 'super deduction', defined as a tax ...Full Story


India wants Apple to commit to investment, job creation in exchange for tax breaks

Date : June 7, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Apple had sought tax concessions for manufacturing iPhones in India BANGALORE, India - Apple, that last month started initial production of 4-inch iPhone SEs at a Wistron Corp. plant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore in Karnataka, has now heard back from the government.> BNN   ...Full Story


Kailash Satyarthi's 'Nikal Pade Hein' crosses 2 million views within 24 hours

Date : September 13, 2017 Reporter : ANI The Bharat Yatra New Delhi [India], Sep 13 (ANI): Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who recently launched his 35-day Bharat Yatra against child sexual abuse and trafficking, has amassed almost two million views on his song 'Nikal Pade ...Full Story


RTI activist rebuffs Netaji’s plane crash theory as ’debunked’

Date : May 31, 2017 Reporter : ANI Netaji died in a plane crash on August 18, 1945 Hooghly (West Bengal) [India] May 31 (ANI): Expressing displeasure over the Centre's reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sayak Sen, the RTI activist who filed the RTI vis-a-vis Bose' s ...Full Story


After New York, London, Amazon launches Blink in India

Date : September 14, 2017 Reporter : BNN Amazon India GURGAON, India - U.S. E-commerce company, Amazon has launched its third ever and first fashion imaging studio 'Blink' in India. With India’s E-commerce fashion market expected to grow four times its current size, to ...Full Story


'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

Date : June 5, 2017 Reporter : ANI Our environment and nurturing a better planet New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): On the occasion of 'World Environment Day' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it is the right time to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet. ...Full Story


Ideals of Gandhi, Tagore best way to confront intolerance, bigotry and terrorism

Date : June 3, 2015 Reporter : ANI President Pranab Mukherjee Uppsala (Sweden), June 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has said that ideas of truth, openness, dialogue and non-violence espoused by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi provide the best way forward for a world ...Full Story


Nod for German loan to set up energy plants

Date : September 8, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ The Hindu MAHATRANSCO Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to grant a confirmation certificate for a loan of ₹146 crore from the German Development Bank to the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (MAHATRANSCO) to ...Full Story


India’s capital city, Delhi to get first ever driverless Metro trains starting October

Date : June 27, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ ANI Delhi Metro Rail Corporation NEW DELHI, India - India’s capital is set to witness its first ever driverless metro trains becoming operational this October. > BNN According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Delhiites will be able to travel in ...Full Story


Falcons TTC emerge as champions in inaugural UTT

Date : July 31, 2017 Reporter : ANI Ultimate Table Tennis Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 31 (ANI): Falcons TTC emerged champions of the inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) after beating Shaze Challengers 14-9 in the final at the NSCI in Mumbai on Sunday. According to the tournament ...Full Story


Woman activist censures trolling of actress Mahira Khan

Date : September 23, 2017 Reporter : ANI Woman activist in support of Pakistani and Bollywood actress New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): A woman activist on Saturday came out in support of Pakistani and Bollywood actress Mahira Khan on being trolled over her 'smoke-break' and termed it as an 'appalling act' of the ...Full Story


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