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Trashtag challenge gone viral, India is up to speed

 The #Trashtag challenge is neither silly nor dangerous, still is finding traction among the netizens around the world. Whats more, the challenge to the bored teens after thousands of shares and likes on the social media is being hailed as a ‘worthwhile challenge on the internet.

Unkept promises may spoil BJP's chances in Gurugram

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is striving to return to power at the Centre, it could not be that easy for it in Haryana as majority of poll promises, say political pundits, have not been kept in the state.

5 Unforgettable Destinations in South America for Family Trips

South America. Situated half way across the world, the continent beckons with its resplendent culture, sheer natural beauty and array of irresistible cuisine.

Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for government employees

NEW DELHI: Union cabinet on Tuesday approved a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners which will cost the exchequer Rs 9,168.12 crore.

Angel tax exemption cap hiked, definition of startup widened

NEW DELHI: In a two-pronged move to improve the fledgling startup eco-system, India on Tuesday raised the limit of angel tax exemption for startups, while revising the definition of such an enterprise.

Shutdown in Kerala over Youth Congress activists' murder

Thiruvananthapuram: The Youth Congress in Kerala on Monday started a state-wide dawn to dusk shutdown in protest of murder of two of its activists allegedly by CPI-M workers in Kasargode last night.

Modi ran parallel negotiation with France for Rafale: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being directly involved in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that he ran a parallel negotiation.

Government starts appointing priests in MP temples

BHOPAL:  The newly formed Spirituality Department in Madhya Pradesh has started appointing priests to government-controlled temples.

Modi condoles death of Odisha MP

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of BJD Lok Sabha member Ladu Kishore Swain.

Bhagwant Mann told Punjab CM to roll back electricity rate as promised

CHANDIGARH: Punjab unit chief of Aam Aadmi Party and Sangrur Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday, in a letter to Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, has demanded that it should fulfill the promises it made to the people of Punjab ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections.

Jammu-Srinagar highway still off-limits

JAMMU:  The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Saturday due to fresh landslides in the Bannihal-Ramban sector, an official said.

JNU prepares for 25% seat hike

NEW DELHI:  The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said on Friday that it will adopt the new reservation system as per government regulations and has submitted a detailed outline of its plan to increase seats for students and faculty positions to the Centre.

Trump takes aim at 150% Indian duty on US whiskey imports

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump has taken aim at the 150 per cent customs duty he says India charges on whiskey imported from the US as he pushes for a law to impose reciprocity in tariffs in his battle to cut trade deficits.

World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Report

NEW DELHI: The world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality.

Worst price slump in 18 years shows scale of farm crisis

NEW DELHI: This financial year, 2018-19 could end up being the worst year for farm incomes in almost two decades, government data indicates in a revelation that emphasises the gravity of the ongoing agrarian crisis and highlights a possible fault line for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Captain govt. insensitive to traders’ concerns: Neena Mittal

CHANDIGARH: Trade and Industry unit wing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday flayed Captain Amarinder Singh government for being insensitive to the problems of a vast majority of industrialist and traders in the state. She alleged that all the subsequent governments in the state had blatantly ignored the small and medium-time traders’ concerns in the state.

Aman Arora told Punjab CM to allocate yearly Rs.3-crore MLALAD funds to MLAs

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party senior leader and MLA Sunam Aman Arora on Friday wrote a letter to the chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh demanding allocation of MLALAD to the MLAs of Punjab on the line of MPLAD allotted to the members of parliament.

UK visas to be costlier for Indian, non-EU migrants from today

LONDON: The overall cost of a UK visa for Indian and non-EU citizens will rise from Tuesday as part of plans to raise the immigration health surcharge (IHS), which is payable when students, professionals and family members apply for the visa.

Delhi set to get public transport it deserves

NEW DELHI: If everything goes as planned, Delhi may finally get to upgrade its public transportation to match its world-class aspirations this year.

Power staff to hold two-day protest on Jan 8&9

CHANDIGARH: Electricity workers and engineers under the banner of the National Co-ordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) has decided to resort to two day nationwide strike/work boycott on January 8 & 9 against the Electricity (Amendment ) Bill 2018 and privatization  policies of central and state Governments.

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