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Rapper-composer Baba Sehgal release GST song

Rapper-composer Baba Sehgal  release GST song

Rapper-composer Baba Sehgal has launched a rap song on the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is India’s biggest tax reform since Independence.   On Saturday, Sehgal launched the song on YouTube and tweeted: “Laagu ho gaya GST…

Clean Election Campaign: A Catholic/Christian Perspective on Voting

Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil Bishop of Kohima, Nagaland   When election approaches in Nagaland there is passionate talk about Clean Election Campaign and pressure to join the campaign. Through this writing I would like to make clear the position…

President lends his voice against lynchings

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Lending his voice against the recent incidents of lynching, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday took a broadside against the administration asking “are we vigilant enough proactively to save the basic tenets of our country”.  …

Kovind, Meira in direct contest for president

New Delhi, July 1 (PTI) The stage is set for a direct contest between the ruling NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and the opposition-backed Meira Kumar for the country’s top constitutional post.   Today was the last day for…

One lakh firms de-registered for suspected activities, more tough action coming: Modi

One lakh firms de-registered for suspected activities, more tough action coming: Modi

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Announcing the cancellation of registration of over one lakh companies and identification of 37,000 shell firms for suspected generation of black money and money laundering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned of “more tough…

Hizbul chief says ‘idiotic’ US ban will not affect struggle for Kashmir

Hizbul chief says ‘idiotic’ US ban will not affect struggle for Kashmir

Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin on Saturday said the “idiotic” US decision to designate him a global terrorist will not make any difference to the “legitimate” struggle for “freedom” of Jammu and Kashmir, a media report…

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

VATICAN CITY, July 1 (Reuters) – In a major shake up of the Vatican’s administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism’s top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at odds with the pontiff’s vision of a more inclusive…

Protein key to common respiratory virus identified

New York, July 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified the structure of a key protein behind a common respiratory virus, a finding that may provide a potential target for vaccines or treatments for the illness.   Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is…

Indians should pay taxes to become developed nation: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India should have a “new normal” with citizens ready to pay the taxes they need to pay and a new mindset to move from a developing nation to a developed one, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley…

GST impact: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

GST impact: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A day after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into practice, Apple on Saturday reduced the retail prices of iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watch models for its consumers in India.   The Rs…

China’s Xi talks tough on Hong Kong as tens of thousands call for democracy

China’s Xi talks tough on Hong Kong as tens of thousands call for democracy

HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping swore in Hong Kong’s new leader on Saturday with a stark warning that Beijing won’t tolerate any challenge to its authority in the divided city as it marked the 20th…

Ivanka Trump keeps quiet on dad’s tweets assailing TV host

Ivanka Trump keeps quiet on dad’s tweets assailing TV host

Washington, July 1 (AP) Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women.   But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter…