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India suffer loss

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Mitchell Johnson‘s dramatic opening-hour spell and a gusty half-century by opener Chris Rogers spurred Australia to a four-wicket victory over India in the second Commonwealth Bank Test at Gabba on Saturday. Chasing 128, Australia huffed and puffed a bit and ...

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Flipkart to go public

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India’s largest e-commerce player Flipkart said it has closed a $700 million fresh financing round which saw new investors like Baillie Gifford, Greenoaks Capital, Steadview Capital, T Rowe Price Associates​ and Qatar Investment Authority get on board the seven-year-old venture. ...

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Ghar wapsi for tribal

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The Vishwa Hindu Parishad claims to have brought 500 people from 100 Christian families back into the Hindu fold in a ‘ghar wapsi’ programme organized in the tribal Arnai village in Valsad on Saturday. The organizers said that they did ...

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Smart cities in India

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With the urban development ministry still caught up in preparing the concept note for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 smart cities scheme, the PMO has set this month end as the deadline to make a final presentation. Sources said the ...

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India is Hindu rashtra

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Describing India as a Hindu rashtra (nation) and making a strong pitch for Hindu awakening, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday upped the ante on conversions by challenging opposition parties to bring a law for banning forcible conversions. Addressing the ...

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Flipkart under lens

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Fair trade regulator CCI is looking into alleged anti-competitive conduct by online retail firms like Flipkart India, Amazon, Jasper Infotech and Xerion Retail even as the government is considering introducing norms to safeguard consumers’ interest in the e-commerce space. E-commerce ...

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Online tickets for Taj

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Your wait for a glimpse of the world’s most famous monument to love is about to get much shorter. Come December 25 and the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) will introduce online ticketing for visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, ...

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Saradha scam Madan Mitra

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Embarrassment mounted for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress after the CBI arrested state transport and sports minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Saradha scam on Friday. He is the first minister of Bengal to ...

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Visa Bulletin For January 2015

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A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during January. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland ...

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Visa Bulletin For December 2014

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A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during December. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland ...

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