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    Have complied with tax obligations in Flipkart deal: Walmart

    New Delhi: US retail giant Walmart Friday said it has complied with the tax obligations of its USD 16 billion acquisition of India’s largest online retailer Flipkart but did not say the quantum of taxes it paid. The tax authorities had set September 7 as the due date for depositing a withholding tax on the deal amount it paid to shareholders of Flipkart. Withholding tax, or retention tax, is an income tax

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    RBI tweak norms for exchange of torn currency

    Mumbai: The RBI Friday tweaked norms for exchange of mutilated currency notes following introduction of Rs 2,000, Rs 200 and other lower denomination currencies. Post demonetisation in November 2016, the Reserve Bank has introduced Rs 200 and Rs 2,000 notes. Besides, it came out with smaller notes of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 500.

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    Maharashtra: Case filed against BJP MLA Ram Kadam in Solapur district

    Mumbai: A non-cognisable offence was registered Friday against BJP MLA Ram Kadam in Maharashtra’s Solapur district over his controversial “will kidnap the girl” remarks. While Kadam represents Ghatkopar constituency here, a woman social activist lodged a complaint against him at Barshi Police Station in Solapur district, said a police official.

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    Law department favours prosecution of Shiv Sena MP: Maharashtra govt to Bombay High Court on illegal shrines issue

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s law and justice department has recommended prosecution of Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire for allegedly obstructing demolition of an illegal temple in 2015, the state government informed the Bombay High Court on Friday. Khaire, a Lok Sabha member from Aurangabad, had allegedly abused a tehsildar and prevented a demolition squad from razing the illegal shrine in Walunj on October 29, 2015, as per a plea filed by a social activist

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 7 eco-friendly ways to celebrate Ganesh festival

    Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most awaited festivals. During this 10-day festival, we often overlook the aftermath of the celebration. Festivals today have become highly commercialised and many a time end up polluting water bodies and creating noise pollution due to the use of loudspeakers. This year, during Ganesh Chaturthi, let us make an effort to reduce the burden of the Mother Nature and celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner.

  • Yogi Adityanath likens Akhilesh Yadav to Aurangzeb

    Lucknow: In a scathing attack on Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Friday likened him to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who had jailed his father. “There is a character in history who kept his father in jail. This is the reason why no Muslim names his son Aurangzeb,” he said.

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    Goa: `Peeping tom’ who sneaked into people’s bedrooms at night held

    Panaji: A 35-year-old man, allegedly having a fetish for sneaking into people’s homes and watching women sleeping, was arrested by Goa police Friday. Tulsidas, a resident of Taleigao on the outskirts of Panaji, was arrested on a tip-off, police said. Several residents of Taleigao and Caranzalem villages and surrounding areas had complained that an unidentified man broke into their house late at night.

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    IBPS announces RRB preliminary exam result, check at

    IBPS has announced the result of RRB Preliminary Exam on September 7. The result was declared for Officer Scale I Preliminary Exam. The result will be available on the official website till September 13 and candidates can check their result with their registration number.

  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attacks PM Modi for BJP government’s failures

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing the BJP-led government of allround failure leading to agrarian crisis, economic turmoil and deteriorating ties with neighbouring countries. Singh was speaking at the launch of Congress leader Kapil Sibal’s book “Shades of Truth–A Journey Derailed.” The Modi government “has not constructively dealt with the agrarian crisis facing the nation and the indication of

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    Will petrol price touch century mark, is rupee in hospital? Congress asks PM ahead of protest

    New Delhi: The Congress Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking whether petrol prices would hit the century mark under his government and if the rupee was in hospital. Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said all political parties will take to the streets to protest against the rising prices of petrol and diesel that are hitting the common man hard and questioned the prime minister’s silence on the issue.

  • A cinematic extravaganza

    The third edition of Lonavala International Film Festival India (LIFFI) 2018 is all set to enthrall cinema lovers with its  wide range of films. The festival (on till September 9 at Triose Plaza, Lonavala) which has been scaling new heights since its inception, will have a variety of add-ons this time, which includes Q&A sessions after each screening, workshops, master classes and more.

  • Shahid Kapoor is back on social media

    Shahid Kapoor is back on Twitter a day after his official account on the microblogging site was hacked. The actor, whose account was reportedly hacked by a Turkish hacker group, asked his fans to ignore any kind of communication from his handle in the last 24 hours.

  • Colleagues, friends ostracised me for fighting for LGBT rights: Celina Jaitly

    Celina Jaitly, who has always spoken up for the rights of the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer), says she was ostracised by her colleagues, friends and family for fighting for their rights but this did not deter her and she kept going. An ecstatic Celina called it a historic judgement by the Supreme Court, which on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consulting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which