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From Modi’s US visit to Indrani booked for rioting: Top 5 trending stories of the day


PM Modi met American CEOs as part of his US visit. It was also a day when Indrani Mukerjea was booked for rioting in Byculla Jail. Here are the top trending stories of the day.


PM Modi in U.S. interacts with CEOs, talks about GST, Make in India

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In the second leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and interacted with 20 top American CEOs at a roundtable meeting in Washington D.C., and talked about various topics ranging from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), technology, India’s economy and Digital India, Make in India, Skill Development, Demonetisation and the thrust towards renewable energy among others.

GST rollout: Government postpones provision relating to TDS, TCS

With just 4-days left for GST rollout, the government has deferred implementation of TDS and TCS provisions as well as exempt from registration small businesses selling on an e-commerce platform.

Street clashes mar Eid festivities in Kashmir Valley


Eid was celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday but the festivities were marred by clashes between protesters and security forces in many parts of the Kashmir Valley, injuring some 20 people.

Mumbai: Now, Indrani Mukerjea booked for rioting in Byculla Jail

A day after the death of female prisoner Manjula Govind Shetye (40) who died under mysterious circumstances in Byculla women’s prison, now Nagpada police have initiated a probe against the six jail staff and 250 inmates which include Indrani Mukerjea.

White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for the first time in two decades

The White House did not host an Iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, for the first time in nearly two decades. US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing “warm greetings” to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.