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Independence Day: Experience true sense of freedom at these destinations

70 Years India Date : August 15, 2017 Reporter : ANI New Delhi [India], August 15 (ANI): August, 1947 was the month that changed every Indian's destiny forever - it was the month of glory, the month of courage; the month when India won its independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, marked 71st Independence Day, by addressing the nation from the Red Fort, after unfurling the tricolor. He commenced his speech with tributes to the freedom fighters and condoled the death of more than 70 children, who lost their ...Full Story

POLITICS

Independence Day: Experience true sense of freedom at these destinations

Date : August 15, 2017 Reporter : ANI 70 Years India New Delhi [India], August 15 (ANI): August, 1947 was the month that changed every Indian's destiny forever - it was the month of glory, the month of courage; the month when India won its independence. Prime Minister Narendra ...Full Story

BUSINESS

The end of the world’s most generous tax regime’

Date : August 7, 2017 Reporter : UNESCO 100% tax break from 2020 onwards When India introduced a weighted tax deduction in April 2010 of 200% on company expenditure on in-house research and development, it became one of only 16 countries to offer this kind of 'super deduction', defined as a tax ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

India wants Apple to commit to investment, job creation in exchange for tax breaks

Date : June 7, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Apple had sought tax concessions for manufacturing iPhones in India BANGALORE, India - Apple, that last month started initial production of 4-inch iPhone SEs at a Wistron Corp. plant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore in Karnataka, has now heard back from the government.> BNN   ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

In Indian Hospital, at Least 35 Children Die in 3 Days

Date : August 11, 2017 Reporter : VoA Oxygen supply to the ward ran out LUCKNOW, INDIA - Parents of at least 35 children who died in a hospital in northern India in the past three days have alleged that a lack of oxygen supply in the children's ward is to blame. District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela ...Full Story

HISTORY

RTI activist rebuffs Netaji’s plane crash theory as ’debunked’

Date : May 31, 2017 Reporter : ANI Netaji died in a plane crash on August 18, 1945 Hooghly (West Bengal) [India] May 31 (ANI): Expressing displeasure over the Centre's reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sayak Sen, the RTI activist who filed the RTI vis-a-vis Bose' s ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Changing ideas of India

Date : August 7, 2017 Reporter : The Hindu / BNN Book Review Europe’s complicated relationship with Asian knowledge traditions in the early modern period When Portuguese explorers first rounded the Cape of Good Hope and arrived in the subcontinent in the late 15th century, Europeans ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

Date : June 5, 2017 Reporter : ANI Our environment and nurturing a better planet New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): On the occasion of 'World Environment Day' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it is the right time to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet. ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Ideals of Gandhi, Tagore best way to confront intolerance, bigotry and terrorism

Date : June 3, 2015 Reporter : ANI President Pranab Mukherjee Uppsala (Sweden), June 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has said that ideas of truth, openness, dialogue and non-violence espoused by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi provide the best way forward for a world ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Science, technology and innovation keys to India's progress: PM Modi

Date : July 19, 2017 Reporter : ANI Keys to progress and prosperity of India New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a meeting with top scientific officials of the Government of India and asserted that science, technology and innovation are the keys to progress and prosperity of ...Full Story

TRAVEL

India’s capital city, Delhi to get first ever driverless Metro trains starting October

Date : June 27, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ ANI Delhi Metro Rail Corporation NEW DELHI, India - India’s capital is set to witness its first ever driverless metro trains becoming operational this October. > BNN According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Delhiites will be able to travel in ...Full Story

SPORTS

Falcons TTC emerge as champions in inaugural UTT

Date : July 31, 2017 Reporter : ANI Ultimate Table Tennis Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 31 (ANI): Falcons TTC emerged champions of the inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) after beating Shaze Challengers 14-9 in the final at the NSCI in Mumbai on Sunday. According to the tournament ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Katrina Kaif finally finds someone who talks more than her

Date : August 9, 2017 Reporter : ANI Tiger Zinda Hai New Delhi [India], August 9 (ANI): Katrina Kaif, who is busy in shooting for her upcoming movie 'Tiger Zinda Hai', always keeps on sharing things from the sets to keep her fans updated. Now, the actress took to Instagram to ...Full Story

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