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Rural empowerment key to J&K’s development: Mehbooba

Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said rural empowerment was the key to prosperity and development of the violence-ravaged state.   Addressing a public gathering in Jammu, Mufti…

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Over 58% households open defecation-free: Sanitation Minister

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Over 58 per cent of Indian households have become open defecation-free till December this year, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.   This year’s percentage…

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Demonetisation weakened country’s economy: AAP

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The AAP on Friday said the demonetisation of high value currency had weakened the country’s economy.   Aam Aadmi Party leader Adarsh Shastri said the note ban had adversely hit…

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Bombay HC permission for EGMs without intervention: Tata Sons

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Tata Sons on Friday said Bombay High Court has allowed Tata group companies to hold their respective EGMs (extra-ordinary general meetings) without any intervention and as planned.   Tata Sons disclosed…

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India pip Australia to enter final of Hockey Junior World Cup

Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) Home favourites India edged past Australia 4-2 (2-2) via penalty shoot-out to enter the final of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Friday.  …

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Congress retort to Modi: Read history to know who puts party before nation

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday hit back hard at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to go through history first to know who puts the party before the nation.   The…

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Honda Cars to raise prices across models from January

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday proposed a price hike of up to three per cent across all its models.   The company said the revised prices will…

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Come join Uber, CEO Kalanick urges Indian ex-servicemen

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As part of its “UberSHAAN” initiative, Global cab-hailing app company Uber on Friday urged ex-servicemen in India to avail entrepreneurship opportunities with the company as driver partners.   To recognise…