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GST Bill: Centre, states make headway, agree in principle to cut tax rate

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GST Bill: Centre, states make headway, agree in principle to cut tax rate

New Delhi: Making headway on the long-pending GST Bill, the Centre and States on Tuesday agreed on the principle that the tax rate will be lower than the current levels even as the broad consensus eme...


Normandy hostage crisis: US condemns attack on church, offers assistance

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Normandy hostage crisis: US condemns attack on church, offers assistance

Washington: The United States condemned an apparent jihadist attack at a church in France Tuesday in which two assailants took hostages and slit a priest's throat before being killed by police.&qu...

'Jacques Hamel gave his life to others': Imam mourns priest killed in Normandy church

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'Jacques Hamel gave his life to others': Imam mourns priest killed in Normandy church

Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray: The imam of the mosque in the northern French town where a church was attacked Tuesday said he was "stunned" by the murder of the local priest, who he descr...

US Democrats seek to work past discord; set to nominate Hillary Clinton

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US Democrats seek to work past discord; set to nominate Hillary Clinton

Philadelphia: Hillary Clinton was set to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party on Tuesday, a historic moment that Democrats hope will help eclipse rancor between supporters o...

Bail plea of AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan rejected

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Bail plea of AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan rejected

New Delhi:A court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan, arrested on the charge of threatening a woman, and sent him to 14 days judicial custody.Khan, ...

Japan faced with questions about security as knife attack leaves 19 dead

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Japan faced with questions about security as knife attack leaves 19 dead

Tokyo: The killing of 19 people at a home for the mentally disabled raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security....

Kashmir unrest: Ghulam Nabi Azad expresses sadness over CRPF's stance on use of pellet guns

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Kashmir unrest: Ghulam Nabi Azad expresses sadness over CRPF's stance on use of pellet guns

New Delhi: Expressing sadness over the statement of CRPF chief that the force has no option but to use pellet guns in Kashmir, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said it will further a...