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  • GST, Punjab government, budget 2017-18, Goods and Services Tax

    Cash-strapped Punjab govt pins hope on GST for revenue growth

    With total outstanding debt and contingent liabilities of over Rs.2 lakh Crore, cash-strapped Punjab government is hoping to turn the crunch around with the help of increased revenues following introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1 July. Introducing the maiden budget (2017-18) of newly elected Captain Amarinder Singh government in the Punjab Assembly, state finance minister, Manpreet Singh Badal, said as Punjab's revenue will grow at guaranteed rate of 14 per cent for next five years, state's revenues

    Cities | June 20, 2017
  • London fire

    London tower block fire leaves several dead, many trapped

    Several persons have died in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, with many residents still missing amid reports of people trapped in their homes. At least 600 people were believed to have been inside 120 flats in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower when the fire began in the early hours of Wednesday morning. At least 30 injured people were taken to hospital, The Telegraph reported. Residents who escaped spoke of others trapped and screaming

    World | June 14, 2017
  • Dinosaur, Bird, Feathers, Amber

    Tiny, feathery bird trapped in 98-million-year-old amber found

    Scientists have discovered the most complete specimen of a tiny dinosaur-era bird, trapped in 98 million-year-old amber, that has exceptionally well preserved feathers, talons and other features. Excavated from a mine in Myanmar, the piece of amber holds the specimen of a group of extinct toothed birds called enantiornithines, which died out at the end of the Cretaceous period (about 145 million to 65.5 million years ago). Body proportions and plumage development in the tiny specimen indicated that it was very young.

    Science and Tech | June 11, 2017
  • Supreme Court

    Can't leave 160 mn WhatsApp users 'trapped in a corridor of charity': SC

    Online messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday sought to assure the Supreme Court that it has never shared the contents of the messages between its users with third parties even as the top court said that it could not leave 160 million users "trapped in a corridor of charity". The five judge constitution bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra indicated that it would examine the 2016 privacy policy of the online messaging app on the reopening of the court after its summer

    India | May 16, 2017
  •  Delhi Police, KC Patel, BJP, Gujarat

    Woman who honey-trapped BJP MP taken into custody

    Delhi Police on Tuesday took a woman into custody for questioning. She had allegedly honey-trapped Bharatiya Janata Party leader KC Patel and accused him of rape, an official said. "We have taken the woman, who honey-trapped the BJP MP, into custody for questioning," a senior police official said. She was picked from her residence in Indirapuram area of Uttar Pradesh.

    India | May 2, 2017
  • transgender

    Trapped in a dwarfed life?

    This columnist's teenage daughter explained the latest politically correct views on "gender identity" to her mother and me. I learned that many young people in Asia are adopting the position promoted by two terrifying extremist groups in the West, a scary US tribe called "Californians" and the UK's even more frightening "Guardian Readers". These groups say you must legally recognise people as whatever they claim to be -- or risk being sued for discrimination. I'm pretty chill

    Features | April 22, 2017
  • 'Trapped': Exhausting and fabricated

    Film: Trapped Director: Vikramaditya Motwane; Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa and Khushboo Upadhay Director Vikramaditya Motwane's film Trapped is a minimalist survival film. It is the compelling tale of a man trapped and stranded on the 35th floor of a newly constructed, unoccupied building, in the heart of Mumbai. The film begins on an unassuming note with Shaurya, a shy and timid guy, falling in love with his colleague, Noorie. In his bid to start a new life with her, he shifts from a

    Reviews | March 17, 2017
  • \'Trapped\' and Shravni Sahay in \'The Trap\'

    ‘Trapped’ in ‘The Trap’ or a coincidence?

    The much awaited Rajkummar Rao starrer Trapped is all set to hit the big screen. Rao’s promising acting skills and intriguing story line makes the trailer gripping, and leaves the viewer asking for more. While mystery is expected to be the main element of the movie, equally mysterious is the resemblance of the story plot of Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped and Kamasutra 3D’s director Rupesh Paul’s The Trap. The film Trapped is about a man who is trapped in his own apartment

    Entertainment | March 16, 2017
  • Building collapse

    Kanpur building collapses, two dozen trapped

    At least two dozen people are feared trapped after a cold storage building collapsed in Kanpur district on Wednesday, police said. The building at Shivrajpur was crowded when the tragedy occurred as many farmers were there to stock the potato harvest. Officials said the building apparently came down after a gas leak in the chiller plant led to an explosion.  Twelve persons, including five farmers and seven cold storage staff, have been rescued from the rubble.

    Cities | March 15, 2017