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  • Eating out could get cheaper as GST on restaurants may be cut to 12%

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:48:38 GMT
    The GST Council is likely to back a reduction in the levy on restaurants from 18% to 12% and withdrawal of the input tax credit facility available to eateries. The proposed change in the tax rate follows complaints that restaurants were pocketing the benefit of input tax credit for taxes paid by suppliers and the tax burden on those eating out was high.
  • BJP questions Cong's silence on Vadra

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:37:45 GMT
    Nirmala Sitharaman asked, "Why the senior leadership of the Congress party, including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, is keeping a studied silence." Referring to Rahul Gandhi's frequent tweets, the minister wondered why he was keeping silent on this matter.

Business

  • Nifty ends at new high; Sensex slips from record

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:46:55 GMT
    Continuing its record-setting spree for the third session, benchmark Nifty closed at a fresh lifetime high of 10,234.45 on Tuesday amid optimism over earnings and robust buying by domestic institutional investors.
  • Dhanteras: Gold fails to stage good show

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:38:06 GMT
    The yellow metal witnessed some token buying though failed to take off on Dhanteras, a day considered auspicious for buying gold, silver and other valuables and is largely celebrated in North and West India.

Technology & Science

  • Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price details revealed, goes up to Rs 92,000

      Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:31:04 GMT
    The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively
  • Apple slashes prices of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by up to Rs 22,000

      Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:41:19 GMT
    Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.

Entertainment

Cricket

  • Windfall for BCCI expected on IPL media rights auction day

      Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:55:55 GMT
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expecting a windfall from the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights auction, which gets underway here on Monday with top companies from across the globe participating.
  • ODI tickets worth Rs 52.36 lakh went unsold: Khanna

      Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:25:58 GMT
    "Tickets worth Rupees 52,36,000 were unsold. Why all the tickets were not sold-out? DDCA started online ticket sale quite late that too without proper advertisement," Khanna claimed in a media release.

National

  • Janaraksha Yatra rattled Pinarayi: Shah

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:22:43 GMT
    BJP president Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the Janaraksha Yatra had rattled Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • #MeToo throws light on cities' unsafe spaces

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:05:56 GMT
    37% of unsafe locations reported by women in Delhi have poor visibility at night. In contrast in Mumbai and Bengaluru, 40% and 35% of the city's locations reported by women have been positively rated in terms of visibility. However, in Bengaluru out of 1,881 bus stops audited, 25% scored poorly in terms of safety.
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Sports

  • Asia Cup hockey: Red-hot India to play Korea in Super 4s on Wednesday

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:28:15 GMT
    An unbeaten India would start as overwhelming favourites against an under-performing but dangerous South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament on Wednesday.
  • Kerala HC upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay

      Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:03:59 GMT
    The court heard the appeal petition for the past two days and delivered its verdict, which has now for the time being ended Sreesanth's hopes of not just playing for Kerala Ranji side in its upcoming matches but also to take part in practise sessions at any place that comes under the BCCI or any state cricket association.