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  • TN to tax DTH and IPL

    Chennai,Sept 14 (): Tamilnadu Entertainment Tax Act will be amended to levy tax on Direct to Home (DTH) services and IPL matches played in Tamil Nadu. A Bill in this regard was introduced in the State Assembly today by State Commercial Tax and Registration Minister Agri Krishnamurthy. The DTH service providers, who transmit private satellite…

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  • No support to BJP- Congress front- Anna Hazare

    New Delhi, Sept 14 (): Talking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Anna said that he is willing to back and campaign for any political outfit that is corruption-free and belongs to the non-Congress and non-BJP front. He also made it clear that he would not head any political party. The Gandhian also praised Indira Gandhi….

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  • Asian Hockey champions rejects cash reward

    New Delhi, Sept 14 (): Indian Hockey team that defeated Pakistan to become Asian Champions rejected the cash reward of Rs 25000 offered by Secretary General Narinder Batra . The team was felicitated at Major Dhyan Chand stadium where this magnanimous offer was made. Team members felt that it was too meager for their achievement….

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  • Hazare cannot be member of Hindu radical group: Sri Sri Ravishankar

    Jammu, Sep.15 (ANI): Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar has rejected suggestions of anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare being a member of any Hindu radical outfit, including the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Speaking at a religious ceremony here on Wednesday, Sri Sri Ravishankar said: “I don’t think this is true. I have known Annaji for many days,…

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  • Exiled Tibetan hometown McLeodganj attracting tourists

    McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh), Sep.15 (ANI): Home to the exiled Tibetan community, Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh, continues to see a huge inflow of tourists from around the world as it is increasingly making its presence felt in the global scene. Mcleodganj continues to attract tourists who visit the place to acquire a better understanding of their…

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  • Consumers react positively to brands matching cultural expectations

    Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A new study has claimed that consumers react more positively to brand extensions when the products match expectations about cultures. Study authors, Carlos J. Torelli and Rohini Ahluwalia, looked at what happens when a culturally symbolic brand extends its product line by creating new products. “Many well-known brands become symbols or…

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  • US Secretary Robert Blake’s meet with Jaffna students scuttled

    Colombo, Sep 13 (): US Assistant Secretary of State, Robert O Blake’s efforts to meet student representatives of Jaffna university to hear first hand account of human rights violation were blocked by supporters of Rajapakse – the EPDP paramilitary cum political party. Police were mere spectators. Geneva indicated that Sri Lanka’s war crimes report produced…

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  • Register case on Tamil Nadu cops for killing Dalits – Paswan

    New Delhi, Sept 12 (): “We strongly condemn it. Such incidents will not be tolerated. If the erring cops are not punished, our party will hold a nation-wide agitation protesting the incident. The TN state government should hold a judicial inquiry into the incident and bring culprits to book,” party chief Ram Vilas Paswan said.TN…

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  • John Pandian released

    Chennai, Sept13 ():  John Pandian, founder – president, Thamizhaga Munnetra Kazhagam and five of his supporters were released today . His arrest had sparked the Dalits to go on a rampage. Subsequent police firing resulted in death of seven persons. Southern districts were gripped by mob fury.John Pandian, addressing media persons at his residence in…

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  • Half of North Korea’s army ‘starving’ due to food shortage

    Pyongyang, Sept 13 (ANI): Nearly half of the North Korean army is starving because of the acute food shortages in the country, it has emerged. According to the Telegraph, the food shortage that previously affected only the civilian population has worsened and has now started affecting institutions tasked with protecting Kim Jong-Il’s regime. A video…

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