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Over 5 lakh trucks go off roads in Telugu states

TELANGANA

Hyderabad/Vijayawada: Over five lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as part of an indefinite strike by transporters which began on Thursday in the two states. The lorry owners’ associations in both states said the members suspended transportation services from 6 a.m. in accordance with the decision taken by the South Zone Motor Transporters’ Welfare Association ... Read More »

8 coaches of Mahakaushal Express derail in Uttar Pradesh

NATIONAL

Lucknow: Eight coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in the wee hours today near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, around 12 passengers of the Delhi-bound train were injured in the incident which took place at 2:07 AM, the Chief Public Relations Officer, North Central Railway said. The official said an accident relief train has also been ... Read More »

Lok Sabha approves GST supplementary bills

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo / TV GRAB (PTI3_29_2017_000045B)

New Delhi:  India moved another step closer to the launch of a nation-wide sales tax regime when the lower house of parliament approved supporting legislation on Wednesday night. The development will boost confidence that the wide-ranging tax reform — which was proposed a decade ago and since then has been refined to win bipartisan support under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Says Still Friends With Australians, Comments Misinterpreted

SPORTS

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday clarified that his ‘no-longer-friends’ with Australian cricketers comment had been blown out of proportion and he continues to be on good terms with the “few guys” he knows and those who have played with him at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli’s clarification comes after he received widespread criticism ... Read More »

KCR rules out possibility of early Assembly polls

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Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today ruled out possibility of early Assembly polls. His assertion came in the backdrop of opposition Congress’ claim that Assembly elections are likely to be advanced in Telangana. “Elections will happen as per schedule,” he said in the Legislative Assembly, referring to the comments of state Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy. The term of current ... Read More »

Yogi Adityanath Possible Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister: Sources

national

NEW DELHI: The BJP is to end the suspense over Uttar Pradesh’s next Chief Minister soon, and is likely to settle for Yogi Adityanath, the party’s Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur after the party’s ideological mentor, RSS, was not comfortable with the name of junior telecom minister Manoj Sinha who, PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, had reportedly ... Read More »