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I will be voice of weavers: Pawan


Mangalagiri: Jana Sena chief and actor Pawan Kalyan on Monday claimed to be a brand ambassador of handloom products with a promise for a greater role for the weaver community in the upcoming elections in 2019. “As I already made it clear, I will be there in the thick of the poll battle and you will be with me,” he ... Read More »

Sasikala stakes claim; Governor mum


Chennai: Suspense continued on Thursday night over whether V K Sasikala will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after she staked claim to form the government at a meeting with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who has not yet given any indication as to what course of action he will take. Hours after caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam ... Read More »

Income Tax Slabs: Here Are New Tax Rates Applicable From April 2017


Bringing some cheers to the individual tax payers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley halved the income tax rate to 5 per cent for individuals having taxable income between Rs. 2.5-Rs. 5 lakh compared to 10 per cent earlier. Meanwhile, Mr Jaitley increased the tax burden of people having taxable income between Rs. 50 lakh-Rs. 1 crore by imposing an additional surcharge ... Read More »

KCR directs district collectors to continue effective implementation of govt programmes


Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today exhorted district Collectors to remain focused on effective implementation of government programmes. He asked the officials to study each and every family, their living standards, identify the poor among them and design exclusive programmes for their benefit. Rao, who spoke at a conference of district Collectors, said new districts have been formed ... Read More »

Panneerselvam resigns as Tamil Nadu CM citing personal reasons


Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam yesterday tendered his resignation from the post citing ‘personal reasons’ and setting the stage for takeover of V K Sasikala, who was elected as Legislature Party leader in the day. “Due to my personal reasons, I am tendering my resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. Kindly accept my resignation and relieve ... Read More »

Union Budget 2017 At 11 am, Tweets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley


New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has confirmed in a tweet that he will present the Union Budget at 11 this morning, ending speculation on since Wednesday morning on whether it would be postponed for a day after Lok Sabha member and former union minister E Ahamed died last night. Parliament is usually adjourned for a day after a sitting ... Read More »

Punjab Border State, ‘Outsiders’ In Power May Lead To Crisis, Says PM Narendra Modi


KOTKAPURA, FARIDKOT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tagged Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party “an outsider” in Punjab and told voters that unless the Akali-BJP combine comes to power again, Punjab as well as the entire nation could face a “crisis”. Addressing an election rally in the heartland Malwa — where Mr Kejriwal has recently campaigned — PM Modi said AAP ... Read More »