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My company is India's highest I-T payer: Mukesh Ambani

Speaking at the company's annual meeting, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, on Friday, claimed that his company was India's highest income tax payer in the private sector, paying Rs 8,880 crore during the year. Moreover, Reliance reportedly paid Rs 29,637 crore of customs and excise duty, 5% of India's total. Further, Ambani added that Reliance's Rs 29,901 crore net profit is the highest in Indian corporate sector.

 

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Mamata announces to launch BJP Quit India movement

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that the Trinamool Congress would launch the BJP Bharat Chhodo Movement on August 9. "We are residing in India at a time when we do not know whether we have our democracy or not," she said while addressing the Martyr's Day rally, commemorating the 1993 Kolkata firing.

 

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Man throws his 3-year-old daughter to become tantrik

In what could be seen as a horrific incident, a man allegedly threw his three-year-old daughter in a canal in Haryana's Faridabad to become a tantrik. Police reports revealed that the man claimed that his daughter went missing on July 11 and filed a kidnapping complaint, the truth was later revealed when police scanned CCTV footage of the area. Further, the man reportedly confessed to his crime after the police confronted him.

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Kerala MLA Vincent slapped with rape charges

Congress MLA M Vincent representing Kovalam constituency in Thiruvananthapuram have been reportedly booked in for abatement to the suicide of a 51-year-old woman on Friday. According to reports, the police have invoked rape charges against the MLA and decided to file a case under sections 376 and 354 (d) of the Indian Penal Code.

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ED files charge-sheet against CA in Rs 8,000 cr money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has reportedly filed a charge-sheet in a money laundering case against a chartered accountant allegedly linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti. The charge-sheet against Rajesh Agarwal in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act case was filed before the court of Special Judge Naresh Kumar Malhotra.

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Modi's policies burning Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

Slamming any attempt for third party intervention to resolve the Kashmir issue, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday reportedly alleged that the Modi government’s policies are “burning” Jammu and Kashmir. He also reportedly said, “It is being said there should be discussion on Kashmir with China and Pakistan but my opinion is that Kashmir is India and India is Kashmir and this is our internal matter…”

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Nagaland CM TR Zeliang wins vote of confidence

According to reports, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday won the vote of confidence in the state assembly today, garnering the support of 47 out of 59 MLAs. Zeliang was re-appointed the CM after former CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu was sacked for not appearing for the floor test. Zeliang was the CM before Liezietsu but was forced to resign after a protest by tribals.

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'Kashmir is India and India is Kashmir', says Rahul

The Congress Vice President on Thursday reportedly said that "no third party is needed to settle any internal matters." Slamming talk of discussions with China, Pakistan on 'internal matters' he also asserted that "Kashmir is India and India is Kashmir". "I've been saying for a while now that Narendra Modi Ji's and the NDA's policies have burned Jammu and Kashmir," said Rahul.

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Railways serving food unfit for humans: CAG report

An audit report by Comptroller and Auditor General has revealed that the catering services in Indian Railways offered food stuff that is contaminated, recycled, unauthorised and past shelf life. It reportedly said frequent changes in the catering policy of the railways have created a state of uncertainty in the management of catering services provided to the passengers. It is also alleged that cleanliness and hygiene are not being maintained, bills are not being given for the food items served in mobile units in trains.

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PM Modi visited 49 countries in the last 3 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited a total of 49 countries in the last three years, the government said in response to a question in the Parliament. Modi's foreign trips as PM started with his visit to Bhutan in June 2014. Further, he has visited the USA five times in the last three years. The prime minister has visited 10 countries in the last seven months as well.

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SC asks Centre, states not to protect any kind of vigilantism

Asking the Centre and the states not to protect any kind of vigilantism, the Supreme Court on Friday reportedly said, “You say that law and order is a state subject and states are taking action as per law. You don’t protect any kind of vigilantism.” The Centre informed the Supreme Court bench that law and order is a state subject, but it did not support any kind of vigilantism in the country.

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Software engineer dies as people click pics while he bleeds

A software engineer in Pune died after bleeding on the road as onlookers clicked pictures and made videos instead of taking him to the hospital. The man, Satish Prabhakar Mete(25), was reportedly hit by a vehicle on Wednesday evening in Bhosari. He was later taken to the hospital by a doctor passing by the scene but declared dead in the hospital.

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New pension plan for senior citizens

According to reports, Government of India is all set to launch a new pension scheme for senior citizens that promises an assured return of 8%. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will reportedly start the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana on Friday. Notably, the scheme was announced in Budget 2017-18 and applicable for people aged 60 years and above.

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Teachers protest with helmets on head

Chinna Shankarampet village in Telangana witnessed a unique protest as teachers at a government school arrived with helmets on their head. This move is not aimed at road safety but to show their school's dilapidated condition. The teachers decided to protest after debris from the roof fell on one of them, resulting in an injury.

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Free laptop for 1.5 lakh students: Karnataka Govt

The Karnataka government has reportedly cleared the bills for providing free laptops to 1.5 lakh students of the government or aided medical, engineering and first grade colleges in the academic year 2017-18. Notably, this initiative is expected to cost Rs 300 crore to the state government.

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Mineral water bottles cannot be charged more than MRP

Minister for consumer affairs, Sadhan Pande reportedly said that mineral water bottles sold at five-star hotels and upscale eateries should not charge more than the MRP and the West Bengal government would strictly enforce it. He also added that the state government, being the implementing arm, would strictly ensure that and strict action would be taken against the offenders.

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TCS paid salaries of over Rs 1 crore to 91 employees in India

IT major TCS reportedly paid salaries amounting up to Rs 1 crore to 91 employees in India in the fiscal year 2017. Of these 91 employees, 22 of them have spent their entire careers at TCS. In comparison, Infosys has 51 employees earning in the range of ₹1 crore while Wipro has 61 employees earning in the same range. The amount is much higher than what its competitors Infosys and Wipro shelled out to its employees.

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CCTV footage reveals brutal murder, man struck 27 times with swords

A CCTV footage has reportedly revealed brutal murder of a local criminal in Maharashtra's Dhule on Tuesday by a group of 11 men in broad daylight when he was having tea at a roadside stall. Reports say, the men kept striking Rafiquddin, the 33-year-old criminal with more than 30 cases against him, long after he had stopped moving. He was also shot in the head. He was struck 27 times with swords, reportedly said police. Police have reportedly filed a FIR.

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UIDAI mAadhaar app launched on Android

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has just launched the mAadhaar app for syncing Aadhaar data on the mobile phone. Available only on Android for now, the mAadhaar app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store with the developer name as UIDAI. According to reports, the app will let users share their Aadhaar profile and data with third-party applications via NFC, QR codes, barcodes or even email their details.

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It is like another day for me: Meira Kumar

The opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Thursday reportedly said that it is like any other day for her, on being asked about her feeling before the results are announced. She said that she fought the elections with “great belief and confidence”. She further thanked "all the party members who got together and unanimously decided to name her".

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