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Aircraft built by a Mumbai man on terrace gets license to fly
MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Agencies): Serving as a huge example for Make in India, commercial pilot Amol Yadav who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence, has been granted registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Captain Amol Yadav met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday who formally handed him the DGCA certificate. Yadav thanked the CM for his support and intervention in helping him get past the hurdles. When Yadav had faced obstacles in getting his prototype aircraft registered with the DGCA, Fadnavis had written to Narendra Modi and also discussed the issue with the Prime Minister. Yadav built his prototype plane on the rooftop of his house in suburban Kandivli in 2011. "The aircraft was displayed during the Make-in-India week in Mumbai. Yadav, th...
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Congress-linked magazine trolls PM Narendra Modi with 'chai', deletes tweet after backlash
New Delhi, Nov 21 (Agencies): In the run-up to the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls, the battle between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took another on Tuesday turn when 'Yuva Desh', the 'Indian Youth Congress' online magazine, tweeted a 'derogatory' meme attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The online magazine tweeted a picture of Prime Minister Modi in conversation with United States President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May. PM Modi can be seen asking them if they were aware about the various 'memes' that have been circulated on the social media by the Opposition against him. Trump corrects him and tells Modi what the real pronunciation of meme is. To this UK PM asks him to go 'sell tea'. Reacting to the controversy, various Union Ministers and Gu...
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After Yogi Adityanath, Microsoft founder Bill Gates meets Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu
Visakhapatnam, Nov 19(Agencies): Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday and lauded his government for using technology to help farmers in the state. "Andhra Pradesh is taking bold steps. I expect we will be accelerating it (technology usage). More than half of India's population is engaged in agriculture and three-fourths of rural women are engaged in agriculture. Apart from gender equality, research has shown that having more women also increases production by 20 to 30 percent," Gates said at the valedictory session of the AP Ag-Tech Summit-2017. Gates also noted that the growth in the economy will not only lead to a higher Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but also lift people out of poverty. "First, we can turn t...
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GST is an idea which had the blessings of the Cong party': Manmohan
NEW DELHI, Nov 18 (Agencies): Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government's policies and said, " GST is an Idea which had the blessings of the Congress party, but we would have implemented it after due care and adequate preparation." Singh also slammed Modi-led government for imposing hardships on people with the hasty introduction of GST and the ‘historic blunder’ of demonetisation. Singh was addressing a public meeting at the Kochi which was organised by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) to protest against the policies of the LDF government at the state and the BJP government at the Centre.. The former Prime Minister also claimed that the country's economy slowed down due to "hasty" implementation of the GST soon after demo...
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Income Tax officials raid Jayalalithaa's Chennai home, search Sasikala's rooms
CHENNAI, Nov 18 (Agencies): Days after raids at Jaya TV and family members of jailed AIADMK party leader VK Sasikala, Income Tax sleuths today conducted searches in the office block of the Poes Garden residence of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a senior official said. Following inputs, a search operation was launched in the office block and a room used by jailed and deposed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala at "Veda Nilayam," the Poes Garden residence. Jayalalithaa's long-time aide, Sasikala, had continued to live in this house after Jayalalithaa's death last December till she was sent to jail by the Supreme Court in a corruption case. Income tax department sources indicated the raids were carried out after inputs that electronic storage devices were being clandestinely moved ...
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Ambanis top Forbes list of Asia's richest families with net worth of $44.8 bn
NEW DELHI, Nov 16 (Agencies): With a net worth of USD 44.8 billion, the Ambanis have become the richest family in Asia. As per a Forbes listing, Mukesh Ambani family's net worth rose USD 19 billion to USD 44.8 billion, toppling the Lees of the Samsung empire, to claim the numero uno position. The Ambanis are the only Indian family on the top 10 richest families list in Asia. Despite dropping to the second spot, Korea's Lee family still saw its wealth soar by USD 11.2 billion to USD 40.8 billion this year as shares of Samsung Electronics moved up 75 percent over the past year. According to Asia's 50 Richest Families compiled by Forbes, Hong Kong's Kwok family, Asia's richest real estate household that controls Sun Hung Kai Properties, ranked third this year with a net wealth of USD 40....
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Consumers to get rate cut benefits
Cabinet clears setting up of anti-profiteering authority
NEW DELHI, Nov 16 (Agencies): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval for the creation of the posts of chairman and technical members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST, following up immediately on yesterday's sharp reduction in the GST rates of a large number of items of mass consumption. This paves the way for the immediate establishment of this apex body, which is mandated to ensure that the benefits of the reduction in GST rates on goods or services are passed on to the ultimate consumers by way of a reduction in prices. The establishment of the NAA, to be headed by a senior officer of the level of secretary to the government with four technical members from the Centre and/or the States, is one more measure aimed at reassuring consumers that governme...
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