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Dahi Handi height can't exceed 20 feet, SC rejects appeal

In a blow to the organisers of the famous Dahi Handi festival, Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to modify its order capping at 20 feet the height of the human pyramid in the ritual observed......

Below 18? You can't be part of Dahi Handi any more

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to relax conditions put by the Bombay high court like barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in Dahi Handi ritual of the Janmashtami festival......

The rest of Andhra has gone on strike

Government employees in 13 districts of coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema launched an indefinite strike on Tuesday protesting the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. With employees of Andhra......

Security stepped up in Andhra Pradesh post Telangana decision

The Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday stepped up security across the state saying they were well prepared to maintain law and order particularly in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions in the wake......

Cash-for-bail: HC dismisses bail plea of suspended judge

The Andhra Pradesh high court on Tuesday dismissed the bail petition of suspended judge D Prabhakar Rao who was arrested for his alleged role in the cash-for-bail scam involving former Karnataka......

Tracing GST's evolution as an idea

Reform ideas do not occur overnight and evolve over the years, says M Govinda Rao. Now that the goods and services tax (GST) Constitution amendment Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha,......

The cost and efficacy of tax sops

The revenue foregone due to tax incentives in 2009-10 is estimated at Rs 5,40,269 crore, writes M Govinda Rao. A bane of the Indian tax system is that it is extremely complicated and this is due to......

RBI can raise interest rates again: PMEAC member

The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council member G Govinda Rao on Thursday said the Reserve Bank can raise the key rates ahead of its April 20 annual monetary policy to tame the high headline......

Column: Can we afford the draft direct taxes code?

M Govinda Rao on the shortcomings in the code.The unveiling of the draft code on direct taxes is a part of the programme of "building a trust-based simple, neutral tax system with almost no......

The role of planning

Govinda Rao's article on the 'role of planning in a market economy' raises some very important issues. Everyone will agree that the role should be different from the days of allocative planning.......

Shah Rukh, Iulia watch Tubelight with Salman

The special screening of Salman Khan's new film Tubelight was a grand and glamorous affair, as his superstar friends made sure to attend. From Shah Rukh Khan, who makes a cameo in the film, to......

Box Office: Poor opening for Laali Ki Shaadi..., Mukti Bhavan

The hits and misses of the week. Moviegoers were treated to two films last week, Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana and Mukti Bhawan. While Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana got......

Box Office: Poor opening for Naam Shabana, Poorna

The hits and misses of the week. Moviegoers were treated to two films last week, Naam Shabana and Poorna. Where Naam Shabana -- a prequel to Akshay Kumar-starrer Baby -- got......

Box Office: Phillauri, Anarkali Of Arrah fare poorly

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's releases Phillauri and Anarkali of Arrah saw strong women-oriented stories at the marquee but failed to draw in collections. Unlike Phillauri, Anarkali......

Super filmi week: Feasting on Achari Alia, Mastani Papdi!

A week of bumping into trapped souls, savouring Achari Alia Paneer, envisaging Kishore Kumar crooning Kajrare and celebrating one year of Sukanya Verma's super filmi column. Monday Holi hai! Give......

Vijay Hazare Trophy round-up: Jharkhand stare at elimination

A round-up of Vijay Hazare Trophy matches played across the country on Friday IMAGE: Jharkhand cricketer Saurabh Tiwary celebrates his century against Hyderabad during Vijay Hazare Trophy in......

Mushtaq Ali T20: Binny stars in Karnataka's thrilling win over Mumbai

Karnataka bowlers held their nerves to eke out a hard-fought one-run victory against a formidable Mumbai side in a Group D match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Cuttack on Sunday. Chasing 163 for......

Laid low by injuries, Hockey India picks young team for Asia Cup

Plagued by injuries, India named a young 18-member squad to be led by the inspirational Sardar Singh in the crucial Asia Cup hockey tournament scheduled from August 24 to September 1 in Ipoh,......

Asia Cup hockey: Senior men's probables list cropped to 33

The list of core probables of the senior men's hockey team has been pruned down to 33 from 48 after a three-day selection trials held at the SAI Centre, Bangalore from July 25-27. Hockey India......

No place for Sandeep, Shivendra in Asia Cup probables

Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and forward Shivendra Singh were the notable omissions in a list of 48 Indian probables announced on Tuesday for next month's Asia Cup in Malaysia. Sandeep, who was......
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How 'Good and Simple' is the GST really?

At the stroke of the midnight hour on June 30 India ushered in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which came into force with effect from July 1,... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/623054/how-good-simple-gst-really.html
Three-day Dr. BR Ambedkar International Conference in Karnataka from July 21

The Government of Karnataka is organizing the Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar International Conference on the theme "Reclaiming Social Justice,... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/three-day-dr-br-ambedkar-international-conference-in-karnataka-from-july-21-70948.html
Academic touch for Yakshagana in Kasargod

The premises of Edaneer mutt in Kasargod district is reverberating with the sound of Tala, Natya and Bhagavathike of Yakshagana for the last 24... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/619149/academic-touch-yakshagana-kasargod.html
GST regime in sync to defy inflation

"From the perspective of an individual, of the household, of the customer, of the citizen, it is the consumer price index. That is what they see,... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/619092/gst-regime-sync-defy-inflation.html
Shah Rukh, Iulia watch Tubelight with Salman

The special screening of Salman Khan's new film Tubelight was a grand and glamorous affair, as his superstar friends made sure to attend. From Shah... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/shah-rukh-iulia-watch-tubelight-with-salman/20170623.htm

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