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To revive growth, govt rolls back super-rich surcharge on foreign, domestic equity investors Indian Express
In a bid to stabilise the faltering economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced removal of the surcharge on capital gains on shares for both foreign and domestic investors, provided an upfront Rs 70,000-crore equity infusion into public sector banks to boost lending, and unveiled measures to push automobile sales.
In ‘New India’, noose tightening on corruption, nepotism: PM Modi in France Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was the strength of 1.25 billion Indians that had powered the big decisions taken by his government in the first 75-days of re-election amidst chants of “Modi hai to Mumkin hai” during his address to the Indian diaspora at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Friday.
Pak recruits Af ultras to spill blood in J&K Rahul Dutta, Pioneer
In a desperate move to stoke violence in Jammu & Kashmir after the abrogation of its special status under Article 370 and to internationalise the issue, Pakistan has started recruiting battle-hardened Afghan and Pashtun fighters to create trouble in the State.
Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till August 26 Nirnimesh Kumar & Devesh K Pandey, Hindu
A court on Thursday sent former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to five-day CBI custody in connection with the INX Media case. The court allowed Mr. Chidambaram's family members and lawyers to meet him for half an hour every day during the custody.
Nirav Modi to appear via videolink for remand hearing in UK Pioneer
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case, is set to appear before a UK court for his customary 28-day remand hearing on Thursday.
Will do best to mediate: Trump to take up Kashmir with PM Modi at G7 Summit Business Standard
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would discuss the tense situation in Kashmir with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they meet at the G7 Summit in France during this weekend.
CBI arrests Chidambaram in connection with INX case Economic Times
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the INX Media corruption and money laundering case from his residence late Wednesday evening, hours after the Supreme Court refused to grant immediate hearing on his plea for interim protection from arrest and listed the matter for Friday.
PC on run as CBI-ED give chase Pioneer
Former Finance and Home Minister P Chidambaram is on the run from the law after the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to come to his rescue following the Delhi High Court’s dismissal of his bail petition in the INX Media bribery case. Soon after the apex court’s denial of relief, sleuths of Enforcement Directorate and CBI landed at Chidambaram’s home in Jor Bagh, but the senior Congress leader could not be traced.
After call with Modi, Trump dials Imran Khan, asks to ‘moderate rhetoric’ Hindu
U.S. President Donald Trump has in a telephonic conversation urged Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to “moderate rhetoric” with India over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in an effort to reduce tensions.
Chandrayaan 2 to enter an orbit around the Moon today, two weeks before planned soft landing Firstpost
The second moon mission from India, Chandrayaan 2, is expected to enter the moon's orbit today (20 August), one of the few remaining critical milestones in the mission before the spacecraft attempts to soft-land on the moon's surface on 7 September.
30 dead as Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand bear brunt of rain fury, Delhi on flood alert Hindustan Times
Rains continued to lash several places in Punjab and other states on Monday after at least 30 people were killed and dozens reported missing or feared dead over the weekend across north India. Authorities in Uttarakhand and Punjab launched rescue operations in several places to move people stranded after flood and cloudbursts as the weather department forecast more rains in the region.
Rajnath Singh hints at 'No First Use' policy change amid tension with Pak Deepshikha Ghosh, NDTV
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today underscored that India reserves the right to change its policy of 'No First Use', which has been the cornerstone of India's nuclear weapons policy for decades. The government firmly stands by its 'No First Use' policy but "what happens in future will depend on the circumstances," the minister said at Pokhran in Rajasthan, the site of two nuclear tests by India.
J&K: 2G mobile internet restored in five districts, landlines active in 17 Valley exchanges Times of India
Following days of restrictions, mobile internet services has been restored in five districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Starting today morning, 2G mobile internent services have been restored in Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur district of the region.
Population explosion a worry, govt schemes needed to control it: PM Times of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday placed the issue of "population explosion" on the national front-burner, calling it a challenge and exhorting the Centre and states to devise schemes to tackle it. 
SC refuses to pass directions on lifting of restrictions in J&K; says govt needs time as situation 'very sensitive' Times of India
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "very sensitive" and reasonable time should be given to the government to ensure normalcy there, the apex court said on Tuesday while refusing to pass any immediate order to the Centre to lift restrictions in the region imposed after abrogation of Article 370.
Sonia back at helm of Cong Deepak Kumar Jha, Pioneer
The Congress’ top job remains within the Gandhi family. Failing to zero in on a non-Gandhi as Rahul Gandhi’s successor despite day-long confabulation, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) late on Saturday decided to make UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi the interim president of the Congress, pending the selection of regular party chief by the AICC.
Restrictions back in Srinagar, people told to go home, shops down shutters Mir Ehsan, Hindustan Times
Restrictions were reimposed in the city of Srinagar on Sunday afternoon after they were partially lifted earlier today ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha festival. The morning relaxation saw people thronging the bakery and grocery stores; the movement of private vehicles was also noticed in some parts of the city. However, with restrictions back in place people were asked to go home and shopkeepers had to down shutters.
Sushma Swaraj, former Foreign Minister and BJP Stalwart, passes away at 67 after Heart Attack News18
Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader, passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS around 9:30pm and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. AIIMS doctors said she died of a cardiac arrest.
End of two flags, two Constitutions: Shah Pioneer
A triumphant Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday termed the Modi Government’s landmark decision to scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir as “historical” saying it came in the way of integration of the State into India.
Work to win over those who didn’t vote for you: Narendra Modi tells BJP MPs Hindu
“You should do the politics of everybody’s welfare. They should be positive and shun any negative thought about those who did not vote for the party. Looking at your work and conduct, they will get closer to you”
Govt Decides to Repeal Articles 370 and 35A, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories News18
In an announcement with massive repercussions for Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah has announced in Rajya Sabha that the government has decided to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to J&K.
Yuan fall, Asia selloff, Kashmir issue and other factors that sent Sensex tumbling 650 pts Amit Mudgill, Economic Times
Friday’s rebound in stocks proved short-lived, as the benchmark indices resumed their downtrend and plunged in opening trade on Monday, with the BSE Sensex falling over 500 points and NSE's Nifty slipping below the psychologically important 10,850 mark.
Congress finally votes with govt, amended terror law passed Times of India
Parliament on Friday passed the amended UAPA bill, which provides for proscribing individuals involved in terror crimes as terrorists, after a sharp debate which saw home minister Amit Shah clash with opposition leaders P Chidambaram and Digivijaya Singh.
Rajiv Gandhi case convict Nalini out on month-long parole for the first time since 1991 Manasa Rao, NewsMinute
Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, walked out on parole on Thursday amidst high security. Earlier this month, she was granted one-month parole by the Madras High Court in order to make arrangements for her daughter's wedding. On Thursday morning, she was escorted out of the Vellore Central Prison’s women’s cell accompanied by a posse of police officers.
Karnataka: Kumaraswamy govt falls, drama ends without any susurprise twist Times of India
The turbulent tenure of the JD(S)-Congress government came to an end on Tuesday, exactly 14 months after it assumed office, after the coalition lost the trust vote moved by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy 99-105.
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