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Jun 202017
Can punish firms not passing GST gains
All those waiting to buy a new smartphone? Then this may be just the right time. The e-commerce major Amazon India is holding a three-day sale (June 19-21) where it is offering a slew of deals and discounts on smartphones and other gadgets (including electronics). The discounts on smartphones are available across price brackets. Here's a list of seven smartphones that are available at a discount of Rs 9,000 and more.
The Federation of All India Petroleum Traders has written to Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informing him that there will be no sale or purchase by petrol pumps on June 16. This move is in protest of the decision by oil marketing companies to revise fuel prices on a daily basis from June 16 onwards.
LHI: HMD Global, the Finnish company that holds exclusive licence to manufacture Nokia-branded mobile phones, is all set to launch a new line-up of Androidsmartphones in India. The company has started sending out invites for a launch event scheduled to take place on June 13, where it will launch Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones. The invite reads, "Come let's join hands and welcome the new era of Nokia smartphones."
India and Spain on Wednesday stressed that there should be "zero tolerance" to terrorism and called on the international community to end "selective or partial" approaches in combating the menace which poses the gravest threat to international peace and stability. The prime minister held wide-ranging talks with President of the Spanish government Mariano Rajoy at the Moncloa Palace and invited Spanish firms to invest in India which offers "many opportunities" for them in various fields.
This year, monsoon has arrived two days before its scheduled date. The Southwest monsoon, which brings seasonal rain to the Indian subcontinent, hit southern Indian state of Kerala and the North East on Tuesday, two days before its normal onset date. Director General of the India Meteorological Department K J Ramesh said monsoon has also hit the North East, thanks to Cyclone Mora, which aided the advancement of the seasonal rainfall. The normal onset date for monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, which marks its official arrival in the country, is June 1.
Sachin A Billion Dreams box office collection day 1: Sachin Tendulkar saw 40% occupancy on Friday and is likely to go from strength to strength during the weekend. Sachin Tendulkar’s film, Sachin: A Billion Dreams creates history on the first day at box office. The docu-drama faced the biggest opening with Rs 8.40 cr in India in all languages. The long wait is finally over. Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic has released in 2400 screens in India and 400 screens overseas. You can almost feel goosebumps when you hear the chant ‘Sachin Sachin’.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Friday that the Class XII results (Senior School Certificate Examination) for 2017 for all CBSE regions would be declared on May 28 in the forenoon. As per previous years, this year also the CBSE is hosting its results on net with the technical support of National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Govt. of India. The students can access their results through following websites:
In a mutual unerstanding, India thanked Pakistan's diplomats and judiciary after an Indian national returned to home. The family of an Indian woman who claimed she was forced by a Pakistani man to marry him at gunpoint today said it never thought she would be back home.
A new high-speed air-conditioned train will take you from Mumbai to Goa in nine hours, all comforts included. Here’s what you need to know about the Tejas Express Route The Tejas Express will start from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and end its journey at Karmali in North Goa. The Mumbai-to-Goa train will halt at five stations along the way: Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Ratnagiri and Kudal. Timings
During the promotions of SS Rajamouli's war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in Mumbai, its lead actor Prabhas expressed his desire to star in a Hindi film. Prabhas' next film, Sujeeth's Saaho, will now be made both in Telugu and Hindi. The initial plan was to make it in Telugu and then dub it in Tamil and Hindi to cash on the success of the Baahubali franchise. However, now the report states that it will be made both in Hindi and Telugu instead of dubbing it in in Hindi from Telugu.

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Hidden Figures
Jul 182017
Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetter