Udalguri: An elderly voter shows mark of indelible ink after casting her vote, at a polling booth, during the first phase of Assam Assembly Election, at Chamuapara TE, under Udalguri District on April 4, 2016.
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Over 78 percent votes cast in Assam polls first phase

April 4, 2016

Guwahati, April 4 Over 78 percent of the 95 lakh electorate cast their ballot on Monday in the first round of assembly elections to pick 65 legislators in Assam, officials said. Officials said 78.02 percent turnout […]

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Hopes of lending rates cut buoy equity markets

April 4, 2016

Mumbai, April 4 Hopes of a rate cut in the monetary policy review, coupled with positive macro-economic data and value buying buoyed the Indian equity markets on Monday. The Indian equity markets made healthy gains during […]

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Over Rs.1,17,000 crore income tax refunds so far

April 4, 2016

New Delhi, April 4 The income tax department has issued refunds of over Rs.1,17,000 crore, which may further increase as banks reconcile the accounts, for 2015-16, an official statement said. “The Income Tax Department has issued […]

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Aadhaar enrollment crosses 1 bn mark: Prasad

April 4, 2016

New Delhi, April 4 The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has generated more than 100 crore (one billion) Aadhaar numbers in a span of five and a half years, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said […]

Jhargram: Women queue-up to cast their votes at Jhargram in West Midnapore of West Bengal during first phase of state assembly polls on April 4, 2016.
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Over 75 percent polling in Bengal polls first phase

April 4, 2016

Kolkata, April 4 Braving the sweltering heat, over 75 percent of the 40 lakh electorate turned out to vote on Monday in the first phase of the assembly polls in 18 constituencies in the Maoist-affected western […]

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with her cabinet of ministers after taking oath in Jammu, on April 4, 2016.
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Jammu and Kashmir gets first woman CM in Mehbooba

April 4, 2016

Jammu, April 4 PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday took oath as Jammu and Kashmir’s first woman chief minister heading a 22-member coalition ministry with the BJP — and in no time attended office. Mehbooba Mufti, […]

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti during a meeting in Srinagar
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Congress to boycott Mehbooba’s swearing-in

April 3, 2016

Jammu, April 3 The Congress on Sunday said it will boycott the swearing-in ceremony of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister on Monday. “We will boycott the oath-taking ceremony for two reasons. […]

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