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Centre Exempts Excise Duty On Jet Fuel Purchases By Indian Airlines For Overseas Flights

The Finance Ministry has exempted domestic airlines running international flights from 11 per cent basic excise duty on ATF or jet fuel bought from oil marketing companies. In a notification, the ministry said that ATF supplied as fuel to domestic carriers on international routes would continue to be exempted from basic excise duty from July Read More…

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China Criticises PM Modi For Greeting Dalai Lama, Gets Snubbed By New Delhi

China has criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting the Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday, saying India has to fully understand the “separatist nature” of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader and it should stop using Tibet-related issues to “interfere” in China’s internal affairs. Prime Minister Modi had greeted the Dalai Lama over the phone Read More…

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NDA Presidential Candidate Draupadi Murmu Visits Home State Odisha

NDA presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu on Friday arrived here to campaign in her home state of Odisha for the July 18 election and was accorded a rousing welcome at the airport. Sixty-four-year-old Draupadi Murmu, a native of tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district, received a ceremonial reception at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here with BJP’s woman legislator Read More…