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Brave hearts perform Yoga at height of 15,000 feet

The daredevils performed asanas like Vayu Namaskar and Vayu Padmasana on the eve of the fourth International Yoga Day.

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Sitharaman visits Aurangzeb's house, says he is an inspiration for the country

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.

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Mumbai traffic police mulling odd-even parking in market areas

The Mumbai traffic police department is planning to implement an "oddeven" style of parking for vehicles in congested market areas, the Bombay High Court was told on Wednesday. The department has filed an affidavit in the HC on behalf of the Joint Commissioner, Traffic. The department told a bench of Justices Naresh Patil and GS Kulkarni that to begin with, the odd-even system will be allowed on a pilot basis, for vehicles in the Kalbadevi market area in South Mumbai.

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Governor's rule imposed in J&K; Army chief says anti-terror operations will continue as earlier

Jammu and Kashmir was brought under Governor's rule on Wednesday and the state Assembly put under suspended animation, a day after the PDP-BJP government collapsed with the BJP ending the three-year-old alliance with the regional party. As Governor N N Vohra held multiple meetings in Srinagar during which security measures were discussed, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said the ongoing military operations in the Valley against terrorists would continue as earlier.

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Myntra unveils its first healthcare wearable device at Rs 4,199

Fashion e-tailer Myntra on Wednesday launched its "Blink Go" first smart wearable device at Rs 4,199. The device allows users to monitor their fitness parameters and set personal fitness goals that include activity tracking -- such as steps, distance, calories, sleep, and heart rate sensor. "This is an exciting moment for Myntra as we foray into the connected wearable segment with our first product 'Blink Go' which is a perfect blend of fashion and technology to help our customers keep track of their goals and stay fit," Jeyendran Venugopal, Chief Technology Officer, Myntra, said in a statement.

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Modi Magic..Petrol, diesel may cost less

A peak tax rate of 28 per cent plus states levying some amount of local sales tax or VAT on petrol and diesel is likely to be the tax structure when the two auto fuels are covered under the GST regime, a top government official said. The peak GST rate plus VAT will be equal to the present tax incidence, which is made up of excise duty, levied by the central government, and VAT charged by the states. But before the two fuels are put under GST, the Centre has to decide if it is willing to let go of the about Rs 20,000 crore of input tax credit it currently pockets by keeping petrol, diesel, natural gas, jet fuel and crude oil out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that came into force from July 1, 2017, the official said. "There is no pure GST on petrol and diesel anywhere in the world and so in India too it will have to be a combination of GST and VAT," said the official, who is closely involved with the GST implementation.

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Get FREE iPhone, know where to buy

It is good news for Apple fans as the company has launched zero down payment and low-interest EMI schemes for certain iPhone variants available at offline retailers. The buyers can get iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X under this offer that is valid only for the 18-month EMI plans. The offer is applicable on various credit cards from several private and PSU banks while this offer can also be availed with debit cards issued by HDFC Bank, and consumer loans from Capital First, HDB Financial Services, and HDFC Bank. The scheme is valid from June 15 and September 30, 2018. The buyers can also get additional 5 percent cashback that will be valid for select credit and debit cards. Apart from various credit cards, the buyers with Yes Bank will be eligible to get the device at zero down payment and low EMI offer that can be availed at all offline Apple authorised resellers in the country.

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BJP-PDP rule saw 64% jump in terror activities in Kashmir

BJP's reason for divorcing PDP in Kashmir seem to hold some merit. According to data for three years till 2017, there was 64 percent rise in militant activities in in Kashmir. As per government data, analysed by IndiaSpend, over 800 terrorist incidents were reported in Kashmir over the three years ending 2017, against 208 in 2015 to 342 in 2017. During the three years, 744 people died. This included 471 terrorists, 201 security forces and 72 civilians.

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CEA dumps Modi, Cong say experts fed up

The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the Modi government over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's decision to quit his post, saying financial experts of the government were completely fed up by its "colossal economic mismanagement".

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