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The All India Radio here will broadcast the address by President of India, Mr Ramnath Kovind to the nation on the eve of Independence Day at 7 pm and address by the Lt. Governor of A & N Islands Professor Jagdish Mukhi to the islanders at 10 pm on Aug 14, 2017.

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The Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission, A & N Islands, Padmashree Naresh Chander Lall visit mainland-bound vessel MV Nancowry on Wednesday to check sanitation and hygiene on board. The Director of Shipping Services, Capt.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party, A & N Islands will organize Tiranga Yatra on Aug 14, 2017.

Author: 
Anjan Roy

In line with expectations of a cut in interest rates, the Reserve bank of India has complied with the requests. It cut its repo rate (at which banks borrow from the central bank) by a quarter of one per cent. This is neither here nor there.
Immediately the cut was announced, the union finance ministry expressed its disappointment with the decision. North Block had hoped for a deeper cut in interest rates.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

No one can find fault with Nitish Kumar for eulogising Narendra Modi. He has followed the beaten track. Often the turn coats sing paean in the praise of their new leader. Nitish is not an exception. He is politically correct in his assessment that no one is capable of defeating Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Looking at the prevalent political situation, with Congress in a bind, it is utopian to expect that it would lead a comprehensive opposition to unseat Modi. 

Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel has ultimately won the Rajya Sabha bye-election from Gujarat after a nerve-wracking battle that went well past midnight. It was a Pyrrhic victory that exposed the feebleness and fragility of the Congress organization. First, Shankersingh Vaghela walked out of the Congress. Next, six Congress legislators defected – for reasons yet to be revealed – to the BJP. To save the rest of the flock from ‘poaching’, the Congress hastily flew the remaining 44 legislators out of Gujarat to Karnataka.

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