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#ExpressIntro: Ajit Doval’s remarks, Malda violence, Golden Globe Awards and more

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Golden Globes, Golden Globe Awards 2016, Golden Globes 2016, The Revenant, The Martian Revenge drama ‘The Revenant’ and space adventure ‘The Martian’ won the top movie prizes at the Golden Globes on a night of surprises, laughter and barbed comments from fourth-time host Ricky Gervais.

NSA Ajit Doval denies saying talks with Pakistan cancelled

Amid uncertainty over talks between India and Pakistan following the terror attack at the Pathankot Air Base, India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said in an interview to Dainik Bhaskar that “there will be no peace talks with Pakistan until India is satisfied with its investigation of the Pathankot attacks.” Read more here.

Malda violence: BJP MPs not allowed to visit violence-hit Kaliachak

A ‘fact-finding’ team of BJP MPs was on Monday stopped by district authorities from visiting Kaliachak which was hit by violence on December 3, as the political battle between Mamata Banerjee government and BJP over the incident heated up. “This act of West Bengal government is condemnable,” Yadav said as the MPs were forced to return by Howrah-bound Shatabdi Express. Read more here

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Golden Globes 2016: ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Martian’ are big winners

Revenge drama ‘The Revenant’ and space adventure ‘The Martian’ won the top movie prizes at the Golden Globes on a night of surprises, laughter and barbed comments from fourth-time host Ricky Gervais. In a closely-contested men’s field, Leonardo DiCaprio won for his lead role as a fur trapper seeking retribution in “The Revenant” while Matt Damon’s astronaut stranded on Mars in “The Martian” won the comedy acting award. Read more here

Mexico formally launches process to extradite ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to US

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Mexican officials on Sunday formally launched the process to extradite re-captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, starting what could be a lengthy road full of legal appeals and maneuvering. Agents notified Guzman at the maximum-security Altiplano prison where he is being held after being recaptured on Friday — six months after he escaped through a tunnel out of the same lockup. Read more here

GST effect: Expect both goods and services to cost more initially

As the GST inches towards reality, experts are clear that the way the proposal has been structured (that is, excluding heavily taxed items like petrol and alcohol) consumers should be ready to pay more — marginally in some cases, significantly in others. How will it impact stakeholders? Read it here.

First published on: 11-01-2016 at 11:53:13 am
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