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Top ten stories of the day - June 11, 2017

GST Council reduces rates on 66 items, including on select movie tickets

The Goods and Services Tax Council on Sunday decided to reduce tax rates on 66 items including cashew nuts, packaged foods such as sauces and pickles, agarbatti, insulin, school bags, children's colouring books, cutlery, and some tractor components. The Council has also reduced the tax rate on cinema tickets costing ₹100 or less.

Maharashtra government approves farm-loan waiver

Ten days after Maharashtra farmers called for strike, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led State government gave in to their demands on Sunday, approving the total farm-loan waiver demand in-principle.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan calls off fast

Mr.Chauhan had gone on an indefinite fast at Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal on Saturday in an attempt to restore peace amid a farmers' agitation in the State.

Amit Shah puts off Arunachal Pradesh tour

BJP president Amit Shah put off his tour of Arunachal Pradesh, scheduled from Monday, amid heightened political activity around the Presidential polls. The poll time table was announced by the Election Commission last week.

Think tank snub clouds India-Singapore ties

A snub from Singapore’s annual Shangri-La dialogue led to India’s decision to withdraw its delegation led by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre last week, officials have confirmed to The Hindu.

Vikram Limaye to head NSE, will leave COA role on July 14

Veteran banker Vikram Limaye will quit the Committee of Administrators (COA) for BCCI on July 14 to take over as the Managing Director and CEO of National Stock Exchange (NSE).

High drama at Poes Garden as Deepa Jayakumar tries to enter Jayalalithaa's bungalow

She alleged that the ruling AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran's supporters prevented her from entering the bungalow, where Jayalalithaa lived for nearly 40 years.

All 30 students from Super 30 crack IIT-JEE exam

Significantly, most of the students who have got success in the IIT-JEE examination from Super 30 coaching institute are from the Bihar School Examination Board which has been under regular controversy for toppers scam and the pass percentage from last few years.

IndiavsSouth Africa: Rohit falls early in chase of 192

A thoroughly dominant showing by the Indian bowlers to limit South Africa to a disappointing 191 in sunny conditions at The Oval. Reckless running and calling by the South Africans resulted in three run outs, one of which claimed AB de Villiers.

Nadal playing Wawrinka in French Open final

The No. 4-seeded Nadal is bidding for his record 10th title in Paris and his 15th Grand Slam title overall. He is 9-0 in past finals at the clay-court major and has not lost a set in this year’s tournament, playing as well at age 31 as he ever has.

No. 3 Wawrinka won the 2015 French Open for one of his three major championships. He is 3-0 in Grand Slam finals.

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