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Anti-CAA protest: Metro services at several stations shut

Anti-CAA protest: Metro services at several stations shut

🕔06:51, 16.Dec 2019

New Delhi, 16 Dec  In the wake of violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in south Delhi on Sunday, the Delhi Metro has suspended services at 12 metro stations as precautionary measure. With protests gathering in other parts of

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#NamamiGange trends on Twitter as PM takes boat ride in Kanpur

#NamamiGange trends on Twitter as PM takes boat ride in Kanpur

🕔16:29, 14.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 14  As Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the maiden meeting of National Ganga Council in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, #NamamiGange trended on Twitter, with users praising the clean-Ganga efforts. The hashtag got 29.4K tweets. Uttar

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After several cancellations, govt to allot 6 coal mines soon

After several cancellations, govt to allot 6 coal mines soon

🕔13:40, 14.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 14 After poor show of investors in the previous rounds of coal auctions, government is now finally considering allotment of six mines soon. The Ministry of Coal had initiated the auction process for 27 coal mines under tranches

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States will have to implement CAA: MHA officials

States will have to implement CAA: MHA officials

🕔07:15, 14.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 14  While five non-BJP ruled states are making grandiose noises about not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Home Ministry has in no ambiguous terms snubbed the rhetoric as “political posturing”. Home Ministry officials have clarified following

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7th Economic Census expected to be complete by March 2020

7th Economic Census expected to be complete by March 2020

🕔07:14, 14.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 14  The 7th Economic Census, which is being conducted nationwide through common services centres (CSCs), is expected to be completed by March 2020, Central Statistics Office Director General (Social Statistics) A.K. Sadhu said on Friday. The Ministry

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RBI to provide liquidity facility to make NEFT system 24×7

RBI to provide liquidity facility to make NEFT system 24×7

🕔07:12, 14.Dec 2019

Mumbai, Dec 14  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to provide an additional collateralised intra-day liquidity facility for smooth operation of payment system National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) on a round-the-clock basis from December 16, the central bank

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Income tax, input tax credit refunds up: Revenue Secy

Income tax, input tax credit refunds up: Revenue Secy

🕔07:11, 14.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 14) The Income Tax Department is now conducting complete faceless assessment and the refunds so far in this fiscal stood at Rs 1.57 lakh crore as compared to Rs 1.23 lakh crore in the previous fiscal, Revenue Secretary

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Indian-origin politicians win big in UK polls

Indian-origin politicians win big in UK polls

🕔15:47, 13.Dec 2019

London, Dec 13  Indian-origin politicians, from both the ruling Conservative and the opposition Labour parties, have won big in the UK general election. The Indian-origin UK Home Secretary Priti Patel was re-elected from her Witham constituency. “Thank you to voters

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Indian, Russian navies conducting joint tri-services exercise

Indian, Russian navies conducting joint tri-services exercise

🕔15:02, 13.Dec 2019

Panaji, Dec 13  Indra-2019, a tri-services exercise being conducted jointly by the Indian and Russian navies off Goa, will further strengthen relations between the two armed forces and enable them to undertake joint operations in a cohesive manner to address

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Modi congratulates UK’s Johnson for election victory

Modi congratulates UK’s Johnson for election victory

🕔14:58, 13.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 13 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson for securing an overall majority in the UK general election. Taking to Twitter, Modi said: “Many congratulations to PM @BorisJohnson for his return with a

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Modi to cruise on Ganga in Kanpur, 5 CMs invited

Modi to cruise on Ganga in Kanpur, 5 CMs invited

🕔12:34, 13.Dec 2019

Lucknow, Dec 13  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cruise through the Ganga River in Kanpur on Saturday to review the ‘Namami Gange’ project and get a first hand experience of the impact of the programme on the holy river. Twelve

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India-US 2+2 foreign affairs, defence ministerial next week

India-US 2+2 foreign affairs, defence ministerial next week

🕔12:24, 13.Dec 2019

New York, Dec 13  The India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue of the top foreign affairs and defence leaders will be held on Wednesday, the State Department has announced. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark Esper will

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Over Rs 90 cr spike in Forex from satellite launch in FY19

Over Rs 90 cr spike in Forex from satellite launch in FY19

🕔12:18, 13.Dec 2019

Chennai, Dec 13  The financial year 2018-19 saw a handsome Rs 91.63 crore spike in India’s foreign exchange earnings from launching of foreign satellites. According to the government, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has earned Rs 1,245.17 crore during

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GST compensation due for all states, not just for some: FM

GST compensation due for all states, not just for some: FM

🕔12:17, 13.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 13  Not only opposition-ruled states but other states also have not been paid GST compensation for the last four months since August this year. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman admitted the delay but

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CAB gets President’s nod, becomes law

CAB gets President’s nod, becomes law

🕔12:12, 13.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 13 In a late Thursday night order, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, letting it become an Act allowing Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim minority migrants facing religious persecution in Pakistan,

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CAB has no connection to minorities in Assam: Home Ministry

CAB has no connection to minorities in Assam: Home Ministry

🕔12:09, 13.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 13  The Centre on Thursday issued a statement in a bid to make the provisions of Citizenship Amendment Bill clearer for the people of North-East. The Bill has passed the legislative test in Parliament. The Home Minister

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Inclement weather: 26 flights diverted from IGI Airport

Inclement weather: 26 flights diverted from IGI Airport

🕔10:13, 13.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 13  Over 25 flights were diverted from the national capital’s IGI Airport due to inclement weather, which hampered operations on late Thursday evening. According to an ATC official, 26 flights to IGI Airport had to be diverted

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Rashtrapati Bhavan to host varsity heads’ conference

Rashtrapati Bhavan to host varsity heads’ conference

🕔14:10, 12.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 12  Heads of 46 universities and institutions of higher education will come together at Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 14 to deliberate on topics ranging from promotion of research to the time-bound completion of infrastructure projects. Hosted by

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Modi, Shah urge Jharkhand to vote in large numbers

Modi, Shah urge Jharkhand to vote in large numbers

🕔14:09, 12.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 12  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday urged the people of Jharkhand to vote in maximum number, as 17 constituencies went for voting under the third phase of the Assembly elections. “The

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Cabinet approves Indo-Japan pact in steel sector

Cabinet approves Indo-Japan pact in steel sector

🕔11:18, 12.Dec 2019

New Delhi, Dec 12  Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between Government of India and Government of Japan to constitute the ‘India-Japan Steel Dialogue’ to strengthen cooperation in steel sector. The ‘India-Japan Steel

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