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SC declines to stay CAA-NPR

SC declines to stay CAA-NPR

🕔13:24, 22.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 22  The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass any order to restrain the operation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) or National Population Register (NPR). The top court gave four weeks time to the Centre to file

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22 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog in north India

22 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog in north India

🕔11:51, 22.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 22  At least 22 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by one to eight hours due to dense fog in several parts of northern India, officials said on Wednesday. According to Northern Railway officials, Ghazipur-Anand Vihar Express was delayed

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Centre agrees to restart Aluminum Park in Odisha

Centre agrees to restart Aluminum Park in Odisha

🕔11:50, 22.Jan 2020

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22  The Centre has agreed to restart the project for the upgradation of infrastructure at the Angul Aluminum Park in Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Tuesday. Pradhan thanked Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal for acceding

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ENVOYS OF THREE NATIONS PRESENT CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT OF INDIA

ENVOYS OF THREE NATIONS PRESENT CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT OF INDIA

🕔11:31, 22.Jan 2020

High Commissioners of Lesotho and Bangladesh and Ambassador of Panama presented credentials to the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (January 21, 2020). The envoys who presented their credentials were: –    

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No going back on CAA: Shah tells opposition

No going back on CAA: Shah tells opposition

🕔15:55, 21.Jan 2020

Lucknow, Jan 21  Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the opposition and dared it to protest as much as they can for the Modi government will not take back the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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SC suggests independent body on MP/MLA disqualification

SC suggests independent body on MP/MLA disqualification

🕔15:54, 21.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 21  The Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested that Parliament revisit the rationale in giving exclusive powers to the Speaker in deciding disqualification petitions. The observation gains significance in the backdrop of Karnataka MLAs’ disqualification case decided by

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Modi, Oli open second ICP at Jogbani-Biratnagar

Modi, Oli open second ICP at Jogbani-Biratnagar

🕔14:59, 21.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 21  Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepal counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar on Tuesday. The Jogbani-Biratnagar border is an important trade point between the two countries.

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Harish Salve appointed Queen’s Counsel for England & Wales

Harish Salve appointed Queen’s Counsel for England & Wales

🕔12:00, 21.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 21  India’s former Solicitor General and senior advocate Harish Salve has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel for the courts of England and Wales. He will be formally appointed as QC in March this year. His name featured

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Defence Secretary reviews indigenous aircraft carrier project

Defence Secretary reviews indigenous aircraft carrier project

🕔11:36, 21.Jan 2020

Kochi, Jan 21  A day ahead of the 2l meeting in Delhi, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar led a team here on Monday to review the progress of the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-P71) project. The Council meeting chaired by Defence Minister

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Relief to consumers as fuel prices dip further on Tuesday

Relief to consumers as fuel prices dip further on Tuesday

🕔10:51, 21.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 21  In a major relief to the consumers, fuel prices were cut further on sixth consecutive day across all major cities on Tuesday. The price of petrol was cut by 16 paise and that of diesel by

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Govt to decriminalise Income Tax Act, PMLA

Govt to decriminalise Income Tax Act, PMLA

🕔06:52, 21.Jan 2020

New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 21  The NDA government is moving to decriminalise the Income Tax Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of steps towards restoring business confidence. These are among the steps being taken to catapult

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Budget 2020 may push back fiscal deficit MTFP target

Budget 2020 may push back fiscal deficit MTFP target

🕔17:48, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  The fiscal deficit for FY20 and its roadmap for FY21 could be heading towards a recalibration with the February Budget slated to hint at the targeted 3 per cent fiscal deficit for the next financial year

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Australia confers Order of Australia honour to  Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Australia confers Order of Australia honour to Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

🕔14:56, 20.Jan 2020

    On 17 January, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, invested Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as an Honorary Member within the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division. “The Australian Government has chosen to bestow

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FM kicks off 2020 Budget countdown with ‘Halwa’ ceremony

FM kicks off 2020 Budget countdown with ‘Halwa’ ceremony

🕔14:03, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday kicked off the countdown to the Union Budget on February 1 by joining the ‘Halwa’ ceremony and with this the the Budget paper printing starts under utmost secrecy. Sitharaman, MoS

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Union ministers continue public outreach program in J&K

Union ministers continue public outreach program in J&K

🕔14:01, 20.Jan 2020

Srinagar, Jan 20  Union ministers continued with their public outreach programme in Jammu and Kashmir for the third day on Monday. Union ministers R.K. Singh visited Doda, Debsiri Chowdhary visited Jammu, Pratab Sarangi went to Kathua, V.K. Singh to Kathua

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Don’t allow tech to take control of lives: PM to students

Don’t allow tech to take control of lives: PM to students

🕔13:10, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that students should look at technology as a friend even as he cautioned them against allowing technology to take control of their lives. The Prime Minister was addressing a select audience

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Petrol, diesel prices cut further on Monday

Petrol, diesel prices cut further on Monday

🕔13:00, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20 Fuel prices were further cut on fifth consecutive day across all major cities on Monday. The price of petrol was cut by 10-12 paise and that of diesel by 19-20 paise on Monday bringing relief to the

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SC declines immediate stay on Electoral Bonds Scheme

SC declines immediate stay on Electoral Bonds Scheme

🕔12:59, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a plea seeking immediate stay on Electoral Bond Scheme. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant asked the Election

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As ‘ekadashi’ sets in, Nadda to replace Shah by afternoon

As ‘ekadashi’ sets in, Nadda to replace Shah by afternoon

🕔12:57, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Just ahead of Delhi election and as the “ekadashi” sets in, the “world’s largest political party” – BJP will have a new President on Monday by 2.30 p.m., bringing an end of Amit Shah era. Party

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Compensate customers for late arrival of freight trains: Goyal

Compensate customers for late arrival of freight trains: Goyal

🕔07:01, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has stressed the need for separate tracks for freight trains and compensation for freight customers in case of late arrival of goods trains. “It is necessary to have separate tracks for ferrying

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