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Modi, Zelenskyy discuss Ukraine conflict; PM says there can be ‘no military solution’

Modi, Zelenskyy discuss Ukraine conflict; PM says there can be ‘no military solution’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday and asserted that there can be no military solution to the Ukraine conflict, while also underlining that endangerment of nuclear facilities could have catastrophic consequences. During their telephonic conversation, Mr. Modi and Mr. Zelenskyy discussed the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and […]

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We cannot afford to have IBC lose its sheen: Nirmala Sitharaman

We cannot afford to have IBC lose its sheen: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Amid concerns in certain quarters over the pace of the insolvency resolution process, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that one can neither afford to have the legislation “lose its sheen” nor let early stress warnings go unnoticed. The minister, who is also in charge of the corporate affairs ministry, touched upon […]

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Gas prices hiked 40 pc, CNG, PNG to cost more

Gas prices hiked 40 pc, CNG, PNG to cost more

New Delhi: Prices of natural gas, which is used to generate electricity, make fertiliser and is converted into CNG to run automobiles, were on Friday hiked by a steep 40 per cent to record levels, in step with global firming up of energy rates. The rate paid for gas produced from old fields, which make […]

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Mutual sensitivity, respect and interest should form Indo-China relations: Jaishankar

Mutual sensitivity, respect and interest should form Indo-China relations: Jaishankar

Washington: India strives to have a relationship with China that is built on mutual sensitivity, respect and interest, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said as he asserted that the betterment and strengthening of the Indo-Pacific is a shared objective of New Delhi and Washington, amid Beijing’s growing military muscle-flexing in the region. China, which […]

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Woman can become pregnant by choice irrespective of her marital status: SC

New Delhi: “A woman can become pregnant by choice irrespective of her marital status,” the Supreme Court said on Thursday, underlining the right to decisional autonomy also means women may choose the course of their lives. The top court said a woman is often enmeshed in complex notions of family, community, religion, and caste and […]

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Centre gives 4 pc hike in DA to its employees ahead of Diwali

Centre gives 4 pc hike in DA to its employees ahead of Diwali

New Delhi: Ahead of Diwali festival, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday increased the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief by 4 per cent effective July 1, 2022, benefiting 41.85 lakh central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners. The additional installment of DA and dearness relief (DR) is an increase of 4 per cent over the […]

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Facilitate central deputation of more IAS, IPS officers: Centre to States

Asks them to weed out dead wood

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday asked the states to spare more IAS, IPS, and IFoS officers for central deputation besides seeking their cooperation in weeding out the inefficient and corrupt employees. The request came during the annual conference of Principal Secretaries of states/Union Territories (UTs), held to deliberate on personnel, general administration, and administrative […]

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Govt bans PFI, associates for alleged terror activities

New Delhi: The Centre has imposed a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and several of its associates for their alleged terror activities. The organisations which were also declared banned under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA include Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CF), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation […]

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Will have own platform to live-stream proceedings: SC

Will have own platform to live-stream proceedings: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will have its own “platform” to live-stream its proceedings and the use of YouTube for the purpose is temporary. A bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said this when former BJP leader K N Govindacharya’s counsel argued that the copyright of apex court proceedings […]

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Fake News- Govt blocks 45 videos on 10 YouTube channels: Union Minister

New Delhi: Government has ordered the blocking of 45 videos from 10 YouTube channels that contained fake news and morphed content with the intent to spread hatred amongst religious communities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Monday. The blocked videos had a cumulative viewership of over 1.30 crore and claimed that the government […]

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