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US joint military exercise: US echoes India’s views in rejecting China’s opposition

US joint military exercise: US echoes India’s views in rejecting China’s opposition

New Delhi: The US on Friday echoed India’s reaction in rejecting China’s opposition to an India-US joint military exercise near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Uttarakhand and asserted that it is “none of their business”. Ambassador Elizabeth Jones, the newly-appointed US Charge d’Affaires to New Delhi, also said that Washington’s interest is in […]

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Maruti Suzuki to hike vehicle prices from January

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India will increase the prices of its vehicles ‘substantially’ from next month as it looks to offset the impact of rising input costs and make provisions to update the model range to conform to stricter emission norms which kick in from April 2023. In a regulatory filing on Friday, the country’s […]

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Winter session of Parliament: Top Cong leaders to meet today to evolve strategy

New Delhi: Top Congress leaders will hold deliberations on Saturday on the party’s strategy to corner the government during the Winter session of Parliament starting December 7. The Congress is seeking to corner the government on issues of unemployment, high inflation, falling value of the Rupee, high petrol and diesel prices despite reduction in global […]

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Over 30 lakh pensioners used digital life certificates: Centre

Over 30 lakh pensioners used digital life certificates: Centre

New Delhi: More than 30 lakh Central government pensioners used digital life certificates (DLCs), the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) said on Thursday. Submission of life certificates is an important activity to be carried out by pensioners every year in the month of November (with special provision for pensioners aged 80 years and […]

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Industries, businesses cannot flourish if national security isn’t strong: Rajnath

Industries, businesses cannot flourish if national security isn’t strong: Rajnath

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said industries and businesses can never flourish in a country where national security is not strong. In his address at the Armed Forces Flag Day CSR Conclave here, he also asserted that the “welfare of soldiers, who ensure our national security, should not be the responsibility of […]

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China reports sharp spike in COVID-19 cases

China reports sharp spike in COVID-19 cases

Renewed protests against President Xi Jinping, lockdowns held

Beijing: The protests against COVID-19 lockdowns have spread to Beijing even as China reported close to 40,000 coronavirus cases on Monday as authorities scrambled to contain the fresh surge in infections. For the fifth consecutive day, China reported close to 4,000 cases in the capital city of Beijing. China’s National Health Commission said 39,452 new […]

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COVID-19 cases continue to hit a record high in China

COVID-19 cases continue to hit a record high in China

People stage protest over lockdowns

Beijing: China witnessed a record number of coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day on Saturday, with infections surpassing 35,000 despite large-scale lockdowns under the stringent Zero-COVID policy, triggering rare protests and clashes with the police. China on Saturday reported over 34,900 cases, mostly that of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, as officials went […]

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World order where few are considered superior not acceptable: Rajnath Singh

World order where few are considered superior not acceptable: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said India doesn’t believe in a world order where a few are considered superior to others and asserted the country’s actions are guided by the essence of human equality and dignity that is part of its ancient ethos. In his address at the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) 2022 […]

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Law ministry panel had no one who could complete full 6 yrs as EC: SC

Law ministry panel had no one who could complete full 6 yrs as EC: SC

New Delhi: The list of bureaucrats the Union law ministry recommended to the prime minister for picking an election commissioner did not have the name of even one person who could complete the stipulated six-year tenure at the poll panel, the Supreme Court said on Thursday. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice KM Joseph […]

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Congress did not follow Gandhian values, neglected villages: PM Modi

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged that villages in Gujarat remained neglected as the previous Congress governments did not follow Mahatma Gandhi’s values. Modi was speaking at a campaign rally for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates at Bavla village in poll-bound Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district. “Mahatma Gandhi used to say that the soul of […]