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WPI inflation cools to 22-month low of 4.95 pc in Dec

New Delhi: The wholesale price-based inflation declined to a 22-month low of 4.95 per cent in December 2022, mainly due to fall in prices of food articles, especially vegetables, and oilseeds. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation was 5.85 per cent in November 2022 and 14.27 per cent in December 2021. Last month, declining prices […]

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Hand grenades, traces of blood found from house of arrested terror suspects in Delhi

Hand grenades, traces of blood found from house of arrested terror suspects in Delhi

New Delhi: Days after two people with suspected terror links were arrested, the Delhi Police on Saturday recovered two hand grenades from their rented accommodation besides a dismembered body in the Bhalswa Dairy area. Earlier in the day, the police had said traces of human blood were also found at the rented accommodation of the […]

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Government extends MBBS internship cut-off date to June 30: Sources

Government extends MBBS internship cut-off date to June 30: Sources

New Delhi: The Union health ministry has extended the MBBS internship cut-off date to June 30 and an official announcement in this regard is expected soon, official sources said on Thursday. Presently, the cut-off date for aspirants to complete their mandatory one-year internship is March 31, 2023. The Indian Medical Association, student union bodies, prospective […]

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Retail inflation falls to one year low of 5.72 pc in December

New Delhi: Retail inflation declined to a one-year low of 5.72 per cent in December 2022, mainly due to softening prices of food items, according to official data released on Thursday. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based retail inflation was at 5.88 per cent in November 2022 and 5.66 per cent in December 2021. As […]

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Direct tax collection grows 24.58 pc to Rs 14.71 lakh crore till Jan 10

Direct tax collection grows 24.58 pc to Rs 14.71 lakh crore till Jan 10

New Delhi: The country’s gross direct tax collection rose 24.58 per cent to Rs 14.71 lakh crore till January 10 this fiscal, buoyed by an upsurge in personal income tax mop-up, the government data showed on Wednesday. After adjusting refunds, net direct tax collection stood at Rs 12.31 lakh crore, 19.55 per cent higher than […]

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‘Disappearing Azad Party’, Jairam Ramesh’s jibe on Azad’s outfit

‘Disappearing Azad Party’, Jairam Ramesh’s jibe on Azad’s outfit

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday took a swipe at Ghulam Nabi Azad’s DAP calling it “Disappearing Azad Party” over the exodus of leaders from the newly-formed outfit. Congress general secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh tagged a tweet by Indian Youth Congress media coordinator Jahanzaib Sirwal in which he posted what he […]

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Religious conversion a serious issue, should not be given political colour: SC

Religious conversion a serious issue, should not be given political colour: SC

New Delhi: Observing that religious conversion is a serious issue which should not be given a political colour, the Supreme Court on Monday sought the assistance of Attorney General R Venkataramani on a plea seeking direction to the Centre and states to take stringent steps to control fraudulent religious conversions. A bench of Justices M […]

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Airport passes with ‘distorted’ map of India withdrawn

Airport passes with ‘distorted’ map of India withdrawn

New Delhi: All passes issued to employees and visitors of airports across the country have been withdrawn by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) after it was found that a “distorted” map of India was printed on them, officials said. Map images of Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeastern region, Rajasthan and Gujarat were wrongly […]

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Prasar Bharati evaluating possibility of coming up with OTT channel: Official

New Delhi: Prasar Bharati is “evaluating” the possibility of coming up with an OTT platform months after it signed an agreement with YuppTV to expand the global reach of Doordarshan’s DD India channel, a senior official said on Friday. “That is something we are working upon, evaluating,” the Prasar Bharati official said during an informal […]

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Contempt plea against Kunal Kamra

Contempt plea against Kunal Kamra

CJI Chandrachud recuses from hearing

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Thursday recused himself from hearing a batch of pleas seeking contempt action against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his alleged scandalous tweets against the judiciary. A bench headed by the CJI took up the petitions and said, “We will place this matter before a bench to […]