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SC seeks govt and Election Commission’s view on plea for panel to select CEC and ECs

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court sought responses on Monday of the Centre and Election Commission of India on a plea seeking formation of a “neutral and independent selection committee” to recommend names for post of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu issued notice to the government […]

Handsome crowd at Lalu Prasad’s Iftar dinner, JD(U) and Congress presence low

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Patna(PTI): People from the minority Muslim community thronged Iftar party of RJD president Lalu Prasad here in large numbers, but no JD(U) minister or senior party leaders were seen on the occasion. Prasad hosted Iftar at his 10, Circular Road residence, which witnessed full attendance of RJD leaders, sans any state minister and senior party […]

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BJP sends team to UP to analyse Barabanki, Shahjahanpur incidents

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New Delhi(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it will send a team of its office-bearers to Uttar Pradesh to analyse the Barabanki and Shahjahanpur incidents and submit reports on the same. “The BJP is quite serious regarding this issue; hence a national team will visit the state today and analyse the Barabanki […]

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to challenge metro fare hike plan in Supreme Court

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Mumbai(PTI): The dispute between Reliance Infra- led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited and the state is set to intensify with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis saying that his administration will challenge the proposal to increase fares up to Rs 110 for the 11.4-km metro service, in the Supreme Court. The Fare Fixation Committee has recommended […]

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NGT hits out at the Centre for lack of measures to curb air pollution

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New Delhi(PTI): Neither the Centre, nor the states are owning up responsibility for growing pollution or suggesting measures to curb it, the National Green Tribunal on Monday said, asking whether they have no responsibility towards children suffering from the menace. “Nobody is owning up anything. Every body is trying to come out clean. Not a […]

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Sharp decline in India’s exports to China in first half of the year

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New Delhi: India’s exports to China declined by over 24% to US $6.89 billion in the first half of this year, while the Communist trading giant’s exports surged by 10.8% to US $27.29 billion, pushing the bilateral trade to over US $34 billion. China’s foreign trade volume continued to drop in the first half, slipping […]

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Govt to provide more funds to social security schemes: FM Arun Jaitley

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New Delhi(PTI): To expand social security coverage, government will provide more resources for flagship schemes such as Atal Pension Yojana and also launch their new variants, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched social security schemes — the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana […]

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PM Modi and BJP’s dependence on the RSS

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New Delhi: RSS is organized into a networked bunch of Shakhas – where the Swayamsevaks (volunteers/members of the RSS) gather together everyday. They usually start with a very patriotic invocation to the mother land (Prarthana), physical exercises and talks (generally on how superior Hindu culture is). They also have an online version – eShakha. The […]

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Industry veteran Rahul Bajaj says Centre’s growth estimates have confused and perplexed many

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New Delhi(PTI): Government’s new national income estimates have “confused and perplexed many” and its measure of growth of economic activity is “quite removed” from what is happening on the street, Bajaj Auto Chairman Rahul Bajaj has said. It is ‘challenging to reconcile’ 7.5% growth in Gross Value Added (GVA) — a new concept introduced by […]

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Xiaomi event on July 16: Mi 5 might be making its entrance

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Xiaomi has announced their next event for July 16 on Chinese social networking site Weibo, with the Mi 5 expected to be the latest product launch. The invitation doesn’t reveal much beyond the date for the event, but it does appear to be a side profile of a new phone in the poster, with a […]

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