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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday won a parliamentary majority in the UK's general elections, according to media reports here, a victory that will end the uncertainty over Brexit and will help him to take the UK out of the European Union by the end of next month. Results showed the Boris-led Conservative won 326 of the 650 seats...
BJP-Shiv Sena script spectacular saffron success
The Shiv Sena on Friday attacked the Centre, saying it brought the new citizenship law to show it is the sole saviour of Hindus and asked what kind of politics it is playing by inviting uncalled for pain after the move caused violence in the north-eastern states. The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) was approved by the Lok Sabha and...
Not only opposition-ruled states but other states also have not been paid GST compensation for the last four months since August this year. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman admitted the delay but said that the Centre had released more than what it collected as cess in the current financial year 2019-20 till October-end. "Till October 31 the...
The international community has ignored the anti-India propaganda by Pakistan, the source of "virulent terror", an Indian diplomat has said. Reacting to Pakistan's statements against India during a General Assembly debate on Culture of Peace on Thursday, Paulomi Tripathi, a First Secretary in India's Mission, said: "The international community has not paid attention to such deceitful propaganda for coveting territory....
An indefinite curfew which was imposed in Assam's Dibrugarh municipal area, was relaxed for five hours on Friday, while the Army and security forces have continued flag marches in Guwahati city, a day after two persons were killed during the violent anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 protests. Sources said that the curfew in the Dibrugarh municipal area has been relaxed...
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi over crimes against women and said that the Prime Minister had launched 'Make in India' but nowadays it is 'Rape in India'. "Narendra Modi had said 'Make in India' but nowadays wherever you look, it is 'Rape in India'. In Uttar Pradesh Narendra Modi's MLA raped a woman, then...
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretary Lakhanpal Mishra said that Congress leader and MLA from Amritsar East constituency, Navjot Singh Sidhu has never asked for his salary and allowances after he resigned as Cabinet Minister in the Punjab government in July. However, concerned officials in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha said that Sidhu would now draw his salary as MLA and all his...
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, turning it into an Act. According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday. According to the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and...
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Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said in Lok Sabha that the government has decided to sell its entire 100% stake in Air India under the proposed disinvestment process, reported PTI. Air India has a debt of over Rs 50,000 crores and is continously making losses. Hence, with the intention of reviving the company, the disinvestment was proposed...
The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a batch of petitions seeking review of its November 9 Ayodhya land dispute case verdict, which cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which took these review pleas for consideration in-chamber, rejected them after finding no merits.-PTI news 
In a major reshuffle, the Assam government on Thursday replaced the Guwahati Police Commissioner and a senior officer responsible for law and order in the state, amid violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said. City police chief Deepak Kumar was removed and Munna Prasad Gupta was appointed in his place, Commissioner and Secretary (Home and Political) Ashutosh Agnihotri...
The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is all set to determine the course of West Bengal politics in the days to come with the state bracing for a deeper polarisation between TMC and the BJP on communal lines ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls. The implementation of the CAB is also likely to kick off a new wave of "Hindu appeasement"...
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said his government will run the state in the same way as Chhatrapati Shivaji did. Thackeray was addressing a gathering after visiting the Shivneri Fort, birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in Pune district where he paid tributes to the Maratha warrior king and his mother Rajmata Jijabai. "I know that the chief minister of...
Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra leader and former minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday dared the BJP leadership to sack her. In a show of strength by her supporters to mark the 70th birth anniversary of her father and late Union minister Gopinath Munde - who died five years ago, Pankaja threw the gauntlet...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray greeted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar who steps into the 80th year of his life here on Thursday. “Greetings to Sharad Pawarji on his birthday. Praying for his long and healthy life,” said Modi in a tweet. In a message, Thackeray wished a long healthy life to Pawar whom he...
India's economy is expected to grow at 4.3% in December quarter this year amid concerns over crisis in the NBFC sector, according to Nomura. The Japanese financial services major also believes that the first quarter of 2020 will see a "weak" uptick in GDP growth at 4.7%. "Domestic credit conditions remain tight as market concerns in the shadow banking (NBFC banking)...
Declaring that there is no power crisis in the country, Union Power Minister R K Singh on Thursday said India has installed power generation capacity of around 365 GW, double the peak demand. The minister said in the Lok Sabha that states meet their demand from their own generating sources and share from central generating stations. "There is no power crisis...
Several trains and flights were cancelled on Thursday and all long-distance trains were being terminated at Guwahati, as Assam witnessed widespread violence over the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019. According to R.D. Vajpayee, Director (Media), Indian Railways, no long-distance train is going beyond Guwahati. "All these trains are being short terminated at Guwahati and will commence return journey from Guwahati at their...
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has directed all private TV channels to be cautious in airing content which is likely to encourage or incite violence. The advisory came on a day when Northeast states like Assam, Tripura were witnessing violence and agitation after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) In Parliament. In an advisory to TV channels issued on...
The Shiv Sena on Thursday sought to know why the government is ignoring infiltration attempts from Pakistan, even as India is preparing to provide citizenship to religiously persecuted refugees from the neighbouring country. An atmosphere is being created for granting citizenship to refugees, an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana' said, and asked whether the government will open its eyes over...

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