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Don’t see serious trouble, but forces ready for any exigency — Army chief on Doklam

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Don’t see serious trouble, but forces ready for any exigency — Army chief on Doklam

New Delhi, Jan. 17 (PTI): The Army does not visualise any “serious trouble” post-Doklam episode as the border forces of India and China are holding regular exchange and the earlier “bonhomie” has returned, but the forces are prepared for any exigency, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday. Rawat also insisted that the PLA […]

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Aadhaar an “electronic leash” on citizens — senior lawyer in SC

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Aadhaar an “electronic leash” on citizens — senior lawyer in SC

New Delhi, Jan. 17 (PTI): Terming Aadhaar as “an electronic leash”, a senior lawyer today told the Supreme Court that the government could completely destroy an individual by “switching off” the 12-digit unique identifier number. The argument was made before a five-judge Constititution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra which commenced hearing on a […]

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Calcutta High Court lawyers demand more judges

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Calcutta High Court lawyers demand more judges

Kolkata, Jan. 17 (PTI): The Bar Association of Calcutta High Court today threatened to go on an indefinite strike if immediate steps are not taken to appoint judges to fill up vacant posts at the high court, which is at present working at less than half of its sanctioned strength of 72 judges. Bar Association […]

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Pension regulator relaxes withdrawal norms under NPS

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Pension regulator relaxes withdrawal norms under NPS

New Delhi, Jan. 17 (PTI): Relaxing norms, PFRDA has permitted partial withdrawal under the National Pension System (NPS) for purchase of residential premises, treatment of critical illness, higher education and marriage of children. NPS subscribers who have contributed for three years can now withdraw up to 25 per cent of the corpus for meeting specified […]

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Rupee rebounds 16 paise to 63.88 a dollar

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Rupee rebounds 16 paise to 63.88 a dollar

Mumbai, Jan. 17 (PTI): Showing an impressive resilience, the rupee bounced back in style after a brief overnight crash and ended higher by 16 paise at 63.88 against the US currency on bouts of dollar selling by exporters and banks. The government’s decision to slash its additional borrowing requirement for the current fiscal to Rs […]

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SBI to raise INR 20,000 cr. for affordable housing, infra

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on SBI to raise INR 20,000 cr. for affordable housing, infra

New Delhi, Jan. 17 (PTI): State Bank of India today said its board has given nod to raise Rs 20,000 crore for financing affordable housing and infrastructure projects through long- term bonds. “The executive committee of the Central Board in its meeting held today has inter alia approved, the proposal for issuance of long term […]

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Tripura assembly poll: First round of talks by IPFT, BJP held

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Tripura assembly poll: First round of talks by IPFT, BJP held

Agartala, Jan. 17 (PTI): The first round of talks for an electoral alliance between BJP and tribal IPFT for the Tripura assembly election was held here today where it was decided that a joint statement would be signed before seat sharing. Assam BJP leader and chairman of North East Democratic Alliance(NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma said […]

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Man injured in Mizoram blast

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Man injured in Mizoram blast

Aizawl, Jan. 17 (PTI): A 26-year old man was injured in a blast in the jungles of southern Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district, along the India-Myanmar border, on Monday, an official statement of the Assam Rifles said today. Lawngtlai district police identified the injured as Jitua Tongchangya, a Chakma community member of Bangdukbanga hamlet near Parva village […]

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AATS agitate opposing ST (plain) status to six OBC communities

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on AATS agitate opposing ST (plain) status to six OBC communities

Kokrajhar(Assam), Jan. 17 (PTI): The All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS) Kokrajhar district unit today staged a three-hour sit-in demonstration here opposing Scheduled Tribe (Plains) status to six OBC communities of Assam. Demonstrating near Kokrajhar district Deputy Commissioner’s Office here, the AATS in a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the DC stated that the […]

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Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

Yangon, Jan. 17 (PTI/AFP): Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said today, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred. The incident unfurled as around 5,000 Buddhists gathered late Tuesday for a nationalist ceremony in […]

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