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Parliament monsoon session: BJD walks out as LS begins debate on no trust motion against Modi government

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New Delhi, July 20 (IANS): The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walked out of the Lok Sabha on Friday as the House began a debate on a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modis government. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the discussion on the no trust motion would continue for the entire […]

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Nirmala refutes Rahul Gandhi’s charge on Rafale

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Nirmala refutes Rahul Gandhi’s charge on Rafale

New Delhi, July 20 (PTI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today termed as “absolutely wrong” Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s claim that there was no confidentiality clause in the Rafale aircraft deal with France and said the initial agreement was signed when the UPA was in power in 2008. Sitharaman was making an intervention after Gandhi attacked […]

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PM Modi has lied to nation on Rafale – Rahul

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New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said French President Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had lied to the nation about it. “I personally met the French […]

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Modi to go on three-nation tour of Africa, attend BRICS Summit

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New Delhi, July 20 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on a five-day three-nation tour of Africa from July 23 during the course of which he will attend this year’s BRICS Summit that will be hosted by South Africa, it was announced on Friday. Briefing the media here, T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in […]

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Kupwara town shuts over minor’s brutal murder

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Srinagar, July 20 (IANS): North Kashmir’s Kupwara town shut in protest on Friday after the body of a brutally murdered minor boy was found on Thursday. Authorities closed educational institutions in the town and suspended mobile Internet services as a precautionary measure after a complete shutdown. The victim, 10-year-old Umar Farooq, belonged to Gulgam village. […]

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SC denies bail to teenager accused of killing minor student in Gurugram

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New Delhi, July 20 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday denied bail to a minor accused of killing a 7-year-old boy of a private school in Gurugram district in Haryana. A bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra rejected the contention that as the CBI had not filed its chargesheet within 60 […]

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Fear of poaching gives sleepless nights to Kashmir’s politicians

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Srinagar, July 20 (IANS): Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock. This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows. In Kashmir’s political meadow of expedient opportunities, the same warning is now visiting mainstream politicians. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from the ruling […]

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SC express concern over deaths in accidents due to potholes

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New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI): The Supreme Court today expressed concern over deaths in accident caused by potholes on roads across the country and observed that the number fatalities caused due to such accidents was more than those in terror attacks. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepka Gupta observed that a large […]

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RS passes anti-corruption bill with stringent punishment for bribe-giving

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the amended anti-corruption bill that also has stringent punishment provisions for those giving bribes — both individuals and organizations — besides the bribe takers, extends requirement of prior sanction for prosecution to former public officials and covers attachment and forfeiture of property.

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TRAI curbs unwanted commercial calls; mandates subscribers’ consent

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): In a bid to curb the menace of unsolicited commercial calls, the TRAI on Thursday announced new regulations that mandate registration of businesses/telemarketers for making such calls and subscribers’ consent for receiving the same. Named the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018, the new rules provide for “the subscriber […]

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