Will FM Nirmala Sitharaman answer how to describe mismanagement of economy before pandemic: P Chidambaram

By PTI NEW DELHI: Taking a dig at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over her “Act of God” remark on the economy, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday asked “the FM as the Messenger of God” to “please answer” how to describe the “mismanagement” of the economy before the coronavirus pandemic. Sitharaman on Thursday said the …

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India’s COVID-19 tally goes past 34 lakh with single-day spike of 76,472 cases; death toll 62,550

By PTI NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 tally raced past 34 lakh with a single-day spike of 76,472 cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 26,48,998, pushing the recovery rate to 76.47 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 34,63,972, while the death toll due …

ادامه مطلبIndia’s COVID-19 tally goes past 34 lakh with single-day spike of 76,472 cases; death toll 62,550

Supreme Court says its 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsidered

Express News Service NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday disagreed with a 2004 verdict of its Constitution Bench and held that states can make further reservations for sub-castes within the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. A five-judge bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, noted that the state legislatures as well as the Parliament have …

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Sensex rises over 200 points in early trade; Nifty above 11,600 level

By PTI MUMBAI: The BSE benchmark Sensex jumped over 200 points in early trade on Friday led by gains in index-heavyweights ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Reliance Industries amid persistent foreign fund inflow and positive cues from Asian peers. The BSE Sensex was trading 261.03 points or 0.67 per cent higher at 39,374.50; while the …

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Congress makes big appointments after dissent

Express News Service NEW DELHI:  Congress on Thursday constituted a ten-member committee consisting of MPs from both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha to improve coordination between the two groups.  Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, who were among the 23 “dissenters” who sought a change in the Congress leadership, are part of the committee.  Jairam …

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Students want exams held at any cost: Centre

By Express News Service NEW DELHI:  Making it clear yet again that the Centre won’t put off holding the JEE (Main), NEET exams, the Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday said most students want the exams to be held “at any cost”.   “Parents and students through email and social media have said …

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Self-reliance in defence sector to empower India’s global position: PM Narendra Modi

Express News Service NEW DELHI:  India’s self-reliance will boost the country’s image and partnerships at the international level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as he pushed for Atmanirbhar outreach in defence manufacturing. “The Atmanirbhar Bharat mission is not inward looking. It is to make the global economy more stable and resilient,” he said …

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Full disengagement at LAC requires actions from both sides, asserts India 

Express News Service NEW DELHI:  India on Thursday reiterated that complete disengagement along the LAC was a complex process and required actions from both sides even as Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece The Global Times survey revealed that 90%of the respondents would support if Beijing were to militarily act on India’s ‘provocation’. “Complete disengagement requires re-deployment …

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Citing COVID-19, SC denies sanction for Muharram procession, says ‘may lead to chaos’

By Express News Service NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to allow Muharram processions across the country, observing it may lead to chaos and targeting of a particular community for spreading Covid-19.  The bench, headed by CJI  SA Bobde, emphasised that such generic directions cannot be issued in exercise of Article 32 of …

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Draft rules for use of Wi-Fi on flights released

By Express News Service NEW DELHI: The aviation regulator, DGCA, has released rules for use of Wi-Fi on portable electronic devices (PEDs) during flights. It said that the services would be offered only on their device’s flight mode. It stated that internet services through Wi-Fi on flights will be available from 10,000 ft (3000 m) above sea …

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