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    Recover Rs 97 crore from AAP in 30 days for ads: LG tells CS

    In a setback to the Kejriwal dispensation, Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed that Rs 97 crore be recoverd from AAP that was allegedly "splurged" by the city government on advertisements in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines. Baijal also ordered an inquiry into the spendings on advertisements projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party and asked the...

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    Oppn equates Finance bill to 'terrorism;'

    The Opposition today slammed the government over various provisions of the Finance Bill, saying those amounted to "tax terrorism" and a "serious effort to finish off" the spirit of democratic discourse and Parliamentary democracy.""This is not a Finance Bill. This is more than a Finance Bill. This is an agenda for reducing Parliament to complete irrelevance. It is...

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    Surya Namaskar similar to Namaz: Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said 'surya namaskar' was similar to 'namaz' (prayers) offered by Muslims and those opposing the yogic exercise wanted to divide the society on religious lines. Aditynath, who had in the past lashed out at a section of Muslims for terming the practice of 'surya namaskar' as un-Islamic, said the sun salutation was a...

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    Govt faces embarrassment in RS; 5 oppn amendments to Finance Bill adopted

    The government today faced a major embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha as five amendments moved by the opposition to the Finance Bill 2017 were adopted before the House approved the measure. Of the five opposition amendments, three were moved by the Congress member Digvijaya Singh and two by Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M).The amendments were adopted with a significant margin,...

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    Bhagwat pitches for inter-caste marriages

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has backed inter-caste marriages, virtually a taboo among Hindus, in remarks that come against the backdrop of BJP's aggressive courting of backward castes and dalits in the recent UP polls. "We insist that Swayamsevaks should stand in favour of such reformative measures. Generally, it happens and it should happen."If you take a survey, you will find more...

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    SP fulfilled promises of people in UP, yet lost polls: Mulayam

    Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the people of Uttar Pradesh fell for the "false" promises made by the BJP and voted it to power while his Samajwadi Party lost despite fulfilling all its promises. "We provided education. We provided medicines in the state. Nowhere in the country has this happened. We worked for the farmers. Education is free, medicine is free (in Uttar...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Old currency worth Rs 8K cr lying with distt co-op banks:Pawar

    Around Rs 8,000 crore in junked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is piled up with 371 district central cooperative banks after RBI barred Currency Chest Banks, veteran NCP leader Sharad Pawar said today. Making a zero hour submission in the Rajya Sabha, Pawar made a passionate plea to the government for allowing the old currency lying with district central cooperative banks (DCCBs) to be...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Brexit countdown begins as Article 50 triggered

    Prime Minister Theresa May today said there could be "no turning back" as the countdown to Britain's exit from the EU began after the British envoy to the economic bloc delivered her letter to the European Council in Brussels, announcing the UK's intention to end its 44-year association.In her statement to the House of Commons, May said that Sir Tim Barrow had delivered her...

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    British PM May fires starting gun on Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May filed formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the cohesion of the European Union.Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May notified EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK is quitting the bloc it joined in 1973.The prime minister, an initial...

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    Free drugs, diagnostics to all in new health policy: Govt

    The new health policy puts forth a concrete framework for universal health-care and has provisions to provide free drugs and diagnostics to all, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel today said. Asserting that the health-care sector is poised to grow to to USD 280 billion by 2020, she said the health policy also creates an environment for private sector to grow while it also...

    • 3 hrs ago

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