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    India to buy 72,000 US assault rifles for troops on the LAC

    Defence Ministry approves purchase of arms and equipment worth Rs 2290 crore New Delhi: India's Defence Ministry on Monday approved procurement of arms and military equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore, including around 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the US for troops guarding the borders with China and Pakistan, officials said. The proposals were approved at a meeting of the...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Congress tells party-ruled states to defy Centre's new farm laws

    Congress-ruled states to consider enacting their own laws to bypass New Delhi New Delhi: The Congress Monday asked states under its rule to enact legislations to bypass the three Central farm-related laws that have triggered protests by farmers in some parts of the country. The Congress is strongly opposed to the three Central legislations which were signed into laws by president...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Nationwide fury over new farm laws

    Opposition parties across India gear up to challenge new legislations in the courts and streets New Delhi/Lucknow/Chennai: Stepping up the pressure, the Congress along with other opposition parties and farmer organisations held demonstrations against the new farm laws across the country on Monday, with some protesters torching a tractor at the India Gate in the heart of Lutyens' Delhi. Farmers in Punjab...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    President puts his stamp on fast and furious farm bills

    Hoping to tap farmer anger, Congress is out to tease more parties out of the NDA New Delhi/Chandigarh: Withthe Akali Dal breaking out of its alliance with the BJP, the opposition is now trying to seduce other NDA parties out of the ruling coalition. But the government is going ahead at breakneck speed on the three farm legislations it rammed through Parliament last week. On Sunday...

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    Travellers from Dubai, UK contributed maximum to COVID-19 spread in India

    Covid spread from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, J&K was more vigorous New Delhi: Much was blame was laid at the doorstep of the Tablighi Jamaat but a study by IIT Mandi has found that travellers from Dubai and the UK were the primary sources of COVID-19 import into India. While the research, which has been published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, has...

    • 2 days ago
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    Waqyanawis | Modi's beard, Nirmala's bad luck, Azad's final speech

    Ghulam Nabi Azad said that if the winter session is postponed he might not be back in the Rajya Sabha WhatsApp smarts The eight opposition MPs who staged a sit-in after being suspended in the Rajya Sabha for creating a ruckus over the farm bills formed a WhatsApp group to keep in touch with one another. The groups is called Eight and Safe. The only one of the eight MPs who...

    • 2 days ago
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    TCS makes National Qualifier Test scores accessible to other corporates

    Other companies can use the test scores for their recruitment New Delhi: Companies can now use the National Qualifier Test (NQT) conducted by the IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to recruit their staff. TCS conducts the NQT for its own recruitment. Till last year, NQT was restricted to hiring for TCS. Now other corporates can recruit on the basis of...

    • 2 days ago
  • India

    Former union minister Jaswant Singh dies

    A former Army officer, Jaswant Singh had been ailing for a long time New Delhi: Former Union minister and leading light of the NDA I government, Jaswant Singh died here on Sunday following a long illness. He was 82. The former Army officer had been ill after a fall at his home in August 2014 and was admitted to the the Army Research and Referral Hospital. He was in and out of hospital since then and was...

    • 2 days ago
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    Farmers across India rise up against Centre's farm bills; Opposition parties back protests

    The principal Opposition party, Congress, alleged that the new agriculture laws will Punjab and Haryana, the breadbaskets of India, took the lead as farmers across the country took the streets on Friday to protest against the Centre's three contentious farm bills, which were recently passed by the Parliament. As many as 31 farmer organisations, under...

    • 2 days ago
  • Politics

    Shiromani Akali Dal ends long-standing ties with BJP, quits NDA over farm bills

    The decision comes at a time amid stepped up agitation by farmers in Punjab over the three legislations The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the ruling BJP's oldest ally, on Saturday quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm bills issue. SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal announced the decision to snap ties with the NDA on Saturday night after a marathon...

    • 2 days ago

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