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    Full disengagement of troops along LAC must for progress in relations, India tells China

    Anirban Bhaumik, India on Friday told China that completing mutual withdrawal of troops from the remaining 'points of friction' along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) would set the stage for progress in bilateral relations. New Delhi's envoy to Beijing, Vikram Misri, met China's Vice Foreign Minister, Luo Zhaohui in Beijing, and stressed that 'maintaining...

    • 31 min ago
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    Hike in platform ticket cost 'temporary', aimed at preventing crowding during pandemic: Indian Railways

    Ajith Athrady, Defending a steep hike in the platform ticket price, Indian Railways on Friday said it is a "temporary" measure and is aimed at preventing crowding during the coronavirus pandemic. "The present increase in platform ticket prices at some stations is a temporary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus...

    • 41 min ago
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    Muthoot Finance chairman MG George passes away

    PTI, MG George Muthoot, the chairman of Muthoot Finance which is the largest gold loan NBFC in the country, passed away this evening in his New Delhi home after a fall, according to the family. The 71-year-old Muthoot was for long based in the National Capital, even though his diversified group that runs over 20 businesses from gold loans to securities, realty estate to infrastructure, hospitals to...

    • an hour ago
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    Air bags made mandatory for front seat car passengers

    Ajith Athrady, From April 1, it is mandatory for all new car models to have airbags for front-seat passengers, and all existing models should be fitted with airbags from August 31 this year, the government said on Friday in a bid to boost passengers' safety. The Union Ministry of Road Transport said this is a mandatory provision irrespective of the cars' class. This safety feature is based...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Withdrawing troops from face-off points necessary for progress in bilateral relations, India tells China

    PTI, India on Friday told China that completing mutual withdrawal of troops from the remaining 'points of friction' along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) would set the stage for progress in bilateral relations. New Delhi's envoy to Beijing, Vikram Misri, met China's Vice Foreign Minister, Luo Zhaohui in Beijing, and stressed that...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Cong, BJP MLAs trade barbs as Haryana Speaker rejects private member's bill on crop MSP

    PTI, The opposition and treasury benches entered into a war of words in the Haryana Assembly on Friday after the Speaker refused to allow tabling of a private member's bill moved by a Congress MLA on the grounds that the amendments it sought were related to the Centre's new farm laws -- a matter which is sub-judice. Speaker Gian Chand Gupta rejected the...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    81-year-old mother moves SC for return of Captain son from Pakistani jail

    Ashish Tripathi, About 24 years after Captain Sanjit Bhattarjee of Gorkha Rifles went missing from the Rann of Kutch in Rajasthan, bordering Pakistan, his 81-year-old mother, Kamla Bhattacharjee has approached the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps for release of his son. A bench presided over by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Govt forms 259-member panel headed by PM to commemorate 75 years of India's independence

    PTI, The government on Friday set up a 259-member high-level national committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate 75 years of India's independence. The members of the panel include former president Pratibha Patil, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, 28 chief ministers, artistes like Lata Mangeshkar, A R...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    As demand for syringes increases, this Indian company jumps in to make 5,900 per minute

    International New York Times, In late November, an urgent email popped up in the inbox of Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices, one of the world's largest syringe makers. It was from UNICEF, the United Nations agency for children, and it was desperately seeking syringes. Not just any would do. These syringes must be smaller than usual. They had to break...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    BJP wants to establish communal politics in Tamil Nadu: Thol. Thirumavalavan

    ETB Sivapriyan, One of the most vocal critics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) chief and prominent Dalit leader in Tamil Nadu, Thol. Thirumavalavan says all constituents of the DMK-led alliance should ensure that 'secular votes' do not get split in the April 6 elections. In an interview with Deccan Herald's E T B Sivapriyan,...

    • 2 hrs ago

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