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    Nitish to meet PM Modi on SC, ST Census

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that he has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the tricky issue of caste-based census which the Centre has proposed to hold only for SCs and STs, triggering protests in the state. The Union government had informed the Parliament last month that a headcount of only the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was proposed. This...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    IT Act amended to end retrospective tax demand

    : The Union government on Thursday amended the Income Tax Act to end controversial retrospective tax demand. The move came after back-to-back setbacks in Cairn energy and Vodafone Group tax dispute cases. An Ordinance was introduced in Lok Sabha to scrap the dreaded retrospective changes made in Finance Act, 2012. The central government proposed that no retro tax demand will be made if transaction...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    India builds world's highest road In eastern Ladakh

    The Border Roads Organisation has constructed the world’s highest road in eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 19,300 feet, the government said in a statement today. The road has been constructed at an altitude higher than the Mount Everest base camps – the south base camp in Nepal is at an altitude of 17,598 feet, while the north base camp in Tibet is at 16,900 feet. To put this in another...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    A day that will be etched in every Indian's memory

    Indian Men’s Team win over Germany to clinch Bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, thereby ending the long 41-year-wait for a podium finish, will be etched in the memory of every Indian, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as he led the nation in congratulating the Hockey team over the historic win. var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players =...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Akhilesh's 'cycle yatra' across UP against inflation, farm laws

    Lucknow: Ahead of the 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party will kick off its 'Cycle Yatra' from across state on Thursday. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will paddle for six kilometres - from Samajwadi Party Headquarters at 19 Vikramaditya Marg in Lucknow to Janeshwar Mishra Park at 10 am to protest over price rise, unemployment, farm laws, and the law...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Prashant Kishor quits as adviser to Punjab CM for a 'break'

    Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Thursday quit as adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, saying he had decided to take a temporary break from active role in public life. "As you are aware, in view of my decision to take a temporary break from active role in public life, I have not been able to take over the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor. Since I am...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Supreme Court hearing crucial Pegasus petitions

    The Supreme Court is hearing today a batch of petitions, including those filed by the Editors Guild of India, seeking a special probe into the Pegasus spyware scandal involving allegations that opposition leaders, journalists and others were targets. A two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, will hear the petitions. Justice Surya Kant is the second judge on the bench The Editors’...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    No berth to Yeddyurappa's son in 29-member Bommai ministry

    Basavaraj Bommai, who took charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka a week ago, expanded his cabinet by inducting 29 ministers on Wednesday. It seems he is trying to strike a fine balance between both pro and anti BS Yediyurappa factions by keeping an equidistant from both. The new cabinet has about 6-8 new faces, who are party loyalists not linked to any factions. However, the most...

    • yesterday
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    Rajbhar lists 7 conditions to support BJP in UP polls

    Lucknow: Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief and former minister in Yogi Adityanath government, Om Prakash Rajbhar, met UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh on Tuesday. Rajbhar had contested the 2017 UP assembly elections in alliance with the BJP and became a cabinet minister, but was shunted out after he turned a rebel. Speaking to News18, SBSP National Spokesperson Piyush Mishra said the party...

    • 2 days ago
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    Rahul Gandhi meets family of Dalit rape-murder victim

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of the nine-year-old Dalit girl who was raped and murdered in Delhi’s Cantonment area, and whose body was forcibly cremated by her attackers. Public fury has exploded over the horrific incident – the latest to highlight frighteningly high levels of sexual violence in the country – triggering protests by civil society groups and...

    • 2 days ago

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