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    The Hamid Ansari Story: Cross-Border Love, Espionage & a Pak Jail

    Indian national Hamid Ansari, who is lodged in Kohat Central Jail in Pakistan, will be released on Tuesday, 18 December. He has been in custody since 2012.A top court in Pakistan had given the federal government one month to complete all formalities required to deport Ansari, after he completes his 3-year jail term in the country, on Saturday, 15 December.It's been six years...

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    BJP earned over Rs 1000 crore, spent Rs 758 crore in 2017-18: ADR

    New Delhi, Dec 17: The ruling BJP has declared a total income of over Rs 1,000 crore in 2017-18 spending over Rs 750 crore in the year. However, the income and expenditure of the Congress party was not known with the party yet to submit its audited reports to the Election Commission. According to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) released here...

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    Will Rafale issues go unexamined, Chidambaram asks Jaitley

    New Delhi, Dec 17: A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ruled out a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal saying the Supreme Court verdict in the case is a "clean chit" to the Modi government, his predecessor P. Chidambaram on Monday wondered if the issues not decided by the apex court will go "unexamined". Batting for the apex...

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    Madras High Court bans online medicine sales

    Chennai, Dec 17: The Madras High Court on Monday banned the sale of medicines online till the central government notifies the regulations.The court set January 31, 2019 as the deadline for the central government to notify the rules. The court passed the order on a plea by the Tamil Nadu Chemists and Druggists Association.According to the Association, online purchases may be convenient but there...

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    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel waives off farmers' loan worth Rs 6,100 crore

    Raipur, Dec 17 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has waived off farmers' loan worth Rs 6,100 crore,thus fulfilling the promise made by Congress president Rahul Gandhi to the farmers of the state. About 16 .5 lakh farmers will be benefitted through the move. Addressing the press hours after taking oath as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Baghel said...

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    Buoyed by 3 wins, Rahul hobnobbing with Opposition leaders at Oath taking

    New Delhi, Dec 17: For the second time in two days, several top Opposition leaders showcased their unity as they attend the swearing-in of three Congress leaders as chief ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on Monday. Congress president Rahul Gandhi and a large number of opposition leaders had spend a larger part of the day travelling first to...

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    Centre approves amendments to make Aadhaar voluntary for phones and banking, say reports

    The Union Cabinet on Monday approved amendments to make the linking of the Aadhaar card with bank accounts and cellphone numbers optional, the Hindustan Times reported. Making Aadhaar voluntary will require changes to the Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, according to #CNBCTV18Exclusive | Cabinet approves legislative changes to make...

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    Latest News: JK Guv Recommends President Rule In State Post 19 Dec

    Catch all the latest news and updates here.JK Governor Recommends President Rule In State After 19 DecemberJammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has recommended the Centre to impose President's rule in the state after the expiry of six-months of Governor's rule on 19 December, officials said on Monday.(Source: PTI)General Strike Affects Normal Life In ManipurNormal...

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    Cyclone Phethai Makes Landfall in Andhra Pradesh, 1 Killed

    Cyclone Phethai made landfall at Katrenikona in East Godavari district on Monday, 17 December, and one person was killed in a landslide in Vijayawada.During a meeting a review meeting on the cyclone conducted by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, officials stated that 14000 hectares of crops and 26000 metric tonnes of agricultural production have been damaged.There's...

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