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    Self-styled godman Nithyananda has fled the country, says Gujarat police

    An FIR was registered on Wednesday against the controversial guru on charges of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children | File Photo Self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda, who is facing criminal charges related to his ashram in Ahmedabad, has fled the country, official said on Thursday (November 21). Gujarat police is investigation to gather evidence against him...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    As north India chokes, Centre tells RS plan in place to tackle smog

    Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Centre has notified a graded response action plan for Delhi-NCR for different levels of pollution | PTI File Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday (November 21) told the Rajya Sabha there has been a general improvement in Delhi's air quality in the last three years. The statement comes at a time when the...

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    Govt working on law to hold social media platforms accountable

    Messaging giant WhatsApp has, in the past, drawn flak from the government on the issue of message traceability. Representational image only. Photo: iStock. Popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram messaging apps like WhatsApp among others may soon be mandated to install traceability of information origin and remove malicious content within 24 hours of notice....

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Over ₹255 crore spent on flights for Modi's foreign trips in last 3 years

    In 2019 alone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has undertaken 11 foreign tours | PTI File The government has spent over ₹255 crore on chartered flights for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips in the past three years, the Ministry of External Affairs told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday (November 21). In a written reply, Minister of State for External Affairs V...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    After Congress nod to Shiv Sena-NCP alliance, Maharashtra to get govt

    Sources said the three parties are likely to make a formal announcement on Friday to join hands to take a shot at power in the state | PTI FIle After nearly a month of suspense and intense parleys, Maharashtra seems set to get a government run by a coalition of the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena. The cloud of uncertainty over government formation lifted after the Congress...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    As north India chokes, govt says plan in place to tackle smog

    Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday | PTI Photo Delhi remained the most polluted among the major cities in India on Thursday (November 21) with a real-time air quality index (AQI) value 303 noted at 3:15 pm, which falls in the severe category. This comes amid the government's assurance that several initiatives are being undertaken to...

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    Electoral bonds make govt corruption official: Congress in Lok Sabha

    Congress MP Manish Tewari said in Lok Sabha that despite reservations expressed by the Reserve Bank of India and the Election Commission, the government went ahead with the introduction of electoral bond | PTI/File The Congress on Thursday (November 21) in the Lok Sabha accused the Union government of making "government corruption official" by introducing anonymous...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    As unemployment rates soar, govt has 6.83 lakh vacant posts

    According to data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate in October had jumped to 8.5%, which is the highest in over three years. Representational image only. Photo: iStock. Even as unemployment rates have reached a three year high, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday (November 21) that there were nearly seven lakh vacant posts...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Pragya Thakur, Farooq Abdullah nominated on key defence panel

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be chairing the committee, which will comprise 12 members from Lok Sabha and 9 from Rajya Sabha. Photo: PTI file. BJP MP Pragya Thakur and three-time chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah, who is detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), have been nominated to the crucial parliamentary consultative...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Delhi court allows ED to interrogate P Chidambaram in Tihar jail

    Former finance minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in connection with the INX media case | PTI/File A Delhi court on Thursday (November 21) allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate former finance minister P Chidambaram in Tihar jail on November 22 and 23 in connection with the INX Media money corruption case. The Enforcement Directorate, in...

    • 14 hrs ago

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