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Victory for social justice: PM Modi hails Parliament's nod for 10% reservation for general category poor Victory for social justice: PM Modi hails Parliament's nod for 10% reservation for general category poor
A day after Lok Sabha's green signal, Rajya Sabha passed the historic quota bill by an overwhelming margin on Wednesday in what is being seen as a big win for the Modi government. Moments after voting concluded in Rajya Sabha, PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and thanked Parliamentarians for a healthy debate on the matter and said that the bill would ensure welfare of people at large. "Delighte...
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Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha after Congress, TMC walk out Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha after Congress, TMC walk out
The Citizenship Amendment Bill was on Tuesday passed in the Lok Sabha after the Congress and Trinamool Congress staged a walkout. The bill was tabled earlier in the day by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Introducing the bill in Parliament, Singh said that it is important for safeguarding the interests of the people. Moving the Bill, the Minister clarified that the Act is not confined to Ass...
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Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25 Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25
Rescue operations for the 15 miners trapped in a Meghalaya mine hit a roadblock on Sunday as the two high-powered pumps engaged in dewatering did not operate the whole day after developing technical glitches, and Navy divers could not venture down with no change in the water level, officials said. The high-powered pumps of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd installed Saturday to pump out water from the mai...
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Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley; Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed, power supply cut Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley; Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed, power supply cut
Heavy snowfall was witnessed in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, which snapped air and surface links between the region and the outside world. According to the Met Office, widespread snowfall, light in plains and heavy in the higher reaches, were witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours. Sharing a weather update, an IMD official said that the region is expected to receive more ...
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Another woman under 50 attempts to enter Sabarimala, says she has reached menopause Another woman under 50 attempts to enter Sabarimala, says she has reached menopause
A Sri Lankan under 50 years of age attempted to enter the Sabarimala Temple early Frdiday morning and said that she has reached menopause. Many devotees have been vehemently against the entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 - the menstruating age when women are considered ímpure by them - even though the Supreme Court previously ruled no one can be barred. The Sri Lankan woman, according...
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IAF's Su-30MKI costlier than Russian Su-30 due to India specific features IAF's Su-30MKI costlier than Russian Su-30 due to India specific features
India specific modifications, transfer of technology and low volume of production have ensured that indigenously manufactured Indian Air Force's Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters are costlier than Russian Su-30 jets. Minister of Defence (State) Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday said that the IAF Su-30MKI and Russian Su-30 are not the same planes, hence, one to one comparison o...
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Pakistan-based terror groups may target India through sea: Home Ministry Pakistan-based terror groups may target India through sea: Home Ministry
Terror-groups based in Pakistan may be devising a strategy to enter India using the sea route. This is what the Home Ministry informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, citing inputs from Indian intelligence agencies. The Home Ministry said that intelligence reports suspect that terrorists across the border are planning to target key locations in India by entering the country through the sea in a possi...
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Power supply to Indian diplomat's house in Islamabad cut for 4 hours Power supply to Indian diplomat's house in Islamabad cut for 4 hours
In yet another incident of harassment, power supply was cut at the residence of an Indian diplomat in Islamabad for nearly four hours last Tuesday following which the Indian High Commission took up the issue with Pakistan Foreign Ministry, official sources said. In a note verbale, the Indian mission conveyed to the Pakistani foreign ministry that there was no electrical fault at the residence o...
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PM Modi lays stones for Thane Metro, mass housing project PM Modi lays stones for Thane Metro, mass housing project
Thane: Virtually kicking off the BJP campaign for 2019 elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Congress governments for various lapses while laying foundation stones for Thane district Metro Rail and a mass housing project here on Tuesday. In Kalyan, Modi performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro corridor project...
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Mayawati roadblock for Mahagathbandhan? BSP to contest on all Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh Mayawati roadblock for Mahagathbandhan? BSP to contest on all Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh
Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seems to have put the plans for a grand alliance of opposition parties on hold by declaring that the party would contest on all seats in Madhya Pradesh during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. According to an announcement by party’s vice president Ramji Gautam, the BSP is preparing to contest on all 29 Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh. Notably, this comes short...
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