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US Fed leaves rates unchanged, signals policy will continue through 2020

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BS Opinion: India's stagnating exports, tightening lending standards

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Citizenship Bill: Curfew imposed in Guwahati, Dibrugarh amid protests

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Jafri didn’t call me: Modi to panel

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Four UP cops booked for extortion over fake case

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Entering commuter two-wheeler segment was a mistake, admits Anand Mahindra

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Scandal and slowdown: Diamond hub Surat latest pillar of economy to wobble

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Panel junks Sharma’s call details info

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UP teen found dead, police suspect rape

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CM must visit us, send accused to gallows in a week: Unnao victim’s kin on dharna at grave

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"Rare" Bust Of Pharaoh Discovered Near Giza In Egypt

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Referring Personal Data Protection Bill to joint panel sets 'dangerous precedent': Shashi Tharoor

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Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said that referring the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, to a joint select committee of both houses of Parliament instead of the designated Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, sets a 'dangerous precedent' since it will allow the government to bypass the designated panel in every instance where a contentious Bill is under consideration.Tharoor who heads the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla expressing concerns over the issue."Dismayed by the Government doing an end-run around the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology by allocating the Data Privacy Bill to a "joint select committee" which the BJP will chair. I have expressed my concerns frankly to the Speaker earlier today," Tharoor tweeted.In his letter, Tharoor wrote: "The exercise in creating a Joint Select Committee on a matter that rests squarely within the purview of an .....
                 

Hindu refugees rejoice: ‘Finally we belong here’

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Will challenge CAB in SC, says Jamiat

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Supreme Court to take up review petitions against Ayodhya verdict today

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Muslim Organisation To Challenge Citizenship Bill In Supreme Court

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Chhattisgarh To Withdraw Over 300 Cases Against Tribals In Maoist Areas

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Om Birla inaugurates 'blanket bank' at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday inaugurated a 'blanket bank' at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here. The bank, started by an organisation 'Aao Saath Chalen', provides blankets to the poor free of cost."This is a new beginning in the government hospital of Delhi, which will prove to be very helpful for the families of the patients. The government works to provide basic facilities, but every person in the society should extend their support and for this, the competent people of the society should come forward to help the disabled people and become partners in building a new India," Birla said during the inauguration."People from all over the country come to Delhi for employment and in the absence of a residence, they are forced to sleep on the pavement in the open even in the winter season, it is a matter of concern for all of us. We all should take efforts to come forward and help such people," he added.The National Convenor of the organisation, Vishnu Mittal said that through ...
                 

Bangladesh foreign minister on 3-day India visit from today, to attend key talks on Indo-Pacific region

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen will arrive in Delhi on Thursday on a three-day visit to attend the sixth edition of the Indian Ocean Dialogue and the combined session of the Delhi Dialogue XI as well as hold talks on bilateral issues with external affairs minister S Jaishanker.The two Track 1.5 dialogues to be held at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here consecutively on two days from December 13 aims to build an inclusive approach for a "cooperative, free, and rules-based Indo-Pacific" region.The visiting dignitary scheduled to arrive in the national capital this evening.Hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs the dialogues--which are key elements of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), and the India-ASEAN calendars respectively-will be held consecutively and on similar, Indo-Pacific themes.The 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue on December 13 on the theme "Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean through an Expanded Geography". It is being organised with the assistance of..
                 

Change in citizenship dharma: Muslims have nothing to fear… Cong echoes Pak, says BJP

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Amid J&K lawyers protest, HC issues notices to four advocates

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2 held for impersonating PS to Telangana minister

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Two persons- a charted accountant and a mechanical engineer- were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly impersonating as officials from the office of the IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao and cheating people by preparing fake official letters, police said.Based on a tip-off, sleuths of Special Operations Team, Malkajgiri Zone along with Ghatkesar police apprehended Karthikeya a resident of Malkajgiri and Fredric Taylor of Lalapet for cheating and impersonating the personal secretary (PS) to minister KTR and calling up officials in the government and private sector asking them for official favours, Mahesh Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda said.The duo had collected lakhs of rupees from people in lieu of the favours.Police seized fake Letters of Credit issued from Chief Minister's office, net cash amount of Rs 1.75 lakh and three mobile phones from the possession of the arrested duo."Karthikeya and Fredric are friends, residing at Malkajgiri, Lalapet Secunderabad area. .....
                 

IIT-B develops low-cost tech to treat cancer

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Whom to consult over 370, SC asks petitioners

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Plays on topics like Ayodhya, Article 370 barred from contest

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Lok Sabha refers data protection Bill to joint select committee

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Human Rights Team Completes Initial Probe Into "Encounter" In Vet Case

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Assam burns over CAB; curfew imposed, Army deployed

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Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-CAB protests, was placed under indefinite curfew while Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura on Wednesday as the two northeastern states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said. Army PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said two Army columns have been deployed in Guwahati city and are carrying out flag marches. Army has also been deployed in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Jorhat districts, officials sad. Late in the night, curfew was also imposed in Dibrugarh for an indefinite period as protesters targeted the houses of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union minister Rameswar Teli in the district. Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha said stones were thrown at the house of the chief minister in the Lakhinagar area. Protesters also damaged properties at the house of the Union minister in Duliajan. A Defence spokesman had earlier said in a statement in Shillong ...
                 

Pound slips as Johnson's Conservative Party seen getting only a narrow lead

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Citizenship Amendment Bill: 20 AMU students booked for protest on campus, hunger strike begins

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Bengal Ideal Investment Destination: Mamata Banerjee At Business Conclave

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Bill to provide social security to workers introduced in Lok Sabha

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'Asian Century:' A reality check

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Students of IIT-Bombay protest passage of CAB

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In echo of Article 370, Amit Shah becomes Govt face for CAB too

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Why neglect exports?

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Data protection concerns

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TMC minces few words on CAB: People who drafted this drew from Nazi copybook

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Large-cap funds safer investment bet? Investor flows continue to be intact

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Agriculture marketing: How e-NAM has become an ‘inam’ for farmers

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2002 Gujarat riots: ‘Anger over train burning led to riots’

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Jharkhand Voting Round 3 Today, Key For Ruling BJP

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Higher GST rate on mobiles, fabrics likely to boost revenue collection

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Report: No govt reluctance or negligence

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Bhatt lying about CM meeting: Probe report

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UP law college dean, professor suspended for ‘leaking exam questions’

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MP Honey trap case: Newspaper office demolished in Indore

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US Hopes North Korea Will "Turn Away" From Further Hostility

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MP: Woman given 'triple talaq', raped by tantrik

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A woman was allegedly given 'triple-talaq' by her husband and then raped by a tantrik on the pretext of 'halala' in Bhopal. Both the accused have been arrested, said police.Aleem Khan, City Superintendent of Police (CSP) said, "Both the accused were arrested and produced before a court, they have been sent to jail.""On November 23, a man gave triple talaq to his wife after a dispute broke out between them.Later, the man tried to resolve the matter with his wife. One tantric told the man that the woman needs to do halala, for which the man agreed," he added.The tantrik took the woman to a flat and raped her in the name of 'halala', the police official said."After that, even the husband refused to let his wife stay with him. Later the woman filed a complaint and action has been taken against her husband under the Muslim Women Protection Act. A case has also been registered against the tantrik," said Khan...
                 

Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury visits naval units in Visakhapatnam

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Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of Naval Staff Bangladesh Navy on Wednesday visited several naval units in Visakhapatnam, including an indigenously built stealth frigate INS Shivalik.The Chief of Naval Staff, BN had also interacted with Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command (ENC) and held discussions on issues of mutual interest. Later, the CNS and the BN delegation consisting of three staff officers, Resident Defence Attache (DA) of Bangladesh and Indian Defence Attache Dhaka were briefed on the activities of the CommandDr Afroza Aurangzeb, wife of Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury CNS Bangladesh Navy, interacted with Mrs Devina Jain, President, NWWA(Eastern Region) and was briefed on initiatives and welfare activities of NWWA.The CNS BN accompanied by his spouse Dr Afroza Aurangzeb arrived Visakhapatnam on 10 Dec 19 on a two-day visit to ENC. The CNS, BN was received and seen off by Rear Admiral Deepak Kapoor, Chief Staff Officer (Personnel .....
                 

Journalist says wrong to suggest allegations against MJ Akbar fiction

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2002 Gujarat riots: What Modi told the commission

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Tribal Outfits In Tripura Call Off Protests Against Citizenship Bill

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Top Court Allows Railways To Cut Over 400 Trees For Delhi-Agra Track

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Maharashtra awaiting Rs 15,558 crore dues from Centre: Uddhav Thackeray to Finance Minister

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The Maharashtra government is awaiting its "legitimate dues" of Rs 15,558.05 crore including GST compensation up to November 2019 from the Centre, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wrote to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.In his letter to Nirmala Sitharaman, the Chief Minister has sought immediate release of the amount."Maharashtra is waiting for its legitimate dues of Rs 15558.05 crore from the Government, it is also suffering due to shortfall in tax devolution. Timely release of GST compensation and tax devolution amount will help my state to manage the finances efficiently," Thackeray wrote."As per the Union Budget 2019-2020 the tax devolution to Maharashtra is Rs 46630.66 crore which is 11.15 per cent more than Rs 41952.65 crore, received by the State during 2018-2019. But the State has received an amount of Rs 20254.92 crore only till the month of October 2019, which is less by Rs 6946.29 crore (-25.53 per cent) as compared to Budget Estimated for the year 2019-2020. So, .....
                 

US sanction call attack on India’s sovereignty: MP

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2002 Gujarat riots: Nanavati report junks evidence by 3 former IPS officers, indicts then JCP

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‘Under President’s Rule, Governor can’t concur with Constitutional change’

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Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo Gift Bags, Indian Books To Nobel Museum

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Andhra cabinet approves Disha Act providing for harsher punishments for crimes against women

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The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday under Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy approved the enactment of the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act also known as the Disha Act that provides for harsher punishments, including death sentence, to those guilty of heinous crimes against women.As announced earlier in the assembly by Chief Minister, in the presence of adequate conclusive evidence in cases of crime against women such as rape, acid attacks among others the judgment must be pronounced within 21 days and trial must be completed in 14 days.The cabinet also approved the Andhra Pradesh Special Court for Specified Offences against Women and Children Act 2019, which allows the establishment of special courts in each district to address crimes against women and children.The bill allows taking actions under Indian Penal Code section 354 (E) against those who upload posts in social media that degrades women's reputation. For the same, first time offenders would be punished with ...
                 

Assam: Curfew imposed in Dibrugarh district, Guwahati

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Assam's capital city Guwahati and its district of Dibrugarh have been placed under indefinite curfew till further orders in the wake of protests after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.The administration has also suspended mobile Internet services for 24 hours from 7 pm on Wednesday in ten districts of the state-Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (metro) and Kamrup.An order of the Assam administration warned that violation of the "promulgation" will be punishable under Section 188 IPC and also under the relevant provision of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885.The decision came in the wake of protests in the state against the CAB.Also, Indian Army said that two columns of Assam Rifles troops have been deployed in Tripura and the third column in Assam is on standby at the request of the civil Administration in Tripura and Assam.Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar said: "The curfew has ...
                 

Oppn protests against ‘lotus pictures’ on passports

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Supreme Court suggests probe by retired SC judge into Hyderabad encounter

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"Blood And Hindutva" Of BJP, Shiv Sena Common: Chandrakant Patil

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20-Year-Old Arrested In Maharashtra For Allegedly Raping Mother: Police

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Union minister Rameswar Teli's house in Assam's Duliajan attacked by protesters

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The house of Union minister Rameswar Teli in Assam's Duliajan was attacked by anti-Citizenship Bill protesters on Wednesday night, officials said. They said properties were damaged at the minister's house at Duliajan in Dibrugarh district, without giving further details. The Union minister of state for food processing industries represents Dibrugarh in Lok Sabha. Earlier, stones were pelted at the house of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Dibrugarh. The anti-CAB protesters also vandalised the houses of BJP MLA Prasanta Phukan and party leader Subhash Dutta in the district, officials said. The Army has been deployed in Guwahati, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Jorhat districts in Assam as the protests spread. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Lok Sabha cleared the Bill on Monday...
                 

Abusing power not a crime: Donald Trump fights back impeachment charges

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Maharashtra: Hopeful of BJP-Sena alliance in future, says Chandrakant Patil

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Law unconstitutional, says Oppn; Amit Shah says court will uphold it

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Madhya Pradesh Man, 50, Arrested For Allegedly Killing Son After Argument

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Nippon in tow, Future Supply eyes Rs 10,000-crore top line in 5 years

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Personal data protection Bill may bring new usage consent managers: Experts

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Maharashtra: IPS officer quits in protest over citizenship Bill

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Oppn targets govt over Citizenship Amendment Bill: Real agenda installation of Hindu Rashtra

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HPCL takes to LPG auto-booking of cylinders to fuel refill demand

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