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Delay in relief package: BSNL unions call for hunger strike on Monday

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Ahmedabad, Agra, Delhi fortified as India awaits PM Modi's 'friend' Trump

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RCom creditors meet on Monday, may vote on Jio bid for Rs 4,700 cr assets

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‘We’re in a petri dish’: How Coronavirus ravaged a cruise ship

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Donald Trump India Visit LIVE Updates: India looks forward to welcoming US President, says PM Modi

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Centre approves levy of 28% GST on lotteries from March 1, rate notified

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US becomes India’s top trading partner

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Navy’s MiG 29k aircraft crashes near Goa, pilot ejects safely

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US surpasses China to become India's top trading partner

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Stokes to Cummins: Key foreign cricketers may miss out on part of IPL 2020

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Sabarmati Ashram ready to welcome Trump amid doubt over visit

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Yogi govt allots Rs 2,100 cr for police and fire dept revamp, forensics

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No need for panic for industry, trade: Assocham on coronavirus impact

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Entry gate at Motera stadium collapses ahead of Trump's visit

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IAF flies plane on bio-fuel mixture; helps lower crude oil import, says PM

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International 'single system of laws' greatest need to deal with environmental issues: CJI

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The "single system of laws" is the greatest need for environmental issues as they are not hindered by national and international borders, Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde said on Sunday. Speaking at the valedictory session of the International Judges' Conference on 'Judiciary and the Changing World', the CJI also referred to the challenges faced by the judiciary and said the constitutions are not meant "only to check people in power but also empower those who have been deprived of it". Referring to commonality of environmental issues, Justice Bobde said, "Environmental issues cannot be hindered by national and international borders. Water and wind flow seamlessly across the earth and even under it. The growth of vegetation affects animals and man, and a man affects both". "Perhaps there is the greatest need for single system of laws in this regard. It is said that human beings are seeds as well as parasites to the earth. We take much more than we give back to the earth," he .....
                 

Why Pawar wants mosque in name of invader Babar? Fadnavis

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Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday attacked NCP chief Sharad Pawar over his demand for creation of a trust for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya on the lines of a similar body for Ram temple. Speaking to reporters here on the eve of the Budget session of the Maharashtra legislature, Fadnavis asked why Pawar wanted to build a mosque in the name of a invader like Babar. "Babar (the first emperor of Mughal dynasty in Indian sub-continent) was an invader. Why on the earth did NCP chief Sharad Pawar want to erect a new mosque in the name of Babar? If Muslims want a place for prayer, they should have one but why in the name of Babar?" asked Fadnavis, the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Speaking in Lucknow on February 20, Pawar demanded the Central government to form a trust for building a mosque in Ayodhya similar to the trust to oversee the construction of Ram temple. "I also wonder why Pawar demanded a trust for a mosque when he .....
                 

Anti-national elements misusing platform of anti-CAA protests, claims Union Minister

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Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said that several "anti-national organisations" were misusing the platform of anti-CAA protests."We have taken serious note of it and have started an investigation. Several anti-national organisations are misusing the platform of anti-CAA protests and many people are trying to take political advantage of this situation," he told the media on Sunday.Gowda said that the government is "very serious" about the issue. "We are already working towards this. Both the state and Centre are together investigating into this," he said and added, "We will ensure that we cut this and will not allow this to grow. We will investigate the organisers of the event as well.""If you are inviting such people (alleged anti-national elements), it means that you either know about it or that you are indirectly encouraging such things. In such situations, the organisers too will be acted upon," he stressed...
                 

Gangster Ravi Pujari arrested in S.Africa, extradited

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NHAI collects Rs 20 cr from 18 lakh defaulters entering FASTag lanes

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National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Sunday said it has collected Rs 20 crore from 18 lakh defaulters who entered the FASTag lanes at electronic toll plazas on National Highways without the tag. Rolling out the electronic toll collection programme across India in December, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had said that double toll charge would be collected from the vehicles entering FASTag lanes without the tag. In order to give prime importance to existing FASTag users, dissuade defaulters and further encourage adoption of FASTags by national highways commuters, vehicles without FASTags entering the FASTag lane are being charged double the toll fee, NHAI said in a statement. Till now, a total number of 18 lakh vehicles defaulted by encroaching FASTag lanes across India has resulted in a double charge cash toll accumulation of about Rs 20 crore, it said. RFID based FASTag, an electronic toll collection system implemented by the NHAI, has proved to be instrumental..
                 

No nuts for First Lady, Trump loves seafood

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PM: Can't have growth without gender justice

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Veerappan's daughter, an advocate, joins BJP

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Bheem Army-led anti-CAA protesters stopped midway to collectorate

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A Bheem Army-led march by hundreds of anti-CAA protesters heading to the district collectorate on Sunday afternoon was stopped midway by police and Rapid Action Force jawans. The protestors, including women, were stopped by police from moving ahead after they crossed over the Katpula Bridge from the old city. The protesters had taken out the march on a call by Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar. With large number of policemen blocking their way, the protestors changed their way and reached Eidgah instead where a large group of anti-CAA women protestors have been holding an indefinite dharna for the past three weeks. Shops in some areas near Kotwali had downed their shutters. Aligarh SSP Rajmuni, who recently took over the charge as the district police, chief told mediapersons that following the abortive march, an FIR was lodged against three persons at the Delhi Gate police station for trying to violate prohibitory orders and breach peace in the city. The new SSP said he was monitoring ....
                 

PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah to welcome Trump at Ahmedabad

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Judiciary has pursued 'cherished goal' of gender justice: President Kovind

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday hailed the efforts of the Indian judiciary in pursuing the "cherished goal of gender justice" and said that the Supreme Court has always been "pro-active and progressive". Speaking at the International Judicial Conference 2020 'Judiciary and the Changing World', Kovind said the apex court has led "progressive social transformation" and referred to the two decades old Vishaka guidelines for preventing sexual harassment of women at workplace and the recent direction that women officers in the Army be granted permanent commission and command postings. "In pursuing the cherished goal of gender justice, to mention one example, the Supreme Court of India has always been proactive and progressive," the president said. "From issuing guidelines on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace two decades ago to providing directives for granting equal status to women in the Army this month, the Supreme Court of India has led progressive social .....
                 

Preserve, conserve India's biodiversity, says PM Narendra Modi in Mann ki Baat

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Dr Kafeel Khan’s maternal uncle shot dead in UP

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President hails judiciary for pursuing cherished goal of gender justice

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Four more Indians test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan coast

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R Ashwin Says India Need To Take Game Session By Session On Day 4

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Preserve, conserve India's biodiversity, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

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Intemperate language no offence under sexual harassment act: HC

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Ahead of budget session, Thackeray meets deputy CM, Sharad Pawar

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Trump's India visit: Entry gate at Motera cricket stadium collapses

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Looking to scale up motorcycle segment in India: Suzuki Motorcycle

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Priyanka Gandhi accuses BJP govt of waiving Rs 8 lakh crore loan of influential people

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Vice-President says secularism ingrained in every Indian

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:Vice-President MVenkaiahNaidu onSunday said secularism is in the blood and veins of every Indian and minorities are more secure in India than in any other country even as he asked some countries to refrain from advising India on its internal affairs. 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (whole world is like one family) has been the essence of Indian culture, Naidu said, while speaking after inaugurating the platinum jubilee celebrations of Andhra Vidyabhi Vardhani (AVV) Educational Institutions in Warangal. "Respecting all religions and 'Sarva Dharma Sambhav' is our culture we should continue to follow," an official release here quoted him as saying. Appreciating the country's rich spiritual heritage, Naidu said (chanting) Bharat Mata Ki Jai means the Jai of 130 crore Indians. Objecting to some countries tendency to comment on Indias internal matters, the Vice-President asked them to refrain from it. With India being the largest parliamentary democracy, he said it can manage its own..
                 

Billboards hailing Indo-US ties dominate Ahmedabad skyline

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'The world's oldest democracy meets the world's largest democracy' is how some of the billboards describe US President Donald Trump's visit to Ahmedabad on Monday. Some billboards put up in the city also hail the Indo-US relations while conveying the message of 'stronger friendship for a brighter future'. Pictures of Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi walking together, shaking hands, and waving at the crowd during the 'Howdy Modi' event in the US last year also feature on the hoardings that have come up at prominent places in the city ahead of the Monday event. A number of billboards have been placed at strategic locations along the route of the planned 22-km roadshow of the two leaders as well as near the newly-built cricket stadium in Motera area and other parts of the city. 'World's oldest democracy meets the world's largest democracy', reads one of the billboards. 'Two great democracies at the world's biggest stadium', says another. A hoarding with a picture of .....
                 

Court restrains firm from using trade secrets of popular e-commerce player

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A Gurgaon court has restrained Club Factory and one of its employees from sharing, divulging, using or utilising Snapdeal's trade secrets, financial data and confidential information. Civil Judge Suyasha Jawa also directed Club Factory and its employee, who earlier worked for Snapdeal, to refrain from using Snapdeal's trade secrets in approaching, contacting, soliciting, enticing, inducing the common clients, customer and business partners. The court gave its direction on an application by Snapdeal which had alleged that its employee joined its competitor Club Factory and "in collusion" with each other, they have been seeking to entice clients and business partners of Snapdeal. "Appreciating the peculiar facts and circumstances of the instant case, it appears necessary to exercise the discretion in granting injunction in favour of the plaintiff to restrain defendants from sharing, divulging, using or utilising trade secrets, financial data and confidential information of plaintiff .....
                 

India’s strategic relationship with US matters the most

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Privacy faces challenges from hackers, pvt firms, govt in digital age: Justice D Y Chandrachud

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Privacy in the digital age faces challenges from hackers, private companies and government, and the judiciary has to deal with balancing the right to privacy with other rights and supplement existing legislative frameworks, Supreme Court Judge D Y Chandrachud said on Sunday. Justice Chandrachud, during a panel discussion on the 'Role of Judiciary in Protecting Privacy of Citizens in the Internet Age', said the challenges from these three "actors" present a range of concerns. "The challenges to privacy are presented by three key actors - (i) hackers; (ii) private companies; and (iii) the government. This presents a range of concerns: First, there is a possibility of serious data breach and the misuse of personal information," he said. "Second, vast silos of data may be used to profile people and to discriminate against vulnerable groups. Third, there is a chilling effect on free speech and disclosure of information," the apex court judge said. Justice Chandrachud said that the issue is..
                 

Security guard killed by unidentified assailants

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Conjoined twins allowed to take class 10 exams separately

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Cong to have seat-sharing formula with LF for Bengal civic

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WBPCC president Somen Mitra on Sunday said the Congress will have a seat-sharing arrangement with the Left Front for the West Bengal civic polls but will not form an alliance with it. Going by the formula, the Congress and the Left Front constituents will field their candidates from their respective strongholds, Mitra told reporters here. Reacting to Mitra's remarks, CPI(M) legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty told PTI in Kolkata, "We have always called for putting up a joint fight to defeat both the BJP and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal." Mentioning that the State Election Commission (SEC) should ensure that civic elections are held in a free and fair manner, Mitra said, the Congress is in favour of using electronic voting machines and not ballot papers for the civic polls. The grand old party has no problems about the timing of the polls, the WBPCC president said. However, the dates should be fixed with due consideration about the schedule of different .....
                 

CCTV cameras installed across Agra for Trump visit

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All important locations in the city will be monitored by the police from CCTV Control Room, during US President Donald Trump's visit here on Monday."Around 30 cameras have been placed at 18 locations on the scheduled route of US President from Kheria airport to the Taj Mahal," said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) B Kumar.The entire route is being monitored with the help of these CCTV cameras.According to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the Taj Mahal will remain closed for the general public from 12 noon on February 24 during the US President's visit.At least 3,000 artistes will perform Ramlila, Raslila and Nautanki of Bundelkhand in around 21 places on way from the Kheria airport and the East Gate of the Taj.Elaborate security arrangements are being made in the city in view of Trump's visit. As many as 10 paramilitary companies and 5,000 security personnel have been deployed for the high profile visit.Trump will arrive in India on Monday for the two-day visit at the .....
                 

Start taking pride in nation’s achievements, BJP tells Cong

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K’taka plans steps to avoid Amulya redux at institutes

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Feels wonderful to see Ranveer, Deepika play us: Romi Dev on '83'

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Romi Dev, wife of cricket legend Kapil Dev, is thrilled to have actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh play the real life couple in "83", a film which brings on screen the story of India's first World Cup win. Deepika recently shared her first look from the film as Romi, where she is seen sporting a bob haircut and flaunting a black polo-neck top with cream bottom. Also in the picture was Ranveer, who plays Kapil Dev in the sports drama, in the official Team India blazer. "It feels wonderful to see Ranveer and Deepika play us. The way Ranveer has worked, it's obviously something which has been close to his heart. It was something he was very excited to do so the sheer dedication and hardwork is absolutely amazing," Romi told PTI. "I have seen also the picture Deepika shared. How can Deepika ever not look amazing. We had met and more or less spent the whole day chatting. I loved chatting with her, we had a pleasant day and very easy conversation about general stuff," she .....
                 

Fire at illegal PG kills 3 students in Chandigarh

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Heavy vehicles to be stopped at Agra border during Trump's visit

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In order to maintain smooth vehicular movement during US President Donald Trump's visit here on February 24, heavy vehicles coming from Firozabad, Mathura, Hathras, Aligarh, Etawah and Rajasthan's Dholpur will be stopped at their respective district borders.Agra Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) wrote a letter to respective police officials of these districts regarding the traffic advisory."On the said occasion, in order to maintain smooth traffic movement, it is necessary to stop heavy vehicles entering district-Agra," Agra district SSP wrote in the letter."Therefore, it is requested that in view of the said programme that heavy vehicles entering Agra district border on February 24 should be stopped within your respective district border from 10:00 am to 7 pm," the letter read.President Trump is arriving on a two-day official visit to India starting February 24. He is scheduled to visit Agra the same day to see the Taj Mahal and attend a cultural programme in the city...
                 

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Growing perception that Congress 'adrift'; party must resolve leadership issue for revival: Shashi Tharoor

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Products of artisans, craftsmen at 'Hunar Haat' will be registered on govt marketing portal: Naqvi

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AC prices rise 5% on customs hike, higher logistics cost amid coronavirus

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POCSO cells in Bihar schools to hear sexual harassment

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Schools in Bihar would soon have 'POCSO cells' to hear complaints of sexual misconduct and exploitation, a government official said here on Sunday. Bihar Education Project Council, an organization dedicated to achieving Universal Elementary Education (UEE) in the state, had last week issued direction to all district education officers to set up POCSO cells in schools, with students among others as its members, she said. "We have given directions to the district education officers (DEOs) to set up POCSO cells in all schools of the state, starting March 1... "There will be a committee headed by the headmaster in each school, which will look into the complaints and take necessary action, according to the provisions of POCSO Act," Kiran Kumari, special project officer, Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC), told PTI. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 aims to punish those engaging in sexual crimes against children, while safeguarding their .....
                 

Donald Trump kick-starts India visit on Monday to further solidify Indo-US ties

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Congress asks PM Modi if he would raise H-1B visa, restoration of GSP issues with Trump

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Over 60 years after Eisenhower came calling, India set to welcome 7th US president

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With the hype around Donald Trump's maiden visit to India as US President reaching a crescendo, here's a trip down the memory lane on tours by previous American presidents. It all began about 60 years ago when Dwight D Eisenhower became the first US President to visit India to give a fillip to bilateral relationship which has seen many ups and downs to finally settle down in the last few decades as a strategic partnership. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- December 9-14, 1959 It was a landmark maiden visit by an American president and Eisenhower was greeted with a 21-gun salute when he landed in the national capital. He met the then President Rajendra Prasad and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. During his visit, Eisenhower delivered a public speech at Delhi's Ramlila ground and addressed members of both Houses of Parliament. He was also given a tour of the Taj Mahal in Agra with Prime Minister Nehru accompanying him to the iconic monument. -- Richard Nixon -- July 31-August 1, 1969 Nixon's ....