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Slowdown effect? Salary increase in 2020 may be lowest in a decade at 9.1%

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Indices fall for fourth day as investors fret over impact of coronavirus

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Bombay HC judge’s order forged to grab bank deposits, case filed

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Happiness of people an important leg of USD 5 trillion economy goal: Piyush Goyal

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Chairing the BioAsia 2020 CEO Conclave in Hyderabad, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that the goal of USD 5 trillion economy needs to have the happiness of the people at its core."The USD 5 trillion economy also has as its leg, a very important component of happiness of the people of India. One must recognize there are several dimensions to India. The power of India is defined as the power of democracy, demography, talent, leadership, and opportunity," Goyal said at the event moderated by Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao."The speed in which India is offering intellectual property protection has significantly been ramped up. We are looking to ensure that our applications get cleared faster than anywhere else in the world," he added.The Union Minister further urged the states to work together with the Centre for timely resolving the issues faced by the entrepreneurs.Speaking about price controls in India, Goyal said, "Price control has worked immensely in India. Looking at two of the ...
                 

RPF busts e-ticketing racket, 60 held

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Trump visit: Areas near Taj get facelift but will it be maintained, ask locals

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Coronavirus fallout: Hope India reviews travel curbs, resumes normal trade, says China

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Putin sacks top adviser and ex-Ukraine pointman

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President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sacked Vladislav Surkov, one of his chief advisers and the architect of Russia's Ukraine policy who was viewed among the country's most powerful men. The dismissal of the 55-year-old Surkin was announced on the Kremlin website but there was no indication of what his new job would be. In recent years, Surkov was in charge of the Kremlin's Ukraine policy and cultivated close ties with the separatists who have carved out "people's republics" in the ex-Soviet country's eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. He was replaced earlier this month as the Kremlin's chief ideologue and pointman on relations with Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists by Dmitry Kozak, a 61-year-old veteran official and a close ally of Putin. As first deputy head of the Kremlin administration, Surkov helped transform Russian parliament into a rubber stamp, muzzle media and neuter the opposition. The secretive strategist oversaw political parties in parliament and electoral .....
                 

Four senior judges out soon, focus on Bombay HC’s next CJ

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Mehbooba Mufti daughter hits out at govt attitude

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MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a case that accused the school of discriminating against people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The settlement comes months after a similar deal was reached in a lawsuit brought against Harvard University by the National Association of the Deaf, which said the schools were discriminating against people with hearing disabilities by not adequately or accurately captioning videos of lectures and other programs it posts online. Why would you not make your content accessible to everyone?" said Howard Rosenblum, CEO of the association. We want to make sure that moving forward all the universities and colleges make themselves aware. The lawsuits brought against MIT and Harvard in 2015 said people who were deaf or hard or hearing couldn't benefit from the schools' wealth of online educational resources because they had .....
                 

Lockdown to national anthem, how students spent week in Wuhan amid virus outbreak

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Supreme Court reserves judgment in Devendra Fadnavis poll affidavit case

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Pakistan says victims of Samjhauta Express blast waiting for justice

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Demanding action against the perpetrators of the Samjhauta Express blast, Pakistan on Tuesday said that the victims are continuously waiting to get justice. The Foreign Office said in a statement that 13 years ago on February 18, the blasts in the train from Delhi to Lahore resulted in the death of 68 passengers, including more than 40 Pakistani nationals. The FO urged the Indian government to take steps to bring the perpetrators of the blasts to justice at the earliest. It said that the victims are continuously waiting to get justice. The blast on the India-Pakistan train took place near Panipat in Haryana on February 18, 2007, when it was on its way to Attari in Amritsar, the last station on the Indian side. A special court in Panchkula last year acquitted all the four accused, Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary...
                 

MP: Proposal to send Priyanka Gandhi to RS puts Digvijaya, Scindia’s claims in a spot

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Election Commission holds meet with Law Ministry, talks electoral reforms

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RIL's media biz consolidation a blockbuster move for shareholders

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Trailing payouts catch Sebi attention, regulator examining divergence

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Surat: Nine from Bengal held for theft of gold dust worth Rs 1.42 crore

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UN meet in Gandhinagar: Countries divided over proposal to deny voting rights over financial contribution

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Focus on growth intact, will not let NBFCs collapse: RBI Governor

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Voter list of 4 yrs, land records… 15 documents can’t prove citizenship

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Former BSP leader among 6 dead in highway wreck

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Secretary to President is new CVC; Congress dissents on process

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Govt moves to take on coronavirus challenge, plays down price rise concerns

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Lanka Dinakar slams Owaisi for 'creating confusion by clubbing CAA, NPR with NRC'

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BJP leader Lanka Dinakar slammed AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for "creating confusion among the public by clubbing CAA, NPR and NRC even though there is no NRC in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of the country except Assam.""AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi came to Vijayawada today to spit venom on the Citizenship Amendment Act, NPR and tried his level best to provoke a particular section of the people and creating confusion among the general public by clubbing together CAA, NPR and NRC though there is no NRC in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of our country other than Assam," Dinakar's statement on Tuesday read.The BJP leader said that although Owaisi, is an MP in the Lok Sabha, he "is speaking like a layman on the CAA, the enactment which was duly passed in the Parliament and it is the rightful obligation on the part of every state in the country to implement it."Dinakar said that the AIMIM chief is trying to convince the YSR Congress Party government in Andhra Pradesh to not .....
                 

Anti-CAA stir: Cops tried to cover up excesses, says HC

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Fingers crossed on Donald Trump visit: Public diplomacy vs trade deal

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UIDAI clarifies on notices sent to residents over Aadhaar by RO Hyderabad

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) clarified that reports of some residents being served notices by the RO Hyderabad, over their Aadhaar being allegedly obtained on false pretences, were not being presented in the "correct perspective" in some media reports."There are news items in certain section of media regarding UIDAI issuing notices of inquiry to some residents for obtaining Aadhaar on false pretence on the complaints from the State Police which suspect them of being illegal immigrants. UIDAI clarifies that these reports are not presented in correct perspective and Aadhaar has got nothing to do with the citizenship issue as such," a press release by the UIDAI on Tuesday read.The agency further said that RO Hyderabad had received reports from the state police of 127 people having obtained "Aadhaar on false pretences as in their preliminary enquiry they were found illegal immigrants", hence disqualifying them from obtaining the Aadhaar number."As per the Aadhaar ....
                 

Hubbali sedition case: Oppn questions police flip-flop

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Police: Man forced woman to watch 'Roots' for racism lessons

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Afghan president wins vote, opponent says he's the winner

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Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission announced Tuesday, but his closest opponent refused to recognize the results, declaring himself winner and potentially endangering peace negotiations with the Taliban. The Taliban also rejected Ghani's win, further putting into question a US peace plan that calls for a reduction in violence followed by a more permanent agreement expected to be signed Feb. 29, between Washington and the Taliban. That agreement would pave the way for U.S. troops to return home, ending America's longest war, and trigger negotiations between Afghans on both sides of the conflict. The bickering in Kabul and Ghani's surprise suggestion that the Taliban participate in elections would seem to throw a wrench into peace plans announced last weekend at the Munich Security Summit. Theelection commission said Ghani garnered 923,592 votes, or 50.64%, in the troubled election that took place last Sept. 28. The ....
                 

Was saffron terror plot combined project of Congress and ISI, says BJP

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Puducherry: Kiran Bedi criticises CM on medical admissions probe

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A day after Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said the CBI has cleared the names of six government officials in the 2017 postgraduate medical admission scam, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said her office is here to keep breaking nexuses and improving the system. She also criticised the Narayanasamy for not disclosing the names of the officials. Bedi said that her office "is here to keep breaking nexuses and improving the systems wherever required in a transformative way and it is her duty to do it". "Even if the supervising officers of the day are not not being held criminally culpable the question remains as to who were overseeing the medical colleges and whose responsibility it was to see that the students got fair play," Bedi told reporters. The Lt governor said she also wanted to know how the medical colleges "could do all the extortion (of fees) which was persisting". The former IPS officer said,"If however the investigating agencies did not get the clinching evidence..
                 

Bihar: Oppn props up Sharad Yadav in bid to take down Tejashwi; RJD says no way

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BJP MLAs meet Shettar, trigger talk of dissidence in Karnataka unit

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AUM for gold ETFs up 30% in one year as investors rekindle interest

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Gangster on wanted list dead in Meerut shootout

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India reasserts commitment to bring back cheetah

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Government tweaks guidelines to ensure sugar exports meet the target

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Vadodara: Six members of ‘tadpatri gang’ arrested for ‘theft, attempt to murder’, three on the run

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Don’t move Pakistan out of terror fund grey list, key group tells FATF

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Foodgrains at all-time high, pressure on procurement

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Amazon Bestseller: Guide To Technical Analysis & Candlesticks - Ravi Patel

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Custody battle: Supreme Court says child is always the loser

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Centre is confused, has no clarity on Jammu and Kashmir: Iltija Mufti

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Daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Iltija Mufti said that the Centre is confused and lacks clarity on the issue of the former state, which has now been made a union territory.Speaking on the issue of foreign envoy's visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Iltija Mufti said, "First the Central government said Kashmir is an internal problem and then they themselves bring envoys. But when other envoys want to visit then they (Centre) says this is our internal issue.""I think the government is very confused, they themselves have no clarity. They are taking the envoys and allowing them to meet with selected people. The government itself does not know what they want to do. Surely this is not for the development of Jammu and Kashmir," she added.Speaking about Mehbooba Mufti, who is currently booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), she said "The charges against her are false and baseless. Why BJP had no problem when they were with PDP, why today we are anti-national, .....
                 

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India, France closest partners; look forward to widening Indo-Pacific partnership: French envoy

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Calling India and France the 'closest partners' whose leaders, government and people alike share a level of confidence, French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said on Tuesday that New Delhi and Paris look forward to expanding their security partnership in the Indo-Pacific."India and France are the closest partners. There is a level of confidence between our leaders, governments, and people, which is quite unusual," Lenain told ANI during an event at the French Embassy here."We want to expand this partnership to be able to join forces and be up to the challenges of the decade and the century, with means more (cooperation in developing) new technology with respect to the Artificial Intelligence, on cyberspace and join forces in the Indo-Pacific," he added.The French Embassy on Tuesday celebrated the welcoming of fashion designer Rahul Mishra as the first Indian "guest member" at the Haute Couture Week, Paris."I want to thank the Excellency. I want to thank the love which I got in .....
                 

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‘Visa of British MP Debbie Abrahams revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities’

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Green cover has to be protected, says top court

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Russia bans Chinese citizens over virus concerns: agencies

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Russia on Tuesday said it would ban all Chinese citizens from entering its territory from February 20, in a drastic measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, local news agencies said. "The entry of all Chinese citizens via Russia's state frontiers will be suspended from February 20 for work travel, private travel, study and tourism," said Deputy Prime Minister in charge of health, Tatiana Golikova, according to agencies. She said the decision was taken "because of the worsening of the epidemic in China and the fact that Chinese nationals are continuing to arrive on Russian territory." Several Chinese nationals visit Russia as tourists or live there for work or study and many transit through Russian airports en route to the West. Russia has taken drastic measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak which has claimed nearly 1,900 lives in China and around the world. It has already closed its 4,250-km (2,650-mile) border with China. There are no more coronavirus cases in..
                 

SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

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SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year. The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight, officials announced Tuesday. Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions. Space Adventures already has helped put tourists into orbit with trips to the International Space Station, working with the Russian space program. For this trip, paying customers will skip the space station and instead orbit two to three times higher, or roughly 500 miles to 750 miles (800 kilometers to 1,200 kilometers) above Earth. It's a lofty goal that would approach the record 850-mile-high (1,370 kilometers) orbit achieved by Gemini 11's Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon in 1966. The tourist flight will forge a path to making spaceflight possible for all people who dream of it, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement. Elon Musk's California-based SpaceX already is dabbling in space tourism, signing ....
                 

Chhattisgarh: CoBRA commando killed, one injured in encounter

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SP leader’s son shot dead, 6 hurt in ‘road rage’ clash: UP Police

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US border clampdown forces Venezuelan teen into Mexico alone

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A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by US government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after they accepted the same claims from her father. The teenager, who is being identified by only her first name, Branyerly, is living alone in Matamoros, Mexico, across from Brownsville. U.S. border agents on Monday denied her request not to be sent back under the Trump administration's so-called Remain in Mexico program for migrants. Branyerly and her father could not request asylum under another Trump policy, a ban on most asylum claims at the southern border for people who came through a third country. But in January, an immigration judge allowed her father, Branly, into the U.S. by granting what's called withholding of removal, which requires meeting a higher legal standard. That same judge denied withholding for Branyerly, who was 17 when she originally arrived at the border. Both she and her father say the judge .....
                 

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

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In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling temporarily shuttering one of its properties because of the downturn in trade. In major U.S. cities, Asian American businesses are seeing a remarkable decline in customers as fear about the viral outbreak from China spreads. City and health officials are trying to staunch the financial bleeding through information campaigns and personal visits to shops and restaurants, emphasizing that, with just 15 cases diagnosed in the entire country, there is no reason to avoid them. Business owners, some of whom have seen their customer traffic cut by more than half, are anxiously waiting for things to return to normal. Mesa, Arizona's freshly crowned Asian District was deep into organizing its night market when ...
                 

Uddhav Thackeray backs NPR, says will personally check questionnaire

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INX Media case: Court reserves order on bail plea of 6 ex-FIPB officers

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Israeli military to create command to combat Iran threats

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Israel's military will set up a special branch in its general staff dedicated to threats from Iran, it said Tuesday. The military said it will appoint a major general to head the command, which is part of a broader restructuring in the general staff. A statement by the military offered few details about the new command, saying the nature of the new branch's work was yet to be determined. But the move highlights the importance Israel places on the threats it views coming from Iran. Iran has forces based in Syria, Israel's northern neighbor, and supports Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. In Gaza, it supplies Islamic Jihad with cash, weapons and training, and also supports Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the coastal territory. Israel also accuses Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons a charge Iran denies. Israel has repeatedly struck Iran-linked targets in Syria in recent years and has warned against any permanent Iranian presence on the frontier. But its battle against ....
                 

Uttar Pradesh govt provides Rs 2,000 crore for new airport at Jewar

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Prashant Kishor floats initiative for ‘alternative’ politics in Bihar

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HSBC India profit crosses $1 bn in 2019, third-most profitable in Asia

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PFC-REC merger stuck, Centre reaching out to PSUs to pick up stake

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Godman wanted for ‘cheating’ in Vadodara booked for ‘criminally intimidating’ woman

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Gujarat: Action plan to save vultures, launch of rescue centre soon

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Gujarat: Women’s role in GIBs’ conservation highlighted

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UP Budget: Rs 2,000 crore for airport in Jewar, Rs 500 crore for one in Ayodhya

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25 broken CCTVs in Jamia’s Rs 2.66-crore damage bill to HRD

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