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Irresponsible nations tweaking sea rules for own benefit, says Rajnath Singh

November 22, 2021
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IN AN apparent reference to China, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said that “some irresponsible nations” are coming up with “new and inappropriate interpretations” of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) due to “hegemonic tendencies”, and that this was creating obstacles to a stable | Read more|

Mamata Banerjee In Delhi Today, Meeting Sonia Gandhi, PM Modi On Agenda

November 22, 2021
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On a day West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in New Delhi to push forward her agenda for opposition unity, Tripura is centrestage with over a dozen Trinamool MPs set to sit on dharna in the national capital protesting the violence against their party workers in the BJP-ruled northeastern state. | Read more|

Reliance Industries Shares Fall After Halting $15 Billion Aramco Deal

November 22, 2021
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Shares of Reliance Industries fell as much as 4.2 per cent to hit an intraday low of ₹ 2,368.20 on the BSE on Monday as the country's largest firm decided to halt a stake sale in its oil-to-chemicals business (O2C) to Saudi Arabia's Aramco and pulled back from a potential spinoff of its most profitable unit. | Read more|

Madhya Pradesh Drugs Case: Minister's Warning As Amazon Officials Charged

November 21, 2021
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Senior executives of Amazon's local unit in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind, about 500 km from state capital Bhopal, have been charged under the narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling, days after summons were issued against them. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra has asked the online retailer to c | Read more|

"Glad To See Three Farm Bills In India Will Be Repealed": US Lawmaker

November 20, 2021
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US Congressman Andy Levin has welcomed the repeal of the three farm laws in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year, and appealed to the protesting farmers to return home. | Read more|

Dutch Police Fire Warning Shots As Anti-Covid Curb Protests Hit Port City

November 20, 2021
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Dutch police fired warning shots, injuring several people, after rioters against a partial Covid lockdown torched a police car and hurled stones in Rotterdam on Friday. Chaos broke out after a protest in the port city against the coronavirus restrictions and government plans to restrict access for unvaccinated people t | Read more|

Kartarpur Corridor Opened For Sikh Community, Not Elections: Union Minister

November 19, 2021
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Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Som Parkash has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the Kartarpur Corridor keeping in mind the sentiments of the Sikh community and refuted the allegations that the government has done it targeting the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab to attract the voters impa | Read more|

India, China "Going Through Bad Patch": Foreign Minister S Jaishankar

November 19, 2021
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Foreign Minister S Jaishankar today said India and China are going through a "particularly bad patch" in their ties because Beijing has taken a set of actions in violation of agreements for which it still does not have a "credible explanation". He said it is for the Chinese leadership to answer where they want to take | Read more|

India Third Largest In Domestic Air Traffic In World: Aviation Minister

November 19, 2021
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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that India's aviation industry has become the third-largest domestic aviation market in the world. According to a press release by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday, the Union Minister inaugurated a curtain raiser event about Wings India, 2022 whi | Read more|

J&K LG Manoj Sinha orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter

November 18, 2021
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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Hyderpora encounter. On Monday night, J&K Police claimed that two militants, along with an OGW and the owner of the commercial building where the encounter took place, were killed in a gunfight. | Read more|

Supreme Court Sets Aside Bombay High Court's "Skin To Skin" Judgement

November 18, 2021
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The Supreme Court today ruled that "skin to skin" contact is not necessary for a crime to be considered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Calling it a "narrow interpretation of the law", the court set aside a Bombay High Court judgement that had acquitted a man saying, "groping a minor' | Read more|