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Azad condoles the death of Ananth Kumar 


New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed his heartfelt grief on the sad and untimely demise of Shri Anath Kumar, Hon’ble Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs. “I am deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Shri Ananth Kumar.  In his death we have lost an able Parliamentarian and a ...

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Government submits affidavit on Rafale deal in SC, says due procurement procedure followed


New Delhi: The government on Monday submitted an affidavit in connection with the Rafale fighter jets deal in the Supreme Court. According to news agency ANI, the government said in the affidavit that due process was followed in the procurement of 36 Rafale aircraft from France. “Procurement process as laid down in the Defence Procurement Procedure, 2013 was followed in procurement of 36 ...

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“Husband’s Duty Is To Maintain His Wife & Child, He May Beg, Borrow Or Steal,” Says High Court, Chandigarh


Chandigarh: “A husband may beg, borrow or steal to pay an allowance to his wife and child, as his first and foremost duty is to maintain them,” this was said in an order passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, as reported by Livelaw. Maintenance to wife The order was passed by Justice HS Madaan. Reportedly, after a family court had given ...

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Prez, PM, Rahul condole Ananth Kumar’s death


New Delhi, Nov 12:  President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday condoled the death of Union Minister HN Ananth Kumar. ‘Sad to hear of the passing of Union minister and veteran parliamentarian Ananth Kumar. This is a tragic loss to public life in our country and particularly for the people of Karnataka. ...

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat urges separatists to engage with interlocutor, rules out govt-terrorists talks


NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday ruled out direct talks between the Centre and terrorists and urged the Kashmiri separatists to hold parleys with the interlocutor appointed by the central government. The Army Chief said that the Centre has appointed an interlocutor, who is talking to all parties concerned. While maintaining that the Centre’s interlocuto0r is open to ...

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Days after renaming Faizabad as Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath govt mulls ban on sale of meat, alcohol


LUCKNOW: Days after renaming the Faizabad district as Ayodhya, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is reportedly considering a proposal to ban the sale of liquor and meat in the entire district. The demand to ban the sale of liquor and meat in the district has been made by local seers. Speaking to reporters on the issue, UP government ...

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Supreme Court declines early hearing of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid plea


New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday declined early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January. “We have already passed the order. The appeals are coming up in January. Permission declined,” the ...

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AB-PMJAY to be launched in J&K on Dec 1, 2018


Jammu: The Centre’s national flagship programme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir on December 1, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said. The chief secretary reviewed the preparedness for formal roll-out of AB-PMJAY with all chairpersons of the District Implementation Units (DIUs), through video conferencing in Jammu recently. Subrahmanyam directed all deputy ...

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