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Sitharaman: Centre not imposing Hindi in Tamil Nadu

Nirmala Sitharaman said the government was not making any attempts to impose Hindi in Tamil Nadu and was trying to promote Tamil as well.

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India

Kerala govt to set up Rs 105 crore elephant rehabilitation centre

The Kerala government would set up a first-of-its-kind elephant rehabilitation centre here at an outlay of Rs 105 crore, take care of jumbos.

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India

Karnataka govt in deeper crisis; independent MLA withdraws support

Ministers in the coalition Karnataka government will be asked to step down to make way for disgruntled MLAs who have resigned as legislators.

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India

Formality of Modi staking claim to form govt at 8 PM

Modi-led NDA returned to power with a massive majority in the Lok Sabha elections with the BJP alone bagging 303 of total 542 seats contested

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India

Will maintain status quo on Yamuna water supply: Haryana

New Delhi: The Haryana government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it would maintain status quo on the supply of Yamuna river water to Delhi till 21 May. The apex court asked the Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board to request Haryana for the maintenance of status quo on water supply and directed […]

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Editorial

Monuments Must Be Maintained By Private Entities

A reason why the INC continues to perform poorly in elections is its outdated ideas. By questioning the ruling BJP why it has entrusted a private entity, Dalmia Bharat, with the task of maintaining Red Fort, Rahul Gandhi’s party has harked back to the Jawaharlal Nehru-Indira Gandhi era of economics, which is singularly responsible for […]

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Congress’s Fast One: Why Issues Elude Opposition

Until 1 PM on Monday, 9 April, INC president Rahul Gandhi had not arrived at any of the venues of fasting by the leaders and workers of his party whereas the fast was supposed to end at 4 PM. However, the farce of a brief fast is not the issue. The demands, to press which […]

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Siddaramaiah Divides Hindus To Rule Karnataka

If Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah succeeds in getting from the Centre a sanction to turn challenger BS Yeddyurappa’s caste of Lingayats into a separate religion with a ‘minority’ tag, it may still not affect the BJP’s poll prospects, dependent as it is on ‘Hindu’ votes that may react to the State’s ruling party negatively, with […]

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India

Govt tables bill to impound assets of fugitive fraudsters

New Delhi: The government today tabled a bill that seeks to confiscate all the assets of absconding fraudsters and loan defaulters for recovering dues from them. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 aims to impound and sell assets of fugitives such as Nirav Modi, who is alleged to be behind the nearly Rs 12,700 crore […]

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Economy

9,063 wilful defaulters owe Rs 1.10 lakh crore to PSBs

New Delhi: The number of wilful defaulters, who did not repay loans to public sector banks (PSBs) despite the capacity to do so, rose by 1.66% to 9,063 in the April-December period of the current fiscal, the government said today. “The amount involved for PSBs is reported as Rs 1,10,050 crore,” Minister of State for […]