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Youth should not remain neutral: Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU president
The 25-year-old Ghosh, president of the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU), is arguably the most recognised student leader in the country at present. The 5 ft 3 inch tall young woman, weighing 43 kilos, has taken on Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar to roll back a fee hike and has led her fellow students in a larger fight against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Nirbhaya case: Convict moves SC against HC's order rejecting his juvenility claim
Convict Pawan Kumar Gupta has challenged the high court's December 19 order by which it had also deprecated the conduct of his advocate for filing forged documents and not appearing in the court.

Anti evasion wing of Mumbai Central GST busts major illegal gold movement channel
“The customs and GST officials have raised their drive to curb evasion of import duty or of the GST,” said a government official speaking on anonymity. India imports 700-800 tonnes of gold on average each year. After the UPA government raised the duty in stages from 2% to 10% in 2013 to check a ballooning current account deficit, smuggling reared its head.

Raut should not have made comment about Indira Gandhi: Pawar
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut should have refrained from saying that former prime minister Indira Gandhi used to meet yesteryear gangster Karim Lala, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said here on Friday.

Polls to nearly 13,000 gram panchayats in J-K likely to be held in Feb
The elections to the nearly 13,000 vacant posts of panch and sarpanch in gram panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be held next month and a notification is this regard is expected to be issued on January 25, officials said on Friday.

RSS says attempt to defame sangh with circulation of `new constitution'
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) stated here on Friday that it had nothing to do with a a document circulating on social media titled `new constitution' with a picture of Sangh supremo Mohan Bhagwat on it.

India, Iran should work to expedite Chabahar Port development, connectivity to Afghanistan: Zarif
Despite the US exempting India from sanctions imposed on Iran for the development of the port in Novermber 2018, the European and Chinese suppliers who had bagged contracts to supply equipment for the port have been reluctant to deliver, fearing adverse impact on their business with the US.

India lodges protest over abduction of Hindu girls in Pakistan
As per reports, two minor girls, Shanti Meghwad and Sarmi Meghwad, belonging to the minority Hindu community were abducted on 14 January 2020. They belong to Umar Village, Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan.

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Trump warns Iran's supreme leader to be 'careful with his words'
US President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be "very careful with his words." "The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe," Trump tweeted of Khamenei's comments earlier Friday in Tehran.

In relief for homebuyers, govt to take over Unitech
In a major relief to around 30,000 homebuyers, the Centre agreed to take over troubled real estate giant Unitech to streamline the management of the company which is in a financial mess caused by siphoning off of more than 50% of money deposited by individuals and financial institutions.

Reports of US F-35s spooked Iran: Russia
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov commenting on Iran's accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner said, "There were at least six (US) F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area (at the time). This information has yet to be verified, but I'd like to underline the edginess that always accompanies such situations." All 176 people aboard died.

SC seeks report from govt on 2012 e-vehicle plan
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Union government to detail steps taken to implement the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan-2020, a policy decision taken in 2012 to give incentives for adoption of electric vehicles and disincentives for fossil fuel-based vehicles.

As virus stalks China, India issues advisory
India has issued a travel advisory for those visiting China and stepped up surveillance at airports in the wake of an outbreak of coronavirus in China. Following reports of 41 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (nCoV), including one death in Wuhan in China this month, health ministry has instructed screening of travellers from the neighbouring country at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata airports using thermal scanners.

All investment as per rules welcome: Goyal
A day after he said e-commerce giant Amazon was not doing India a favour by investing $1 billion here, commerce & industry minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the government welcomed all investments but they should be in line with domestic regulations.

Kuldeep, Rahul star in India's win over Australia
Kuldeep Yadav bowled a game-changing 38th over to complement a KL Rahul blinder as India levelled the series with a comfortable 36-run victory over Australia in the second ODI on Friday. Put into bat, India put up a much-improved batting performance with Rahul's blistering 52-ball 80 taking India to 340 for six after Dhawan (96), Kohli (78) laid the foundation.

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Mumbai's malls, hotels and restaurants to remain open 24X7 from 27 Jan, say reports; BJP's Ashish Shelar asks Maharashtra govt for details

Mumbai's malls, hotels and restaurants to remain open 24X7 from 27 Jan, say reports; BJP's Ashish Shelar asks Maharashtra govt for detailsThe move was approved in a meeting chaired by state tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray on 16 January, with the BMC chief, police commissioner and representatives of malls, hotels and restaurants in attendance



Indian-origin woman missing since New Year's Day found dead in trunk of her car in US

Indian-origin woman missing since New Year's Day found dead in trunk of her car in USNew York, Jan 17 (PTI) A 34-year-old Indian-origin woman who was reported missing two weeks ago has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in the trunk of her car in the US state of Illinois, according to media reports.



'Best Way to Silence Terrorist DSP Davinder': Rahul Gandhi on J&K Cop's Case Being Handed Over to NIA

'Best Way to Silence Terrorist DSP Davinder': Rahul Gandhi on J&K Cop's Case Being Handed Over to NIAPolice had arrested Davinder Singh in Kulgam district of south Kashmir along with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists besides an unidentified lawyer who was working as an overground worker for terror outfits.



Rajinikanth Accused of Promoting Enmity, Warned With Protests After ‘Slipper’ Comment on Periyar

Rajinikanth Accused of Promoting Enmity, Warned With Protests After ‘Slipper’ Comment on PeriyarDVK president Kolathur Mani, in a statement, alleged that the actor uttered a 'blatant lie that Periyar had in 1971 taken out a procession after garlanding the photos of Lord Ram and Sita with chappals.



40-Feet Iron Structure of India’s Map Installed at Shaheen Bagh

40-Feet Iron Structure of India’s Map Installed at Shaheen BaghIn the morning on 17 January, the protesters installed a 40-feet high iron structure of India’s map at Shaheen Bagh.



2012 Delhi gangrape case: Court issues fresh death warrants, convicts to hang on Feb 1

2012 Delhi gangrape case: Court issues fresh death warrants, convicts to hang on Feb 1The fresh warrants were introduced after the Delhi government told the Delhi High Court Wednesday that irrespective of a date and time fixed for the execution, it cannot take place as long as their mercy petition was pending before the President.



Nirbhaya’s Mother Rues ‘Politics’ Over Hanging, Reminds PM of Vow

Nirbhaya’s Mother Rues ‘Politics’ Over Hanging, Reminds PM of VowAsha Devi reminded PM Modi of his 2014 election slogan “Bahut hua naari par vaar, Ab ki baar Modi Sarkaar.”



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Hanging Nirbhaya convicts: BJP, AAP blamegame continues over `delay` as court issues fresh date
Earlier in the day, a Delhi court had issued a fresh death warrant against the four Nirbhaya rape case convicts who will now be executed on February 1 at 6 am. They were earlier to be hanged on February 22 at 7 am.
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha constitutes new central working committee
Amid speculation that it might join hands with the BJP or merge with it, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), which had suspended it`s working committee on January 5, has constituted a new working committee. There are 151
Delhi Assembly election 2020: High Court quashes election of Jitender Singh Tomar
Jitender Singh Tomar has been given a ticket from Tri Nagar constituency in the recently released Aam Aadmi Party's list of candidates for the upcoming assembly election. 
January 2020 records highest rainfall in 10 years in Delhi, cold wave to hit again
The mercury level is also likely to dip on January 18 which will again bring back cold wave condition in Delhi and nearby regions. The temperature, which was recorded at 11-degree celsius on January 16, which is likely to drop at
Now shops in Mumbai can remain open 24 hours from January 26
Maharashtra State Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray called a meeting on Thursday (January 16) which was attended by several city administrators and restaurant owner. 
Delhi L-G grants police commissioner emergency detention powers under NSA
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has authorised Delhi's Commissioner of Police with the emergency detention power under the National Security Act (NSA) from January 19 to April 18 for a period of three months. 
Delhi HC asks police to act as per law, keep public interest in mind in tackling Shaheen Bagh protesters
The court took the call citing upcoming Board examinations as the reason for the decision.
Free welfare schemes will continue if you vote for us, says Arvind Kejriwal
Expressing his views on the upcoming election, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he believes people will make AAP win in all the 70 seats in the upcoming assembly election. 
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Election for next BJP president on Jan 20, JP Nadda likely to be elected unopposed
Former Union minister JP Nadda, who is currently the working president of the party, is likely to be elected to BJP's top organisational post unopposed.

Coast guards of India, Japan come together for 19th annual Sahyog Kaijin Exercise
Japanese Coast Guard Vessel Echigo was accorded a formal welcome at the Chennai Port on Monday, as it arrived for a 5-day goodwill visit, that also includes the exercise.

SFI to install bust of Surya Sen at Kolkata Port Trust office as a mark of protest against its renaming
SFI has planned to conduct a movement against Modi's decision in the mid-week of January.

Mumbai eateries, malls, multiplexes can now stay open 24x7
All establishments like restaurants, malls, multiplexes and retail outlets falling under 'gated communities' in Mumbai will be allowed to stay open, in a move that is expected to give a major boost to tourism in the city.

People voted for our honesty in 2015, will vote for our work in 2020: Arvind Kejriwal
The AAP will win all 70 assembly seats in the Delhi assembly election, Arvind Kejriwal said.

Andhra Pradesh: High power committee holds final meeting on 3-capital issue
Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy will place the committee recommendations on the capital issue before the members of the assembly in the special session to be held from January 20.

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Malls and Pubs to be Open 24x7 in Some Mumbai Areas from January 26: Aaditya Thackeray
The areas where these establishments will remain open all night are Fort and Kala Ghoda in south Mumbai and Bandra Kurla Complex in the west.

4-Year-Old Girl Raped by Two Boys Aged 8 and 12 in Andhra Pradesh
Based on a complaint from the victims mother, the boys, aged 8 and 12, have been detained under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, the police said.

BSF Rescues Pregnant Woman from Snow-covered Area of North Kashmir, Delivers Baby
Officials said the family of the 22-year-old woman made a distress call to the district administration at about 11:30 am on Thursday as the lady experienced premature labour pains.

After India's Amazon Snub, BJP Slams Editorial Policies of Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post
Vijay Chauthaiwale, the chief of the BJP's foreign affairs department, said there was "a lot of problem" with the Washington Post's coverage of India, without giving any specific examples.

Spread Message of Development in J&K, PM Modi to Union Ministers Set to Visit Valley
PM Narendra Modi said the ministers should not restrict themselves to urban areas but also meet people in villages to inform them about the developmental work carried out by the Centre.

MGP Leader Prakash Naik Found Dead at Home, Last Message Names Goa Minister's Brother
A senior police officer said that in a message posted on a WhatsApp group little before killing himself, Naik held two persons responsible for his decision. One of them is the elder brother of a senior minister in the Pramod Sawant-led government, he said.

Will Need Six Months to Resettle Bru Refugees in Tripura, Says CM Biplab Kumar Deb
Following an agreement signed by representatives of the Brus, the central, Tripura and Mizoram governments in New Delhi on Thursday, these tribal people will be able to permanently settle in Tripura.

JEE Main Exams Results Declared, Nine Students Score Perfect 100
The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday, January 17, declared JEE Main 2020 Result online at jeemain.nta.nic.in.

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Fri Jan 17 2020  Australian Dollar 48.8281
Fri Jan 17 2020  British Pound Sterling 92.4214
Fri Jan 17 2020  Canadian Dollar 54.3774
Fri Jan 17 2020  European Euro 78.8022
Fri Jan 17 2020  United States Dollar 71.0227

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India’s gold loan market to touch Rs 4,617 billion by 2022
The organised gold loan market comprising of banks, NBFCs and Nidhi companies contribute to nearly 35 per cent of Indian gold loan market

Gold, Silver price firms up
Gold prices rose by Rs 32 to Rs 40,590 per 10 gram in the national capital on Friday amid rupee depreciation and strong global prices.In the previous

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Mukesh Ambani: Asia's richest man in $13bn ruling boost
India's Supreme Court rejects telecom operator's plea for relief on government levies.

The Indian TikTok star who teaches her followers English
How TikTok helped Geet turn around her life after a horrific car accident.

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable
European Parliament members want all tech giants to adopt a single universal charging method.

India v Australia: Shikhar Dhawan makes 96 as hosts level one-day series
Shikhar Dhawan produces another strong batting display as India bounce back from Tuesday's humiliation to beat Australia by 36 runs and level the one-day series.

MS Dhoni: Cricket legend MS Dhoni snubbed by India board
MS Dhoni led India to victory in three major global tournaments.

Indians bake the world's 'longest cake'
Those who were lucky enough to grab a bite say it was 'up to the mark'.

Man arrested after confessing to murder on TV
The man said he killed his girlfriend because of tensions between their families.

Kashmir avalanche: Girl rescued after 18 hours buried in snow
The 12-year-old said she thought she would die after an avalanche in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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Indian-American among NASA's new astronauts; all set to conquer Moon, Mars
Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 11 new NASA graduates who have successfully completed their over two years' of basic astronaut training . Astronaut candidate training included practice, and testing in spacewalking, robotics, International Space Station systems, T-38 jet proficiency, and Russian language.

Indian government should fix major loopholes in OCI card: Indian-American activist
Under the provisions of the OCI card, those below 20 years and above 50 years need to renew their OCI card every time they have their passport renewed. Though this provision had been there for the past several years, it's only now that at the instructions of the Indian home ministry that it was being strictly enforced by international airlines.

16 Indian-Americans briefly stranded at JFK airport for not carrying old cancelled passports
At least 16 Indian-Americans with valid OCI cards headed to New Delhi from the US experienced some anxious moments at the John F Kennedy airport on Sunday as the national carrier Air India was unable to process their boarding passes since they were not carrying their old cancelled passports.

Indian-American Dr Monisha Ghosh named 1st woman Chief Technology Officer of US' communications commission
An independent US government agency overseen by Congress, the FCC is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America's communications law and regulations.

Indian-American entrepreneur Krishna Bansal to run for Congress
Bansal, who will enter the race from 11th Congressional District of Illinois from the Republican Party, launched his campaign over the weekend, which among others was attended by more than 20 elected officials, eminent Indian-American leaders and community members of his constituency.

15 Indian-origin MPs register strong result in UK election
Indian-origin candidates across both the ruling Conservative and Opposition Labour parties registered equally strong results of seven wins each in the UK's General Election on Thursday, with around a dozen MPs retaining their seats alongside some new faces, taking their number in the UK's lower house up to 15.

UK General Election to throw up good result for Indian-origin candidates
"The next Parliament looks set to be our most-diverse ever - with more ethnic minority candidates likely to be elected whichever way the political pendulum swings on election night," says an analysis by the British Future think tank. The ethnic minority surge in the no. of MPs is expected to include all the Indian-origin MPs from the last election, except Labour's Keith Vaz.

2 Indian students killed in hit and run crash in US
Judy Stanley (23), and Vybhav Gopisetty (26), were graduate students of the Tennessee State University (TSU) and were pursuing food science degrees in the College of Agriculture, the university said. The university students have raised-- through a GoFundMe Page-- more than USD 42,000 for their last rites and funeral in India.

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Beef delicacy tweet by Kerala Tourism kicks up a row
Government says its aim was not to hurt religious beliefs

JNUTA demands judicial inquiry into JNU violence
‘Restoration of normalcy in the JNU campus requires the sacking of this VC’

Saibaba row: Vikhe-Patil warns of ‘legal fight’
Congress leader Ashok Chavan defends the government’s decision to provides funds for Pathri

Pakistan condemns CDS Rawat’s remarks on deradicalisation camps in Kashmir
The Chief of Defence Staff had said girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 years were being radicalised in Kashmir

ED attaches ?9.5 cr. properties in money laundering case against
The properties belong to Abdul Karim Jaka, a Mumbai-based businessman dealing in real estate and ship-breaking work

Will strive for J&K Statehood: Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Ghulam Nabi Azad
The leaders, who held a meeting of party leaders in Jammu, called for the immediate release of all political workers and removal of all sorts of restrictions and curbs upon them

‘Science depends on being able to question authority’
Anything that excludes communities and creates an atmosphere of intolerance is probably not good for science, says Nobel Laureate

Manoj Shashidhar appointed as Joint Director of CBI
A 1994-batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre, Mr. Shashidhar has been appointed for a period of five years

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Indian General Talks of ‘Deradicalization Camps’ for Kashmiris
It’s unclear what Gen. Bipin Rawat, chief of India’s defense staff, meant. But rights activists fear that something like what China has introduced for Uighurs could be coming.

Avalanches Sweep Through Kashmir, Killing Dozens
Whole families were buried in the Pakistani-controlled portion of the disputed territory, and rescuers are risking their own lives.

Air Pollution, Evolution, and the Fate of Billions of Humans
It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped our DNA over millions of years.

Behind Campus Attack in India, Some See a Far-Right Agenda
Hindu nationalists view Jawaharlal Nehru University, where a mob rampaged last weekend, as “a symbol of everything that is bad in this country,” one analyst said.

Masked Men Attack Students in Rampage at University in New Delhi
Dozens were hurt by attackers who shouted Hindu slogans. Some students said they belonged to a far-right Hindu group, which denied involvement.

Muslims Organize Huge Protests Across India, Challenging Modi
As nationwide demonstrations entered their fourth week, India’s Muslims — long a fragmented group — organized into a formidable force against a contentious citizenship law.

Acusan a la policía de India de maltratar a musulmanes
Mientras aumentan las manifestaciones ciudadanas en rechazo a una ley de ciudadanía en India, surgen reportes sobre abusos y medidas extremas por parte de las autoridades.

As India Violence Gets Worse, Police Are Accused of Abusing Muslims
As demonstrations over a citizenship law sweep India, more accounts are emerging of mistreatment and harsh tactics by police and state officials.

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Lt Gen SK Saini Appointed As India's Vice Chief Of Army Staff
Indian Army's Southern Command Chief, Lt Gen SK Saini will be the force's new vice chief, taking charge a day before Republic Day, a top army official said on Friday.
"What Happened In Hitler's Germany ...": Amarinder Singh Slams CAA
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act was against the secular fabric of the country and claimed that events unfolding now were similar to...
Delhi Man Arrested For Offering Jobs At Fake Thailand Airliner "Yo Air"
Delhi Police on Friday arrested a man who cheated people by offering employment in a fake airline company ''Yo Air''.
"De-Radicalisation Camps Nothing New," Union Minister Backs General Rawat
Endorsing Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat's comments, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Friday said that the Army has been running de-radicalisation camps since ages.
Kidnapped US Teen Uses Snapchat To Lead Police To Her In San Jose Motel
A California teen who had been drugged and kidnapped was rescued by police this week after using Snapchat to alert her friends to her abduction.
Justin Trudeau Urges Iran To Hand Over Downed Jet's Black Boxes To France
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to hand over the damaged black boxes from last week's downed airliner to France, saying it has one of the few laboratories capable of...
Shirdi Shut Indefinitely From Sunday Amid Row Over Sai Baba's Birthplace
The administrative body of Sai Baba's Samadhi calls for the indefinite closure of the Shirdi temple after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reportedly said Pathri in Parbhani is Sai Baba's...
Upto Rs 10 Lakh Fine On Local Bodies For Not Clearing Waste: Green Tribunal
There is a huge gap in generation and treatment of waste which is endangering the environment and adversely affecting public health, the National Green Tribunal has said while directing that continued...
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Watched videos of Steve Smith about how he builds his innings: KL Rahul

Watched videos of Steve Smith about how he builds his innings: KL RahulIndia defeated Australia by 36 runs in the second ODI by 36 runs at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Speaking about the preparations, Wicket-keeper KL Rahul said, "I don't think I practiced technically, anything different. I just spoke a lot to middle order batsmen and I watched a lot of videos, spoke a lot to Virat (Kohli), watched a lot of videos of AB (de Villiers) and Steve Smith about how they build their innings or how they play in certain situations. The only thing I learnt how I can use my game and can be better in certain situations. Now that I have played in different positions so batting becomes a lot more enjoyable."



Iran nuclear deal: India can encourage US to come back to table, says Iranian Foreign Minister

Iran nuclear deal: India can encourage US to come back to table, says Iranian Foreign MinisterIran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attended luncheon meeting in Mumbai on January 17. During the meeting he said that India can play a leading role in bringing US back into compliance with Iran nuclear agreement. "India can play a leading role in bringing US back into compliance with agreement and we will not reject that possibility. India is a very dear friend of Iran and has good relations with US, it can encourage US to come back to the table," the Iranian Foreign Minister said.



SC issued notice on plea challenging NPR notification: Petitioner

SC issued notice on plea challenging NPR notification: PetitionerSupreme Court lawyer MR Shamshad, who has filed a petition challenging notification of National Population Register said, "We have challenged the notification of NPR as well on which notice has been issued, probably it will be tagged with the other petitions but NPR notification has been challenged on which notice has been issued." Nationwide protests have emerged since the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which will give Indian citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who have come to India to escape persecution.



Bhim Army chief urges people from all religions to join anti-CAA protests

Bhim Army chief urges people from all religions to join anti-CAA protestsBhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad joined protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed pan-India National Register for Citizens (NRC), at Jama Masjid in Delhi. While addressing the gathering, he said, "Peaceful protest is our strength. People from all religions who support us should join us in great number to prove it to the government that these protests are not led by Muslims alone," Azad said.



Piyush Goyal clarifies his statement on Amazon's investment in India

Piyush Goyal clarifies his statement on Amazon's investment in IndiaMinister of Commerce Piyush Goyal clarified on his reported statement on E-commerce giant Amazon's plan of investment in India where he said,"It's not as if they (Amazon) are doing a favour to India when they invest a billion dollars.""My statement should be seen in context. Investments are welcome but they should be within the law," said Piyush Goyal.



Russia will provide five S400 missiles to India by 2025: Deputy Ambassador

Russia will provide five S400 missiles to India by 2025: Deputy AmbassadorRoman Babushkin, Russian Deputy Ambassador to India informed that Russia will give 5 S400 missiles defence system to India by 2025 which will serve well for Indian security. "We will give 5 S400 missiles defence system (to India) by 2025. Russia is possessing one of the world's best defence system and it would serve well for Indian security," said Deputy Ambassador.



AAI to invest robustly on infra upgradation: Chairman Arvind Singh

AAI to invest robustly on infra upgradation: Chairman Arvind SinghThe newly appointed Chairman of Airports Authority of India, Arvind Singh said that AAI will invest Rs. 25,000 crores in the next five years for building airport infrastructure, creating new facilities for passengers, new runways and upgradation of technology in the country. In an interview to ANI, Singh said there are plans to almost double the number of domestic airports which are currently functional in the country. The projected investment will help meet the growth of passenger traffic that we expect. He welcomed the government's initiative of privatisation of airports as it helps reduce the costs of Airports Authority of India and able to get revenues from the airports without employing manpower. This revenue helps AAI to build infrastructure in unserved areas where private sector is not willing to invest at present. Large parts of country which are unserved and underserved in terms of air connectivity and there the private sector does not want to go initially so, and to invest in those areas we need resources which is being generated through privatisation programme.



SDPI should be banned for their involvement in anti-social activities: Jagadish Shettar

SDPI should be banned for their involvement in anti-social activities: Jagadish ShettarWhile speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on January 17, the Minister of Large and Medium Scale Industries in Karnataka Government Jagadish Shettar said, "Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) always deny their involvement but it has been proved now. I welcome the police's action." "Their organisation should be banned as they have always been involved with anti-social activities and government of India should take very serious note of this," he added.



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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'


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