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Chidambaram’s CBI custody to continue till Sept 5, says SC

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court Tuesday said the CBI custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram would continue till September 5 in the INX Media corruption case. The apex court asked Chidambaram’s counsel not to press for the interim bail plea, filed before the trial court on Monday and scheduled to be heard today, till September 5. A bench …

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Eight core sectors growth slows to 2.1% in July

PTI New Delhi Growth of eight core industries dropped to 2.1 per cent in July, mainly due to contraction in coal, crude oil and natural gas production, according to a government data released on Monday. The eight core sector industries – coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity – had expanded by 7.3 per cent …

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Shah to visit Assam next week for NEC meet

PTI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Assam next week to attend a meeting of the North Eastern Council and is likely to review the situation in the state in the wake of publication of the final NRC, sources said on Monday. During the September 8-9 visit, Shah will chair a meeting of the NEC, to be …

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Manmohan used as ‘puppet’, economy doing quite well under Modi: BJP

PTI New Delhi The BJP on Monday hit back at former prime minister Manmohan Singh for his criticism of the Union government’s handling of the economy, saying India could not achieve the desired growth under him as he was used as a “puppet” by some to promote corruption and nepotism, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policy has propelled the …

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India committed to defence ties with Japan: Rajnath

IANS New Delhi Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on a two-day visit to Japan, on Monday met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo and said India was committed to enhance defence engagements between the two countries, besides strengthening bilateral arrangements. Singh also met Japan’s Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya on the first day of his visit. He is accompanied by a high-level …

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MEA: exclusion from NRC won’t impact rights

New Delhi: People left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam are not “stateless” and will continue to enjoy all the rights as before till they exhaust all remedies available under the law, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday. It said exclusion from the NRC has no implication on the rights of an individual …

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Mamata flays exclusion of 1,00,000 Gurkhas from NRC

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed shock over the exclusion of over 1,00,000 Gurkha community members from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam and alleged thousands of genuine Indians had been left out of the document. In a series of tweets, Banerjee asked the government to make certain that genuine Indians were not …

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India thwarts Pak attempt to raise Kashmir issue at Male

New Delhi/Male: India on Sunday thwarted an attempt by Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue during the South Asian Speakers’ Summit in the Maldives, saying Islamabad should end all state support to terrorism which is the “biggest threat” to humanity. The two sides had a heated exchange during summit held in the Maldivian Parliament where the representatives of the South …

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5 states get new Governors

New Delhi: Prominent Muslim face Arif Mohammed Khan, who quit the Rajiv Gandhi government in protest against the enactment of a law to nullify the Supreme Court verdict in the Shah Bano case, was on Sunday appointed as Governor, along with three BJP leaders. Sixty-eight-year-old Khan has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala, while BJP leader and former Uttarakhand …

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Manmohan hits out at govt, calls slowdown ‘man-made crisis’

New Delhi: Days after the Finance Ministry reported contraction in the GDP growth, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government blaming its policies for the economic slowdown in the country. “India has the potential to grow at a much faster rate, but the all-round mismanagement by the Modi government has resulted in this slowdown,” said …

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