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India needs Japan in high speed growth: Modi with Shinzo Abe

New Delhi, Dec 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi who along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe attended the Business Leaders Forum here on Saturday said India just not want high speed train, but also high speed growth. “Not just high speed train, India wants high speed growth,” said PM Modi who received Abe for the Forum. “India is a ...

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Police arrest Indian Oil executive in Jaipur for alleged links with IS

Jaipur, Dec 12 : The police on Friday arrested an official of the state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for having alleged links with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS). The arrested official, identified as Mohammed Sirajuddin, a native of Karnataka, has been accused of being in touch with people associated with the IS. According to reports, he also uses networking ...

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Chandigarh: Man caught on camera slapping elderly couple

Chandigarh, Dec 12 : A man was caught on camera slapping a woman and her husband at their mobile phone shop in a market complex in the Chandigarh city, media reports said on Friday. The victims are in their 60’s. On Thursday, the man had come to the shop in Sector 18 of the Chandigarh city to meet the couple’s ...

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PM Modi releases two books on President’s birthday

New Delhi, Dec 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released two books – ‘Speeches of the President – Vol.III’ and ‘Presidential Retreats’ at a function in the historic Durbar Hall in Rashtrapati Bhawan here. The function was one of the events to mark the birthday of President Pranab Mukherjee. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister congratulated President ...

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Centre has political vendetta against Congress: Rahul in Assam

Guwahati, Dec 12 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday reiterated that the Narendra Modi government was having a political vendetta against the Congress party and it was coming out of Prime Minister Office (PMO). During his two day visit to Assam, the Congress vice president said in Guwahati that the central government was having a political vendetta against ...

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Modi govt paints a rosy picture, Sonowal contradictory views: Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, Dec 12 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said that Union Minister and BJP State President Sarbananda Sonowal’s statement that the State’s economy has become stagnant has been proved wrong by the BJP-led NDA Government’s report that gave Assam the sixth position in Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). In a statement, Gogoi said the report brought out ...

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Rajnath Singh to chair 26th Meeting of Southern Zonal Council

New Delhi, Dec 12 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 26th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council to be held at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, officials said. The Southern Zonal Council comprises of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Puducherry. The Chief Ministers of all these states and senior officers ...

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CSE welcomes the move to restrain diesel cars in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 11 : Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) welcomes the move by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to restrict sales of diesel car in Delhi. This is a long-pending air pollution control action that needs to be implemented urgently to reduce risk to public health in our cities. “Diesel cars not only contribute to the rising particulate ...

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Mumbai: CBI arrests joint commissioner of income tax department for ‘accepting’ bribe

Mumbai, Dec 11 : The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it has arrested a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Piramal Chambers, Mumbai for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5 lakhs from the Complainant. “A case was registered on a complaint alleging therein that Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Piramal Chambers, Mumbai has re-opened his file pertaining ...

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Our policy is to supply plentiful liquidity: RBI Governor

Kolkata, Dec 11 : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday that the central bank would continue to supply plentiful of liquidity to the market and can go for open market purchase of securities. After the meeting of the RBI board in Kolkata, Rajan told a press conference: “Our policy on liquidity has been to supply ...

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