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  • Azad, addressing a rally in this north Bihar town, called upon the people to carry on "sustained and peaceful protests", urging them to draw inspiration from the agitation by women at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. "I want to tell people across the country that they are not alone in their fight. The Bhim Army is by their side," he said.

    "Club Factory has surpassed 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India following a strong surge in user adoption across the country. Club Factory has witnessed a sharp rise in traffic, clocking in 4 times growth in orders received in 2019 on the platform as compared to the previous year," the company said in a statement.

    Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis refuted the allegations on BJP during his tenure about phone-tapping. He also said that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was free to conduct an inquiry into the phone- tapping charges against the previous BJP-led dispensation.

    The plantation sector included tea, rubber and coffee industries and the Act stipulates them to comply with providing drinking water, housing, medical, education and toilet facilities to the workers besides wages. The Centre has already tabled a Bill in Parliament on occupational safety, health and working conditions code which is now under discussion.

    Thermal screening is being done at the international airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin. The civil aviation ministry has asked airlines to follow International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines for managing and notifying anybody reporting illness on flights originating from China and disembarking in India.

    Kerala and Punjab have already passed resolutions seeking the withdrawal of the CAA. Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot said that the Centre should listen to people protesting against the Act across the country and asserted that democracy weakens if there is no dialogue. He further added that People have the right to express their disagreement in a peaceful manner.

    The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government after India slipped 10 ranks on the Democracy Index, saying democracy has been eroded and democratic institutions debilitated under the 'tukde tukde gang' in power, and this should alarm every Indian.

    "We need to seriously think whether we need to have such a House which appears to be functioning with only political motives. It is not mandatory to have the Council, which is our own creation, and it is only for our convenience. So let us discuss the issue further on Monday and take a decision on whether or not to continue the Council," CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said.

    The Rajasthan government will introduce a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the assembly session beginning Friday, Deput...

    The Shiv Sena and BJP contested the state assembly polls together in October last year, but parted ways following disagreement over sharing the chief ministerial post for two- and-half years on rotational basis. The Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress then came together and formed government in the state after many deliberations.

    Market can only handle more borrowing if more foreign investors are allowed to participate.

    The erstwhile state was an integral part of India and no one could challenge its accession to the union or demand a plebiscite or referendum now or justify “secessionism” there, Attorney General K K Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the top court on Thursday.

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