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The one thing former finance secy wants in Sitharaman's Budget

Announcement of a strategic disinvestment plan in the Budget will send a positive message, Garg said.

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India building new 'steel fence' along Pakistan, Bangla borders: Officials

The Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) that entails deployment of smart fences, advanced surveillance gadgets and anti-infiltration alarms has been speeded up by the border management division under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Border Security Force along these two borders, sources said.

Strategic 'Atal Tunnel' will change fortunes of region and help promote tourism: PM

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Nifty50 reclaimed the 12,200 mark on Thursday, forming a bullish candle on the daily chart.

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  • The Home Ministry has relaxed travel conditions for the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cardholders, in certain age group. An OCI cardholder is required to re-register each time a new passport is issued till 20 years of age and once after 50 years of age but this is not mandatory in the age group of 21-50 years, according to the official.

    Pressure from lenders and desperation for coal may force stressed projects to make aggressive bids at the coal auctions. Also, there are high chances of these projects losing bank guarantees if there is no demand from discoms in two years, power producers said.

    Amid the eternal debate over dynastic politics in India, the newly expanded Maharashtra council of ministers has several leaders from political families including Aaditya Thackeray, Ashok Chavan, Aditi Tatkare, Amit Deshmukh, Vishwajit Kadam and Shankarrao Gadakh.

    The decision will enable sugar mills to divert more raw material towards producing ethanol this season, helping them fight sugar supply glut and provide more ethanol for blending with petrol without having to wait for green clearances, which could have taken six months to a year and, in many cases, forced units to miss the opportunity of additional ethanol output this sugar year.

    Electoral bonds have been pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties as part of efforts to bring transparency in political funding.

    Govt aims to raise the share of natural gas in country’s primary energy mix to 15% by 2030 from 6% now.

    The FinMin has cut ministries’ spending limit to 25% of budget estimate for entire fiscal year.

    The coal ministry had in 2010 allocated the coal block in Odisha for a 4000 MW power project to be set up by Sakhigopal Integrated Power Company Ltd. As per the allocation letter, one of the conditions of the allocation was that allocation/mining lease of the coal block may be cancelled on the grounds, including unsatisfactory progress in the development of coal mining project.

    JNU VC finally attends a meeting at the human resource development ministry. At his meeting, he is learnt to have said that life on the campus was normal at the moment. Khare is learnt to have emphasised on the need to maintain calm and advised Kumar to attempt an outreach to students as well as the media to ensure a ‘balanced’ perspective.

    The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday rejected the West Bengal government's tableau proposal for the Republic Day parade on January 26. "The ...

    The report fails to explain how outsiders entered the campus wearing masks. Instead, it says the university called in the police because students opposing the semester registration process got “aggressive” with those who had come to register themselves.

    Union home ministry, in consultation with the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), is considering amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and Evidence Act, and these are among the proposals being looked into, officials in the know said.

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