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    According to the pact, the National Democratic Front of Boroland under the leadership of its 'president' B Saoraigwra will abjure violence and join in peace talks with the government. The tripartite agreement was signed by representatives of the NDFB and the central and Assam governments, the officials said.

    Industry experts are divided over the likely outcome of the sector heading towards a duopoly with two private telcos-Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel plus one PSU- BSNL with a limited reach. While Vodafone Idea is reeling under the debt of Rs 53,000 crores as AGR payment, Airtel is better financially placed to pay its statutory dues of Rs 35,000.

    Amazon.com Inc chief Jeff Bezos had on Wednesday announced USD 1 billion (over Rs 7,000 crore) investment in India to help bring small and medium businesses online and committed to exporting USD 10 billion worth of India-made goods by 2025. "We are investing to create a million new jobs here in India over the next five years," Bezos said.

    State governments had 75.89 billion rupees loans from the RBI in the week ended Jan. 10, compared with 53.04 billion rupees in the previous week, the release showed.

    Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Friday lashed out at the Left-ruled state government over it approaching the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said he may seek a report for not informing him about the move.

    In the current fiscal, the government has decided to stay with the borrowing programme as announced in the Budget 2019. This has cheered the markets and kept yields in check. In the Budget speech, the finance minister also announced borrowing from overseas market but later on dropped the plan owing to currency risks.

    State oil companies raised prices of subsidised cooking gas by nearly Rs 30 a cylinder in August and raised it by another Rs 32 in the five months that followed. The current hike appears steep compared to the total increase of Rs 82 in five years to mid-2019.

    Ecommerce marketplaces such as Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart have been accused of flouting India's foreign investment rules and are also the subject of an investigation by the antitrust agency. The companies have maintained that they fully comply with Indian laws.

    A division bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and R I Chagla was hearing a public interest litigation seeking release of grants to Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children and Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the state government.

    New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on January 15 in Delhi. Zarif is on India visi...

    Congress spokespersons Randeep Surjewala and Jaiveer Shergill demanded that the prime minister and defence minister state that ‘fairness’ not ‘foul play’, ‘nationalism’ not ‘crony capitalism’ should be the yardsticks for deciding India’s prestigious submarine project.

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