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  • If racism is your platform for point-scoring, bringing up incidents from rival clubs as though this is all a game of Top Trumps, you’re – and I’m going to phrase this as nicely as possible – quite pathetic. You can’t fix stupid and it’s scary to think just how much of the population are sat fist-pumping in the knowledge there are no cameras ready to record their discrimination.

    The credibility of India’s official stats is under strain following alleged shelving of unfavourable data.

    Concor said L & L Partners has been appointed as legal advisor for divestment of the firm

    Amid tight security, 61.19 per cent of 56,18,267 voters exercised their franchise in the 17 seats across eight districts, they said. Police said the polling, which began at 7 am, passed off peacefully.

    The third phase of polling will decide the fate of legislators in 17 seats out of the total 81 assembly constituencies. A total of 309 candidates, including 32 women, are contesting from 17 assembly seats. The constituencies, including two reserved for SC candidates and one ST candidate, in which voting is being held are spread over eight districts in the state.

    Addressing the Swachh Campus Ranking, 2019, event for higher educational institutions at AICTE, Pokhriyal appealed to the students to pledge for saving a litre of water everyday and encourage their near and dears ones also to do so.

    In a statement issued on Monday, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) alleged that the CAB enshrines a pathway to citizenship for immigrants that specifically excludes Muslims, setting a legal criterion for citizenship based on religion. "The CAB is a dangerous turn in the wrong direction," it said.

    One of the recommendations of commission was that MSP should be at least 50 per cent more than the weighted average cost of production. This recommendation was not incorporated in the National Policy for Farmers, 2007. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said MSP has been increased for 22 crops.

    Of the 91 newly inducted officers, four cadets were from Bhutan and five were from Assam Rifles. Lt General Ngo Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Vietnam People's Army was the reviewing officer of the passing out parade, while Lt Gen PC Thimmaya, PVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army Training Command, was the chief host.

    Since education is a subject in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and a substantial majority of schools are under the jurisdiction of state governments, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said it is for the respective state or union territory governments to decide the syllabus and curriculum.

    Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja tabled the report in the House, five years after it was submitted to the then state government.

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister S Jaishankar are expected to discuss the issue during their scheduled visit to the US next week for the 2+2 initiative, whose agenda has been frozen. The high-level diplomatic effort also comes amid attempts of US representatives to rake up the Kashmir issue in Congress.

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