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US can restore India's trade benefits, but a $6-bn condition apply

US wants India to buy another $5-6 bn worth of poultry and farm goods for reinstatement of GSP benefits.
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Bharat Bandh live updates: Strike by trade unions gets mixed response

10 Central trade unions have called fot the strike which is being supported by many other organisations. The protestors' demand during the Bharat Bandh includes Centre to drop the proposed labour reforms. A Bill in this regard was passed and proposes to merge 44 labour laws into four codes -- wages, industrial relations, social security, and safe working conditions.

Maha portfolio allocation may be delayed due to Congress demands

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Dilip Ghosh re-elected as West Bengal BJP president

Despite the controversial comments made by BJP’s Dilip Ghosh, he is re-elected as the sta...

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  • Besides Pawar, former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan also took oath as Cabinet minister in the Thackeray-led government on Monday. NCP leader and former Assembly speaker Dilip Walse Patil, former leader of opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde and former LoP in Assembly Vijay Wadettiwar were also sworn in.

    "The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party have 'insulted' public sentiments. The Sena joining hands with Nationalist Congress Party-Congress is not correct," the MNS chief said while addressing the media in Pune.

    First-time Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray, who is the son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has been given charge of the environment, tourism and protocol departments. Senior Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat has got the revenue ministry. Thackeray expanded his month-old ministry on December 30 by inducting 36 ministers.

    In a veiled attack on the BJP-led central government, the Shiv Sena, in its party mouthpiece 'Saamana', noted that the Thackeray government took the decision of farm loan waiver at a time when the country is "burning" over the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

    President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term over the weekend with a record 8.2 million votes, an outcome that was seen as a forceful rebuke of China's ongoing campaign to isolate the self-ruled island. China's leadership had made no secret of its desire to see Tsai turfed out because she and her party refuse to acknowledge their view that the island is part of a "one China".

    As part of this role he will be responsible for managing GE’s Grid Solutions markets for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar from this region. Shivnani has an experience of over 30 years in the transmission and distribution sector in India. He joins GE T&D India from ABB where he was President of Power Grid Division.

    Hours after former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's statement on Savarkar, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the Hindu ideologue had also a major contribution in the freedom movement like Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.

    The remark came in the backdrop of the BJP's tough stand over protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

    The Yuva Sena leader is now likely to make his party, which was rooted in the 'sons of the soil' agenda and later embraced the Hindutva ideology, more inclusive and broad- based.

    Shiv Sena slams BJP over the Citizenship Law in its mouthpiece Saamana; reiterates its comparison of Jamia violence to Jallianwala Bagh mass...

    The leaders held several rounds of talks with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during the day, sources said. "Allocation of ministries has been almost finalized. All issues have been resolved. The allocation is expected to be announcedby tomorrow," a source said.

    President of India Ram Nath Kovind has rejected mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh. The plea was sent to him by the Ministry of Hom...

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