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A week before Budget, India seems to be suddenly back in business

The needle has just moved on five of the eight high-frequency indicators of the Indian economy.
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Congress to raise Maha govt formation issue in Parliament

In the backdrop of the Maharashtra political situation, Congress President Sonia Gandhi chaired a party meeting that raised strongyl against BJP's Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the Maharashtra chief minister along with Ajit Pawar as the deputy chief minister.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar invites VC of WB universities for interactive session at Raj Bhavan

Kolkata, Dec 24 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Jag...

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  • The need for legislation was felt after a retired 73-year-old doctor was lynched by a mob at a tea estate in Assam because he was not present when a worker died at the estate hospital. In June, resident doctors across the country held protests and went on strike against a brutal attack on their colleagues.

    With the temperature going down steadily, a thick layer of fog canopied north India on December 21. Temperature in Punjab's Ludhiana is expe...

    DMK member TR Balu too protested against the government decision to remove SPG cover of the Congress leaders. While Congress and DMK members staged a walkout, other Opposition leaders chose to remain in the House.

    Investigating agencies had imposed Rs 1,907 crore penalty and confiscated Rs 3.45 crore under FEMA in 2018-19. Penalties worth Rs 179 crore and confiscations of Rs 11.49 crore were made in 2017-18. As for PMLA, Rs 15,490 crore worth of properties were attached in 2018-19, up from Rs 7,432 crore in FY18.

    Piyush Goyal in a written reply to the House said that during the third RCEP Leaders Summit on November 4 in Bangkok, India stated that the current structure did not reflect its guiding principles or address the outstanding issues and concerns of India, in the light of which India did not join the agreement.

    The National Manufacturing Policy identifies employment intensive industries like textiles and garments, leather and footwear, gems and jewellery and food processing, etc. as special focus attention sectors.

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir gave an explanation on his absence during Parliamentar...

    A warm concoction of spices and wine, mulled wine is the ideal Christmas companion.

    Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students have started their march in protest of the JNU hostel manual. In the continued protests, the stud...

    JNU Students' Union is set to stage a protest march to Parliament against the hostel fee hike. A heavy police deployment is made outside the campus. Last week JNU Administration had announced a partial rollback of the hike which was termed as an "eyewash" by the students. The agitation comes on the first day of the Parliament's Winter Session.

    The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is high on the government’s agenda for this session, may face hurdles since some parties are strongly opposed to it. During the meeting, BJD demanded that a legislation be passed for creating a Vidhan Parishad in Odisha.

    An all-party meeting was held in the national capital attended by several senior leaders from opposition parties, Union leaders including Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting was called by the government and moderated by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Meghwal.

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