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  • Five states that are not ruled by the BJP-led governments including Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, West Bengal and Delhi have accused the Centre of creating a financial crisis for them due to pending GST dues. The pending amount for West Bengal is Rs 1,500 crore while that of Kerala is Rs 1,600 crore.

    "Our map accurately depicts the sovereign territory of India. The new map has in no manner revised our boundary with Nepal," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. "The boundary delineation exercise with Nepal is ongoing under the existing mechanism. We reiterate our commitment to find a solution through dialogue," he said.

    The EU is the first trade and investment partner of India. More than 6,000 European firms are established in India. But there is much more that we can do to unleash the full potential of our economic partnership, including by working together towards ambitious, balanced and mutually beneficial trade and investment agreements.

    The demand for increasing bank deposit insurance cover, which was last revised in May 1993, has come to the fore after the ongoing crisis at PMC Bank. Over the weekend,Nirmala Sitharaman had said govt would bring in a legislation during the ongoing Winter session to increase the deposit insurance cover from Rs 1, but did not specify a number.

    The ratio has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016 and to 122 in 2015-17, registering a 6.15 per cent reduction since the last survey figures of 2014-2016, according to the special bulletin of the Office of the Registrar General.

    "The Indian government officially announced the establishment of so-called Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories which included some of China's territory into its administrative jurisdiction," China's Foreign Ministry said. "India unilaterally changed its domestic laws and administrative division challenging China's sovereignty."

    Jammu and Kashmir Thursday transitioned from a state into two union territories with a wary Valley shutting down as it has for 88 days. This...

    The creation of the UTs of J&K and Ladakh coincides with the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, credited with the merger of over 560 states with the Indian Union. The total number of states in the country will now be reduced to 28.

    “With the creation of two Union territories of J&K and Ladakh on October 31, 2019, the new political map has been released. It has been prepared by the Survey of India, department of science and technology. All TV channels are requested to use only this map,” the I&B ministry order said.

    While talking to reporters, the Congress general secretary Ambika Soni said that the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, in its entirety, "is an integral part of India.... If they are able to take back PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), what will be better than this". She further added that taking PoK back is a pending task and we would like that.

    The government doled out a Rs 42,000 crore relief to debt-laden teleos after it agreed not to take any payments for spectrum they use for the next two years. The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved giving Airtel, Voda-Idea and Reliance Jio an option to avail a two-year moratorium on payments they were supposed to make in yearly installments.

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