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Apex court relaxes its 2011 order: Operators can sell directly already mined iron ore in Karnataka, says SC

May 20, 2022 10:44:22 pm

The bench agreed with the opinion of the court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) that “the demand/supply and price of iron ore are best left to be determined by the market forces”.

Poll panel to curtail some perks, privileges extended to Election Commissioners

May 20, 2022 3:53:18 pm

The tax exemptions enjoyed by the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners on sumptuary allowance will no longer be applicable. Only one LTC (Leave Travel Concession) will now be availed by them annually instead of three.

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Split in BKU, new outfit leaders say will be ‘apolitical’

May 16, 2022 7:17:44 am

Announcing the new outfit at Ganna Sansthan in Lucknow on the death anniversary of BKU founder Chaudhary Mahendra Singh Tikait, the leaders of BKU (Apolitical) alleged that they were upset with the “political” statements made by BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait during the farm law protests

Uttarakhand: IIM Kashipur holds convocation after a gap of two years

May 14, 2022 10:35:16 pm

In his address to the students, Sanjeev Sanyal, a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, motivated them to be ready to be adaptive for uncertain times.

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‘CCTV camera captures footage of toilet’: GN Saibaba to go on hunger strike in Nagpur jail

May 14, 2022 5:47:29 pm

The wife and brother of the former Delhi University professor have written to the Maharashtra Home Minister alleging violation of his rights and seeking removal of the camera.

India announces state mourning on Saturday following demise of UAE president

May 13, 2022 11:03:07 pm

According to a communication issued by the Union Home Ministry to all states and union territories on Friday, as a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day's state mourning on May 14 throughout the country.

Rajnath Singh to launch two indigenously built frontline warships on May 17

May 13, 2022 9:45:35 pm

A statement from the Indian Navy said the nation would witness a landmark event in the history of indigenous warship building when Surat, a Project 15B destroyer, and Udaygiri, a Project 17A frigate, would be launched.

Panama Papers: ED seizes Rs 88 lakh belonging to businessman who invested Rs 31 cr in BVI

May 13, 2022 4:52:13 pm

Last week, the agency carried out raids at four premises in Bhopal and Goa as part of a money laundering case registered against Sanjay Vijay Shinde.

IAF test-fires extended-range BrahMos from Sukhoi-30 fighter

May 13, 2022 2:19:32 am

BrahMos is an indigenously manufactured supersonic cruise missile, jointly developed with Russia. The range of BrahMos was earlier around 290 km, which, with the new version, has reached around 350 km.

NFHS data says Chandigarh has highest number of rich people in India: Find out where your state stands

May 12, 2022 7:18:03 pm

NFHS 5 has further found that Jains are the richest amongst the religious communities in India, with over 80% of its population falling in the highest wealth quintile and only 1.6% falling in the lowest.

Gujarat: Naresh Patel meets Prashant Kishor, denies joining Congress

Prashant Kishor is guest at Express e-Adda today

May 10, 2022 6:41:42 pm

Prashant Kishor, the election strategist who has crafted the electoral victories of leaders of all political hues and ideologies, is the chief guest at Express e-Adda on Tuesday.

Govt will take into account views of stakeholders while re-examining sedition law: Rijiju

May 9, 2022 9:07:20 pm

He also said that since the prime minister has given a direction to remove all obsolete and colonial laws, close to 1,500 legislations have been repealed.

ASI’s excavation at Harappan site of Rakhigarhi reveals drainage system, copper and gold jewellery

May 9, 2022 3:30:12 am

The digging, which has been going on at three of the seven mounds, has also revealed pieces of copper and gold jewellery, terracotta toys, besides thousands of earthen pots and seals.

‘Enhance capability through optimum use of technology’: Rajnath Singh tells BRO

May 7, 2022 7:41:30 pm

Describing the development of border areas as a major part of the government’s comprehensive defence strategy, as it would enhance the country’s security apparatus, he said that people's participation is a significant part of the defence strategy.

Supreme Court gets 2 new judges, set to regain full strength of 34

May 7, 2022 6:58:18 pm

The Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had recommended their names for appointment on May 5. The other members of the Collegium are Justices UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao.

Employed women more likely to use modern contraception: National Family Health Survey report

May 6, 2022 4:54:49 pm

Findings show that contraceptive usage increases in communities, regions that have seen more socio-economic progress.

Validity of models, methodology of data collection questionable: India on WHO Covid deaths report

May 5, 2022 7:54:43 pm

According to the report, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India -- 10 times the official figures and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.

Before Modi meets Macron, French opt out of India project for submarines

May 4, 2022 7:18:29 am

The group, one of the five shortlisted international players for the Rs 43,000-crore project, said it cannot meet conditions of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and will, therefore, not continue with its bid.

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Curfew in Khargone on Eid as town struggles to move on

May 3, 2022 7:34:09 am

Various parts of Khargone have been under curfew since April 10, when communal violence broke out during Ram Navami procession.

Railways spent Rs 150 crore to repair over 2,000 damaged wagons for coal movement

May 3, 2022 7:45:20 am

According to railway ministry data around 9,982 such wagons were listed as damaged in January, which reduced to 7,803 by May 2, with the Railways managing to repair 2,179 wagons in time for the coal demand to peak in the country.

In Bengal’s lone CPM-led civic body, lessons in practical politics

May 3, 2022 7:27:22 am

In the civic body elections held in February, the ruling TMC had registered a landslide victory, winning 106 of 108 municipalities across the state. The CPI(M) won just one —Taherpur — while the fledgling Humro Party won Darjeeling.

SpiceJet scare: DGCA to probe, inspect fleet; crew taken off duty

May 3, 2022 1:07:04 am

Pending the probe’s findings, the regulator de-rostered the Gurgaon-based airline’s cabin and cockpit crew who were on that flight.

Centre seeks more time from SC to respond to petitions challenging constitutional validity of sedition law

May 3, 2022 1:58:13 am

In an application filed before the court, the Centre said that while the draft of the affidavit is ready, it is still awaiting confirmation from the competent authority.

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Group of former judges, retired civil servants defend Modi govt

May 1, 2022 4:22:37 am

Calling itself 'Concerned Citizens', the group said it does not believe the open letter to Modi by the Constitutional Conduct Group (CCG) -- the name of the association of former bureaucrats -- had "sincere motivations".

Sikh community India’s strong link with outside world: Modi

April 29, 2022 10:00:38 pm

Modi has initiated a series of efforts to reach out to the Sikh community especially those in Punjab, following widespread anger against the central government over the contentious farm laws, now withdrawn.