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[l] at 11/17/19 2:06am
India and Russia signed a deal in 2015 under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Make in India’ programme for the supply of 140 KA 226T helicopters with Russia to deliver 40 and the remaining to be assembled and manufactured in India. The two countries also have held preliminary talks for the supply of over 100 of the KA 226-T helicopters for the Indian Navy.
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[l] at 11/17/19 1:54am
Bill Gates, who is currently on a three-day visit to India to review the work of his foundation in the country, complimented India's Aadhaar identity system and the country's performance in the financial services and pharma sectors. Gates also complimented India's pioneering work in vaccine manufacturing.
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[l] at 11/17/19 1:54am
Faced with the hazard of deteriorating air composition, many countries like China have over the years adapted to technology and strategies to counter the crisis, including energy infrastructure optimisation, coal-fired pollution control, and emission controls.
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[l] at 11/17/19 1:48am
"CPSEs must be subject to the same governance standards as private players. Excessive scrutiny from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG), coupled with the threat of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) often leads to stalled or over-cautious decision-making in CPSEs.
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[l] at 11/17/19 1:32am
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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[l] at 11/17/19 1:06am
Special Judge Arvind Kumar has sent a notice to the Enforcement Directorate directing it to file a reply by November 22 about the bail plea of Ratul Puri who was accused and arrested by ED in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. Puri moved the bail plea saying he was not required for further investigation.
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[l] at 11/17/19 12:49am
Soren is leading the opposition alliance comprising the JMM, the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). According to the alliance's seat-sharing arrangement, the JMM will contest 43 seats, Congress 31 and RJD in seven constituencies.
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[l] at 11/17/19 12:40am
The 70-year-old politician, who as a former military man attended the counter-insurgency and jungle warfare school in Assam in 1980, served as the defence secretary during his elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa's tenure as president from 2005 to 2014.
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[l] at 11/17/19 12:37am
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), a platform comprising ASEAN and its eight dialogue partners including India, officials said here. The defence minister also held a separate meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono with a focus on adding further momentum to bilateral defence cooperation.
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[l] at 11/17/19 12:27am
Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s visit to the Sultanate of Oman in 2018 initiated a new energy in bilateral relations with enhanced cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues, according to Al Rawahi. Oman too has invested substantially in India.
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[l] at 11/17/19 12:09am
Pakistani troops started an unprovoked firing of mortar shells in Shahpur region, Kerni and Qasba area on Sunday morning, prompting a quick retaliation by the Indian army. There was no report of any casualty in the shelling, which has prompted people to take shelter in safe places such as underground bunkers.
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[l] at 11/16/19 11:35pm
In the session beginning Monday, the government is set to push for the passage of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a key BJP plank which is aimed at granting nationality to non-Muslim immigrants from neighbouring countries. The government has listed the bill in its items of business for the session, official sources said.
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[l] at 11/16/19 11:19pm
The policy envisions to create globally competitive business enterprises which can generate gainful employment and sustainable livelihoods. It entails creating industry that is equipped with innovation, technology; financially viable and environment friendly; and whose benefits are shared by all sections of the society, the official added.
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[l] at 11/16/19 11:14pm
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi at 9 am on Sunday stood at 254 against an AQI of 412 at the same time on Saturday. The AQI in Faridabad was 228, Ghaziabad 241, Greater Noida 192, Noida 224 and Gurgaon 193. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'.
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[l] at 11/16/19 11:02pm
The retired lieutenant colonel, nicknamed the "Terminator" by his own family, won 53-54 percent of the vote, his spokesman told AFP as Rajapaksa's main rival Sajith Premadasa of the ruling party conceded the race. "It is a clear win. We envisaged it. We are very happy that Gota will be the next president," spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.
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[l] at 11/16/19 10:58pm
Ghosn faces charges of deferring part of his salary until after his retirement and concealing this from shareholders, as well as syphoning off millions in Nissan cash for his own purposes. Ghosn denies every charge and has accused prosecutors and even Japanese government officials of colluding in a "plot" with Nissan to find a way to destroy him.
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[l] at 11/16/19 10:20pm
A bench of Justices M M Shantanagoudar and Ajay Rastogi upheld the order of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directing Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi to pay compensation of Rs 2.8 lakh to a person whose Maruti Zen car was stolen in 1998 from its parking area and held that there was negligence on the part of the hotel management.
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[l] at 11/16/19 10:10pm
This week, once again, JNU blipped on our radar, this time with the same scruffy students protesting against a proposed hostel fee hike. The current hostel mess security deposit (refundable) is Rs 5,500, a monthly accommodation fee for a single-occupancy room Rs 20, and Rs 10 for a double-occupancy room. Yes, a piddly amount.
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[l] at 11/16/19 10:09pm
In the 72 years as an independent nation, the importance and sacredness of Parliament has never been in any doubt. No doubt the institution itself has contributed to this veneration. Yet, in a country where moorti puja is widespread, it would not be wrong to suggest that the sheer splendour of Parliament House has been an important factor.
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[l] at 11/16/19 10:03pm
With Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Patna, Bengaluru, Jammu, Lucknow, Chennai and Dehradun in the list of cities where the tap water quality was found to be below par, the first-of-its-kind report has exposed the failure of water supplying agencies across cities to provide safe drinking water—a basic right for living.
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[l] at 11/16/19 9:58pm
Commenting on her decision to slash corporate tax, the finance minister said that the industry has told her that the decision was taken at the right time and that it has made a big difference to their books. She said that the decision was announced on September 20 and industry will take time in announcing major investment decisions.

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