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Delhi CM should change his name to Arvind Sorry Kejriwal: Congress

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Advising the Delhi Chief Minister to change his name to Arvind Sorry Kejriwal, the Congress on Monday said that this is what happens when one does politics for sensationalism. There is a sorry Chief Minister in the country. He should change his name to Arvind Sorry Kejriwal. This is just the beginning of his trail of saying sorry, and not the end. He also has t...

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New installment of India-France joint naval exercise underway

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian and French Navies are conducting joint exercise 'Varuna', the sea phase of which will start on Tuesday, in a bid to increase interoperability between the two forces, an official statement said. The harbour phase of the exercise was held from March 15-19, and on Tuesday, the ships would head out for the sea phase. The conduct of Varuna, and th...

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Congress dares Shah, Yeddyurappa to clarify their position on Lingayats

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Daring BJP President Amit Shah and party's Karnataka Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyuruppa to clarify their position on the Lingayats, Congress on Monday said Karnataka cabinet's decision of granting status of religious minority to the sect should not be seen as a political move. It is inappropriate to link the decision of Karnataka Government vis-a-vis ...

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Air India to launch New Delhi-Tel Aviv flights from Thursday

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India on Monday said that it will introduce a direct flight from New Delhi to Tel Aviv from March 22. According to the airline, a 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate the thrice-a-week flight service. The launch of the operation to Tel Aviv has witnessed an over whelming response both in India and Israel lending a...

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India, Europe sign landmark space cooperation agreement

New Delhi/Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) In a boost to cooperation between India and Europe in the area of space, India's Department of Space and the European Commission on Monday signed a cooperation agreement related to sharing of earth observation satellite data. The agreement was signed in Bengaluru by P.G. Diwakar, Scientific Secretary in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on...

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Competition Commission to study app-based auto-taxi booking sector

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday said that it plans to conduct a study on app-based auto-taxi booking sector. According to CCI Chairman D.K. Sikri, the study will examine various aspects like the working of the sector and if any regulations are required for it, so as to effectively advise the state governments about the indus...

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Congress hits back at BJP over jibe om Lord Ram

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress on Monday hit back at the BJP over Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's remarks about it having questioned the existence of Lord Ram, saying her own government had denied existence of his wife Sita. Does Nirmala Sitharaman know that BJP-led government told the parliament that Sita did not exist. Perhaps no one can imagine that they will take votes...

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SC slams states, UTs for not implementing construction workers' rights

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the state governments and union territory administrations for their antipathy towards the statutory rights of the construction workers who not only assist in building infrastructure but the nation also. It must be appreciated that construction workers do not assist only in building infrastructure, but they also assist in buil...

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India hands over milestone locomotive to Myanmar

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a significant manifestation of New Delhi's Neighbourhood First policy, India on Monday handed over the 18th diesel electric locomotive to Myanmar, thereby completing the first project under the current Indian line of credit (LoC) to the eastern neighbour. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Railways, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain...

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Sinha compares Modi to Tughlaq, says demonetisation has failed

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday said demonetisation has failed comprehensively, as he compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 14th century Delhi Sultanate ruler Muhammad bin Tughlaq. Speaking on the launch of renowned economist Arun Kumar's book 'Demonetization and the Black Economy, Sinha also noted that the abolition of Rs 1,000 note, ...

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Delhi's crop area falls by 52%, fertility among lowest in country: Survey

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Gross cropped area in the city has fallen by 52 per cent compared to 2000-01 and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) at 1.6 is among the lowest in the country, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18, tabled in the Delhi Assembly on Monday. On the positive side, per capita expenditure by the government on education and health rose in Delhi in 2016-17 and the p...

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Rahul to visit temple, church and dargah in Karnataka

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As a part of his campaign ahead of the assembly election in Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be going to the state on Tuesday and his travel programme include visits to a temple, church and a dargah. Gandhi will visit Rosario Church in Mangaluru at 7 p.m., followed by visit to Gokarnanatheswara Temple and then to Ullal Dargah at 8 p.m. H...

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India's domestic air passenger traffic up 24% in February

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.07 crore in February 2018 -- up 24.14 per cent -- from 86.55 lakh in the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Monday. The total domestic air passenger traffic had risen to 1.14 crore in January. Data furnished by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) revealed that passenger traf...

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Modi government caused Rs 40,000 cr loss in Rafale deal: Rahul

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of causing over Rs 40,000 crore loss to exchequer in the purchase of Rafale fighter aircraft from France. In a tweet, Gandhi also referred to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's reported remarks that there was no point of talking about our price and your price when fighter planes w...

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MG Motor India to launch first vehicle in Q2 of 2019

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer MG (Morris Garages) Motor India will launch its first vehicle in the second quarter of 2019 as part of the 'Make in India' initiative. The fully-owned subsidiary of SAIC Motor Corporation on Monday said it has also initiated talks with various suppliers to achieve high levels of localisation. With the upgradation of its Halol pla...

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Maharashtra protest gave strength to farmers' cause: AIKS

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Monday said it was thrilled with the successful farmers protests in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, which had given strength to the farmers' cause and expanded agitations across the country. The support from non-farmer community, media and general public besides opposition parties had forced BJP-led Maharashtra gov...

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Denim revolution: Experiment with sustainable variants

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) From futuristic denim technology brands like e-indigo, chrome chord, hybrid chinos to handloom ones like ikat, denim is witnessing a revolution in terms of design aesthetics and accessibility to cater to the evolving mentality of the customers. Arvind Ltd, a textile to retail and brands conglomerate, along with Invista, an integrated producer of fibres, display...

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Congress demands Personnel Minister, SSC Chairman be sacked

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Terming the SSC a Super Scam Commission, the Congress on Monday demanded an independent, time-bound and fearless probe into the question paper leaks and that Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh and SSC Chairman Ashim Khurana be sacked right away. It also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he will show the courage of conviction to secure the future...

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Parliament logjam continues, no-confidence motion not taken up

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Parliament on Monday could not transact any business as the opposition parties continued to stall proceedings over their demands, resulting a wash out of the second part of the budget session for eleven consecutive days. In Lok Sabha, no-confidence motions tabled by arch rivals Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress against the Modi government were not taken u...

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Airbnb ties up with NEC, NEDC to boost tourism in northeast India

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Community-driven online hospitality platform Airbnb on Monday said it has tied up with the North Eastern Council (NEC) and the North East Development Council (NEDC) to expand tourism in northeast India through its global platform. Through the partnership, the NEC, NETDC and Airbnb will collaborate to boost tourism and create positive travel experiences for both...

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