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Exit polls predict huge win for BJP; 213 seats in Maharashtra, 66 in Haryana

The BJP is predicted to retain power in both Maharasthra and Haryana, according to the exit polls. In Maharashtra, the BJP and Shiv Sena combine are likely to win 213 seats out of the total 288 seats. The Congress and NCP combine are predicted to win only 61
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Exit polls predict huge win for BJP; 213 seats in Maharashtra, 66 in Haryana

The BJP is predicted to retain power in both Maharasthra and Haryana, according to the exit polls. In Maharashtra, the BJP and Shiv Sena combine are likely to win 213 seats out of the total 288 seats. The Congress and NCP combine are predicted to win only 61 seats. In Haryana, the BJP is likely to win 66 seats, while the Congress gets only 13 seats.

VHP reciprocates Muslims' pro-peace gesture before Ayodhya verdict

The VHP on Monday announced cancellation of all its programmes proposed after the Ayodhya land dispute ruling by the SC, expected next month. «We have cancelled all our programmes and gatherings of Hindu workers,» a VHP UP spokesperson said. Musli
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VHP reciprocates Muslims' pro-peace gesture before Ayodhya verdict

The VHP on Monday announced cancellation of all its programmes proposed after the Ayodhya land dispute ruling by the SC, expected next month. «We have cancelled all our programmes and gatherings of Hindu workers,» a VHP UP spokesperson said. Muslim parties to the title suit earlier had announced deferring construction of mosque at the disputed site in Ayodhya if the verdict goes in their favour.

Every person living in Bengal is citizen of India: Mamata Banerjee

Iterating that she would never allow the implementation of NRC in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said every person living in this state is a citizen of India. Those who have turned 18 should immediately enrol themselves in voters' list
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Every person living in Bengal is citizen of India: Mamata Banerjee

Iterating that she would never allow the implementation of NRC in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said every person living in this state is a citizen of India. Those who have turned 18 should immediately enrol themselves in voters' list, she asserted.

Govt approves procurement of indigenously developed military hardware worth Rs 3300cr

The defence ministry on Monday accorded approval for procurement of indigenously designed and developed military equipment including anti-tank guided missiles worth over Rs 3300 crores for the armed forces. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence A
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Govt approves procurement of indigenously developed military hardware worth Rs 3300cr

The defence ministry on Monday accorded approval for procurement of indigenously designed and developed military equipment including anti-tank guided missiles worth over Rs 3300 crores for the armed forces. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by defence minister Rajnath Singh, the ministry said.

Why PM Narendra Modi is reaching out to Tamil Nadu

In the past couple of months, there have been several instances when PM Narendra Modi has been seen wooing the Tamil people. While DMK is yet to take a stand on the PM’s overtures, Congress sees it as a ploy to compensate for the controversy which had erupt
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Why PM Narendra Modi is reaching out to Tamil Nadu

In the past couple of months, there have been several instances when PM Narendra Modi has been seen wooing the Tamil people. While DMK is yet to take a stand on the PM’s overtures, Congress sees it as a ploy to compensate for the controversy which had erupted over Amit Shah’s remarks on Hindi. AIADMK views it as a “concerted effort” to neutralise negative narrative.

Siachen now open for tourism, Rajnath Singh says

The Siachen Glacier, which is the world's highest battlefield, has now been opened to tourists, defence minister Rajnath Singh said in Ladakh on Monday. «The Siachen area is now open for tourists. From Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Post, the entire area ha
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Siachen now open for tourism, Rajnath Singh says

The Siachen Glacier, which is the world's highest battlefield, has now been opened to tourists, defence minister Rajnath Singh said in Ladakh on Monday. «The Siachen area is now open for tourists. From Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Post, the entire area has been opened for tourism purpose,» Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

Ayodhya: SC allows Muslim parties to bring on its record written note

The SC on Monday allowed Muslim parties to file their written note in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case, in which they have submitted that the verdict will have «consequences» for the future polity of the country. A lawyer said that va
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Ayodhya: SC allows Muslim parties to bring on its record written note

The SC on Monday allowed Muslim parties to file their written note in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case, in which they have submitted that the verdict will have «consequences» for the future polity of the country. A lawyer said that various parties and the SC registry had raised objection to the filing of the written note in sealed cover.

Ayodhya verdict will have 'consequences' for future polity of country: Muslim parties

It said that «this court's decision may impact the minds of millions who are citizens of this country and who believe in constitutional values embraced by all when India was declared a republic on January 26, 1950.» It said since the judgement wil
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Ayodhya verdict will have 'consequences' for future polity of country: Muslim parties

It said that «this court's decision may impact the minds of millions who are citizens of this country and who believe in constitutional values embraced by all when India was declared a republic on January 26, 1950.» It said since the judgement will have far-reaching implications, it is for the court to consider the consequences of its historic judgement by moulding the relief in a fashion that will reflect the constitutional values that this great nation espouses.

PM Modi congratulates Joko Widodo for his re-election as Indonesian President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Joko Widodo for his re-election as the President of Indonesia and expressed confidence in his «dynamic leadership» which would further help in deepening New Delhi and Jakarta's ties.
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PM Modi congratulates Joko Widodo for his re-election as Indonesian President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Joko Widodo for his re-election as the President of Indonesia and expressed confidence in his «dynamic leadership» which would further help in deepening New Delhi and Jakarta's ties.

NDA, opposition in first electoral face-off today since Lok Sabha polls

Maharashtra and Haryana will vote for assembly elections on Monday. In 288-seat Maharashtra, the contest is between the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition against the bloc formed by Congress and NCP while Haryana is a clash between BJP and Congress with the fledgling JJ
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NDA, opposition in first electoral face-off today since Lok Sabha polls

Maharashtra and Haryana will vote for assembly elections on Monday. In 288-seat Maharashtra, the contest is between the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition against the bloc formed by Congress and NCP while Haryana is a clash between BJP and Congress with the fledgling JJP, an offshoot of INLD.

Huge gap in private, government hospital Ayushman charges: Study

Huge disparities in the cost of treatment have been noticed between public and private hospitals . This is even after the government has fixed prices of packages under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme.
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Huge gap in private, government hospital Ayushman charges: Study

Huge disparities in the cost of treatment have been noticed between public and private hospitals . This is even after the government has fixed prices of packages under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme.

What delays delivery of justice in lower courts? IIM study finds out

According to a new study issues such as judges’ absence, repeated adjournments and courts refusing to simplify processes add to judicial delay. The study was conducted by IIM Calcutta . It found that on an average, it took over 122 weeks, for a litigant t
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What delays delivery of justice in lower courts? IIM study finds out

According to a new study issues such as judges’ absence, repeated adjournments and courts refusing to simplify processes add to judicial delay. The study was conducted by IIM Calcutta . It found that on an average, it took over 122 weeks, for a litigant to get a judgment.

Stop demonising tech, says PM Narendra Modi while backing AI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned against the demonisation of technology. He said that effort should be to harness its potential to transform people’s lives. The PM was speaking at the launch of the book ‘Bridgital Nation’.
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Stop demonising tech, says PM Narendra Modi while backing AI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned against the demonisation of technology. He said that effort should be to harness its potential to transform people’s lives. The PM was speaking at the launch of the book ‘Bridgital Nation’.

Less than a quarter of overseas voters cast vote in last Lok Sabha polls

Less than one-fourth of the 99,807 registered overseas voters (ROVs) had exercised their franchise in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Kerala overwhelmingly led the list, with 25,534 ROVs. The low turnout is because they have to come to their respective constituenc
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Less than a quarter of overseas voters cast vote in last Lok Sabha polls

Less than one-fourth of the 99,807 registered overseas voters (ROVs) had exercised their franchise in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Kerala overwhelmingly led the list, with 25,534 ROVs. The low turnout is because they have to come to their respective constituencies to cast their votes.

J&K chief secretary chairs high-level meet to review tourism promotional campaign

Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam reviewed promotional campaigns for wooing tourists, days after the state administration withdrew its August 2 security advisory for holiday-makers and Amarnath pilgrims.
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J&K chief secretary chairs high-level meet to review tourism promotional campaign

Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam reviewed promotional campaigns for wooing tourists, days after the state administration withdrew its August 2 security advisory for holiday-makers and Amarnath pilgrims.

J&K: Pakistan forces targeting civilian areas to inflict heavy damages

In the violations done by the Pakistan Army earlier in the day, a civilian was killed while three others were injured in the Tangdhara sector of Kupwara. Heavy shelling by the Pakistan forces in the residential areas of the Manyari village in the border area
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J&K: Pakistan forces targeting civilian areas to inflict heavy damages

In the violations done by the Pakistan Army earlier in the day, a civilian was killed while three others were injured in the Tangdhara sector of Kupwara. Heavy shelling by the Pakistan forces in the residential areas of the Manyari village in the border area of the Kathua district on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday also destroyed a house and a rice godown, along with damages to two vehicles and two cow shelters with 19 cattle and sheep inside.

Indian Navy to conduct major exercise on west coast

In a bid to test its operational preparedness and try out new strategies of naval operations, the Indian Navy is preparing for an exercise in the Arabian Sea in which assets of the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command would be employed. The Western Naval Comma
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Indian Navy to conduct major exercise on west coast

In a bid to test its operational preparedness and try out new strategies of naval operations, the Indian Navy is preparing for an exercise in the Arabian Sea in which assets of the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command would be employed. The Western Naval Command also recently concluded an offshore security and contingency exercise code-named 'Prasthan' on October 17.

Students attendance in Kashmir 20%, in Jammu 100%

A little over 20 per cent students in Kashmir and 100 per cent in Jammu have started attending schools. Also, 86.3 per cent teachers in Kashmir valley and 100 per cent teachers in Jammu are attending schools till Friday. The administration also announced the
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Students attendance in Kashmir 20%, in Jammu 100%

A little over 20 per cent students in Kashmir and 100 per cent in Jammu have started attending schools. Also, 86.3 per cent teachers in Kashmir valley and 100 per cent teachers in Jammu are attending schools till Friday. The administration also announced the dates for year-end examinations from Class 5-12.