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Rajnath visits Arunachal, China raises objections

Beijing, Nov. 16 -- China on Friday said it has never recognised the state of Arunachal Pradesh and opposes any visit to the region by Indian leaders, a statement that coincided with defence minister ... Read More


'RCEP move driven by interests'

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to stay out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), keeping in mind India's economic interests, especially that of northea... Read More


Not our job to take women to Sabarimala: Kerala minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov. 16 -- A day after the Supreme Court referred the Sabarimala issue to a larger bench, the Kerala government on Friday said it had no plan to provide security to women pilgrims ... Read More


Open, investment-friendly economy in India, says PM

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched India as the "most open and investment-friendly economy" even as he called on members of Brics to make the grouping's mechanisms more efficie... Read More


Judgments are not to be played with, SC tells ED

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- The Enforcement Directorate came in for some sharp criticism from Supreme Court judge Rohinton Fali Nariman in a case involving Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar for evokin... Read More


Delhi announces scheme for cleaning septic tanks

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government would soon launch a new scheme under which residents of unauthorised colonies, especially those that do not hav... Read More


'Severe' air persists for fourth day but MPs, officials skip key pollution meet

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- As Delhi choked with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 458, the fourth consecutive day when air quality breached the "severe" category, the parliamentary committee on urban developme... Read More


Centre puts citizenship bill on agenda of House

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government has officially informed Parliament that it wants to amend the Citizenship Act in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament, a move... Read More


Hopeful growth will be better in H2: Finance Minister

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said it was too early to say if the slowdown in the economy had bottomed out but she hopes the growth in second half of the fiscal w... Read More


ITAT upholds withdrawal of charitable status of Young Indian

New Delhi (India), Nov. 16 -- : In what could be termed as a major setback for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) on Friday upheld the Income Tax department's withd... Read More