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Coal shortage hits aluminium units

Association tells govt. to stop prioritising supply to power plants, says others deprived of raw material The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has written to the government asking it to stop prioritising coal supply to power plants. The exclusion of other industries that required coal was depriving them of the …

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LIC-owned stocks hit hard

While LIC has a direct stake in more than 300 listed companies – with a stake of at least 1% or more – there are at least 24 entities in which it has a stake of over 10%, as per the shareholding data available on the BSE. Most of these …

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China revises controversial anti-terror regulations

Calls for ‘vocational education centres to reform extremists’ Anti-terror efforts in the controversial “reeducation centres” in China’s Xinjiang region will be governed by new standardised rules, as international criticism mounts over the detention of as many as one million in the restive far west. The revised rules, passed on Tuesday, …

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Yameen’s party challenges poll defeat

PPM says the election was rigged and it has received ‘numerous complaints’ from supporters Maldives’ outgoing President Abdulla Yameen has challenged his recent election defeat, with his Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) on Wednesday filing a legal petition claiming the September 23 presidential election was rigged. According to local media …

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No weapons, shoes inside Puri temple: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that no policemen should enter Puri’s Jagannath temple armed with weapons and wearing shoes. The direction comes on the heels of the October 3 violence near the temple. Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/no-weapons-shoes-inside-puri-temple-sc/article25185572.ece

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A ‘MeToo’ moment for rivers

Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister, Uma Bharti, on Wednesday likened the government’s initiative to mandate a minimum flow for the Ganga as a “MeToo moment” for Indian rivers. “All rivers in India would say ‘MeToo’ and would want that such standards be imposed for them [to restore their health] …

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Tushar Mehta is new SG

Almost after a year since the vacancy arose, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday appointed senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General of India, a key legal position to represent the State or Central governments in courtroom proceedings. His appointment notification was issued by the Department …

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Titli to make landfall in Odisha today

Warnings have been issued to fishermen to not venture out into the sea and citizens have been told to stock adequate food, essential items and fuel supplies. Schools and colleges have been ordered shut. Rescue measures “The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 14 teams in Orissa, 4 teams in …

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