Daily Archives: December 10, 2018

Uncertainty rules high in Mizoram

Fractured mandate will make Zoram People’s Movement key to govt. formation The possibility of a fractured verdict — unprecedented in Mizoram’s Assembly elections — could turn the spotlight on a new political front of seven regional parties that have tasted little or no success on their own so far. Most …

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Navy on a major capability upgrade

Ensures presence of at least one major ship at choke points Against the backdrop of increasing responsibilities in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) with the rising Chinese presence, the Indian Navy has embarked on a major capability upgrade. A Navy officer said that this year, on an average, 35 Navy …

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Rahul pitches for quota Bill

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wrote to the Chief Ministers of the States ruled by the Congress and its allies, urging them to pass a resolution in their Assemblies asking the Centre to pass the women’s reservation Bill in the next session of the Lok Sabha. In his letter …

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Centre amends rules for minorities from three nations

Citizenship form will have a separate column for them The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is pending in Parliament, but the Union Home Ministry has notified amendments to the Citizenship Rules, 2009, to include a separate column in the citizenship form for applicants belonging to six minority communities from Pakistan, …

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Now, get your registered documents back in minutes

New software eliminates the role of middlemen, saves time Gone are the days when people submitting documents for registration at the Sub-Registrar offices in Tamil Nadu had to wait for days to get the registered papers back. In a first, the Tamil Nadu Registration Department has introduced a system where …

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Let experts review GDP data: ex-CEA

Amid a raging controversy over the revised economic growth numbers, former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has called for an investigation by experts to clear doubts and build confidence, while noting that the “puzzle” about the data needs to be explained. In an interview to PTI, Dr. Subramanian stressed that …

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Helpline soon to receive sand-related complaints

The Dakshina Kannada district administration will shortly open a helpline to file complaints, if any, on non-availability of sand and on illegal sand extraction, according to Minister for Urban Development and Housing and in-charge of the district U.T. Khader. Talking to reporters here on Sunday, he said that the helpline …

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Plea for free inter-State road transport

The Minister for Transport and Shipping, Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao, to-day [December 9] suggested that obstacles to free movement of vehicles from State to State and within a State itself should be removed. Dr. Rao said the Inter-State Transport Commission at its standing committee meeting in January next was expected to …

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