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India to host newly elected Bhutan PM

India will host the newly elected Prime Minister of Bhutan from December 27-29, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday. A press release issued by the Ministry said that the visit by Dr. Lotay Tshering, 50, will take place to mark the golden jubilee of the diplomatic relations between …

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Centre wants fake news traced

Pointing that a number of lynching incidents were reported in 2018 mostly due to fake news being circulated through WhatsApp and other social media sites, the government said social media has brought new challenges for the law enforcement agencies, including inducement for recruitment of terrorists, circulation of obscene content, spread …

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No easy passage for triple talaq Bill

Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 will be passed, the numbers are stacked against the legislation in the Rajya Sabha. The new triple talaq Bill that makes the offence (of resorting to triple talaq) a bailable one is slated …

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Our focus is farm sector: Modi

With farmer issues taking centre stage in the run-up to the Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the BJP-led government was making dedicated efforts to bring a fundamental transformation in the farm sector. The Centre was taking a new initiative with a scientific approach to bring …

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Bullet train project unviable, says report

The Narendra Modi government’s Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project may turn out to be a loss-making proposition and burden Maharashtra’s already dwindling finances, the latest information obtained by an activist under the Right to Information (RTI) has revealed. As per the RTI response, a State Transport Department report has highlighted several …

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Bogibeel: from ‘small’ to big

India’s longest rail-road bridge that took Rs. 5,920 crore to build was born “small” on paper – a scribbled note in Parliament after a dramatic display of anger – 22 years ago. The 4.94 km Bogibeel, the fourth bridge across river Brahmaputra to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

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Green Line to get six-car train in Jan. first week

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. has decided to induct the first six-car train on the Green Line in the first week of January. The BMRCL is likely to operate the six-car train, with a capacity to carry close to 2,000 passengers, during peak hours. Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/green-line-to-get-six-car-train-in-jan-first-week/article25823618.ece

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Students drop engineering in favour of B.A., B.Com

Getting a coveted engineering seat involves students having to score well in their board exams and getting a good rank in entrance exams. But of late, an increasing number of students are finding it a challenge to continue studying engineering. After taking up engineering, some students are deciding to drop …

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Centre wants fake news traced

WhatsApp, FB will be asked to remove ‘unlawful’ content under proposed rules The government has sought public comments on the proposed amendments to the IT Act that seek to make it mandatory for platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter to trace “originator” of “unlawful” information, while also removing such …

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