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Free Indo-Pacific not against China: U.S. Admiral

Quad countries evolving a common maritime awareness picture and improving interoperability Acknowledging the rapid expansion of the Chinese Navy in recent years, especially in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the four countries of the Quad on Wednesday stressed improving interoperability and evolving a “common maritime awareness picture” while not attributing …

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Quota won’t ‘steal’ from Dalits, OBCs: Modi

At Agra public meeting, Prime Minister defends 10% reservation for the poor among the general classes The 10% quota for the poor among the “savarnas” (general classes) was given “without stealing anything” or reducing the share of Dalits, tribal people and OBCs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday. Making …

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SC orders Bedi report to be given to petitioners

Panel had investigated 21 encounter killings in Gujarat The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that a confidential report filed by the Justice H.S. Bedi (retired)Monitoring Committee into 21 police encounters in Gujarat, which had occurred during the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the State’s Chief Minister, be shared with …

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Parliament passes Bill to provide 10% quota for poor

Rajya Sabha clears proposed law after nine-hour-long heated debate The Parliament on Wednesday cleared the Constitutional Amendment Bill providing 10% quota in education and employment to economically weaker sections in the general category, after the Rajya Sabha approved the proposed law following an over nine-hour-long heated debate, during which the …

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