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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday speaks out at the BJP and right-wing outfits, accusing them of exploiting the Sabarimala matter for their “political gains” and trying to ‘capture’ and take control of the Lord Ayyappa shrine. In hard-hitting remarks amid continuing protests over the matter of entry of women in menstrual age into the …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gurugram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed the previous Congress rule in Haryana for creating “obstacles” and “delaying projects” which he said caused loss to the state as he inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the KMP Expressway. He also inaugurated the 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which would help in travel for the people …

India, Bahrain likely to ink pact for cooperation in space technology

The Bahrain government is likely to pen an agreement with India early next year for cooperation in space technology, a Bahraini minister has said. In February next year, the Gulf nation, hopefully, will open a pact with Indian space agency ISRO for training and research reasons, Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications, …

RBI Meeting

By all accounts, today’s meeting of the central board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be a charged and critical affair. The media is agog, markets are on edge, the government is apprehensive, and the nation wants to know! To lighten the national mood, an anecdote from the past may assist. The governor was …

Chhattisgarh election

A high-voltage campaign for the second and final phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, dominated by the matters of farmers, jobs, and corruption, came to an end on Sunday evening. Polling will take place across 72 seats in 19 districts on November 20. In the first phase, polling was held for 18 seats in the …

Rajasthan polls

The Congress published its third list of candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly election, declaring 10 new names and replacing three previously-declared nominees. It has left five seats for its allies. With this, the Congress and its allies have declared the party-wise distribution on 199 seats out of the total 200 in the state for the …

Essel Projects to set up Rs 700-cr desalination plant in Gujarat

The Gujarat government on Saturday declared the setting up of State’s largest desalination plant at Jamnagar with daily capacity to treat 100 million litres per day (MLD) of seawater. An agreement is signed among Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited and Essel Infraprojects Limited for the Rs 700-crore project to be developed under Public Private Partnership (PPP). …

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Weavers, designers, academics have committed to publishing the innovations in the handloom sector in India. Legal experts will help construct new protection mechanisms to save creativity. The NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad, has offered to create a special group, work with weavers and write a new law that will highlight their concerns to strengthen the struggling …

SMEs floundering even as Gujarat prepares for global investor summit

Even as Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is set to organize a roadshow in New Delhi on Friday for the upcoming investment extravaganza Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS), industries in the State are reeling under cost escalations and improper policy implementation. Increasing concern over the deteriorating business atmosphere in the State, the Gujarat Chamber of …

Bill to protect work permits of H4 visa holders introduced in US Congress

A legislation seeking to prohibit the Trump administration from revoking the work authorization of spouses of H1-B visa holders, which comprise Indians, has been introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who said that eliminating this advantage would force many foreign workers to use their talents to compete against American businesses. H-4 visas are …

‘No party in the world as strong as the BJP at polling booth level’

Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini is busy placating rebels in his party. He is confident that any dissatisfaction will soon be put to rest as the BJP is “cadre-based”. Issues like mob-lynching will not have an impact on the “re-election” of Vasundhara Raje government, he claims. We will fight this election on the basis …

countrymen want grand Ram temple in Ayodhya

Addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘Ram bhakt’ and a ‘Rashtra bhakt’, Yoga guru Ramdev said on Friday the people of the country want a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya to be constructed soon and asked the Union government to bring a law in Parliament in this regard.  He stated neither Hindus nor Muslims are against the construction of the temple. He …