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Closely examined Rafale fighter jet prices of 2007 & 2016; not court's job to compare: SC

Closely examined Rafale fighter jet prices of 2007 & 2016; not court’s job to compare: SC

December 14, 2018 8:49 pm

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Friday that despite having “examined closely” the pricing details of the basic Rafale fighter jet under the original Request For Proposal (RFP) of 2007 and the one under the Inter-Government Agreement (IGA) in 2016 to “satisfy its conscience”, it cannot go into cost comparison as its not the job of court. The top court said […]

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SC order on Rafale deal 'exposed lies' of Congress: Assam CM

SC order on Rafale deal ‘exposed lies’ of Congress: Assam CM

December 14, 2018 8:45 pm

New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday welcomed the Supreme Court decision rejecting pleas seeking lodging of an FIR and a court-monitored probe into the Rafale aircraft deal, saying the order “exposed the lies” of the Congress. Sonowal also said the apex court has put its “stamp of approval” on the agreement between India and France for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets, which are crucial to India’s defence strategy. “The […]

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Gehlot, Pilot accorded grand welcome in Rajasthan

Gehlot, Pilot accorded grand welcome in Rajasthan

December 14, 2018 8:40 pm

Jaipur: Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, whose names were cleared for the appointment as Rajasthan chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively, were Friday welcomed with pomp and splendour at the airport here. A large number of their supporters were present at the airport. They shouted slogans in support of their leaders. Both the leaders were given a warm […]

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Gauhati HC asks health department to examine thalassemic student for disability certificate

Gauhati HC asks health department to examine thalassemic student for disability certificate

December 14, 2018 8:32 pm

Guwahati: The Gauhati HC has directed the Assam government’s health department to ensure examination of a thalassemic patient and issue a disability certificate being sought by her to apply for a UGC fellowship to pursue her PhD studies. The court observed that the petitioner is suffering from thalassemia, which is a recognised specified disability as per the schedule to the Rights […]

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TN demands withdrawal of Dam Safety Bill by the Centre

TN demands withdrawal of Dam Safety Bill by the Centre

December 14, 2018 8:15 pm

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government Friday expressed concern over the dam safety bill introduced in Parliament by the Centre and demanded its withdrawal, saying it’s earlier concerns had not been addressed by the Centre. Chief Minister K Palaniswami wrote to Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, recalling his previous communication in June, calling for consultation and consensus on the proposed legislation. The Tamil Nadu Assembly had […]

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Posters for separate entry for veg, non-veg IIT-M students

Posters for separate entry for veg, non-veg IIT-M students

December 14, 2018 8:10 pm

Chennai: Posters earmarking separate entry and exit points and wash basins for vegetarian and non-vegetarian students have been allegedly pasted at a mess of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, kicking up a row with a section of students alleging discrimination. While pictures of the posters bearing the name of a local caterer and pasted near the doors […]

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2 arrested in Delhi's Geeta Colony 'road rage' murder

2 arrested in Delhi’s Geeta Colony ‘road rage’ murder

December 14, 2018 8:05 pm

New Delhi: Two persons have been arrested for killing a 34-year-old man in Delhi’s Geeta Colony after fight following collision of their vehicles, officials said Friday. Police arrested Aftab (32) and Ramesh (33), both residents of Rani Garden, with help of sketches. On Monday, Sushil Chauhan was driving back home when a scooter hit his car near Geeta Colony […]

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Govt to expedite infrastructure development works along Bangladesh, Bhutan borders

Govt to expedite infrastructure development works along Bangladesh, Bhutan borders

December 14, 2018 7:57 pm

New Delhi: The Centre has decided to expedite construction of roads and develop other infrastructure along the borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan to check illegal movement of people and smuggling of contraband and fake currency notes. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal besides others, officials said. “The meeting decided to expedite the construction of […]

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Nursery admissions to begin in Delhi from Saturday

Nursery admissions to begin in Delhi from Saturday

December 14, 2018 7:06 pm

New Delhi: The nursery admission process for approximately 1,600 private schools in the national capital will begin from Saturday with private schools making their criteria public on Friday. Distance of student’s residence from school, sibling quota, parents being alumni of the school, single child, first child are some of the criteria listed by schools for […]

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AAP demands JPC probe into Rafale deal

AAP demands JPC probe into Rafale deal

December 14, 2018 7:00 pm

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Friday demanded a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal, hours after as the Supreme Court dismissed petitions challenging the pact between India and France for the purchase of 36 aircraft. AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh, who was one of the petitioners, said […]

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