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Mumbai to remain open 24×7 from January 27

Mumbai: Mumbai, known as the city that never sleeps, will now officially remain open round-the-clock with the Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday approving its ‘Mumbai 24 hours’ policy allowing malls, multiplexes and shops to function day and night from next Monday. In the first phase, shops, eateries and theatres in malls and mill compounds situated in non-residential areas will be allowed …

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SC says no stay on CAA without hearing Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court made it clear on Wednesday that it would not stay the operation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre and said that a five-judge Constitution bench would decide its validity. Seeking response of the central government in four weeks on a batch of pleas challenging the CAA, the top court also restrained high …

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Mumbai to enter 24×7 era from Jan 27

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved the much- anticipated proposal to kickstart ‘Mumbai 24×7’ from the midnight of January 26-27, cabinet  ministers Anil Deshmukh and Aditya Thackeray announced here. Addressing a joint press conference, the two ministers said  the programme to let  establishments be always open will be implemented in designated malls, mills and multiplexes  around the city in …

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Kashmir tangle: India ignores Trump’s mediation offer

New Delhi: India on Wednesday ignored US President Donald Trump’s yet  another attempt to offer mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir. Trump on Tuesday at World Economic Forum summit in Davos had revealed  that he and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan were “working together on some borders” and  discussing the Kashmir issue. “We’re working together on some borders, and we’re talking …

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Wife, children pitch in to ensure hat-trick for Kejriwal

New Delhi: It was in October 2019 that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s  daughter Harshita took leave from her job and decided to campaign for her father. Now, wife  Sunita and son Pulkit have also hit the streets to campaign for the AAP national convener who is  eyeing a hat-trick in elections. Kejriwal is contesting for the third time from …

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Sants to help Hindu refugees in getting Indian citizenship

Prayagraj: Sants and seers at the ongoing Magh Mela have announced that they  will help about 1.5 crore Hindu refugees in getting Indian citizenship.  At the ‘Sant Sammelan’, the seers said that they would open counters in various temples, matths,  ashrams and peeths and their followers would take care of these counters. Swami Jitendranand Saraswati, secretary of the Akhil Bhartiya …

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Disclosure of information for NPR voluntary: Centre

New Delhi: Amidst strong opposition by some non-BJP ruled states, the Centre on Tuesday made it clear that the disclosure of information in the National Population Register (NPR) exercise is not mandatory but voluntary. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the NPR was first initiated by the Congress-led UPA in 2010 and it was a constitutional …

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8 Indian die due to possible gas leak in Nepal resort

Kathmandu/Thiruvananthapuram: Tragedy struck a group of 15 tourists from Kerala in Nepal when eight of them, including four children died after they fell unconscious probably due to a gas leak from a heater in their room at a mountainous resort, amidst cold wave in the Himalayan region. The Indian tourists were airlifted to HAMS Hospital in Kathmandu where they were …

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CM meets Sitharaman ahead of Union Budget

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed various issues related to the state. The meeting, which took place ahead of the presentation of the Union budget, also saw Sawant providing some budgetary inputs to the Union Finance Minister pertaining to Goa. “I discussed various issues pertaining to the state …

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Thermal screening of flyers from China at 7 airports

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has directed seven airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata to make arrangements for screening of passengers arriving from China in the wake of outbreak of an infection caused by a new strain of virus there. Airlines flying in from any airport in China including Hong Kong have been asked to make in-flight announcements …

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