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NGT pushes coastal states to stop marine pollution

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal directed all coastal states and Union territories on Tuesday to submit action plan to the Central Pollution Control Board to prevent sewage and industrial effluents from being discharged in sea. The green panel directed that the relevant information be furnished to the CPCB within one month from Tuesday, failing which defaulting states and UTs …

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Ruckus in Lok Sabha over onion prices, remarks on PM, Nirmala

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed an uproar followed by cross allegations between the treasury and opposition benches, mainly the Congress, on issues of onion price rise and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman. The ruckus began during Zero Hour of the House with the …

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Dip in infiltration attempts in J&K, says Centre

SRINAGAR: There have been fewer infiltration attempts by militants in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 compared to last year. This was stated by the Centre in a written reply on Tuesday to a question about infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir in the Lok Sabha. The question was asked by Congress leader Komtireddy Venkat Reddy and in reply Minister of State …

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India watching China’s presence in Indian Ocean: Navy Chief

New Delhi: India is keenly watching China’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean region, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, assuring that India is capable of thwarting any threat. Addressing a press conference here ahead of the Navy Day celebrations on December 4, Singh said: “China has increased presence in the Indian Ocean since 2008. We are …

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Priyanka security breach: Robert Vadra calls it ‘very big lapse’

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra on Tuesday described as a “very big” security lapse the incident of unidentified people driving up to the porch of their home last week, and alleged that the removal of the Gandhi family’s SPG cover was a “political” move. The Congress general secretary’s office has taken up the issue of …

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Maoists restricted to few areas in Jharkhand: Modi

Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Maoists have been restricted to a few areas in Jharkhand by the BJP government in the state in the last five years. “Maoists’ backbone has been hit by the BJP in last five years. Maoists have been restricted to limited areas,” said Modi while addressing a rally at Khuti district …

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Centre mulls bringing more rigorous laws against rape

PTI New Delhi Lok Sabha members on Monday expressed outrage over rape cases in various parts of the country, including the Hyderabad rape and murder case, even as the Centre said it was ready for a discussion and willing to explore stringent provisions in laws to check such incidents. Responding to a discussion during Zero Hour in the wake of …

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Shah sets 2024 deadline for NRC

PTI Chakradharpur/ Baharagora BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday set a 2024 deadline for implementing the hugely divisive NRC across the country, asserting “each and every” infiltrator will be identified and expelled before the next general election. Notwithstanding the admission by some BJP leaders in West Bengal that apprehensions over the NRC had cost the party dearly in the recent …

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Crisil cuts FY20 growth forecast to a low 5.1%

PTI Mumbai The slowdown is deeper than anticipated and will be prolonged, ratings agency Crisil warned on Monday slashing its growth estimate sharply to a low 5.1 per cent from 6.3 per cent earlier. The agency attributed the sharp revision to various high-frequency indicators showing a softness and partly blamed the same to the reforms like GST, real estate regulation, …

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MPs demand swift death penalty, castration of rape convicts

PTI New Delhi Swift death penalty, public lynching and castration of rape convicts were among the demands made by members in both Houses of Parliament on Monday as they expressed deep outrage over the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad and other such incidents in the country, while the Centre said it was ready to amend laws to …

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