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It is an all-friendly budget: Modi

February 1st, 2018 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for presenting an all-friendly budget with a focus on agriculture, health and small businesses. “This budget is farmer friendly, common citizen ...

Congress wins Rajasthan Assembly seat, leads in Lok Sabha seats

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Jaipur, Feb 1 (IANS) In a spectacular showing, the Congress on Thursday wrested the Mandalgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan from the BJP and was on the road to victory in both the Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha ...

Google celebrates Malayalam author Kamala Das

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) Nine years after her death, popular author and poetess Kamala Das alias Madhavikutty continues to be in the news. Google on Thursday dedicated a Doodle to celebrate her life and work. The release ...

Rs 5 lakh cover for 10 cr poor families announced under Ayushman Bharat

February 1st, 2018 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Terming it as the world’s largest government funded healthcare programme, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced the National Health Protection Scheme under which Rs 5 lakh cover will be provided a ...

Kejriwal slams budget, says BJP’s step-motherly treatment to Delhi on

February 1st, 2018 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that he was disappointed with the Union Budget and the BJP-led central government has continued its “step-motherly treatment” to the city state. “I had ...

Indian American lawmakers slam Trump’s ‘anti-immigrant rhetoric’

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Prominent Indian-American lawmakers have slammed US President Donald Trump’s first State of Union address in which he equated young immigrants with members of the brutal criminal gang MS-13. In his 80-minute speech in ...

Canada Senate approves gender neutral wording for national anthem

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Ottawa, Feb 1 (IANS) The Canadian Senate has passed a bill that makes the country’s national anthem gender neutral after two years of stalling. The Senate on Wednesday gave its final approval to the legislation, which would ...

Former Australian PM Rudd sues broadcaster

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Canberra, Feb 1 (IANS) Australia’s former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Thursday started legal proceedings against the country’s main public broadcaster ABC over a report that claimed he was warned of “critical risks” of his government’s home ...

Trump grants 6,900 Syrians temporary protection

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) President Donald Trump has extended temporary protection for 6,900 Syrians living in the US by 18 months as war continues to ravage their country. They were shielded from deportation under a humanitarian programme ...

Myanmar killings have hallmarks of genocide: UN official

February 1st, 2018 (0)
Seoul, Feb 1 (IANS) The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar on Thursday repeated allegations that the killings of Rohingyas by the Myanmar Army bear “the hallmarks of a genocide”. At a press briefing in Seoul where she ...

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