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All you need to know about how Amazon and Flipkart are abusing the market rules and how Govt is plugging loopholes

All you need to know about how Amazon and Flipkart are abusing the market rules and how Govt is plugging loopholes

Union Minister Piyush Goyal had decided not to meet the WaPo and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos
Malaysian PM says his country is 'too small' to take retaliatory action against India over palm oil curbs

We are ‘too small’ to take retaliatory action against India’s palm oil import curb: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad

Malaysian PM said at the U.N. General Assembly last month that India had 'invaded and occupied' Kashmir, following which India’s top vegetable oil trade body had asked its members to stop buying oil from Malaysia
Halwa Ceremony held at the North Block 10 days before the presentation of the Union Budget 2020

Union Budget 2020: All you need to know about the customary ‘Halwa Ceremony’ preceding the budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to present the Union Budget 2020 on February 1, 2020, in the parliament.

Commerce Ministry recommends lowering limits on import of duty-free alcohol and tobacco, is it contrary to global norms?: Here are the facts

The Commerce Ministry has reportedly recommended a restriction on the purchase of tax-free alcohol at duty-free shops to one bottle
Internet partially restored in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: Administration releases list of 153 ‘whitelisted’ websites after broadband and 2G mobile internet was restored

Internet services partially restored in Jammu and Kashmir, access to 153 websites allowed through broadband and 2G
Arvind Kejriwal

1 school approved vs 500 promised, fall in DTC buses, 0 new hospitals, fake surveys: RTI replies reveal Kejriwal hasn’t fulfilled major election promises

Arvind Kejriwal govt has not fulfilled several promises made before the last election, RTI replies reveal
SAI

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju directs SAI to dispose all pending sexual harassment cases in 4 weeks

Reacting to the Indian Express Report, SAI has claimed that "substantive deterrents" are already in place and that sexual harassment on campus is not rampant.
gujrat tops in water efficiency parametres.

Gujarat ranks top in water efficiency survey under National Hydrology Project, Delhi ranked among the worst performers

Last year Bureau of Indian Standards had also claimed that water quality in Delhi is worst as it failed in all the 19 parameters set by them
Bru

Bru people will be no longer refugees in their own country, historic agreement signed to permanently settle them in Tripura

After nine rounds of repatriation failed, govt decides to settle Bru refugees from Mizoram in Tripura
Narendra Modi

Exclusive: After Minister Piyush Goyal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to meet Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos

After Piyush Goyal, OpIndia has learnt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be meeting Jeff Bezos as well
Minister Piyush Goyal not to meet Jeff Bezos during his India visit: Washington Post anti-India stand showing effect?

Minister Piyush Goyal not to meet Jeff Bezos during his India visit: Washington Post anti-India stand showing effect?

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon Inc and the owner of Washington Post is in India for a 3-day tour
Uttar Pradesh Government starts implementation of the CAA in Uttar Pradesh

40,000 non-Muslims refugees identified as Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to implement CAA

Uttar Pradesh government has sent a list of 40000 non-Muslim refugees becoming first state to implement CAA
As centre notifies Citizenship Amendment Act, 'left-liberals' indulge in fear mongering and disinformation campaign

As centre notifies Citizenship Amendment Act, ‘left-liberals’ indulge in fear mongering and disinformation campaign

After Citizenship Amendment Act comes into effect, left-liberals continue peddling lies about it

Baba Ramdev welcomes restrictions on Palm oil imports by Modi govt, says it will help farmers and domestic refined oil industry

Although govt said that restriction on palm oil import was not country-specific, Malaysia's anti-India stand was important
Government of India issues a notification listing down the questions to be asked in Census 2021

Govt of India releases notification for Census 2021: Here are the 31 questions that will be asked during the exercise

As a part of the Census India 2021 activity, a notification has been released by the Government of India with the list of 31 questions to be covered.
Kashmiri local body representatives and civil society members tell foreign envoys that Pakistan is behind the bloodshed in the valley

Kashmiris will not give even an inch to Pakistan: Local leaders tell visiting foreign envoys

The local leaders and civil society members have told the foreign delegates that the Kashmiri people totally reject the lies and misinformation of Pakistan over 'bloodbath' in Kashmir.

Rich versus Poor nations: A debate that’s at the core of Climate Change discussions

Green House Gas Emissions, particularly CO2 and climate change cannot be delinked with the state of the economy and lifestyle of citizens

Journalists use Nankana Sahib attack to claim CAA does not help persecuted minorities entering India after 2014, here is how they are wrong

Contrary to claims by journalists, CAA helps persecuted minorities from 3 countries entering India after 2014 also

How did Rohingya Muslims reach Jammu? Govt next move will be to deport illegal Rohingyas: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in Jammu asserted the govt's next move will be to deport Rohingyas
Anti-CAA riots: Liberals brought back the 'urban riot', but Yogi might have a solution

Anti-CAA riots: ‘Liberals’ brought back the ‘urban riot’, but Yogi Adityanath might have a solution

For over two weeks following the passage of CAA, India witnessed rioting on an unprecedented scale, especially, in Yogi ruled UP
The New Worry of Depleting Journalistic ethics: Suhasini Haidar lies in her The Hindu oped about India's diplomatic ties

The New Worry of Depleting Journalistic Ethics: Suhasini Haidar lies in her The Hindu oped about India’s diplomatic ties

Op-ed by Suhasini Haidar argued that with respect to Kashmir, CAA etc, India should take note of adverse reactions

Phasing out single use plastics: Ban or eliminate? Need for alternative solutions to address multiple concerns

The main reason for the worry on an outright ban on single use plastics is escalating economic costs and job losses for people involved in the sector.

As Gen. Bipin Rawat takes charge as India’s first CDS, PM Modi says the institution reflects the hopes and aspirations of 130 crore Indians

PM Modi said the institution of CDS carries the responsibility of modernising the Indian military
Congress pins the blame of violence in anti-CAA protests to shield Islamists who actually carried out the nefarious violence

Uttar Pradesh DGP seeks ban on radical Islamist outfit PFI for instigating anti-CAA riots, Deputy CM seconds proposal

The UP police have obtained enough evidence and witnesses to build a tight case for imposing ban on Islamist outfit PFI
Renu Pall, former Indian Ambassador to Austria

Ministry of External Affairs denies reports that Indian ambassador to Austria has been recalled on corruption charges

MEA says reports of the envoy to Austria recalled on corruption charges are mischievous, false and baseless
NPR Manual

NPR manual does not list Islamic festivals for a specific and valid reason, not for imaginary anti-Muslim bias of Modi govt: Read details

The NPR Manual does not list Islamic festivals as they don't help in guessing the month of birth if that is not known

As UP government gets set to seize property of 498 anti-CAA rioters, Karnataka may follow suit to recover cost of damage

Uttar Pradesh govt has already identified at least 498 properties to seize them, which belonged to anti-CAA rioters who vandalised public properties
Fact check: Does Citizenship Amendment Act violate Article 14 of the Indian Constitution

Fact check: Does Citizenship Amendment Act violate Article 14 of the Indian Constitution

Many are arguing that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violates Article 14 of the constitution that guarantees the fundamental right of equality.
Atal Bhujal Yojana

PM Modi launches Atal Bhujal Yojana to improve groundwater management, read key features of the ambitious scheme

Atal Bhujal Yojana will benefit about 8,350 Gram panchayats in 78 districts in these seven states

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