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Two years of GST: The GST Council Miracle and how Modi sarkar became the first to survive GST

The fact that people stuck by Modi is a historic masterclass in leadership.

Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley looks back at and analyses impact of two years of GST implementation

In several countries, governments lost elections because of the GST. India had one of the smoothest transformation.
The Dal Shakti Ministry is to start a nation wide campaign on water conservation

As water crisis looms in the country, Modi govt set to launch ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ on lines of Swachh Bharat Mission

A major communications campaign on TV, radio, print, local and social media would be carried out, similar to PM Modi's Swachch Bharat Mission in 2016, in which a mass movement was initiated with celebrities mobilised to generate awareness for the campaign.
DMK Chief M K Stalin

DMK opposes ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme, calls it against the idea of federalism

Stalin accused the central government of trying to establish its dominance by implementing the one nation, one ration card scheme.

Mann Ki Baat 2.0: In his maiden radio talk show after re-election, PM Modi speaks on critical issues of democracy, water crisis

PM Modi asked people to raise awareness about water conservation in his Mann Ki Baat address
PM Modi met and discussed with global leaders under the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan

G20 Summit: Here is a list of bilateral meetings held by PM Modi

The 2-day summit held in the port city of Osaka, Japan provided an opportunity for many world leaders to come together and discuss strategic issues of trade and bilateral cooperations.
India becomes world's cheapest solar power producer

India is now producing the world’s cheapest solar power: Research by International Renewable Energy Agency reveals

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) survey in its research found out that India is the world's cheapest producer of Solar power.
Vedanta alleges Chinese involvement

Vedanta claims that Chinese companies funded anti-Sterlite protests in order to capture Indian copper market

Sterlite had supplied 38% of India's copper demand. After its closure, the demand was met by foreign companies.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today morning moved the J&K Reservation (Amendment Bill) in the Lok Sabha and had said that this bill is not to please anyone but for those living near the International Border
Bombay High Court upholds Maratha Rservation

Bombay High Court upholds Maratha reservation as constitutional, directs state govt to reduce cap

The petitioners had argued that the State government passed the SEBC Act on the basis of unqualified data and without revising the list in the light of the provisions of the existing list of backward classes.
Vedanta tells the High Court that anti-Sterlite protests were orchestrated by vested interests

Anti-Sterlite protests were orchestrated by vested interests: Vedanta tells Madras HC

The company has said that the various reports by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in support of the Sterlite Copper Smelter unit cannot be ignored.
Centre says it hasn't received any proposal from Delhi government regarding free Metro rides in Delhi Metro

Union Government denies having received any proposal for free metro rides for women from Delhi Government

Arvind Kejriwal had recently announced free metro rides for women to ensure 'safety'.
UP government has planned a security awareness drive to make schoolgirls aware of personal safety against crimes

UP government to launch a month-long security awareness drive for schoolgirls

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to strengthen the security of women and girls in the state and directed the authorities to implement stringent measures

Samant Goel appointed as the new R&AW chief, Arvind Kumar is new IB director

Union govt has named Samant Goel and Arvind Kumar as new chiefs of R&AW and IB
India UN seat

55 countries of the Asia-Pacific group, including Pakistan, endorse India for non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council

India is seeking re-election to the UNSC non-permanent seat after almost 8 years.

In the next five years, indigenous cow breeds will be on par with foreign breeds: Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh

Giriraj Singh praised the schemes of the Uttar Pradesh government on cow protection mentioning that the UP government has created 4000 cattle shelters to deal with the situation.

‘Activist’ Harsh Mander weaves a web of lies to scaremonger about NRC and Foreigners Tribunals in Assam

Harsh Mander lies that burden of proof for citizenship lies on the state, which according to law lies on the individual
Mehul Choksi's Antiguan citizenship to be revoked

‘Won’t provide safe haven to criminals’: Mehul Choksi’s Antiguan citizenship to be revoked, will be extradited to India

In a major setback to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, the Antiguan government has decided to revoke his citizenship
Kerala assembly-NRI suicide

Kerala assembly session adjourned over NRI businessman’s suicide caused by CPM red tape

Sajan Pariyal committed suicide after he was refused for almost six months a building occupancy certificate for the Rs 15 crore convention centre he had constructed.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah set to table Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will speak in the house regarding the significance of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill.
34 Pakistani Hindus in Rajasthan were given Indian citizenship last week

34 Pakistani migrant Hindus from 3 districts of Rajasthan granted Indian citizenship

19 from Barmer, 10 people from Pali and 5 from Jalore district were granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan last week.
Evangelists going jobless

Evangelists left jobless after Modi government’s crackdown on foreign funds, Pentecostals in Kerala severely affected

Pastors are unable to repay their loans as they stopped receiving their monthly salary for their gospel work
Jallianwalla Bagh Trust amendment

Bill to make Jallianwala Bagh trust apolitical tabled by Modi govt, proposes to end automatic nomination of Congress President

The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 provides for a Trust to maintain the National Memorial.

BJP trashes US State Department Report which makes wild assertions about Minorities in India, says biased against Modi govt

The 2019 International Religious Freedom Report by the US State Department was recently made available to the public by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Modi government has proposed 40 new bills in the first Parliamentary session of the 17th Lok Sabha

Here are the 40 new bills proposed by the Modi government in the first parliamentary session

Modi government has tabled 40 new proposals for introduction, consideration and passing in the lower house of the Indian Parliament.

Modi govt cracks whip on corrupt babus: After dismissing 27 bureaucrats, more heads to roll as centre seeks list of tainted babus

This move by the BJP government is expected to improve the administrative efficiency of officials, reduce corruption and open jobs avenues across departments

CJI Ranjan Gogoi writes to PM Modi: Increase retirement age of Judges and number of Judges to tackle pendency of cases

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has written three letters to Prime Minister Modi with solutions to tackle to vast pendency of cases

GST Council approves single return from next year, cuts rate on electric vehicles and chargers

The GST council extended deadline for return filing by 2 months, and approved simplified Aadhaar based registration

Scholarships for Minorities will fail as education doesn’t cure radicalization, the Modi govt should instead do this

The need for education is as vital for the Gipsy community as it is for the Irular tribals, as important for the children of migrant labourers as it is for the landless rural or the urban poor - regardless of religion.
Kejriwal and Sisodia

‘Don’t destroy Delhi Metro for electoral gains, free rides don’t ensure women’s safety: Metro Man slams Manish Sisodia in response

In his reply to Manish Sisodia's letter, 'Metroman' E Sreedharan has slammed Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister for Aam Aadmi Party's free metro rides for women and labeled it an election gimmick.

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