Personal data access only in exceptional cases: IT MoS | India News

NEW DELHI: The government will not be able to violate the privacy of citizens under the proposed data protection law as it will get access to personal data only in exceptional circumstances like national security, pandemic and natural disasters, minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said. Speaking during an online discussion, the […]

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Freedom fighters demonstrated how people with diverse ideologies could come together: RSS chief Bhagwat | India News

PATNA: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday asserted that those who fought for the country’s Independence demonstrated how people with diverse ideologies could come together for a common cause. Bhagwat was speaking at a function on the penultimate day of his four-day tour of Bihar in Malkhachak village of Saran district, held in […]

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Why grownups are tuning into bedtime stories | India News

Software professional Deepak Srivastav took his phone to bed last night. But the 35-year-old Noida resident did not watch Instagram reels or go through his Facebook feed. He tuned into an app, selected a story titled ‘Ek Anokha Khat’ (a unique letter), placed the phone on his bedside table and lay down. “Dheere se aankh […]

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Indians to demonstrate at Pakistani embassies in New York, London over 26/11 terror attacks | India News

NEW DELHI: The Indian diaspora is planning to hold a protest at the Pakistani Consulate in New York to highlight the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai. In one of India’s worst terror attacks, the terrorists held Mumbai hostage for four days, killing 166 and injuring 300. The 26/11 terror attacks were carried out by Pakistan-based […]

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10 trade unions boycott finance ministry’s virtual pre-budget consultations, demand physical meeting | India News

NEW DELHI: A joint forum of ten central trade unions has decided to boycott the virtual pre-budget consultation with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on November 28, demanding a physical meeting with reasonable time to speak. Pre-budget consultation is an annual exercise under which representatives of different sectors give suggestions and raise demands to be addressed […]

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PM Modi to open Goa’s 2nd airport on December 11: Sawant | India News

NEW DELHI: The Mopa International airport, Goa’s second airport after Dabolimwill be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tentatively on December 11, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant announced at the Times Now Summit 2022 on Friday. Speaking about revolutionising tourism in India, Sawant said the sector can grow through an integrated and focused approach to […]

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PM Modi has been ‘very firm’ on China: Jaishankar | India News

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday rejected the opposition’s criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handshake with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit and said that PM Ways has been ‘very firm’ on China. Speaking at the Times Now summit, Jaishankar said the prime minister should be judged by the […]

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Explained: It’s BJP vs BJP in a decades-old boundary dispute | India News

The decades-old boundary dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra over Belagavi has once again flared up with Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai training guns at Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis terming his statement on the issue “provocative”. Fadnavis had said on Wednesday, “No village in Maharashtra will go to Karnataka! The state government will fight strongly in […]

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Roots of democracy can be traced in India to fourth century: Dharmendra Pradhan | India News

NEW DELHI: The roots of democracy in India can be traced to the fourth century and stone inscriptions of Thanjavur are a living testimonial of the same, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. Pradhan made the comments while launching a book titled “India: The Mother of Democracy” with Raghuvendra Tanwarchairperson, Indian Council of […]

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Explained: Will ‘CBI probe’ assurance help ease Assam-Meghalaya border tension? | India News

Violence linked to interstate boundary disputes has been a major concern in India’s northeast for more than four decades now. At least 157 people died and 65,000 were displaced due to border conflicts involving Assam and its sister states between 1979 and July 2021, according to a report by the Rights & Risk Analysis Group […]

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Mane of France sets up flavour innovation centre in Hyderabad | India News

HYDERABAD: French flavours and fragrances manufacturer Mane on Tuesday opened its new flavour innovation centre in Hyderabad that has been set up at an investment of Euro 3 million (approx 25 crore). The innovation centre, which is spread over 13,900 sq ft in Hitech City area, will focus on end-to-end flavour development to cater to […]

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Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra enters MP | India news

BURHANPUR: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi‘s Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. The yatra entered the state from Boderli village situated on the Maharashta-MP border. The yatra flag was handed over to Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath in the presence of Rahul Gandhi. The Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, […]

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Disturbing trend: SC on exploitation of ‘silence’ of Constitution on appointments of ECs, CECs | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed the exploitation of the “silence of the Constitution” and the absence of a law governing the appointments of election commissioners and chief election commissioners a “disturbing trend”. The court flagged Article 324 of the Constitution, which talks about the appointment of election commissioners, and said it does […]

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Trouble for Congress in Tamil Nadu as members seek state president ouster | India News

CHENNAI: A week after violent clashes in Sathyamurthy Bhavan, the party headquarters in Chennai, fissures have widened in Tamil Nadu Congress with a group of top leaders demanding a change of guard in the state. Senior leaders EVKS Elangovan, KV Thangkabalu and M Krishnaswamy as well as Tamil Nadu Congress legislative party leader K Selvaperunthagai […]

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Shivaji remarks row: Protests in Maharashtra for ouster of Governor Koshyari; BJP in damage control mode | India News

NEW DELHI: Protests erupted across Maharashtra on Monday over Governor B S Koshyari‘s controversial remarks about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharajeven as the BJP went into full damage control mode to manage the fallout after its own leaders and allies demanded action. Protests were held in Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, and Aurangabad demanding the removal of the governor. […]

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Dera follower’s murder: 6th shooter held after encounter | India News

BATHINDA: The sixth and last shooter allegedly involved in the November 10 killing of Dera Sacha Sauda follower and sacrilege case accused Pardeep Singh in Punjab’s Faridkot was held after a brief shootout n ear Jaipur on Sunday. In a joint operation with Rajasthan police and central agencies, the anti-gangster task force (AGTF) of Punjab […]

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No accountability whatsoever: Mehbooba Mufti on encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag | India News

SRINAGAR: Hours after a “hybrid” terrorist assisting police was killed in an encounter in Anantnag district, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti alleged the “same story is repeated” in Jammu and Kashmir and there is “no accountability whatsoever”. Hundreds Ahmad Tantray alias Furqan, a “hybrid” terrorist of proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), was accompanying police to identify a […]

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ED files chargesheet against PFI, 3 of its members in money laundering case | India News

NEW DELHI: The ED on Saturday filed a chargesheet against banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and three of its members in a money laundering case pertaining to alleged terrorism-related activities. The matter is likely to be taken up for hearing before special judge Shailender Malik on November 21. The chargesheet named the PFI, […]

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Dr Ambedkar was India’s ‘first male feminist’, says Shashi Tharoor | India News

PANAJI: Dr. B R Ambedkar was India’s first male feminist, who propagated such ideas decades back that could be considered as progressive even for the current generation of politicians, Congress leader and writer Shashi Tharoor said here on Saturday. He was speaking during an interaction programme at the ongoing Goa Heritage Festival. “He (Ambedkar) was […]

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Amit Shah takes up attacks on Hindus with Bangladesh mantri | India News

NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday met his Bangladeshi counterpart asaduzzaman khan and raised the issue of attacks on minorities and temples in that country, official sources said. The home minister also had productive exchanges with the Bangladeshi minister on border management and common security-related issues. “Union home minister @AmitShah met H […]

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