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RSS asks BJP to drop 78 MLAs weeks ahead of polls | India News

[ad_1] BHOPAL: Feedback from RSS has left BJP concerned barely six weeks ahead of MP assembly elections. Sources say RSS has suggested dropping 78 sitting MLAs and even advised that CM Shivraj Singh contest from Govindpura seat in Bhopal rather than Budhni. Govindpura is a BJP bastion where former CM Babulal Gaur (88) has had an undefeated eight terms since 1980. While no BJP leader came on record on this,
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India-US: Trump administration to propose major changes in H-1B visas

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has said it is coming out with new proposals to not only revise the definition of specialty occupations under H-1B visas, but also the definition of employment under this foreign work visa category which is popular among Indian companies. Such a move, which is part of the Unified Fall Agenda of the Trump administration will have a detrimental impact on the functioning of Indian IT
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#MeToo: #MeToo: MJ Akbar quits as minister on eve of defamation hearing | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In the wake of several allegations of sexual harassment dating to his career as a newspaper editor and a day ahead of the first court hearing in a defamation case filed by him, M J Akbar resigned as junior minister for external affairs and said he would fight the “false accusations” in his personal capacity. “Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law
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Over 50 crore mobiles with Aadhaar KYC could be disconnected

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: There could be a fresh KYC headache for over 50 crore mobile connections, or almost half of India’s phone population. They stare at the prospect of disconnection if SIM cards procured on the basis of Aadhaar verification are not backed up by a fresh identification. The issue has come to the fore following the Supreme Court’s judgment on Aadhaar where the court barred private companies from using
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Tatas in talks to pick up stake in struggling Jet Airways

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Tata Group, the country's largest business conglomerate, has held preliminary talks to buy a large stake in the struggling Jet Airways, people aware of the matter have told TOI. The Naresh Goyal-founded Jet, which has delayed salaries to pilots and is staring at default on payments, has sought an equity collaboration. But Tata Sons, the parent of the $103 billion business behemoth, has sought management control. Tata has
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MJ Akbar resignation: Will fight case in personal capacity, says MJ Akbar; activists welcome resignation | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Some of the women journalists who had spoken out against Union minister MJ Akbar for alleged sexual misconduct welcomed his resignation on Wednesday, saying they felt "vindicated", but noted that they had a long battle ahead for justice. Akbar, the minister of state for external affairs, stepped down today + after multiple women accused him of sexually harassing them during his days as the editor of several
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sabarimala temple row: Sabarimala temple opens amid protests over SC order | Kochi News

[ad_1] SABARIMALA: The famed Lord Ayyappa temple here opened on Wednesday for the five-day-long monthly poojas in a surcharged atmosphere of protest over the Supreme Court verdict permitting entry of women of all age groups. However, women weren't able to enter the temple as hundreds of protesters clashed with police to keep them out. Amid chanting of 'swamiye saranam Ayyappa' mantras, the 'melshanti' (chief priest), Unnikrishnan Namboothiri and 'tantri' (head
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RIL Q2 Results: Reliance Industries posts record Rs 9,516 crore profit in Q2

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries on Wednesday reported its highest ever quarterly net profit in July-September as record earnings from petrochemical business and bumper earnings from retail business and telecom arm made up for a decline in refinery margins. The oil-to-telecom conglomerate also announced an acquisition of majority stakes in Den Networks Ltd and Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd for Rs 5,230 crore to bring under its fold 27,000 local
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Me Too: MJ Akbar resigns as minister of state for external affairs | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: MJ Akbar, who faces multiple charges of sexual harassment, on Wednesday resigned as Union minister of state for external affairs. "Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations levied against me, also in a personal capacity, (sic)" he said in a statement. “I have, therefore, tendered
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Slash cap on anonymous donations to parties, EC urges law ministry | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has urged the government to slash the cap on anonymous donations to political parties from the present Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000 to usher in more transparency, a move which comes months ahead of Lok Sabha elections due next year. In a letter to the legislative department of the law ministry last week, the commission pointed out that while its demand to cap cash