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Railways providing free Wi-Fi at 715 stations

As many as 1.3 million passengers have already used RailWire connectivity.   NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has provided free...

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Now, retail traders demand loan waiver

Of 7 crore small businesses in India, who have taken loans should be given a waiver in tax collection, says...

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MMR, NCR led realty sector growth this year

Bengaluru, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, Lucknow and Gorakhpur also experience good growth in the sector.   New Delhi: Mumbai Metropolitan Region...

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India, China take people’s route to improve relations

The neighbours have set in motion steps to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges in 10 different sectors.   NEW DELHI:...

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JPC probes ineffective, futile

Six JPCs either constituted or announced in the past to investigate various cases came a cropper.   NEW DELHI: The...

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Boeing seesa rise in demand for commercial planes

According to Boeing, India’s commercial aviation industry has achieved double-digit growth for 51 consecutive months.   New Delhi: Aircraft manufacturing...

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More than 4,000 criminal cases pending against sitting, former lawmakers

New Delhi: As many as 4,122 criminal cases are pending against sitting and former MPs and MLAs in the country,...

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BJP allies are looking for a larger share of seats ahead of 2019 polls

Many NDA partners have already deserted the alliance since formation of the government at the Centre after the 2014 Lok...

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BJP hopes defeats won’t affect LS poll chances

Party thinks it can take advantage of possible anti-incumbency in the three states where Congress won, by the time of...

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Mayawati keeps opposition guessing ahead of key meet

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati is keeping Opposition parties on tenterhooks over her participation in their crucial meeting...

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Petrol pump owners not keen on more outlets

They fear that their sales volume may come down drastically if 65,000 new petrol pumps are set up.   New...

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Plant will convert used cooking oil into bio-diesel

The Haryana plant will be operational from January. It will have the capacity to produce 100-tonne of bio-diesel per day....

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Nitish dials Chandrababu, keeps options open

New delhi: In an apparent attempt to keep his options open, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has spoken to his...

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Number of ATMs may get halved

The operators of automated teller machines (ATMs) are finding it difficult to cope with the new regulatory requirements as a...

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India to become world’s ‘sugar bowl’

India’s sugar production is likely to rise to a record 35.9 MT in 2018-19, surpassing that of Brazil’s 30.1 MT....

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Number of US-bound Indian students peaks

Around 1.96 lakh students went to the US in 2017-18, registering a rise of more than five times in the...

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Atal-Advani era leaders start taking a back seat in BJP

Advani, Joshi, Shanta Kumar, Karia Munda unlikely to be given tickets in 2019.   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is...

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Worried over shrinking NDA, BJP to expand base after polls

If it fares well in the ongoing Assembly elections, the party plans to enhance its efforts to consolidate the alliance...

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Railways to run 3 more Ramayana trains soon

Indian Railways is planning to start three more ‘Ramayana Express’ trains from different parts of the country which will cover...

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Centre’s fight against black money yet to see breakthrough

The Centre’s fight against black money, though well-intentioned, seems to be lacking teeth as only 112 persons have been convicted...

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Ram temple: Private members’ bills face uncertain future

Rakesh Sinha announced his decision to move the Bill soon after the RSS said that the Centre should bring a...

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Vasundhara has her say in ticket distribution

Around two-thirds of the 170 candidates announced so far are said to be loyalists of the Chief Minister.   Rajasthan...

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a conversation with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi during a programme organised to launch a scheme of the State Government, in Patna on Oct 4, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

NDA’S Seat sharing formula in Bihar almost finalised

JDU and BJP likely to get 17 seats each, while the LJP may contest from six seats.   The seat-sharing...

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Demand rising for building Ram temple

Several groups are gearing up to mobilise mass support to force the BJP-led NDA government to issue an ordinance to...