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Indian police use tear gas shells to disperse farmers on 'Delhi Chalo' march

Indian police today used tear gas on a group of young farmers who, demanding a law to ensure minimum support price for crops, were heading towards the multi-layered road barricades put up at the border points at Punjab and Haryana

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Indian SC overturns earlier result of Chandigarh poll, declares new mayor

India’s Supreme Court today overturned the result of the Chandigarh mayoral poll in which the BJP candidate had emerged an unlikely winner and declared defeated his AAP-Congress alliance rival Kuldeep Kumar as the city’s new mayor

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India farmers reject govt proposal, to resume march to Delhi tomorrow

Farmers' unions protesting at the Punjab-Haryana border yesterday rejected the Indian government's proposal to buy pulses, maize and cotton in unlimited quantity at minimum support price (MSP) for five years, saying it was not in their interest and that they would resume their march towards Delhi tomorrow as part of the agitation.

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India likely to lift ban on onion export

India is likely to lift restrictions on onion export to Bangladesh and some other countries under certain conditions, said a federal minister of the country.

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Bangladesh visa centre to open in Assam's Silchar soon

A Bangladesh visa centre will soon be opened in Silchar, the district headquarters town of north eastern Indian state of Assam

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10 killed in Tamil Nadu factory blast

Ten people were killed and 15 more injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in India yesterday, police said.

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Indian external affairs minister calls on PM

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference 2024.

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India launches meteorological satellite into space

India today successfully put into the designated orbit its INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite to ensure continuity of services for monitoring land and ocean surfaces for weather forecasting and disaster warning as well as for providing satellite-aided research and rescue services

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$25m frozen by tax dept ahead of polls

India’s main opposition Congress party said yesterday its bank accounts with 2.1 billion rupees ($25.3 million) in deposits had been frozen by the income tax department in connection with a dispute, months before national elections.

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Leaving India after expulsion threat

A French journalist said yesterday she was leaving India, where she had worked for more than two decades, after authorities threatened her expulsion for what they termed “malicious and critical” reporting.

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Ethnic Violence: Two dead, scores hurt after police open fire in Manipur

At least two people were killed and scores injured in India’s northeastern Manipur state after security forces opened fire at a mob in Churachandpur district late on Thursday, a police official said, as sporadic violence continued in the region.

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Manipur violence: 2 dead, scores injured after police open fire

At least two people were killed and scores injured in India's northeastern Manipur state after security forces opened fire at a mob in Churachandpur district late on Thursday, a police official said, as sporadic violence continued in the region

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11 killed in New Delhi factory fire

At least 11 people died and four others were injured when a building collapsed during a massive fire that broke out at a paint factory in the northern part of India's capital New Delhi on Thursday, a fire department official said

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India SC scraps opaque election funding system

India’s Supreme Court yesterday scrapped a seven-year-old election funding system that allows individuals and companies to donate money to political parties anonymously and without any limits, calling it “unconstitutional”. 

6d ago

Will not contest Lok Sabha polls

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday announced that she will not run in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India due to health and age issues, capping a nearly two-decade career in electoral politics.

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Will not contest Lok Sabha election due to health, age issues: Sonia Gandhi

Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi today announced that she will not run in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections due to health and age issues, capping a nearly two-decade career in electoral politics

6d ago

India top court scraps opaque election funding system, calls it 'unconstitutional'

India's Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a seven year-old election funding system that allows individuals and companies to donate money to political parties anonymously and without any limits

6d ago

Sonia Gandhi to contest from Rajasthan

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday filed her nomination for India’s Rajya Sabha (RS) polls with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra by her side.

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