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Amit Shah accuses Rahul, Priyanka, Kejriwal of instigating riots by misleading people over CAA
The Union Home Minister asked people to give missed calls to a toll-free number put out by the BJP to show their support to the CAA and slammed rumours that the number belonged to Netflix. “This number belongs to the BJP,” he said. | BJP’s pro-Citizenship Amendment Act number heats up Twitter | BJP starts door-to-door CAA campaign in Haryana, Chandigarh
Will not pursue chairmanship of Tata Group, says Cyrus Mistry
In a statement, Mr. Mistry said, “I intend to make it clear that despite the NCLAT order in my favour, I will not be pursuing the executive chairmanship of Tata Sons, or directorship of TCS, Tata Teleservices or Tata Industries. I will, however, vigorously pursue all options to protect our rights as a minority shareholder, including that of resuming the 30-year history of a seat at the Board of Tata Sons of TCS, Tata Teleservices or Tata Industries.”
219 infants died during December in two of Gujarat’s civil hospitals
In Rajkot, there were 134 deaths while in Ahmedabad civil hospital it was 85, according to data. | Over 100 infants die in two Jodhpur hospitals
Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Amreli district of Gujarat
The statue was installed in a garden near the Hari Krishna Lake in 2018.
Analysis | New Delhi faces a year of tough trade negotiations
After RCEP walkout, government to focus on renegotiating FTAs and bilateral deals in 2020.
2019 recorded most number of stone throwing incidents in Jammu and Kashmir
In the years 2017 and 2018, the number of stone pelting incidents stood at 1,412 and 1,458 respectively. Till November 30, 2019, as many as 1,996 such incidents had been reported.
Maharashtra portfolios: Ajit Pawar gets Finance, Anil Deshmukh Home Ministry
Aaditya Thackeray, first-time Shiv Sena MLA and son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has been given charge of the environment, tourism and protocol departments. Senior Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat has got the Revenue Ministry.
350 BJP cadres booked for ‘threatening’ govt officials in Madhya Pradesh
They have been booked here in Madhya Pradesh after a video purportedly showing BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya ‘threatening’ government officials went viral on social media.
India condemns ‘targeted killing’ of Sikh community member in Pakistan’s Peshawar
The Ministry of External Affairs said the government of Pakistan should act in defence of their own minorities instead of “preaching sermons” about it to other countries.
Iran to decide on finalising its next nuclear step: IRNA
“Tonight, there will be a very important meeting to decide about our next nuclear step and the implementation of the deal … considering the recent threats [by America] it should be underlined that in politics, all developments and threats are linked to each other,” spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
Simple ITR-1 income tax return form not for those paying ₹1 lakh in electricity bill, owning house jointly
Such taxpayers will have to use different forms, which will be notified in due course.
States stare at over ₹1 lakh crore revenue gap post withdrawal of GST compensation
At the time of implementation of the Goods and Services Tax on July 1, 2017, the Centre had promised to compensate states for loss of revenue for five years at an agreed formula.
In a first, astronaut with blood clot treated by doctors on Earth
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, measured the structure and function of the internal jugular vein in long-duration spaceflight where astronauts are exposed to sustained headward blood and tissue fluid shifts.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: Scorecard
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