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Incentives for Industry: FM rebuts statement attributed to him

Incentives for Industry: FM rebuts statement attributed to him

 Rebutting the statement attributed to him by a section of the press regarding drawing off incentives and subsidies to the industries in the state, Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu on Thursday said his remarks on the issue at a seminar at NIT Srinagar seem to have been grossly misquoted. The Finance Minister, in a statement, reiterated that […]

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Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

New Delhi Nirmala Sitharaman Thursday took charge of the Defence Ministry, becoming the first full-time woman Defence Minister of the country. Sitharaman took charge in the presence of her predecessor Arun Jaitley who was given the additional charge of the key ministry in March after Manohar Parrikar quit the Union Cabinet to become the Chief […]

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Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Thursday, said a spokesman. He said that the Mirwaiz was placed under detention at his Nigeen residence.

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AMID CRITICISM, PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI JUSTIFIES DEMONETISATION

AMID CRITICISM, PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI JUSTIFIES DEMONETISATION

Yangon: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today justified demonetisation which has come in for criticism, asserting that his government was not afraid of taking “big” and “tough” decisions in the interest of the country. Addressing the Indian diaspora here in Myanmar, he said his government could take such decisions because it considers the country bigger than politics. […]

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NIA raids house of Hurriyat (G) leader Agha Hassan

NIA raids house of Hurriyat (G) leader Agha Hassan

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the residence of Hurriyat (G) leader Agha Syed Hassan in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The raid was carried a day after Joint Resistance Leadership announced a march to NIA headquarter in Delhi where they will court arrest. Reports said that NIA sleuths accompanied by policemen raided the […]

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India-Russia ties rock-solid: Sushma Swaraj

India-Russia ties rock-solid: Sushma Swaraj

Moscow External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the Russia Desk at the third Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. The Eastern Economic Forum this year is being held to present better conditions for doing business in the country’s Far East in a bid to attract more foreign investment. “External Affairs Minister […]