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Custom-made B777 aircraft for VVIP travel arrives in India: All you need to know about Modi's high-tech plane
India

Custom-made B777 aircraft for VVIP travel arrives in India: All you need to know about Modi's high-tech plane

These two aircraft were part of Air India's commercial fleet for a few months in 2018 before they were sent back to Boeing for retrofitting them for VVIP travel

2012 Delhi gangrape: Death row convicts Akshay Singh, Pawan Gupta seek stay on execution, cite pending mercy and curative petitions
India

2012 Delhi gangrape: Death row convicts Akshay Singh, Pawan Gupta seek stay on execution, cite pending mercy and curative petitions

The four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape — Singh, Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar — are scheduled to be hanged at 6 am on 3 March

Donald Trump likely to discuss CAA, NRC with Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to India, says White House official
India

Donald Trump likely to discuss CAA, NRC with Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to India, says White House official

Donald Trump will raise the issue of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India next week, the White House said.

Ram Nath Kovind asks people to buy local products for 'better tomorrow'; reiterates efforts taken by govt to make India $5 trillion economy
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Ram Nath Kovind asks people to buy local products for 'better tomorrow'; reiterates efforts taken by govt to make India $5 trillion economy

President Ram Nath Kovind exhorted people to use locally manufactured products for a 'better tomorrow' as he reiterated the government's commitment to make India a USD 5 trillion economy.

Govt institutes Sardar Patel National Unity Award: All you need to know about India's highest civilian honour
India

Govt institutes Sardar Patel National Unity Award: All you need to know about India's highest civilian honour

The government of India instituted the highest civilian award in the name of India’s first deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Gianni Infantino makes plea to 'kick racism out' of Italian football during FIFA Best Football Awards ceremony in Milan
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Gianni Infantino makes plea to 'kick racism out' of Italian football during FIFA Best Football Awards ceremony in Milan

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Monday made a plea to "kick racism out" of Italian football, during the FIFA Best Football Awards ceremony in Milan.

Barack Obama meets Greta Thunberg, calls her 'planet's greatest advocates'
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Barack Obama meets Greta Thunberg, calls her 'planet's greatest advocates'

Thunberg said, "No one is too small to have an impact and change the world, so just do everything you can. Be creative."

Article 370 scrapped: Opposition's condemnation out of sync with public demand, feeds into BJP narrative
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Article 370 scrapped: Opposition's condemnation out of sync with public demand, feeds into BJP narrative

The abrogation of Article 370 prompted a series of protests in the national capital, essentially by all Left parties and students of central universities: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Ambedkar University and Jamia Milia Islamia.

Did Article 370 impede Jammu and Kashmir's growth? Volatile situation, geographical constraints hurt state's economy, not special status
India

Did Article 370 impede Jammu and Kashmir's growth? Volatile situation, geographical constraints hurt state's economy, not special status

It is utterly wrong and unjust to blame Article 370 for every minor or major shortfall faced by Jammu and Kashmir state in the path of development under prevailing circumstances which have already taken a toll on economy.

Presidential order amending Article 367 removed possible roadblocks in path of Article 370 revocation
India

Presidential order amending Article 367 removed possible roadblocks in path of Article 370 revocation

Perhaps the most important part of the unamended Article 370 was the proviso to clause 3. Clause 3 itself authorised the President to pass an order removing or modifying parts of Article 370

Article 370 revoked: Petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Presidential Order on ending J&K's special status
India

Article 370 revoked: Petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Presidential Order on ending J&K's special status

The plea has been filed by advocate ML Sharma who claimed that the presidential order was "illegal" as it was passed without taking consent from the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

Explainer: Difference between a Bill and an Act; how a draft legislation becomes a law after multiple readings in Parliament
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Explainer: Difference between a Bill and an Act; how a draft legislation becomes a law after multiple readings in Parliament

When a bill has been passed, it is sent to the President for his approval per Article 111. The President can assent or withhold his assent to a bill or he can return a bill.

Youth Congress president Keshav Chand Yadav resigns from post, takes ‘full responsibility’ of party’s loss in Lok Sabha election
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Youth Congress president Keshav Chand Yadav resigns from post, takes ‘full responsibility’ of party’s loss in Lok Sabha election

Indian Youth Congress president Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday resigned from his post while taking 'full responsibility' of the party's defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Keshav Chand Yadav, who hails from Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh was appointed the Youth Congress chief in May last year. He had been the national general secretary of Indian Youth Congress and was in charge of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Ex-Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan supports Narendra Modi's statement in LS on triple talaq, recalls Shah Bano case
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Ex-Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan supports Narendra Modi's statement in LS on triple talaq, recalls Shah Bano case

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted former union minister Arif Mohammad Khan in his speech in the Lok Sabha, the latter on Tuesday sided with him and said that Modi used his quote to send across a message. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier asked Congress to support the Triple Talaq Bill saying it can make up for two 'missed opportunities' on the issue of women empowerment in the past. The Triple Talaq Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha last week amid a huge uproar from the Opposition parties, which are against criminalising the offence.

Ram Nath Kovind addresses joint session of Parliament, calls simultaneous polls 'need of the hour'
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Ram Nath Kovind addresses joint session of Parliament, calls simultaneous polls 'need of the hour'

Laying the roadmap of the Narendra Modi government for its second term, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed both the Houses of the Parliament on Thursday. He said empowering every person is the main goal for a 'New India'

Centre working towards modernisation of army, manufacturing arms under ‘Make in India', says Ram Nath Kovind
India

Centre working towards modernisation of army, manufacturing arms under ‘Make in India', says Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind said Centre is taking all requisite steps towards modernization of armed forces. The President also stated that a special emphasis is being accorded by the Central Government to manufacture of modern armaments under 'Make in India'. Kovind spoke on the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme saying 'increased pensionary benefits to ex-servicemen and expansion of health facilities, efforts are being made'.

Rahul Gandhi says party will choose next Congress chief, not him; insists on 'theft' in Rafale fighter jet deal
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Rahul Gandhi says party will choose next Congress chief, not him; insists on 'theft' in Rafale fighter jet deal

As speculation continues on his next steps, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party will decide on who his successor will be

Eradication of social evils like triple talaq, nikah halala imperative to ensure equal rights for women, says President Ram Nath Kovind
India

Eradication of social evils like triple talaq, nikah halala imperative to ensure equal rights for women, says President Ram Nath Kovind

In Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind said eradication of social evils like triple talaq and nikah halala is a must to ensure equal rights for women.

'Centre will implement NRC on priority in areas affected by infiltration': President Ram Nath Kovind at joint sitting of Parliament
India

'Centre will implement NRC on priority in areas affected by infiltration': President Ram Nath Kovind at joint sitting of Parliament

In his Parliament speech, President Ram Nath Kovind said the Centre will implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in areas affected by infiltration.

First session of 17th Lok Sabha: Narendra Modi calls for strong Opposition; first-time MPs look forward to delivering on promises
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First session of 17th Lok Sabha: Narendra Modi calls for strong Opposition; first-time MPs look forward to delivering on promises

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the role of an active Opposition is important and it need not bother about their numbers as he arrived for the first session of 17th Lok Sabha at the Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday.