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President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday conferred the Padma awards at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. In a civil investiture ceremony, former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma (Posthumous), BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar and former ISRO chairman Professor UR Rao were awarded the country’s second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan. The ...

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Centre gives Z-plus security cover to UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The Centre on Thursday accorded Z-plus security cover to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Only Chief Minister, cabinet rank ministers, High Court and Supreme Court judges and some selected bureaucrats are given Z and Z-Plus security. In essence, Z-Plus security entitlement includes 36 security personnel, while the Z and Y category get 11 and 2 personnel respectively. Above all, ...

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Lok Sabha rejects Rajya Sabha amendments to Finance Bill, FM defends taxmen power

The Lok Sabha on Thursday rejected all the five amendments made by the Upper House to the Finance Bill with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stoutly defending taxmen’s powers and challenged opposition to give a better proposal than electoral bonds for clean political funding. With this, the Finance Bill 2017 was approved by Parliament in the form it was approved by ...

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Sushma Swaraj Says Every Attack On Indians In US Is Not Hate Crime

NEW DELHI: Every attack and death of Indians in the US should not be considered as “hate crime”, External Affairs Minister said today after members in the Rajya Sabha voiced concerns over recent incidents of violence. Replying to concerns of members over attacks on Indian abroad, she told members during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha that the government was aware ...

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Triple talaq: How it affects lives of India’s 90 million Muslim women

Imagine living with the mental insecurity that years of your marital alliance can be ended just by the utterance of three words. That’s exactly what Indian Muslim women feel. India is home to world’s third-largest Muslim population which is governed by the Sharia or Islamic jurisprudence and this has been the case since British colonial rule. But till today, India’s ...

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