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Budget dedicated to overall development of UP: Adityanath

A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said. Before being tabled in the House, the budget was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister at his official residence here in the morning. “A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the House today. With inspiration from the respected prime minister, the double-engine government of the BJP is working relentlessly to make Uttar…

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Hansal Mehta marries Safeena Husain in ‘impromptu and unplanned’ ceremony

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday said he has tied the knot with longtime partner Safeena Husain in an intimate ceremony in San Francisco, US. The 54-year-old filmmaker, known for films such as “Shahid”, “Aligarh”, “Omerta” (2018) and series Scam 1992 , shared the news of his marriage to Husain on his social media handles. “So after 17 years, two children, watching our sons growing up and chasing our respective dreams we decided to get hitched. As always in life this was also impromptu and unplanned. “Our vows however were truthful…

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Absconder deserves no concession or indulgence by court: SC

An ‘absconder’ who remains out of reach of an investigating agency deserves no concession or indulgence by a court, the Supreme Court has said. A bench of justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose said when an accused is absconding and declared a proclaimed offender, there is no question of giving him the benefit of CrPC section 438 (direction for grant of bail to person apprehending arrest). The top court also said the consideration of the case of an accused because of application of stringent provisions impinging his fundamental rights does…

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Govt imposes restrictions on sugar exports from June 1: DGFT

The government on Tuesday imposed restrictions on sugar exports from June 1, a move aimed at increasing availability of the commodity in the domestic market and curbing price rise. “Export of sugar (raw, refined and white sugar) is placed under restricted category from June 1, 2022 onwards,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification. However, it said that these restrictions would not be applicable on sugar being exported to the EU and the US under CXL and TRQ. A specified amount of sugar is exported to…

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Day will come when Pakistan will be able to engage with India diplomatically and economically: Zardari

Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said he is hopeful that a day will come when his country will be able to engage with India diplomatically as well as economically. “Aaj nahin to kal, that day will have to come. That day we will unlock our full economic potential, and all will share the fruit of prosperity,” Zardari said while talking about various steps required to unlock Pakistan’s economic and trade opportunities, including with its various neighbours. “I hope that day will come in my lifetime, when we…

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Kapil Sibal files RS nomination as SP-backed Independent, says he quit Cong on May 16

Saying that he had resigned from the Congress last week, Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh supported by the Samajwadi Party. Sibal, whose exit from the Congress is another jolt for the electorally battered party, went to the Uttar Pradesh assembly premises to file his papers with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav and other senior leaders. A prominent member of the G23, which had sought an organisational overhaul in the Congress, Sibal’s tenure as Congress’ Rajya…

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Karnataka HC upholds termination of British Library manager

The Karnataka High Court has upheld the termination of a manager of the British Library for misconduct. In the process, the HC took a stand contrary to the Employment Tribunal in England, which has statutory jurisdiction to hear many kinds of disputes between employers and employees, as well as the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). The HC held that the British Library was the employer of the manager and not the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). Ajay Merchant was appointed as the manager of the British Library in Hyderabad in…

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Markets surrender early gains as metal stocks crack; Tata Steel plunges 12 pc

Equity indices frittered away a good start to close with modest losses on Monday, pressured by heavy selling in metal stocks after the government imposed export duties on steel-making raw materials to curb soaring prices. The 30-share BSE Sensex opened strong and gained momentum as the session progressed, but came under severe selling pressure in afternoon trade to close 37.78 points or 0.07 per cent lower at 54,288.61. On similar lines, the broader NSE Nifty slipped 51.45 points or 0.32 per cent to end at 16,214.70. Metal stocks took a…

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Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

President Joe Biden said Monday that the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, saying the burden to protect Taiwan is “even stronger’ after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of self-governing in decades. Biden, at a news conference in Tokyo, said yes when asked if he was willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if China invaded. That’s the commitment we made, he added. The US traditionally has avoided making such an explicit security guarantee to…

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India, Japan are ‘natural partners’, PM Modi tells Indian community in Tokyo

 India and Japan are “natural partners” and Japanese investments have played an important role in India’s development journey, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as he underlined that the global community is witnessing an extraordinary scale and speed of infrastructure and capacity development in the country. Addressing the Indian community here on the first day of his two-day visit to Tokyo, Modi also said that India’s relationship with Japan is one of strength, respect and common resolve for the world. “India and Japan are natural partners. Japan has played…

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