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Pay 50,000 to apply for DMK civic poll ticket

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:13
For mayors’ posts for the 15 corporations across Tamil Nadu, an application would cost Rs 50,000. The rates were fixed by party chief MK Stalin at a meeting of district secretaries at Anna Arivalayam. The party has fixed charges for applications for various local body posts too.
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Car, SUV sales snap 11 months of declines

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:04
Sales of passenger vehicles, a mix of cars, SUVs and vans, stood at 2.85 lakh against 2.84 lakh units sold in the same month last year. While Siam brings out wholesale numbers that the companies dispatch to dealers, company officials say that healthy retail sales in the month (customer purchases) led to lowering of inventory levels.
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70,000 BSNL staff opts for VRS, co hopes to save Rs 7,000 crore a year

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:56
BSNL CMD Pravin Kumar Purwar said around 70,000 workers have already accepted the VRS, and he expects more to opt in before the closing date of December 3. “We have given a handsome VRS package and are confident that our target of 80,000 people opting for VRS will be met,” Purwar told TOI. VRS acceptance at BSNL has exceeded government’s initial estimate of 58,000 employees.
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VHP decides to construct Ram temple through crowd-funding

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:48
Besides, VHP has decided to suggest that the trust that is to be formed within three months should facilitate the symbolic participation of “bhakts” in the construction of what has been imagined as a “grand Ram temple”. Devotees from all 718 districts of the country will be invited in delegations to stay for at least a week and help in construction work, said the VHP functionary, an indication that another round of “kar seva” could be in the works.
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Industrial output posts steepest contraction in nearly eight years

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:36
Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Monday showed the index of industrial production contracted 4.3% in September, the second successive month of decline after the fall of 1.4% in August and lower than the 4.6% expansion posted in the year earlier period. Between April and September, the sector grew an annual 1.3% compared with a 5.2% expansion in the year earlier period.
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Few take Kartarpur passage, hordes opt for binoculars

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:24
The 4.5-km corridor was expected to attract at least 5,000 pilgrims every day — the limit decided between India and Pakistan — after its November 9 inauguration. The jatha on the first day had 562 people — a mix of dignitaries and NRIs invited by the Punjab and central governments.
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‘Congress fears it will lose most if Sena-NCP gets power’

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:19
Congress is dithering on supporting the Sena-led government as it feels that if the Sena-NCP and Congress comes to power, it will strengthen NCP and, in the months to come, Congress will be wiped out, said a senior NCP leader.
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Stubble burning cases in Punjab cross 48,000 set to cross last year’s count

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:56
On Sunday (November 10), 2,147 cases of stubble burning were recorded in the state, taking the total to 48,155 since September 23, according to the data released by Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC). Last year, only 40,774 cases were reported till November 10.
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Maha musical chairs: Cong dithers, governor times out Sena, calls NCP

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:47
Shortly, the governor called NCP legislature party chief Ajit Pawar to Raj Bhavan and asked him to indicate within 24 hours whether his party was “willing and able to form government”. NCP said it will hold meetings with Congress before a decision.
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Prez used Art 370 power 6 times before Aug 5: Govt

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:30
In its affidavit responding to a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the August 5 move, the Centre has said the decision was taken following the constitutionally-mandated process as the regime that had existed under Article 370 was “impeding full integration of erstwhile state of J&K with the rest of the country...”
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BJP to 'wait and watch' as Maha deadlock continues

Rediff News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 13:38
'The BJP core committee has been closely watching the political developments here in Maharashtra. We will take the right decision'
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BJP received donations over Rs 700 cr in FY 2018-19

Rediff News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 13:38
Donations received in form of electoral bonds were not included in the filing.
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NCP gets guv's invite after Sena fails to show numbers: Top developments

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:45
The suspense over government formation in Maharashtra continued on Monday with the Shiv Sena failing in its bid to stake a claim and the NCP getting an invite from the governor to indicate ability and willingness to form a govt, with a Tuesday 8.30 pm deadline. The Congress remained non-committal on supporting a Shiv Sena-led government, after agreeing earlier.
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Cyclone Bulbul: Toll rises to 14 in Bengal

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:45
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone Bulbul-ravaged areas of South 24 Parganas district and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of each of those killed in the storm. Banerjee also distributed relief materials to people affected by the cyclone that left a trail of destruction in the state.
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BJP loses its oldest and Hindutva ally Shiv Sena

Rediff News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:36
The BJP in the last few years lost a major ally like Telugu Desam Party but also gained a big regional partner like All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and several smaller allies in northeastern states.
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NCP gets Maha Guv invite as Cong sits on support to Sena

Rediff News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:36
Aaditya claimed that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari refused to grant more time to the Sena to muster numbers.
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Out of Maha govt race, BJP in 'wait & watch' mode

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 11:59
The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has opted out of race for government formation in Maharashtra, has adopted a 'wait and watch' policy in the state which saw hectic activity in camps of major non-BJP parties on Monday.
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'Uranium detected at undeclared site in Iran'

The Times of India - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 11:46
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it had detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran in its latest report on the country's nuclear programme issued on Monday. "The agency detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency," the report said.
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अयोध्या: सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फ़ैसले से कहीं आगे

Rediff News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 11:35
हमारे दुश्मनों को कोई ख़ुशी नहीं होगी, अगर अदालत के फ़ैसले में बहुसंख्यकों की जीत और अल्पसंख्यकों के ग़ुस्से का समावेश हो, कर्नल अनिल ए अठाले (रिटायर्ड) का कहना है।
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