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'Too many obstacles to do business in India'

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:37
India is fraught with micromanagement and suspicion, and upping the growth trajectory requires removing the obstacles that impede businesses, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Thursday.
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'CAA rules won't consider religious persecution'

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:40
Denying that "religious persecution" was a criterion for offering Indian nationality to Hindu and other select communities under the amended citizenship law, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday claimed that watertight rules were being framed to detect "fraudulent conversion" and ensure strict compliance with the December 31, 2014, cut-off.
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RSS' role in Ram temple ended with verdict: Bhagwat

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:03
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that the Sangh's role in creating public opinion and awareness about the importance of construction of the Ram temple has ended after the Supreme Court's judgement in the matter.
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Trump warns Iran's supreme leader to be 'careful with his words'

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:00
US President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be "very careful with his words." "The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe," Trump tweeted of Khamenei's comments earlier Friday in Tehran.
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Raj: Drum beats, DJ music to scare away pests

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:46
The farmers are having sleepless nights since the arrival of locusts in Sriganganagar. But they have taken things to their own hands and trying their best to curb the menace.
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Bapu is beyond Bharat Ratna, says SC, junks PIL

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:31
A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant said: "What is Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi? People hold him in much higher esteem than Bharat Ratna. We agree with you he should be honoured but he is much higher than Bharat Ratna."
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India 2nd largest in world for app downloads

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:30
India is the second-largest market worldwide for app downloads as the mobile-first country registered the strongest three-year growth among the top five app economies as per analytics firm AppAnnie’s recent report. At 19 billion, app downloads in India in 2019 grew a whopping 195% from 2016 compared to a worldwide growth of 45%.
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'Dr Bomb' held in Kanpur, had planned Nepal escape

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:03
Ansari had disappeared from his Mumbai residence on Thursday, a day before his 21-day parole was to end.He was picked up by the UP Special Task Force (UPSTF) as he walked out of a mosque after offering prayers.
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Rajasthan hit by worst locust attack in 60 years

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:56
Locusts have damaged crops across an area of at least 3.6 lakh hectares in 10 districts as western Rajasthan continues to reel under the longest and the worst attack of the pest in 60 years. Swirling swarms of the deadly grasshoppers have eaten up 75% of standing crops in the hardest-hit Sriganganagar district, according to assessments by officials and farmers.
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Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on Feb 1 at 6am

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:36
Hours after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea of death row convict Mukesh Kumar Singh in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, a Delhi court issued a fresh black warrant, fixing the hanging of all four men for February 1 at 6am.
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All investment as per rules welcome: Goyal

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:00
A day after he said e-commerce giant Amazon was not doing India a favour by investing $1 billion here, commerce & industry minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the government welcomed all investments but they should be in line with domestic regulations.
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As virus stalks China, India issues advisory

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:29
India has issued a travel advisory for those visiting China and stepped up surveillance at airports in the wake of an outbreak of coronavirus in China. Following reports of 41 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (nCoV), including one death in Wuhan in China this month, health ministry has instructed screening of travellers from the neighbouring country at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata airports using thermal scanners.
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SC seeks report from govt on 2012 e-vehicle plan

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:18
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Union government to detail steps taken to implement the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan-2020, a policy decision taken in 2012 to give incentives for adoption of electric vehicles and disincentives for fossil fuel-based vehicles.
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‘Parents use kids' free helmets themselves’

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:08
The outcome of an initiative to provide free helmets to nearly 40,000 school students in five cities by a not-for-profit organisation in the past four years threw up a surprise when it was revealed that usage instead of going up had declined to barely 15% with several parents taking out the padding material from the child helmets so that they could wear it themselves.
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Old warhorses dominate BJP’s list for Delhi polls

The Times of India - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:26
Eyeing a comeback in Delhi assembly after 21 years of exile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced candidates for 57 out of 70 seats on Friday for the February 8 elections, giving precedence to old warhorses.
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