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Govt okays arms procurement worth Rs 2,290 cr

Rediff News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:28
Besides clearing the proposal to buy assault rifles, the other significant acquisitions approved by the DAC include procurement of smart anti-airfield weapon (SAAW) systems for the navy and the Indian Air Force at an approximate cost of Rs 970, the officials said.
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Sonia asks Congress-ruled states to override farm laws

Rediff News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:04
The Congress is strongly opposed to the three Central legislations which were signed into laws by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.
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Farm laws: Protests in many states; oppn leaders say ready to move SC

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:56
Stepping up pressure, the Congress along with other opposition parties held demonstrations against the new farm laws in several states on Monday, with some protesters torching a tractor at the India Gate in the heart of Lutyens' Delhi. DMK chief M K Stalin said his party was ready to challenge the new laws in court.
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'Decision soon over interest on deferred EMIs'

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:33
The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday that a decision is likely in 2-3 days over charging of interest by banks on instalments which were deferred during the moratorium period in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Ahead of Bihar poll, 'Mahagathbandhan' hit roadblock

Rediff News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:21
Leave alone taking forward the seat-sharing talks with the existing and probable allies, the Mahagathbandhan remains an amorphous entity weeks before the first phase of polling on October 28, a situation that will make the rival NDA camp, which in any case looks sitting pretty, all the more happier.
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RCB vs MI Live: Virat Kohli's bad run continues

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:09
Check RCB vs MI IPL live score updates, scorecard, Ball by ball commentary, live streaming and highlights on Times of India
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India tweaks defence offsets policy, allows leasing of military equipment

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:01
India’s new defence acquisition procedure (DAP) abolishes offsets in government-to-government and single-vendor deals. The 15-year-old offsets policy, under which at least 30% of the total contract value had to be ploughed back into India as re-investments, “loaded extra costs” into contracts while failing to bring critical military technology into the country, MoD officials admitted.
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'Something fishy': HC over Kangana's plea against BMC

Rediff News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:34
During the questioning, the bench noted that in cases of similar illegalities in buildings close to Ranauts, the BMC had waited for several days to carry out the demolition.
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'Explore options to override Centre's farm laws'

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:21
The Congress on Monday said that its chief Sonia Gandhi has directed party governments in different states to "explore" and pass laws to "override" or negate the newly enacted farm laws. The Congress asserted that since agriculture is a state subject, the Union government cannot pass laws on it. Congress MP TN Prathapan has already moved the SC on the issue.
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Jeep Compass diesel AT review: Pros and cons

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:17
Compass has completed three years in the Indian market, and Jeep as progressively went on to add variants to the line-up. From 4X4 to a black edition, the Compass has helped the brand establish its ground in the country. The likes of Grand Cherokee and Wrangler are obviously there, but aren’t the most accessible ones.
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RCB vs MI Live: Mumbai opt to field vs Bangalore

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:01
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Govt launches portal for COVID vaccine development

Rediff News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:22
The National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 will collect systematic data on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory investigations, management protocols, the clinical course of COVID-19, disease spectrum and outcomes of patients.
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'Feluda COVID test cheaper alternative to RT-PCR'

Rediff News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:05
Named after Satyajit Ray's famed detective, the Feluda test, which is priced at Rs 500 and can deliver a result in 45 minutes, is able to differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses even if genetic variations between them are minute.
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32 ex-civil servants support farm sector laws

Rediff News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:54
The farm bills passed by Parliament mark the watershed in the liberation of India's farming community from the shackles of exploitative practices that slow-pedaled their progress, the former civil servants said.
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Covid showed risk of excessive dependence: PM

The Times of India - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:51
The coronavirus pandemic has shown the risk involved in excessive dependence of the global supply chain on any single source, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a virtual bilateral summit on Monday with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen.
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