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4.2% would be the lowest growth since govt adopted a new base year for gross domestic product data in 2012.

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Population control in India: Plea in Supreme Court against Delhi HC order

The plea in the high court had claimed that the population of India had "marched ahead" of China, as about 20 per cent of Indians did not have Aadhaar and therefore, were not accounted for, and there were also crores of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country. The petitioner had claimed that population explosion is also the root cause of corruption.

Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi, says government formation with Sena in Maharashtra not discussed

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Distinction must between checking and clogging: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha

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  • In a departure from convention, the Rajya Sabha on Monday allowed leaders of various political parties to speak and pay tributes to five late members, including former finance minister Arun Jaitley.

    The BJP has so far announced its candidates for a total of 71 seats. The party has not yet announced candidates for 10 seats due to the ongoing talks with the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU). At least six former bureaucrats have got tickets from different political parties.

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Bhupender Yadav told reporters here that the Congress and Gandhi were "exposed" by the apex court's verdict and they should now tender an apology.

    BJP member Tapir Gao told Lok Sabha on Tuesday that "if a repeat of Doklam takes place, it will happen in Arunachal Pradesh because China has encroached 50-60 km area of the state." Recently the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman said in Beijing: "The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh."

    Her attack comes days after Sitharaman reportedly said the government was looking to wrap up the sale of state-run Air India and oil refiner and marketer BPCL by March 2020. "Our organisations are our pride. These are our 'golden birds'," Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

    Goyal said that the UPA government was willing to make India a part of RCEP ‘without going into details of how it would impact’ India’s interest. This was checked when Nirmala Sitharaman, as commerce minister in the last government, wrote in an official file India’s interests would be impacted by China and other RCEP members.

    On the demands of the family, the DM visited the post-mortem house on Wednesday, where the body of Sonu Singh (35), who was killed by armed miscreants on Tuesday night, was brought. In the video clip that has gone viral, the DM is seen almost dragging a cousin of the deceased, a senior PCS officer, Sunil Singh.

    The AJSU has announced candidates for three seats — Chakradharpur, Sindri and Simaria –– where the BJP has also fielded its own candidates. The AJSU, which was earlier demanding 19 of the 81 seats in the alliance, agreed to limit it to 12 after AJSU president Sudesh Mahto met BJP president Amit Shah over seat-sharing in New Delhi on Monday.

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed a forensic team to urgently inspect the site where the fire broke out. Late Monday, a fire broke out at the head office of UP home guard, destroying muster rolls containing details of attendance records of the personnel. The chief secretary and the director general of home guard department were asked to submit report.

    The Supreme Court on Thursday closed the contempt plea against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the apex court his "c...

    The Supreme Court, today, closed the contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi for his remarks relating to Rafale deal, adding that he should be careful in future.

    Javadekar also holds information & broadcasting, and environment, forest and climate change portfolios. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Sawant accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of reneging on its promise to the Shiv Sena for equal division of seats and power and forcing the Uddhav Thackeray-led party to snap ties.

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