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'Second war of independence': TMC eyes citizenship bill to take on BJP ahead of state polls

Addressing a rally in Kolkata on Friday, Banerjee said she would support the bill if citizenship is given to each and every refugee, irrespective of their religion.

3.18 lakh children missing since 2014: Smriti Irani

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  • Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday came out heavily on the Opposition in Parliament, accusing them of pol...

    Drama had unfolded at the Assembly on Thursday as the Governer was made to wait outside the assembly with the gate designated for his entry being locked and the speaker and staff having gone missing. Today, the governor - accompanied by his wife - entered the Assembly through the gate designated for his entry and was received by Marshall of the Assembly, other officials and MLAs.

    Earlier, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed Parliament that the government has taken steps to rein in onion prices and has initiated steps to improve technology for its better storage. On Thursday, opposition parties staged a protest over the rising onion prices in the Parliament premises.

    Kohli hit six sixes and accelerated just when the team needed to help India chase down a 208-run victory target with eight balls to spare at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. KL Rahul, Kohli's collaborator in a century stand, made 62 but the India captain completed a clinical chase, going run-a-ball in his first 20 deliveries before plundering 74 in his next 30.

    Paper exports in last 3 years has grown from 660,000 tons to 15,00,000 ton from India. The Indian paper industry is likely to grow at the rate of 12% per annum for next 5 years and the overall paper consumption is projected to increase to 24 million tons in 2024-25 from 15 million tons currently. Paperex 2019 is being held in new Delhi from Dec 6-9.

    The new bridge - part of the East-West Economic Corridor between Thailand and Myanmar that opened a few weeks ago will give Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam access to the vast Indian market and reduce heavy reliance on China, ET has learnt.

    According to the TMC sources, within months of joining the saffron party, three TMC MLAs of North 24 Parganas have been trying to get in touch with the party top brass and have expressed their desire to return to the parent party.

    Counting of votes for by-elections held in four Assembly constituencies -- three in West Bengal and one in Uttarakhand -- began on Thursday ...

    The BJP may be well entrenched in large parts of the country but — as an effective mass party — it is relatively new in Bengal. Prior to 2014 it had operated as a fringe outfit, basking in the reflected glory of the national party.

    The National Register of Citizens - implemented in Assam, recently - is aimed at weeding out non-Indians; the BJP has been mulling a larger, nation-wide charter that would prune India. The move has drawn major flak from state leaders.

    This has been a year of preparation for the two T20 World Cups in next two years. But how much has it gone to plan? Perhaps not much, for an almost full-strength Indian squad has been named to now face a strong West Indies challenge.

    JSW Cement had initially planned to hit the market with an initial public offer on reaching the 20 mt annual capacity by 2020, which it now says will take a year to achieve due to the falling demand. "Due to the ongoing slowdown, we had to revise our capacity target by 12 months to 2021.

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