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Parliament passes labour reform bills, allows companies with up to 300 workers to fire staff without government permission

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said that16 states have already increased the threshold for closure, lay off and retrenchment in firms with up to 300 workers without government permission.

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No direction given to CBDT to issue notice to Sharad Pawar on poll affidavits: EC

The EC's statement came a day after Pawar said that the Income Tax department has served him a notice in connection with his poll affidavits submitted to the poll panel.

published : 8 hours ago

Decide on complaint against media house on Palghar lynching show in two weeks: HC to Centre

Justice Navin Chawla directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to consider the petitioner's complaint of May 5 and take a decision on it within two weeks.

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Rohini Commission entrusted with sub-categorization of OBC awaits state responses on clarifications

The Commission which is headed by former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court G Rohini is to identify castes, communities, sub-castes, synonyms in the central list of OBCs

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Mumbai's KEM Hospital starts trials of Oxford Covishield vaccine

The hospital, located in Parel area, on Tuesday got the approval of the Maharashtra ethics committee for conducting the vaccine trials.

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Demand in RS for legislation to ensure quick disposal of litigations related to development projects

Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, D P Vats of the BJP said development projects particularly rail and road projects get delayed due to court cases.

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Lack of awareness in elders reason for poor literacy rate among tribal students: Centre tells Parliament

According to the Census 2011, the literacy rate of scheduled tribes was 59 percent as compared to the overall literacy rate of 73 percent. 

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Opposition to meet President today over farm Bills, suspension of MPs: Sources

Around 16 Opposition parties had submitted a memorandum to the President on these issues.

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Govt should honestly use PM Cares Fund for public good, education of students: Akhilesh Yadav

He also posted photographs of free laptop computer distribution to students during his dispensation.

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Rajya Sabha bids farewell to 11 retiring members

They include Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, BSP's Veer Singh and Raj Babbar of Congress.

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Modi to hold virtual bilateral summit with Sri Lankan PM on September 26

The ministry said the summit will give an opportunity to the two leaders to comprehensively review the broad framework of the bilateral relationship.

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Modi govt has 'destroyed' web of relationships with countries: Rahul Gandhi

Attacking the government on Twitter, Gandhi also tagged a report in The Economist titled 'As Bangladesh's relations with India weaken, ties with China strengthen'.

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Thane COVID-19 tally rises to 1,61,659

The death toll in the district reached 4,205 as 33 more patients succumbed to the disease on Tuesday.

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Dudhsagar opens up for trekkers, visitors amidst pandemic, Karnataka groups make most of it

The waterfalls is located in Goa state and can only be reached by walking on the railway tracks.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands COVID-19 tally rises to 3,691

Fifteen new patients were detected during contact tracing, while three have travel history.

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