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Shapoorji Pallonji Group agrees to exit Tata Sons, calls for separation

Shapoorji Pallonji statement came within hours of the Tata group saying it is ready to buy out SP group stake. TopicsTata group | Shapoorji Pallonji group | Tata Sons Dev Chatterjee  |  Mumbai  Last Updated at September 22, 2020 20:11 IST The Shapoorji Pallonji Group on Tuesday told the Supreme Court of India that it would exit from Tata…

China doubles air bases, air defence positions and heliports near LAC after 2017 Doklam standoff: Stratfor

NEW DELHI: China has started construction of at least 13 entirely new military positions including three air bases, five permanent air defence positions and five heliports near the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in the aftermath of the Doklam standoff in 2017, according to a report by global security consultancy Stratfor. The report also said construction…

Rajya Sabha holds crucial meeting as Opposition boycotts Parliament proceedings

Home / India News / Rajya Sabha holds crucial meeting as Opposition boycotts Parliament proceedings The Rajya Sabha has called its Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday after a day-full of hectic activities, protests and passage of several bills. But the Opposition, which announced to boycott the Upper House for the remainder of the…

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till ‘three demands’ met; suspended MPs end sit-in protest

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2020 2:29:31 pm Opposition lawmakers walk out of Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Several Opposition parties led by the Congress staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha demanding Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to reinstate the eight members who were suspended for “unruly behavior” during House proceedings.…

Leading NGOs Believe FCRA Changes Will ‘Kill’ Voluntary Sector

New Delhi: The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 introduced in Lok Sabha on September 20 will severely impact collaborative research in critical fields in India as organisations receiving foreign funds will no longer be able to transfer them to small NGOs working at the grassroots level. Leading organisations also say the Bill would initially…

Increase oxygen, ICU beds, says health minister

Trust-run and pvt hospitals claim difficult to up capacity Given the shortage in number of oxygen beds and intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Pune district, health minister Rajesh Tope on Monday asked trust-run and private hospitals in the city to increase their capacity. This comes as officials claim they have come across cases of…

Parliament passes Bill to remove cereals, pulses, onion, potatoes as essential items

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, which was approved by the lower house on September 15, was approved by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha.Parliament on Tuesday passed a Bill to remove cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes from the list of essential commodities. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, which was approved by the…

Reform or no reform, the farmer is hardly the saviour India is waiting for. Aiyar explains why

At a time when Modi govt's new farm laws have sharply divided opinions in India, the optimist faction's high expectations from these reforms do not appear to be rooted in reality, Swaminathan Aiyar told ET Now in an interview. The new legislations come amid a slight sequential uptick in the agri sector. While all other…

“‘Muting Of Democratic India’ Continues”: Rahul Gandhi On Rajya Sabha Row

Modi government's endless arrogance has brought economic disaster for the country," Rahul Gandhi said.New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's resolution to suspend opposition MPs from the Rajya Sabha over protests over the farm bills was proof that the centre was trying to mute "democratic India", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted today shortly after eight opposition…

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till suspensions of 8 MPs revoked, govt says apologise first

NEW DELHI: A number of opposition parties on Tuesday staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha and decided to boycott proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked, even as the government insisted on their apology. Among the parties that boycotted the proceedings of the House included the Congress, which was the…

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Shapoorji Pallonji Group agrees to exit Tata Sons, calls for separation

Shapoorji Pallonji statement came within hours of the Tata group saying it is ready to buy out SP group stake. TopicsTata group | Shapoorji Pallonji group | Tata Sons Dev Chatterjee  |  Mumbai  Last Updated at September 22, 2020 20:11 IST The Shapoorji Pallonji Group on Tuesday told the Supreme Court of India that it would exit from Tata…

China doubles air bases, air defence positions and heliports near LAC after 2017 Doklam standoff: Stratfor

NEW DELHI: China has started construction of at least 13 entirely new military positions including three air bases, five permanent air defence positions and five heliports near the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in the aftermath of the Doklam standoff in 2017, according to a report by global security consultancy Stratfor. The report also said construction…

Rajya Sabha holds crucial meeting as Opposition boycotts Parliament proceedings

Home / India News / Rajya Sabha holds crucial meeting as Opposition boycotts Parliament proceedings The Rajya Sabha has called its Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday after a day-full of hectic activities, protests and passage of several bills. But the Opposition, which announced to boycott the Upper House for the remainder of the…

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till ‘three demands’ met; suspended MPs end sit-in protest

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2020 2:29:31 pm Opposition lawmakers walk out of Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Several Opposition parties led by the Congress staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha demanding Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to reinstate the eight members who were suspended for “unruly behavior” during House proceedings.…