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ED arrest 2 after extradition from Dubai for money laundering in AgustaWestland case

Rajeev Saxena and Deepak Talwar will be produced before a court later today.

Economy has done much better during PM Modi’s term but not many have gained from it

The nature of higher growth under PM Modi has been such that it hasn’t helped the most employment-intensive sectors or created jobs.

AgustaWestland scam accused Rajeev Saxena extradited from UAE

Saxena's extradition from UAE is the second such catch for the agencies after Christian Michel.

CM Manohar Parrikar presents Goa budget, says he’s in high spirits despite fatal ailment

Manohar Parrikar's announcement was intended to hit back at the Congress, who earlier claimed the Goa administration had "collapsed" due to his ill-health.

Railways plans to electrify more than 6,000 km of rail network in fiscal 2019, says Piyush Goyal

Huge investment in railways over the past five years had helped improve safety and complete long-delayed projects, said the railway minister.

PIL in Supreme Court calls offset policy a scam, seeks to repeal it

The PIL seeks that all offset contracts with private organisations after 2005 be disclosed by the government, and must be quashed. New Delhi: Amidst the...

Former ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar violated code of conduct, says Srikrishna panel report

ICICI Bank will treat Kochhar's resignation as 'Termination for Cause' and stop payment of unpaid benefits including bonus, said the bank.

Govt hikes research fellowship by 20% after protests by scholars

The hike — lowest since 2010 — however, has not gone down well with research scholars. It kicks in with effect from 1 January 2019.

Full budget or interim budget, what’s in a name?

The Modi govt is rumoured to be presenting a 6th ‘full’ Budget instead of an interim one that is the norm in election years. There is a clear difference.

SC says attributing political motives to judgments is gravest form of contempt

Two-judge bench hits out at 'activist' advocates and judges, says some lawyers think they are the only champions of causes. 

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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