Agnipath scheme
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Agnipath Scheme Protest: 3 Trains Set Ablaze In Bihar

Angry crowds in India set an office of the BJP on fire, attacked railway infrastructure and blocked roads on Thursday, in widening protests against the newly introduced Agnipath Scheme, a new military recruitment system. The protest today spread to several parts of the country including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar and Rajasthan. The Union Cabinet […]

I2U2
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I2U2 Group: Leading economies to focus on Food Energy

 With an aim to re-energise and revitalise American alliances globally, the US, UAE, India and Israel have formed a new grouping called I2U2. The four countries in the new grouping will hold their first virtual summit next month for discussions on the food security crisis and other areas of cooperation. The summit will be attended […]

subsidies
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WTO fishing subsidies: India sticks to fishing subsidies as WTO tries to avoid impasse

Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal told a meeting of delegates Tuesday that it would not bend on demands for extensive exceptions on a 20-year negotiation to curb harmful government fishery subsidies, according to a statement on his ministry’s website.  He also insisted members water down the WTO’s subsidies rules for government-backed food-purchasing programs aimed at feeding poor citizens, delegates […]

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Kuwait To Deport Expats Who Protested Against Remarks On Prophet

Kuwait will be deporting expats who took part in the Fahaheel demonstration after Friday prayers in support of Prophet Muhammad despite the instructions of the Kuwaiti government. The sources confirmed on Sunday that they will be deported from Kuwait as they violated the laws and regulations of the country which stipulates that sit-ins or demonstrations […]

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India Extends Sri Lanka USD 55 Million Credit Line For Fertiliser Imports

India has decided to extend a Credit Line (LOC) of USD 55 million to Sri Lanka for the procurement of Urea Fertiliser. This credit line was extended in response to an urgent request from the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), amid the ongoing economic crisis. “In this context, a LOC agreement was signed between GOSL […]

Prophet
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India Rejects Iran’s Claims Of Raising Remarks Against Prophet During Meet

 The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday denied the claims by the visiting Iranian Minister that he raised the issue of derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad in his meeting with the Indian dignitaries including EAM S Jaishankar and the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. My understanding is that this issue was not raised during […]

credit cards
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RBI Allows Linking Of Credit Cards With UPI | Details

In a move to increase digital payments systems in the country, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday allowed credit cards to be linked with the unified payments interface (UPI), which will enable more people to make payments using the popular platform. Till now, only debit cards connected to savings bank accounts and current […]

ED
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ED seizes ₹2.82 cr, 133 gold coins during raids linked to Delhi minister Satyendar Jain

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized ₹2.82 cr of cash an 133 gold coins from unexplained sources to be secreted in the premises of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and his aide. The ED conducted a day-long raid on 6 June where the money and gold coins were found. The ED also publicized images of the […]

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India rejects OIC’s comments over controversial remarks against Prophet

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India categorically rejects the OIC’s Secretariat’s “unwarranted and narrow-minded comments” and asserted that New Delhi accords the highest respect to all religions. India on June 6, 2022 hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC’s) for its criticism of the country in the wake of the alleged derogatory remarks made […]

Iran
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After Qatar, Iran Summons Indian envoy over remarks on prophet

The Nupur Sharma statement on Prohet Mohammed had garnered international anger and resentment, as authorities in Iran & West Asian countries have summoned the envoy from India to lodge complaint. The latest to join the wagon is Iran. Local media reported that Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Indian ambassador to Tehran over […]