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  • Telcos Pay Part Of Government Dues, RBI Flags Fresh Concern: 10 Points
    Debt-ridden telecom firms have paid part of the Rs 1.47 lakh crore they owe to the government as the Reserve Bank expressed concern on Monday about the possibility of their defaulting on bank loans. Bharti Airtel made a payment of Rs 10,000 crore on Monday. Vodafone Idea and Tata Group have already paid their share. The telecom companies -- which have been struggling with huge losses -- paid up after the Supreme Court warned that their bosses could be accused of contempt and ordered them to appear in court on Monday. In a hearing last week, the court had ripped into the firms and the government over the dues remaining unpaid despite its order. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she would get in touch with the telecom department and find out what position it wants to take on the arrears.
  • "Centre's Arguments Disturbing": Top Court's Big Quotes On Women In Army
    In a landmark judgement on women in command roles in the army, the Supreme Court today said the centre's arguments based on gender were "disturbing and discriminatory" and asserted that "mindset must change". The court also referred to examples like Captain Tania Shergill, 26, who led an all-male contingent during the Republic Day parade.
  • "I Forgive Opponents For Their Remarks": Arvind Kejriwal's Top 10 Quotes
    Arvind Kejriwal and his six ministers took oath today at a grand ceremony at Ramlila Maidan, outside Delhi's iconic Red Fort, that was attended by a huge crowd. In his speech after taking oath, Mr Kejriwal dedicated his victory to the people and said, "Elections are over now. No matter who you voted for, you are part of my family.Party affiliations never stopped me from working for anyone." Mr Kejriwal added that he forgives his opponents for their remarks against him and said he wants to work with everyone for Delhi's progress.
  • "Chief Minister For BJP, Congress Voters Too": Arvind Kejriwal After Oath
    Arvind Kejriwal and his six ministers took oath on Sunday at a mega ceremony at Ramlila Maidan, outside Delhi's iconic Red Fort, that was attended by a huge crowd. Mr Kejriwal's key ministers -- Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautam - will be part of his new cabinet. There are no women and no new faces in Mr Kejriwal's cabinet. Dedicating his victory to the people, Mr Kejriwal, in his address, said, "Elections are over now. No matter who you voted for, you are part of my family.Party affiliations never stopped me from working for anyone". Delhi has re-elected Mr Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party with 62 seats - a near repeat of its 2015 tally of 67 seats -- at the end of one of the most polarising campaigns in the backdrop of the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests.
  • Arvind Kejriwal 3.0 Starts Today With Oath At Ramlila Maidan: 10 Points
    Arvind Kejriwal, the chief of Aam Aadmi Party, is taking oath as the Chief Minister for the third time today at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. Thousands have gathered at the grounds in front of the iconic Red Fort, among whom is "Baby Mufflerman", who is a special guest. The photo of the one-year-old in spectacles and Mr Kejriwal's signature muffler, went viral on social media as the votes were counted on Tuesday. AAP, which swept the election in a near-repeat of its 2015 victory - has also invited 50 school teachers, doctors, exam toppers, auto drivers, caretakers and sanitation workers, who have been dubbed "Dilli Ke Nirmata (Makers of Delhi)", to share stage with the Chief Minister.
  • Nonsense, Thunders Top Court, Says Telecom Chiefs In Contempt: 10 Points
    A furious Supreme Court on Friday tore into telecom companies as well as the government over dues worth thousands of crores unpaid despite its orders. "We don't know who is creating this nonsense, is there no law left in the country," the Supreme Court said, summoning telecom company bosses for contempt. "It is better not to live in this country and rather leave the country," the judges thundered, angry that its order was not complied with. The managing directors of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, MTNL, BSNL, Reliance Communications, Tata Telecommunication and others have been summoned to the court on March 17.
  • Delhi Election Results 2020: The Mega Victory Of Arvind Kejriwal
    Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party surged to power in Delhi for a third term on Tuesday , boosted by a massive mandate of 62 seats - just a shade lower than its record 67 seats of 2015. "I love you Delhi," the Chief Minister declared from the party office, predicting the beginning of a "new kind of politics" focussed on local issues and the government's delivery. The BJP, which ran a massive campaign under the leadership of Amit Shah built around the anti-CAA protests of Shaheen Bagh, received scant returns. The party was confined to a single-digit score, 8 seats, but an improvement on its 2015 tally of three. The opposition and AAP hailed the mandate as one against the divisive campaign of the BJP. Mr Kejriwal had steered clear of controversy, focussing instead on bread-and-butter issues like power and water, education, health and environment.
  • "Supreme Court's Decision": Government On Opposition Attack Over Reservation Order
    A huge row erupted in parliament today over a politically explosive Supreme Court order that reservations for promotions in government jobs is not a fundamental right, forcing an adjournment of the Lok Sabha. The ruling BJP and its allies were ranged against the opposition as accusations flew over what politicians across parties called an unfair decision by the top court. While the government denied it had anything to do with the order, the Congress alleged that the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were fundamentally against reservations.
  • Delhi Election -- Turnout Lower Than 2015 After Bitter Campaign: 10 Points
    Exit polls predicted today that Delhi has granted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a third consecutive term, and the BJP a better performance than last time. Both parties have called internal meetings - the Aam Aadmi Party to discuss security for the Electronic voting Machines and the BJP to discuss the election. The national capital turned out in strength to vote - slowly at first, and then picking speed. Provisional figures released by the Election Commission show a turnout of 57 per cent - low compared to last year's 67.5 percent -- but the Chief Electoral Officer said it is "bound to increase". The BJP, which won just three seats last time to a sweeping 67 of AAP, held a mega campaign featuring 40 star campaigners. The Congress, which failed to open its account last time, held a low-key campaign. The votes will be counted on Tuesday.
  • PM In Assam, BJP In Delhi vs Rahul Gandhi's "<i>Danda</i>" Remark: 10 Points
    For the second time in two days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "beating him with danda (stick)" comment, this time before a huge gathering in Assam to celebrate the historic Bodo accord. Yesterday, he had referred to the comment - made by the Congress MP at a Delhi election rally - in parliament while replying to a debate. In what appeared to be coordinated strategy, the ruling BJP attacked Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha, demonstrating the party's resolve to embarrass the Congress on what appears to be a self-goal by its former president.
  • 10 Big Zingers From PM Modi Against Congress Today
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pummeled the Congress as he rebutted opposition criticism in parliament on the citizenship law CAA, the Article 370 move and the economy besides a range of other subjects. As he took on the main opposition party and one of its top leaders, Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi did not hold back, even comparing the Congress MP to a slow-reacting "tubelight".
  • PM Announces Ram Temple Trust In Midst Of Delhi Election Heat: 10 Points
    The government today green-lighted the Ram temple plan in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya with Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing in parliament a trust to oversee the construction, as ordered by the Supreme Court. The announcement dropped in the middle of the Delhi poll campaign but sources said no election code had been violated as the Prime Minister repeatedly referred to the landmark Ayodhya judgment last year.
  • 24x7 Delhi Markets, "Patriotism" In School Curriculum: 10 AAP Promises
    Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party - locked in a three-cornered fight with the BJP and the Congress in Delhi - released a "28-point guarantee card" today as its election manifesto. Among AAP 's big poll promises are round-the-clock markets in the city and expanding national capital's metro network to make it the "world's largest". The AAP, which has claimed an easy win due to a 'pro-incumbency' wave in the national capital, has also promised "patriotism" curriculum in its manifesto. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is seeking a second term, today said that people in the city and even his rivals are impressed with his government's performance. The Congress and the BJP have already announced their poll promises.
  • After Second Coronavirus Case, India Stops E-Visa For China: 10 Points
    The government suspended online visa facility for China as a second case of Coronavirus was confirmed this morning in Kerala. The first case was detected three days ago. A second special Air India flight brought back 323 Indians from China's Wuhan -- the epicentre of the virus where it has killed more than 300 people. The evacuated people will be quarantined at a special army facility at Haryana's Manesar, near Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring the situation, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said.
  • Budget 2020: What's In It For You
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech today hovered broadly on a handful of themes, some of which include ease of living, structural reforms, digital revolution and inclusive growth. Her Budget speech - the second in less than a year - was also the longest in India's history at two hours and 41 minutes, beating her own record of last year at two hours and 17 minutes. Some of the announcements that Ms Sitharaman made have a direct bearing on individuals - one of them is the big income tax cut across a majority of the slabs.

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