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Assam, Northeast Will Soon Be Top Contributors To India's GDP: Amit Shah

Assam, Northeast Will Soon Be Top Contributors To India's GDP: Amit Shah

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday February 25, 2021, Guwahati

Union Home minister Amit Shah today continued to play the "development" theme in Assam and for India's northeast, promising to make them a developmental hub. He is on one of his frequent visits to the state in the run up to the state Assembly polls. Speaking in Nagaon district of the state, he sought to, once again, draw a contrast between the earlier scenario of violence and unrest in the region to the one now of hope and economic growth.

"Assam Now Known For Development, Education, Tourism": Amit Shah

"Assam Now Known For Development, Education, Tourism": Amit Shah

ANI | Thursday February 25, 2021, Nagaon (Assam)

Highlighting the transformation of Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the state was earlier known for agitations, weapons and violence, now it is known for development, industrial investment, education and tourism.

Rahul Gandhi, Mocked Repeatedly Over Fisheries Ministry Demand, Clarifies

Rahul Gandhi, Mocked Repeatedly Over Fisheries Ministry Demand, Clarifies

Edited by Debanish Achom | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has doubled down on his claim that the country needed a "ministry for fisheries", days after the centre rubbished a comment he made in Puducherry that fishermen have no support from the government.

Rajnath Singh To Visit West Bengal Tomorrow

Rajnath Singh To Visit West Bengal Tomorrow

ANI | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday informed that he will go to Balurghat, West Bengal for a public meeting tomorrow.

High Court Allows Varavara Rao's Counsel To Visit Him For Bail Formalities

High Court Allows Varavara Rao's Counsel To Visit Him For Bail Formalities

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 25, 2021, Mumbai

The Bombay High Court on Thursday permitted a counsel of poet-activist Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, to visit him in the Nanavati Hospital to obtain his signatures for completion of his bail formalities.

Centre Laying "Red Carpet" For 45 Chinese Firms: Shiv Sena

Centre Laying "Red Carpet" For 45 Chinese Firms: Shiv Sena

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 25, 2021, Pune

The Shiv Sena on Thursday slammed the Centre saying that on the one hand it called for a boycott of Chinese products and banned some apps of that country after the border standoff, on the other hand the neighbouring country emerged as India's top trading partner in 2020.

Indian Newspapers Ask Google For 85% Ad Revenue Amid Australia Tussle

Indian Newspapers Ask Google For 85% Ad Revenue Amid Australia Tussle

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

An association of India's biggest newspapers on Thursday asked search giant Google to compensate them for carrying their content online and share 85 per cent of the ad revenues amid a widening global face-off between Big Tech and media companies.

17-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Raped By 5 Men In Haryana: Police

17-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Raped By 5 Men In Haryana: Police

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 25, 2021, Kurukshetra

A 17-year-old girl, a class 12 student, was allegedly drugged and raped by five youths, including the cousin of one of her friends, near her village in Kurukshetra district, police said on Thursday.

China's Xiaomi Adds Manufacturing Units In India To Boost Phone, TV Production

China's Xiaomi Adds Manufacturing Units In India To Boost Phone, TV Production

Reuters | Thursday February 25, 2021, Bengaluru

China's Xiaomi Corp is enlisting more contract manufacturers to make its phones in India, adding heft in a country where it is already one of the biggest smartphone brands.

Nirav Modi Can Be Extradited To India, Says UK Court

Nirav Modi Can Be Extradited To India, Says UK Court

Reported by Radhika Iyer, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday February 25, 2021, London

Jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted for fraud and money laundering in the Rs 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, can be extradited to India, a UK judge ruled today, dismissing arguments like his mental health worsening during the pandemic and Indian prison conditions.

Activist Arrested In Naudeep Kaur Case Has 2 Fractures: Medical Report

Activist Arrested In Naudeep Kaur Case Has 2 Fractures: Medical Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 25, 2021, Chandigarh

A medical examination of a co-accused with activist Naudeep Kaur in a criminal case conducted by Chandigarh-based Government Medical College and Hospital has found two fractures on his hand and foot and some broken nail beds on his toe caused by a "blunt object".

Over 89% Of New Covid Cases In India In 24 Hours From 7 States: Centre

Over 89% Of New Covid Cases In India In 24 Hours From 7 States: Centre

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

India's COVID-19 active cases were recorded at 1,51,708, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday, highlighting that the surge was due to rise in daily new cases in some states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.

Covid Negative Report Mandatory For Passengers Flying To India: Air India Express

Covid Negative Report Mandatory For Passengers Flying To India: Air India Express

ANI | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

In the wake of a sudden rise of coronavirus cases, Air India Express on Thursday rolled out new guidelines for the passengers travelling to India making it mandatory for them to submit a valid negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report on the website prior to their departure.

Name "1st Originator Of Mischievous Tweet Or Message": Government

Name "1st Originator Of Mischievous Tweet Or Message": Government

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

The government's new rules to regulate digital content requires social media giants to disclose "first originator" of a post that is found objectionable or offensive.

"Modi Government's Pitch Is Full Of High Inflation": Priyanka Gandhi

"Modi Government's Pitch Is Full Of High Inflation": Priyanka Gandhi

ANI | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government over the hike in prices of fuel and gas.