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New Delhi, Feb 25: Going ahead with their protest against arbitrary regulations and changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged norm violations by e-commerce giants, traders across the country will go a day-long strike on Friday. In a statement, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) the umbrella body which has called for the strike said that over 8 crore traders belonging to

In a unique protest against fuel price hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rode pillion on an electric scooter to state secretariat Nabanna Bhavan. Banerjee was seen sitting behind state minister Firhad Hakim, who rode the battery-powered electric scooter. With a placard protesting against the petrol price hike hanging around her neck, helmet-clad Banerjee waved at people

Canberra, Feb 25: The Australian parliament has passed an amended version of the law forcing tech companies to share revenue with media businesses after the original variant triggered a backlash from Facebook, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced on Thursday. On Tuesday, the treasury presented amendments to the original bargaining code after Facebook removed posts of Australian news outlets and

New Delhi, Feb 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a dig at the fallen Congress government in Puducherry saying that the wind is changing its direction in the union territory. Stating that Puducherry didn't get a people's government in 2019, PM Modi said, "Puducherry deserves a government whose high command is the people of Puducherry not a small group of Congress leaders sitting in

The oil marketing companies (OMCs) again hiked the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) domestic gas cylinder (14.2 kg) by Rs 25 per cylinder from Thursday. This is the third hike in February alone. A domestic cooking gas cylinder now costs Rs 794 in Delhi. The cumulative increase in February alone is Rs 100 on a cylinder. Prior to this, the price of LPG cylinder was hiked on February 14 and

Alappuzha, Feb 25: A young worker of RSS was hacked to death allegedly by members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of Popular Front of India, during a clash in Alappuzha district on Wednesday night. Police identified the victim as Nandu alias Rahul Krishna, 22, the RSS shakha mukhya shikshak at Nagamkulangara in Wayalar village panchayat in Alappuzha. Three activists

India's total tally of Covid-19 cases surged to 1,10,46,914 with 16,738 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 1.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll increased to 1,56,705 with 138 new fatalities, the data updated at 9 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,38,501

Dispur, Feb 25: Months before the Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), in the state for six more months beyond February 27, an official said. An Assam Home Department official said that the AFSPA has been extended considering the ground situation in Assam and adjoining northeastern states

Washington, Feb 25: President Joe Biden has lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States. Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market a reason that Trump gave to achieve many of

Mumbai, Feb 24: Equity benchmark indices jumped by nearly 2 per cent on Wednesday with banking and financial stocks gaining substantial ground. The BSE S&P Sensex closed 1,030 points or 2.07 per cent higher at 50,782 while the Nifty 50 advanced by 274 points or 1.86 per cent to 14,982. At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), trading in all segments remained halted for several hours due to a