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New Delhi, Sept 22: The Rajya Sabha passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on Tuesday. Union Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moved the Bill for passing in the Upper House today stating that the amendments divided in two compartments are focused on decriminalisation and increasing the ease of living. "The Companies Act was passed in 2013, and since then it has undergone so many

New Delhi, Sept 22: With a spike of 75,083 new cases and 1,053 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count crossed 55-lakhs on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The total case tally stands at 55,62,664 including 9,75,861 active cases and 44,97,868 cured and discharged or migrated patients. With 1,053 deaths the toll due to the disease stands at 88,935 in the country

New Delhi, Sept 21: Gorakhpur's Dr Kafeel Khan, has taken his battle against the Yogi Adityanath government to an international level. Khan, who was recently absolved of charges under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) and is now living in Jaipur, has written a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) informing them about "widespread violations of international human

Agra, Sept 21: Over 450 licensed photographers, apart from other businessmen, who had suffered a major hit owing to COVID-19 induced lockdown breathed a sigh of relief as the Taj Mahal reopened for tourists after a gap of six months. A total of 465 photographers whose livelihoods depended on tourists who came to view the majestic Taj will follow all Standard Operating Procedures and have been

New Delhi, Sept 21: Eight Opposition MPs, including Trinamool Congress floor leader Derek O'Brien and Karnataka MP Syed Nasir Hussain, were suspended for a week during the remaining days of Monsoon Session over uproar in the Parliament during the passage of the two contentious farm sector Bills. O'Brien, his AAP counterpart Sanjay Singh, CPI (M) leader Elamaram Kareem, Trinamool's Dola Sen, CPI(M)

Bhiwandi, Sept 21: At least ten people were killed after a three-storey building collapsed in Patel Compound area here on Monday morning. The incident happened at around 3:40 am. Five people were also injured. The rescue operation by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) is underway at the site of building collapse in Bhiwandi, Thane. According to the NDRF, the estimated number of people trapped

Thane, Sept 20: A 106-year-old woman from Maharashtra's Thane district defeated COVID-19 and was discharged from hospital on Sunday with doctors and nurses giving her a warm farewell. With happiness writ large on her face, the woman proudly displayed her discharge certificate to the media before walking out of the hospital after a 10-day stay. After the Dombivli-based centenarian contracted the

Lucknow, Sept 20: The mosque to come up in Ayodhya pursuant to the Supreme Court verdict in the so called Ram Janmabhoomi case may have a shape that is different from the traditional shape of mosques and will not be named after any emperor or king. Secretary and spokesperson of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) Athar Hussain said on Sunday, "A mosque measuring 15,000 square feet will be

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 19: Under attack over the gold smuggling case, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday slammed theCongress-led UDF for dragging the Holy Quran into a controversy and alleged the Opposition was towing the BJP-RSS line on the issue and they need to introspect. It was the RSS and the BJP which had first made the allegation that gold had been smuggled in the guise

New Delhi, Sept 19: Air India is not finding any takers and the privatisation may be put off by three years, delivering a blow to the efforts to divest the national carrier. It seems that due to the turbulence caused in the aviation sector by the Covid 19 pandemic, airlines are already struggling and in that scenario, there are no buyers for Air India. Tatas were supposedly frontrunners for the