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Twitter laid off employees from its sales team on Friday, a report by The Information said.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led faction of Shiv Sena is likely to move to Supreme Court on Monday against Election Commission's move to allot the party name "Shiv Sena" and the symbol "Bow and Arrow" to the rival faction led by CM Eknath Shinde.

Indian domestic air travel has significantly improved as it touched 85.7 per cent of pre-covid 2019 levels in the year 2022, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA announced earlier this month that the recovery in air travel continued in December, 2022 and was signed up for the whole year compared with 2021.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said that there'll be a time when people will have money but not products to buy. Tomar was addressing the Fourth convocation ceremony of Chaudhary Charan Singh National Agricultural Marketing Institute, Jaipur (Rajasthan) and inauguration program of the Incubation Center.

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IndiGo flight 6E 6191 Delhi-Deogarh diverted to Lucknow following bomb threat: IndiGo

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US President Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Kyiv

US President Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Kyiv ahead of the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Govt taking steps to control inflation, will continue to focus on it: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that the government is taking a lot of steps to control inflation and will continue to focus on it.
For instance, in the case of pulses, the government is encouraging farmers to grow pulses to boost domestic production and has also reduced the import duty on some of the pulses to improve local availability.
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Mudra scheme boosting employment, self-employment opportunities in tourism sector: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Centre's Mudra Yojana is playing a crucial role in boosting employment and self-employment opportunities in the tourism sector.
Giving examples of shops, dhabas, guest houses, and homestays, the Prime Minister highlighted the loans up to Rs 10 lakh being provided to such businesses without any guarantee.
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Why China's stand on Russia and Ukraine is raising concerns

Nearly one year after Russia invaded Ukraine, new questions are rising over China's potential willingness to offer military aid to Moscow in the increasingly drawn-out conflict.
In an interview that aired Sunday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said American intelligence suggests China is considering providing arms and ammunition to Russia, an involvement in the Kremlin's war effort that he said would be a serious problem.
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MoS Muraleedharan, Singapore's Second Minister for Education Maliki Bin Osman discuss bilateral ties

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan held discussions on bilateral relations and other matters of mutual interest, including on the Indian diaspora, with Singapore's Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs Maliki Bin Osman on Monday.
"Held productive discussions in Singapore on bilateral relations and other matters of mutual interest, including on Indian diaspora, with Dr. Maliki Bin Osman, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Education & Foreign Affairs of Singapore," Muraleedharan tweeted on Monday.
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Reducing Army presence in J-K govt's prerogative: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said reducing the Army footprint in Jammu and Kashmir was a prerogative of the government.
"That is a matter for the government. How much they will reduce or increase is their prerogative. I have no say in it," he told reporters at the National Conference headquarters here.
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India donates 20 kidney dialysis machines to Nepal

India on Monday handed over the first tranche of the 200 kidney dialysis machines to the Government of Nepal as part of its effort to develop the health infrastructure in the Himalayan nation.
Ambassador of India to Nepal Naveen Srivastava handed over 20 machines to Minister for Health and Population Padam Giri during a ceremony in Kathmandu on behalf of the government and people of India.
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Pakistan, Afghan Taliban trade fire at border crossing

Pakistani border guards and Afghan Taliban forces traded cross-border fire on Monday morning, officials said, a day after Afghanistan's Taliban rulers closed the Torkham border crossing amid increasing tensions between the two neighbours.
There was no immediate word on casualties on either side. On Sunday, the Afghan Taliban shut Torkham, a key trade route, over Pakistan's alleged refusal to allow Afghan patients and their caretakers to enter Pakistan for medical care without travel documents, Pakistani security officials said.
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Chidambaram says half of CWC should be elected; bats for younger leaders' inclusion

Days ahead of the Congress' crucial plenary session, senior leader P Chidambaram on Monday said half of the CWC members should be elected as per the AICC constitution and batted for younger leaders' inclusion in the party's top decision-making body.
In an exclusive interview with PTI, Chidambaram said he has learnt that there are issues about the strength of the electoral college that will elect the Congress Working Committee (CWC) which must be resolved by the party's poll panel.
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22 of 49 cables of collapsed Morbi bridge found corroded: SIT report

As many as 22 of the 49 cables of the Morbi bridge were found to be corroded and wires seemed to be already broken before the collapse, the preliminary report submitted by a Special Investigation Team revealed.
In the unfortunate Morbi suspension bridge collapse incident on October 22, 2022, 134 persons lost their lives after the century-old bridge fell into the Machchhu River of Morbi in Gujarat.
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15 killed, 60 injured as bus veers off road in Pakistan's Punjab province

A speeding bus carrying a wedding party veered off the road before falling in a ravine in Pakistan's Punjab province, killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, authorities said on Monday.
The bus, travelling from Islamabad to Lahore, overturned late on Sunday in the Kallar Kahar Salt Range region, some 240 km from Lahore.
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Congress to contest MP Assembly polls on Kamal Nath's face: Digvijaya Singh

Former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh has said that state Congress chief Kamal Nath will be the party's face in the upcoming Assembly elections due at the end of the year.
Singh said the party will contest the elections under Kamal Nath's leadership, and therefore, "he will be the face". Singh made this statement while talking to the press reporters in Bhopal on Sunday.
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Will not be intimidated by such tactics: Cong on ED raids in Chhattisgarh

The Congress on Monday termed the Enforcement Directorate raids against party leaders in Chhattisgarh as an example of "third rate politics" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said it will not be intimidated by such "tactics".
This is not 'Amrit Kaal' but an "undeclared emergency", Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said at a joint press conference with party spokesperson Pawan Khera.
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Caste census needed for inclusive growth: Akhilesh Yadav

Samjawadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday demanded that a caste census be conducted, saying it was necessary for inclusive growth.
"Caste census is not a new demand of the party. Earlier also various parties and SP had made this demand. 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (with all, for everyone's development) is possible only when caste census is done," Yadav told reporters in assembly premises.

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 8:34 AM IST

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