India planning progressive, forward looking measures on cryptocurrency

New Delhi, Nov 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a review meeting on the cryptocurrency on Saturday where it was decided that the government will continue to proactively engage with the experts and stakeholders on the technology.

India is planning progressive and forward looking measures related to cryptocurrencies. This is a move that is a departure from India’s earlier attempt to restrict the use of virtual coins.

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As new envoy to China, Pradeep Rawat has his hands full

New Delhi, Nov 15: Former head of the East division in the Ministry of External Affairs and China expert, Pradeep Kumar Rawat is expected to take over as the new Indian envoy to Beijing.

The 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service officer will assumed the post as Vikram Misri is retiring to New Delhi as a secretary. Rawat is an expert on China apart from being fluent in Mandarin.

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95% donations made to regional parties through electoral bonds unaccounted

New Delhi, Nov 12: Over 55 per cent of the donations made to regional parties are from unknown sources. Association for Democratic Reforms also said in its report that 95 per cent of the donations were from unknown sources and they came through electoral bonds.

Some of the top Regional Parties to declare the highest unknown income include TRS (Rs 89.158 cr), TDP (Rs 81.694 cr), YSR-C (Rs 74.75 cr), BJD (Rs 50.586 cr) and DMK (Rs 45.50 cr).

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State assembly by-elections: 77 crorepatis in the fray

New Delhi, Oct 27: Four out of the 26 candidates contesting the by-elections on October 30 have declared pending criminal cases against them.

There are 4(15%) candidates who have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of these, 1(4%) has declared serious criminal cases against himself, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms said.

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Why Punjab needs a Captain and not a sixer

New Delhi, Oct 01: Captain Amarinder Singh announced that he would be quitting the Congress. Now reports have emerged that he would be floating his own party.

With the Captain announcing that he will not join the BJP, it is now clear that he would launch his own political party. He had this also said following Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation that the former Indian cricketer cannot be trusted to lead a border state.

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On a long flight to the US, PM Modi spends time clearing files, doing paper-work

New Delhi, Sep 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who left for the United States spent a lot of time on paper work and files during his journey. The Prime Minister after boarding the flight immediately got down to work and said that a long flight means opportunities to go through papers and some file work.

PM Modi boarded the newly inducted Boeing 777 VVIP Aircraft, which has a call sign Air India One. This is the first visit abroad by PM Modi beyond the neighbourhood after the outbreak of COVID-19.

Prior to his departure, the PM said, ” I will be visiting USA from 22-25 September, 2021 at the invitation of His Excellency President Joe Biden of the United States of America

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Direct link to unlawful conversion racket: UP ATS arrests top Muslim cleric

New Delhi, Sep 22: The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad has arrested one Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui on charges of religious conversion. UP ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar told a press conference that the cleric had direct links with the mass unlawful conversion racket.

He said that Maulana Kaleem had direct links with mass unlawful conversion racket that was busted by the ATS earlier this year. He not only funded and oversaw the activities, but also used to his trust to fund the madrasas involved in the racket, Kumar also said.

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7 ministers in Gujarat government have declared pending criminal cases against them

New Delhi, Sep 17: There are seven ministers in the Gujarat government who have declared pending criminal cases against them. Of the seven 3 ministers have declared serious cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Out of the 25 ministers analysed, 19 (76%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 25 ministers analysed is Rs 3.95 crores. The minister with the highest declared total assets is Patel Rushikesh Ganeshbhai from Visnagar constituency with assets worth Rs. 14.95 crores.

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Prepare delayed projects list, complete 3rd ring road by 2023: PM Modi

New Delhi, Aug 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the National Highways Authority of India to complete Delhi’s 3rd ring road by 2023.

The PM had chaired the meeting of the 37th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and State governments.

In the meeting, nine agenda items were taken for review including eight projects and one scheme.

Among the eight projects, three projects each were from the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and two projects were from the Ministry of Power.

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