Sonia Gandhi summons Manipur CM to discuss dissidents' demands

Imphal, March 15  The dissidence in the Congress in Manipur assumed a serious aspect on Tuesday when both Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and his deputy Gaikhangam Gangmei left for New Delhi following party president Sonia Gandhi’s summons to them.

Gandhi last week met the representatives of the 25…

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Lok Sabha passes Appropriations Bill, Jaitley assures solving banks stress

New Delhi, March 15  Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Appropriation Bill, completing the first phase of the budgetary exercise for 2016-17, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that his government will find a lasting solution to banks’ financial stress by addressing issues at the core of the problem…

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Modi to visit UP twice in April

Lucknow, March 15  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh (UP) twice in April, to participate in programmes organised by the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an official confirmed on Tuesday.

Modi will participate in an event on April 14 marking the birth anniversary of Dalit…

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NCP leader Bhujbal arrested by ED in graft cases

Mumbai, March 15 In a jolt to the Sharad Pawar-led NCP, its senior leader and former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal was on Monday night arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with corruption cases lodged against him.

The development capped more than 11 hours of sustained…

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SBI releases OROP arrears for 775,000 defence pensioners

Mumbai, March 14  The State Bank of India on Monday announced the release of ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) arrears to 775,000 defence pensioners as per the government guidelines.

SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said the bank will release the first instalment of 25 percent (one-fourth) of the total…

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