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Lost a valued friend, says Modi after Jaitley's demise

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his condolences over the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that he has lost a valued friend and that the BJP and Jaitley shared an unbreakable bond.

Country has lost an outstanding parliamentarian: Manmohan

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley saying that he was a great orator and an outstanding parliamentarian.

Leaders across party lines condole Jaitley's death

NEW DELHI: Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday after a prolonged illness, was not only one of the tallest BJP leaders but also the party trouble shooter who had unprecedented acceptability in the opposition ranks. Probably that explains the condolences that are pouring in after his demise from all possible quarters.

J&K integration complete with axing of Article 370: Shah

HYDERABAD: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir's integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away

NEW DELHI:  Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness. Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.

Fire breaks out at Sreesanth's house in Kochi

KOCHI: A major fire broke out at former India pacer S. Sreesanth's residence in the Edapally arae here early on Saturday, fire officials said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.

Jaitley's health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

NEW DELHI: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health deteriorated on Friday, AIIMS sources said.

Opposition delegation boards flight to Srinagar

NEW DELHI: A delegation of Opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, boarded a flight to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, their first since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

2 days after violence, peace returns to Tughlakabad

NEW DELHI: The situation in Tughlakabad Extension which witnessed police lathi-charge and vandalism on Wednesday after Dalit protesters turned violent over demolition of a Sant Ravidas temple, remained largely peaceful on Friday as life limped back to normal with heavy police presence in the area.

CBI asks 5 nations for details of Chidambarams' companies

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has asked five countries to identify companies and bank accounts owned by former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram, an official said on Friday.

2500 Labourers lose job in India and Pakistan as trade suspended

LAHORE: The India-Pakistan trade suspension amid increasing tension over Kashmir issue has left at least 2,500 labourers unemployed at Wagah and Attari border.

Delhi govt to pay board exam fees for its schools

NEW DELHI: Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday announced that the city government will pay the CBSE board examination fees for government school students.

Tribunal issues notice to Sikhs for Justice

CHANDIGARH: A show cause notice has been issued to Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) by the Tribunal constituted by the Central Government. Notably, the Central Government had declared the SFJ as an unlawful association and a notification was issued on July 10, 2019 in this regard.

Kashmiri students sacrifice Eid to help Maha flood victims

PUNE (MAHARASHTRA): Despite facing a financial crunch away from home, around 100 Kashmiri students decided to forego Eid celebrations this year and instead pooled in their savings to help victims of the recent floods in south-west Maharashtra districts, earning the admiration of the local villagers.

Congress questions PM, FM silence on economic slowdown

NEW DELHI:  The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over their silence on the economic slowdown and praised the Vice Chairperson of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar for his confession that the current stress in the financial sector is unprecedented.

Act on global cos abusing Indian firms: Sitharaman to CCI

NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday asked fair market regulator the Competition Commission of India to guard Indian businesses and consumers against foreign companies, which have no presence in India, by taking suo motu action against them.

Govt advisors agree India's economy in deep mess: Rahul

NEW DELHI:  Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the government, saying that its own economic advisors have finally acknowledged that India's economy was in a "deep mess".

People feel Jagan government settling scores with TDP

HYDERABAD:  With the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh set to complete three months next week, the dominant feeling among people seems that it is focusing more on settling scores with the opposition TDP, rather than addressing people's concerns.

Delhi Assembly Leader of Opposition suspended for session

NEW DELHI:  Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday suspended BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition, Vijender Gupta, for the duration of the session for using "unparliamentary language".

Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member here.

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