PM meets Abhijit Banerjee, says 'India is proud'



“Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours,” Modi said in a tweet, sharing a picture of their meeting at his official residence.



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Former Fortis promoter Malvinder Singh arrested



He was detained on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in Ludhiana and was formally arrested on Friday morning after he was brought to New Delhi by a team of the Economic Offences Wing, Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) O P Mishra said.



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Green firecracker norms may rob Sivakasi's sparkle



Some experts opine that green crackers are yet not practical and question government’s move to promote them.



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Bright Diwali for central staff as govt hikes DA by 5%



The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the 5 per cent additional DA/DR (dearness relief) over the existing rate of 12 per cent of the basic pay/pension due in July 2019, the government said.



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In a first, BJP meets SJM, others over joining RCEP



The BJP’s effort comes in the wake of Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal set to attend the eighth RCEP ministerial meeting in Bangkok from October 10 to 12.



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In 6 months Maruti sold 2 lakh BSVI compliant cars



The figures are encouraging for the auto industry amid apprehension that due to higher cost and lack of fuel availability, cars with stricter emission standards may not be popular in initial stages. Automakers had even cited this confusion as one of the reasons for dwindling car sales in India, reports Arindam Majumder.



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