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Trade deadlock with US dims China’s hopes for support on Doklam stand-off

HIGHLIGHTS The US demanded an end to Chinese dumping of steel and a reduction in trade deficit The economic dialogue has resulted in a setback in US-China relationship This will make it difficult for China to get US to accept ...

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Bihar alliance rift: JD(U) hits out at Congress

 HIGHLIGHTS   JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok said Congress could not pursue secularism while being a    party  to corruption. This comes a day after a Congress MLC ridiculed JD(U) for seeking explanation from    Tejashwi    over graft charges. ...

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Pakistan’s envoy Abdul Basit meets China and Bhutan ambassadors

While all three are tightlipped on the meetings, one of them told Friday, “What (is the) issue? Diplomats meet routinely.” Asked if the Doklam issue was discussed at the meeting, he said, “We discuss all issues.” A month into the ...

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CAG readies plan for digital audit of GST

“Our idea is to create a data-driven platform for auditing the GST which is independent of time, place and person. Our State Auditor Generals are already interacting with state governments with requirements for the digital GST audit,” he said. The ...

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Shankarsinh Vaghela quits Congress, says ‘I am a free bird now’

NEW DELHI: Former Gujarat chief minister Shankarsinh Vaghela formally announced on Friday that he has quit the Congress, alleging that he was not being allowed to put up a fight against the BJP. “I have resigned as Leader of Opposition. I will resign as Congress MLA after the ...

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