Hungary’s parliament ratifies Sweden’s NATO accession, clearing final obstacle to membership

Hungary's parliament ratifies Sweden's NATO accession, clearing the final obstacle to membership

Budapest (Hungary): Hungary's parliament voted Monday to ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO, bringing an end to more than 18 months of delays that have frustrated the alliance as it seeks to expand in response to Russia's war in Ukraine. The vote, which passed with 188 votes for and six against, came as a culmination of months of wrangling by Hungary's allies to convince its nationalist government to lift its block...

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma steps down as PPBL chairman, bank’s board reconstituted

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

New Delhi: Vijay Shekhar Sharma has stepped down as part-time non-executive Chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL), and the board of the bank has been reconstituted. The Reserve Bank has barred the PPBL from accepting deposits and credits from any customer post-March 15 for persistent non-compliances and continued material supervisory concerns in the bank. PPBL has reconstituted its Board of Directors with the appointment of Ex-Central Bank of India Chairman...

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Following India’s demand, several Indians ‘discharged’ from Russian army: MEA

MEA follows developments related to Guyana-Venezuela border issue

New Delhi: Several Indians, who worked as support staff to the Russian army, were "discharged" following India's demand, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Monday. It said India remains committed, as a matter of "top priority", to actively pursuing with the Russian authorities all the relevant cases of Indian nationals for an early discharge from the Russian army. According to media reports, several Indians have been working as security helpers...

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Ensure women get permanent commission in Indian Coast Guard or we will: SC to Centre

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New Delhi: Declaring that women cannot be left out, the Supreme Court Monday told the Centre to ensure that women are granted permanent commission in the Indian Coast Guard and said the court will do it if the government doesn't. A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra said this while taking note of submissions by Attorney General R Venkataramani that there were some functional...

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The All India Household Consumption Expenditure Survey 2022-23 report released on 24 February throws up interesting facts and figures about the patterns and preferences of different food items being consumed by rural and urban India. But, its timing and the main drift of the findings raise more questions than give answers. For, the survey has been made...

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Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday laid the foundation and inaugurated around 2,000 railway infrastructure projects worth more than Rs41,000 crore in India - including the redevelopment of 21 railway stations in Odisha under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the redevelopment of 553 Railway Stations and 1500 Railway Over...

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