UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on December 14 vowed to repay the trust of former opposition voters who gave his Conservatives a mandate to take Britain out of the European Union next month.Johnson toured a leftist bastion once represented by former Labour leader Tony Blair in a bid to show his intent to unite country after years of divisions over Brexit.The northeastern region fell to the Tories in a general election on December 12 that turned into a re-run of the 2016 EU membership referendum in which Johnson championed the Brexit cause.Close Johnson told cheering campaigners that he understood how difficult it was for traditional Labour voters to switch sides and back his right-wing government in Britain's biggest election in generations. related news Queen Elizabeth to set out PM Johnson's agenda on December 18 The dream is dead: Johnson election triumph breaks UK "remainer" hearts Huge mandate for UK's Johnson clears political fog, India Inc smiles "I can imagine … [Read more...] about Britain’s Johnson vows to repay trust of opposition voters
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Former BJP MLA Anil Gote has accused the then Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his "coterie" of conspiring against mass leaders like Eknath Khadse and Pankaja Munde.Gote, who recently joined the NCP, dubbed the then CM's official residence, where "conspiracies" were planned according to him, as "Varsha night club".Gote alleged that a group of BJP leaders, including the then minister Girish Mahajan, would meet Fadnavis at his official residence in Mumbai every night and hatch plots on strengthening the local opponents of these mass leaders.Close Gote said he joined the Sharad Pawar-led party as he was "fed up" with the conspiracies of this "Varsha night club". related news BJP will think positively if allies withdraw Sena-led govt's support: Shelar Rejuvenation camp for temple elephants to begin on Sunday Centre keen to resolve internal conflicts: Army official His statement on December 12 came on a day when disgruntled BJP leaders Pankaja Munde and Eknath … [Read more...] about Fadnavis’ ‘Varsha night club gang’ plotted against BJP mass leaders: Anil Gote
Violent agitations continued to rock parts of West Bengal for second consecutive day on Saturday as people protesting against the amended Citizenship Act set several buses on fire and torched portions of a railway station complex, officials said.Incidents of violence were reported from Murshidabad and North 24 Paraganas districts, and rural Howrah, police said.Angry protestors torched around 15 buses, both public and private, and blocked traffic on the arterial Kona Expressway in Howrah that connect both NH6 (Mumbai Road) and NH2 (Delhi Road) to Kolkata, the police said.Close Traffic movement along the expressway came to a standstill, they said. related news Akhilesh meets family of Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze BJP will think positively if allies withdraw Sena-led govt's support: Shelar Rejuvenation camp for temple elephants to begin on Sunday The National Highway 34, one of the main roads that connect north and south Bengal, was blocked in Murshidabad. Buses were … [Read more...] about Violent protests continue in Bengal, several buses, rly station torched
The Centre is keen to resolve internal conflicts and a "hard decision" against Left Wing Extremists may be on the anvil, a senior Army official said here on Saturday.Speaking at the ninth Industry Defence Linkage meet here, GOC-in-C of the Army's Eastern Command Lt Gen Anil Chauhan said the Sino-India border is relatively calm since the Wuhan Conference held last year."The Centre is keen to conclude talks with Nagas and is assessing its impact on Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. It is not difficult to guess that a similar hard and long-pending decision on Left Wing Extremism may be on the anvil," he said.Close The talks with Naga outfits were scheduled to be concluded on October 31, but the Centre on that day announced that the deliberations were not yet completed and the government will consult all stakeholders including the states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh before finalisation of any settlement. related news Akhilesh meets family of Unnao rape victim who was set … [Read more...] about Centre keen to resolve internal conflicts: Army official
Bharat Bond ETF, the initiative of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) of the government, was launched on December 12.The government had announced plans for debt ETFs in Budget 2019. The ETF has a duration of 3 years maturing in 2023 with a yield return of 6.69 percent and another duration of 7 years maturing in 2030 with a yield return of 7.58 percent. Both will be listed on NSE and BSE.Stressing on the appeal factor of 3-year and 7-year duration, Deepak Jasani Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities said, "Returns of this 3-year variant could be compared to Banking and PSU debt funds that have an average maturity of 2-4 years and a similar portfolio holding. Longer duration variant (10-years) would naturally bear high duration risk and can be considered by informed investors who want to take high duration bets."Close This ETF is managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund. So the fund is called Edelweiss BHARAT Bond ETF, and the fund will invest in the bonds … [Read more...] about Mutual funds wrap: Bharat Bond ETF NFO open until December 20; Will retail investors bite?