MEA: Meet on standoff quickly

New Delhi

India and China have agreed to hold the next round of senior commanders’ meeting soon. Both countries continue to maintain communication through various channels to resolve the LAC standoff, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said today. — TNS

Budget session from January 29, notified

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha secretariat on Thursday notified the Budget session of Parliament which will start on January 29 and end on April 8 with a recess. The Union Budget will be presented at 11 am on February 1, it said. The President will address both Houses of Parliament on January 29. TNS

At Rs 84.7, petrol price touches new high

new delhi: Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday were hiked by 25 paise per litre each, the second straight day of increase in rates that took the prices to new highs. Petrol now costs Rs 84.70 per litre in Delhi and diesel is priced at Rs 74.88. This is the second day of a price increase. PTI

NGOs get more time to renew registration under FCRA

New Delhi: The government has given leeway to non-profit organisations (NGOs) registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) by extending the validity of their registrations expiring during the period between September 29, 2020, and May 31, 2021, under the law till May 31. TNS

NCB searches home of Maha minister’s son-in-law

Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau on Thursday conducted searches at the city-based residence of Maharashtra NCP minister Nawab Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan, who has been arrested in a drugs case, an NCB official said. pti

Modi ‘confidant’ IAS officer joins BJP after taking VRS

Lucknow: Gujarat-cadre IAS officer AK Sharma, who recently took voluntary retirement, joined the BJP in Lucknow on Thursday, a party spokesperson said. Sharma, a 1988-batch officer from Mau district in Uttar Pradesh, is considered close to PM Narendra Modi and had worked with him in Gujarat. pti

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