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MDS4 TN-ASSEMBLY-FARM LOAN WAIVER TN govt announces Rs 12,110 cr farm loan waiver Chennai: Feb 5 (PTI) The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu on Friday announced waiver of Rs 12,110 crore farm loans availed by 16.43 lakh farmers from cooperative banks.

MDS6 KA-ISRO Brazilian, Indian startup satellite in ISRO's first mission in 2021 on Feb 28 Bengaluru: In its first mission in 2021, India's space agency ISRO planned to launch on February 28 Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and three Indian payloads, including one built by a home-grown start-up.

MDS7 PD-MODI-THREAT-ARREST Man arrested in Puducherry for social media message offering to kill PM Puducherry: (PTI) A 43-year old man has been arrested near here on the charge of posting a message in Facebook offering to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi if anyone paid Rs five crore, police said on Friday.

MDS8 AEROINDIA-RAJNATH Self-reliance in defence equipment manufacturing crucial for maintaining India's strategic autonomy: Rajnath Singh Bengaluru: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said attaining self-reliance in manufacturing of defence equipment is a crucial factor for maintaining Indias strategic autonomy.

MDS10 AEROINDIA-RAJNATH-IMPORTS Govt's endeavour is to bring down defence imports by USD 2 billion by next year: Rajnath Singh Bengaluru: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said with an aim of encouraging the manufacture of defence related items in the country, the government's endeavour is also to bring down its defence imports by at least USD two billion by 2022.

MES2 TL-CINEMAS-OCCUPANCY T'gana govt permits 100 per cent seating occupancy in cinemas Hyderabad: The Telangana government has accorded permission to enhance the seating capacity to 100 per cent from the earlier 50 per cent in cinemas, theatres and multiplexes in the wake of the Centre's recent orders to the effect. PTI VS VS