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Cabinet approves special package for irrigation projects in chronically drought prone areas of Maharashtra

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee has approved 91 irrigation projects ( 83 minor projects and 8 mojor/medium projects) worth Rs. 13,651.61 crore for Vidarbha, Marathwada and other chronically ...
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Centre approves FRP of sugarcane at Rs. 275 per quintal

New Delhi: To give farmers a return of more than 50% over their cost, the Cabinet Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Fair and ...
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Government increases load carrying capacity of trucks by up to 20-25 per cent

New Delhi: With a view to bring down logistics cost, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has increased the load carrying capacity of heavy vehicles. The load ...
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More trouble for Naveen Jindal, special court ordered framing of an additional charge against him

New Delhi: The Chairman of JSPL (Jindal Steel and Power Ltd) and former Congress parliamentarian Naveen Jindal is now facing an additional charge for abetment of bribery in ...
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Himachal, Punjab Police launch joint operation to curb drug menace

Dharamshala: The Himachal Pradesh and Punjab police on Thursday launched a special drive to crackdown on drugs in the hill-state’s Kangra district that borders Punjab, a senior police ...
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Once criminality of Art 377 goes, stigma against LGBTQ also will: SC

New Delhi: Once the criminality of consensual gay sex goes away, then related issues like social stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQ community will also go, the Supreme ...
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Use of Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat desirable but not mandatory

New Delhi: The government today clarified that Aadhaar is “desirable” but not mandatory to avail benefits under the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). ...
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German firm to set up Rs. 100 crore bio- gas plant in Sangrur

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday cleared a German company’s project for setting up a Rs.100 Crore bio-gas CNG plant, which had been lying in ...
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Illicit arms factory unearthed, 4 nabbed

Chandigarh : The Special Task Force (STF) of the Haryana Police claimed to have unearthed two illicit arms factory in Jind and Jhajjar districts. Four persons have been ...
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EC launched mobile app to help voters report poll code violations

New Delhi: In an attempt to empower the citizens and to address the violations of Model Code Conduct, the Election Commission launched an Android-based mobile app, which allows ...
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Hry. to instal off grid solar power plants in rural areas

Shimla : With a view to addressing the environmental concerns and compliance of renewable purchase obligations (RPO), the Haryana government has decided to install off-grid solar power plants ...
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Industries to be set on vacant land of sugar mills: Grover

Chandigarh : In order to increase the income of sugar mills, various small and big industries would be set up on their vacant land, Haryana Minister of State ...
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Haryana to consider proposal to allow urban local bodies to issue bonds: Kavita Jain

Chandigarh: In order to increase the revenue, state government is considering proposal to allow urban local bodies to issue bonds, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said. ...
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Sharamik panjikaran abhiyan launched by Nayab Singh

Ambala: Haryana Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nayab Singh on Monday launched the ‘Sharamik Panjikaran Abhiyan’ in the state. The Abhiyan, which will continue till July ...
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Election Commission to launch portal to aid disabled voters

New Delhi: To address the issue pertaining to the inclusion of disabled voter in the poll process,the Election Commission of India (ECI) will launch a ‘Systematic Voters Education ...
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Dyal Singh Kolianwali booked for disproportionate assets

Chandigarh : Former member of Punjab Subordinate Service Selection (PSSS) Board and former chairman Punjab Agro Industries Dyal Singh Kolianwali was booked by Punjab Vigilance Bureau on charges ...
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Heroin worth 10 lakh seized, one arrested

Chandigarh : Haryana Police have arrested a person for alleged drug trafficking and heroin having market value of Rs. 10 lakh seized from his possession. Giving details, a ...
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People are active agents of change: Naidu

Kolkata: Every citizen must play an active role in nation building, people are not merely recipients or beneficiaries but active agents of change, said Vice President, M Venkaiah ...
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Khattar orders timely completion of synthetic track and football ground at Karan stadium

Karnal: Chief Minister Manohar Lal riding a motorcycle to reach Karan Stadium in Karnal and carries out a surprise inspection of development works of football ground, synthetic track ...
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Haryana police to provide sports equipment to needy athletes

Panipat : In order to keep youth away from drugs and help them bring laurels to the state and their area, Haryana Police Department would provide sports equipment ...
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Haryana Vigilance Bureau caught Patwari, ASI accepting bribe

Chandigarh : Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has caught Dara Singh, Patwari, posted at Halqua Shyadawa and Assistant Sub Inspector Wali Mohmad, posted at Police Station-SGM Nagar, N.I.T. Faridabad ...
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Manesar land scam: Hry. to cancel all 11 registries, three govt officials suspended

Gurugram: The Haryana Government is in process of cancelling all the 11 registries of land in Manesar which were done against the judgment of the Supreme Court. “Action ...
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Centre approves revision of ethanol price for supply to public sector OMCs

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Modi has approved the mechanism for procurement of ethanol by Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) ...
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Capital support for ECGC, NEIA to boost exports

New Delhi: In an effort to boost exports and improve Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) position to support Indian exporters to tap new and unexplored markets, government has ...
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Cabinet approval for adding 6.5 MMT oil reserves to ensure 12 more days of supply

New Delhi: Centre has approved establishment of additional 6.5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facilities at two locations- Chandikhol in Odisha and Padur in Karnataka, ...
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Senior doctors to teach in medical colleges : Cabinet

New Delhi: To strengthen teaching in medical colleges and better execution of public health programmes, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Modi cleared a Health Ministry proposal ...
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India, Germany to co-operate in civil aviation sector, Cabinet approves MoU

New Delhi: Aimed to promote safe, effective and efficient air transport between India and Germany, cabinet committee chaired by Prime Minister Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum ...
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Cabinet approves MoU between India, Singapore on cooperation in urban planning and development

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex post-facto approval to the MoU between India and Singapore on cooperation in ...
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Punjab to go digital in property registration, CM to launch the NGDRS IN AMRITSAR

Chandigarh : Punjab will be the first state to go digital in property registration on June 27, when Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, launches the National Generic Document ...
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Instal device to suck out toxic from smoke or face action: PPCB

Chandigarh: The mills in the industrial town of Mandi Gobindgarh has been directed to install air pollution control devices with immediate effect by the Punjab Pollution Control Board ...
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CISF personnel for six high security prisons in Punjab

Chandigarh : Aimed to strengthen prison security, the Punjab Government has decided to deploy the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for checking and frisking at six of the ...
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Haryana: Town and Country Planning department has decided to recover dues of developers and colonizers

Chandigarh : The Haryana Town and Country Planning Department has decided to recover the long-pending dues of developers and colonizers in the state on account of various town ...
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TECH-THON: Seminar on technology partnership for POSHAN Abhiyaan on June 28

New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development will organize a day-long Seminar on technology partnerships for steering POSHAN Abhiyaan called ‘TECH-THON’ for POSHAN Abhiyaan – PM’s ...
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Markfed & HPCL signs MoU for supply of lubricants to farmers

Chandigarh: Punjab Markfed on thursday signed a MoU Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) for supply of oil, grease and other lubricants to farmers through Cooperative Societies. The MoU was signed ...
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CMs’ subgroup constituted to coordinate policy proposals for agriculture and MGNREGS

New Delhi: Government has set up a Chief Ministers subgroup to coordinate policy approaches for agriculture and MGNREGS with the Madhya Pradesh CM Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan as ...
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Suresh Prabhu releases national strategy for standardization

New Delhi: India’s quest for providing best quality begins with identifying standards, stated Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry while speaking at the 5th National Standards Conclave ...
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India -Nepal to boost cooperation in agriculture sector

New Delhi: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh met his Nepalese counterpart Chakra Pani Khanal, Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives in New ...
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Govt. to release pending margin money of Rs. 97 crore to ration card depot holders: Kamboj

Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of the State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Karan Dev Kamboj, said that the state government has decided to release of the ...
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Tree plantation: Hry. to give Rs. 50 incentive to students for every live tree planted by them

Chandigarh : In an innovative scheme to ensure the active participation of school students in environment conservation, Haryana government has decided to give incentive of Rs 50 per ...
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Haryana govt. gives star ranking to 1,120 village panchayats

Chandigarh : In an effort to motivate village panchayats, Haryana govt has decided to give star ranking to village panchayats on the basis of seven social parameters under ...
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Two associates of dreaded criminal arrested after encounter, two police personnel sustain bullet injuries: Haryana Police

Chandigarh : Haryana police has arrested two criminals after an encounter at Badli village in Nuh district. However, during the encounter two police personnel sustain bullets injuries, said ...
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Effective steps underway to plug diversions and leakages in PDS :CM

Shimla: The State Government has provided as many as 18.26 lakh QR Based PVC digital Ration Cards to the consumers of the State with a motive to make ...
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Country is facing worst water crisis, millions of lives and livelihood under threat: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat, said Niti Aayog in its report ...
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3rd regional conference on water resources at Mumbai

Mumbai: Water management is the top priority at Union Government as well as state governments, said Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development ...
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Rewari: Two men and a woman arrested in connection with blind murder of senior citizen

Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough, Crime Investigation Agency of Rewari Police, with the assistance of Cyber Cell, have cracked the blind murder of a senior citizen woman within ...
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Haryana Women and Child Development Minister presses for a major campaign to check crime against children

Chandigarh : Haryana Women and Child Development Minister, Kavita Jain today stressed upon the need of launching a major campaign to check crime against children and ensuring them ...
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Haryana govt. makes open air camp rule for prisoners

Chandigarh : With a view to encourage good conduct, satisfactory performance of work and a life of self-discipline among the prisoners, the Haryana Government has made the Haryana ...
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Punjab govt. amends rule to restrict the misuse of stamp duty rebate to women

Chandigarh : The Revenue Department of state government has amended a rule to curb the misuse of stamp duty rebate extended to women on property registration. The scheme ...
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Haryana govt. approves scheme for providing monthly financial assistance to female acids attack victims

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has approved a scheme for providing monthly financial assistance of Rs 8000 to female acid attack victims of the state. While stating ...
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NSSO to launch socio-economic survey

Mumbai: The 76th Round of Socio-Economic Survey on “Drinking water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition” and “Survey of Persons with Disabilities” will be launched by The National Sample ...
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SEBI: Registration of JP Morgan Mutual Fund cancelled

Mumbai: Market regulator Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has cancelled the registration of JP Morgan Mutual Funds in pursuant to transfer of schemes of JP Morgan ...
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Bihar and IRRI partnering to improve rice-based cropping systems

Patna: Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) today met with Dr. Prem Kumar, Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Government of Bihar at Vikas ...
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Dr. InderJit Singh assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of Coal

New Delhi: Dr. InderJit Singh, assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Coal this morning at Shastri Bhawan office, New Delhi. Senior Officials of Coal Ministry were also present ...
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Fresh violence in Shillong, Centre rushes forces, flag march by Army

Shillong: The Army conducted flag marches today after fresh outbreak of violence, including an attack by protesters on a CRPF camp last night, in the Meghalaya capital where ...
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Guvs can help in ensuring people benefit from central schemes: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged governors to leverage their experience to help people derive maximum benefits from central schemes and reminded them of their ...
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New reward scheme for Benami Transactions Informants launched by the Income Tax Department

New Delhi: In a bid to unearth Benami Property Transaction the Income tax Department on Friday unveiled a reward scheme for those who report benami transactions. It was ...
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New scheme for Income Tax Informants launched by Income Tax Department

New Delhi: With the objective of obtaining people’s participation in the Income Tax Department’s efforts to unearth black money and reduce tax evasion, a new reward scheme titled ...
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Guidelines covering adventure tourism released

New Delhi: The Minister of State for Tourism K. J. Alphons launched the Guidelines by the Government of India on Adventure Tourism in New Delhi today. These guidelines ...
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Railways extends “VIKALP” option to reservation windows

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways has revised its passenger reservation form to benefit the passengers booking tickets through PRS Counters across the nation. Now, the VIKALP scheme option ...
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Amit Khare assumes charge as Secretary I&B

New Dlehi: Amit Khare a 1985 batch IAS of the Jharkhand cadre, today assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on superannuation of Narendra ...
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Prakash Javedekar: India is transforming like never before

Amritsar: “During the last 48 months India has witnessed an extraordinary transformation in almost all the spheres of human activity and progress. Developmental initiatives and relentless efforts of ...
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Centre approves coonstruction 1.5 lakh affordable houses for urban poor under PMAY(urban)

New Delhi: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 1.5 lakh affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas ...
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Rajnath Singh: Renewed hope and belief in international community about India’s economic growth

New Delhi: Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has said the central government during the last 48 months has achieved notable successes. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal today, ...
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World Bank to lend $21.7 millionfor Public Financial management Project in Rajasthan

New Delhi: An Agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 21.7 million from World Bank for the strengthening of Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project was signed here today ...
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“Slum–in-Situ Rehabilitation Policy under Housing for All- 2018” notified

Chandigarh : From the squalor of slums on municipal lands to habitable houses, the dwellers are set to cover the distance soon, courtesy Haryana Government’s Slum-in-Situ Rehabilitation Policy ...
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Faridabad: Hry police held 3 drug addict house burglars

Faridabad : Three members of a gang allegedly involved in household theft from Ballabhgarh in Faridabad was arrested by Haryana Police on Friday. The accused used to break ...
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Double murder case cracked with arrest of 2

Chandigarh: Haryana Police claimed to have cracked a double murder case with the arrest of two key accused from Ludhiana in Punjab. Carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 ...
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Hry to issue ration cards to Nomadic tribes to avail benefits under PMAY

Chandigarh: In a bid to improve the socio-economic status of nomadic families and to bring them into the mainstream by providing them the facility of permanent houses, the ...
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Haryana announces to increase minimum monthly and daily wages of labourers

Chandigarh, May 25- The Haryana Government on friday announced to increase minimum monthly and daily wages of labourers of different categories with effect from January one this year. ...
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Haryana govt direct all depts to appoint nodal officers

Chandigarh : In a bid to improve handling of litigation as well as bills of lawyers, Haryana Government has directed all the administrative departments to appoint their Nodal ...
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Modi govt’s schemes benefitted 22 crore poor families: Shah

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said the Modi government’s welfare schemes in its four years have benefitted 22 crore poor families and set an example ...
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Molasses leakage: Pb government order criminal action, Rs 5 crore penalty on erring mill

Chandigarh : The Punjab Government has decided to take stringent penal action, including Rs 5 crore penalty, against the Chadha Sugar Mill in the Beas spill case. It ...
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Pb CM warns Damdami Taksal over threats to Dhadrianwale

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has issued a “stern warning” to the Damdami Taksal over their alleged threats to Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, cautioning them ...
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Disaster management: NDRF team will remain permanently stationed in Panchkula

Chandigarh : The Union home Ministry has given its nod for permanent deployment of a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at Panchkula as a Regional Response ...
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Nipah Virus: Haryana issues health advisory

Chandigarh: In wake of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, the Haryana Health department on Thursday issued an advisory on the deadly virus. Stating this, a spokesman of the ...
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Operation Clean: Wanted criminal held in Jhajjar

Chandigarh: Haryana Police, under a special drive ‘Operation Clean’ has succeeded in arresting a most wanted criminal allegedly involved in double murder case from village Dulhera in Jhajjar. ...
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Haryana sanitation workers call off strike

Chandigarh : With their salary hiked, several allowances raised, and most of other demands conceded, both unions of the agitating safai and sewer karamcharis in Haryana have decided ...
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Procurement of mustard seed under price support scheme to continue till May 31: Khattar

Chandigarh : The procurement of mustard seed under the price support scheme of the Centre will continue till May 31, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here on ...
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India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise

Balasore (Odisha): India on Monday successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features. ...
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Haryana govt asks depts to list cases of loss of public money

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday issued directives to all heads of departments to prepare a list of cases of loss of public money due to fraud and ...
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Model code does not bring governance to halt: EC tells law panel

New Delhi: The Election Commission has brushed aside arguments that the model code of conduct brings governance to a halt during polls, saying it only bars governments from ...
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Dharamshala facing acute water shortage as tourist season begins

Dharamshala: Dharamshala, a hill city surrounded by dense cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, is facing acute drinking water shortage as the tourist season is about ...
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One Haryana ex-CM cooling heels in jail, another set to go to jail: Khattar

Chandigarh: One former Haryana chief minister was cooling his heels in jail, while another is set to land in prison, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said, in ...
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Highway building, water bodies construction can go hand in hand: Gadkari

New Delhi: A programme to push construction of water bodies in drought-prone areas in lieu of soil excavated to be used in highway building has come in handy ...
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Punjab government’s battle against drugs a success: Amarinder

Tarn Taran: A whopping 126 per cent increase in the number of youth reporting for drug abuse treatment at OPDs of medical facilities showed the stupendous success of ...
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Over 5 lakh candidates placed under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Chandigarh: Owing to the successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2016-20), the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) continues to strive towards fulfilling the ...
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Rs 110 crore on PWD schemes in Jaswan-Pragpur in HP

Dharamshala: The state government will spend Rs 110 crore on different schemes of the Public Works Department (PWD) in Jaswan-Pragpur assembly constituency of Kangra district in the current ...
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Punjab to set up panel to check security expenditure

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Wednesday said that it would set up a committee to streamline the system of providing security to officials and non-officials, taking cognizance of ...
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Punjab CM moots 5 pc budget cut for other depts to shore up education revenue

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mooted on Wednesday a proposal to cut down the budget of all other departments by five per cent each, in order to ...
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SC asks JAL to deposit Rs 1,000 crore by June 15

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked realty firm Jaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) to deposit an additional Rs 1,000 crore with its Registry by June 15 to ...
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Security operations to stop in J-K during Ramzan: MHA

New Delhi: In a major decision, the Centre on Wednesday asked security forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan. The ...
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Aadhaar not mandatory for getting pension

New Delhi: Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their pension, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has said. In 30th meeting of ...
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Gujjar leaders holding mahapanchayat in Raj on quota issue

Jaipur: Nearly 1,000 villagers on Tuesday attended a ‘mahapanchayat’ called by the Gujjar community in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district to discuss the outcome of a meeting their leaders had ...
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Centre unveils National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

New Delhi: In yet another effort to boost clean energy generation, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has unveiled a National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy that which ...
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CBI files charge sheet in Nirav Modi case, names PNB ex chief, senior officials

New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed its first charge sheet in the country’s largest financial scam worth over USD 2 billion in Punjab National Bank by billionaire ...
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Police files charge sheet in Sunanda Pushkar death case in Delhi court

New Delhi, May 14, 2018 : The Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge sheet in a court here accusing Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of abetting the suicide ...
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Centre likely to put SC/ST Act in Schedule IX of Constitution to insulate it from judicial scrutiny

New Delhi, May 13, 2018: The government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of ...
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Army finalises Rs 15,000-crore ammunition production project

New Delhi, May 13, 2018: After years of deliberations, the Army has finalised a mega Rs 15,000-crore project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons ...
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Centre to link 200 more mandis to eNAM this fiscal

New Delhi, May 13, 2018: The Central government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform eNAM this fiscal and also encourage inter-mandi transactions, Agriculture ...
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SC Collegium concludes meeting to reconsider elevation of Uttarakhand HC CJ K M Joseph as apex court judge.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium on Friday agreed in principle to reiterate the recommendation for elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph as a ...
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Govt. planning to increase credit guarantee up to Rs 50K crore under CGTMSE for FY19: MSME secy

New Delhi, May 10, 2018: With a view to allay the trade finance woes of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the Union Government has planned to more ...
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Israeli firm to send experts to Haryana to rehabilitate 8,000 ponds

Chandigarh: An Israeli group will send a team of experts to Haryana soon to help find solutions to rehabilitation of 8,000 ponds in villages, waste water recycling and ...
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Vijay Mallya loses $1.5 billion lawsuit filed by 13 Indian banks in UK court

London: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, undergoing an extradition trial in a UK court over fraud and money laundering charges by Indian authorities, today lost a lawsuit filed ...
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India ranks 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index

New York: India has ranked fourth out of 25 nations in the Asia-Pacific region on an index that measures their overall power, with the country being pegged as ...
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Namaz should be offered at designated places: Khattar

Chandigarh: In the wake of alleged disruptions to namaz by right-wing groups at multiple locations in Gurgaon, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said such congregations ...
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ED files PMLA case in Rs 621-crore UCO Bank loan fraud

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has registered a case of money laundering in connection with an alleged Rs 621-crore loan fraud involving UCO Bank, officials said on Sunday. ...
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Haryana CM leaves for Israel, UK

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal is leading a high level delegation to Israel to study their best practices in the fields of agriculture so that the same ...
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Cos get scrutiny notices for mismatch in GST returns

New Delhi: GST officers have started sending scrutiny notices to companies whose tax payment did not match the final sales return, after revenue authorities detected underpayment of GST ...
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Govt likely to notify 8.55% interest on PF for FY18 this week

New Delhi: The Labour Ministry is likely to notify this week the 5-year low 8.55 per cent interest on PF for 2017-18, paving the way for retirement fund ...
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India bats for better co-ordination among ADB member countries

New Delhi, May 6 : Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), made the intervention on behalf of India in the Plenary Session of the 51st ...
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PCI rejects World Press Freedom Index

New Delhi, May 6 : The Press Council of India has rubbished the recently released Press Freedom Index, in which India slipped two places to rank 138th among ...
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Government spending on court cases goes up

New Delhi, May 6 : The expenditure incurred by the government in contesting cases in the Supreme Court has gone up from nearly Rs 11 crore in 2011-12 ...
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LPG penetration in Odisha has reached 58.55 pc, says Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi, May 5 : Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has said that LPG penetration in Odisha has reached ...
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NTPC Targets 268 BU Power Generation in current fiscal

New Delhi, May 5 : A memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming at power generation of 268 billion units during the current fiscal was s signed between NTPC and ...
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Storage level at 91 major reservoirs drops to 22% of total live capacity

New Delhi, May 5 : The water level in 91 major reservoirs across the country for the week ending on May 3, 2018 has gone down to 22 ...
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Encroached land in Mohali is worth more than Punjab debt

Chandigarh: The government land under illegal occupation in Mohali district alone is worth more than Punjab’s entire debt, which is pegged at Rs 2.10 lakh crore, minister Navjot ...
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Transport Ministry nod for 100 pc bio-ethanol vehicles by Bajaj, TVS

Hyderabad: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said his ministry has accorded permission to auto makers Bajaj and TVS for making vehicles that run using 100 per cent ...
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India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade

New York: India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9 per cent annually, ...
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From expansion of airport infrastructure to clearing dues of sugarcane farmers: Union Cabinet took several key decisions

New Delhi, May 4 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took several key decisions including construction and operationalization of 100 bedded ...
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AAI team to do feasibility study for airport in Mandi

New Delhi, May 3 : A team of Airport Authority of India (AAI) will visit Mandi on May 7 to conduct a survey for the construction of an ...
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DGFT has to emerge from a regulator to facilitator: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi, May 3 : Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) officers has to evolve as a facilitator, urged Suresh Prabhu while addressing a two day meeting of ...
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No fresh request from probe agencies for action against Nirav: MEA

New Delhi, May 3 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said it has not received any fresh request from any probe agency for action against ...
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India can create 1 crore sales jobs in 3 yrs on reforms

Mumbai, May 3 : India has the potential to createone crore sales jobs in the next three years on regulatory reforms such as consolidation of 44 central labour ...
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Haryana to increase FAR in HSIIDC industrial areas

Karnal, May 3 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced that the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in HSIIDC industrial areas would be increased from 150 ...
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College students in Haryana to be entrusted task of cleanliness of village ponds

Gurgaon, May 2 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday launched ‘Sahyog Club’, where engineering and polytechnic colleges students of the state would be registered as ...
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New airport terminals at Chennai, Lucknow and Guwahati airports

New Delhi, May 2 : The Central government in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday approved expansion and upgradation of airport infrastructure at Chennai, Guwahati ...
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Cabinet nod to Rs 33k crore boost to agriculture schemes

New Delhi, May 2 : The Central government on Wednesday approved the continuation of agri umbrella programme, ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’, with a central outlay of Rs ...
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Rs 14,832 crore boost to healthcare infrastructure

New Delhi, May 2: In a major boost to the expansion of healthcare infrastructure in the country, the Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday ...
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PMVVY limit extended to Rs 15 lakh, seniors to benefit

New Delhi, May 2 : As a boost to the Social Security initiatives for senior citizens, the investment limit of Rs 7.5 lakh per family in the existing ...
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Centre approves Rs 5.5 per quintal subsidy for sugarcane farmers

New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday approved a production subsidy of Rs 5.5 per quintal for sugarcane farmers to help cash-starved millers clear cane arrears that have ...
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Revenue dept to look at quarterly GST revenues average for trend analysis

New Delhi, May 2 : The Revenue Department will focus on quarterly average of GST revenues for better analysis of revenue trend, an official said. While the Goods ...
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Draft telecom policy aims 40 lk jobs, $100 bn investment

New Delhi, May 2 : With the promise of rationalising levies including spectrum charges to rejuvenate the debt-ridden telecom sector, the draft new telecom policy proposes broadband access ...
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COAI bats for cut in levies, fast NTP implementation

New Delhi, May 2 : Cutting telecom levies to below 10 per cent and speedy implementation of the proposed new telecom policy will be crucial for attracting USD ...
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Union Home Minister asserts religion should always remain free from any coercion

Trivandrum: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that religion is a personal choice and it should always remain free from any coercion or allurement. He was inaugurating ...
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Kumar bats for high growth for generating jobs

New Delhi: NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday made a strong case for accelerating growth to provide good jobs to ‘aspirational youths’ and compete with China ...
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CM lays foundation stones of various developmental projects in Doon Constituency

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the state government was committed for the welfare of the working class as the workers play a major role in the ...
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GST collection in April at Rs 1.03 lakh crore

New Delhi: The Central government mopped up Rs 1.03 lakh crore as GST collection in April, indicating stabilisation of the new indirect tax regime that was rolled out ...
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Mumbai Fire Brigade clueless on buildings’ fire audits: RTI

Mumbai, April 13 : At a time when the country’s commercial capital has been plagued by fires, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) has no information on the status ...
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Indian courts gave 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty

United Nations, April 13 : The Indian courts gave 109 death sentences last year, but the country did not execute anyone, according to Amnesty International. The number of ...
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Maneka for death penalty in child rape cases

New Delhi, April 13 : Following a public outrage over the gang rape of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday ...
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Will take all steps to protect people, territory: Modi

Chennai, April 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India is ready to take all steps to equip the armed forces to protect her people and ...
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ISRO not facing funds crunch, says Chairman

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 12 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is not facing any funds crunch for its ongoing activities, the agency Chairman said on Thursday. ...
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Indian rocket successfully puts into orbit navigation satellite

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 12 : India early on Thursday put into orbit navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, a part of Indian satellite navigation system NavIC in copy-book style. The ...
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Modi opens IEF16, calls for responsible oil, gas pricing

New Delhi, April 11 : Noting that India will be a key driver of global energy demand in the next quarter century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday ...
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HC directs Delhi Metro to take over debts of RInfra’s DAMEPL

New Delhi, April 10 : The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to take over the servicing of all debt liabilities of Reliance ...
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RTI throws up EVM irregularities in Maharashtra, UP poll commissions too

Mumbai, April 9 : There are contradicting records of the numbers of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in stock, their costs, their mode of transportation and other details, as ...
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‘Niti Forum for North-East’ to accelerate region’s inclusive growth

Agartala, April 9 : The first meeting of the ‘Niti Forum for North-East’ (NFNE) will be held here on Tuesday to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth in ...
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SC refuses to interfere with West Bengal panchayat polls

New Delhi, April 9 : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with the panchayat elections in West Bengal, rejecting a BJP plea for rescheduling them and ...
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ED attaches Rs 462 cr property in slum redevelopment scam

Mumbai, April 6 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached a Rs 462 crore worth property of Pyramid Developers as part of its ongoing probe in an alleged ...
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ED response sought on Gitanjli Gems plea

New Delhi, April 6 : The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a response on a plea by fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi’s ...
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EC unveils 3 mobile apps for Karnataka Assembly elections

Bengaluru, April 6 : Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat and Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa on Thursday launched three mobile applications for voters ahead of ...
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Flood-prone Himachal lacks safety plans: CAG

Shimla, April 6 : The authorities in Himachal Pradesh which is prone to natural disasters, have neither made a scientific assessment of flood-prone areas nor prepared any action ...
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Over 5 lakh Indian users’ data shared with Cambridge Analytica: Facebook

New Delhi, April 5 : In a first such revelation, Facebook has admitted that data of nearly 5.6 lakh Indian users may have been “improperly” shared with British ...
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In boost to RCOM, Supreme Court clears decks for asset sale

New Delhi, April 5 : In much-awaited relief to Reliance Communications (RCOM), the Supreme court on Thursday cleared the decks for the sale of its spectrum and optical ...
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Financials red-flagged by auditor, Educomp’s resolution plan likely to come up at NCLT

New Delhi, April 5 :Despite its financials being red-flagged by the auditor, debt-ridden digital education firm Educomps final resolution plan is expected to come up at the National ...
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Centre asked to file plea over AP Reorganisation Act

New Delhi, April 2 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file its response on a plea seeking direction for proper implementation of the Andhra ...
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CBSE leak: SC to hear petitions on Wednesday

New Delhi, April 2 : The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a batch of petitions challenging the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) decision to re-conduct maths ...
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Protests against dilution of SC/ST Act hit Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, April 2 : Activists from various Scheduled Castes (SC) organisations held protests in Punjab and Haryana against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act following ...
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Focus on opening up Northeast, Himalayan states; marketing ‘wisdom of India’: Tourism Minister Alphons

New Delhi, April 1 : Moves are afoot to open up out-of-bounds tourist destinations in the northeast of India and other border states to foreign visitors to boost ...
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3 arrested for CBSE question paper leak

New Delhi, April 1 : Two teachers from a private school and a tutor have been arrested for involvement in the leak of Central Board of Secondary Education ...
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India loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

Bengaluru, April 1 : In a setback for its space programme, India on Sunday said it lost contact with its communication satellite GSAT-6A, which was launched on board ...
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E-Way Bill system rolls out

New Delhi, April 1 : The Electronic Way (E-Way) Bill introduced under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime rolled out across the country from Sunday, on its ...
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Cauvery: Centre seeks time, Tamil Nadu for contempt action

New Delhi, March 31 : In a bid to buy time, the Central government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court filing a clarification petition and asking for three ...
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AIADMK to organise hunger strike on Cauvery issue on April 2

Madurai/Chennai, March 30 : With anger sweeping Tamil Nadu over the Centre’s failure to set up a Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB), the ruling AIADMK announced a hunger ...
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Criminals don’t have human rights: Shivraj Singh

Bhopal, March 30 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Friday said there are no human rights for anti-social elements, justifying the police parading criminals in ...
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LG objects to free pilgrimage for senior citizens: Minister

New Delhi, March 30 : Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has objected to a state government scheme to offer free pilgrimage for senior citizens, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot ...
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20% Jan Dhan accounts lying dormant: Minister

New Delhi, March 22 : Almost 20 per cent of the total 31 crore Jan Dhan accounts are lying dormant, the government said on Thursday. An estimated 31.20 ...
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Coal-power projects worldwide, including India, see steep drop

New Delhi, March 22 : In a step towards a cleaner environment, the number of coal-based fired power plants under development have seen a steep decline, especially in ...
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Delhi Budget: 12.7% allocation for health

New Delhi, March 22 : The Delhi government on Thursday allocated Rs 6,729 crore for the health sector in its 2018-19 budget, which is 12.7 per cent of ...
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Delhi Budget: 26% allocation for education

New Delhi, March 22 : Twenty-six per cent of the Rs 53,000 crore Delhi Budget for 2018-19 has been allocated for education, Finance Minister Manish Sisodia announced on ...
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39 Indians kidnapped by Islamic State in Mosul are dead: Sushma

New Delhi, March 20 : Thirty-nine Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq’s Mosul in 2014 are dead, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. The ...
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RInfra moves Delhi HC seeking arbitration award from DMRC

New Delhi, March 20 : Reliance Infrastructure’s (RInfra) subsidiary Delhi Airport Metro Express Private (DAMEPL) has moved the Delhi High Court seeking execution of the arbitration award of ...
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Sebi exempts government from making public offers in six PSBs

Mumbai, March 20 : Securities market regulator Sebi has “exempted” the central government from making open offers for its proposed acquisitions of additional shares of six public sector ...
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Demonetization was a greatest lie, only Congress can end crisis: Chidambaram

New Delhi, March 18 : Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetization as the “greatest lie” and accused the BJP-led government of virtually ...
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Economy in hands of ignorant, incompetent policy makers: Congress

New Delhi, March 18 : The Congress on Sunday attacked the Modi government saying that the economy was in the hands of “ignorant and incompetent policy makers” who ...
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Sebi fines NDTV for disclosure lapses

New Delhi, March 18 : Securities market regulator Sebi has fined media organisation NDTV, and four individuals for lapses in mandatory disclosure. According to a Sebi order dated ...
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Won’t mind crossing border to protect Kashmir: Rajnath

New Delhi, March 17 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India and if need be ...
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Need dedicated approval window for affordable housing: Report

New Delhi, March 16 : The government should implement a dedicated fast-track process for approvals in affordable housing projects, a Ficci-CBRE report said here on Friday. “Building approval process ...
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Food Ministry for zero export duty on sugar

New Delhi, March 15 : The Finance Ministry has been asked to lower the existing export duty on sugar to zero in the wake of bumper domestic production this ...
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Setback for Kerala CPI-M leader as HC upholds UAPA charges

Kochi, March 15 : Senior CPI-M leader and Kannur District Secretary P. Jayarajan got a jolt on Thursday when the Kerala High Court said that the CBI charges against ...
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Telangana presents Rs.1.74 lakh crore budget

Hyderabad, March 15 : Telangana on Thursday presented a tax-free, revenue surplus budget for 2018-19, proposing an expenditure of Rs 174,453 crore, an increase of 16.57 percent over the ...
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Bengaluru worst in urban governance: Report

Bengaluru, March 15 : Bengaluru, India’s technology hub touted as the Silicon Valley of the East, fared the worst in urban governance as evident from its lowest ranking among ...
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CBSE Class 12 paper ‘leak’: Delhi government orders probe

New Delhi, March 15 : Following complaints about the Class 12 CBSE Accountancy paper being leaked, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia ordered an inquiry into it on Thursday. ...
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Blockchain can improve India’s trade finance system: Report

New Delhi, March 15 : Blockchain along with other digital technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation could resolve inefficiencies in the country’s current trade ...
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Bill to confiscate economic offenders’ properties introduced in LS

New Delhi, March 12 : The government on Monday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha which provides for confiscation of properties of fugitive economic offenders and also gave ...
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Unencumbered assets of Unitech would be auctioned: SC

New Delhi, March 12 : The Supreme Court on Monday said it would auction the unencumbered properties of real estate major Unitech, including personal assets of Managing Director Sanjay ...
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NIA summons ex-Nagaland CM in ‘terror funding’ case

New Delhi, March 12 : The NIA has summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged “tax collection and terror funding” case, an ...
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Job creation is happening in new economy: Jayant Sinha

Mumbai, March 9 : India is witnessing a major upsurge in job creation, not in the traditional economy but in the new economy, a central minister said on ...
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Delhi HC directs ED not to arrest Karti Chidambaram for now

New Delhi, March 9 : The Delhi High Court on Friday gave Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram interim protection from being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate ...
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SC allows ‘living will’ of terminally ill persons

New Delhi, March 9 : The Supreme Court on Friday said that a person can make an advance “living will” authorising the withdrawal of all life support system ...
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EC supports totalising votes before counting

New March 5 : The Election Commission (EC) told the Supreme Court on Monday that it supported the demand of replacing booth-wise counting of votes with the totaliser ...
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Modi urges Meghalaya, Nagaland to vote

New Delhi, Feb 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people of Nagaland and Meghalaya to come out and vote in large numbers for the ...
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India-S.Korea bilateral trade in 2017 reached $20bn: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said bilateral trade between India and South Korea in 2017 reached $20 billion, the first time in ...
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MP Budget Session begins

Bhopal, Feb 26 : The month-long Budget Session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly for the fiscal 2018-19, started here on Monday with the address of Governor Anandiben Patel ...
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Moving from women development to women-led development: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country was moving from women development to women-led development and emphasised that the dream of ...
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Documents show larger conspiracy behind Gandhi’s murder, SC told

New Delhi, Feb 19 : Pankaj Phadnis, who has sought the reopening of a probe into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, on Monday told the Supreme Court that he ...
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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,680cr

Mumbai, Feb 19 : Industrial conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Monday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,680 crore from the Pune Municipal Corporation to ...
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PNB fraud fallout: CBI seals Brady House Branch in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 19 : The CBI on Monday sealed the Brady House Branch of the Punjab National Bank as multiple probe agencies continued with their probe into the Rs ...
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TN farmers welcome, political leaders oppose Cauvery verdict

Chennai, Feb 16 : It was a mixed reaction in Tamil Nadu over the Supreme Court’s judgment on the sharing of the Cauvery river water with the farming community ...
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CBI registers FIR against Gitanjali group in $1.8 bn fraud case

New Delhi, Feb 16 : The CBI on Friday registered an FIR against the Gitanjali Group of companies based on a complaint registered by the Punjab National Bank in ...
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Poll candidates must disclose source of income: SC

New Delhi, Feb 16 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all candidates contesting elections must disclose their “sources” of income, including those of their spouse and dependent ...
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PNB fraud case: Union Bank has $300 mn outstanding exposure

Mumbai, Feb 16 : State-run Union Bank of India on Thursday said that it has an outstanding exposure of about $300 million in the $1.8 billion fraud detected by ...
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SC reduces TN’s Cauvery water share

New Delhi, Feb 16 : In a setback to Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) ...
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No liquor ban in Madhya Pradesh: Minister

Bhopal, Feb 14 : The Madhya Pradesh government is not planning to ban liquor in the state, Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya said on Wednesday. He denied that the state ...
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India’s overall forest cover expands: Report

New Delhi, Feb 12 : India has added 6,778 sq km of forest area — an increase of 0.21 per cent — between 2015 and 2017 despite population and ...
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Himachal proposes annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore

Shimla, Feb 12 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said a state annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore has been proposed for 2018-19 with an ...
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‘Hiring outlook for 2018 positive, expected to grow by 10-15 pc’

New Delhi: Corporate India’s hiring outlook looks bullish and is expected to witness a growth of 10-15 per cent this year after a subdued job market activity in ...
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Less than 30% of Nirbhaya Fund utilised: RTI reply

New Delhi, Feb 11 : Less than 30 per cent of the much-hyped Nirbhaya Fund, that now has run up to Rs 3,100 crores, has been utilised so far ...
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Muslim Board rules out compromise on Babri Masjid

Hyderabad, Feb 10 : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), the apex body of Indian Muslims, on Friday ruled out any compromise on Babri Masjid, rejecting a ...
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Energy, security, trade to top Modi’s agenda in three-nation tour

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Energy and security cooperation, trade and investment and counter-terror efforts will top Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda when he goes on a three-nation tour ...
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Remove flaws, will welcome triple talaq bill: Muslim Law Board

Hyderabad, Feb 8 : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), the apex body of Indian Muslims, on Thursday said that it is ready to welcome the bill ...
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Will deal with Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case as pure land dispute: SC

New Delhi, Feb 8 : The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will deal with the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case as a pure land dispute and refused to hear ...
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Cabinet nod for increasing Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries

New Delhi, Feb 8 : In a major move on sustainable development, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to increase the number of beneficiaries under the Ujjwala Yojana for ...
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Cabinet clears changes in Major Port Authorities Bill 2016

New Delhi, Feb 8 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved changes in the Major Port Authorities Bill 2016, including authorising the central government to remove the presiding officer ...
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Uttarakhand government spends Rs 68.59 lakh on tea, snacks: RTI

Dehradun, Feb 6 : An RTI has revealed that the BJP government in Uttarakhand led by Trivendra Singh Rawat has spent a whopping Rs 68.59 lakh in nine months ...
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Government confident of meeting fiscal deficit target: Economic Affairs Secretary

The Finance Ministry is confident of meeting next year’s fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent, citing lesser uncertainties ahead, even as it failed to achieve its target ...
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New industrial policy being “designed” to equip industry for the future: Prabhu

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said a new industrial policy is being framed after 25 years and it is “being designed” to equip Indian industry for the ...
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We are restructuring India operations, here to stay: Gionee

Confirming its restructuring plans for India, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee on Saturday said the company is not scaling down its operations in the country.Reacting to an IANS report ...
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#BUDGET2018 – With eye on 2019 polls, Budget for NewIndia

In his last full budget before general elections in 2019, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax to 10 per cent from zero at present, ...
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Centre to contribute 12% of wages to new employees under EPF: Jaitley

In a measure of relief to the Indian salaried class, the government on Thursday announced that it would contribute 12 per cent of the wages to new employees ...
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SC reserves order on Agusta helicopter purchase

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order seeking a probe into alleged irregularities in the purchase of AgustaWestland helicopter for VIPs in 2006-07 and the foreign bank ...
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States, UTs not concerned about the old aged: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the states and union territories don’t seem concerned about old aged persons in the country as several of them have not ...
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AG’s views against CBI filing appeal in Bofors case not binding: Parliamentary panel told

The government is learnt to have told a Parliamentary panel that the view of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal against filing an appeal in the Bofors case in the ...
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Political democracy cannot survive without social and economic democracy -President Kovind

Budget session 2018 began with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. In an hour long speech, President Kovind listed ...
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RJD Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case

Ranchi, Jan 24 : A special court on Wednesday convicted former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra and former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajjal Chkravarty in another ...
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Rajiv assassination: SC seeks CBI’s response on plea for recall of 1999 judgement

New Delhi, Jan 24 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the CBI’s response on a plea seeking the recall of its 1999 judgement upholding the conviction of ...
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CBI files case in Rs 487 cr coal import scam

New Delhi, Jan 23 : The CBI has registered a case against some officials of NTPC, MMTC, APCPL and others for cheating the government exchequer of Rs 487 ...
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India-Russia to sign contract for 48 Mi-17 choppers by March: Rostec

New Delhi, Jan 23 : A contract for Mi-17V-5 helicopters, which was supposed to be signed last year, is now expected to be finalised soon, a top Russian ...
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EVMs to have candidates’ pictures

Jaipur, Jan 19 : The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will carry pictures of candidates along with their names — when by-elections are held in Rajasthan on January 29. ...
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Karti Chidambaram questioned for 10 hours in INX media case

New Delhi, Jan 19 : Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, was on Thursday questioned by the ED officials for over 10 hours in a ...
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BCI meeting on SC judges issue, says presser ‘unfortunate’

New Delhi, Jan 13: Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said a meeting of the members is being held on Saturday evening, after which a ...
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Kerala Minister Shailaja facing vigilance probe

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau here on Saturday started a preliminary probe into the medical bills claimed by Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja. The probe ...
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Maken seeks rejection of AAP’s RS nominee who holds office of profit

New Delhi, Jan 6: The Congress on Saturday demanded rejection of the candidature of AAP nominee N.D. Gupta in the Rajya Sabha election from Delhi on the ground ...
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Amit Shah visits Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple

Guwahati, Jan 6: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Assam, enroute to Meghalaya, and visited the ancient Kamakhya temple here, situated on the ...
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Maharashtra shutdown withdrawn

Mumbai, Jan 3: Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar called off its ‘Maharashtra Shutdown’ which left large parts of Mumbai and rest of the state virtually paralysed for ...
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Inevitable for Karnataka to get share of Mhadei water: Parrikar

Panaji, Jan 3 : Taking on critics of his controversial letter to Karnataka BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa over the Mhadei river interstate dispute, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ...
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Cabinet approves waterway project on Ganga

New Delhi, Jan 3: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for capacity augmentation of ...
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Triple Talaq Bill must be sent to select committee: CPI

New Delhi, Jan 2: CPI leader D. Raja on Tuesday said that the Left wants the Triple Talaq Bill to be referred to the Select Committee and accused ...
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Congress confused on triple talaq: Naqvi

New Delhi, Jan 2 : Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday attacked the Congress for its “confused” stand on the Triple Talaq Bill and wanted to know ...
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Engineer Rashid protests outside J&K assembly

ammu, Jan 2: Independent MLA Engineer Rashid on Tuesday held a protest outside the Jammu and Kashmir legislature here. Rashid staged the protest just before the House started ...
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Kovind, Naidu, Modi wish ‘Happy New Year’

New Delhi, Jan 1: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished the nation on the occasion of New ...
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Biometric attendance compulsory for Kerala secretariat staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 1: Starting Monday, over 5,000 employees at the Kerala State Secretariat here will have to compulsorily record their biometric attendance when they come to office and ...
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4 Meghalaya legislators, including 1 from Congress, to join BJP

Shillong, Jan 1: Four more legislators, including Alexander Hek of the Congress, will resign from the Meghalaya assembly on Tuesday to join the BJP ahead of the 2018 ...
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Himachal CM launches cleanliness drive

Shimla, Jan 1: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday kicked off a cleanliness drive from the state capital under the Swachh Bharat Mission by launching ...
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Offices should incentivise those who use cycles: Minister

Noida, Dec 31: Leading a six-km-long cycle rally here to promote the cycling habit among citizens, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday urged organisations to develop schemes ...
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Flights, trains disrupted; Delhi to see more fog likely on Monday

New Delhi, Dec 31: Even as a thick fog enveloped the city on Sunday morning and disrupted flight operations for over three hours, the weather office has predicted ...
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Nitin Patel forces Modi, Shah to return Finance portfolio

Ahmedabad, Dec 31: In a first in the Gujarat BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah were on Sunday forced to return the Finance portfolio ...
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Akali Dal seeks CBI probe into funding of Punjab minister’s associates

Chandigarh, Dec 31: Punjab’s opposition Akali Dal on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the funding of sand mining auctions of Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s associates by ...
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Roll back hike in ECHS contribution, Congress tells government

New Delhi, Dec 31: The Congress on Sunday demanded that the central government roll back the hike in the contribution by members in the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme ...
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JD-U’s Kerala unit to decide on political stance shortly

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31: The final decision on the political stance of the Janata Dal-United’s Kerala unit will be made at its crucial party meeting to be held here ...
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OROP: Ex-servicemen ask MPs to be ‘voice of soldiers’

New Delhi, Dec 31: An association of retired defence personnel has requested MPs to be their “voice” in Parliament on the various issues pertaining to One Rank One ...
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It’s sunny, but chilly in Himachal

Shimla, Dec 31: Hill stations across Himachal Pradesh on Sunday experienced sunny conditions on the last day of 2017, a weather official said here. However, temperatures were close ...
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Hosting 10 Asean leaders on Republic Day matter of pride: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Republic Day celebration in 2018 would be “remembered through the ages” because the government for the first ...
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Rahul joins Sonia in Goa for New Year celebrations

Panaji, Dec 31: Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Goa to join his mother Sonia Gandhi to usher in the New Year, a party official said on Sunday. ...
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Muslim women can travel for Haj without ‘Mahram’: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 31: In a bid to empower Muslim women, the government has changed the law by permitting them to travel for the annual Haj pilgrimage without ...
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This New Year special for millenium youth: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 31: The upcoming new year will be a “special one” because this will see an entry into adulthood and voting age of all those who ...
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Day after Mumbai pub blaze, BMC smashes illegal structures

Mumbai, Dec 30: A day after the tragic fire in a pub which claimed 14 lives, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s demolition squads went hammer and tongs after ...
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Trinamool rallies in Bhangar demands outsiders leave

Kolkata, Dec 30 : Demanding that “outsiders” immediately leave the villages in the area and arguing in favour of overall development, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday held a ...
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Hardik asks sulking Gujarat Deputy CM to quit, join Congress

Gandhinagar, Dec 30: Even as Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Saturday continued to sulk over not being given key portfolios in the new Council of Ministers, ...
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Man tries to jump before Yogi’s car over illegal mining

Lucknow, Dec 30: A 30-year-old man on Saturday tried to jump in front of the car of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to draw his attention ...
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Palestine envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed, India reacts

New Delhi, Dec 30: Palestine’s envoy to Pakistan shared a stage with JuD chief and the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed, to which ...
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Will enquire into Facebook demanding users’ Aadhaar: Minister

New Delhi, Dec 29: Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said he will “get the entire facts” about social networking site Facebook reportedly demanding ...
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Action will be taken against guilty in Mumbai fire: MoS Home

New Delhi, Dec 29: Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday said those responsible for the fire in a rooftop restaurant in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills ...
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Kerala government happy with central team’s assessment of Cyclone Ockhi damages

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 : The Kerala government on Friday expressed happiness over the manner in which the visiting central team took a “very considerate position” towards the state’s ...
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Blockade on NH-2 to protest Manipur driver’s kidnapping lifted

Imphal, Dec 29 : A drivers’ union here began an indefinite wildcat blockade along the Imphal-Dimapur NH-2 on Friday morning to protest the government’s inaction on the kidnapping ...
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No exit from Rajiv Chowk Metro station on Dec 31

New Delhi, Dec 29: Commuters will not be able to exit from the Rajiv Chowk metro station after 9 p.m. on December 31, the Delhi Metro said on ...
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Himachal CM calls on Modi

New Delhi, Dec 29: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. This was Thakur’s first meeting with the Prime ...
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Upgrading education number one priority: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 29: Delhi government’s first priority is to upgrade education, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said after launching a mobile app that would connect about 16,000 ...
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President, PM condole deaths in Mumbai fire

New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 29: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of 14 persons, who died after a fire broke out ...
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Support triple talaq Bill, but it must be strengthened: Congress

New Delhi, Dec 28: The Congress on Thursday said it supports the triple talaq Bill but suggested that it be strengthened in favour of Muslim women, and the ...
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Ensure justice for ‘our bhabhi in Gujarat’ too: Owaisi

New Delhi, Dec 28: Justice should be done to “20 lakh abandoned women” from all religions, including “our bhabhi in Gujarat”, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said in the ...
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‘Mann Ki Baat’ most trending Twitter hashtag in 2017

New Delhi, Dec 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme “Mann Ki Baat” was the most trending hashtag on Twitter in 2017, followed by #jallikattu and #GST, the ...
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Cold wave: Yogi orders relief measures for homeless, poor

Lucknow, Dec 28: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday issued instructions to all district magistrates to ensure proper arrangements for poor, destitute and homeless in the ...
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Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal CM

Shimla, Dec 27: Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday was sworn in as the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister at a ceremony here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...
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Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m

New Delhi, Dec 27: The Lok Sabha was disrupted on Wednesday amid protests over comments by Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde and a demand for a separate High ...
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Hegde’s ‘change the Constitution’ comment disrupt RS

New Delhi, Dec 27: Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde has “no right” to be in the House or in the government, the Opposition said on Wednesday, disrupting the ...
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Pakistani media ‘very irresponsible’: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Dec 27: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday slammed the “very irresponsible” Pakistani media over the heckling of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and ...
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India slams Pakistan for ‘violating’ understanding over Jadhav’s meeting with kin

New Delhi, Dec 26: India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for the manner in which the meeting between death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife and mother were ...
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Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother, wife meet Sushma

New Delhi, Dec 26: A day after their meeting across a glass panel with Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad, the mother and wife of the Indian national on death ...
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Not inviting Kejriwal to metro line inauguration insult to public: AAP

New Delhi, Dec 25: Delhi’s ruling AAP on Monday criticised the DMRC for “insulting” the city’s people by not inviting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the inauguration of ...
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Kovind visits ashram near Hyderabad, plants sapling

Hyderabad, Dec 25: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday visited Kanha Shantivanam Ashram, the global headquarters of Heartfulness Institute, near here and planted a sapling there. Daaji, the ...
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AAP condemns sealing of shops in Delhi market

New Delhi, Dec 24: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday condemned the sealing of 51 premises in Defence Colony here by officials of BJP-run MCDs and dubbed ...
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President arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

Hyderabad, Dec 24: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Sunday for four-day southern sojourn. After landing at Hakimpet Air Force Station, he reached Rashtrapati Nilayam at Bolarum ...
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Parrikar makes u-turn on Mhadei dispute

Panaji, Dec 23: Another major u-turn by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, this time on the Mhadei water dispute, has put the BJP-led coalition government in a spot, ...
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Over 100 booked in Ghaziabad for rioting over ‘love jihad’ marriage

Ghaziabad, Dec 23: Over 100 workers of the BJP and other Hindu outfits, including a dozen-odd leaders, were booked in Ghaziabad on the charge of clashing with police ...
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Vijay Goel gets rap from Naidu in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Dec 22: Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday chided Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel for indulging in an argument with the ...
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No interim stay on Karnataka HC order against tobacco picture warnings: SC

New Delhi, Dec 22: The Supreme Court on Friday declined an interim stay of the Karnataka High Court order setting aside the 2014 Rules mandating that 85 per ...
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Bengal’s exports could touch Rs 80K cr by 2019-20′

Kolkata, Dec 22: West Bengal expects its exports to touch Rs 75,000 crore to Rs 80,000 crore by 2019-20, a Minister said on Friday. According to State Finance ...
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Centre returns Jharkhand’s amendment on land acquisition: JMM

Ranchi, Dec 22: The Central government has returned the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Jharkhand Amendment Bill), 2017 which was moved ...
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Himachal HC orders closure of 116 more hotels in Dharamsala

Shimla, Dec 21: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked state authorities to initiate action against 116 more hotels and guesthouses operating illegally in and around Dharamsala town ...
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2G allotment faulty, corrupt; probe agencies will decide next step: Manoj Sinha

New Delhi, Dec 21: Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the next course of action on the 2G issue would be decided by the investigating agencies, adding ...
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Odisha CM inaugurates Tribal Sports Meet 2017

Bhubaneswar, Dec 18: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated the Tribal Sports Meet 2017, a first-of-its kind event in the country to promote sports among tribals ...
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Central Command celebrates Vijay Diwas in Lucknow

Lucknow, Dec 16: The Central Command of the Indian Army celebrated Vijay Diwas here on Saturday. Brave soldiers of the three wings of the armed forces, who gave ...
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CJAR starts crowdfunding to fight against ‘unjust’ SC judgment

New Delhi, Dec 16: After the Supreme Court imposed a Rs 25 lakh cost on Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) that had sought a court-monitored SIT ...
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Tripura CM urges Bangladesh to open Chittagong port for northeast

Chottakhola (Tripura), Dec 16: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday urged the Bangladesh government to allow India’s northeastern states to use the Chittagong port for the development ...
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Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast: Modi

Aizwal, Dec 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the Centre is committed to put all the state capitals of the northeast on the rail map and ...
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Manipur HC asks RIMS to respond to complaints about facilities

Imphal, Dec 16: The Manipur High Court has directed the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal to file an affidavit by December 20 after a post graduate ...
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Five years of Nirbhaya: Mamata calls for making society safe

Kolkata, Dec 16: Remembering the brutal Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi on its fifth year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called for making a ...
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Haryana launches project to curb investigating officials’ court appearances

Chandigarh, Dec 15: After the successful implementation of ‘e-vetting’ and ‘e-custody’ programmes, the Haryana Advocate General’s office has launched a pilot project to curtail the personal appearance of ...
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No shortage of beef in Goa: BJP Minister

Panaji, Dec 15: There is no shortage of beef in Goa, Minister for Animal Husbandry Mauvin Godinho said on Friday. However, he admitted that the state’s only legal ...
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Bill on Triple Talaq cleared by Cabinet

New Delhi, Dec 15: A bill on Triple Talaq was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, ahead of it being taken up in the Winter Session of ...
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SC to take up Aadhaar pleas on Thursday

New Delhi, Dec 13: The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various schemes. A ...
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Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya

Shillong, Dec 12: A five-member team of the Election Commission will be arriving here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to take stock of the preparedness for the ...
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100 apply to become ‘Institutes of Eminence’

New Delhi, Dec 12: A total of 100 higher learning institutions have applied for their upgradation as ‘Institutions of Eminence Deemed to be Universities’ – a new category ...
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Police sent to arrest MP Minister returns empty-handed

Bhopal/Bhind, Dec 12: A Bhind Police team on Tuesday went to Madhya Pradesh Minister Lal Singh Arya’s Bhopal residence to execute non-bailable warrants in the murder case of ...
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BJP demands suspension of JMM legislator for ‘kissing’ competition

Ranchi, Dec 12: The ruling BJP on Tuesday demanded suspension of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Simon Marandi from the state assembly for organising a “kissing competition” of ...
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Gujarat election: EC orders repolling in 6 booths on ThursdayGujarat election: EC orders repolling in 6 booths on Thursday

Gandhinagar, Dec 12: The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered repolling in six booths, where first phase polling was held on December 9. The repolls will be held on ...
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Jharkhand gives 175 acres to Adani Power

Ranchi, Dec 12: The Jharkhand government on Tuesday gave 174.84 acres of acquired land to Adani Power Ltd to set up a 1600 MW power plant in the ...
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Manipur pays homage to women freedom fighters

Imphal, Dec 12: The Manipur government and the people on Tuesday marked the Women’s War Day and paid homage to the women activists who had launched a crusade ...
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‘Days of physical banks over, 2020 will be turning point’

New Delhi, Dec 11: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said the days of physical banks were ending, and that banks unable to make a transition to ...
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Congress has lost first phase of Gujarat election: Modi

Patan, Dec 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Congress has “lost” in Gujarat’s first round of Assembly elections and its leaders were blaming Electronic Voting ...
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Digitisation has exposed people to cyber threats: Prasad

New Delhi, Dec 11: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said though digitisation has brought in exposure to majority of the people but it has also exposed ...
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Candidate should not contest from two seats: EC tells SC

New Delhi, Dec 11: The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought the assistance ...
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NSUI slams IGNOU fee hike

New Delhi, Dec 11: The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Monday criticised the fee hike in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and ascribed the ...
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Congress’ Gujarat manifesto one of ‘fiscal impossibility’: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 9: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday slammed the Congress party’s Gujarat poll manifesto as one of “fiscal impossibility” and its hope of winning as ...
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ED attaches assets of ex-Karnataka anti-graft chief

Bengaluru, Dec 9: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached Rs 5.3-crore worth assets of former Karnataka Lokayukta (anti-graft watchdog) Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao in a corruption case ...
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More than 13,000 crore due from Centre: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 4: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Centre owes the state more than Rs 13,000 crore under various developmental schemes this year. ...
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15th Finance Commission holds first meeting, to seek inputs from all stakeholders

New Delhi, Dec 4: The 15th Finance Commission on Monday decided to expeditiously hold wide-ranging consultations with all stakeholders on national, state and grassroot levels to “suitably address” ...
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CBI, ED team in London for Mallya’s extradition hearing

New Delhi, Dec 4: A joint team of CBI and ED is in London for the extradition hearing on Monday in a London court of liquor baron Vijay ...
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Congress an empire that can only be ruled by single dynasty: Modi

Dharampur (Gujarat), Dec 4: Continuing his scathing attacks on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday termed the party as “an empire” that can only be ruled ...
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Babri case can’t be decided on ‘aastha’, says Owaisi

Hyderabad, Dec 4: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that the title suit of the Babri Masjid can be decided only on the basis of evidence and not ...
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Present GST is tax terrorism: Manmohan Singh

Surat, Dec 3: Terming the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as tax terrorism, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that along with demonetisation it took away ...
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Arunachal CM takes stock of Siang River’s condition

Yingkiong (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 3: Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday took stock of the condition of water in the Siang River, which has turned muddy ...
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Modi remembers India’s first President on his birthday

New Delhi, Dec 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered India’s first President Rajendra Prasad on his 133rd birthday. Born on December 3, 1884, in Siwan, Bihar, ...
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Rahul meets Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met former US President Barack Obama here on Friday and discussed the US-India relationship. “Had a fruitful chat with ...
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SC imposes Rs 25 lakh cost on CJAR

New Delhi, Dec 1: The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a Rs 25 lakh cost on the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) that had sought a ...
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India’s influence on global stage rising: PM

New Delhi, Nov 30: India’s influence on the international stage is increasing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. “It is because of the growing reputation and trust ...
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Close all TN sand quarries in six months, orders Madras HC

Chennai, Nov 29: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered the closure of sand quarries in Tamil Nadu in six months time while suggesting ...
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EC reviews Tripura poll preparedness, asks to ensure conducive situation for elections

Agartala, Nov 29: The Election Commission (EC) after reviewing the poll preparedness in Tripura has asked state officials to ensure conducive law and order situation for holding of ...
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Would encourage Indian Naval ships to come to Singapore: Defence Minister Ng

New Delhi, Nov 29: Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday said he would “encourage” Indian Naval ships to visit Changi Naval Base in Singapore, close to ...
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JD-U’s RS member from Kerala wants to break with Nitish Kumar faction

Kozhikode, Nov 29: Senior Janata Dal-United leader and Rajya Sabha member M.P. Veerendra Kumar on Wednesday said he will not continue as member of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish ...
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Modi takes dig at Rahul for visit to Somnath temple

Somnath, Nov 29: On the Gujarat campaign trail, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his visit to Somnath temple, saying the ...
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Five-course menu served at Falaknuma dinner

Hyderabad, Nov 29: Dahi ke kebab, Gosht shikampuri kebab, Kubani ke malai kofta, Murgpista ka salan and Sitaphal kulfi were some of the delicacies of five-course menu served ...
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Ajay Kumar new Defence Production Secretary

New Delhi, Nov 28: Senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar was on Tuesday appointed as the new Secretary, Defence Production, in the Defence Ministry, a government order said. A ...
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Health Ministry awarded for creative display at IITF

New Delhi, Nov 27: The Union Health Ministry on Monday bagged the bronze medal for its “creative and informative display” at the 37th India International Trade Fair 2017. ...
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Hearing on hawala dealer Wani’s bail plea deferred

New Delhi, Nov 27: A court here on Monday deferred hearing on the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, accused in a money laundering case. ...
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Centre downgrades security of Lalu Prasad, seven other VIPs

New Delhi, Nov 27: The central government has downgraded the security of eight VIPs, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad and two other senior politicians from Bihar, an official ...
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Tollywood to observe 15-minute blackout against Padmavati protests

Kolkata, Nov 27: Denouncing the protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film “Padmavati”, the Bengali film fraternity on Monday called for a “15-minute black out” in the entire ...
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Modi hits back at Rahul, asks who ‘hugged’ Chinese envoy during Doklam

Bhuj, Nov 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit back at Rahul Gandhi over his ‘hugplomacy’ jibe saying, it was the Congress leader who hugged the Chinese ...
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DBT, JAM helping stop pilferage in money distribution: Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 27: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said government schemes like Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and Jan Aadhaar Money (JAM) are helping in transfer ...
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Delhi inhaling toxins, air quality to worsen further

New Delhi, Nov 27: With at least six areas witnessing “severe-plus or emergency” and “severe” category of air quality on Monday, the national capital is set to inhale ...
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Interim relief on Aadhaar: SC may consider plea next week

New Delhi, Nov 27: The Supreme Court on Monday asked a batch of petitioners to mention next week their plea for extension of interim relief on linking bank ...
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Manipur CM inaugurates India-Myanmar media interaction programme

Imphal, Nov 27: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated a two-day India-Myanmar media interaction programme here and said his government is trying to introduce a ...
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IT sends Rs 30 cr tax notice to AAP

New Delhi, Nov 27: The Income Tax Department has served a Rs 30.67 crore tax notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), an official said on Monday. The ...
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SC allows withdrawal of 4 companies of security forces from N. Bengal

New Delhi, Nov 27: The Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Centre to withdraw upto four companies of the central security forces from the trouble-torn areas of Darjeeling ...
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Gujarat is my mother and I am its son: Modi

Gandhinagar, Nov 27: Appealing to the Gujarat electorate as “son” of the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lashed out at the opposition Congress, saying that people ...
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SC declines plea by woman claiming to be Jayalalithaa’s daughter

New Delhi, Nov 27: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a petition by an Amrutha, who claimed to be a biological daughter of the late J. ...
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Bihar Assembly session begins amid protests

Patna, Nov 27: A five-day winter session of the Bihar Assembly began here on Monday with the opposition RJD members staging protests and shouting slogans against Chief Minister ...
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Modi lauds Navy personnel

New Delhi, Nov 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Navy personnel for their efforts in securing the country’s maritime boundaries. “We will observe Navy Day on ...
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PIL seeks to cancel or postpone Dec 3 bar council exams

Mumbai, Nov 26: Two lawyers from Mumbai have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking cancellation or postponement of the upcoming December 3 All India Bar Examinations, conducted ...
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President, PM pay tribute to 26/11 victims, denounce terrorism

New Delhi, Nov 26: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack on its ...
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Modi salutes Ambedkar, Patel on Constitution Day

New Delhi, Nov 26: On the occasion of “Constitution Day”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recalled the contribution of B.R. Ambedkar and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in framing ...
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Facilitating opening up with neighbouring countries in northeast: Rijiju

Kolkata, Nov 26: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the Central government has identified many pockets in the northeastern states for opening up ...
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Word ‘Dharm-nirpekshta’ has no meaning: Baba Ramdev

New Delhi, Nov 26: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said the word ‘dharm-nirpekshta’ (secular) is meaningless and those who use it are not aware of its true ...
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Mamata’s minority appeasement harming national security: Lekhi

Kolkata, Nov 25: BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of practising a dangerous form of appeasement politics and harming the cause ...
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Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US, gets a year’s extension

New Delhi, Nov 25: Reflecting the governments tendency of keeping faith in trusted people in key diplomatic posts, the term of Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna ...
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Judiciary obliged to stand with citizens on fundamental rights: CJI Misra

New Delhi, Nov 25: Dismissing the perception of judicial activism, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Saturday said that protection of fundamental rights of citizens is the ...
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President voices concern over poor representation of weaker sections in higher judiciary

New Delhi, Nov 25: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed concern over the “unacceptably low” representation of women, OBCs, SC/STs in the higher judiciary and called for ...
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Physical threats unacceptable: Naidu on ‘Padmavati’ row

New Delhi, Nov 25: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said physical threats and obstruction of filmmakers were unacceptable in a democracy and urged those opposing the ...
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Sonia condemns Egypt terror attack, says terrorism calls for concerted response

New Delhi, Nov 25: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday strongly condemned the terror attack at a mosque in Egypt and said that the persisting menace of terrorism ...
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Congress questions Gadkari on private secretary’s firm (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 24: The Congress on Friday targetted union cabinet Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Suresh Prabhu, accusing them of conflict of interest for allegedly being part of ...
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Nation should ensure digital space does not become playground of dark forces: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the nation should ensure that digital space does not become a playground of dark forces. “Cyber attacks ...
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Faced with funds crunch, Punjab looks towards Centre for help

Chandigarh,November 23: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said he will soon take up with the Centre the issue of the pending GST payments, whose delay was ...
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Nagaland CM bats for Tourist Circuit for Northeast

Kohima/Imphal, Nov 22: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday called for creating a Tourist Circuit for northeast India in order to connect all festivals of the eight ...
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Sonia Manmohan among star campaigner for GUJARAT POLL

New Delhi, Nov 20: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party ...
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DDA allots land for bus terminal in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Monday handed over 12 acres of land to the Transport Department for building a bus terminal. Transport Minister ...
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Smriti Irani draws attention to ‘tolerant’ government

Panaji, Nov 20: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said that a minister who can a take a joke on herself is an example that the ...
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SC rejects plea to block ‘Padmavati’ release

New Delhi, Nov 20: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to block the release of controversial film “Padmavati”, saying that it is “premature” as the ...
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Assam’s Barak valley can be hub for international trade: Kovind

Guwahati, Nov 20: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that the geographical location of the Barak Valley here gives it the potential to become a hub for ...
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Gadkari to meet London Mayor, to adopt London Transport System

New Delhi, Nov 20: Minister for Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that he will meet the Mayor of London to boost the government’s ...
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BJP red-faced as Maharashtra Minister pees in open

Mumbai, Nov 20: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here was left red faced on Monday after a video of a senior Minister peeing in public went viral, ...
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SC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad

New Delhi, Nov 2O: The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to go to Britain for the admission of ...
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HC seeks Centre, West Bengal response on Mukul Roy’s plea against phone tapping

New Delhi, Nov 20: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and West Bengal government on a plea by former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul ...
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Centre should waive agricultural loans in all states: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, Nov 20: Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday demanded that the central government should waive loans of all farmers across states, addressing a farmers’ rally ...
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Hope Arunachal becomes driver of India’s relations with Asean countries: Kovind

Itanagar, Nov 19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said he hoped Arunachal Pradesh will become a driver of India’s trade and economic relations with the Asean countries ...
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Government issues safety checklist for Delhi schools

New Delhi, Nov 19: The Delhi government has asked all city schools to form a “School Safety Committee” and also issued a 117-point “check list for school safety” ...
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Odisha receives Rs 3,548 cr under DMF trust fund

Bhubaneswar, Nov 18: The Odisha government has received Rs 3,548 crore under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) trust fund to carry out development works in mineral bearing areas, said ...
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Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, vows to fight on

New Delhi, Nov 18: Senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned the Election Commission’s decision to grant the “Arrow” symbol to the Nitish ...
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NIA visits slain RSS leader’s residence in Ludhiana

New Delhi, Nov 18: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Saturday visited the residence of slain RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana and also the area where ...
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PM seeks ideas for Mann Ki Baat on Nov 26

New Delhi, Nov 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people to share their ideas for his November’s Mann Ki Baat. “What are your ideas for this ...
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Patidar leaders give Congress 24-hour ultimatum on reservation issue

Gandhinagar, Nov 18: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders have given the Congress party a 24-hour deadline to declare their stand on the reservation status for the community. ...
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Meghalaya employees to get revised payscales

Shillong, Nov 18: The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government has announced new payscales for over 11 lakh employees, including school and college teachers, besides 23,000 pensioners. Chief ...
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Will approach SC against AAP government over cess non-utilisation: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 17: Accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of misleading the public over pollution in the NCR, the BJP on Friday said it will approach the ...
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India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean region security

New Delhi, Nov 17: After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of ...
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Congress’s charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Nov 17: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday rejected the Congress’s charges on the 36 Rafale aircraft deal with France calling it “politically motivated” and asserted ...
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PM reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors

New Delhi, Nov 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors, including roads, housing, coal and power and hoped the advancement of the ...
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Mukul Roy Moves Delhi HC Against Phone Tapping

New Delhi, Nov 17: BJP’s Mukul Roy on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones. A former Trinamool Congress ...
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US House of Representatives approves tax cut plan (Lead)

Washington, Nov 17 : The US House of Representatives has approved its version of tax cut plan in an along-party-line vote and delivered a major legislative achievement. The ...
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Mamata lists potential collaboration areas to Scottish businessmen

Edinburgh, Nov 17: Showcasing the state’s industrial landscape among Scottish businessmen, West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday charted out potential areas of collaboration ranging from engineering, services ...
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SC seeks CBI’s response on Karti’s travel plans

New Delhi, Nov 16 : The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the CBI till Monday to respond on an application by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti ...
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Kovind awards standards to two IAF squadrons

Adampur (Punjab), Nov 16: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday awarded standards to two squadrons of the Indian Air Force at a ceremony here. The standards were awarded ...
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Women groups demand passage of Women’s Reservation Bill

New Delhi, Nov 16 : The National Alliance for Women’s Reservation Bill, a conglomerate of various women organisations across the country, on Wednesday demanded passage of the long-pending ...
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Kovind pays tribute to Birsa Munda

New Delhi, Nov 15 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday paid tributes to iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda on his 142nd birth anniversary. “Tributes to freedom fighter ...
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Modi greets Jharkhand on its foundation day

New Delhi, Nov 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Jharkhand on the state’s 17th foundation day and also paid tributes to tribal ...
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Rahul Gandhi anti-farmer, anti-Gujarat: BJP leader

New Delhi, Nov 14 :BJP’s Kisan Morcha President and Lok Sabha member Virendra Singh on Tuesday said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was anti-farmer and anti-Gujarat. “Rahul Gandhi ...
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Battle over ‘rasagola’ not over: Odisha government

Bhubaneswar, Nov 14: The Odisha government on Tuesday said it would continue its battle to get the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for ‘rasagola’ even though West Bengal obtained ...
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NGT turns down Delhi government plea on odd-even exemptions

New Delhi, Nov 14 :The NGT on Tuesday turned down the Delhi government’s plea to exempt women drivers and two-wheelers from the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme. The order ...
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HC seeks reply on plea for postponement of Delhi Half Marathon

New Delhi, Nov 14 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the city government, police and DPCC after receiving a letter from the Indian ...
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Kejriwal seeks meeting with Amarinder over pollution

New Delhi, Nov 14: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh to meet him in Chandigarh over stubble burning by farmers leading ...
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Centre fails to control cow vigilantes: Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Nov 14 : Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said lynching of a dairy farmer by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan was “unfortunate” and ...
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President tells IPS officers to use technology for effective policing

New Delhi, Nov 13: Calling technology a challenge and a tool for policing, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday urged the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers to utilise ...
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Railways to use GPS-enabled fog safety devices

New Delhi, Nov 13: In a bid to ensure timely running of trains during winter, the Railways has planned to use GPS-enabled fog safety devices in the trains ...
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Modi visits rice research centre in Philippines

Manila, Nov 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a premier research organisation dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice ...
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N.Korea pushes for increased production to bypass sanctions

Pyongyang, Nov 13 : Pyongyang’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea on Monday pushed for improved production in various sectors, including agriculture, livestock and fishery, in response to sanctions ...
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EU cars should reduce 40% CO2 by 2030

Bonn, Nov 9 : The European Commission has announced proposals for implementing the EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement for a binding domestic carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction of ...
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President Kovind launches third phase of Bihar’s agriculture road map

Patna, Nov 9: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday launched the much-awaited third phase of Bihar’s Agriculture Road Map (2017-22) that will focus on increasing income of farmers ...
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Kejriwal wants to meet Haryana, Punjab CMs over pollution

New Delhi, Nov 8: A day after Delhi witnessed its worst ‘air quality’ and ‘smog situation’ of the year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he wished ...
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World Bank ranking is recognition for our work: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India has improved 42 ranks on the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking in a ...
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Road boost to Indian economy

Once again Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that roads are very important for his government and the economy as well. The roads have played a key role ...
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India’s urge to get rid of hunger

India in 21st century is being haunted by the problem of widespread hunger and malnutrition. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has put India at any abysmal 110th ...
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Nepal ahead of India, South Asian neighbours in reducing hunger

Kathmandu, Oct 14 : Nepal is several notches ahead of India and its other South Asian neighbours in the campaign to reduce hunger, according to the Global Hunger ...
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Cabinet approves revised pay scales of teachers and equivalent academic staff in universities and colleges

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other ...
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Govt sounds ‘alert’ on illegal import of crackers

New Delhi: The Customs department has been asked to keep a hawk-eyed vigil on the illegal import of firecrackers from abroad, particularly from China, officials said. The Central ...
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Rs 235 crore to utilise treated waste water in Haryana

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that a project at an estimated cost of Rs 235 crore has been approved in principle for utilising about ...
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14 lakh biz yet to file July GSTR-1, no extension of due date

New Delhi: The Central government on Monday asked 14 lakh businesses to file final GST returns for the month of July by Tuesday and announced that the due ...
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Satellite data-based crop insurance offers hope for Bihar’s flood-stricken farmers

Muzaffarpur, Oct 8 : In a first-of-its-kind initiative in flood-prone Bihar, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is helping flood-affected farmers with Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI). It uses ...
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GST relaxations advanced Diwali celebrations: Modi in Gujarat

Dwarka, Oct 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Diwali had come early because of the relaxation in GST rules that brought some relief to small ...
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Education is the fulcrum of Indian engagement with Ethiopia and Africa: Prez

New Delhi/Adis Ababa: President Ram Nath Kovind, while addressing the academic and student community at Addis Ababa University, the oldest university in Ethiopia, on October 6, said that ...
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Technology along with managerial excellence can chart a new trajectory: Vice President

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that technology along with managerial excellence can chart a new trajectory. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the ...
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Top court judges are not pro-government: SC

New Delhi, Oct 5 : The Supreme Court on Thursday said that its judges were not pro-government and pointed at the way the apex court was hauling the ...
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Make rivers a catalyst for India’s economic empowerment

India is dotted with rivers, most of which are full of waters throughout the year. They are the perennial source of water to sustain life on the earth ...
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Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Haryana reach ODF milestone

New Delhi: Five more states, namely, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Haryana have reached the milestone of making all cities and towns ‘Open Defecation Free’ as the ...
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‘India hogs global attention, but security issues cause concern’

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sep 30 : RSS chief Mohan R. Bhagwat on Saturday said while India was at the focus of global attention for the first time in 70 ...
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Kudankulam’s second 1,000 MW unit’s restart date extended again

Chennai, Sep 29 : The restarting of the second 1,000 MW nuclear power unit at Kudankulam has once again got delayed by one more month to November 3, ...
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Union Home Minister exhorts IAS probationers to help realise PM’s dream of New India

Dehradun: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has exhorted young IAS probationers to help realise the Prime Minister’s dream of a New India. Addressing the Officers Trainees of 92nd ...
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Combating corruption

India’s fight against corruption is led by a robust and time tested institutional and legislative framework including the Prevention of Corruption Act, an independent Central Vigilance Commission, the ...
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Will not cross fiscal deficit target with power for all scheme: Government

New Delhi, Sep 26 : The Central government on Monday said that it will not exceed its fiscal deficit target for 2017-18 to fund the Sahaj Bijli Har ...
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Centre extends MSP scheme for minor forest produce to entire country

New Delhi, Sep 25 : In a bid to provide a wider platform to tribals to sell their produce, the government on Monday announced extension of the Minimum ...
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Chidamabaram son’s assets worth over Rs 1 cr attached

New Delhi, Sep 25 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached Rs 1.16-crore worth of assets belonging to Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s son Karti ...
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Huge unemployment due to lack of skilling mission after Independence: Minister

New Delhi, Sep 25 : The problem of unemployment would not have acquired such proportions if India had initiated the skilling mission for its youth soon after Independence, ...
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Paradigm shift in governance

The nation has witnessed a paradigm shift in governance in the three years of NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Policy statements laced with highly reformative ...
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Dealing with the menace of black money

The menace of black money in India is quite chronic. It has thrived over the years under the tutelage of powerful nexus between politicians and bureaucrats. As a ...
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Rohingya influx started from 2012: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the influx of the Rohingya refugees started in 2012, as the top court directed ...
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Y.C. Modi is new NIA chief

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Senior IPS officer Y.C. Modi will be the new chief of the NIA — the premier anti-terror investigation agency. The decision was taken ...
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Fueling inclusive development at a ‘justifiable’ cost!

There is too much hue and cry from different quarters over the Centre refusal to cut the prices of petroleum products. India’s rich class is perturbed over the ...
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Tourism Ministry spreads ‘swachhta’ message with street plays

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Tourism Ministry on Sunday organised “Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign at the India Gate with its Minister K.J. Alphons taking part in a ...
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Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the inter-state Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat’s Narmada district on Sunday on his 67th birthday. The Prime Minister who ...
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New Metro Rail Policy released

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday released the new Metro Rail Policy that focuses on minimising the use of personal ...
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TN to revise schedule of rates for various works due to GST

Chennai, Sep 17 : Tamil Nadu’s Public Works Department and Highways Department are in the process of revising their schedule of rates segregating the taxes subsumed under the ...
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No decision on commercial release of GM mustard, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, Sep 15 : The central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that no decision has been taken for the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) ...
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NREGA workers continue their agitation

New Delhi, Sep 15 : MNREGA daily wagers continued their agitation for the fourth consecutive day here on Thursday in protest against delayed wages and in support of ...
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Naga peace in offing? Talks reach final stage

New Delhi, Sep 14 : As the ambitious Naga peace talks reach the final stage, civil society representatives and a top politician in Nagaland have said that the ...
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Strategic partnership with Afghanistan article of faith for India: Sushma

New Delhi, Sep 11 : Indias strategic partnership and friendship with Afghanistan is an “article of faith” for it and “not just another relationship, but a spiritual and ...
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SC directs Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 2000 cr

New Delhi, Sep 11 : The Supreme Court on Monday directed Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 2000 crore with its registrar in pursuance of the ongoing insolvency proceedings ...
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90 fossil fuel firms contributed half of global temperature rise: Study

New Delhi, Sep 10 : Emissions by 90 largest carbon producers contributed almost half of global surface temperature increase and roughly 30 per cent of global sea level ...
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Rajnath Singh on four-day J&K visit

Srinagar, Sep 9 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who arrives here on Saturday on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir will meet Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief ...
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8,038 hectares of govt land freed from land grabbers in UP

Lucknow, Sep 7 : The Uttar Pradesh government’s anti-land mafia task force has freed over 8,038 hectares of government land from encroachment and land grabbers, an official said ...
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Auto industry must innovate on alternative fuels: Gadkari

New Delhi, Sep 7 : Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday exhorted the automobile industry to develop technology to run vehicles on alternatives to petrol and diesel ...
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Redressing grievances through CPGRAMS

For the last several decades several changes have been brought about to improve transparency in the functioning of the government and bring accountability. Cumulatively, these have helped the ...
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Lucknow Metro develops snag on maiden commercial run

Lucknow, Sep 6 : The Lucknow Metro developed a snag on its maiden commercial run on Wednesday. Many passengers, who had taken the inaugural run of the train, ...
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As RBI chief, faced no government interference: Raghuram Rajan

Chennai, Sep 5 : Speaking of the government’s relations with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said that personally he had ...
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Rohingyas, infrastructure projects to figure during Modi’s Myanmar visit

New Delhi, Sep 5 : The burning issue of the Rohingyas and India’s capacity building measures and infrastructure projects are expected to figure during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...
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Need to strengthen system, not individuals!

Indian way of governance has many great features and serious lacunae as well. Its great features keep Indian system afloat against all odds, while the increasing dependence on ...
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Four Cabinet, nine Ministers of State take oath under Modi Govt.

New Delhi, Sep 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expanded his council of ministers, elevating four to the Cabinet and inducting nine new faces as Ministers of ...
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Government waives penalty on late GST returns for July

New Delhi, Sep 2 : The government, on the recommendations of the Goods and Services Tax Council, has waived the penalty of Rs 200 per day for taxpayers ...
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Swiss President reaffirms support for India’s fight against black money

New Delhi, Sep 2 : President of Switzerland Dorsi Leuthard has reaffirmed her country’s support for India’s fight against black money. “The Swiss government, the federal council, is ...
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Rajiv Kumar takes charge as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Rajiv Kumar, who took over as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog on Friday, rejected criticism that demonetisation was responsible for the fall in ...
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Darjeeling hills agitation stalls life, shutdown continues

Darjeeling, Sep 1 : A day after sharp differences within the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leadership emerged over its call for indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills, GJM chief Bimal ...
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SC to hold final hearing in Bofors case in October

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Supreme Court is likely to hear in October a plea seeking the restoration of charges against UK-based Hinduja brothers for their alleged ...
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All seven parliamentary secretaries in Mizoram quit

Aizawl, Sep 1 : More than a month after Supreme Court declared void the Assam government act that allowed appointment of parliamentary secretaries, equivalent to the status of ...
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Rudy resigns as union minister, more offer to quit

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Minister of State for Skill Development Rajeev Pratap Rudy on Thursday night resigned from the Union Council of Ministers, while six others are ...
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Cabinet approves $4mn MoU on innovation fund with Israel

New Delhi, Aug 30 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a MoU between India and Israel on an R&D and technological innovation fund which will see both ...
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MoUs between EC and other countries’ poll bodies approved

New Delhi, Aug 30 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved MoUs between the Election Commission and the election management bodies of other countries to promote bilateral cooperation. ...
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Countdown begins for Indian navigation satellite launch

Chennai, Aug 30 : The 29-hour countdown for the launch of India’s eighth navigation satellite IRNSS-1H began at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sriharikota rocket port, around ...
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Atal Pension Yojana reaches subscriber base of 62 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 30 : The government’s social security scheme Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached a subscriber base of 62 lakh in a time span of two ...
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Whatever we did was right: Khattar on calls for resignation

New Delhi, Aug 30 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday rejected the Oppositions calls for his resignation in the wake of the Dera Sacha Sauda ...
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‘Deadline for linking Aadhaar with government schemes is now Dec 31’

New Delhi, Aug 30 : The Supreme Court was informed on Wednesday the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes for benefits will be extended till December ...
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Government to provide secure e-mail service to all officials

New Delhi, Aug 28, The government will provide a secure e-mail service to all its officials for secure communication, an official statement said here on Monday.”In accordance with ...
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Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, Aug 28, The NITI Aayog on Monday recommend reforming labour laws and a greater flexibility in their implementation to enhance ease of doing business. In its ...
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Sushma inaugurates India’s first ‘Videsh Bhavan’ in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 27, Signalling a significant new era in cooperation with states, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the country’s first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices ...
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Parliament and Legislative bodies should be platforms for debates and not disruption: Vice President

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Parliament and Legislative bodies should be platforms for debates and not disruption. He was addressing the State ...
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Sitharaman sets up task force on artificial intelligence

New Delhi, Aug 25, The Indian Commerce Ministry has formed a task force to explore the possibilities of putting artificial intelligence (AI) to use in hastening domestic economic ...
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