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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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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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Political parties’ agents to involve more in electoral rolls revisions

Agartala, Aug 25, The Election Commission has asked chief electoral officers (CEOs) of all states and union territories to involve Booth Level Agents (BLAs) of political parties more ...
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PM reviewed development concerns with senior bureaucrats

SNN, Delhi, Aug 25, The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Thursday met and interacted with a group of over 80 Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries serving in ...
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Centre approves CBI probe into Bihar Srijan scam

Patna, Aug 24 : The central government has given its consent for a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bihar, an official said on Thursday. ...
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Interaction for inclusive development

Bureaucrats are an important cog in achieving the goal of inclusive development, the area of thrust for NDA government at the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving ...
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‘SC ruling on right to privacy setback for government’

New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that the right to privacy is a fundamental right is a “setback” for the government, noted lawyer ...
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Right to Privacy is fundamental right: SC

New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and is an integral part of the right ...
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Mamata urges Durga Puja, Muharram organisers to ensure communal amity

Kolkata, Aug 24 : Urging people to ensure communal amity during the coming festival of Durga Puja and the observance of Muharram, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ...
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Good governance essential for citizens’ welfare: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told a group of over 70 Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries that good governance should be a priority ...
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RBI mulling over Ombudsman for NBFCs: RBI Dy Guv

New Delhi, Aug 23 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering an ‘Ombudsman’ scheme for redressal of customer grievances with the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) even ...
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Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named the Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in ...
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Commission to implement sub-categorisation of OBCs

New Delhi, Aug 23 : The government is going to set up a commission to implement sub-categorisation within the central government reservation bracket for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), ...
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OBC creamy layer ceiling raised to Rs 8 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 23 : The government on Wednesday hiked the creamy layer ceiling for the Other Backward Classes to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing ...
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ED notice to wife of MP close to RJD chief Lalu

New Delhi, Aug 23 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has again summoned the wife of RJD MP P.C. Gupta to be questioned on Friday in connection with alleged ...
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No escape for firms as tax information from countries pouring in: CBDT

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra on Wednesday said that the tax exchange agreements with other countries was resulting in ...
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IGI airport to get new integrated terminal

New Delhi, Aug 22 : National capital’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport will get a new integrated terminal like T3, under the facility’s expansion plans. The expansion plan ...
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Flood fury: No rail network in northeast for 11 days

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 : With floods ravaging West Bengal and Bihar, train services between northeastern states and the rest of India remained cut off for the 11th day ...
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Amit Shah hails SC ruling on triple talaq

New Delhi, Aug 22 : BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq as “historic” and said it was a victory for ...
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SC strikes down triple talaq

New Delhi, Aug 22 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as “unconstitutional”, “arbitrary” and “not part of Islam”. A ...
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Government going soft in terror cases: Owaisi

New Delhi, Aug 21 : AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused the Modi government of “going soft” on terror cases after the Supreme Court granted bail to ...
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Purohit gets bail in Malegaon case – after nine years in jail

New Delhi, Aug 21 : The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to former Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast which ...
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President in Leh, dedicates visit to soldiers

Leh, Aug 21 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the President’s Colours award to the Ladakh Scouts on his first visit outside Delhi after taking charge. ...
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Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi, Aug 20 : A day after 24 people were killed in train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has ...
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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 : Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, ...
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Constitute enquiry panel on Darjeeling blast: GJM to Rajnath

Darjeeling, Aug 20 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to constitute a high level enquiry committee involving the National Investigative Agency under ...
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Haryana to provide facility of free travel in buses to disabled

Chandigarh: Haryana government will soon provide facility of free travel in buses to persons with disability certificate of 60 per cent or above. This decision will benefit 1.48 ...
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Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM

Agartala, Aug 18 : The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said. “After noticing ...
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Bengal seeks intervention on flights, fares after floods

Kolkata, Aug 18 : The West Bengal government on Thursday said it has sought the Civil Aviation Ministry’s intervention to increase the number of flights in the Kolkata-Bagdogra ...
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Slump in fruits, vegetable export prods government to look at low-cost water transport

New Delhi, Aug 17 : A slump in the export of perishable commodities such as fruits and vegetables due to high airfreight charges has prodded the government to ...
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IT issues fresh summons to Lalu’s daughter, son-in-law

New Delhi, Aug 17 : The Income Tax Department on Thursday issued fresh summons to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband ...
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Verdict on Dera chief likely, Punjab-Haryana put on alert

Chandigarh, Aug 16 : The authorities in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday asked the police in both states to be on alert ahead of a special CBI court’s ...
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SC orders NIA probe into Kerala girl’s conversion, marriage

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the conversion and marriage of a Hindu girl in Kerala ...
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Modi refers to 42-year-old project to attack previous governments

New Delhi, Aug 15 : In a veiled attack against the previous governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to a rail project which got delayed by ...
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We’re slaves until we get freedom from corruption: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, Aug 15 : Well-known actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said Indians cannot attain true freedom until they are freed of the scourge of corruption. “Till there is ...
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Every incident an eye-opener, says UP CM

Lucknow, Aug 15 : Calling every incident an eye-opener, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday sought to blame the deaths of over 60 children in Gorakhpur ...
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Proud to stand with people of India, says US

Washington/New Delhi, Aug 15 : The US on Tuesday greeted India on its Independence Day and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious vision for India-US ties holds great ...
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UP notifies panel to probe Gorakhpur tragedy, report in 5 days

Lucknow, Aug 15 : The Uttar Pradesh government late on Monday night formed a committee headed by Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar to probe the death of children at ...
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‘Hawala dealer’ Aslam Wani’s ED custody extended

New Delhi, Aug 14 : A court here on Monday extended the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) custody of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani till August 20. During in ...
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Delhi court sends four Kashmiri separatists to judicial custody

New Delhi, Aug 14 : A court here on Monday sent four Kashmiri separatists, arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting ...
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CBI moves SC on Karti Chidambaram

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court order staying a lookout notice against ...
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Educational institutions closed in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Aug 14 : Educational institutes remained closed in the Kashmir Valley on Monday following the deaths of two civilian protesters the previous day, authorities said. All examinations ...
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‘No bridge being built by China in Ladakh’

New Delhi, Aug 14 : Government sources on Sunday denied reports of China building a bridge in Ladakh. Earlier a report said on Sunday China was building a ...
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PM constantly monitoring Gorakhpur situation: PMO

New Delhi, Aug 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly monitoring the situation in wake of the death of more than 60 children in the past five ...
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Firm that supplied oxygen to Gorakhpur hospital says contract had ended in March

Lucknow, Aug 12 : Even as the Uttar Pradesh government went into damage control mode following the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital, including many ...
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EVMs can be manipulated, says former Delhi Chief Secretary

New Delhi, Aug 12 : Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be manipulated, says a new book by former Delhi Chief Secretary Omesh Saigal. Saigal says that he had ...
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UP ministers to review Gorakhpur children deaths

Lucknow, Aug 12 : Following the deaths of over 30 children at a Gorakhpur hospital, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh and Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon ...
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EU offers aid to flood-affected Assam, Manipur

New Delhi, Aug 11 : The European Union (EU) is providing 200,000 euros (INR 15,052,000) in humanitarian aid funding to the northeastern states of Assam and Manipur, where ...
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Tribunal approves demerger of home finance from Reliance Capital

Mumbai, Aug 11 : Financial services major Reliance Capital Ltd on Friday said the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the demerger of its home finance business. ...
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India should “collect, test and compare” for DNA left at all violent and sexual crime scenes

Forensic DNA is the world’s greatest crime fighting technology. Nearly every country in the world has forensic labs capable of comparing the DNA left at crime scenes to ...
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Hopes raised for Pakistan-India water dispute resolution

Washington, Aug 10 : A constructive engagement between Pakistan and India during a latest round of water talks held here has raised hopes for an amicable resolution of ...
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Chandigarh Police issues summons to Vikas Barala

Chandigarh, Aug 9 : After its flip-flop over a stalking incident involving a senior IAS officer’s daughter by the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, the Chandigarh ...
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SC seeks Centre’s reply on status of non-Muslims in J&K

New Delhi, Aug 8 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Centre three months’ time to take a decision on a plea to grant minority status to ...
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SC refuses to make yoga compulsory in schools

New Delhi, Aug 8 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday said yoga cannot be imposed on anyone. A bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur said it can’t ...
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PUNJAB CABINET DECIDES : Shehri Awas Yojana–2017 for SC/BC Urbban Housing

Chandigarh: The Punjab Council of Ministers (CoM), led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday gave the go-ahead for ‘The Punjab Shehri Awas Yojana-2017’ to provide free ...
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Lok Sabha takes up Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill

New Delhi, Aug 4 : The Lok Sabha on Friday took up for discussion the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017. Moving the bill, Petroleum and ...
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India long way off from ideal GST, may not get there: Bibek Debroy

New Delhi, Aug 4 : India is a long way off from the ideal GST structure and it may not get there anytime in the near future, says ...
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Akshay Kumar, Yogi pick up brooms in Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 4 : Bollywood star Akshay Kumar wielded a broom along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Friday to make people aware of how ...
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TRS seeks GST exemption for welfare schemes

New Delhi, Aug 4 : Telangana Rashtra Samiti members created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha on Friday demanding Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemption for some of ...
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SC refuses to stay NOTA in Gujarat RS election

New Delhi, Aug 3 : The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay an Election Commission notification to introduce the “None of the Above” (NOTA) option for the ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part IV : Industrial legacies destroyed

East India Company was headquartered in Calcutta and hence the Britishers chose to run their Indian show from Calcutta till they shifted their capital to New Delhi in ...
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UP bans big flower bouquets, gifts in government events

Lucknow, Aug 3 : Following the suggestion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that people should only give books and single rose as gifts to him, the Uttar Pradesh ...
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SC imposes 100% penalty on illegal mining in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Aug 2 : In what could be a major blow to the mining companies involved in illegal operations in Odisha, the Supreme Court on Wednesday imposed ...
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Aadhaar data safe as servers are in India: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 2 : Aadhaar related data is safe as the servers that contain the data are in India, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on ...
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Pakistan, India conclude water talks in Washington

Washington, Aug 2 : Pakistan and India have concluded the much-delayed water talks in the US, raising hopes that they will avoid further tensions over an issue with ...
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IT recovers Rs 5 cr from Karnataka minister’s house in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 2 : The Income Tax Department on Wednesday recovered Rs 5 crore in cash from the residence of Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar during its ...
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Tax raids on Karnataka minister’s house in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Aug 2 : Income Tax (IT) sleuths on Wednesday began conducting raids at the official residence of Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar and at a private resort ...
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PM announces Rs 2,000 crore to combat northeast floods

Guwahati, Aug 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced Rs 2,000 crore for northeastern states to deal with the damage caused by recent floods that killed ...
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ONGC waiting for 12 years for Tripura gas exploration nod

Agartala, Aug 1 : State-owned ONGC has, for the last 12 years, not been able to proceed with its gas exploration work in a vital reserve in Tripura ...
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Get CLU within 45 days in Haryana

Chandigarh: The Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana, has decided that in case the application is complete in all respects, permission for change of land use (CLU) ...
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‘IRDAI missed early warning signals at Sahara India Life’

Chennai, Aug 1 : The Indian insurance regulatory authority seems to have clearly missed or misread the early warning signals of the happenings in private life insurer Sahara ...
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UN, Home Ministry join hands to combat human trafficking

New Delhi, Aug 1 : The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Home Ministry have joined hands to combat human trafficking originating from the neighbouring ...
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Chidambaram says government not serious about OBC Bill

New Delhi, July 31 : Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday accused the government of not being serious on passage of the constitution amendment bill that sought ...
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Modi hails Mahatma, says 2017-22 decisive for ‘New India’

New Delhi, July 30 : Hailing Mahatma Gandhi on the 75th year of the “Quit India” movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the next five years ...
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MHA has no info of para-military personnel strength: RTI

Lucknow, July 29 : In a surprise response to an RTI filed by a Lucknow activist, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has denied having any information about ...
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ED attaches Rs 300 crore assets of Rose Valley group

New Delhi, July 29 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 300 crore assets of Rose Valley group in its ongoing probe against the chit fund company ...
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Wildlife trafficking is world’s fourth largest illicit trade

New Delhi, July 29 : Standing tall at $20 billion annually and still growing, the wildlife trafficking has become the world’s fourth largest illicit trade, said World Wide ...
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RTI can hinder officials giving advice on decisions: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 29 : The Indian Right to Information (RTI) Act can sometimes inhibit bureaucrats from giving their honest opinion during the process of decision making, Finance ...
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Missile systems deployment pending for five years: CAG

New Delhi, July 28 : Missile systems that were to be installed at six locations, apparently along the India-China border between 2013-15, have not yet been installed, a ...
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Haryana bans use of liquid nitrogen in drinks, food items

Chandigarh, July 28 : Following hospitalisation of a Delhi businessman for drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen this month, the Haryana government has prohibited flushing/mixing of liquid nitrogen ...
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Cabinet nod to labour code on wages

New Delhi, July 27 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a new wage code bill that which will amalgamate and simplify ...
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Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder

Ghaziabad, July 24 : A CBI court on Monday convicted businessman Maninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli to death in the Nithari serial rape and ...
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Flood-forecasting network non-operational, notes CAG report

New Delhi, July 22 : India’s flood forecasting stations network was largely non-operational with 222 out of 375 telemetry stations not working, said a CAG report. The Central ...
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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 : only 349 of 4,862 India’s large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India’s performance ...
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Shortage of ammunition: Army can’t fight full scale war

New Delhi, July 22 : The Indian Army is battling critical shortage of ammunition, especially for its tanks and artillery, and 121 out of the total 152 types ...
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Collector admits to EVM ‘malfunction’ in RTI reply

Mumbai, July 22 : Despite claims to the contrary by the Election Commission of India (EC), a concrete instance of an electronic voting machine (EVM) “malfunction” in Maharashtra ...
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Delay by Railways in electrification projects: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came down heavily on the Railways for the delay in processing, assigning and completing the projects for ...
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Time to make growth more inclusive: Governor Badnore

Chandigarh: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has emphasised the need for making development and growth process more inclusive. He is of the view that the ...
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Actively working towards clean political funding: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 22 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding. “When we deal ...
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State panel raps Fadnavis government for delay in financial aid to farmers

Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 22 : In a major embarrassment to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state-government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 ‘immediate ...
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Need to catch up with changing railway technology: Prabhu

New Delhi, July 20 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday described tracks as the backbone of Indian Railways and said it is necessary to catch up with ...
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India not taken adequate steps to ensure firms obey anti-money laundering laws: US

Washington, July 20 : The US has commented on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move, saying that while one of the purposes cited by him was to counter ...
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9-judge SC bench to decide whether right to privacy is fundamental

New Delhi, July 18 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a nine-judge constitution bench the question whether right to privacy is a fundamental right on which ...
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Gujarat HC dismisses Essar plea challenging insolvency proceedings

Ahmedabad, July 17 : The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed Essar Steel’s writ petition challenging the RBI directive to a consortium of banks led by the State ...
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‘Digital drive puts India at greater cyber attack risk’

Singapore, July 16 : India’s growing economy and digital push have caught the attention of hackers and an increasing wave of cyber attacks could soon badly impact the ...
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Indo-Nepal connectivity didn’t receive adequate focus: Nepali envoy

Kolkata, July 15 : India and Nepal have failed to adequately cash in on their geographic similarity for years to build up better connectivity while cross-border infrastructure also ...
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PM Modi wants envisage liberal India, can we afford this?

New Delhi, July 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with senior government functionaries to review the country’s current foreign direct investment (FDI) policy. ...
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RTI on Modi, Manmohan’s foreign trips denied as ‘vague’

Lucknow, July 15 : The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied information on various expenses incurred in foreign trips by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan ...
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Delhi Police files chargesheet against Dinakaran aide

New Delhi, July 14 : The Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran’s aide Sukesh Chandershekhar in a bribery case. A ...
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I-T identifies 5.56 lakh more people for high cash deposits during note ban

New Delhi, July 14 : The Income Tax Department on Friday came out with the second list of 5.56 lakh account holders who will be asked to explain ...
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Rajasthan to launch olive tea next month

New Delhi, July 14 : The Rajasthan government is planning to launch olive tea in August this year, said a minister here on Friday. The green tea produced ...
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‘Traditional mustard output adequate, don’t need GM mustard’

New Delhi, July 14 : Rajasthan, India’s top mustard producing state on Friday, expressed its reservations over commercial introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) variety of mustard, saying output ...
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Centre’s plea on food processing units

Kolkata, July 14 : The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries has requested the state governments to bring changes in land use for considering the food processing units, ...
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Darjeeling planters seek financial support amid ongoing shutdown

Kolkata, July 14 : Faced with an “unusual situation” arising out of the indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling’s tea planters have sought “financial support” ...
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Haryana eyes top slot in ease of doing business

Chandigarh, July 13 : Haryana aims to be among top two states in terms of the ease of doing business rankings this year, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ...
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Tollywood link to drug racket in Hyderabad under probe

Hyderabad, July 13 : At least 15 personalities from the Telugu film industry are suspected to be involved in the sensational drug racket busted in Hyderabad last week, ...
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Crackdown on spurious liquor in UP, 3,727 arrested

Lucknow, July 13 : A state-wide drive against manufacturers of illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh has led to the arrest of 3,727 people, an official said on Thursday. ...
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More powers to army Vice-Chief to procure arms

Delhi, July 13: The Union government has given the Vice-Chief of Army Staff full financial powers for emergency procurement of critical spares and ammunition in specified areas to ...
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Five year deadline for pending projects

Delhi, July 13 : For completing all pending projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a five-year deadline. On Wednesday, he told secretaries at the Centre and chief ...
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New law to regulate NGOs in four weeks

Delhi, July 13 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday was informed about the Union government’s plan to bring in a legislation to give more powers to authorities for ...
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Solapur-Bijapur section of NH-52 to be widened

New Delhi, July 12 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the four-laning of Solapur-Bijapur section of the new National Highway-52 in Maharastra and Karnataka. ...
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Cabinet approves road linking Manipur with Myanmar

New Delhi, July 12 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved upgradation of a 65-km-long National Highway in Manipur to boost the state’s connectivity with south and southeast ...
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Medicos in paramilitary forces now to retire at 65

New Delhi, July 12 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, gave its approval to raise the retirement age of medical officers working ...
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Delhi schools planning to light up with solar power

New Delhi, July 12 : Government schools in Delhi may soon light up with solar power as the Aam Aadmi Party government is considering a proposal to set ...
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Common service centres will give employment to 1 crore people: Prasad

New Delhi, July 11 : The Common Service Centres (CSC) programme has given employment to 10 lakh people in India and, in the near future, one crore people ...
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Lalu records statement in fodder scam case

Ranchi, July 11 : RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad recorded his statement in a special CBI court here on Tuesday over the fodder scam case. ...
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Amarnath attack: Rajnath holds security review meeting

New Delhi, July 11 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a security review meeting in the wake of a terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir ...
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Show cause notices to nearly 6,000 NGOs over foreign funds

New Delhi, July 10 : The government has served show cause notices to nearly 6,000 NGOs for not filing their annual income and expenditure details for three or more ...
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Why Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother not given visa, asks Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, July 10 : India on Monday stepped up heat on the Kulbhushan Jadhav issue, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj complaining that Pakistan was yet to give ...
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Security tightened along Haryana-Punjab border for INLD protest

Chandigarh, July 10 : Hundreds of personnel from central security forces and the Haryana Police were stationed along the Haryana-Punjab border on Monday in view of the road block ...
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Fresh violence, arson rock Darjeeling hills

Darjeeling, July 9 : Sporadic incidents of violence and arson rocked the northern West Bengal hills of Darjeeling on Sunday after a fresh flare-up in the region following a ...
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5-year jail mooted for flouting medical waste disposal rules

New Delhi, July 8 : Failure to dispose of medical waste as per the new rules will attract a jail term of five years or a fine of Rs ...
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Curfew imposed in Kashmir Valley on Wani’s death anniversary

Srinagar, July 8 : Authorities on Saturday imposed curfew at many places and suspended the Amarnath Yatra in the Kashmir Valley to ward off violence on the death anniversary ...
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ED conducts raid at Misa Bharti’s properties

New Delhi, July 8 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at three different places owned by RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an over ...
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Authorities block internet, impose restrictions in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, July 7 : Authorities on Friday blocked internet and broadband services in the Kashmir Valley and imposed curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar city as separatists have called ...
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CBI raids Lalu, family members over railway tender

Patna, July 7 : The CBI on Friday carried out raids at the residences of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family members in connection with a new case ...
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Modi, leader of initiatives, set to take India to next level: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, July 4: Union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to ‘take India to the next level ...
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RBI to allow higher foreign investment in government securities

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said that it has decided to enhance the foreign investment limit in central government securities from July 4. According to ...
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China says India using Bhutan to cover up illegal entry

Beijing, July 3 : China on Monday said India was using Bhutan to “cover up” the illegal entry by Indian troops into “Chinese territory” and demanded their immediate withdrawal. ...
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HC asks SpiceJet to deposit Rs 250 crore

New Delhi, July 3 : The Delhi High Court on Monday asked budget carrier SpiceJet to pay Rs 250 crore as cash deposit and Rs 229 crore in bank ...
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Himachal brings reforms in school education

Shimla, July 2 : To improve the standard of education in over 14,000 government elementary schools, the Himachal Pradesh government has started a programme to identify problems and challenges ...
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Amarinder sanctions Rs 3.56 lakh for Punjab youth stuck in Sharjah

Chandigarh, July 2 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday sanctioned Rs 3,56,700 from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, on humanitarian grounds, to facilitate the return of a Gurdaspur ...
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Quake hits Myanmar, northeast India

Shillong, July 2 : India’s northeastern states shook on Sunday morning when a 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar, officials said. The quake were felt at 10.57 a.m. with its ...
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‘Joint force needed to combat terrorism, crime in NE’

Guwahati, June 29 : The Assam government on Thursday advocated the setting up of a North East Police Force for better coordination in managing terrorism and crime in the ...
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Centre approves Rs 795 crore for drought-hit Karnataka

New Delhi, June 29 : The central government on Thursday approved Rs 795.54 crore assistance to drought-hit Karnataka. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Union Home ...
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India adds GSAT-17 to its communication satellite fleet

Chennai, June 29 : India on Thursday added GSAT-17 to its fleet of communication satellites after it was launched into orbit by heavy lift rocket Ariane 5 from Kourou ...
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Odisha government develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model

Bhubaneswar, June 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that his government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin ...
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HC notice to Punjab over move to allow liquor sale in hotels near highways

Chandigarh, June 28 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Punjab government after the state assembly passed an amendment to the state ...
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Jharkhand BJP calls meeting of tribal leaders to discuss land act amendments

Ranchi, June 28 : The ruling BJP in Jharkhand has called a meeting of tribal leaders on Thursday to discuss the amendments to the two contentious land acts that ...
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EC collaborating with Facebook to enrol new voters

New Delhi, June 28 : The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on ...
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