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Haryana: 85% subsidy on micro irrigation in 37 dark zones

Chandigarh : To check declining groundwater level and conserve water in the dark zones (area with scarcity of water) of the state, the Haryana governmnet is promoting the ...
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Illicit arms factory unearthed, 4 nabbed

Chandigarh : The Special Task Force (STF) of the Haryana Police claimed to have unearthed two illicit arms factory in Jind and Jhajjar districts. Four persons have been ...
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Punjab, Israel to explore technology transfer in agriculture, water conservation and security

Chandigarh: Punjab and Israel have agreed to explore technology transfer in the critical areas of water conservation and security, besides agreeing to cooperate in the fields of agriculture ...
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Haryana considering to reduce power tariff for domestic use: Khattar

Kaithal: Taking into account the fact that Uttar and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam have come into profit, the Haryana government is considering to reduce power tariff for ...
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Major cross-border drug trafficking racket busted, 4 held

Chandigarh : With arrest of four persons, Punjab Police claimed to have busted a major cross-border drug trafficking racket. In a major crackdown on smuggling of narcotics and ...
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Hry. tops country in per capita revenue collection under GST regime: Capt. Abhimanyu

Jind: Despite being a small state with only 2 per cent of the geographical area of the country, Haryana has achieved number one position in the per capita ...
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Haryana to consider proposal to allow urban local bodies to issue bonds: Kavita Jain

Chandigarh: In order to increase the revenue, state government is considering proposal to allow urban local bodies to issue bonds, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said. ...
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Hry. Technical Board to conduct special compartment exams for students admitted upto 2015

Chandigarh : Haryana State Board of Technical Education has announced the dates for special exams for the students admitted upto 2015 who couldn’t perform well in their exams. ...
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Govt. to install 20,000 solar pumps by 20122: Kangar

Chandigarh : The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has announced to install solar powered pumps throughout the state under the solar hydro pumping project. Disclosing this, State Power ...
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Dyal Singh Kolianwali booked for disproportionate assets

Chandigarh : Former member of Punjab Subordinate Service Selection (PSSS) Board and former chairman Punjab Agro Industries Dyal Singh Kolianwali was booked by Punjab Vigilance Bureau on charges ...
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Punjab to go digital in property registration, CM to launch the NGDRS IN AMRITSAR

Chandigarh : Punjab will be the first state to go digital in property registration on June 27, when Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, launches the National Generic Document ...
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One time settlement scheme for sick industrial units soon: Sunder Shyam Arora

Amritsar: Government has made provision of “One Time Settlement” scheme for the state sick industrial units in its new industrial policy, said the state Industry and Commerce Minister ...
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Clinical duty in govt. hospitals for doctors holding administrative posts: Anil Vij

Chandigarh : In an attempt to ensure quality health care services and easy availability of doctors to the people in the state, doctors in Haryana holding administrative posts ...
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Hry to install 10 lakh smart meters in five districts

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal accorded approval for installation of 10 lakh smart meters in Panipat, Karnal, Panchkula, Faridabad and Gurugram. For this, a Memorandum of Understanding ...
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Hry. govt. approves improvement or construction of roads in Rewari, Gurugram and Sonipat

Chandigarh: For strengthening the road network of three districts namely Rewari, Gurugram and Sonipat, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has accorded in-principle approval for taking up the improvement ...
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Markfed & HPCL signs MoU for supply of lubricants to farmers

Chandigarh: Punjab Markfed on thursday signed a MoU Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) for supply of oil, grease and other lubricants to farmers through Cooperative Societies. The MoU was signed ...
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Brah Mohindra launched doorstep cancer detection van

Chandigarh: An advanced cancer detection mobile van fitted with latest screening facilities to provide world class preventive medical care to women in Malwa region for early detection of ...
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Hry. announces two per cent hike in DR for pensioners

Chandigarh : Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu today announced two per cent increase in Dearness Relief (DR) for state government pensioners and family pensioners on revised pension with ...
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Govt. to release pending margin money of Rs. 97 crore to ration card depot holders: Kamboj

Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of the State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Karan Dev Kamboj, said that the state government has decided to release of the ...
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Hry. police arrest two criminals with illegal weapons

Chandigarh : Haryana Police has arrested two people including a parole jumper, who were plotting to kill a man on Meerut road, Karnal. Two country made pistols, two ...
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Tree plantation: Hry. to give Rs. 50 incentive to students for every live tree planted by them

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

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

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

Shimla: The State Government has provided as many as 18.26 lakh QR Based PVC digital Ration Cards to the consumers of the State with a motive to make ...
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Banking sector playing a vital role in socio-economic upliftment: Jai Ram Thakur

Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in his message said that banking sector was playing a vital role in socio-economic upliftment of the people of the State, which ...
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Mehbooba govt. falls in J & K, BJP pulls out of alliance

Delhi: In a major turn of events the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has quit the allilance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pulled out of the PDP-led ...
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Punjab: Smart classes in 2800 govt. schools to commence soon

Chandigarh: The Education Department has decided to start smart classes in 2800 govt schools of the state. The motive of this whole exercise is to streamline the education ...
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Settle Rs. 31k cr. food account, special package for border areas: Capt. to PM

New Delhi : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the settlement of Rs.31,000 crore of food account ...
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Haryana Women and Child Development Minister presses for a major campaign to check crime against children

Chandigarh : Haryana Women and Child Development Minister, Kavita Jain today stressed upon the need of launching a major campaign to check crime against children and ensuring them ...
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Gurugram: Tab labs, smart classes to be introduced soon in gov schools

Gurugram: To impart technology based smart education to the students, tab labs and smart classes would soon be started in government schools of cyber city, Gurugram. For this, ...
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Haryana govt. makes open air camp rule for prisoners

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

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

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has approved a scheme for providing monthly financial assistance of Rs 8000 to female acid attack victims of the state. While stating ...
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Bihar: MSF conducts orientation programme on kala azar-HIV

Patna: Kala azar elimination is not possible without addressing the emerging issue of kala azar-HIV coinfection. As a disease that affects the most vulnerable and poorest in society, ...
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MoU between NTPC and Noida Authority for 36-km water pipeline project

Noida: Aiming to check the use of clean river water a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Noida Authority and NTPC Ltd for an ambitious 36-km ...
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Haryana to introduce programme for students

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has decided to introduce a two-day orientation programme for new students in all colleges for academic session 2018-19 so that they become familiar with ...
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Agitating farmers in Punjab to call off stir on June 6

Ludhiana: The farmers of Punjab, whose agitation entered the fourth day today, have decided to call off their stir on June 6, even as the protest would continue ...
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World Bank to lend $21.7 millionfor Public Financial management Project in Rajasthan

New Delhi: An Agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 21.7 million from World Bank for the strengthening of Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project was signed here today ...
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Faridabad: Hry police held 3 drug addict house burglars

Faridabad : Three members of a gang allegedly involved in household theft from Ballabhgarh in Faridabad was arrested by Haryana Police on Friday. The accused used to break ...
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Hry to issue ration cards to Nomadic tribes to avail benefits under PMAY

Chandigarh: In a bid to improve the socio-economic status of nomadic families and to bring them into the mainstream by providing them the facility of permanent houses, the ...
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Haryana govt direct all depts to appoint nodal officers

Chandigarh : In a bid to improve handling of litigation as well as bills of lawyers, Haryana Government has directed all the administrative departments to appoint their Nodal ...
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Pb CM warns Damdami Taksal over threats to Dhadrianwale

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

Chandigarh : The Union home Ministry has given its nod for permanent deployment of a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at Panchkula as a Regional Response ...
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Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana crushed over 441 lakh quintal of sugarcane

Chandigarh: The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 441.86 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 44.04 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing ...
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Operation Clean: Wanted criminal held in Jhajjar

Chandigarh: Haryana Police, under a special drive ‘Operation Clean’ has succeeded in arresting a most wanted criminal allegedly involved in double murder case from village Dulhera in Jhajjar. ...
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Rs 134 crore project to boost infrastructural development in Ambala

Chandigarh: A Rs 134-crore project has been prepared for giving a boost to infrastructural development in the Industrial Estate of Saha in Ambala District, informed Haryana Industries and ...
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Haryana sanitation workers call off strike

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

Chandigarh : The procurement of mustard seed under the price support scheme of the Centre will continue till May 31, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here on ...
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Haryana govt asks depts to list cases of loss of public money

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday issued directives to all heads of departments to prepare a list of cases of loss of public money due to fraud and ...
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Dharamshala facing acute water shortage as tourist season begins

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

Chandigarh: One former Haryana chief minister was cooling his heels in jail, while another is set to land in prison, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said, in ...
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Punjab government’s battle against drugs a success: Amarinder

Tarn Taran: A whopping 126 per cent increase in the number of youth reporting for drug abuse treatment at OPDs of medical facilities showed the stupendous success of ...
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Rs 110 crore on PWD schemes in Jaswan-Pragpur in HP

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

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

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mooted on Wednesday a proposal to cut down the budget of all other departments by five per cent each, in order to ...
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MoUs worth Rs 1,500 cr signed with UK: Khattar

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said ten memorandum of understanding (MoUs) were signed with the UK for various projects entailing investment of around Rs ...
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K’taka polls: People rejected Cong’s divisive politics, says BJP

New Delhi: With the BJP set to emerge as the single largest party in Karnataka, its leaders described today’s Assembly poll results in the southern state as an ...
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Gujjar leaders holding mahapanchayat in Raj on quota issue

Jaipur: Nearly 1,000 villagers on Tuesday attended a ‘mahapanchayat’ called by the Gujjar community in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district to discuss the outcome of a meeting their leaders had ...
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Three senior Cong MLAs quit Vidhan Sabha committees

Chandigarh: Three senior Congress MLAs resigned from Punjab Vidhan Sabha committees on Monday upset at being “ignored” in the state Cabinet expansion which took place last month. Former ...
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Tough fight between BJP and Cong, predict exit polls

New Delhi, May 13, 2018: Indicating a tight race between the BJP and the Congress, most exit polls for the Karnataka Assembly elections today forecast a hung assembly ...
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70 per cent turn out in Karnataka assembly polls

New Delhi, May 12, 2018 : The high-stakes Karnataka assembly elections saw a 70 per cent voter turnout on Saturday, the Election Commission said here. The last assembly ...
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Com Taxes Dept sets Rs 27,000 cr tax collection target for current fiscal: Sushil Modi

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said that the commercial taxes department has registered a growth of 8.14 per cent in tax collection in ...
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Israeli firm to send experts to Haryana to rehabilitate 8,000 ponds

Chandigarh: An Israeli group will send a team of experts to Haryana soon to help find solutions to rehabilitation of 8,000 ponds in villages, waste water recycling and ...
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Small entrepreneurs, developing skills in every vertical is imperative for Tamil Nadus’ survival: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, May 9, 2018: Emphasizing on the need of small entrepreneurs and developing skills in every vertical is paramount for survival of Tamil Nadu, said Kamal Hassan while ...
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Punjab govt to roll out new IT policy soon

Chandigarh: A new information technology (IT) policy will be rolled out soon, aimed to cater to the needs of state’s IT industry, Punjab IT and PWD minister Vijay ...
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Cong trying to find excuses for impending defeat in Karnataka polls: Modi

Vijayapura/Bengaluru: Asserting that the people of Karnataka have decided to uproot the Congress and punish it for its wrongdoings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday the party ...
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Haryana CM invites investment from Israeli agri firms

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Tuesday invited Israeli companies to invest and collaborate in the fields of waste water treatment, micro irrigation, precision farming and crop ...
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Namaz should be offered at designated places: Khattar

Chandigarh: In the wake of alleged disruptions to namaz by right-wing groups at multiple locations in Gurgaon, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said such congregations ...
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Haryana CM leaves for Israel, UK

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal is leading a high level delegation to Israel to study their best practices in the fields of agriculture so that the same ...
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Haryana wants Punjab to join hands in checking flow of Ravi water into Pakistan

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Sunday said that Punjab government has been urged to join hands in checking the wasteful flow of Ravi waters to Pakistan ...
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LPG penetration in Odisha has reached 58.55 pc, says Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi, May 5 : Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has said that LPG penetration in Odisha has reached ...
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Encroached land in Mohali is worth more than Punjab debt

Chandigarh: The government land under illegal occupation in Mohali district alone is worth more than Punjab’s entire debt, which is pegged at Rs 2.10 lakh crore, minister Navjot ...
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Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan is AAP candidate for Shahkot bypoll

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party today announced Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan as party’s nominee for the Shahkot by-poll which will be held on May 28. The name of ...
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PSPCL reduces losses to Rs 1,250 cr on lower T&D losses, fixed costs

Chandigarh, May 3 : Power utility Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Thursday said it has achieved significant reduction in losses through a series of strategic initiatives ...
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At least 109 killed in storm in UP, Rajasthan

Lucknow/Jaipur, May 3 : A storm barrelled through a swathe of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 109 people in a trail of destruction that brought down ...
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Haryana to increase FAR in HSIIDC industrial areas

Karnal, May 3 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced that the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in HSIIDC industrial areas would be increased from 150 ...
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Punjab to act against defaulting farmers: Minister

Chandigarh, May 2 : The Punjab government is initiating an action against big farmers who have defaulted on loans taken from cooperative banks despite their paying capacity, a ...
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Finance Commission to visit Haryana from May 3-5 to asses state finances

New Delhi, May 2 : The 15th Finance Commission will visit Haryana from May 3-5 to assess the financial needs of the state. Finance Commission Chairman N K ...
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College students in Haryana to be entrusted task of cleanliness of village ponds

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

New Delhi, May 2 : The Central government in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday approved expansion and upgradation of airport infrastructure at Chennai, Guwahati ...
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Canada keen for better trade ties with Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has proposed a strategic tie-up between PDH Chamber of Commerce and the Indo Canadian Business Chamber to boost trade between the ...
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Dr. RPMC Tanda will be premier medical institution of North India: CM

The State Government will nurture and develop Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College Tanda in Kangra as one of the most premier medical institution of the Northern India so ...
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CM lays foundation stones of various developmental projects in Doon Constituency

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the state government was committed for the welfare of the working class as the workers play a major role in the ...
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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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Himachal has outdated apple processing facilities: CAG

Shimla, April 13 : The state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC), which is mainly into marketing apple juice concentrate, is using worn out machinery ...
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Nearly 40% shortage of faculty at HP agriculture university: CAG

Shimla, April 12 : Picking holes in the overall performance of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in Palampur, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said ...
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Odisha seeks coal block allotment to MCL

Bhubaneswar, April 12 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday requested the Centre to allot four coal mines of the state to Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) instead ...
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Intra-state e-Way bill in 5 states from April 15

New Delhi, April 10 : Encouraged by the success of its inter-state implementation, the e-Way bill system for intra-state movement of goods will be implemented for Uttar Pradesh, ...
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BJP releases first list for Karnataka assembly election

New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 9 : The BJP on Sunday released the first list of 72 candidates to contest in the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections for the 224 ...
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Himachal to get new power, mining policy: Thakur

Shimla, April 9 : Himachal Pradesh will soon have a new electricity and mining policy and steps have been initiated to boost its tourism potential, Chief Minister Jai ...
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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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Bengal Chemicals eyes 25% rise in revenue in FY19

Kolkata, April 5 : State-owned Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited, which made a net profit of Rs 8.91 crore during 2017-18, is eyeing a Rs 15-20 crore of ...
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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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Himachal, Japan sign pact to improve forest resources

Shimla, March 30 : Himachal Pradesh and Japan have signed an agreement for a Rs 800 crore project that will help improvement of forest natural resources besides providing ...
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TN parties protest against Modi government

Chennai, March 30 : Seething with anger against the Central government for not setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), political parties in Tamil Nadu are resorting to ...
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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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Odisha’s economy estimated to grow at 7.14% in 2017-18

Bhubaneswar, March 22 : Odisha’s economy is estimated to grow at 7.14 per cent as against the national average of 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, a report said ...
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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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TDP exits NDA, decides to move no-trust motion in LS

New Delhi/Amaravati, March 16 : Andhra Pradesh’s ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday pulled out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and was set to move a ...
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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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Dinakaran launches new party AMMK

Madurai, March 15 : Independent legislator and sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday launched his new party called Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagham (AMMK). He announced his party’s name ...
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Himachal government distributing lollipops: Congress

Shimla, March 12 : The opposition Congress on Monday slammed the BJP government in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly for what it said was “distributing lollipops” by launching petty schemes ...
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Bengal proposes Rs 350cr leather cluster project to Centre

Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal government has submitted a Rs 350-crore project for Bantala leather cluster, aiming to modernise and expand the existing Calcutta Leather Complex located ...
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Andhra signs over Rs 4 lakh cr MoUs at Partnership Summit

Visakhapatnam, Feb 26 : The Andhra Pradesh government signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 4.39 lakh crore at the CII Partnership Summit which concluded here on Monday. ...
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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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Jio to invest Rs 10,000 crore in 3 years in UP: Mukesh Ambani

Lucknow, Feb 21 : Reliance Jio will invest another Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh over the next three years, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here ...
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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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Rajasthan CM doles out goodies for farmers, students with eye on polls

Jaipur, Feb 12 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday kept farmers’ interest in mind while announcing the final budget before the state assembly elections. No new taxes ...
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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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Rajasthan BJP leader wants change in state leadership, awaits Shah’s response

Jaipur, Feb 11 : A local BJP leader in Rajasthan, who petitioned party President Amit Shah to change the state leadership if the party wanted to retain power in ...
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BJP will get only 3 to 6 seats in Nagaland: Minister

Kohima, Feb 10 : Nagaland Home Minister Kuzholuzo Nienu on Friday exuded confidence that his Naga People’s Front (NPF) will retain power in Nagaland by securing more than 30 ...
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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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Assam investment summit close with Rs 100,000 cr investment proposals

The two-days Global Investors Summit here ended on Sunday with signing of more than 200 MoUs entailing an investment of more than Rs 100,000 crore, officials said. Assam ...
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Delhi gurdwaras to go green with solar energy

Gurdwaras in the city will be solar powered for their day-to-day functioning in a bid to conserve energy and take care of Delhi’s environment, President of the Delhi ...
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Ruling NPF to continue alliance with BJP in Nagaland

Kohima, Jan 23 : The ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) will continue its alliance with the BJP and is likely to work out a seat-sharing pact with it, ...
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UP to notify state’s first health policy soon: Official

Lucknow, Jan 23 : The Uttar Pradesh government is in the process of finalizing the state’s first-ever state health policy and it is likely to be notified after ...
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Shiv Sena to go it alone in 2019

Mumbai, Jan 23 : In a major decision, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday decided to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections independent of its ally, the ...
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Anandiben Patel takes oath as new MP Governor

Bhopal, Jan 23 : Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday took oath as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice ...
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Nagaland MP Rio quits NPF for NDPP

Dimapur, Jan 18 : Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) and joined the ...
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Four killed, two rescued in J&K avalanche

Srinagar, Jan 6: Four bodies were recovered and two people were rescued after an avalanche struck Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Saturday. “Four bodies comprising ...
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Fog delays flights, trains in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 2: Trains and flights were hit for the second day in a row as a thick fog cover descended on the national capital region on ...
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Srinagar freezes at minus 4.4

Srinagar, Jan 1: With minus 4.4 as the minimum temperature on Monday, Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season as the cold wave intensified further in Jammu ...
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Shimla sees season’s lowest temperature

Shimla, Jan 1: The Himachal Pradesh capital on Monday saw the season’s lowest temperature of 2.7 degrees Celsius despite no white New Year’s Eve. The temperatures remained below ...
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Rush in Himachal temples on first day of 2018

Shimla, Jan 1: Thousands of devotees from across the region thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Monday to mark the beginning of 2018. “We are expecting arrival of ...
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Cold wave continues in J&K, likely to remain dry

Srinagar, Dec 29: The cold wave continued unabated in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. It is likely to remain dry during the weekend. “Minimum temperatures remained several notches ...
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Misty morning in Delhi, 19 trains cancelled

New Delhi Dec 28: It was a misty morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. At ...
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Central team in Kerala to assess Cyclone Ockhi damages

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26: A central team landed here on Tuesday to assess damages caused by Cyclone Ockhi, which struck the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu on ...
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Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, Dec 26: Vijay Rupani on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second stint after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the state ...
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Electricity adds glow to Christmas celebrations in Assam village

Tingkhong (Dibrugarh), Dec 25: Christmas festivities on Monday had an added glow at Assam’s Shalmari Hatigarh and on the faces of the village residents — courtesy supply of ...
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Manipur able to meet only 40% of potable water needs: CM

Imphal, Dec 25: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday asked his Ministers to work for public welfare, pointing out that the state was able to meet ...
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UP frees 93 prisoners on Vajpayee’s birthday

Lucknow, Dec 25: The Uttar Pradesh government set free 93 prisoners from their jail term – in a gesture of respect to former Prime Minister and veteran Bharatiya ...
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Manipur villagers obstruct railway work after CM rejects inquiry demand

Imphal, Dec 24: Angry tribal villagers in Marangjing and Kharam in Tamenglong district of Manipur have started blocking the construction work of railway lines after Chief Minister N. ...
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Manmohan, Amarinder offer prayers at Anandpur Sahib

Chandigarh, Dec 24: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday offered prayers at the Takht Keshgarh Sahib gurdwara in the Sikh holy ...
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TN government will fall in three months: Dinakaran

Chennai, Dec 24: Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V.Dinakaran on Sunday said the current Tamil Nadu government will fall in three months time. His remarks came after he established a ...
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Six troopers injured in Jammu-Srinagar highway accident

Jammu, Dec 24: Six paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday. The accident took place after ...
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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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Army busts militant hideout in J&K

Jammu, Dec 19: The Army said on Tuesday that it has busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district and recovered some arms and ammunition from ...
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Tripura celebrates 46th Vijay Diwas

Agartala, Dec 16: Tripura observed 46th Vijay Diwas on Saturday to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The signing of ...
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Accidents on Jammu-Srinagar Highway disrupt traffic

Jammu, Dec 16: The normal flow of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was affected on Saturday due to road accidents, officials said. Traffic Department officials said three ...
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Kerala’s Congress workers celebrate Rahul Gandhi’s elevation

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16: Congress workers and supporters on Saturday celebrated at the state party headquarters here over Rahul Gandhi’s taking over as the new party President in Delhi. ...
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Nagaland gets six new Cabinet Ministers, including one from BJP

Kohima, Dec 16: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Saturday inducted six new members in his Cabinet, ahead of the assembly elections in February-March 2018. Governor P.B. Acharya ...
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Prohibitory orders in Udaipur, Rajsamand to continue

Jaipur, Dec 15: Prohibitory orders clamped in Rajasthan’s Udaipur and Rajsamand districts two days ago are to continue on Friday too, officials said even as 175 persons, mostly ...
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Ockhi won’t be termed national disaster

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3: Cyclone Ockhi, which has caused widespread damage in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts, will not be termed a national disaster, Minister of State for Tourism ...
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Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala fishermen community begins rescue operations

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3: The fishermen community here on Sunday decided to launch their own rescue operations as 55 boats ventured into the sea to search for the 115 ...
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Challenges for the future government of Gujarat

Chandigarh, December 3: By Monika Yadav It’s been a long era since Gujarat is being governed & modified by the BJP party. Since taking power in is hands ...
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Corruption cases witnessed rise in Jharkhand: NCRB

Ranchi, Dec 1: Jharkhand has witnessed 36.13 per cent rise in corruption cases while crimes against women have dipped slightly, according to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). ...
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11 Odisha steel companies shut temporarily

Bhubaneswar, Dec 1: Eleven steel companies in Odisha have temporarily shut down operations while several others are yet to achieve their full installed capacity, a minister announced on ...
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Criminal defamation case filed against Mukul Roy on Biswa Bangla issue

Kolkata, Nov 28: Trinamool Congress MP and party’s youth wing chief Abhishek Banerjee on Tuesday filed a criminal defamation case against ex party colleague Mukul Roy at a ...
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Many injured in Assam drive to clear encroachments from sanctuary

Guwahati, Nov 27: Several people were injured and hundreds of houses demolished after the Assam government on Monday carried out an eviction drive against illegal encroachers at two ...
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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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Fuel shortage in Manipur as transporters launch strike

Imphal, Nov 23: Manipur on Thursday faced an acute shortage of fuel following a strike by owners of oil tankers in protest against government policies. Most petrol pumps ...
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Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC

Jammu, Nov 17: Indian and Pakistani troops clashed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Friday, defence officials said. The Pakistan Army ...
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Dhumal as BJP’s CM face has cleared confusion: Anurag Thakur

Shimla, Nov 4 : Having settled the issue in his family’s favour, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur now says declaring his father Prem Kumar Dhumal as ...
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Jagmeet must refrain from fuelling fire in peaceful Punjab: Kamal Sharma

Chandigarh: BJP’s nationla executive member and former chief of Punjab unit Kamal Sharma has condemned the self-determination remark of Canada’s New Democractic Party (NDP) president Jagmeet Singh, asking ...
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We will make Kerala one of the best states in the country: Chief Minister

New Delhi, Oct 22 : Kerala will soon formulate an industrial policy under which a single-window system will be put in place to clear investment applications while making ...
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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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‘Northeast India’s ethnic alcoholic beverages can be robust industry’

Kolkata/Gangtok, Sep 27 : Traditional home-based brewing of ethnic alcoholic beverages in Sikkim and Meghalaya can be transformed into a robust industry if adequate scientific and technical boost ...
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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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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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Himachal nod to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years

Shimla, Sep 3 : Himachal Pradesh, with a power generation potential of about 27,000 MW, has accorded approval to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years, the state government ...
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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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Violence in Haryana is a bad omen for Indian economy

Large scale violence in Haryana in the wake of conviction of controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in a rape case comes as another setback ...
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Rajnath, Yogi to flag off Lucknow Metro on September 5

Lucknow, Aug 29 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will flag off the Lucknow Metro’s inaugural run on September 5, an official ...
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PM announces Rs 500 cr flood relief package for Bihar

Purnea (Bihar), Aug 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a Rs 500 crore relief package for Bihar after conducting an aerial survey of the flood-hit regions ...
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Free WiFi at all Blue Line metro stations

New Delhi, Aug 25 Delhi Metro on Friday launched free high-speed WiFi service at all 50 stations of its Blue Line service. Passengers can now use the service ...
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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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Panneerselvam to be TN Deputy Chief Minister

Chennai, Aug 21 : Former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam will be sworn in Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister, it was announced on Monday. A Raj Bhavan announcement also ...
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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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UP power shortage adds to humidity woes

Lucknow, Aug 19 : Uttar Pradesh is facing an acute shortage of power as the demand for electricity has peaked due to humid conditions, an official said on ...
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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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Mizoram’s flagship programme helped farmers: CM

Aizawl, Aug 15 : The Mizoram government’s flagship programme, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), has brought development to the state and prosperity to the farmers, Chief Minister Lal ...
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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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Whither West Bengal—Part VI : Bane of parochial politics

The bane of parochial politics pursued by the Left Front government had left a crippling impact on West Bengal’s socio-economic and financial development. The communists, who lorded over ...
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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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Sena minister quits in Maharashtra, CM rejects resignation

Mumbai, Aug 12 : A day after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a probe against two cabinet colleagues for alleged corruption, Industries Minister Subhash Desai of ally Shiv ...
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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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Mittal Group explores investment avenues in Punjab

Chandigarh: Bharti Enterprises’ Rakesh Bharti Mittal has offered to take up more schools in Punjab to further boost quality education, while seeking an opportunity to set up a ...
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Punjab sand mining scam: Commission submits report

Chandigarh, Aug 10 : A one-man Commission headed by Justice (retired) J.S. Narang that probed a multi-crore sand mining auction scam in Punjab submitted its report to the ...
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Whither West Bengal—V : Lack of political vision ruined a great state

Today West Bengal is at political cross-roads. Decades of Left Front led political chaos ruined the state’s basic democratic values, creating cadres of violence and intolerance. As a ...
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Nagaland CM seeks disqualification of 10 NPF MLAs

Kohima, Aug 5 : Nagaland Chief Minister T. Zeliang on Saturday said he has sought the disqualification of 10 rebel Naga Peoples Front (NPF) MLAs from the state ...
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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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PUNJAB CABINET DECIDES : State Council For Agricultural Education and Punjab State Farmers and Farm Labourers Commission Act

Chandigarh: Punjab government on Friday led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to enact the ‘Punjab State Farmers Commission Act-2017’ to empower and safeguard the interests ...
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Meghalaya CM inducts two new ministers

Shillong, Aug 4 : A day after sacking two of his senior Cabinet Ministers for their “anti-party activities”, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday inducted two Congress legislators ...
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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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Punjab truckers set truck on fire to oppose ban on unions

Chandigarh, Aug 2 : Taking their protest against the Punjab government’s move to ban truck unions to the next level, a group of truckers on Wednesday set a ...
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Restrictions imposed to prevent protests in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Aug 2 : Authorities on Wednesday imposed restrictions, shut educational institutions, blocked internet services and ordered suspension of rail services to prevent protests in the Kashmir Valley ...
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Jharkhand starts selling liquor to boost revenue

Ranchi, Aug 1 : The Jharkhand government started selling liquor from Tuesday from the 210 shops it has opened in the state and hopes to almost double excise ...
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Pakistani militant killed in Kashmir, clashes erupt

Srinagar, Aug 1 : A top Pakistani militant who carried a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head was killed along with a local associate in fighting ...
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Haryana issues GST guidelines for officers for roadside checking

Chandigarh: Haryana government has issued guidelines for departmental officers for conducting roadside checking under Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act. A spokesman of Excise and Taxation Department said ...
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SP, BSP hit by political tremors, Akhilesh slams BJP

Lucknow, July 29 : After Bihar and Gujarat, convulsions were witnessed in the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh where four MLCs quit their parties ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part II : Agriculture remains in a bad shape

Farmers in West Bengal, where 70 per cent population is dependent on agriculture, continues to reel under not only debt but many other multiple problems, ranging from poor ...
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Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

Patna, July 27 : Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with the Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United, within hours ...
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Nitish quits, says he can’t run Bihar coalition

Patna, July 26 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday he had quit in the interest of the state after failing to resolve a crisis plaguing ...
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Tejashwi won’t quit, RJD won’t rock alliance: Lalu

Patna, July 26 : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on wednesday ruled out the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav even as it made it clear that ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part I : Double-digit growth remains a pipedream

The economic trauma of West Bengal continues unabated. Misruled for decades by the Left Front first and now by the Trinmool Congress under the leadership of Chief Minister ...
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TN minister dares Kamal Haasan to join politics

Chennai, July 17 : With the ruling AIADMK continuing to target actor Kamal Haasan on Monday, opposition parties as well as former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam rallied around ...
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Explosive in UP assembly: NIA begins probe

Lucknow, July 15 : The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Saturday began a probe into the discovery of high-grade PETN explosive inside the Uttar Pradesh assembly, an official ...
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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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Agrarian Haryana is fishing in new waters

Chandigarh, July 14 : Faced with a situation where vast swathes of the state face the problem of water-logging, making farming difficult, Haryana is quietly transforming things for ...
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Nagas losing trust in NPF: Neiphiu Rio

New Delhi, July 14 : As Nagaland’s political turmoil continues to deepen with Governor P.B. Acharya asking Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove majority in the state assembly, ...
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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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Nitish didn’t sack Tejashwi Yadav to save his chair: Manjhi

New Delhi, July 13 : Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) President Jitan Ram Manjhi alleged on Thursday that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not sack his deputy, Tejashwi ...
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Three militants killed in gunfight in J&K

Srinagar, July 12 : Three militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit were killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district in a gunfight with the security ...
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Naveen seeks centre’s help for NINL’s survival

Bhubaneswar, July 12 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday requested Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to instruct MMTC to provide additional equity support for survival ...
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Amarinder meets PM, seeks support for industrial growth in Punjab

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support for encouraging industrial development in the state to revive its economy and create ...
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Nagaland CM asked to prove majority before July 15

Kohima, July 11 : Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority by July 15 in wake of the turbulence within ...
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Yogi’s maiden Rs 384,659 cr budget for UP

Lucknow, July 11 🙂 The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh presented its maiden budget of Rs 384,659 crore — a hike of 10.90 per cent over the ...
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Educational institutions shut, internet suspended in Jammu

Jammu, July 11 : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday closed all educational institutions and suspended internet facility here to maintain law and order in the aftermath of ...
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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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INLD looks for political survival with blockade call, but will it help?

Chandigarh, July 9 : It has been over 13 years that Haryana’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has been out in the wilderness. The party has tried every trick ...
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Jewar airport to reinvigorate Greater Noida housing sector: Industry

New Delhi, July 9 : With the decks being cleared for the construction of a second airport for the capital at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh, the residential segment in ...
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Political crisis in Nagaland, Zeliang stakes claims to power

Kohima, July 9 : Nagaland appeared headed for a fresh bout of political crisis with majority of the ruling Naga People’s Front legislators gunning for the ouster of Chief ...
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Congress members protest against Kiran Bedi in Puducherry

Puducherry, July 8 : Congress party members staged a protest against state Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi outside the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. The DMK, VCK and two other ...
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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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Punjab’s first maize based mega food park moves a step, foundation stone laid

Kapurthala, July 7 : Union Minister of Food Processing Industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday laid the foundation stone for the first maize based mega food park at Kapurthala, Punjab. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, ...
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GST likely to be implemented in J&K

Srinagar, July 7 : The pan-India Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is likely to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday midnight ending all suspense and speculations ...
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Captain reveals multiple ways to increase revenue in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a significant increase in revenues in the first three months of this fiscal over the previous year, even ...
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Militant killed in gunfight in J&K

Srinagar, July 3 : One militant was killed on Monday in an operation with the security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Acting on specific information ...
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Odisha receives 4% deficit rainfall in June

Bhubaneswar, July 2 : Odisha has received four per cent deficit rainfall in June, said the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office on Sunday. “Odisha got an average rainfall of ...
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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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France providing 65 mn euro credit for Puducherry water supply project

New Delhi, July 1 : France has extended a 65 million euro credit facility for financing a water supply project in Puducherry, a statement said. An agreement was inked ...
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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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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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Angry over onion crop not getting sold, MP farmers block highway

Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), June 28 : Upset over the delay in purchase of onions on the MSP announced by the Madhya Pradesh government, farmers in Sehore blocked the Indore-Bhopal ...
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Morcha holds rally in Darjeeling, burns GTA accord papers

Darjeeling, June 27 : In a bid to cut all ties with the West Bengal government and to protest the development board of the North Bengal hills, the Gorkha ...
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Prohibitory orders in MP town after communal tension

Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh), June 27 : Prohibitory orders were clamped in Azad Nagar of Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district following communal tension, police said on Tuesday. Superintendent of Police K. ...
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BJP urges Centre to impose AFSPA in Tripura

Agartala, June 26 : Citing last week’s clashes with CPI-M workers, the BJP on Monday demanded the imposition of AFSPA in Tripura while the ruling Left accused it of ...
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Jharkhand Governor returns contentions land act amendments

Ranchi, June 25 : Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu on Sunday returned the contentious amendment bills for making changes to two land acts, which had been lying with her office ...
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Tripura tribal party holds protests backing Gorkhaland

Agartala, June 24 : A Tripura tribal party organised rallies in 29 places across the state on Saturday to support the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in West ...
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Jats call off stir in Bharatpur

Jaipur, June 24 : The Jat community in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, on Saturday called off their stir demanding reservation on the second day after holding talks with a government delegation, ...
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SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested

Srinagar, June 24 : A special investigation team (SIT) was formed on Saturday to expedite the probe into the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit, even ...
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Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, June 24 : Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested by police here on Saturday. A spokesman of the JKLF said Malik was arrested ...
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CBI raids ex-OOA secretary’s residence, office

Bhubaneswar, June 23 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at the residence and office of Ashirbad Behera, the former secretary of the Odisha Olympic ...
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Lalu Prasad, Mishra appear in CBI court

Ranchi, June 22 : Two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannth Mishra appeared in a special CBI court here over fodder scam cases. Lalu Prasad appeared for ...
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HC dubs MCDs claims on garbage removal as ‘eyewash’

New Delhi, June 21 : Ordering action against erring officials, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed the national capital’s municipal bodies over their failure to remove garbage from ...
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DTC to purchase 1,000 new buses

New Delhi, June 21 : Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that DTC will procure 1,000 new standard floor, non-AC buses and will also take care of ...
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GJM alleges ‘news blackout’, disruption in internet and mobile services

Darjeeling, June 21 : The GJM, which is spearheading the agitation for separate Gorkhaland state in the North Bengal hills, on Wednesday complained about “a blackout of news” in ...
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There was threat to PM in Kerala: CM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 : There was a security threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited Kerala last week, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday. Vijayan told ...
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Karnataka waives crop loans of farmers from cooperatives

Bengaluru, June 21 : The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to waive crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 availed by over 22 lakh farmers from cooperatives in the ...
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Manpreet’s unimpressive Punjab budget under Capt. Amarinder

There is nothing unusual about Punjab’s annual budget for 2017-18, which Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal presented in the state Assembly on June 20. Badal was the Finance ...
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PMO behind trouble by Tripura tribal party, alleges CPI-M

Agartala, June 19 : The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Monday claimed that a tribal based party is trying to create trouble ahead of next year’s assembly polls at ...
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Mamata appeals for peace in Darjeeling

Kolkata, June 19 : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to people in the northern West Bengal hills to maintain peace instead of “playing with fire” amid the ...
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Deep-rooted conspiracy behind Darjeeling violence: Mamata

Kolkata, June 18 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday condemned the vandalism unleashed by the Gorkha Janmukti Morch (GJM), alleging “deep-rooted conspiracy” and “links with terrorists” ...
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Sack Delhi government, but don’t defame our minister: AAP

New Delhi, June 16 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AP) on Friday termed the recording of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s statement by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ...
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Want Kerala to have Light Metro too: Sreedharan

Kochi, June 16 : After successfully overseeing completion of work on 13 km of Kerala’s first metro — Kochi Metro — “Metro man” E. Sreedharan on Friday said he ...
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Abu Salem, five others guilty in 1993 Mumbai blasts, one acquitted

Mumbai, June 16 : A Special TADA Court on Friday found six persons guilty in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, including deported mafia don Abu Salem, while ...
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GJM activists turn violent after police raid on party chief’s house

Darjeeling, June 15 : The West Bengal hills saw widespread violence on Thursday as irate Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters torched a police outpost and stoned security forces in angry ...
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Raid at GJM chief’s house, massive haul of arms seized

Darjeeling, June 15 : Amid the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha sponsored indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, police on Thursday raided GJM chief Bimal Gurung’s house in Patlebas ...
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Rajasthan invites Japanese firms in solar energy sector

Jaipur, June 15 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday invited Japanese companies to invest in solar energy sector in the state. In her meeting with a delegation ...
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Mild earthquake hits Himachal

Shimla, June 15 : A mild earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which saw quake for three consecutive days last month, a weather official said on Thursday. “An earthquake ...
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Fire breaks out in Hyderabad lodge; 30 rescued

Hyderabad, June 14 : Firefighters rescued 30 people from a lodge, where fire broke out in the early hours on Wednesday, in Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police ...
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Bengal tea gardens mostly shut on Day 2 of strike, production hit

Kolkata, June 13 : Tea production in northern West Bengal, home of the world famous Darjeeling tea, was badly hit on Tuesday as majority of the tea gardens remained ...
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Shivraj Singh to visit Mandsaur on Wednesday

Bhopal, June 13 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will visit Mandsaur on Wednesday to meet the families of farmers killed in police firing, officials said on ...
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Security forces bust Hizbul module, arrest four

Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) The Army and police on Monday busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara district, arresting two militants and two supporters. A ...
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Strike begins in Bengal’s tea gardens

Kolkata, June 12 : The joint forum of trade unions of the tea industry in north Bengal on Monday began a two-day industrial strike, demanding implementation of minimum wages ...
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Four injured in Srinagar grenade explosion

Srinagar, June 12 : Four security men were injured late on Sunday evening in a grenade explosion in old city area of Srinagar. Police said militants hurled a grenade ...
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80.33 per cent voting in Goa panchayat polls

Panaji, June 12 : A total of 80.33 per cent voters cast their ballot in the Goa village panchayat elections held on Sunday, State Election Commissioner R.K. Srivastava said ...
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Darjeeling limping back to normal amid uncertainty

Darjeeling, June 11 : Life returned to normal in the northern West Bengal hills with no violence reported so far on Sunday, but uncertainty prevails as the Gorkha Janmukti ...
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Cargo vessel hits fishing boat off Kerala, 2 killed

Kochi, June 11 : Two fishermen were killed and one went missing after a cargo ship bearing Panama flag hit a fishing boat here on the high seas. Eleven ...
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Voting underway for Goa panchayat polls

Panaji, June 11 : Voting for the 186 panchayats in Goa is underway on Sunday, with nearly 7.49 lakh voters eligible to cast their ballot in the coastal state. ...
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AI flight suffers tyre burst at Jammu, passengers safe

Jammu/New Delhi, June 9 : National passenger carrier Air India on Friday said that all 134 passengers on board its Delhi-Jammu flight were safe after the aircraft they were ...
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UP Board results out, girls outdo boys

Lucknow, June 9 : The Uttar Pradesh Board exam results were announced on Friday which saw 81.18 per cent students pass in Class 10 and a 82.62 pass percentage ...
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25 Indian fishermen detained in Iran released

New Delhi, June 9 : Twenty-five Indian fishermen hailing from Tamil Nadu who were detained in Iran since March this year have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ...
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Police won’t let AAP leaders into riot-hit Mandsaur

New Delhi/Mandsaur June 9 : An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) team on Friday left for Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur to meet the families of the farmers who were killed in ...
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Army stages flag march in Bengal hills amid shutdown

Darjeeling, June 9 : The Army staged a flag march in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Kurseong on Friday, as shops and hotels remained closed in the northern West Bengal hills ...
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Slight tremors felt in J&K

Srinagar, June 9 : A low intensity quake measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale was felt in Jammu and Kashmir early on Friday. No damage was reported. Sonam Lotus, ...
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MP Home Minister admits police killed farmers

Bhopal, June 8 : Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Thursday admitted that the police did fire at farmers on Tuesday killing five of them. Singh told the ...
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Mandsaur district administration denies Rahul permission to visit

Mandsaur/Bhopal, June 8 : The district administration of Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday denied permission to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to pay a visit to the violence-hit ...
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Indefinite highway blockade in Mizoram

Aizawl, June 7 : Mizoram remained cut off from the rest of the country by road as NGOs and student bodies continued a road blockade on a key highway ...
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Army Major, 4 militants killed in Nagaland

Kohima, June 7 : An Army Major and four militants were killed in a fierce gunfight near the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland’s Mon district on Wednesday, an official said. ...
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US-India Business Council delegation meets Adityanath

Lucknow, June 6 : A delegation of the US-India Business Council called on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday and discussed the possibilities of a closer ...
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Misa Bharti fined Rs 10,000 for not heeding IT summons

New Delhi, June 6 : The Income Tax department on Tuesday fined RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti Rs 10,000 for failing to appear before it in connection ...
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Farmers in MP continue strike, milk, vegetable supplies hit

Bhopal/Mandsaur, June 6 : The farmers’ strike demanding loan waiver and fair price for produce continued for the sixth day in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, as supplies of milk ...
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Fodder scam case: Lalu appears in CBI court

Patna, June 6 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday appeared in a special CBI court here over his alleged involvement in a multi-crore fodder scam ...
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CBI raids NDTV’s Prannoy Roy’s residence in Delhi

New Delhi, June 5 : The CBI on Monday raided NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s residence here and registered a case against him and his wife for causing alleged loss ...
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TN to hold global investors meet in 2018

Chennai, June 3 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said the state would hold its second global investors conference in 2018. Speaking at the third Southern ...
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The gun and grenade fanatical militants set ablaze the prosperity of J & K

If you destroy schools, you destroy sanity. If you blow up bridges, you demolish the bridges of amity and fraternity. That is what militants have done in Jammu ...
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Maharashtra farmers end strike after 48 hours

Mumbai, June 3 : After keeping the state on tenterhooks for 48 hours, Maharashtra farmers called off their ‘strike’ early on Saturday following ‘satisfactory’ talks with the state government. ...
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Hindu-Muslim amity marks Khir Bhawani festival in J&K

Srinagar, June 2 : Despite dismally low attendance, the popular Khir Bhawani festival in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the usual communal amity as local Muslims welcomed the Kashmiri Pandit ...
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Milk, vegetable shortage hits MP due to farmers agitation

Bhopal, June 2 : Police were stationed at milk and vegetable outlets in major cities across Madhya Pradesh on Friday to ensure supplies after protesting farmers poured hundreds of ...
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Haryana offers 10% concession to J&K students

Chandigarh, June 2 : The Haryana government has offered up to 10 per cent concession in the cut-off percentage to students from Jammu and Kashmir who want to study ...
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Telangana celebrates third formation day

Hyderabad, June 2 : Telangana celebrated its third formation day on Friday with Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his cabinet colleagues leading the celebrations across the state. It ...
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Andhra yet to come to terms with division, says CM

Vijayawada, June 2 : Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said the state has yet to come to terms with the bifurcation of the undivided Andhra Pradesh. On ...
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Kerala assembly to debate new cattle law on June 8

Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 : The Kerala cabinet on Friday asked Governor P. Sathasivam to convene a special session of the state assembly on June 8 chiefly to discuss and ...
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4.7-magnitude earthquake jolts Delhi

New Delhi, June 2 : A 4.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Delhi and adjoining areas of National Capital Region (NCR) early Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said. The tremors lasted ...
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Non-bailable warrant issued against Goa ex-CM

Panaji, June 1 : A court on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for failing to appear in a case involving a multi-crore-rupee ...
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Tripura Gramin Bank tops in business among regional rural banks: Official

Agartala, June 1 : The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB), which has posted a net profit of Rs 56.89 crore in last fiscal (2016-17), topped in business among the 56 ...
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BJP calls Kapil Mishra, Rahul Sharma episodes ‘planned conspiracy’

New Delhi, June 1 : The BJP on Thursday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleague Satyendra Jain for the manhandling of suspended AAP leader Kapil ...
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Around 4 lakh tiny tots begin schooling in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 : Nearly 400,000 tiny tots across Kerala began their formal schooling on Thursday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was present at a state-run school here to inaugurate ...
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CBI raids in Delhi-NCR over Rs 27 cr cheating case

New Delhi, June 1 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday raided several places across the National Capital Region as it probed a Rs 27 crore cheating ...
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Man who accused Kejriwal kin of PWD scam attacked

Lucknow, June 1 : An attempt was made on the life of Rahul Sharma, who had accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law of involvement in a PWD ...
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Raids across Delhi as ACB probes Rs 300 cr medical scam

New Delhi, June 1 : The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) here on Thursday raided at least three places in the national capital to probe an alleged medical scam involving Rs ...
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Stray violence in Maharashtra as farmers begin indefinite strike

Mumbai, June 1 : Minor incidents of violence marred the start of an unprecedented ‘indefinite strike’ by over half a million farmers in Maharashtra in support of various demands ...
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Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Jammu, June 1 : Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on Thursday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said. “Pakistan Army ...
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Expert team to visit Bihar to assess silting in Ganga: Uma Bharti

Patna, May 31 : Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that a central team will visit Bihar as well as Farakka Barrage in West Bengal next ...
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Cattle trade curbs may lead to another Marina Revolution: Stalin

Chennai, May 31 : The central government has to revoke its order banning sale of cattle to slaughter houses failing which another ‘Marina revolution’ would erupt in Tamil Nadu, ...
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IAMAI to set up 1st mobile app incubator in Kozhikode

Kozhikode (Kerala), May 31 : The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) will set up their third incubator and the first one in the mobile app sector at ...
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Adityanath offers prayer at Ram Janmabhoomi

Ayodhya, May 31 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday arrived here and offered prayers to Ram Lalla at the Ram Janmabhoomi, the controversial site where ...
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