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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy demands probe against P. Chidambaram

Reacting to the move of Enforcement Directorate against P Chidambaram's son Karthi, BJP Rajya Sabha Member Dr. Subramanian Swamy said that he is happy with the action taken by ED in the case of money laundering. Speaking to the media Swamy demanded that the agency should also probe the former Minister for his alleged involvement in the graft case along with Karthi Chidambaram...

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Reach out to deprived sections to end social discrimination: Dr Krishna Gopal

Upholding the unshakable spirit of Hindu society which has emerged as the strong unifying force Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sah Sarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal reiterated that Bharat is still surviving because of Hindu renaissance despite horrifying attempts of invasion by eternal forces...

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Sweet treat on their way, Railway employees to get festival bonus on the eve of Dusshera

Railway employees to get the Dusshera gift as the Union Cabinet approved 78 days productivity-linked bonus for non-gazetted rail employees. This good news was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Raids on ‘Cafe Coffee Day’ discloses Rs 650 Cr illegal income: I-T Dept

The Income tax department department's raids on Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) retail chain has found concealed income of over Rs 650 crores from the documents seized. The officials claim that the undisclosed income of CCD owner VG Siddhartha is estimated to be much higher. "There are a number of other issues, including violations of other statutes on which there is no disclosure but relevant evidence has been found," an official said...

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Security forces killed one more Pakistani infiltrator in Kashmir’s Baramulla district

Indian security forces eliminated one more Pakistani terrorist in the Uri sector of Baramulla district along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and foiled the major infiltration bid on Monday. The combing operation is still on and forces believe that more terrorists are trapped...

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8 killed, several injured in a firecracker factory blast at Kumardubi, Jharkhand; CM Raghubar Das releases money for the casualties’

At least eight persons were killed while several dozens were critically burnt in a blaze caused by a blast in an illegal fire cracker factory in Kumardubi village under Barsole police station area at Baharagora on Sunday. Many people are suspected to have been trapped in the buildings which were on fire till late night, police said...

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Kerala’s state-run schools to go high-tech by April; Aims to adopt digital learning methods

Kerala’s state-run schools will go high-tech by April as the government is in plans to expand the use of computers and internet. This initiative aims to adopt digital learning methods along with imparting knowledge. ..

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#YogiSarkar to release 100 prisoners on birth centenary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya

Uttar Pradesh government will release over 100 inmates from various jails of the state to mark the birth centenary of Deendayal Upadhyaya today. A spokesperson of the home department said that as many as 80 inmates had completed their quantum of punishment but could not deposit the monetary fine and thus were still in jail. Apart from them, 20 inmates serving life imprisonment will also be released...

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IRCTC Hotel scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav seeks two weeks time to appear before CBI court

Patna, September 25: The ongoing investigation against Lalu Prasad Yadav can expose his influence in the IRTCT hotel scam. He was scheduled to appear before CBI court today. But his lawyer reached CBI office on Monday and sought two weeks time. Lalu Prasad Yadav’ son former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav is also scheduled to appear before CBI court tomorrow. This is related to investigation of the IRTCT Hotel scam case. As per local reports, Lalu's wife and former CM Rabri Devi were ..

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Indian Railway to add more 47 stations for ‘Operation Muskan’

The Home Affairs Ministry initiated ‘Operation Muskan’ campaign to rescue the missing children with the help of Railway Police Force (RPF). After the successful campaign, Railways Ministry has decided to add more 47 railway stations to this initiative...

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Light bearer of 'Integral Humanism', a leader was born today, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

One of the political leaders in the era of 60s and 70s, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was the concrete General Secretary of Bharatiya Jan Sangh. The believer of democracy and good governance, Upadhyaya was highly respected and a dignified leader of the Jan Sangh. As we stand today in a country that fights against corruption, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya is mourned all over India for his unnatural death in the year 1968...

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Supreme Court allows color-blind students into MBBS

The Supreme Court allowed the admission of two color blind students into MBBS courses. Both the students had initially challenged the denial of admission by the college during counseling in 2015 before Tripura High Court, but had failed to get any relief...

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Split within TMC: Top leader Mukul Roy announces to quit party officially

Kolkata, September 25: The split within Trinamool Congress has again become clear in daylight as one of the top leaders Mukul Roy on Monday announced to resign from TMC. He will officially resign after Durga Puja. Till now he has not explained any reason behind his resignation. Though there is not any official source but it is assumed he may join BJP. Once a very loyal party worker is now almost estranged from TMC administration and Mamata Banerjee. He has been replaced from every comity, vice President ..

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Jammu and Kashmir police arrested third attacker involved in attack on SSB camp

Curbing terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is the topmost agenda of Indian security forces. Jammu and Kashmir police continuing its effort to curb terrorism and other anti-national activities busted a terrorist module and arrested 1 more terrorist who was responsible for the September 20 attack on Sashastra Seema Bal camp in Ramban district’s Banihal belt in Kashmir...

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201 districts Open Defecation Free under Swachhata Hi Sewa campaign

India’s fight against open defecation got the support from the people of the country. The coverage of Open Defecation Free (ODF) has increased in four more districts on Sunday, the total number sums up to 201 with the help of Swacchata Hi Seva campaign for the rural sanitation...

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Young students are going to have privilege of being architects of New India: Dr. Jitendra Singh

Young students are going to have the privilege of being the architects of New India which is soon going to emerge as a global power. This was said by DoNER Minister on Sunday while interacting with a group of students from Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi...

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INSV Tarini crosses Equator below heavenly sky; Women Naval Officers sailing on the adventures of blue ocean

Sailing on the blue ocean below the heavenly sky- the dream to be of millions to experience such adventure yet soothing life… is now in the feets of our six women naval officers who are sailing on the INSV Tarini boat to circumnavigate the globe. “Sea does not discriminate between Genders,” says diminutive Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi- the lady who is leading the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe with all women crew on an Indian-built sailboat Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV ..

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Have patience! Governor again directs Mumbai University to declare results expeditiously

It is an extreme stretch to the patience of students who still haven’t received their degree certificates, what can be more unfortunate? Though Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directed to speed up the process and give out their results. On Sunday Governor Vidyasagar also directed the acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai, Professor Devanand Shinde, to declare 'expeditiously and on top priority' the results of all the 11,981 students whose results are reserved...

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Media should maintain its credibility, must confirm news rather than ammunition: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu has said that the media has to avoid sensationalism and maintain its credibility while disseminating news. He was addressing the gathering after presenting the 14th Shailikaar Prabhakar Samman Award to eminent journalist Anuradha Prasad, yesterday...

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3 Maoists of PLFI group gunned down by CRPF on Odisha-Jharkhand border

Three members belonging to Communist Party of India’s Maoist Group- People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were gunned down while two others were injured during a joint operation carried out by Jharkhand Police and CRPF on Odisha Jharkhand border on Sunday...

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Indian Army eliminates two Pakistani infiltrators in Kashmir’s Baramulla district

Indian Army ones again eliminated two Pakistani terrorists in the Uri sector of Baramulla district along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and foiled the major infiltration bid on Sunday. However, the combing operation is still on and forces believe that more terrorists are trapped...

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Linking festival and sports: West Bengal govt using Durga Puja flavour prior FIFA U-17 to attract tourists

Right after Durga Puja will end FIFA under 17 World Cup will start in 1st week of October. Hence Foreign Tourists across World will gather in Kolkata during this time. West Bengal government Tourism department wants to grab this opportunity to attract more tourists utilizing the festive flavor. For the first time the tourism department has come up with special passes for tourists so that they can visit all Durga Puja pandals in and around the city. There are various packages also for the tourists ..

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Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat scheme launched in Gujarat to provide LPG connections among rural areas

With an aim to provide LPG connections among the rural areas where conventional fuel is used for domestic purposes in Gujarat, the central government in associate with state launched the Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat...

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CM Yogi vows home for every poor of Uttar Pradesh by 2022

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath vowed that his government is working towards providing home to every poor man by 2022. CM Yogi also lauded PM Narendra Modi's government for its policies, and said that his government is interested in developing the rural sector of the state...

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India and Canada jointly issued postal stamps on Diwali theme

ndia and Canada jointly issued the postal stamps on 21st September 2017 based on Diwali theme and memorializing the historic bilateral culture between the two countries. The stamp was unveiled in two separate events in Delhi & Toronto...

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Odisha set to establish new ‘Cyber Crime Police Stations’ in a wake of increasing online fraud and cyber crimes

To deal with increasing online fraud and cybercrimes in state, Odisha government plans to set up three new Cyber Crime Police Stations, each in Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela districts. A notification issued by the Home department said that the Cyber Crime police station at Berhampur will have 10 police limits and Sambalpur will have nine while police stations in four districts will come under the purview of the Rourkela Cyber Crime police station...

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Separatist Shabir Shah has links with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed: Enforcement Directorate

Kashmiri separatists reside in India, take all the benefits from India but work as Pakistani agent. The central probe agencies including NIA, CBI, Enforcement Directorate etc has intensified its efforts to bring all the separatists to justice as they are involved in subversive activities in the Kashmir valley. Notably, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said in a chargesheet that Kashmiri separatist and the Democratic Freedom Party chief Shabir Shah had links with Pakistani terror outfits that were ..

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Govt soon to launch 'Saubhagya' scheme to provide 24X7 electricity to all

Minister of State for Power (IC), RK Singh said that PM Modi is set to launch 'Saubhagya' scheme, on Sep 25, marking the birth anniversary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya...

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‘Pralay Sahayam’ conducted to tackle urban flooding scenarios

The final event of Pralay Sahayam was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad on Saturday. A multi-agency exercise, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackled an urban flooding scenario...

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Govt soon to launch 'Saubhagya' scheme to provide 24X7 electricity to all

Minister of State for Power (IC), RK Singh said that PM Modi is set to launch 'Saubhagya' scheme, on Sep 25, marking the birth anniversary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya...

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Hyderabad’s International Airport becomes nation’s first airport to offer ‘wheelchair’ lifts

Have ever wondered about the people who travel on ‘wheelchair’, how they be travelling on stairs or elevators? Being normal human beings, we never put a glance on the lives of such people who strive hard to lead day to day lives. Good News! GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has launched wheelchair lift or verti-lift for the benefit of senior citizens and passengers with reduced mobility at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport...

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PM Modi urges to preserve unity, discover Incredible India and for contribution in Khadi empowerment in #MannKiBaat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation on the 36th edition of his radio programme Mann Ki Baat. In today’s Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi emphasized on the unique opportunity to connect with the entire country, Empowerment of Khadi sector, Swachhata movement, Incredible India, remembers Gandhiji and Sardar Patel, unity etc. PM Modi extended wishes for Navratri...

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Government provides more Rs 12000 Cr fund to tackle malnutrition

To tackle malnutrition in Country, Centre Government has provided an additional Rs.12000 Crores over next three years by revising cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in anganwadis and in the scheme for adolescent girls. ..

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Rajnath Singh in Jharkhand asks Maoists to shun violence and surrender; applauds CM Raghubar Das’s developmental work

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Jharkhand on Friday to congratulate CM Raghubar Das on completing 1000 days in his office. At Jharkhand, Singh addressed a public gathering at Dumka district. The event also witnessed the inauguration of various projects and schemes worth more than Rs 3,000 crores. ..

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Good news for ‘expectant mothers’, Odisha Govt to provide financial aid under ‘Sampurna Yojna’

Odisha has good news for the ‘expectant mothers’, the state government will provide monetary assistance under ‘Sampurna Yojna’. Under this scheme Rs 1,000 will be provided as transportation cost particularly to expectant mothers to facilitate institutional delivery in remote and inaccessible areas in the state. ..

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Haryana govt to provide 7th pay commission benefits for National Health Mission contractual staffs

Haryana government has decided to extend 7th Pay commission benefits to National Health Mission contractual staffs. Around 12500 contractual employees working under NHM are about to get a 14.5% hike. For the first time, the state will give 14.5% hike to NHM staffs...

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We created IITs and IIMs, you produced Jaish and Lashkar: Sushma shows mirror to Pakistan at UN

Pakistan is a safe haven for terrorism and the whole world knows it despite all are quiet. Showing a mirror to Pakistan in United Nations General Assembly on Saturday evening, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said while India made institutes like IIT, IIM and AIIMS, Islamabad created terror groups like LeT, JeM, Hizbul Mujahideen and Haqqani Network...

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Maharashtra’s Pandharpur city set to get makeover as Canadian Govt to invest Rs.2000 Cr

Maharashtra’s Pandharpur is about to get financial aid for it redevelopment from the Government of Canada. On the occasion of completing 150 years of the friendly relations between India and the Government of Canada, the Canadian government has announced financial assistance for the development of Pandharpur city...

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Traders of Darjeeling unanimously decided to restart business in the hill area

The long-term indefinite strike in Darjeeling has caused a huge amount of loss in the industrial sector, may it be tourism or something small. Durga Puja will start within 3 days and businessman across Bengal try to harvest this season. Hence traders from Darjeeling have decided to open all their shops from Sunday despite Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Chief Bimal Gurung’s warning...

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Not only PM Modi, Sushma's ministerial colleagues pats her for firebrand speech at #UNGA

After second Surgical Strike on Pakistan with tremendous speech, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was praised by Prime Minister Modi along with several collogues of his cabinet...

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EAM Sushma Swaraj tears into Pakistan sponsored terror at UNGA

EAM Sushma Swaraj tears into Pakistan sponsored terror at UNGA..

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I developed Hyderabad to international level, now it’s time for Amravati: Chandrababu Naidu

Reiterating his commitment towards the building a new state capital for the state of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that he will take all possible steps for developing Amravati as an iconic city. Speaking to the media Babu recalled his past exercise when he was the Chief Minister of united Andhra Pradesh. “I developed Hyderabad to international level, now it’s time for Amravati.”..

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No place for Vote Bank politics: PM Modi

On the second day of his Varanasi visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that well-being of every citizen is the first and foremost priority for his government. Taking a pot-shot on opposition parties Modi stated that governance is not about politics or winning elections...

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Congratulations Rahul Gandhi for exposing Congress' NRI nature & culture

Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice President and future President of the ‘Grand Old Party’ of India, needs a pat for speaking the truth. What he said in his New York program in which he addressed a crowd of nearly 2000 ‘Congress-Bhakts’ in the US, was revealing...

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Close to one crore citizens join the ‘Swachhata hi Seva’ campaign

A close to one crore people have come forward to contribute in the ongoing ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ campaign as the drive enters second week. The inaugural week saw a wave of cleanliness activities across the country...

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President Kovind to begin his two-day Uttarakhand visit today

After visiting Nagpur on Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to begin his two-day tour of Uttarakhand starting to pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath besides worshipping the Ganga in Haridwar...

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Buddhist, Jain sites dominate President’s itinerary in maiden Nagpur visit

President Ram Nath Kovind's maiden Nagpur tour on Friday was marked with his visit to Buddhist and Jain sites in and around Nagpur and the President also made it a point to visit them...

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President bats for Vipassana as effective technique to purify body and mind

Addressing a gathering after the inauguration of Vipassana Meditation Centre at the Dragon Palace Temple in Kamptee near Nagpur on Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind said that Vipassana is a meditation technique propounded by Lord Buddha which helps us connect with our inner selves...

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Economy on track despite ‘unsupportive’ global factors: Arun Jaitley

Economy on track despite ‘unsupportive’ global factors: Arun Jaitley..

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Karti Chidambaram went abroad to close secret bank accounts: CBI

Karti Chidambaram went abroad to close secret bank accounts: CBI..

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President Kovind inaugurates Suresh Bhat Natya Sabhagrah, hails development initiatives of orange city

Recognizing the rapid development of orange city President Ram Nath Kovind stated that Nagpur has all potential to become the center of development of the country. Addressing the inaugural function of newly built Suresh Bhat Natya Sabhagrah at Reshimbag area President Kovid noted that with the adoption of modern infrastructure the city will emerge as the best model for Smart City...

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PM Modi flags off Mahamana Express, dedicates multiple development projects

Reiterating the spirit of Sab ka Sath Sab ka Vikas Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that development is the only remedy to transform the lives of common man...

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Actor Kamal Haasan confirms new political inning

For the first time taking a firm stand on his much-anticipated entry into state politics, veteran actor Kamal Haasan has confirmed that he will float his political party for the welfare of Tamil Nadu...

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Development projects of Rs 269 Cr kicked off in Naxalites afflicted Dantewada

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh greeted the citizens of Naxalites afflicted district Dantewada on the auspicious occasion of 'Sharadiya Navrathri' at a huge rally. He performed 'bhoomipujan', laid foundation stones and dedicated developmental works worth Rs 269 crore...

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Transport department to link PUC with insurance

Lt. Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal chaired a meeting on Thursday at Raj Niwas to review the status of measures taken by various agencies to combat air pollution in Delhi. This meeting was held to take actions in the short and long-term for improving air quality...

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India-Pakistan holds DGMO level meet to backdrop tense at LoC

In an attempt to de-escalate the recent tension along the Line of Control (LoC), Indian and Pakistani Armies held a DGMO level meeting in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday...

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Shinzo Abe’s visit to India made the India-Japan bond stronger

The 12th Indo-Japan annual summit held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat is a Historic one in more than one way as reflected in actions and the memorandum of understanding to set up India Japan Act East Forum with an aim to marry India’s Act East Policy with Japan’s Free and Open Asia-Pacific strategy. The forum will enhance connectivity and promote developmental projects in India’s Northeast region in an efficient and effective manner; Japan has a historic connection to the Northeast and is among the few ..

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Who was Laxmanrao Inamdar?

Late Shri Laxmanrao Inamdar, who was fondly called as “Vakilsaheb”, belongs to second category till yesterday when PM Modiji himself talked very high about him. In last 24 hours, several articles appeared to narrate who Vakilsaheb was and how he shaped life of PM Modiji in his formative years. ..

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After Kerala and Odisha, Andhra Pradesh set to give pension, houses to transgenders

After Kerala, Andhra Pradesh following the steps of ‘equality’, Transgenders soon to get government’s support in availing the benefits of housing, ration cards and get pension of Rs.1000/-. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced that the transgender community must be supported by the government with housing, ration cards and pension of 1000 rupees. ..

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Himachal becomes first in world to ply electric bus at an altitude of 13,000 feet

Himachal Pradesh on Thursday became the first state in the country to start electric bus service for the tourist spot. However, Himachal administration took this eco-friendly step with an aim to boost terrorism in the state and over the concerns of environmental degradation...

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Chhattisgarh farmers will get 'Bonus' before Diwali, special Assembly session called

Chhattisgarh government today called Special Assembly session to address the issue of paddy Bonus to farmers as early as possible. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that the authorities are keen on seeing the happy smiling faces of farmers before the Festival of Lights-Deepawali...

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Gujarat High Court asked Ahmed Patel to reply in two weeks

On a petition filed by BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput against Congress leader Ahmed Patel challenging his victory in recently-held Rajya Sabha elections, the Gujarat High Court has asked Patel to file his reply within two weeks. Both have contested against each other in Gujarat Rajya Sabha election 2017...

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After US based ‘Taurus’ and property developers ‘Embassy’ collab, Kerala to get Special Economic Zone worth $140 mn

With an aim to develop Special Economic Zone in Thiruvananthapuram, Property developers Embassy and US-based Taurus Investment Holdings came together by signing an agreement. Embassy through its entity Embassy Property Development Pvt Ltd has entered into an agreement with Taurus Investment Holdings, a Real Estate Private Equity Investment and Development Company headquartered out of Boston, to form a joint venture called Winterfell Realty Private Limited to develop a SEZ property, the company said. ..

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India is aggressively pursuing implementation of paperless trading: Suresh Prabhu at ASEM

As India is pursuing ‘Act East Policy’ the relationship with South Korea has great significance, Commerce Ministers Suresh Prabhu said. He is attending The 7th ASEM Economic Ministers’ Meeting is the South Korean capital Seoul. He sought support for an early harvest from bilateral trade negotiations from the Leader of Democratic Party, Choo Mi...

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First write letter to UPA partners who blocked #Womensreservation bill when in power; BJP's dig at Sonia's letter to PM Modi

BJP has responded with a dig to Sonia Gandhi's letter to the PM Modi, urging him to take advantage of his government's majority in parliament to give more power to women. Notably, Congress President Sonia Gandhi had written to Prime Minister Modi urging him to get the women's reservation bill passed through Lok Sabha...

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On his 1st visit to Maha, Prez Ramnath Kovind reaches ‘Deekshabhoomi’, pays tributes to Dr.Ambedkar and Lord Buddha

President Ramnath Kovind touched Nagpur in the morning where he received a warm welcome by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari along with other officials from Nagpur. Heading ahead to ‘Deekshabhoomi’ President Ramnath Kovind paid tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Lord Buddha...

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“Rohingyas are not refugees but illegal migrants : Rajnath asserts in NHRC seminar

NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) two-day National Seminar discusses and covers serious aspects of a particular issue. Like this time, the seminar focused on the role of media in civil society in promoting good governance and human rights. Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the seminar at New Delhi. ..

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Loan worth Rs. 3.92 lakh crore sanctioned to beneficiaries under Mudra yojana

Under Pradhan Mantri Mudra yojana (PMMY), loan worth Rs. 3.92 lakh crore sanctioned to 9.52 crore beneficiaries up to 15 September 2017. This scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8th April 2015. PMMY- ‘funding the unfunded’ is a scheme which empowers entrepreneurs through financial assistance...

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Supreme Court allows two minor rape victims to abort their foetus

Supreme Court gave a nod to two minor rape victims from Delhi and Bengaluru to abort their foetus. Taking the medical reports into consideration the bench observed that termination of pregnancy in these two cases was permissible...

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India discusses peace, reconciliation to boost strategic partnership with Afghanistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed peace and reconciliation process with Afghanistan in her bilateral talks with Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in New York City...

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Kerala’s 23-year old missing Najeeb joins IS, Probe underway

Meanwhile, Kerala’s youth is shifting to the way that leads to ‘ISIS’, recurring incidents have been stirring into the news like a missing youth joins ISIS. Kerala police who had a complaint of a missing 23-year-old Najeeb, MTech student at VIT Vellore, have learnt that the boy may have joined Islamic State...

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Textiles is not just an industry but a tradition, legacy presented to world: Smriti Irani

The textile is not just an industry, but also a tradition and a legacy which we present to the world through the magic of India’s handcrafts and machines. This was said by Textiles Minister Smriti Irani after inaugurating the 6th Edition of the 4-day international textiles and apparel fair VASTRA 2017, in Jaipur on Thursday...

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PM Modi on a 2-day visit to Varanasi today; many development projects to be inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his 2-day visit to Varanasi starting today. As per reports, the PM is set to inaugurate several infrastructure projects and address public meetings. Varanasi District Magistrate stated that the PM would open the second phase of a trade facilitation centre for weavers and handicraft workers in Bada-Lalpur...

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To conserve and propagate the tribal culture, Odisha plans to set up Special Development Councils in tribal dominated districts

Odisha set to establish Special Development Councils in nine tribal dominated districts; the districts are Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Nabarangapur. These are the districts where tribals comprise more than 50% of total population. Headquarters of the each of the special development council shall be at the district headquarters...

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Amit Shah visits Uttarakhand and praises CM Rawat, says BJP is committed to states' development

After a fruitful visit to Jharkhand, BJP Chief Amit Shah is now on his second tour visit to Uttarakhand meeting the CM Trivendra Singh Rawat and other highly prominent dignitaries from the state department. ..

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‘Cooperative spirit’ should be kept alive and strengthened to boost farmers’ income: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked cooperatives to venture into new business areas like beekeeping and seaweed farming to boost rural economy...

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Iqbal Kaskar who is under police custody spilled beans says ‘Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan’

As always Pakistan have been brushing aside the ‘Dawood Ibrahim’ staying there, but his younger brother Iqbal Kaskar confirmed that India’s most wanted gangster turned terrorist Dawood Ibrahim is hiding in Pakistan. Iqbal Kaskar is presently under police custody for threatening a builder for extortion, has reportedly spilt more beans about Dawood...

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Calcutta HC allows Durga immersion on Muharram: Mamata's selective secularism

Mamata Banerjee’s minority appraising politics has got a big blow from Calcutta High Court on Thursday. Bengal Chief Minister previously announced Durgal Idol immersion cannot take place on the same day of Mahram. Calcutta High Court Calcutta HC overturning the ban allowed the immersion of Durga idols till midnight on all days, starting from September 30 (Bijaya Dashami) and including October 1. The division bench also asked state government to take the responsibility of peaceful immersion and procession ..

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India lambastes Shahid Abbasi at UNGA; says Pakistan is now ‘Terroristan’

“Pakistan is now 'Terroristan', with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism,” India lambasted Islamabad after saying this at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday...

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India lambastes Shahid Abbasi at UNGA; says Pakistan is now ‘Terroristan’

“Pakistan is now 'Terroristan', with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism,” India lambasted Islamabad after saying this at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday...

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Centre announces new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing

A new era of growth in real estate sector has been targeted.The Central government has announced a new public-private partnership (PPP) policy on Thursday for affordable housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands. Besides, it will also open up the immense potential for private investments in affordable housing projects on government lands in urban areas...

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Centre to start smaller aircraft services to hilly areas under UDAN scheme

Under the second phase of UDAN scheme, the centre is planning to start helicopter and smaller aircraft services to hilly areas, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands..

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To contribute in reducing urban traffic congestion, NITI Aayog signs SoI with International Road Federation, Geneva

The pollution in India rises every year with an escalating graph. The congestion in the cities have increased double the time in just a decade. And now, the situation is so bad that the traffic has become an unmanageable task for the city police. In a bid to control the bad traffic and cut air pollution levels, National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) and International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation ..

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Cabinet approves investment of Rs 12,000 cr on providing supplementary nutrition of pregnant women and children

Focusing on improving the health of children in India, the Cabinet held a press conference yesterday detailing government’s action on the same. The Cabinet chaired by Arun Jaitley approved increase of cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in anganwadis and in the scheme for adolescent girls. ..

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At least 14,694 Jammu and Kashmir youths have been offered jobs under UDAAN scheme

Under "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" (Sll J&K)-UDAAN, till now 34,587 candidates have been selected of whom 31,903 candidates have joined, 22,237 candidates have completed the training, 7,649 are undergoing training and 14,694 have been offered jobs...

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India will be 3rd largest economy by 2028: HSBC

HSBC said that India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the next 10 years. The report by HSBC said that India needs to spend on aspects like health and education for the sake of economic growth and political stability...

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Skill upgradation needs top attention for development of SC/ST entrepreneurs: Vice President

The Vice president of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu addressed the National SC-ST Confluence on Thursday organized by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry...

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Bengal govt announced board of administrators to supervise the Darjeeling hill area

Darjeeling was being governed by Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) before it went into the indefinite shutdown. As all most every member resigned from GTA West Bengal Government has announced constitution of a panel to oversee the administration of Darjeeling hills. The rebel GJM leader Binay Tamang has been elected as the head...

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24 additional judges appointed to Allahabad, Calcutta high courts

The law ministry on Tuesday appointed twenty-four judges to Allahabad and Calcutta high courts. These are the first set of fresh appointments to the high court after Justice Dipak Misra took over as Chief Justice of India on August 28...

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World Bank lauds Odisha’s efforts in reducing infant mortality rate and poverty

World Bank lauded Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s government, commending about significant improvement in reducing infant mortality rate and poverty. Also, Naveen Patnaik was awarded as the Best Administrator of India...

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Being India’s top sugar producing state, Maharashtra’s sugarcane crushing season to begin from 1 Nov

Being India’s top sugar producing state, Maharashtra set to begin this year’s sugarcane crushing season from 1 November. The federal government wanted millers in Maharashtra, the country's second-biggest sugar producing state, to advance crushing of cane to boost supplies during the current festive season and keep a lid on local prices...

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India is in midst of multiple transformations with massive young population: Prez Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the inaugural function of the golden jubilee celebrations of Jesus & Mary College on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said India is in the midst of multiple transformations. We are an old civilisation but a young people...

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India’s 1st ‘Pension Adalat’: Now Govt employees can track their pensions on their mobile

India’s first ‘Pension Adalat’ was inaugurated which will help in addressing the grievance redressal on the spot and better administration. Union Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first ‘Pension Adalat’ at the Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India...

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Former CEC Brahma warns of grave infiltration threat to Assam’s people

While the issue of Rohingya Muslims is heatedly discussed in the public domain, former Chief Election Commissioner H S Brahma has warned that illegal migrants in Assam would pose a serious threat to the indigenous people and cultural institutions like ‘Sattras’ pushing them to the point of extinction...

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Big news from automobile industry! Mahindra and Ford enter strategic alliance

Mahindra group have entered into a strategic alliance with Ford Motors. The two companies said that they will explore joint product development while aiding each other in gaining a market penetration. ..

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Leftist extremism affects Gaya again; Maoists blow up solar power plant

Again Bihar faced a major Maoist attack in last night. The extremist group blew up a solar plant located at Amas in Gaya by dynamite. The blast damaged its control room and workers' accommodation unit, a police officer said today...

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For the first time, US establishes permanent military base in Israel

For the 1st time in its history, United States established its first permanent American Military base in Israel: Air defense base in the heart of the Negev Dessert. The first permanent American military base in the country, which will house dozens of U.S. troops and a missile defense system...

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Know where your money goes! Petrol and Diesel prices decoded

The price rise of petrol due to slide in the price of crude oil in the international market resulted in a protest by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) across Odisha on Monday. Clarifying on the price hike the central government decoded the Retail selling price of petrol...

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Agriculture is topmost priority of Govt, to allocates Rs 62,376 Cr fund: Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that considering its importance, the Government has accorded top priority to the agriculture sector and Finance Ministry announced Rs 62,376 crore fund allocation for the sector in 2017-18...

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Kolkata Police to take special initiatives for better security of metro rail during Durga Puja

During Durga Puja Kolkata faces a huge crowd in thousands of pandals. The whole population comes down to the road, people from different states, foreign countries also gather. Kolkata Metro rail becomes one of the heavily used transports during this festival. To make the total system more secured Kolkata Police Commissioner has instructed police force to arrange for better security...

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Suspected ISIS terrorist Shakul Hammed arrested for staging terror plot in Tamil Nadu: NIA

One of the Chennai residents also the suspected ISIS operative Shakul Hammed was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in a connection with staging terror attacks in parts of Tamil Nadu. Shakul Hammed was arrested for allegedly receiving funds on behalf of ISIS to stage attacks in several parts of Tamil Nadu. ..

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#YogiSarkar completes 6 months in office; lashes Akhilesh government for not developing Uttar Pradesh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has completed six months of governance in Uttar Pradesh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday. Marking the occasion, the government released a white paper highlighting the series of misdeeds by the previous governments in the state...

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Delhi Police nabs al-Qaeda operative Samiun Rahman stationed in India to engage Rohingyas in terrorist activities

The Delhi Police Special Cell has got a major breakthrough on Sunday as it has arrested Samiun Rahman also known as Shumon Haq or Raju Bhai, an al-Qaeda operative of British nationality. The arrest of al-Qaeda operative took place just a day before the central government filed an affidavit in favour of deportation of Rohingyas as they are heavily engaged in terrorist activities and possess a great threat to the security of the country. ..

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WCD's Conference held to make India Malnutrition Free by 2022

The first ever National Conference on Under-Nutrition in the country by Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry held on Tuesday in New Delhi. The main aim of this conference is to make India Malnutrition Free by 2022...

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High level committee constituted to monitor safety protocols in schools: Maneka Gandhi

The Centre has decided to form an inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in its schools across the country in the wake of the brutal killing of a student in Gurugram and the rape of a girl by a school peon in the national capital...

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Andaman and Nicobar Command evacuates 78 stranded persons from Havelock Island

At least 78 stranded persons including 24 tourists were evacuated on Monday by the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) from Havelock Island to Port Blair who was struck due to heavy rains and braving rough sea...

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New intelligence wing set-up for ‘Sashastra Seema Bal’ to strengthen border security

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB, and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App, WARB, Yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Singh said, SSB officials should check authenticity of messages which are being spread on the social media regarding security or intelligence alerts...

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Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar arrested in an extortion case

Iqbal Kaskar, younger brother of Don Dawood Ibrahim, was detained by Thane Police in an extortion case. On Monday night the Crime Branch of Thane arrested Iqbal Kaskar in a connection with an investigation into an extortion case...

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India exposes Pakistan again at #UNHRC; says 'It is face of international terrorism and human rights violator'

Exercising right to reply at the UN Geneva, India stated that Pakistan has been the face of international terrorism and that even the country's Foreign Minister confessed that banned terror outfits operate from within Pakistan...

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Survey shows Rs. 50,000 per year saved by investing in a toilet; Cost-benefit ratio of a household is 430%

A national media consultation which was conducted on the Swachh Bharat Mission in New Delhi was attended by the Journalists, development agencies and community workers...

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To boost cotton industry, Maharashtra soon to set up nine textile parks

Talking about Maharashtra’s economy and infrastructure in 5th Progressive Maharashtra Summit, Chief Minister Devendra Fdanavis said that nine textile parks soon will be set up to back farmers’ income. “Maharashtra is number one state in infrastructure projects and 50% of the total FDI in India comes to Maharashtra alone,” said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while speaking at 5th Progressive Maharashtra 2017 Conference...

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NDMA steps ahead for training ‘Airport Emergency Handlers’ with more specialized skills

To enhance the preparedness of Airport Emergency Handlers while responding to emergencies, encompassing threats emanating from the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material (CBRN) at the airports, the National Disaster Management Authority conducted the basic training programme...

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Govt to invest Rs 1,757 Cr for developing Allahabad, Lucknow and Rajkot airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will undertake new development works at Lucknow, Deoghar, Rajkot and Allahabad airports. The objective is to improve and develop airport infrastructure to meet growing traffic demands...

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The Rohingyas and the dilemma of Indian seculars

The Modi Government has made it clear time and again that it would not tolerate illegal presence of large number of such people on their lands. The government also said that the presence of Rohingya Muslims in such a large number may pose a threat to national security and as such the government would deport all these illegally entered Rohingya Muslims to their original land...

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SBI to charge 18% GST on exhaustion of free ATM withdrawals

State Bank of India (SBI) is set to charge customers with 18% GST for each ATM transaction post exhaustion of free ATM withdrawals. In April, the country’s largest bank reintroduced charges on non-maintenance of monthly average balance (MAB) after a gap of five years...

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CM Yogi along with four BJP leaders sworn in as Legislative Council member

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath took oath as an Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad member in Lucknow on Monday after resigning from Gorakhpur constituency in August...

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Narada Sting investigation continues; Bengal’s Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim appears before CBI

The Narada scam is one of the worst one in the row before 2016 Vidhansava election in Bengal. A number of ministers from the state who are allegedly involved in the scam are being interrogated by CBI. On Monday, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim (Bobby Hakim) appeared before CBI interrogation in CBI’s Kolkata headquarters Nizam Palace...

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Maharashtra is number one state in infrastructure projects: CM Fadnavis

“Maharashtra is number one state in infrastructure projects and 50% of the total FDI in India comes to Maharashtra alone,” said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while speaking at 5th Progressive Maharashtra 2017 Conference. Highlighting how the Maharashtra has emerged to be one of the influencing states of nation CM Fadnavis took the stage and addressed the people present...

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Healthy Meals at just Rs.5 only! Special canteen for labours in Chattisgrah

In a bid to provide healthy food at the cheap rates, Chhattisgarh government has launched the 'Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shram Anna Sahayata Yojna' that will provide labourers meals for just rupees five...

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PM Narendra Modi on his birthday invites Anushka Sharma to be a part of ‘Swacchta Hi Seva’ initiative

New Delhi, September 18: It was our beloved and one of the famous personalities on earth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday yesterday, and we all were glued to our TV sets to witness his once glance. Though it was PM’s birthday yesterday, many places in India were promoting his bigger dream of ‘Clean India’. And adding one more in his team, Modi invited none other than our favourite actress, Anushka Sharma to be a part of ‘Swacchta Hi Seva’ initiative. ..

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Dharmendra Pradhan wants Petroleum products to come under GST

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s request to finance ministry on including petroleum products in the orbit of GST has raised many questions. The government will have to look into it as to accept the idea or not...

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Make secure payments straight from bank account! Use Google Tez

Are you drained out of cash? Don’t worry, Google Tez is there to help you. Google Tez, the new digital payment app for India. The app works directly from bank account; any separate account is not needed for transactions. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was present at the launching event and made first inaugural transaction...

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To avoid nuisances on the roads, Goa soon to ban ‘drinking’ in public spaces

Remember the incident in Goa, where two drunk people came over the motorcycle at Petroleum Pump and started cracking fires? This would have gone fatal like it would have caused a blast at that petrol pump. To avoid such nuisance, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that soon Goa will ban drinking in public spaces...

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How to set up mAadhaar app on Android phones, Click here!

The mAadhaar app, launched in July this year by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). mAadhaar app enables the users to carry their information on their mobile phones. mAadhaar app is currently available only on Android...

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Centre firm on #DeportRohingyas : Affidavit in SC spells 5 solid reasons

Refugees, migrants remain the biggest problem of the whole world as it damages the economy and poses threat to the sovereignty of the country. The Central government in its affidavit submitted to Supreme Court has clearly stated that Rohingyas poses threat to the country. The five points highlighted in Central government’s affidavit are as follows:..

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Sharad Yadav camp in JD (U) desperately tries to hold power over party; elects new acting chief

Since Nitish Kumar broke the alliance with RJD regarding corruption charges against Tejashwi Yadav, JD (U) is going through a period of internal conflict. Sharad Yadav once a prominent face in JD (U) claimed the party did not support Nitish’s decision. Leading to a spilt in the party, Sharad Yadav-led faction of the JD(U) elected Chhotubhai Amarsinh Vasava, a tribal leader and MLA from Jhagadia in Gujarat as acting president...

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Tamil Nadu Politics: 18 Sasikala’s faction MLAs disqualified by TN Assembly Speaker

Today Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P.Dhanapal disqualified 18 AIADMK MLAs belonging to TTV.Dhinakaran’s faction. This action was taken under anti-defection and disqualification rules of 1986 formed in accordance with the tenth schedule of the constitution, said a statement from Assembly Secretary K. Bhoopathy...

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Krishi Upaj Rahan Loan Scheme launched in Rajasthan to fulfil immediate needs of farmers

Rajasthan government recently gave a massive relief to each and every farmer of a state by waiving off their farm loans up to Rs. 50,000. But keeping an agenda of fulfilling the immediate needs of the farmers on top, the state government launched short-term agriculture loan scheme known as Agriculture Produce Deposit Loan Scheme or Krishi Upaj Rahan Loan Scheme...

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Amit Shah launches ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ in Jharkhand to provide houses to freedom fighters

As the Jharkhand government under the leadership of CM Raghubar Das completed its 1,000 days, BJP chief Amit Shah headed towards Jharkhand to revive economy in the state again. On Sunday, he launched many schemes to develop villages of freedom fighters, called Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana. ..

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Swach Bharat Abhiyan carried at Siachen by Indian Army

Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman said that her ministry will run a campaign to remove trash from high altitude areas and glaciers. The Defence Minister formally launched ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign on Sunday...

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SAIL supplied of 85,000 tonnes of steel for construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has supplied a total of 85,000 tonnes of steel for the construction of Sardar Sarovar Project which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. This was said by SAIL in a press release on Sunday...

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Arjan Singh’s last rites: 21- gun salute and Fly Past honours Marshal of Indian Airforce

The funeral of Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force and legendary fighter pilot, is taking place with full state honours in the capital. The 98-year-old war hero died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday. The national flag will fly at half-mast at all government buildings in Delhi in tribute to the only five-star rank Air Force officer, equivalent to a Field Marshal in the army. ..

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‘Swachchta’ – a goal to build a clean and healthy India: Kiren Rijiju

‘Swachta Hi Seva Hai’ program kicked off which aims to make people aware and adopt ‘cleanliness’ as the daily routine. Participating in this nation-wide programme, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju compassionately appealed to the people to participate in this cleanliness drive. ‘Swachta Hi Seva Hai’ was organised at Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh...

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Belur Math, the spiritual hub of Bengal to come up with international convention centre in premises

The famous Belur Math in Kolkata which is one of the famous spiritual hubs in the country will get an international convention centre. This meeting hall will accommodate 1200 delegates. In decades, this is one of the first big construction projects at the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission...

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India is a peace-loving country but bravely answers every bullet of neighboring country: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the first bullet will not come from the Indian side, but it will give a fitting reply if the neighboring country uses the bullet first. He asserted that the centre will not resume dialogue with Pakistan unless it takes steps to stop infiltration activity along the borders...

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When World Bank refused to give us funds, temples of Gujarat offered money for Sardar Sarovar Dam: PM Modi

After dedicating Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a gathering in Dabhoi at the closing ceremony of ‘Narmada Mahotsav’ where he said saints and seers of Gujarat have played a very big role in the making of this massive project. “When the World Bank refused to give us funds, it was the temples of Gujarat that offered money,” PM Modi added...

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CJI Deepak Mishra advises advocates to avoid seeking adjournments for finding early resolutions

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has called for finding early resolutions to disputes to ensure speedy justice. Speaking at the Madras High Court, he asked advocates to avoid seeking adjournments in cases as much as possible...

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Goa ACB detains Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar over corruption charges

Goa legislative assembly and Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar have been booked by Goa’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) for stocking up on disproportionate assets of Rs. five crore...

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Monthly pocket allowance of Rs 50,000 for top athletes

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has announced that top athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will receive a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month to meet their pocket expenses...

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TV channels and FM stations to give attention on cleanliness campaign urges I&B ministry

To give adequate attention to the ongoing cleanliness campaign of the centre, Information & Broadcasting Ministry on Sunday has advised Private television, FM and community radio stations...

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Durga Puja special gift from Central railway! 4 special trains between Mumbai and Howrah announced

In Mumbai, there are several Bengalis residing who love to go back to their hometown during Bengali’s biggest festival Durga Puja. But many Bengalis can’t go back as due to high demand train seats get booked very early and flight ticket prices get hiked. Now bringing relief to them, Central Railway has announced special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai and Howrah...

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India successfully test-fired Indigenous air-to-air missile “Astra”

The Defence Ministry has successfully completed the final development flight trials of 'Astra' Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM). The 4-day trials were conducted over the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha...

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India to persistently raise JeM chief Masood Azhar issue on international forum: Syed Akbaruddin

India will persistently raise Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar issue on the international forum and find a solution through dialogue and will not sit idle till he is brought to justice...

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Nagaland soon to implement “Direct Benefit Transfer”

Soon Nagaland will implement “Direct Benefit Transfer” (DBT) scheme under MGNREGA from the coming financial year. The wages of MGNREGA workers would be directly credited to the individual accounts of the job-card holders who have actually carried out the works on the basis of Rs 177 per day as daily wage through National Electronic Fund Management System (NeFMS)-Public Financial Management System (PFMS), said the Rural Development Secretary Kelei Zeliang...

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Air India revives itself, launches non-stop flight service from Delhi to Copenhagen

National passenger carrier Air India on Saturday launched its non-stop flight service from New Delhi to Copenhagen, Denmark. The new service is Air India’s third non-stop flight launched this year...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a gathering at Dabhoi in Central Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a gathering at Dabhoi in Central Gujarat..

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New Delhi slams OIC at UNHRC; says no locus standi on India’s internal affairs

Strongly rejecting the claim of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at United Nations Human Rights Council, India on Friday slammed OIC and said that it contains factually incorrect and misleading references to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir...

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Over five lakh affordable houses to come up in urban areas of Andhra Pradesh under PMAY (Urban)

Over five lakh affordable houses will be built in urban areas of Andhra Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the next 15 months said Minister of Housing and Urban Development P Narayana...

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#IndusWatersTreaty: No new agreement between India-Pak; agreed to preserve water dispute treaty

India and Pakistan have reconfirmed their commitment to preserve the Indus Water Treaty following talks held on Friday. However, no agreements were made as the meetings concluded...

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Amit Shah inaugurates Gareeb Kalyan Mela along with schemes worth crores in Jharkhand

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chief Amit Shah visited Jharkhand on a 3-day trip from Saturday and launched down schemes beneficial for the state. As soon as he landed in the state, Shah along with Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das spoke on the importance of cleanliness and pushed people to help the government in making the state a ‘developed’ one by 2018. ..

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PM Modi dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation; to benefit 4 states and 4 crore people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation which will massively benefit lakhs of farmers and also to help fulfil people’s aspirations. Sardar Sarovar Dam which illuminates the pride of Gujarat will greatly benefit the participating States of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra...

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Cantonment Boards of Western Command felicitated with ODF Certificate by Defence Minister

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday felicitated eight cantonment boards out of 13 under western command with Open Defecation Free (ODF) certificates at Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh issued by the quality council of India...

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Enjoying the slurpy delicacies of Indian Railways while commuting journey? You can rate it too!

The fried rice, delicious cutlet with sauce, idli sambar, biryani ….just yumm! Indian Railways serve a delicious food; want to share this with other commuters? Now passengers on premium trains will be able to rate on tablets the food they eat...

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PM Modi dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to the Nation

PM Modi dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to the Nation..

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Indian Army eliminates two Pakistani infiltrators in Kashmir’s Machil sector

Alert Indian Army on Saturday eliminated two Pakistani terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machil sector in Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC) and foiled the major infiltration bid. However, the combing operation is still on to hunt other terrorists if they are trying to infiltrate...

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Soul of the Indian Defence and valiant hero of 1965, Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

The guiding man and the sole Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh passed away at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital on Saturday evening, hours after he was admitted there following a cardiac arrest. He was 98. ..

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New Metro Rail policy released focusing on compact urban development

The fewer people use personalized vehicles in a city more the city becomes pollution free. Hence focusing on minimising the use of personal motorized transport, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has released the new Metro Policy for expanding the metro network. The new policy seeks to fulfill the desire of metro rail of a large number of cities but in a responsible manner...

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Indo-US Armies commence massive Joint Exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ for neutralization of threats of varied nature

The two-week 13th Indo-US Joint Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2017 commenced on Saturday with an impressive opening ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The two armies will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed operations for neutralization of threats of varied nature...

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Indians have inherent talent and ability for entrepreneurship: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that Indians have inherent talent and ability for entrepreneurship and what is needed is state-of-the-art training and upgradation of skills...

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Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate Sardar Sarovar Dam on his 67th birthday

Ahead of the crucial state assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the world’s second biggest dam to the people of Gujarat. On his 67th birthday, Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the most anticipated irrigation project nearly after sixty years. He is also scheduled to attend the concluding session of fortnight-long Narmada Mahotsav where he will address the mammoth gathering organized by the state administration...

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Better IT fracture will boost employment rate: Nara Lokesh

In order to improve the rate of in the state of Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Minister Nara Lokesh said that the state government is looking forward for an effective eco-system which can offer ample scope for employment generation with the help of advanced IT and other technologies...

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Baahubali director SS Rajamouli to assist Andhra Pradesh government for designing Amaravati

After witnessing the gigantic silver screen sets of Mahishmathi and Kunthala Rajyam in SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali series, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has requested the legendary director to share his inputs with the British firm Norman Foster to finalize the design of new state capital Amaravati, a pet project of Chandrababu Naidu...

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Gujarat Polls: BJP President Amit Shah to attend mega OBC convention at Phagvel

In order to consolidate the traditional OBC votes in favor of BJP after the Patidar agitation, BJP Supremo Amit Shah is all set to address the mega convention of OBC ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the state of Gujarat. The home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will go to polls in the month of December...

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Haryana Police nabs Dera spokesperson Dilawar Insaan

Dilawar Insaan, a close aid of Baba Ram Rahim has been nabbed by Haryana Police.Dilawar was arrested for inciting violence in Panchkula after the conviction of Ram Rahim on August 25. According to Haryana Police, Dilawar has been booked under relevant sections including sedition. ..

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VP M Venkaiah Naidu to lay the foundation stone for Skill Development Institute on September 16

In order to boost the skill development activity in the state of Telangana, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will lay the foundation stone for New Regional Vocational Training Centre for Women on September 16. On this occasion, Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also mark his presence...

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Hyderabad: VP M Venkaiah Naidu to lay the foundation stone for Skill Development Institute

In order to boost the skill development activity in the state of Telangana, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will lay the foundation stone for New Regional Vocational Training Centre for Women on September 16. On this occasion, Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also mark his presence...

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NOTE! Possession and sale of imported fireworks punishable

The possession and sale of fireworks of foreign origin is illegal and punishable under the Law says the Government. Fireworks have been declared as restricted item in respect of import by the Director General of Foreign Trade...

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Haryana becomes the 1st state in India to come up with Cyber Security Policy

Gurugam, September 15: Haryana, the state which is highly concentrating on digital transformation through digital inclusion has come up with India’s first Cyber security policy. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after launching it congratulated Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. On Friday, Haryana CM and Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated Haryana Digital summit 2017. The new policy ensures protection to the critical IT and Information Communication Technology (ICT) data from unauthorised access. ..

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New Telecom Policy and Internet of Things will generate 10-15 mn jobs in India: Govt

The Internet of Things will generate 10-15 million jobs in India within the next few years, said Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications while speaking at the 2nd edition of IoT India Congress 2017, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India...

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Global petrol price raised by 18%; India remains at only 4%

After the rise in the price of petrol and diesel the central government on Friday issued some of the facts related to the crude oil and comparison of international market price with Indian market price...

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Now Gram panchayats to permit sand-mining in Madhya Pradesh

From now on the work of sand mining will be carried out through gram panchayats in the state. Gram panchayats will decide the spots and the quantity to be dug. Only gram panchayats will give permission for mining and the royalty obtained will be spent on the development works of the gram panchayat...

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Surpassing other states, Telangana ranks on top in attracting investments

Surpassing other states, Telangana topped to attract major investments than any other state. Also crossing the national average in attracting investments, Telangana declared the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM)...

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Again Darjeeling faces intense agitation from GJM supporters leading to clash with police

The demand for different statehood of Gorkhas seems to an unsolved crisis in Bengal. Every time Darjeeling tries to go back to normalcy, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha makes it to crawl back to unrest. On Friday shops and some business, establishments were open in early hours. Even some schools were open in early hours. GJM chief Bimal Gurung already warned to prevent any attempt to lift the bandh. Following that warning, the Gurung supports attacked a school bus and rained stone on police forces, as per ..

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Now Flipkart packages to become 'anti-theft'

Flipkart says that it will introduce ‘anti-theft packaging’ to securely deliver parcels to customers across the country. The newly innovated packaging, that is currently awaiting patent, incorporates special security features that make the packages both tamper-proof as well as tamper-evident...

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Rajasthan Govt waives off all farm loans upto Rs 50,000 per farmer

Giving up a massive relief to farmers of Rajasthan, the state government has announced to waive off all farm loans up to Rs 50,000 per farmer. Notably, Rajasthan has now become the third BJP rule state after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh to waive farm loans...

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Uttarakhand paves its way towards development, CM Rawat announces schemes worth crores

Uttarakhand has been struggling with many issues in all these years. Like education, development, sanitation, water facilities and many such problems. And to help the people with more services, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat conducted a meeting with the common people to hear their grievances. And out of all the issues people expressed, 676 applications were chosen to execute upon...

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Hindi is the only language that unites our nation, says Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Chief Minister Raghubar Das yesterday on the occasion of ‘Hindi Diwas’ said Hindi was the identity of the Indian culture and was the only ‘sutra’ through which the entire nation be brought together...

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Bihar govt taking several initiatives for development of IT industry in the state

In an era of technology, IT sector plays very important role in the economy of a state or a country. Keeping that in mind, Bihar government wants to give priority to the development of information technology in the state. On Thursday Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated "Bihar IT and ITeS Investment Conclave 2017"...

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Govt rejects media reports of drought-like situation in country

The Government has dismissed media reports regarding drought in 225 districts in 17 States as factually incorrect, saying there is no drought-like situation in the country...

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First Odia Language University to come up for imparting Odia literature in state

Odisha to get its first Odia Language University as the state Assembly on Thursday passed two Bills, the University of Odia Language and Literature Bill, 2017 and the Odisha Service of Engineers (Validation of Appointment) Amendment Bill, 2017 following a discussion...

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Corporate Affairs Ministry and CBDT sign MoU for automatic and regular exchange of information to prevent money laundering

Taking forward the initiative launched by the Government of India to curb the menace of shell companies, money laundering and black money in the country and prevent misuse of corporate structure for various illegal purposes, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) have now concluded a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for data exchange, on 6th September, 2017. ..

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Time to ‘Thank’ them: Maha Govt to reward cops who selflessly worked during floods in Mumbai

Though Mumbai is back on her spirit, but Mumbaikars won’t ever forget 29 August, when the whole city came to standstill. Thousands couldn’t reach their homes, hundreds were stranded, and there were volunteers and police officials who voluntarily came forward to help everyone. No, we didn’t lose anything; we won as ‘Humans’. Yay!..

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Country fully geared for any untoward situation assures Nirmala

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the country is fully geared to combat any untoward situation. In response to questions on the Doklam stand-off and repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, she said that defence forces are monitoring every situation very closely...

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#AmarnathAttackAvenged : Indian troops eliminated 2 LeT terrorists including Abu Ismail in Srinagar

Indian security troops on Thursday got a major success in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to curb terrorism after Amarnath terror attack mastermind Abu Ismail who belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba along with his close aid was killed in a fierce encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam area. Also, the security forces have recovered heavy arms and ammunition along with the body of slain terrorists...

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2008 Ahmedabad serial blast Main accused Tausif Khan arrested in Bihar

Tausif Khan, the main accused of 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast along with two other suspects have been arrested in Gaya on Friday...

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Two-day Regional Conference kicked off in Goa; Aims to adopt best practices to achieve ‘good governance’

In a wake to adopt ‘Good Governance’, two-day Regional Conference on 'Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices' kicked off in Goa. Goa looks for adopting good governance and best practices to benefit the people. C. Viswanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, said that ultimate aim of Good Governance is to get people benefited...

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Hindi-speaking people to give more respect and space to regional languages: Prez Kovind

President Ramnath Kovind said that hindi-speaking people should give more respect and space to regional languages. The President said that parts of the country thought that Hindi was being imposed on them...

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PM Narendra Modi calls on Bapu, condoles death of son Pravin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on his beloved Bapu aka Keshubhai Patel, veteran BJP leader and former Chief Minister of Gujarat at his residence. In a special gesture, Modi visited Keshubhai’s residence to condole the death of his son Pravin Patel who lost his life in the US due to cardiac arrest at the age of 60...

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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu hails Telangana Chief Minister for making Telugu a compulsory subject

Applauding the move of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao for taking a bold decision by making make Telugu a compulsory subject from 1st to 12th standards Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu advised that other state should follow the line of Telangana Government for the welfare of diverse regional languages in India...

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No harsh words for Prime Minister Modi says Bhandara MP Nana Patole

Adopting a safe posture BJP leader Nana Patole clarified that he had never targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi or top BJP brass. Patole who represents Bhandara-Gondia Parliamentary segment from east Vidharbha mentioned that BJP is a democratic party which allows its members to express their view on a various issue pertaining to the welfare of the society. Earlier the Bhandara-Gondia MP was in the news for his alleged comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s behavior during a parliamentary meeting...

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Playing with student’s safety, recognition of schools to get cancel in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh government has warned school education institutes to be vigilant over security arrangements of students. The move comes after a seven-year-old boy was found dead with his throat slit inside a School washroom in Gurgaon...

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Left derailment: In a fiery interview CPIM MP Ritabrata Banerjee tells the story of conflict, corruption within party

Communist Party of India (CPI-M) which ruled Bengal for 35 years had a dramatic loss in 2011 election against TMC. Since then the party gradually lost all its popularity in the state. Whereas it is already suffering from a split within the party, the youngest MP of Loksabha Ritrabata Banerjee in an interview with Republic’s Arnab Goswami openly explains the conspiracy, the conflict within the party. A state which already lost all trust on the party, the comments from Ritrabata would make the process ..

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MCI quashes admission of 778 MBBS students in Puducherry colleges

The Medical Council of India has quashed admission of students to first year MBBS course in deemed universities and private medical colleges in the Union Territory, which were done without centralised counselling and after the last date during the academic year 2016-17. ..

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Over 22 drown; many others were missing as boat capsizes in Uttar Pradesh

At least 22 passengers on a boat carrying 60 people were drowned and killed in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh as the boat capsized. This incident happened in the early hours of the morning. Police and rescue teams are at the spot. While 10 people have been rescued, search is on to trace others...

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Youths and Educational institutions have a big role in achieving total cleanliness: Javdekar

HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar on Thursday publicly announced the Swacchata ranking of Higher Educational Institutes and the awards were presented to the top rankers...

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India, Japan signs 15 MoU that brings Rs 1 lakh crore investment in country

India and Japan on Thursday afternoon hold the bilateral talks and signed whopping 15 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) which will strengthen the economy of both the countries and will further deepen cooperation. Notably, the 15 MoUs that are signed by both India and Japan will bring investments worth Rs 1 lakh crore to country...

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India launches ‘Operation Insaniyat’ for assisting ‘Rohingya refugees’ in Bangladesh

Centre Government has launched ‘Operation Insaniyat’ for assisting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on the humanitarian ground. The move comes at a time when government is set to deport illegal Rohingy.....

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To make most out of ‘Digital India’, Assam distributed laptops to 15,624 students with free internet

Encouraging students to adopt and make most of ‘Digital India’, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributed laptops and computers along with free internet connection for two years to each of 15,624 students who have passed this year’s High School Leaving Certificate Examination securing at least 75% marks in aggregate and to 80 other such students who have passed High Madrassa examination...

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Centre to double Farmer's Income by 2022

With the goal of doubling the income of the farmers by 2022, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) had organised ceremonies in 562 districts of the country between August 19 to September 11, 2017, in which 47,08,47 farmers and agricultural workers have participated...

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Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

On September, 10, in the course of a counter-terrorist operation in Barbugh District Shopian, Kashmir, two terrorists were killed by the security forces while one surrendered. Investigations established that while the killed terrorists were old and experienced cadre of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) the terrorist, Adil Hussain Dar, who surrendered had been with the organization only for four months...

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