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Indian Railway comes up with new amenities for more comfortable journey; Bihar gets bunch of fresh services

Rail journeys in India are always amazing for passengers filled with various experiences. The rail journeys would be better if some extra services are added. Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu inaugurated various services and projects...

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More innovations to be exchanged between India and Sweden as Cabinet approves MoU on IPR

Sweden recognized India’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, both nations established bilateral relations in 1949. Yesterday, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the MoU between the two countries on cooperation in the field of Intellectual property (IPRs)...

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Healthy boost in Tourism: India registers whopping growth in income, as over 7.34 lakh Tourists arrived in July

Tourism is flourishing positively in India and therefore economy of the country is also strengthening as the days are passing. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered whopping growth of 7.4% in July 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in July 2017 were 7.88 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.34 lakh in July 2016 and 6.28 lakh in July 2015...

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Doordarshan refutes the allegations of Tripura CM Manik Sarkar

Responding to the allegations of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar National broadcaster Doordarshan said that the local unit of Doordarshan has given wide coverage to the public address of the Tripura Chief Minister...

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BJP Chief Amit Shah’s three day Madhya Pradesh visit begins from August 18

Setting the tone for the crucial assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah will begin his three-day visit of Madhya from 18 August. As a part of his nationwide mega outreach campaign in order to strengthen the party organization down the line...

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Supreme Court appoints high-level panel to review 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases

In order to examine more than 235 cases related to the horrifying 1984 anti-Sikh riots apex court today constituted the panel of former judges to review the cases probed by the Special Investigation Team. Within the stipulated time of three months, the court has asked the panel to submit its remarks whether the cases in which the closure report had been filed was correct or not...

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Government approves new Metro Rail Policy to open a big window for private investments

Central government on Wednesday approved a new Metro Rail Policy that seeks to enable the realization of growing metro rail aspirations of a large number of cities but in a responsible manner. Notably, the aim of the new policy is to open window for private investments across a range of metro operations making PPP component mandatory for availing central assistance for new metro projects...

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‘I am Indian’-ISRO’s melodious super-blasting song! Did you watch it?

We couldn’t take off our eyes as Indian Space Research Organization ISRO scientists performed a band to mark the 70th Independence Day. ISRO has always made our nation proud. From launching 104 satellites to the orbit in a single mission to reaching Mars in its first attempt, it has done it all. But this time, the Indian scientists had a different mission on their hands...

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85 lakh cattle and buffaloes tagged with UID number: Centre

The government has tagged a total of 85 lakh milk producing cattle and buffaloes with 12-digit UID number. The Agriculture Ministry stated that around 88 million milk producing animals out of 300 million cattle and buffaloes are being identified using polyurethane tags...

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CM Yogi suspends 3 senior officials for laxity in flood relief works

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered suspension of in-charge district supplies officer of Gonda Pooran Singh, animal husbandry officer KP Dwivedi and medical officer of the Karnailganj primary medical centre Dr Ajit Pratap...

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Nitish Kumar meets officials in North Bihar, conducts aerial survey in flood-affected area

Flood situation in Bihar remains grim. The death toll has risen to 56 and the number of flood affected people reached almost 70 lakhs. According to the latest report, 98 blocks and 1,070 panchayats in the state have been engulfed by the flood. In Wednesday morning, Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has reached Northern Bihar to conduct the survey. Four more teams of NDRF are have been airlifted from Bhatinda to Patna...

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CM Virbhadra Singh gives Independence Day gift to government employees, pensioners; hikes DA by 4%

Himachal Pradesh government has announced 4 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) to the state employees. Notably, on the occasion of Independence Day, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced 4 percent additional Dearness Allowance (DA) to all the government employees and pensioners, from January and to be paid in October...

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Telangana Govt soon to allot 85,000 government jobs for the unemployed youths

To combat unemployment, Telangana government will soon fill up around 85,000 government jobs, said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the occasion of 70th Independence Day Address. "On this happy and auspicious occasion of the Independence Day, I would like to give good news to the unemployed youth. I am happy to announce that besides 27,660 appointments so far we made, measures are being taken to make appointments for another 84,876 jobs shortly," he said...

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NIA intensifies its effort to curb terror funding, subversive activities in valley; raids 12 locations in JK

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) intensifies its efforts to curb terror funding and subversive activities in the valley. Notably, the central probe agency on Wednesday morning raided dozens of location in Jammu and Kashmir and conducted searches in connection with the terror funding case against separatists and others...

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High tech system to keep a tab on the status of bridges in Mumbai soon

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC has adopted a bridge management system (BMS) for maintenance and reconstruction of bridges in time after last year’s tragedy on the Mumbai-Goa highway, after last year’s tragedy on the Mumbai-Goa highway. ..

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On the occasion of 70th Independence Day, CM Fadnavis unveiled next generation projection mapping system

India celebrated 70th Independence Day with wholeheartedly, where on Tuesday the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promised to make the farmers of Maharashtra ‘debt-free’. While unfurling the tricolour at the state secretariat, CM Fadnavis announced that the homeless would be provided houses by 2019 and construction of three lakh houses in the state of the “houses for all” scheme has begun. ..

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Bimal Gurung warns of continuing strike in Darjeeling to put counter pressure on govt

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has softened its tone of protest after a delegation meets with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Bimal Gurung directed Morcha youth wing supporters to lift their indefinite hunger strike. To show his stubborn face, he warned of six-seven more months of the strike. GJM has said that it would not compromise with protest for Gorkhaland. ..

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Na gaali se, na goli se, Kashmir me parivartan hoga gale lagaane se says PM Modi on 71st Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on the occasion of 71st Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort described the implementation of GST as a key illustration of cooperative federalism. He said the poor are joining the mainstream through initiatives of financial inclusion. He emphasized that good governance is about speed and simplification of processes. On Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister emphasized that neither abuses, nor bullets, but only embracing, can solve ..

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Govt orders Facebook, Google, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo to instantly remove all ‘Blue Whale’ links

While the ‘Blue Whale’ suicide online demon has been mongering, government has directed internet giants like Facebook, Google, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to instantly remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries...

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Sushma Swaraj's Independence Day gift to all Pak patients

In a goodwill gesture, External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that the Indian government will clear all the pending requests for medical visas for Pakistani patients. "On the auspicious occasion of India's Independence day, we will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with us," she tweeted. This comes as a huge relief to Pakistanis who were refused a recommendation letter from former foreign minister Sartaz Aziz...

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Poverty and New India are simply not compatible: President Ram Nath Kovind

Underlining the importance of Freedom struggle President Ram Nath Kovind said that we owe so much to the countless freedom fighters who made great sacrifices to bring us here. Remembering the contribution of freedom fighters kovind expressed that It is important to understand that the dream of an Independent India of our freedom fighters...

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Tirupati is all set for the state-level Independence Day celebration

The district administration of the temple city is all set for the 70th Independence Day celebrations. The state state-level Independence Day program will take place at the Tarakarama Stadium of Sri Venkateswara University where AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will hoist the national flag...

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Guj Chief Minister Vijay Rupani distributes NAMO e-Tablet, calls it modern day Sudarshan Chakra

Underlining the importance of new age technology Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that with the unique initiative of NAMO e-Tablet, no student in the state will remain disconnected from the digital world. Speaking at the public function organized by state administration Rupani mentioned that his government is committed towards the welfare of Youth. “we have decided that the new age voters are not merely voters, but new age power. We look at them not as voters, but as nation’s power,” Rupani ..

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JD(U) suspends 21 leaders from Sharad Yadav camp for anti-party activities

Coming out as a big jolt for the Sharad Yadav Camp, Janata Dal (United) today suspended 21 leaders who have raised their voice against the Nitish Kumar's move of government formation with BJP. Informing about the development, JDU Bihar state president Vashistha Narayan Singh said that 21 party members have been suspended from the primary membership over the anti-party activities...

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India, Russia to hold tri-military drill ‘Indra’ from October 19

In a first, India and Russia have decided to hold mega war games in October involving armies, navies and the air forces of the two nations. The exercise, scheduled from October 19 to 29, will focus on achieving coordination between forces of both the nations...

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Security forces bust Harkat-ul-Mujahideen terror module; nabs two terrorists from Kashmir’s Handwara

Security forces getting a major success in crack down busted a Pakistan based terror module of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and arrested two terrorists from Handwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. A pistol and ammunition were recovered from the possession of these two terrorists...

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JP Nadda calls upon high-level meeting for surveillance of the #Gorakhpur incident

The hot topic which is doing the rounds is the Gorakhpur tragedy. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Sunday visited Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital after over 70 children died while undergoing treatment. ..

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Freedom and democracy are precious heritage of society

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Good News for Delhiites! 1000 new buses soon to ply in capital

In a bid to strengthen transport facility in capital, one thousand new buses will hit Delhi's roads in the next 9 to 10 months. The Delhi Transport Corporation currently has a fleet of 3,944 buses...

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JD (U) suspends 21 rebel party members including former Minister over anti-party activities

Nitish Kumar already indicated that JD (U) won’t compromise on party unity. After JD (U) left the grand alliance, many party leaders were opposing party’s decision. A top level leader Sharad Yadav was also removed from party’s Rajyasabha seat. Making the step stronger, JD (U) has suspended 21 party members from their primary memberships for anti-party activities. ..

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India-China should not defeat each other, rather both must adopt the spirit of ‘Bhai-Bhai’: Dalai Lama

The spiritual leader Dalai Lama had warming gesture along with Baba Ramdev who together addressed the World Peace and Harmony Conclave, Dalai Lama said that India and China cannot defeat each other and both the countries will have to live together as neighbours...

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Jammu and Kashmir: On Independence Day resolve to support selfless soldiers

As India celebrates her 70th year of independence, there are homes across the country which will be grieving the loss of their brave sons who have made the supreme sacrifice in order to ensure that their fellow citizens get the opportunity to celebrate their independence with their heads held high...

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Shame! 70 Kashmiri youths joined terrorism

Terrorism never gives any profit to anyone, it just gives loss- a loss to the family of terrorists, loss to national security and safety, loss to others etc. Still, Kashmiri youths are joining terrorism, terrorism for what? Killing our own people, threatening our own country- a total shame! Security forces day and night protect us, hunt down those terrorists who try to harm sovereignty of our country, but still, seventy youths have joined terrorism...

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Air India inducts first external party aircraft for maintenance and operations service in Nagpur

First external party aircraft VTSZM 737 got inducted at its state-of-the-art MRO facility at Nagpur in order to perform the C1 check. Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), a subsidiary of Air India inducted the first SpiceJet aircraft VTSZM 737, announced Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis...

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Nitish Kumar to conduct an aerial survey of Bihar’s flood affected areas

Patna, August 14: The flood situation in Bihar has worsened leaving at least 16 persons dead. Flood is creating more misery in northern Bihar. Bordering districts of Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar districts of the state is also in grim situation. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will make an aerial survey of the flood affected areas on Monday. Home minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Bihar CM. The affected areas are already getting help from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Rajnath ..

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Fully committed to welfare of Divyangjans, new schemes announced soon: Thaawarchand Gehlot

Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated Inclusive Independence Day celebrations organized by the National Trust. Around 2500 people from all walks of life participated in the event along with 500 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ..

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Unfortunate! Massive landslide in Himachal claims 46 lives till now; Rescue operation on

Massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh has brought the huge destruction of lives as at least 46 peoples have been killed while several others are injured. Notably, a landslide occurred at Kotpuri near Padhar on the Mandi-Pathankot national highway on Saturday midnight which buried two roadways buses killing at least 46 people and injuring several others...

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Two Maoists encountered in Chhattisgarh

In a major success to security forces, two Maoists have been shot dead by the Special Task Force personnel in a gunfire exchange near Sukma's Kista Ram village in Chhattisgarh. Special Director General of Police, anti-Maoist operations, DM Awasthi said, the encounter took place in the jungles of Kistaram police station area when a joint team of security personnel was out on a counter-insurgency operation...

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3 dead, 5 feared to be killed as two landslides hit Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand

The flood situation of India is worsening day by day. Floods are engulfing towns in West Bengal while 45 people died in Himachal Pradesh due to landslides, and now, UJttarakhand is suffering the same fate. 3 people have died and 5 others including Army personnel were feared to be killed by landslides in Pithoragarh. The landslides were caused by a violent cloudburst last night, said the officials. ..

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This time BJP Govt will free people from corrupt and incompetent Congress says Amit Shah during his visit to Karnataka

While the Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is on his three-day visit to Karnataka expressed the confidence that BJP would return to power in the coming assembly elections 2019. Amit Shah said that “I have come here with a firm will to bring the BJP back to power in the state. I can sense the mood of the people to give our party an opportunity again to serve them.”..

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Our’s is a great nation with many themes that we are proud of; always follow the policy of ‘nation first’: Manohar Parrikar

To imbibe patriotism amongst the students, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar called on students on the occasion of 55th Convocation IIT-Bombay, said always follow the policy of ‘nation first’. Parrikar said that marginalized sections of the society must be empowered for the harmonious development of the country...

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Rajnath Singh appeals GJM leaders to withdraw the indefinite strike in Darjeeling

The residents of Darjeeling now may hope for a better situation as GJM leaders had a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday. The GJM leaders submitted a memorandum to the Centre detailing their demands. Considering the suffering of common mass in Darjeeling Home Minister told the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and other hill organizations to withdraw the indefinite strike. He also appealed to the West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee to initiate a dialogue with the GJM...

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Indian troops eliminated three Hizbul terrorists including commander Yasin Itoo in Kashmir’s Shopian

Anti-terrorist operation continues in the inner parts of Jammu-Kashmir and forward areas, Security forces eliminated three terrorists belonged to Hizbul terror outfit in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, during the anti-terrorist operation, two brave soldiers of Indian troops martyred while three others injured...

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4480 villages along river Ganga declared as ‘Open Defecation Free’

In a bid to rejuvenate the holy River Ganga, all 4480 villages on the bank of River in 52 districts and 5 states were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under Namami Gange initiative by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday...

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NHAI to start work on project to decongest Dhaula Kuan – Airport Road Section of NH8

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, will lay the foundation stone for NHAI's project to decongest one of Delhi's most congested corridors which leads to Indira Gandhi International Airport on August 14..

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Nobody will be spared for Gorakhpur tragedy: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda today took the stock of the ground situation of the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College where 60 children died in five days. Earlier, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel and Health Secretary C.K. Mishra also visited the hospital to look into the lapses in the BRD Medical College...

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First ‘Vande Mataram’, Now ‘Jana Gana Mana’

It was not surprising that Wahhabi Mullahs have sent out directive to Madrassas in UP not to sing National Anthem, on flimsy pretext that ‘Adhinayak’ meant King of Great Britain. This would be funny if it were not sinister...

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NIA files charge sheet against IS member for waging war against State

he National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed charge sheet against a man linked to terror outfit Islamic State (IS) for allegedly trying to wage a war against the state and planning to eliminate judges, political leaders and police officers in Kerala...

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No child died due to lack of oxygen, High level committee constituted: UP Health Minister

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh and Minister Ashutosh Tandon held a press conference regarding the Gorakhpur tragedy on Saturday. Health Minister Singh confirmed that the disruption of gas supply wasn't the reason behind the incident. Tandon said that BRD medical college principal has been suspended...

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Native businessmen are playing their role towards nation’s development, said Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Ranchi, August 12: Appreciating businessmen for the role they play in the development of the nation, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that only a few traders do gimmicks in their business. He however said that most of the businessmen want to do work honestly.    Furthermore, he added that GST is a good law and it may take some time for people to understand it. Speaking at a workshop on GST organized at Project Building, he elaborated, “There is a parallel black money economy ..

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Undertaking 64 lakh coffee seedlings, Nagaland unifies to boost ‘coffee farming’

Undertaking 64 lakh coffee seedlings Nagaland steps ahead to boost coffee farming. Nagaland having a favourable land for coffee farming would be undertaking plantation of 64 lakh coffee seedlings during this current year...

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Good news for all PF accounts holders! Read here

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation made a welcome change to its regulations under which, an employee's Provident Fund (PF) account will be transferred upon job change, instead of being closed...

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Youth power should take resolution to build new MP for new India: CM Shivraj

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged youths to come forward to build New Madhya Pradesh for building New India. While addressing the youths at at Shaurya Smarak campus, CM Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is a state of youths...

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Changing political scenario in Bihar; JD(U) removes Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

A major change is taking place in Bihar political scenario. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left grand alliance due to several corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav who was former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. After leaving alliance he again formed the government with NDA support. Sharad Yadav, the senior party leader has been vocal against this decision...

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At least 3.5 lakh college students in Gujarat to get 'NAMO E-Tab' tablets at Rs 1000 each

With an aim to the digitization of the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday launched a scheme under which at least 3.5 lakh college students will get tablets at a subsidized rate of Rs 1,000...

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Congrats, Delhi! For becoming India's largest, Asia's fastest growing city

A study by Oxford Economics revealed that Delhi is the fastest growing city in Asia. The study predicted that the Indian city-state is likely to become almost 50% larger in 2021 than it was at 2016-end...

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Notice to Snapdeal, India Mart for online trading of wildlife products

The Madhya Pradesh State Level Tiger Strike Force has served notices to Snapdeal, India Mart, Wish and Buy and Craft Comparison companies for selling wild life ingredients on their online trading portal...

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Uttarakhand government recommends CBI probe in the re-examination of scholarships scam

Recently, University of Mumbai has received major flak on the delay of results and inappropriate expenditure of around Rs 500 crore. Education forms the crux of development in any country. In a matter similar to the Mumbai University, Uttarakhand has given birth to a scam of Rs 100 crores in scholarship given to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students by the Social Welfare Department. The government has recommended a CBI probe into the corruption scam...

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#SikkimStandoff : India deployed more troops along China border after flag meeting remain inconclusive

India has deployed more troops along the China border in Sikkim, Arunachal, following heightened tensions between both nations over the Doklam standoff. As per reports, senior government officials said that the caution level amongst troops has also been raised...

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Telangana initiates ‘Sriram Sagar’ project to facilitate continuous water flow in the canals

Telangana initiates the ‘Sriram Sagar’ project worth Rs.2000 Cr with an aim to get under green cover and also seeks to modernise and revitalize its river networks. The project on the Godavari River has the potential to boost water supply to several districts in the State...

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Odisha and United Nations Environment Programme join hands to promote sustainable organic agriculture

Odisha and United Nations Environment Programme UNEP come together to promote organic farming. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that there is a lot of scope for organic farming in Odisha for which the state government is interested in sustainable and climate resilient organic agriculture...

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#YogiSarkar directs to celebrate ‘Independence Day’ in all UP madrassa

Yogi Government has directed all UP madrassa to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day. The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Shiksha Parishad has issued a letter in this regard...

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Nitish Kumar shows strict attitude to party crack; says Sharad Yadav is free to make any decision

The JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav has been making controversial comments since Nitish Kumar left the grand alliance. It was indicated that he might face strict action from the party. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday that Sharad Yadav is allowed to make any decision. He said entire JD (U) supported the decision to leave the grand alliance...

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34 PoJK companies banned to weed out illegal activity on LoC

In a major crackdown to weed out any illegal activity on LoC, Indian administration banned a total of 34 companies belonging to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and 8 firms from this side for any trade across the LoC...

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Farmers will now get Incentives for cultivating medicinal plants

Modi government is making every effort to ensure doubling the income of farmer by 2022. Now Ministry of Ayurveda under Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) is providing financial assistance as subsidy to farmers to encourage cultivation of herbs and medicinal plants throughout the country...

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Soon Roads and Highways sector will have independent financial body to cater development needs

As every sector has been backed up financially which is essential core needed for the development. Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari expressed hopes for setting up the independent ‘financial arm’ which will solely cater to the roads and highways sector...

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Sonowal discusses cabinet expansion with BJP's central leadership

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is mulling expansion of his cabinet and left for New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the issue with the BJP central leadership...

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BJP plans massive roadshow in Kerala over killings of RSS activists

To keep up pressure on the Left Front Government of Kerala over barbaric killings of RSS-BJP activists, the BJP has planned to organize a mega roadshow after the festival of Onam...

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All we need to debate intensely and passionately keeping the poor in our minds

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Parliament's Monsoon Session ends; Lok Sabha passes 24 bills, Rajya Sabha 14

The parliament's 19-days Monsoon session concluded on Friday. During the Session, 17 Bills were introduced in Parliament. The Lok Sabha passed 14 Bills and while the Rajya Sabha passed 9 Bills during the session. There were 13 bills that the government managed to get passed in both the Houses...

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307 touts, 59115 unauthorized vendors, 7 illegal ticketing agencies are prosecuted at Railway Stations: Rajen Gohain

A special drive aimed at curbing malpractices of touting activities, ticketless passengers, misuse of facilities of e-ticketing etc was launched by all Zonal Railways during summer period from 01.04.2017 to 30.06.2017 to conduct checks in mass contact areas and an amount of 1.18 crores was recovered. Notably, this was stated by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday...

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Ahead of Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s visit, Gujarat sets up 1555 hectare ‘Japanese Industrial Park’

Japan is India’s one of the allies and hence, it becomes even more important to take care of the high regarded Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and it’s officials. Abe’s visit to India is scheduled in the month of September. His visit will take place in Gujarat and the government has started to set up a brand new ‘Japanese Industrial Park’ which is spread on 1555 hectares...

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India faces risk of deflationary impulses owing to stressed agri revenues: Economic Survey

According to the Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume-2, tabled in Parliament today, India faces the risk of deflationary impulses owing to stressed agricultural revenues, bad loans, farm loan waivers and the fiscal tightening they would entail, that could push inflation below the Reserve Bank of India`s (RBI) targeted 4 per cent by March 2018...

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Speedy development possible only through coordination, says Jharkhand’s Commissioner

Many places in Jharkhand still face a major drawback. Like the road development, drinking water supply, electricity and basic amenities. Commissioner of Kolhan districts chaired meeting of ‘Development and Coordination’ by directing all the government departments to ensure speedy implementation of various development and welfare schemes. ..

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After Hindi version, Oxford launches Tamil and Gujarati online dictionaries

As a part of its special focus on Indian languages, Oxford University Press has launched online dictionaries in Tamil and Gujarati. This follows the roll out of Hindi version last year. Began in 2015, the Oxford Global Languages initiative aims at building dictionaries and lexicographical resources for over 100 global languages, with an objective is to make content available in every language. The Tamil and Gujarati versions follow the launch of the Hindi online dictionary last year...

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Identify, deport all Rohingya Muslims immediately: MHA orders to all States

Refugees, migrants remains the biggest problem of the whole world as it damages the economy and poses threat to the sovereignty of the country. Recently, United States banned the refugees of six Islamic countries and walking on the same path India has also decided to ban Rohingya Muslims in the country and deport them immediately as they possess threat to the country...

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Soon shops and restaurants will remain open 24*7 as Maha Assembly passes ‘Shops and Establishment Bill’

Now the shops and malls in Maharashtra will remain open round the clock all days of the week as the Maharashtra Assembly has cleared the bill which allows the shops and malls to operate on their convenience. The Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, enabling owners or shops, hotels, theatres and multiplexes in the state to keep their establishments open 24X7, with an easier process to get permissions and licenses...

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Haryana plans mutual cooperation with Switzerland to boost employment in hospitality industry

Now hotel management students from Haryana can have easy access to their higher education in one of the large economies of Europe, Switzerland. Haryana and this European nation have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for imparting training to the students in the field of hotel management. This will boost employment of youth in the hotel industry...

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Will Muslims in India reject multi-communal leaders like Hamid Ansari?

Muslims in India need to reject the discourse of multi-communal leaders like Hamid Ansari who even after being adored the highest constitutional position could not free them from the bondage of communalism...

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Hamid Ansari – the Frightened Muslim – who was VEEP once

It is a strange coincident that today is the anniversary of disgraceful agitation by the Muslims on Azad Maidan, Mumbai 7 years back in 2012. The day we saw ‘frightened’ Muslims ‘upset’ with Rohingya Muslims getting a raw deal in Myanmar (remember, not India). They were so upset that they kicked and broke down ‘Amar Jawan’ memorial...

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Embracing advanced technology Telangana launches ‘Smart Streets Labs’ to ensure road safety

Taking into consideration the safety by adopting advanced technology, Telangana government along with World Resource Institute WRI launched ‘Smart Street Labs’ on Thursday. ‘Smart Streets Labs’ aims to source technological interventions to ensure the safety of citizens...

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Panama Papers probe is on, but won’t have system like Pakistan: Jaitley tells RS

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday stated that tax authorities are conducting investigations into accounts mentioned in Panama papers, while replying to a debate on Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill which was passed by the upper House on Thursday...

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You'll be fined Rs 5000 if you carry thin plastic bags

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has temporarily banned use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in Delhi. It also imposed a fine of 5000 rupees on anyone found in possession of such banned plastic...

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‘Swachhathon 1.0’ organised in Mumbai invites technological solutions to accomplish the dream of #SwachchBharat

Do you have innovative solutions? You can share your inputs in ‘Swachhathon 1.0’ which was organised in Mumbai collaborating with the Ministry of Water and Sanitation and government of India.Earlier ‘Swachhathon 1.0’ was launched in Chennai on Thursday with an aim to share innovative concepts and ideas to accomplish the dream of #SwachchBharat. ‘Swachhathon 1.0’ was launched first in Tamil Nadu which witnessed 100 innovators, heads of technical colleges and schools...

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Zakir Musa soon to meet Burhan, Dujana in hell; Indian Army keen to hunt him down

Indian security troops including Army, Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and others have break the backbone of terrorism in the valley after eliminating more than 200 terrorists just within a year. The 200 terrorists killed in one year also include several bigger names including Burhan Wani, Abu Dujana, Junaid Mattoo, Bashir Lashkari, Saddam Poddar, Mohammad Yasin and few others. However, Burhan Wani’s encounter proved crucial on cracking down on militants, but next target is Zakir Musa and his group...

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#YogiSarkar swings into action; suspends 11 top officials, 7 transfer for being reckless on duty

In a bid to put a stop on reckless working culture of government officials, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered suspension of 11 officials and transfer of seven officials of Maharajganj. The state government said that the instructions were issued by the Chief Minister Yogi during his review meeting at the Collectorate meeting room and the inspection of the police station, tehsil and hospital...

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha reflects softer tone in Gorkhaland issue; wants Bengal govt to give official call for meeting

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s indefinite strike is going to touch two-month time span just after three days. In this long time span, Morcha leaders deliberately avoided any direct contact with state government. Taking a reverse turn on the 57th day of strike Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri says that they expect an official invitation from the state government to discuss...

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Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th #VicePresident of India

The former Union minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu was today sworn in as the 13th vice president of India. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Naidu at a ceremony in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan. ..

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#1993Mumbaiblasts: TADA court concludes hearing; Verdict to be pronounce on 22nd Aug

The Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act; TADA Court in Mumbai has concluded hearing on the punishment to the people involved in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Earlier TADA Court convicted Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Tahir Merchant and Firoz Khan as main conspirators of the heinous act of planning the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which 257 people died and 713 seriously injured...

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Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan come together to celebrate ‘World Biofuel Day’ and share its importance

Power and Energy is the crux of India’s development. In the years to come, we’ll move ahead of other countries in the respective arena. To educate people the importance of energy and power, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas celebrated the ‘World Biofuel Day 2017’ yesterday. Energy Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the objective of “World Biofuel Day” is to sensitize youths (school and college going students), farmers and other stakeholders about the benefits of biofuel and seek their involvemen..

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India- US Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 is unique opportunity for unifying entrepreneurs and start-ups with global leaders: PM Modi

In order to bring together all the global entrepreneurs and start-ups with global leaders, Global Entrepreneurship Summit will kick start from 28-30 November 2017. India-US will be hosting Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017...

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Patriotism only knows ‘Emotions’ as Indian National Anthem video launched in ‘Sign’ language

Human Resource Development Minister Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey on Thursday launched the Indian National Anthem video in sign language at Films Division Auditorium in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion Minister Pandey said that our PM Modi has a vision that India’s development will be complete when our divyangjan become an integral part of it and come forward in the nation building...

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'Vande Mataram' is symbol of India's nationalist ethos: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that ‘Vande Mataram’ is a symbol of India’s nationalist ethos and it is wrong to associate it with any particular religion or sect. He released a book titled ‘Vande Mataram’ on Thursday. The book traces the journey of ‘Vande Mataram’ since the time of its creation, over the years, through different phases...

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Venkaiah Naidu to take oath as the 13th Vice-President on Friday

The stage is set for Vice-President elect M Venkaiah Naidu as he will take the oath of the Vice President of India, the second constitutional post after President of India. The former Union minister will also take the charge of Rajya Sabha Chairman where he will attend the last seating of current Monsoon session in his new role...

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Kerala RSS Murders- Legal notice issued to Kerala Chief Secy, DGP and SP

Vinay Joshi, a social worker has sent a legal notice through his Supreme Court lawyer Umesh Sharma to the Kerala State Chief Secretary, DGP and SP of Thiruvananthapuram in the matter of brutal murder of the RSS activist who was murdered a few days ago...

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Shankersinh Vaghela slams Congress for questioning his loyalty

Slamming apex leadership of the Congress party for the high voltage drama during Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls, senior leader and former Chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela alleged that Congress party have conspired to get the votes of two of its rebel legislators disqualified in Rajya Sabha poll...

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Muslims are more safe in India than any other country: M Venkaiah Naidu

Calling India as the most tolerant country in the world Vice-President elect M Venkaiah Naidu said that some people intentionally raising the minority issue just for the sake of vote bank politics which is not good for the social fabric. Muslims are more safe in India than any other country, Naidu added. He also rejected the notion that there is a sense of insecurity among minorities in the country...

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Narada Sting probe in progress; Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee appears before ED

The ruling party of West Bengal Trinamool Congress is devastated with various scams. Sarada and Narada financial scams hit TMC badly before 2016 Bidhansavha election. Many top level TMC leaders including Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee were alleged of taking a bribe from a journalist. The investigation is going on in Narada case. On Thursday Kolkata Mayor appeared before Enforcement Directorate(ED) office...

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Madhya Pradesh formed 415 combat teams to control contagious diseases

Madhya Pradesh government has constituted 415 combat teams for prevention and treatment of water-borne diseases at district and development block level in the state. Health Department is keeping strict vigilance on marked problem-oriented villages and towns. People were told to inform immediately about the spread of any water-borne diseases in their areas on landline no. 0755-4094192 and call centre no. 8989988712...

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Tribals celebrate ‘Vishwa Adivasi Diwas’ in Jharkhand

Tribals of the East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan district celebrated the ‘Vishwa Adivasi Diwas’ the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. ..

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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmadu to represent India at BIMSTEC Foreign Minister's meet

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Ministerial Meeting. During the two-day meet, Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries will review the progress in 14 identified areas of co-operation and discuss ways to accelerate it...

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ED acts tough in terror funding, hawala case; conducts multiple raids in Srinagar

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) with an aim to curb terror funding and subversive activities in the valley on Thursday raided multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar. Notably, the ED conducted searches at multiple locations of Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad capital in connection with an alleged terror funding and hawala case involving over Rs. 20 crores...

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India slams Pakistan over unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC

India summoned a Pakistan High Commission official yesterday and issued a demarche over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector on Tuesday. The External Affairs Ministry called Pakistan Counsellor Tariq Karim over the incident...

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Punjab police along with Madhya Pradesh ATS busts ISI backed Khalistani terror module; 4 arrested

The Madhya Pradesh ATS along with Punjab police getting is on the mission to destroy the nexus of ISI and the Khalistan Liberation Force terror outfit. Getting a major success in it, Madhya Pradesh ATS and Punjab police busted a module of ISI and the Khalistan Liberation Force terror outfit and arrested three terrorists who were camping in MP for over 4 days...

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Every citizen's duty to keep 'Mother Ganga' clean: CM Yogi at #NamamiGangeJagritiYatra

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, flagging off the 'Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra' on Wednesday said that it is every citizen's duty to make sure that river Ganga is kept clean and pious. He added that one crore thirty lakh trees have been planted on the banks of the Ganga...

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Karnataka government set to provide jobs to kin of martyred soldiers

The Karnataka government has decided to provide jobs to kin of soldiers who are martyred while on duty. Government jobs will be offered even to the kin of soldiers who are permanently incapacitated in the line of duty. The benefit will be extended to all soldiers hailing from Karnataka...

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Anganwadi centres all over Haryana soon to be electrified with Solar Power

Anganwadi centers play very important role in primary education in India but in some states, the centers face different issues. Haryana Anganwadi centers to be connected to solar power in a phased manner as a solution to electricity problems the centers face...

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Over 1000 Muslim clerics, Imams urge UN to take stringent action against Hafiz Saeed for his "anti-India" activities

Over one thousand Muslim clerics and imams on Thursday urged United Nations to take strict action and also demanded stringent punishment for 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed for his "anti-India" activities...

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Clean Ganga Mission heads towards its goal; 10 Projects of Rs 2000 Cr approved

To rejuvenate the holy River Ganga and boost cleaning process, the Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) today approved ten projects worth Rs 2,033 crore in the sector of sewage infrastructure, Ghat development and research for Bihar...

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Marital rape is not a criminal offence, says Supreme Court

We have often heard about incidences possessing cruel act of ‘marital rape’. But how does one define marital rape? Is it justified or not? The raging issue of whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of the offence of rape in penal law has been extensively debated and now it cannot be considered as a criminal act, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday...

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Milk Revolution! National goal of 300 million ton milk production by 2023-24

After strengthen agriculture sector, Modi government has set target for 300 million ton milk production by 2023-24 to boost Milk Revolution in nation. India ranks first in milk production, achieving an annual output of 155.48 million tons during 2015-16 accounting for 19 % of world production...

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Top Army Commanders jointly reviews security situation in South Kashmir

With an aim to review security system in the valley, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu along with Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu visited South Kashmir. Both the top ranked commander was briefed on all aspects of security and operational preparedness in Kashmir...

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to send a team to Delhi for talks on Gorkhaland demand

It has been almost two months since Gorkha Janmukti Morcha started its protest in demand of a separate state. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also made it clear that she would not allow division in any condition. Now GJM has become so desperate that the leadership has decided to rush a team to Delhi. It shows Morcha’s strong will to make center intervene in the issue...

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Odisha makes a ‘Historic’ move by granting Land and Property Rights to the ‘Urban Poor’

In a relief for lakhs of slum dwellers of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the slum dwellers of towns will now get their land rights. “The urban poor in slums will get land rights for residential use that is heritable, mortgage able and non-transferable,” said CM Patnaik...

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Each person, organization must aim for a goal which paves way for New India: PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing district collectors across India, urged them to decide where they want to see their respective districts in 2022. In the meeting themed 'New India–Manthan', Modi said that the government schemes fail because people are not aware about them...

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Students can order NCERT books online very soon from its newly launched Web Portal

NCERT textbooks have demand across India. Now it is easy for students to avail those books. Human Resource Development Ministry has launched a Web portal for the supply of textbooks to schools and individuals. Students and parents can now order online the books...

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Quit India Movement led entire nation determined to attain freedom from British rule: Mahesh Sharma

After inaugurating “Quit India and Azad Hind Fauj – 75th Anniversary (1942-2017)” in the National Archives of India exhibition, Janpath, New Delhi on Wednesday Culture and Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that the ‘Quit India Movement’ was an important milestone in the Indian Freedom Movement which made the entire nation determined to attain freedom from the British rule...

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Ministry of Textiles sets up institutional mechanisms to bring out the growth in production and employment

Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms to bring creative and mutual solutions for the textile industry to achieve its full potential in production, exports and employment. To carry forwards several suggestions and recommendations coming from many deliberations, Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms...

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RSS stages massive protest at Jantar Mantar, demands probe in killings

venting its anger against the continuous killings of RSS and BJP workers in Kerala, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today held a massive protest at Jantar Mantar condemning the murder of RSS Swayamsevak S.L. Rajesh...

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Maharashtra CM announces financial aid for Maratha community, assures all support

Responding positively to the demands of Maratha community, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced that the state government will provide the assistance of Rs. 5 crore to build hostels for students from the Maratha community in every district. The official announcement was made by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the state assembly...

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State Govt committed to social uplift of Adivasi community: Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today greeted the citizens of the State and in particular Adivasis on 'International Adivasi Day' on 9 August. In a message on the eve of Adivasi Day Singh said that State Government is committed for the social upliftment of Adivasis. ..

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Child Rights Panel orders Uttarakhand to ban junk food outlets near schools

The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) today asked the Uttarakhand government to ban the sale of junk food within 200 metres of schools. The panel asked the chief secretary to implement the order “immediately” since schools have already been opened after summer vacations. The order will also be enforced in canteens and hostels of schools...

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Child Rights Panel orders Uttarakhand to ban junk food outlets near schools

The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) today asked the Uttarakhand government to ban the sale of junk food within 200 metres of schools. The panel asked the chief secretary to implement the order “immediately” since schools have already been opened after summer vacations. The order will also be enforced in canteens and hostels of schools...

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Journalists had a major role in my success in public life: M Venkaiah Naidu

Underlining the importance of media for nation building Vice President-elect and former I & B minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that media too had played an important role in his political life. Naidu said, “I am known to talk straight and never shied away from any debate from journalists.” He was speaking at the book release program which was attended by Chairman of Eenadu Group Ramoji Rao, Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker K Sivaprasada, Telangana Assembly Speaker S Madhusudanachary and veteran thinker ..

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Haryana cops nab Vikas Barala, friend in stalking case

Haryana police on Wednesday arrested Vikas Barala, son of State BJP President and his friend Ashish Kumar for stalking a 29-year-old Varnika Kundu last week...

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Gujarat Cops nabs Naxal leader Tusharkranti Bhattacharya from Nagpur Railway Station

Tusharkranti Bhattacharya, a former CPI(M) activist was arrested from Nagpur Railway Station for his alleged links with the Naxalite group. On Tuesday Cops from Gujarat nabbed Bhattacharya who was traveling from Kolkata to Nagpur in Geetanjali Express. He will be produced before the court at Surat. The activist was under the scanner for his alleged involvement in a 2011 case for promoting Naxalite activities in tribal dominated areas of Dang, Surat, and Navsari districts, of South Gujarat...

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Give up gun culture; join the mainstream, MRM appeals to Kashmiri youth

MRM launches nationwide stir on ‘Quit India’ anniversary against terror, drug smuggling, and Pakistan from Kupwara. To hold demonstrations at all the state capitals on August 14 to mobilise public opinion on Kashmir issue...

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Indian troops gunned down three Hizbul terrorists in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district

In an ongoing anti-terrorist operation in the inner parts of Jammu-Kashmir and forward areas, Security forces eliminated three terrorists belonged to Hizbul terror outfit in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. However, the arms and ammunition along with the body of slain terrorists are recovered by security forces...

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#MakeInIndia: Indian handset market records 350 million shipments

Indian handset market has crossed 350 million shipments in 2017 as against 280 million in 2016. Revenue accrued from the shipments has surged from 111,000 crore ruppes to 135,000 crore ruppes in 2016, a study by ASSOCHAM-KPMG showed...

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Chanting ‘Ek Maratha, Lakh Maratha’, Mumbai gets immersed in ‘Saffron Tsunami’ of #MarathaKrantiMorcha

Mumbai got immersed in the ‘Sea of Marathas’ when Maratha Community- Maratha Kranti Morcha steadily kicked off today on the streets of Mumbai. With Lakhs of people attending ths silent protest has affected the traffic due to Maratha Kranti Morcha...

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“We need to create same spirit that existed from 1942 to 1947”: PM Modi on #QuitIndia movement

Both houses in the Parliament will today mark the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement. On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that even the British back then wouldn't have thought of a revolution of this scale. He recalled the efforts of leaders like Lal Bahadur Shastri, Ram Manohar Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan in taking the movement forward. Quit India or the August Kranti was like the final battle. The Question Hour and Zero Hour will be suspended in order to make way for the ..

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With 95% rural households having access to toilets NE states topped Sanitation Survey

Northeastern states topped the survey which showed that around 95% rural households had access to a toilet. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation on Tuesday released the findings of the survey of 1.4 lakh rural households, undertaken by the Quality Council of India (QCI) between May and June this year...

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Home Affairs Ministry clears air on recent NIA raids and steps taken to stop terror funding, read here!

While the Monsoon Session continues in the Lok Sabha, the Home Affairs Ministry was questioned yesterday on certain issues. The Rajya Sabha raised a question on the recent National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids where they found Rs 2.50 cr cash and letterheads of Hurriyat Leaders. The Upper House also questioned in the lines of terror funding issues...

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Let’s understand what is Article 35-A and why controversies erupted on it

Kashmir’s stability, peace, safety and security mainly gets in danger after a terror attack, stone pelting incident or during counter terrorist operations. But this time stability of the valley is at stake due to Article 35-A, a constitutional provision that defines special privileges enjoyed by permanent residents of Jammu Kashmir in matters related to employment, acquisition of immovable property, settlements and scholarships...

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Odisha partners with Facebook to digitally empower women entrepreneurs in order to sell their products globally

Odisha partners with social media giant Facebook in order to train women entrepreneurs with digital marketing skills. Odisha and Facebook joined hands for ladies to keep up with the fast moving digital world and promote products on e-commerce platforms...

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No shortage of food-grains for implementing food security act: Centre

Government yesterday said there is no shortage of food-grains to implement the food security in the country under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, CR Chaudhary said the stock of wheat and rice in the central pool is 53.32 million tons on 1st of last month against the buffer norms of 41.12 million tons to meet the demand for the PDS and other welfare schemes...

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Khelega Yuva, Jeetega Himachal initiative launched to nurture budding talents in schools

With an aim to bring the talents out of the schools and provide them a proper platform, former BCCI president and BJP MP from Hamirpur Anurag Thakur launched the second leg of the 'Khelega Yuva, Jeetega Himachal'...

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NITI Aayog to partner with 6 states in transforming their ‘Health and Education’ sectors

National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) on 8th August announced its partnership with 6 states to bring in transformative change in Health and Education sectors under its ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital (SATH) initiative. Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka were shortlisted under the SATH initiative to transform their healthcare sector. On the other hand, three states namely- Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha were selected to transform their education sector. ..

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High voltage drama ends after EC declared results for three RS seats in Gujarat; Shah, Irani emerged victoriously

The nail biting contest with full of twist and turns finally gets over after BJP National President Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani and Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel winning the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat...

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Coming back to mainstream society; 2 top Maoist leaders surrendered in Bengal

Since last 4-5 years top level Maoists are showing a tendency of coming back to mainstream society. A bunch of rebels have surrendered to the local administration. Indicating a good sign, members of a Maoist squad from Purulia district of West Bengal surrendered before the police on Tuesday. Both of the surrendered Maoists, Hajari Hembram alias Bijoy and Rani Munda alias Pooja were known as top level rebel leaders...

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BIMSTEC-2017 kicked off; aims to share the best practices for effective Disaster Risk Reduction

1st Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Disaster Management Exercise-2017"- BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017 preparedness meet kicked off on Tuesday. The meet aims to help in the augmentation of capacities, especially response capacity, besides promoting cooperation and coordination in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). ..

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Strategy ready for next 3-year actions in agriculture sector!

Chalking out 3-years action plan for the agricultural sector, NITI Ayog has stressed on remunerative prices for farmers and raising productivity in the sector. The committee has planned for an increase in production of pulses, use of wasteland, seed village program and model contract farming. Including agriculture, NITI Ayog has drafted a plan for other sectors also...

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Sports, Yoga is been made compulsory in high school level for students physical, mental fitness: Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel while giving a reply to Rajya Sabha on Tuesday said that education falls under the Concurrent List, therefore Sports and Yoga is been made compulsory in high school level for students physical, mental fitness...

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Mosque can be built at a reasonable distance in Ayodhya: Shia Waqf Board

The Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh Monday told the Supreme Court that it was the owner of the disputed site of Babri Mosque at Ayodhya and therefore, is entitled to hold negotiations to reach an amicable settlement on the issue...

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Gujarat RS polls: Counting delayed as Cong objects to cross voting of its MLAs, demands scrapping of votes

The outcome of the high-profile biennial Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat was delayed on Tuesday evening as the Congress party objected to cross voting by two of its MLAs and demanded the Election Commission to scrap those two votes cast in favor of the BJP candidate...

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Will Sino-Indian war break out on Doklam issue ?

India and China have rival claims to 90,000 sq km in Arunachal Pradesh in the East and 38,000 sq km in Aksai Chin in the West. China can undertake incursion anywhere along this disputed territory and thereby trigger a war. But China always chooses the place where it wants to extend its claim keeping in mind the strategic importance of the place...

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BJP Supremo Amit Shah to visit Karnataka on Aug 12

In order to improve the prospects of Bharatiya Janata Party in southern states, party supremo Amit Shah is all set for his three day Karnataka visit which will begin from 12 August. According to state BJP officials Shah will participate in various programs organized by the state unit. As a part of his mass outreach drive, Karnataka will be the 18th state the BJP where BJP chief will take the stock of party affairs for crucial assembly polls in the state. Karnataka will go to polls in 2018...

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Get ready for 2019 general election: TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu

Telugu Desam Party Supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today has urged his party workers to focus on winning 2019 general elections. Addressing TDP party leaders through teleconferencing Naidu has directed all party workers to make the Intintiki Telugu Desam program a grand success. He further asserted that the program would strengthen the party organization from grass root level to national level...

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For hygienic India, Centre launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin-2017

In a bid to improve sanitation coverage and solid liquid waste management in country, today Centre has launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017. The Quality Council of India (QCI) has conducted a transparent third-party assessment of the present status of rural sanitation in all States and UTs, called Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017...

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End to a long term tussle; Bengal assembly passes GST bill

Finally putting a fool stop to State-Centre tussle regarding GST, Bengal assembly passed GST bill on Tuesday. The discussion on GST bill started from Monday to replace the ordinance passed earlier on GST. Almost every state passed GST in recent months...

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Sultanate gone, but we still behave like Sultans; Congress is in crisis: Jairam Ramesh admits

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh slammed his party leaders, saying that some of them behave as if Congress is still in power. Ramesh opined that people want to see a new Congress, sans old mantras and slogans...

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Uttarakhand to license ‘govt-approved’ gau-rakshaks; commission to be set up for protection of cows

Violence in the name of protecting cows has often been seen in parts of India. The cow protection movement is appreciating but not the atrocities. The state government of Uttarakhand seems to set up government accredited commissions for the protection of the cows. Along with Uttarakhand, Haryana will also bring about this change. ..

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JK Police detains 3 over ground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir; arms recovered

Jammu and Kashmir police continuing its effort to curb terrorism and other anti-national activities busted a terrorist module belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen and arrested three over-ground workers (OGWs) in Behrampora Tilgam are of Kashmir. Arms including two Chinese pistol and ammunition are recovered from the possession of apprehended OGWs...

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Somalian pirates sentenced to 7 years jail by Bombay High Court for hijacking fishing vessel

On Monday the Mumbai Court have sentenced 16 Somalia pirates to seven years jail who were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard in 2011 for hijacking a fishing vessel- MV Morteza. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 14,000 on each of them...

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Chhattisgarh passes Rs 1778 Cr supplementary budget; Rs 75 Cr allocated for electricity to irrigation pumps

The First Supplementary Budget for the year 2017-2018 passed on the floor of the Assembly with voice vote. There is a provision of Rs One thousand 778 crore. The State Budget was hiked to Rs 82, 737 crore with the inclusion of this amount...

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Over 11 lakh PAN cards deactivated, check yours here!

To weed out bogus PAN cards, the Central government has deactivated 11. 44 lakhs PAN Cards by July 2018. The government has also advised everyone to link their PAN with Aadhaar by August 31. Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, "As on July 27, 11,44,211 PANs have been identified and deleted or de-activated in cases where multiple PANs were found allotted to one person...

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NIA questions separatist Geelani’s son Naeem, Naseem over terror funding, money laundering case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a bid to curb terror funding and subversive activities in the valley on Tuesday questioned hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons, Naeem Zafar Geelani and Naseem at its headquarters in New Delhi...

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Marathi Kranti Morcha’s biggest ‘Silent’ March set to hit Mumbai streets tomorrow

Again the Maratha Community- Maratha Kranti Morcha is set to hit Mumbai streets tomorrow to carry out huge but ‘silent’ protest. Over 5 lakh people are expected to participate in the massive Morcha rally on Wednesday. Back in July 2016, Maratha Kranti Morcha had organised the silent rally. These silent protests are organised to demand reservation in jobs and educational institutions and punishment for culprits in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kopardi...

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Rajnath Singh slams Rahul Gandhi for violating security protocol during Gujarat visit

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday slammed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for not following security protocols. Notably, Minister Rajnath Singh hit out at Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha said that he had violated the security protocol during his visit to Gujarat last week when he was attacked with a stone...

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Former leaders plan to ouster BSP Supreme Mayawati- So called Behenji of Dalits

As many as 16 outfits of Dalits, Muslims and OBCs, held a meeting in Delhi on Sunday with an agenda to plan the ouster of Bahujan Samaj Party President, Mayawati. The meeting was led mostly by former leaders of BSP and was brought together by Mayawati’s former lieutenant Naseemuddin Siddiqui...

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Odisha plans new scheme to empower transgenders and offer equal employment opportunities

After Kerala now Odisha steps ahead with ‘Tritiya Prakriti Surakshya Abhiyan’ TPSA which aims to empower the transgender community. The Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) is planning to launch a new scheme for bringing transgenders into the mainstream...

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Use BHIM and get more cash back, here's how!

On the occasion of the country's 70th Independence Day, government's digital transaction app BHIM will reportedly be offering more cash back to users. The new version of BHIM App 1.4 would be released on August 15th, powered with QR code platform, and new cashback offers...

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Indian Army eliminates six Pakistani terrorists in different encounters; infiltration bid foiled

In an ongoing anti-terrorist operation in the inner parts of Jammu-Kashmir and forward areas, Indian army gunned down five Pakistani terrorists and foiled the major infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Kupwara district on Monday. While a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist from Pakistan was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district on the same day...

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History Restructured: Sidelining Mughals Maha Education focuses on ‘Maratha Empire and Warrior King Shivaji’ in textbooks

The Maharashtra State Education Board claimed that students should know the role of Maharashtra more clearly in the history of Independence India and highlight the importance of Maratha warriors, history textbooks have been restructured thereby focusing more on Maratha empire and warrior king Shivaji. Also, the history of Mughals and Western countries has been revised and made into one chapter. ..

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Mega Food Park coming soon as Britannia plans to set up largest plant in Maharashtra

Every child knows about Britannia right? The one and only biscuit major Britannia, is planning to start Rs.1000 Crore plant project which would be a food park at Ranjangaon in Maharashtra. Major Britannia Industries plans to set up its largest plant at Ranjangaon Food Park in Maharashtra, Company Chairman Nusli Wadia said on Monday...

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Fake currency spotted in Malda again; BSF seized fake Rs 2,000 notes

The Malda district of West Bengal has often come to limelight due to illegal activities along the Indo-Bangladesh border near it. The state administration has always denied accepting the responsibility for such bad law and order situation in the state’s Bangladesh border area. The Border Security Force seized fake Rs.2000 currency notes worth Rs. 92000 from Malda district of West Bengal, announced on Monday...

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‘Sarkar Apke Dwar’ will reduce the gap between people and government, said Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Twitter has been tweeting with the hashtag ‘My Jharkhand’ from quite some time now. The Jharkhand government has been taking baby steps with useful campaigns this year, one of which is ‘Momentum Jharkhand’. Das said on Sunday that his government is trying its best to reduce the gap between the people and the administration. ..

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Rajya Sabha election begins: 176 MLAs to decide fate of Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Ahmed Patel

Today, 176 MLAs will decide the fate of BJP National President Amit Shah, union minister Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput, Ahmed Patel, Dilip Pandya. The crucial Rajya Sabha elections on three seats have been started from 9 am and will end at 4 pm. The counting will be held from 5 pm, an hour after the end of polling...

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To let ‘weavers’ avail all Govt services under one roof, MoUs were signed on 3rd National Handloom Day

On Monday 3rd National Handloom Day was observed across the world. Jamia Millia Islamia University and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting were also the participants who observed National Handloom day. MoS Textiles Ajay Tamta said that the Government of India is taking various initiatives for the welfare of handloom weavers...

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Rajnath Singh discussed major obstacles to development of Border infrastructure in review meeting of Border area projects

Border development area projects are very crucial for National security. To review total scenario of the Border area, a meeting was held on Monday by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. In the meeting, Home Minister directed that the ongoing Border projects should be completed on priority and in a time-bound manner...

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#Demonetisation impact: 25% more IT returns files, advance tax collections up by 41%

The Government on Monday said there has been a substantial increase in the number of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) filed due to demonetization and Operation Clean Money. In a statement, the Finance Ministry said, the number of returns filed has registered an increase of around 25 percent compared to 10 percent in the previous year. It said, as on last Saturday, more than two crore 82 lakh ITRs were filed as against around two crore 27 lakh filed in the last financial year...

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Hindu society should brace for ‘Vishwa Dharma’, says RSS Chief

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat on Friday appealed to the Hindu society to brace itself to face the challenge of spreading ‘Vishwa Dharma’ in the world to make it happy and prosperous...

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Venkaiah Naidu thanks Kannadigas for their love and support

Venkaiah Naidu thanks Kannadigas for their love and support..

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Vice President elect Venkaiah Naidu offers prayers at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam

Vice President Elect M Venkaiah Naidu today offered his prayers at famous Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. Speaking to the media after visiting the holy shrine Venaiah Naidu said that his visit to the temple was completely apolitical. ..

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Gujarat CM slams Cong MLAs for neglecting flood-hit people, predicts Patel’s defeat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has on record predicted the defeat of Congress nominee Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha election slated to be held on Tuesday in the state...

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Shabir Shah's aide held, UP ATS nab Bangla terrorist

The Enforcement Directorate on August 6 arrested Aslam Wani, a close aide of separatist leader Shabir Shah in a money laundering case. Official sources said, Wani was nabbed from Srinagar with the help of Jammu and Kashmir police. He will be brought to Delhi for interrogation...

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Incidents of violence increase when LDF comes to power in Kerala: Jaitley

Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said that incidents of violence increased when the Left Democratic Front (LDF) came to power in Kerala...

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Jaitley visits slain Kerala RSS worker's family, condemns violence in strong words

Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitely Sunday visited the house of the slain Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Rajesh at Sreekaryam near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala...

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Baba Ramdev calls for boycott of Chinese products

Against the backdrop of the Chinese incursions into Doklam area of Sikkim, and Dragon’s highhandedness, Yogaguru Baba Ramdev Saturday appealed to each and every Indian citizen to boycott all the Chinese goods...

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Government appoints Dr. Rajiv Kumar as the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

Veteran economist Dr. Rajiv Kumar will be the next Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog. He is currently working as the senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, a non-governmental think tank on public policy. Along with this government also appointed Dr. Vinod Paul, a pediatrician at AIIMS, as a member of the Aayog. On August 1, Arvind Panagariya resigned from his post of vice chairman...

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Vice President elect M Venkaiah Naidu to assume office on 11th

Senior BJP leader and NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu will be the next Vice-President of India. Registering a comprehensive victory, the veteran leader got 516 votes out of the total 771 votes cast while UPA candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi polled only 244 votes. Of the total 771 votes polled, 11 votes were found to be invalid. According to Returning Officer Shemsher K Sharif Voting for the Vice-Presidential Election ended with a total poll percentage of 98.21 per cent...

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Asia’s oldest tradition can help to tackle terrorism and climate change: PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his video message for 'Samvad' a Global Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness in Yangon, Myanmar, called for a dialogue to tackle terrorism and climate change...

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Aadhaar not mandatory for death certificates: Centre clarifies

The Government today has clarified that Aadhaar is not mandatory for death certificates. On Friday, the government had pitched for the usage of Aadhaar number to register deaths in a bid to curb 'identity fraud'...

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Calcutta High Court directs to form town-vending committee to regulate Hawkers

In most of the metropolitan cities Hawker problem is a very major issue. The crowd management, transport often gets affected due to Hawker problem. Kolkata, the Bengal capital has been suffering from this problem since a long time. Hence on Friday, Town Vending Committee has been instructed to form by Calcutta High Court to regulate Hawkers in the city...

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Bengaluru soon to become India’s first city to get a helicopter taxi service

Bengaluru set to start ‘Heli Taxi’ services from its international airport this November. The air taxi service would cut the commute to just 15 minutes from around two hours by road. With this initiative, Bengaluru may soon become India’s first city to get a helicopter taxi service...

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99.4% of census villages are electrified under rural electrification scheme ‘DDUGJY’

With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government till now brightened 99.4% of census villages are electrified till date. Notably, 594,099 villages out of 597,464 census villages till date have been electrified till date and remaining 3365 villages will be electrified soon...

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16000 Kashmiri youth to be recruited in Armed Forces for elimination of terrorism, naxalism

With an aim to curb terrorism, naxalism from the country and as well as to create more employment in Jammu and Kashmir the central government has approved to recruit 16000 Kashmiri youth into armed forces. Notably, the information was given by Minister of Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Friday...

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#DigitalLiteracy: Google's 'Internet Saathi' reaches 100,000 villages

Google's 'Internet Saathi' programme, a digital literacy initiative aimed at empowering women in rural India, has now reached 100,000 villages in the country. Google launched the project in collaboration with Tata Trust in 2015...

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‘Youth Connect’ workshop kicked off to promote ‘Safe City, Safe Campus’ in Odisha

‘Youth Connect’ workshop kicked off under the citizen connect programme of the Bhubaneswar Smart City plan which aims at connecting youth in social development processes by focusing on promoting the healthy lifestyle and creating the safe environment especially for girls...

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After J&K, special security team to target Maoist leaders soon: Rajnath Singh

The Centre has decided to deploy special teams of security personnel to take down top Maoist leaders. The plan of forming dedicated team was adopted after a similar move to target top militants in Jammu and Kashmir showed positive results...

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India's objective is to achieve peace through diplomacy over Doklam stand-off: MEA

India on Friday said that it will continue to engage with China through diplomatic channels to find a mutually acceptable solution to Doklam stand-off. India continues to engage with China diplomatically and has been in close coordination with Bhutan in finding a mutually-acceptable solution to the Dokalam standoff, government said...

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Brave personnel of NDRF rescues 1,837 people from flood-affected areas this year

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued 1,837 people and evacuated 9,684 people in the flood-affected areas of Assam, WB, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Notably, this was said by DG, NDRF Sanjay Kumar in a press briefing on the various activities undertaken by the force in the floods affected areas of the country..

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Amit Shah says no question of changing BJP leadership in Haryana; read the glimpses of his Haryana visit

National president of BJP, the veteran leader Amit Shah concluded his three day visit to Haryana on Friday. He assessed the performance of government under Manohar Lal Khattar. Along with that, he also assessed the current political situation of the state. He held a meeting in Rohtak for the performance review of Ministers. Communicating with party workers, the leader motivated them for 2019 assembly election...

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Yet another success for security forces; eliminates 3 LeT terrorist in Kashmir’s Baramulla district

Indian security troops are carrying a huge mission of eliminating terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir so that the law and order, anti national elements could not hurt the sovereignty of the country. Yet another success for Indian security forces as they eliminated three more terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba terror outfit on Saturday at Sopore, in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir...

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RSS demands judicial inquiry of Political Murders in Kerala; accuse Communists for mingling with radicals against Saffron forces

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday voiced its concern about political murders of RSS and BJP activists in a straight and clear message demanded an enquiry into “systematic political murders” of its cadre, allegedly by Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists in Kerala. In a press conference in New Delhi on Friday, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said that the Kerala government should fulfil its constitutional responsibilities and check this political violence and there should ..

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Think before trusting advts! 4519 complaints of misleading advt registered in last 2 years

You can be taller just by drinking a health drink or fairer in one month, thinner in two months. Hormones, Genetical mutation nothing matters. Yes, advertisements often show us these things and we fall into the trap. To prevent such fake misleading advertisements Department of Consumer Affairs launched an online portal called Grievance against Misleading Advertisements (GAMA). From 2015 to 2017, total 4519 complaints regarding misleading advertisements have been registered in the registered in the ..

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Centre, AIIB comes together to improve rural road connectivity of Gujarat

With an aim to have more development in the infrastructural sector of Gujarat, the government of India and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Friday has come together after signing the MoU. Notably, as per the MoU, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will lend a huge amount of US$ 329 million to the government of India for Gujarat’s Rural Roads Project...

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Boost to Defence! India's 1st private missile production firm launched

India has launched its first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing firm in Hyderabad on Thursday. This is a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd...

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Jharkhand to launch Health Insurance Scheme on Deen Dayal Jayanti, said CM Raghubar Das

Jharkhand still suffers from poverty and severe health issues. To improve the state’s condition, a high level meeting was called upon by Chief Minister Raghubar Das. Health Secretary C.K Mishra and Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Rajbala Verma attended the meeting. Das said to the dignitaries that Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Beema Yojana will start fr4om 25th September on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pt. Din Dayal Upadhyay. The CM also Jharkhand will be freed from Kala-azar for which the girl ..

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Maharashtra heads closure towards ‘Digital India’; Launched ‘MahaDBT’ to make direct transfer benefit a reality

Maharashtra launched ‘MahaDBT’ to make Direct Transfer Benefit a reality for the beneficiaries. Through this now benefits of all government schemes will now be transferred directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries in Maharashtra...

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