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Read here the glimpses of Dharmendra Pradhan’s Japan visit

Giving a major boost to Japan-India bilateral relation in the field of skill development, Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has signed a Memondarum of co-operation on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP). He attended 6th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo where his counterparts from countries like Qatar, Mozambique, Malaysia, Japan were also present...

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Govt committed to extend all possible help for people of Punjab's border areas: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the central government is committed to extend all possible help to the people of Punjab's border areas and resolve their issues on high priority...

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India is at the threshold of becoming one of the major economic powers and private sector will accelerate growth of the country: VP Naidu

Reformative measures like the introduction of GST will improve the economy, said Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while addressing 90th anniversary celebration of Andhra Chamber of Commerce in Chennai. The Andhra Chamber of Commerce which began in 1928 with 35 members today has over 17,500 members and around 55 affiliated Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Trade associations...

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Over 69 lakh people join Atal Pension Yojana with contribution of Rs 2690 Cr

Atal Pension Yojana currently has over 69 lacs subscribers with contribution of Rs. 2690.00 crores. Chairman, PFRDA Shri Hemant G Contractor however emphasised the need of increasing the pension coverage in India at a recently concluded conference on Atal Pension Yojana...

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Shah dares Vijayan to take moral responsibility of political violence against RSS-BJP workers

Targeting Chief Minister P Vijayan for keeping mum on the brutal killings of BJP and RSS workers, Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah said that Kerala government is ignoring the "political killings" of BJP-RSS workers. He was addressing the concluding function of Jan Raksha Yatra organized by Kerala BJP...

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Devendra Fadnavis welcomes Narayan Rane, says cabinet expansion on cards

For the first time commenting on the new political venture of senior leader Narayan Rane, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has confirmed that Narayan Rane’s Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha will be the new partner of BJP led NDA...

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Kurnool MP Butta Renuka joins TDP, hails Chandra Babu Naidu

Senior YSR Congress Leader and sitting Kurnool MP Butta Renuka today officially joined hands with ruling Telugu Desam party. Speaking to the media the Kurnool lawmaker hailed Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu for the rapid development in the state of Andhra Pradesh. She also underlined that Chief Minister Naidu has successfully mitigated the problems caused by the bifurcation...

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162 new irrigation projects for boosting agriculture in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh government has set the target to execute 162 irrigation projects in coming financial year 2018-19. The projects will irrigate about three lakh hectare area. The annual irrigation target in Madhya Pradesh will be one and a half times in the coming seven years. The target is to increase irrigation capacity up to 60 lakh hectare from present 40 lakh hectare...

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Horticulture provides nutrient-rich crops to people and double income to farmers: Radha Mohan Singh

Horticulture sector is one of the major drivers of growth in Agriculture sector and it provides nutrient-rich crops to the people and doubles the income of farmers. This was said by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh during a presentation on CHAMAN in New Delhi...

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SBI study reveals drop in rural inflation due to Jan Dhan Yojana

when Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the mega financial inclusion drive called Jan DhanYojana, the financial policy mavens were divided on the pet project of Modi, even questioned the relevance of the ordinary activity... but here is some good news for government and policymakers. In a recent survey conducted by the research wing of the State Bank of India reveals that with the easy access of banking system villagers have managed to contain their expenses resulting in a significant drop in inflation...

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#AyurvedaDay: PM Modi dedicates 1st Ayurveda institute to nation

On the occasion of 2nd Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), modeled after AIIMS. While speaking at the inauguration event, PM Modi called for strengthening Ayurveda for improving the overall wellness in the society...

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RSS activist Ravindra Gosai shot dead in Ludhiana

A senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was shot dead in Ludhiana near his house Tuesday morning by unidentified assailants...

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The Rohingya Issue: India needs to act firm and fast

India needs to act firm and fast. All border checks must be strengthened to ensure no fresh migration takes place into the country. In addition, those Rohingyas already inside our borders must be identified and deported back to Myanmar, or any other country willing to accept them...

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NSA Ajit Doval meets Ghani and Abdullah to enhance Indo-Afghan bilateral relations

National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval visits Kabul and met with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah to discuss strategic issues. The agenda of the meeting included the strengthening of ties between the two democracies...

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Odisha set to fast track the implementation of large investment projects

Review meeting was held by the Project Monitoring Group of Prime Minister’s Office under the chairmanship of Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi which directed to fast track the implementation of large investment projects. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the concerned department and project proponents to keep up constant monitoring at the execution level for completion of the projects within scheduled limits...

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PM Modi Inaugurates All India Institute of Ayurveda at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi

PM Modi Inaugurates All India Institute of Ayurveda at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi..

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Science is cornerstone for the progress of mankind: Vice Prez Naidu said at 3rd India International Science Festival 2017

Science is the cornerstone for the progress of mankind, said the Vice President of Indi, M Venkaiah Naidu while he was addressing the 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017 in Chennai, jointly organised by Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences...

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1 Cr applications registered till now for Maha loan waiver scheme; Actual disbursement to start from 18 Oct

Over 1 Crore applications got registered online for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana and now actual disbursement would start from 18 October 2017. We are starting the process of disbursement of actual benefits of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana from 18th October 2017 by depositing loan waiver amount into farmers’ bank accounts, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis...

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NIIF and a subsidiary of ADIA signed First Investment Agreement

The first investment agreement of 1 billion USD between National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Master Fund and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has been signed on Monday. ADIA will become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in the NIIF’s investment management Company...

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Punjab industries to get power at Rs 5 per unit; state government aims to revive economic, industrial activity

Capt Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government on Monday announced a new industrial and business development policy, paving way for fixing of industrial power tariff at Rs 5 per unit which is now Rs 8 per unit and a one-time settlement of industrial loans. This massive decision was taken by Punjab government with an aim to revive economic and industrial activity in the state...

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Shubh Dhanteras, Shubh Diwali: Nation embraces into the golden spirit of #Dhanteras

Finally the Festival of Lights is here, Happy Diwali to everyone. Today on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, people are celebrating ‘Dhanatrayodashi’ across the country. This auspicious day is where people buy new utensils, gold ornaments etc. Buying ornaments on this day brings good luck and wealth into the lives of the people...

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Good News for job seekers: Food Processing Industries to generate 1 million jobs in next 3 years

The Centre government said that Food Processing Industries will generate one million jobs in the next 3 years. Addressing a press conference about the upcoming World Food India - 2017 Expo, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said, India is poised to attract an investment target of roughly 10 billion dollar in food processing sector...

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Tamilians have been at the forefront in powering India ahead to the next generation of global super powers: VP Naidu

“Success is the consequence of passion, tenacity and unending labour; Wealth, fame and glory are only the consequences of success, said Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu while addressing a gathering after giving away Magudam Awards constituted by News18 Tamil Nadu for best from Tamil Nadu in various fields...

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Women of India Organic Festival concludes with having record business of Rs.1.84 Crores

Women of India Organic Festival which is the largest festival of organic products by women farmers and producers came to a successful close with record sales of Rs.1.84 Crores. The mega festival was organized at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi and concluded on Monday. ..

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Madhya Pradesh government unveils new policy for MSP calculation

In order to boost the agriculture sector in the state of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today launched the 'Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna' to ensure the suitable Minimum Support Price. Addressing the gathering of farmers Shivraj informed that government is taking all the steps for the hassle free purchase of crops...

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Modi launches frontal attack on Congress, says it is allergic to development

Setting the tone for the most prestigious Gujarat assembly election Prime Minister Narendra Modi lambasted the Congress party and its leadership for constantly opposing the developmental activities and adopting a negative attitude...

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Big blow for YSR Chief as Kurnool MP Butta Renuka is set to join TDP

Annoyed with the approach of YSR Congress Chief Jagan Moha Reddy senior leader and Kurnool MP Butta Renuka is all set for her new political inning. According to media reports, ahead of the much-anticipated mass outreach programme of YSR Congress, the Kurnool MP has decided to join hands with ruling Telugu Desam party...

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Nitin Gadkari slams CPM said it is spreading violence in Kerala

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is spreading violence and the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is also sponsoring the violence in the state said the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday in BJP's Jana Raksha Yatra in Kollam, Kerala...

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200 students get research scholarship, 1000 to go on ‘Vigyan Manthan Yatra’ in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh’s Science and Technology Minister Umashankar Gupta said that the research scholarship also will be given to 200 students instead of 100 students. While addressing the 11th Vigyan Manthan Yatra programme, Umashankar Gupta said “From next year onwards, 1000 students from various districts of the state will go on Vigyan Manthan Yatra.”..

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Wholesale Inflation dips to 2.6 % in September; Vegetables, food got cheaper

Wholesale inflation fell to 2.60 per cent in September as prices of food articles, led by vegetables, softened. Inflation, based on the wholesale price index, WPI, had soared to a four-month high of 3.24 per cent in August 2017...

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Maharashtra, New Delhi on top position in ‘job availability’ in India

Maharashtra tops with 19.72% in jobs availability, followed by New Delhi with 16.99% - according to the report of Aspiring Minds. Gujarat stands on the third position with 5.63% followed by West Bengal 4.47% and Madhya Pradesh 4.11%, Telangana with 3.47%, Uttar Pradesh 3.7%..

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Security forces apprehended three terrorists in 3 days Jammu and Kashmir; busts terror module

Jammu and Kashmir police have busted a terror module and arrested three terrorists in last three days from Kulgam district of the valley. The two terrorists belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and one from the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit. Heavy arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession...

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Digital India's potential to raise GDP by 20-30%: Alphons Kannanthanam

Union Minister for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam stated that Digital India has the potential to add 30% to India's GDP by 2025. Inaugurating ASSOCHAM's 13th National Summit, the minister said that several flagship projects under the program are now in execution phase...

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With motto of Sarvatra Sarvottam Surakhsha, NSG celebrates 33rd Raising day in Haryana

Formed in the year 1984, The National Security Guard (NSG) is celebrating its 33rd raising day on Monday in Manesar of Haryana. It was started following the operation Blue Star for tackling the terrorist activities and to protect states against internal disturbances under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)...

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NGT orders to submit progress report of Clean Ganga Mission

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments to file affidavits about steps they have taken to comply with its directions to clean the Ganga in the stretch between Gomukh and Unnao...

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Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned long 109 meters Made-in-India Warship ‘INS Kiltan’

Today honourable Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes “INS Kiltan” under Project 28 (Kamorta class) into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam’s Naval Dockyard. INS Kiltan is the latest indigenous warship after Shivalik Class, Kolkata Class and sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt to have joined the Indian Navy’s arsenal wherein a plethora of weapons and sensors have been integrated to provide a “common operational picture”...

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At least 191 urban areas of Rajasthan to be benefitted with Annapurna Rasoi Yojna

With an aim to provide food at the cheap rates to the needy and poor, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday opened up the expansion of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all the 191 urban areas of the state and flagged of off 50 Annapurna vans...

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‘Odisha Travel Bazaar’ kicked off; aimed at showcasing the unexplored tourism destinations and wildlife sanctuaries

In an initiative to kick off the Tourism sector of Odisha, Minister for Tourism and Culture Ashok Chandra Panda called on global tour operators to take advantage of unexplored ecotourism destinations and wildlife sanctuaries in the State apart from the world-class monuments and heritage sites. The event which is aimed at showcasing and selling tour packages to foreign travel agents...

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At least 70 terrorists infiltrated into Kashmir from Pakistan so far this year

Infiltration of terrorists from Pakistani side to India has gone down gradually due to the alertness of Indian security forces. But still, infiltration is on as Indian forces had to face severe geographical conditions and climatic conditions. Notably, 70 terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit had managed to infiltrate into the Valley this year...

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30% of funds in agri schemes being earmarked for women farmers: Radha Mohan

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, government is giving preference to woman Farmer under various policies such as organic farming and self-employment scheme. Singh further said that apart from this, at least 30% of the funds are being earmarked for women under various schemes and development related activities...

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The historic Toy train of Darjeeling again starts running after a huge loss in ongoing agitation

Due to ongoing violence, agitation in the hill area of Darjeeling, the famous Toy Train service got stopped. The indefinite shutdown stopped many other services in the region. Though the resumption of service is partial tourism industry expressed their happiness over it...

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Most of Army's ammunition to be made in India by 2019

The Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said that by 2019 maximum of Indian Army's ammunition will be manufactured in India. Bhamre, visited Ordnance Factory Khamaria, yesterday and reviewed the exhibition of products made in the factory...

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Neighbours understand that India is no more weak, says Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India's borders are now completely safe and that China has begun to understand that India isn't weak anymore. Addressing people at a community organised programme in his Lok Sabha constituency, hit out at Pakistan for sending terrorists to India...

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Welcoming a new age technology, BEST soon to come up with ‘one card system’

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) soon to come up with a ‘one card system’ instead of manually giving paper tickets to the commuters. BEST too going smart now! ..

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Nirmala Sitharaman launched website for inviting the young minds to willingly participate in Defence

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid her visit to Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment in Avadi and also launched a website, ‘DRDO Robotics & Unmanned Systems Exposition’ (https://rac.gov.in/druse) for inviting the young & talented minds of engineering community from all parts of the country to take part in Defence Challenging applications...

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Read the main objectives of Dharmendra Pradhan’s upcoming Japan visit

For strengthening bilateral relation with Japan in the Oil and Gas sectors Dharmendra Pradhan will fly to Tokyo for a three-day visit. The visit aims to enhance cooperation in establishing a transparent, efficient, truly global and balanced LNG market. He will also attend LNG Producers Consumer Conference...

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PM Modi vows to fulfill dreams of each and every Gujarati with full strength, vigour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked the people of Gujarat for blessing the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for decades and vowed to fulfill the dreams of every Gujarati with full strength and vigour. Notably, PM Modi is visiting his home state Gandhinagar today and will address Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan in which lakhs of BJP workers will gather. ..

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Bureaucrats must act innovatively to ensure maximum governance: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that The Vice President said that the central services have to act innovatively to ensure that there is maximum governance and minimum government. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book 'The Mavericks of Mussoorie' authored by M Ramachandran, Yesterday...

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Recalling ‘The Missile Man of India’ Prez Kovind said Dr. Abdul Kalam truly ignited young minds to think and innovate

On the occasion of Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary, children arrived at Rashtrapati Bhavan from Rameswaram by bus ‘Dr Kalam Sandesh Vahini Vision 2020’ called on President Ram Nath Kovind. The President also paid the floral tributes at the portrait of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

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RSS calls for a ‘balanced view’ on cracker ban, bats for deporting Rohingyas

Touching two important current issues of Supreme Court ban on firecrackers during Diwali and granting refuge to Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar the RSS expressed the view that there should be 'balanced view' on cracker ban and supported the government on deporting Rohingya Muslims. ..

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RSS to focus on rural uplift, family counselling: Bhayyaji Joshi

With its graph continuously rising, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has now embarked upon a plan to improving the rural scenario and strengthening the family bonds in the country...

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PM Narendra Modi to Visit Vadodara on Oct 23

Ahead of the crucial state assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a short trip to his home state Gujarat. According to media reports On the auspicious occasion of Diwali which also marks the Gujarati new year, PM Modi is all set to visit the city of Vadodara, popularly known as the cultural capital on Oct 23...

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Yeddyurappa slams Karnataka government for financial mess

Criticizing Siddaramaiah led Congress government for the poor financial health of the state of Karnataka, BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa said people are suffering only because of wrong economic policies adopted by the state government...

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Veteran Himachal Congress leader Anil Sharma dumps congress, Joins BJP

Coming out as a nasty jolt for incumbent Congress government under the leadership of Virbhadra Singh, ahead of the crucial assembly polls senior Congress leader and cabinet minister Anil Sharma joined BJP...

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10 people injured in Manipur bomb blast

The bomb blast took place in the city of Imphal in which 10 people were injured including a ten-year-old boy. This incident happened on the local exhibition ground Tera Lukram Leirak area which comes under Lamphel Police Station at Sagolband...

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Jan-Dhan basher Yechury goes gaga for China 'empowering its people'

The Yechury interview to Chinese media has no significance when it comes to India-China relations. But it is evident of the fidelity and loyalties which are with China and definitely not with India. The CPI (M) leader and his ideology which is marginalising in India...

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PM Modi views proper connectivity as an important factor for greater development

Since 2014, when Prime minister Narendra Modi took the charge has been launching various projects for the development of East India. Walking along the same line, PM laid the foundation stone for a number of infrastructural projects including Namami Gange and National Highways projects at Mokama. The newly launched four national highways projects are worth Rs 3,031 crore...

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Andhra Pradesh soon to set up ‘Anna Village Malls’- One umbrella for all to sell their products

With a move to set up ‘Anna Village Malls’, Andhra Pradesh government tied up with both Reliance and Future groups that aims to convert fair price shops under the Public Distribution System into 'Village Malls'. These ‘Village Malls’ would enable anyone to sell their products...

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Madhya Pradesh will hold ‘Nandi Mahotsav’ in February; CM Shivraj announces

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Nadi Mahotsava will be held in Bandrabhan in the state in February. International and national environmentalists working for environment and river conservation and Nadi Sevak will participate in it...

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No links of Sanatan Sanstha in GauriLankesh murder case; Personal rivalry suspected

Special Investigation Team SIT headed by BK Singh which is carrying out investigation to solve the Gauri Lankesh murder case, today refuted the links of Sanatan Sanstha behind Lankesh murder case and drawn the possible reason as ‘personal rivalry’ behind the murder. Also the SIT released the sketches of the suspects who shot Gauri Lankesh outside her residence...

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Railways to start Rajdhani train on Delhi-Mumbai route with cheaper fare

The Indian Railways has decided to run a special Rajdhani train between Delhi-Mumbai. From October 16, the train will start without flexi fare scheme and will take less than 2 hours to reach...

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Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh embarrassed again; ED attaches property worth Rs 5.4 cr in DA case

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh gets a massive setback just after Election Commission announced the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. Notably, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached assets of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh worth Rs 5.6 crore in connection with disproportionate assets case...

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Law Minister to raise violent extremism, terrorism at Commonwealth meet

Starting from October 16 to 19, Commonwealth meeting of Law ministers will be held in Bahamas in which the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will be leading the delegation and he will also tell about giving the subsidy to the needy people by wiping out the middlemen and using Jandhan account, mobile and Aadhar card...

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When Congress Prince campaigns party loses; Yogi Adityanath pinches Rahul Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath while addressing a rally in Gujarat's Valsad, said that when Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi campaigns for his candidates his party loses...

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Participating in ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’, JP Nadda said the Taliban and Leftists synonymously promote “hatred and terror”

“The Taliban and Leftists are products of one thinking and the method of work of both the groups is similar; forcing people to follow their thinking and eliminating those who do not. Their thinking is synonymous with “hatred and terror”, said Union Minister J P Nadda during carrying out ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ against the political violence led by Leftists in Kerala. ..

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South African Govt keen to tie up with Odisha especially for urban development projects

South Africa’s High Commissioner to India Fracne Murole on his three-day visit to Odisha; met and had an interaction with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials on various development projects. Fracne Morule appreciated various welfare projects of the BMC and also advised on issues related to tax collection, timely service delivery and development of public utility...

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From conventional teaching, Indian universities need to move towards innovative learning: PM Modi

The first university of Bihar, Patna University touched 100 years on 1st October. At the centenary celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the need for innovative learning. He said from conventional teaching, Indian universities need to move towards innovative learning...

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Strict action should be taken against nuclear links of Pak-North Korea: India

India has sought United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to take action over Pak-North Korea nuclear links, saying it remains concerned about proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies. India also called on the international community to take a stand against those responsible for clandestine nuclear proliferation linkages. India stated that it will not join the NPT and stated that it's against nuclear explosive testing...

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Questions regarding illegal immigrants need to be examined: MHA

Keeping in mind diplomatic consideration, internal security situation, demographic changes in the country and duties of the central government towards its own citizens the deportation of illegal immigrants including Rohingyas has to be dealt with only by the Centre as it is essentially an executive function said the Union Home Ministry on Friday at New Delhi...

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Odisha will give Rs.500 per month travel expense to patients of chronic blood

On the occasion of Voluntary Blood Donation Day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced of giving Rs.500 per month travel expenses for Thalassemia, Hemophilia & Sickle Cell patients. Assuring the commitment of government towards all sections of the community, Naveen Patnaik said that his government is committed to ensuring easy accessibility of adequate quantity of safe and quality blood to all sections of the community...

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PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone of Projects under Namami Gange & National Highway in Bihar

PM Modi at Centenary Celebrations of Patna University in Patna, Bihar..

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Yet another success for security forces; eliminates two top LeT terrorists

Security forces on Saturday early morning gunned down two terrorists belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit during a fierce gun battle in Litter village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The slain terrorists are identified as Wasim Shah who was a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit and his close associate Hafiz Nisar...

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Mumbai ranked 45th safest city globally; Tokyo, Singapore topped the World's Safest Cities Chart

Mumbai and Delhi being ranked as Safe Cities based on 49 indicators across digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. No wonder Mumbai is safer than Delhi but ‘safety’ tag doesn’t goes well with Delhi city as it is known as ‘Rape Capital’ and the whole world knows the reason. Whereas Tokyo has once again topped the list of The Economist's Safe Cities Index 2017 while Delhi and Mumbai ranked 43rd and 45th respectively...

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CBI visit to Kolkata Mayor’s office takes Narada Sting investigation one step ahead

Narada sting case is getting new turns every day with the ongoing investigations. As Kolkata Mayor is allegedly involved in the scam a CBI team on Friday went to Mayor Office for investigation. The team intended to carry out the spot investigation...

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India's Inland Waterways Authority raises Rs.660 crore through Bonds

An amount of Rs.660 crore has been raised by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) through GOI Fully Serviced Bonds in addition to the budgetary support from the Government of India. The decision was taken by the government to raise the amount through GOI Fully Serviced Bonds in 2017-18...

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India's exports rise by 25.67% in September to USD 28.61 billion

India’s export soared by 25.67 percent to USD 28.61 billion in September on the back of rise in shipments of chemicals, petroleum and engineering products, official data released today showed. In Rupee terms, during September 2017 exports were valued at Rs. 184387.36 crore as compared to Rs. 151950.74 crore during September,2016, registering a positive growth of 21.35 per cent...

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Yavatmal Pesticide Poisoning: State Govt constitutes Special Investigation Team; Advisory issued for farmers

The death toll touched 32 where farmers got killed after getting poisoned due to pesticides in the cotton fields of Yavatmal district, state government has constituted 7-member Special Investigation Team to carry out an investigation and also issued an advisory to prevent any untoward incidents from happening...

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Coal India employees to get higher one time advance before Diwali

Coal India employees get another happy news within one week of wage hike as Coal minister Piyush Goyal announced higher one-time advance. He announced the advance payment would be Rs. 51,000 instead of Rs. 40,000. They will get it before Diwali...

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With the theme of ‘Science for New India’, India International Science Festival kicked off to empower innovators in future

India is home to lakhs of grassroots innovators and it is important to empower them with modern entrepreneurial skills and assist them, said Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan while speaking at India International Science Festival 2017...

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SC asks government to firewall games like Blue Whale

The Government’s response has been sought by the Supreme Court on a plea seeking to firewall virtual games like Blue Whale. Blue Whale has led to a lot of suicides among young adults and teens in the country...

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BJP President refutes corruption Charges against Jay Shah

For the first time breaking his silence on the issue of Jay Shah, BJP National President Amit Shah stated that there was no question of corruption in his son Jay Shah's company. ..

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Looking at Rohingya Muslims’ plight through humanitarian angle

The author takes a look at the problem of not only the Rohingya Muslims but also a host of other refugees groups and granting them refugee status in India through a humanitarian angle ..

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No Charges for new Start-ups in Andhra Pradesh: Nara Lokesh

Assuring all the support for new startups, Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Minister Nara Lokesh directed officials not to charge any fee for the use of incubation Centre...

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PM Narendra Modi to visit Bihar on October 14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set for his first official Bihar visit after the dramatic reunion of JD(U) and BJP. On Saturday Modi will arrive at the state capital to attend the Centenary Celebrations of Patna University...

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Yogi Slams Rahul, says don’t mislead the people of Gujarat

Taking a jibe on Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Congress always loses the plot Wherever the party veteran jumps into the poll campaign. He was addressing the Gujarat Gaurav Yatra in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the crucial assembly polls. ..

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Large number of youth joining RSS: Dattatreya Hosabale

Expressing happiness over the overwhelming response to the various social activities carried by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Sah-Sarkaryvah Dattatreya Hosabale avowed that a majority of youths is evincing keen interest to join world’s largest voluntary organization.He further noted that within a short span of one year, more than 1600 new Shakhas have been started whereas 1700 Saptahik milans are being engaged all over the county. ..

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Madhya Pradesh celebrated ‘Laadli Shiksha Parv’ to promote girl education

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a multitude of offers to promote girl education in state. Shivraj Singh said, "Today we are celebrating Laadli Shiksha Parv to make girl child's education easier...

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India will be the fastest growing economy in 2018: IMF

India will be the fastest growing economy in 2018 despite a fugacious drop in 2017 said the International Monetary Fund (IMF). India’s growth rate for the current fiscal year is 6.7 percent as compared to China’s 6.8 percent...

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India lags due to governance deficit; not ideas, resources and capabilities: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India does not lack in ideas, resources and capabilities, but certain States and regions have lagged behind due to a governance deficit. The Prime Minister, today spoke at the closing session of the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan. PM Modi thanked the Governors for the various inputs given during the course of the Conference...

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Economy of India is poised for strong, sustainable and balanced growth with positive structural reforms: Arun Jaitley

The economy of India is poised for strong, sustainable and balanced growth backed by the Government strong focus on implementing structural reforms. This was said by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday in an interactive seminar organized by FICCI on “India Opportunity” in Washington, US...

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Fierce Chennai on a Mission to combat ‘Dengue’: Over 175 tonnes of scrap from old vehicles were removed

Tamil Nadu being groped by Dengue deaths, recorded the highest number of cases after Kerala and Karnataka. To tackle the mosquito menace, the Greater Chennai Corporation started a mass cleaning drive, albeit a little too late. The drive is to check mosquito breeding sources, including abandoned vehicles on the roads...

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Industrial output at 9-Month High, retail inflation stood at 3.28% in September

The country's industrial production grew at a nine-month high of 4.3 per cent in August this year. This was mainly due to a robust performance of the mining and power sectors. Factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had grown 4 per cent in August last year. ..

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India’s handicraft export witnessed growth of 13.15% in 2016: Smriti Irani

The handicraft export has witnessed a year-on-year growth of 13.15% in 2016-17 and has touched Rs. 24,392 crores. This was said by Textiles Minister Smriti Irani after inaugurating IHGF - Delhi Fair Autumn 2017 at Noida on Thursday...

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Registration of Government doctors to be canceled if involved in private practice

An instruction has been issued by the Uttar Pradesh government on the Government doctors that if they are found involved in any private practice then their registrations will be canceled by the government...

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With an aim to train farmers, CM Chandrababu Naidu soon to send 120 farmers to Singapore

With an aim to let them get experience the Singaporean feel and learn the best practices, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is looking forward to send 120 farmers of Amravati to Singapore...

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US giant General Electric offers to set up gas power plant in Punjab, proposes power at Rs 4.81 per unit

General Electric (GE), the US-based multinational company is intended to set up a 2,400-megawatt gas-based power plant in Punjab. Notably, General Electric on Thursday offered to set up a 2,400-megawatt gas-based power plant in Punjab, offering electricity at Rs 4.81 per unit only...

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Clashes between GJM supporter and Police force in Darjeeling take away life of police officer

Again fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling taking away life of Police ASI Amitavo Mallick. During a police, raid clash started between the Police force and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. After getting some clue of GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s stay, police force started raiding Takvar forest. Then a group of people started firing at Police leading to police firing...

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GST will be very good for Indian growth: World Bank Chief Jim Yong Kim

The results of the reforms undertaken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a significant result and it will be reflected in the mid and long-term growth figures said the World Bank chief, Jim Yong Kim...

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Madhya Pradesh slashes VAT on petrol by 3% and diesel by 5%

Madhya Pradesh has become the third state to slash VAT on petrol and diesel, accepting the Centre's request after Gujarat, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Government has reduced 5% VAT on diesel and 3% on petrol. He added that the new prices will come into effect from midnight. The Centre had urged the States to recude VAT for the benefit of customers...

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For the first time in India, with a cost of Rs.600 Cr Odisha launched Free Universal Eye Care Programme

With an aim to minimize the blindness and cure vision impairment, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a Free Universal Eye Care programme with an expenditure of Rs 600 Crore. Free Universal Eye Care Programme aims at minimizing the number of people with curable vision impairment in the state on the occasion of World Sight Day. CM Patnaik also launched a health web portal where people with eye problems can register. ..

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India’s largest container port JNPT’s performance improved in first six months

The performance of India’s largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in the current financial year has been improved in first six months by recording a growth of 6.26% in container cargo in terms of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs)...

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While Maharashtra leads, Odisha bags 3rd rank as best state in attracting investments

Maharashtra bagged top position in total live investments attracted by different public and private sources across India as of FY17 stated the ASSOCHAM report. While Gujarat is in the second position followed by Odisha on the third slot; Gujarat at 8.5% and Odisha at 7%, Maharashtra led the pack to top as the best state to attract the investments, says a study by Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM)...

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Cabinet gave nod to new schemes of Rs 6,655 crore for skill development

Modi Cabinet has approved two new schemes of skill development. The schemes are skill acquisition and knowledge awareness for livelihood promotion (SANKALP) and skill strengthening for industrial value enhancement (STRIVE). Both the schemes are supported by the World Bank...

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Maharashtra will become a trillion dollar economy by 2030: CM Fadnavis on his 3 day Sweden tour

‘Maharashtra will soon become a trillion dollar economy by 2030’, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who is on his three-day Sweden tour. CM Devendra Fadnavis is accompanied by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Maharashtra Industry Minister Subhash Desai. CM Fadnavis also met Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde and discussed important bilateral issues, the statement said...

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Prabhu kicks off ‘Make in India: Sweden 2017’ to enhance Indo-Swedish trade relations

To enhance Indo-Swedish cooperation and explore new areas of partnership, the industry ministry is organising 'Make in India: Sweden 2017' from October 12-13. The Indian delegation led by the Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven. The meeting reiterated the dedication to further strengthening of the Indo-Swedish economic relationship and exploring new avenues of collaboration...

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Governors can become catalytic agents for change in society: PM Modi

Underlining the importance of Public participation in the democratic setup, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that governors can become catalytic agents for a positive change in society...

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No differences with Chief Minister E. Palanisamy: Panneerselvam

Negating all the media reports of political differences with incumbent Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu Dy Chief Minister Panneerselvam stated that he shares very cordial relations with Chief Minister E. Palanisamy. ..

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No ban on firecrackers in Maharashtra: Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam

In a surprising move Environment Minister and senior Shiv Sena Leader today announced that state government has no plan to ban firecrackers to control the pollution in the state...

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Andhra Pradesh government seals deal with L&T and Shapoorji for project Amaravati

Finalizing the deal for the ambitious project of state capital Amaravati, the state government has sealed the deal with construction giants Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and Shapoorji. Andhra Pradesh government today sanctioned the construction plan for building quarters for elected representatives and civil servants in the Capital city...

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Himachal Pradesh to vote on November 9, Gujarat election before December 18

The Election Commission today announces the dates for the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh will poll on November 9 and the counting of votes will take place a month later on December 18. Meanwhile EC hasn’t announced the dates for Gujarat assembly elections yet...

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Airtel launches Rs 1,399 4G smartphone to counter Reliance Jio

In a massive down play to Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel has launched a 4G smartphone called Karbonn A40 Indian for just Rs 1,399. The device runs on Android Nougat and has a dual-SIM slot. Raj Pudipeddi, Director - Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said, "As the market leader and pioneer of 4G services in India, Airtel's aspiration is to digitally empower every Indian with high-speed data access. We are delighted to partner with Karbonn to remove barriers to smartphone adoption and enable millions ..

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Allahabad HC acquits Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

The Allahabad High Court has announced its historic judgment saying that the Talwars are innocent and grants them bail. Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar were acquitted from Aarushi and Hemraj double murder case. ..

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VVIP Choppers Deal: CBI court issues non-bailable warrants against 3 EU nationals; former IAF Chief involved too

A CBI Court today issued non-bailable warrants against three foreign nationals- Carlo F Gerosa, Christian Michel and Guido Haschke- who are allegedly involved in a Agusta Westland VVIP chopper deal case. The court also summoned another accused, including former Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief SP Tyagi. ..

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CM Rupani announced new industrial, apparel policy for Gujarat; to generate one lakh new jobs

Gujarat was once severely affected with riots and poverty but Narendra Modi brought a revolutionary change in his 12 years tenure as Chief Minister. The BJP-led Gujarat government on Wednesday announced setting up of new industrial policy and apparel policy with an aim to bring massive employment in state and to encourage investments in the small businesses...

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Dates for Gujarat, Himachal polls at 4 pm today

The Election Commission will today announce the dates for the Assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh at 4 pm. While the term of the 182-member Gujarat Assembly ends on January 22, the term of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly ends on January 7...

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International Conference on Yoga saw a successful arrival of 44 overseas delegates discussing various Yoga dimensions

The International Conference was held to deliberate upon the benefits of yoga to the individual, community, the society and the world at large. Delegates from 44 overseas countries participated in the Conference. The two-day International Conference on ‘Yoga for Wellness’ came to an end yesterday where ministers spoke outwardly on the importance of practicing Yoga. ..

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PM Modi’s economy team identifies ten priorities to pump up economic recession

The newly set up Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister today identified ten major priorities for accelerating economic growth and employment generation over the next six months. The council held its first meeting in National capital on Wednesday...

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Shocking! JK police nabs two constables for supplying ammunition to Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit

Security forces have got major success in curbing terrorism since two years across the country and especially in Jammu and Kashmir. But still, there was some leak due to which terrorists were able to target Indian troops easily due to which many jawans are martyred till now. Shockingly, Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested two police constables who were allegedly supplying ammunition to terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen...

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Jharkhand CM arrives in Japan to meet top CEOs’ of the country; JICA approves to build an I.T University in Ranchi

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das arrived in Japan yesterday in the evening. He was picked up my Ambassador Sujon R Chinoy who in-return organized a small dinner party for CM Das. He took part in many events and also spoke on the foreign dias. ..

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Good News: Direct tax collection surges by 16% to 3.86 lakh crore rupees

The Direct Tax Collections in the first half of the current fiscal shows growth of 15.8 percent. Net Direct Tax collections represent 39.4 percent of the total budget estimates of Direct Taxes for Financial year 2017-18 (Rs. 9.8 lakh crore)...

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India signs MoU with Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources to mark the ongoing Water Week campaign

India and Morocco relations go back to 1957 when both the countries established friendly bond. Morocco seeks to increase its trade ties with India and is seeking Indian investment in various sectors. Taking the relations to another level, both countries have signed an MoU on cooperation in the field of water resources. ..

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Diwali gift to 7.5 lakh teachers, govt approves 7th Pay Commission benefits

Union Cabinet has approved the benefits of 7th Pay Commission to the faculty members and other academic staff of Central and state Universities, technical Institutions and aided colleges. It will be applicable from 1st of January, 2016. ..

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Juvenile held guilty for 2013 Patna, Bodhgaya blasts

Four years ago serial blasts rocked Patna Gandhi Maidan and Bodh Gaya. Six persons were killed and eight injured in the Patna blasts on October 27, 2013, during the Hunkaar Rally, which was addressed by then BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. On Wednesday the Juvenile Justice Board of Patna held a juvenile guilty in the case of the blasts...

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Cabinet approved two MoCs between India-Japan taking the bilateral relation forward

Moving forward the India-Japan co-operation more Cabinet has approved two more Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of energy and technology. One MoC is about establishing a liquid, flexible and global LNG Market and another is on the on the "Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)"...

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Major boost in economy of Indian ports; registers annual growth rate of 3.24%

Economy in India has flourished since three years due to good governance. Therefore, major ports of the country have recorded a comprehensive growth of 3.24% and together handled 326.4 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to September 2017. Cochin Port has registered the highest growth...

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Railway Board to clear all pending projects: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Appreciating the policy adopted by Railway Board Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the apex body is working hard to materialize the pending projects...

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Chandrababu Naidu introduces Solid Waste Management vehicles to maintain cleanliness

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today flagged off thirty Solid Waste Management vehicles, a unique initiative of the state government in order to achieve the goal of Swach Andhra. Speaking at the function Naidu stated that the state government has set up new greenery and landscaping corporation for the clean and transparent environment...

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Heavy rains caused stampede on Mumbai bridge: Rly probe panel

An inquiry conducted by the Western Railway probe panel blamed the heavy rainfall on September 29 that caused the stampede on the narrow Elphinstone Bridge in Mumbai that took the toll of 23 lives...

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CM Rupani questions Rahul Gandhi’s upbringing, says he is childish

Questioning the upbringing of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his recent comments on RSS Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the Congress leader has no connection with the Indian tradition because of his foreign connection. ..

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Rail traffic interrupted in eastern Bihar due to heavy rain

Due to the heavy rains from Tuesday night, the Rail traffic in Bihar has been interrupted in the eastern parts of the state. Kajra Station’s rail track has been flooded with the rainwater which led to the rail services disrupt in Bihar...

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Questioning TMC’s one-man policy Mukul Roy resigns from Rajyasabha MP post

The TMC leader Mamata Banerjee has often been criticized for her fascist nature. Reviving talks on that, once top TMC leader Mukul Roy said on Wednesday during a press conference that Mamata Banerjee may be the leader but we are not slaves of her. He held the conference after resigning from Rajyasabha MP Post...

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Now get interest free loan upto Rs 50 lakh for dairy in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj government is going to take another commendable step to boost employment and doubling farmers income in state. State government has decided to provide interest free loan up to Rs 50 lakh for establishing dairy under Acharya Vidyasagar Yojana...

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Jay Shah’s defamation case hearing adjourned to Oct 16

The metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the Rs 100 crore defamation suit filed by Jay Shah, son of BJP National President Amit Shah against the web portal ‘The Wire’...

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Over 450 people arrested in Jammu this year for drug trafficking

Security forces have led massive war against terrorism and drug trafficking in Jammu and Kashmir so that the youth of our country remains safe. At least 453 people have been arrested for drug trafficking in Jammu till August this year in a bid to curb the growing menace...

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PM Modi joins the nation in paying tributes to JP, Nanaji Deshmukh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the country in paying tributes to the two great sons of Mother Bharat namely, Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan and Nanaji Deshmukh on their birth anniversaries...

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Real essence of a democracy is Jan Bhagidari and integrating people in development journey: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attended the inauguration of the birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh, said that the real essence of a democracy is Jan Bhagidari and integrating people in the development journey of cities, and villages...

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Decision to be taken next month over Mahanadi River dispute

The decision on the dispute going on between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi River will be taken next month said the government to Supreme Court. The notification will be issued by the center...

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Himachal government reduces 1% VAT on prices of petrol, diesel to seek advantage in upcoming elections

After Gujarat and Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday announced to reduce value-added tax (VAT) on the prices of petrol and diesel by 1%. However, this will bring some relief to the people of Himachal but the decision taken from Congress government is to seek full advantage and votes as polls are likely to be held at the end of this year...

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Jharkhand CM meets Czech Republic’s President, invites him to India; a joint venture with Toss Kurim quite possible for the state

Chief Minister Raghubar Das is currently in Czech Republic taking part in the delegates meeting and focusing on building relations for future investments. During his visit, there are possibilities of a joint venture with HEC especially in Jharkhand. ..

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Vigilance probe ordered against Oommen Chandy in 2013 solar scam by Kerala Govt

In the 2013 Kerala Solar Scam, Former Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy has been found guilty by the Justice G Sivarajan commission. He is directly found involved in the solar scam. The vigilance department will proceed the investigation of the case...

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IIT Kanpur suspends 22 students for ragging their juniors

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kanpur has suspended 22 students for a period ranging from one to three years after they were found guilty of ragging their juniors. The decision was taken by IIT’s Senate which is the apex decision body of the institute at a meeting held on Monday night...

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‘Rise and lead the world’, celebrate this International Girl Child Day by empowering other women!

A girl is the most priced possession one could have, but many don’t believe the notion quite necessarily. Today, in various parts of world, girls are undermined and not given the equal status on par with men. It’s a global trend, and now is the time to change the stereotypical behavior towards girls. On this International Girl Child Day, take an oath to raise voice against inequality, ill-treatment, sexual abuse, sexism and all those social behaviours that has troubled you...

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PM Modi attends inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh

PM Modi attends inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh..

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Bandipora Encounter: two LeT terrorists eliminated in J&K

The Encounter began on Wednesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir resulted in the execution of two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in Hajin of Bandipora district. While tackling the unidentified terrorists, two Indian Air Force GARUD personnel SGT K Milind Kishor and CPL Nilesh Kumar Nayan were martyred...

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Delhi is polluted because of bad regulation, not because of two days of Diwali

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SC to look into CBI documents related to Karti Chidambaram’s alleged foreign accounts and properties

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would peruse on Wednesday the documents provided in a sealed cover by the CBI, which has tried to nail Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P. Chidambaram over his foreign bank accounts and properties. ..

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Anti-dumping duty imposed on steel wire rods from China for five years

An Anti-dumping duty has been imposed by the government on the imports of steel wire rods from China for five years. The duty was imposed by the Commerce Ministry’s directorate general of anti-dumping and allied duties (DGAD) to guard the interest of the domestic industry from the cheap inbound shipments...

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Raksha Mantri compliments Army for perfect dealing with Dokalam standoff

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday complimented the Army for its professionalism in handling the Dokalam standoff. India and China last month ended a 73-day standoff in Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector that was triggered by China’s move to build a road in the border area...

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Yoga is a key of good health and mother of all exercises: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the inaugural session of the 3rd International Yoga Conference said that the ancient science of Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the modern world. Yoga is the Mother of all Exercises...

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Bihar to provide reservation for 'Divyangs' in govt jobs

Persons with disabilities will get special benefits in Bihar as the state government has approved reservations for them in government jobs and educational institutions. In presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the cabinet nodded yes for the approval during a meeting...

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This Diwali season brings good news of 20% wage hike for Coal India staffs

Diwali season brings good news for Coal India workers as Coal India has signed a five-year wage agreement with its workers' unions. Since last July the agreement was due to the difference in opinion among Coal India and trade union. Finally, an agreement was reached to give 20% wage hike...

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Amethi to be rejuvenated with 21 projects of Centre and #YogiSarkar

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and BJP Chief Amit Shah launched several projects for Amethi including installation of FM AIR station, primary health centres and TB ward at the district hospital...

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Previous government neglected reports on Rohingya Muslims: Indresh Kumar

Welcoming the stand taken by the Narendra Modi government on the issue of Rohingya Muslims, Indresh Kumer, senior member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) alleged that previous government did not give sufficient importance to the reports and intelligence inputs on Rohingya Muslims...

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Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Kerala government for not allowing NIA probe

Questioning the intent of CPI(M)-led LDF government Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that by restricting NIA’s intervention Vijayan government is providing political asylum for the radical elements in the state. ..

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Rajnath backs Jay Shah, says no substance in allegations

Launching a fierce attack on opposition parties on the issue of Jay Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the allegations of financial irregularities are untrue and does not have any substance. The senior minister also slammed Congress for blowing the issue out of proportion. ..

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Chandrababu Naidu to embark on three-nation visit from October 17

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is all set for a week-long overseas tour starting from October 17. According to state officials, Naidu will travel to the USA, UAE, and UK in order to finalize the foreign investment proposals for the coastal state. He will engage business talks with a range of business leaders to boost the rate of employment in Andhra Pradesh...

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UP govt to erect grand statue of Sri Ram on Sarayu River banks

The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to erect a 100 meter high grand statue of Sri Ram on the banks of the Sarayu River in Ayodhya...

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After Delhi, Bengaluru becomes 2nd city to start ‘Human Milk Bank’

Bengaluru started the ‘Human Milk Bank’ which aims to provide pasteurized human breast milk to babies — premature or full-term — free of cost. After Delhi, Bengaluru became the second city to step ahead with this initiative. From today the breast milk bank started operation in Bengaluru...

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Melinda-Bill Gates Foundation will help to prosper the agriculture of Andhra Pradesh

Expressing concern towards the hardships faced by farmers’ Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu took the pledge of making the farmers’ prosperous by revolutionizing agriculture in collaboration with Melinda-Bill Gates Foundation...

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India can take big decisions and implement at large level: FM Arun Jaitley

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been adopted at a fast pace by the state governments said the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Earlier this month the GST council has slashed the GST rates of 27 items and also the IGST imports rates were also reduced...

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Science & technology plays key role in policy-making and good governance: Harsh vardhan

An effective communication of science and technology is important for policy-making and the key to ensuring good governance, said Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh vardhan while releasing the book “Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology: Lessons from India”, in National capital on Monday...

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Security forces get massive breakthrough in Kashmir; eliminates four top terrorists

Security forces on Monday got the double breakthrough in Jammu and Kashmir in its bid to curb terrorism as four terrorists including a top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander Abu Khalid was eliminated in two different encounters in the Baramulla and Shopian district. Arms and ammunition including two AK Rifles and one INSAS rifle with the body of slain terrorists were recovered from the spot...

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To eradicate tuberculosis, Chief Minister K.Palaniswamy launched TB free Chennai scheme

For the first time with a motive to uproot Tuberculosis, Chief Minister K.Palaniswamy launched TB free Chennai scheme. "For the first time, Chennai has been selected for an integrated scheme to eradicate TB in association with Reach research centre and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)," he said...

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Govt directs to register all foreign funding NGOs with Niti Aayog’s portal

In order to scrutinize the misuse of foreign funding by non-government organizations (NGOs), the central government has directed to register with a platform offered by the Niti Aayog to ensure better transparency, efficiency and accountability...

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After Gujarat, Maharashtra slashes VAT on petrol, diesel

The VAT (Value Added Tax) on Petrol and Diesel price has been slashed by the Maharashtra government on Tuesday. The Petrol will be cheaper by Rs. 2 and Diesel price will be down by Re.1 after Gujarat government reduced the VAT by 4 percent on Tuesday morning...

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Justice done! LeT terrorist Tunda convicted for life imprisonment in 1996 double bomb blast case

The verdict on Haryana’s 1996 Sonipat double bomb blast case has been finally made by the Sonipat court. The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) bomb expert and Terrorist Abdul Kareem Tunda found guilty and has been given a punishment of Life Imprisonment on Tuesday. On Monday, Tunda was convicted by the court...

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Smriti slams Rahul calling him anti-progress leader and vote-bank politician

Union Minister Smriti Irani yesterday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying that he's not only 'anti-progress' but one who mocks the idea of a developed & empowered India...

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Jharkhand CM in Czech Republic attends ‘International Engineer Show’; calls foreign investors to enhance business in India

Trying his level best, Chief Minister Raghubar Das is driving in as many investments as possible. He is currently on a visit to Czech Republic, attending the MSV 2017 (Trade Fairs in Brno). At this event, Das attended a series of meetings with delegates of leading companies from Czech Republic. He also met the Deputy Minister and Trade Minister from the respective country at this event. ..

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Calling on Central Industrial Security Force, Rajnath Singh asked to develop special wing for combating ‘Cyber-Terrorism’

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) needs to upgrade and technologically advance itself to face and counter any incident of cyber-terrorism, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing the Passing Out Parade of Assistant Commandants (Executive), Sub Inspectors (Executive) and Assistant Sub Inspectors (Executive) at the CISF Regional Training Centre (RTC) Arakkonam, in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu...

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Big Win for BJP: Gram Panchayat cleared swiftly; PM Modi thanked people of Maharashtra

Bhartiya Janata Party led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis won the first phase of Gram Panchayat Elections in Maharashtra. Cherishing this victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated and said “wonderful victory of @BJP4Maharashtra in rural areas shows the unwavering support of the farmers, youth & poor for BJP's development agenda. Also thanking the people’s contribution to this victory, PM Modi said I thank people of Maharashtra for the impressive win of BJP in Gram Panchayat polls across ..

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Acche din! Gujarat becomes first state to reduce 4% VAT on prices of petrol, diesel

The state government brings acche din for all the common people of Gujarat by slashing the prices of petrol and diesel. Notably, giving a major relief to all the peoples of Gujarat, the state government announced a whopping 4 percent reduction in VAT (Value Added Tax) on petrol and diesel...

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India remains one of the fastest growing Energy Markets: Dharmendra Pradhan

India will remain one of the fastest growing energy markets in the World in the coming two decades said the Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the India Energy Forum while addressing the CERAWeek in New Delhi on Monday. Access to increase in accounts and better lifestyle, the per capita energy consumption will grow...

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Expand energy infrastructure and access to energy in eastern India; PM Modi tells top CEOs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that his government is committed to doing more for the energy sector with focus on expanding infrastructure and access to it in eastern India...

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To promote financial inclusion schemes and digital payment methods, Minister of Defense launched Mudra Promotion Campaign

Union Minister of State for Defence, Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre in the presence of Zenith Sangma and other State Government officials inaugurated Mudra Promotion Campaign. The Mudra Promotion Campaign aims to promote Mudra loans, financial inclusion schemes, and digital payment methods. ..

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India salutes you! Crowd at Jammu Airport applauded and paid an honor to CRPF Jawans

Our Indian Army has been fiercely fighting back with odds to make us secure. “Indomitable we are, Fearless we are!” CRPF Jawans are Pride of our nation like our fearless Indian Army. Their supreme sacrifice and willpower to battle for our security, while some lay down their lives for honor, for ‘India’. Small gestures from the citizens to thank these brave hearts mean a lot as it happened on Monday when CRPF Jawans was welcomed with a grand round of applauds at Jammu Airport...

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NIA files closure report in UP Assembly explosive probe

The closure report in connection with the white powder found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on July 12 has been filed by the NIA. UP CM Yogi Adityanath had sought an NIA probe into it...

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Fumed with the allegations Jay Shah files defamation suit against ‘The wire’

Taking a legal recourse against the article published by the online portal “The wire” Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah has filed a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against the editor & owner of media outlet ‘The Wire’...

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Review base price calculations for lowering fuel rates: Nitish Kumar

Hailing the decision of the central government for reducing the excise duty on petrol and diesel, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged Modi government to recalculate the base price mechanism in order to reduce the fuel price...

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Anandiben Patel takes the call, says won't contest Gujarat polls

Ahead of the most anticipated state assembly election of Gujarat, senior BJP leader, and former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel announced her retirement from electoral politics. In an emotional letter, the senior Gujarat BJP leader has urged party Supremo Amit Shah to consider another candidate for the upcoming assembly elections...

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Holding simultaneous elections desirable but not legally feasible: Ex-CEC

Holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas is very desirable but legally not feasible, opined India’s former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr. S. Y. Quraishi...

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Financial Literacy drive to be launched in nine states by RBI

o educate people on e-transactions, formal sectors borrowings and insurance purchases, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is launching a pilot study on financial literacy drive in 80 blocks of nine sates...

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Vizag will emerge as a major center for technology and innovation: Chandrababu Naidu

In order to boost the economic activity through technological intervention, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the Andhra Pradesh government will extend its full support for new start-ups venturing into the field of technology and innovation...

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Cyclone warning comes along with prediction of heavy rains in states of East India

States of eastern India are about to receive heavy rainfall and due to a deep depression. The depression over Gangetic West Bengal has moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 15 kmph in past 03 hours. In the earlier part of the day, it intensified into a deep depression. The center is very close to Kolkata...

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Security forces eliminated A++ categorized Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Abu Khalid in north Kashmir’s Baramulla

Indian security forces on Monday eliminated Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Abu Khalid in a fierce gunfight in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Khalid was a most wanted terrorist and was categorized as A++. Also, the security forces have recovered heavy arms and ammunition along with the body of slain terrorists. The search operation is still on...

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LRO demands quick action against Mumbai Patrakar Sangh for allowing Naxal Program

The Legal Rights Observatory (LRO) has demanded immediate action against the office-bearers of Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh (MMPS) for allegedly allowing a “Naxal Program” on October 13...

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Aggrieved Kerala mother moves SC for extensive probe in love jihad case

An aggrieved mother of a young girl from Kerala has approached the Supreme Court to conduct an 'extensive investigation' into the love jihad case concerning her daughter...

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Eight Projects of Rs 700 Cr approved to boost cleaning process of Ganga

To rejuvenate the holy River Ganga and boost cleaning process, National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects worth Rs 700 crore, out of which four pertain to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, three are related to treatment of drains through bio-remediation and one of inventorization and surveillance of river Ganga...

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Heavy rain thrashes Bengal capital and surrounding areas on first working day of week

The new week in Bengal capital and surrounding areas in South Bengal starts with devastating heavy rain and gusty wind. The difficulties to run road transport and railway system timely has become a problem for office-goers. As per MET forecast, the heavy rain and wind may continue in next two days...

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#JanRakshaYatra meant for restoration of Democracy in Kerala says CM Devendra Fadnavis on ‘Dethroning Leftists’

‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ is underway in Kerala with an aim to raise awareness regarding the ‘violence’ that occurs recurrently due to the Leftists government. Kick-started by BJP Chief Amit Shah, Jan Raksha Yatra was taken forward by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Prior to him Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath carried out the rally...

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Gujarat HC commutes death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment in 2002 Godhra riots

The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train coach burning case. Notably, 60 Hindu Kaesevak were burned to death when the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express was torched near Godhra Railway Station on February 27, 2002...

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#KeralaKilling: 13 CPI (M) supporters chargesheeted in connection with murder of RSS activist Rajesh

Kerala is still haunted by the ‘political killings’ of RSS workers, after the horrifying lynching of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS worker Rajesh the state police have made a charge sheet of 13 Communist Party of India (Marxist) supporters in a connection with murder of RSS activist Rajesh. ..

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EC officials to review the preparedness for assembly polls in Gujarat

To review the preparedness for the assembly polls in Gujarat which will be held within two months, the election commission team led by Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti will be on a two-day visit to Gujarat from Monday...

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No firecrackers sale in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, rules Supreme Court

The pollution in Delhi is the major cause of forming smog in the capital. Every year the amount of smoke increases in the capital territory after Diwali. And in a bid to stop this and prevent pollution, the Apex Court has put a ban on the sale of firecrackers until November 1 in Delhi-NCR region. ..

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It’s her way! On a goodwill note, Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese troops bow n say ‘Namaste’

If women ruled the world, there would be no wars. Just a bunch of jealous countries not talking to each other, War is not women’s ‘History’. On a light note this quote defines a women’s perspective on wars which takes millions of lives and does no good to anyone whoever is involved in it. That’s woman! Our master lady Nirmala Sitharaman too gave the cherishing, moment for India-China’s relations...

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AAI formally engaged in crude oil and LPG marketing with India

ARAMCO Asia India (AAI), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco has formally established its crude and LPG marketing in India as the Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the Saudi Aramco India Office in Gurugram jointly with Amin H Al-Nasser, President, and CEO of Saudi Aramco. The office is located at Two Horizon Tower, Gurugram...

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Launching various welfare schemes, Prez Ram Nath Kovind said Kerala is a leading spiritual home of our country

Kerala’s role as one of the leading spiritual homes of our country and of our composite society, the flame of spiritualism shines brightly in Kerala and has done so for thousands of years, said the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind while addressing the initiation of various welfare programmes organised by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math in Kollam in Kerala...

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PM Modi flags off Antyodaya Express, lays foundation stone of Bhadbhut Barrage over Narmada river

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of many projects that will bring a massive development in Gujarat along with employment and economy. Notably, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Bhadbhut Barrage over the river Narmada and inaugurated of various plants of Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation Ltd. He also flagged off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna (Surat, Gujarat) and Jaynagar (Bihar)...

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IAF prepared to fight at short notice if need arises, says Air Chief Marshal on #AirForceDay

The Air Force Chief paid tribute to the Marshal of the force Arjan Singh who passed away recently. He also paid tributes to five IAF crew members and two Army personnel who died in the line of duty on Friday in a chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh. Our Correspondent reports, a scintillating air display by various aircrafts was the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade...

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PM Modi visits his hometown Vadnagar, launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush

At a public meeting, the Prime Minister launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, to accelerate progress towards the goal of full immunization coverage. It will provide greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage. The Prime Minister distributed e-tablets to health workers to mark the launch of ImTeCHO - an innovative mobile phone application to improve the performance of ASHAs. He also launched some development works. ..

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