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Institutes lacked requisite infrastructure, Govt de-affiliated 400 ITIs

An inspection on the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) by the government resulted in that the institutes lacked required infrastructure and also the trainers for the vocational training which led to de-affiliating about 400 ITIs in the country...

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Upliftment of poor was not in SP, BSP's agenda: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath slammed the previous government led by Samajwadi party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), stating that their respective agendas doesn't include welfare of the poor...

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Central government to start sustained dialogue for bringing peace in Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

The central government has decided to start a sustained dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir, with former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma appointed as the Centre’s representative. This was said by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday while addressing a press conference in New Delhi...

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Supreme Court asks Gujarat government for detailed reply in Bilkis Bano gang-rape case

The Supreme Court on Monday has asked for a detailed reply from Gujarat government within four weeks in connection with Bilkis Bano gang-rape case. Notably, Bilkis Bano was allegedly gang-raped and left for dead alongside 14 members of her family, including her 3-year-old daughter, during the 2002 Gujarat riots...

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First of its kind initiative: Haryana govt to open ‘PG hostels for cattle’ in urban areas

Being the first state in the country, Haryana government is planning to provide paying guest (PG) facility for the cattle. This new concept will be helpful for those people who live in urban areas but have a desire to rear cattle to produce “quality milk” for consumption. At first, about 50 to 100 acres of land would be allocated to set up ‘PG hostels for cattle’. The state’s agricultural minister Om Prakash Dhankar announced the facility...

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Chhattisgarh will achieve ODF status by April 2018: CM Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that in last 14 years health services in Chhattisgarh have undergone significant development and expansion. Many major milestones have been achieved...

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Social media trends and data will be analyzed by CISF; vital assets will be monitored with the help of data

he Social media trends and data will be analyzed for the first time by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) while monitoring security. The important assets of the Country such as airports, nuclear and aerospace installation will be under scrutiny and monitored with the help of these data...

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Mission Karnataka: Amit Shah to kick-start poll campaign on November 2

In order to regain the lost turf of Karnataka, BJP is all set with its mega poll strategy for the upcoming state assembly elections scheduled in May 2018. Under the leadership of former Chief Minister and state BJP In-charge B S Yeddyurappa, the principal opposition party will be launching a 75-day mass outreach programme called 'Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivartan Yatra'. BJP president Amit Shah will inaugurate the mega event on November 2...

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Punjab government orders to merge 800 primary schools with fewer students

With an aim to empower education system in the state, the Punjab government has decided to merge 800 government primary schools having less than 20 students with nearby schools located within a radius of 1 km...

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Govansh sangrakshan squads formed in Uttarakhand to protect cow slaughter, smuggling

With an aim to protect cow smuggling and cow slaughter in the state, the two special protection teams named as “govansh sangrakshan squads” has been formed on Sunday. Notably, the formation of two “govansh sangrakshan squads” came following the directions of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat...

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For strengthening security and defense co-operation, Nirmala Sitharaman to attend ADMM-Plus meeting in Philippines

To attend the Southeast Asian Defense Minister’s meeting Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman is on her first foreign visit to the Philippines for three days from Monday. ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus meeting is held for discussing the ways to boost the defense and security co-operation...

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MEA Sushma calls on PM Hasina; discusses ways to deepen Indo-Bangla ties and Rohingya issue

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka last evening and discussed the situation arising out of the influx of Rohingyas from Rakhine State of Myanmar and need for an early and lasting solution. Swaraj, is on a 2-day visit to Dhaka and attended the 4th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting...

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RBI denies media reports; says linking bank accounts to Aadhaar is must

The Reserve Bank India has made it mandatory to link bank accounts to Aadhaar. The Central Bank issued the advisory yesterday after some media reports quoted that Aadhaar number linkage with bank accounts is not mandatory...

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In September, WPI inflation diminished to 2.6 percent

As prices of food article including vegetables, eased, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) fell to 2.60 percent in September as compared to 3.24 percent in August 2017 which was four-month high. The WPI in September 2016 was 1.36 percent. Keeping 2011-12=100 as a base, the Wholesale Price Index for All Commodities for the month of September 2017 declined by 0.4 percent to 114.3 from 114.8 for the previous month...

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Telangana welcomes India’s biggest Kakatiya Mega Textile Park; Inked several MoUs

Telangana government inked many MoUs with eight other textile companies to expand their units in other districts of the state. These units are likely to invest Rs 3,080 Crore for the expansion. Also the Foundation stone was laid for the Kakatiya Mega Textile Park which witnessed many people. ..

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Cooperation not political brinkmanship needed to counter braid chopping in Kashmir

The braid chopping phenomenon in the Kashmir valley has attained a critical dimension. With more than 150 incidents having taken place in the last month (from September 14 onwards) there is panic among the people there...

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ALERT! Govt's new rules for cash transactions

To weed out the use of forged or fake copies, the Government has mandated verification of original documents of an individual engaging in cash transactions above Rs 50,000...

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ONGC plans to raise crude oil production, natural gas output by 2020

To raise crude oil production by four metric tonnes (MT) and also the natural gas output to be doubled by 2020, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has drafted a plan. ONGC ranked 12th among Oil & Gas companies based on Research and Development expenditure which has generated a record 4170 million units during Financial Year 2017...

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Andhra Pradesh will be the most advanced agricultural state of India: CM Chandrababu Naidu

“The government believes that agricultural growth is only possible by combining advanced technology with effective policies," said Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu while he was on his three-day U.S tour...

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The desperate attempt of state govt to deny the increase in Dengue boosting the evil more in Bengal

The evil of Dengue has been tormenting Bengal capital Kolkata for a long time. But the administration is constantly trying to deny any increase in the number of Dengue patients. Specialists have questioned often the process of dengue detection only based on platelet count, carried on by Kolkata Municipal election. Even the problem has become so severe; the complaints of patients getting hit by dengue in Government hospitals are coming up...

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‘Run For Martyrs’ Marathon organized by BSF

In the memory of martyrs, the BSF have organized Half Marathon on Sunday flagged-off by the Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore. The Marathon saw the total participation of 4865 registered runners. Marathon received an overwhelming response of residents of Delhi...

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PM Modi gives invaluable gift to Gujarat; inaugurates ferry service between Ghogha, Dahej

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the projects worth Rs 2000 crore in Vadodara including ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in the Gulf of Cambay, the Vadodara City Command Control Centre, the Waghodiya Regional Water Supply Scheme and the New Head Office Building of the Bank of Baroda...

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No one has a right to question Election Commission: PM Modi hits out at Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in response to the Opposition's criticism of the Election Commission, said that no one has a right to question the integrity of the poll body. After the poll body chose not to announce the Gujarat polls schedule, Congress accused the institute of being PM Modi's puppets...

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Register cases against pesticide makers responsible for selling unlicensed products in Yatvatmal: CM Fadnavis

After Special Investigation Team was constituted to fast-track the probe; Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directed the Yavatmal district administration to register cases of culpable homicide against the pesticide manufacturers and wholesalers responsible for selling unlicensed products that led to the deaths of at least 50 farm labourers and farmers in Vidarbha...

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Geography, weather major factors for de-linking Gujarat polls from HP: CEC

Factors like geography and weather conditions that are in contrast with Himachal Pradesh were considered for delinking elections of Gujarat Assembly from Himachal Pradesh election, clarified the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) A K Joti...

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Rupani slams Chidambaram for questioning Election Commission

Launching a frontal attack on senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram for questioning the stand of Election Commission, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that “scared” Congress would face the humiliating defeat in upcoming Gujarat Polls...

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Kamal Haasan backs Vijay over Mersal controversy

Taking a firm stand on the issue of Vijay Starrer film Mersal, Veteran actor and aspiring Politician Kamal Haasan has requested official not to take any step against the alleged scene from the flick...

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BJP leader Ananth Kumar Hegde says no to Tipu Jayanti

Expressing displeasure over the controversial Tipu Jayanti celebration organized by Karnataka Government, senior BJP leader and Union Ananth Kumar Hegde asked state government officials to exclude his name from the state-sponsored Tipu Jayanti celebration which will be held on November 10...

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Chandrababu Naidu pitches for strong India-US cooperation to boost agriculture sector

Chandrababu Naidu pitches for strong India-US cooperation to boost agriculture sector..

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PM Modi to launch several infra Projects for Bhavnagar and Vadodara

For the first time after assuming the office of Prime Minister Modi will be visiting the Bhavnagar District of Saurashtra region. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali and Gujarati new year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to dedicate several development projects for Bhavnagar and Vadodara. ..

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Madras HC appoints nine-member committee to settle dues of investors in Disc Assets case

A nine-member committee has been appointed by the Madras High Court to settle an amount of more than Rs.761 crore dues of about nine lakh investors. Over 10 years ago these depositors have deposited money with Tamil Nadu-based Disc Assets Lead India Limited for the purchase of plots...

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Our target is to cover more than 50000 households, 255 Houses are covered by PNG Supply: Dharmendra Pradhan

The first phase of Piped Natural Gas supply system in Bhubaneswar was inaugurated by the Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday. Eco-friendly PNG will be supplied to 255 houses in Nalco Nagar in Chandrasekharpur of Bhubaneswar...

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Under DAY-NRLM, banks to provide funds at 7 percent to women SHGs: RBI

Under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), the RBI on Wednesday provide funds to women Self Help Groups, SHGs, in rural areas at 7 percent in the current financial year for 250 districts...

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For the first time Telangana to adopt reformative ‘blockchain’ technology for securing land deal records

With an aim to make the state government’s data more secure, Telangana government soon to implement blockchain technology to enhance the security of its digitised revenue/land records. For the first time Telangana will adopt the digital mode to tamper proof the data regarding land records...

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SANKALP, STRIVE schemes to boost Skill India Mission

For the proper utilization of Youth’s capability the government has approved an amount of Rs. 6,655 crore. The Skill India Mission will also be boosted with the help of two schemes SANKALP and STRIVE that have been launched through New India. ..

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Russian President Putin calls for joint effort to solve existing US-Russia problems

Despite the current tensions in US-Russia relation, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his hope for a better US-Russia relation. Russian President thinks joint efforts can solve the prevailing problems...

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PM Modi invites everyone to explore Himalayas as it offers spiritual pursuits, nature and water sports

The Himalayas have so much to offer- for spiritual pursuits, for the nature lover, for those interested in adventure, water sports. This was said by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inviting everyone to come and explore the Himalayas after he laid the foundation stone for different reconstruction work including security wall near Shrine, Museum and Adi Shankracharya Samadhi at Kedarnath...

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Maharashtra Loan Waiver: Rs 4,000 Cr released under 1st phase; More than 8 lakh farmers to benefit

Maharashtra government released a sum of Rs 4,000 Crore under the first phase of the over Rs 34,000 Crore farm loan waiver scheme, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced. Disbursal, in the first phase, will cover more than 8 lakh farmers, CM Fadnavis said as he listed initiatives taken by his government towards increasing investment in the agriculture sector...

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Balasore cracker explosion: Death toll reaches 10; CM Patnaik announced Rs 2 Lakh ex-gratia

Death toll of Bahabalpur cracker unit explosion in Balasore district rose to 10 with three more victims of the accident succumbed to their injuries at the SCB hospital in Cuttack today while undergoing treatment. Expressing deep grief over the explosion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced Rs 2 lakh as ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 as financial aid for the persons injured critically in the mishap. ..

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New milestone achieved! Govt brightens 5,94,673 villages under rural electrification scheme ‘DDUGJY’

At least 5,97,464 villages has been brightened by Prime Minister Modi led central government so far. Notably, seventy years have been passed since India got the independence from British rule but still there are thousands of villages that survive without electricity. Therefore, PM Modi led government took the initiative from the front and electrified 99.5% of census villages till date...

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RS issues show cause notice against Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

After taking into the notice about the petition filed by the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on for disqualification of party leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari for defection, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat has issued a show cause notice against them. The Two JD (U) leaders will have to appear before the Rajya Sabha Chairman on 30th October in his chamber in Parliament to present their case...

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung receives ultimate time limit of 1 month to surrender

When the situation in Darjeeling has become again tense in last week after the murder of young Sub Inspector Amitabha Mallick, Darjeeling district court has given an ultimate time limit of one month to GJM Chief Bimal Gurung and some other GJM leaders to surrender within one month...

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Maha transport workers on strike: 20 ST buses began operating between Malegaon and Nashik

The strike by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation employees’ strike in still high on fire as the demands to increase the salary has not been met. But at least 20 State Transport (ST) buses began operating along the route between Malegaon and Nashik areas after few employees resumed work on Thursday. This brought relief to the commuters along the Nashik route on the fourth day of the ongoing (ST) bus strike. Discussion took over the same with Transport Minister Diwakar Raote but didn’t ..

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All love marriages should not be termed as love-jihad; Love recognizes no barriers: Kerala High Court

"All love marriages should not be termed as 'love-jihad’, said Kerala High Court while hearing a petition with regard to an inter-religious marriage of Kannur-native Sruthi and Anees Hammed. The Kerala High Court has also ordered the police to shut down any centre for forcible conversion or re-conversion, whether it be Hindu, Muslim or Christian...

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‘Diwali’ everywhere, because of our ‘Soldiers’; PM Modi celebrated Diwali with Jawans

Every person has immersed himself in the ‘Festival of Lights’, lights and colours everywhere, decors of beautiful lamps, rangolis and our people complete our celebration of togetherness. But what about the souls who are far away on the borders guarding us, our families? The soldiers who are responsible for our safety? Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the fourth consecutive year celebrated this Diwali with the soldiers. Yay! Happy Diwali from us too, Bravehearts...

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Indian troops received warm welcome in Russia; high hope rises for INDRA 2017

Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt entered Russia’s Vladivostok Port to participate in the first tri-service bilateral exercise between India and Russia. Indian contingent of Army and Air Force personnel also reached Vladivostok. The drills’ official opening ceremony will be held on Friday...

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Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh releases Rs. 211 cr for development works of state

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh with an aim to give a major boost to the development work in the state released a sum of Rs. 211 Crores and presented cheques worth Rs. 58 crores to 37 Urban Local Bodies i.e Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats...

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Telecom Ministry announces revised call rates for armed forces

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha announced that Central government has decided to reduce the tariff for security personnel...

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Telangana government to set up mega textile park in Warangal

In order to boost the textile sector in Telangana, the state government is all set for the prestigious textile park project. The much-anticipated project will be developed in Warangal district...

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BJP announces list of candidates for Himachal Polls

Gearing up for the prestigious Himachal Pradesh assembly election, Bharatiya Janata Party today announced its official list of candidates for the upcoming poll. The party will contest all 68 seats...

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#YogiSarkar to make action plan for preventing floods in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked senior officials to prepare an action plan for flood prevention and complete the necessary construction works by May 15, 2018. He also assured that there would be no dearth of funds for this work...

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BJP Press Conference on Bofors Scam

BJP Press Conference on Bofors Scam..

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Now Chhattisgarh women to get loan on 5% interest under 'Saksham Yojna'

The Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self-help groups under 'Saksham Yojna' from 6.5 percent to 5 per cent. Chhattisgarh Women and Child Development Minister Ramsheela Sahu took decision in this regard, while chairing a meeting of the governing body of Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh. The meeting reviewed the various projects and facilities provided to women members...

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UP govt celebrates Ramayana themed Deepotsav in Ayodhya with record 1.71 lakh diyas

Ayodhya, the Land of Lord Rama is all set to celebrate the festival of Lights, Diwali in a unique manner. Starting from recreating the scenic view of various memories of the Ramayana through the 11 tableaus the People will also celebrate the homecoming of Lord Rama after 14 years of exile and lit up their houses with Diyas...

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Rajasthan govt gives Diwali bonanza to state employees, pensioners; implements Seventh Pay Commission

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan government on Wednesday on account of ‘Dhanteras’ gave an immense joy to state employees and pensioners after implementing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission...

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#BridgesofFriendship : Bangladesh’s largest Ship ‘Somudra Avijan’ on a goodwill visit to India

Bangladesh Naval Ship Somudra Avijan arrived Vishakhapatnam on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command on Monday. Prior to the arrival, the ship carried out Passage Exercise which included naval manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal prior to entering into the port. The Bangladesh Navy ship was accorded a warm reception by officials from the ENC and Eastern Fleet with the Indian Naval Band in attendance on arrival...

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On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, kindle at least one Diya for the heroes who ensure our security

Rajnath Singh..

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Andhra Pradesh launched ‘Designated Technology Park’ Policy to facilitate IT sector and budding start-ups

For the first time it is happening in Andhra Pradesh that to overcome the ‘office space crunch’ for IT companies, state has launched ‘Designated Technology Park aka DTP Policy 2017-2020’ in Amravati. The main objectives of DTP policy are to roll out incentives on providing office spaces for IT companies and give rental guarantee for real-estate developers for building office spaces for IT...

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'No form of violence would suppress BJP ever': Amit Shah warned CPM hitting out at Leftists' violence

Kerala was drowned midst the ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ which was on the mission to uproot the Leftists governments which is only the reason behind death of ‘Democracy’ in Kerala. On Tuesday, Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah concluded the Jan Raksha Yatra rally which was going on for whole two weeks...

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Kerala HC restores life ban imposed on pacer Sreesanth by BCCI in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal

Kerala High Court on Wednesday giving a major blow to former Indian pacer S Sreesanth has restored the life ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal...

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Delhi court extends judicial custody of ten Kashmiri separatists including Zahoor Watali

A Delhi court has extended the judicial custody of ten Kashmiri separatists including Zahoor Watali till November 14th of this year. Notably, these separatists were arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in terror funding and money laundering case...

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Odisha police issued necessary guidelines to celebrate hassle-free yet safe Diwali

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali and Kali Puja, Odisha police issued necessary guidelines for hassle-free celebrations. The Director General & Inspector General Police, Rajendra Prasad Sharma, asked all the SPs to make adequate arrangements for the upcoming festivities...

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To promote gender equality, online campaign on 'women for women': #IamThatWoman launched

In an attempt to end Gender bias in women against women, the Ministry of Women and Child Development is undertaking an online campaign #IamThatWoman...

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Kolkata Municipal Corporation to take help of drone camera for countering Dengue

Dengue has been bothering Bengal capital Kolkata for last two-three months. To counter this threat, Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take the help of technology using Drone camera. It will observe trapped waste, stored water...

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First set of millions of farmers set to get the benefit of loan waiver scheme from today

The first set of millions of farmers is set to get their share of the benefit of loan waiver scheme from today. As Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured the farmers on Monday while he was on his visit to Kadwanchi. Over 1 Crore applications got registered online for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana and now actual disbursement would start from 18 October 2017, was informed by CM Fadnavis...

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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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BSF arrests Pakistani intruder in Suchetgarh sector of Kashmir

Infiltration of terrorists from Pakistani side is very common these days. Few of the infiltrators cross the border by mistake and many others cross to carry out cowardice act in the Indian territory. Notably, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday arrested a Pakistani intruder on the International Border in Suchetgarh sector of RS Pura tehsil in Jammu and Kashmir...

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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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