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PM Modi elaborated blueprint for doubling farmers income by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attends the final session of the two-day national conference being organised by the agriculture ministry, spoke about the ‘Operation Greens’ announced in the Union Budget this year...

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Physical attack on #DelhiChiefSecretary : Resign Kejriwal or people will kick you out

the attack on the senior IAS officer has triggered the sentiments of a strong opposition to Aam Adami Party’s Maoist style of functioning and abusive and negative politics. It is better for Kejriwal that he should resign now with honor, if not the people are determined to kick urban Maoist from the political arena. ..

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Highlights on Agriculture 2022- Doubling Farmer's income

New Delhi, February 20: Ensuring productivity and providing beneficiaries to the farmer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the roadmap for doubling farmers' income by 2022, saying that it will not be done by using old approach. Highlights: Farmer’s efforts have turned out to be quite beneficial with the increase in production of pulses from almost 17 million tons to about 23 million tons To enhance revenue for farmers, the government will take up seed market decision to boost the eco system benefiting ..

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Cabinet approves private participation in commercial coal mining

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to private companies to mine the fossil fuel for commercial use, ending the monopoly of state-owned Coal India Ltd. The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Cyber-crime on high alert; Maharashtra all set to form its own emergency cyber response team

No need to worry the next time if someone’s bank account is hacked or data stolen from Aadhaar card, help may be more close at hand. The Maharashtra state government is planning to set up its own Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in the next six months to deal with all kinds of cyber security incidents and cybercrime investigations. ..

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PM Modi to address National Conference on 'Agriculture 2022: Doubling Farmers' Income'

PM Modi to address National Conference on 'Agriculture 2022: Doubling Farmers' Income'..

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BJP all set to dethrone Congress: P Muralidhar Rao

Senior BJP leader P Muralidhar Rao hoped that BJP will turn the tables in forthcoming Karnataka assembly polls. Rao, who is monitoring BJP’s Karnataka affairs maintained that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, the party will dethrone Siddaramaiah led Congress government...

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Nitin Patel presents Gujarat Budget 2018 in Assembly; focuses on villages, farmers and health sector

After BJP registering a sixth straight assembly poll win in Gujarat with 99 seats in the 182-member house, CM Vijay Rupani led government presented the first budget of the 14th Assembly. Notably, Gujarat Finance Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday presented the state budget which mainly focused on the farmers, villages and health sector...

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India Post welcomes customer feedback through online survey: Participate and share

Serving its customers since 1854, the India Post has always catered to their basic requirements of communications. Welcoming changes and areas of improvement and adding one more feature on their website, the Indian Post Office has also started an online customer survey to get feedback and also address any grievances faced by the services provided to them...

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Appealing youths of Karnataka, Amit Shah pledges to work towards a Congress-Mukt India

After rallying for Northeast states, Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah in on Karnataka tour to rally ahead of Assembly Elections. Amit Shah stressed saying that not only BJP wants a change, but also people of Karnataka want to change that are fed up with a corrupt government. Amit Shah attacked Siddaramaiah’s government saying “In Mangaluru if there is a competition on which is the most corrupt state in the country, Siddaramaiah's government will win it hands down. This is the most corrupt state ..

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BSF eliminates Pakistani smuggler in Punjab's Ferozepur sector; recovers 10 Kg of Heroin

BSF eliminates Pakistani smuggler in Punjab's Ferozepur sector; recovers 10 Kg of Heroin..

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AAP in trouble as top official alleges manhandling by party MLAs

The Aam Adami Party (AAP) landed itself in yet another soup as the Chief Secretary of Delhi alleged that he was manhandled by two AAP MLAs at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday night...

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Delhi bureaucrats on strike; Rajnath Singh says 'deeply pained’ with Chief Secretary assault incident

The Chief Secretary of Delhi, Anshu Prakash has alleged that he was roughed up Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs. Now, the incident has triggered protests by employees of Delhi Secretariat...

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Railway opens door to boost young talent; extends age bar by 2 years for recruitment

In a new revised attempt made for the ongoing recruitment drive process, the Department of Railway has decided to extend the age limit by two years in all categories. The National Transporter has started the mega bonanza offer of recruiting around 89000 candidates for Group C and D for the first time. ..

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Rajasthan plans law for capital punishment to child rapists

The Rajasthan government will soon table a bill in the state assembly seeking death penalty for those convicted of raping minors...

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Kairana Hindus returning to their places, courtesy Yogi Government

Assured with the steps taken by Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government to restore the law and order and ensure peace in the state, many Hindu families that have migrated to ‘safer’ heavens during the communal violence, are now returning to their places. And this ‘real ghar wapsi’ is no less than a miracle!..

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Laadli Laxmi Scheme has blessed 52000 young girls in Goa: Governor Sinha

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha addressed the Goa Assembly House on Monday during its first day. In her address to the House, she said that the state government is committed to doubling the income of farmers by 2022, which is one of the targets of sustainable development goals of the state...

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IT to boost Telangana’s economy: KT Rama Rao

Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao has announced that state government is working on the comprehensive plans to expand emerging IT sector across the state. He mentioned that new establishment will boost the employment opportunities in tier-2 cities like Karimnagar and Warangal...

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Gujarat Assembly passes a bill to curb road accident up to 50% by 2020

In a bid to curb road accidents in Gujarat, the State Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill to initiate the state Road Safety Authority (GUJROSA) for the implementation of road safety programmes. The bill passed by Gujarat Assembly will help in curbing up to 50% of road accidents till the year 2020. The bill has provision for a fine of up to Rs1 lakh for refusal or failure to comply with the Authority’s orders...

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No-confidence motion not enough; Intensify fight against center: Chandrababu Naidu

Irked with the allegations of junior alliance partner BJP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has asked TDP lawmakers to intensify the democratic protest against the non-cooperation of BJP led central government over the range of demands under AP Reorganisation Act. ..

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2nd day of Magnetic Maharashtra Summit: Investments drawn to make state a trillion dollar economy

Magnetic Maharashtra Summit – currently the big move which aims to draw the biggest investments for state’s development. On the second day, Maharashtra inked investment commitments worth around Rs 4.85 trillion with a number of global and domestic companies. Also, the state entered into 36 agreements which would create around 2.9 million jobs...

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#PNBScam : CBI arrests 3 more officials of Punjab National Bank

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested three more employees of the Punjab National Bank in connection with the Rs 11,378.68 Crores loan fraud case involving billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi. The move comes after the probe agency sealed Brady House branch of Punjab National Bank in Mumbai. However, Supreme Court will hear on Friday a PIL that sought a probe by a Special Investigation Team in the Punjab National Bank scam...

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India successfully test fires nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-II

Today nuclear capable Agni-II Ballistic Missile was successfully test fired from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The two-stage solid propelled Agni-II is one of the key weapon systems of India and had already been inducted into the armed forces since 2004...

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Indian Army thwarts attack by Pakistan`s BAT squad in Poonch district of JK; eliminated one intruder

Indian Army thwarted a major attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) in Gulpur sector of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir by killing a heavily-armed terrorist while two other terrorists received life-threatening injuries...

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Uttarakhand to have six Post Office Passport Seva Kendras soon

In order to reduce the burden on the only Passport Seva Kendra in the state it has been decided to set up six passport centers in the main post offices located in Almora, Rudrapur, Nainital, Roorkee, Kathgodam, and Pauri...

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Jharkhand plans to build world’s largest Buddha Stupa

On the occasion of Itkhori festival in the district of Chatra, CM Raghubar Das said that the state is planning to build world’s largest Buddha Stupa here. This place will serve as a confluence for Hindu, Buddhist and Jainism. And also it will wipe out the image of the area as well as will boost tourism...

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India, UK launches joint research on clean water and clean energy

UK-India research projects on ‘Water Quality Research’ and ‘Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment’ were launched on Monday.These projects aim to deliver mutual benefits and research solutions not only to the UK and India but also to address shared global sustainable development goals – clean water and clean energy...

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Post #PNBScam, ASSOCHAM asks govt to reduce its stake to less than 50 percent in banks

A week after the Rs 11,378.68 Crores PNB scam was reported, ASSOCHAM has said that the government should reduce its stake to less than 50 percent in the banks which should then be allowed to work on the lines of private sector lenders with a full sense of accountability to their shareholders protecting interest of depositors...

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Bihar Education Minister welcomes the move to ban socks, shoes inside Class X board exam centres

Bihar board examinations have often been tattered with various scandals. To keep eye on students properly, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has asked students appearing for the upcoming Class X board examinations not to wear shoes and socks and instead wear slippers...

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Samsung plans to set up 15 Smart healthcare centers in TN

Although the government is setting up new initiatives to bring out ways to enhance healthcare services in the country, it also is accepting foreign investors to invest in this sector. In a move to provide a helping hand the Korean electronics major Samsung has inked a partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu for setting up 15 Smart Healthcare centres in the State. ..

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Clean Air for Delhi Campaign: Centre issues fresh instructions for UP and Haryana

In a bid to tackle the air pollution in National Capital, Centre has requested Haryana and Uttar Pradesh government to take all measures for mitigation of air pollution in adjoining cities in a campaign mode...

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Ladies first! Jaipur Railway Station completely empowered by women

Another one to join the league of fully equipped women empowerment, the unique initiative kick started by North Western Railways, the Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur will be turned into a station fully operated by women. ..

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Rotomac Pens owner Vikram Kothari arrested for Rs 800 Crore Loan Default

Just when the nation is yet to come to terms with the PNB scam, yet another bank fraud case has come to light with Rotomac Pens owner Vikram Kothari. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Rotomac Pens owner Vikram Kothari hours after a complaint against him was filed by Bank of Baroda...

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Howrah sets its target to make itself free from harmful tobacco

West Bengal’s Howrah which has set many landmarks before is now on the way of setting another example by making itself Tobacco free. District Administration has already declared the city as smoke-free. Now, the administration is targeting it to declare it as Tobacco free...

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Giving wings to Amol Yadav’s dreams, India’s 1st aircraft manufacturing factory to come up in Palghar

Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence seeks to draw trillion dollars of investments to boost the economy and vivid sectors of the state. Today the state government cleared the decks for India’s first individual aircraft maker Captain Amol Yadav to set up an indigenous factory for manufacturing 20-seater aircraft in Palghar in a Rs 35,000 Crores project, an official said...

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Seven point strategy for agriculture policies turn out to be ‘income centric’ for farmers

Maneuvering policies to double farmer’s income by 2022, Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh highlighted a seven-point strategy at the National Conference titled ‘Agriculture 2022- Doubling Farmers Income Summit’. This strategy is focused on irrigation projects for ‘har khet ko paani’ provision of quality seeds to farmers, investment in warehousing and cold chains, more funding for animal husbandry, horticulture and much more services...

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‘Bandicoot’ Robot to launch next week, itemized to clean manholes in Kerala

In a first of its kind, the State Government has decided to utilize the services of Robots to clean the manholes in Kerala. The State has always encouraged new developments and techniques for improvements and promotes the Startup India initiative...

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Open Defecation Metre ticks down from 55 Cr to 25 Cr during 2014-2017

The number of people in rural India, who are defecating in open has now come down to 25 crore, this February as against 55 crore in 2014. Eleven States and Union Territories have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) so far, and this number is expected to rise to 15 by end of March 2018...

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Rana Daggubati, Anthill Ventures launches digital platform for media and entertainment start-ups

In order to facilitate the emerging start-ups in the field of media & entertainment sector, actor Rana Daggubati has joined hands with leading technology outlet Anthill Studio to enhance the cinematic experience of storytelling. ..

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Centre judiciously supporting Andhra Pradesh; no substance in criticism: K Haribabu

Andhra Pradesh BJP in-charge Kambhampati Haribabu has clarified that Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was judiciously addressing all the issues faced by the coastal state. Addressing the meeting of state office bearers, Babu pointed that senior partner TDP is going overboard in criticizing BJP ahead of the crucial assembly and general elections...

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Not a `Commission` government but a `Mission` government led by the BJP will ensure all-round progress of Karnataka: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 140 km Bengaluru-Mysuru rail track and flagged off the Humsafar Express train from Mysuru to Udaipur in Rajasthan. Inaugurating newly constructed Electric Railway line between Mysuru and KSR Bengaluru will greatly benefit the people of Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Mandya and Mysuru...

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PM Modi dedicates Mysuru-KSR Bengaluru electric railway line; flags off Mysuru-Udaipur Humsafar Express train

After addressing World Congress on Information Technology Conclave in Hyderabad, Prime Minister started his Karnataka tour where he attended Shravanbalegola, Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka Festival. PM Modi flagged off Mysuru-Udaipur Palace Queen Humsafar Express...

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Suresh Soni urges social organisations to work for uplift of poor sections

Addressing a mammoth Hindu Sammelan where people converged from nook and corner of the district, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sah-Sarkaryawah Suresh Soni appealed to social organisations to come forward to ameliorate the condition of poor sections of the society and bring them at par with the other developed sections...

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Ahead of big day Kamal Haasan meets Rajinikanth; seeks blessings from Karunanidhi

Ahead of the mega political development veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on superstar Rajinikanth. On February 21, the ace actor will embark on the much anticipated state-wide mass outreach drive...

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Goa Minister Sudin Dhavalikar to be the leader of the house in absence of CM Parrikar

Health of Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar is bit disturbed and he is admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Due to this he won’t be able to attend the budget session meeting and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader and Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, member of the ruling coalition, has been chosen the leader of the House in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar...

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No dispute between Gujarat-MP over Narmada water sharing

There is no dispute between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh over the quantity of water released from the Indira Sagar Reservoir, which was affected due to the insufficient monsoon this year...

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PM Modi attends Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav; Recalls saints for making ‘positive impact’ in society

After addressing World Congress on Information Technology Conclave in Hyderabad, Prime Minister started his Karnataka tour where he attended Shravanbalegola, Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka Festival...

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Education must mould a strong character and inculcate ethical and moral values

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First of its kind Jharkhand introduces board exams for Standard 8th beginning from tomorrow

Class 8th board examination will begin from tomorrow. For the first time in the state, board examinations of class eight students are being taken. The exam preparation has been completed. The Jharkhand Academic Council has sent the question papers to all the districts. The examination in the district will be under the supervision of the District Education Officer. Approximately 5.33 lakh examinees of 41 thousand schools will be present in the examination...

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To help and nurture healthy forest cover, Uttarakhand plans to revise the restriction imposed on harvesting trees

Since 32 years a restriction which was imposed on harvesting the trees in areas which are more than 1,000 meters in height is now going to see some steps taken by Uttarakhand authorities...

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This is the world's third-most valuable company

In a first-time ever, Amazon has become the world's third most valuable company with a market capital of $702.5 billion which is ahead of Microsoft's market capital of $699.2 billion...

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Delhi Metro enables smart card integration with buses and parking zone

In a new attempt to enable people use easy methods of public transportation, the Delhi Metro travellers can now pay their bus fare, parking charges through smart cards. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday expanded the network of Metro smart cards, allowing commuters to use them on feeder buses and for parking at 13 stations in New Delhi...

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PM Modi visits Sharvanbalegola for the Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsav

PM Modi visits Sharvanbalegola for the Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsav..

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AP Minister Nara Lokesh writes center; seeks funds for MNREGS wage bill

Andhra Pradesh Rural Development, Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh has urged Narendra Modi led NDA government to address the issue of pending finances for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) wage bill...

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Alert Indian forces killed 1 Pakistani terrorist along LoC in Poonch sector of JK; Infiltration bid foiled

Alert Indian security forces on Sunday eliminated one terrorist and foiled a major infiltration attempt along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, Pakistani forces also resorted unprovoked firing to make infiltration bid successful...

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CM Parrikar is in good health and is responding well; rumors in media are fake: Lilavati Hospital

Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar health is bit disturbed and has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Parrikar, who is being treated at the Lilavati Hospital for a pancreatic ailment since 15 February, would attend the session regularly from today say the sources. And also he is responding well say the hospital authorities...

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CBI seals Brady House branch of Punjab National Bank in Mumbai, from where #PNBScam was originated

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) taking a stringent action sealed Brady House branch of Punjab National Bank in Mumbai on Monday morning from where the Rs 11,378.68 Crores PNB scam was originated. Notably, the biggest fraudulent case hit Mumbai on Wednesday last week where Punjab National Bank reported that it has detected fraudulent and unauthorized transactions in one of its branches in Mumbai. The cumulative fraud amounts to US $1,771.69 billion i.e. Rs 11,378.68 Crores...

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Music and Cricket won’t Change Pakistan’s attitude: Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo said that artists from the terrorist country like Pakistan do not deserve the red carpet treatment from Indian creative fraternity. Speaking to the media Supriyo urged Indian artists to take a firm stand on the issues of atrocities against the Indian soldiers who are constantly being targeted by neighboring country with frequent ceasefire violations...

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India is a hot-spot of digital innovation: PM Modi at World Congress on Information Technology

For the 1st time India was a host to the World Congress on Information Technology Conclave, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi focuses on bringing together vision and technology for better future. “India being a hot-spot of digital innovation, we were and we remain as one of the most tech friendly populations of the world,” said PM Modi...

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PM addresses the World Conference on Information Technology via video conference

PM addresses the World Conference on Information Technology via video conference..

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Youth of Jammu and Kashmir are inseparable part of country: Rajnath Singh

Under the Youth Exchange Programme “Watan Ko Jano” 2017-18, Home Minister Rajnath Singh met the youth of Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi on Sunday. Rajnath Singh during the meet expressed happiness and said that these youth are an inseparable part of the country...

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Chhatrapati Shivaji : The king of common man who sowed the seed of Hindavi Swarajya in every indian mind

A Man, born 388 years ago on the hill fort of Shivneri but still rules the minds of people who laid the foundation of Maratha Empire with his courage, bravery and unique military tactics. Even a child will recall his name as he is the true glory of our rich history, his stories of bravery makes everyone brave; he is none other but our Great Maratha Warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj...

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Inaugurating ‘Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018’, PM Modi says “We believe, Potential + Policy + Performance = Progress”

“We believe, Potential + Policy + Performance equals Progress.” This was said by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018 on Sunday and also pitched strongly for investing in the country...

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Groundbreaking inaugural ceremony kicks off: PM Modi dedicates Navi Mumbai airport and JNPT terminal to the nation

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Navi Mumbai Airport to the nation. Warmly welcomed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, PM Modi was accompanied by Governor Vidyasagar Rao. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the great Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for his intellect and contribution to develop Maharashtra. He added, “Globalisation is a reality of our times and to keep pace with globalisation, we need top quality infrastructure.” ..

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Navi Mumbai Airport

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Navi Mumbai Airport..

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‘Aapki Raay Aapka Budget’: Uttarakhand CM lays red carpet for public suggestions for Budget 2018

A real government is that which is of the people, by the people and for the people. Keeping in mind this mantra, Trivendra Rawat Government has decided to prepare the state's budget only with the suggestions of the people. Prior to finalizing the budget, the government will go among the people of every section of society and ask for their suggestions. This program is named as ‘Aapki Raay Aapka Budget.’..

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Maharashtra ties up with Singapore and UAE by signing ambitious projects to promote innovative infrastructure

While countdown for Magnetic Maharashtra is ticking way faster! Maharashtra government inked a pact with Singapore with an aim to bolster the economy of the state. The government of Maharashtra and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) signed cooperation agreement in presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to promote innovation in financial services in respective markets and innovation in Startups...

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani launches Ahmedabad-Mundra intra-state flight service under UDAN scheme

Continuing the slew of developmental works in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday flagged-off the maiden Ahmedabad-Mundra (Kutch) intra-state flight service introduced by Air Odisha in Ahmedabad...

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Margadarshak for Women’s Safety: Telangana instills 1000 member force in 50 IT companies

Women often fall prey to domestic violence at a workplace, to combat this issue the Society for Cyberabad Security Council is all set to train up to 1,000 ‘Margdarshaks’ across 50 IT companies in the state of Telangana. ..

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‘Made in Andhra Pradesh’ drones to hit market soon

Soon ‘Made in Andhra Pradesh’ drones are set to hit the nation. After a thorough Research and Development (R&D), the AP Innovation Society (APIS) powered by Delhi-based robotics and drone technology company Omnipresent is going for its commercial manufacturing from March end or April...

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Two airports can easily coexist in Goa: AAI

Goa air traffic is increasing by 15 % every year and this is enough demand for two airports to co-exist and grow in the tiny Goa says the Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra...

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Catch the Pakistani bull by the horns

The terror machinery operating from Pakistan has reactivated itself in a big way. The fallout has been concerted ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LOC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, mainly with the objective of facilitating infiltration. Terrorist activity in the hinterland of the State is also being orchestrated in accordance with well laid out plans. ..

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Punjab approves new advertisement policy to generate an additional Rs 200 crore in revenue

To generate an additional Rs 200 crore in revenue for the state, the 'Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy-2018' was approved. Notably, the new policy, approved by the cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh aimed at regulating the process of outdoor advertising in order to address technological changes in the field, while ensuring enhanced public safety...

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`Uncle students` get feel of Discipline: JNU makes 75% attendance mandatory

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has issued a notification which makes attendance of the students 75 % mandatory. About 75 percent attendance in a semester, to be registered at the respective departments, has been made compulsory for research students as well...

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Mumbai all decked up for ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’, ‘Navi Mumbai International Airport’, and many more projects

Mumbai is all decked up today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to unveil Magnetic Maharashtra Conclave also he is slated to lay the foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International Airport and inaugurate New Container Terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru port...

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Indian Scientists have capability to solve all unsolved problems of the country: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Indian scientists have the capability to solve the unsolved problems of this country like malnutrition and anaemia from which the country could not overcome says Science & Technology; Earth Sciences Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan while Prof. Ramalingaswami Fellows Conclave...

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Kolkata Corporation officials collect packaged water samples for quality tests

A sudden diarrhea outbreak in Southern suburbs of Kolkata has scared citizens. Out of fear of water contamination, many citizens are buying packaged drinking waters but a recent sample test found bacteria in packaged water too. Kolkata Corporation officials on Friday collected water samples from local companies that produce packaged drinking water in affected areas...

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MP hailstorm: CM Shivraj visits hail-hit fields, assures relief at Rs 30,000/hectare

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan yesterday met the farmers who incurred heavy crop losses due to the heavy hailstorm that occurred recently at Sagar district. Around 984 villages were affected by the hailstorms...

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Canadian PM Trudeau embarks on his 7-day India visit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has departed from his country for his maiden visit to India. During his 7 days long visit, Trudeau will visit a number of places embodying Indian culture along with official and business meets. His visit will be focused on job creation and strengthening ties between the two nations...

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Indian Railways on paperless path! No reservation charts on trains from March 1

The Ministry of Railways has instructed all rail zones to discontinue pasting reservation charts on reserved coaches of all trains at the A1, A and B category stations as a pilot project for 6 months, starting March 1...

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The plan to double farmer’s income can play well for India’s gold market too: World Gold Council report

In the Indian market, gold holds a high economic value. The country accounts for around a fifth of annual global gold demand. While until now policymakers could not use this in a positive way, World Gold Council predicts the newly panned budget of Arun Jaitley might bring a change to this...

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RBI denies media claims about instructions to PNB to meet commitments under LoU

The RBI said the fraud in PNB is a case of operational risk arising on account of delinquent behaviour by one or more employees of the bank and failure of internal controls...

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Ola 'Auto Unnati' launched to ensure healthy ecosystem for Auto driver

In a first such program, Ola has successfully launched 'Auto Unnati' program to assist its auto driver partners through the firm's ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance program, family welfare initiatives etc...

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Time of accepting Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist by Pak is suspicious: India

India on Friday said timing of declaration of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist by Pakistan is suspicious. Replying to a media query in National Capital, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, it is a matter of surprise that it took ten years for Pakistan to find out that Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist...

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RBI directs all banks to accept denomination coins from public

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed all banks to accept small denomination notes and coins tendered at their counters. The Apex bank issued a notification in Mumbai, saying such denial in service causes inconvenience to the public at large as shopkeepers and traders refuse to accept coins for payment of goods and services...

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One more embarrassment for Kejriwal as his lawyer refuses to fight defamation case

In an embarrassing incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's lawyer in his defamation case has refused to appear in court after he was 'embarrassed' with inadequate briefing...

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Delhi Police is seen by our countryman not just as a State Police but Police of entire nation: Rajnath Singh

Referring to the recent success in arresting the wanted terrorist Junaid, Home Minister Rajnath Singh lauded Delhi police and said that they are seen by our countryman not just as a State Police but Police of the entire nation...

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This scam is a ‘UPA scam’ which started in 2011; it is the alertness of the NDA govt which brought the scam to light: Prakash Javdekar

Union Minister of Human Resource Prakash Javadekar took a media conference on falsehood spread by Congress on Nirav Modi Fraud. He called the scam a ‘UPA scam’ which started in 2011, and said that the alertness of the NDA govt had brought the scam to light...

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#PNBScam : MEA clarifies Nirav Modi was at Davos in his personal capacity; did not meet PM

The Punjab National Bank scammer and billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi was neither a part of the official delegation that India led to the Davos 2018 Summit nor he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was said by the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday, hours after it suspended passport of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi...

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MEA suspends passports of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi for 4 weeks in #PNBScam

Taking a step forward in the Rs 11,378.68 Crores Punjab National Bank scam, the Ministry of External Affairs has suspended the passports of diamond merchant Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Gems owner Mehul Choksi for four weeks on Friday...

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Google takes off the “View Image” button, did you notice?

Did you notice that Google has taken off the “View Image” button! Yes that’s true… Go to the image you want to download and then head to Google Image and click on the image, you won’t see the “View Image” button anymore! ..

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Wholesale inflation at 6-month low of 2.84% in January

Wholesale inflation down to a six-month high of 2.84 percent in January this year, as prices of food articles, declined. The previous low level was recorded in July at 1.88 percent...

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NABARD sanctions over Rs 1900 cr to provide supplemental income to Punjab farmers

In a bid to provide supplemental income to the farmers of Punjab, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Thursday announced area development plans worth Rs 1,918 crore for the state...

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LGBT community in Kerala to have its own YouTube channel

Kerala has always been encouraging the people of the state for a better and improved environment. Earlier Kerala had made co-operative societies for transgender and now in a new run, the state has decided to launch a YouTube channel for the LGBTIQ community to create awareness about the rights of this section. ..

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Civic authority of Kolkata’s IT hub issues e-waste guideline

With emerging IT hubs, electronic equipments, the amount of e-waste also emerging in various places. Saltlake Sector V of Kolkata being the IT hub of the city is facing same crisis. To prevent further rise the civic body, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) has issued guidelines to all IT and other companies in Salt Lake...

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NavaKarnatakaBudget2018 claims to favor poor; emphasizes organic farming, women safety, education

Karnataka Budget 2018 was rolled out today by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. As this was his 13th Budget as Chief Minister and Finance Minister, he continued saying that "Looking forward to presenting my 13th Budget as CM/FM. It has been a great journey of 4 decades as a farmer’s leader, as a Kannada Activitist, as a Minister, as a Leader of Opposition & as CM. Have changed policy in favour of the poor. There is more to do. In the past 5 years, our Govt has taken forward the state’s legacy of growth ..

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Review jurisdiction of Water Boards: Andhra Pradesh to center

In order to fine-tune the functioning of Water Management Boards, Andhra Pradesh government has urged center to review the existing jurisdiction of the Water Management Board...

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Walmart to shake hands with Flipkart: Plans to buy 40 percent stake giving a fight to Amazon

Online shopping has now become a trend and also a mode of ease because you can get everything online at your doorstep. Even the online companies have a good competition amongst themselves. So to give a fight to the rivals they use tactics. Walmart Inc is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40 percent in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia’s third-largest economy...

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Goa launches Param Shavak supercomputer: Boost to IT initiative of the state

In order to enhance the technology in the state, Param Shavak an indigenously designed supercomputing solution from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing has been launched...

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#YogiSarkar presents biggest ever Rs 4.28 lakh Cr budget for prosperous Uttar Pradesh

The Yogi Adityanath government presented the first full-fledged Budget for the next fiscal today. While presenting the Budget, State Finance Minister Rajesh Agrawal said that the Budget mainly focuses on overall development and the prospects of farmers...

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Nutrition Scheme in Telangana aids special attention on Adivasis

A special attention and focus has been compelled on the adivasi people as the Telangana State Government has decided to provide 25% more nutrition supplements for children below six-years, pregnant women and lactating mothers. ..

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KCR meets Arun Jaitley; seeks financial aid for pending projects

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed him about the financial aid required for State government...

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Mahadayi row: Karnataka demands central panel for technical appraisal

Responding to the allegations of Goa government, Karnataka counsel Mohan V Katarki has urged Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal to grant permission to submit a detailed project report for the use of 7 TMC ft of surplus water available at Kotni dam. Earlier, Goa had claimed that neighboring state accused Karnataka of illegal diversion...

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Children your duty to serve two mothers: India and Nature

Children are the future of our Nation so to teach them the responsibility of our nation’s future is in their hands is our prime duty...

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Excellent coordination between agencies led to success for security forces in Kashmir: CRPF

Excellent coordination between various security agencies has led to success for the security forces in Kashmir. This was said by Director General Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Thursday while addressing a press conference in Srinagar...

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PM Modi’s Pariksha pe Charcha pumps students with stress free mantras and inspiring experiences

Today the students are crushed down under the burden of exams, peer pressure, scoring marks, exams etc. To help students face the challenges with stout yet optimistic approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi held “Pariksha Pe Charcha” in Talkatora Stadium with students across country...

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PM Modi's interaction with students from across India on stress free examinations

PM Modi's interaction with students from across India on stress free examinations ..

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Bengaluru to soon have six coach trains to boost transportation

Bengaluru ought to be one of the most busiest and sought after city. Boosting advancement of technology and inventions, the BEML has forwarded a helping hand to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. This initiative has been launched to have six-coach trains that would be put to public use in about two months. ..

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India believes in growth with equally protecting environment as nature is part of our culture: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit-2018 in National Capital. The Summit will address a wide variety of issues, including combating land degradation and air pollution, effective waste management and create financial mechanisms to enable effective climate change mitigation...

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Mobile Resource Recovery Centers launched to propel dry waste management in Kerala

Incited by the response to dry waste collection drives, the city corporation in Thiruvananthapuram will launch five mobile resource recovery centres (RRCs) modelled on mobile ATMs. This is a first of its kind initiative in the city. ..

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PNB Scam: ED raided 17 premises of Nirav Modi and Geetanjali Gems, Jewels of Rs 5100 Cr seized

Following the raids over $1.77 billion Punjab National Bank scam, the Enforcement Directorate has raided 17 premises across the country related to Jeweller Nirav Modi and Geetanjali Gems. The ED also seized jewellery worth Rs 5,100 crores, in gold, diamond and other precious stones while raiding Nirav Modi's showrooms...

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Mega Bonanza! Railway opens door for over 89000 vacancies for recruitment

After years of waiting the time has arrived and this time railway has opened its door for en bloc filling of over 89,000 vacancies in Group C and D of safety category jobs. Youths with a minimum qualification of Xth Class pass plus holding Industrial Training Institute certificates or equivalent can apply...

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Cauvery River Dispute: SC rules water bodies are national assets, no one state can claim rights

Today the Supreme Court gave its final verdict on decades-old “Cauvery River” water sharing dispute. It directed Karnataka to release 177.25 thousand million cubics (TMC) feet of water to Tamil Nadu on a yearly basis. Also, SC directed that water bodies are national assets, and that no one state could claim rights over them...

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India to highlight Pak failure to curb terror funding at Paris meet

India will highlight the failure of Pakistan in curbing flow of funds to terrorists at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary scheduled next week in Paris, notwithstanding Islamabad’s efforts to act against terror infrastructure just ahead of the proposed Paris meet...

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PM Modi Inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

PM Modi Inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit 2018..

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Good news for every youngster! Import duties on performance bikes reduced

In a massive news for youngsters and people who want to purchase a new bike as the Centre has dropped the custom duty on imported bikes by 25%. With this, the duty on bikes from brands such as Harley Davidson and Triumph Motorcycles, will be 50% from earlier 75%. Also, the Government has reduced import duty on engine, gearbox, or transmission mechanism to 25% as against 30% charged earlier...

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Constantly working to double farmers’ income by 2022: Radha Mohan Singh

Prime Minister has set a target to double farmers' income by 2022 and the Ministry is constantly working to achieve this goal. This was stated by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh while addressing farmers at the three-day Regional Agriculture Fair (RAF) for Southern Region in Port Blair...

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NIA takes custody of 5 accused arrested into LeT terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jat escape from SMHS hospital

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday took the custody of five accused arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with the escape of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jatt from the SMHS hospital...

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Uttarakhand gifts youth by its ‘New Start Up Policy’

In order to create employment opportunities, it has been decided to develop 500 start-ups in Uttarakhand. New start-up policy has been approved...

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Ravi Shankar Prasad hits out at Congress for linking Nirav Modi with PM Modi in #PNBScam; says guilty will not be spared

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday slammed Congress Party for linking Punjab National Bank fraudulent Nirav Modi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, calling Nirav Modi as ‘Chhota Modi’ is derogatory, scandalous and demeaning and further added that the central government will not spare the guilty in the Rs 11,378.68 Crores Punjab National Bank scam...

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Caste-based politics ruining social fabric: Kamal Haasan

Expressing concern over the existing caste-based politics Veteran actor Kamal Haasan said that political decision driven by caste equations are have ruined the social fabric of the country. In his latest interaction with leading Tamil magazine, Ananda Vikatan Kamal observed that the concept of caste is being deliberately kept alive for pity vote bank politics...

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Sarpanch is backbone of Panchayat Raj system: Devendra Fadanvis

Pune, Feb. 15: Infrastructure facilities, social amenities and economic development is the three-pronged strategy of developing ideal villages and Sarpanch is the backbone of Panchayat Rai System said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and appealed to the sarpanchs to devote them to make their villages ideal as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi and Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj...

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Maharashtra to replace all 20 lakh street lights with LED bulbs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra fadanvis Wednesday said that all the street lights under the jurisdiction of all corporations, nagar palikas and nagar parishads will be replaced by LED bulbs to save energy...

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Know Nirav Modi, the man behind the India’s biggest corporate fraud

While the Punjab National Bank fraud case has just come into light, the perpetrator has been identified too. He is Nirav Modi, a renowned jewellery designer who has stores in US, Beijing, Hong Kong, and India...

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India, New Development Bank sign loan agreement for rehabilitation of Indira Gandhi Canal system in Rajasthan

To rehabilitate the 678 km long in Rajasthan, the loan agreement was signed between Indian Government and the New Development Bank (NDB) at New Delhi. Notably, The Loan Agreement for financing of Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for the Desert Areas was signed between Government of India and the New Development Bank (NDB) on 13th February 2018. However, this is the first tranche loan of USD 100 million approved by the NDB under the Multi Tranche Financing Facility of USD 345 million for ..

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Amazon emerges as the world’s third most valuable company

Another landmark success for e-commerce giant Amazon as it has dethroned Microsoft to become the third most valuable company in the world. Amazon stock surged 2.6 percent closing at $1,451.05 a share on Wednesday leading its way for crossing Microsoft first time...

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With 1142 encounters, UP’s Law & Order is now under control

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a presser has stated that the issue of law and order is now under complete control following the 1142 encounters that have been carried out on a daily basis...

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Jagan Mohan Reddy is non-serious politician: TDP leader G Srinivasa Rao

Launching a frontal attack on YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy on his resignation drive, senior TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that Jagan’s attempt to seek public sympathy will not pay any dividends in upcoming assembly and general elections...

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Planning to visit Char Dham this year? Here are the dates the lords will open their doors for you

One of the twelve Jyotirlingas, Kedarnath which remains closed during the winter due to snow will reopen its holy portals from April 29. The decision was taken on the holy festival of Mahashivaratri...

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ECI not to initiate action against NBCC for its letter to parties

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the appeal issued by the Nagaland Baptists Church Council (NBCC) to the voters to choose between ‘trishul’ and the ‘cross’, does not violate the model code of conduct or the Representation of People Act, 1951. As such the ECI has decided not to take any action against NBCC in this case...

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Security forces foiled infiltration bid along LoC in Kashmir’s Poonch district; eliminated two terrorists

Security forces on Wednesday late night killed two Pakistani terrorists and foiled a major infiltration attempt along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. On the other side, Pakistan playing dirty tricks also resorted unprovoked firing to made infiltration bid successful...

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41% hike in Budget allocation for OBC welfare schemes

With an aim to improve social status of Other Backward Classes (OBC), the Centre has increased the budgetary allocation for the category by 41 percent in 2018-19 over 2017-18...

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Karnataka polls: Prime Minister Modi, Amit Shah to kick-off second phase campaign

The stage is set for the second phase of high voltage Karnataka election campaign where BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National President Amit Shah is leaving no stone unturned to regain the lost turf of Karnataka before the battle of 2019...

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Go paperless! Bengaluru Airport allow boarding flight using Aadhaar biometrics

Now board your flight without using any paper. Walk into the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bangalore without a ticket in hand. Using your biometrics as a ticket, scan your fingerprints for security. The airport cameras will process the features of your face as you wander through the terminal and open the boarding gates for you. This is the technological dive Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) is hoping to take within few months...

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GIFT city to boost new business opportunities: CM Vijay Rupani

Appreciating the business-friendly eco-systems developed under GIFT city, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that state government would take all possible steps to boost the new trade opportunities at the state-backed financial city. He was addressing the inaugural function of new IFSC headquarters of YES Bank...

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Global Pharma Conference flagged off directing overall growth in health sector

With the theme, ‘Driving NextGen Pharmaceuticals’, the international exhibition and conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2018’ kick started at Bengaluru. The event is a three day conference, commencing from 15th February to 17th February. ..

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Liquor row: Media twisted original statement; not against personal choices: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being roasted on social media for his recent comments on girls consuming liquor, finally broke the silence and clarified that he was referring to the habits of school and college students...

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Explosion at a Dharamshala in Bihar’s Arrah town; investigation underway

A low-intensity blast hit the Harkhein Kumar Dharamshala in Bihar’s Arrah town. On Thursday morning on the bomb went off accidentally in a lodge occupied by the perpetrators. After the accident, the police reached the spot and arrested the one injured person...

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Maharashtra extends financial aid of around Rs 200 Cr to help farmers affected by hailstorms

Maharashtra extends financial aid of Rs 200 Crores to help farmers whose crops were damaged due to hailstorm. Crops over 190,000 hectares were damaged in Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra...

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Anti-Narcotics scheme extended for 3 years to combat trafficking of drugs

In an attempt to curb the consumption of drugs, the officials had started a scheme for anti-narcotics. The government has extended the anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years to combat illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substance...

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PM Modi in Arunachal Pradesh to dedicate several development projects

PM Modi in Arunachal Pradesh to dedicate several development projects..

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Punjab National Bank Scam: Billionaire Diamond Merchant Nirav Modi pops up in probe; PNB Stocks plunge by 10%

One of the biggest fraudulent case hit Mumbai on Wednesday where Punjab National Bank reported that it has detected fraudulent and unauthorized transactions in one of its branches in Mumbai. The cumulative fraud amounts to US $1,771.69 billion i.e. Rs 11,378.68 Crores...

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Coliform bacteria found in water from diarrhea affected Kolkata suburb

The poor administration of TMC led Kolkata Municipal Corporation comes to surface as after a major Dengue outbreak, Diarrhoea outbreak is tormenting the citizens. Whereas water contamination was feared, which was denied by Mayor Shovan Chattopadhyay, has been proved true as KMC’s own test found coliform bacteria...

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Maharashtra: ‘Vikhran Project’ farmers to get compensation up to Rs 38 crores

After reviewing the land acquisition cases pertaining to the Vikhran solar power project, the Maharashtra Government has decided to compensate the affected farmers through direct negotiation rather than according to the Land Acquisition law of the state...

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Tune in to your radio as India gears up for 1st ever Radio Festival today

If you are wondering that we are done with the World Radio Day, and then hold on, we aren’t done yet. India gears up to host the first ever Radio Festival in New Delhi today to mark World Radio day. The Radio Festival has been organized by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television in partnership with UNESCO. ..

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NHRC issues notice to Karnataka over death of 4 due to water contamination

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Karnataka government over reports of death of four persons and hospitalisation of 35 others after allegedly consuming contaminated water at Maidolalu village of Shivamogga district...

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Skill India Initiative on its tracks: Indian Railways aims to train 30000 Apprentices

As part of Skill India initiative, Apprentices are given training in various categories like Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Welder, Painter, Carpenter, Electrician, Refrigerator and AC Mechanic, Mechanic (Motor Vehicle/Diesel) etc., since long. Ministry of Railways has kept a target of training of 30 thousand Apprentices in its 16 Zonal Units and 7 Production Units...

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Have a look at India’s first Lady Pilot who entered the cockpit wearing a saree

80 years ago if one says that a lady flew a flight that too in a saree then? Isn’t that an astonishing question when women were not allowed to even step out of the house freely. And at that time a woman flew a flight. She was Sarla Thakral...

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US warns India: Pakistan supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks

Days after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad carried out an attack on Sunjuwan military camp in the heart of Jammu city, the United States intelligence head has come out with a warning that terror outfits will continue to target the Indian military establishment. America has also indicated that such attacks may lead to an escalation of tension between the two neighbours...

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Govt allows premature closure of PPF accounts

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government has proposed to allow premature closure of PPF accounts and permit opening of small savings accounts in the name of a minor...

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Martyr Rakesh Ratudi’s body vanished but not his legacy; son says “my father made the country proud same is my wish”

The Indian Army eliminated four terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit after a fierce encounter that took place in Jammu’s Sunjuwan military camp on Sunday but two army soldiers were martyred. One of them was Rakesh Ratudi who was cremated at Haridwar...

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani meets PM Modi; discusses policy issues

For the first time after retaining Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national capital. On Tuesday, Rupani briefed Modi about the functioning of newly elected state government. Both the leaders have reportedly disused the socio-political situation in the coastal state...

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Empowered women can lead to a developed Jharkhand: CM Das

A minister who loves the common man of his boundaries is always loved by the people too. Likewise, CM of Jharkhand Raghubar Das interacted with the ladies of the state.CM Das said that marriage of daughter should not be done at a young age, but makes them able to read and write. In today's times, daughters are not lagging behind in any field. Many daughters of the state have made their own identity in different areas. The state will be developed only when the women will be empowered and prosperous...

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Mum in Parliament but Rahul Gandhi questions on foreign policy in poll campaign

Campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi questioned the BJP-led NDA government at the centre on its foreign policy. Gandhi also accused the ruling combine of creating “problems” in India’s foreign policy which has led to an “isolation” of the country in the region...

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PM Modi to inaugurate Mega ‘Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018’ Conclave on February 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to inaugurate the Mega ‘Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018’ on February 18 to 20. Global Investors Summit titled ‘Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018’, set to highlight key areas like industries, infrastructure, textile and food processing, defense manufacturing and electronics etc...

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Delhi police arrests Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ariz Khan; involved in five serial blasts

In a major breakthrough, Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday arrested a most-wanted Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Ariz Khan alias Junaid from the Indo-Nepal border. Notably, Ariz Khan was involved in five bomb blast cases...

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By 2019, 80% of Ganga will be cleaned: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Water Resources on Tuesday stated that the target of purifying the river Ganga would be achieved. "We are working on 187 projects for Ganga cleaning. Out of these, 47 projects have been completed successfully. Work on the remaining projects will be started by March. I will assure you that by March 2019, 80 to 90 percent of the Ganga will be clean," Gadkari said...

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Failed at borders, the 'Enemy' now trying softer targets in frustration: Army

Enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets, when they fail at borders they attack on camps. This was said by Lt Gen Devraj Anbu who is a General Officer Commander-in-Chief of Northern Command in Srinagar on Wednesday. During a press conference, Lt Gen Devraj Anbu while referring to Karan Nagar encounter and Sunjuwan military camp attack said, “Enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets, when they fail at borders they attack on camps.”..

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Twinkling performances that hooked eyes in the sky: Magnificent ‘Celestial Carillon’ show skipped hearts in Hyderabad

Hyderabad was immersed in French treat of ‘Celestial Carillon’. Magnificent and elegance touched down with shining performances of light and sound during Transe Express: Celestial Carillon at People Plaza. ..

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Enhanced textile industry in North-East to boost women empowerment

With a perspective to boost employment and increase infrastructure the textile industry pays special focus on North East Region. Development and modernization of the textile sector in the North Eastern states is being given the highest priority which will create jobs especially for women and will also create enhancement of roads, power, water supply and construction of offices...

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PM Modi interacts with Ujjwala beneficiaries, asks to ensure cleanliness, eliminate girl child discrimination

Over 100 beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at his residence. Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan was present on the occasion...

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Food processing sectors gets a creamy layer of 1400 Cr

In order to achieve the goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2022, Rs. 1400 crore has been allocated in the budget 2018-19 and also a roadmap has been charted for arresting price volatility of TOP (Tomato, Onion and Potato)...

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Karnataka’s Hassan introduces new technology for waste management

In order to overcome the problem of waste management, Karnataka's Hassan has come up with an idea to resolve the long pending issue of sewage treatment The district administration has developed an automatic sewage tank which will take care of all waste and sewage generated from the entire district...

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Telangana to pass ordinance for Telugu as mandatory subject

Telangana government under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to propagate the much-anticipated ordinance for making Telugu language as a mandatory subject in Telangana...

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Punjab National Bank in Mumbai detects fraudulent transactions of around $1.7 bn

Punjab National Bank informed today that it has detected fraudulent and unauthorized transactions in one of its branches in Mumbai. The cumulative fraud amounts to US $1,771.69mn i.e. Rs11,378.68 Crores...

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Mukesh Ambani visits AP war room; hails Real Time Governance platform

Reliance Industries Chairman & MD Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday took a tour of unique war room developed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu. On this occasion, Babu briefed Ambani about the digital platform Real Time Governance. The top businessman lauded the technological intervention crafted by AP government...

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Sunjwan attack: Lauding the bravehearts Rajnath Singh expressed condolences for the martyrs and families

During the terrorist attack in Army Camp Sunjwan, we again witnessed the dedication of brave heart soldiers to defy any challenge posed on India’s safety. To flush out infiltrated militants from Sunjwan military station, five soldiers were martyred. Lauding the bravery of soldiers and family, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed his condolences for the martyrs and their families...

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Simplifying framework for resolution of stressed assets: What RBI actually says

The new guidelines issued by RBI vide ‘DBR.No.BP.BC.101/21.04.048/2017-18’ dated February 12, 2018, are meant for Scheduled Commercial Banks (UCBs, RRBs excluded). The guidelines seek to harmonise and simplify the framework for the resolution of stressed assets, especially in the light of the enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC), replacing its existing guidelines. ..

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Raksha Mantri clears procurement of over Rs 1500 crore to purchase powerful weapons

In a bid to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders and tightening national security, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday cleared procurement of more than Rs 1500 crore to purchase an essential quantity of Light Machine Guns for the three Services through the Fast Track Procedure...

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NEET mandatory for medical students aspiring foreign education

Making the future of the country strong and more robust, the Cabinet has taken a decision wherein the students who wish to pursue MBBS in foreign institutes will have to comply to the NEET exams on mandatory lines...

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Reclassification of MSMEs will boost employment and Ease of Doing Business

New Delhi, February 14: A major breakthrough came across when the Cabinet decided to make a change in the MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) classification from investment in plant and machinery to turnover criteria in Ease of Doing Business as a step towards synchronizing business firms with GST. This will eventually boost the economy and benefit the employment sector and also give a enhancement over to the GDP of the country. Minister of Textile, Smriti Irani said that the reclassification ..

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Punjab Police goes live on social media to counter growing threat of gangsters and criminals

Punjab Police in a bid to counter the growing threat of gangsters and criminals, on Monday launched its Facebook page, Twitter account and youtube channel which will be monitored by DGP Suresh Arora...

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CM Parrikar lays the foundation stone for super speciality block

Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, a super speciality block has been planned in the state. The foundation stone for Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital’s 520-bed super-speciality block was laid by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, today...

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RBI introduces revised framework to tackle bad loans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it is looking forward to introducing a new system which will allow lenders to identify and tackle any stressed-asset accounts with ease. The main aim is to clear all the current mechanisms that tackle bad debts at Indian banks and replace them with a simplified framework. ..

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Security forces killed two LeT terrorists in #KaranNagar encounter; arms and ammunition recovered

Security forces on Tuesday eliminated two terrorists after a fierce encounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Karan Nagar area of Srinagar city after they led an ambush at CRPF headquarters. The body of slain terrorists along with arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter side. Mopping operation is underway...

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#Padman arrives in Jharkhand: CM Das to distribute sanitary napkins in schools for free

Jharkhand state has decided to buy sanitary napkins from Self-help Groups (SHGs) for distribution among schoolgirls...

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K Chandrasekhar Rao to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get financial assistance for state government’s flagship programmes. ..

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Rajnath Singh directs to check infiltration attempts strictly while reviewing security situation in JK

Amidst terrorist attack in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. During the meeting, HM Rajnath Singh directed the officials that action must be taken to check infiltration attempts from across the border...

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Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal to attend key meeting on pending irrigation projects

In order to resolve the long pending inter-state water sharing issues, the central government will be convening a meeting of Irrigation Ministers of all Southern States under the monitoring of Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal...

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Astonishingly Aadhaar saved 56000 Cr of nation’s treasury

Aadhaar is not only a card with 12 digits but it’s a powerful tool to fight against corruption. Likewise, Aadhaar has been proved to be a tool for good governance. Till now Aadhaar has saved nearly 56000 Cr of our government’s treasury...

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NIA takes over investigation into LeT terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jat escape from SMHS hospital

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday took over the investigation into Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jat escape from the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar. Notably, NIA on Monday registered a case related to LeT terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jat escape from SMHS Hospital in Srinagar where he was brought on February 6 for treatment. The NIA in a statement said, “An FIR was registered by the local Police at Karan Nagar in Srinagar district.” An official spokespers..

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AIADMK leader M Thambidurai slams BJP for skipping Jaya portrait event

Questioning the absence of Tamil Nadu BJP leaders at J Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiling ceremony, senior AIADMK leader M Thambidurai said that BJP leaders have forgotten Jayalalithaa's contribution. He maintained that BJP leaders could have attended Jaya portrait event with gratitude...

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Nation’s first ever highway capacity manual debuts guiding engineers and policymakers about Road Expansion

India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual, known as Indo-HCM was released. The manual has been developed by CSIR – CRRI on the basis of an extensive, country-wide study of the traffic characteristics on different categories of roads like a single lane, two-lane, multi-lane urban roads, inter-urban highways and expressways and the associated intersections on these roads...

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Pakistan will pay for Sunjwan fidayeen attack: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a presser following her visit to Jammu and Kashmir has stated that India will hit back Pakistan strongly. "Giving the evidences to Pakistan will be a continuous process. It will have to be proved over and over again that they are responsible. Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure," Sitharaman said, adding that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants were sponsored by Azhar Masood...

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Punjab Police rolls out `Go-Live’ initiative to track crimes and criminals digitally

Punjab Police on Monday rolled out the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project for tracking of crimes and criminals. Notably, the CCTN `Go-Live’ roll-out has set the stage for the state to go paperless in terms of FIRs and General Diaries, which will now be updated online by the police officials...

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5 killed, several injured in a blast onboard ONGC Vesseal at Cochin Shipyard

Today around 5 killed while several got injured in a blast at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala. A fire broke out on a ship under repair at the Cochin Shipyard Limited premises, killing three people, a CSL spokesperson informed...

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Recalling ‘Nightingale of India’– Sarojini Naidu who defined shades of strength through mighty words

Nightingale of India – Sarojini Naidu was a soul that defined ‘woman’ in the shades of strength, orator, mediator, pillar, leader, communicator, poet etc. Independent India’s 1st Governor for Uttar Pradesh was a lady- none other than Sarojini Naidu whose contributions made a lot of difference for women in a country...

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar rejects demand of separate mining corporation

Turning down the demand of NGO Goa Foundation, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar clarified that state government is not in favor of constituting any mining corporation in order to regulate the industry...

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Petition for 2-child policy filed in Apex Court

A social activist has filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding effective enforcement of two-child policy in India. The petition filed by Anupam Bajpai, national coordinator of Jeevan Bachao Andolan, through advocate Shiv Kumar Tripathi is expected to be heard next week...

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Kolkata, the city of India’s first Metro Rail, will soon see roll out of new East-West project

Kolkata, February 13: Kolkata, the city with oldest Metro rail in India, is going to be blessed with the partial inauguration of East-West metro rail project. The East-West Metro will run from Salt Lake Sector V to Salt Lake Stadium before Durga Puja this year. This will be India’s first underwater metro tunnel. "Work will be completed by June, but it will take some more time to clear certain things and seek requisite permissions. We will try to start operations before Puja this year," Metro General ..

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BJP refutes charges against Ram Madhav; files complaint against media outlet

Rejecting all the media reports against senior BJP leader Ram Madhav, BJP on Monday said that strong legal action will be taken against the concern news portal for maligning the image of BJP general secretary. ..

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‘Alappuzha’ city of Kerala joins the league to soon become a ‘Beggar-Free’ State

Kerala has been termed as a state that has always worked towards improving the needs of the people. On a similar note, Alappuzha, city in Kerala has aimed to become a hunger free and Beggar Free State in a span of one month. Beggars are a common sight in India and are seen in railway stations, metro stations, tourist spots, and in areas where there is a regular crowd. ..

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Keeping an ‘eye-watch’ on toll plaza, NHAI to launch a ranking system website

In an effort to address the difficulties and issues at the toll plazas, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to bring in a system of ranking the toll plazas on the basis of cleanliness, staff behavior, availability of ambulance and cranes in case of any emergency on highways. ..

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Chivalrous jump sets a world record: Indian Sheetal Mahajan skydives wearing Maharashtra’s Nauwari

Breaking the glass ceiling of ‘Girls Don’t Do Such Things’ Padmashri Awardee Sheetal Mahajan set an adventurous record! Jumping from 13,000 feets wearing nice pink ‘nine-yard’ saree- our bravely adventurous Sheetal Rane Mahajan created a world record. Pune’s 35-year-old Sheetal became 1st Indian to do this way!..

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Now women employees having child through surrogacy to get maternity leave

Maternity leave has been utmost significant in the lives of women employees; extending another ray of hopes for the women, government women employees who have commissioned surrogacy will be entitled to maternity leave...

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Ropeway transportation to rope in tourism and employment through vast connectivity

Pitching to rope in vast network of ropeway transportation in the country, Union Minister for Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari aims to have a cost effective implementation of such a project which will prove to be a game changer for the transport system. ..

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India, Bangladesh discuss ways to boost bilateral trade and economic relations

In a bid to strengthen mutual ties, India and Bangladesh holds Commerce Secretary level talks, were held on 7th-8th February at Dhaka. The Indian delegation was led by Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary and the Bangladesh delegation was headed by Shubhashish Bose, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh...

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Maharashtra leads claiming highest record of mangrove in India

India has rightfully managed maintaining by increasing the forest cover displaying the report, which shows Maharashtra to have the highest growth in mangrove cover, of 82 square kilometres, in the last two years in the country...

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Himachal proposes annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore for infrastructural development

In a bid to have whopping infrastructural development in Himachal Pradesh, a state annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore has been proposed for the year 2018-19 with an increase of Rs 600 crore the Rs 5,700 crore for the current fiscal. This was announced by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding a meeting of legislators here to finalize priorities of the 2017-18 budget on Monday...

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Kerala plans to set up ‘Gender Park’: Initiative to create a gender equality platform

To achieve a just society where people of all gender identities have equal access to development opportunities, resources and benefits, and an equal voice in the key decision-making processes that shape their lives, communities, and the state, Kottayam city is going to set up a gender-based park, exclusively for women and children with number of activities...

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