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National Green Tribunal okays project Amaravati; big relief for Chandrababu Naidu

Rejecting the petition filed by environment activist P Srimannarayan challenging the proposed development plan of the Andhra Pradesh’s new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today cleared the way for the dream project of Chandrababu Naidu...

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Good Move! Finally, Karnataka Assembly passes ‘Anti- Superstition Bill’

The controversial ‘Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill 2017’, was passed in the Assembly. The Bill was tabled by Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya on Tuesday. 'Vashikarana', an occult practice of subjugation was also banned after the discussion in the Assembly...

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To stop profiteering and ensuring GST benefits, Govt clears setting up of ‘Anti-profiteering Authority’

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved creation of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST, to ensure benefits of reduction in indirect tax rates are passed on to consumers...

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Work initiates at Elphinstone Road FOB; Maha Security Force to survey ‘Crowd Management’ at Mumbai Railway Stations

The work to build the new foot over bridge (FOB) at Elphinstone Road station has taken its pace as Indian Army was assigned the duty to develop the new bridge. On first step Indian Army submitted the soil test report to begin the construction work. The soil testing reports are positive and the work of erecting piers for an additional FOB at the station is set to begin...

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Clean fuel to sell in Delhi from April 2018 to tackle ‘Deadly Pollution’

Petroleum Ministry in consultation with Public Oil Marketing Companies has decided for introduction of BS-VI grade auto fuels in the National Capital Territory from 1st April next year instead of 1st April, 2020...

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Swachh Railways: Bio-toilets in all coaches by 2018

The Ministry of Railways stated that 100% completion of bio-toilets in all coaches will be done by December 2018. The state-owned national transporter announced the decision at the Conference of Parties (COP-23), Indian Pavilion at Bonn, Germany. The Railways look forward to having bio-toilets to fulfill PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission...

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Andhra Pradesh soon to link Aadhaar with doctors and pharmacies to weed out ‘self-medication’ and ‘fake doctors’

Andhra Pradesh will soon be linking Aadhaar with doctors and pharmacies with an aim to bid to root out ‘self-medication’ and fake ‘doctors’. The state will come up with Comprehensive Drug Monitoring System (CDMS)...

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Rajnath Singh chairs high level meeting to review cyber-crimes measures

To curbing the financial sector frauds emanating from the usage of cards and e-wallets, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high level meeting of all agencies concerned and representatives of relevant states to review the progress of the decisions taken during the last meeting...

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Education is a key instrument in developing social infrastructure: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that education is a key instrument in developing social infrastructure for it breaks the vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment...

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Odisha offers welfare schemes for labourers engaged in unorganized sectors

Odisha offers various welfare schemes for labourers engaged in unorganized sectors. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this good offer while addressing the first convention of Biju Shramik Samukhya...

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Respect Mother, Mother Land, Mother Language and Guru for progress in life

Venkaiah Naidu..

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Prez Kovind urges to doctors, teachers and religious leaders to spread awareness about organ donation

President Ram Nath Kovind said there is a need to generate awareness among masses about organ donation. Addressing an event at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Kovind said, the process of organ donation should be simplified. He said, organ donation is greatest service to the humanity. The President said people should be encouraged to donate organs...

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Rural population in Fluoride affected habitations to get clean drinking water

Rural people of the country often face a problem of getting proper drinking water. Hence to ensure good quality of service to rural people, the cabinet has approved continuation and restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). A sum of Rs. 23,050 crore has been approved for the programme...

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Onions to be imported by Centre via Govt agency to tackle inflation

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution stated that onion import would be done via a government agency, in a bid to keep a check on onion prices in the market. ..

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Solve people’s problems with sympathetic, empathetic behavior; Rajnath Singh tells top officers

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called upon young police officers to orient them for a multi-dimensional role in the era of technological growth. He urged the officers to solve people’s problems with sympathetic and empathetic behaviour towards them...

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Loans up to Rs 25 lakh for government employees!

In a good news for all central government employees, the government under the House Building Advance scheme will lend upto Rs 25 lakh, at 8.5% interest to build or purchase houses...

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Provide doorstep banking facilities to senior citizens and Divyangs by 31st December: RBI

To give relief to senior citizens and differently abled people, Reserve Bank of India RBI has called on banks to provide banking facilities at their doorsteps by December this year...

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Prepare, Respond and Recover on ‘Time’ using ‘Disaster Maps’ developed by Facebook

Today Facebook introduced ‘disaster maps’ especially for India for providing critical information during natural disasters. This would help communities recover and rebuild faster in the aftermath of natural disasters in India. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju praised the initiative taken by NDMA collaborating with Facebook while talking at Disaster Management Summit...

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Experts discuss employment generation strategies in India

To boost employment opportunity in country, Labour & Employment minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar yesterday took the brain storming session with experts in Noida...

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Now you must link every single insurance policy with Aadhaar and PAN

Now you must link all of your insurance policies with Aadhaar. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) have made it mandatory for insurance providers to link Aadhaar card with every single individual policy...

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Ready to do everything for removing ‘Gas chamber’ state of Delhi: Harsh Vardhan

The Centre has appealed to Delhi and adjoining states to take effective steps for mitigating the levels of air pollution in NCR and bring them to acceptable levels. It has also requested Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments to implement the ban related to stubble burning in view of deteriorating air pollution...

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No exit poll results prior to December 14 evening for Himachal-Gujarat elections

The election commission of India (EC) has ruled against showing the outcome of Exit poll results for Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly election prior to December 14 evening...

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Telangana State Board releases advisory to combat student suicides

Telangana groped with high number of student suicides, the State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) has issued instructions and guidelines for all the Principals of Junior Colleges in the state.Directing the management of the colleges to strictly follow the academic calendar issued by the TSBIE, the board also said that working hours should only be between 9:30 am to 04:30 pm...

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Technology is critical for effective communication and disseminating content

The communication technologies being used today were important tools to provide effective messaging, content and facilitate continuous dialogue with the target groups said N.K. Sinha , secretary of Information and Broadcasting while addressing the “The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA)” 2017...

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Using UAVs can help deal with Disaster Management more effectively

Day-long workshop kicked off over application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Disaster Management which was organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The workshop aims to build and develop the capacity of stakeholders to use UAVs and related technologies for better disaster preparedness and response...

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Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to be new Finance Secretary

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has designated Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia as the new Finance Secretary. The vacancy was caused following the superannuation of Ashok Lavasa last month...

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Demonetization was structural reform, needs political courage to shoulder responsibilities: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking about Centre’s major decision to curb black money claimed that demonetisation was not a failure. Speaking at the India Today conclave, Jaitley said demonetisation is a move that should not be seen in isolation...

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‘Eyewatch Railways’- a mobile app to make travelling safe for women

Travelling for women in Mumbai Railways is not safe after the incidents were reported of ‘sexual harassments’ experienced by the commuters on the platforms and trains. To make the travelling secure for women travelling between Churchgate and Virar, Railway Protection Force has developed a mobile application ‘Eyewatch Railways’...

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Education must build character and promote good conduct

Venkaiah Naidu..

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Doctors must educate people on health problems: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a medical camp at Swarna Bharat Trust in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada. Addressing the occasion he said that doctors must educate people to understand problems of the modern era...

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Chhattisgarh has immense potential for development with honest, friendly people: Prez Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind, addressing the Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava yesterday in Naya Raipur, said that Chhattisgarh has immense potential for development...

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'Ease of Business' entails 'Ease of Living Life’ and will continue this: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he only has one job that is to serve this nation and reform the lives of its citizens. The Prime Minister was speaking at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in Delhi, where he attended a presentation on India Business Reforms...

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#NTPC blast: Ex-gratia hiked from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 20 lakh; death toll rises to 32

Union power minister RK Singh stated that a compensation of Rs 20 lakh will be provided to the kin of those killed in a boiler explosion at NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh...

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India set to become third-largest aviation market in the world: Vice President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that India is witnessing a high-growth trajectory and set to become the third-largest aviation market in the world in terms of passengers by 2026. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 2nd Aero Expo India 2017...

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Soon Students to get eligibility for teaching in Institutions which housed them

The Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the National Council for Teacher Education Act to grant retrospective recognition to the Central and State universities and institutions who are found to be conducting teacher education courses without NCTE permission...

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Ministry of HUA guarantees of Rs.15,000 - 25,000 per month earning for urban poor

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs today roped in a private online service aggregator, UrbanClap, to ensure employment opportunities with minimum assured monthly wages for urban poor skilled under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between the Ministry and UrbanClap in presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs yesterday...

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To achieve ‘Nirmal & Aviral’ Ganga, Gadkari reviews sewerage infrastructure projects of six states

Union Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister, Nitin Gadkari took a review meeting in Natioanl Capital yesterday of Sewerage Infrastructure Projects under Namami Gange Programme in the six States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Delhi...

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I&B slaps notice on Radio Mirchi for #MatAaoIndia campaign

FM radio station Radio Mirchi, airing a campaign titled #MatAaoIndia (Don’t Come to India), has invited the ire of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B). Mirchi aired the campaign after the attack on Swiss tourists at Fatehpur Sikri last week...

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Top Cop Yogesh Chander Modi assumes the office of NIA

Yogesh Chander Modi, a top cop who was the key member in Supreme Court-monitored team for cases related to the 2002 Gujarat riots is all set to lead the apex counter-terror probe agency NIA. A 1984 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre today took the charge from his predecessor Sharad Kumar...

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GST exemption for Nepali ginger exports to ease cross border trade

India has agreed to prohibit the 5% tax previously levied as per the GST on import of fresh ginger from Nepal. India is a major importer of Nepali ginger, both fresh and processed (94%)...

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Raksha Mantri interacts with industry representatives for energising ‘Make in India’ in defence sector

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with CII representatives consisting of Indian companies and foreign OEMS at a round table on Energising ‘Make in India’ in defence sector...

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Govt allows dope test of Indian cricketers, asks BCCI to co-operate

Indian Sports Ministry has permitted National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers and implement the rules of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The Ministry has urged for BCCI's co-operation...

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Ensure prosperity and well-being of every citizen: PM Modi to Officer Trainees

Describing element of anonymity as the biggest strength in the field of civil services, Prime Minister said that civil servants are capable of bridging the gap between Government and the people. ..

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Protect Maritime interests at all costs by ensuring a strong Navy: Raksha Mantri

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has emphasised the need for the Indian Navy to be strong at sea and be ever vigilant to counter any challenges in the maritime domain. In her address during the ongoing Naval Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi yesterday, Sitharaman took note of the recent developments in maritime neighbourhood and complimented all naval personnel for securing the maritime interests of the nation...

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Public broadcaster must speak fairly and without any fear: Smriti Irani

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani has said that the public broadcaster's duty is to speak fairly and without fear. Delivering the Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture, 2017, organised by All India Radio in New Delhi yesterday, Irani said that the model structure of broadcasting should focus on democratized viewership...

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‘New Consumer Act’ is in process; stronger grievance redressal mechanisms soon: PM Modi assures

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, talking at the inauguration of the International Conference on Consumer Protection, said that the government is drafting a new consumer protection law to empower consumers and promised strict guidelines on misleading advertisement...

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‘Skill India’, ‘Start up India’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives will nurture entrepreneurship in the country: VP Naidu

Inclusive economic growth is central to development, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the inaugural session of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation Global University Conference 2017 in Hyderabad. Also highlighted the importance of 'Skill India', 'Startup India' and 'Make in India' missions which are the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ..

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CIPAM- Official website launched to effectively implement National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy

Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu launched website ‘CIPAM’ for the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. This website will help implement the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. ..

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Under ‘SAATHI’ initiative, Power Ministries join hands to help small scale industries

Under the new initiative ‘SAATHI’ (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries), Ministries of Power and Textiles came together with help small-scale industries. The SAATHI initiative will be jointly implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited EESL and the office of the Textile Commissioner on a pan-India basis...

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‘No garage, No car’ rule will soon be implemented in Aizawl district from November

‘No garage, No car’ rule will be implemented soon in Assam’s Aizwal from November. The Mizoram Government is gearing up to impose a rule that makes garage mandatory for Aizawl residents to own any type of vehicles. The move is aimed at easing the ever-increasing traffic congestion on the narrow and winding roads...

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NHRC issues notice to Maha Govt over increasing death toll of newborns in Akola district

Over increasing number of deaths reported at the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) in Akola district's Women's Hospital, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Government of Maharashtra. 4,170 infants were admitted to the SNCU - out of them 1,472 died in 2016-17...

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Centre soon to launch portal to track child adoption status for NRIs

The central adoption body CARA is planning to set up a portal to help prospective parents from outside India track the status of their applications instead of relying solely on their country's authorised agency...

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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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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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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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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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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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Judge me after I do my job

Anupam Kher..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ongoing discussion on economy is good for democracy: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that the ongoing discussion on Economy in the country is good for democracy. While addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International Conference on Technological Advancements in Railways, he said that revolutionary taxation and reformation is taking place in the country...

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Now, Aadhaar must for Post Office Deposits, PPF, National Savings Certificate, Kisan Vikas Patra

Government made Aadhaar mandatory for investment in all small savings schemes including post office deposits, public provident fund (PPF), the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. The new rule will apply to savings accounts, recurring deposits, time deposits, monthly income scheme, Sukanya Samriddhi account, and senior citizens saving the account...

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Stop protests at Jantar Mantar to protect environmental laws: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Delhi government to stop people protesting at the Jantar Mantar with immediate effect. It said, these protests cause noise pollution...

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Country’s real-estate sector will soon recover and bounce back again: Govt

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Yesterday said that the real estate sector has run into some problems for various reasons and he had reasons to believe that this sector will soon bounce back...

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Under Pradhana Mantri Mudra Yojana, around 9 Cr 13 Lakh people have been benefitted: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Over 9 Crore Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency MUDRA loans have been disbursed ever since its launch, said Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi while inaugurating the MUDRA Promotion Camp in Hyderabad...

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Rajnish Kumar will be the next SBI chairman

Rajnish Kumar, who is serving as the Managing Director of State Bank of India, has been selected for the top job of SBI chairman...

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Every Indian should become part of Swachh Bharat ‘Jan Andolan’

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Government is committed to welfare of older persons with effective schemes: Thaawarchand Gehlot

To mark the ‘International day of Older Persons’ on 2nd October, more than 5000 participants gathered at India Gate for a noble cause to spread the message of caring and giving respect to older persons and senior citizens. This year’s theme was “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society...

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Either takeoff within given time frame or wait for indefinite delay; DGCA warn to all airlines

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered that if a flight does not initiate takeoff within five minutes of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance, it will be moved to the end of the queue...

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Rajnath Singh urges IAS probationers to help realise PM Modi’s dream of New India

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has exhorted young IAS probationers to help realise the Prime Minister’s dream of a New India. Addressing the Officers Trainees of 92nd Foundation Course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie in Uttarakhand today, Rajnath Singh said, “You need to work hard to help the people. You have to create a sense of confidence among the people with your hard work.”..

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NRIs won't get second chance to exchange demonetised notes

Government has confirmed that no second window will be opened for NRIs to exchange demonetised currency. Notably, the Apex bank closes window for non-resident Indians to deposit old notes Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on June 30 this year...

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Soon Govt will be starting home delivery of diesel and petrol

Soon the government will be starting home delivery of diesel and petrol; also all petroleum products will be made available on e-commerce platforms, said Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while addressing India Mobile Congress event...

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Govt will double farmers’ income with limited resources and help of technology: Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said the objective of the agriculture development is to double the Farmers’ Income by 2022. With limited resources and fixed area of land availability, it cannot be achieved without the support of technology, which should be low cost, farmer friendly and scalable...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Government provides more Rs 12000 Cr fund to tackle malnutrition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Swach Bharat Abhiyan carried at Siachen by Indian Army

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

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Monthly pocket allowance of Rs 50,000 for top athletes

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

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

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

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

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

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Govt rejects media reports of drought-like situation in country

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

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

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

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Now m-Aadhar will serve as passenger’s identity proof during rail journey

mAadhar which was recently developed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) now can be used as identity proof for rail travel across the country. On Wednesday it has been notified that will serve as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel purpose in any reserved class...

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Centre will roll out Rs.100 coins to honour former TN CM Ramachandran and Bharat-Ratna Subbulakshmi

Soon, we will going to have Rs 100 coins. For the first time ever in India the Centre is set to roll out Rs.100 coins to mark the birth anniversary of AIADMK Founder Dr. MG Ramachandaran and renowned Carnatic Singer Dr Subbulakshmi...

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Telangana New Excise Policy 2017: Retail liquor shops must install two CCTV cameras on licensed premises

With a move to make aware the citizens regarding the ill-effects of drinking and de-addicting them, the state government has drawn up a new Prohibition and Excise Policy. The new excise policy 2017 will come into effect from 1st October...

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Cabinet nods for implementation of ‘Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund’ to boost lactation

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Modi on Wednesday has given its approval for “Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund” (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10,881 crore during the period from 2017-18 to 2028-29...

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WCD and HRD Ministers along with other notable dignitaries to discuss the safety and protection of children in schools, today

After the heartbreaking incident of child murder at Ryan International School in Gurgaon, the government is taking a serious note of such child abuse incidents at schools. And thus, the Women & Child Development Ministry along with Human Resource Development will hold a high level meeting in New Delhi today. ..

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Here's some good news for government employees

There is good news for more than 50 lakh government employees and 61 lakh pensioners. The Centre on Tuesday increased dearness allowance and dearness relief from 4% to 5%...

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To let avail the benefits, labourers soon to get a unique identification number

In order to let avail the benefits, labourers from both organised and unorganized sectors will be allotted a unique identification number as a part of labour reform said Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar. ..

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Govt announces Rs 50 lakh prize money for ‘Smart City Contest’

The housing and urban affairs ministry has launched Smart Cities Awards Contest, 2017, involving prize money of over Rs 50 lakh. The contest, aimed at promoting competition among Smart Cities, will gauge the quality and impact of projects undertaken under the flagship program...

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Soon ‘Project Insight’ to monitor social media to crack tax evasion

‘Project Insight’, likely to be launched next month, will use big data analytics to match information from social media sites to deduce mismatches between spending pattern and income declaration...

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HM Rajnath Singh chairs high-level review meeting to discuss security situations in J&K

Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level Security review meeting with Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and top officials of security forces in jammu and Kashmir on Sunday...

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Now, no 1-day temporary licenses will be given for serving liquor to eateries in Maharashtra

Now no temporary licenses will be given for serving liquor to eateries in Maharashtra. This decision came after it was observed that several establishments had applied for multiple temporary licenses, which allows them to serve liquor annually...

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Consumers, be aware of your rights! 6 zonal consumer helplines to be launched soon

For the protection of consumer right across the country, National consumer Helpline plays a very important role. The system of the helpline is getting stronger soon as 6 zonal Helplines will be launched in the country from coming October. In addition to that, the zonal helplines will have 10 consumer desks. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan announced this during a press conference...

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Take pledge to educate every citizen of country for creating a new India: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Speaking on the occasion of international literacy day in New Delhi on Friday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that Education empowered individuals to know their rights and educating the uneducated is the sacred duty of every individual...

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Mind your behavior! Ministry of Aviation reveals ‘No Fly List’ for unruly passengers

Today the Civil Aviation Ministry released the ‘No Fly List’ along with the defined levels which categorize the ‘unruly’ behaviour like verbal abuse, physical abuse and life threatening comments. Also one will compulsorily need to give the number of any of the following IDs- Aadhaar, driving license, and passport or Pan number while booking a domestic ticket...

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No compromising with passengers’ safety, instantly resolve problems responsible for accidents: Piyush Goyal

Chairing a high level meeting on Safety in train operations with Railway Board officials, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has directed officials to undertake immediate measures to address the problem of derailments and unmanned level crossings...

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After ‘No Fly List’ gets issued, be ready to carry your Govt ID while booking air-tickets

Want to book tickets for domestic flights? Better keep your government identification cards ready! Yes, once the ‘No Fly List’ gets finally issued on Friday then one will need to give the number of any of the following IDs- Aadhaar, driving license, passport or Pan number while booking a domestic ticket...

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Pizzas and burgers banned in colleges!

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) board has banned pizzas and burgers in college canteens. The AICTE said that eating of junk food could cause obesity in students and other illnesses...

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Taking care of armed forces' family on priority: Sitharaman says after assuming charge as Defence Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman, who took charge as Defence Minister today, said that her priority is to take care of the families of armed forces to ensure them that 'their interests being taken care of'...

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Tax collection should be a smooth process and collect like honeybee: Prez Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind has said, tax collection should be a smooth process and there should be minimum discomfort to the tax-payer. He was addressing a group of probationers of 67th batch of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) who called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday...

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Centre asks States to focus on impactful and PPP based smart city projects

Central government has asked the States to focus on early implementation of smart city projects that have a visible and transformative impact in the lives of citizens in identified smart cities...

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‘Mega reshuffle’ of PM Modi’s cabinet: 9 new ministers take oath; 4 ministers got promotions

To streamline government performance and gearing up for the general elections scheduled for 2019, PM Modi third time reshuffled her cabinet on Sunday. Nine new ministers including former IFS officer Hardeep Puri, former Mumbai Police chief Satyapal Singh and former IAS officer Alphons Kannanthanam is inducted into the Union Council of Ministers...

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Fix clear targets to improve tax administration by 2022: PM Modi directs top officials

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted the tax administrators of both the Union and State Government to improve their work-culture, to incorporate both a "sense of urgency", and "measurability", in their performance...

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PM Narendra Modi pitches for hassle free governance

In his address at the end of the five day brain storming session, Prime Minister Modi asked officers to fine tune the administrative processes in order to achieve the goal of New India by 2022. Appreciating the pro people initiative by various departments Modi urged top bureaucrats to document the well-executed projects and schemes to improve the process of governance...

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Goenkars have got their own online grievance redressal system

Goenkars have got their own online grievance redressal system..

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Not satisfied with Govt’s service? Citizens of Goa can lodge their complaints on this portal

To give a boost to the #DigitalIndia, today Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched an online grievance redressal system for the citizens of Goa, where they can register their complaints online here: goaonline.gov.in...

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“Take loan defaulting companies to bankruptcy court” RBI says

The Apex bank has reportedly directed banks under it to send at least 20 companies who have defaulted loan repayment to bankruptcy court if their problems could not be solved by mid-December...

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PM Modi discusses governance, healthcare schemes with top officials

In an interaction with a group of 80 Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries on Wednesday, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi asked the officers to work towards improving the processes of governance. This was the fourth of five such interactions...

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Re-deployment of 57,000 troopers to enhance combat capability of Army

The Cabinet has accepted the 1st batch of 65 recommendations of the Lt General DB Shekatkar (retired) committee, which will result in the redeployment of 57,000 troopers. It will lead to the redeployment of 57,000 officers, JCOs and ORs for various other functions in Army...

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Citizens will not have to visit police stations on and on after linking Aadhar to online registration of FIRs: CM Fadnavis

While taking control over the Mumbai flood like situations on one side, on another side Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis actively inaugurated Kasarwadawli Police station, took inspection over the status of Mid- Day meal scheme after inaugurating India’s 32nd centralized kitchen by Akshaya Patra Foundation in Thane...

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India-Israel inks MoU to promote mutual cooperation in the fields of science and technology

India- Israel inked a MoU on "India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)" where India and Israel will make a contribution of four million US Dollars each for the Fund, both equivalent amount, annually for five years. The Innovation Fund will be governed by a joint Board which will consist of four members from each country...

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Heavy rains brings Mumbai city to still; stay alert and use these helpline numbers

Monsoon hits harder as Mumbai drowned in due to heavy and consistent rainfall, weathermen forecasted that Mumbai will receive heavy rains for next 48 hours. Stay safe Mumbaikars, do not leave homes until and unless it’s an emergency. Schools have been shut, also the Western Railways are shut due to water logging in tracks. Weathermen have also predicted about the high tide which is going to take place at 4:48 pm...

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Aiming for social reform in rural areas, CM Fadnavis expressed confidence for the speedy development

Expressing confidence that all the 1000 villages undertaken in the first phase will be all round developed under Maharashtra Rural (Village) Social Transformation Foundation, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while speaking at the meeting at Sahyadri Guest House...

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GOOD NEWS! Govt to reduce GST on digital payments by 2%

The move is being aimed to make India a less-cash economy. The Centre looks forward to slash 2% on Goods and Services Tax (GST) tax rate for digital payments, for bills up to 2,000 rupees...

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Work with clear objectives to create New India by 2022: PM Modi tells top officers

In an interaction with a group of 80 Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries on Saturday, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi highlighted the current positive global environment in India's favour and asked the officers to work dedicatedly towards creating a New India by 2022...

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Inaugurates India’s first ‘Videsh Bhavan’

Appreciating the foreign policy regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the face of the Ministry of External Affairs has changed ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the charge...

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HM Rajnath Singh reviewed Law & Order situation in Haryana and J&K

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the internal security and law & order situation in the country in general and in Haryana and adjoining areas, and Jammu and Kashmir in particular...

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CM Fadnavis directed farmers to speed up form-filling process for availing historic loan waiver scheme’s benefits

To relieve the financial burden of the farmers, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis under his historic loan waiver scheme, directed that biometric mechanism given to fill out the application form under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojna. CM Fadnavis directed that registration of the application also should be done speedily...

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Don’t limit yourself to files, PM Modi tells top bureaucrats

Averring the significance of administrative powers for the welfare of the society, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised top officers to engage field visits in order to fathom the impact of policy implementation instead of sticking only with the bunch of project files...

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Rs 2000 notes will not be banned: FM Arun Jaitley clarifies

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley clarified that the government is not considering pulling back Rs 2000 notes from circulation. The clarification comes in the wake of rumours that the note might be banned...

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Cabinet nods pact to prevent illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs from Nepal

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Modi on Wednesday has given its approval for signing a MoU between India and Nepal on Drug Demand Reduction and Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and precursor chemicals and related matters...

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New cadre policy for IAS, IPS officers finalized aiming at national integration of the bureaucracy

New cadre policy of f IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service officers has been finalized. The new policy aims at national integration in the country's top bureaucracy. Under the new policy, all 26 existing cadres will be divided into five zones...

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Good governance and combination of development is essential for people’s welfare: PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the combination of development and good governance is essential for the welfare and satisfaction of citizens. He said good governance should be a priority for the officers...

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Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Bansal will be the new CMD of Air India

Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Bansal, who is currently serving as the additional secretary and financial advisor in the ministry of petroleum and natural gas will take the charge of Air India replacing Ashwani Lohani...

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Union Cabinet appoints Commission to examine Sub-Categorization within OBCs

In order to initiate the process of Sub-Categorization of the Other Backward Classes, Union Cabinet has constituted the Commission which will examine the issue of sub-categorization of the Other Backward Classes under the article 340 of the Constitution...

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Government appoints Air India man Ashwani Lohani as the new Railway Board chairman

Ashwani Lohani who is currently serving as the Chairman & Managing Director of Air India has been named for the post of Railway Board Chairman. He will replace A.K. Mittal who tendered his resignation on the moral grounds after back to back tragic train accidents...

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No need of new law, Apex court verdict is enough for triple talaq: Government

The government has said there is no need for a new law on triple talaq. The Centre is also all set to send an advisory to all states asking them to ensure compliance of the Supreme Court order...

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Assam constitutes task forces to detect, identify and intercept illegal Bangladeshi migrants

500 task forces have been constituted for the detection of Bangladeshi citizens in Assam, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju asserted that a “detailed procedure including setting up of special task forces in each district by all the state/ UT administrations to detect, identify and intercept illegal Bangladeshi migrants.” ..

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Air Clinic concept could also be applied for hilly states: Jitendra Singh

Union minister Jitendra Singh has called for establishing a “Make in India” health module. Addressing the CII Health Conference organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Tuesday, he said that 'air clinic' concept for north eastern states wherein doctors would be able to fly to remote areas to treat patients could be considered for other hilly states...

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Stop manual cleaning of sewers, take stringent action against defaulters: LG Baijal orders

Taking cognizance of recent sewer deaths in Capital city, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal announced decision to move to complete mechanisation of cleaning of sewers after high level meeting on Tuesday...

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40% reservation for girls from minority in Navodaya-type schools: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that there will be 40% reservation for girls when a proposal to build Navodaya-type schools for minorities becomes reality...

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PM Modi reviews progress of Soil Health Cards and Fasal Bima Yojana

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress of two key schemes related to the agriculture sector - Soil Health Cards; and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana...

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#UtkalExpressDerailment: Railway suspends 4 senior officers, invites people to provide evidence

Railway has invited people to provide evidence and send information relating to derailment of the Utkal Express train for a probe. Earlier, Railway has suspended four officers, transferred one and sent on leave its three top officials, including a secretary-level Railway Board official on the basis of prima facie evidence...

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Soon Indian soldiers will be having air-conditioned jackets to carry out operations comfortably

Soon Indian soldiers will get air-conditioned jackets, it seems! Trials for introducing air-conditioned jackets for the Indian Special Forces soldiers are on, said Former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. This move could stand as reforming as our Indian soldiers work with all their dedication towards the nation. ..

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Centre approves more powers to BRO for boosting road construction along border

In a bid to delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Defence Ministry has decided to give right upto the level of Chief Engineer and Task Force Commander. “This will avoid delays on account of references between the Chief Engineer and HQ DGBR and also between HQ DGBR and the Ministry” government said...

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After signing MoUs to boost Skill development; Assam soon to get a ‘Skill Centre’ from Singapore

On Friday, Assam signed three MoUs with the representatives of Plumbing, Logistics and Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Councils in a day-long workshop on skill development with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils (SSC) and Training Partners...

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Railways suffered a loss of Rs 150 Cr due to floods in four states

The Indian Railways has incurred a loss of nearly Rs 150 crores in last 7 days due to floods in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Railways Spokesperson Anil Saxena said "It is very difficult to ascertain the exact loss in revenue and these are all rough figures. The true picture will only be known after the situation normalizes."..

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Youth aspiration will determine India's future: Dr Jitendra Singh

Speaking at a seminar organised by ASSOCHAM on the occasion of World Entrepreneurs Day, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the youth aspiration will determine India’s future, as also the pace and pedestal of India’s ascent as a frontline world nation within next few years...

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Use of modern technology will add value to election process : ECI A.K. Joti

Underlining the importance of effective use of modern technology in order to strengthen the process of election management, Chief Election Commissioner of India A.K. Joti said that the institution should launch various E-services for hassle-free processes...

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CM Naveen Patnaik nominated as the Best Administrator of India

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been nominated as the best administrator in the country in the Outlook Speakout Awards. Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal), Devendra Fadnavis (Maharashtra), Manik Sarkar (Tripura) and Siddaramaiah (Karnataka) also been nominated alongside Naveen Patnaik...

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Aadhaar mandatory for crop loans to farmers: RBI

Farmers will now need to have Aadhaar to get short-term crop loans in 2017-18. In a statement, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that farmers can avail short-term farm loans up to three lakh rupees at a subsidised interest rate of 7%...

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Welfare of mining laborers is non-negotiable, human safety must be on priority: Prez Kovind

Human safety and lives must always come first. The balance between greater productivity and profit margins and the safety of workers is vital. They are always the priority, said President Ram Nath Kovind at National Safety Awards (Mines) function held at Vigyan Bhavan on Thursday...

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Now orthopaedic knee implants only at Rs 54,720; Centre cuts prices by up to 69%

In a major relief to patients suffering from knee problems, National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority yesterday capped the price of widely used Cromium Cobalt knee implants at Rs 54,720, It used to cost around Rs 2.5 lakh earlier...

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Good News! Buy energy efficient appliances at petrol pumps under UJALA scheme

Energy efficient LED bulbs, tubelights and ceiling fans will be sold at petrol pumps across the country. The consumer can purchase LED bulbs at 70 rupees, tubelights at 220 and 5 star rated ceiling fans at 1200 rupees. Energy Efficiency Services Limited yesterday signed an MoU with oil marketing companies - Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited for distribution of UJALA Energy Efficient Appliances through their Petrol Pumps...

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Bombay HC bans bullock cart race in Maharashtra until new rules are framed

On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court restrained the Maharashtra government from granting permission for bullock cart races until the government frames rules to govern the same. After the Tamil Nadu government enacted the law to regulate Jallikattu (taming of the bull), there was a demand to revive Bullock races in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Assembly had in April this year passed legislation for the resumption of bullock cart races across the state, after Tamil Nadu enacted a law to regularise its ..

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85 lakh cattle and buffaloes tagged with UID number: Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For hygienic India, Centre launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin-2017

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

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Over 11 lakh PAN cards deactivated, check yours here!

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

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

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

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

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

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Aadhaar not mandatory for death certificates: Centre clarifies

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

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Family values, diversity and environmental consciousness are our greatest traditions: PM Modi

Interacting with a 25-member delegation from the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation the Prime Minister Modi yesterday said that family values, acceptance of diversity and environmental consciousness are three of India's greatest traditions which must be nurtured...

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After Swaraj’s valiant speech on ‘Fishermen Arrest’, 77 were released immediately from the Sri Lankan jail last midnight

The issue of fishermen arrest in territorial waters by Sri Lanka has become a national cause. External Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Parliament yesterday gave a brief of the entire issue and how the government is coping up with the issue. After her strong willed statement in the Monsoon session, 77 fishermen were released from the Sri Lankan jail last midnight...

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Now ‘Gender Champions’ will facilitate equality, awareness and positive mindset in the academic institutions

India has been striving hard to combat gender empowerment, to address the declining sex ratio; the Ministry of Women and Child Development MWCD had come up with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme which aims at empowering women of society. In order to change the mindset of society towards women, MWCD has envisaged ‘Gender Champions’ as responsible leaders who will facilitate an enabling environment within their schools/colleges/academic institutions where girls are treated with dignity and respect...

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HM Rajnath Singh chairs high level review meeting with security force chiefs

Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a review meeting with the Directors-General (DGs) of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) for security situation in Country on Thursday. The Ministers of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Kiren Rijiju were also present in the meeting...

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Deep sea fishing will 'permanently' end conflict with Sri Lanka: Sushma on ‘Fishermen Arrest issue’

In Parliament today, the matter of arresting Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy was tabled in front of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. While speaking at the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament, Swaraj said, “The matter is being raised in each meeting of PM Modi with Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister. Same has resulted in release of 42 boats and 251 fishermen.”..

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Demolish illegal restaurants near Taj Mahal: NGT orders

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to demolish an illegal restaurant constructed by a private firm near Taj Mahal in Agra...

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While strengthening mutual ties, India willingly aims to take lessons from Israel in ‘Water Resources Management’

To explore areas of cooperation between Indian- Israel in water resources management, both countries have already taken up certain initiatives. Also now India and Israel are set to form a joint group of officials to explore areas of cooperation between the two countries in water resources management, Union Minister Uma Bharti said...

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Social media is picking up pace in India, police system must upgrade itself with advances in digital technology: Ravi Shankar Prasad

On Tuesday, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad focused on the need to get adapted to the digital technology. While talking at the inaugural ceremony of the 2-day conference for young Superintendents of Police of states, he that "Social media is picking up the pace in India and police system must upgrade itself with advances in digital technology. The young officers must be aware of the transformation taking place in India.”..

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Govt can't track citizens using Aadhaar: UIDAI to Apex Court

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) told the Supreme Court that it is impossible to track the citizens using Aadhaar. UIDAI told the SC that safeguards have been built into the Aadhaar system so that government can't use it for surveillance even if a court allowed it to do so...

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‘Swachh Survekshan’ launched in 4,041 cities and towns for Healthy India

Modi government yesterday launched Swachh Survekshan-2018 to assess sanitation across the country. The third in the series Survekshan will rank all the 4,041 cities and towns of the country based on infrastructure development for improved sanitation services...

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Give your suggestions for PM Modi’s Independence Day speech!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought suggestions from the citizens on his Independence Day speech from Red Fort on August 15. He said that the suggestions can be sent through his website MyGov.in or through the Narendra Modi mobile application...

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Chinese mobile phone to have security checks!

The government has adopted a tough stance on smartphones and feature phones especially in Chinese products. It is reported that the government will conduct the investigation of these products before their sale in India...

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Supreme Court puts an end to immediate arrests in dowry cases, issues new guidelines

Dowry that still prevails in the silent nooks and crannies of Indian society gets a new direction. It has been seen many times where the woman frames her in-laws deliberately. To put an end to such a practice, the Supreme Court has asked to immediately release husband and family members in the dowry harassment case. ..

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More attractive National Highways planned; Wayside Amenities to be developed soon

National highways in India are the lifeline of road transport in India. From business to import-export, traveling NHs provide the connection. Hence wayside amenities can make the transport more attractive. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified nearly 183 sites for setting up wayside amenities along national highways...

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Patanjali to collaborate with Uttarakhand govt by setting up the largest ‘Gau dham’

The state of Uttarakhand is leaving no stone unturned to provide the state with as much facilities as possible. Patanjali is the fastest growing FMCG company in India. It is valued at ₹30 billion in 2015-16. Teaming up with Patanjali Yogpeeth, Uttarakhand government will set up a gau dham, a “world-class” facility to “promote cow protection”. The gau dham will focus on the formulation and sale of products from cows, including milk and urine, said Ramdev...

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PM Modi lashes out at BJP MPs for lack of attendance in Parliament

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken BJP MPs to task for lack of required numbers for laws to be passed in the Rajya Sabha, saying that it was their responsibility and not that of the opposition's to get government business going...

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Post Ghatkopar tragedy, now permissions for building repairs will be provided online instantly

Mumbaikars woke up to the grave incidence when the building in Ghatkopar fell and claimed at least 17 lives. To this, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that all buildings in Mumbai that are over 30 years old will undergo a structural audit, and ward officers will be made responsible for the job...

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Privacy could not be treated as a fundamental right: Centre tells SC

The debate around ‘Right to Privacy’ has been doing the rounds since quite some time. However, the Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that while right to privacy is a fundamental right, it is “wholly qualified right”, implying that it could be subject to reasonable restrictions. This is contrary to the government’s earlier stand that citizens cannot invoke privacy as a fundamental right as the Constitution does not provide for it. The aforementioned statement was given by Attorney General ..

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Indian Railways gives detailed information on ‘Integrated Security System’ at various stations

Indian Railways has been quite an eye-of-the-storm this week. The release of the recent CAG report was a real revelation of the current Railways working scenario. In a reply back to the slammers, Indian Railways gave out a press release on the current catering services and integrated security services at stations, yesterday in the Parliament. ..

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Registration of marriages compulsory to prevent women harassment

Keeping the women safety agenda on top, the central government has decided to make registration of marriages compulsory. Notably, this was said by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday...

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Centre calls for partnership of Industry in Nation’s developmental works

Modi Government invited industry to come forward for partnership to take up development schemes, support start-ups, and take up new initiatives. While urging to contribute in countries development work, MoS (HRD) Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey inform industrialist about various measures to tap other elements who are engaged in the field of education...

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100 new Post Offices to be opened soon in this fiscal for smooth work: Manoj Sinha

With an aim to felicitate smooth work of posts and reduce the workload of other branches, the central government has planned to open 81 Sub-Post Offices and 100 Branch Post Offices during the current financial year 2017-18 under the Scheme – “Rural Business & Access to Postal Network”...

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