Administration

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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Uttarakhand receives energy audits of water, sewage pumps in 7 major cities

Water and energy services are often not good enough in hilly areas of India. One such state that suffers power cuts and insufficient water services is Uttarakhand. To improve the current situation, an energy audit of the public water works and sewage systems is in the pipeline in 7 cities of Uttarakhand under Centre’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). ..

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Funnily enough, CM Banerjee accuses Jharkhand responsible for West Bengal floods!

The two neighbouring states Jharkhand and Kolkata get into a irrelevant fight regarding water. On Wednesday, Jharkhand government rubbished West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claim that Jharkhand was releasing water without information, resulting into flooding in Bengal...

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Airlines to carry both English and Hindi newspapers on board; DGCA directs

In a bid to ensure that reading material in both English and Hindi languages during Journey, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory to airlines directing them to carry Hindi newspapers and magazines...

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Smooth road, Smoother transport! Rs. 6.92 lakh Cr estimated for development of National Highways

Transportation system of a country is very basic need for economy. National Highways in India maintains the connection between different states. Hence the development of NH s has been heavily emphasized by The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. For the development of NHs in next five years, a fund requirement of about Rs. 6.92 lakh crore has been estimated...

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Perform or perish: 24 IAS officers among 381 face action

The personnel ministry has initiated punitive action against as many as 381 clerical staff including 24 IAS officers for non-performance in duties, official sources said...

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Paid menstrual leave becomes a 'Reality' as Chennai's Magzster company offers leave to women

Considering the employee comfort and maintain a positive environment in the office, Magzter a digital magazine news stand based in Chennai announces a paid leave for the women of their organisation during menstruation...

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You no longer have to submit this for passport

In a bid to simplify passport application process, the Centre has said that citizens need not present birth certificates to establish proof of birth. Instead, individuals can submit Aadhaar or PAN card, the government informed the Parliament...

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U.S resumes H-1B premium processing for certain Indian visa categories

Responding to India's concern regarding the H1B visa, the Trump administration has come out with a new set of conditions of exemptions which seems to benefit the Indian immigrants who come under the H1B visa status. The U.S will resume the premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B visa applications...

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AAI signs MoU with Uttarakhand govt for development of aviation sector in the state

Uttarakhand is one of those places in India that comprises of crystal clear water lakes, snow-capped mountains, trekking hills, delicious momos and everything else in one state! Apart from being a tourist place, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat aims to push the state towards development and to a road of high-tech infrastructure. Going ahead with its commitment towards the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in the country, Airports ..

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Centre committed to bring transparency, simplicity in taxation processes: Arun Jaitley

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley exhorted the officers of the Income Tax Department (ITD) to be prompt in redressing the grievances of the tax payers, expand the tax base in a non-intrusive manner even as they strive to achieve the revenue generation targets. He has said that Government will ensure transparency and simplicity in taxation process and minimum possible direct interface between assesses and Income Tax Officers...

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New App “Aarambh” launched to monitor rural roads more efficiently

The road and transport of rural India have been ignored by previous governments for a long time. After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), was launched by the Govt. of India to provide connectivity to unconnected Habitations. Adding one more step to these activities, Ministry of Rural Development launched a Mobile App,"Aarambh"...

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Haryana CM inaugurates much awaited Hero Honda Chowk flyover with hope of less traffic in Gurgaon

Hero Honda Chowk in Gurgaon along the Delhi-Jaipur Highway plays an important role in City Traffic. The usual heavy traffic on the busy Hero Honda Chowk to be reduced as Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar the newly constructed 8 on-lane Hero Honda Chowk flyover. The travel between Jaipur and Delhi is now expected to be hassle free for travelers. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which had assigned the project, confirmed the opening of the flyover...

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Polish President Duda vetoes bills to put SC under the control of the ruling party

The unrest in Poland continues as Polish President Andrzej Duda decides to put Supreme Court under the control of the ruling party. This particular decision has angered the crowds who are protesting non-stop in front of the Parliament and the streets of Poland. Duda has said he would veto two of three bills passed by the politicians...

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Centre to establish ‘mini-youth club’ for strengthen slum youth

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar yesterday flagged off the 11th Mega Slum Yuva Daud. More than five thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Vijay Chowk and ended at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium. Each participant was awarded medal and certificates...

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After CAG slam, IRCTC plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations

The slam by Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Indian Railways and IRCTC in the Parliament was both disappointing and relevant. Just focusing on the infrastructural development and increasing the number of trains is not the solution to overall development. Cleanliness at the railway platforms, quality and fresh food at the stalls, clean water and other such initiatives by the Ministry would make India ‘Swacch Bharat’. Most often we complain about the Railways food and it is a bigger issue ..

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Don't have cash? No worries, Bangalore traffic police will accept ATM cards

Don't have cash? No worries, Bangalore traffic police will be accepting the ATM cards. The idea is brought after getting ‘we don’t have cash’ excuse from many to ignore the fine imposed by traffic police on breaking law. All traffic policemen in Bengaluru will use card swiping machines, from next week. Meanwhile, the old BlackBerry devices used by traffic police were replaced with PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), all the devices were not ..

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‘Must recall what happened in 1971’; Venkaiah Naidu’s strong message to Pakistan

NDA's Vice-presidential nominee and Senior BJP leader, Venkaiah Naidu today addressing at the ‘Kargil Parakram Parade’ said, "Our neighbour should understand that aiding and abetting terror will not help them, they should recall what happened in 1971."..

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‘Slum Daud’ is for finding hidden talents in poor vicinity: Vijay Goel

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday flagged off the tenth Mega Slum Yuva Daud. More than five thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and ended at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium...

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Haryana CM inaugurates much awaited Hero Honda Chowk flyover with hope of less traffic in Gurgaon

Hero Honda Chowk in Gurgaon along the Delhi-Jaipur Highway plays an important role in City Traffic. The usual heavy traffic on the busy Hero Honda Chowk to be reduced as Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar the newly constructed 8 on-lane Hero Honda Chowk flyover. The travel between Jaipur and Delhi is now expected to be hassle free for travelers. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which had assigned the project, confirmed the opening of the flyover...

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Polish President Duda vetoes bills to put SC under the control of the ruling party

The unrest in Poland continues as Polish President Andrzej Duda decides to put Supreme Court under the control of the ruling party. This particular decision has angered the crowds who are protesting non-stop in front of the Parliament and the streets of Poland. Duda has said he would veto two of three bills passed by the politicians...

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Warm adieu to Prez Mukherjee! Recalls Indira Gandhi, praises Modi and GST rollout in his farewell speech

“As President, I’ve tried to protect, preserve, defend the Constitution, not just in letter but in spirit as well.”, remarked the 13th President Of India Pranab Mukherjee at his farewell function in New Delhi. Witnessing the drastic change in the Indian governance since independence, Mukherjee spent 37 years of his life as a member of Congress. The Central Hall was filled with an air of nostalgia as former President Mukherjee made out his farewell speech. While leaving, he thanked all the Parliamentarians ..

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Centre to establish ‘mini-youth club’ for strengthen slum youth

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar yesterday flagged off the 11th Mega Slum Yuva Daud. More than five thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Vijay Chowk and ended at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium. Each participant was awarded medal and certificates...

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After CAG slam, IRCTC plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations

The slam by Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Indian Railways and IRCTC in the Parliament was both disappointing and relevant. Just focusing on the infrastructural development and increasing the number of trains is not the solution to overall development. Cleanliness at the railway platforms, quality and fresh food at the stalls, clean water and other such initiatives by the Ministry would make India ‘Swacch Bharat’. Most often we complain about the Railways food and it is a bigger issue ..

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Don't have cash? No worries, Bangalore traffic police will accept ATM cards

Don't have cash? No worries, Bangalore traffic police will be accepting the ATM cards. The idea is brought after getting ‘we don’t have cash’ excuse from many to ignore the fine imposed by traffic police on breaking law. All traffic policemen in Bengaluru will use card swiping machines, from next week. Meanwhile, the old BlackBerry devices used by traffic police were replaced with PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), all the devices were not ..

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‘Must recall what happened in 1971’; Venkaiah Naidu’s strong message to Pakistan

NDA's Vice-presidential nominee and Senior BJP leader, Venkaiah Naidu today addressing at the ‘Kargil Parakram Parade’ said, "Our neighbour should understand that aiding and abetting terror will not help them, they should recall what happened in 1971."..

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UK govt commits to resettle refugees from Middle East and N Africa in the country

Refugee migration from ISIS hit countries to Europe is not new anymore. Many countries like Germany, France, Italy and others are contributing their bit towards the homeless refugees. Adding to the race of saving the mankind, Britain comes into the picture. UK ministers say there are committed to resettling up to 3,000 children and families from the Middle East and North Africa...

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Beware of Railways food! CAG reports unfit food quality catered at railway stations

Often enough, we travel in Indian trains and order the IRCTC food. Just one look at the food tray and we lose our appetite. It has always been the case with the Indians. Majority of commuters carry their homemade food and snacks for their traveling time. Recently, the case was taken seriously by the Comptroller and Auditor General who has questioned the food quality at railway stations. In its report, it said that the food served at railway stations is unfit for human consumption and the hygiene standards...

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Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi no longer able to get tarmac access at Patna Airport

Former Bihar Chief Ministers, the Yadav couple is in fresh trouble after being stuck in IRTCT hotel scam. They are no longer able to access VIP treatment while boarding for flights from Patna Airport. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi will now have to face the normal pre-embarkation security procedure. From now on they will be treated as normal passengers...

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Direct actions to be taken against govt agencies/ officer who harass anyone about past transactions: Smriti Irani

Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani while addressing a seminar on ‘GST – a Tool for Inclusive Growth’ in Ahmedabad on Saturday said if government agencies or officer will ask about past transactions or harasses anyone, direct action will be taken against them...

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‘Slum Daud’ is for finding hidden talents in poor vicinity: Vijay Goel

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday flagged off the tenth Mega Slum Yuva Daud. More than five thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and ended at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium...

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Government to introduce insurance cover for digital transaction : Ravishankar Prasad

Assuring a full proof plan for enhanced digital transaction Union Minister said that government is "very seriously" considering the recommendations of the Chandrababu Naidu committee on digital payment security, including insurance cover for the victims of fraudulent digital transactions...

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Shot putter Manpreet Kaur provisionally suspended for failing dope test twice

India’s leading shot putter Manpreet Kaur will not participate in upcoming World Championships which is to be held in London after she tested positive for a banned substance ‘steroid’ for the second time, pushing the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to provisionally suspend her on Thursday...

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Voila! Bengaluru and Delhi are the best cities of India for Women Entrepreneurs across globe

Bengaluru and Delhi are the best cities for women entrepreneurs in India, according to the report. At the 8th Annual Dell Women Entrepreneur Network Summit, Dell announced findings of the 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, revealing how 50 top global cities are fostering high-potential women entrepreneurs (HPWE). ..

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New birth of Mystic Vedic Saraswati will change the waterscape of Haryana

As Indian climate is also full of diversity like Indian culture, a large part of India sometimes faces drought due to rain scarcity. India, the land or rivers due to climate change have many dead ones. Saraswati, which is one of those rivers, are planned to be revived by the joint effort of Centre and Haryana state government...

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Attention! IMD forecasts heavy rain for next 4 days across the country

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) department has warned that heavy rain accompanied by strong wind is likely to lash several states across the nation, including the North Eastern states for the coming four days...

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‘Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana’ to facilitated woman operate public transport

To connect members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) from remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education and health for the overall economic development of the area, the Ministry of Rural Development will launch a new sub-scheme ‘Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)’ which will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport vehicles...

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Diesel and petrol vehicles banned near Taj Mahal

The Central government told Lok Sabha on Wednesday that petrol and diesel vehicles have been banned within 500 meters of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Trapezium Zone authority has ordered vehicles operating around the Taj Mahal to switch to CNG...

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PM Modi meets top scientific officials; says apply science to solve nation’s problems

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with top scientific officials of the government. The officials included NITI Ayog member Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Principal Scientific Advisor of the Government, Dr. R. Chidambaram and Secretaries related to scientific departments in the Government...

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Government clears the merger plan of state-owned ONGC and HPCL

In order to implement the idea of an integrated oil company union cabinet today ratified the proposal of merger of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL). Earlier in his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had suggested the idea of an integrated oil company...

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Install mAadhaar app to have Aadhaar profile on mobile

When there are new technologies, every developed country is developing using those, why India should be left behind. Hence the Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to make India digitally more enhanced with the vision of Digital India. To push the “digital India” initiative, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched "mAadhaar" app...

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Controversial French anti-terror bill clears first hurdle; to toughen security laws of the country

A contentious counter-terrorism bill was passed by the conservative Senate with a majority. The controversial bill will toughen security laws in the country. Senators backed the bill by 226 in majority; the bill will now be passed on to the National Assembly for debate in October...

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Andhra proposes ‘Light Rail Technology’ system; will cooperate with Sri Lanka in horticulture

While discussing alternative transportation proposals for the capital, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu asserted that Amaravati Metro Rail Corp. proposed to use Light Rail Technology LRT as this system is more flexible and profitable than the metro system. ..

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2nd phase of Operation Muskan-III successful as Odisha Police rescued 489 missing children

Odisha police rescued 489 missing children under ‘Muskan- III’ operation: a campaign which was launched to rescue missing children both inside and outside Odisha in joint efforts of Special Juvenile’s Police Unit of Crime Branch, Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Force...

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BCCI names Bharat Arun as bowling coach of Indian Cricket Team till 2019 World Cup

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday named Bharat Arun as the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team. Sanjay Bangar is appointed as assistant coach. Both appointments will stand till the 2019 ICC World Cup. Notably, the decision of BCCI comes after newly-appointed chief coach Ravi Shastri's demand...

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#ModiSarkar raised this commendable step for doubling farmers' income

The initiatives taken by Modi Government for welfare of farmers and agriculture sector have started showing positive results. The Government has rolled out a number of new initiatives for doubling farmer’s income and revitalize agriculture sector of country...

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Union minister Smriti Irani gets additional charge of I&B, Tomar to head Urban Development

After the resignation of Senior BJP Leader M Venkaiah Naidu Union minister Smriti Irani has been given the responsibility of Information and Broadcasting ministry. On the other hand, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar will look after the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs...

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India have unanimously greeted ‘One Nation, One Tax’

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Largest reshuffle in history of IT dept; Over 300 commissioners transferred

Over 300 Income tax officers have been transferred across the country in a major reshuffle to fine tune the working of that department. The Central Board Direct Taxes which frames the policy for the tax department has bought out two lists. In which one with names of 80 commissioner rank officials and one with names of 245...

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Enough is enough; No more chance will be given to deposit old scrapped notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000

Today the Centre to the Supreme Court told that the scrapped notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 won’t be exchanged anymore henceforth. After the demonetization took place, the aim was to eliminate the menace of black money. If one more chance is given then the main objective holds no importance. ..

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MET department forecasts heavy rainfall for next 4 days

The weather department has issued a rain alert for West Bengal, Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh Coasts forecasting heavy to very heavy rain. Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea...

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Home Ministry shuns bouquet culture

Taking a Cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat Home Ministry today announced that no states and Union Territories will present bouquets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tours within India...

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GST means 'Growing Stronger Together' to work for Nation: PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, talking ahead of Parliament monsoon session, said that the other abbreviation of GST is 'Growing Stronger Together'. He appealed all the parties to have a constructive discussion. NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition candidate Meira Kumar are in the race to Raisina...

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Prasar Bharti to distribute 10 Lakh set-top boxes in naxal-hit areas free of cost

Prasar Bharati is likely to distribute around 10 lakh direct- to-home (DTH) set-top boxes in naxal-hit areas of the country for free, in a bid to reach out to people in “media dark” region...

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GST a very simple tax is being misread

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Telangana ensure drinking water to every household by this summer

Telangana to provide drinking water connection to every household from next summer under Mission Bhagiratha programme. This will put an end to the drinking water woes of people in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. The Telangana State (TS) government has improved the supply of drinking water radically ..

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CM Biren Singh conducted an aerial survey to monitor #NorthEast floods

As North East states have been affected severely due to massive floods. Taking this situation consideration, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh made an aerial survey of flood affected areas of Manipur on Saturday. ..

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Every youngster must utilize their skills for nation building: Vijay Goel

Sports, marathon, Sports Minister Vijay Goel, Welfare scheme, youth, skills, ideas, mini-fests, Adopt a Slum, campaign, economic issues, Union Enviornment & Forest Minister Harsh Vardhan..

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Prez Mukherjee distributes LPG connection under #PMUY; number of beneficiaries reaches 2.5 Cr

A large population of India is still deprived of LPG connection for cooking. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to safeguard the health of women & children by providing them with a clean cooking fuel – LPG. On Saturday, President of India Pranab Mukherjee gave out 2.5 Croreth LPG Connection under PMUY. PMUY has crossed the 2.5 Cr connections within a span of 14 months. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan was present in the occasion...

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Government appoints Senior IRS officers as CBDT members

After the Historic roll out of GST, central government today appointed senior bureaucrat Arbind Modi and Bajrang Dass Vishnoi to look after the affairs of Central Board of Direct Taxes which is the apex policy- making body of the Income Tax department. The CBDT is headed by a chairman and can have a maximum of six members...

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Australia to frame new laws to stop terrorists and criminals from communicating freely online

Australia plans to frame stringent laws to stop terrorists and criminals from communicating freely online. These new laws will involve internet giants such as Google and Facebook to hand over and decrypt messages from suspected terrorists and criminals. ..

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Rolling out of GST presents great opportunities for MSME sector: Kalraj Mishra

Union Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra along with FICCI organized National Workshop on GST and Digital MSME. Speaking on the occasion Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME said that Ministry of MSME is giving special focus to the development of MSMEs all over the country and to effectively implement different Schemes and Programmes...

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PM Modi tops ‘the most trusted government’ in the world: Forbes Survey

India topped the governmental confidence with the 73% across the globe while Canada stood on the second place with 62% in government. India has come out on top in a survey conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on how much a country trusts its government. The result has been published in a report named Government at a Glance 2017...

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Be alert! No GST on old jewellery and old vehicles

The Centre has clarified that sale of old jewellery and old vehicles will not attract any taxes under GST. In a press statement, it said that the sale of old jewellery by an individual to a jeweller will not attract the provisions of Section 9(4) and jeweller will not be liable to pay tax. Similarly, there won't be any GST levied on sale of old cars or two-wheelers...

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To provide assistance for the flood affected districts, funds of Rs.500 Cr have been released

While North-East is reeling under the huge impacts of massive floods where people have left with no homes, still stranded. On Thursday Home Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju asserted that sufficient emergency funds have been released for flood affected states and Rs. 500 Crores has been given to the State Disaster Response Fund SDRF to provide assistance. ..

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Maharashtra to frame new set of rules to ensure the benefits of loan waiver scheme for farmers

After Maharashtra promised to waive off loans for the genuine and marginal farmers, now a special set of guidelines will be chalked up for an effective execution of the loan waiver scheme for farmers...

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Attention! Rs 50,000 fine for dumping waste within 500m of Ganga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned any kind of waste dumping within 500 m of River Ganga within the edge of Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. NGT has directed authorities to impose a penalty of 50,000 on people violating the order...

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Villages planned to be converted to smart grams in Haryana

Whereas almost 70% Indian population live in the village area, the village areas lack the developed infrastructure. To make the villages smarter, Haryana Government has set up the Haryana Smart Gram Development Authority. This authority will help to transform villages into smart gram. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will chair the authority...

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PM Modi chairs 20th PRAGATI meeting for pro-active governance and timely implementation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his twentieth interaction through PRAGATI. During this meeting, Prime Minister Modi reviewed the progress of vital infrastructural projects along with GST implementation, flood situation and natural calamities in the North-Eastern States...

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Draft of ‘National Policy for Women’ is ready; Seeks free education and health cards

A Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, approved a draft national policy for women proposing free education for girls from poor families and a health card for all women...

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India, Bangladesh inks pact to strength cyber security cooperation

Union cabinet on Wednesday has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bangladesh on Cooperation in the field of cyber security. The agreement comes in the backdrop of Governments, business and consumers are increasingly faced with a variety of cyber threats...

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NGT imposes complete ban on 'Chinese Manja’

The National Green Tribunal banned the use of 'Chinese' kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material on the grounds that it poses threat to life and environment. Hearing a plea by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) and others on Tuesday, the Tribunal directed all state governments to prohibit the manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use of synthetic manja or nylon threads and all other synthetic strings used for flying kites with immediate effect...

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NITI Aayog sets expert committee for strengthening cooperative banks in Punjab

NITI Aayog on Tuesday announced that it will set up an expert committee for evolving possible ways to strengthen the cooperative banks in Punjab. The committee will also discuss regulatory issues concerning the cooperative banks...

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BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri as head coach of Indian Cricket Team till 2019 World Cup

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday appointed the former India all-rounder and team director Ravi Shastri as a head coach of the national side until the 2019 World Cup. Zaheer Khan has been named bowling consultant for the same tenure while Rahul Dravid will be India's batting consultant for overseas Test series...

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No GST is applicable on free food of religious institutions; Centre clarifies

Government today said GST is not applicable on free food supplied by religious institutions. Finance Ministry clarified that prasadam supplied by religious places like temples, and gurudwaras, do not attract any CGST, SGST or IGST...

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Maharashtra Govt join hands to boost transparency in the fields of education and governance

Maharashtra government signed several MoUs Memorandum of Understanding which caters several sectors including education and governance. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took this opportunity to sign MoUs with Mumbai University and United Nation Development Programme UNDP...

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Aadhaar saved Rs 50000 Cr by removing corruption: Ravi Shankar

Government has saved 50000 Crore rupees by removing corruption with help of Aadhaar, claimed Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi on Tuesday...

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Now pay your income tax with mobile app ‘Aaykar Setu’

A new tax payer service module ‘Aaykar Setu’ was launched by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday. To enhance mobile access experience, a mobile responsive android version was also released along with the desktop version...

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Good governance is the only key for better results: PM Modi

Underlining the importance effective governance Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that priority and approach plays an important role in the administration. He further added that states must share success stories which could provide the best solutions to problems and challenges. He also asked government officials to inculcate new ideas with a collective vision. ..

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FM Arun Jaitley launches a new taxpayer service module ‘Aaykar Setu’

In order to fine tune the communication between taxpayers and Income Tax Department Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today launched the Aaykar Setu app, a user-friendly income tax payer e-service module for hassle free transactions...

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URGENT! Important info for all bank a/c holders

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made big changes in regulations regarding fraudulent transactions by reducing liability on customers. According to Apex bank’s new circular, customers must report unauthorized transactions due to a third party fault within 3 days of receiving an alert from the bank...

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