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Automotive giant Hyundai Mobis to set up plat in Telangana

In order to boost the automotive industry in Telangana, the state government has joined hands with Leading South Korean firm Hyundai Mobi. The international giant will establish a product engineering and Research and development campus in 20 acres at Kollur of Sanga Reddy district...

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Maharashtra to set up 500 charging stations for electric vehicles

Giving major backhand to promote e-vehicles, The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has decided to set up 500 e-vehicles charging stations across the state in order to encourage the use of electric vehicle. ..

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15th finance commission will stall development: Chandrababu Naidu

Continuing his opposition to the provisions of 15th finance commission, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu accused BJP led NDA government of deliberate negligence...

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Congress MLAs not in touch with BJP: Siddaramaiah

Refuting the reports of internal conflict in the Congress-JD(S) Coalition government, Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah accused BJP of house trading...

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Punjab ratifies Shahpur Kandi Dam Project

The state cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ratified the historic agreement signed on September 8 this year between Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir for an immediate resumption of work on the Shahpur Kandi Dam Project...

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Moment of contentment for Assam farmers as they bear 2% premium from PMFBY

With the central government revising guidelines of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and extending a helping hand towards the farmers, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that State government would bear 2% premium for the farmers to help them reap dividends from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana...

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Another horrific incident, West Bengal police opens fire on students protesting against recruitment of teachers

Giving another reason and a glimpse of their horrific attitude, the West Bengal police opened fire on the students and ABVP karyakartas. The students protested against the administration where Govt of West Bengal recruited teachers of Urdu when the requirement was for Bangla teachers...

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Senior BJP leader D Purandeswari appointed as Air India independent director

Cabinet Committee on Appointments on Thursday appointed senior BJP leader and former Union Minister as an independent director of national carrier Air India Ltd...

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Uttarakhand's lower courts will be able to produce anticipatory bail

People seeking anticipatory bail will not have to knock at the doors of the High Court in Uttarakhand as they will now be able to get it in the lower courts, an official said on Thursday. ..

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Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ crosses Odisha rolls under heavy rainfall

Odisha has been under the reel of heavy rainfall from last few days. Under pressure over heavy rainfall in the state, the Indian Meteorological Department had indicated cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ which could cause more rainfall in the state. With cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ crossing Gopalpur coast, heavy rain accompanied by high-speed wind occurred in coastal and southern parts of the state. ..

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Madhya Pradesh gets $525 Million Loan for Infra Projects from BRICS Bank

The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved a $525-million loan to Madhya Pradesh for infrastructure projects, it said on Thursday...

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Gujarat clears desk for RoRo ferry services expansion

In order to improve the existing network of RoRo ferry service, the Gujarat government has decided to launch a new set of ferry services...

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Chhattisgarh gives Micromax, Reliance Jio order of Rs 1,500 cr

Telecom giant Reliance Jio and manufacturer Micromax have got a contract of Rs 1,500 crore from the Chhattisgarh Government to provide 50 lakh smartphones to women and students studying in the state...

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Madhya Pradesh to get 205 km long new railway line

The state of Madhya Pradesh to soon add 205.5 km long rail route in its transportation as the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved to construct a new line between Budni to Indore (Mangaliyagaon). Total estimated cost of this project is Rs. 3261.82 crore...

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BJP misusing Central agencies against Congress leaders: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar

Days after Enforcement Directorate’s move, senior Congress leader and Karnataka irrigation Minister DK Shivakumar accused BJP of political vendetta, speaking to the media, Shivakumar claimed that state BJP leaders were trying hard to destabilize Congress –JD(S) coalition...

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Uttarakhand becomes first state to declare cow as ‘Rashtra Mata’

Uttarakhand becomes the first state to declare holy animal Cow as the ‘Rashtra Mata.’ The state assembly put its stamp on Wednesday during the monsoon session. The resolution presented by the government in this regard was passed unanimously. It will now be sent to the Central Government...

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Donald Trump’s former aid Avinash Iragavarapu teams up with Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Neethi Maiam

vinash Iragavarapu, a US-based pollster who closely worked with US President Donald Trump has now teamed up with Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Neethi Maiam. In a recently held internal workshop of Makkal Neethi Maiam here, Haasan introduced Iragavarapu to the district level MNM workers...

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First-of-its-kind in Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik launches 'Star Rating program' for industries to reduce pollution

Addressing the issue of air pollutions due to unwanted pollution created by industry outlets, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a 'Star Rating program' for industries. These rating program aims to strengthen State Pollution Control Board's (SPCB) regulatory efforts to reduce pollution...

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Amit Shah meets MPs from Goa to take stock of current political situation

BJP national president Amit Shah met all three MPs from Goa in New Delhi on Wednesday to take stock of the current political situation in the state, Rajya Sabha MP and Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said...

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Boosting cancer treatment, India’s biggest cyclotron facility in Kolkata becomes operational

The country’s biggest cyclotron facility that will produce radioisotopes vital for the diagnosis of cancer became operational last week. The machine ‘Cyclone-30’ is housed at the Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and will start regular production by 2019 after supporting nuclear systems are commissioned and regulatory clearances are obtained...

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Congress to provide special category status to AP: Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of the crucial general elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that Andhra Pradesh will get its long-pending special category status if the grand old party comes to power...

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Explore your trekking experience through this new Mirik route in West Bengal

Giving a major boost to tourism, the West Bengal government open doors to give more options to trekkers, the State Tourism Department has decided to start open a new trekking route in Mirik, passing through picturesque tea gardens, forests and mountains...

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Etching pact on environment, education, infrastructure; Delhi and Seoul strengthen relations

Etching close relations with South Korea, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Seoul Metropolitan Government on environment, transport, education, solid waste management, infrastructure, public health among others...

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Real-Time Governance important for transparency and accountability: Chandra Babu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu said that state crafted Real Time Governance will bring more transparency and accountability to government services...

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Odisha Assembly unanimously passes resolution to rename Jharsuguda airport after Veer Surendra Sai

With the State Legislative Assembly passing a unanimous resolution, the newly constructed Jharsuguda airport will be now renamed after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the airport on September 22...

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Union Minister Rajnath Singh attends 28th edition of the Southern Zonal Council

After the gap of two years, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired the meeting of the Southern Zonal Council here...

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India inks $74 million loan pact with World Bank for Uttarakhand

India has signed a financing loan agreement with the World Bank for $74 million for Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP), a finance ministry statement said Tuesday...

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Maharashtra seeks Rs 50,000 Cr for Mumbai development from Finance Commission

With the 15th Finance Commission discussed a wide range of issues in the state of Maharashtra with political parties, trade and industry organizations and local bodies the government and political parties sought a special grant of Rs 50,000 crore for Mumbai's development...

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Goa: Congress MLAs meet governor, stake claim to form govt

Goa Congress MLAs met Governor Mridula Sinha Tuesday evening with a request to call a one-day assembly session asking the ruling BJP-led coalition government to prove its majority...

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Car service provider Pitstop launches its operations in Maharashtra

India's first independent doorstep car service and repairs provider, Pitstop, has launched its operations in Mumbai and Pune. Pitstop has serviced close to 35,000+ cars, of which 3,600+ have been serviced at the doorstep. ..

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Enforcement Directorate files Money Laundering case against Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a case against Congress strongman and senior Karnataka Irrigation Minister DK Shivakumar under the charges of money laundering. Shivakumar is accused of tax evasion and hawala activities...

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Media reports on auto-driver controversy are misleading: Tamil Nadu BJP Chief T Soundararajan

Days after the controversy of auto-driver, Tamil Nadu BJP Chief T Soundararajan blasted at media for blowing the issue out of proportion. Speaking to the media persons, Soundararajan clarified that she had no role in alleged manhandling of auto-driver...

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Grounding to its roots of rich culture and tradition, PM Modi lays foundation of #BadaltaBanaras by inaugurating developmental projects

Echoing sounds of rich culture and tradition, holy water of the Ganga makes the land of Varanasi a pure and pious place. With initiating and evaluating developmental projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for developmental projects worth Rs 550 Crores. These projects inaugurated include Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for Puraani Kashi and Atal Incubation Centre at Banaras Hindu University (BHU). ..

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BJP employing divisive tactics to settle a score with TDP: Chandra Babu Naidu

In a fresh salvo at Narendra Modi government, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu accused BJP of employing divisive tactics to defame TDP. Addressing a short discussion in the state assembly, Naidu said that BJP with the help of YSR Congress party is trying to create political instability in the coastal state...

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Enthusiasm and zeal radiated on faces of children as PM Modi encouraged them to adapt and evaluate various skills

Greeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with enthusiasm, the young school children of Naraur village in Varanasi were all smiles when they interacted with him. Being friendly and just like he is people’s man, PM Modi’s interaction with the kids encouraged them to take up various activities to develop their skills including sports along with regular syllabus. ..

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BJP team meets its Goa unit to discuss current political situation

A BJP central team met the core committee of Goa BJP unit in Panaji on Monday to discuss the current political situation in the state arising due to the prolonged illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar...

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Indian Railways to deploy ‘Gate Mitras’ at 106 unmanned level crossings in Uttar Pradesh

In this regard the Indian Railways have decided to deploy ‘Gate Mitras’ or gate counselors at 106 unmanned level crossings in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The railways will now deploy ‘Gate Mitras’ or gate counselors at 106 unmanned level crossings in UP. The railways will enlist the services of 400 ex-servicemen to man them. These crossings are located on the Lucknow-Kanpur, Lucknow-Varanasi and Lucknow-Prayag routes. ..

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As many as 328 fixed-dose combinations prohibited in Himachal Pradesh for human use

As many as 328 fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) were banned in Himachal Pradesh for human use under section 26A of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur-led government on recommendations of Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) as there was no therapeutic justification for the ingredients contained in these 328 FDCs or and these FDCs could involve risk to a human being...

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Bihar directs police officials to destroy seized liquor by end of Sept

With the aim of destroying liquor, the state government of Bihar has directed the police officials to destroy all seized liquor stored in different police stations and other godowns by September 30. With this, the officials have also been ordered to ensure that in future any consignment of illegal liquor recovered during raids across the state should be destroyed within 15 days of seizure...

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Chalking out major plans, IAF intends to make Andhra Pradesh its ‘strategic base’

Coming out with major plans, the Indian Air Force intends to make Andhra Pradesh as its ‘strategic base’. With these major plans the IAF plans to set up a major helicopter training facility at Donakonda in Prakasam district...

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Non-bailable warrant is a political revenge of BJP: Chandra Babu Naidu

Rejecting BJP National president Amit Shah claims on non-bailable warrant issued by Maharashtra local court, TDP Chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu said that BJP’s apex leadership is trying hard to destabilize elected government...

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Celebrated Pollster Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar’s JD(U)

Days after his open admission about 2019 general elections, Celebrated Pollster Prashant Kishor on Sunday officially joined the Janata Dal (United). The major development took place during the JD(U) state executive meeting. On this occasion Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other JD(U) official were present...

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Maharashtra to provide compensation to victims of terror attacks

In a recent move, the Maharashtra government said that persons suffering disabilities in man-made calamities like terror and naxal attacks, rioting and bomb blasts will be entitled to compensation ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh...

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No hurdles for work; CM Manohar Parrikar clearing files in spite of being admitted to hospital

CM Manohar Parrikar has been admitted to the AIIMS, Delhi from Saturday due to suffering from a pancreatic ailment. Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the AIIMS to inquire about the health of CM Parrikar on Sunday...

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Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das conducts 'Padyatra' to spread cleanliness awareness

The whole state of Jharkhand has taken brooms in its hands to join the Swachhta Campaign started by our PM Modi on September 15. For this, Chief Minister Raghubar Das embarked on a 'Padyatra' on Sunday in an effort to spread cleanliness awareness among the people...

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Taking a step forward to double farmer’s income, Assam distributes one lakh pumps sets

Fulfilling the dream of doubling farmer’s income by 2022, Assam has decided to distribute 1 lakh pump sets in the state. The pump sets are to be distributed through NABARDs’ rural infrastructure development project...

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Capturing every moment, PM Modi celebrates his 68th birthday with school children in Varanasi

Capturing each and every moment to cherish, garnering ample of wishes from all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 68th birthday in his constituency of Varanasi on September 17. The Prime Minister will spend the day with schoolchildren from villages located in the district...

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Tamil Nadu bans sale of e-cigarettes

With the intention of breaking and prohibiting the use of cigarettes, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to prohibit the manufacture, sale (including online sale), distribution, trade, display, marketing, import and possession of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, popularly known as e-cigarettes in the state...

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Himachal achieves another milestone; adjudged as best performing state in country in implementing PMMVY scheme

Another milestone achieved! Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged as the best performing state in the country in implementing Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). Notably, the state has a total of 57,109 beneficiaries registered under the scheme...

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Bihar approves interim relief of Rs 1 lakh for people affected in mob violence

Approving a scheme for those affected in mob violence, the Bihar government has decided to provide interim relief of Rs 1 Lakh to the affected besides speedy trials of such cases. ..

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Uttarakhand: Best state for constructing maximum roads

Uttarakhand is on the path of progress as it has been ranked the best among states in India for the construction of the maximum number of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during 2017-2018...

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Haryana approves e-auction for allotting petrol pumps, CNG sites

To bring transparency in the process of allotment of sites for vehicle filling stations, the Haryana government has decided that these will be allotted only through auction...

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Hindalco Industries invests Rs 3,500 crore in Gujarat’s Kutch; signs MoU state govt to set up aluminum recycling plants

Favourable trade and business conditions have made Gujarat a “Industry-hub”. Notably, Hindalco Industries is all set to invest over Rs 3,500 crore in Gujarat’s Kutch...

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Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh releases Rs. 211 cr for development projects and pro-people initiatives in state

The Punjab Government-led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday released funds to the tune of Rs. 575 crore towards pending payments for various development projects and pro-people initiatives. An official spokesperson said the Government has released Rs. 125 crore to the Department of Local Government and Rs. 50 crore to Governance Reforms, along with Rs. 200 crore on account of retiral benefits up to July 15, 2018. “A sum of Rs 200 crore has also been released against Power subsidy, ..

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Jharkhand gets 20 electric cars for official use

Jharkhand government Wednesday introduced electric vehicles for official use when its energy department got 20 such cars, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said. In the first phase, the energy department got 20 cars procured by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the PSUs under the Ministry of Power...

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Two-day Gujarat assembly session to being from September 18

The two-day session of Gujarat assembly will being from September 18. During this two -day seating, the state government is likely to present crucial bills on bio-technology University, redevelopment policy, and anti-chain snatching measures...

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Telangana BJP to kick-start poll drive from Mahabubnagar, Shah to address mega rally on September 15

The stage is set for Amit Shah’s grand election rally at Mahabubnagar. On September 15, the BJP National President will officially kick-off the election campaign for the prestigious Telangana assembly polls...

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BJP President Amit Shah offers prayer to 'Lalbaugcha Raja'

Marking the occasion of Ganesh festival, BJP National president Amit Shah along with his wife today visited Mumbai’s famous 'Lalbaugcha Raja' and sought the blessings of Lord Ganesh...

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Maharashtra court summons Chandra Babu in 2010 case, TDP calls it a conspiracy to defame Naidu

Maharashtra's local court on Thursday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu over his involvement in the eight-year-old case...

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After 19 days, PAAS leader Hardik Patel ends indefinite hunger strike

After 19 days, PAAS leader Hardik Patel today ended his indefinite hunger strike. Patel broke his fast in presence of veteran Patidar leaders Naresh Patel and C.K. Patel...

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Creativity at its best! Carving its way, this mosaic portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj creates World Record

The mosaic portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is made using 14,000 'rudraksha'. The painting has been created using 28 colour shades. Chetan Raut and his team together worked in completing the unique portrait. ..

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Chandra Babu Naidu inaugurates Polavaram spillway gallery

Andhra Pradesh chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu today inaugurated the spillway gallery of the Polavaram project. The Chief Minister along with his family members graced the function. On this occasion, Water Resources Minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, IT Minister Nara Lokesh, MP Maganti Babu and other officials were present...

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Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly begins its 2 day special session

A two-day special session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly began on Tuesday with the house paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and three other leaders, who passed away during the intersession period...

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All is well in Karnataka Congress: Dinesh Gundu Rao

Amidst the internal face-off between Jarkiholi brothers and Senior Congress leader MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar, Karnataka Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao today categorically denied the reports of the alleged exit of Jarkiholi brothers. Ramesh Jarkiholi, who is Municipal Administration Minister is Kumaraswamy government is reportedly annoyed with political developments in Belagavi district...

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In a historic decision for Haryana, CM Khattar announces a sharp reduction in electricity tariff

With reduction of tariff in electricity doing the rounds in the state of Haryana from past couple of months, the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a sharp reduction in electricity tariff in the state. Under the revised tariff, consumers using up to 50 units per month will pay 2 rupees per unit. ..

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Gujarat to partner with US-based solar companies

In a bid to boost the solar energy sector, Gujarat government has decided to partner with the US-based solar firms. Recently, Energy Minister Saurabh Patel had a brief interaction with a delegation from Colorado where the officials cleared the desk for the proposed deal...

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Opposition members meet Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan, demands president's rule

Demanding free and fair elections in upcoming assembly polls of Telangana, opposition parties on Tuesday called on Governor ESL Narasimhan and pitched for president's rule...

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Flagging off first ever bus service, CM Nitish Kumar connects link between Bodhgaya and Kathmandu

Connecting historical linkages, India and Nepal has been together through thick and thin. The camaraderie between both the neighboring countries has grown strong with yet another initiative coming its way. An air-conditioned deluxe bus service connecting Bihar and Nepal was flagged off on Tuesday by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. ..

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45 people die in Telangana Bus mishap

In an unfortunate incidence, Telangana’s Road Transport Corporation (RTC) bus today met with an accident which claimed the lives of 45 passengers...

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SIT comprising five officers constituted in Punjab to investigate criminal cases related to sacrilege incidents

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted in Punjab on Monday to investigate the criminal cases/FIRs related to sacrilege incidents and to ensure further legal action at the earliest. Notably, the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in accordance the recommendations of the Commission of Enquiry that comprises five officers under Director Bureau of Investigation Prabodh Kumar to investigate the criminal cases/FIRs related ..

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Don’t misuse assembly floor to defame PM Modi: BJP lawmaker Somu Veerraju warns TDP

Senior BJP lawmaker Somu Veerraju has accused TDP government of misusing legislative institutions to criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to the media after boycotting the proceedings of the upper house, the Veerraju said that TDP leaders instead of presenting true facts on the constriction of the capital city Amaravati...

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Chhattisgarh gets gift of 4239 Cr development projects

Chhattisgarh has immense potential for production of bio-fuel says Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari while addressing a gathering at Charoda in Durg district of the state on Monday; he said use of alternative fuels will cut down our dependence on petrol and diesel...

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2-day conference on Good Governance in Bhopal wraps up today

On the concluding day of the two-day conference on Good Governance in Bhopal, experts will discuss various ways for the overall development of aspirational districts today. Central government's Department of Administrative Reforms and Madhya Pradesh government are jointly organizing the conference with Focus on Aspirational Districts...

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Odisha honors its rising stars! CM Naveen Patnaik felicitates winners of Asian Games to hockey players

Felicitating the winners of Asian Games, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday presented a total cash prize of rupees five crore to six hockey players of Odisha who were part of the medal-winning Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams at the recently-concluded Indonesia Asian Games...

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Gift before Ganesh Chaturthi! CM Vasundhara Raje announces 2 percent hike in DA for state govt employees, pensioners

Giving up what they deserve, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government on Monday increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) of state government employees and pensioners by two percent. With this comprehensive increase, the Dearness Allowance now goes to nine percent which was earlier only seven percent. In accordance with the new decision, at least 8,00,000 employees and 3,50,000 pensioners will be benefitted from it...

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Telangana government’s Startup India Yatra to begin from September 15

In a bid to encourage and accelerate the start-up ecosystem in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, the Government of Telangana in association with Startup India has decided to organize Startup India Yatra...

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Rajyavardhan Rathore flags off 9 new broadcast vans stressing on developing India stories especially from North East

With broadcasting reaching great heights with its intention to permit real time news to its customers, the Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Monday flagged off nine new state-of-the-art broadcast vans, four of which are meant for the northeast areas Gangtok, Kohima, Imphal and Agartala...

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Swaraj India Founder Yogendra Yadav calls on MNM Chief Kamal Haasan; asks Haasan to take a lead in TN politics

Swaraj India Founder Yogendra Yadav on Monday called on Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan at his official residence here which is also a party headquarter of Haasan’s new political outfit. The former AAP leader Twitter and thanked the award-winning actor for voicing against his arrest...

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Following Rajasthan suite, Andhra Pradesh announces Rs. 2 cut in VAT on petrol and diesel

Following footsteps of Rajasthan, it’s the state of Andhra Pradesh government on Monday announced a Rs 2 cut in VAT on petrol and diesel to check the mounting prices of these fuels even as domestic fuel prices rose to new record highs...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate ‘Statue of Unity’ on October 31, confirms Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Patel on October 31...

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Think before you act! Maharashtra to impose fine of Rs 150, Rs 500 to curb the menace of spiting, open defecation

Working hard towards keeping the environment safe and clean, the Maharashtra government has been at the forefront from the very beginning. Banning plastic to combat pollution, the Maharashtra government has slated actions by imposing fines ranging from Rs. 150 to Rs. 500 to curb the menace of open defecation, littering, and spitting in public...

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Maoist cadre with 4 militants nabbed by BSF in Odisha

A hardcore Maoist cadre along with four other militias was nabbed by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at Machakunda in Koraput district on Sunday...

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Telangana was not a “Jaagir” of Congress; K T Rama Rao takes on Digvijaya Singh

Calling separate Telangana drive as people’s movement led by TRS Chief K Chandrashekar Rao, Young TRS leader, and IT Minister K T Rama Rao took exception to Digvijaya Singh’s Twitter jibe on KCR...

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Goa prepares draft employment policy; aims to ensure zero employment

With an aim to achieve zero unemployment in the next one or two years, the Employment Department of Goa has prepared a draft employment policy that will ensure jobs for every youth...

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Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir sign agreement on Shahpur Kandi project

Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir have come together to sign a historic agreement to start working on the Rs. 2793 crore Shahpur Kandi project. Notably, the Shahpur Kandi project was signed by Karan Avtar Singh Chief Secretary Punjab and BVR Subrahmanyam in the presence of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik in Raj Bhawan Srinagar...

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Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy meets Prime Minister Modi; seeks funds for flood-affected region

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought center’s aid for the flood-affected districts, especially for most affected Kodagu...

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Uttarakhand HC asks govt to keep eyes on polythene sale and use

The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday directed the State to apprise the Court of the steps taken to implement the Court’s as well as the Chief Minister’s directions to “eradicate the polythene menace”...

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Pronouncing the quantum of punishment, two men convicted in 2007 Hyderabad twin blasts case to be sentenced today

The terrific twin blast that rocked Hyderabad eleven years ago, a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court finally announced its verdict convicting two and now it will pronounce the quantum of punishment for the two Indian Mujahideen operatives convicted in the 2007 Hyderabad blasts case...

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Bringing a massive relief to people, Rajasthan CM announces 4 percent reduction in VAT on petrol, diesel

Vasundhara Raje-led government has brought a massive relief to the people of Rajasthan by slashing the prices of petrol and diesel. Notably, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on Sunday announced a whopping 4 percent reduction in a VAT (Value Added Tax) on the prices of petrol and diesel. After the reduction of VAT, the prices of petrol and diesel will go down by 2 rupees 50 paise per litre in the state. The revised rates came into effect from Sunday midnight. The decision will cost the exchequer 2,000 ..

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Not political activity for 2019 elections: Pollster Prashant Kishor

Poll strategist and Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) Chief Prashant Kishor on Sunday rejected all the reports about his political comeback. Addressing the meeting of Indian School of Business (ISB) Leadership Summit here, Kishor clarified that he would not take any political assignment for upcoming forthcoming 2019 general elections...

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Lucknow's famous 'Hazratganj Chauraha' to be renamed as 'Atal Chowk' in reminisces of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Keeping the presence of Atal Bihari Vajpayee alive among all, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to rename Lucknow's famous 'Hazratganj Chauraha' after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as 'Atal Chowk'...

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Bihar all set to ban plastic in rural areas

With plastic ban giving strong environment protection message, the state of Bihar has decided to pass the plastic ban resolution in the rural areas as well. The state government has decided all types of plastic bags, irrespective of size and thickness in the rural areas...

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Giving feasibility in shopping, Kochi gets India’s first AI supermarket!

In a new development, the city of Kochi has advanced technologically giving space to new Artificial Intelligence supermarket! Yes, you heard that right. An Artificial Intelligence Supermarket where all you need to do is pick up what you need and leave...

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19 Naxals arrested by security forces in Chhattisgarh

Security agencies have taken big action in Chhattisgarh. This action of the security agencies will make the Maoists resound. Security agencies arrested 19 Naxalites on Friday. This is the biggest success of security agencies so far. According to the information received, all the Naxalites have been arrested from Sukma in Chhattisgarh. The arrest has been confirmed by Sukma SP Abhishek Meena...

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Uttarakhand finds innovative way to stop migration; have a look

Uttarakhand has found a new way to stop migration from the hilly villages. It will use solar energy and Pirul leaves (tree) to produce electricity and give to people at a subsidized rate in order to create small-scale industries and employment...

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‘Dhing Express’ Hima Das becomes brand ambassador for Assam Sports

Decked up at the airport, the state of Assam soar high in pride receiving their ‘Dhing Express’, Hima Das unfurling the red carpet for the sprinter. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday felicitated Hima Das, the outstanding athlete of Assam for her recent achievements in the Asian Games 2018 and IAAF World U-20 Championship 2018 making her the brand ambassador of the state...

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Chhattisgarh to cut ribbon for development projects of 4239 crore

September 10 will witness something which will pave a way of development for the state of Chhattisgarh as the Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation various National Highways projects worth Rs 4239 crore, at Dussehra Maidan, Charoda in Durg District in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister of the State Dr Raman Singh will preside over the functions...

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In wake of Telangana Cabinet dissolution, poll panel to visit the state for Election vigilance

With the decision of dissolving the state assembly, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao gave a major blow to the state politics. With the governor’s decision to dissolve the Assembly on the recommendations of the K Chandrashekar Rao-led cabinet, a team of Election Commission will be visiting Telangana on September 11 to assess poll preparedness in the southern state...

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After K Chandrashekhar Rao’s move Chandra Babu Naidu to hold deliberations with Telangana unit

Taking a cue from K Chandrashekhar Rao’s move, Telugu Sesam Party Chairman and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu will hold a brainstorming session with key office bearers of Telangana unit...

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Bengaluru airport to get facial recognition facility

Bengaluru International Airport plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year. In a release on Thursday, it said boarding process will also become paperless. ..

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Maharashtra gives Ganeshotsav gift; now drive home toll-free from Mumbai via Pune e-way during festival

Maharashtra gives a gift for Ganesh Utsav for its people by announcing toll waiver for Mumbai-Pune Expressway and roads leading to Konkan from Kolhapur for the upcoming Ganesh Utsav. Speaking to reporters outside the state secretariat in Mumbai on Thursday, PWD minister Eknath Shinde said the toll waiver will be in place between 10th and 13th of this month for all incoming vehicles and on 23rd September for outgoing vehicles...

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Pitching for a successful event, UP CM Yogi Adityanath releases animated video of Kumbh Mela

Pitching in for a successful event, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that over 15 crore people are expected to visit Kumbh Mela next year. The UP Chief Minister released the animated video of the much awaited Kumbh Mela. ..

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Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur vows to bring down malnutrition rate by 11 percent in state by 2022

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday vowed to bring down the malnutrition rate by at least 11 percent in the state by 2022. While presiding over a one-day state level workshop on Poshan Abhiyan (nutrition campaign), CM Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh was forging ahead on inclusive development, good governance, health and education sectors and there was a need for coordinated efforts to take the state on the new heights...

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Telangana CM Chandrashekhar Rao opts to dissolve cabinet assembly, sets pitch for early elections

Amidst the ongoing hassle and the political parties gearing up for the 2019 elections, the Telangana state government on Thursday gave a blow to the country as it decided to dissolve the State Assembly...

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SC allows Uttarakhand's plea seeking vacation of order on construction activity

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Uttarakhand government's plea seeking vacation of its August 31 order staying construction activities in the state...

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Situation turns crucial after a boat capsized in Brahmaputra River; 3 dead, several missing

Situation turned severe when a boat in the Brahmaputra river capsized carrying 50 passengers 3 people were killed and at least 11 were missing after a bhut-bhuti - a country-made boat fitted with an engine. The rescue team has saved 20 people until now and the rescue mission is underway...

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Kerala decides to cancel all official celebration for a year, will use money for rehabilitation

Kerala is still fighting with the after effects of the devastating flood that ravaged the entire state. As the state decided to cancel their esteemed festival Onam this year pertaining to heavy rains, the state government has decided to cancel all official celebrations for a year and use the money for the rehabilitation work...

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JD(S)-Congress government cabinet expansion on cards, clarifies Karnataka Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao

Days after the coordination meeting headed by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao said that the much-anticipated cabinet expansion will take place in the third week of September...

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BJP Prez Amit Shah to launch election campaign from September 12 in Madhya Pradesh

Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah will start the election campaign from September 12 in view of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections. He will be on the visit to the Ujjain division on September 12. Shah will address meetings and public meetings in seven different places till October 6...

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Gujarat Minister Saurabh Patel asks PAAS leader Hardik Patel to end indefinite fast

Expressing concern over Hardik Patel's deteriorating health, senior Cabinet Minister Saurabh Patel has requested Patidar leader to end ongoing indefinite fast. The Patidar activist is on fast for 11 days...

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Chhattisgarh stands with its Annadata: To pay bonus to paddy farmers

Chhattisgarh decided to stand with its farmers as it will pay a bonus of Rs 300 per quintal in addition to the Minimum Support Price (MSP) to paddy farmers...

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Youth of Punjab to get free training for recruitment of 55000 posts in central security forces

Youth of Punjab will now get free training for recruitment to the 55000 posts/vacancies of Constables in various Central Security Forces. Notably, Punjab’s Employment Generation Department has decided to go in for providing free training to the youth of State for recruitment to the 55000 posts/vacancies of Constables in various Central Security Forces...

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Central team reviews flood ravaged Nagaland, assures complete support

As Nagaland continues to fight against tough flood; an Inter-Ministerial Central Team arrived in Nagaland to assess the damages caused by floods and landslides. The central team along with state officials visited the flood-ravaged areas of Dimapur district on Tuesday. ..

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Giving a zest of digitization, pilgrims can now access details of Kumbh Mela on website and social app

Adding another feather in the digital cap, the state of Uttar Pradesh has launched the Kumbh Mela website and social app for easy access. Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath jointly launched the website and social app on Tuesday...

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Assam to honor Hima Das, announces cash prize of Rs 1.60 Cr for her exemplary performance

Indian athletes at the Asian Games 2018 soared high with gifting India its best. With Hima Das winning gold for the country, Assam state government announced an award of Rs 1.60 crore awards to ace sprinter. ..

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50 year old bridge in Kolkata collapsed snuffing one, 25 others injured

: In a tragic disaster a portion of an over 50-year-old bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road in south Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday evening, snuffing out one life, trapping several people and crushing many vehicles. ..

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Distributing mobile phones, Rajasthan govt takes step ahead in making women technologically advanced

Under the Bhamashah Yojana, Rajasthan government has decided to distribute mobile phones to women. Notably, the move from Vasundhara Raje-led government comes with an aim to boost PM Modi’s flagship 'Digital India' campaign in the state. In a public meeting at Jaipur on Tuesday, CM Vasundhara Raje said that the state government will not only distribute mobile phones to women but will also provide free Wifi facilities to as many as 5,000 gram panchayats to ensure that the state is well connected with ..

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CCTVs to be installed around religious places in Punjab to check incidents of sacrilege

To check incidents of sacrilege and maintain communal harmony, Punjab government has ordered the installation of CCTVs around religious places and other important sites in the state. Notably, the Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh has issued directives to village Panchayats and Municipal Corporations to get Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) installed in the vicinity of all Gurdwaras, Mosques, Temples and Churches, as well as other important locations in villages and in the limits ..

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After Kerala this state needs your aid! Centre stands together in tough times as Nagaland fights against worst rainfall

After the entire country came together to provide relief to God’s own country Kerala by rebuilding it, it’s time we as a country come together for Nagaland. The state has been completely ravaged in flood and needs a much needed attention from the Centre. Providing a helping hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as it witnessed incessant rainfall causing severe floods and landslides all over the state...

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Andhra Pradesh to develop Smart water grid

Underlining the importance of water management, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu said that a smart water grid should be developed to address the problem of water scarcity...

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After 11-year, court delivers verdict in Hyderabad twin blasts case; 2 convicted

The terrific twin blast that rocked Hyderabad eleven years ago, a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court finally announced its verdict convicting two and acquitted the two others in the case on Tuesday. The twin blasts at Gokul Chat and Lumbini Park in 2007 that claimed 44 lives and left 68 injured...

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At least 22 lakh people of Himachal benefitted from centre, state govt welfare schemes

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the officials of the State Government to ensure speedy and time-bound execution of all the central and state-sponsored welfare and developmental schemes so that benefits could reach to the people soon. While reviewing the progress of Central and State Governments welfare schemes, CM Jai Ram Thakur said that 22 lakh people of the State would be benefitted from it. He said that 94 percent data had been uploaded under the scheme and State was at ..

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IMD issued severe weather warnings for Kerala in advance: Centre

The central government has said that India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued necessary severe weather warnings for Kerala rains two weeks in advance. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, IMD representatives apprised the state authorities about the strong monsoon conditions with heavy rainfall activity in a meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan on 9th August...

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Registering the first claim under Ayushmaan Bharat, Haryana baby girl Karishma embraces healthcare beneficiaries

Ayushmaan Bharat has brought a positive layer of shining future of India. With Haryana becoming the first state to provide cashless and paperless healthcare services, the state government on Saturday settled the first claim of Rs 9,000 under the public health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat for a baby girl born in a state-run hospital in Karnal district...

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Major breakdown for Maoists clan, Chhattisgarh police slay four Maoists in an encounter

In a major success coming way ahead of the Chhattisgarh police, four Maoists including a female cadre was gun down by the security forces on Sunday. Inspector General of Bastar range Vivekanand Sinha said the gun battle took place in Narayanpur district...

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Smriti surpasses clueless Rahul! Amethi village digitalized, thanks to Smriti Irani for connecting people digitally!

Emitting digital accessibility in the interiors of India, Union Minister Smriti Irani launched the Digital Village initiative in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. Under the initiative, Digital village will cover 48 villages. People can access 206 government services by using the Common Service Centre...

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Corporate houses, NGOs and NRI organizations to be involved in improvement of infrastructure in the Punjab govt schools

The Punjab government has decided to involve corporate houses, industrial houses, NGOs and NRI organizations with an aim to bring improvement of infrastructure in the state’s government schools. Notably, the decision was taken by the Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The cabinet also approved comprehensive guidelines/instructions for the investment of Corporate Social Responsibility Funds (CSR)/ Charity Funds in the government schools of Punjab, to make them active ..

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Maoist affected areas of Chhattisgarh to have webcasting of polling in coming assembly elections: Election Commission

In order to have a smooth election in the state of Chhattisgarh, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat today said arrangements will be made for webcasting of polling in the Maoist affected areas of Chhattisgarh in the coming assembly elections...

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RSS three-day co-ordination meeting begins at Mantralyam

On the banks of river Tungabhadra, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) three-day all India co-ordination meeting (Akhil Bharatiya Samanvay Baithak) began on Friday at Raghavendra Math, Mantralyam...

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PUDA 360, an e-properties module launched in Punjab to facilitate transparency in online property transactions

PUDA 360, an e-properties module to facilitate online property transactions was launched by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday with an aim to bring greater efficiency and transparency in the functioning of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority...

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Maharashtra aims high on infrastructure; CM Devendra Fadnavis gives nod to several constructional projects

Giving a major infrastructural push to constructional projects, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the construction of projects including Bandra-Versova sea link, a new lane on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and third bridge on Thane creek at Vashi...

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#DelhiRains create havoc, waterlogging and traffic jam in several parts halt normal life

Cooling down the humid climate, rain showers have given a reason to rejoice to New Delhi. But not for too long because the heavy rainfall in the city has created waterlogging and traffic jam in many parts. Flooding on busy roads, however, remains a concern for motorists and pedestrians...

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Ratan Tata lays foundation stone for Tata Trusts’s Cancer hospital at Tirupati

Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata today laid the foundation stone of much anticipated Sri Venkateswara Institute of Cancer Care and Advanced Research (SVICCAR) a joint venture of Tata group and Tirumala-Tirupati Devastanam...

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KTR refutes pre-poll theory; says Telangana Rashtra Samithi to go alone

Amidst the speculation of poll understanding between Telangana Rashtra Samithi and BJP, IT Minister KT Rama Rao clarified that the ruling party has no plans of striking any pre-poll deal with other political parties...

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At DMK meeting, Gadkari invokes Vajpayee Karunanidhi bonding

Invoking late DMK leader M Karunanidhi’s personal equation with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the erstwhile Jan Sangh along with DMK fought jointly against the horrifying emergency imposed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi...

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Applauding their commendable work, IAF rescued 19 people stranded in flood hit Arunachal Pradesh

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today rescued 19 people stranded in an island amid the swelling Siang River in East Siang district of partially flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh. The rescue operation by the IAF followed a request by the East Siang district administration to evacuate the people stranded at Jampani under Sille-Oyan circle...

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Election Commission on two-day visit to review poll preparations of forthcoming assembly elections in Chhattisgarh

A high-level team of the Election Commission is on a two-day visit to review the poll preparations of forthcoming assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. A team headed by Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, reached Raipur today morning...

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Mumbai Airport has a new name; it’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport now!

The most awaited moment has finally come to an end. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has a new name. From now on, Mumbai Airport will be known as Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport. The renaming comes nearly two years after a resolution was passed in Maharashtra Assembly...

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TDP President Chandra Babu Naidu meets H D Kumaraswamy; pitches for collective efforts against NDA

Andhra Pradesh Chandra Babu Naidu today met Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy here. The JD(S) leader was in the city to visit the Kanaka Durga temple...

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Uttarakhand HC asks govt to act tough against employees going illegally on strike

Taking a tough stance against indiscriminate strikes in the state, the Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state to prohibit such strikes in certain departments like that of education, public health, transport service, public works department, irrigation, and revenue...

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Makkal Needhi Maiam opts out from assembly bye-election, but ready for 2019: Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam Founder Kamal Haasan said that his newly launched political outfit is ready to face the challenge of 2019 general elections...

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, P Muralidhar Rao, to attend DMK’s all-party meeting

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP National secretary Muralidhar Rao will represent BJP in the all-party meeting convened by newly elected DMK chief M K Stalin. The all-party meeting will discuss the framework of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK stalwart M Karunanidhi’s proposed memorial...

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So far over 1 crore children in Gujarat vaccinated under campaign against Measles-Rubella

So far 1.20 crore children in Gujarat have been vaccinated in the ongoing State-wide Vaccination Campaign against Measles-Rubella. Notably, after Punjab, the government of Gujarat began a massive vaccination campaign against Measles-Rubella. Disclosing this, Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said, “Around 1.60 crore children are to be vaccinated under the ongoing campaign. So far, we could vaccinate around 1.20 crore children. So, 40 lakh children are yet to be vaccinated due to various ..

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Pune Police Commissioner Dr. K Venkatesham assures fair probe in Bhima Koregaon

Responding to Supreme Court’s order on five activists arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, Pune Police Commissioner Dr. K Venkatesham assured that Bhima Koregaon investigation will be brought to a logical end...

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Madhya Pradesh signs a $375 million loan agreement to benefit 8 lakh farmers

Madhya Pradesh has paved the way to double farming incomes as our Government has signed a $375 million loan agreement to contribute to the state in expanding irrigation networks and system efficiency with Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

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Uttarakhand rolls out red carpets for investors; conducts roadshow in 5 cities

Uttarakhand has rolled out red carpets for investors in the state with a target of Rs 20,000 crore investments from 'Destination Uttarakhand: Investors Summit 2018', in sectors including food processing, horticulture and floriculture, tourism and hospitality among others...

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V Muraleedharan slams Chandra Babu over ‘Muslim Minister’ announcement

Taking exceptions to the Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu’s Muslim Minister announcement, BJP leader V Muraleedharan said that Naidu’s move exposes the agenda of minority appeasement...

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#DoingOurBit, Banks and financial companies work together in rebuilding Kerala!

The government on Wednesday took several measures on the banking and financial front, including concessional loan for rebuilding houses, to provide relief to the people in flood-ravaged Kerala...

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Gujarat gets Rs 730 crore for Sardar Sarovar Dam

In order to fast-track the pending work of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river, central government on Wednesday approved Rs 730 crore for the key national project...

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Giving major boost to mechanized farming, Maharashtra govt finances farmers with Rs 50 Cr for farm equipment

Extending a helping hand with financing farmers for purchasing farm equipment with an initial corpus of Rs 50 crore, the Maharashtra government cleared the proposal giving the farmers a sigh of relief and moment of contentment. ..

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Assam extends Armed Forces Special Powers Act by six months for security reasons

Giving special rights and immunity to security forces in carrying out various operations in “disturbed” areas, the Assam government on Wednesday extended application of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the state for six more months with immediate effect. ..

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Union Minister Hansraj Ahir defends Pune police on Bhima Koregaon raids

Defending the move of Pune police in connection with Bhima Koregaon raids, Union Minister Hansraj Ahir said that people should refrain from commenting on police action...

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Women entrepreneurs capable of transforming Indian economy: Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan believes that Indian women can do miracles if given a platform to showcase their talent...

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Gujarat Power Minister Saurabh Patel slams Jairam Ramesh; says No financial irregularities in Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation

Rejecting all the allegations levelled by senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, Gujarat Power Minister Saurabh Patel said that the state-run Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) has not violated the norms of any financial institution...

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SIT to be formed in cases related to sacrilege of religious books in Punjab

Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed the resolution to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe in the cases related to sacrilege of religious books. ..

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Infiltration of Bangladeshis is a threat to us: Uttarakhand High Court

The High Court has directed the Central and the State Government to file a reply in Ghadarpur of Udham Singh Nagar District, which considers the case of Bangladeshi inflators extremely dangerous. The next hearing in the case has been fixed September 14...

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CM Manohar Parrikar appeals to donate to Kerala relief fund; opens bank account

The state of Kerala has been devastated by floods and rain causing loss to human life, destruction of properties, roads etc. This is a human tragedy and Goans should reach out to our brethren in this hour of crises. The government of Goa has therefore opened an account namely ‘Chief Minister of Goa, Kerala Relief Fund’ bearing account number 37896464050. The chief minister has appealed to the people of Goa to donate humbly to the Kerala relief fund. The amount can be deposited in any of the branches ..

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CRPF lights up 2 Maoist affected villages in Jharkhand

Karamdih village in Latehar district of Jharkhand has been one of the most dominant epicenters of Maoist activities. Situated under the shadow of Burha Pahar, it has notoriously remained their strategic standby to organize logistics and traverse routes. As it is geographically locked from the mainstream because of peculiar terrain, it has been many times out of the reach of administration. Thus, in order to regain control over this tactical stronghold of Maoists, troops of 112 Battalion Central Reserve ..

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Kerala needs more help from Centre: Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Congress National President Rahul Gandhi who is on two-day Kerala visit has asked Central government to extend more financial aid for the coastal state...

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Giving thumbs up and encouraging sport enthusiasts, Delhi increases cash prize for medal winning players

The Delhi government has approved the proposal to increase the cash incentive for a gold medal winner in Olympics and Paralympics from the national Capital from Rs 1 crore to Rs 3 crore. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday...

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Actor and Telugu Desam Party leader Nandamuri Harikrishna dies in road mishap

Nandamuri Harikrishna, senior actor and, TDP leader today died in a road mishap near Telangana's Nalgonda district. The horrifying accident took place Narketpally on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada Highway...

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Centre appoints high level committee to review relief measures in Kerala by banks and insurance companies

As Kerala is coming out of the large devastation due to floods, several state governments and various officials have come forward extending a helping hand to God’s own country. Taking a further step in reviewing the relief measures and rehabilitation efforts, the banks and Insurance companies have also left no stones unturned to help the needy. ..

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Days after quitting administrative services, former Raipur collector O P Choudhary joins BJP

Days after tendering resignation from the post of Raipur collector, Young IAS officer O P Choudhary today officially joined BJP in presence of National President Amit Shah and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh...

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Odisha launches 'Mu Hero Mu Odisha' campaign acknowledging the unsung talented youth in the state

Aiming at identifying and acknowledging the unsung talents from each panchayat and urban local bodies in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 'Mu Hero Mu Odisha' (I am hero, I am Odisha) campaign..

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Revisit Indian political history to trace the roots of dynasty politics; Telangana IT Minister KT Rama blasts at Congress leaders

Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao once again confronted with leaders of state Congress. Responding swiftly to the dynasty politics comments made by Uttam Kumar Reddy and Revanth Reddy, Rao said that Congress leaders must revisit the political history of Indian where they will trace the roots of dynasty politics. The Minister was addressing the small gathering of TRS workers here...

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Punjab cabinet approves new law to ensure quality control of cattle feed and boost milk production

With an aim to boost milk production in the state, the Punjab government has approved a new draft Bill to ensure quality control of cattle feed. The cabinet of Punjab headed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday gave its green signal to "The Punjab Regulation of Compounded Cattle-feed, Concentrates & Mineral Mixtures Act, 2018" that seeks to exercise quality control on compounded cattle feed, concentrates and mineral mixtures used in the dairy sector...

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Andhra Pradesh teams up with Retailers Association of India

In order to revive the local retail industry in the state, Andhra Pradesh government has joined hands with Retailers Association of India. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between APEDB and Retailers Association of India where both the organizations will work closely to enhance the competitiveness of the traditional retail market...

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Former Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vaghela pitches for third front alliance

After the long gap of almost one year, ahead of the crucial 2019 general election, Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela has decided to rally behind the proposed non-Congress-BJP regional forces...

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Flooded roads and traffic jams keeps Delhi at halt, #DelhiRains disrupt normal life

The rainfall this year created havoc with disrupting the normal life of people and flooded roads. Adding to the list of states witnessing heavy rainfall, places in Delhi and Gurgaon led to flooded roads and traffic jams this morning. Pictures on social media showed cars and bikes driving through flooded roads. ..

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Coming out of father Karunanidhi’s shadow; M K Stalin becomes the new Thalaiva, elected as President of DMK

In a quest to rein the throne of the opposition party, MK Stalin has been elected president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam (DMK), Tamil Nadu's main opposition party. Stalin had filed his nomination on Sunday. Nearly 65 DMK district secretaries proposed his name for the post...

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Jharkhand touches ribbon of distributing nearly 8.5 lakh gas connections under Ujjwala Yojana

Jharkhand gave Rakshabandhan gift to 1000 women of the state by giving them gas connection under Ujjwala Yojana. By this Jharkhand becomes the first state to distribute 8,44,729 Under this scheme, Jharkhand was targeted to distribute 8,19,162 gas connections. But in the two and a half months, there were 8,44,729 gas connections in the state. A total of 39,30,931 connections were received in 18 states during the two-and-a-half month period...

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Heavy rains paralyze Chhattisgarh; red alert for 24 hours

Now its Chhattisgarh who has joined the queue of the states affected by heavy rain which has disrupted normal life in the state. Since three days heavy rain has been recorded in the state Rivers and rivulets are in spate and flood like the situation is prevailing is several districts. Many villages have been cut off from their respective district headquarters...

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Attracting tourists, CM Yogi Adityanath invites world dignitaries for Kumbh Mela

The state of Uttar Pradesh spreads a plethora of tours that the state can put in front of the country and the world. Attracting wide range of tourist in the state, Uttar Pradesh has Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that his government will invite more than 190 countries around the world to the Kumbh Mela next year in Allahabad where millions will be enabled to take a dip in the sacred waters of the Ganga river...

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Jharkhand farmers fly to Israel; will learn modern agricultural techniques

Jharkhand has taken a unique initiative to increase its crop yield; it has sent its farmers to abroad where they will learn modern agricultural techniques. CM Raghubar Das govt has sent a team of farmers to Israel on Sunday...

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Good governance continues: Over 73000 connections provided to eligible families in Himachal under Ujjawala Yojna

Over 73000 connections have been provided so far to the eligible families in the Himachal Pradesh under Ujjawala Yojna. This was said by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while reviewing the progress of Central and State Governments welfare schemes. During the review meeting, CM Jai Ram Thakur said, “As many as 73074 LPG connections have been provided so far to the eligible families in the State under Ujjawala Yojna and all eligible families would be given such connections before 2019.”..

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CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails Kerala spirit, appeals Malayalees to contribute one-month salary

Invoking the spirit of Kerala, in an emotional appeal, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged Malayalees to offer one- month salary to rebuild god’s own country...

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Face the consequences if barred from joining the party: expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri

A day after MK Stalin’s nomination for the post of DMK president, former Union Minister and elder son of late M Karunanidhi MK Alagiri expressed his wish to return to the DMK fold. Speaking to the media, the expelled DMK leader said that he was ready to serve the party, especially after the demise of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi...

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Andhra Pradesh’s ‘Amaravati Bond’ officially listed On Bombay Stock Exchange

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s pet project ‘Amaravati Bond’ today officially got listed on Bombay stock exchange. The Chief Minister rang the opening bell to mark the listing ceremony of 'Amaravati Bond 2018'...

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Indian Sky sees its first biofuel Spicejet flight; commences journey from Dehradun to Delhi

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has set a record to become the first Indian airline to use biofuel for a demonstration flight today as it looks to cut its aviation fuel bill. The airline operated a turboprop Q-400 from Dehradun to Delhi using this sustainable alternative fuel. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat flagged off the SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft from Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport...

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Chhattisgarh: Man gets death sentence for raping, killing deaf and mute girl

A Chhattisgarh Court awards death sentence to a 24-year-old man for raping and murdering a five-year-old deaf and mute girl in 2015. Special Judge, POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act), Shubhra Pachouri, pronounced Ram Sona, guilty on Friday and sentenced him to death, Durg's Additional Public Prosecutor Kamal Kishore Verma said...

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Boat capsized in the overflowing Ganga River, Authorities seek army helicopter to trace missing people

Search operation is still underway a day after a boat carrying 27 people capsized in the overflowing Ganga River in the Bijnor district. The boat carrying 11 men and 16 women has still gone missing while two bodies were fished out from the Ganga while eight others are still missing...

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Kerala Floods – Controversy over Flood Aid by Central Government

The controversy raised over Central aid to flood ravaged Kerala state seems to have been fanned by the ruling party to cover the failure of the state government of the Left parties...

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pursues Swedish firm to restore Nagpur’s iconic Green bus

It seems that Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s intervention has prevented the alleged shut-down of Nagpur’s iconic Green bus service...

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After Kerala its Karnataka! Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman visits Kodagu assuring complete help from the Centre

With situations turning grim in the state of Karnataka, Defence Ministr Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the flood ravaged Kodagu in the state. Taking stock of the situation, the Defence Minister assured that the Centre will make sure it takes all its efforts to help the flood affected region. ..

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On the lines of Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam, Andhra Pradesh to develop shrine in Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh government has cleared the action plan for the constriction of Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple on the lines of Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam. The proposed shrine will be built on 25 acres of land in the state capital Amaravati...

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AIADMK’s O Panneerselvam demands Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa

In an emotional appeal, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has urged the central government to conferrer Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa...

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Jharkhand High Court cancels bail of Lalu Prasad Yadav; orders to surrender before August 30

The Jharkhand High Court has today canceled the interim bail of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and has directed him to surrender before the 30th of this month. Prasad is currently on interim bail and undergoing treatment...

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Convenience of travelers, CM Devendra Fadnavis gives green signal to new initiative schemes for railway in Maharashtra

In view of fulfilling the promises made by the Railway Ministry for Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday gave a green signal for land acquisition, laying of new railway lines and implementing schemes at railway stations for the convenience of the travellers. ..

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Heavy rainfall in Madhya Pradesh; gates of different dams opened, several districts on alert

In Madhya Pradesh, as a result of heavy rainfall during the last 72 hours, gates of different dams of the state have been opened. Many villages in the state have lost road connectivity as rivers are flowing over danger mark. Due to this heavy rainfall till now 12 lives have been claimed...

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Former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel re-elected as Somanath trust Chairmen

Senior BJP leader and former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel has been unanimously re-elected as the Chairmen of Somanath trust...

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WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels meets Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao

Whatsapp, CEO Chris Daniels on Thursday called on Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao here. During this meeting, KTR briefed Daniels about the various IT-driven initiative of the state government. The Minister urged Whatsapp CEO to set up a customer service operation center at Hyderabad...

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Nurturing entrepreneurship and talent, India gets its largest incubation for startups in Rajasthan

Aiming to make Rajasthan a digital hub, the states government's efforts in the digital space are aimed at nurturing entrepreneurship and talent. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's "largest" incubation centre for startups. With this, India gets its largest incubation and acceleration centre for startups in the Bhamashah Techno Hub...

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PM Modi opens doors for several medical facilities in Junagadh giving wings to India’s development journey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various projects in Junagadh district. These included the Government Civil Hospital, a milk processing plant and some buildings of the Junagadh Agriculture University...

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Goa unites with flood-affected Kerala by assistance of 5 cr

Goa has given its helping hand to flood-affected state Kerala by announcing financial assistance of Rs 5 crore. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar took this decision today...

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Zomato, Akshaya Patra Foundation teams up for Kerala flood victims

In order to provide healthy food to Kerala flood victims, Online food-delivery platform Zomato has joined hands with Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world’s largest Mid-Day Meal provider...

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Seeking help from EAM Sushma Swaraj, Punjab pursues access of devotees to visit Gurudwara Sahib from Pakistan Govt

Intending to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh seeks to take help from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Punjab Chief Minister has sought personal intervention of EAM Sushma Swaraj in seeking access from the Pakistan government to enable devotees to visit the historic Gurudwara Sahib in Kartapur...

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Honoring the winning spirit of athletes, CM Devendra Fadnavis announces cash prize for medalist of Asian Games from Maharashtra

Striking gold in Asian Games, Indian Athletes have marked a place of extreme prestige for the country on international front. Owing appreciation and applauding the athletes for their exemplary performance, Maharashtra Chief Minister has announced that the state will provide financial beneficiaries to the winners of Asian Games in Jakarta...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Junagadh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Junagadh..

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PM Modi with sack of developmental gifts arrives in Gujarat; shows green flag to 1.15 lakh houses under PMAY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the visit to Gujarat today with the sack of developmental gifts for the people of the state. He has handed over the houses to the beneficiaries built under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana schemes through video conferencing from Jujwa village in Valsad district in South Gujarat. While handing over the houses to the women beneficiaries, Prime Minister also interacted with them and congratulate for getting their dream home...

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Sanitaryware firm Hindware to set up plants in Andhra Pradesh; CM Naidu assures full support

Sandip Somany, Managing Director of Leading sanitaryware player Hindware (Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Limited) today met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu and expressed wiliness to join hands with the coastal state...

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