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Chhattisgarh: 6 persons including 5 security personnel injured in IED blast in Bijapur district of Bastar division

In Chhattisgarh, six persons, including 5 security personnel, were injured in an IED blast in Bijapur district of Bastar division this morning. The injured include four BSF Jawans and one Jawan of District Reserve Guard- DRG...

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Sabarimala row: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan calls for all-party meeting

In a bid to pacify the ongoing Sabarimala Temple row, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has invited the members of political parties to discuss the contentious issue. On November 15, the Chief Minister will preside over the proposed all-party meeting...

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Narendra Singh Tomar, D V Sadanand Gowda given charges of Ministries which were handled by Ananth Kumar

Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will now hold the charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs following the demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar. President Ram Nath Kovind has assigned the charge to Minister Tomar on the advice of PM Modi...

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Superstar Rajini endorses Modi; says he is strongest

Endorsing the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday mocked the ongoing attempt of political alignment by regional Satraps ahead of the 2019 general election...

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Goa lays foundation stone for All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy

Goa will get All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy at Dhargal as. MoS for Ayush Shripad Naik laid foundation stone for it today. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Naik said, the project will be a medical hub and attract tourists from across the world. He said, the institute will boost tourism in Goa by offering various short-term courses on yoga and naturopathy...

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RSS fetish of Nehru Family and Durbaris

This latest attempt by MP Congress is nothing but continuing the legacy of their colonial masters faithfully who had first passed a law in December 1932 banning government employee’s participation in RSS activities. ..

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Odisha grooves promoting Hockey World Cup, attracts industrialists by signing MoUs bolstering sports

India’s seven leading industrialists signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Odisha to help promote the sports culture in the state. The move effectively means the industry captains will sponsor respective sporting disciplines...

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Cyclone ‘Gaja’ to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in next 24 hours adjoining Bay of Bengal

A deep depression over southeast Bay Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm, named ‘Gaja’, and is expected to hit the northern coast of Tamil Nadu between Karaikal and Cuddalore on the midnight of November 14, bringing heavy rainfall accompanied by wind speeds up to 100 kmph...

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M S Golwalkar aka Shri Guruji for the uninitiated

There is sudden interest in Shri Golwalkar Guruji - the 2nd Sarsanghchaalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the longest serving one, after the high profile RSS programme in Delhi in September this year. ..

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Goa puts board of ‘No import of fish’ for 6 months

The Goa government has announced a ban on import of fish into the state for six months. The move comes against the backdrop of a scare in the coastal state that formalin, a potential cancer-causing chemical, was being used to preserved fish...

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Large voter turnout in C'garh’s Maoists infested areas speaks for development

Ignoring the threats of Maoists ultras the people of Bastar and Datewada – the most vulnerable districts of Chhattisgarh voted for development on Monday...

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Intel to establish technology development unit in Hyderabad

International tech-player Intel is coming up with a technology development center in the tech-city Hyderabad. A delegation led by Nivruti Roy, country head of Intel last week called of Telangana TI Minister KT Rama Rao and discussed the proposed venture...

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Connecting chords via waterways: PM Modi dedicates Multimodal Terminal to the nation; inaugurates major road projects

Monday was noted in the history of Indian progress as only words of bright future and development were noted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Varanasi on Monday and dedicated, inaugurated or laid the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs. 2400 crore...

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Fantastic! Ex-minister on run, nobody knows where she is: SC raps Bihar on Manju Verma being untraceable

The Supreme Court on Monday asked Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) to appear before it on November 27 and explain why former cabinet minister Manju Verma, accused in Arms Act case, has not been traced...

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PM Modi lays foundation stone for highway projects in Varanasi

PM Modi lays foundation stone for highway projects in Varanasi..

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Giving a tint of awareness, Assam makes usable toilet and two child norm mandatory for aspiring panchayat poll candidates

With Assembly polls going underway in Chhattisgarh and headed to conducting in several other states as well, the state of Assam has come with a unique condition for the upcoming panchayat polls. The Assam State Election Commission (SEC) has made usable toilet and a two-child norm mandatory for all aspiring candidates of the upcoming panchayat polls...

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Entering new league, Mumbai locals embrace new territory with Nerul-Belapur-Kharkopar railway corridor

Incorporating new arenas creating closeness, the inauguration of the Nerul-Belapur-Kharkopar corridor on Sunday along the 465-km Mumbai suburban railway network entered a new region in Raigad district...

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All India Radio celebrates Public Service Broadcasting Day

71 years ago on this date, father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi, visited All India Radio’s studio. This was the only visit of Gandhi to AIR studio. In this memory, November 12 is celebrated as Public Service Broadcasting Day every year...

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Gujarat to launch online Non-Agriculture' process; to buy groundnut at Rs.1,000/maund MSP

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday announced that Gujarat Government will launch the online 'Non-Agriculture' (NA) Process and various related schemes at the Collectorate from today (Labh Pancham Day)...

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Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital in Bengaluru early this morning. He was suffering from lung cancer for several months. Hospital sources said, 59-year old BJP leader breathed his last around 2 AM...

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Polling underway in Chhattisgarh amid tight security

Polling is underway for the first phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. Voting is taking place in 18 constituencies spread over 8 districts of the state. Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections...

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Levelling up defence system, financial powers of Armed Forces’ vice chief raised by 5 times

Adding feathers of utmost powers to carry the legacy of security, the Defence Ministry has enhanced the financial powers of the three vice chiefs of the armed forces by five times, giving a fillip to procurement of arms and ammunition and upgrade of defence preparedness...

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Cabinet gives a nod for setting up central tribal university in Andhra Pradesh

Taking a major cabinet decisions, the Modi government has approved setting up of a Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh. The 'Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh' will be set up in Relli village of Vizianagaram district as provided under the 13th schedule to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014...

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EC bans exit polls for Assembly elections till Dec 7

The election bugle has been announced and with this the Election Commission has banned all exit polls for the five poll-bound states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana from November 12 till December 7...

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India slams Pakistan on INS Arihant, said “Remarks coming from a country where 'tenet of responsibility' does not exist”

In a befitting reply, India slammed Pakistan for expressing concern over the recent deployment of nuclear submarine INS Arihant, saying the comments come from a country for whom the "tenet of responsibility" does not exist...

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Taking a giant leap of success, digital transactions registers a blockbuster growth of Rs 244 Cr in August

With economy taking a giant leap of victory, the year 2018 has outshined to be a great year for digital transactions with tremendous growth. Underlining a massive adoption of digital payment modes over last two years, the number of digital payment transactions in India touched 244.81 crore in August 2018, more than three-fold rise from October 2016...

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Education pays off well in Bihar! State govt decides to pay Rs 25,000 to girl graduates

The Bihar Government recently approved a scheme that will award a sum of Rs. 25,000 to every girl who completes her graduation. The scheme will be applicable to all girls who will be a graduate from 2018 onwards. ..

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PM lambastes Congress for praising Maoists as ‘Revolutiuonaries’

Launching a heavy attack on the Congress party for praising the Maoists as ‘revolutionaries’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the brutal killing of a DD cameraman Ahcyutanand Sahu by the Naxalites in Chhattisgarh...

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India gets an artillery boost! In a giant leap post Bofors, Army inducts 2 artillery systems M777 and K9 Vajra howitzer

The evolution of the artillery as a dominating force on the battle field has been a momentous journey. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended the ceremony at Nashik inducting two different 155mm artillery systems which is the US-built M777 towed gun and the South Korean-origin K9 Vajra self-propelled howitzer...

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Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh takes five lives including CISF personnel

Five persons including security personnel were killed in a Maoist attack in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh's Bastar region on Thursday. Two other personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force- CISF were injured in the incident...

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Two years, sowing seeds of demonetization reaps into formalizing an economy of development and growth

Completing two years of demonetization, the impact has been seen as a key step in a chain of important decisions taken by the Government to formalise the economy. The seeds of demonetization sown has reaped a beneficial rise in the Indian economy. The government has first targeted the black money outside India, the culprits were slated under the Black Money Act...

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Spreading the courage and audacious aura, this is how the jawans celebrate Diwali lightening up Ladakh

Enlightening each house by keeping the citizens of the country safe, our brave hearts celebrate the festive of lights in chilled weather at 18 ft in Ladakh. The courage and audacious aura spread by these jawans create a positive vibe of festivity. Enabling strength, they have secured dreams of 125 crore Indians. ..

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EC issues order on poll expense; includes publicizing information on criminal cases of candidates

The costs incurred on publicising information about the criminal cases against a candidate, as recently directed by the Supreme Court, will be counted as part of poll expenditure, according to the Election Commission...

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Reserve Bank liberalizes norms governing external commercial borrowings for infrastructure creation

Reserve Bank has liberalised the norms governing external commercial borrowings (ECBs) for infrastructure creation. A notification said the minimum average maturity required for the ECBs in the infrastructure space raised by eligible borrowers has been reduced to three years from earlier five years...

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Gujarat to introduce new digital platform for Agriculture land

Following the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat government has decided to launch a digital platform for the conversion of agriculture land to Non-Agriculture (NA)...

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Mahakutami or Prajakutami –Will Telangana people vote for the political gimmick?

The sole aim or intent of multiparty coalition pre-poll alliance in Telangana - Mahakutami (grand alliance) as per the Congress Party, Prajakutami (Peoples Alliance) as per Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and derisively labeled as Mayakutami (Illusion Alliance) – is to defeat the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) at the polls scheduled on 11 December 2018...

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Defence Minister to share Diwali joys with troops in Arunachal, Assam

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be celebrating her Diwali with the soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Dibang Valley district, said a defence official here...

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Karnataka By-polls: with 4 out of 5 seats, Congress-JD(S) steals the show; BJP loses Bellary

Congress-JD(S) coalition today swept the prestigious Karnataka By-polls and bagged 4 out of 5 seats...

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Overcoming problems of people in isolated areas, Centre releases Rs 113 Cr to six Border States

Enriching and improving the problems of the people living in isolated locations, the Home Ministry has released more than Rs 113 Crore to six Border States. Reeling under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP), the states included are Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. ..

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Polavaram radial gates to be installed on Dec 17

On December 17, the Andhra Pradesh government will install the 48 gigantic radial gates for the multipurpose national irrigation project Polavaram...

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Guwahati gets wings of connectivity to seven South-East Asian countries with UDAN scheme going international!

Connecting distance, UDAN scheme has given wings by playing a significant role in fanning India’s double digit traffic growth. And now it is ready to help the "Aam Nagrik" dream about international flights, too. The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has cleared an international air connectivity scheme that will connect Guwahati airport with seven neighbouring countries...

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BJP leader adopts six students from Malad Madarssa

Haji Haider Azam, Chairman of Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation and Vice President of Bharatiya Janta party Mumbai city unit, has adopted six kids from a madarssa in Malad...

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Nation's largest container port JNPT planning to host edible oil refinery

The nation's largest container port JNPT in Navi Mumbai is planning to host an edible oil refinery to maximize revenue and ensure captive cargo. According to the acting chairman of JNPT, Neeraj Bansal, the state-run port already has a liquid cargo terminal in addition to the four container terminals off the city's east coast...

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Govt gives nod to ‘Operation Green’ stabilizing supply of tomato, onion and potatoes

Living up to the promise made to the farmers by supporting them in crop production, the government on Monday approved the operationalization strategy for Operation Greens to ensure availability of Tomato, Onion and Potato throughout the country round the year without price volatility. Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of 500 crore rupees to stabilize the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato crops...

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Delhi's time to smile! Air pollution gets a slight downfall with strict laws

With the launch of Clean Air Campaign in the start of this month, around 80 lakh rupees penalty was imposed on violators in the last two days by teams deployed to monitor implementation of measures to combat pollution in Delhi-NCR...

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Whatsapp to organise startup challenge in India

WhatsApp has announced a tie-up with Invest India to promote Indian startups and said it would organise a startup challenge in the country with the aim to invest in the top five participants of the competition...

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Indian Railways will be talking with wind soon! Make in India gifts first engine with aerodynamic and ergonomic design

Indian Railways has got its first engine with aerodynamic and ergonomic design. The engine, produced by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW)..

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Giving a major thrust to an alternative Suez Canal; India, Iran and Russia to hold trilateral meeting on Nov 23

Promoting transport cooperation and enhancing connectivity with Central Asian countries; India, Iran and Russia will hold a trilateral meeting to make the 7,200-km-long ship, road, and rail route operational soon. The meeting on the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is slated to take place on November 23...

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Security forces gunned down five Maoists near Andhra-Odisha border

With another successful encounter, five Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security personnel near Odisha’s Malkangiri district...

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With INS Arihant completing its deterrence patrol, India declares nuclear triad operational!

Emphasizing on the significance of the successful deployment of INS Arihant for the completion of India's nuclear triad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the crew and all involved in the achievement which puts India among a handful of countries having the capability to design, construct and operate SSBNs...

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Karnataka govt firm on Tipu Jayanti; BJP opposes

Karnataka Dy Chief Minister G Parameshwara today clarified that the state government will ensure the hassle-free roll-out of the Tipu Jayanti which is scheduled on November 10. ..

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2nd edition of Social Media Summit and Awards on November 9

The state capital of Andhra Pradesh is all set to witness the second edition of Social Media Summit and Awards. The two-day event will begin from November 9...

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Situation goes haywire! Bihar govt dismisses 175 constables for protesting colleague’s death in Patna

aking cognizance of the violent rampage that took place in Patna on Sunday, the Bihar government has dismissed 175 police constables and suspended 23 police officials after the death of a female colleague, who was reportedly denied leave despite being ill...

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Gear up to reinvent Tamil Nadu from 'unprecedented dark age': Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan has urged party workers and fans to get rid of unnecessary rituals practiced by the existing political establishments...

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Naidu once again betrayed NTR: Lakshmi Parvathi

Days after TDP President Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s political agreement with Congress, YSR Congress leader and the widow of TDP founder N T Rama Rao Lakshmi Parvathi slammed Naidu for compromising with NTR’s principles...

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Responsibility for Ram Mandir controversy

Who is responsible for the ongoing Ram Mandir controversy or faux pas? Quite often, media and intellectuals blame communal diehards on both sides of the fence. They single out and villainess few. In the fore front are the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal and other Hindu organizations...

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Madhya Pradesh: Photo identity cards provided to almost all electorates

The Election Commission has provided photo identity cards to almost all electorates to cast their vote on polling day on the 28th of this month. In addition to this, it has also been ensured that this time photo-based voter slips are distributed at the voters' door step. AIR correspondent reports that voters are required to present the photo-based voter identity card and voter slip at the time of voting...

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Kerala: Tight security in Sabarimala as Lord Ayyappa temple opens for puja

In Kerala, as the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala opens for a special puja today, a thick security cover has been put in place in the temple town. The shrine will open for devotees at 5 pm today and will close at 10 pm on November 6. Over 3,000 police personnel, including a 20-member commando team and 100 women, have been deployed to ensure smooth conduct of the puja and security of the devotees...

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Mastercard complains to Trump against Modi for backing domestic RuPay card

The American financial services corporation Mastercard has complained to the US President Donald Trump against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ignoring Mastercard and promoting domestic payment network “RuPay” by invoking nationalism...

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PepsiCo consignment marks first container movement on inland waterways

ndia’s first inland waterways will have the inaugural run of containers belonging to PepsiCo which will be moving 16 of its containers from Kolkata to Varanasi on Tuesday...

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Shahzadi Syed, young ABVP worker to contest against Akbaruddin Owaisi in Telangana

A young, energetic and enthusiastic Muslim activist of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Shahzadi Syed will challenge Akbaruddin Owaisi, brother of firebrand AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi in the ensuing assembly elections to Telangana state. She will be contesting as official BJP candidate...

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Click and your instant loan is ready in just 59 mins! PM Modi paves way for brighter MSME sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced major steps including 59-minute loan portal for sanction of up to one crore rupees for small and medium enterprises (MSME). He was speaking at the launching ceremony of Government’s Support and Outreach Initiative for MSME...

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World Bank President congratulates PM Modi for India's historic rise in Ease of Doing Business rankings

President of World Bank, Jim Yong Kim today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's historic rise in the Ease of Doing Business rankings. In a telephonic call to Mr Modi, the World Bank President said, it is remarkable that a nation of over 1.25 billion people has achieved a rise of 65 ranks in a short period of four years...

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Gujarat: Nearly 4000 farmers register online for sale of groundnut under MSP scheme in just two hours on day one

Gujarat Agriculture minister R C Faldu rejected the reports that farmers were angry at the groundnut procurement under MSP scheme and said that the state government after a detailed study found that the price given under MSP scheme was better than any other yojanas on Thursday...

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Apex court decision on Ayodhya issue has hurt Hindu sentiments: Bhayyaji Joshi

The Supreme Court decision on Ramjanmabhumi Ayodhya issue has hurt the sentiments of millions of Hindus and they feel insulted, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryawah Suresh alias Bhayyaji Joshi Friday...

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Beauty with serenity! INS Viraat all set to turn into a majestic maritime museum

The decommissioned aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, will finally be converted into a majestic maritime museum, that will come up in Sindhudurg district in the coastal Konkan belt of Maharashtra. At the weekly Cabinet meeting on Thursday, the government cleared an estimate of Rs 852 crore for the ambitious project. ..

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The alliance of ‘democratic compulsion’

The new alliance born out of 'democratic compulsion' is trying to take on BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 elections. How will they succeed? Well, wait and watch...

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath visits statue of Unity

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today took a tour of the newly inaugurated statue of Unity memorial. He was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani...

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Notification for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections issued

The notifications for the Assembly elections to all constituencies of Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram have been issued today. In Madhya Pradesh, nominations for assembly elections started today with the issuance of notification by Election Commission...

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All done and dusted! GST collection crosses Rs 1 Lakh for the second time

Collection from Goods and Services Tax has crossed ₹1 lakh crore for the second time since the indirect tax regime was introduced in July last year. GST mop-up had crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark for the first time in April...

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Statue of Unity Telugu plate row manufactured by TDP: D Purandeswari

Refuting TDP’s allegations on Statue of Unity multilingual plate, senior BJP leader Daggubati Purandeswari said that sharing of morphed images on social media platforms underlines the malicious hate campaign against BJP...

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Railways rolls out All-India Unreserved Mobile Ticketing facility

Unreserved Railway tickets can be booked online as the Ministry has introduced Unreserved Mobile Ticketing with a view to promote three C’s- Cashless transactions (Digital payment), Contactless ticketing (no need to physically visit the point of sale) and Customer convenience and experience. As a big leap, booking of unreserved tickets on all non-suburban sections across all Zonal Railways has been made available from 1st November to enable seamless booking of unreserved tickets all over Indian Railways ..

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Chandrababu Naidu's move reflects his ability of political back-stabbing: Ram Madhav

Launching a blistering attack on Telugu Desam Party President Nara Chandra Babu Naidu’s anti-BJP outreach drive, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said that the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister possess the great art of mocking people...

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Big B Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth invited for Nagpur’s Khasdar Mahotsav

Nagpurkars are all set to witness the grand celebration of ‘Khasdar Mahotsav’ where Big B Amitabh Bachchan and Superstar Rajinikanth will share the stage...

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UK plans new fund for Indian soldiers who fought in World Wars

The UK government has unveiled plans to offer support to Indian soldiers who fought for Britain during the two World Wars but lost out on pensions and other benefits accrued to British armed forces personnel at the time...

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Madras HC implies stay on online sale of medicines till Nov 9

The Madras High Court on Wednesday granted an interim injunction of restraining online sale of medicines till November 9. The Chennai-based Tamil Nadu Chemists & Druggists Association had filed a plea seeking directions for online websites selling medicines. In its claim, the association cited that there is high level of risk for patients whose medicines are ordered online...

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It’s early Diwali for Indian Railways! Relieves passengers by reducing price with scrapping flexi-fare in 15 premium train

In a relief for passengers, railways has scrapped flexi-fare in 15 premium trains in which the occupancy is less than 50% throughout the year, while the scheme will be discontinued in 32 other trains during lean periods when occupancy dips to 50-75%...

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails Karthiyani Amma

Lauding the spirit of Karthiyani Amma who scored 98/100 marks in the state government’s Literacy Mission, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today greeted Karthiyani Amma and handed over the certificate of excellence...

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Maharashtra CM appeals for celebrating pollution-free, environ-friendly Diwali

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Thursday appealed to the citizens and children in the state to celebrate pollution-free and environment-friendly Diwali this year. He was speaking as chief guest at the ‘Pollution-free Diwali Sankalp Abhiyan’ program today...

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Chandra Babu Naidu calls on Rahul Gandhi; pitches for united efforts against BJP

Intensifying the outreach campaign against the BJP ruled Central government, Telugu Desam Party National President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu today flew down to the national capital and met Congress President Rahul Gandhi...

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Vizag gets Walmart India’s sustainable store

Marking the festive season of Diwali, international retail giant Walmart on Wednesday opened its first B2B cash and carry store in the port city Visakhapatnam. Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh graced the inaugural ceremony...

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Mulayam Singh’s bahu Aparna Yadav pitches for Ram Mandir

Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav wants Ram Mandir to be built in Ayodhya...

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Madhya Pradesh celebrates its 63rd Foundation Day today

Madhya Pradesh is celebrating its 63rd Foundation Day with traditional pride and grandeur today. Due to assembly elections, the two-day celebrations will be a low key event this year. Madhya Pradesh was founded on this day in 1956 and now is the second largest Indian state in size with an area of 3 Lakh 8 thousand sq. km. The foundation day will be celebrated in all the districts of the state...

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Karnataka by-poll: Huge setback for BJP as Ramanagara candidate L Chandrashekhar re-joins Congress

Ahead of the crucial Karnataka by-elections, principal opposition party BJP has received a massive jolt in the form of Ramanagara assembly candidate L Chandrashekhar...

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Price of subsidized cooking gas LPG hiked by 2.94 rupees per cylinder

The price of subsidised cooking gas LPG has been hiked by 2.94 rupees per cylinder. Indian Oil Corp said in a statement that there is a marginal increase of 2.94 rupees per 14.2 kilograms LPG cylinder from 502.40 rupees in October to 505.34 rupees in November in Delhi for the month of November...

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar chairs cabinet meeting at his house

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar held a cabinet meeting at his residence in Taleigao near Panaji on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by cabinet ministers including PWD minister Sudin Dhavlikar; town and country planning Minister Vijai Sardesai; and panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho...

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Escalating an upswing in Ease of Doing Business, India jumps 23 spots high to rank 77th in World Bank’s report

India leapfrogged to the 77th rank in the World Bank's latest Ease of Doing Business rankings, jumping 23 notches from last year, a news that is likely to bring cheer for the country with better opportunities in the near future. ..

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RSS wants govt to build Ram Mandir as Somnath was renovated by Sardar Patel

he Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) wants that the government should bring a legislation to build Sri Ram Temple at Ayodhya like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel got the Somnath temple renovated just after independence...

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No plans to privatize profit-making firms: Union Min Nitin Gadkari

Union Shipping and Surface transport Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday clarified that the central government is not going to privatize the profit-making firms...

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Transforming Socio-cultural ethos of the North Eastern Region: Balancing the regional imbalance in the first tenure of the Modi governance.

In his speech, on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti function of the Sangh in 1951, Shri Golwalkar Guruji had warned the people and the government that it was necessary to pay special attention to the North East Region where a lot of anti-national activities were reported. Several decades later since the early 18th century in the north east region, Christian missionaries were preoccupied with social-cultural activities which led to the proselytization of the tribes in the region who were the original ..

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Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh calls a high-level meeting to take stock of the situation

In Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh convened a high-level meeting today at Raipur to take stock of the situation in the wake of Tuesday’s Maoist attack in Dantewada district...

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Despite Centre’s obstruction, options open for Kadapa Integrated Steel Plant: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu on Tuesday announced that the state government will take all possible steps for the proposed Integrated Steel Plant in Kadapa district...

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Aiming for Clean Air Week, Delhi adheres SC order on having eco-friendly firecrackers for Diwali

With the aim to constrict the declining the air quality in Delhi, the Delhi government and the four major NCR cities have decided to kick start a clean air week commencing from November 1. Controlling air pollution, there are 52 teams that will ensure compliance and safety and take quick action...

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Anupam Kher steps down as FTII chairman

Acclaimed film artist Anupam Kher today stepped down from the post of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman...

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The man who unified India! PM Modi unveils #StatueofUnity unifying the entire nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation Statue of Unity, built in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat today. Unveiling the 182-metre statue of the Iron Man of India, world's tallest, on his 143rd birth anniversary, Prime Minister said Sardar Patel's statue will remind the world about the courage of the man who thwarted attempts to disintegrate India...

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# MeToo: Nadigar Sangam to set up Internal Complaints Committee

Nadigar Sangam, the apex Tamil film body has decided to constitute Internal Complaints Committee to look into the matter of #MeToo accounts...

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India slams Pakistan on raising Kashmir issue at UN, says it has become their habit to misuse any forum for ‘narrow political gains’

India has slammed Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session, asserting that the right to self-determination cannot be abused to undermine a nation's territorial integrity and that it has become Islamabad’s habit to misuse any forum for ‘narrow political gains’...

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UIDAI to plan Aadhaar Seva Kendras on lines of Passport Seva Kendra

The planned 'Aadhaar Seva Kendras', conceptualised on the lines of Passport Seva Kendras, will offer "hassle-free" enrolment and update facility to ensure ease in Aadhaar-related services to residents, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Tuesday...

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PM Modi dedicates Statue of Unity to the nation

PM Modi dedictaed Statue of Unity to the nation..

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Countdown begins! ‘Statue of Unity’ will be dedicated today

The countdown has begun for the dedication of the world’s tallest statue, the “Statue of Unity”, to the Nation, at Kevadiya in Gujarat by the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi today...

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“Independence” must always be responsible with due regard to established Constitutional values…

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Giving a major impetus to ‘Make in India’ initiative, India all set to get its largest dry dock in Cochin

Giving a major impetus to ‘Make in India’ initiative under Sagarmala, India gets its largest dry dock at the Cochin Shipyard. Kerala’s Cochin Shipyard will be equipped to make vessels to provide impetus to the government’s Make in India scheme...

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Jharkhand sends 800 senior citizens for pilgrimage

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Monday flagged off a train carrying 800 elderly people on pilgrimage to Puri as part of a state government scheme. The Jharkhand government introduced the Mukhya Mantri Tirth Darshan Yojana in 2016 and over 5000 pilgrims have availed the scheme till now, an official release said...

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Modifying the Diwali cracker ban order, SC leaves decision on state governments to decide time slot

Modifying the order on bursting firecrackers in Diwali, the Supreme Court has left the decision on state governments to decide the time slot. The apex court cited that the two-hour slot has to be decided by the state government. In its order, the apex court also said its order on use of green crackers during Diwali was meant for Delhi-NCR, not pan-India...

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Stage set for grand ‘Statue of Unity’ event

Gujarat’s Kevadia is all decked up for the inaugural ceremony of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 182-meter statue. Marking the 143rd birth anniversary of the ‘iron man of India’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the grand Statue...

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Accomplishing a successful voyage, INS Tarangini returns back displaying Indian culture across the world

Accomplishing the seven month long voyage across the world, the sail training ship of Indian Navy, INS Tarangini returned at the Kochi port this afternoon. Proudly waving the Tri Color, the ship highlighted the diverse culture of India across 15 ports in 13 countries. ..

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DD News cameraman, cops killed in C’garh Naxal attack

A DD News cameraman and two policemen were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday. The Maoist-affected Bastar region of the state will be going to polls on November 12 in the first phase of the assembly elections...

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Sabarimala row: Don’t use Lord Ayappa for media attention: Union minister K J Alphons

Taking a pot-shot at women activist seeking entry into Sabarimala temple, Union minister K J Alphons said that organized attempts are being made against the holy shrine...

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Aiming high on hygiene and cleanliness, Namami Gange embraces 12 projects worth Rs 929 Cr

Reclining the aim of sanitizing the surrounding clean, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 12 projects worth Rs. 929 crore. With these approvals, all projects related to sewage management in high pollution load towns along river Ganga have been sanctioned...

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Congress backed alliance will ruin Telangana: KT Rama Rao, TRS

Exuding confidence in the leadership of Telangana Rashtra Samithi Chief and Caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, firebrand leader and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao said that pink army will sweep the upcoming assembly polls. ..

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Enhancing oceanic serenity, Suresh Prabhu urges Maharashtra to develop marine tourism in Sindhudurg

Marine leisure sector being the fastest growing segment of the travel industry and growth of cruise ship industry, the Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has urged the Tourism Ministry and the Maharashtra government to consider a proposal for the development of scuba diving and aquarium in Sindhudurg to promote marine tourism. ..

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Address Relief and Rehabilitation grievances for smooth roll-out: Chandra Babu to Polavaram officials

Expressing satisfaction over the progress of the national irrigation project Polavaram, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu said that, Polavaram the life-line of Andhra will soon be a reality. ..

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PNB scam: Nirav Modi files application before special court on being declared as 'Fugitive Economic Offender'

PNB scam: Nirav Modi files application before special court on being declared as 'Fugitive Economic Offender'..

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RSS for immediate construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) favoured immediate construction of Ram Temple at Ram Janmasthan, Ayodhya. This was stated by RSS Prachar Pramukh Arun Kumar at a press conference on the eve of the three day RSS Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal Meeting which began here from Wednesday...

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Karnataka Women's Commission summons actor Arjun Sarja over Sruthi Hariharan’s #Metoo account

Taking a serious note of actress Sruthi Hariharan’s shocking #Metoo account on veteran actor Arjun Sarja, Karnataka State Women's Commission has summoned Sarja over the alleged charges of sexual assault...

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Striking like a bullet, Russia to supply two dynamic warships equipped with Brahmo missile for Indian Navy

Complying with the close dynamic relations, India has inked a $950 million deal to supply two warships with Russia that will be equipped with Brahmos missiles to add to the firepower of the Navy. The two frigates of the Project 11356 class will be bought directly from Russia and a contract to build two more at an Indian yard is likely to be signed at a later stage. ..

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EC enables pick-up and drop facility for the differently-abled voters in Karnataka bypolls

Adding another feather in the election caps, for the first time in the country, a pick-up and drop facility for the differently-abled voters would be made available by the Election Commission to enable them exercise their franchise without difficulty during the November 3 bypolls in Karnataka...

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November 30 it is! WCD Ministry extends nomination for Nari Shakti Puraskar to honor women for their excellent contribution

Women have played a significant role in uplifting the country’s stature on the international platform. In this context, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has extended the deadline for receiving nominations for the coveted Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018 till November 30, 2018...

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Rashtra Sevika Samiti celebrates Vijayadashami

Describing women as strength of the nation, Bharti Kushwah Sah-Prant Karyawahika of Samiti said that women’s power needs to be further consolidated to make the country strong and prosperous...

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Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand ink agreement on new bus routes

Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand today made history by signing an agreement for plying of buses, which was pending for the past four decades. In the presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat along with the transport ministers of both the states, the agreement was signed here which will enable UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses to ply in additional 39,000 kms in 216 routes with making 2646 trips daily...

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Amit Shah inaugurates Acharyakulam of Patanjali Vidyapeeth

Bharatiya Janata party National President Amit Shah inaugurated Acharyakulam at Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogapeeth. He said that Yogaguru Baba Ramdev has paved the way for freedom from Macaulay’s education system of education by offering an alternative...

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Use Digital platform for Grievance Redressal: SC to Central Pollution Control Board

In order to address the environment related issues faced by citizens, the Supreme Court today directed Central Pollution Control Board to set up a social media enabled digital platform...

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Makkal Needhi Maiam may contest upcoming TN assembly by-polls: Kamal Haasan

It seems that Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan has changed his mind and decided to revisit party's move on forthcoming Tamil Nadu assembly by-elections...

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Deepening ties, India and Qatar join hands forming a joint committee to enhance bilateral and diplomatic relations

Enhancing relations with Gulf nations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Qatar has slated a wide range of bilateral and diplomatic variation among both the countries. The two sides have discussed various spectrum pertaining to constituting constitute an inter-ministerial High Level Joint Committee to regularly review all bilateral matters, as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest. ..

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Next hearing on Ayodhya Case is January next year: Supreme Court

Supreme Court today said the civil appeals on the Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute cases will be listed before an appropriate bench in January next year...

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No Surprise if Chandrababu Naidu teams up with Congress: Ram Madhav

Taking a dig at Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s recent political deliberations with regional forces, BJP National general secretary Ram Madhav said that Naidu’s desperate efforts will not change the fate of the Congress party...

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Diving for peace and UN Zero Tolerance Policy, India donates 3 lakh dollars to UN peacekeeping initiative

Pitching on to promote peace and support United Nations’s Zero Tolerance Policy, India has donated $300,000 to a programme to train commanders for UN peacekeeping...

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From the man who united the nation ‘Sardar Valabhbhai Patel’ to selfless social workers of India, PM Modi honors everyone in Mann ki Baat

Calling for a combined effort in coming together unitedly for liberating the waves of free nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann ki Baat on Sunday urged the youth to participate in large numbers in the 'run for unity' being organised on October 31 to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel...

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Defence Ministry nods to upgrade 17 Dornier aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard

The Defence Ministry on Saturday approved mid-life upgrade of 17 Dornier aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard at a cost of Rs 950 crore. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement. ..

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Developing an arena for promoting regional cinema, Haryana all set to develop a film city in Gurgaon

Encompassing a scenic beauty and attracting more visitors, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday launched the state’s first film policy in Gurgaon, looking to develop Haryanvi cinema and talent, and making the state a favoured destination for filmmakers from other industries...

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First indigenously overhauled Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet debuts in IAF’s flying squadron

Undertaking every possible efforts to make India strong, the Ministry of Defence is leaving no stones unturned. In a new attempt, the 11 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Indian Air Force at Ojhar in Maharashtra’s Nashik district on Friday handed over its first indigenously overhauled Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet to the Indian Air Force...

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ABB to build the world's most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

Robots will make robots at a new ABB (ABBN.S) factory in China, which the Swiss engineering group said on Saturday it plans to build for $150 million in Shanghai as it defends its place as the country’s largest maker of industrial robots...

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India's Meenakshi Chaudhary wins 1st runner-up title at Miss Grand International 2018

India’s beauty Meenakshi Chaudhary came at the second position in a neck-to-neck competition for Miss Grand International 2018, at the sixth edition of the beauty pageant. The competition was held in Myanmar...

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Ensuring proper care of girl child, Tamil Nadu creates record by opening 16 lakh postal saving accounts

With initiating saving schemes for girls, the state of Tamil Nadu tops in mobilisation of deposits for “Selva MagalSemippu Thittam” (Sukanya Samriddi Scheme) across the country with 16 lakh postal saving accounts. ..

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Stressing women’s role in peace process, India calls on UN sanctions against terrorists involved in sexual violence

Emphasizing the need to take collective action on sexual violence against women, India called up on United Nations Security Council to "proactively" list terrorists and terror groups involved in sexual violence. India highlighted that sexual violence and abductions continue to be used as weapons of war in armed conflict by non-state actors and terrorist organisations which disproportionately affect women...

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Maharashtra pitches for fair elections offering ‘no political tickets’ to candidates with ‘criminal background’

Expressing the view that the State Election Commissions play significant role in conducting elections to local state governments, Maharashtra Governor CH. Vidyasagar Rao highlighted the strengthening of democracy at grassroots level. The governor claimed that the state government has called for a broad consensus among all political parties on not offering political tickets to candidates with criminal background. ..

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Bihar seat sharing formula revealed; BJP- JDU to share equal Lok sabha seg

Refuting all the media reports, BJP President Amit Shah announced that BJP- JDU alliance will contest the same number of seats for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls...

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Unearthing dubious involvement foreign funding, ED raids Amnesty International’s regional office in Bengaluru

During the past two years, the government has been cracking down on non - profit organizations by implying stringent law regulating money received by the non-profit organizations from abroad. In this perspective the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the Bengaluru office of Amnesty International after the human rights organization came under the scanner of investigation agencies for possible violation of rules involving foreign funding. ..

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It is important to follow your dreams and heart… Do something that excites you…

Sundar Pichai..

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Google fired 48 employees for sexual harassment in past two years

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday sent an email to company employees admitting Google fired 48 people, including management, for sexual harassment in the last two years...

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Veteran film personalities meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

A delegation comprising veteran filmmakers along with actor Aamir Khan on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence...

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Don’t Politicize water crisis: Maha Minister Chandrakant Patil

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil on Thursday asked opposition leader to refrain from politicizing sensitive issues like drought. Addressing the press conference here, the senior BJP leader said that incumbent state government is judiciously handling the water crisis...

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Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and economy

Let it be fully understood that Ram Mandir at Ayodhya will not be a place where pujas only will be performed. It is symbol of national resurgence and an ultimate blow to the memory of those invaders who attempted to subdue the Atman of this nation. It will pave the way to attainment of the state of Param Vaibhav (Ultimate glory) for this nation...

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PM Modi chords Krishi Kumbha 2018 in Lucknow via video conferencing; reiterates commitment to double farmers' income by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today addressed the Krishi Kumbh in Lucknow, via video conference where he expressed confidence that this gathering of farmers would pave the way for new technology to be imbibed and better opportunities to be created in the agriculture sector...

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Bureaucracy at war from within and with each other!

The “Crash or Collapse of the CBI” and the clash between the CVC, CBI and IB provides both a challenge and opportunity to cleanse the system provided the complete overhaul of the ‘system’ is effectively formulated and implemented without “fear or favor”. ..

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Maharashtra announces ‘drought’ in 180 talukas chalking out eight schemes to provide relief in affected areas

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis declared drought situation in 180 talukas of the state. The list includes regions like Marathwada, Vidarbha and Northern Maharashtra. The state cabinet has also announced eight schemes to provide relief in the affected areas. ..

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Centre behind Jagan Mohan’s Vizag drama: Chandra Babu Naidu

Dubbing Vizag airport incidence as politically motivated and scripted stuff, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu on Thursday accused BJP of instigating unrest in the coastal state...

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EC instructs special checking of passengers arriving by personal plane & helicopter at airports in Madhya Pradesh

The election commission has said that special checking of passengers arriving by personal plane and helicopter should be done at airports in Madhya Pradesh. The commission has also instructed that the baggage of passengers arriving by commercial flights and personal planes should also be checked...

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Case filed against Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundararajan for threatening Co-passenger

A case has been resisted against Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, state in-charge of BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit for allegedly threatening Co-passenger Lois Sophia...

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ED files supplementary charge sheet against P Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis money laundering case

Enforcement Directorate (ED) yesterday filed supplementary prosecution charge sheet against senior former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and eight others in the 3,500-crore rupees Aircel-Maxis case...

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This Dutch city has made a floating park out of plastic waste

Many assume all trash ends up in a landfill or unfortunately, in our oceans, but in one European city they're turning the city's plastic debris into something their community can actually use - a floating, public park...

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Surat diamond trader to gift 600 cars to his employees as Diwali bonus

It is going to be a happy and prosperous Diwali for 600 people in the employ of a diamond merchant in Surat, as each of them is set to receive a car as their annual festive bonus. The generosity comes from diamond trader and owner of Hari Krishna Exports, Savji Dholakia, who believes that big rewards would push his employees to perform better...

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Adichunchanagiri seer Swami Nirmalananda meets PM Narendra Modi

Adichunchanagiri seer Swami Nirmalananda on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence. ..

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Efforts paid off with the best! PM Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize Award for shaping new progressive India

Felicitated with yet another prestigious award, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be conferred the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize for his dedication in improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, fostering economic growth and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts...

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ED staples Rs 255-cr assets of Nirav Modi in Hong Kong

The Enforcement Directorate has attached valuables worth 255 Crore rupees belonging to Nirav Modi in Hong Kong under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. With this the total attachment in the PNB scam case is worth 4 thousand 7 hundred 44 crore rupees...

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BJP Leader Ram Madhav calls on J & K Governor

BJP National General Secretary and Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Ram Madhav today called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here...

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SC terms Muzzafarpur shelter home case as ‘horrible’ and ‘scary’ after CBI placed investigation details

The Supreme Court has termed the Muzzafarpur shelter home case as horrible and scary, after the details were placed before it by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Muzzafarpur Shelter Home case investigation dealt with several girls allegedly raped and were being sexual abused. ..

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Youth arrested for attacking YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy

Visakhapatnam police today nabbed G Srinivasa Rao, a native of Amalapuram for attacking YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam Airport...

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Intensifying legal framework, Govt constitutes a committee to prevent sexual harassment at workplace

As the #MeToo movement gained momentum revealing the devilish face of masked people, the government has come up with constituting a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the matter. The government on Monday constituted the group headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intensify and strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent sexual harassment at the workplace...

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AIADMK leader V K Sasikala to learn Kannada

AIADMK leader V K Sasikala who is facing a four-year jail term over her involvement in the disproportionate-assets case has decided to take lessons of Kannada...

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Ahead of the general elections, Jana Sena Party Chief Pawan Kalyan meets BSP leader

Jana Sena Party Chief Pawan Kalyan who is gearing up for upcoming general elections and Andhra Pradesh assembly polls on Wednesday made a surprise visit to the state capital of Uttar Pradesh...

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Connecting chords of diversity! 25 Chinese university students experience the diversified culture of Incredible India

With India diversely increasing its reach overseas and being appreciated for spreading its traditional roots, 25 Chinese university students are visiting India by special invitation from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Getting accustomed to varied diversified arenas of Indian culture, the students participated in various events...

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Our Cabinet brings sack of developmental proposals pacing efficiency in various fields

Our government’s Cabinet chaired by PM Modi on Wednesday has brought a sack of gifts which will pave a way of development of our nation. Cabinet has taken decisions in various fields...

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SC bans sale and registration of BS-IV vehicle from 1st April, 2020

The Supreme Court has said, no Bharat Stage, BS-IV vehicle would be sold or registered in the country from 1st April, 2020. BS emission norms are standards instituted by the government to regulate output of air pollutants from motor vehicles...

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#MeToo: Government appoints panel to frame strong law against sexual harassment

Taking cognizance of the horrifying #MeToo accounts, the central government today formed a ministerial panel to look into the matter of sexual harassment...

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CBI graft case is a matter of great concern: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday slammed Modi government on the issue of CBI graft case...

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Strict action against Social media offenders: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has asked state officials to keep a close track on the provocative and divisive Content on various digital platforms...

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Subramanian Swamy predicts 350 Lok Sabha seats for BJP

BJP’s firebrand leader Subramanian Swamy today predicted that his party will bag 350 Lok Sabha seats in forthcoming general elections...

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Govt appoints senior officer M Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director

Days after Rakesh Asthana episode, central government on Wednesday appointed M Nageshwar Rao, for the top job of Central Bureau of Investigation interim director...

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Gujarat govt declares 51 talukas as water scarcity hit

The Gujarat government declared 51 talukas, comprising 3,291 villages, as scarcity hit owing to scanty rains on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said in Ahmedabad that 10 talukas of Kutch district, nine of Banaskantha district, eight of Patan district, seven of Surendranagar district and four each of Ahmedabad and Mehasana districts were declared as scarcity hit on Tuesday...

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Over 200 candidates file nominations for 1st phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls

Tuesday was the last day for filing of nominations in Chhattisgarh for the first phase of Assembly elections in 18 constituencies. As per the data received so far, 230 nominations have been filed in 18 constituencies which are going to poll in the first phase on November 12...

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Foreigners! From now reveal your criminal records to seek visa

Foreigners applying for Indian visa will now have to declare their criminal records as part of the new visa format. The move aims to check child sexual abuse and a range of other crimes by travelers...

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Karnataka to accord Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti Award to JD(S) Chief HD Devegowda

Recognizing the contribution of former Prime Minister and JD(S) National Chief HD Deve Gowda towards the welfare of weaker section of the society, HD Kumaraswamy led Congress- JD(S) has decided to accord with the prestigious Maharishi Valmiki Award for 2018-19...

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I have right to pray but won’t desecrate Sabarimala’s sanctity: Smriti Irani

Commenting on the raging controversy of Sabarimala Temple, Union Minister Smriti Irani said that one should refrain from desecrating the sanctity of the ancient shrine...

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Release funds for Polavaram project: Chandra Babu urges center

In order to meet the deadline of May 2019, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has urged BJP government to release the pending funds for Polavaram national irrigation project...

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CBDT releases Direct Tax Statistics; constant growth in direct tax-GDP ratio over last three years

Continuing the practice of placing key statistics relating to direct tax collections and administration in public domain, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has further released time-series data as updated up to FY 2017-18 and income-distribution data for AY 2016-17 and AY 2017-18. The key highlights of these statistics are as under:..

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Paytm owner Vijay Shekhar Sharma files case against three employees for blackmailing him for 20 Cr

Three employees of digital payments major Paytm, including a woman were arrested in Noida on Monday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 20 crore from founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma...

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SC refuses complete ban on sale of firecrackers; safer crackers allowed from 8 to 10 pm on Diwali

The Supreme Court has ruled against imposing complete ban on firecrackers, but has said that only less polluting green crackers can be sold, that too only through licensed traders. The Court has banned online sale of firecrackers, restraining e-commerce websites from carrying out its sale...

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India takes lead in delivering equipment to France for ITER research project

India has taken a lead over others nations in delivering equipment to France for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research project which is aimed at generating energy through nuclear fusion...

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Shocked by #MeToo accounts: Composer AR Rahman

Expressing concern over the shocking #MeToo accounts, legendary AR Rahman said that industry should ensure cleaner and respectful environment for women...

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Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan gets inaugurated: A way to achieve peace, non violence and religion

On Monday, World’s tallest Jain statue was visited by the President Ram Nath Kovind along with inauguration of the Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan. The event is being organised by the Bhagwan Shri Rishabhdev 108 Feet Vishalkai Digambar Jain Murti Nirman Committee...

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Govt notifies special courts for benami transaction cases

The central government has notified Sessions courts in 34 states and Union Territories, which will act as special courts for trial of offences under the benami transaction law...

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Maharashtra unboxes bundle of gifts, proposes to extend benefits of EPF and insurance schemes for sugarcane farmers

The Maharashtra government has proposed to extend benefits of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) as well as insurance schemes to those cutting, harvesting and transporting sugarcane...

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Krishna Gopal warns countrymen of divisive and anti-national forces

Sahsarkaryawah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Dr Krishna Gopal warned the countrymen to be cautious about the activities of divisive and anti-national forces. Such people are hiding in the society in the guise of teachers, lawyers, doctors and farmers and extend help to those anti-national elements and protect the terrorists in the courts of law, he said...

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Delhi against AAP govt! 400 petrol pumps shut down as a protest against refusal in reducing fuel price

As the whole of India was reeling under massive relief of reduction in fuel price, 400 petrol pumps in Delhi have shut down as a protest against the AAP government. All 400 fuel pumps in the national capital are closed because of the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government’s refusal to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel and petrol in the national capital...

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Catholic priest, key witness against Bishop Franco Mulakkal found dead in Jalandhar

Unfolding the cards by revealing the cruel face of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, a Catholic priest, one of the key witnesses in the nun rape case, was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Dasuya in Jalandhar. ..

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Encouraging traditional and ethnic beauty, PM Modi extends support to give artisans a global recognition

Boosting the handloom artisans and skills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Carpet Expo in Varanasi via video conferencing, giving the mantra of 5 Fs for the sector. The PM said, "We want our weavers and artisans belonging to the carpet industry to prosper and get global recognition. For this our mantra is Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Fabric, Fabric to Fashion and Fashion to Foreign."..

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Deadline for filing September GST returns extends to October 25

Reliving news for taxpayers is that the Finance Ministry has extended the due date for filing of summary sales return GSTR-3B for the month of September by five days to 25th of this month...

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Honoring bravery and courage, PM Modi announces national award in the name of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose for police personnel

Honoring the brave hearts for their exemplary and valiant contribution, the police force has undoubtedly worked for the citizens of the country. Honoring the police and paramilitary personnel, involved in disaster response operations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an award in the name of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose recognizing the bravery and courage displayed in saving lives of people, in the wake of a disaster...

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Chhattisgarh: Three Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Bijapur district

In Chhattisgarh, three Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Bijapur district today. The incident took place at Mirtur area. Superintendent of police Mohit Garg confirmed the incident...

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Madhya Pradesh: Chief Electoral Officer fixes time for campaigning for Assembly Election on Doordarshan

In Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Electoral Officer has fixed the time for campaigning for Assembly Election for national and recognized political parties on Doordarshan and All India Radio...

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Punjab mourns under major loss; relief, rehabilitation efforts for victims continue

On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered an inquiry into the tragic Amritsar Train Accident in which at least 61 people were killed and 72 injured and declared one -day mourning in the state on Saturday...

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Prices of petrol and diesel slashed again; Know what are the latest rates in your city!

Amid a reduction in global crude oil prices, fuel prices across the country witnessed further reduction on Saturday, bringing citizens much-needed relief from skyrocketing fares. The petrol price in Delhi was revised to Rs 81.99 per litre after a decrease of 39 paise, while that in Mumbai was Rs 87.46 per litre after a 38 paise reduction...

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Centre to increase Onion supply in Delhi from buffer stock

The Centre has decided to increase the supply of Onion in Delhi from the buffer stock by two to three times from the current level to tide over any constraint in the interim supply of the commodities in the market...

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Around 61 killed, 72 injured as train in Amritsar runs over people watching Dussehra celebration

At least 50 are feared killed after a train ran into dozens of people standing on a railway track in Amritsar, watching the burning of Ravan's effigy this evening...

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Sri Peetham seer Swami Paripoornananda joins BJP

Ahead of the Telangana assembly polls, Sri Peetham seer Swami Paripoornananda today called on Amit Shah and officially joined BJP...

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Former UP, Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari passes away; 3 days mourn declared in U'khand

Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, passed away in New Delhi on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. He breathed his last at a private hospital. Uttarakhand government has declared a three-day state mourning following the death of Former Chief Minister...

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Sack TDP leader CM Ramesh or face the heat: GVL Narasimha Rao

Raking up the issue of alleged financial irregularities, senior BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao has asked TDP MP CM Ramesh to step down over the charges of corruption...

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India imposes anti-dumping duties on steel products from China

In a bid to protect the interest of domestic players from cheap imports from the neighbouring country, India has imposed anti-dumping duties of up to $ 185.51 per tonne for five years on certain varieties of Chinese steel...

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Seeking blessings of Sai Baba, PM Modi hands over keys to housing beneficiaries and unveils various projects in Shirdi

Seeking blessings of Sai Baba in Shirdi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plague of various developmental projects. PM Modi also handed over keys to mark the Grihapravesh of Prime Minister AwasYojana- Grameen (PMAY-G) beneficiaries in Maharashtra. Apart from that, PM Modi also released a silver coin to commemorate the Centenary year of Shri Saibaba Samadhi...

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