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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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Rajnath Singh launches two separate portals to protect women from cybercrime and sexual abuse

Two separate portals to strengthen Women Safety were launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday in New Delhi. The two portals will help to provide full safety and security to women from cybercrime and sexual abuse. Notably, the first portal launched by HM Rajnath Singh “cybercrime.gov.in” will receive complaints from citizens on objectionable online content related to child pornography, child sexual abuse material, sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape. While the second portal ..

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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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India contributes a whopping $1 million for UN’s ambitious solar project

As India has always given a major push to renewable resources; the country has contributed a whopping $1 million for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building at its headquarters. ..

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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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Blunders by political blind men of Hindustan

Most critical it is, therefore, for the younger generation to focus on the list of blunders committed by ‘Political Blind men of Hindustan’ since 1947 and their cumulative adverse strategic fallout to understand prevailing “total chaos and anarchy”...

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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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#AgustaWestlandcase : MEA clarifies no communication from UAE over extradition of British middleman Christian Michel

Amidst report over Dubai Court extradited British middleman Christian Michel in AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal case, the Indian authorities on Thursday clarified that it has not any communication from the UAE government so far. The External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has said that it has not received any official communication from the UAE government about the case related to Agusta Westland chopper deal middleman Christian Michel in a Dubai court...

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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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India hails inter-Korean summit, says such engagement will pave way for long-lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula

With the recent inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang ending on a good note with both asserting on ‘end of war’ and signing the denuclearization agreement, India on Thursday hailed the decision saying that such engagement would help in reducing tensions and pave the way for long-lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula...

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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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Goa holds inaugural Naval Flight Test Seminar

With intensive brain-storming sessions on flight testing fixed and rotary wing aircraft towards integrating them on the aircraft carrier and small decks, the inaugural Naval Flight Test Seminar was held at Goa on Thursday...

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Giving boost to India’s economic progress, PM Modi lays foundation for world-class convention centre

With laying the foundation for India International Convention and Expo Center, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that the centre will reflect India's economic progress, rich cultural heritage, and our consciousness towards environmental protection...

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India successfully test-fires indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile ‘Prahar’

India successfully test-fired an indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile ‘Prahar’ from the Odisha coast on Thursday amid heavy rains. Notably, it is a huge success for India’s point of view and will increase the strength of Indian security forces...

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Falsehood of a ‘Clown Prince’

I had, in my blog dated 29th August, 2018 on the Rafale deal, exposed each one of the falsehood stated by the Congress Party. The campaign of falsehood is entirely led by the Congress President. His strategy is simple – concoct a lie and repeat it as many times. This, at least, provides him some concocted material for his statements / speeches for otherwise an issueless Congress...

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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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Reason to rejoice! Small Savings schemes interest rates hiked

With giving major sigh of relief with last GST meeting benefits, the latest in the row is that the government has hiked the interest rate on small savings schemes including public provident fund or PPF, which will not fetch 8% interest rate for the October to December quarter, from 7.6% currently. ..

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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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Embracing private hospitals, Kayakalp scheme to be part of Swachchta hi Sewa

Encouraged by the achievements of Kayakalp Scheme, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) has decided to consider assessment of healthcare facilities in the private sector on the lines of parameters of Kayakalp Scheme. ..

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Prez Kovind Promulgates Ordinance banning the practice of instant Triple Talaq

Triple Talaq has got more strength as our President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated an Ordinance banning the practice of instant Triple Talaq. This was stated by the Ministry of Law and Justice in a Gazette notification on Wednesday evening...

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RSS does not believe in minority-ism: Dr Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) does not distinguish and discriminate the people of the country as majority and minority, declared Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat here on the third and last day of the three-day lecture series at Vigyan Bhavan on Wednesday...

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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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RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat presenting his views on Bhavishya ka Bharat- An RSS Perspective (Third day)

RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat presenting his views on Bhavishya ka Bharat- An RSS Perspective (Third day)..

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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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VVPAT, EVM M-3 machines to be used in upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections: Election Commission

In a first, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and EVM M-3 machines are all set to be used in the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections. This was said by Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat on Tuesday. Notably, in a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said that polling in all 200 constituencies in the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections would be conducted through Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and EVM M-3 machines...

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Ambassadors of Skill India Campaign: Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma

Bollywood stars- Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission. The duo, through their film ‘Sui Dhaaga - Made in India’, are saluting India’s entrepreneurs and skilled workforce, especially homegrown artisans, craftspeople and weavers who are making the country proud the world over...

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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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A punishable offence it is! Cabinet approves ordinance on Triple Talaq

The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance making triple talaq a punishable offence. Briefing media in New Delhi, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the Supreme Court had in a verdict in August last year declared it illegal and unconstitutional. He said, it was cleared by the Lok Sabha but was struck in the Rajya Sabha...

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Rajnath Singh chairs 28th meeting of Southern Zonal Council, 22 items resolved

As many as 22 items relating to the security of fishermen, introduction of peninsular tourism trains, uniformity in allocation of funds in proportion to population of SC/ST for scholarship for all the courses, optimum harnessing of renewable energy available in the Southern States were resolved in the 28th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council which was held under the Chairmanship the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Bengaluru on Tuesday...

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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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Sushma Swaraj exposes lie of Navjot Singh Sidhu; says no official communication from Pak over Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara

Pakistani government has so far neither agreed to include visits to Kartarpur Sahib by Indian pilgrims under bilateral protocol nor has sent any official communication for establishing the corridor. This was said by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday last week in a letter to Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal...

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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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A right of “Ease of Living” to pensioners: ‘All India Pension Adalat’

In order to give the right of “Ease of Living” to the pensioners, the ‘Pension Adalat’ has been inaugurated by Public Grievances & Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday. The Pension Adalats are being convened with the objective of bringing on a common table the aggrieved pensioner, the concerned department, the bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases can be settled across the table within the framework of extant rules...

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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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India secure extradition of British middleman Christian Michel from Dubai court in AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal case

In a massive breakthrough in its hardcore investigation in the 3,600 crore rupees AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal case, the Indian agencies have successfully secured the extradition of British middleman Christian Michel. Notably, a Dubai court on Tuesday ordered the extradition of British middleman Christian Michel in the 3,600 crore rupees AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal case. The Dubai court pronounced the judgement after Indian authorities officially made a request to the Gulf nation, based ..

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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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Supreme Court adjourns hearing, Nirmala Sitharaman slams UPA on Rafale deal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a PIL seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France...

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Securing farmers, insurance companies to pay 12% interest for delay in settlement claims under revised PMFBY

Chalking out more beneficiaries to the farmers, the government has decided to incorporate provisions of penalties for state and insurance companies for delay in settlement of insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. The new operational guidelines come at the onset of the rabi season, which starts from 1st of October...

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Raksha Mantri approves purchase of defence equipments worth Rs 9,100 crores to strengthen security forces

In a bid to bring a massive boost in the armoury of security forces and meet their immediate requirement, Defence Ministry on Tuesday accorded approval for the for the procurement of equipment valued at over Rs 9,100 crores. Notably, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the defence forces valued at over Rs 9,100 crores in New Delhi...

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Bhagwat upholds sanctity of Constitution, says it’s consensus of society

Upholding the sanctity of the Constitution the RSS reiterated its full and firm faith in the statute that governs the country. Delivering the second lecture in the three-day lecture series here at Vigyan Bhavan Tuesday, RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat said that his organisation has not violated the Constitution...

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RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat presenting his views on Bhavishya ka Bharat- An RSS Perspective (second day)

RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat presenting his views on Bhavishya ka Bharat- An RSS Perspective (second day)..

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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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Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das calls for updation of NRC

Demanding a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in states such as Assam, to identify illegal Bangladeshis in the state, Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das said that it was due to these illegal residents that Jamtara, a small town in the state, has become a hub of cyber crimes in the country...

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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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Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank soon to club together and form India's third largest bank

Soon you will see a common board for three banks as the Alternative Mechanism comprising of its Chairperson, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Cabinet Ministers, Piyush Goyal and Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman decided that Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank may consider amalgamation of the three banks. The envisaged amalgamation will be the First-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India, with a combined business of Rs. 14.82 lakh crore, making it India’s Third Largest Bank...

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India’s unstoppable daughters “INSV Tarini” conferred with Tenzing Norgay Award

Conquering the toughest waters in a span of seven months, the unstoppable team of six women naval officers INSV Tarini have been conferred with Tenzing Norgay Awards. The award is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea, and air. The award was conferred to them by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ..

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PM Modi lays foundation stone of various developmental projects in Varanasi

PM Modi lays foundation stone of various developmental projects in Varanasi..

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RSS is a methodology of bringing all diversities together and its only work is “vyakti nirman”, says Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is a methodology of bringing all diversities together and its only work is “vyakti nirman” (making good human beings). This was said by RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of prominent personalities on the first day of the three-day lecture series on topic ‘Future of Bharat: An RSS Vision’ at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi...

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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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RSS wants change through collective strength of people: Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) wants transformation through collective strength and concurrence of common people, said Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat here Monday...

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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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RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat presenting his views on Bhavishya ka Bharat- An RSS Perspective

RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat presenting his views on Bhavishya ka Bharat- An RSS Perspective..

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates India's first 'smart fence' pilot project along Indo-Pak border; a fool-proof system to stop infiltration

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday inaugurated India's first 'smart fence' pilot project along the Indo-Pak border at the BSF Headquarters in Ploura, Jammu. Notably, the pilot project entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along Indo-Pak borders. The system provides for round-the-clock surveillance on the border and in different weather conditions be it dust storm, fog or rain. Smart fencing uses a number of devices for surveillance, communicatio..

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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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India has been gifted with a Prime Minister of vision, talent and futuristic outlook! Happy Birthday PM Narendra Modi

A man with ultimate charisma, personality that marks a strong presence among the people, a man with vision of patriotic feeling of prioritizing India on top benefitting all; a very very Happy Birthday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Strongly believing, PM Modi aptly follows his words when he said, “For the government, the only dharma is India first; the only dharma granth (holy book) is the Constitution.”..

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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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‘Future Managers’ of Oriental College organize a day-long event COGNITE; ends on highly success note

Cognite- a day-long event was organized by management students of Oriental College of Science and Commerce (Sanpada, Navi Mumbai) with the idea to impart practical experience in the form of events and competition of management concepts that they learn theoretically in their curriculum.The “Cognite” event which was held on 10th September this year was inaugurated by the guest of honour P. Ramaswamy- founder and Technical Director of Hi5 Youth Foundation. Another guest of honour for the day was Balpreet ..

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Indo-US Armies commence massive Joint Exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ to enhance counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism skills

The two-week 14th Indo-US Joint Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2018 commenced on Sunday with an impressive opening ceremony in the foothills of Himalayas at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand. The two Armies will jointly be doing training to enhance counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism skills under United Nation charter...

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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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Aadhaar face authentication rolls out today

Aadhaar has rolled out its face authentication feature but mobile operators have sought more time to implement the feature, citing non-preparedness of biometric device makers. The operators under the ambit of Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India (ACT) have said that the date of implementation of face authentication should be at least two months from the date that the device ecosystem is ready, and till such time no penalty should be levied...

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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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Centre takes string of decisions to keep fall in rupee under control; Read here

With an aim to keep the rising Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the fall in rupee in control, PM Modi-led central government on Friday announced various steps including the removal of withholding tax on rupee-denominated bonds known as Masala bonds issued till March next year, relaxation for Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), and curbs on non-essential imports...

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Picking up the broom, PM Modi aims at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of Clean India; launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’

Launching “Swachhata Hi Seva movement”, PM Modi aims at generating greater public participation towards Swachhta, which is being organized in the run up to the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, on October 2nd, 2018, which will also mark the commencement of the 150th year celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi...

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RBI announces purchase of G-Secs worth Rs 10,000 Cr next week

With an aim to induce liquidity in the system, The Reserve Bank on Friday announced it will purchase government securities (G-Secs) worth Rs 10,000 crore on September 19. The purchase of the government securities will be done through Open Market Operations (OMO)...

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Justice prevails! SC awards Rs 50 lakh compensation to former scientist Nambi Narayanan in ISRO espionage case

Justice exists and prevails! The Supreme Court on Friday awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, saying he was “unnecessarily arrested and harassed” by the Kerala Police. Notably, ISRO espionage case was registered by Kerala Police in 1994 against Nambi Narayanan and D. Sasikumaran, another ISRO scientist, along with a couple of businessmen and also two Maldivian women who were all accused of collectively siphoning off top documents from ISRO. Nambi Narayanan was ..

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Supreme Court reframes its previous order on dowry harassment

The Supreme Court on Friday modified its previous order that provided for setting up of a committee to deal with complaints of dowry harassment. The court, while modifying its earlier verdict, said that there is no scope for courts for constitutionally filling up gaps in the penal law...

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Centre slates steps to check rising Current Account Deficit and fall in rupee

With the backdrop of rising Current Account Deficit (CAD), and the fall in rupee, the Centre has slated an array of measures to check the financial outcomes. The steps include removal of withholding tax on rupee-denominated bonds known as Masala bonds issued till March next year, relaxation for Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), and curbs on non-essential imports. ..

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Acche Din! Wholesale inflation eases to four-month low of 4.53 % in August following cheaper food prices

India’s annual inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) had eased to a four-month low of 4.53 percent in August on softening of prices of food articles, especially vegetables. According to the government data, The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 4.53% (provisional) for the month of August, 2018 (over August, 2017) as compared to 5.09% (provisional) for the previous month and 3.24% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial ..

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PM Modi interacts with NGO's volunteers to flag off "Swachhata Hi Sewa" campaign

PM Modi interacts with NGO's volunteers to flag off "Swachhata Hi Sewa" campaign ..

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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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National Scholarship Portal Mobile App launched to ensure hassle-free scholarship system for poor, weaker sections students

National Scholarship Portal Mobile App (NSP Mobile App) was launched on Thursday with an aim to ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections. Notably, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched the country's first "National Scholarship Portal Mobile App" (NSP Mobile App) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Naqvi said that this "National Scholarship Portal Mobile App" will ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free ..

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PM Modi attends Ashara Mubaraka; says Bohra sect is integral to peace in India and contributed to our unity on diversity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended Ashara Mubaraka – Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Husain (SA), organized by the Dawoodi Bohra community, in Indore. While addressing on the occasion, PM Modi firstly applauded the Bohra community for their contribution in the country's development and said that it is India's power of co-existence that makes world aware of its power. PM Modi also said that Patriotism of Dawoodi Bohras an example for the country. "The Bohra sect is integral to peace ..

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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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Arun Jaitley rubbishes claim of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya; says statement not reflect ‘truth’

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday rubbished fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya’s claim of having met him before fleeing to London in 2016, saying that the statement is factually false in as much as it does not reflect truth. Terming Mallya's offer to settle overdue loans of over Rs 9,000 crore to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airline as "bluff offers", Minister Arun Jaitley said that he did not even take the papers Mallya was carrying during that brief encounter. Jaitley also clarified that he ..

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‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ Scheme launched to ensure remunerative prices to farmers for their produce

In a bid to ensure remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce, PM Modi-led centre has approved a new Umbrella Scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA). Notably, giving a major boost to the pro-farmer initiatives of the Government and in keeping with its commitment and dedication for the Annadata, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has approved a new Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA). The Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative ..

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PM Modi attends Ashara Mubaraka, organized by Dawoodi Bohra community in Indore

PM Modi attends Ashara Mubaraka, organized by Dawoodi Bohra community in Indore..

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India; set to assume office from next month

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the most senior judge in the Supreme Court after Chief Justice Dipak Misra, was appointed as the next Chief Justice of India on Thursday. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, this year. In a press release, the Prime Minister’s office said, “The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice ..

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PM Modi calls on everyone to participate in ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ and make our country clean

With an aim to give a massive fillip to cleanliness movement in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon everyone to become a part of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’. PM Modi in a televised address to the nation said, “On 2nd October we mark the start of Gandhi Ji’s 150th birth anniversary. It is also the day Swachh Bharat Mission completes 4 years of being a historic mass movement aimed at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India.”..

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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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Indo-US Army set to conduct high voltage joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2018’ soon

The Armies of India and United States are all set to undertake a joint military training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 from 16 September to 29 September this year with an aim to work together in counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism environment in mountainous terrain under United Nation charter...

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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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Inviting corporates and PSUs to contribute in Indian Railways initiatives, Piyush Goyal launches ‘Rail Sahyog’ web portal

In a move that may revamp the basic amenities for passengers at railway stations the Ministry of Railways has decided to rope in private players for developing and maintenance of basic amenities at railways stations. In this regard, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched a web portal 'Rail Sahyog'...

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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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By providing Rafale and S-400 govt is strengthening the IAF to counter shortfalls of the depleting numbers: Air Force Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa

Air Force Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa today said that the Government’s decision to procure French Rafale fighter jets and Russian air defense missile system will help in filling the gap of combat capabilities of the Indian Air Force...

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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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ED files charge sheet against Mehul Choksi in #PNBScam case; says he diverted over Rs 3,250 cr to foreign countries

Continuing its high voltage investigation in PNB scam, the Enforcement Directorate has found that absconding jeweller Mehul Choksi diverted over Rs 3,250 crore funds to foreign countries. Notably, in its charge sheet, ED said that Mehul Choksi diverted over 3,250 crore rupees, amassed by defrauding Punjab National Bank, to the foreign countries including Thailand, the US, Belgium, UAE, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong...

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Come and join the historic movement, PM Modi announces launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ on Sept 15

With completing four years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday informed that the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ will commence on September 15 appealing people to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary this year by being a part of the Clean India movement. ..

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Indo-Kazakhstan joint exercise KAZIND-2018 begins to build, promote army to army relations and exchange skills

Exercise KAZIND-2018, a 14 day long joint military exercise between Indian and Kazakhstan Armies, commenced in Otar Military Area, Kazakhstan. Notably, the joint training aims to build and promote army to army relations and exchange skills and experiences between Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army...

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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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#SwamiVivekanand not only taught world about Vedic philosophy but also reminded country of its rich past, immense potential: PM Modi

Swami Vivekanand not only taught the world about the Vedic philosophy but also reminded the country of its rich past and immense potential. This was said by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday while addressing via Video Conference to the Valedictory Function of the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand’s Chicago speech, organized by Sri Ramakrishna Math at Coimbatore...

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Spreading its roots, Telugu version of ‘Exam Warriors’ gets released

While our beloved Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the responsibility to wipe off the stress burden of the school students, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar asked the students to become exam warriors instead of fearing them while releasing the Telugu translation of ‘Exam Warriors’, written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Vijay Mallya to appear before London court today for a hearing in his high-profile extradition case

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya will appear before a London court today for a hearing in his high-profile extradition case. The judge is expected to review a video of the Mumbai jail cell prepared by the Indian authorities for the embattled liquor tycoon...

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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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Soaring Oil Prices: the govt must act fast

Prime Minister Modi and the BJP squarely must accept the responsibility and accountability for losing political credibility among voters...

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India and Japan discuss ways for better coordination and joint operations aiming to strengthen maritime relations

Aiming to strengthen ties between the Coast Guards of two maritime countries for better coordination, and joint operations in future, an eight-member Japanese Coast Guard delegation on Monday visited the Coast Guard Regional...

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Malayalam Muslim film director praises Sewa Bharati in Kerala

A famous Malayalam film director-producer Ali AKabar has praised Sewa Bharati, an RSS –Sponsored service organization for the yeomen service its volunteers had extended to the flood ravaged people of Kerala rising above the political or religious considerations...

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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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Nun, who exposed Bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping her multiple times writes letter to Vatican city; seeks justice

A 44-year-old nun from Kerala who had exposed Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar of raping her multiple times has now written to the Vatican city seeking justice. In a seven-page letter written to The Apostolic Nuncio of India, Giambattista Diquattro – an Ambassador to the Pope detailing her pain and listing the names of all the people she has approached for help including the Pope himself. He further said that none of them including Nuncio have bothered to help her, or take action against the rape-accuse..

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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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PM Modi appreciates efforts of ASHA, ANM, Anganwadi workers for using the power of technology for securing future generation

In yet another interesting chapter of carrying a candid conversation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the ones who work to secure the future generation of the country. Any guesses? Well, PM Modi today interacted with ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers across the nation through Narendra Modi Mobile App. The Prime Minister commended their efforts, to ensure proper healthcare facilities to women and children. ..

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Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to deliver a speech on Indo-Sri Lanka ties

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday will share the stage with BJP MP Subramanian Swamy. Rajapaksa will deliver a speech on “India-Sri Lanka relation: the way ahead” organized by Swamy’s Virat Hindustan Sangam here...

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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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Indian Air Force successfully carries out mid-air refuelling of indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas

The Indian Air Force on Monday achieved a milestone as it has successfully carried out refuelling of indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas. Notably, the first ever mid-air refuelling of the indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas was successfully carried out, placing India in an elite group of countries having air-to-air refuelling system for military planes...

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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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PM Modi interacts with lakhs of ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers

PM Modi interacts with lakhs of ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers..

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Indo-Mongolian joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018 kicked off to improve tactical skills in counter-terrorist operations

With an aim to improve their tactical and technical skills in joint counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in the rural and urban scenario under United Nations mandate, the joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018 between the armed forces of India and Mongolia commenced on Monday at Five Hills Training Area, Ullanbaatar, Mongolia...

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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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Stop Episodic Analysis of Modernization of Security Forces!

The approach to modernization needs a dramatic shift: abandon classical approach; and shift to dynamic (Roll On) holistic and integrative approach. Wake up “Oh, Blind men of Hindustan!” and abandon the inherited “Elephantine” syndrome/obsession...

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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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Interpol issues red-corner notice against Nirav Modi's sister Purvi Modi in connection with #PNBScam

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) on Monday issued a red-corner notice (RCN) against fugitive jeweler Nirav Modi's sister Purvi Modi in connection with at least Rs 13000 crore Punjab National Bank money-laundering case. ED requested Interpol to issue RCN against Modi's sister in the month of August this year after she failed to appear before a special Fugitive Economic Offenders Act court in Mumbai. Notably, this comes at least a week after Interpol issued RCN against Mihir ..

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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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Hurry up! National Children Awards 2018 opens its door the nominations

An amazing platform to honour the exceptional achievements of children and those who strive towards the welfare, development and protection of children, the National Children Awards has opened its door for the nomination. Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited nominations for. According to an official release, the National Children Awards is an amazing platform...

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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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Google CEO Sundar Pichai pens letter to Ravi Shankar Prasad advocating free cross-border data flow

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has written to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad advocating free flow of data across borders. He said that such a step will encourage global companies to contribute to India's digital economy...

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Presence of Atalji forever in heart, PM Modi coins slogan for the upcoming 2019 general elections; ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP’!

Announcing the election bugle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined the slogan for Bharatiya Janata Party during the 2019 elections. ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP’ is the slogan of a victorious India and resolute Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to motivate party leaders and workers for the coming assembly polls and the 2019 general elections...

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Hindu religion teaches how to co-exist harmoniously with nature, says VP Venkaiah Naidu at #WorldHinduCongress

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that Hindu religion teaches how to co-exist harmoniously with nature. Notably, in his keynote address to the concluding session of the second World Hindu Congress in Chicago, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the need of preserving the true values of Hinduism to alter ill-informed opinions and attitudes. “India believed in universal tolerance and accepted all religions as true,” he added...

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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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Dozens of nun, priests staged protest and demanded immediate arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

On Saturday, dozens of nun and priests came forward to protest against a rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal outside the Kerala High Court and demanded his immediate arrest. Notably, nuns and priests of Kuravilangad convent staged a massive protest outside the Kerala High Court against the delay in the arrest of rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal. The protestors demanded immediate arrest of Franco Mulakkal claiming that both the state government and the diocese are shielding him...

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Bengaluru all set to host Aero show next year

Bengaluru is all set to host the Aero India 2019 from 20-24 February next year with an aim to combine a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with public air shows. Notably, the Defence Ministry in a statement said, “The Government has decided to hold the Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru from 20-24 February 2019. This five-day event will combine a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defense industries with public air shows.”..

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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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Transformation at its best! Indian Railways give a digital treat to passengers for better travelling

Indian Railway has always chalked out ways to improvise the accessibility of its service to the passengers. It has also been working to improve its creaking infrastructure and enhance passenger amenities. To ensure success in this effort, Railways has introduced various IT initiatives as well. ..

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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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Hindus don't live to oppose but we should learn to protect ourselves: RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat at the #WorldHinduCongress

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat on Friday called upon Hindu community to unite and work for the betterment of the mankind after inaugurating the Second #WorldHinduCongress2018 in Chicago along with Acharya Dr Lokesh Muniji, Swami Swarupanandaji, Swami Purnatmanandaji and others. Mohan Bhagwat also unveiled the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Chicago...

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Debt management report for April-June gets released

The Quarterly Report on Debt Management for the Quarter April-June 2018 has been released today by the Finance Ministry. During Q1 of FY19, the Central Government issued dated securities worth Rs. 1,44,000 crore in 12 tranches as against Rs. 1,68,000 crore in Q1 of FY18. The Weighted Average Maturity (WAM) of new issuances increased to 15.16 years from 14.92 years in Q1 of FY 18 owing to issuances of longer tenor securities...

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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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Crowning the Sheroes, Centre invites nomination for Nari Shakti 2018

Conferring the women with the best, the Nari Shakti has shown her aura and presence of crafting her work to get her recognition as a woman of pride. Honoring the woman with the award that she deserves, the Department of Women and Child Development has invited nomination for the 2018 Nari Shakti Puraskar which is ought to be the Highest Civilian Honour for Women in India. ..

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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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Various aspects of Hindu philosophy can help find solution to several problems, says PM Modi in his message to #WorldHinduCongress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that various aspects of Hindu philosophy can help find the solution to several problems that plague the world today. In his message to the 2nd World Hindu Congress, PM Modi said that digitization of various treatises and ancient epics can deepen their connect with the younger generation, which will be a great service for the coming generations...

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Politics of blackmailing: Tearing off constitutionalism

The national scenario all over India appears to be dampened and the social and cultural peace in the society looks trembling. The Executive at the federal level as well as at the State level is under tremendous compulsion and at times it appears fallen at the mercy of the mobocracy...

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Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari urges auto industry to focus on green transport

Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari urged automobile industry to focus on cost-effective and pollution free public transport systems. Addressing the seminar MOVE, global mobility summit organized by NITI Aayog, Gadkari emphasized on the use of modern technology in order to fine-tune the existing transport system...

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Narcotics Control Bureau conducts back-to-back operations in JK and Punjab; arrested three with 60 kg of heroin

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested at least three drug peddlers and sized approximately 60 kg heroin in two different raids in Handwara, Kashmir. On Wednesday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (Jammu Zone) conducted back-to-back operations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab and seized around 38kg of heroin from the house of a resident in Handwara, Kashmir...

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Overview & impact of global Hindu organizations

Various Hindu organizations are working globally to guide the strife-torn, restive world on the path of durable peace and sustainable development. The World Hindu Congress at Chicago is expected to make significant strides in this direction...

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#PNBScam: Interpol to soon decide on Red Corner Notice against Mehul Choksi

The international probe agency Interpol is all set to give its decision on issuing Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Mehul Choksi in October this year. Notably, fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are involved in Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam...

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Thanks to demonetization! Fake currency influx drops through Indo-Bangladesh border

Demonetization has been a boon for the country as the influx of fake currency has dipped considerably. DG of BSF K K Sharma said that following demonetization, there has been a drop in fake currency influx through the Indo-Bangladesh border. He also lauded Bangladesh for taking steps to prevent smuggling and influx of such fake currency notes...

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Future of mobility in India based on 7C including Common, Connected, Convenient, Congestion-free, Charged, Clean and Cutting-edge: PM Modi

After inaugurating the Global Mobility Summit at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted his vision for the future of mobility in India, which he said was based on 7 C’s including Common, Connected, Convenient, Congestion-free, Charged, Clean and Cutting-edge...

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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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at inauguration of 1st Global Mobility Summit MOVE at Vigyan Bhavan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at inauguration of 1st Global Mobility Summit MOVE at Vigyan Bhavan..

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates 3-day Defence & Homeland Security Expo and Conference – 2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated the 3-day Defence & Homeland Security Expo and Conference – 2018. After inaugurating the defence expo, he called upon the law enforcement agencies to adopt new technologies to enhance their capacities to contain terror and to counter the emerging challenges to homeland security...

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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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UN India appreciates decriminalization of homosexuality

Hours after Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, the United Nations (UN) on Thursday lauded the decision and said that the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, Intersex people (LGBTI persons)...

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Electrical vehicles & automobiles get exemption running on alternative fuel from permit requirements

In a bid to boost such vehicles in the country to bring down pollution, Government has decided to exempt electric vehicles and automobiles run on alternative fuel from permit requirements...

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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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Indian ports register comprehensive growth of 5.13% during April to August this year

Favourable trade conditions made Indian ports to register a whopping 5.13% of growth and together handled 288.38 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to August this year. Again, Kamarajar Port has registered the highest growth. Notably, the major ports have recorded a growth of 5.13% and together handled 288.38 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to July 2018 as against 274.32 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year...

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Fin Min simplifies GST refund claims for businessmen

In a move to ease of doing business and easing compliance burden for businesses, the Finance Ministry has said GST refunds can be claimed by simply submitting a printout of ‘GSTR-2A’ form to tax authorities instead of giving all purchase invoices of a month...

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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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As many as seven new IIMs to get permanent campus by June 2021

Centre on Wednesday approved the proposal for setting up of seven new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) by June 2021, at a total cost of over Rs 3775.42 crore. Notably, the Union cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the establishment and operationalization of permanent campus of seven new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at a total cost of Rs 3775.42 crore (Rs 2999.96 crore as Non-Recurring and Rs 775.46 Crore as Recurring Expenditure)...

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