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Aug 30, 2015 9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress workers protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's house against price rise

Delhi Congress workers today staged a protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house over the rise in prices of onion and other essential commodities and accused the city government for "failing" to check it or take action against hoarders and speculators.

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8:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

BJP now penetrating in states where it has weak presence: Murlidhar Rao

BJP would strengthen its reach and presence in the country to make the voters who have enrolled themselves with the party into active members, Murlidhar Rao, National General Secretary of the party said.

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8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Grand Secular Alliance's Swabhiman Rally a big flop: Ramvilas Paswan

Describing the 'Swabhiman Rally' of the Grand Secular here today as a "big flop" due to low turnout, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president and Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan claimed the NDA will sweep the Assembly polls in Bihar with a three-fourth majority.

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8:42 pm   #Offstumped   #States

Land Pooling instead of Land Acquisition

Mangu Singh explains why construction of metro rail in India is different from anywhere in the world, explains why a 24/7 metro service is not possible.

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8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   

Congress has been exposed on Land Bill : Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said here today that the Congress has been exposed for its "double standard" on the Land Aquisition Bill and for taking an "anti-farmer" stand.

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8:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

BJP accuses Sonia Gandhi of telling "lies" to attack the Centre

After Sonia Gandhi shared dais with Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar at a rally in Patna, BJP today hit back saying the "promoters of politics of family rule, opportunism and corruption" have come together to target it and accused the Congress chief of telling "lies" to attack the Centre.

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7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Sebi to review surveillance systems; fast-track enforcements

To further tighten its noose on manipulators and black money launderers in the stock markets, regulator Sebi will undertake a comprehensive review of its surveillance systems including with help from independent experts and also fast-track its enforcement actions.

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6:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa prepared to host National Games-2016

Goa is prepared to host the 36th National Games in November next year with full support from government, Goa Olympic Association (GOA) General Secretary Gurudutt Bhakta has said.

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6:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab attracts Rs 3,500-crore investments for solar projects

Punjab government today said it has received bids from as many as 18 companies for setting up solar projects in the state which will attract investment of Rs 3,500 crore.

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6:25 pm   #Offstumped

An Indo-Pacific Region ?

India may use its rising power in the Indo-Pacific to balance and limit China's regional weight, but this is far from certain.

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6:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - BJP to hold protest on infant deaths on Sept 2

Accusing the BJD government of failing to take steps to check rising infant deaths at Sishu Bhawan at Cuttack, BJP today said it would stage protest across the state on September 2 to highlight the crumbling health services in Odisha.

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5:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Lack of sports infrastructure in Berhampur

Construction of Berhampur stadium is yet to be completed even 25 years after its inauguration as lack of sports infrastructure continues to plague the Silk City of Odisha.

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5:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Solar pumps to be installed in 151 schools in Koraput district

In a bid to help students draw water from tubewells without manual operation, the administration in Koraput district has decided to introduce solar energy powered pumps in 151 residential schools for SC and ST students and 50 high schools.

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5:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University shot dead

Former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University M M Kalburgi was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence here this morning by unidentified gunmen, police said.

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4:54 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to fill vacant posts in CBI

Facing dearth of officers, the Centre will soon write to all state governments and union territories for recommending personnel to fill up nearly 750 vacant posts in the CBI.

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4:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttar Pradesh - Dalit labourer beaten up for demanding salary

Six persons have been booked for allegedly beating up a Dalit labourer when he demanded his salary.

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4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur - Orphans tie rakhis to jawans

Children of an orphanage tied rakhis (sacred thread) on the wrists of the jawans who in turn pledged for their safety at Tiddim road here on the occasion of Rakhsa Bandhan.

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4:26 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to include suggestions in Land Bill

Faced with stiff resistance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the government will not re-promulgate the controversial Ordinance on Land Acquisition which expires tomorrow and declared readiness to incorporate any suggestion in the bill on it which is pending in Rajya Sabha to benefit the farmers.

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4:18 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi: "Development alone can solve all problems"

As Patel quota agitation threatens to snowball into a major issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that development alone can solve all problems and expressed satisfaction that peace was restored in a short time in Gujarat after it was hit by violence days back.

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4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Poor infrastructure causes infant deaths in MKCG

The spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack have raised questions about poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors in major hospitals, including MKCG, in Odisha.

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4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan airport attack - Terrorists kill engineer, destroy radar

Heavily armed militants today stormed an airport and destroyed its radar system, killing an electronics engineer while kidnapping another one in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province.

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4:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CRPF exchanges fire with naxalites in Sukma

A gun-battle took place between CoBRA forces and Naxalites in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district today, police said.

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3:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Raghuram Rajan hints at rate cut; inflation down quicker than expected

Indicating an imminent rate cut, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said inflation has come down to the comfort zone quicker than expected and he is keeping a watch on data to see how much room is there for further easing of the monetary policy.

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3:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur govt gives land for National Sports University

The Manipur government has handed over 336.93 acres of land to the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for building a National Sports University in the state.

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3:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Punjab Congress struggling to find their strength?

Amid hectic efforts by Congress high command to restructure its Punjab unit, state leaders have now launched separate agitations against the Akali-BJP government besides organising rallies in an apparent bid to show their support base and individual strength.

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2:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Assembly monsoon session - Special status, capital city issues to be taken up

The demand for according special category status, other promises made to Andhra Pradesh during its bifurcation, and construction of a new capital city are among the issues that are likely to figure prominently during the monsoon session of Assembly beginning here tomorrow.

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2:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Finance Ministry moves draft Cabinet note to incentivise e-payments

Consumers and merchants can look forward to a host of incentives such as fee waivers and tax benefits on cashless payments, for which a draft Cabinet note has been circulated by the Finance Ministry.

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2:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Narendra Modi: Sufism's message shows the true picture of Islam

The world needs to know the true picture of Islam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while applauding Sufi culture and expressing hope that people from all religions will understand it.

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2:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

GMR plans to export power from its Nepal plant to Bangladesh

Infra major GMR Group, which is setting up two hydel power projects in Nepal, is in discussions with Bangladesh government among others to export power from the Himalayan country.

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1:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SBI not averse to fund start-ups

The country's largest lender State Bank of India is keen to play a part in the flourishing start-up scene, and is open to invest in a financial sector company which can help in its operations, a senior official has said.

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1:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India scouts local partner for urea JV in Iran

As India is going ahead with its plans to set up a 1.3 million tonne urea plant in Iran, a delegation will visit the Persian Gulf country next month to finalise 1-2 local partners for the project.

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1:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Northeast Frontier Railway income rises marginally

Northeast Frontier Railway has registered a marginal increase in its gross income at Rs 819.12 crore during the first quarter of 2015-16 financial year on account of rising revenue from passenger traffic.

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12:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

3000 artistes to participate in Onam pageantry

As many as 3,000 artistes will participate at the colourful cultural pageantry marking the conclusion of this year’s Onam Week celebrations being organised by Kerala’s Tourism department here tomorrow.

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12:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi police arrested 371 in 20 days for harassing women

The arrest of over 370 persons and detention of around 2,400 - who are alleged to be habitual eve-teasers and stalkers - in just 20 days under an initiative launched by Delhi Police, has once again thrown light on the extent of harassment women have to face in the streets of the national capital.

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12:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

NaMo to launch digital version of epic 'Ramcharitmanas' tomorrow

A special "digital" version of epic 'Ramcharitmanas' prepared by All India Radio (AIR) will be released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.

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12:14 pm   #NitiPTI   

National Nutrition Week: Government to focus on child malnourishment

The Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to intensify its efforts in battling malnourishment among children as it prepares to observe National Nutrition Week from September 1 to 7.

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12:04 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

NaMo's Executive Order fixes Sonia's Land Law flaws

The Government has now used the Executive Order route to bring these 13 Acts under the ambit of the Land Law thus fixing the flaw in Sonia's Land Law.

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11:54 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam Police to launch 'Citizen Portal'

Assam Police will roll out its 'Citizen Portal' within the next two-three months which will enable the common man to register a complaint with the police from their homes.

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11:39 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

#MannKiBaat - NaMo reassures on Land Acquisition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shared his thoughts with the nation through the very popular radio series programme 'Maan Ki Baat'.

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11:27 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand HC takes suo motu cognisance of newspaper report

The Jharkhand High Court today took suo motu cognisance of a newspaper report and directed the state to give an assistance of one lakh rupees and facilitate better treatment to a minor rape victim whose father has to carry her physically to the nearest health centre for treatment.

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11:07 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party presses for Opposition status in Parliament

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA, which has emerged as the third largest party in this month's parliamentary polls, has staked claim for the status of main Opposition in the parliament, following an arrangement between the UNP and the SLFP to form a national unity government.

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10:56 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

OROP maximalism hurts Jawans - Retd Officers must stand down in favor of Compromise

Let us face it - a maximalist position on OROP sans responsibility towards your own men in uniform is neither in National Interest nor in the Interest of the Command and Control of the Forces. It is high time the retired Generals, Admirals and Air Marshalls stood down in favor of a reasoned compromise.

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10:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

MHA nod for LR for ex-top Louis Berger executive's statement

Decks have been cleared to issue Letters Rogatory to a US court to take the statement of a former top executive of Louis Berger after he reportedly admitted that the company allegedly bribed Goa politicians to win a major water and sewage project.

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10:45 am   #NitiPTI   

Mid Day Meal to be a 'model scheme' under SAGY

With the aim of making the Mid Day Meal programme a 'model scheme' in villages covered under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), the Centre has asked states to plug loopholes in its execution and adopt best practices that can be emulated by other schools.

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10:00 am   #NitiPTI   

BJP MP Jigajinagi remits insurance premium to women on Raksha Bandhan

Ramesh Jigajinagi, BJP MP, today remitted premium of Life insurance to women on eve of "Raksha Bandhan" Day.

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10:00 am   #NitiPTI   

BJP MP Jigajinagi remits insurance premium to women on Raksha Bandhan

Ramesh Jigajinagi, BJP MP, today remitted premium of Life insurance to women on eve of "Raksha Bandhan" Day.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits injured security men in AIIMS

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today visited the AIIMS to enquire the condition of two security personnel, who were injured in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha.

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9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Government proposes amendments to E-Waste Management Act

Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha today said that it will seek suggestions from various departments of public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the country, regarding the amendments to the E-Waste Management Act, 2013.

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8:32 am   #NitiPTI   #States   
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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Foreigner resembling prime suspect in Thai bombing arrested

A suspected Turkish national resembling the prime suspect in the Brahma Temple bombing was today arrested and several bomb-making tools and materials seized in the first detention in Thailand's worst attack that killed 20 people and injured over 100 others.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Sushma Swaraj's Twitter Humanitarianism

Sushma Swaraj's success mantra in her own words is, “Keep working but keep away from the media.”

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Raksha Bandhan celebrated with great fervour

Amid traditional fervour and gaiety, the festival of 'Raksha Bandhan' that reaffirms the treasured brother-sister bond was today celebrated across the country.

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7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

DD News launches FB, Twitter accounts in Sanskrit

To mark the 'Sanskrit Diwas' celebrations today, public broadcaster Doordarshan News has launched an exclusive Facebook page and a Twitter handle in the that language.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

SP to contest 5 seats in Bihar: Lalu Prasad

RJD chief Lalu Prasad today announced that Samajwadi Party will contest on five seats in the crucial Bihar Assembly elections scheduled in September-October.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma to attend Onam Week Celebrations

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma will attend the Kerala Tourism Department's ongoing week-long Onam celebrations here tomorrow.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries founder and managing director: 'Indian pharma industry capable of discovering new drugs'

Indian pharma industry is capable of discovering at least a couple of new drugs in the next 10 years, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries founder and managing director Dilip Shanghvi said today.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries founder and managing director: 'Indian pharma industry capable of discovering new drugs'

Indian pharma industry is capable of discovering at least a couple of new drugs in the next 10 years, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries founder and managing director Dilip Shanghvi said today.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Nagas are at the threshhold of new political system: Hoho

The Naga people are standing at the threshold of a major change in the political system and the need of the hour is their unity, the apex body of the Naga tribals said today.

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5:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

J-K Health minister visits those injured in Pak firing

Jammu and Kashmir Health minister Choudhary Lal Singh today met those injured in Pakistani firing and undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital here and assured all possible help from the government.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

PREPAK militant arrested in Manipur

A militant of the outlawed People Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) was arrested at Langjing in Imphal West district of Manipur, a statement of Assam Rifles said today.

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4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

VS demands CBI probe into '108 ambulance scam' in Kerala

CPI(M) veteran and state Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan today demanded a CBI probe into the alleged corruption and cheating in connection with the 108 ambulance project of Ziqitza Health Care, in Kerala.

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3:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Enhancing defence, energy ties on agenda of UAE foreign minister during India visit

Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan will arrive here next week during which both sides will deliberate on enhancing ties in a range of key areas, including defence production, security, counter-terrorism, energy and trade and investment.

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2:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Maha to finalise plan on Ambedkar memorial within fortnight

Maharashtra government is likely to finalise within two weeks the plan for the creation of a world -class memorial to Dalit icon BR Ambedkar on the Indu Mills plot in Central Mumbai with around Rs 600 crore to be spent on the works.

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1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Siliguri mayor alleges attack by TMC workers

Siliguri Mayor and senior CPI-M leader Ashok Bhattacharya has alleged that he was attacked today by Trinamool Congress workers, a charge denied by the ruling party in the state.

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1:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Munde slams govt for disallowing seminar on Shivaji's history

Leader of opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde today hit out at the state government for denying permission to a seminar on the historical writing on King Shivaji in the neighbouring Thane.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Odisha House adjourned sine die

The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned sine die after conducting business for two consecutive days with vacant opposition benches amidst a boycott of the House by both Congress and BJP members who were protesting alleged partisan action by the Speaker.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Silicon Valley to UK - NaMo Anticipation builds up

Know all about Prime Minister Modi's expected visit to Silicon Valley in September and subsequent visit to UK.

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12:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

'Rs 1.34 lakh cr earmarked for 4.48 lakh-km PMGSY roads'

Union Minister Birender Singh today said 4.48 lakh km of roads would be built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) at an estimated cost of Rs 1.34 lakh crore.

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Aug 29, 2015 11:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
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10:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

PM Narendra Modi celebrates Rakshabandhan - Gifts Accidental insurance for 51,000 women

Women and children from various segments of society today called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at his residence on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

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11:33 am   #NitiPTI   #National   
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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

Will Muslims and Mahadalits decide the fate of Bihar polls?

Can Manjhi tilt the scale in BJP's favour? Can Muslims ensure Lalu-Nitish victory in Bihar? We will get the answer to these questions in a couple of months from now….

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6:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Theme for Delhi Book Fair - Skill Development

The 21st edition of the Delhi Book Fair that begins here tomorrow is based on the theme of skill development.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI likely to keep repo rate unchanged: SBI chairman

State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya today said RBI is likely to keep repo rate unchanged in the September monetary policy review due to the uncertainty in the markets and a volatile rupee.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Dr. B R Ambedkar to get 1st Indian memorial in UK

Dr B R Ambedkar will be the first Indian to have an entire home dedicated to his memory in London after India sealed a 3.1-million deal to acquire a bungalow where the Dalit icon and architect of Indian Constitution lived as a student in the 1920s.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab to launch mission to check crimes against children

Punjab government today asked all the deputy commissioners and district police chiefs to launch a mission to check crimes against children in their areas and ensure their safety in all public places.

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4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Cyient to sell its IT subsidiary to Techwave

Techwave Consulting Group, a US-headquartered global system integrator, today said it signed a definitive agreement with Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises) to acquire its subsidiary, Infotech Enterprises IT Services Pvt (IEITS).

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana to buy 1,000 tonnes onion from NAFED

Haryana government today said it will purchase 1,000 tonnes of onion from cooperative NAFED at a price not exceeding Rs 30 per kg.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   

Water storage level in 73 reservoirs less than last year

The water storage level in 73 important reservoirs in the country, which is monitored by the Central Water Commission, is less in comparison with their corresponding figures for the period last year.

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt extends deadline for off shore casinos to relocate

In a major relief to the off-shore casino industry, the Goa government today extended the deadline for casino operators to relocate from river Mandovi, till March 31, 2016.

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3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT seeks Centre's reply on plea against ESZ around Okhla

The National Green Tribunal today sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking quashing of the August 19 notification issued by the Environment Ministry in which it had demarcated the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around Okhla bird sanctuary.

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2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Olam, Mitsubishi tie-up for marketing agri products in Japan

Global agri business group Olam International Limited, which has its roots in India, has entered into a USD 652 million deal with Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corporation for marketing agri products in Japan, the company said today.

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2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

DoNER likely to invest Rs 55 cr for infra upgradation of Itanagar

Union DoNER Ministry is likely to invest Rs 55 crore for infrastructure upgradation of Itanagar and Naharlagun.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Yellow taxis can now be booked on phone

Cab aggregator Ola today brought yellow taxis in Kolkata under its network.

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1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RCF to invest around Rs 14,000 crore over next five years

State-run Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) today said it will invest around Rs 14,000 crore over the next five years for expansion and charting a growth path for the public sector unit.

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1:13 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Muthoot Fincorp enters high-tech security industry

The Rs 20,000-crore private security industry in general, and the ATM security sector in particular, is in for a big churn if plans of the Kerala-based Muthoot Pappachan Group to meet their safety needs of the financial sector players pick up.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India-US to sign pact on exchange of information on terrorists

India and the US are likely to sign a pact on exchange of information on terrorists on a real time basis during the counter-terrorism and homeland security dialogue scheduled to be held in December.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

World's largest tennis-ball mosaic created in the US

A giant record-breaking mosaic consisting of over 10,000 tennis balls has been created here to commemorate the 84th birth anniversary of Indian spiritual leader Chinmoy Kumar Ghose.

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12:03 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

SC-appointed SIT to make Odisha a test case to regulate trust donations

Determined to regulate flow of cash and other valuables as donations to spiritual and religious trusts, the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) on black money is going to make mushrooming of godmen and godwomen in Odisha a test case.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Economy   

Job Creation in India - Opportunities and Challenges

Is one Foxconn enough for Job Creation - what will it take to realize the Modi mantra of Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs ?

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