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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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9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

OROP : Small gaps need to be filled, says Govt

Much to the disappointment of the protesting ex-servicemen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said "small gaps" still required to be filled for implementation of 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) and that the PMO was "directly involved" in finding a resolution.

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8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP govt transfers 8 IPS officers

In a reshuffle in the police department, the Uttar Pradesh government today transferred eight IPS officers.

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8:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Centre working on DVC revival plan: Piyush Goyal

Government is working on a sustainable plan to revive Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) by ways of cutting losses and finish incomplete projects, Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here today.

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8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

JKPCC condemns Pak shelling

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee today strongly condemned the Pakistani firing targeting civilian areas in R S Pura and Arnia sectors near the international border causing death of 3 persons and injuring 17 others.

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8:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

IITs, IIMs, IISc to get foreign faculty this year

Some of India's leading academic institutions like IITs and IIMs will have foreign faculty members this year under the national GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) programme.

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7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

PSBs need govt support for viability of social schemes: SBI

SBI chief Arundhathi Bhattacharya today said the government needs to think about "ways and means" to sustain social security schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana in the long run and compensate public sector banks (PSBs) to make such initiatives commercially viable.

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7:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI may cut key rates in Sept review, says Deutsche Bank

Stating that the country will outperform emerging market peers in the current volatile environment, German brokerage Deutsche Bank today said it expects RBI to slash key rates by 0.25 per cent in the September 29 review.

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7:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

PMO directly involved in efforts to resolve OROP issue: Manohar Parrikar

The Prime Minister's Office is "directly involved" in the efforts to resolve the One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP) issue and the government is working to fill in the "small gaps" in it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today said.

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6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC stays trial against DMDK MLA Dinakaran

The Madras High Court today stayed for four weeks further proceedings pending before a local court against DMDK MLA K Dinakaran, who was charged with obstructing marshals of the assembly from discharging their duties in February.

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6:27 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Aurangzeb Road will be renamed to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road - Kudos Maheish Girri

The NDMC has accepted a proposal to rename ‘Aurangzeb Road' in New Delhi as ‘Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road', to honour Dr. Kalam's life and indomitable contribution to society according to a tweet by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

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6:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab Congress - Form committee to check smart city funds utilisation

Welcoming the announcement of three smart cities in Punjab, state Congress has said that the Centre should form a committee to check that funds were not used as "election supply" by the SAD-led government.

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5:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Sohrabuddin encounter: SC seeks CBI reply on Pandian's plea

The Supreme Court today sought response of CBI on the plea of IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, accused in the alleged fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauserbi, seeking relaxation in his bail barring him from leaving Mumbai during pendency of trial.

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5:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee hits out at Left over yesterday's violence

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today hit out at the CPI(M)-led Left Front over yesterday's clashes with police and said resorting to violence will not help the Left, rather it will distance them further from the masses.

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5:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

"Bihar will not accept JD(U)-Congress-RJD alliance"

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu today lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar "for sitting in the lap of Congress and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad" for the sake of "political convenience" and said that the people of Bihar will not accept this "unnatural and unethical alliance" during the forthcoming assembly polls.

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5:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nirmal Singh: Transforming power department is J&K govt's top priority

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said that improving the functioning of the Power Development department (PDD) by curbing power thefts and reducing pilferages was his government's top priority.

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5:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Captured Pakistani terrorist remanded in 5-day police custody

The Pakistani militant captured during an operation yesterday was remanded in police custody for five days by a court today in Sopore town of Baramulla district.

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5:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US seeks pathfinder projects to boost defence ties with India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, Pentagon has sought inputs from American industry to identify "pathfinder" projects that could be part of the next phase of exclusive co-development and co-production of high-tech defence items with India.

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4:48 pm   #NitiPTI   

Venkaiah Naidu: Special session may be convened to push through GST

Observing that reform measures were required to sustain the economic growth of the country, the Centre today said that it might convene a special session of Parliament next month to seek passage of the GST and other bills with cooperation from the opposition.

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4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Noted Indian scientist awarded first Sunhak Peace Prize

Noted Indian agriculture scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta, who has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India, Bangladesh and several Southeast Asian countries, was today awarded the first Sunhak Peace Prize which he shared with the President of Kiribati Islands.

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4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu - District committee set up on skill training proposals

Tamil Nadu Government has constituted a Tirupur District Level Committee to evaluate the proposals submitted by the skill training partners to the state Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC).

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3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu - HC declines to relax anticipatory bail conditions of Elangovan

The Madras High Court today declined to relax the anticipatory bail conditions imposed on Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President E V K S Elangovan in a criminal intimidation and harassment case and restricted the number of persons accompanying him while fulfilling the norms.

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3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Water tanker scam: FIR recommended against Sheila Dikshit

Delhi Law Minister Kapil Mishra today urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to order an FIR against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and others in connection with an alleged scam in hiring water tankers which caused a loss of Rs 400 crore to the state exchequer.

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3:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

NCP leader G M Khan passes away

Local Nationalist Congress Party leader and medical practitioner Gafar Mehtab Khan passed away this morning following a heart attack, family sources said.

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3:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh targets to plant 5 crore trees in next five years

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said the government targets to plant five crore trees in the next five years through various plantation programmes.

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3:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Vrindavan widows celebrate Rakhi

Breaking free from social orthodoxy, widows from Vrindavan and Varanasi as well as liberated manual scavengers from Alwar and Tonk districts of Rajasthan tied Rakhis on the wrist of Sanskrit scholars to mark Raksha Bandhan, here today.

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3:02 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Pakistan continues to provoke India

International community should declare Pakistan as a "terrorist state" for engineering terror attacks on India and killing civilians in firing and shelling.

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2:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

'US' non-mediation policy on Kashmir developed in 1950s'

The US' policy of non-mediation on Kashmir issue and to encourage India and Pakistan to resolve the dispute through dialogue was developed in early 1950s, according to a recently released declassified document.

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2:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh - 2 more terrorists arrested in blogger murder case

Two more members of the banned Ansarullah Bangla Team militant group have been arrested in connection with the hacking to death of a fourth secular blogger here earlier this month that sparked global outrage.

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1:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India is the only external threat: Pakistan military

Pakistan military has told a parliamentary committee that India is the only external threat to the country and the situation with regard to ties was volatile in the wake of the suspended Indo-Pak dialogue.

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1:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizoram - Landslide blocks NH 54

Mizoram remained cut-off from the rest of the country with National Highway 54, the lifeline of the state, blocked by a massive landslide at Kawnpui town since last evening.

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1:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Keralites celebrate Onam

Keralites across the state today celebrated Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety.

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1:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat violence: Curfew lifted in 3 areas

Tension eased across Gujarat as no incident of violence, sparked by Patel community's quota agitation, was reported overnight, while curfew was today lifted in three out of the nine areas of Ahmedabad even as Army continued flag march in some sensitive areas.

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12:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Muzaffarnagar - Tension prevails over attack on religious leader's car

Tension prevailed in Jansath after a local religious leader's car was allegedly attacked by some people in Muradnagar here, police said today.

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12:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress to boycott monsoon session of Odisha Assembly

The Congress today announced its decision to boycott the remaining days of the ongoing monsoon session of Odisha Assembly as a mark of protest over the manner in which Bills are being passed in the House.

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12:36 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Anandiben Patel focused on Reforms - Gujarat passes Land Bills

Anandiben's Reforms focus - Gujarat Legislative Assembly yesterday passed two crucial bills facilitating industries as well as civic bodies to acquire, develop or sell land by amending present land laws.

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12:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cuttack - Infant death toll reaches 35 in 7 days

With infant death toll reaching 35 in seven days in the state-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics, Odisha government today decided to rope in at least seven doctors from SCB Medical College to man the beleaguered paediatric hospital.

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11:57 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland Governor asks security forces to be careful in view of Naga accord

Nagaland Governor P B Acharya has urged security forces to take extra care and precaution in handling any law and order situation keeping in mind the peace agreement between the Centre and NSCN(IM).

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11:47 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Pranab Mukherjee and Narendra Modi bow to 1965 War Heroes

On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid rich tributes to the brave soldiers, saying they had triumphed over every obstacle to protect India's unity and integrity.

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10:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP MLAs meet HP Governor, demand forest minister's dismissal

A delegation of BJP MLAs today met Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and demanded the dismissal of state forest minister Thakar Singh Bharmauri alleging that he was "shielding" forest mafia.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Naga delegation to meet Central leaders for peace talks

The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Naga Political issue today decided to send a delegation to meet the Central leaders of various political parties to bring about a permanent solution to the decades old Naga problem.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Tata Trusts spent over Rs 1,000 cr in charities in last 2 yrs

Tata Trusts have donated Rs 1,000 crore towards socially beneficial projects in the last two years, a top Tata Group official has said.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maneka Gandhi lauds Madhya Pradesh's anti-malnourishment efforts

Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi got a first-hand experience of food being served under the mid-day meal scheme to tackle child malnourishment after she tasted half-boiled rice and sour kadhi in Madhya Pradesh.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NCDRC slaps Rs 1 lakh cost on Godrej, dismisses plea

The apex consumer commission has imposed a cost of Rs one lakh on Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd while dismissing its plea challenging a state commission's order penalising it for selling goods at more than maximum retail price (MRP).

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Qatar Airways to resume services from Nagpur from December

Qatar Airways today said it will restart a direct flight between Nagpur and Doha from December.

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3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

New Civil Aviation policy in advanced stage of finalisation

The new civil aviation policy, which is in the advanced stage of finalisation would provide a long-term road map for the sector's growth, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

#Handloom - Designers pay tribute to Banarasi weavers

In keeping with the spirit of the Indian Handloom & Textile day at Lakme Fashion Week, designers Swati and Sunaina, Rinku Sobti, Shruti Sanchet, and Swati Vijaivargaie along with Bollywood actresess Gauhar Khan, Lisa Haydon, Vidya Malwade today celebrated the rich heritage of hand-woven luxury.

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1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa orders solatium to kin of BSF men killed in Naxal attack

Chief Minister Jayalalitha today ordered a solatium of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of two BSF jawans hailing from Tamil Nadu, who were killed in a Naxal attack in Odisha.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha government appeals to teachers to return to school

Appealing to the agitating teachers to return to their schools as studies of 2.25 lakh students are suffering due to their strike, Odisha government today said it was ready to modify the Block Grant Policy, 2013.

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12:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Three Indians named as Fellows by American Society for Metals

Three Indians and as many persons of Indian-origin are among 29 people, who have been been named as Fellows this year by the American Society for Metals, for their contributions in the field of materials science and engineering.

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9:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Amend Constitution to give greater rights to children below 6 years: Law panel

The Law Commission of India today recommended amending the Constitution to ensure that children below six years of age are protected from "all forms" of neglect, harm and exploitation.

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9:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Mahadayi dispute: Onus on Congress to convince Goa, Maharashtra units

Putting the onus on Congress, the Centre today said the party should convince its units in Goa and Maharashtra over the Mahadayi river dispute even as it stressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ready to solve the issue by convening a meeting of the chief ministers of the two states and that of Karnataka.

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8:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

160 Kamov choppers to be built in India, 40 in Russia

India can manufacture 160 out of the 200 Kamov Ka-226T Light Utility Helicopters -- which will eventually replace the vintage Cheetah and Chetak choppers -- while the rest will be made in Russia, the CEO of a state-run business and manufacturing conglomerate here has said.

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8:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

IRDAI in talks with NSDC for skill development programme for agents

Concerned over the high level of attrition of agents in the life insurance industry, sectoral regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is in talks with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to undertake skill development programme for the agents.

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8:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa calls on 'Cho' Ramaswamy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today called on Tamil weekly magazine Thuglak’s Editor 'Cho' Ramaswamy, who has been hospitalised here and enquired about his health.

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7:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kochi boat tragedy toll touches eight

With the recovery of two more bodies today, the death toll in Fort Kochi's boat tragedy rose to eight, police said.

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7:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa announces initiatives to strengthen SC, ST school infrastructure

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today made a host of announcements aimed at strengthening the infrastructure of Schedule Caste and Tribal schools, amenities for students there and for SC, ST women.

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7:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India-Seychelles friendship has stood test of time: President

Underlining close bonds of friendship with Seychelles which has stood the test of time, President Pranab Mukherjee has said operationalisation of the Coastal Surveillance and Radar System will further contribute to securing the island nation's maritime territory.

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6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Government mulls two per cent cess on air tickets

Fliers may have to shell out more with the government mulling to impose a two per cent cess on air tickets as part of the new civil aviation policy, which is in the advanced stage of finalisation.

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6:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan getting isolated at international forums

Stating that the surge in terrorist activities was a result of Pakistan's frustration, BJP minority wing in Jammu and Kashmir today said the neighbouring country was getting exposed and isolated at international forums for supporting terrorism.

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6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao - Around 1,000 girls admitted to schools

Around 1,000 young girls living in slums and jhuggi jhopri clusters in east Delhi were today admitted to EDMC schools, who would now be provided free education under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' mission.

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