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11:27 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra cultural department conducts survey of auditoriums

In a bid to encourage performing arts, the Maharashtra government has completed a survey of auditoriums, used to stage plays and dramas, across the state to assess their existing condition, officials said today.

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11:19 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre mulls plan for 16-lane road to decongest Delhi traffic

Plans are on the anvil for a Rs 5,000 crore 16-lane road connecting Delhi with Ghaziabad and Noida on the outskirts in a major bid to ease traffic congestion in the capital.

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10:28 am   #NitiPTI   
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8:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

VK Singh: Rs 424 crore to be allocated for revamping Ghaziabad power supply

Centre has approved an allocation of Rs 424 crore to revamp the power supply of the district, Union Minister and local MP Gen (retd) V K Singh said today.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana – A way to judge Parliamentarians

The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana presents a clear challenge to the MPs and it could be a good way of comparing their individual performance when they go for re-election in 2019.

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7:11 am   #NitiPTI   

Seminar highlights research in Nano technology

Need for various aspects of research were discussed in a seminar on Research in AYUSH sector held as part of National Arogya Expo 2015 at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) here today.

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6:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA govt initiated several developmental projects in Noida

Several developmental projects worth crores of ruppes have been started in Noida and its adjacent areas during the last one year of BJP government, Union Minister and Gautam Buddha Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma today said.

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6:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP MLC demands SIT to probe scholarship fraud

Alleging fraud in scholarship programme of a university in Rajouri, a senior BJP leader of Jammu and Kashmir today demanded setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Yogendra Yadav to address 'swaraj samvad' in Ahmedabad

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Anand Kumar will address a day-long 'Swaraj Samvad' convention here on May 25.

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3:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

National Conference begins battle against J&K govt

Accusing PDP-BJP government of pursuing anti-people policies, the main Opposition National Conference today called upon the women of the state to unite and supplement the fight against the ruling coalition.

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2:43 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Naveen asks Industry minister to solve big investors problems

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR), 2015 need to be finalised soon with thrust on value addition and more opportunity of employment for local youths.

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2:19 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Fossil Park to be established in Jharkhand

Emphasising the need for preservation of fossils of trees in Mandro in Sahebgunj district, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das today said a Fossil Park would be established.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to provide free healthcare to Amarnath Yatris

The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide round-the-clock free healthcare facilities to Amarnath pilgrims, state health minister Choudhary Lal Singh said today.

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1:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mathura rally: Death threat against PM sends police into tizzy

Ahead of Narendra Modi's rally here on May 25, security agencies and district administration went into a tizzy after a message threatening to kill the Prime Minister reached the police and media.

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1:03 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Babul Supriyo flays WB govt for diversion of central funds

Under attack over praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP MP Babul Supriyo today criticised the TMC government for misuse and diversion of central funds to other projects.

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12:33 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jat, OBC leaders oppose Gujjar stir for reservation

As Gujjars planned to intensify their stir for five per cent quota in government jobs, leaders of Jat and Other Backward Classes (OBC) community today opposed their demands, saying it will reduce OBC quota and the matter in pending in Rajasthan High Court.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur police officer bags international scholarship

A woman police officer in Manipur has been awarded International Scholarship Award for this year by International Association of Women Police (IAWP).

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12:29 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt takes up early, late hrs flights issue with Centre

The Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government has taken up with the Centre the issue of operating early morning and late night flights from the international airport here, and said a decision in this regard is likely to be taken soon.

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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitin Gadkari supports Batra's suggestion on NEP

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today supported the suggestion of RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra that the new education policy of the NDA government should stress on "autonomy of education" on the lines of the Election Commission and no politics should be allowed in universities.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

24 May 2014 - Team Modi takes shape #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

Team Modi takes shape with speculation surrounding the cabinet formation and the portfolio allocation.

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May 23, 2015 11:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand: Rs 11 crore for water crisis in Palamau district

Jharkhand Labour and Employment Minister Raj Paliwar today said the Disaster Management department has sanctioned Rs 11 crore to improve the prevailing water crisis in Palamau district.

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11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Ex-Afghan president Karzai calls on PM Modi

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a transit halt in the national capital and discussed with him the recent developments in that country.

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11:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand govt to take steps to improve conditions in Santal Paragana

Chief Minister Raghuvar Das today regretted that conditions of tribal populated Santal Paragana region remained bad even 14 years after creation of a separate Jharkhand while assuring to initiate all possible steps to improve the conditions.

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10:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to experts: Consider post-flood, smarty city measures in revised master plan

Jammu and Kashmir government today asked experts involved in revision of master plan for the state's summer capital Srinagar to keep in mind the post-flood scenario in the state as well as the Centre's smart city programme initiative.

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10:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA govt doing best in the face of challenges: Chandrababu Naidu

Noting that the NDA government has done its best in the face of challenges during its first year in office, TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today expressed confidence that the Centre would do better in the second year as well.

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10:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CII congratulates Jayalalithaa on assuming office as CM

Confederation of Indian Industry today congratulated Jayalalithaa on assuming office as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, saying the state would attract more investments and employment opportunities 'under her visionary leadership'.

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9:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat CM inaugurates university in tribal belt of Panchmahal

As part of the celebrations to mark the completion of her first year in office, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today inaugurated a new university at Godhra town in tribal-dominated Panchmahal district.

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9:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand govt: Industry, govt should jointly promote food processing sector

The academic fraternity, industry and the government should come together and work for promotion and development of food processing sector in Jharkhand, the state Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Minister Saryu Rai said today.

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9:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Narendra Modi congratulates Jayalalithaa on taking oath as TN CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Jayalalithaa on her taking oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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8:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K: Lake on river Tawi to be built as per plan

The artificial lake on the river Tawi in Jammu would be constructed as per the plan, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Public Health and Engineering (PHE) Sukhnandan Choudhary today said.

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8:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitin Gadkari, union minsters to tour Bihar

Bracing for crucial Bihar poll later this year, BJP today announced tours of several Union ministers including Nitin Gadkari next week to "spread among people good works" of Narendra Modi government in the past one year.

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8:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

North-East can become food surplus region - Ayyappan

The North-East can be a food surplus region in the country as the ill effect of climate change had not much impact here, a top agricultural scientist said today.

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8:09 pm   #NitiPTI   

Matri Sadan chief continues fast over illegal mining in Ganga

Matri Sadan chief Swami Shivanand went without water for the second day today as he intensified his fast in protest against illegal mining in the Ganga saying he cannot tolerate heavy machines like JCBs tearing the heart of the sacred river.

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8:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress believes being Maoist is not a crime

In remarks that may kick up a debate in the country, Congress today agreed with the Kerala High Court ruling that being a Maoist is not a crime.

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7:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis assures relief from toll booths in Kolhapur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today assured the Kolhapur anti-toll committee (KATC) that his government was "positive" about abolishing road toll at all entry points of the city.

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7:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Encroachment of IAF land: HC sets up probe panel

Taking strong note of alleged encroachment of nearly 500 acres of "valuable" land acquired for India Air Force on Delhi's outskirts, Allahabad High Court has constituted a four-member team to look into the matter.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Jaishankar: Enormous possibilities in expanded Indo-Bangla ties

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangaldesh, India today said there are "enormous possibilities" to expand bilateral ties and that it was looking for a "win-win" situation for both the countries.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Political leaders, cine personalities greet Jayalalithaa

From political leaders to film stars all showered praises on Jayalalithaa after she took oath as Chief Minister at the Madras University Auditorium here.

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6:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Kiren Rijiju: Bangladesh offering full cooperation in tracking down criminal elements

Bangladesh has been providing full cooperation in tracking down fundamentalists and criminal elements, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS Coordination Committee calls for Jammu bandh on May 27

AIIMS Coordination Committee, an amalgam of more than 70 social, religious and political organisations, has called for a day-long Jammu bandh on May 27 over the shifting of AIIMS from here.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bansagar Dam construction: UP demands probe into spending

Agitated over Madhya Pradesh not releasing water from Bansagar Dam over Sone river to Uttar Pradesh, state Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav today demanded proper account of spendings on construction of dam and a probe into it.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir Economic Alliance announces measures to boost J&K economy

Accusing the Centre of being "insincere" while releasing flood relief package to Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) today announced a slew of measures for generating employment to boost the state's economy which was hit hard by the last year's deluge.

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5:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   
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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress doesn't like 'big talk' on inflation

Launching a scathing attack on the Centre's claim of arresting inflation, Congress leader Kapil Sibal today accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of indulging in "big talk" and sought to know if he had ever visited a market to know about the situation.

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5:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP ready for poll in Bengal

BJP is ready to fight the West Bengal Assembly elections even if they are preponed, party state President Rahul Sinha said today.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley: Credibility of PM's office restored by BJP

Attacking Congress over dual power centres during UPA's reign, BJP today said its rule has restored the credibility, dignity and stature of the post of Prime Minister, who has the last word in this government.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Punjab CM justifies imposition of cess on diesel

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today justified the SAD-BJP government's decision to impose cess on diesel and petrol in the state and hit out at main opposition Congress for demanding a white paper on Punjab's fiscal health.

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5:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heat wave claims 153 lives in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

Heat wave in several parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has claimed 153 lives so far even as people continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions, officials said today.

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4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa government unveils draft IT policy

Goa government today unveiled its draft Information Technology (IT) policy that aims to establish Goa as animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) hub.

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4:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt gives nod to sea plane landing in water

The Goa government today went ahead with its tourism proposal amid protests by fishermen community and conducted trial of sea plane landing on Mandovi river in the heart of the state.

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3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nainital to launch solid waste management system for rural

Nainital will soon become the first district in Uttarakhand to launch an effective system of solid waste management in rural areas.

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3:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP's opponents have turned desperate: Arun Jaitley

"Desperate" rivals of BJP are cobbling together an "impracticable coalition" in Bihar to stop the saffron party from winn

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3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

CVC, CIC selections: No decision yet

The Prime Minister-led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at a meeting held here today.

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2:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Arun Jaitley: Inflation under check

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said inflation has been brought under control in the past one year but global economy and agrarian situation as well as domestic investments pose challenge to the Indian economy.

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2:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas, reviews security situation

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and reviewed the security situation and anti-infiltration measures in place in Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

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1:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AIADMK cadres celebrate Jayalalithaa's return as Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK workers across Tamil Nadu today broke into celebrations by bursting crackers, distributing sweets and playing traditional music, following the return of their party supremo Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister.

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1:35 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

China's Belt and Road Strategy ignores India's concerns

China, by deliberately ignoring India in its Silk Route and Belt Strategy, has declared her long-term hostility towards India, among all the smiles and subterfuge.

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1:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delegation of Gujjar community to hold talks with government

A delegation of Gujjar community would hold talks with the government at Bayana in the city on the third day of their agitation today to discuss the issue of 5 per cent quota in jobs.

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12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalaithaa - The political phoenix

Known for her resilience and determination to fight personal and political adversities, AIADMK chief J Jayaalithaa has fought and won many legal tangles in her chequered political career and returned at the helm again.

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12:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka continues examining HC judgement on Jayalalithaa

Even as AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa returned to power today, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state law department is examining the judgement of the High Court which acquitted her of all charges and the government would take a decision on filing an appeal in the case after receiving the report.

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11:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Himachal HC acts tough against encroachments

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued stringent directions for removal of all encroachments on roads in Shimla Municipal area, asking authorities to take action against offenders under various laws and revoke licences of shopkeepers indulging in repeated violations.

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9:05 am   #NitiPTI   

653 districts to be identified for ITIs, engineering colleges

The Centre has initiated an ambitious project of identifying 653 districts to set up ITIs and engineering colleges which will become part of the skill development plan, Union Minister for Micro and Small Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra said here today.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

Modi@1 - Why Narendra Modi's push for toilet building is so crucial ?

A critical focus area for the Swachh Bharat Mission and the Swachh Vidyalaya Programme is building of toilets in households and schools. The government aims to build 12 crore toilets over the next five years.

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7:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra soon to launch Biometric system in fair price shops

Maharashtra government will soon implement the Aadhaar card-linked biometric system in fair price shops to curb black marketing, a state minister said today.

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6:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland Treasury Computerization Project: Pilot phase launched

Chief Minister T R Zeliang today launched the pilot phase of the Nagaland Treasury Computerization Project under National Mission Mode Project and National e-Governance Programme Reform initiative of the Government of India.

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5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

ArcelorMittal, SAIL ink pact to set up steel plant in India

World's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal and SAIL today inked a pact to jointly set up a steel plant in India for the fast growing automotive sector.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Katra to be developed on 80 sq kms under new Master Plan

Katra town, the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine in Trikuta hills, will be developed on nearly 80 sq km area as per a revised Master Plan, an official said today.

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4:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Swachh Hyderabad' campaign is success: CM

Stating that the `Swachh Hyderabad' campaign launched by his government this week was a success, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asked government officials and political leaders to work for betterment of civic amenities.

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3:45 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

India has the highest number of road accidents

India had the "dubious distinction" of leading the nations having maximum road accidents, a Supreme Court panel said today, as it lashed out at the Centre and the states for lack of coordination even over collection of data on road accident victims.

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3:09 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress continues doing politics over farmers' issue

The Congress today sought to link incidents of farmer suicides in Maharashtra with alleged non-availability of guaranteed employment under MGNREGA, "besides other factors hitting the farmers hard."

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2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitish skips 'Janata Parivar' meet

Putting a question mark on the 'Janata Parivar' merger, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today skipped a crucial meeting called to iron out the differences with RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who mooted the idea of roping in Jitan Ram Manjhi, a known Kumar detractor, in the anti-BJP alliance.

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2:02 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

UK town council gets its first Sikh mayor

An Indian-origin councillor today took charge as the mayor of Britain's Wokingham Borough Council, the first ever Sikh to hold this position.

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1:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vasundhara Raje to flag off Jaipur Metro on Jun 3

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje would flag off the Jaipur Metro Rail here on June 3. "The CM will inaugurate the metro rail at a function here on June 3," Jaipur Metro PRO Yashwant Kumar said.

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1:34 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi LG given absolute powers to appoint bureaucrats

In the midst of a raging row over his powers vis-a-vis AAP government, Delhi's LG has been given absolute powers by the Centre in appointment of bureaucrats for which he need not "consult" the chief minister on subjects like senior staff, police and public order.

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1:19 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Sanjay Nirupam urges Centre not to issue passport to Geelani

Amidst the controversy surrounding the issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, AICC spokesperson Sanjay Nirupam today urged the Centre to desist from such a move.

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1:10 am   #NitiPTI   

Kiren Rijiju: Job opportunities should be provided to skilled labourers

Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his initiative to promote skill development, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said job opportunities should be provided to skilled labourers.

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12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

IGNOU ties up with French Embassy to train teachers

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has partnered with French Embassy and the French Ministry of Higher Education for training teachers from India and other South Asian countries in current trends in teaching of French as a foreign Language.

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12:43 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha to develop play grounds in 6236 gram panchayats

In its bid to encourage sports, Odisha government today decided to develop play grounds in 6236 gram panchayats and one swimming complex in each of the 30 district headquarters.

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12:19 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telanagan CM says no wall posters featuring him to be allowed

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today announced that no posters displaying him or his colleagues' photos will be permitted on Metro Rail pillars and in other public places in the city from now onwards.

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12:19 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India self-insured to withstand volatile capital flows: Rajan

Amid a huge sell-off by foreign investors in the capital markets, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said India is well protected against volatile capital flows with its deeper reserves, surging growth and a stronger macroeconomic environment.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

23 May 2014 - Nation First #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

To the Prime Minister designate it was Nation First as news trickled in of a Terror Attack in Afghanistan.

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May 22, 2015 11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra to take 'vow of reconstruction' on bifurcation day

The Andhra Pradesh government plans to undertake what it calls 'Nava Nirmana Deeksha' (vow of reconstruction) on June 2 when the bifurcation of undivided erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh came into being last year.

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11:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalya to set up centre for promoting textile sector

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today laid the foundation stone of an apparel and garment centre to be set up under the North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme.

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9:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh bloggers' death: Rushdie, Ghosh want killers brought to justice

Controversial author Salman Rushdie has joined fellow Booker Prize winners and celebrated writers like Amitav Ghosh and Margaret Atwood to appeal to Bangladesh government to do "all in its power" to punish the killers of three secular bloggers who were hacked to death recently.

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8:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Himachal CM bats for maintaining special status for HP and Uttarakhand

Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to maintain the special status of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as they have geographical conditions and topography similar to the north-eastern states.

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8:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Pappu Yadav pitches for Third Front in Bihar

Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav today rejected speculation of a tie-up with BJP and pitched for a Third Front against NDA as well as Lalu Prasad-led RJD in poll-bound Bihar.

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8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

British envoy calls on Rajnath Singh

British High Commissioner to India James Bevan today called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning India and Britain.

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7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan denies visa to 150 Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan High Commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.

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7:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka govt yet to decide on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the state government is yet to decide on filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against acquittal of Jayalalithaa who is set to stage a comeback as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

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7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP: 'Bridging trust' biggest achievement of Modi govt

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra today congratulated the Modi government for "bridging the trust" and bringing a turnaround of the economy.

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7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP leaders stopped from visiting Pingla

Actor-turned-BJP leader Rupa Ganguly today visited Pingla in West Midnapore district where 12 persons had been killed in a firecracker unit blast on May 7. Ganguly, who was accompanied by West Bengal BJP leader Jaiprakash Majumder, was however prevented to visit the epicentre of the blast - Brahmonberia under Pingla police station where the cracker unit was located.

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7:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress facing bankruptcy of ideas: Prakash Javadekar

Hitting back at Congress over its jibe that the Narendra Modi government is a 'selfie' government, BJP today said the opposition party is facing "bankruptcy" of ideas and mud they were throwing was falling back on their faces.

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6:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Amit Shah to hold public meeting in Goa on May 28

BJP President Amit Shah will address a public meeting in Goa on May 28 and hold a series of meetings with office bearers, legislators and ministers, a senior party functionary said today.

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6:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA's education policy: Dinanath Batra bats for autonomy, IES

RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra today suggested that the new National Education Policy mulled by the NDA government should stress on "autonomy of education" on the lines of Election Commission and Supreme Court and also introduce an "Indian Education Service".

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6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NaMo warns against caste politics in Bihar

Reaching out to the voters of Bihar ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was committed to the development of the state and asked the people to rise above the caste divide failing which the public life there will "decay".

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6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ajit Doval: Settling border issue is critical for India-China ties

Settlement of the border issue is "critical" for India-China ties, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said today, as he called for a "larger plan" for "tackling" that country to resolve all ticklish matters.

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5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa to be sworn in TN CM tomorrow, retains old faces

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa will be sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister tomorrow along with 28 ministers, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges.

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5:42 pm   #NitiPTI   

Nirmala Sitharaman emphasises on indigenous skill development

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman today applauded the Skill India programme and emphasised on the need for indigenous skill development.

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5:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan mulls plan to address malnutrition and infant mortality rate issues

Rajasthan's Women and Child Development Minister Anita Bhadel has asked the anganwadi workers to work with full dedication to address the "serious" issues of malnutrition, maternal and infant mortality rate.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Rao, Koda & seven others get bail

Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex -Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and seven others were today granted bail by a special court which asked them not to tamper with evidence or influence witnesses.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Simplified ITR forms to be notified by next week

The Finance Ministry will come out with simplified Income Tax Return (ITR) forms by the next week, replacing the controversial ones that have been put on hold.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry CM lays foundation for Rs 8.5 crore drinking water project

Chief Minister N Rangasamy toay said the PWD here would relieve the residents of various housing colonies soon of their difficulty in getting assured and protected drinking water by launching massive water supply projects funded by statutory bodies.

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5:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat CM lays foundation for Rs 517-crore water supply project

As part of the two-day celebrations to commemorate the completion of her first year in power, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today laid the foundation stone of a water supply project in Meghraj town of Aravalli district.

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5:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Arun Jaitley deprecates Naqvi's remark on beef eaters

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today disapproved of his ministerial colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's remark that those who cannot live without eating beef should go to Pakistan or any other country, saying people should be aware of their responsibilities.

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5:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal govt asked to settle minimum wages issue at tea gardens

The Centre has asked the West Bengal state labour department to settle the minimum wages issue at tea gardens at the earliest.

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4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa to establish institution akin to Indian Bureau of Mines

Goa government is working on a plan to set up an institution similar to the Nagpur-headquartered Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) in the state which will be mandated with certification and monitoring of mining industry.

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4:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland CM inducts five more advisors with Cabinet status

Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang today inducted five more advisors with Cabinet status into his one-year old NPF-led DAN ministry.

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4:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today conducted an aerial survey of northern glacier Siachen and interacted with troops at the base camp.

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4:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa makes public appearance, to take oath as CM tomorrow

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who made her first public appearance in eight months today, was greeted by thousands by showering flowers on her vehicle as it inched towards the Governor's residence.

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3:57 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Digital   

Anandiben Patel marks first year with new look website

With the completion of one year in office, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel today relaunched her website with a new look where one can have a glimpse of all the initiatives undertaken by her government.

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3:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Maharashtra BJP state executive meet begins tomorrow in Kolhapur

Maharashtra BJP unit has convened a national executive meeting in Kolhapur starting tomorrow, where the party is expected to lay out a roadmap to address issues within the party and the state government.

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3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt announces hike in pre-matric scholarship to SC/ST

Odisha government today announced a hike in pre-matriculation scholarships for students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities.

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2:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh cabinet expansion: 3 new ministers inducted

In the first expansion of the 18-month-old BJP government in Chhattisgarh after it stormed to power for third consecutive time in 2013, three new ministers were today inducted into the Raman Singh-led Cabinet, taking the strength to 13.

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2:21 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Arun Jaitley on first year of NDA government

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today addressed a press conference on the completion of the first year of the NDA government where he highlighted the key achievements and talked about the future plans. Terming the journey so far as more than satisfactory the Union Minister said, "Now there is an environment of enthusiasm in the country."

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2:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra: Farmers to get 5-times compensation for land acquisition

The farmers in Dondaicha constituency in Dhule district will be the first beneficiaries of five times higher compensation for land acquisition following the new rate announced by the Maharashtra government.

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1:28 pm   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel on real estate Bill seeks feedback

The parliamentary committee on the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, has invited suggestions from stakeholders on proposed amendments to the legislation before being tabled in the next session of Parliament.

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12:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa elected AIADMK LP leader, set to return as CM for 5th term

J Jayalalithaa was today set to return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the fifth time after she was formally elected the leader of AIADMK Legislature party.

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12:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NAMo urges people of Bihar to get rid of casteism

Reaching out to the voters of Bihar ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people of the state to rise above caste considerations and support the most virtuous.

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12:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar arrives in J&K to review security situation

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today began his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the state.

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12:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra awaits Centre's guidelines for Smart City project

Even as the Union Cabinet gave its nod to NDA government's flagship smart city project last month, no city from Maharashtra has yet been included in the programme as the Centre's guidelines are awaited for it, an official said.

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