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May 29, 2015 3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains to have paperless ticketing system

Stepping up efforts to reduce usage of paper, Railways have decided to introduce paperless mobile ticketing system in premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi services.

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2:40 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australia determined to conclude nuclear deal with India: Bishop

Australia today said it is determined to conclude as soon as possible a civil nuclear deal signed with India last year, though a lobby has been working in this country against the agreement.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NSE to launch new IRF contract tomorrow

Top stock exchange NSE will launch a new interest rate futures (IRF) contract from tomorrow, offering 7.72 per cent yield government bonds.

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1:22 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: Won't tolerate pro-Pakistan activities in J&K

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said pro-Pakistan activities would be not be tolerated in Jammu and Kashmir even as he noted that the ruling PDP-BJP alliance in the state was doing well in the desired direction.

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1:18 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Bihar minister feels threatened by Paswan's poll anouncement?

Bihar minister Shyam Rajak today asked Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan to stop making poll announcements keeping in mind the upcoming Bihar elections, but take steps to make FCI work efficiently.

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1:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian found guilty during riots in Singapore's Little India

An Indian national was found guilty today of failing to disperse from a riot scene despite police orders in Singapore's Little India precinct, becoming the last of the 25 men charged for their role in the country's worst riots in 40 years.

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12:50 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka appoints committee to review Chinese port city project

Sri Lanka today appointed an apex committee to look into the 'omissions and commissions' in the controversial USD 1.4 billion Chinese port city project here which was approved by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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12:23 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rajnath Singh: Will take time to clear Congress' mess

The government today accused the Congress of levelling baseless allegations, saying that party made "such a mess" during its rule which "cannot be cleared" in just one year.

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12:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt to regularise 3,000 colonies

Haryana Government has identified about 3,000 colonies all over the state where work is being undertaken under a special formula to regularise them.

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12:20 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

TRS seeks support of YSR for council poll

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has sought support of YSR Congress for the Telangana legislative council election scheduled for June 1, it was officially announced here today.

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12:20 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sant Chatwal to contribute USD 1 mn to Sikh project in India

Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal will contribute USD 1 million to an ambitious project coming up in India aimed at better acquainting the Sikh youth and the international community about the origin and values of the Sikh faith.

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May 28, 2015 11:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sushma Swaraj hails Indian soldiers efforts in UN's peacekeeping

On the eve of United Nations International Day of Peacekeepers, External Affairs Minister Swaraj today hailed contribution of Indian soldiers in UN's peacekeeping missions across the globe, for their selfless service.

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11:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, China, Russia discuss prospects of coop on Afghanistan

India, China and Russia today discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the prospects of regional cooperation there.

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11:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rahul outdoing his own ludicrosity with every new silly comment

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with his successor Narendra Modi had fuelled intense speculation but Rahul Gandhi had a different take-- the Prime Minister took "lessons" on economy.

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11:21 pm   #NitiPTI   

Manohar Parrikar: Formalities over, OROP will be implemented

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said his ministry had completed all formalities in respect of the one rank-one pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen and nobody should try to "politicise" the issue.

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11:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China to invest nearly USD 900 billion in Silk Road projects

China will invest nearly USD 900 billion in economic corridors along the mega Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road initiatives with funds including from the newly-floated AIIB bank.

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10:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

Suresh Prabhu reviews SCR's programme

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today reviewed the ongoing 'Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight' celebrations which commenced on May 26 with South Central Railway General Manager P K Srivastava here.

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9:02 pm   #NitiPTI   

French ambassador finds rural women's role crucial in tackling climate change

Women, especially those living in rural areas, can play a crucial role in tackling climate change "by changing the way they cook, gather wood or maintain household", French Ambassador to India Francois Richier said today.

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8:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rahul showing his "frustration and ignorance": RSS

After Rahul Gandhi's attack, RSS shot back saying the Congress leader's utterances exposes his "frustration" and "ignorance" about it.

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8:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India to raise Saptkoshi river issue with Nepal: Uma Bharati

India will raise the issue of Saptkoshi river with Nepal which causes flood in Bihar every year, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati said today.

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8:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Siddaramaiah faces litmus test in Gram Panchayat polls

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who has completed two years in his office this month, will face a litmus test at the grasssroots level when the state goes for Gram Panchayat polls, to be held in two phases - tomorrow and on June 2.

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8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jitendra Singh trashes Mamata's assumption over CBI's transparency

Rejecting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's charge that CBI was targeting her at the behest of the Centre, the government has said the probe agency functions in "absoloute transparency" under the Modi dispensation.

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8:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

International Yoga Day on June 21 to be celebrated in befitting manner

The first International Yoga Day on June 21 will be celebrated in a befitting manner in India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitching for involvement of eminent yoga practitioners and spiritual leaders to make the event a success.

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8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP plans to expand in southern states

The BJP today said that its top brass would visit southern states as part of its plan to expand base in these states.

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8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir Displaced Unit demands political empowerment of Kashmiri Pandits

BJP's Kashmir Displaced Unit has urged the Union government to "return and rehabilitate" Kashmiri Pandit community at "one place" in the Valley and demanded "political empowerment" for them.

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8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel on land bill to hold first meeting tomorrow

The first meeting of the Joint Committee of Parliament, which will go into provisions of the controversial land acquisition bill, will be held tomorrow.

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8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Infosys withdraws from Technocity project

In a huge blow to the proposed Technocity project, IT major Infosys has decided to withdraw from it, citing 'non-cooperation' in providing infrastructure, a charge rejected by the state which has so far invested over Rs 26 crore.

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7:59 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi is among the top leaders of the world: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said India's prestige in the international arena has risen "dramatically" in the last one year, catapulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the top leaders of the world.

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7:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre welcomes withdrawal of AFSPA in Tripura

The Centre today welcomed Tripura government's decision to lift AFSPA saying there was no need for the state government to take the consent of the central government while taking the move.

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7:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana paves way to relocate industries in non-confirming zone

Representatives of various industries located in non-confirming areas of Faridabad district met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and raised their concerns regarding the new Industrial Re-location Policy.

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7:56 pm   #NitiPTI   

NaMo wants to develop food processing sector on lines of Thailand, Malaysia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised on development of food processing sector in the country on the lines of Thailand and Malaysia, Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today.

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7:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

PMO's respect restored under NDA govt: Rathore

Dismissing allegations that the NDA government is a one-man show and that ministers have been reduced to "toys," Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said that the respect for the Prime Minister's office has been restored under the present rule.

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7:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee to join PM Modi on Bangladesh trip

Amid talk of bonhomie between the two, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning June 6.

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7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat: NSE inks pact to help provide manpower to GIFT City

To help provide skilled manpower to India's first international financial services centre in Gujarat, NSE has inked a pact with the state's Ganpat University for offering degree level programmes related to capital markets.

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6:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jitan Manjhi asserts he is opposed to Nitish

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, further fuelling speculation on a possible tie-up with BJP when he said he will be with a formation that is opposed to incumbent Nitish Kumar post-Assembly polls.

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6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PMK executive to take decision on RK Nagar bypoll

The PMK executive meeting will take a decision whether to contest the bypoll for the RK Nagar Assembly constituency, party founder S Ramadoss today said.

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6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha CM directs expediting of 40000 vacancies

With thousands of posts remaining vacant over the years in various state government departments, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued direction to expedite filling up of over 40,000 posts.

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5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry: Financial aid distributed to differently abled persons

Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today said the Social Welfare Department is implementing several welfare programmes for the benefit of the differently abled to promote self employment projects

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5:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Chinese activities in Indian Ocean are monitored 'minutely': Navy chief

The Indian Navy today said it "minutely" monitors the activities of its Chinese counterpart in the Indian Ocean Rim even as it downplayed China's assertive white paper on defence which talks about enhancing its naval reach for the first time to "open seas protection" far from its shores.

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5:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab, J&K, Himachal officials discuss border security

To strengthen security network along the international and inter-state borders, a high level meeting held here was attended by top police officials and other security agencies of Punjab, Himachal Pardesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

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5:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate Kamalasagar border 'haat'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate a border 'haat' (market) at Kamalasagar in Tripura's Sipahijala district, which borders Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh.

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5:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujjar stir: 4,500 paramilitary personnel rushed to Rajasthan

4,500 paramilitary personnel have been despatched to Rajasthan by the Centre to assist the state government in handling the Gujjar agitation that has hit traffic on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route and a national highway for the eighth day today.

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4:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

BJP rules out country-wide ban on beef

BJP today ruled out a country-wide ban on beef, saying it is for the states to take a decision on it keeping in mind the "sentiments of the people".

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4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ruckus in West Bengal Assembly over anti-chit fund bill

The Opposition Left Front today created ruckus in the West Bengal Assembly demanding tabling of an anti-chit fund bill in the House.

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4:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar: AFSPA is a must if Army has to operate in J&K

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is mandatory if the Army has to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other state for internal security, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

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4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley holds talks with farmer's representatives on land bill

Battling strident opposition on the land bill, Government today held interaction with farmers' representatives from various states to address their "misgivings" on various issues and take their concerns on board.

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3:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh to prepare roadmap for organic farming

In a bid to promote organic farming in the state, Chhattisgarh government will prepare a road map for the expansion of organic farming by the end of this year.

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3:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Israel to cooperate with Rajasthan in water management

After having partnered with Rajasthan government in the agriculture sector, Israel is looking forward to help the state in the field of water management and tourism.

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3:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Singapore appoints Indian-origin man as envoy to Lanka

Singapore has appointed an Indian- origin businessman as its non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry announced today.

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3:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.

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2:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K dialogue process should involve India, Pak, Kashmiris: Independent MLA

J&K Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid today said that talks between the Centre and separatists in the state would not yield results if there were any preconditions attached to the dialogue process.

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2:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

'Birhad Morcha': Tribals demand wage hike

Thousands of villagers from the predominantly tribal Mokhada taluka in the district took out a 'Birhad Morcha' demanding increase in daily wages and employment under government schemes.

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2:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Delhi CM-LG row: SC to hear Centre's plea against HC order on notification

The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear Centre's plea challenging Delhi High Court order terming as "suspect" its notification barring Delhi government's anti-corruption branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences, and holding that the LG cannot act in his discretion.

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2:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand CM to officials: Ensure continuous power supply in Dehradun

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today asked power department officials to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the state capital.

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2:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu: 5 new road projects announced for the state

Five new National Highways Authority of India road projects have been awarded to Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of over Rs 2,000 crore and these projects would drive the state into a new growth trajectory, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said.

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2:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Indian envoy: Terrorism holding back normalisation of Indo-Pak ties

Describing terrorism as a "central feature" holding back normalisation of Indo-Pak ties, India's envoy here has said that the new Indian government was keen to forge good relations with all neighbouring countries.

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2:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

Panel to monitor vacancies of persons with disabilities

An inter-ministerial panel has been formed to monitor the progress being made by various central government departments in filling vacancies of persons with disabilities.

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1:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manipur Speaker disqualifies 3 TMC MLAs

Speaker of Manipur Assembly Th Lokeshwar Singh has disqualified three All India Trinamool Congress MLAs under the Anti-Defection law in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.

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1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Najeeb Jung meets Home Secretary

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today met Union Home Secretary LC Goyal, amidst the ongoing tussle between him and the AAP government.

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1:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Odisha CM congratulates Jayalalithaa on assuming CM's office

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has greeted his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa on her assuming office for the fifth time.

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1:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat CSR Summit in Vadodara on June 2

The first Gujarat CSR Summit 2015, to be held here on June 2, will provide a platform for organisations across the industry for in-depth understanding of rules and regulations pertaining to the Companies Act, organisers said today.

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12:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa case: Chidambaram backs Acharya's advise on appeal

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today backed Karnataka Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya's advise to file an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

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12:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra to launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme tomorrow

On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.

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12:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujjar stir: Rajasthan HC slams Chief Secretary for failing to arrest agitators

The Rajasthan High Court today rapped the Chief Secretary and the DGP for failing to arrest even a single Gujjar agitator and allowing people to suffer due to the "undemocratic" agitation which has crippled road and rail services in the state.

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11:45 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Narendra Modi Interview to PTI - Updated

In an interview to news agency PTI, Prime Minister Narendra today spoke about the attacks on him by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the land acquisition and GST bills, criticism of his foreign tours, "concentration" of power in PMO, reforms and a wide variety of other topics.

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11:43 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian-American Ro Khanna to announce his Congressional bid

Having lost his maiden US Congressional bid in a high-profile contest last year to Congressman Mike Honda, Indian-American Ro Khanna is all set to announce his second bid for the US House of Representative from California.

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8:24 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

Ajit Doval reminds China of History on border issue

Claude Arpi on an Alzheimerish China and Ajit Doval's comments on why Delhi ‘needs to remain on a very high alert'.

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4:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Himachal govt to train unemployed youth

Himachal government will set up "Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam" for providing training to unemployed youth for gainful employment both within and outside the state.

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3:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Suresh Prabhu: Creation of new railway zone for AP under consideration

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said here that creating a new Railway zone for Andhra Pradesh was under consideration.

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3:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab Agro starts marketing chain for organic wheat farmers

State-owned Punjab Agro today said it has started a marketing chain to help registered farmers to sell produce of organic wheat to global markets.

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3:01 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

USD 34.9 bn FDI inflows to India in FY 2015: Nomura

Foreign direct investment is likely to have hit high of USD 34.9 billion in financial year 2015, a massive 61.6 per cent jump from USD 21.6 billion in the previous fiscal, according to a report by Japanese brokerage Nomura.

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2:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

AFSPA withdrawn from Tripura

The Tripura government today decide to lift Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state, where the controversial law was in effect for the last 18 years to curb insurgency.

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2:11 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh SC wraps up appeal hearing of warcrimes convict   

Bangladesh Supreme Court today wrapped up the appeal hearing of a top leader of fundmentalist Jamaat-e-Islami outfit against his warcrimes conviction and fixed June 16 for the final verdict, two years after he was sentenced to death by a special tribunal.

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2:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Swachh Hyderabad Abhiyan': History sheeters participate

As many as 360 suspected history sheeters voluntarily participated in the 'Swachh Hyderabad Abhiyan' as part of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Paigah Tombs at Santoshnagar here, along with policemen, it was officially announced here today.

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1:58 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

J&K: Terrorist hideout busted, arms and ammunition recovered

The security forces today busted a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition from the higher reaches of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir, a Defence spokesman said.

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1:57 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi: DDA's smart sub-city project to start mid 2016

Work on Rs 4,500-crore smart sub-city complex project in east Delhi, which includes an iconic 100-storeyed tower as its centrepiece, will begin mid 2016.

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1:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress demands special status for Goa

The Congress today demanded special status for the coastal state, claiming that it has unique culture and identity.

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1:26 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

India gets its first transgender college principal

India will get its first transgender college principal on June 9 when Manabi Bandopadhyay takes charge of Krishnagar Women's College in West Bengal's Nadia district.

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1:16 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar's Mithila University to introduce sanitation in curriculum

Considering importance of sanitation, Bihar's L N Mithila University has said it would include the subject in its curriculum.

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12:29 am   #NitiPTI   

4.85 lakh students to take IGNOU exams

A total of 4.85 lakh students will appear in IGNOU examinations commencing from June 1, at 850 examination centres in the country and 32 centres abroad.

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May 27, 2015 11:29 pm   #NitiPTI   

Prakash Javadekar: Modi govt would complete its full term

Hitting back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his warning to the NDA government, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the BJP-led NDA government would not only complete its full term but also retain power in the next elections.

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11:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh: Cross-border infiltration has come down in J&K

The Centre today said infiltration from across the border has come down as compared to previous years while there has been an increase in the number of militants killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

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11:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

German Defence Minister meets PM Modi

Germany today expressed keen interest in collaborating with India in defence technology and equipment, including manufacturing, besides cyber security and maritime cooperation.

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8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heatwave: Health Minister extends assistance to AP, Telangana

The Health Ministry today extended assistance and medical aid to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where the heatwave has claimed nearly 1,200 lives, and is likely to come out with an advisory for all states to deal with the situation.

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8:25 pm   #NitiPTI   

President Pranab Mukherjee: Trouble spots in the world spreading fast

President Pranab Mukherjee today advocated concerted efforts to tackle terrorism which has assumed "serious proportions" as "trouble spots" in the world were spreading rapidly.

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8:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Bihar poll: Former CM Manjhi in Delhi for talks with BJP

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, whose proposed inclusion in the Janata Parivar alliance has sharpened differences between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, has arrived in the capital to hold talks with BJP leaders for a possible tie-up in the poll-bound state.

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8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manmohan 'lying with a straight face': BJP

In a no holds barred counter-attack on Manmohan Singh, BJP today branded the former Prime Minister a "puppet" and accused him of "lying with a straight face" after he charged the Modi government with harping on corruption to divert the people's attention to non-issues.

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8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Microsoft to open India's first digital experience centre

Microsoft will open the country's first Digital Experience Centre here in collaboration with the Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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7:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

NaMo voices concern at perceived indifference to ex-servicemen issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced serious concern at the perceived "atmosphere of indifference" with regard to ex-servicemen's issues such as delay in pension and directed the authorities to pay more attention to their resolution at the earliest.

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7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Heat wave claims 1242 lives so far

The intense heat wave sweeping through many parts of the country has claimed 1242 lives over the last few days, with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana bearing the brunt as these two states account for most of the deaths.

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7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam Governor calls for toilet movement

Assam Governor P B Acharya today appealed for carrying forward the 'Toilet Movement' and work hard to keep the environment clean.

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7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra approves proposal to up contingency fund by Rs 962 crore

The Maharashtra government approved a proposal today to increase the limit of contingency fund by Rs 962 crore 'on a temporary basis' from the current from Rs 150 crore to enable it to extend adequate financial relief to farmers.

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7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

World Bank chief hails NaMo

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of one year of "visionary steps towards ending poverty" and said the world needs "more leaders like you".

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7:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australia eyes jump in trade with India; looks at N-E opportunities

To boost trade with India from USD 15 billion at present, Australia is exploring investment opportunities in the areas of mining, tourism, education, food processing and organic farming in the Northeast.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

DONER projects announced

The DONER Ministry has launched Rs 200 crore projects for Assam in accordance with the state government's priority on water supply and road development.

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7:08 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi: High job potential sectors to be opened up for FDI

Hinting at opening up of more sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said areas with high employment potential and strong local talent will be the focus to woo foreign investment and expressed confidence that reforms measures like GST and land acquisition bills will be passed in "a matter of time".

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7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India lodges strong protest with Swedish daily

India has lodged a strong protest with Swedish national daily 'Dagens Nyhetter' for putting out "slip of the tongue" comments by President Pranab Mukherjee during an interview to it, saying it was done in a "most condescending" manner and was "unprofessional and unethical".

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7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

Agriculture minister clarifies government stand on GM crops

The government will "abide by Supreme Court directions" on allowing Genetically Modified crops in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.

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7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

Assam always supported granting ST status to 6 communities

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said his government has always supported the issue of according Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities in the ST list.

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6:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra CM: Satellite-based data to improve crop insurance for farmers

In view of the rising incidence of farmers' suicides and delay in settlement of insurance schemes, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said a pilot project of satellite-based survey at field-level to improve crop insurance schemes will cover 500 villages.

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6:58 pm   #NitiPTI   

Rajnath Singh: Modi brought country from silent to active mode

Attacking the previous Congress-led UPA government, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said it suffered from policy paralysis and credited Narendra Modi of taking the country from inactive to active mode.

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6:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Venkaiah Naidu: No secret deal between BJP and BJD

Rejecting allegations of a secret deal between BJP and BJD to slow down CBI probe into the chit fund scam in Odisha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the NDA government is only keen to see speedy development in the state.

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6:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Raghuram Rajan to arrive in Srinagar tomorrow for two-day visit

The Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan is arriving here tomorrow on a two-day visit with a focus on rehabilitation of last year's flood-affected people in the valley.

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6:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt invites suggestions on draft Industrial Policy

The Haryana government has invited suggestions from the public and other stakeholders about its new Industrial Policy, which promises to enhance ease of doing business in the state by cutting down on red tapism.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   

Centre focuses on 'DONER at the Doorstep'

The Centre has launched an initiative, 'DONER at the Doorstep' (DAD), to bring the ministry closer to the people of North East, Union Minister of state (Independent charge) Jitendra Singh said here today.

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6:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress endorsing corruption: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said that the Congress was "endorsing corruption" by declaring it a "non-issue."

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6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Germany pitches for closer ties with India

Germany today pitched for deepening its partnership with India, especially in the field of cyberspace, maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean and defence production including that of submarines.

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5:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Amit Shah slams Manmohan Singh over graft under his watch

A Prime Minister's responsibility is not limited to his personal integrity but extends to uprooting corruption from the entire system, BJP president Amit Shah said today as he attacked former PM Manmohan Singh over a string of scams that took place under his watch.

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5:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Swiss signs automatic information exchange pact with EU

In a major step towards shedding its long-held banking secrecy tag, Switzerland today signed an agreement for Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) with European Union, while similar pacts may follow with other jurisdictions, including India, to check the black money menace.

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5:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Manohar Parrikar rules out Army deployment in anti-Naxal operations

Ruling out the possibility of deploying Army in anti-Naxal operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrkar today said if demanded, armed forces would extend "logistical support" and "provide training" to police in tackling the menace.

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5:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

UN targets zero hunger in a generation as numbers fall

The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report today.

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4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalu Prasad: Decision on merger or adjustment soon

With confusion persisting whether there would be merger of Janata Parivar or JD(U) and RJD would go into Bihar poll in alliance, Lalu Prasad today said a decision would be taken on "merger or adjustment" soon.

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4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Greenpeace welcomes HC verdict, plans to restart campaigns

Greenpeace India today welcomed a High Court order allowing the organisation to use two of its accounts for receiving donations, terming the relief a "lifeline" as it decided to "restart" its pro-environment campaigns.

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4:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manmohan Singh now using a 'self-defensive' strategy

Under attack over allegations in 2G scam, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that he had "never used" public office to "enrich" himself, his family or friends.

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4:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AAP appoints Anindo Majumdar as CMD of Delhi Finance Corporation

Armed with a Delhi High Court order over its jurisdiction, AAP government today appointed senior IAS officer Anindo Majumdar as the CMD of Delhi Finance Corporation, days after he was removed from the post of Principal Secretary of the Services Department.

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4:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

E-Naga summit in Kohima

With a vision to embark on a process to instill the spirit of innovation and use of technology for impacting positive change in the society with target audience comprising of students, entrepreneurs, NGOs, government departments and industry professionals, E-Naga Summit was held here today.

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4:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

#SmritiEffect - Panicky Priyanka to the rescue in Amethi

Following a succesful rally and public meeting by Smriti Irani in Amethi yesterday, a panicky Priyanka Vadra quickly arrived in Amethi today to rescue the fading image of her brother Rahul Gandhi, who also happens to be the MP of the constituency.

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3:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Beef row: Kiren Rijiju says there cannot be restrictions on food

Amidst a row over eating beef, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said no restrictions can be put on food habits in a secular country like India but the sentiments of the majority should be respected in Hindu- majority as well as Christian and Muslim-majority states.

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3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab village opens own mall to beat inflation

Aimed at battling inflation and sub-standard quality of essential goods in the market, a group of enterprising villagers has opened a 'mall' here, selling a wide range of products at attractive discounts.

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3:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizoram govt memo on Bru repatriation

Mizoram government asked the Union Home Ministry to expedite release of fund meant for expenses of the resumption of repatriation of Brus from the six relief camps in neighbouring North Tripura district, scheduled to commence from the first week of June, a senior state home department official today said.

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3:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: Won't tolerate those raising pro-Pak slogans

Offering a soft stand to those who wish to hold dialogue to discuss all "vexed issues", the Centre today sent a strong message to separatists saying, those raising pro-Pak slogans and waving Pakistani flags on Indian territory will be dealt with severely.

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3:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

DMK not to contest from RK Nagar, says Karunanidhi

A day after Election Commission announced bypoll for the RK Nagar Assembly constituency from where Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa is likely to contest, DMK chief Karunanidhi today said his party has decided not to contest the by-election.

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2:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manmohan Singh trying to cover up his past mistakes?

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hit out at the Modi government saying it was "harping" on corruption to divert people's attention to non-issues and asserted that he never used public office to "enrich" himself, family or friends.

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2:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh to Pakistan: 'Stop meddling in India's affairs'

Sending a clear message to Pakistan to stop meddling in India's affairs, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the neighbouring country must stop its nefarious activities if it wants its "own welfare".

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2:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Countrymen should file PIL against Sibal: Ananth Kumar

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar today asked countrymen to file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal for "lying to the country in regard to the loss suffered on spectrum issue".

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2:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AAP's latest publicity stunt against BJP

The Aam Aadmi Party today held a protest here against the BJP government, accusing it of plunging the country into "despair" instead of ushering in the promised "achche din" during its one year rule.

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1:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India to become self-reliant in urea in 4 yrs: Ananth Kumar

The country will become self-reliant in urea and fertiliser in the next four years and is aiming to become the steel hub of the world, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar said.

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1:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
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1:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Ravi Shankar Prasad asks Nitish, Kejriwal to work for people

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today criticised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's selfies and advised him, as well as, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal "to work for the people".

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1:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan govt resumes talks with Gujjars

Talks resumed here today between Rajasthan government and agitating Gujjars who have been blocking rail tracks and roads in three districts for a week now to press for five per cent quota in government jobs.

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1:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP: No role to play in deciding on plea against Jayalalithaa acquittal

BJP has said neither the party nor the central government had any role to play in deciding on going in appeal against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

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12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha to open paddy procurement centres

The administration has decided to open paddy procrement centres at 18 places across Koraput district of Odiaha for Rabi Marketing Season.

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11:57 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra govt eyes Rs 1000 crore from red sanders auction

Eyeing a revenue of Rs 1,000 crore, Andhra Pradesh Government will auction 3,500 tonnes of seized red sanders wood in the second phase on an electronic platform by inviting global tenders in June.

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8:10 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan 'haven' for several Islamist terror groups: US report

Pakistan is a "haven" for several Islamist terror groups and successive Pakistani governments are widely believed to have supported some outfits as proxies in the country's historical conflicts with its neighbours, according to a US Congressional research report.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

Kashmir and India - Revisiting the debate

The people of Jammu & Kashmir have repeatedly used the ballot to reaffirm their faith in the Union of India.

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7:40 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Kiren Rijiju: Centre to take steps to stop militants using foreign soil

Indian government would take steps to ensure that north east militant groups like the NLFT stop using Bangladesh soil for launching cross-border terrorism on India, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said here today.

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6:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana government holds meeting to improve civic amenities

The Telangana government today held a meeting with MPs, MLAs, MLCs and public representatives from here to discuss ways to improve drinking water supply, sewerage, electricity supply and other civic issues.

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5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA govt mulls minimum 200km between two halts for mail, express trains

The government today said in order to ensure smooth and safe travel by the rail passengers, it was planning that mail and express trains travels a minimum of 200 kms between two stations.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ganga-Bramhaputra Basin mapped in first of its kind study

The Ganga-Bramhaputra Basin together store around 960 cubic km of water, researchers have claimed in a first of its kind study after mapping the rivers, and said it will help understand signatures of droughts and floods to better manage water resources in the region.

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4:42 am   #NitiPTI   

CIC asks Tihar authorities to give info on functioning of jail

The Central Information Commission has directed the Tihar authorities to disclose information about alleged irregularities in the functioning of the country's largest prison besides make public diet chart and food provisions for inmates.

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4:33 am   #NitiPTI   

Centre has to move carefully on nuclear projects

Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the Centre had to move cautiously while dealing with projects related to nuclear and atomic energy looking carefully into their sensitivity aspect, security angle and also the budget implications.

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4:20 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya makes representation before Parliamentary committee

Meghalaya Chief Secretary P B O Warjri today made a formal representation before the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Home Affairs led by its Chairman P Bhattacharya here today about the problems faced by the state and other northeastern states.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka says no to Indian fishing proposal

Sri Lanka today rejected India's proposal to allow its fishermen to catch fish in Lankan waters for 65 days a year, in what can further escalate tensions betweent he two neighbours over the vexed issue.

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4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Naqvi's statement on cow slaughter 'not palatable': Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today described the statement recently made by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on cow slaughter as "not palatable".

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3:45 am   #NitiPTI   

Indian Railways to take MP funds, support from NGOs to set up toilets

The Ahmedabad division of Indian Railways will get funds from Members of Parliament (MPs) along with help from various NGOs to set up sanitation facilities at Ahmedabad railway station.

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3:40 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa government supports private golf course

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said the state government has been supporting the setting up of a golf course by a private investor in his constituency.

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