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Jul 28, 2015 8:43 am   #NitiPTI   #National   
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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004

Bangladesh has only 106 tigers in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, a sharp decline from 440 in 2004 due to unchecked poaching of the endangered animals, following an India-Bangladesh survey, a top forest official said today.

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8:21 am   #Offstumped   #National

Getting ready to welcome

"Mortal remains of Frmr Pres APJ Abdul Kalam being brought from Guwahati to Delhi,preps outside his residence in Delhi"

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8:17 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Farewell APJ Abdul Kalam - Updates

Final Journey of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'missile man' who came to be known as 'People's President' from Shillong to Delhi and beyond.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Economy   

Design for India - Gujarat Mechanic shows the way

Design for India - Darshan Patel, who had heard of of 'Design Clinic Scheme' of MSME ministry, approached them, and was provided with a designer Ankit Vyas, an NID alumnus, to modify his innovation.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa - 523 industrial units shut down in 2014-15

The report of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has said that as many as 523 small and micro industrial units were shut down during the year 2014-15 for violating norms under air and water pollution act.

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7:34 am   #Offstumped   #National

Farewell Guwahati

"Mortal remains of #APJAbdulKalam is being brought by a C 130J Super Hercules aircraft of IAF from Guwahati to Delhi."

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7:31 am   #Offstumped   #National

GPS Waypoints point the way forward on Gurdaspur Attack

The GPS sets, which guide users along tracks marked by digital ?waypoints?, have often been used by terrorists to operate in unfamiliar environments, most famously during the 26/11 strikes in Mumbai.

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7:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Guj High Court on Teesta Setalwad's delay in filing plea

The Gujarat High Court today condoned the delay in filing a plea by social activist Teesta Setalwad to defreeze her bank accounts in the alleged fund embezzlement case and fixed the next hearing on August 5.

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7:12 am   #Offstumped   #National

Gurdaspur's Braveheart

Punjab Roadways driver Nanak Chand did not panic even when the terrorists fired at the bus and instead scared the terrorists by driving towards them.

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7:11 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

Raabert Gandhi had some xplaining to do

Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was on Monday asked by the Lok Sabha secretariat to explain his Facebook comments against ruling BJP MPs.

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7:08 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

Sleeping Siddu's days numbered ?

AICC president Sonia Gandhi on Monday called up former chief minister SM Krishna to seek his opinion on how to tackle the increasing number of farmer suicides in Karnataka.

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7:07 am   #Offstumped   #States

Court music for Kejriwal - coming soon

The AAP government in Delhi recently released a series of twominute-long ads on TV channels and radio to showcase its ?work done for the public?. - The Economic Times on Mobile

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7:05 am   #Offstumped   #States

Gujarat notifies compulsory voting

However, the notification has not specified what punishment would be meted out those who fail to exercise their franchise.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Anuj Dhar on Netaji Subhash Bose - Seminar in Bengaluru

Anuj Dhar who has played a key role in supporting the campaign to declassify Netaji files talked about the difficulties and hurdles he had gone through to pressurise government for making the confidential files available related to Netaji's disappearance.

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6:56 am   #Offstumped   #National

Gogoi pays his respects

"#Assam CM @tarungogoi laying a wreath on the casket containing the mortal remains of #APJAbdulKalam at #Guwahati."

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6:52 am   #Offstumped   #National

Guwahati welcomes

"Mortal remains of #APJAbdulKalam being received at #Guwahati on arrival from #Shillong."

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6:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Kalam passed away before he could finish a dream book

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam completed seven chapters of a book in Tamil with a vision for the growth of Tamil Nadu and almost till his end he had discussed about the initiative, his aide said the previous night.

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6:34 am   #Offstumped   #World

Farewell Shillong

"The casket containing the body of #APJAbdulKalam left #Shillong for #Guwahati on way to Delhi."

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6:33 am   #Offstumped   #National

Flown to Guwahati

"Tributes paid to Former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Shillong, body flown to Guwahati"

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6:27 am   #NitiPTI   #National   
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5:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala opposes bank's decision in education loan segment

The Kerala government today flayed the decision of State Bank of Travancore to entrust the recovery proceedings of bad loans in education segment to Reliance Assets and Reconstruction Company, saying that it was contrary to the spirit and interest of bank nationalisation.

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5:03 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Five Bangladeshi intruders sentenced to 28 days

Five Bangladeshis were sentenced to 28 days rigorous imprisonment for entering India without passport or any other valid document.

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5:01 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Gurdaspur attack: Terrorists sneaked via Pathankot village

Preliminary investigations into the Gurdaspur terror strike indicate that the three suspected Lashker-e-Taiba militants had entered the country through Bamiyal village in Pathankot, located close to the international border.

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4:34 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod for Esomol Hydrochloride Injection

City-based Aurobindo Pharma Limited today said it has received final approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market Esmolol Hydrochloride Injection.

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4:04 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

BCCI Marketing Committee to meet in Delhi

The Marketing Committee of BCCI is to meet in Delhi on July 30 to open the tender documents received by the Cricket Board for title sponsorship relating to its international and domestic home series/tournaments for the next four seasons.

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3:13 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

West Bengal and Britain sign 21 MoUs

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led delegation to the UK today clinched 21 MoUs with the UK in the fields of industry, health, education and urban development.

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3:08 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitish's Badh Chala Bihar campaign under HC scanner

The Patna High Court today directed Bihar government to submit to it by tomorrow all documents related to 'Badh Chala Bihar' (Bihar Marches Ahead) campaign of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar so that it could decide whether the drive is a publicity move of ruling Janata Dal(U) aimed at forthcoming Assembly polls.

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3:06 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Gulberg Society case judge to visit the scene of crime

P B Desai, the judge of the special court conducting the trial of 2002 Gulberg Society riot case, will visit the crime site on Thursday to understand various aspects related to the case.

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3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

UAE-based Indian to set up super-speciality hospital in London

A global healthcare group led by a UAE-based Indian doctor will set up a new super-speciality hospital in London focusing on cancer treatment, creating about 2,000 new jobs.

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3:03 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

President cancels engagements in Karnataka, returning to Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee, who arrived here on a two-day visit to Karnataka, has cancelled all his programmes scheduled tomorrow and will head back to New Delhi following the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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3:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Seven-day state mourning for Kalam

Government tonight announced that a seven-day state mourning will be observed throughout the country as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

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2:58 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Give jobs to displaced families in a month: Naveen to Nalco

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the Navaratna PSU Nalco to give jobs to displaced families in Koraput district within one month.

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2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Onion prices rise to Rs 40/kg, govt to import 10,000 tonnes

With onion prices rising up to Rs 40 per kg in the national capital, the government has ordered to import 10,000 tonnes of the kitchen staple form countries including Pakistan, China, Egypt.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ganjam authorities plan to install CCTV outside ultrasound clinics

Voicing concern over the declining sex ratio in Odisha's Ganjam district, the administration is planning to ask the owners of the ultrasound units to install CCTVs outside.

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2:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Governance   

FTII – Both sides have it wrong argues this Performing Artiste

"As a performing artist, I know very well how the free market messes with the arts. I also know that mediocre men can mishandle and twist the arts to suit their own agenda."

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1:26 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Konkan Railway proposes CCTVs at 17 stations

The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has proposed installation of CCTV cameras at seventeen railway stations along the route.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Centre takes steps for preserving Egyptian mummy

The Centre today dismissed reports of decaying of the Egyptian mummy preserved at Telangana State Museum in Hyderabad, stating that the artifact has been kept under controlled temperature and photography with flash lights banned.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt: State museum to shift at Old GMC building

The Goa government today said that the state museum will be relocated to Old Goa Medical College (GMC) building that housed Asia's oldest medical college.

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12:07 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa hosts national women's boxing training workshop

Goa is currently hosting a 10-day training-cum-competition camp for women boxers at Mapusa where 55 pugilists from across the country are participating.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

Maybe India should consider the Eurofighter?

The Russians, the French, the Americans and the Eurofighter consortium all have their own offering tailor fit to India's MMRCA requirement and there is no incentive for them to help India develop combat fighter aircraft, and so the only name that crops up periodically is Saab of Sweden.

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9:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   
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Goa - Retired chief engineer held in Louis Berger case

In a major development in the pay-off scandal involving a US management consultancy firm, the Goa police today arrested a retired chief engineer, who headed the Japan-funded project in the state which is currently under scanner.

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8:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Myanmar army chief to meet top Indian leaders

Myanmar Army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will hold talks with top leadership here this week as the two sides look at the possibility of increasing coordination following the deadly ambush on Indian army in Manipur and retaliatory strike by India inside that country.

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8:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Mamata Banerjee on UK visit, greets 'great nation' Britain

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted the "great nation" of Britain as she landed here on a five-day visit seeking to woo foreign investment for her state.

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8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

BJP leader slams those arguing over Memon's death sentence

Describing Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others, opposed to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's hanging, as 'traitors', BJP leader Arshad Alam today said that they should be sent to Pakistan.

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8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

MP Vinod Khanna on terror attack

Four time BJP MP from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna today termed the terrorist attack in his constituency as "shocking" and "unfortunate", saying the guilty will not be spared.

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7:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   
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7:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

SP urges Centre to dismiss Governor Ram Naik

Governor Ram Naik's recent remark that a particular caste is ruling the roost in Uttar Pradesh administration in a fresh criticism of the state government today raised the hackles of the SP which demanded his dismissal for 'denigrating' the dignity of the post.

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7:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP demands judicial or CBI probe in Hamirpur firing incident

Uttar Pradesh BJP today demanded a judicial or CBI probe into the mob violence and police firing in Hamirpur in which two villagers were killed after a girl immolated herself on being teased by some youths.

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7:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

LDF walkout over professional colleges admission issue

Kerala government today said it would seek cancellation of affiliation of two private self-financing medical colleges in the state that had not signed agreement with it on sharing seats and fee structure.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP legislator demands parole for Pacheco

BJP MLA Michael Lobo today demanded that imprisoned Goa Vikas Party (GVP) legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco should be granted parole by the state government to allow him to participate in the ongoing Legislative Assembly session.

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6:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat on alert after Gurdaspur terror attack

In the wake of a terrorist attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab today, Gujarat police has been asked to be on alert especially the border district police as the state shares land border with Pakistan.

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6:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribery scandal: Karnataka Lokayukta's son arrested

Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao's son was today arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with an alleged extortion racket in the anti-graft obudsman' office.

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6:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government in favour of timely promotions in services: MoS Personnel

The Centre is in favour of timely promotions in services and it is constantly working to overcome delay in providing various benefits to employees, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today.

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6:08 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Gurdaspur Attack - Dinanagar Police Complex flushed off Terrorists

Four heavily armed terrorists wearing army uniform today went on a rampage attacking a bus and a police station complex, leaving five persons, including a policeman, dead and several injured in Dinanagar, Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan.

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6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Lok Sabha condemns Gurdaspur terror strike

The Gurdaspur attack today found its echo in Lok Sabha where members across the political spectrum condemned the incident and asked the government to use all the force to quell terrorism which continues to threaten the nation.

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6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Arun Jaitley to investors: No knee-jerk reaction on P-Notes curbs

Seeking to soothe jittery investors, government today said it will not react in a "knee- jerk" manner to SIT recommendation on checking inflow of overseas investments via P-Notes, assuring that no action will be taken which adversely impacts the investment climate.

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6:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Prakash Singh Badal on Gurdaspur terror attack

Condemning the terror attack in Dina Nagar town in Punjab's Gurdaspur district today, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that terrorism was a national problem and has to be tackled by national policies.

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5:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: Central forces to get 50 UAVs for surveillance

Government has sanctioned procurement of 50 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for central armed police forces like CRPF and BSF, besides deciding to grant some special duty allowances to the troops of these forces deployed in hard duty areas.

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5:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitish infected by the NaMo bug - belatedly tries his hand at Branding

Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said while he was satisfied with promise to usher the country into tetrad (four colour) revolution, Bihar has launched "Indradhanush" (seven colour) revolution to boost farm and allied sector.

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5:49 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Liaison officers to be trained to ensure SC, ST welfare

Liaison officers in all central government ministries and departments will be given training to ensure proper implementation of the Centre's policy of reservation in services for employees belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Gurdaspur terrorists sneaked from Pakistan to launch attack

The perpetrators of today terror strike in Punjab are suspected to have sneaked into India from Pakistan through the unfenced border between Jammu and Pathankot or Chak Hira in Jammu district to launch the brazen assault about which central agencies had intelligence inputs.

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5:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Lok Sabha - Number of trainers in domestic airlines less, says Minister

Strength of trainers in the domestic airlines is less than the number of trainers recommended by the aviation regulator, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed the Lok Sabha today.

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5:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ghulam Nabi Azad: Forces equipped to counter evil designs of Pakistan

Condemning today's terror strike in Gurdaspur, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said security forces are fully equipped and motivated to counter evil designs of the Pakistani establishment.

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5:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Virbhadra Singh condemns Gurdaspur terror attack

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today condemned the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district and said that such "inhumane" acts will be dealt with sternly.

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5:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

"Congress fails to keep national interests over political agenda": Venkaiah Naidu

Accusing Congress of "failing to keep national interests over its political agenda", Government today said the main opposition party stood "isolated" in disrupting Parliament at a time when MPs of other parties condemned the Gurdaspur terror attack and stood in solidarity.

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5:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Louis Berger case figures in Goa House

Ruling coalition members in Goa Assembly today targeted opposition Congress over the Louis Berger bribery scam, which allegedly involves a former minister of the party.

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4:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Look what Lalu made of Nitish's Report Card

RJD President Lalu Prasad and several of his supporters were today arrested here while trying to enforce the day-long Bihar bandh called by his party as the shutdown adversely affected life across the state.

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4:49 pm   #NitiPTI   

Lok Sabha - Bill to effectively deal with cheque bounce cases re-introduced

A bill, providing for trial in cheque bounce cases at the place where the cheque was presented for clearance and not the place of issue, was re-introduced in the Lok Sabha today, with an aim of helping lakhs of people suffering due to jurisdictional issues.

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4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Ex-Union Minister P K Thungon gets 4.5 years jail in corruption case

Former Union Minister P K Thungon was today awarded a four-and-a-half year jail term by a Delhi court in connection with a case lodged in 1998 pertaining to misappropriation of Rs two crore relesed by the Centre.

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4:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Punjab terror attack: Shiv Sena burns Pakistani flag

Several activists of the Shiv Sena today burnt the Pakistani flag here to protest "Pak-sponsored" terror attack at Dina Nagar area of Gurdaspur district.

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4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Security intensified in Maoist-hit districts

Security has been beefed up and combing operation intensified in Maoist-hit southern Odisha districts in view of the Naxalites deciding to observe 'Martyr's Week' from tomorrow.

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4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Red alert issued in Assam

A red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in Gurudaspur district of Punjab, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said.

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4:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Punjab terror attack - J&K Police rushes bullet proof vehicles to help Punjab

The Jammu and Kashmir police today rushed bullet proof vehicles to Punjab for its use following the terror attack in Gurdaspur district.

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4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

SP seeks UP Governor's dismissal

The Samajwadi Party today sought an apology from Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik for 'denigrating' the dignity of the post and asked the Centre to dismiss him.

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4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress busy with petty sloganeering, as Punjab fights terror

Youth Congress today demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement and the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal over the terror attack in Gurdaspur leading to the death of five people, including one policeman.

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4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gurdaspur terror attack first in nearly eight years in Punjab

Following are some of the terror-related incidents that have taken place in Punjab between 2001 and 2015. These do not include seizure of arms and ammunition during the period.

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4:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shia cleric held in UP

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad was today arrested along with his supporters here in Kaiserbagh area when he was going to hold a demonstration at Shahi Masjid in Hazratganj area, police said.

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3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress engrossed in petty politics as Punjab fights terror

Congress MP Shashi Tharor, who recently faced Sonia Gandhi's ire, was today seen in Lok Sabha engrossed in an animated discussion with Rahul Gandhi who was playing an active role in guiding his party's protesting members in the House which saw some business despite the din.

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3:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat HC adjourns final hearing on Zakia's appeal to Aug 4

The Gujarat High Court today adjourned to August 4 the final hearing of Zakia Jafri's appeal against a lower court order upholding the clean chit given by special investigation team to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others for their alleged roles in 2002 riots.

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3:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

High alert sounded across Uttar Pradesh

A high alert was sounded across Uttar Pradesh today in the wake of a terror attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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3:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CBI seeks "appropriate sentence" for ex-minister P K Thungon

CBI today told a Delhi court that "approporiate sentence" should be awarded to former Union Minister P K Thungon and three others, who were convicted in a corruption case lodged in 1998 in connection with misappropriation of Rs two crore of central funds.

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3:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

High alert sounded in Delhi

A high alert has been sounded in the national capital by the Delhi police with security being beefed up at busy public places and markets in the wake of the terror attack in Punjab.

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2:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Darjeeling - GJM forms Muslim wing

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has formed a Muslim wing of the outfit, apparently to cosy up to the minority community.

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2:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa drops Senthil Balaji from her cabinet

In the first such move after assuming charge in May post her acquittal in a wealth case, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today axed Transport Minister V Senthil Balaji from her cabinet, besides stripping him of a powerful party post.

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2:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

RJD bandh cripples life in Bihar

Normal life was disrupted in Bihar today as shops, educational institutions and some trains were forced to stop functioing as lathi-wielding mobs took to the streets over the day-long state bandh called by RJD.

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1:57 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley: Govt to take view on Financial Code after public comments

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government will take a view on the draft Indian Financial Code, which proposes to dilute powers of the RBI chief, after receiving comments from stakeholders.

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1:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Special development programme for Maoist-hit blocks

In a bid to instill confidence among people and ensure all-round development, the administration is set to launch a special programme, Operation Blue Moon, in Maoist-hit Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon blocks of Odisha's Koraput district.

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12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Famers' suicide in Karnataka - Deve Gowda begins hunger strike demanding discussion

Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda today began a hunger strike here demanding discussion in Parliament on the farmers' suicide in the country.

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12:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in Jammu   

In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers today targeted border outposts in Jammu district of J&K.

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12:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

12-hr bandh affects life in Terai-Dooars

A dawn-to-dusk bandh today affected life in Terai-Dooars area of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar districts.

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12:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kejriwal condemns Punjab attack

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today condemned the terror attack in Gurudaspur district, terming it a "cowardly" act.

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11:45 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

BJP in Karnataka missing a trick

What explains the BJP's inability to corner the Congress over the serial goof-ups in the only large state ruled by it ? What explains the BJP's failure to force the Delhi based Media from putting as much spotlight on Karnataka as they did on Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for weeks at a stretch ?

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10:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, Pakistan should show leniency in foreign policy: Pakistani writer

Pakistani writer Babar Ayaz today said that India and Pakistan should show leniency in their foreign policy if they want good relations and fruitful results.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Bank of Maharashtra eyes Rs 4,000-cr fund raising

State-owned Bank of Maharashtra is looking to raise Rs 4,000 crore during the next five years and 50 per cent of the fund is expected to come from the Centre.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Foreign airlines under scanner for alleged Service Tax evasion

Six foreign airlines have come under the lens of revenue authorities here for alleged underpayment of Service Tax believed to be worth several crores.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Vidhu Vinod Chopra meets Arun Jaitley amid FTII row

Leading filmmaker and an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Vidhu Vinod Chopra has met Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley.

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9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Trial run of Pappankalan waste water treatment plant begins

Delhi Jal Board has started trial run of the 20 MGD Waste Water Treatment Plant at Pappankalan, which will benefit around nine lakh people apart from helping reduce pollution in the Yamuna river.

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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Marines case: India to contest Italy's decision in ITLOS

India will contest the Italian government's decision to the take the matter of two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago, to an international tribunal which is going to hear it in the second week of August.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Digital   

Digital India needs a Foundation of Trust

A citizen centric experience requires Digital India to re-think some of the core fundamental attitudes of how applications are designed and how services are delivered.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Government can be bolder on administration, financial reforms: Leo Puri

As disappointment grows over delay in 'big-bang' reforms, top industry leader Leo Puri has said the government can become much bolder with the administrative and financial sector reforms to build the people's confidence and show that changes are indeed taking place on the ground.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajahmundry city to be renamed as Rajamahendravaram

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said the town of Rajahmundry in East Godavari district will get back its ancient name of Rajamahendravaram.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shiradi Ghat road to be opened in August first week

The Shiradi Ghat stretch of the Mangaluru-Bengaluru National Highway would be open for traffic in the first week of August after completion of its first phase of expansion, State Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa has said.

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7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Corporates carry clout, but Sebi stands firm: U K Sinha

Often at the receiving end of the companies for its penal actions and 'tough' regulations, markets watchdog Sebi has said the corporates carry a lot of clout and keep testing its resolve, but the regulator has always been firm on its ground.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Asia Index to make India hub for South-East Asia markets

Leading index provider Asia Index Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices, is looking to make India a hub for its business activities in the various South East Asian markets.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Tata Housing expands global footprint, starts operations in Dubai

With a view to increasing its global presence, Tata Housing, the realty arm of Tata Group, has opened an office in Dubai to cater to the growing demand from consumers in that region.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand to bring a law for confiscation of benami property

Under fire over a sting video purportedly showing his personal secretary negotiating a bribery deal, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said his government will bring in a law to confiscate benami property to check corruption in public life.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   

No more pipe-dreams in IPOs; fair pricing must: Rothschild

Bullish on the IPO market in India, global investment banking giant Rothschild has said fair pricing has become a must for an offer to succeed and the promoters can no longer sell 'pipe dreams'.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

30 per cent lawyers in the country fake: Bar Council chief

Thirty per cent of lawyers in the country are fake, possessing 'fraudulent' law degrees or non-practising persons, and were degrading the profession, Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has said.

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5:38 am   #NitiPTI   

Cleaning of Cauvery banks taken up for Aadi Perukku

PWD Officials have taken up cleaning of a 400-metre stretch of Cauvery river and its banks here to ensure hastle-free celebration of August 3 Aadi Perukku festival by the locals.

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5:36 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

MULTA militant arrested from Dhubri

A Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) militant was arrested by a joint team of the Army and the Assam Police from Dhubri district.

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5:27 am   #NitiPTI   

Heavy rainfall likely in parts of MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat: MeT

The weather department today issued warning of "heavy to very heavy rainfall" in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat over the next 48 hours even as it predicted heavy downpours in Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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5:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Film Producers' Council suspends shooting from tomorrow on wage issue

Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) today announced suspending shooting and post-production work from tomorrow until an "amicable settlement" on wage revision with a workers' union.

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5:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana Agricultural University students protest during convocation ceremony

A group of engineering students today held a protest during the convocation ceremony of Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) and burnt copies of their degrees, demanding job assurance from the state government.

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5:18 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Owaisi criticises PM Modi for farmers suicides

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi has blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for farmer suicides in the country, saying his government had failed to come to their aid.

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4:33 am   #NitiPTI   

Former Union Minister Handique passes away

Former Union Minister and a six-time Lok Sabha member from Assam, Bijoy Krishna Handique died today at a hospital here.

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4:28 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

6 cops escorting Tamil Nadu minister hurt in road mishap

Six police personnel travelling in a car escorting Tamil Nadu Transport Minister Senthil Balaji were injured after their vehicle overturned near here today.

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4:27 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Three dead as small plane crashes into Tokyo suburb

Three people were killed today when a small plane crashed into a Tokyo suburb shortly after takeoff, leaving nearby homes and cars ablaze and the charred remains of the fuselage lying in a burnt-out residence.

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4:26 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Passenger tries to set afire Chinese airliner mid air

A man today tried to set afire a Chinese airliner with more than 100 people on board while the plane was landing in southern China, but was overpowered by flight crew and co-passengers.

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4:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar minister flays PM Modi over 'DNA' remark on Nitish

A senior minister in the Nitish Kumar government today came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for finding flaw with the chief minister's DNA describing the remark as an insult to people of Bihar, who he said were "proud of their gene pool as well as leadership of the state".

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4:14 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Phagwara clashes: case registered against unknown persons

A case was today registered against unknown persons in connection with the group clash that occurred here over a land dispute, police said.

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4:14 am   #NitiPTI   

2 accidents a day on Yamuna Expressway, 319 killed in 3 years

As many as 319 persons have lost their lives in accidents on Yamuna Expressway since it was opened for traffic nearly three years ago with the highway on an average witnessing two mishaps every day.

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Parties flay CBSE AIPMT dress code

Ruling Congress and its major coalition partner IUML in Kerala today came out against denial of permission for candidates wearing 'hijabs' and veil to appear for All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT), terming it as 'unfortunate'.

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3:29 am   #NitiPTI   

Security beefed up outside Salman Khan's residence

To avoid any untoward incident following Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's tweets defending Yakub Memon, the death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blast case, police here have beefed up security outside the actor's residence in suburban Bandra.

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3:26 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Residents demand municipal corporation status to Khoda

Residents of Khoda colony led by Congress leaders held a protest in front of the district collectorate demanding the status of municipal corporation for their colony.

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3:26 am   #NitiPTI   

Salman must withdraw his comments: Ujjwal Nikam

Ujjwal Nikam, the special prosecutor in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, today took a strong exception to Salman Khan's tweets in defence of the death-row convict in the case Yakub Memon, and said the actor must withdraw them.

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3:25 am   #NitiPTI   

Army facing shortage of ammunition

Army today acknowledged that there was a shortage of ammunition, but said the government was seized of the matter and attempts were being made to address the issue.

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3:16 am   #NitiPTI   

Shatrughan Sinha defends Salman Khan on Yakub Memon

On a day when Salman Khan faced a barrage of opposition over his controversial defence of death row convict Yakub Memon, actor-politician and Lok Sabha MP Shatrughan Sinha rooted for him, saying, "supporting anybody's mercy petition is not a bad thing."

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3:13 am   #NitiPTI   

Capt. Amarinder Singh dismisses SFJ complaint with ridicule it deserves

Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today dismissed the reported allegations levelled against him in a complaint to the US Attorney General by controversial organisation, Sikhs for Justice accusing him of having protected and promoted the police officers against whom there were complaints of human rights violations.

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3:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Protests erupt in Maharashtra over Salman's tweets on Yakub

Protests erupted at few places in Maharashtra over Bollywood actor Salman Khan's tweets defending Yakub Memon, the death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.

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3:12 am   #NitiPTI   

Senior BJP leader Kalpataru Das cremated at native village

The mortal remains of senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kalpataru Das were consigned to flames at his native village Bhotaka in Odisha's Jajpur district with a large number of people including near and dear ones biding a tearful adieu.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lakhs witness Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar return car festival

Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the pilgrim town of Puri today to witness Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar "Bahuda Yatra", the return car festival of the deities, amid tight security.

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2:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vice Chancellor defends his meeting with Raj Thackeray

The newly-appointed Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, who has come under criticism for calling on the MNS chief Raj Thackeray after taking over the new post, today said here that he believed in meeting "a cross-section" of the society to get feedback.

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2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Education, health sector worst affected in Jharkhand: JPCC

Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) today said education and health sectors were the worst affected sector in the state.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kargil Day observed in Nagaland

Kargil Day or 'Vijay Diwas' was celebrated today in Nagaland by paying tribute to Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, an Angami Naga youth who made the supreme sacrifice during the war.

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2:02 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Vasundhara Raje has not met her MLAs on one-to-one basis during her rule:Opposition

Accusing the Rajasthan government of "lacklustre performance", Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Rameshwar Dudi today said that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has not met any MLA on a one-to-one basis in the last 20 months of her rule.

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2:01 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

2 dead in UP police firing, SP suspended; CM orders probe

Two villagers were killed in mob violence and police firing in Hamirpur district after a girl immolated herself on being teased by some youths, prompting the state government to suspend the Superintendent of Police and order magisterial inquiry today.

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1:16 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heavy rains lash west Rajasthan

Moderate to heavy rains lashed north-west of Rajasthan affecting normal life specially in Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer districts, a state MeT report said.

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1:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Young Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant scientist commits suicide

A 28-year-old scientist allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant in Rawatbhatta, police said today.

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1:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Young Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant scientist commits suicide

A 28-year-old scientist allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant in Rawatbhatta, police said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court directs college to allow engineering student to appear for exam

Coming to the aid of an engineering student, who was barred from writing semester exam on grounds of lack of attendance after he participated in a student protest in March last, Madras High Court has directed the college to allow him to continue the course.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

DMK councillor, 51 others booked for trespassing into quarry

A DMK union councillor and 51 others were today booked for allegedly trespassing into a quarry administered by a Congress functionary near Usilampatti in the district and trying to attack him, police said.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court strikes down transfer of railway cop for third time in 8 months

Holding that frequent transfers should be avoided, the Madras High Court has set aside the transfer of a Railway Police Sub-Inspector for the third time in eight months.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

United Kingdom minister on India visit

Britain's minister in charge of the Cabinet Office will be in India tomorrow in the first official visit to the country by a British government leader since the May general election won by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tension in UP town after youth burns 'sacred' chadar

Tension gripped Swar in the district after a mentally-challenged youth allegedly burnt a 'sacred' chadar (cloth) at a religious place even as the situation is under control now, police said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

40 million litres of sewer water wasted in India

Forty million litres of sewerage water is wasted in the country every year due to lack of ground water management, an expert claimed today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Militant hideout busted in Kishtwar

Security forces today busted a militant hideout in Sinthan area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   

Vyapam whistle-blower's wife detained

The wife of Vyapam scam whistleblower Prashant Pandey was briefly detained by police, which seized Rs 9.96 lakh cash from her alleging it to be 'hawala' money.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

Xi Jinping's China now into the Reincarnation business ?

Now, Beijing would like to use the Golden Urn again for the next Dalai Lama, as they have done for their Panchen Lama candidate, Gyaltsen Norbu (for the past 20 years, the boy selected by the Dalai Lama is still languishing under house arrest somewhere in China).

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Jul 26, 2015 11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu and Kashmir government fully endorses AIIMS demand for Jammu region: Naeem Akhtar

Amid the growing clamour for setting up of AIIMS here, senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar today ensured the protesters that the PDP-BJP government in the state fully endorse their demands.

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Anna Hazare meets Kejriwal; suggests patch up with Bhushan,Yogendra

Social activist Anna Hazare today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and told him that Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav should not have been expelled from the party, suggesting that there should be reconciliation as the two are "old colleagues".

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

War of words between Virbhadra Singh and P K Dhumal escalates

The war of attrition between chief minister Virbhadra Singh and former chief minister P K Dhumal escalated today with both the arch rivals upping the ante against each other.

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Police bust Maoist urban support network in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh police today claimed to have busted an alleged Maoist urban support network, with the arrest of five people including a Raipur-based scrap businessman, from separate places.

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Newly inducted Haryana ministers get portfolios

The three newly-inducted ministers in Haryana got their portfolios after three days of wait today even as Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also changed the departments of some other Ministers.

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11:26 pm   #NitiPTI   

Value orientation missing from education system: Karan Singh

Though India produces scores of engineers and scientists, "value orientation" was missing in the education system due to neglect of great thoughts and ideas embodied in religious traditions of the country, Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister Karan Singh today said.

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10:32 pm   #NitiPTI   

President Pranab Mukherjee urged to grant Yakub reprieve from execution

People from diverse fields today urged President Pranab Mukherjee to grant Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon reprieve from execution with BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who off and on makes statements uncomfortable to party leadership, among them.

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10:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

ETC launched on Chennai-Bengaluru corridor of Golden Quadrilateral

After implementing Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) on Delhi-Mumbai corridor of the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ), the system was today launched on the Chennai-Bengaluru corridor, aiming to help road-users save time and money.

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10:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   
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9:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

ACB chief not authorised to probe anti-graft system: Delhi Government

Delhi Government has questioned the authority of the Centre-appointed ACB chief MK Meena in probing the charges of "favoritism" in allotment of its anti- graft helpline 1031, saying no irregularity was there in its operation.

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   

Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal begins 5-day visit to Poland and Hungary tomorrow

Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will tomorrow embark on a five-day visit to Poland and Hungary to attract investment in agro processing and allied agricultural practices besides assessment of new technologies including waste elimination and bio-diesel.

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Curfew relaxed in Imphal

Curfew has been relaxed for 15 hours starting from 5 a m to 8 p m tomorrow in twin Imphal districts of Manipur, according to officials Indefinite curfew has been imposed since July 8 last and tomorrow will be the 20th day of curfew in Imphal East and Imphal West districts, they said

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre sanctions Rs 1,000 cr for Indo-Bangla rail link via North East

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for laying of 15.06 km long tracks to connect Indian Railways with Bangladesh through the North East.

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government working on OROP: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the Modi government holds the armed forces and their families in highest esteem and it is working hard on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Hamirpur firing: Opposition slams SP for 'goonda raj' in UP

Accusing the Samajwadi Party of "failing to control law and order" in Uttar Pradesh, opposition parties today demanded strict action against the policemen involved in the Hamirpur firing incident.

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8:44 pm   #NitiPTI   

Amarnath Yatra expected to resume from Baltal route tomorrow

The Amarnath yatra, which has been suspended from the Baltal route following the cloudburst, is expected to resume from tomorrow.

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8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
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8:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Open defecation scheme gets 35 applications in Harda district

The 'Bhai Number One' competition and 'Operation Malyuddh' which were lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address received around 35 applications from people here, the district collector said here today.

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8:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Former BSP minister Thakur Jaiveer Singh joins BJP

Former Uttar Pradesh minister and BSP leader Thakur Jaiveer Singh today joined BJP here in presence of the party's state president Laxmikant Bajpai.

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7:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP will get absolute majority in Bihar polls: Venkaiah Naidu

Terming it as an "opportunistic alliance", Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today stated that people won't appreciate the coming together of RJD and JD(U) even as he poised the BJP-led NDA of securing majority in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.

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7:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CRPF to hold Raising Day event in MP tomorrow

Country's largest paramilitary force CRPF will celebrate its 76th foundation day at its cradle here tomorrow with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh taking salute from the marching contingents brought here from across the country.

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7:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

"Will not allow BJP to turn country into mud" :Sharad Yadav

Hitting out at Narendra Modi, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav today described the Prime Minister as "dishonest", and said the secular parties will unite to ensure that BJP is not allowed to "turn the country into mud".

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7:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav protest outside Delhi Race Course

Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav today staged a protest outside the Delhi Race Course, demanding that the site be converted into a memorial for farmers and a 'Kisan Haat' be opened on the lines of Delhi Haat as the land was forcibly acquired.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu farmers condemn Union Agriculture Minister's statement

The Federation of Tamil Nadu Agricultural Associations today condemned the statement of Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh citing some reasons for farmers' suicide and claimed that wrong policies of the government are leading to such suicides.

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6:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat High court sets up committee to ensure amenities to labourers at Alang

The Gujarat High court has formed a four-member committee to ensure basic amenities like housing and hospital for labourers at Alang ship-breaking yard in Bhavnagar district following a public interest litigation.

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6:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa Legislative Assembly session begins tomorrow

A fortnight-long session of Goa Legislative Assembly will start on Monday with the opposition planning to corner the BJP-led government on allegations of financial misdemeanor against the industries minister.

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6:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tribute paid to Kargil martyrs in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

The martyrs of the Kargil conflictin 1999 were remembered here on the occasion of Vijay Diwaswith the three services of the Indian Armed Forces paying respects to soldiers who laid down their lives defending the country in the war.

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6:38 pm   #NitiPTI   

Attacks on mobile towers matter of concern: Lt General D S Hooda

Army today said the recent attacks on mobile communications services in Kashmir were a matter of concern and it had taken a lot of measures to improve the security situation.

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6:31 pm   #NitiPTI   

Nation remembers martyrs on Kargil victory day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led an indebted nation in paying tributes to the martyrs and heroes of the 1999 Kargil war, saying it was not only fought on the border but every village and city contributed to the fight against the enemy.

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6:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Curfew lifted in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri town

With situation returning to normal in Rajouri town of Jammu and Kashmir, curfew was today lifted after remaining in force for six days following clashes over alleged burning of terror outfit IS's flag by VHP activists, which minority groups claimed bore religious scripture.

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6:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

JKNPP demands resignation of Deputy CM and Forest minister

The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today demanded the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Forest minister Bali Bhagat for having "failed" to fulfill their written commitment that an AIIMS will be announced for Jammu by the Centre on or before July 20.

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5:58 pm   #NitiPTI   

Gross travesty of justice in Yakub Memon's case: Markandey Katju

Former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd.) Markandey Katju today said that there has been "gross travesty of justice" in the case of Yakub Memon, the sole death row convict and a co-conspirator of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

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5:19 pm   #NitiPTI   

Special court to fast-track prosecution cases: Sebi chief

Confident that reforms in IPO market will improve ease of doing business in the country, Sebi chief U K Sinha has said the regulator is also determined to bring fraudsters to book and has attached assets worth Rs 2,000 crore to protect investors' interest.

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4:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Shatrughan Sinha swears allegiance to BJP, but says nobody knows the future

A day after his meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculations, actor-turned BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today swore allegiance to his party but maintained nobody knows what future has in store for him.

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4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalu Yadav fasts for caste census data release, calls Narendra Modi "Kaliya Naag"

A day after Narendra Modi reached out to Bihar's Yadava voters introducing himself as a native of the land of Lord Krishna, RJD chief Lalu Prasad hit out at the Prime Minister, calling him "Kaliya Naag", a mythical serpent the Hindu God had slain, and asserting "we will crush him".

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4:39 pm   #NitiPTI   

AIIMS row: Hunger strike enters sixth day

The chain hunger strike resumed by the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding the setting up of an AIIMS here entered its sixth consecutive day today with 40 lawyers taking their turn to sit for the protest.

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4:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vasundhara Raje flags off 'Rajasthani rath yatra'

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje here today flagged off a "Rajasthani Rath Yatra", an initiative demanding that the language be included in the sixth schedule of the constitution and accorded an official status.

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4:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalu and Nitish will split up before polls in Bihar: Ram Shankar Katheria

Dismissing surveys which showed that the Nitish-Lalu combine had an edge in poll-bound Bihar, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria here today claimed that the two would "split up" once the process of giving tickets started and the same opinion polls would then predict a majority for BJP.

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4:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Not averse to include other scriptures in syllabus: Ram Bilas Sharma

Days after slamming those who opposed Haryana government's move to introduce Bhagvad Gita in school curriculum, Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma today said the Khattar regime was not averse to incorporate teachings from other religious scriptures too.

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4:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Army's capabilities have grown since Kargil war: Lt Gen Hooda

Army today said its capabilities have grown "exponentially" since the Kargil war and the force was confident of dealing with any kind of situation on the borders with Pakistan and China.

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3:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

No-confidence motion of Opposition defeated in Chhattisgarh

The Raman Singh-led government comfortably defeated the no-confidence motion moved by the main opposition Congress in the Chhattisgarh Assembly by 13 votes.

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3:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

3 newly-inducted Haryana ministers to get portfolios tomorrow

The three newly-inducted ministers in Haryana government will be given portfolios by tomorrow, a senior minister in state government said today.

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3:30 pm   #NitiPTI   

Need to build institutions to produce human resources: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that with the Indian economy opening up there is a need to build institutions like the IIM to produce the best of human resources.

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3:22 pm   #NitiPTI   

Pro-Khalistan slogans raised during Parkash Singh Badal's function

Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD-Amritsar) today raised pro-Khalistan slogans during an address by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who cautioned against attempts to foment sectarian divide and fanaticism.

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12:21 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Kargil to MyGov for Independence Day Speech on NaMo's #MannkiBaat

Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India today addressed the nation through his very popular #MannkiBaat radio series.

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9:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

"Modi's World" - C. Raja Mohan on expanding India's Sphere of Influence

On the occasion of the launch of C Raja Mohan's book ‘Modi's World - Expanding India's Sphere of Influence', former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Political Commentator Ashok Malik came together to discuss foreign policy shaping up under PM Narendra Modi's leadership.

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