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Aug 01, 2015 8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   

University renamed after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam should be a center of excellence: Akhilesh Yadav

After naming Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today emphasized on developing it as a center of excellence.

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8:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

DCW to study 'increasing' crimes against women, Swati Maliwal writes to Bassi

Stating that the law and order situation in Delhi is "deteriorating at an alarming rate", new Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal today asked Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi to furnish information about "increasing" complaints of crimes against women.

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8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Myanmar army commander visits Indian Army's Eastern Command

A delegation led by the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Services today visited the Indian Army's Eastern Command as the two sides seek to "enhance" military cooperation in the wake of the Manipur ambush recently by Naga militants.

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8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Police asks people to hold 'community policing' in Punjab

Days after terror struck Dina Nagar in Gurdaspur, Punjab police has asked residents of adjoining border district of Pathankot to hold "community policing" on a regular basis to prevent repeat of such incident.

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8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Enclaves dwellers celebrate freedom

At the stroke of Friday mid-night, 51,000 stateless people of India and Bangladesh attained freedom when the two countries ended more than six decades of their lingering wait for citizenship by exchanging 162 adversely-held enclaves between them.

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8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

CPI(M) delegation meets Maharashtra Governor

A 15-member delegation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and presented a memorandum containing various demands of the party.

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8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress, government stick to their stands,no sign of Par impasse ending

Prospect of an immediate end to the parliamentary logjam appeared bleak today with both government and Congress sticking to their guns ahead of an all-party meeting on Monday.

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8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Indian Army, PLA hold maiden personnels' meet at DBO in Ladakh

For the first time ever, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) today hosted an Indian Army delegation in the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

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7:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

B Venugopal Reddy takes charge as Secretary to Maharashtra Governor

B Venugopal Reddy, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, today took charge as the new secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

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7:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Water to be released from Mettur dam for short term crops

With the storage level at Mettur Dam reaching comfortable levels, Tamil Nadu government yesterday announced releasing water for the kuruvai (short-term) crops covering 12 lakh acres in the Cauvery delta region.

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7:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

B Venugopal Reddy takes charge as Secretary to Maharashtra Governor

B Venugopal Reddy, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, today took charge as the new secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

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7:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sushil Kumar Shinde denies having uttered "Hindu terrorism" in Parliament

Former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today denied having used the word "Hindu terrorism" in Parliament during the UPA tenure.

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6:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Union Minister wants Tamil Nadu government to declare total prohibition in the state

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan today said the Tamil Nadu Government should take steps to declare total prohibition in the state as a mark of respect to Gandhian Sasi Perumal, who fought for the cause for the past 30 years and died during one of his protests.

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6:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan Assembly employees work to pay homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam

Employees of Rajasthan Assembly today decided to work to pay homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam who passed away on Monday.

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6:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

'Hindu terrorism': BJP rakes up Rahul's 2010 remarks

BJP today fired yet another salvo at Congress over the issue of 'Hindu terrorism' as it raked up reported comments of Rahul Gandhi in 2010 when he had said radicalised Hindu groups might be bigger threat than the local support for terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Samajwadi Party leader seeks Rajya Sabha berth for Yakub's wife, party suspends him

Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi, who sparked a controversy by demanding a Rajya Sabha seat for Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's wife, was today suspended from the party.

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6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government acted humanely in Yakub's hanging, ensured peace: RSS

The RSS today said the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was dealt with humanely by the government by allowing his family access which ensured peace in the aftermath.

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6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CPI(M) backs BJP leader Rupa Ganguly allegedly heckled while trying to distribute relief materials

CPI(M) today stood by BJP leader Rupa Ganguly, who was allegedly heckled while distributing relief materials to flood-affected villagers, saying the Opposition also had the right to pitch in to help affected people.

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5:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP Council nominations: Governor- Samajwadi Party government in tug-of-war

Refusing to relent, Uttar Pradesh government has sent the same list of five names to Raj Bhawan for nomination to the Legislative Council under the nominated members category which the governor had returned seeking more information.

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5:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Amid bandh, police cane-charges pro-AIIMS protesters in Jammu

Police resorted to cane-charge and teargas firing to disperse pro-AIIMS protesters at three places amid clashes in Jammu city, where a bandh was observed for second consecutive day today over the demand for establishment of AIIMS in the region.

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5:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets cops injured in Pattan attack

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today condemned the attack on a police party in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district which left three cops injured and visited them at a hospital here.

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4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   

Aditya Thackeray meets PM Modi on education initiatives

Aditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena's youth wing leader, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed plans on how the Digital India campaign could be given a boost by his pet-project of giving tablet PCs to students.

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4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Western Command Chief discusses security situation with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army's Western Command Lt Gen K J Singh today discussed security situation with Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh here.

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4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Pankaja tops in absenteeism at Maharashtra cabinet meets: RTI

Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde tops the list of ministers remaining absent from state cabinet meetings, a RTI query has revealed here.

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4:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Large-scale transfer of IPS officers in poll-bound Bihar

In a major rejig ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar, the government today transferred 41 IPS officers, gave additional charge to two and promoted one to the rank of Director General (DG).

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4:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Technological University restructuring academic programmes to meet global demands

Keeping in mind the challenges posed by the "dramatic" transformation of higher education, Delhi Technological University has restructured its academic programmes and curriculum to meet global demands, its Vice Chancellor Pradeep Kumar said today.

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4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   

Those mourning death of Memon are anti-national:Sakshi Maharaj

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj today dubbed as "anti-national" those mourning the death of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon and said that people who have no faith in the Constitution should go to Pakistan.

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4:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh government sanctions 2 lakh houses for rural poor

Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned two lakh houses for the rural poor of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced today.

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3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   

BJP MP Maheish Girri urges PM Modi to rename road after former President A P J Abdul Kalam

BJP MP Maheish Girri has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider renaming Delhi's Aurangzeb Road after former President A P J Abdul Kalam to correct "wrongs" of history.

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3:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

India and Bangladesh exchange 162 enclaves

Bangladesh and India exchanged 162 adversely-held enclaves at the stroke of the midnight, ending one of the world's most complex border disputes that had lingered since seven decades.

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3:21 pm   #NitiPTI   

Youth Congress demands Pakistan PM's apology over Gurdaspur attack

Scores of Youth Congress workers today protested here against the Pakistan government over the Gurdaspur terror attacks and nuclear scientist A Q Khan's "disgraceful" comments on former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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3:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh mulling over import of onions to check prices

Andhra Pradesh is considering import of onions to boost domestic availability of the commodity and to prevent hike in its prices, Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao said here today.

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2:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP disrupting Parliament: Sitaram Yechury

Ahead of an all-party meet convened by the government to break the Parliament logjam, CPI(M) today blamed the BJP-led government for disrupting the House, accusing it of trying to escape from accountability behind the veil of conducting a 'debate for debate's sake'.

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2:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Release Rs 200 cr for revival of sick units in Jammu and Kashmir: Estimates Committee

The Estimates Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has asked the state government to approve and release Rs 200 crore for revival of sick industrial units in the state.

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2:39 pm   #NitiPTI   

Gurudas Kamat gets NCW notice for offensive remarks against Smriti Irani

Congress leader Gurudas Kamat was today asked by the National Commission for Women to explain within a week his alleged offensive remarks against HRD minister Smriti Irani that have invited criticism.

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2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   

Controversial list of cuss words withdrawn by Censor Board

A controversial list of cuss words that was circulated by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) soon after Pahlaj Nihalani took over as its chairperson has been withdrawn after a majority of members voted against it.

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2:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Osama bin Laden's family members killed in UK plane crash

Slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family members were killed when their private jet crashed in southern England while landing, the Saudi Arabian embassy here said today.

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12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CAG raps Maharashtra Zilla Parishads for taking up only minor works

The Comptroller and General (CAG) has rapped the Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra for taking up minor irrigation works without preparing any long-term district wise master plans, resulting in significant time and cost overrun.

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12:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cops seek UNHCR help to monitor Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad

The Cyberabad police here has sought cooperation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to keep tab on Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been living in the city after fleeing from Myanmar.

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12:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Three flights diverted due to heavy rain in Chennai

Three flights, including two international ones, were today diverted following heavy downpour, airport authorities said today.

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12:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Samajwadi Party leader sparks controversy, demands RS seat for Memon's wife

Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi has stirred a controversy by requesting party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to nominate 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's wife as a Rajya Sabha MP.

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12:17 pm   #NitiPTI   

Shiv Sena joins Opposition's demand of Rs 12,000 cr package for Marathwada

The Shiv Sena yesterday joined the Opposition Congress and NCP in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to demand a Rs 12,000 crore package to meet out the irrigation backlog in Marathwada region.

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11:53 am   #NitiPTI   

Government working on restoring 66A of IT Act with changes

Government is working on restoring with "suitable modifications" the controversial section 66A of IT Act which provided for arrest of people for posting offensive content online and was struck down by the Supreme Court in March.

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11:07 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles former President A P J Abdul Kalam's death

Describing former President A P J Abdul Kalam as a "great statesman", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the outpouring of grief around the world following his death is a testament of the respect and inspiration he has garnered during and after his Presidency.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik among 10 cities to become 'Smart City'

The Maharashtra government has selected Mumbai, Nagpur and Aurangabad among 10 other cities in the state under the 'Smart City' project, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today.

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9:12 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear

Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros (USD 93 billion) shifted into a higher gear today, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund meeting key ministers in Athens.

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9:03 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana govt to launch programme for village development

The Telangana government will launch a new programme called 'Grama Jyoti' for development of villages in the state from next month.

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8:47 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

HC reserves order till Aug 3 on Nestle plea against Maggi ban

The Bombay High Court today reserved its order till August 3 on a petition filed by Nestle India against orders of Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Food and Drugs Administration of Maharashtra banning Maggi as it contained lead beyond permissible limit.

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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana : All districts to have women police stations by Aug 29

Haryana government today said it will have functional women police stations in all 21 districts by August 29.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #States   

Bihar Polls: SWOT Analysis of Janata Parivaar - Part 1

Janata Parivaar is trying to make a comeback in national politics with six of the breakaway factions namely Mulayam's Samajwadi Party, Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United), Lalu's Rashtriya Janata Dal, Deve Gowda's Janata Dal (Secular), Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal and late Chandrasekhar's Samajwadi Janata Party forming a block to fight elections in the near future.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu - CII, YI to create awareness on organ donation

With the gap in human organs demand and supply increasing year on year, the local chapters of CII and Yi have joined hands with 12 major hospitals here to create awareness on the need for organ donation among the public in a sustained but conspicuous manner.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra - Special train for Velankanni festival from Bandra Terminus

The Western Railway will run two trips of a fully reserved special train, for which fares chargeable will be inclusive of special charges, for the convenience of passengers on the occasion of the Velankanni festival.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #NitiExclusives   #Governance   #Economy   

Free Market can produce and enforce law for the poor as well - David D Friedman

World renowned Economist David D Friedman told Niti Central that people will gain if instead of paying taxes to the government for producing and enforcing law, they hire private law enforcement agencies.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Light Metro for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode approved

The Kerala cabinet has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Light Metro transport schemes proposed for the state capital and Kozhikode, estimated to cost Rs 6,728 crore.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi may witness Dubai, Malaysia like shopping fests

Delhi may witness an international shopping festival on the lines of major global festivals such as Dubai Shopping Festival and Malaysia Sales Carnivals.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Rajendra Srivastava named new dean of ISB

Indian School of Business (ISB) today said that Rajendra Srivastava has been named as its new dean, with effect from January 1, 2016.

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5:07 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Manohar Parrikar on aircraft accidents in 3 years

As many as 39 defence aircraft, including 14 helicopters, of the defence forces have crashed since 2012 in which 36 personnel have lost their lives.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Ujjivan plans to raise Rs 500 crore via bonds in FY16

Microfinance lender Ujjivan Financial Services today said it is planning to raise Rs 500 crore this fiscal through non-convertible debentures.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

ITC eyes Rs 1 lakh crore revenue from FMCG business by 2030

Diversified group ITC has set a target of garnering a revenue of Rs 1 lakh crore by 2030 from its FMCG business, as it looks to increase presence in the segment, company's chairman Y C Deveshwar said today.

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3:24 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Gram Panchayats seek to 'export' stray dogs to China, South Korea

In a controversial move, gram panchayat presidents in a Kerala district have adopted a resolution proposing that the canines be "exported" to South Korea, China and the northeast, to counter the rising menace of stray dogs.

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3:00 am   #NitiPTI   

NGT seeks Centre's reply on RO filters in residential areas

An NGO's plea against installation of reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers in residential societies and villages on the ground that it leads to wastage of water has prompted National Green Tribunal to seek response from the Centre.

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2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Insurance companies refuse extending deadline for crop premium

The Maharashtra Government today told the Legislative Assembly that insurance companies have rejected the request to extend the deadline for payment of crop insurance premium.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Euro depreciation makes Europe a favourite tourist spot

The fall in Euro rates seems to have turned into a boon for Indian tourists as the number of those planning to visit Europe, specially Greece, has seen a surge in the last few months.

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1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

India ranks 14th out of 22 countries on TB prevalence

India had 2.6 million cases of Tuberculosis as per the latest count and ranks 14th among 22 high TB burden countries globally, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Malaysia: Part number 'confirms' debris is from Boeing 777

A part number on a piece of aircraft wreckage found in the Indian Ocean confirms the object is from a Boeing 777, a Malaysian transport official said today.

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12:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal attracting more tourists, with both Himalayas and beaches in the state

Propelled by an increased budgetary support and fresh branding, West Bengal, which has both the Himalayas as well as beaches, is now pitted as a hotspot for tourists, a senior state tourism official today said.

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Sundarbans forest department officials report death of 2 tigers

Two tiger carcasses were recovered in two consecutive days in Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, forest department officials said today.

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12:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Tree Fern' faces extinction threat due to mining in Chhattisgarh

'Tree Fern', a rare plant species found in Bailadila hills of Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, is facing the threat of extinction owing to mining activities in the area, environment experts have warned.

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Jul 31, 2015 10:53 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Governance   

"Mediocre" Rahul Gandhi clueless on FTII's unruly History

FTII students have a long history of unruly dysfunctional behaviour. Rahul Gandhi by siding with them has endorsed delinquency and disruption in FTII.

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10:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sikhs to commemorate 2012 Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting

Sikh community in the US will hold commemorative events, including solemn religious observances, in 14 US cities to mark the third anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara massacre that killed six worshippers.

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10:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT denies permission to rafting camps in Rishikesh

The National Green Tribunal has refused permission to rafting camps operating from the banks of Ganga from Shivpuri to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

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10:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

NDMC to levy environmental compensation fee

Following the directives of National Green Tribunal, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to levy environmental compensation fees in areas under its jurisdiction with effect from July 1.

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10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

Parliament - All-party meet on Monday to discuss ways to end deadlock

Government will call an all-party meeting on Monday in a bid to break the Parliament logjam as it accused Congress of "hurting" the country by blocking the passage of key reform bills like GST with its relentless protests.

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9:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Filing of nominations for Rajasthan civic polls to begin tomorrow

Filing of nomination papers for the August 17 elections to 129 civic bodies (municipal) will begin tomorrow.

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9:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Panagarh air force station revamped

3 Maoists killed on Odisha-Chhattishgarh border

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9:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress pays tributes to martyr Shaheed Udham Singh in Punjab

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) today paid rich tributes to legendary martyr Shaheed Udham Singh here on his martyrdom day.

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8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra in touch with Centre for release of teacher seized in Libya

The Andhra Pradesh Government today said it is in touch with the Centre and making all efforts to secure the release of P Gopikrishna, one of the four Indians kidnapped in Libya allegedly by the Islamic State terror group.

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8:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China passes bill to protect Dalai Lama's Potala Palace

In a bid to protect the 1,300-year- old Potala Palace, which served as the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Tibet Autonomous Region's legislature has adopted a new regulation.

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8:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vistara launches mobile phone boarding pass facility at Mumbai

Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture carrier Vistara in association with Mumbai airport today launched mobile phone boarding pass facility to its flyers bound for Goa, Ahmedabad and Goa from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here.

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8:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Raghuram Rajan: Capital infusion of Rs 25,000 cr a good beginning

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said Rs 25,000 crore of capital infusion planned by the government in public sector banks this fiscal is "adequate and a good beginning".

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8:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J P Singhal is new VC of Rajasthan University

Academician J P Singhal was today appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of University of Rajasthan here.

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7:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

3 Maoists killed on Odisha-Chhattishgarh border

Three Maoists, including two women, were gunned down in an encounter with security personnel at Tandiki forest area close to the Malkangiri-Chhattisgarh border today, police said.

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7:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

'Thulla' remark: Court to record pre-summoning evidence

A court here today fixed September 10 for recording of pre-summoning evidence in a criminal defamation complaint by a Delhi Police constable against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for using a slang "thulla" to describe policemen.

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7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand govt to release additional Rs 100 crore to help farmers

An additional fund of Rs 100 crore will be provided to help Uttarakhand farmers whose crops were damaged in the unseasonal rains, while Rs 32 crore will be released for the payment of dues to sugarcane growers in the state, according to the state government official.

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7:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

IAS officer Arun Goel takes over as new VC of DDA

Punjab-cadre IAS officer Arun Goel today took over as the vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), ending a month-long vacancy of the urban body's top post.

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7:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

JP Nadda: No decision on joining PICS yet

The government today said that it has not taken any decision to join the Pharmaceuticals Inspection Cooperation Scheme (PICS), an international instrument between countries and authorities for cooperation in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

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6:43 pm   #NitiPTI   

J P Nadda: Institutional child deliveries in country has increased

The institutional child deliveries in the country has significantly increased and various steps have been taken under National Health Mission (NHM) to improve it, the government today said.

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6:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

CESC lines up Rs 3,000cr for renewables, acquisitions on radar

Power utility CESC, which is increasingly focusing on renewable energy, has decided to pump in Rs 3,000 crore over 18 months to expand its capacity in this area to 500 MW.

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6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Over 9,700 women rights violation cases since April

More than 9,700 cases of atrocities against women, including domestic violence and rape, have been registered since April one this year, with Uttar Pradesh seeing the highest number of such cases, the government said today.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

FTII anarchists got some nice 'petty politics' moment with Rahul

Lending his support to students agitating at the Film and Television Institute here against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said the RSS is "undermining" the institution's stature by promoting "mediocrity".

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5:58 pm   #NitiPTI   

12 new Kendriya Vidyalayas to come up on railway premises

The Centre has sanctioned 12 new Kendriya Vidyalayas to come up on land provided by the railways with Bihar set to get three of those, Parliament was today told.

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5:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka assembly passes land revenue, civil services amendment bills

Karnataka Legislative Assembly today passed a bill amending land revenue act as well as an amendment bill relating to transfer of teachers by voice vote.

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5:36 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government proposes to introduce standards for alcoholic beverages

The government proposes to introduce regulatory norms and standards for alcoholic beverages, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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5:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Smriti Irani orders FIR as forged letter to UP varsity comes to light

The HRD Ministry has directed that an FIR be lodged after it came to light that a communication was received by a private varsity in Moradabad on a forged letterhead of Union Minister Smriti Irani directing it to reinstate a sacked faculty member.

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5:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Coalscam: Court frames charges against Madhu Koda, eight others

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and seven others were today put on trial by a special court in connection with a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand.

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5:16 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government mulling new forest-free Manas-Sankosh-Teesta-Gangalink link

Government today said that it is studying an alternative alignment for the proposed Manas-Sankosh-Teesta-Ganga link which will be almost "forest- free".

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5:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NHRC notice to UP govt over beating of disabled persons by SP

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought explanation from Uttar Pradesh government and the state police over the alleged beating of disabled persons by a senior police official in Bijnor district.

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4:59 pm   #NitiPTI   

DGCA removes A S Soman as Air India flight safety chief

DGCA today removed A S Soman as Air India flight safety chief following his "failure" to preserve flight monitoring data, highly-placed sources said.

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4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

VMC to acquire 500 acre to develop Vododara as smart city

As part of the 'Smart City' programme, Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will acquire 500 acres of land to develop the city.

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4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government aware of China approving three more hydro power projects

The Government has said that there are indications of the Chinese authorities approving three more hydro power projects on the main stream of the Brahmaputra river, but its likely impact could not assessed due to non availability of detailed data.

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4:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gurdaspur attack: Postmortem conducted on bodies of terrorists

Postmortem examinations were today being conducted at the civil hospital here on the bodies of the three terrorists, who had stormed a police station in Gurdaspur and were gunned down by Punjab Police personnel during a day-long operation.

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Government seeks Parliament nod for addl Rs 40,822-cr spending

To meet expenditures, government today sought Parliament's approval for an additional Rs 40,821.88 crore as the first batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2015-16, which includes Rs 12,010 crore meant for PSU bank recapitalisation.

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4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir focusing on adventure tourism

To bring back tourists to the Jammu and Kashmir after the devastating floods last year, the state government has now started focusing on adventure tourism.

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3:56 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Nitish Kumar's new tricks to woo voters

Ahead of the crucial Assembly polls in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has laid out robust baits to catch the depreciating attention of voters, who are to decide the fate of his political career in just a few weeks from now.

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3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra govt urges Swaraj to take steps for release of Indians

Andhra Pradesh Government today urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to expedite steps for safe return of four Indians, including two persons from Hyderabad and Srikakulam, who were abducted in Libya.

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3:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab seeks funds from Centre for modernisation of police force

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the Centre must show "magnanimity" while allocating funds for the modernisation of the state police, and urged it to treat Punjab as a unique state by virtue of it being situated on the border.

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2:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh on Gurdaspur attack

Government today hit out at Congress, saying the term "Hindu terrorism" coined by its previous government had "weakened" the fight against the scourge by diverting the direction of probe into the incidents of terrorism.

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2:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Dr.Kalam's parting gift to children: A sequel to 'Ignited Minds'

A number of new books by late A P J Abdul Kalam, including a sequel to his ever-popular "Ignited Minds", are lined up for publication in the next few months.

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2:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt assures probe over alleged irregularities in IFFI

Goa Government today said a probe would be conducted into allegations of irregularities in awarding travel contract during International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2014.

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1:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Coalgate: Court summons Vijay Darda, 6 others as accused

Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others were today summoned as accused by a special court which took cognisance of CBI's final report filed in a coal block allocation scam case.

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1:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Much awaited Enclave exchange at midnight tonight

The historic exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh will be made at midnight tonight.

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1:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Music video tribute to Shaheed Udham Singh on his martyrdom day

A city-based indie act has come up with a murder ballad to celebrate the legacy of revolutionary Udham Singh who shot dead a British official to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, at a time of renewed calls of reparations from Britain for the excesses of colonial rule in the country.

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1:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cyclonic storm 'KOMEN' weakens into deep depression

Cyclonic storm ‘KOMEN’ over Bangladesh weakened into a deep depression today even as the MeT department forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with squally surface wind in several places in Odisha.

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12:58 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Parliament Logjam - Congress won't budge despite government's repeated efforts

As the second week of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament nears its end, the government yesterday called an all-party meeting to have discussion on all issues, to end deadlock in the Parliament. However, the Congress even today continued with their protests, disrupting the proceedings in both the Houses.

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12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rajya Sabha mourns death of Sarada Mohanty

Rajya Sabha today mourned the death of its former member Sarada Mohanty, with Chairman Hamid Ansari describing him as one who worked tirelessly for the upliftment of weaker and downtrodden sections.

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12:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra wants to emerge as an "educational hub"

Maharashtra government is working on a proposal to make the state an "educational hub" by encouraging setting up of private universities.

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12:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Railways announce three special trains for Kawad Yatra

Northern Railway today announced that it would run three special trains for Kawad Yatra which is slated to begin on August 1.

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11:29 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Sena: Those who sought leniency for Yakub are nation's enemies

Lashing out at those who sought leniency for Yakub Memon, the Shiv Sena today demanded they should be "tried for being enemies of the country" and also asked the government to ensure that the 1993 serial blasts convict does not become a martyr in the eyes of people.

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7:40 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #National   

Writing a Yakub Memon Hanging OpEd without watching TV or logging onto Twitter

Dr. Mehta's Op-Ed this morning on the Yakub Memon Hanging is reflective of the manner in which vocal minorities to the Left and Right have come to dominate the discourse on TV Studio Debates and Social Media, feeding off each other.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Kerala - Sorry state of higher education

Take a look at how the major Universities in Congress-ruled Kerala - all run by the government – function.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Tata Starbucks, Kellogg, McCain fail to get FSSAI approval

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has rejected product approval applications of Tata Starbucks, Kellogg and McCain due to lack of sufficient supporting documents for safety assessment, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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5:28 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Indoco Remedies to invest Rs 125 crore for business expansion

Indoco Remedies Ltd today said it is looking at an investment of Rs 125 crore for expansion of its sterile ophthalmic facility at Goa and for setting up a greenfield API facility at Patalganga in Maharashtra.

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5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC allows golf course promoter to construct two villas in Goa

The Bombay High Court has allowed M/s Leading Hotels Limited (LHL) to continue with the construction of two model villas as per licences granted to the company for its Tiracol Golf and Resort Project in North Goa.

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4:23 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

19 'near-miss' incidents in Mumbai airspace since 2013

A total of 19 'near-miss' incidents involving aircraft of various operators has been reported in Mumbai airspace in the past two-and-a-half years, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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4:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Airtel launches 4G in North East

Country's largest private telecom operator Bharti Airtel today rolled out latest 4G technology in Meghalaya's capital Shillong, the first in North East.

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nainital residents protest against HC order to demolish houses

Residents of this famous tourist resort were up in arms against the Uttarakhand High Court order to demolish illegal constructions in Zone 1 and 2 of the city's Master Plan.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Industrial oils recover on fresh demand

Castorseeds bold and castoroil commercial recovered moderately at the Vashi oils and oilseeds market here today on fresh demand shippers and soap industries.

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2:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Shriram City Union Q1 net up 15.6% at Rs 148 crore

Non-banking financial company Shriram City Union Finance today reported a 15.6 per cent rise in its net profit at Rs 148 crore in the quarter ended June, 2015, helped by higher interest income and reduction in expenses.

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1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Caparo eying West Bengal as base for new compact sports car

West Bengal, which nixed plans by Tatas to build Nano small car about seven years ago, may become the manufacturing base for a compact sports car to be produced by Lord Swraj Paul's Caparo Group.

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1:11 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Singapore appoints Indian businessman as ambassador to Denmark

Singapore has appointed an Indian-origin businessman as the country's Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian students' start-up gets record USD 100000 funding in US

An educational technology start-up, founded by three Indians and a German student in a US university, has received a whopping USD 100,000 funding from a private investor.

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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Caparo Group committed to make new small car in Bengal: Paul

Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that his company is committed to make the state its first choice for manufacturing a new small car.

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