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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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10:22 pm   #Offstumped   #National

'Multan was a Hindu city, Lahore a Sikh metropolis'

Pakistan's continuing war against the Indian Civilization

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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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4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   

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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9:28 am   #NitiPTI   #World   
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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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8:34 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to convene all-party meeting to break Parliament logjam

Government today indicated it was open to calling an all-party meeting to discuss opposition demands for resignation of BJP leaders including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj that has paralysed Parliament for two weeks.

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8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Amit Shah to visit Bengal on August 12

BJP president Amit Shah will visit West Bengal on August 12, according to party's state unit chief Rahul Sinha.

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8:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam to set up Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Centre for Innovation

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that the state government would soon set up a centre for innovation named after late former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday.

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7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

FDI inflows rose in 2014-15 from 3 countries visited by PM Modi

FDI inflows increased in 2014-15 from three countries out of four major investing nations visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last fiscal with Australia showing a decline, government said today.

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7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam govt bans sale of two products

The Assam government today banned two products after they were found to contain Benzoic acid and fluoride.

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7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   

Manohar Parrikar: Government withdraws tender for 126 MMRCA

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today informed the Upper House that the Centre has withdrawn the multi-billion dollar tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircrafts (MMRCA), for which Rafale was shortlisted in 2012.

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7:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress leaders stoke controversy with remarks on Yakub's hanging

Stoking a controversy, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said the credibility of government and judiciary was at stake after the "urgency" shown in Yakub Memon's case while his party MP Shashi Tharoor questioned the efficacy of death sentence in serving as a deterrent.

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6:48 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to employees: Give assets details for two years by Oct 15

All central government employees were today asked to file the details of their assets and liabilities for two years by October 15, as part of a mandatory obligation under the Lokpal Act.

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6:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

How Congress managed to keep petty politics above national interest

Government today accused Congress of being "irresponsible" for not allowing Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make a statement in Rajya Sabbha on the Gurdaspur terrorist attack, which it said had originated from Pakistan.

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6:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal Government launches helpine for floods

The West Bengal government today launched a helpine number for monitoring flood situation.

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6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi announces operationalisation of e-visa facility for Chinese

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the operationalisation of the e-visa facility for the Chinese tourists, inviting them to take its advantage and "experience the beauty of Incredible India".

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6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi announces operationalisation of e-visa facility for Chinese

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the operationalisation of the e-visa facility for the Chinese tourists, inviting them to take its advantage and "experience the beauty of Incredible India".

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6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra govt to NGT: Will not damage environment near river Krishna

The Andhra Pradesh government has assured the National Green Tribunal that it will not take any action which would damage the environment near the floodplains on the banks of river Krishna for construction of a new state capital.

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6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Benefits extended to 13 Central Acts under new land bill

Under fire from the Opposition over the land bill, government today defended amendments to the 2013 law, saying that benefits extended to families whose land is acquired will now be applicable to 13 Central Acts which were earlier excluded.

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5:56 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Acknowledge MP, VIP communication within 15 days

Every communication from a Member of Parliament or a VIP should be acknowledged by ministries or departments within 15 days, the government said today.

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5:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Court to hear anti-Sikh riots case on Aug 14

A Delhi court today fixed August 14 for hearing a case in which CBI has filed closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

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5:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress MLA evicted from House for creating ruckus

Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco was marshalled out from the Goa Legislative Assembly today for creating ruckus by ignoring Speaker's plea to observe restraint.

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5:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress leader terms Louis Berger officials "rascals" in Assembly

Congress leader and the leader of opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today termed the officials of the US-based firm Louis Berger as "rascals" for allegedly making false allegations.

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4:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha flood situation improves

The flood situation in Odisha slightly improved today with the rains relenting even as the state government asked collectors of five north and coastal districts to remain watchful of the IMD report on the impact of cyclonic storm 'Komen'.

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4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Over 14,000 posts for persons with disabilities vacant

Over 14,000 posts earmarked for persons with disabilities have been lying vacant in various central government ministries, banks and PSUs, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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4:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis: GM to invest Rs 6,400cr to roll out 10 cars from Maharashtra

US automaker General Motors has lined up an investment of Rs 6,400 crore and plans to roll out 10 new models from its plant in Maharashtra, state's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today.

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4:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT issues notice to illegal nurseries on Yamuna floodplains

The National Green Tribunal today issued notice to around 3,000 illegal nurseries and private persons causing pollution on the floodplains of river Yamuna here.

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3:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh links Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan

Linking the Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the three terrorists had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike and asserted that the government will do everything possible to prevent cross-border terrorism.

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3:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar govt names college, science city after Kalam

Paying rich tributes to 'People's President' APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his last rites, the Bihar government today named Agriculture College at Kishanganj and the proposed science city after him.

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3:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP government not to scrap Goa Regional Plan 2021

The Goa Government today said it was not in favour of scrapping the controversial Regional Plan 2021 though it is willing to make genuine corrections in the blueprint.

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3:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt wants Centre to strengthen Seeds Act

The Maharashtra government today informed the Legislative Council that it has sent a proposal to the Centre to strengthen the Seeds Act, that will serve as a deterrent to bogus seeds selling companies.

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2:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cyclone Komen to bring very heavy rains in Odisha

The deep depression over northeastern Bay of Bengal today intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen' which is set to trigger heavy to very heavy rain coupled with squally surface wind in several areas of Odisha.

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2:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Mamata asks Lord Paul to adopt Kolkata Zoo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul to adopt Kolkata Zoo and support it in the same way as the London Zoo.

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2:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC rejects Ambika Soni, Kumari Selja's pleas against eviction

The Delhi High Court today dismissed pleas of Congress MPs Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja challenging the central government's orders to evict them from type-VIII bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi.

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2:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi - 480 public toilets to be installed at 80 locations

Under Swachh Bharat Mission, 480 public toilets will be installed at 80 different locations in Delhi in the next three months.

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2:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heavy rains push up water level in Sardar Sarovar dam

Due to heavy rains in the catchment area and inflow of water from rivers in Madhya Pradesh the water level of Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river has reached 121.92 metres, a senior official said today.

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1:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa's lone Konkani newspaper to shut down

Nearly 28 years after its first edition, Goa's lone Konkani daily 'Sunaparant' is heading for a closure from next month, with the management attributing the decision to escalating cost of bringing out the newspaper.

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1:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

J&K Independent MLA detained after rally against Yakub hanging

Police today detained Independent MLA from north Kashmir's Langate constituency, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, after he took out a rally here to protest the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and against the prevalence of capital punishment.

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1:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jawan, VDC member arrested for firing in Rajouri

An Army jawan and a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member were arrested for firing shots, triggering panic and terror among the people in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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1:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cyclone Komen to make landfall, heavy rains forecast

A deep depression over northeast Bay of Bengal today intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen', with the MeT department forecasting heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal.

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1:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Madhya Pradesh collects Rs 12.77 cr for Nepal quake relief

Madhya Pradesh government has so far received donations of over Rs 12.77 crores towards relief for earthquake-affected people in Nepal.

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1:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

14 islands to get facelift in Odisha

The idyllic islands with its wetland sites and rich reserve of flora and fauna in Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha will get a facelift under the central government's Holistic Development of Coastal Islands Project (HDCIP).

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12:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Yakub first in 31 years to be executed in Nagpur jail

Yakub Memon today became the first convict in 31 years to be hanged to death in Nagpur Jail and the fourth in the country in the last 10 years.

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12:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata Police: Well-prepared to tackle terror attack

In wake of the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, a senior officer of the Kolkata police today claimed that the force was well-prepared to tackle any such attack.

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12:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra: Best suggestions for austerity measures to be awarded

In order to improve financial situation in the state, Maharashtra government has planned to give away prizes for making best suggestions for austerity measures.

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12:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra mulls setting up 'Monastery Boulevard' to boost tourism

With plans to make its capital city Amaravati, coming up in Vijayawada region, an international tourist destination, Andhra Pradesh government is mulling to set up a 'Monastery Boulevard' where Buddhist monasteries can be built, like in Bihar's Bodh Gaya.

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11:53 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

US issues worldwide caution for its citizens on terror threats

The US has issued a worldwide travel caution for its citizens including in India in the wake of increased threat coming in particular from the expanding global presence of the Islamic State.

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11:48 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cyclone 'Komen' to hit Bengal, Odisha

Cyclonic storm 'Komen' will hit the Bangladesh coast today afternoon, bringing with it heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the MET department said.

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11:35 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

An Army jawan was killed in sniper attack by Pakistan troops who targeted forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of ceasefire.

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11:35 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Yakub Memon's body handed over to family

The body of Yakub Memon, who was hanged at the Central Prison here this morning for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, was handed over to his family and it will be flown to Mumbai for burial.

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11:26 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam's last journey, nation bids a teary adieu

The mortal remains of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house here to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old -- poured into the island town to pay their last respects.

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11:07 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Farewell Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

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   

Dalits, Capitalism and Caste

Dalits should not regard Capitalism as the tyranny of the rich business castes, but view it as a wrecker of historical caste edicts, and as a force behind all efforts to end caste oppression.

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7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Drug abuse in Kerala increases after closure of bars:Kerala Home Minister

There has been a three-fold increase in drug consumption in the state after the closure bars as part of the government's new liquor policy, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala informed the state assembly.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

India likely to finalise Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by next month

Ahead of the crucial UN climate change summit scheduled to take place in Paris in December, India is likely finalize its proposal outlining its intended actions to curb emissions of greenhouse gases by next month.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Tata profits up, contributes 8 billion pounds to UK GDP

The Tata Group's international business helped push its revenues up by 5.3 per cent last year, with the Indian group contributing 8 billion pounds to the UK's GDP in 2013-14.

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6:32 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Yakub Memon Hanged - Justice for 1993 Mumbai Blasts Victims

The court's decision brought the curtain down on the last ditch attempts by Yakob Memon's lawyers to stop the execution scheduled at 7 AM at Nagpur Central Jail.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   

FTII admission test for new session on August 23

Protests by FTII students against Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as chairman notwithstanding, the admission test for the academic year 2015-16 will be held on August 23. Authorities are keen that the next academic year and future admissions do not suffer because of the agitation by the students.

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6:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

#NitiFacts - What is NaMo is doing to revive Agriculture ?

Here are key facts on how the government is reviving agriculture after identifying key issues responsible for stalling of growth in the agricultural sector.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Six green law amendments to be finalised by October: Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment Ministry is likely to finalize the amendments to the six green laws by October this year after consultations with legal experts and stakeholders.

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5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Thane creek will be soon notified as flamingo sanctuary

Thane creek will be soon notified as flamingo sanctuary, a top Maharashtra forest officer said today.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CIC to EC: Inform voters before deleting their names from list

The Central Information Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi to prepare a set of guidelines that needs to be followed before deleting names from the voters' list and inform the electors of the prosposed deletion giving opportunity to present their case.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

WHO calls for enhanced efforts for malaria control

The World Health Organization today called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites that were once believed to be less fatal but now causing high disease burden.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SpiceJet to buy 100 planes, in talks with aircraft makers

Budget carrier SpiceJet today said it plans to buy around 100 new planes as part of a long-term business plan and is in talks with global aircraft makers including Boeing and Airbus in this regard.

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4:25 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Maldives mulls withdrawing from Commonwealth over foreign interference

The Maldives today briefed the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the country's planned move for withdrawing from membership of the grouping, days after President Abdulla Yameen accused an unnamed foreign power of trying to create a "breakaway republic" in the country.

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4:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat High Court to hear Naroda Patiya case charge sheet

The Gujarat High Court said today that it would begin hearing details of the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case charge sheet from tomorrow.

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4:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Pay dues to cane growers in 2 weeks or face serious action: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court today directed Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that all sugarcane farmers across the state are paid their dues within two weeks and warned that failure to do so would cause the court to take "serious action".

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4:23 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh to organize main Independence Day event in Vizag

The Andhra Pradesh Government today decided to organize this year's official Independence Day celebrations in the port city of Visakhapatnam.

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4:20 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre seeks clarification from Gujarat government on GCTOC Bill

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought clarifications from the Gujarat government on the controversial Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015, a senior official said today.

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4:20 am   #NitiPTI   

India to surpass China in population in seven years: United Nations

India is expected to surpass China to become the world's most populous nation by 2022, the United Nations said today.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland - NPYC demands cancellation of illegal appointments

The Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) today demanded cancellation of appointment of police personnel allegedly without conducting interview from 2013 till date in the state.

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3:40 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Union Bank Q1 Net slips 22% as bad loans nearly double

Higher bad loan provisions pushed down Union Bank of India's June quarter net profit by 22 per cent to Rs 518.78 crore, but the public lender expressed confidence it will be able to contain dud loans going forward.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Dr Reddy's ink pact with Purdue varsity for drug research

The US-based Purdue University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited (DRL) to strengthen pharmaceutical research and development.

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2:40 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala govt to compile registry of cancer patients

The Kerala government today said that it plans to compile a registry of cancer patients in the state as part of efforts to codify its various initiatives against the deadly disease.

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2:16 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam announces committee to stop illegal cigarette trade

The Assam government today announced setting up of an enquiry committee, to be headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, to probe illegal cigarette trade in the state and prevent it.

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1:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress seeks status of JICA project

Even as former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is to be questioned today by Crime Branch in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case, Congress today sought to know the details about the "JICA case" which is currently in the news.

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1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ravindra Manch demolished illegally: IPTA

Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) today alleged that city's famous cultural landmark Ravindra Manch was demolished illegally in the garb of renovation to accommodate private sector to run art galleries.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakiastani court adjourns Mumbai attack case hearing till Aug 5

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying seven Mumbai terror attack accused, including LeT operations commander and mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, today adjourned the hearing for the second consecutive time without any proceedings.

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12:14 am   #NitiPTI   

Government likely to finalize national Intellectual Property Rights policy in 3-4 months

The Centre is likely to finalize the policy on intellectual property rights (IPR) in the next 3-4 months and will come out with clarification on FDI in the e-commerce space, a senior government official said today.

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12:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal govt to reach out to 75 lakh kids to control monsoon diarrhea

Promoting the use of ORS and zinc tablets to tackle diarrhea during the monsoons, the West Bengal government is trying to reach around 70-75 lakh children during the ongoing diarrhea control fortnight.

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Jul 29, 2015 11:54 pm   #NitiPTI   

Bureaucratic rejig: 36 new Additional Secretaries appointed

Gujarat cadre IAS officer G C Murmu, who is tipped to be next Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED), was among 36 Joint Secretaries who have been promoted as Additional Secretaries in different central government ministries as part of a major senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government today.

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11:34 pm   #NitiPTI   

Supreme Court verdict gives message that guilty won't be spared: Ujjwal Nikam

Supreme Court's verdict dismissing Yakub Memon's plea against death warrant sends a stern message that perpetrators and conspirators of terror acts will not be spared, the Special Public Prosecutor in 1993 serial bomb blasts case, Ujjwal Nikam, said.

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11:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NTPC, Jharkhand sign MoU to scale up Patratu power plant

NTPC and the Jharkhand government today signed a memorandum of understanding for expansion of the Patratu thermal power station and increase in power production.

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11:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Protests against Smart City grow in Cuttack

After politicians and college students, the lawyers of Cuttack city today joined the bandwagon protesting alleged discrimination meted out to the city in evaluating its capabilities to be included as a potential Smart City

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11:14 pm   #NitiPTI   

New anti-hijacking bill cleared by Cabinet

A comprehensive anti-hijack bill that provides for death penalty for hijackers even in the event of on-ground staff casualties was today approved by the Union Cabinet which also widened the definition of this crime.

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