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May 26, 2015 12:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   
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11:29 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

Kejriwal running out of cards to play - Offstumped Insight

Arvind Kejriwal's politics of brinkmanship in Delhi is fast running out of Options. His continued fight with the Centre by making IAS Officers scapegoats on petty issues in Delhi will adversely affect his political fortunes in Punjab as it betrays a basic lack of temperament for Governance.

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11:25 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Smriti Irani starts Jan Kalyan Parv in Amethi

Mrs. Smriti Irani who is visiting Raebareli was welcomed by 200 bikers.

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11:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry rolls out skill development training programme for women

Puducherry government has rolled out a special skill development training programme for women to enable them take up self-employment projects.

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10:32 am   #Offstumped

"Frozen Carrots to fruity Pepsi'

Narendra Modi plans to build 38 govt-backed ‘mega food parks’ intended to jumpstart a nascent food processing industry

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9:26 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

Rahul gets a wakeup call

"Onwards to Amethi today."

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8:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi govt asks discoms to maintain adequate power supply

To discuss the issue of unscheduled power cuts in the city, Delhi power minister Satyendra Jain today held a meeting with the three power distribution companies here.

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7:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

1 year of NDA govt: BJP chief to address rally in Karnal

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Mathura today, BJP president Amit Shah will tomorrow launch in Haryana's Karnal the party's plan to hold 200-odd big rallies to mark the first anniversary of its government at the Centre.

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6:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   

#365AccheDin: NDA Government's scorecard

As the NDA government completes its one year in office, it's time to look back at all those works and measures initiated under the government during the first 365 days.

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5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

E-rickshaw owners to get 15,000 subsidy on registration

Delhi government today said it would provide a subsidy of Rs 15,000 to e-rickshaw owners on registration of their vehicle with the transport department and also announced 1,880 new buses to strengthen public transport in a few days.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka govt ready for CBI probe into 'Lottery scam'

Karnataka government is ready to hand over to CBI, "whenever necessary," the probe into alleged illegal lottery busines in the state, as a fall out of which a senior IPS officer has been suspended, Home Minister K J George said today.

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4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Defence Secretary to hold additional charge of DoDRD

Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar was today given additional charge of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development, for three months.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi University to increase around 2,000 seats in UG courses

In news which will gladden DU admission seekers, the varsity is mulling an increase of around 2,000 undergraduate seats in its various courses.

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2:10 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India offers to host teachers, students from E-9 countries

India has offered to host students and teachers from E-9 countries in schools here to facilitate understanding of the country's diverse culture and other aspects.

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1:37 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress lecturing on corruption?

Congress today took a jibe at the Narendra Modi government saying it has no moral authority to speak on corruption as it has taken no steps to appoint Lokpal, information and vigilance commissioners during its first year in office.

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1:24 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Afghan terror attack: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said today from inside the compound.

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12:52 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Geelani's take on militant attack on telecom outlet

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani today condemned the attack on a telecom outlet in Sopore town of Kashmir in which one person was killed and two others injured, terming it as a terrorist act.

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12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Flood releif: Parliamentary panel for liberal financial assistance to J&K

Criticising the Union and the Jammu and Kashmir governments for "inadequate" relief to the last year's flood victims, a Parliamentary committee today said the Centre should give liberal financial assistance to the state to compensate the people.

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12:43 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand Forest department to take steps to prevent forest fire

The Uttarakhand Forest department has decided to restrict the leaves of forest officials this forest fire season, one of the major steps taken to prevent forest fire during the summer season.

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12:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt: Plantation activities comes under MGNREGA

Odisha government today decided to take up plantation activities in convergence with MGNREGA funds, official sources said.

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12:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre to probe Rs 900 cr alleged corruption in Arunachal

An inquiry has been ordered to look into the allegations of corruption and siphoning off of development-related funds by the Arunachal Pradesh government, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today.

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12:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand to celebrate 'Jan Kalyan Parv' to mark 1 year of Modi govt

Several public meetings including one by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be held in Uttarakhand as part of the people's welfare festival to be celebrated across the state by Pradesh BJP from tomorrow, to mark Narendra Modi government's one year in office.

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12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India simplifies Nepal relief supply procedure

India today said it has put in place a simplified procedure to expedite and facilitate transit clearances of relief supplies to Nepal which is still reeling under the impact of the massive devastation caused by two earthquakes.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

26 May 2015 - The Big Day #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

This day last year marked the beginning of a new era in Indian politics as the country got its 15th Prime Minister- Narendra Modi.

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May 25, 2015 11:55 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

Narendra Modi Government's First Year in Power - Niti Guest Comments

Almost every media firm / news agency in India is replete with columns and guest articles commemorating the one year of Narendra Modi government.

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11:50 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

NaMo@365 - Niti Guest comments

A full five year term with sufficient numbers leaves no scope for the present government to cite reasons or show inability on the delivery front and it is these five years of the government which will decide the fate of its next five year term to which Mr. Narendra Modi looks forward with far greater optimism.

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11:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Blackmoney probe: Swiss begins naming Indians, others being probed at home

Two Indian women figure among scores of foreign nationals with Swiss bank accounts, whose names have been made public by Switzerland in its official gazette for being probed in their respective countries.

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11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to announce new industrial policy on June 7

Telangana government plans to announce its new industrial policy on June 7 under which permissions to start industries will be granted within 15 days of receiving applications.

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11:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Arun Jaitley: Confident of GST's implementation by next April

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said he was confident that Goods and Services Tax regime would come into force from April 2016.

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10:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh bans Islamist group linked to blogger killings

Bangladesh today banned an Islamist militant outfit that is believed to be behind the gruesome hacking deaths of three secular bloggers in recent months that have evoked outrage in the country and across the globe.

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10:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Neiphiu Rio congratulates Narendra Modi

Lone member of Lok Sabha from Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on successful completion of one year of BJP-led NDA government.

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10:09 pm   #NitiPTI   

Odisha's poor power linkage policy hit aluminium plant:Vedanta

Mining and minerals giant Vedanta today said it is operating its Jharsugda aluminium facility at a mere 25 per cent of installed capacity while putting the blame on state government for absence of power linkage policy and raw material crunch.

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9:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

IBA signs pact for hike in salaries of bank employees

Around 10 lakh employees of 43 banks, including public sector banks, will get a 15 per cent hike in salaries, with the Indian Banks Association today signing a wage agreement with employee unions and officers' associations.

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9:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Tata among three names proposed for IIT-B Board's chairman

Noted industrialist Ratan Tata figures among a list of three names proposed by IIT Bombay as the next chairman of its Board of Governors.

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9:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mass Contact Programme of Kerala CM continues

Amid the opposition LDF's unrelenting attack on his government over various issues such as the bar bribery scam, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy continued with his pet 'Mass Contact Programme', completing the 10th leg of MCP in Kottayam today.

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9:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India's new envoy to Iran named

Saurabh Kumar, an IFS officer of 1989 batch, was today appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Iran.

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8:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

World Bank sanctions Rs 35 crore for cyclone relief

The World bank had sanctioned Rs 35 crore to Dakshina Kannada district under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project.

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8:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa appeal issue not taken up by cabinet

The Karnataka cabinet today did not discuss the issue of filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

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8:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Heat wave claims over 550 lives so far

Sweltering heat wave conditions continued in various parts of the country, causing death of over 550 people, mostly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, so far in the season.

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi to inaugurate third Indo-Bangla bus service

A third India-Bangladesh friendship bus service connecting Dhaka, Shillong and Guwahati will be launched next month during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the neighbouring nation.

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Yogendra Yadav takes on Kejriwal over #DelhiDysfunction

Former Aam Admi Party leader Yogendra Yadav today said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lacks political acumen to confront the Centre on the issue of full statehood status for Delhi.

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

McMahon Line illegal: China responds to Ajit Doval

Sticking to its stand that McMahon Line on India-China boundary is "illegal", China today said it is ready to work with India to resolve the vexed border issue at an early date through "friendly consultations" to create more favourable conditions for bilateral ties.

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Direct Tax target of Rs 7.98 lakh cr for FY'16 achievable

The Direct Tax collection target of Rs 7.98 lakh crore for the current financial year is likely to be met on account of improvement in economic growth, government said today.

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Kejriwal seeks 'Mamata shield'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today put her weight behind her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, who called her up for "advice" amid a bitter stand-off with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over powers.

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab Forest department plans to prepare a 'wildlife atlas'

Punjab Forest and Wildlife Preservation Department today said it has mooted a plan to prepare a wildlife atlas which will contain detailed information about wild animals and their habitat.

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa's rivals divided over appealing against acquittal

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's political rivals are sharply divided over appealing against her acquittal in a disproportionate assets case that saw her return to power for a fifth time two days ago.

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7:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal to launch food law in 3 districts from June 1

West Bengal will roll out National Food Security Act from June 1 in three districts including Cooch Behar, taking the total number of implementing states and Union Territories to 12.

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7:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley: Govt plans to boost pulses supplies to check rising prices

With pulses prices rising by up to 64 per cent in the last one year, the government plans to increase supplies to rein in prices as it looks at steps to keep inflation down amid forecast of deficit monsoon.

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6:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP: Status quo on Article 370 to be maintained

Allaying fears regarding its stand on Article 370, which guarantees a special constitutional status to Jammu and Kashmir, BJP today said "status quo on it will be maintained".

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6:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Ram Vilas Paswan prefers to remain in national politics

Stating that he prefers to remain in national politics, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said he was not in the race for the post of chief minister in Bihar, where the assembly polls are due later this year.

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6:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Punjab CM: 'Modi has done wonders in one year'

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today hailed Narendra Modi-led NDA government's performance in the past one year, saying he has done "wonders" in a short span of time which the Congress "could never do even in two decades."

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6:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya: MPF asks Governor to intervene in Village Administration

Opposition Meghalaya People's Front (MPF) today sought Governor V Shanmuganathan’s intervention in getting the government's nod on the village administration bills passed by both the Khasi and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Councils.

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6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Parrikar slams Antony for creating "stalemate" in Defence Ministry

Taking on his predecessor A K Antony, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the Congress leader cannot "escape" the responsibility for the "stalemate" that he created during his tenure.

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5:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uyyakondan canal to be renovated soon

The city stretch of the 1000-year old Chola period Uyyakondan Canal, facing the onslaught of urban pollution, is to be renovated soon.

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4:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

ICICI launches voice 'password' facility for users

Country's largest private lender ICICI Bank today said it has launched a service where customers can make transactions using just their voice, without using other means of authentication like a password.

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4:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Karnataka cabinet will decide on appeal against Jaya acquittal

The Karnataka Cabinet will meet by tomorrow to take a decision on filing an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said today.

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4:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Arun Jaitley: More steps on curbing black money on anvil

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hinted at coming out with more steps on squeezing black money but assured honest taxpayers that they need not fear the new law to unearth unaccounted wealth stashed abroad.

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4:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Western Union renews tie-up with India Post

Global money transfer major Western Union today said it has renewed its 14-year-old partnership with India Post, which is now in the race to become a payments bank.

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3:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

P Chidambaram debuts on Twitter

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has joined the popular micro blogging site Twitter and says he is on board for sharing serious views.

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3:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir terror attack: 1 killed, 4 injured

Militants today struck at two places in Kashmir, killing a civilian and injuring three other people, including a soldier, police said.

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3:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur to play an important role in 'Act East Policy'

Manipur has an important role to play in the successful implementation of India's 'Act East Policy', veteran BJP leader Muruli Manohar Joshi said today.

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3:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal begins process of providing relief to farmers

West Bengal Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose today said the state government has started the process of providing relief to farmers affected due to crop losses.

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3:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa case: KPCC legal cell against filing appeal in SC

The legal cell of ruling Congress in Karnataka today advised the government in the state not to file an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

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3:24 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Mathura rally: NaMo highlights NDA's pro-poor policies

To mark the first year of NDA government Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a grand rally at Nagla Chandrabhan village in Mathura.

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2:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh: Mandatory for govt employees in rural to have toilets

Chhattisgarh Government has made it mandatory for its employees posted in rural areas to build toilets at their residences to spread awareness about the importance of hygiene in remote areas.

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1:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

MGNREGS wages through mobile phones scheme launched in Odisha

A programme for payment of MGNREGS wages through mobile phones of the beneficiaries was launched at Rampa gram panchayat in Odisha's Ganjam district, official sources said here today.

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1:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Reliance Jio sets up first camouflaged mobile tower in Jamshedpur

Showing its greener side, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm has installed the country’s first camouflaged 4G mobile tower in the steel city here.

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12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K: Terrorists open fire in Sopore, 3 injured

Suspected militants today opened fire on a telecom outlet in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, injuring three civilians, police said.

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8:45 am   #NitiPTI   

Centre to form 5 sports centres for differently-abled: Gehlot

Union government will set up five sports centres with an aim to provide various facilities to the differently-abled, Union social justice minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said here today.

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8:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand considers making Haridwar, Uddham Nagar no-mining zones

Uttarakhand government is mulling making Haridwar and Uddham Singh Nagar districts of the state as no-mining zones and has ordered officials to assess the impact on the exchequer if such a move is implemented.

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8:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   

Narendra Modi bats Rahul Dravid style in Test match with T-20 expectations

It is in these circumstances that Narendra Modi must go out to bat on the second day of this Test Match. Perhaps he might want to blend some of that Chinese Bamboo with his willow, Rahul Dravid was talking of in his 2012 speech, for in this era of instant gratification, where everyone expects you to settle for shorter trees, he needs to remind the citizens of India that patience has its reward even as he remains focused and steady on bringing about the deep rooted change we all desire in our system of government.

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7:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to make arrangements to conduct Godavari Pushkarams

Telangana state government advisor K V Ramanachary said that government plans to make foolproof arrangements to conduct Godavari Pushkaram rituals which are scheduled to commence from July 14 this year.

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7:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Hasina criticises migrants, calls for crackdown on trafficking

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today criticised the country's economic migrants as "mentally sick", accusing them of hurting Bangladesh's image as she ordered tougher punitive actions against human traffickers.

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6:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Trade unions to meet in Delhi on May 26 to draw up action plan

Representatives of major trade unions in the country would meet at Delhi on May 26 to chalk out the next phase of action, including a strike, considering the alleged 'anti-labour' policies being adopted by the NDA government, CITU Chief A K Padmanabhan said today.

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5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

DMK stresses unity among opposition to bring down AIADMK govt

DMK Leader M K Stalin today stressed the need for unity among the opposition political parties and party cadres in Tamil Nadu to bring down the "non functioning" AIADMK government.

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4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Opposition is against development: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today attacked the opposition saying it stalled Land Acquisition Bill as they are opposed to development.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Indian Muslims nationalists: Rajnath Singh

Contending that terrorism should not be associated with any particular religion, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today described India's Muslims as "nationalists" who always "opposed terror" and did not allow radical groups to influence them.

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3:47 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK sees no improvement in 4-year AIADMK rule

DMK Treasurer M K Stalin today alleged that the four-year AIADMK rule in Tamil Nadu had not seen improvement in any area but only stoppage of various schemes, including Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

US says Iraqi forces lack will to fight IS

Washington today accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight the Islamic State group, which scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi.

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2:48 am   #NitiPTI   

NDA government focussing on development: Naqvi

Praising the performance of NDA government, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that it is for the first time in the country that a regime has risen over politics and is focussing on development.

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2:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre to upgrade ESI Hospital in Bhubaneswar

Announcing its plan to upgrade the ESI Hospital here into a super-speciality one, the Centre today said it would be equipped with state-of-the-art healthcare facilities with increased number of beds.

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1:53 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

India alerted of floods after artificial lake formed in Nepal

Nepal today alerted India of a possible flash floods in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh after massive landslides, likely triggered by recent devastating earthquakes, blocked Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal, creating a huge artificial lake.

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1:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dal Khalsa calls for bandh to mark Operation Bluestar

Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa today called for a bandh here on June 6 in the memory of those killed during the Operation Bluestar in June 1984 in Punjab.

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1:23 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya govt urges protesting youths to withdraw fast

Meghalaya government today appealed to youths, who have been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding the passage of a bill to institutionalise traditional institutions, to withdraw their agitation.

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12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt rules out revival of 'Ikhwanis' to take on militants

Jammu and Kashmir Government today ruled out revival of "ikhwanis" or outfit of reformed militants in the state saying it was illegal and unconstitutional.

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12:41 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Parliamentary Panel on Home Affairs Chairman meets Assam CM

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs Pradip Bhattacharya today met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and discussed key issues.

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12:34 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland CM completes one year in office

Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today completed one year in office.

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12:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab CM: Skill development centre will be set up at Bassian

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said a skill development centre will be developed on a plot adjoining Maharaja Dalip Singh Memorial at Bassian village.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

25 May 2014 - Swearing in Preparations on #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

The big news of the day this day last year was about preparations for PM designate Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony.

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May 24, 2015 11:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar places five districts on alert after Nepal landslide

The Bihar government today sounded flood alert in five districts after a massive landslide, triggered by recent earthquakes, blocked the Kali Gandaki river at Benibazar in Myagdi district of Nepal, leading to accumulation of a huge volume of water there.

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11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand CM gives away 'pattas' in backward block

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today distributed land documents among forest dwellers and other tribals of Pakur district at Dumaria panchayat in Litipara block, one of the ten backward blocks of the country.

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11:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand CM asks private medical entities to explore more regions

While announcing that the state government might raise the insurance cover under the Health Insurance Scheme, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today urged the private hospitals to go beyond the city and cover new regions.

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10:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi condoles the demise of mathematician John Nash

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of acclaimed mathematician John Nash, saying the "intellectual powerhouse" will be remembered forever.

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10:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

iHaryana: Loan up to Rs 1 cr without guarantee for small businesses

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that a new industrial policy is being formulated under which loans upto Rs 1 crore will be granted without guarantee for small businesses.

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10:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitish, Lalu indulging in blackmail politics: Sushil Modi

The BJP today alleged that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad were indulging in "a politics of blackmail" and asserted that it was ready to fight whether they come together or separately.

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10:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

India denies scrapping of Afghan iron-ore mining project

India has dismissed reports that an Indian consortium has scrapped a multi-billion dollar iron-ore mining deal in Afghanistan, saying only an analysis of the proposed project's opportunities and strengths had been done.

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10:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS issue: JKNPP to extend full support to Jammu bandh

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party today said it will extend full support to one-day Jammu bandh call given by AIIMS coordination committee in protest against shifting of the proposed hospital to Kashmir region.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K: BJP on Article 370

BJP today said that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution continues to be part of the party's core ideology and it will work in that direction whenever it garners the required numbers in Parliament.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Indian Muslims are nationalists who oppose terror: Rajnath Singh

Contending that terrorism should not be associated with any particular religion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Muslims in India are nationalists who have always opposed terrorist elements.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Massive spurt in trafficking along Nepal border

A "massive" spurt in human trafficking instances in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal has prompted security agencies to issue an alert along the open Indo-Nepal border.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Smriti Irani discusses educational consortium in China

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, on her maiden visit to China, broached the idea of establishing a consortium of higher educational institutions as part of greater collaboration between India and China besides mutual recognition of academic degrees.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

JD(U), RJD tie-up an 'unholy alliance'

Amid talk of JD(U) and RJD coming together ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today described the proposed tie-up as an "unholy and unworkable" alliance.

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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP asks Siddaramaiah govt to hand over lottery scam to CBI

A day after a senior IPS officer was suspended in connection with an alleged lottery scam, senior BJP leader and Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said the probe should be handed over to CBI as "top officials and some ministers are involved in it".

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Smriti Irani to visit Amethi on first anniversary of govt

Union Minister Smriti Irani, who lost to Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the last Lok Sabha polls, will be here for a day on May 26, the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government during which she will address public meetings.

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4:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AMU orders probe into medical entrance exam results

The Aligarh Muslim University has ordered a probe into the results of this year's entrance examinations for the MBBS and BDS courses following reports of inconsistencies.

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4:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nirmala Sitharaman: Congress making baseless charges

Hitting out at Congress for making "baseless charges" against the Centre, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the BJP-led NDA government has provided corruption free government within a year and asked the opposition party to refrain from obstructing development.

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4:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

I-T to scan tier-II cities to bring more people in tax net

The Income Tax department has decided to train its scanner and pay special focus on tier-II cities like Jaipur, Surat and Lucknow among others, to bring more and more people living in these "progressive" cities under the tax net.

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4:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

IT exports from Kerala to touch Rs 15,000 crore this year

IT exports from Kerala are likely to touch Rs 15,000 crore mark this year and expected to create around 2 lakh jobs, state Industries and IT Minister P K Kunhalikutty said.

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2:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana: Anil Vij asks Rohtak PGIMS doctors to end strike

Haryana Health minister Anil Vij today asked the doctors at Rohtak's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) to end their stir in the wake of an FIR against medical and paramedical staff following the death of a woman and her newborn baby at the hospital this week.

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2:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Retrospective pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

Seeking to cater to the film connoisseurs here, a day-long film festival paying tributes to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was organised here.

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2:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: Pakistan should help tackle terror

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance.

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2:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP to connect with people through 'Maha Sampark Abhiyan'

The BJP will contact every member enrolled recently with the party in order to strengthen the organisation, party's state unit President Raosaheb Danve said today.

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1:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Omar has sympathy for Kejriwal

Omar Abdullah today came out in strong support of Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of his ongoing tussle with the Delhi Lt Governor, saying Jammu and Kashmir had to pay a "heavy price" for similar issues involving the office of the chief minister and the Raj Bhavan.

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1:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

IPL raids: Maharashtra CM promises action against cops 'alerting' bookie

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said action will be taken against police officials who allegedly alerted a bookie ahead of Friday's ED raid in connection with IPL matches.

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12:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
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12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra CM: Action against banks that don't disburse aid money

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said action will be taken against banks that do not distribute the financial aid released by the government to the farmers.

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