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Sep 05, 2015 9:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu and Kashmir government refutes Omar Abdullah's allegation of snooping

A day after former chief minister Omar Abdullah accused Jammu and Kashmir government of spying on him, the government today hit back saying he was just trying to make an issue.

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Janmashtami celebrated with traditional fervour in Mathura

The land of Lord Krishna is in the grip of tremendous religious excitement as Janmashtami is celebrated with traditional fervour in five temples here.

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8:20 pm   #NitiPTI   

National litigation policy ready: D V Sadananda Gowda

The draft of the national litigation policy, aimed at reducing pending cases in various courts, has been prepared and would be submitted to the Prime Minister for placing it before the Cabinet, Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said.

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8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cabinet expansion in Goa after Ganesh festival

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said the state cabinet's expansion and reshuffle had been postponed and would be held after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

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7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

Global safety nets to check currency, market volatility needed: Arun Jaitley

India today made a strong pitch for global safety nets to tackle volatility in currency movements and markets, a demand that has come against the backdrop of economic shocks triggered by Chinese devaluation of yuan.

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7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress leaders meet Governor; demand special session on drought

A delegation of Congress leaders from Maharashtra led by former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and Leader of the Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil today RPT today met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and demanded convening of a special session of the State Legislature to discuss the drought situation in the State.

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7:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

Country drenched in Janmashtami celebrations

Amid blowing of conch shells and beating of drums, devotees chanted 'Hare Krishna Hare Rama' and 'Govinda ala re' as religious fervour gripped the country today on Janmashtami, marking the birth of Lord Krishna.

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6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   

India pitches for greater mobility of skilled labour at G20

India today favoured greater mobility of skilled labour besides increased movement of goods and capital arguing that it would help the developed nations which are faced with the problem of ageing population.

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6:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

GSHRC issues notices to GMC officials over patients' issues

Goa State Human Rights Commission has issued notices to state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital officials after it was found that patients were asked to sleep on the floor in the institution located at Bambolim near here.

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6:30 pm   #NitiPTI   

Teachers can stop Nirbhaya-like incidents: Ram Shankar Katheria

Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria today said only teachers, not police force, can Nirbhaya-like incidents in the country.

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6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland celebrates Teachers' Day

Nagaland today celebrated Teachers' Day by honouring 33 teachers with state-level award at a glittering function organized by School Education Department in the state capital here.

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6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu government allots land for 12 companies at proposed Aerospace Park

Setting the ball rolling for its ambitious Aerospace Park, the Tamil Nadu government has allocated land for 12 companies at the proposed Aerospace Park to come up in nearby Sriperumbudur.

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6:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

Rail infrastructure upgrade needed for more coal from Talcher: Piyush Goyal

Targeting evacuation of 300 million tonnes of coal per annum from Talcher in Odisha, the Centre yesterday sought the state government's support for upgradation of railway network in the region.

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5:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Walls to be erected in villages adjoining forests in Uttarakhand,

To minimise frequency of man-animal conflicts, animal protection walls will be erected in villages adjoining forests in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said.

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5:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

Project to beautify ghats, clean Ganga soon:Mahesh Sharma

With an aim to fulfil the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today announced introduction of a project for restoration and beautification of ghats and cleaning of the Ganga river here.

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5:25 pm   #NitiPTI   

Rajnath Singh promises to resolve problems of foreign students

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured to resolve all visa problems of foreign students studying in India and appealed to Indian youths not to discriminate against those who come from abroad for education.

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5:20 pm   #NitiPTI   

Andhra Bank Amaravathi Trade Fair-2015 inaugurated

Vijayawada East MLA G Ramamohan Rao today inaugurated the three-day Andhra Bank Amaravathi Trade Fair-2015 to mark the diamond Jubilee celebrations of Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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5:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Penalise parking inside Mubark Mandi complex: Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari

Jammu and Kashmir government has directed removal of barbed wires from inside the Mubarak Mandi complex here.

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5:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sharad Pawar to meet PM Modi to apprise him of drought severity in Maharashtra

NCP president Sharad Pawar today said he will seek a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impress upon him the seriousness of drinking water scarcity and drought situation in Maharashtra.

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5:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress demands sacking of Raman Singh over cooperative bank scam

Congress today demanded sacking of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, claiming that a narco analysis test conducted on the main accused in a multi-crore cooperative bank scam has clearly indicted him and his three ministerial colleagues.

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5:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal Pradesh confers state award on 30 teachers

Arunachal Pradesh today conferred state award on 30 teachers in recognition of their services on the occasion of Teachers' Day.

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4:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

High Court appoints two commissioners to check construction around Dal Lake

Irked over the failure of lake authority - LADWA - to halt encroachments in Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir High Court has appointed two Vigilance Commissioners for reporting any violation of the ban imposed on construction activities around the famous water body.

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4:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government announces OROP but veterans reject key provisions

Government today announced acceptance of the long-pending demand for 'One Rank One Pension' but the ex-servicemen who have been on agitation rejected the key details of the decision and said their 84-day long stir will continue.

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4:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

Need inspired teachers to instill values in children: Pranab Mukherjee

India needs inspired teachers to instill in children the civilisational values of tolerance, plurality and compassion and impart education that removes boundaries of caste, community and gender, President Pranab Mukherjee said here today.

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4:34 pm   #NitiCommentary   

Rajeev Chandrasekhar on OROP - Historic Decision

Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has been at forefront of the fight for OROP for 9 years, has issued an statement highlighting how Modi Government's decision to implement OROP is historic.

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4:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Hundreds throng Govind Devji temple to celebrate Janmashtami

Amid tight security arrangements, hundreds of devotees gathered at the famous Govind Devji temple here to celebrate the joyous festival of Janmashtami.

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4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Large quantity of explosives found in Goalpara

A huge quantity of explosives was recovered in Assam's Goalpara district and a person apprehended by Army, a Defence spokesman said today.

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Conflict arises when radicals force ideologies on others: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said while there is no problem in practising one's religion, the potential for conflict arises when radical elements try to force their own ideologies on others.

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4:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland celebrates Teachers' Day

Nagaland today celebrated Teachers' Day by honouring 33 teachers with state-level award at a glittering function organized by School Education Department in the state capital here.

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4:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government committed to supply water to Rayalaseema: R Srinivasulu Reddy

Refuting the charges of the opposition, TDP Kadapa district president R Srinivasulu Reddy said the state government is committed to supply water to Rayalaseema region for eradicating the perennial drought by “supplementing” water to ‘Krishna delta’.

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4:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

RSS not running the government: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today rejected the opposition charges that the RSS was running the government and said he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are 'Sayamsevaks' of the saffron fountainhead and no one should have any problem in it.

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3:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

Intellectuals demand debate before making changes in Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Claiming that role and repute of NMML has been endangered by "irresponsible" statements from a section of the government, four intellectuals, including former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, today demanded a public debate before any changes made to the institution.

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3:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Redeem teacher's pride and prestige for progress: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that a society could march ahead in its pursuit of knowledge when it could redeem its teachers' pride and prestige.

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3:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmiri pandits celebrate Janamashtami in Valley

Attired in their colourful best with some kids dressed up as Lord Krishna, dozens of Kashmiri pandits today took out a procession here to celebrate 'Janamashtami.

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3:11 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

OROP - Manohar Parrikar delivers on NaMo's Promise

Addressing the media today, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government has agreed to implement One Rank, One Pension (OROP).

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3:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu and Kashmir to bifurcate CAPD department into separate directorates

In its efforts to provide better services to the people, Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to bifurcate Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department into separate directorates.

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2:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Efforts will be put to start work on Thane Metro this year: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said all attempts would be made to start the work on the proposed Thane Metro project this year itself and emphasised that there shall be no inordinate delay in completion of the project.

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2:31 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government mulling committee to decide equalisation of pension issue

The government is considering appointing a committee under a judge to go into the issue of equalisation of pension, a leader of the ex-servicemen group fighting for One Rank One Pension said after a meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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1:48 pm   #NitiPTI   

R Sampanthan as Sri Lankan Opposition leader gives hope: DMK

DMK President M Karunanidhi today welcomed the appointment of Tamil National Alliance leader R Sampanthan as the Leader of Opposition in Sri Lankan Parliament, saying it has given hope for the Tamils in the island nation.

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1:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jairam Ramesh suggests tacit understanding between BJP, Samajwadi Party

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has suggested a tacit understanding between BJP and Samajwadi Party for the chasm in the Janata Parivar.

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12:54 pm   #NitiPTI   

OROP: Ex-servicemen meet Manohar Parrikar, discuss modalities

Amid a stand-off over 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP), the agitating ex-servicemen today met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to discuss modalities of government's proposal for resolution of the issue, but made it clear that they would not compromise on their key demands.

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12:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shortfall in Cauvery water share: Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi

Charging Karnataka with wilful default in releasing Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has sought the Centre's intervention to ensure that the upper riparian state complied with the final order of the tribunal in this regard.

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12:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Commando makes supreme sacrifice after killing 10 militants

Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special Forces Commando of the Army who laid down his life while battling militants in Handwara on Thursday, had eliminated 10 militants in a short span of 11 days before making the supreme sacrifice in Kashmir.

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12:37 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Culture   

Bodh Gaya hosts NaMo - Clarion Call on Conflict Avoidance

Addressing the concluding ceremony of the three day International Buddhist conclave, Prime Minister Modi in Bodh Gaya today highlighted the importance of Hindu Buddhist conference on conflict avoidance and environmental consciousness.

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12:35 pm   #NitiPTI   

Omar Abdullah suggests veterans accept Centre's terms on OROP

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah suggested that ex-servicemen should accept the terms and conditions of One-Rank-One-Pension scheme likely to be announced by the Centre today than get nothing in return.

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11:42 am   #NitiCommentary   #Politics   

Dattatreya Hosabale on Sangh's Samanvay meet

Addressing Sangh's Samanvay meet yesterday, which was attended by Prime Minister Modi and other top Ministers, RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dattatrey Hosabale spoke on various issues.

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11:41 am   #NitiPTI   

Government likely to announce 'One Rank One Pension' today

An announcement about 'One Rank One Pension' is expected to be made today by the government notwithstanding key differences with ex-servicemen, who have made it clear that any unilateral decision would not be accepted.

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11:20 am   #NitiPTI   

We are realizing PM Modi's dream of Skilled India: Najma Heptulla

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla has said that her ministry is working to achieve PM Modi's vision of making India the skill capital of the world and making it a reality amongst the minorities.

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10:55 am   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley promises ease of doing business, tax reforms

Promising a rational tax regime and easier business environment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday asked Turkish industry leaders to invest in India including in smart cities, textiles, food processing and renewable business sectors.

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10:52 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra government to train 50,000 employees under KRA program

Maharashtra government has decided to provide training to over 50,000 employees as part of their Key Result Area (KRA) program to enhance their performance and bring them on par in competence with the corporate sector.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

UAE, Bahrain lose 45 troops on black day for Yemen coalition

The UAE said 45 of its soldiers engaged in a Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen were killed in an accidental explosion that the insurgents claimed was caused by rocket fire.

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5:28 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Dalai Lama's Teachings at Dharamsala from September 7

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will deliver a series of Buddhist teachings from September 7 here.

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5:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur - Normalcy returns at educational institutions after 58 days

Regular classes in educational institutions in Manipur, which were suspended following the death of a class XI student in police action during an agitation demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit system in the state, resumed today after a gap of 58 days.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Government plans to implement strict guidelines for adventure flying

In the wake of reports that Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is procuring paragliders, government is all set to enforce strict security conditions for operating UAV, paragliding or hot air balloons in a bid to thwart attempts by terrorists to launch attacks by using them.

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4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Army helping restoration of telecommunication link after rains

The Army is helping BSNL authorities to restore telecommunication infrastructure damaged due to incessant rains and landslides in Nagaland and Manipur.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Home, Defence ministries to provide modern weapons to police

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said Home and Defence Ministries would work together to provide modern weapons and equipments to the police force to strengthen the internal security of the country.

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4:21 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

#Janmashthami - A new musical presentation by Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra

A new dance-drama captures Krishna's transgression from a mischievous child into a flirtatious adolescent until his final liberation after the Kurukshetra carnage.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Bank of India launches fraud risk management solution

Bank of India (BoI) has come out with a fraud risk management solution for all its card-related businesses which will provide security of financial transactions to its customers.

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India among few bright spots in global economy, says IMF

The IMF today said India is among the few bright spots in the global economy as G20 Finance Ministers began their two-day meeting here against the backdrop of concerns over Chinese economic slowdown looming large on world markets.

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3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

HDFC Bank to add 100 branches in east by FY16

Private sector lender HDFC Bank is planning to add 100 branches in the eastern region, taking its total tally to 600 branches by the end of ongoing financial year.

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2:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Grammy musicians to play with Rajasthani musicians at Jodhpur Riff

Blending diverse forms of music from across the world along with Rajasthani folk songs, the annual Jodhpur Riff Festival is scheduled to begin on October 23 at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur this year.

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2:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Culture   

Tulsi Gabbard has a Janmashtami message

On the occasion of Janmashtami today, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has wished Happy Janmashtami to all. In a video message, the first Hindu member of the United States Congress explains the significance of the festival.

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1:06 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Jhumpa Lahiri to be presented with National Humanities Medal

Indian-American Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected for the prestigious 2014 National Humanities Medal which would be presented to her by US President Barack Obama next week.

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12:02 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

ONGC buys 15% stake in Russia's Vankor oil field for $1.35 bl

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has bought a 15 per cent stake in Russia's second- largest oil field from Rosneft for about USD 1.35 billion.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #World   

Kalburgi in California - anti-Modi American Academics make a mockery of Murder

The desperation to seek attention by a motley group of Left-Lib Academics in America has plumbed a new low as they sought to drag the Kalburgi Murder Case into their protests against PM Modi's upcoming California visit.

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7:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC tells Maharashtra to take a stand on 40-year-old law on casinos

The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to file an affidavit within four weeks in reply to a PIL demanding that a four-decade-old law, which makes it legal to run casinos in the state, be brought into force.

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7:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra Governor and his wife visit Trimbakeshwar

Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and his wife Vinoda Rao arrived on a day's visit here today, a district administration official said.

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7:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sreedharan told to finish phase-I of Vijayawada Metro by 2018

The Andhra Pradesh government today asked Delhi Metro Rail Chief E Sreedharan to complete the first phase of Vijayawada Metro Rail Project by August 2018 and Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project by December 2018.

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6:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI: Low investments a problem; don't be scared of volatility

Amid concerns in India and other global markets about uncertainty over a rate hike in the US, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today sought to play down fears saying markets should not be scared of volatility as it would be transient in nature.

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6:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu veggie safe, govt dismisses Kerala claims of toxicity

Asserting that vegetables and fruits grown in the State are absolutely safe, Tamil Nadu government dismissed Kerala's claim of presence of excessive pesticide in greens, citing test results.

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Mizoram annual budget likely in October

The regular annual budget of Mizoram for the current fiscal is likely to be presented when the next state Assembly session begins on October 6.

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Western Ghats: Chandy meets Prakash Javadekar

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today met Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and urged the Centre to accept the revised Eco Sensitive Areas (ESA) in the State.

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5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Manohar Parrikar condoles death of former Goa CM Wilfred De Souza

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today condoled the demise of former Goa Chief Minister Wilfred De Souza who passed away here this morning.

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5:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Foxconn shut down echoes in TN Assembly

Six months after Taiwanese company Foxconn shut down its operations here, the issue echoed in theTamil Nadu Assembly today with CPI(M) alleging that companies do not give employees' their rights like forming a trade union after getting state concessions to start their businesses.

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5:23 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Omar Abdullah desperate for attention ?

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who rarely loses an opportunity on social media to draw attention to himself, took to twitter once again accusing the PDP-BJP coalition government of "brazenly" spying on him.

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5:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka's rival party members part of new consensus Cabinet

The Cabinet of Sri Lanka's first ever national unity government led by Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in today with ministers included from the country's two main rival parties.

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4:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Arunachal Pradesh Governor, CM extend Teachers' Day greetings

Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today greeted every member of the teaching community of the state on the occasion of Teachers' Day, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, tomorrow.

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4:29 pm   #NitiPTI   

President Pranab Mukherjee praises NGO, civil societies

Civil society and NGOs today came in for praise by President Pranab Mukherjee, who described them as the fourth important pillar of democracy.

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4:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

IS blows up tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra

Jihadists of the Islamic State group have blown up three of the famed tower tombs of Syria's ancient desert city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities chief said today.

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4:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Coalscam: CBI asks accused' stand on whether to summon ex-PM

CBI today told a Special court that all the 15 accused in a coal scam case, in which ex- Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda has sought summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as accused, should clarify whether they support or oppose his plea.

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4:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

'Janata Parivar' - Post break-up moments

RJD chief Lalu Prasad today left for Delhi to placate Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party stormed out of the nascent anti-BJP grand alliance for Bihar assembly elections yesterday.

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3:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry CM highlights role of teachers in Teacher's Day message

Chief Minister N Rangasamy today lauded the role of teachers in shaping the future generation of the country and in imbibing in them good qualities of life.

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3:48 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

AAP's student union faces music over Kejriwal's stunt

It didn't take Kejriwal long enough to turn India's premier institution Delhi University into his political battleground. Now, his party's student wing CYSS may face action for allegedly using "money power' in campaigning.

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Andhra govt aims to nearly triple contribution of fisheries to GSDP this year

Andhra Pradesh government aims to increase the contribution of the fisheries sector to the GSDP from the present 11 per cent to 30 per cent this year.

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3:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan's U-turn on Hurriyat leaders' release in 2000 surprised US

Pakistan's ruler Pervez Musharraf and his top diplomats made a U-turn on talks with India after the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee released Hurriyat leaders in early 2000 as part of his peace initiatives on Kashmir, according to a declassified US cable.

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3:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu Governor, Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi extend Teachers' Day greetings

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, DMK President M Karunanidhi and leaders of various political parties today greeted the teaching fraternity on the eve of Teachers' Day.

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3:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala govt mulls de-addiction institute

Kerala government is mulling setting up a de-addiction institute as part of its new liquor policy, with the aim of strengthening anti-alcohol drives and meeting its ambitious target of total prohibition in the next 10 years.

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3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Mathura gears up for Krishna Janmashtami celebrations

Ahead of the joyful Krishna Janmashtami festivities starting tomorrow, security has been beefed-up in and around Mathura with intensified frisking at bus and railway station.

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2:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala govt orders probe into boat tragedy

Kerala government today ordered a comprehensive probe into the recent boat tragedy in Kochi which claimed 11 lives.

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Anand Kumar urges policy makers to refocus on teachers

Mathematician Anand Kumar today stressed that time has come for the country to refocus on teachers to ensure quality education to students.

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2:20 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

When President Pranab Mukherjee turned Teacher

On the eve of Teacher's Day today, President Pranab Mukherjee became a teacher for the day at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Delhi. He taught political history of India to the students during his one hour class.

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2:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Santosh Yadav elected Dy Speaker of Haryana Assembly

BJP MLA Santosh Yadav was today elected Deputy Speaker of Haryana Assembly here.

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1:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Dubai's financial freezone aims to host 100 Indian firms

Dubai's financial freezone plans a five-fold increase in the number of Indian firms to over 100 in the next 10 years to build a sustained, long-lasting partnerships with the emerging markets of India.

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1:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India to utilise PMJDY a/c to extend pension, credit facilities

India aims to utilise bank accounts created under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana to extend insurance, pension and credit facilities to those excluded from these benefits, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, as the country joined a UN initiative to enable nations transition to electronic payments.

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1:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India's GVK group wins court fight over Australian coal mine

India's GVK group and Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart today won a court battle against a conservation group which had sought cancellation of environmental approval of their 10 billion dollars joint coal mine project in the Galilee Basin in Queensland province.

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1:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

#PaperTigers slams media hype in Sheena murder case

Hitting out at media for "ignoring" significant events while choosing to focus on Sheena Bora murder case, Shiv Sena today wondered whether media has justified its role as fourth pillar of democracy and if it is a true reflection of people's thoughts.

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1:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh - CRPF commandant injured in naxal attack

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was today injured when naxals attacked him at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.

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1:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chennai-Mangalore Express derails - Railways orders inquiry

The Railways today ordered an inquiry into the derailment of the Chennai-Mangalore Express and said action would be taken against those responsible.

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NaMo for 24-hour power supply in every village by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said every household should have round-the-clock power supply by 2022.

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Chhattisgarh - 'Jan adalat' is new game plan of Naxals

After a brief lull, Chhattisgarh is witnessing an upsurge in Maoist-organised 'Jan Adalat' (people's court or Kangaroo court) where persons suspected to be loyal to the state are murdered in full public view.

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11:57 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

School Children quiz NaMo - Nation listens with rapt attention

NaMo to School Children - "Be a good listener to become a good orator. You just not need to keep your ears open. You need to see, observe, understand and then talk"

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11:57 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

2008 Malegaon blasts case: SC judge recuses from hearing plea

A Supreme Court judge today recused from hearing a plea against removal of Special Public Prosecutor by NIA in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, saying that he had represented certain accused in the matter.

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11:55 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Former Goa Chief Minister Wilfred De Souza passes away

Former Goa Chief Minister Wilfred De Souza, who held the post three times, passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 88.

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11:52 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Raghuram Rajan completes second year, pressure mounts to cut rates

As Governor Raghuram Rajan, known for his hawkish approach to inflation, completes tumultuous two years at RBI today, calls for rate cuts have become shriller with the Finance Ministry raising alarm bells over a possible deflation demon gobbling up the economy.

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11:34 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chennai-Mangalore Express derails - 39 injured

39 passengers of Chennai-Mangalore Express were injured after four bogies derailed near Cuddalore in the wee hours today.

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11:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM keen on Kashmiri pandits returning to home state

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister said here yesterday that seven separate townships have been created to ensure security of Kashmiri pandits, if they decide to return to their home state.

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10:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh seeks reports to declare drought in rain-deficit areas

With all four districts in Rayalaseema region and another 256 mandals receiving deficit rainfall this year, Andhra Pradesh Government has sought reports from respective Collectors for declaration of drought as per norms, the Assembly was informed yesterday.

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10:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Vijay Sampla launches free insurance cover for girl students

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla yesterday launched the programme of free insurance cover of Rs two lakh each for 350 girl students of Phagwara and Begowal educational institutions.

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10:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Leadership change in Punjab Congress likely

A leadership change in Punjab unit of Congress appears to be on the cards and the decision is likely, sources said.

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10:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Kudankulam Unit-I maintenance work to be completed this month

Loading of fuel in the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, shut down since June 24 for maintenance, was being delayed 'for some reasons' and would be completed by this month end, a top official said yesterday.

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9:55 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Power Secretary moves into Shakuntala Gamlin's office

Delhi Power Secretary Sukesh Kumar Jain has reportedly moved into the office of Principal Secretary (Power) Shakuntala Gamlin, who has been on a long leave after a power tussle between the AAP government and Lt Governor over her appointment as the acting chief secretary.

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9:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court slams regularisation of unauthorised constructions

Decrying the procedures adopted by authorities for regularisation of unauthorised constructions, Madras High Court yesterday observed that the time has come for the state to review the statutory provisions in view of the rampant misus

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

16 teachers to get "state award" on Teachers' Day in Himachal Pradesh

Sixteen teachers from government schools across Himachal Pradesh would be awarded by the state government on Teachers' Day.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata Airport planning to generate own solar power

Authorities at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport here are planning to generate their own power through solar energy, a senior AAI official said yesterday.

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9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal government plans to unlock land from closed units

The West Bengal government in an attempt to unlock land from some 300 closed industrial units will test the water with a unit in North 24 Parganas.

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8:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

JKSRTC announces Srinagar to Rajouri bus service via Mughal road

Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) yesterday announced maiden bus service from Srinagar to Rajouri via Mughal road - an alternate road connecting Kashmir with Jammu region.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Nitish is angry - Bihar Media ground reports explain why

Little wonder that Nitish has been losing his temper in public meetings what with the crowds thinning at this rallies and allies like Mulayam deserting his maha-gatbandhan.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   

100 smart cities: Think tanks to converge for IIT-B initiative

IIT Bombay Alumni Association is looking to collaborate with the government to assist in providing solutions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship programme of creating 100 smart cities.

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7:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi government proposes collection of entertainment tax after events

To ease procurement of license for entertainment events, the Delhi government has proposed not to collect entertainment tax before any function from the organisers and has given permanent licenses to 23 auditoriums.

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7:25 am   #NitiPTI   

India tourism potential remains untapped: Amitabh Kant

Architect of the government's successful Incredible India campaign, Amitabh Kant yesterday said the potential of the country's tourism still remains untapped and asked the states to take lessons from Kerala on how the industry can play a crucial role in creating large number of jobs.

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7:15 am   #NitiPTI   

Centre to soon build major port in southern India at Colachel

The Centre would soon build a major port at Colachel in the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of Rs 21,000 crore, envisaged to emerge as a southern gateway of transshipment in the country.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Government-appointed panel suggests ways to address agrarian crisis

A Maharashtra government-appointed task force to suggest ways to prevent farmer suicides has advised the government a slew of measures like restoration of farm credit, insurance to farmers and restructuring rural financial institutions, among others to resolve the agrarian crisis.

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6:45 am   #NitiPTI   

Indira Gandhi Agricultural University inks pact with BARC to develop new rice varieties

Indira Gandhi Agricultural University (IGAU) here has signed a MoU with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, to develop new varieties of rice from the available types of fragrant rice in Chhattisgarh.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan to amend RTE, evaluate students based on performance

Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to make amendments to the Right To Education (RTE) Act 2009 to improve the standard of education by removing the provision of not failing students till Class 8 and evaluating them based on performance.

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6:10 am   #NitiPTI   

Government promises total confidentiality on blackmoney declarations

With fears apparently continuing to nag potential declarants, the government once again yesterday promised total confidentiality of information furnished under the one-time compliance window for unearthing blackmoney stashed abroad.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   

UAE pledges investment step-up, eyes smart cities, infrastructure sector

Committing to a step-up in investments in India, the UAE yesterday said it is keen to tap opportunities in smart cities and the infrastructure sector.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Government cancels Greenpeace's licence under FCRA

In a fresh crackdown on Greenpeace, government today cancelled its registration under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for allegedly working against the country's economic progress but the NGO said it will not be deterred by the attempt to "silence" its campaign.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana govt postpones T-Hub inauguration

Telangana government today said the launch of T-Hub, an initiative to promote startups and innovators, has been postponed from September 7 due to the non-availability of Ratan Tata.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Reliance Cement forays into online selling

Reliance Cement Company Pvt, a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, today announced its foray into the online space to sell crucial binding material.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NSE seals pact with Stock Exchange of Mauritius for synergy

NSE today announced that it has formalised a memorandum of understanding with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) to facilitate co-operation between the two exchanges.

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

ICICI Lombard in bancassurance tie-up with CSB

ICICI Lombard General Insurance has tied up with Catholic Syrian Bank(CSB) for sale of its products through 431 branches of the bank.

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3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

IITs start virtual centre on biofuel technology

Five IITs have come together to set up a virtual centre spread across their campuses to develop advanced technologies in the area of biofuels.

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2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa students to be sensitised against cruelty to animals

Children in Goa will be sensitised to be kind to animals, with the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) asking the schools to teach a program on 'compassionate citizen'.

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2:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

China announces 3 lakh troop cut

The 2.3 million-strong Chinese military which is the world's largest will see a 300,000 troop reduction, President Xi Jinping announced today, the fourth military downsizing by the communist giant since 1980s.

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1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa miners grapple with high taxation, lower ore prices

The mining industry, which is all set to resume operations in Goa, finds itself in a tight spot as it faces the twin problem of a huge tax load and softer iron ore prices in the global market.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australian education fair held in the city

IDP Education India, a leading student placement service provider, today organized the Australian education fair here today for the benefit of students aspiring to pursue higher education in that country.

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12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mild tremor shakes Rajasthan

A medium-intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale hit Rajasthan late tonight.

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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Mythology is basis of all science fiction: French author

Post a third world war while Europe is devastated by chemical, nuclear and genetic pollution, nomadic tribes emerge taking charge of the exploitation of a specific element.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

"Adi Shankara versus Mandana Mishra" no topic for Aurangzeb-obsessed Lutyens Media

What have the politically correct Historians and Lutyens Public Intellectuals done to preserve the memory of the debate between Shankara and Mishra ?

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Sep 03, 2015 11:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana sanctions Rs 2cr for hiring chartered flight for K Chandrasekhar Rao's tour

Telangana government has issued an order giving administrative sanction for hiring a chartered flight at a cost of over Rs 2 crore for Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's proposed visit to China and other countries from September 8 to 16.

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11:57 pm   #NitiPTI   

Won't be deterred by attempts to silence campaigns: Greenpeace

Terming the cancellation of its FCRA registration as an attempt to "silence" its campaign, Greenpeace India tonight said that it will not be deterred by such moves and will launch a new campaign to highlight nationwide crackdown on civil liberties.

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11:51 pm   #NitiPTI   

Meeting discusses measures to turn Karol Bagh trader friendly destination

Delhi Government today held a multi-agency meeting to discuss ways to turn Karol Bagh into a "world class" tourist and trader-friendly destination.

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11:49 pm   #NitiPTI   

Kamani Oil first Indian edible oil firm to get FDA licence

Kamani Oil Industries today said it has become the first Indian edible oil firm to get Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licence for manufacturing pharmaceutical grade oils and fats.

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11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

LGNajeeb Jung 'shielding' real culprits in CNG fitness scam: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party today accused Lt Governor Najeeb Jung of trying to "shield" real culprits by allegedly "forcing" the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) to file a "half-baked chargesheet" in the multi-crore CNG fitness scam.

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11:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

Cancelled FCRA registration of Greenpeace: MHA to High Court

The Union Home Ministry today told the Delhi High Court that it cancelled foreign contribution registration of Greenpeace India as it was continuing to use its FCRA accounts despite suspension of the same.

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11:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes Special Courts Bill; opposition walks out

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today passed several bills, including Andhra Pradesh Special Courts Bill, that seeks to expeditiously conduct trial in cases of ill-gotten wealth even as the opposition walked out amid uproarious scenes.

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11:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha asks IDCO to finetune masterplan for Dhamra port

The Odisha government today asked port authorities and Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) to prepare a Master Plan for comprehensive development of industrial park, fishing harbor and the port at Dhamra in Bhadrak district.

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11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Government making every effort to help drought-hit farmers: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said his government was making every effort to help the distressed farmers, and his tour of drought-hit Marathwada was aimed at understanding their plight and taking appropriate action.

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11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

SPG takes stock of security measures at PM Modi's rally venue

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Sector 12 here on this Sunday, a team of SPG personnel today visited the area and took stock of security arrangements.

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11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu & Kashmir official suspended by minister for dereliction of duty

An area inspector of Legal Metrology department was today suspended for alleged dereliction of duty during a surprise visit by a state minister.

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10:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana taking strides towards implementation of e-governance programme

Haryana is taking strides towards the implementation of e-governance and IT-related programmes in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said.

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10:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

Patels' stir can be turned into farmers' agitation: Sharad Joshi,

Noted farmers' leader, economist and former MP from Maharashtra Sharad Joshi, who had aggressively taken up the agriculturists' cause in the 80's, today said he saw a potential of converting the reservation agitation of the Patel community in Gujarat into a farmers' agitation.

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10:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

21 rehabilitation centers coming up in Punjab

Punjab government yesterday said that 21 rehabilitation centers would be coming up in the state, which is facing drug menace, to bring drug addicts back to the mainstream of society.

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10:25 pm   #NitiPTI   

IAF has transformed into multi-spectrum strategic force: Chief Marshal Arup Raha

Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said the IAF has transformed into a multi-spectrum strategic force and is aligned with India's growth.

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10:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

SIT recommends steps to curb money laundering

The Supreme Court-appointed SIT on black money has come out with a slew of recommendations to curb various ways of money laundering, including misuse of exemption on long-term capital gains tax, Participatory Notes and creation of shell companies.

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9:52 pm   #NitiPTI   

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward to taking the ties to new heights as he received former President Chandrika Kumaratunga here.

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9:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K - 'Recommendations called for best workable model on solid waste management'

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today directed the Housing and Urban Development officials to submit recommendations within one month for choosing the best workable model for solid waste management.

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