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9:22 am   #Offstumped   #Inclusive India

Look who has taken to #MakeInIndia

Islamic fashion, made in India - Headquartered in the US with factories in India, EastEssence makes Islamic clothing such as abayas and burqas for customers in 68 countries. Gargi Gupta speaks to the company's founder Sunil Kilam

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9:19 am   #Offstumped   #World

"Green Pope Goes Medieval on Planet"

Pope Francis's embrace of the direst ideas about climate change could usher in a new feudalism that stalls progress and penalizes the world's poor in the name of environmental safety.

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9:11 am   #Offstumped   #Culture

Notice the contempt with which Muslims in BJP are referred to

Given charge of Minority Morcha, party's affairs in Nagaland.

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9:06 am   #Offstumped   #World

"Netanyahu called up Modi on eve of UNHRC vote"

But the External Affairs Ministry, in its media statements, did not disclose the fact that the two Prime Ministers spoke.

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8:59 am   #Offstumped   #States

Soli Sorabjee gives a clean chit

Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee has come out in support of embattled External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the Lalit Modi controversy, saying the BJP leaders did nothing which should compel them to s

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8:55 am   #Offstumped   #National

Samjhauta Express blasts Trial collapsing

In another setback for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which probed the 2007 Samjhauta Express attack involving alleged Hindu extremists, three prosecution witnesses turned hostile on Friday.

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8:45 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

How much Hot Air to inflate this trial balloon?

Is ?The Hindu? championing the cause of Rahul Gandhi?

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8:30 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Kashmir and Sangh - Sajjad Lone takes a bold stance

Sajjad Lone says the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS has every right to come to the Kashmir Valley if people accept them.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

Hot Air from The Hindu to inflate Rahul's comeback trial balloon?

Is ‘The Hindu' championing the cause of Rahul Gandhi?

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Amrita University Chancellor to deliver keynote address at UN

Chancellor of Amrita University, Mata Amritanandamayi will make an introductory keynote address at an event organised by United Nations titled "Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation" (UNAI-START) on July 8. Amritanandamayi will make the address during the first programme in a new series of event UNAI-START.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Life Insurance Council plans fraud monitoring framework

Life Insurance Council, the apex industry body of insurers is planning a fraud monitoring framework for its members.

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5:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Train services adjusted at Bhubaneswar station

The train services at the Bhubaneswar railway station have been adjusted from July 6 to July 10 due to safety-related work in connection with the commissioning of additional platforms on the premises.

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5:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rs.8 lakh recovered from illegal rent-out of a Railway ground: RTI

Over Rs 8 lakh has been deposited in the coffers of the Railway through recovery against illegal rent out of a railway ground in suburban Mumbai here between 2010 and 2014, an RTI query revealed.

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5:14 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court issues notice to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Madras High Court today ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission on a plea seeking to re-publish the list of thecandidates selected for the post of Civil Judges after excluding five candidates from General Turn of Persons Studied in Tamil Medium category (PSTM).

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4:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Missing CPI(M) leader's body found by police

The body of CPI(M) leader Uttam Banerjee, who has been missing for two days, was found from a pond in Raghunathpur area of Purulia district today, police said.

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4:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court issues notice to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Madras High Court today ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission on a plea seeking to re-publish the list of thecandidates selected for the post of Civil Judges after excluding five candidates from General Turn of Persons Studied in Tamil Medium category (PSTM).

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4:11 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Afghan Parliament rejects President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for defence post

Afghanistan's parliament today rejected President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for defence ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months as stretched security forces fight to secure territory from a revitalised Taliban.

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4:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rs.8 lakh recovered from illegal rent-out of a Railway ground: RTI

Over Rs 8 lakh has been deposited in the coffers of the Railway through recovery against illegal rent out of a railway ground in suburban Mumbai here between 2010 and 2014, an RTI query revealed.

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4:10 am   #NitiPTI   

Dawood Ibrahim's surrender offer was conditional, so rejected: Pawar

NCP leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar today said senior advocate Ram Jethmalani had contacted him over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's willingness to surrender but conditions put forward for it were not acceptable to the state government.

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3:22 am   #NitiPTI   

Weather forcast for next five days

WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT FIVE DAYS: DAY 1 (04th July): Rain or thundershowers would occur at many places over Coastal Karnataka, Kerala and at a few places over South interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Shell kills two children, woman in Egypt's Sinai

A shell slammed into a house in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula today killing a woman and two children as the army battles Islamic State group jihadists, medical and security sources said.

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3:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Six injured in group clash in Saharanpur

Six persons were injured in a clash between two groups following a minor accident in Deoband area here, police said today

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3:07 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Shell kills two children, woman in Egypt's Sinai

A shell slammed into a house in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula today killing a woman and two children as the army battles Islamic State group jihadists, medical and security sources said.

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3:07 am   #NitiPTI   

Rahul Gandhi meets internet entrepreneurs, business leaders

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today met a group of internet entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss the "challenges and opportunities that lie ahead" and hailed the spirit of innovation demonstrated by them.

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2:21 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam govt to pass Act for developing skill of tea tribes

The Assam Government would pass an Act for skill development of the tea tribe community to increase their productivity, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said.

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2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Woman stripped naked in Jammu & Kashmir, accused includes an Army jawan

In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly stripped naked by a gang of five persons, including an Army jawan, in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir and the video of the incident uploaded on the internet, police said today

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2:04 am   #NitiPTI   

Proposal for annual police check for Press Information Bureau renewal scrapped

The government has scrapped a proposal under which journalists accredited to Press Information Bureau (PIB) would have to undergo police verification every year for renew

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2:04 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bru identification camp closes at Hamsapara

The four-day identification camp for bona fide residents of Mizoram among Bru refugees lodged in Hamsapara relief camp in North Tripura district was closed today.

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2:03 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Woman stripped naked in Jammu & Kashmir, accused includes an Army jawan

In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly stripped naked by a gang of five persons, including an Army jawan, in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir and the video of the incident uploaded on the internet, police said today

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2:02 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion kills 23

A Saudi-led air strike on a Huthi Shiite rebel stronghold in Yemen's northern mountains killed 23 people early today, tribal sources said.

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2:02 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA

A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran's help, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said today.

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2:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Proposal for annual police check for Press Information Bureau renewal scrapped

The government has scrapped a proposal under which journalists accredited to Press Information Bureau (PIB) would have to undergo police verification every year for renew

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2:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Lord Venkateswara temple replica to be erected in Rajahmundry

A replica of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) will be erected here in the upcoming festival Godavari Pushkaram, a senior temple authority said today

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1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Two school children crushed to death by speeding truck in Muzaffarnagar

Two school children were crushed to death and seven others injured by a speeding truck this morning here, following which locals blocked the Delhi-Dehradun Highway and pelted stones at the police.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan court sentences cleric to 10 yrs in jail for hate-speech

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a Muslim cleric to over 10 years in jail for making hate speeches against another sect.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

High Court notice to cops over security to BMC staff during demolition

The Bombay High Court has issued notice to the city police commissioner and senior police inspectors of those police stations that refused to provide protection to civic officials while demolishing illegal hutments from pipelines supplying drinking water.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

High Court notice to cops over security to BMC staff during demolition

The Bombay High Court has issued notice to the city police commissioner and senior police inspectors of those police stations that refused to provide protection to civic officials while demolishing illegal hutments from pipelines supplying drinking water.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

Congress MP's son arrested, accuses father of hatching conspiracy

Anant Vikram Singh, estranged son of Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Sanjay Singh, who was arrested in connection with murder of a police official here, has charged his father with hatching a conspiracy against him.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Court rejects plea against security to MPs facing criminal cases

A Delhi court today dismissed a plea seeking an order to restrain the police and other central forces from providing security to Member of Parliament (MPs) against whom criminal cases are pending.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Court rejects plea against security to MPs facing criminal cases

A Delhi court today dismissed a plea seeking an order to restrain the police and other central forces from providing security to Member of Parliament (MPs) against whom criminal cases are pending.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

Perseverance, hard work pays: Civil services toppers

Perseverance and hard work were the two mantras that helped them get top positions in civil services exam, the elated toppers said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Seized drugs burnt by anti drug squad Supply Reduction Service

Supply Reduction Service (SRS), an anti drug squad of the central committee of the Young Mizo Association, today burnt seized drugs worth around Rs 20 lakh.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Train derails, two killed in collision

Two persons were killed when a truck collided with a goods train at a level crossing in Chandil-Purulia section of South Eastern Railway today and the train subsequently derailed.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Godman Rampal followers arrested by police in Haryana

Around 32 followers of self-styled Godman Rampal were arrested here for defying prohibitory orders while another six were arrested for breach of peace, police said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Godman Rampal followers arrested by police in Haryana

Around 32 followers of self-styled Godman Rampal were arrested here for defying prohibitory orders while another six were arrested for breach of peace, police said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Godman Rampal followers arrested by police in Haryana

Around 32 followers of self-styled Godman Rampal were arrested here for defying prohibitory orders while another six were arrested for breach of peace, police said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court directs Registrar General to provide seats in criminal and trial courts

The Madras High Court has directed its Registrar General to look into the matter of making provisions for giving seats in the courts to those accused in the criminal and trial Courts.

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12:46 am   #NitiPTI   #World   
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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa greets Tamilnadu Governor on his 82nd birthday

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today greeted Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on his 82nd birthday.

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Jul 04, 2015 10:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   
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9:15 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Aakar Patel and Amnesty International - What exactly were they thinking ?

Having picked Aakar Patel to lead its India Operations there is little left to imagination on the kind of Human Rights agenda Amnesty International wants to pursue in India.

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9:13 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Digital   

Latest on #DigitalDialogue with Narendra Modi

Keeping his promise of ensuring participatory governance and connecting India digitally, PM Modi has launched #DigitalDialogue, inviting people to suggest ideas and share views on Digital India.

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8:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sachin Ahir appointed new Mumbai NCP chief

With over a year to go for the crucial Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, former Maharashtra Minister Sachin Ahir was today named as the president of the Mumbai unit of NCP.

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8:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sachin Ahir appointed new Mumbai NCP chief

With over a year to go for the crucial Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, former Maharashtra Minister Sachin Ahir was today named as the president of the Mumbai unit of NCP.

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8:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

New e-initiatives to be launched in Kerala

Congress led UDF government In Kerala will launch a slew of e-Governance initiatives which includes e-KYC for Aadhaar Project, Citizen Portal for e-Office Project, and e-Learning Portal as part Digital India programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1. State Minister for Industries and IT P K Kunhalikutty would launch the programmes at a function here on July 6, an official release said here today.

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7:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala to start facility to produce varieties of fish products

Seeking to capitalise the huge demand for value-added fish products in the country, Kerala government will set up a fully mechanised manufacturing and processing facility with international standards to produce varieties of fish products.

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7:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

4,000 aftershocks rattle China's quake-hit Xinjiang

Four thousand aftershocks have been recorded in China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the area, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 66,000 people.

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7:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

9 commit suicide every month in Mizoram : NGO

Around nine persons on an average committed suicide every month in Mizoram till June this year, with depression being the main reason for the deaths, an Aizawl-based NGO said today

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7:17 pm   #NitiPTI   

Lt.Gen. Unni takes over as DG of Army's Medical Services

Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Unni, who led the Army's medical relief operation during the Jammu and Kashmir floods last year, has taken over as the new Director General Medical Services (Army) here.

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6:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tripura to get high-speed internet connectivity from Bangladesh

Tripura will be gateway for reliable and super-fast Internet facility as Bangladesh government has agreed to allow India to use unspent bandwidth in the neighbouring country's Cox Bazar, a BSNL official said today.

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6:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Water supply to be hit in East, West Delhi as Delhi Jal Board begins repair works

Regular water supply will be affected in the coming two days in several localities of est and East Delhi owing to repair works being undertaken by DJB.

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6:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

India-US ties will get even better: PM Narendra Modi

On the Independence Day of the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the American people and expressed confidence that bilateral ties will get even better in times to come based on the "renewed energy" about which he was "extremely excited".

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6:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

FTII students to carry on stir for removal of Gajendra Chouhan

Unrelenting in their demand for removal of mini screen actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of FTII, students of the premier film institute today said they would contiue their agitation as talks held with the I&B Ministry yesterday failed to resolve the issue.

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6:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

3 Delhi women among top 4 in Civil Services results

Delhi-based Ira Singhal today became the first physically-handicapped woman to top the civil services examination in which the top four positions were scooped by women.

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5:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttrakhand government sounds rain alert

The Uttarakhand government has sounded an alert following the weather department's warning of heavy rains in several areas, including the routes of the Chardham Yatra.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat extends ban on Maggi for another month

The Gujarat government today extended the ban on Nestle's Maggi noodles for another month as the company failed to produce safety standard reports, an official said.

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5:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Eastern & Western expressways to be linked by year end: MMRDA

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has said that construction of the 'missing link' between Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway here is expected be over by this year end.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Disappointed with working of Kejriwal: Sandeep Pandey

Magsaysay award winner and social activist Sandeep Pandey is disappointed with the working of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and has said that AAP is turning out to be like other political parties.

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5:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurates new municipal community centre in Delhi

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today inaugurated a new two-storey municipal community centre in Civil Lines area in north Delhi.

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5:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress accuses Lokayukta and EOW of shielding ministers and bureaucrats

The Congress today alleged that anti-corruption watchdogs in Madhya Pradesh - Lokayukta and Economic Offences Wing (EOW), are shielding those involved in corrupt practices, including ministers and bureaucrats.

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5:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Court admits defamation complaint of Sushil Modi's wife

A local court today admitted a defamation complaint against Bihar Health Minister Ramdhani Singh filed by the wife of senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for allegedly saying that she was working as a professor on the basis of fake degree.

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5:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Adani Group to set up solar park in Tamil Nadu for Rs 4,536 crores

Business conglomerate Adani Group has proposed to set up a solar park in Tamil Nadu tipped to be among the world's largest at an outlay of Rs 4,536 crore.

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5:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Court issues arrest warrant against TMC MP

A city court has issued an arrest warrant against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Prasun Banerjee for allegedly slapping a constable in January.

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4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AAP restructures Punjab unit

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today announced major organisational restructuring in its Punjab unit.

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4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

2 arrested by ACB for offering bribe to police official

Two persons were today arrested in Jodhpur for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 50,000 to a police official for setting free a man arrested on charges of smuggling wheat meant for public distribution to open market.

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4:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Smart comfort taxis in Delhi soon

Delhi government is mulling introducing 'smart comfort taxis' in the national capital which will not only be eco-friendly but also a cheaper alternative to auto rickshaws.

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4:16 pm   #NitiPTI   

Hema Malini to provide financial aid to accident victims

BJP MP Hema Malini, who was discharged from a Jaipur hospital today after her Mercedes collided with another car leaving a child dead and injuring five others, including the actress, has offered financial assistance to families of the victims.

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4:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Former Bihar minister attacked, main accused arrested

An armed man attacked and seriously injured Ejaz-ul-Haq, former Bihar minister who is also the brother-in-law of jailed gangster-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin at his residence in the state capital, the police said today.

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4:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

4 IEDs recovered from bus in Assam

Four improvised explosive devices (IED), suspected to belong to the ULFA-Independent, were recovered from a night passenger bus in Tinsukia district, a police official said today

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3:59 pm   #NitiPTI   

PIB accredited journos don't need police verification every year

Journalists accredited with the Press Information Bureau (PIB) will not have to undergo police verification every year for renewal.

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3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Governor urges teachers, students of Calcutta University to resolve issues together

Against the backdrop of the assault on Calcutta University professors allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists, West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi today said that teachers and students should sit together and find out ways to restore normalcy.

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3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jaipur jeweller booked for rape

A case of rape was registered against a city jeweller after a local court today directed police to probe the matter on the complaint filed by a 28-year-old girl.

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3:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

HRD Minister asks UGC to take appropriate measure in Stephen's College molestation incident

Amid a raging controversy over the alleged molestation at Stephen's College, HRD Ministry today asked UGC to take "appropriate measure" to ensure the institute's Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) completes the inquiry "expeditiously" and "impartially".

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3:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Another militant killed by Army in Uri encounter

Another militant has been killed in an ongoing gun battle between security forces and the ultras near the LoC in Uri Sector of north Kashmir, taking the death toll in the failed infiltration bid to three which includes an army jawan.

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3:18 pm   #NitiPTI   

Transmission of power from Tripura to Bangladesh next year

Transmission of 100 MW of power from Tripura to neighbouring Bangladesh will begin next year, an official said today.

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3:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress MP's son arrested in murder case in Amethi

Anant Vikram Singh, son of Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Sanjay Singh was arrested today in connection with a murder case of a constable here, police said today

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3:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AAP government has lost its credibility: BJP

BJP today attacked Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi, saying the Aam Aadmi Party has lost its credibility as the expectations with which people voted for it have been "shattered".

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3:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

UPSC results declared, Delhi women among top three

Women candidates have bagged all the three top slots in the prestigious Civil Services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others.

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2:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Former Bihar minister attacked, main accused arrested

An armed man attacked and seriously injured Ejaz-ul-Haq, former Bihar minister who is also the brother-in-law of jailed gangster-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin at his residence in the state capital, the police said today.

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2:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

4 explosive devices recovered from bus

Four improvised explosive devices (IED), suspected to belong to the ULFA-Independent, were recovered from a night passenger bus in Tinsukia district, a police official said today.

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2:47 pm   #NitiPTI   

Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan, Jawaharlal Bhawan top Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ratings

Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan have topped the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) ratings, leaving behind Rashtrapati Bhawan among the 49 government buildings in the capital that were screened for overall cleanliness.

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2:44 pm   #NitiPTI   
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2:42 pm   #NitiPTI   

FTII's Student Association to continue strike

Describing their talks with the government as "inconclusive and unsatisfactory", the FTII's Students Association (FSA) today said the strike that started on June 12 demanding removal of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as FTII Governing Council Chairman "will continue".

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2:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

No party has mechanism to check education degrees, says AAP

With one of its MLAs arrested in an alleged fake degree case, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said there is no mechanism with any political party to examine the degrees of its party members.

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2:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress in panic over Socio-Economic Census - Finds Rahul missing

With SECC findings projecting a very grim picture of the rural India, Congress today mounted an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of having "contempt for the poor" and alleging that the "suit book ki sarkar" is only focused on the rich.

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1:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Protests against Maharashtra government's decision on Madarsas

Scores of locals from Mumbra, a Muslim pocket here, burnt effigies of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to protest against the state government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which impart only religious education.

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1:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress favours release of Socio Economic and Caste Census data

Congress today favoured releasing caste-based data carried in the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) but advocated caution while doing so in view of social and political sensitivities associated with it.

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1:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan might emulate Maharashtra's Jal Yukt Shivar Abhiyan

Impressed with the progress of Maharashtra's 'Jal Yukt Shivar Abhiyan,' Rajashtan may also adopt the state's flagship water conservation and Integrated water management scheme.

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12:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Move to classify madrasas as non-schools not anti-religious - Shiv Sena

Amid outrage over Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which only educate students on Islam, the Shiv Sena today said the move should not be seen as one intended to strike a blow to religious education in the state.

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12:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

PM Modi confident about renewed energy in Indo-US ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the US on its Independence Day and expressed confidence that bilateral relations will get even better in times to come based on the renewed energy in ties.

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11:38 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Another batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

A fresh batch of pilgrims today left from the base camp here to the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

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10:56 am   #NitiPTI   

Hema Malini discharged from hospital

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, who was injured and admitted to hospital after her Mercedes collided with another car in Dausa district, was today discharged from hospital.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Housing for All by 2022 – Fulfilling aspirations of the Neo Middle Class and Urban Poor

Prime Minister Modi launched the ‘Housing for All by 2022' programme on June 25. Know all about it.

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5:33 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam govt to extend help for flawless NRC

To put to rest controversies on the updation of National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the state government will extend all help in the preparation of a "flawless" NRC.

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5:31 am   #NitiPTI   

Defence college achieves ISO certification

The prestigious Defence Service Staff College (DSSC) at nearby Wellington has received two ISO certifications.

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4:28 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Cidco ties up with Zensar Technology for SAP solutions

Town planning agency Cidco today said it has roped in Pune-based Zensar Technologies to implement SAP solutions in its administrative works.

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3:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Balaji appointed chief of ADA

Cmde C D Balaji (Retd), Project Director, Light Combat Aircraft (Navy), today took over as the Director of Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADA) and Programme Director of LCA.

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3:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Metro Phase III: DMRC faces land acquisition hurdles at 3 sites

Delhi Metro is yet to cross land acquisition hurdles at three places in the national capital as part of its Phase III construction, DMRC chief Mangu Singh said today.

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2:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Coimbatore-Mettupalayam electric train service commences

The long awaited electric train service between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam commenced operations today.

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2:24 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

The Food Factory of the Indian Railways

Massive chappati makers that roll out uniform-shaped chapatis in less than 80 seconds, steam kettles, which cook up tonnes of well made rice and a cutting machine that chops up about 400 kilograms of vegetables in an hour-- the Indian Railway's mammoth kitchen is a state-of-the art wonder.

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2:20 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Haldia Petro's plea of custom duty relaxation rejected

The government has rejected the plea of troubled Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) seeking relaxation in payment of customs duty for the violation of Foreign Trade Development and Regulation Act, an official said.

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2:16 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Kumbh Mela: Two-day international symposium to be held in Indore from Oct 26

Madhya Pradesh will host a two-day international symposium on "Religion For Welfare of Humankind" as part of a series of symposia to be held occasion of Simhastha (Kumbh Mela) 2016.

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2:15 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Shirdi Saibaba temple witnesses huge spurt in donations

The famous Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust here has witnessed a steady rise in its fortunes in the form of donations from devotees over the last few years, a senior official of the organisation said today.

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1:14 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mumbai- Insurance company asked to pay Rs 1.85 lakh to claimant

The District Consumer Redressal Forum here directed a private insurance company to pay a sum of Rs 1.85 lakh to the complainant in a case of stolen vehicle.

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12:24 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Army foils infiltration bid in Uri

Army today foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing one militant, but one jawan also died in the operation.

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12:07 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lankan court extends remand of 14 fishermen till July 17

A court in Sri Lanka today extended till July 17 the remand of 14 fishermen arrested on June 2 by the island nation's naval personnel on charges of illegal fishing.

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12:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, Mauritius renew hydrographic cooperation for next 5 years

India and Mauritius have renewed the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on hydrographic cooperation for the next five years, which would pave the way for continued ties between the two countries.

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11:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Smart Classroom' project launched in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today launched the 'Smart Classroom' project as part of the country-wide 'Digital India Week'.

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11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Suresh Prabhu to launch 50,000th coach on July 6

Railways will roll out its 50,000th coach on July 6, marking a momentous occasion for the national transporter in achieving a record performance in the coach manufacturing sector.

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11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   

Home Ministry issues guidelines for govt departments to plug information leaks

Mandatory security screening of personnel taken on outsourcing basis and avoiding doing confidential work on computers with net connection are among the guidelines issued to central government departments to plug information leak in the wake of corporate espionage case.

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11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Coal minister inaugurates 'Premashraya'

Union Minister for Coal Piyush Goyal today inaugurated 'Premashraya', a joint CSR activity of the Tata Group and Coal India Ltd, to provide accommodation to outstation patients belonging to economically weaker sections who come for treatment at Tata Medical Centre at Rajarhat.

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11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Civil Aviation Ministry gives a clean chit to Kiren Rijiju

Civil Aviation Ministry tonight said it has given a clean chit to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in the Air India flight controversy and the Prime Minister's Office has been apprised about it.

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11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

NHRM chief urges media to popularise mass immunisation mission

The mass media has an important role to play in popularising 'Mission Indradhanush', a special campaign to immunise children and pregnant women, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Director Faiz Ahmed Kidwai said here today.

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11:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Piyush Goyal: Equal opportunity and transparency key in Modi govt

Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said the Modi government believes in equal opportunity and transparency.

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10:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Microsoft to develop 'smart MIDC' in Maharashtra

Software major Microsoft has agreed to support 'digital villages' in Maharashtra and develop a 'smart MIDC' apart from setting up a cyber-security centre in Pune.

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10:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Naqvi warns against politicization of Madrasa debate

Union Minister Muktar Abbas Naqvi today sought to allay apprehensions of Muslim community over the decision of the BJP-led Government in Maharashtra to de-recognise Madrasas which impart only religious education, saying Madrasas "are a reality of India" and "there should be no politics on the issue".

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10:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Dayanidhi Maran questioned by CBI

CBI today questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran for the third consecutive day today in connection with alleged use of over high-capacity BSNL data lines at his residences in Chennai and Delhi to facilitate speedy transmission of programmes by a Sun TV firm owned by his brother.

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10:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Jitendra Singh launches Digital India in Udhampur

Minister of state in prime minister's office Jitendra Singh today launched the Digital India in Udhampur district.

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10:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana CM gets high-tech bus to travel to districts

Telangana government has acquired a state-of-the-art bus to ferry Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao when he travels to the districts and interiors of the state.

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10:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madhya Pradesh- Government schools to soon have virtual classes

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said here that all government schools in the state would have virtual classes facility shortly.

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9:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Union Home Secretary reviews status of bridges damaged by Naxals

The Centre today ordered expeditious completion of 15 bridges damaged by Maoists in six states as these are critical infrastructure in the Left Wing Extremism-affected states.

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9:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NDA plans two coal e-auction windows for stressed power units

The government will create two dedicated e-auction windows for coal, targeted at the stressed power companies without blocks or linkages till the new framework is out.

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Nagaland CM: 'Digital India initiative a golden opportunity for NE'

Holding that the simultaneous launch of national level programmes are indicative of Centre's approach for inclusive growth, Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today said the Digital India initiative is a golden opportunity for the northeastern state and must not be missed.

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9:02 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA launches learning portal for MGNREGA

Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh today launched an Online Learning Portal (OLP) for MGNREGA, and expressed confidence that it will help both the government officials and beneficiaries of the rural job flagship scheme.

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8:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa- Probe conducted into dealings of 82 mining leases

In a major step towards recovering the money involved in illegal mining in Goa, a team of chartered accountants constituted by the state government has submitted details about 82 of the total 118 mining leases.

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8:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP Governor seeks information about 5 remaining names for MLC post

A day after giving approval to four out of the nine names sent by state government for nomination as MLCs, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today said that he has sought more information from the chief minister regarding the rest five and would take decision after he receives it.

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8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

JBT scam: SC judge recuses from hearing Ajay Chautala's plea

A Supreme Court judge today recused himself from hearing the petition of INLD leader Ajay Singh Chautala, who along with his father O P Chautala and three others, is serving a 10-year jail term in the teachers' recruitment scam case.

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8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Greek crisis will impact global economy: Doha bank CEO

Financial crisis in Greece will have huge consequences on Europe as well as the global economy, Group CEO of Doha Bank R Seetharaman said today, hoping that the Greek bailout referendum due on Sunday has a positive outcome.

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7:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

IS trying to gain foothold in PoK: Army

Terror outfit Islamic State (IS) is trying to gain a foothold in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, a senior Army official said today.

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7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP BJP leader's death: Property of mafia don's cousin attached

The property of Manoj Yadav, cousin of mafia don D P Yadav and accused of killing a local BJP leader last year, was attached today at Laxmi Nagar area, police said.

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7:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

St Stephen's molestation row: DU says college's internal matter

Amid a demand for St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu's resignation over the molestation row, Delhi University today said it is the college's internal matter and the varsity has no say in it.

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7:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee tells Andhra and Telangana to live in harmony

Against the backdrop of tension between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over different issues, President Pranab Mukherjee today suggested that both states should live together in peace and harmony with good neighbourly relations.

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6:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress raking up Gujarat riot issue for its political survival?

Terming the Gujarat riots issue "totally irrelevant", BJP today accused Congress of raking it up for its "political survival" and demanded that the opposition party apologise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for questioning his "integrity".

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6:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDMC gears up to check waterlogging during monsoon

Gearing up for the monsoon season, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up four control rooms in areas under its jurisdiction to check the menace of waterlogging.

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6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK, AIADMK spat over #ChennaiMetro continues

The war of words between archrivals DMK and AIADMK over Metro Rail continued today with the former asking Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to clarify when her government had taken a decision about the project.

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6:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PDP hails Amnesty recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amnesty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP today said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.

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6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana to promote sanitation in hospitals

Haryana government would soon launch "Kayakalp", a programme aimed at promoting sanitation in hospitals, state Health Minister Anil Vij said here today.

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6:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh- Anti-malaria drive in 2000 villages

Chhattisgarh Government will soon launch a drive for early prevention of malaria during ongoing monsoon season under which mosquito repellant will be sprayed in around 2000 villages across the state.

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5:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab government sets up social audit cell

A special department was set up today Punjab government at the Joint Development Commissioner's office to conduct the social audit of works being allocated under MGNREGA.

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5:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA notifies rules for asset valuation under black money law

Government has notified the rules for calculating overseas income and assets under the stringent foreign black money law that came into force on July 1.

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5:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Brahma Paribartan fiasco- BJP asks Odisha govt to make public details of funds given

Alleging irregularities in preparations for Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar festival, BJP today asked the Odisha government to make public details of funds provided and expenditure made on different works.

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5:01 pm   #NitiPTI   

Smart City competition gets underway

The Centre has asked the state governments to nominate cities and towns for inclusion under Smart Cities Mission as the first stage of the competition has started.

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4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Cash for vote scam: SC refuses to cancel TDP MLA's bail

The Supreme Court today refused to cancel the bail granted by Andhra Pradesh High Court to Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in a cash-for-vote case.

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4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK demands convening of assembly session

DMK treasurer M K Stalin today urged the Tamil Nadu government to convene the assembly session and table the Demands for Grants to various departments.

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4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

#DharnaRaj effect- ASHA workers in Delhi launch indefinite strike

Scores of ASHA health workers in Delhi today launched an indefinite strike, staging a protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding regularisation of services and fixation of minimum wages.

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4:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SBI launches initiative to speed up home loan applications

Country's largest lender State Bank of India today launched an initiative to provide doorstep services and expedite home loans application process.

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4:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab fighting a war on drug menace: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the state was fighting a war on drug menace and his government has taken a number of bold decisions to stamp out this curse.

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4:07 pm   #NitiCommentary   #States   

Hema Malini's driver arrested for child's death in road accident

In a road accident last night, veteran actress Hema Malini was injured and one child was killed.

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4:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Nestle India to resume export of Maggi noodles

Nestle India is in the process of resuming exports of its Maggi instant noodles to various global markets after it got a go ahead from Bombay High Court earlier this week.

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3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shivraj Chouhan reviews preparations for 'Vishwa Hindi Sammelan'

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here reviewed the ongoing preparations for the upcoming literary event 'Vishwa Hindi Sammelan', to be held in the state capital for the first time.

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3:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Tata lauds #DigitalIndia; launches Net initiative for women

A digitally connected India will bring "tremendous power" in the hands of citizens by connecting them to the rest of the world, Ratan Tata said today, lauding the government's 'Digital India' programme.

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3:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya sounds alert following IMD forecast

An alert was sounded in all Meghalaya districts following IMD forecast of heavy to extreme rainfall in isolated places in Meghalaya and neighbouring Assam, officials said today.

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2:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Shanghai terror threat major worry for PLA Navy: Top officer

Terrorist incidents such as the 2008 Mumbai attack pose a major threat for China's navy in guarding the country's largest city and financial hub Shanghai, a senior PLA Navy officer has said.

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2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

4 Indian-Americans honoured with Great Immigrants award

Four Indian-Americans, including top US attorney Preet Bharara, are among 38 distinguished personalities who have been honoured with this year's prestigious "Great Immigrants: The Pride of America" award.

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2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal to undertake drive for registering MNREGA workers

Arunachal Pradesh government has directed the Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) to undertake a special drive for registering MNREGA workers who have completed 50 days of work in a year

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2:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Submarine deployment in Indian Ocean no threat to India: PLA

Amid India's concerns on deployment of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, a top PLA naval officer sought to justify the move saying the vessels were part of anti-piracy operations while downplaying the 'string of pearls' theory to contain India.

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1:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra to recommend a proposal of 10 potential smart cities to Centre

The cities which have the capacity to raise an initial fund of Rs 50 crore and additionally spend Rs 200 crore annually for next five years, will be selected for the 'Smart City' project.

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1:28 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Arun Jaitley releases Socio-Economic Caste Census

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today released the new socio-economic caste census (SECC) data.

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1:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Hema Malini's driver arrested; Actress undergoes surgery

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini's driver was today arrested on charges of causing death by negligence after her Mercedes collided with another car, killing a four-year-old girl and injuring the actress along with four others last night.

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1:04 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Smriti Irani outreach to IIT Aspirants

Here's how Smriti Irani helped three IIT qualified students realize their dream.

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12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment

The Supreme Court today sought response from the Kerala government on Tamil Nadu's plea that security of Mullaperiyar dam be handed over to CISF.

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12:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

EU, IMF heap pressure on Greece days ahead of crucial vote

The EU and IMF heaped pressure on Greece today, warning of the perilous state of the country's finances, days ahead of a controversial referendum that could determine its future in the eurozone.

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12:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

23 SECR zone stations to have Wi-Fi facility

Passengers will be able to log on to the Wi-Fi service at prominent railway stations of South East Central Railway zone, including Raipur, with the facility likely to be installed at these places by next year.

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11:51 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

China Earthquake: 3 killed in 6.5 magnitude quake in Xinjiang province

Three people were killed when a 6.5 magnitude earthquake jolted China's northwestern Xinjiang province today.

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