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May 27, 2015 5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA govt mulls minimum 200km between two halts for mail, express trains

The government today said in order to ensure smooth and safe travel by the rail passengers, it was planning that mail and express trains travels a minimum of 200 kms between two stations.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ganga-Bramhaputra Basin mapped in first of its kind study

The Ganga-Bramhaputra Basin together store around 960 cubic km of water, researchers have claimed in a first of its kind study after mapping the rivers, and said it will help understand signatures of droughts and floods to better manage water resources in the region.

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4:42 am   #NitiPTI   

CIC asks Tihar authorities to give info on functioning of jail

The Central Information Commission has directed the Tihar authorities to disclose information about alleged irregularities in the functioning of the country's largest prison besides make public diet chart and food provisions for inmates.

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4:33 am   #NitiPTI   

Centre has to move carefully on nuclear projects

Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the Centre had to move cautiously while dealing with projects related to nuclear and atomic energy looking carefully into their sensitivity aspect, security angle and also the budget implications.

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4:20 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya makes representation before Parliamentary committee

Meghalaya Chief Secretary P B O Warjri today made a formal representation before the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Home Affairs led by its Chairman P Bhattacharya here today about the problems faced by the state and other northeastern states.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka says no to Indian fishing proposal

Sri Lanka today rejected India's proposal to allow its fishermen to catch fish in Lankan waters for 65 days a year, in what can further escalate tensions betweent he two neighbours over the vexed issue.

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4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Naqvi's statement on cow slaughter 'not palatable': Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today described the statement recently made by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on cow slaughter as "not palatable".

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3:45 am   #NitiPTI   

Indian Railways to take MP funds, support from NGOs to set up toilets

The Ahmedabad division of Indian Railways will get funds from Members of Parliament (MPs) along with help from various NGOs to set up sanitation facilities at Ahmedabad railway station.

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3:40 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa government supports private golf course

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said the state government has been supporting the setting up of a golf course by a private investor in his constituency.

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3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lankan President visits Jaffna, assures justice over gangrape

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today made an unannounced visit to former warzone in Tamil-dominated Jaffna to defuse the simmering tension over the gangrape and murder of an 18-year-old school girl.

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2:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Central trade unions call for 1-day all-India strike on Sep 2

Eleven central trade unions, including BJP-backed BMS, today called for a one-day nation- wide general strike on September 2 to protest against government's unilateral labour reforms.

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1:38 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

NaMo to visit Bangladesh on June 6-7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning June 6 with an aim to inject new momentum in the bilateral relationship by enhancing cooperation in connectivity, economic and other areas.

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12:54 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

China unveils assertive military strategy, extends naval reach

Amid escalating tensions with the US over disputed South China Sea, China today unveiled an assertive military strategy enhancing its naval reach for the first time to "open seas protection" far from its shores which could pose a challenge to the Indian Navy especially in the Indian Ocean.

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12:11 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manmohan Singh to inaugurate 2-day NSUI meet

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will tomorrow inaugurate a two-day convention of Congress students' wing NSUI here which will also see party vice-president Rahul Gandhi address its concluding session.

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12:11 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sitharaman-EU trade commissioner meeting next week on FTA

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet her EU counterpart Cecila Malmstrom next week to take stock of the proposed FTA at political level, European Union envoy Joao Cravinho has said while identifying cars and services among others as issues that need attention.

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May 26, 2015 11:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Virbhadra Singh wishes PM Modi on completion of one year

While Congress slammed him, Narendra Modi today received "good wishes" from Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and a senior leader of the opposition party, on completion of one year as Prime Minister.

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11:51 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley: 8 crore families brought under social security schemes

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said 7.5 to 8 crore families, out of the total 25 crore households in the country, have been brought under the Centre's social security schemes launched so far.

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8:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Home Ministry starts consultations with legal luminaries

The Union Home Ministry has started consultations with legal luminaries after the Delhi High Court termed its notification, giving the Lt Governor absolute powers in some matters, as "suspect".

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8:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Maharashtra: Danve slams Congress for protests over Modi govt's 1-yr rule

Hitting out at Congress for observing the "death anniversary of acche din" as Modi government completes one year in office, BJP today said the opposition party should realise that people observed its (Congress') death anniversary a year back.

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8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

NDA's good governance has depressed 'loot lobby': Naqvi

Listing virtues of one year of Narendra Modi government, Union minister of state and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said good governance has depressed the "loot lobby" and "champions of corruption."

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8:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: We have not shut our eyes on Dawood Ibrahim

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the Indian government did not shut its eyes on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim but international relations at times created obstacles.

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8:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chandigarh soon to have a new industrial policy

Lok Sabha MP from UT Chandigarh Kirron Kher today said a new industrial police will soon be rolled out, inviting green and non-polluting industries like IT sector to set up shops in 'City Beautiful'.

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8:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meenakshi Lekhi: Set AIIMS at a place accessible to 3 regions of J&K

In a damage control mode over the reported shifting of proposed AIIMS to Kashmir region from Jammu, BJP today suggested that the medical institute must be set up at a place accessible to all three regions of the state.

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8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab to provide career guidance to Class X and XII students

Punjab Education Department will now provide professional guidance to students from Class 10th to Class 12th and help them choose the right career according to their aptitude.

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7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

Nitin Gadkari: Inland waterways development our priority

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today said that "developing inland waterways" was the "priority" of the central government and has "earmarked 101 important rivers in the country" to develop a network of waterways on the lines of national highways.

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7:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar to visit Raipur tomorrow for a public event

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit Chhattisgarh capital Raipur tomorrow to inaugurate an exhibition-cum-fair showcasing the achievements of Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

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7:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

NDA govt ready to help in construction of Ram temple

Union minister Shripad Naik today said the government is ready to aid the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA govt approves land pooling regulations

Union Urban Development Ministry today approved the regulations for operationalisation of Land Pooling Policy of the Delhi Development Authority with five amendments, aiming at ensuring timely completion of real estate projects with all necessary infrastructure.

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

NaMo committed to protect minorities: Heptullah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fully committed to protection of minority communities living in the country as enshrined in the constitution, Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said today.

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress wants all development in 12 months: Naik

Rebutting Congress' criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, Union minister Shripad Naik today said "the opposition party wants all the development to happen in 12 months."

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre to implement four-lane road project in North-eastern states

Centre would implement a massive project to lay a four-lane road facility over a 10,000 km stretch in the northeastern states during the next financial year, Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan today said.

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

NDA government pursuing black money cases vigorously

Centre today said it is pursuing cases against people having black money stashed abroad "quite vigorously" and has lot of data about Indians having foreign bank accounts in violation of country's laws.

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand minister seeks waste management for rural areas

Terming garbage disposal as one of the biggest challenges in today's consumerist world, Uttarakhand Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh today underlined the need for evolving a robust mechanism for solid waste disposal and management in cities as well as rural areas.

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kiren Rijiju: Peace is prerequisite for all round development of NE

Peace is prerequisite for all-round development of the whole North-East region, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

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7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka govt orders CBI probe into lottery scam

Three days after suspending a top IPS officer for his alleged involvement in the illegal lottery scam, Karnataka government today decided to hand over the case to CBI for investigation.

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7:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arun Jaitley wants to transform Karnali into a modern village

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spent a night in Vadodara district's Karnali village which he has adopted for development and rolled out a plan to transform it into a modern village.

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6:58 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi launches Kisan channel, pitches for farmers' growth

Making a strong pitch for growth of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the country cannot move forward without their progress and called for increase in crop productivity by 50 percent.

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6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   

NaMo's tireless work has benefitted country

Union Minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishna Pal Singh Gurjar today highlighted the achievements of the Modi government and said that prime minister's "tireless" efforts has benefited the country.

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6:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Gujjars ready for talks with Govt in Jaipur, meeting tonight 

Accepting Vasundhara Raje government's offer to come to Jaipur to hold talks on reservation issue, Gujjar leaders today decided to hold meeting with the committee of ministers in the state capital.

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6:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA govt brought back growth and hope: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Narendra Modi government in the last one year has got back the country from "gloom to growth and from despair to hope", Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said, as he accused Congress of having vested interest in keeping the farmers poor.

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6:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt responsible for Posco uncertainty: Dharmendra Pradhan

Holding the Odisha Government responsible for the uncertainty shrouding the Rs 52,000 crore Posco steel plant, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the BJD regime failed to take steps for providing iron ore mines for the mega project well in time.

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6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

Rajnath Singh: Everybody should work within constitutional framework

Affirming that there would be no interference by the Centre in the functioning of the Delhi government, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said everybody should work within the constitutional framework.

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5:57 pm   #NitiPTI   

Smart card for unorganised sector workers soon: Dattatreya

The Centre would soon issue smart cards to the workers of the unorganised sector to enable them to access a number of social security benefits, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said here today.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Ravi Shankar Prasad on Baijal's revelation

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said reported revelations made by former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal in his book only reflected on how the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government functioned.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Manohar Parrikar: Attackers will be paid back in same coin

Undeterred by the controversy over his earlier "terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists" remark, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that he will go to "any extent" to protect India and those who attack will be "paid back in the same coin".

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5:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar to get roads worth Rs 50,000 crore: Nitin Gadkari

In a big-ticket pre-poll announcement aimed at wooing voters in Bihar, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today announced that the state will get roads worth Rs 50,000 crore and the work will be started this year itself.

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5:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam plans to make educational institutions tobacco-free

Assam Government has issued a notification to make all educational institutions in the state tobacco-free by this year.

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5:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Make in India: Centre plans defence unit in Odisha

A major defence production unit has been proposed in Gopalpur, Odisha, which can have the Tata group as a partner along with the state and the central governments, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

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4:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Indian Railways, MP to form company to enhance services

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that Railways and MP government will join hands to form country's first company to enhance railway services in the state.

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4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   

Forest programme to be launched in June: Prakash Javadekar

The Centre will launch Urban Forest Programme on June 5 under which saplings will be planted across the country with the participation of people.

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4:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Corruption, thy name is Congress

Latching onto former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal's accusations against ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the 2G scam case, BJP ministers in the Modi government today attacked the erstwhile UPA dispensation, calling it a "coalition in corruption".

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4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi restored dignity of PM's office: Arun Jaitley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not only restored the credibility of the PMO but also convinced everyone that his authority is supreme in decision- making, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today in an apparent dig at former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh concerned over law and order situation in Bengal

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today criticised the law and order situation in West Bengal saying it needed to improve and reports of crude bombs being made in the state was a matter of 'serious concern'.

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4:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal's debt repayment burden to multiply: Amit Mitra

West Bengal's annual debt repayment burden would grow sharply in coming years as maturity dates of the loans taken by the previous Left Front government were drawing closer, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said today said.

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4:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   
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4:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

NDA govt trying to bring back economy on track: Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today enlisted the work done by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre during its one-year rule, ranging from efforts to bring back the economy on track to initiatives for the poor.

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4:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: India, Bangladesh to approve Teesta water pact soon

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India and Bangladesh would soon approve Teesta water sharing agreement.

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4:02 pm   #NitiCommentary   #National   

Black Money - Switzerland sends a #SaalEkShuruaatAnek message to India

On his first day in office on May 27, 2014, Prime Minister Modi constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to unearth and bring back black money stashed away abroad. While the SIT has submitted its third interim report to the Supreme Court, PM has begun his second year with good news from Switzerland.

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3:54 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Smriti Irani in Amethi: Addresses public meeting in Jagdishpur

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani who is in Amethi to mark the first year of NDA government addressed a public meeting in Jagdishpur after holding a public rally earlier in the day. The meeting is the part of five public meetings that she is to address in 5 assembly constituencies of Amethi.

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3:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP talks tough on blackmoney issue, takes Congress to task

Claiming that BJP government was the first to take effective steps to tackle black money, party President Amit Shah today said it would not allow even a single penny to go out of India and has laid a strong foundation in last one year for development of the country.

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3:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

1st anniversary of NDA: PM Modi meets President, Vice President

On the occasion of first anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

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3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa DA Case: PMK welcomes DMK's decision to file appeal

PMK today welcomed DMK's decision to appeal against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

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3:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal an integral part of India: Kiren Rijiju

Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country and the government is committed to protecting its territorial integrity, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said here today.

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2:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Raman Singh: Narendra Modi rule is result-oriented

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has hailed as "positive and result-oriented" the tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose government completed one year in office today.

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2:37 pm   #NitiPTI   

NaMo: Govt has put derailed economy back on track in one year

The government has put the derailed economy back on track, contained inflation and improved investor confidence in the last one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while promising to do more in the coming days to meet "high expectations" of people.

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2:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Amit Shah: Court will decide on powers of Delhi govt, Centre

BJP today said the Centre's differences with Arvind Kejriwal government were due to their different interpretation of the Constitution and the matter will be settled by court.

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2:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

'SMART' policing soon to be a reality

'SMART' policing will soon be a reality in the country with the Home Ministry calling a national conference to chalk out the plans for setting up such police units in all states.

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1:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as Governor of Mizoram

Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma was today sworn-in as the Governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here.

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12:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Bihar polls: Doors open for new allies, says Amit Shah

Hinting at the possibility of joining hands with former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in Bihar polls, BJP President Amit Shah today said talks are on and his party's doors are open for new allies.

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11:29 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

Kejriwal running out of cards to play - Offstumped Insight

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

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11:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry rolls out skill development training programme for women

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

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8:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi govt asks discoms to maintain adequate power supply

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

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7:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

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

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

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6:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   

#365AccheDin: NDA Government's scorecard

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

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5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka govt ready for CBI probe into 'Lottery scam'

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

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4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Defence Secretary to hold additional charge of DoDRD

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

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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2:10 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

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

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

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1:37 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress lecturing on corruption?

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

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1:24 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

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

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

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12:52 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Geelani's take on militant attack on telecom outlet

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

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12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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12:43 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand Forest department to take steps to prevent forest fire

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

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12:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt: Plantation activities comes under MGNREGA

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

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12:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre to probe Rs 900 cr alleged corruption in Arunachal

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

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12:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India simplifies Nepal relief supply procedure

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

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

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

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

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

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

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

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11:50 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

NaMo@365 - Niti Guest comments

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

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11:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

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

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

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11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to announce new industrial policy on June 7

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

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11:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

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

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

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10:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh bans Islamist group linked to blogger killings

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

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10:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Neiphiu Rio congratulates Narendra Modi

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

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10:09 pm   #NitiPTI   

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

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

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9:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

IBA signs pact for hike in salaries of bank employees

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

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9:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

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

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

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9:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mass Contact Programme of Kerala CM continues

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

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9:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India's new envoy to Iran named

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

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8:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

World Bank sanctions Rs 35 crore for cyclone relief

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

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8:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa appeal issue not taken up by cabinet

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

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8:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Heat wave claims over 550 lives so far

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

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi to inaugurate third Indo-Bangla bus service

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

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Yogendra Yadav takes on Kejriwal over #DelhiDysfunction

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

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

McMahon Line illegal: China responds to Ajit Doval

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

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

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

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

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Kejriwal seeks 'Mamata shield'

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

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab Forest department plans to prepare a 'wildlife atlas'

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

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7:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa's rivals divided over appealing against acquittal

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

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7:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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7:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

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

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

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6:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP: Status quo on Article 370 to be maintained

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

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6:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Ram Vilas Paswan prefers to remain in national politics

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

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6:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

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

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

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6:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya: MPF asks Governor to intervene in Village Administration

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

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6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Parrikar slams Antony for creating "stalemate" in Defence Ministry

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

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5:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uyyakondan canal to be renovated soon

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

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4:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

ICICI launches voice 'password' facility for users

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

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4:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Karnataka cabinet will decide on appeal against Jaya acquittal

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

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4:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Arun Jaitley: More steps on curbing black money on anvil

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

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4:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Western Union renews tie-up with India Post

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

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3:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

P Chidambaram debuts on Twitter

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

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3:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir terror attack: 1 killed, 4 injured

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

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3:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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3:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal begins process of providing relief to farmers

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

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3:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa case: KPCC legal cell against filing appeal in SC

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

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3:24 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

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

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

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2:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh: Mandatory for govt employees in rural to have toilets

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

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1:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

MGNREGS wages through mobile phones scheme launched in Odisha

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

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1:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Reliance Jio sets up first camouflaged mobile tower in Jamshedpur

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

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12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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8:45 am   #NitiPTI   

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

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

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8:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand considers making Haridwar, Uddham Nagar no-mining zones

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

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8:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   

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

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

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7:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to make arrangements to conduct Godavari Pushkarams

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

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7:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Hasina criticises migrants, calls for crackdown on trafficking

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

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6:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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