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Jul 28, 2015 8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tickets on Delhi-Palwal rail section to be on mobile phones

Railway commuters travelling between New Delhi and Palwal in Haryana can now buy unreserved tickets using their mobile phones by just downloading an App.

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8:00 pm   #Offstumped   #World

Fleeing China looking to India

Flight of capital as markets crash in China

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7:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Special session of Delhi Assembly adjourned for the day

The special one-day session of Delhi Assembly to discuss safety of women was adjourned for the day today after paying tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and those killed in the Gurdaspur terror attack.

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7:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribe issue: Court to hear plea against Kejriwal on Sept 10

A city court would hear in September a criminal complaint seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for AAP in the last assembly elections.

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6:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Railway Inspector cum painter finds mention in 'Mann Ki Baat'

A Chief Ticket Inspector with the Central Railway, who has won accolades for his painting skills abroad is delighted to have got mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme recently.

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6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS row: Hunger strike enters eighth day

The chain hunger strike resumed by the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding setting up of an AIIMS here entered its eighth consecutive day today with a fresh batch of protesters taking their turn.

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5:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Solanki condoles Kalam's death

Punjab and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki today expressed deepest condolence over the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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5:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - NHRC finds anganwadi food substandard

NHRC has found that the food supplied in anganwadis and government-run primary schools in Kendrapara district was substandard, their sanitation condition "pathetic" and has sought an action-taken-report from the district administration.

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5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Poonch cloudburst cause damage to 19 structures

As many as 19 structures, including 5 houses, were damaged and 11 mud houses partially damaged in the cloudburst which hit mountainous Mendhar belt of Poonch district.

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5:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan govt announces seven-day state mourning

Rajasthan government today announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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5:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Envoys pay homage to Kalam

Envoys of several countries including Pakistan today paid homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam whose mortal remains were brought here from Shillong, where he died last night.

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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT slams DMRC for shifting onus over removal of construction debris

The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Delhi Metro and civic authorities for shifting responsibility from one to the other over removal of construction debris in the national capital.

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5:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Patna HC bans CM, other ministers' publicity in 'Badh Chala' campaign

The Patna High Court today ordered an interim ban on use of pictures of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers as well as any other publicity material in the state government's ambitious "Badh Chala Bihar" campaign.

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5:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Lal Khattar, his cabinet colleagues pay rich tributes to Kalam

Rich tributes were paid to former President A P J Abdul Kalam by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his cabinet colleagues at a condolence meeting held here today.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala - KSWDC to work on Sunday to pay respect to Kalam

Kerala State Women's Development Corporation, under the state Social Justice Department, has decided to work on August 2, a Sunday, as a mark of respect to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away last night.

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4:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Union Cabinet condoles loss of lives in Gurdaspur attack

Union Cabinet today condoled the death of the Punjab police personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the Gurdaspur terror attack.

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4:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra Council adjourned after paying tributes to APJ Abdul Kalam, RS Gavai

Maharashtra Legislative Council today paid glowing tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam and former Bihar and Kerala Governor R S Gavai.

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4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP Lokayukta registers case against suspended IPS officer

In fresh trouble for suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta N K Mehrotra has registered a case against him on complaint of an RTI activist of allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

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4:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to take place in Rameswaram

The funeral of late former President A P J Abdul Kalam will be held in Rameswaram, his birth place in Tamil Nadu, on July 30 with full military honours.

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4:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam's death also a loss to medical science: Jitendra Singh

A P J Abdul Kalam's death is also a loss to medical science, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today while remembering the former President's contribution to various fields.

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4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Odisha government pays rich tribute to Kalam

Odisha government today paid rich tribute to A P J Abdul Kalam at a condolence meeting here at the state secretariat where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Secretary G C Pati and others mourned the passing away of the former President.

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4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Parliament pays rich tributes to Kalam, cancels sittings for 2 days

Parliament today paid glowing tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, hailing him as India's "true son" and "real gem" whose contributions will be deeply cherished by the grateful nation.

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4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

INSAT-3D completes two years in orbit

INSAT-3D, India's Advanced Weather Satellite, has completed two successful years in orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation said .

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4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitish Kumar names Kisanganj Agriculture college after Kalam

Paying rich tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today named the Kisanganj Agriculture college after him.

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3:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Maharashtra Assembly pays homage to APJ Abdul Kalam, R S Gavai

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and veteran Dalit leader R S Gavai.

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3:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K declares seven-day state mourning for APJ Abdul Kalam

The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared a seven-day state mourning while the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not observe its foundation day today as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away last evening.

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3:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Sushil Modi mourns APJ Abdul Kalam's demise

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today mourned the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and described him as a "karmayogi" (a man for whom work is the sole motto of life).

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3:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Goa Assembly condoles death of former President Kalam

Goa Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam and the House was adjourned after adopting a condolence motion.

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3:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Last rites of APJ Abdul Kalam to be held in his native place

The last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam would be held at his native place here tomorrow with his body expected to arrive by noon, District Collector K Nandhakumar said.

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3:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

All government offices in Andhra to pay homage to Kalam

Hailing former President A P J Abdul Kalam as a great statesman who always wanted to reach out to the people, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today urged that homage be paid to the departed soul in all government offices in the state.

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3:17 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Farewell APJ Abdul Kalam - Updates

Final Journey of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'missile man' who came to be known as 'People's President' from Shillong to Delhi and beyond.

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3:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab - Martyr's family refuses to cremate him, demands job

The family of police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, today refused to cremate him till the state government hands over appointment letters of SP rank to his son and post of tehsildar to his daughters.

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3:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribery case: Former Goa CM Kamat summoned; Alemao quizzed

Taking forward its probe in the pay off case involving US firm Louis Berger, the Goa Police today issued summons to former chief minister Digambar Kamat, who headed the previous Congress ministry, and quizzed the then Public Works minister Churchill Alemao.

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2:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

President Pranab Mukherjee reminisces of 'poet' Kalam, their 'friendship'

A P J Abdul Kalam who worked to strengthen the country's defence and security backbone was also a "poet" at heart, President Pranab Mukherjee said today while reminiscing his "friendship" with the former Supreme Commander of the armed forces.

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2:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Election Commission remembers APJ Abdul Kalam as first national icon

The Election Commission today remembered A P J Abdul Kalam as its first 'national icon' for voter awareness, saying he championed the cause of greater participation and use of electronic means in holding of free and fair elections.

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2:42 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam - The President who spoke up when it mattered

Both the episodes go back to the Year 2006. The first an abuse of Power the second an assault on National Security. On both ocassions President Kalam demonstrated intellectual clarity and moral certitude of the kind that made us proud of him as President.

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2:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIADMK suspends party functions for a week

AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalaithaa today cancelled all her party programmes for a week as a mark of respect and to facilitate homage for former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away yesterday.

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2:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribery case: Ex-Goa minister Alemao appears before Crime Branch

Former Goa Public Works Minister Churchill Alemao today appeared before Crime branch sleuths here for questioning in connection with the bribery case involving US management consultancy firm Louis Berger.

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2:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ahmed Patel condoles death of former President Kalam

Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, has expressed his profound sorrow over the demise of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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2:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana declares holiday over APJ Abdul Kalam's demise

The Telangana government declared a holiday across the state today as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away yesterday following a massive cardiac arrest.

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2:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tension in Hisar village after Ambedkar statue vandalised

Tension prevailed in Ramayan village in Hansi sub division of the district after some unidentified miscreants allegedly vandalised the statue of B R Ambedkar, police said.

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2:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

SC bench split over Yakub's plea, refers it to CJI

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court today delivered a split verdict on a plea by Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, seeking stay of his scheduled execution on July 30 and referred the matter to the Chief Justice to take call on it.

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1:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam's mortal remains arrives in Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of dignitaries today paid their homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, whose mortal remains were brought here from Shillong, where he died last night.

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1:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

NaMo: Kalam was a 'rashtra-ratna'

A P J Abdul Kalam was a 'rashtra-ratna' (nation's gem) and the best tribute to him would be to realise his dreams for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said as the nation mourned the demise of the former President.

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1:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam's Twitter account to remain alive in new form

Although former President A P J Abdul Kalam is no more, but his Twitter account will continue to be active in a new form.

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1:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal invites UK to 'ride its growth story'

The West Bengal government has assured British investors that it has taken steps to bring down the labour strikes to zero levels, as it made a strong case for attracting investments.

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1:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

"Don't rest after victory, failure just an attempt at learning": APJ Abdul Kalam

"Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck."

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1:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Kalam a "great President": Lord Paul

Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has condoled the death of APJ Abdul Kalam, describing him as a "great President" and a world-renowned scientist who made immense contributions to India.

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1:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Farmers protest in Punjab

A group of farmers under the banners of Kisan Sabha and Bhartiya Kisan Union today held a protest here against the Centre to pitch for their demands and threatened to launch a nation-wide stir in October, if they were not met.

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1:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gurdaspur attack - Suspected LeT terrorists may have entered from Pakistan

Preliminary probe into the terror strike in the district that left seven persons dead indicates that the three suspected Lashker-e-Taiba militants had entered the country from Pakistan through Bamiyal village close to the International Border.

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12:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Swati Maliwal takes charge as DCW chief

Swati Maliwal today took charge as the Chairperson of Delhi Commisson for Women (DCW), along with three other members, a day after their appointments were approved by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

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12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam had thanked cop moments before he collapsed

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam had thanked a securityman in escort vehicle for the trouble he had taken to guard him, minutes before he died at the Indian Institute of Management here last night.

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12:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Parliament pays tributes to Kalam; hails him as 'real gem', 'true son'

Parliament today hailed A P J Abdul Kalam as the "real gem" of India, saying the death of the former President has taken away its "true son" who became the driving force behind the country's space and missile programme.

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12:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Indian-Americans mourn death of former President Kalam

Indian-American community in the US joined the people of India in mourning the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, and said it was his "simplicity and humility" that endeared him to all.

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12:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala assembly pays rich tributes to Kalam

Kerala Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away at Shillong, and noted that a simple lifestyle and humility were the hallmarks of his personality.

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11:09 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Jharkhand Governor, Chief Minister condole Kalam's death

Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Raghubar Das today expressed grief at the death of A P J Abdul Kalam and described the former President as a role model and inspirational personality with his multi-faceted talent.

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11:08 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

The surprise assignment which APJ Abdul Kalam could not give to IIM students

Working tirelessly even on his last day, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had planned a surprise assignment for the students of IIM Shillong on finding innovative ways to end disruption in Parliament.

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10:25 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

AP CM, Telangana CM condole former President Kalam's death

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and several other leaders condoled the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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10:23 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

MP Governor, Chief Minister condole Kalam's death

Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed their profound grief over the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam today.<

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10:22 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Mizoram CM condoles Kalam's death

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today condoled the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam

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9:20 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Kalam was a 'karma yogi': Patnaik

Terming A P J Abdul Kalam as a 'karma yogi', Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday said the former President lived his entire life for the country.

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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004

Bangladesh has only 106 tigers in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, a sharp decline from 440 in 2004 due to unchecked poaching of the endangered animals, following an India-Bangladesh survey, a top forest official said today.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Economy   

Design for India - Gujarat Mechanic shows the way

Design for India - Darshan Patel, who had heard of of 'Design Clinic Scheme' of MSME ministry, approached them, and was provided with a designer Ankit Vyas, an NID alumnus, to modify his innovation.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa - 523 industrial units shut down in 2014-15

The report of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has said that as many as 523 small and micro industrial units were shut down during the year 2014-15 for violating norms under air and water pollution act.

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7:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Guj High Court on Teesta Setalwad's delay in filing plea

The Gujarat High Court today condoned the delay in filing a plea by social activist Teesta Setalwad to defreeze her bank accounts in the alleged fund embezzlement case and fixed the next hearing on August 5.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Anuj Dhar on Netaji Subhash Bose - Seminar in Bengaluru

Anuj Dhar who has played a key role in supporting the campaign to declassify Netaji files talked about the difficulties and hurdles he had gone through to pressurise government for making the confidential files available related to Netaji's disappearance.

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6:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Kalam passed away before he could finish a dream book

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam completed seven chapters of a book in Tamil with a vision for the growth of Tamil Nadu and almost till his end he had discussed about the initiative, his aide said the previous night.

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6:27 am   #NitiPTI   #National   
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5:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala opposes bank's decision in education loan segment

The Kerala government today flayed the decision of State Bank of Travancore to entrust the recovery proceedings of bad loans in education segment to Reliance Assets and Reconstruction Company, saying that it was contrary to the spirit and interest of bank nationalisation.

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5:03 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Five Bangladeshi intruders sentenced to 28 days

Five Bangladeshis were sentenced to 28 days rigorous imprisonment for entering India without passport or any other valid document.

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5:01 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Gurdaspur attack: Terrorists sneaked via Pathankot village

Preliminary investigations into the Gurdaspur terror strike indicate that the three suspected Lashker-e-Taiba militants had entered the country through Bamiyal village in Pathankot, located close to the international border.

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4:34 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod for Esomol Hydrochloride Injection

City-based Aurobindo Pharma Limited today said it has received final approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market Esmolol Hydrochloride Injection.

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4:04 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

BCCI Marketing Committee to meet in Delhi

The Marketing Committee of BCCI is to meet in Delhi on July 30 to open the tender documents received by the Cricket Board for title sponsorship relating to its international and domestic home series/tournaments for the next four seasons.

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3:13 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

West Bengal and Britain sign 21 MoUs

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led delegation to the UK today clinched 21 MoUs with the UK in the fields of industry, health, education and urban development.

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3:08 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitish's Badh Chala Bihar campaign under HC scanner

The Patna High Court today directed Bihar government to submit to it by tomorrow all documents related to 'Badh Chala Bihar' (Bihar Marches Ahead) campaign of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar so that it could decide whether the drive is a publicity move of ruling Janata Dal(U) aimed at forthcoming Assembly polls.

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3:06 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Gulberg Society case judge to visit the scene of crime

P B Desai, the judge of the special court conducting the trial of 2002 Gulberg Society riot case, will visit the crime site on Thursday to understand various aspects related to the case.

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3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

UAE-based Indian to set up super-speciality hospital in London

A global healthcare group led by a UAE-based Indian doctor will set up a new super-speciality hospital in London focusing on cancer treatment, creating about 2,000 new jobs.

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3:03 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

President cancels engagements in Karnataka, returning to Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee, who arrived here on a two-day visit to Karnataka, has cancelled all his programmes scheduled tomorrow and will head back to New Delhi following the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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3:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Seven-day state mourning for Kalam

Government tonight announced that a seven-day state mourning will be observed throughout the country as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

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2:58 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Give jobs to displaced families in a month: Naveen to Nalco

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the Navaratna PSU Nalco to give jobs to displaced families in Koraput district within one month.

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2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Onion prices rise to Rs 40/kg, govt to import 10,000 tonnes

With onion prices rising up to Rs 40 per kg in the national capital, the government has ordered to import 10,000 tonnes of the kitchen staple form countries including Pakistan, China, Egypt.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ganjam authorities plan to install CCTV outside ultrasound clinics

Voicing concern over the declining sex ratio in Odisha's Ganjam district, the administration is planning to ask the owners of the ultrasound units to install CCTVs outside.

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2:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Governance   

FTII – Both sides have it wrong argues this Performing Artiste

"As a performing artist, I know very well how the free market messes with the arts. I also know that mediocre men can mishandle and twist the arts to suit their own agenda."

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1:26 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Konkan Railway proposes CCTVs at 17 stations

The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has proposed installation of CCTV cameras at seventeen railway stations along the route.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Centre takes steps for preserving Egyptian mummy

The Centre today dismissed reports of decaying of the Egyptian mummy preserved at Telangana State Museum in Hyderabad, stating that the artifact has been kept under controlled temperature and photography with flash lights banned.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt: State museum to shift at Old GMC building

The Goa government today said that the state museum will be relocated to Old Goa Medical College (GMC) building that housed Asia's oldest medical college.

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12:07 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa hosts national women's boxing training workshop

Goa is currently hosting a 10-day training-cum-competition camp for women boxers at Mapusa where 55 pugilists from across the country are participating.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

Maybe India should consider the Eurofighter?

The Russians, the French, the Americans and the Eurofighter consortium all have their own offering tailor fit to India's MMRCA requirement and there is no incentive for them to help India develop combat fighter aircraft, and so the only name that crops up periodically is Saab of Sweden.

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9:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   
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Goa - Retired chief engineer held in Louis Berger case

In a major development in the pay-off scandal involving a US management consultancy firm, the Goa police today arrested a retired chief engineer, who headed the Japan-funded project in the state which is currently under scanner.

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8:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Myanmar army chief to meet top Indian leaders

Myanmar Army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will hold talks with top leadership here this week as the two sides look at the possibility of increasing coordination following the deadly ambush on Indian army in Manipur and retaliatory strike by India inside that country.

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8:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Mamata Banerjee on UK visit, greets 'great nation' Britain

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted the "great nation" of Britain as she landed here on a five-day visit seeking to woo foreign investment for her state.

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8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

BJP leader slams those arguing over Memon's death sentence

Describing Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others, opposed to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's hanging, as 'traitors', BJP leader Arshad Alam today said that they should be sent to Pakistan.

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8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

MP Vinod Khanna on terror attack

Four time BJP MP from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna today termed the terrorist attack in his constituency as "shocking" and "unfortunate", saying the guilty will not be spared.

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7:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   
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7:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

SP urges Centre to dismiss Governor Ram Naik

Governor Ram Naik's recent remark that a particular caste is ruling the roost in Uttar Pradesh administration in a fresh criticism of the state government today raised the hackles of the SP which demanded his dismissal for 'denigrating' the dignity of the post.

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7:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP demands judicial or CBI probe in Hamirpur firing incident

Uttar Pradesh BJP today demanded a judicial or CBI probe into the mob violence and police firing in Hamirpur in which two villagers were killed after a girl immolated herself on being teased by some youths.

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7:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

LDF walkout over professional colleges admission issue

Kerala government today said it would seek cancellation of affiliation of two private self-financing medical colleges in the state that had not signed agreement with it on sharing seats and fee structure.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP legislator demands parole for Pacheco

BJP MLA Michael Lobo today demanded that imprisoned Goa Vikas Party (GVP) legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco should be granted parole by the state government to allow him to participate in the ongoing Legislative Assembly session.

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6:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat on alert after Gurdaspur terror attack

In the wake of a terrorist attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab today, Gujarat police has been asked to be on alert especially the border district police as the state shares land border with Pakistan.

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6:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribery scandal: Karnataka Lokayukta's son arrested

Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao's son was today arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with an alleged extortion racket in the anti-graft obudsman' office.

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6:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government in favour of timely promotions in services: MoS Personnel

The Centre is in favour of timely promotions in services and it is constantly working to overcome delay in providing various benefits to employees, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today.

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6:08 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Gurdaspur Attack - Dinanagar Police Complex flushed off Terrorists

Four heavily armed terrorists wearing army uniform today went on a rampage attacking a bus and a police station complex, leaving five persons, including a policeman, dead and several injured in Dinanagar, Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan.

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6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Lok Sabha condemns Gurdaspur terror strike

The Gurdaspur attack today found its echo in Lok Sabha where members across the political spectrum condemned the incident and asked the government to use all the force to quell terrorism which continues to threaten the nation.

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6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Arun Jaitley to investors: No knee-jerk reaction on P-Notes curbs

Seeking to soothe jittery investors, government today said it will not react in a "knee- jerk" manner to SIT recommendation on checking inflow of overseas investments via P-Notes, assuring that no action will be taken which adversely impacts the investment climate.

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6:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Prakash Singh Badal on Gurdaspur terror attack

Condemning the terror attack in Dina Nagar town in Punjab's Gurdaspur district today, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that terrorism was a national problem and has to be tackled by national policies.

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5:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: Central forces to get 50 UAVs for surveillance

Government has sanctioned procurement of 50 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for central armed police forces like CRPF and BSF, besides deciding to grant some special duty allowances to the troops of these forces deployed in hard duty areas.

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5:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitish infected by the NaMo bug - belatedly tries his hand at Branding

Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said while he was satisfied with promise to usher the country into tetrad (four colour) revolution, Bihar has launched "Indradhanush" (seven colour) revolution to boost farm and allied sector.

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5:49 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Liaison officers to be trained to ensure SC, ST welfare

Liaison officers in all central government ministries and departments will be given training to ensure proper implementation of the Centre's policy of reservation in services for employees belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Gurdaspur terrorists sneaked from Pakistan to launch attack

The perpetrators of today terror strike in Punjab are suspected to have sneaked into India from Pakistan through the unfenced border between Jammu and Pathankot or Chak Hira in Jammu district to launch the brazen assault about which central agencies had intelligence inputs.

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5:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Lok Sabha - Number of trainers in domestic airlines less, says Minister

Strength of trainers in the domestic airlines is less than the number of trainers recommended by the aviation regulator, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed the Lok Sabha today.

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5:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ghulam Nabi Azad: Forces equipped to counter evil designs of Pakistan

Condemning today's terror strike in Gurdaspur, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said security forces are fully equipped and motivated to counter evil designs of the Pakistani establishment.

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5:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Virbhadra Singh condemns Gurdaspur terror attack

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today condemned the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district and said that such "inhumane" acts will be dealt with sternly.

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5:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

"Congress fails to keep national interests over political agenda": Venkaiah Naidu

Accusing Congress of "failing to keep national interests over its political agenda", Government today said the main opposition party stood "isolated" in disrupting Parliament at a time when MPs of other parties condemned the Gurdaspur terror attack and stood in solidarity.

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5:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Louis Berger case figures in Goa House

Ruling coalition members in Goa Assembly today targeted opposition Congress over the Louis Berger bribery scam, which allegedly involves a former minister of the party.

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4:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Look what Lalu made of Nitish's Report Card

RJD President Lalu Prasad and several of his supporters were today arrested here while trying to enforce the day-long Bihar bandh called by his party as the shutdown adversely affected life across the state.

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4:49 pm   #NitiPTI   

Lok Sabha - Bill to effectively deal with cheque bounce cases re-introduced

A bill, providing for trial in cheque bounce cases at the place where the cheque was presented for clearance and not the place of issue, was re-introduced in the Lok Sabha today, with an aim of helping lakhs of people suffering due to jurisdictional issues.

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4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Ex-Union Minister P K Thungon gets 4.5 years jail in corruption case

Former Union Minister P K Thungon was today awarded a four-and-a-half year jail term by a Delhi court in connection with a case lodged in 1998 pertaining to misappropriation of Rs two crore relesed by the Centre.

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4:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Punjab terror attack: Shiv Sena burns Pakistani flag

Several activists of the Shiv Sena today burnt the Pakistani flag here to protest "Pak-sponsored" terror attack at Dina Nagar area of Gurdaspur district.

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4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Security intensified in Maoist-hit districts

Security has been beefed up and combing operation intensified in Maoist-hit southern Odisha districts in view of the Naxalites deciding to observe 'Martyr's Week' from tomorrow.

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4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Red alert issued in Assam

A red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in Gurudaspur district of Punjab, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said.

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4:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Punjab terror attack - J&K Police rushes bullet proof vehicles to help Punjab

The Jammu and Kashmir police today rushed bullet proof vehicles to Punjab for its use following the terror attack in Gurdaspur district.

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4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

SP seeks UP Governor's dismissal

The Samajwadi Party today sought an apology from Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik for 'denigrating' the dignity of the post and asked the Centre to dismiss him.

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4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress busy with petty sloganeering, as Punjab fights terror

Youth Congress today demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement and the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal over the terror attack in Gurdaspur leading to the death of five people, including one policeman.

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4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gurdaspur terror attack first in nearly eight years in Punjab

Following are some of the terror-related incidents that have taken place in Punjab between 2001 and 2015. These do not include seizure of arms and ammunition during the period.

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4:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shia cleric held in UP

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad was today arrested along with his supporters here in Kaiserbagh area when he was going to hold a demonstration at Shahi Masjid in Hazratganj area, police said.

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3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress engrossed in petty politics as Punjab fights terror

Congress MP Shashi Tharor, who recently faced Sonia Gandhi's ire, was today seen in Lok Sabha engrossed in an animated discussion with Rahul Gandhi who was playing an active role in guiding his party's protesting members in the House which saw some business despite the din.

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3:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat HC adjourns final hearing on Zakia's appeal to Aug 4

The Gujarat High Court today adjourned to August 4 the final hearing of Zakia Jafri's appeal against a lower court order upholding the clean chit given by special investigation team to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others for their alleged roles in 2002 riots.

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3:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

High alert sounded across Uttar Pradesh

A high alert was sounded across Uttar Pradesh today in the wake of a terror attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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3:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CBI seeks "appropriate sentence" for ex-minister P K Thungon

CBI today told a Delhi court that "approporiate sentence" should be awarded to former Union Minister P K Thungon and three others, who were convicted in a corruption case lodged in 1998 in connection with misappropriation of Rs two crore of central funds.

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3:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

High alert sounded in Delhi

A high alert has been sounded in the national capital by the Delhi police with security being beefed up at busy public places and markets in the wake of the terror attack in Punjab.

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2:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Darjeeling - GJM forms Muslim wing

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has formed a Muslim wing of the outfit, apparently to cosy up to the minority community.

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2:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa drops Senthil Balaji from her cabinet

In the first such move after assuming charge in May post her acquittal in a wealth case, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today axed Transport Minister V Senthil Balaji from her cabinet, besides stripping him of a powerful party post.

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2:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

RJD bandh cripples life in Bihar

Normal life was disrupted in Bihar today as shops, educational institutions and some trains were forced to stop functioing as lathi-wielding mobs took to the streets over the day-long state bandh called by RJD.

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1:57 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley: Govt to take view on Financial Code after public comments

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government will take a view on the draft Indian Financial Code, which proposes to dilute powers of the RBI chief, after receiving comments from stakeholders.

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1:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Special development programme for Maoist-hit blocks

In a bid to instill confidence among people and ensure all-round development, the administration is set to launch a special programme, Operation Blue Moon, in Maoist-hit Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon blocks of Odisha's Koraput district.

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12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Famers' suicide in Karnataka - Deve Gowda begins hunger strike demanding discussion

Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda today began a hunger strike here demanding discussion in Parliament on the farmers' suicide in the country.

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12:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in Jammu   

In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers today targeted border outposts in Jammu district of J&K.

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12:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

12-hr bandh affects life in Terai-Dooars

A dawn-to-dusk bandh today affected life in Terai-Dooars area of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar districts.

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12:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kejriwal condemns Punjab attack

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today condemned the terror attack in Gurudaspur district, terming it a "cowardly" act.

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11:45 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

BJP in Karnataka missing a trick

What explains the BJP's inability to corner the Congress over the serial goof-ups in the only large state ruled by it ? What explains the BJP's failure to force the Delhi based Media from putting as much spotlight on Karnataka as they did on Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for weeks at a stretch ?

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10:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, Pakistan should show leniency in foreign policy: Pakistani writer

Pakistani writer Babar Ayaz today said that India and Pakistan should show leniency in their foreign policy if they want good relations and fruitful results.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Bank of Maharashtra eyes Rs 4,000-cr fund raising

State-owned Bank of Maharashtra is looking to raise Rs 4,000 crore during the next five years and 50 per cent of the fund is expected to come from the Centre.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Foreign airlines under scanner for alleged Service Tax evasion

Six foreign airlines have come under the lens of revenue authorities here for alleged underpayment of Service Tax believed to be worth several crores.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Vidhu Vinod Chopra meets Arun Jaitley amid FTII row

Leading filmmaker and an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Vidhu Vinod Chopra has met Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley.

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9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Trial run of Pappankalan waste water treatment plant begins

Delhi Jal Board has started trial run of the 20 MGD Waste Water Treatment Plant at Pappankalan, which will benefit around nine lakh people apart from helping reduce pollution in the Yamuna river.

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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Marines case: India to contest Italy's decision in ITLOS

India will contest the Italian government's decision to the take the matter of two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago, to an international tribunal which is going to hear it in the second week of August.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Digital   

Digital India needs a Foundation of Trust

A citizen centric experience requires Digital India to re-think some of the core fundamental attitudes of how applications are designed and how services are delivered.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Government can be bolder on administration, financial reforms: Leo Puri

As disappointment grows over delay in 'big-bang' reforms, top industry leader Leo Puri has said the government can become much bolder with the administrative and financial sector reforms to build the people's confidence and show that changes are indeed taking place on the ground.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajahmundry city to be renamed as Rajamahendravaram

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said the town of Rajahmundry in East Godavari district will get back its ancient name of Rajamahendravaram.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shiradi Ghat road to be opened in August first week

The Shiradi Ghat stretch of the Mangaluru-Bengaluru National Highway would be open for traffic in the first week of August after completion of its first phase of expansion, State Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa has said.

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7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Corporates carry clout, but Sebi stands firm: U K Sinha

Often at the receiving end of the companies for its penal actions and 'tough' regulations, markets watchdog Sebi has said the corporates carry a lot of clout and keep testing its resolve, but the regulator has always been firm on its ground.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Asia Index to make India hub for South-East Asia markets

Leading index provider Asia Index Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices, is looking to make India a hub for its business activities in the various South East Asian markets.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Tata Housing expands global footprint, starts operations in Dubai

With a view to increasing its global presence, Tata Housing, the realty arm of Tata Group, has opened an office in Dubai to cater to the growing demand from consumers in that region.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand to bring a law for confiscation of benami property

Under fire over a sting video purportedly showing his personal secretary negotiating a bribery deal, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said his government will bring in a law to confiscate benami property to check corruption in public life.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   

No more pipe-dreams in IPOs; fair pricing must: Rothschild

Bullish on the IPO market in India, global investment banking giant Rothschild has said fair pricing has become a must for an offer to succeed and the promoters can no longer sell 'pipe dreams'.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

30 per cent lawyers in the country fake: Bar Council chief

Thirty per cent of lawyers in the country are fake, possessing 'fraudulent' law degrees or non-practising persons, and were degrading the profession, Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has said.

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5:38 am   #NitiPTI   

Cleaning of Cauvery banks taken up for Aadi Perukku

PWD Officials have taken up cleaning of a 400-metre stretch of Cauvery river and its banks here to ensure hastle-free celebration of August 3 Aadi Perukku festival by the locals.

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5:36 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

MULTA militant arrested from Dhubri

A Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) militant was arrested by a joint team of the Army and the Assam Police from Dhubri district.

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5:27 am   #NitiPTI   

Heavy rainfall likely in parts of MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat: MeT

The weather department today issued warning of "heavy to very heavy rainfall" in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat over the next 48 hours even as it predicted heavy downpours in Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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5:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Film Producers' Council suspends shooting from tomorrow on wage issue

Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) today announced suspending shooting and post-production work from tomorrow until an "amicable settlement" on wage revision with a workers' union.

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5:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana Agricultural University students protest during convocation ceremony

A group of engineering students today held a protest during the convocation ceremony of Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) and burnt copies of their degrees, demanding job assurance from the state government.

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5:18 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Owaisi criticises PM Modi for farmers suicides

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi has blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for farmer suicides in the country, saying his government had failed to come to their aid.

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4:33 am   #NitiPTI   

Former Union Minister Handique passes away

Former Union Minister and a six-time Lok Sabha member from Assam, Bijoy Krishna Handique died today at a hospital here.

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4:28 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

6 cops escorting Tamil Nadu minister hurt in road mishap

Six police personnel travelling in a car escorting Tamil Nadu Transport Minister Senthil Balaji were injured after their vehicle overturned near here today.

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4:27 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Three dead as small plane crashes into Tokyo suburb

Three people were killed today when a small plane crashed into a Tokyo suburb shortly after takeoff, leaving nearby homes and cars ablaze and the charred remains of the fuselage lying in a burnt-out residence.

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4:26 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Passenger tries to set afire Chinese airliner mid air

A man today tried to set afire a Chinese airliner with more than 100 people on board while the plane was landing in southern China, but was overpowered by flight crew and co-passengers.

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4:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar minister flays PM Modi over 'DNA' remark on Nitish

A senior minister in the Nitish Kumar government today came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for finding flaw with the chief minister's DNA describing the remark as an insult to people of Bihar, who he said were "proud of their gene pool as well as leadership of the state".

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4:14 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Phagwara clashes: case registered against unknown persons

A case was today registered against unknown persons in connection with the group clash that occurred here over a land dispute, police said.

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4:14 am   #NitiPTI   

2 accidents a day on Yamuna Expressway, 319 killed in 3 years

As many as 319 persons have lost their lives in accidents on Yamuna Expressway since it was opened for traffic nearly three years ago with the highway on an average witnessing two mishaps every day.

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Parties flay CBSE AIPMT dress code

Ruling Congress and its major coalition partner IUML in Kerala today came out against denial of permission for candidates wearing 'hijabs' and veil to appear for All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT), terming it as 'unfortunate'.

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3:29 am   #NitiPTI   

Security beefed up outside Salman Khan's residence

To avoid any untoward incident following Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's tweets defending Yakub Memon, the death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blast case, police here have beefed up security outside the actor's residence in suburban Bandra.

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3:26 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Residents demand municipal corporation status to Khoda

Residents of Khoda colony led by Congress leaders held a protest in front of the district collectorate demanding the status of municipal corporation for their colony.

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3:26 am   #NitiPTI   

Salman must withdraw his comments: Ujjwal Nikam

Ujjwal Nikam, the special prosecutor in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, today took a strong exception to Salman Khan's tweets in defence of the death-row convict in the case Yakub Memon, and said the actor must withdraw them.

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3:25 am   #NitiPTI   

Army facing shortage of ammunition

Army today acknowledged that there was a shortage of ammunition, but said the government was seized of the matter and attempts were being made to address the issue.

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3:16 am   #NitiPTI   

Shatrughan Sinha defends Salman Khan on Yakub Memon

On a day when Salman Khan faced a barrage of opposition over his controversial defence of death row convict Yakub Memon, actor-politician and Lok Sabha MP Shatrughan Sinha rooted for him, saying, "supporting anybody's mercy petition is not a bad thing."

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3:13 am   #NitiPTI   

Capt. Amarinder Singh dismisses SFJ complaint with ridicule it deserves

Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today dismissed the reported allegations levelled against him in a complaint to the US Attorney General by controversial organisation, Sikhs for Justice accusing him of having protected and promoted the police officers against whom there were complaints of human rights violations.

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3:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Protests erupt in Maharashtra over Salman's tweets on Yakub

Protests erupted at few places in Maharashtra over Bollywood actor Salman Khan's tweets defending Yakub Memon, the death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.

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3:12 am   #NitiPTI   

Senior BJP leader Kalpataru Das cremated at native village

The mortal remains of senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kalpataru Das were consigned to flames at his native village Bhotaka in Odisha's Jajpur district with a large number of people including near and dear ones biding a tearful adieu.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lakhs witness Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar return car festival

Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the pilgrim town of Puri today to witness Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar "Bahuda Yatra", the return car festival of the deities, amid tight security.

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2:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vice Chancellor defends his meeting with Raj Thackeray

The newly-appointed Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, who has come under criticism for calling on the MNS chief Raj Thackeray after taking over the new post, today said here that he believed in meeting "a cross-section" of the society to get feedback.

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2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Education, health sector worst affected in Jharkhand: JPCC

Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) today said education and health sectors were the worst affected sector in the state.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kargil Day observed in Nagaland

Kargil Day or 'Vijay Diwas' was celebrated today in Nagaland by paying tribute to Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, an Angami Naga youth who made the supreme sacrifice during the war.

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2:02 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Vasundhara Raje has not met her MLAs on one-to-one basis during her rule:Opposition

Accusing the Rajasthan government of "lacklustre performance", Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Rameshwar Dudi today said that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has not met any MLA on a one-to-one basis in the last 20 months of her rule.

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2:01 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

2 dead in UP police firing, SP suspended; CM orders probe

Two villagers were killed in mob violence and police firing in Hamirpur district after a girl immolated herself on being teased by some youths, prompting the state government to suspend the Superintendent of Police and order magisterial inquiry today.

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1:16 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heavy rains lash west Rajasthan

Moderate to heavy rains lashed north-west of Rajasthan affecting normal life specially in Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer districts, a state MeT report said.

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1:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Young Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant scientist commits suicide

A 28-year-old scientist allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant in Rawatbhatta, police said today.

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1:11 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Young Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant scientist commits suicide

A 28-year-old scientist allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant in Rawatbhatta, police said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court directs college to allow engineering student to appear for exam

Coming to the aid of an engineering student, who was barred from writing semester exam on grounds of lack of attendance after he participated in a student protest in March last, Madras High Court has directed the college to allow him to continue the course.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

DMK councillor, 51 others booked for trespassing into quarry

A DMK union councillor and 51 others were today booked for allegedly trespassing into a quarry administered by a Congress functionary near Usilampatti in the district and trying to attack him, police said.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madras High Court strikes down transfer of railway cop for third time in 8 months

Holding that frequent transfers should be avoided, the Madras High Court has set aside the transfer of a Railway Police Sub-Inspector for the third time in eight months.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

United Kingdom minister on India visit

Britain's minister in charge of the Cabinet Office will be in India tomorrow in the first official visit to the country by a British government leader since the May general election won by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tension in UP town after youth burns 'sacred' chadar

Tension gripped Swar in the district after a mentally-challenged youth allegedly burnt a 'sacred' chadar (cloth) at a religious place even as the situation is under control now, police said today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

40 million litres of sewer water wasted in India

Forty million litres of sewerage water is wasted in the country every year due to lack of ground water management, an expert claimed today.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Militant hideout busted in Kishtwar

Security forces today busted a militant hideout in Sinthan area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   

Vyapam whistle-blower's wife detained

The wife of Vyapam scam whistleblower Prashant Pandey was briefly detained by police, which seized Rs 9.96 lakh cash from her alleging it to be 'hawala' money.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

Xi Jinping's China now into the Reincarnation business ?

Now, Beijing would like to use the Golden Urn again for the next Dalai Lama, as they have done for their Panchen Lama candidate, Gyaltsen Norbu (for the past 20 years, the boy selected by the Dalai Lama is still languishing under house arrest somewhere in China).

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Jul 26, 2015 11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu and Kashmir government fully endorses AIIMS demand for Jammu region: Naeem Akhtar

Amid the growing clamour for setting up of AIIMS here, senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar today ensured the protesters that the PDP-BJP government in the state fully endorse their demands.

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Anna Hazare meets Kejriwal; suggests patch up with Bhushan,Yogendra

Social activist Anna Hazare today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and told him that Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav should not have been expelled from the party, suggesting that there should be reconciliation as the two are "old colleagues".

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

War of words between Virbhadra Singh and P K Dhumal escalates

The war of attrition between chief minister Virbhadra Singh and former chief minister P K Dhumal escalated today with both the arch rivals upping the ante against each other.

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Police bust Maoist urban support network in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh police today claimed to have busted an alleged Maoist urban support network, with the arrest of five people including a Raipur-based scrap businessman, from separate places.

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11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Newly inducted Haryana ministers get portfolios

The three newly-inducted ministers in Haryana got their portfolios after three days of wait today even as Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also changed the departments of some other Ministers.

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11:26 pm   #NitiPTI   

Value orientation missing from education system: Karan Singh

Though India produces scores of engineers and scientists, "value orientation" was missing in the education system due to neglect of great thoughts and ideas embodied in religious traditions of the country, Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister Karan Singh today said.

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10:32 pm   #NitiPTI   

President Pranab Mukherjee urged to grant Yakub reprieve from execution

People from diverse fields today urged President Pranab Mukherjee to grant Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon reprieve from execution with BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who off and on makes statements uncomfortable to party leadership, among them.

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ETC launched on Chennai-Bengaluru corridor of Golden Quadrilateral

After implementing Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) on Delhi-Mumbai corridor of the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ), the system was today launched on the Chennai-Bengaluru corridor, aiming to help road-users save time and money.

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ACB chief not authorised to probe anti-graft system: Delhi Government

Delhi Government has questioned the authority of the Centre-appointed ACB chief MK Meena in probing the charges of "favoritism" in allotment of its anti- graft helpline 1031, saying no irregularity was there in its operation.

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   

Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal begins 5-day visit to Poland and Hungary tomorrow

Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will tomorrow embark on a five-day visit to Poland and Hungary to attract investment in agro processing and allied agricultural practices besides assessment of new technologies including waste elimination and bio-diesel.

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9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Curfew relaxed in Imphal

Curfew has been relaxed for 15 hours starting from 5 a m to 8 p m tomorrow in twin Imphal districts of Manipur, according to officials Indefinite curfew has been imposed since July 8 last and tomorrow will be the 20th day of curfew in Imphal East and Imphal West districts, they said

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Centre sanctions Rs 1,000 cr for Indo-Bangla rail link via North East

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for laying of 15.06 km long tracks to connect Indian Railways with Bangladesh through the North East.

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Government working on OROP: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the Modi government holds the armed forces and their families in highest esteem and it is working hard on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

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Hamirpur firing: Opposition slams SP for 'goonda raj' in UP

Accusing the Samajwadi Party of "failing to control law and order" in Uttar Pradesh, opposition parties today demanded strict action against the policemen involved in the Hamirpur firing incident.

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