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Sep 03, 2015 10:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

21 rehabilitation centers coming up in Punjab

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

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10:25 pm   #NitiPTI   

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

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

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10:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

SIT recommends steps to curb money laundering

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

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9:52 pm   #NitiPTI   

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

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

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9:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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9:32 pm   #NitiPTI   

'Skill Connect 2015' to reward engineering students

Networkz Systems, a pioneer in the field of IT training, today announced a competition for engineering students to find skilled Information Technology students and reward them.

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9:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NHRC issues notice to Bengal govt over 'police assault' on women

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued a notice to the West Bengal government over alleged police assault on women protesters at a rally organised by the Left front last week.

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8:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand Governor: Major changes required in higher education sector

With the youth population in India being the largest in the world, sweeping changes are required in the higher education sector so that the vast reserves of young energy at the country's disposal is utilised to the maximum in the task of nation building, Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul today said.

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8:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K Minister asks Jammu school to start 'curative classes'

In a first of its kind, Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Naeem Akhtar today directed a school here to start "curative classes" for academically weaker students to make their academic journey hassle-free.

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8:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Varun Gandhi visits Kheri, meets affected farmers

BJP MP from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi today visited Kheri and met the farmers, hit by inclement weather, and assured them all possible help.

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7:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan ready for short or long war

Pakistan is ready for a short or long conflict and will inflict heavy losses on India in case "war hysteria" overcomes Indian leadership, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said.

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7:41 pm   #Offstumped   #States

Kejriwal rock concert flouted rules ?

"Did AAP use money power blindly like other parties to organise concert before DUSU polls ignoring Lyngdoh guidelines"

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7:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur - Students urged to attend classes

The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) movement today appealed to the students of schools, colleges and universities to attend classes from tomorrow in Manipur.

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7:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa announces slew of schemes aimed at rural development

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today made a slew of announcements aimed at ensuring rural development, including in the areas of infrastructure, all running into several crores of Rupees.

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6:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha unveils IPR 2015, to attract Rs 1,73,000 crore investment

Aiming to step up growth by boosting manufacturing sector, Odisha Government today unveiled a new industrial policy with plans to attract fresh investments of Rs 1,73,000 crore in over four years.

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6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nasscom says euro fall may hit revenue from Europe

Software industry body Nasscom today said the currency volatility will impact companies deriving revenue from Europe, but is unlikely to directly impact its 12-14 per cent revenue growth forecast for the fiscal.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha to implement Food Security Act from November 1

With about 20 lakh people yet to be struck down from the list of beneficiaries, Odisha government today said it would implement the National Food Security Act from November 1 instead of October 1.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra police release second sketch of 'needle psycho'

A second sketch of the psychopath, who triggered panic by allegedly attacking 11 women with an injection, has been released by police in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district.

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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala focused on implementing 2 Light Metro projects

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said the state government is focussed on implementing two Light Metro projects worth Rs 6,278 crore in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode in a time-bound manner and there are no ambiguities in executing them.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab govt to build 'nature conservation park' in Amritsar

Punjab government has decided to develop 40 acres of vacant land in the heart of Amritsar city as a 'nature conservation park', an official spokesperson said today.

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4:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladeshi blogger murder - Suspect confesses to killing

A Bangladeshi student accused of killing prominent secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das has confessed to the crime, police said as they arrested one more person in connection with the brutal murder.

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4:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Duronto trains to make commercial stoppage at technical halts

The Railways will provide commercial stoppages to the non-stop Duronto Express at places where presently there are technical halts.

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4:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US holds talks with India on trade matters ahead of PM Modi's visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US later this month, US Ambassador Richard Verma met Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to know about various measures taken by the government in view of Modi's push for 'ease of doing business'.

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4:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australia calls for deeper counter-terrorism cooperation with India

Asserting that no country should export militancy, Australia today called for deeper counter- terrorism cooperation with India, including intelligence sharing to fight the growing threat of online radicalism, as it sought to ramp up bilateral defence ties.

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4:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

"No change in triple talaq system"

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today said there was no scope of change in the triple talaq system and rejected the suggestion by some community outfits for building a consensus on making a three-month period mandatory before finalisation of divorce.

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4:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Samajwadi Party MP demands nationwide ban on cow slaughter

Rajya Sabha MP Munavvar Saleem has demanded a nationwide ban on cow slaughter.

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4:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Russia does not see compromise over new permanent UNSC members

Russia has said it does not foresee "a historic compromise" being reached in the near future on admitting new permanent members in the UN Security Council, an assessment that does not bode well for India's bid for a permanent seat in a reformed Council.

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3:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sheikh Hasina criticises Pak, US over coup convicts' repatriation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accused Pakistan, the US and Canada of non-cooperation in repatriating the fugitive convicted killers of her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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3:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Piyush Goyal inaugurates Multi-Skill Development Centre in Odisha

Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today inaugurated a multi-skill development centre in the premises of NTPC's power plant at Kanhia.

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3:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uddhav Thackeray asks Sena ministers to gear up, visit Marathwada

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has pulled up his party ministers for "not doing enough to help" people affected by water crisis in Marathwada region and asked them to "gear up" by visiting the drought-hit areas.

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3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan told US in 2000 it would not push Kashmir in UNSC: US Cable

In May 2000, the then Pervez Musharraf regime in Pakistan told the US that it would not push for UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir, acknowledging that it would not be helpful in resolving the decade-old Kashmir issue with India, according to a US cable.

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3:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

RJD leader Raghunath Jha quits party, to join SP

In a jolt to RJD ahead of the Bihar polls, senior leader Raghunath Jha today resigned from his post and primary membership of the party, accusing party president Lalu Prasad of ignoring senior leaders and putting entire focus on his family.

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3:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Nepalese cops cross border to take shelter in SSB posts during protests

In an unprecedented incident, over three dozen armed Nepalese police personnel crossed the border and took shelter in frontier posts of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) when Nepal witnessed sporadic incidents of violence and attacks on the men in uniform recently.

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3:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - 154 infants die in 4 months in Kandhamal hospitals

As many as 154 infants died in different hospitals in Kandhamal between April and July, reflecting the abysmal state of infant and child health care in the tribal-dominated district, which did not have even one paediatrician till last month.

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3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP to contest all 26 seats of Ladakh Council

The BJP today said it will, for the first time, contest on all 26 seats in the upcoming elections for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC).

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2:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US to Pak: Adopt aggressive approach against terror safe havens

The US has pushed top Pakistani leadership to adopt "an aggressive approach" against terrorist safe havens inside the country and warned that continuation of the current policy would adversely affect its ties with India and Afghanistan, a top Obama administration official has said.

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2:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch

After a lull of few days, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing along the Line of Control in the frontier district of Poonch, prompting the Indian army to retaliate.

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2:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China shows unprecedented military might to mark WWII victory

China today displayed its military might by showcasing more than a dozen long-range missiles billed by state media as "aircraft carrier-killers" during an unprecedented massive military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its victory against Japan in the World War II.

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2:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

National Nutrition Week being observed in West Bengal

To enhance community-based initiatives in educating mothers and caregivers on nutrition issues, the West Bengal government is observing National Nutrition Week till next Monday.

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2:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

RLD to contest UP Assembly election alone

Appealing his party workers to start preparations, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh announced that the party will contest the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls alone.

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2:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party gets Opposition status in Parliament

Sri Lanka's largest Tamil party TNA was today declared the main Opposition in the parliament with its chief R Sampanthan becoming the leader of the Opposition, the first lawmaker from the minority community to hold the position in 32 years.

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2:11 pm   #NitiPTI   

57 per cent students not prepared for employment: Survey    

More than half of Indian students do not possess the skills required for employment even as they are educated, a recent survey has revealed.

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2:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribery case: NBW likely against ex-Louis Berger official

The Goa Police is likely to issue a non-bailable arrest warrant against former Louis Berger official James McClung, who had revealed that bribe was paid to win a consultancy contract in Goa.

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1:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NCSC chief assures fair probe into Dalit youth's death

National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairman P L Punia today assured that it would conduct an inquiry into the death of a Dalit youth in police custody in Dewa Kotwali area.

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1:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt asks 10 district collectors to workout details on 'godmen'

Odisha government today asked collectors of 10 coastal districts to gather information on landholding by different religious ashrams.

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1:22 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Mulayam reads the riot act to Lalu-Nitish - Janata Parivar divorced

Even before their honeymoon could get over in November, Janata Parivar is divorced. Mulayam Singh has pulled out of Bihar alliance and will fight the State Assembly elections alone.

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12:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Nikki Haley: Will consider vice presidential ticket next year

Indian American Nikki Haley has said she will consider a vice presidential ticket next year if given a chance but is currently focused on her job as Governor of the US state of South Carolina.

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11:55 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Yemen - 28 die in bombing of Shiite mosque claimed by IS

A suicide bomber hit a Shiite mosque in the Yemeni capital today, killing at least 28 people in the latest such attack to be claimed by the Islamic State group.

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11:48 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

Buddha as a bridge for Global Spiritual Connectivity - Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness in New Delhi.

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11:33 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

India strongly rejects Pak's call for plebiscite in J&K

Strongly rejecting Pakistan's call for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, India has asserted that the state is an integral part of the country and its citizens have chosen a democratically-elected state government as it lambasted Islamabad for raising the issue at the UN.

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11:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Xi Jinping announces 3 lakh troop cut for Chinese military

Chinese President Xi Jinping today announced that the 2.3 million strong People's Liberation Army, the world's largest, will be cut by three lakh troops.

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10:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to have more districts: CM

Telangana cabinet today decided to create some more districts in the State, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said here.

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10:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Air Asia to connect 4 more cities with Kuala Lumpur: CEO

Low-cost carrier Air Asia today said it will connect four more Indian cities with its hub in Kuala Lumpur to take the number of destinations linked to the Malaysian capital to 12. Its Executive Director and CEO Aireen Omar announced here that four more Indian cities will be connected with the Malaysian capital.

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10:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana officials take stock of preparation for PM Modi's Faridabad visit

Haryana Education minister Ram Bilas Sharma visited the city to take stock of the preparations for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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9:45 am   #NitiPTI   

NaMo, President to give pep talk to students on eve of Teachers' Day

Students from across the country will get to listen to both the Prime Minister and the President back-to-back giving a pep talk on the eve of Teacher's Day, in what is being described as a first of its kind initiative by the government.

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9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya now has a much more effective Lokayukta bill: Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said the state has come up with a much more effective Lokayukta bill and the Selection Committee for Lokayukta has been constituted.

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9:25 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #Culture   

Narendra Modi on The Buddha

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to address the Samvad a Global Buddhist Conference here is a look at his own personal spirituality.

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9:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa may rope in local temples to take care of stray cattle

To curb the nuisance created by growing number of stray cattle, the Goa government has decided to involve local temples to take care of them.

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9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

DCW wants DU colleges to upload details of sexual harassment committees

The Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal today met Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh and urged him that colleges under DU should upload the details of their respective sexual harassment committees on their websites.

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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australia seeks deeper defence ties with India

Australia today sought deeper defence ties with India that encompasses cooperation in all spheres including in the field of defence technology and identified New Delhi as a key strategic partner.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #States   

NDA seat sharing in Bihar - BJP lessons from Maharashtra

BJP under Modi-Shah Jodi is pretty aggressive and won't accede to the arm twisting tactics of Bihar allies. Paswan, Kushwaha and Manjhi are aware of this.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra govt plans five incubators with Rs 750 crore investment

The Andhra Pradesh government today said it plans to create five "world-class" incubators with Rs 750 crore investment over the next four years.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Digital   

PMO Mobile App Finalists - Women from Chennai to Students from Delhi

Crowdsourcing platform MyGov yesterday announced the selection of the top 5 teams, who will now compete to build an app for the Prime Minister's Office.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Nepal's billionaire honoured with doctorate by Indian varsity

Binod Chaudhary, a Nepali billionaire of Indian-origin, has been conferred an honorary doctorate degree by a university in India for his outstanding contribution in philanthropy.

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6:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Smriti Irani ups NTSE Scholarships to 2000

At the 55th Foundation Day celebration of NCERT in New Delhi, HRD Minister Smriti Irani announced that the number of scholarships under National Talent Search Scheme (NTSE) would now be 2000 instead of 1000 scholarships awarded currently.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Tackling Naxalism - High-level meeting discusses new measures

Close coordination between Central and state forces fighting Naxals, construction of rural infrastructure in Maoist-hit areas are among the host of issues discussed threadbare at a high-level meeting held here today.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India tells Australia: Neighbours sponsoring terrorism

In an obvious reference to Pakistan, India today conveyed to Australia that some neighbouring countries were sponsoring terrorism and favoured global efforts to curb terror financing.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K House panel to govt: Act 'tough' against pharma firms

A committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today asked the state government to act "tough" against the medicos and the pharmaceutical companies responsible for selling "poisonous" medicines in the state.

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4:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana - Dairy farming event to be inaugurated on September 5

The fourth edition of 'Dairy Show' is scheduled to be organised here in association with the Animal Husbandry Department of the Telangana government and Active Exhibitions and Conferences from September 5, it was officially announced here today.

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3:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu Minister seeks to turn tables on DMK over water issue

Seeking to turn the tables on DMK over drinking water distribution, Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani today termed their protest as amusing "as there is no such issue", drawing strong protests and leading to heated exchange of words in the Assembly.

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3:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

SSB expedition team to scale Uttarakhand peak

A 15-member mountaineering team of Sashastra Seema Bal today left for Uttarkhand to scale 23,360-feet high Mount Trishul in the state.

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2:37 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

SSB mountaineering team leaves for Mt Trishul expedition

A 15-member mountaineering team of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), which will scale 23,360-ft high Mount Trishul in Uttrakhand, was flagged off by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju here today.

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2:14 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NCDEX awaits FMC merger with Sebi to launch weather ETFs

Aiming to help hedge risks against adverse weather conditions, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) will shortly be launching a set of exchange- traded weather insurance products.

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1:36 am   #NitiPTI   

Umeed organises cultural programme for special children

The welfare arm of Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) today organised a cultural programme for special children who showcased their talent at dancing and singing.

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1:08 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

India Post to release stamps on Ramayana, Mahabharata

Government will release stamps on Ramayana, Mahabharata, besides honouring freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt, Sukhdev, Ashfaqullah Khan and legendary artists such as Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar, among others.

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12:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Operation Suraksha' - 371 arrested

In a bid to check criminal actvities, as many as 371 persons, involved in various unlawful activities have been arrested from across the state as part of 'Operation Suraksha'.

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12:04 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

PNB provides women special relaxation in vehicle loan rate

Punjab National Bank (PNB) in Rajasthan has extended a special relaxation in vehicle loan interest rate to women, who are having house loan with the bank, till December 31, a Jaipur Circle Head said today.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

Is it Time for India to Revisit Reservation Policy ?

Besides, it is an open secret that the reservation policy of Government of India, which is in place for over 65 years, has failed to yield the desired results for which actually the policy was framed.

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Sep 02, 2015 11:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Yogi Adityanath to address 'Hindu Chetana Sabha' on Sep 13

Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath will address a gathering during the 'Hindu Chetana Sabha', slated to be held here on September 13 ahead of Vinayaka Chaturthi (Ganeshotsav).

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11:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Group of madrassas welcomes HC decision on hoisting tricolour

A prominent organisation of madrassas in Uttar Pradesh today welcomed the Allahabad High Court's decision directing state authorities to ensure that all madrassas hoist national flag on Independence Day and Republic Day.

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11:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam flood situation deteriorates, 10 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as incessant rains pounded the state today and four more persons lost their lives in it as the calamity affected nearly 10 lakh people in over 2,000 villages.

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10:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Banking services hit by day-long strike

Banking services across the country were hit today by the day-long strike by 10 central trade unions and 14 bank unions, but workers of largest lender SBI and a few other banks stayed off the agitation.

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10:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K authorities asked to make security arrangements for Muharram

Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Youth Services and Sports Imran Raza Ansari today asked the authorities to gear up their men and machinery beforehand for making foolproof arrangements for the upcoming 10-day Muharram period.

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10:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP govt to organise 'Wazan Diwas' to fight malnutrition

Uttar Pradesh government has decided to organise 'Wazan Diwas' (Weighing Day) on September 7 and 10 to identify children with inadequate diet in a bid to fight malnutrition in the state.

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10:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

MNF asks Centre to probe death of tribals in Manipur firing

The Mizo National Front (MNF) today urged the Centre to probe the circumstances resulting in the death of seven tribals in alleged police firing in neighbouring Manipur.

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9:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K authorities push for legitimate autorickshaw fare meters

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir today directed auto-rickshaw operators to use legitimate fare meters, failing which action would be taken against them.

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9:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

YSRC stalls AP House proceedings over removal of ex-CM YSR's portrait

The opposition YSR Congress today stalled proceedings in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly over the removal of a portrait of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy from the premises of the House.

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9:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DUSU polls: Nomination ends, voting on September 11

The Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls entered the second phase with the conclusion of the nomination process today in which a total of 169 applications were found valid.

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9:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Zilla Panchayats in Karnataka to function as e-offices from Jan 1

All Zilla Panchayats (ZP)s in Karnataka will function as e-offices from January 1 next, state Rural Development and Panchyatraj Minister H K Patil said today.

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9:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Narayan Sai seeks bail in bribery case

Self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai has sought bail from a special court in connection with a bribery case on the ground of delay in trial and parity with other accused.

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9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US trying to support peace and stability in Pakistan: Richard Verma

US Ambassador to India Richard Verma today said the policy of US is to "combat terrorism" in Pakistan, where it is trying to "support the establishment of peace and stability".

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9:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

World Bank team visits heritage sites of Amritsar

A five-member World Bank team today took a tour of heritage sites of holy city of Amritsar to check the possibilities of creating a world class museum on partition here.

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8:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kalburgi murder case: Sketches of two suspects who gunned down released

Sketches of two suspects who killed noted Kannada scholar and researcher M M Kalburgi here on August 30 were today released by police, as the state CID began a probe into the murder.

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8:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis tells administration to reserve 10% more water for animals

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he has directed the administration to reserve 10 % of additional water for animals in drought-affected areas of the state.

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8:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

HC relaxes anticipatory bail conditions to Elangovan

Madras High Court today relaxed the conditions of the anticipatory bail granted to TNCC President E V K S Elangovan, requiring him to sign at a police station daily in a case of alleged criminal intimidation and harassment.

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8:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana girl in Guinness Book for chalk-carving feat

A 14-year-old girl from the city has entered the Guinness Book of Records for her feat of carving 12 idols of Ganesha on a 8 cm-long piece of chalk.

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8:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

TDP government trying to 'drought-proof' Andhra

Andhra Pradesh government is making efforts to "drought-proof" the state by implementing irrigation projects and interlinking rivers, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said here today.

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8:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Thai bomb suspect admit to being at attack scene

Thai police today made considerable progress in its probe into a deadly bombing at a temple here after the main suspect admitted to being at the bombing scene and his fingerprints matched those found on a bottle containing bomb-making materials.

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8:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipuri students demand President's Rule in Northeast state

Scores of students from Manipur today staged a protest at Jantar Mantar demanding imposition of President's Rule and deployment of Central forces in the Northeast state in the wake of arson and violence in Churachandpur that claimed lives of eight persons and injured many others.

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8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan's claim turns false - Photo, identity details prove Naved Yakub's link to Pak

Preparing to nail Pakistan's lie, India has gathered substantial evidence, including the phone number and photographs of close relatives of LeT terrorist Mohammad Naved Yakub who was caught during Udhampur attack and is expected to ask Islamabad to hold a probe on that basis.

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8:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Tweets on Jayalalithaa: SC to hear Swamy's plea on quashing of complaints

The Supreme Court would hear on Monday a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking quashing of six criminal defamation complaints lodged against him for allegedly making some comments against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in his tweets.

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8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Labour Ministry says strike had minimal impact

As a day-long nationwide strike was observed today by various trade unions, the government said the call did not have much impact even as it hinted at meeting the workers' "aspirations" on nine out of 12 demands.

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8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Bihar AAP not happy with Kejriwal support to Nitish

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision to extend support to his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar in the upcoming Assembly election has not gone down well with AAP activists in the eastern state, with some of them even contemplating to quit the party.

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8:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana Assembly pays tributes to Kalam, others

Haryana Assembly today paid tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Surva Mukherjee and Udhampur terror attack- martyr BSF constable Rocky on the opening day of the Monsoon session.

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8:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - BJP demands health minister's resignation over infant deaths

BJP today staged protests in front of all the district headquarter hospitals across Odisha, demanding resignation of state Health and Family Welfare minister Atanu S Nayak over the spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack in a span of 15 days.

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8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Murshidabad clash - Over 1,000 arrested in Bengal

Over 1,000 persons were arrested in West Bengal today as violent clashes erupted in Murshidabad during a day-long strike called by ten trade unions, while normal life was hit partially in various parts of the state.

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8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AAP failed to accord "martyr" status to deceased farmer, HC pulls up govt

The Delhi High Court today pulled up the Arvind Kejriwal government for failing to show its cabinet decision to accord "martyr" status to a Rajasthan farmer who had died due to hanging from a tree during an AAP rally here in April.

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7:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

TN govt procuring onions from Karnataka and Maharashtra

With the price of onion skyrocketing, the Tamil Nadu government has started procuring additional loads of the vegetable from Karnataka and Maharashtra for sale at lower rates through its outlets in and around the city.

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7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chinese business delegation visits Nagpur airport project

A Chinese business delegation today visited a mega airport-cum-SEZ project coming up in the city and interacted with officials of the company which is developing the venture.

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7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Leftists smell politics behind Mamata's anti-bandh statement

Accusing TMC government of using "anti-democratic measures" to foil the general strike called by central trade unions in West Bengal, the Left Front today said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was opposed to the strike to present herself as a "valuable ally of BJP."

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7:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab CM unveils plan to beautify Guru Gobind Singh Marg

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today unveiled a plan to widen and beautify the 605 kilometre stretch of Guru Gobind Singh Marg from Anandpur Sahib to Takht Damdama Sahib in the state at a cost of nearly Rs 30 crore.

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7:30 pm   #NitiPTI   

Cabinet okays extension of compensation part of Land Act to other central laws

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to an order issued by government on August 28 to extend the provisions of compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement available to farmers under the 2013 Land Acquisition Act to 13 other central laws as well.

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7:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

"AAP creating unnecessary impasse in functioning of ACB"

AAP government is acting in a "preconceived manner" and creating an "unnecessary impasse" in order to prevent Delhi's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from functioning in accordance with law, the Centre told Delhi High Court today.

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7:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Government to launch IPPE-II for rural development on Oct 2

The Modi government, often been attacked by the Opposition for pursuing "anti-poor policies", has decided to keep the focus on addressing multi-dimensional poverty in rural areas this financial year through convergent planning for rural development.

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7:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

"Indo-US relations have reached new level with Modi's US visit"

Indo-US relations have reached a new level with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the USA, America's Ambassador to India Richard Verma said today.

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6:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Aviation ministry working on air fares after PM Modi's concerns

The Civil Aviation Ministry is working on options to address the issue of airlines charging high fares, especially during festive seasons, in the wake of serious concerns expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue but ruled out regulating ticket prices.

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6:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Harish Rawat: Best Janmashtami tableaux to be awarded this year

Four best tableaux to be taken out in Haridwar on the occasion of Janmashtami will be awarded this year, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said.

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6:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kalburgi murder case: CID begins probe

The CID has begun investigation into the murder of noted Kannada scholar and researcher M M Kalburgi, who was shot dead by unknown men at his residence here on August 30. CID is also probing whether there was a "larger conspiracy" to eliminate rationalist and progressive thinkers.

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6:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US "strongly supports" India's bid for permanent seat in SC

The US "strongly supports" India's bid for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council, its Ambassador to India Richard Verma said here today.

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6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Leftists unmindful of nation's economic loss, chest-thumping on 'successful bandh'

Terming the All India general strike called by central trade unions (CTUs) "a great success", Left parties today congratulated the protesters for staging "one of the biggest" demonstrations of working class against Centre's alleged anti-labour policies.

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6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Government to auction 69 oil & gas fields on new revenue share model

In a 'paradigm' shift, government will auction 69 idle oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and Oil India to private firms on a new revenue sharing model and liberalised terms including pricing and marketing freedom.

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6:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue at UN

Pakistan has again raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN, telling a global conference of parliamentarians here that it is time for a plebiscite under the world body for the Kashmiri people.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt mulls more water cuts for industries

In view of the serious drought conditions prevalent in the Marathwada region, the Maharashtra government is mulling to further cut down water supply for the industries in the area from the current 10 per cent, imposed a month ago.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK asks TN Speaker to record remark by CPI(M) MLA

Seeking to corner the government in the House, DMK members today engaged in a verbal duel with the Speaker P Dhanapal, urging him to allow an expunged remark made by a CPI(M) MLA against a state body to go on record.

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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh to have State Disaster Response Force

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has given his nod for the creation of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to strengthen disaster management systems in Andhra Pradesh.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vyapam case: CBI collects Aaj Tak journalist's medical reports

In its probe to unravel the cause of the mysterious death of Aaj Tak journalist Akshay Singh, CBI has collected his medical reports from his family to ascertain whether he had any medical history which might have led to his death.

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4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka drought situation worsens, while Siddaramaiah busy playing politics

BJP national Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa today demanded convening of a three-day special session of the state legislature to discuss drought and farmers-related issues.

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4:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal Pradesh releases state's share for education, health

In line with the decision taken to ensure timely release of the state's shares for education and health sector, Arunachal Pradesh government has released Rs 28.93 crore as the state's share against various centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) under health and education sector.

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4:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt to encourage revenue generation from forest products

The Maharashtra government is looking at generating Rs 200-300 crore revenue per year by encouraging business from non-timber forest products.

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4:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Indo-Pak talks - "No room for any third party interference"

BJP today said there was no role for any third party, including Hurriyat Conference, in the talks process between India and Pakistan as per the Simla agreement.

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4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australia opposes 'militarisation' in S China Sea, says India's role critical

In a veiled attack on China, Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews today strongly opposed the use of "intimidation and aggression" in the disputed South China Sea and said India's role was critical in stability of Indian Ocean region and wider global order.

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4:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NaMo voices concern over high airfares during festive seasons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over steep rise in airfares during festive seasons, following which the Civil Aviation Ministry is looking at ways to curb such instances.

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4:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Government flags deflation as new challenge for economy

Government today flagged deflation as a new challenge for the economy but expressed hope that the growth will be close to 8 per cent in the current fiscal year, notwithstanding lower first quarter GDP number.

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3:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal Pradesh reeling under flood-like situation

Several districts of Arunachal Pradesh today continued to reel under flood-like situation triggered by incessant rain over the past few days even as work for restoration of essential services was on in full swing.

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3:28 pm   #NitiCommentary   #NitiExclusives   #States   #Politics   

Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Congress's BBMP Hijack - Niti Exclusive

Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrasekhar today appealed to JD(S) leaders HD Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy to reconsider their decision to support Congress in forming council at the Bangalore Municipal Corporation (BBMP).

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3:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Editors' body demands strict laws to check attacks on scribes

The All India Newspaper Editors' Conference (AINEC) has demanded strict laws with "stiff and deterrent" punishment to deal with rising incidents of attacks on journalists in the country and said any case of fatality should automatically be referred to CBI or any other national- level probe agency.

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3:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Ratan Tata invests in startup Holachef

Chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata has made a personal investment of an undisclosed amount in the online marketplace for chefs Holachef.

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3:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal Pradesh unaffected by strike

The nationwide one-day strike called by ten central trade unions failed to create any impact in Arunachal Pradesh today.

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2:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K - Army man killed in gun battle with terrorists in Baramulla district

An army personnel was killed in an encounter with militants in Baramulla district of north Kashmir today, police said.

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2:48 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Bibipur of #SelfieWithDaughter fame wants 'Jagruk Lado, Surakshit Lado'

Bibipur village panchayat, which was in news recently for its 'selfie with daughter' contest, has again come up with a noble way to raise awareness among women.

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2:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Government to pay agencies Rs 113.40 cr for losses on pulses import

Government today approved reimbursement of Rs 113.40 crore to state-owned MMTC, PEC, STC and cooperative NAFED for incurring losses on import of pulses between 2006 and 2011.

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2:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mumbai unaffected by strike

Transport services in the city remained unaffected today, as suburban train services, autorickshaws and BEST city buses were operating normally despite the one-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions.

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2:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre assures Arunachal of funds for Ayurveda Medical College

The Centre has assured Arunachal Pradesh of sanctioning funds for setting up a 50-bedded Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital at Tezu in Lohit district.

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2:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh to have rest areas for drivers on National Highways

Andhra Pradesh would soon have resting areas with all amenities for drivers at every 100 km on National Highways in the state.

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2:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CPIM-TMC workers clash in Murshidabad district

CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress workers today clashed here during the general strike called by trade unions.

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1:58 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Trade Unions Enemies of Indian Economic Growth?

Threatened by the proposed changes in the labour laws, which will limit the scope of their unionbaazi, ten central trade unions carried out their nationwide bandh today.

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12:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

PetroGate: Court fixes November 18 for hearing case

A Delhi court today fixed November 18 for hearing the Petroleum Ministry documents leak case in which 13 persons including five executives of corporate houses were chargesheeted and directed the police to rectify any deficiency in documents provided to the defence.

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12:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP meeting attacked in Nandigram; 2 injured, 4 missing

Two persons were injured and four others were missing after a BJP meeting was attacked allegedly by ruling Trinamool Congress workers at Nandigram in East Midnapore district.

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12:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Janmashtami - Elaborate arrangements ahead of the festival

Ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birthday of Lord Krishna, elaborate arrangements are being made in the city for hassle free darshan of the principal deity at Sri Krishna Janmasthan.

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11:49 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt mulling amending Employment Guarantee Act

Maharashtra government is mulling amending the Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Act to bring under its ambit farm-hands and labourers involved in the agricultural sector.

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11:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

No retrospective MAT on FIIs; govt accepts panel report

In a big relief to FIIs, the government today accepted recommendation of a high level panel that minimum alternate tax (MAT) should not be imposed on overseas portfolio investors retrospectively.

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10:40 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan has lost international support on Kashmir: ex Pak envoy

Pakistan no longer enjoys international support on Kashmir and is unlikely to get an approval for a referendum in the region from the UN Security Council, a former Pakistani envoy to the US has said.

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10:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J-K CM asks NABARD to provide more funds for handicraft sector

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today asked development bank NABARD to pool in more finances in the revenue-generating horticulture and handicraft sectors, which form the backbone of state's rural economy.

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9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

GE, Alstom ahead in race for bagging loco projects in Bihar

GE and Alstom are believed to be ahead of other bidders in the race to bag contracts for the setting up of multi-crore diesel and electric locomotive factories in Bihar that are among the top eight infrastructure initiatives which are being monitored by the PMO.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

#MakeinIndia - HAL needs a Big Investment argues our Columnist

Making the new HAL partially privatised would also allow it to do things that a fully government owned HAL could not do.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Farmer gets award for large-scale adoption of drip irrigation

A farmer from Tirupur district has been selected for 'Innovative rice farmer award' for the year 2015 by the Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad, for large-scale adoption of drip irrigation.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Don't mix politics with growth, says Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today asked political parties not to mix politics with growth while emphasising that land acquisition is must for development and employment generation.

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7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Odisha claims 28 per cent growth in revenue generation

The Odisha government today claimed to have achieved around 28 per cent growth in revenue generation from own tax and non-tax sectors by August-end, official sources said.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

'2030 agenda does not confuse universalism with uniformity'

India today hailed the 2030 development agenda for not confusing universalism with uniformity and recognising that "common but differentiated responsibilities" will be the guiding principle of global cooperation on sustainable development.

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Singapore opposition fields team to challenge PM Lee

Two Indian-origin men have been included in the opposition party's six-member group that will challenge Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's team in the general election to be held on September 11.

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6:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Digital   

NaMo inspires Digital Telangana competitive efforts

With Telangana seeing such competitive efforts to promote Digital penetration, Narendra Modi's Digital India Mission is well on its way to becoming a mass movement.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Guj HC junks PIL seeking caste survey before decision on quota

The Gujarat High Court today dismissed a public interest litigation which had demanded that the state government must collect caste data before any decision about granting reservation to the Patel community is taken.

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5:48 am   #NitiPTI   

About 18 per cent women in India affected by PCOS: Study

A recent study has revealed that about 18 per cent of women in India, mostly from the East, suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder which causes infertility among the fairer sex.

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5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

India wins UNESCO award for conserving major temple in Kerala

India has won the top UNESCO prize 'Award of Excellence' 2015 for the remarkable conservation efforts of the majestic Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple in Kerala, the UN body announced today.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab to host mega event to mark 50th anniversary of 1965 war

To celebrate 50th Anniversary of courage and valour of Indian soldiers in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced to mark September 9 as mega event at village Amarkot in Tarn Taran district, a spokesperson said today.

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4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab govt releases pending sugarcane arrears of mills

The Punjab government today cleared all the pending dues of the sugarcane farmers towards the state cooperative sugar mills.

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4:39 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP - Free ultrasound facility at govt hospitals

Uttar Pradesh government today decided to extend free ultrasound facility to patients in government hospitals.

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4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

TN House witnesses war of words over minister's accusation

The Tamil Nadu Assembly today witnessed a war of words between DMK members and the treasury benches after Environment Minister Thoppu N D Venkatachalam made a remark and later an accusation about the previous regime.

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4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Blast of old mortar shell kills one in Pune, two injured

In a freak mishap, one person was killed and two others were injured when an unused mortar shell exploded at a scrap shop in Kondhwa area here today.

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3:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha claims 28 per cent growth in revenue generation

The Odisha government today claimed to have achieved around 28 per cent growth in revenue generation from own tax and non-tax sectors by August-end, official sources said.

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3:34 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

BPL Medical Technologies acquires UK-based Penlon

BPL Medical Technologies (BPL Medical), a leading Indian medical devices company backed by global investment bank Goldman Sachs, today announced the acquisition of UK-based Penlon Ltd (Penlon).

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala Home Minister appeals for peace in Kannur, Kasargod

Appealing for peace in violence-wracked Kasargod and Kannur districts in north Kerala, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala today sought co-operation of all political parties and media to restore normalcy in the region.

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3:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

YSRC chief Jagan to sit on indefinite fast for AP spl status

YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today announced indefinite fast in Guntur from September 15 to demand fulfilment of the promise of special category status made to Andhra Pradesh during state bifurcation last year.

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2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

China asks India, Pakistan to exercise restraint at border

"Closely following" Indo-Pak border tensions, China today called on both countries to exercise restraint and "manage" their differences through dialogue.

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2:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt to form Farmers' Public Ltd Company

To boost agriculture, Goa government has decided to form Farmers' Public Ltd Company that would provide linkage of national markets to the local produce.

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2:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

3 Pakistani Taliban militants killed in Lahore

Three Pakistani Taliban militants suspected to be involved in a suicide attack on twin churches here in March were killed in a shootout today after a botched attempt to break them out of police custody.

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2:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

3 Pakistani Taliban militants killed in Lahore

Three Pakistani Taliban militants suspected to be involved in a suicide attack on twin churches here in March were killed in a shootout today after a botched attempt to break them out of police custody.

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1:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT seeks penal action over garbage in south Delhi

Overflowing and stinking garbage accumulated outside Max hospital in Saket here today drew the attention of the National Green Tribunal which asked the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to initiate penal action against all commercial establishments responsible for generation of waste.

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1:38 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

\'All workers will go on massive strike in Puducherry tomorrow\'

The general strike being observed here tomorrow in response to a nationwide call given by central trade unions and federations to condemn the 'anti labour' polices of the NDA government would be a massive stir, a top union leader said today.

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1:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Deadlock on Rafale broken, DAC approves further talks

The Defence Acquisition Council today gave the go ahead to further negotiations for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France talks for which had got stalled, reviving hopes of the deal going through.

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1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Meru rolls out carpool service

Taxi service provider Meru today launched first-of-its-kind ride sharing service 'CarPool' for its customers across the country.

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1:01 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mumbai police registers fresh FIR against Radhe Maa

The Mumbai police registered a fresh FIR against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa and more than a dozen of her family members as well as associates, based on a complaint filed by TV actress Dolly Bindra, a senior police official said here today.

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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

L&T bags Rs 1,070 crore contract in Saudi Arabia

Engineering major Larsen & Toubro today said it has bagged a contract worth Rs 1,070 crore in Saudi Arabia for constructing ballastless tracks for Riyadh metro lines.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Culture   

Aurangzeb Road to APJ Kalam Marg - Secular Political Correctness plumbs new depths

The proposed name change of Aurangzeb Road to APJ Abdul Kalam Marg has produced howls of protests from the usual suspects - right wing Muslim groups and their ‘liberal' apologists have all risen to protest what should have been a routine name change.

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