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Sep 02, 2015 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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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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10:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Digital   

Silicon Valley Professionals on lame anti-Modi campaign by US based Academics

A quick comparison of the earlier petitions shows that over 40 signatories in this Silicon Valley letter are the same old lot, most of them associates of the now disgraced Prof Angana Chatterjee, the sacked Professor of California Institute of Integral Studies, who earlier led anti-Modi campaigns.

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9:52 pm   #NitiPTI   

Centre planning to set up land bank

The central government is mulling setting up a land bank to facilitate and pace up social and economic development, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.

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'Pani Parishad' - Conference on river pollution, water issues tomorrow in Nashik

A day-long 'Pani Parishad' (Water Conference) to discuss water-related issues such as river pollution, inadequate rainfall among others would be held here tomorrow, seer Shankaracharya Adhokshyajanand of Jagannath Puri Peeth said today.

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9:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AP Assembly Speaker murder: Maoist leader produced in court

A top Maoist leader, accused in the murder case of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Duddilla Sripada Rao in 1999, was today produced before a local court which extended his judicial remand till September 15.

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8:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmiri Pandits stage rally in Srinagar to press for their demands

Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits today staged a second rally in as many weeks to press for their demands including proper rehabilitation, employment and financial packages for the youth and renovation of temples.

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8:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Farooq Abdullah seeks early resumption of Indo-Pak talks

National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah today called for early resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, saying it is "imperative" as people of Jammu and Kashmir have to bear the brunt of tension between the two countries.

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8:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam - Rally for peace in Haflong

A mass rally for peace and development and in protest against social maladies such as alcoholism, child labour, bandh culture, etc, was held at Haflong town in Assam's Dima Hasao district today.

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7:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana assembly session starts tomorrow

The Haryana Vidhan Sabha session commencing tomorrow is likely to be stormy affair with opposition Congress and Indian National Lok Dal set to put the ruling BJP on the mat for its alleged "failure".

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7:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kshama Kaul's 'unholy' sermon on J&K govt

A day ahead of the three-day coordination meeting of RSS in Delhi, noted writer Kshama Kaul today termed the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir as "unholy" and claimed that it is going to spell doom for the saffron party in the country.

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7:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AP invites applications from start-ups for Innovation Awards

Andhra Pradesh government today invited applications from start-ups for AP Innovation Awards.

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6:52 pm   #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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6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US Envoy expected to meet Law Minister Sadananda Gowda

US Ambassador to India Richard Verma is expected to meet Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to discuss timely resolution of commercial disputes and the commercial courts bill pending before a Parliamentary panel.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal govt depriving people of central benefits: Naqvi

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has been "depriving" common people in the state from benefits of the central schemes.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

JKNPP protests shift focus from AIIMS to Urdu exam issue

Backing distressed Naib-Tehsildar aspirants of Jammu region with non-Urdu background, JKNPP today held anti-government protests over inclusion of Urdu language in the written examination of Naib-Tehsildars by BJP-PDP government.

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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rahul Gandhi's next padyatra show in Odisha

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will lead a 'Save Farmer March' in Bargarh district during his two-day visit to Odisha to highlight alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state in mitigating the plight of peasants.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa taxis to join strike tomorrow

Tourists arriving in Goa tomorrow may face hardships as taxi operators in the state have decided to join the nationwide strike call given by some central trade unions to oppose the proposed Road Transport Safety Bill 2014.

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5:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Indian post fired upon from across LoC in Poonch

A forward Indian post today came under fire from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, with no report of casualty.

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5:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur on edge after arson leaves 4 dead, 13 injured

Manipur was on the edge today after four people were killed and 13 injured in violence and arson triggered by the passage of three controversial bills by the Assembly yesterday, which has caused resentment among the tribals who fear that their land rights would be snatched.

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5:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Kerala Communist Terror betrays anxiety over Saffron Rising

Kerala Communist Terror in response to a Rising Saffron has also become the focal point of more than one social media conversations over the past 24 hours with political violence in Kerala making the headlines.

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4:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AMU teachers' association demands transparency in admissions

Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association (AMUTA) has called for greater transparency in admissions to the distinguished university.

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4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan using new methods to create unrest in J&K: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh today accused Pakistan of using "new methods" for creating unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and said that recent incidents of terrorist violence were clear pointers towards its attempts to extend the arc of violence to other areas.

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4:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt approves ordinance to amend MPDA Act

The state government today gave a nod to an ordinance for amending the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act, under which sand mafia will not get bail for one year after arrest.

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4:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kalburgi murder: Four probe teams formed by police

Four teams have been formed by police as part of its probe into the murder of noted Kannada progressive thinker and scholar M M Kalburgi, who was shot dead at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka on Sunday.

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4:11 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

#NaMoinBhagalpur - "JP, Lohia given Tilanjali at Patna"

All those who grew up working for Jay Prakashji and who learnt lessons of politics from him, they on Sunday deserted him (Tilanjali de di): Narendra Modi in Bhagalpur

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4:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Biharis most intelligent will choose wisely says NaMo

Addressing the fourth and last Parivartan rally in Bihar today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Bihar to vote for development and called the people of the state as the "most intelligent".

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3:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress holds BJD responsible for infant deaths in Odisha

Holding BJD Government in Odisha responsible for spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack, Congress today said the fact that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is yet to visit the referral hospital shows the casual approach in dealing with the situation.

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3:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam: Five suspected NDFB(S) terrorists have been caught

Five suspected NDFB(S) militants have been caught by security forces in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district.

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3:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana - Three Swine Flu cases detected

At least three cases of Swine Flu (H1N1) were reported in the city and other districts of Telangana over the last one week, officials said today.

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3:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

"1965 war was costly misadventure of Pakistan": Hamid Ansari

Praising the leadership of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and the Kashmiris for thwarting Pakistan's invasion in 1965, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said the war was a costly military and political misadventure for the neighbouring country.

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3:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Fall in infant mortality rate in Koraput district

The infant mortality rate (IMR) has registered a fall in tribal-dominated Koraput district after introduction of the National Rural Health Mission.

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2:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala to collaborate with CFTRI to intensify food safety drive

Kerala government will collaborate with the Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) as part of plans to strengthen its food safety initiatives.

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2:40 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Bengaluru Hijack - Congress wants a backdoor entry to BBMP

Disrespecting people's mandate for the Bangalore Municipal corporation, Congress hijacked some independent corporators and has made a deal with the JD(S) in an attempt to form the council at BBMP. BJP is planning to move to High Court.

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2:36 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Arun Jaitley on Land Law - "It is a set-forward"

Several questions have been raised so far with regard to the nature and future of the Land Acquisition Law in India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today addressed those queries and questions and offered elaborated explanations. Find it here.

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2:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US: Terror threat continues to emanate from inside Pakistan

The US has said that the threat from terrorist groups, in particular the Haqqani network, continues to emanate from inside Pakistan, dismissing top Pakistani diplomat's claim that the dreaded group responsible for audacious attacks in Afghanistan has been wiped out.

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2:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka civil society cries foul over journalist missing case

Attempts are being made to suppress an investigation in the missing of a prominent journalist in Sri Lanka ahead of the 2010 presidential polls while he was working for former Army chief Sarath Fonseka, civil society activists have claimed.

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1:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Aeronautical Society plans competition in the name of Dr. Kalam

Seeking to commemorate the birth anniversary of 'Peopele's President' late APJ Abdul Kalam and keep alive his memories, Aeronautical Society of India will organise elocution competition for school students of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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1:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur violence - Four killed, 13 injured

Four persons were killed and at least 13 others injured after violence broke out in Churachandpur district in Manipur last night after passage of some bills in the state assembly, prompting authorities to impose indefinite curfew in Churachandpur town.

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1:41 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Narendra Modi addresses Parivartan Rally in Bhagalpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing his fourth and last Parivartan Rally at Bhagalpur in Bihar.

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1:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Mullah Omar sheltered by ISI, says Clinton email

Top Taliban leader Mullah Omar was sheltered by Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI after the outfit's leadership fled from Afghanistan in 2001, according to an email received by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton during her tenure.

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1:29 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Mammoth Crowd for Narendra Modi's Parivartan Rally at Bhagalpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address Parivartan Rally in Bhagalpur, Bihar today. With almost an hour still to go before the mammoth crowd gets to hear PM Modi Bhagalpur is witnessing mass euphoria.

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12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa municipal polls on October 25

Elections to 11 municipal bodies in Goa would be held on October 25. "The general election to 11 municipal councils is due to be held on October 25.

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12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K - Tragedy averted, TNT slab seized

A tragedy was averted when an explosive TNT slab was seized from Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

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12:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Maharashtra OBC organisation against reservation for Patels, Marathas

The Maharashtra Other Backward Class (OBC) Organization has opposed reservation status to Patel and Maratha communities.

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11:19 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

HC directive to Centre on crop insurance scheme

The Madras High Court today directed the central government to file an affidavit stating as to when the proposed new crop insurance scheme for farmers will get finality.

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8:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Kashmir can't be avoided in Indo-Pak talks: Germany

Germany yesterday said that "deep issues" like Kashmir should be a part of the talks between India and Pakistan as dialogue is the only way to move forward, days after the cancellation of NSA-level talks over India's insistence that Kashmir cannot be on the agenda.

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8:26 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

Amarnath Yatra incident free - Kudos to NDA, BJP-PDP governments

Term it the delivery of #AccheDin by NaMo or the governance of the PDP-BJP Government in Jammu Kashmir, the Amarnath Yatra which was beset with communal politics, terror and violence over the past many years, was an altogether different experience this time around.

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #States   

BJP shakes up Assam Politics

Assam goes to polls next year in 2016. The state has 126 assembly constituencies, 108 in general category and 18 reserved for SC /ST category.

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5:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu to expand broadband and internet services

Tamil Nadu Government has planned to ramp up the broadband and internet services provided through local cable operators across the state.

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5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre unveils Rs 100 cr spiritual tourism circuit for Kerala

The Centre today proposed a Rs 100 crore spiritual tourism circuit for Kerala and assured steps to declare Sabarimala as a national Pilgrimage Centre.

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4:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC sets up panels on illegal constructions in Ooty, Kodaikanal

The Madras High Court today constituted two committees headed by retired judges to look into alleged unauthorised constructions in the famous hill resort towns of Udhagamandalam and Kodaikanal.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

HP farm varsities' pensioners up in arms against government

About 1000 pensioners of two state farm varsities are up in arms against the state government for amending the Himachal Pradesh Universities of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry Act 1986, seeking to put the onus of payment of pension to retired employees on the universities by mobilising their own resources.

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3:40 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

US Sikhs vote to elect new gurdwara leaders

Ending years of factional infighting and legal battles, thousands of Sikhs in one of America's largest gurdwara in a Californian city have voted to elect their new leaders.

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3:21 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

TNAU to develop indegenous BT cotton in collaboraton with CICR

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) entered into agreement for developing indigenous BT Cotton.

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2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka govt: Drought situation worsening

Sounding the alarm bells, the Karnataka Government today said the drought situation in the state has worsened with deficit rainfall and water storage in dams being low.

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2:16 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SAT to hear Alchemist Capital case on September 29

Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) today admitted Alchemist Capital's plea challenging regulator Sebi's order to refund money it had raised from investors.

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1:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT prohibits use of hot-mix plants in Delhi-NCR

Citing health hazards posed by hot-mix plants running along the roadside, the National Green Tribunal today prohibited use of such plants which are being operated without proper environmental protection.

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1:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry to host second edition of Baul Retreat

The second edition of 'Baul Retreat', a programme celebrating the centuries old tradition and music of Bauls--the mystic minstrels living in West Bengal and Bangladesh, will be held in Puducherry in October.

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12:06 am   #NitiPTI   

Campaign promotes use of folic acid to prevent birth defects

With cases of birth defects in India rising, an awareness campaign has been launched to prevent their occurrence by promoting use of 'Folic Acid' among expectant mothers.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

Has China decided the Future of Tibet?

Though it escaped the Indian (and the world) media, a crucial event occurred in Beijing: the Sixth Tibet Work Forum was held on August 24 and 25.

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Aug 31, 2015 11:38 pm   #NitiPTI   
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9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Custodial death case: HC says no need for it to monitor probe

The Gujarat High Court today disposed of a petition filed in the case of alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man of Patel community during the reservation stir, saying there was no need for the court to monitor the case when CID has taken over probe into it.

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9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bajwa pays tribute to Beant Singh

Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa paid tribute to former chief minister late Beant Singh on his martyrdom anniversary, at his memorial here today.

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8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal govt offices to stay open on day of Sept 2 strike

The West Bengal government today made it mandatory for all its employees to be present on September 2 when a nation-wide trade union strike has been called by central trade unions.

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