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Jun 30, 2015 8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal's improved railway services

The efforts of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa to improve railway services in the state has paid dividend as the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) has replaced the coaches of Naharlagun-Guwahati Inter City Express and Naharlagun-New Delhi AC Express with brand new ones besides improving other services.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Digital   

Digital Archiving to tackle Fake Degrees

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to unveil his roadmap for a Digital India, the Digital Archiving of our Documents is a small step towards that vision of digitally empowering a Billion plus Indians.

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8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K vigilance files chargesheet against 14 in Rs 22 crore fraud

State Vigilance Organisation today filed a supplementary chargesheet against 14 bank employees for their alleged role in embezzlement of over Rs 22 crores from funds meant to compensate people whose lands were acquired in Pulwama.

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7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel on land bill likely to seek a week's extension

The Parliamentary panel examining the contentious land acquisition bill is likely to seek a week's extension to complete its task as it may find it difficult to prepare its report before July 21, when the Monsoon session starts.

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7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Prakash Javadekar: Hopeful of CAMPA Bill's passage in Parliament

Union Minister of State Prakash Javadekar today said that he was hopeful of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Bill to be passed in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament.

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6:38 am   #Offstumped   #Digital

#MakeinIndia HTC wants to ride the bus

HTC has finalised its ?Make in India? plans, becoming the second major global smartphone maker to produce handsets in the country, after Samsung. - The Economic Times on Mobile

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6:32 am   #Offstumped   #States

Vyapam deaths - SIT probe

"I know some of the people who became unwittingly involved in this, and cannot deal with pressure of having been involved in a scandal of this sort," Vijayvargiya said. - The Economic Times on Mobile

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6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt intensifies efforts to implement 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

Intensifying its efforts to implement "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" campaign in the state, the Haryana government has decided to display logos of the programme at government buildings and public places in 12 districts to spread awareness among the masses about the initiative.

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6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab to have two selection boards for recruitment in army

Two Service Selection Boards (SSBs) will be set up in Punjab with an aim of boosting army recruitment from north India and to meet the acute shortage of officers in the force.

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5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Blackbuck case: Key witness fails to appear in court

A key witness in the blackbuck poaching case, allegedly involving Salman Khan, today failed to appear in court for recording his statement, saying he is "mentally unfit" for this.

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5:29 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greek crisis to hit Indian exports, trigger capital outflows

With Greece witnessing a full- blown economic crisis, India's software and engineering exports may take a hit and the country may also face larger capital outflows due to a weaker euro, industry and government officials warned today.

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5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland nurses go on mass casual leave

The Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) and Nursing Sisters without Degree and Diploma went on a three-day mass casual leave from today to press for their demands.

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4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Keralite Neurology professor awarded British Fellowship

Dr Abraham Kuruvilla, professor of Neurology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, here has been awarded the fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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4:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa- New prison to soon become operational

The newly inaugurated prison in Colvale village of Goa will be soon operational after India Reserve Battalion (IRB) takes over the outward security of this jail, a top official said today.

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3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP emerging as cost-effective manufacturing centre for medical devices

Uttar Pradesh is fast emerging as a cost-effective manufacturing centre for medical and dental instruments, owing to availability of trained manpower such as labourers and technicians, industry body Assocham has said.

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3:09 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Amazon catches up, gets past Flipkart on site visits

As e-commerce players battle it out for buyers' attention, Amazon India has caught up with Flipkart and overtaken Snapdeal in terms of monthly unique visitors in May.

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2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Veteran Indian journalist dies in Nepal

Veteran Indian journalist Ramashish today died of cardiac arrest in Kathmanmdu.

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2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

'Tanned. Rested. Ready' -- Jindal's 2016 campaign slogan

"Tanned.Rested.Ready."That is Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's new 2016 presidential campaign slogan and the "tanned" part is supposed to be a reference to his skin tone.

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2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian to fight extradition to Australia in hit-and-run case

An Indian youth, who allegedly mowed down an Australian student and injured another in a 2008 hit-and-run case here, will fight attempts to extradite him using his medical condition from India where he is currently living, a media report said today.

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1:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NSE to launch new platform for negotiated trade in debt

Leading stock exchange NSE will introduce a new web-based 'negotiated trade platform' for reporting all the deals in the debt segment, from July 1.

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1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Coconut prices likely to fall next quarter

Coconut prices are likely to fall next quarter, according to the Ago Market Intelligence and Business Promotion Centre (AMI & BPC) here.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jamia Miliya university gets Babu Jagjivan Ram chair

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's autonomous organisation, Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation, has proposed to establish a Babu Jagjivan Ram Chair at Jamia Millia Islamia university.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Air Costa flies one million passengers

Regional carrier Air Costa today crossed the one million passenger mark as it flew its millionth passenger from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.

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12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

'Paris climate deal should reflect differentiated responsibilities': BASIC countries

The developing countries' bloc of Brazil, South Africa, India and China have underscored that the ambitious Paris Agreement on climate change to be adopted later this year should "fully reflect" differentiated responsibilities of developed and developing countries.

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11:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata- Scottish Church College withdraws dress code order

The authorities of the Scottish Church College today revoked their dress code advisory which had asked girl students not to wear above knee-length skirts.

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11:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to frame new forest policy

The Jammu and Kashmir government will frame a new forest policy as part of its efforts to reverse damage to biodiversity and focus on environmental conservation.

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11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

#ChennaiMetro- DMK claims credit for the launch

The DMK today welcomed the launch of Metro Rail services in the city and claimed credit for bringing the transport system to this metropolis.

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10:46 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Priyanka Vadra's Shimla land-deal information wrongly withheld

The Himachal Pradesh State Information Commission today directed Public Information Office to provide all details within ten days about the land purchased by Priyanka Vadra at Chharabra, 12 Km from Shimla.

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10:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greek crisis not to impact ICICI Bank: Chanda Kochhar

Country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank today said it sees no impact of the Greek debt crisis on the bank as it has no exposure to Europe.

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10:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
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10:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greece banking shutdown sparks global markets slump

World markets tumbled today as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls to halt a panic-driven run on ATMs, a day before Athens risked defaulting and possibly crashing out of the euro.

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10:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NHRC issues notice to Bihar govt over midday meal poisoning

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Bihar government over reports that at least 72 children fell ill after having their midday meal in two government schools in the state.

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9:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Home Ministry voices concern over communal violence in UP

The Union Home Ministry today expressed concern over two recent incidents of communal tension in Uttar Pradesh and asked the administration to ensure peace in the state.

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9:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Yatra to Badrinath resumes

Yatra to Badrinath was resumed today after a gap of five days with breached stretches along the highway to the Himalayan temple repaired while 80 pilgrims stranded in Ghanghariya on their way back from the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib were rescued by choppers.

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9:17 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA's new textiles policy aims at 35 mn jobs, foreign investment

The government will unveil a new national textiles policy next month that seeks to create 35 million new jobs by attracting foreign investments, a senior ministry official said today.

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9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh to visit Srinagar, Amarnath cave shrine on July 1-2

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning July 1 during which he will offer prayers at the Amarnath cave shrine.

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9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Yoga made compulsory for 10 lakh strong central forces

The 10 lakh-strong paramilitary forces of the country have been asked by the Centre to include Yoga in their daily physical drills.

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8:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Narasimha Rao's memorial ready at 'Rastriya Smriti'

Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao has finally got a memorial in his name in the national capital, ten years after his demise.

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8:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalit Modi targets Srinivasan

Tainted former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi today accused his bete noire and current ICC chairman N Srinivasan of "shielding" the three players who are from Chennai Super Kings in the wake of his allegation that they were bribed by a business tycoon.

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8:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalu acts like 'Duryodhan' and 'Kansh' - Pappu Yadav

Expelled RJD leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav today hit back at Lalu Prasad for calling him "Mir Jafar and Jai Chand" and said his former mentor acted like "Duryodhan" and "Kansh" for the Yadav caste.

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8:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India's GDP to grow 8% in FY16; hit $3 trn mark in 5 years: Panagariya

India's growth rate is expected to accelerate to 8 per cent in the current financial year and the economy will surpass USD 3 trillion mark in less than five years, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said today.

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8:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt launches statistical software 'e-vishleshak'

On the occasion of National Statistical Day, Haryana government today launched statistical software, e-vishleshak, to make their schemes more effective.

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7:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today for a customary southern sojourn during which he will stay at Rashtrapati Nilayam, one of the Presidential Retreats.

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7:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Guwahati scribes demand separate law for their protection

Journalists today protested against the attacks on media personnel across the country and Assam in particular and demanded a separate law for their protection while carrying out their duties.

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7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

Home Ministry insists on yearly police verification of journalists

Departing from the past practice, the Home Ministry is now insisting that journalists accredited with the Press Information Bureau (PIB) will have to get their police verification done every year for renewal, a move that may make it difficult for the scribes to have easy access to central ministries and departments.

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7:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

10 years after death, Narasimha Rao gets memorial in Delhi

Ten years after his demise, former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, has finally got his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi' here.

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7:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

NPCI ties up with Japanese cards major JCB International

JCB International, a Japanese cards issuer, has entered into a strategic partnership with National Payments Corporation of India under which its card-holders will be able to transact at all NPCI locations.

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7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Nepal- 1st draft of constitution to be presented in Parliament

In a major breakthrough, Nepal's Drafting Committee has endorsed the first draft of the long- pending constitution, which if promulgated would recognise the country as "secular, inclusive and multi-ethnic" for the first time.

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7:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh inks deal to build high-tech business park    

Bangladesh's leading conglomerate Summit Group and India's Infinity Infosys Parks will jointly invest USD 207.59 million to build the country's biggest technology park that will provide jobs to nearly 60,000 IT professionals.

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6:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Big blow to Kejriwal, Delhi HC allows Meena to continue as ACB chief

Delhi High Court today asked Lt Governor-appointee Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief M K Meena to act in accordance with the law, while refusing to issue directions to restrain him from entering office as sought by the Delhi government.

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6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra Sadan scam: Governor accepts Deshpande's resignation

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has accepted the resignation of Information Commissioner of Aurangabad division D B Deshpande, who was booked by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau for his alleged involvement in the Maharashtra Sadan scam.

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6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

3500 pilgrims stranded at Gobind Dham rescued

t least 3500 pilgrims stranded at Gobind Dham in Uttarakhand have been safely evacuated and brought back either at Gobind Ghat (Joshi Math) with the co-operation and joint efforts of District Administration of Math, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and state team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

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5:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sun TV network clearance- Final decision to be taken collectively

The government today said that a final decision on the matter related to 33 channels of Kalanithi Maran-promoted Sun TV network will be taken "collectively" even as reports suggested that the two key concerned ministries had taken diverging views on the issue.

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5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Defence Ministry raises Rs 500 cr bill for flood assistance to J&K

The Defence Ministry has raised a bill of Rs 500 crore for its assistance to Jammu and Kashmir government for carrying out relief and rescue operations during the floods that battered the valley last year.

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5:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today for a 10-day southern sojourn during which he will also visit Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple in Tirupati.

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4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka Assembly rocked by farmers' suicide issue

The Opposition today turned the heat on the Siddaramaiah government on recurring farmers' suicides in Karnataka, accusing it of being "irresponsible" and "careless" in addressing the issues concerning peasants.

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4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bar bribe scam: LDF walkout over Vigilance department's move to close case

pposition LDF today staged a walkout in Kerala Assembly in protest against denial of permission for adjournment motion seeking discussion over state Vigilance department's decision not to prosecute Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribery scam.

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4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jairam Ramesh comes out of the woodwork

Keeping up the heat on the Lalitgate issue, Congress today accused Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje of "forcible, illegal occupation" of the Dholpur Palace along with Lalit Modi through a private company.

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4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   

HRD Ministry reviews contentious clauses in IIM bill

Facing open criticism over the draft IIM bill that gives sweeping powers to the government in policy matters governing the prestigious B-schools, the HRD Ministry is considering doing away with some contentious clauses that may infringe on their autonomy.

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4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   

NITI Aayog to push India's cyber defence system

NITI Aayog would give a policy push to build India's cyber defence system, its member V K Saraswat said today.

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4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Cash-for-vote: HC dismisses plea seeking judge's recusal

The Hyderabad High court today dismissed an application moved by Telangana's nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson seeking the judge to recuse himself from hearing a petition filed by J Muthaiah, an accused in the cash-for-vote case.

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4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AAP's #DharnaRaj

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today staged a dharna in the office premises of the Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum district here after its activists were allegedly beaten up by BJP workers.

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4:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt appoints OSD for 'Nabakalebara' festival

With Lord Jagannath's 'Nabakalebara' festival hitting hurdles due to controversies, Odisha government today entrusted additional charge with the IG, (Operations), Soumendra Kumar Priyadarshi, as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the fete.

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3:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat govt may extend deadline of plot usage in GIDC estates

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has hinted at extending plot usage deadline of GIDC estates located in four zones of Gujarat.

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3:46 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Vyapam Scam - The Story so far

The politically motivated targeting of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam Scam is evident from the fact that the scam dates back to 2004, a year before Chouhan became the CM in November 2005.

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3:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

L C Goyal reviews arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

Union Home Secretary L C Goyal today visited the Panjtarni halting station on traditional Pahalgam-Amarnath route to take stock of arrangements for the 59-day annual yatra, scheduled to begin on July 2.

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2:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Deaths of accused "natural": Gaur on MPPEB scam

Amid fresh Opposition demands for a CBI probe into the high-profile MPPEB scam in the wake of deaths of 25 accused and witnesses, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur today termed them as "natural" deaths and ruled out probe by the central agency into the scandal.

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2:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

#ChennaiMetro- Young woman loco pilot steers first train

Steered by a young woman, the first train of the Chennai Metro Rail chugged off from Alandur Station here today after being flagged off by chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

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2:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tihar jailbreak- Najeeb Jung orders magisterial inquiry

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the daring jail break incident at Tihar Jail from where two undertrials managed to escape.

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2:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sena slams HC order banning 'pandal construction' on roads

Criticising the recent Bombay High Court order which stated that denying permission to erect temporary pandals on roads and foothpaths is not a breach of fundamental right to religion, the Shiv Sena today said that the verdict appears to have come from a Pakistani court.

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2:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greece crisis may trigger outflows from India: Finance Secretary

The economic crisis in Greece may trigger capital outflows from India and the government is consulting the RBI to deal with the situation, Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said today.

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2:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis leaves for US on official visit

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today left for a week-long official trip to USA where a series of meetings with trade, commerce and industry houses are lined up.

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2:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, Thailand sign multiple agreements, including DTAT

India and Thailand today signed a number of important agreements, including the double taxation avoidance treaty, and exchanged instruments of ratification on the extradition treaty inked in 2013, which provides for the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders.

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1:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

50 nations, including India, sign agreement on China-led AIIB

Representatives from 50 founding countries, including India, today signed an agreement that provided the legal framework for the China-led USD 100 billion multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

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1:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizo officials reach Hampsapara relief camp

Mizoram government officials reached Hampsapara relief camp in North Tripura district to conduct verification of bonafide residents of states among the Brus lodged in the camp from today, a state home department official said.

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1:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers

At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said today, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support.

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12:52 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

#SelfieWithDaughter goes Viral, infects Left-Libs as well

Narendra Modi's #SelfieWithDaughter evokes a flood of responses from India and across the world even as petulant Left-Libs find their feminist ground slipping away from under their feet.

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12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat Pollution Control Board mulls new initiative to tackle river pollution

In order to reduce pollution in rivers and water bodies situated near industrial belts across the state, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has decided to keep a close watch on activities of service stations involved in cleaning chemical tankers.

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12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra: Arrangements for Kumbh mela reviewed

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan reviewed the works going on for the Kumbh mela to be held here next month.

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11:34 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate Integrated Security System in Mumbai

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will today inaugurate the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs 21.72 crore at four railway stations in the metropolis comprising CST, Dadar, Kurla and LTT.

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10:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Jindal criticises Obama, Hillary over gay marriage views

Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has lashed out at US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton for their views on same sex marriage, alleging that they evolved their views based on opinion polls.<

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10:37 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Suresh Prabhu orders probe into train accident in Mumbai

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today ordered a probe into the freak accident at Churchgate Station here wherein a local train crashed into the dead end, injuring five passengers and disrupting suburban services on the Western Railway line.<

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7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

Nathu La to Kailash - Trip down the memory lane

As the first batch of Indian pilgrims visit Mount Kailash via the new route opened by China, know all about it.

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5:37 am   #NitiPTI   

Suzlon to focus on domestic market, plans offshore mills in Gujarat

Troubled wind turbine maker Suzlon group, which had recently sold its German arm Senvion to pare debt in January, has said it will focus on the domestic market in the short-to medium-term while it comes out of the debt burden.

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5:34 am   #NitiPTI   

Building collapse: buyers seek Centre and State government intervention

A year after a multi-storeyed under-construction building collapse incident near here, people who had purchased houses in the project, have now sought intervention of the Centre and state government to address the issue.

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5:33 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu tourism department holds road show in Amritsar

In a bid to woo tourists from the neighbouring state, the Jammu tourism department conducted a road show in Amritsar in Punjab and exhibited major sites of the region with special focus on Patnitop circuit as an independent tourist destination.

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4:28 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remained in hospitals today after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at a Taiwan water park, injuring a total of 519 people, authorities said.

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3:25 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

2 Indians among 26 killed in suicide attack in Kuwait mosque

Two Indians were among 26 people killed in a ISIS suicide attack at a Shia mosque here, according to Indian Embassy, which asked the Indian nationals to take precautions for their safety and security in Kuwait

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3:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Quake hits Bhaderwah in Jammu & Kashmir

An earthquake of moderate intensity struck the mountainous Bhaderwah Tehsil of Doda district triggering panic among people who rushed out of their homes to open grounds.

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2:21 am   #NitiPTI   

Global diaspora extends support to ISKCON's social causes

At a meet focused on spirituality in medicine, for which health and medical professionals from across the world had gathered recently in New Jersey in the USA, the global diaspora extended support to humanitarian programmes driven by ISKCON.

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1:13 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal Speaker Nabam Rebia urges Assam to halt construction at Ragaso

Arunachal Pradesh legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia today urged neighbouring Assam government to stop construction of a beat house at Ragaso border village under Taraso circle of Papum Pare district.

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12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Kuwait Shiite mosque bomber was Saudi national

Kuwait today identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque as a Saudi national, after a series of arrests in connection with the blast that left 26 dead.

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12:04 am   #NitiPTI   

Tihar life convicts with good conduct to go green

Life convicts in Tihar prison with proven good conduct will now be trained in growing organic fruits and vegetables in the complex, an initiative which will engage them in a meaningful manner.

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Jun 28, 2015 9:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   
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7:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rescheduled Kerala Assembly session starts tomorrow

The full-fledged budget session of Kerala Assembly, rescheduled in the wake of the June 27 Aruvikkara bypoll, will begin here tomorrow, with the opposition gearing up to corner the government over the decision of Vigilance not to prosecute Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribe scam.

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7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

3 Maoists arrested in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh

A husband and wife couple were among three Maoists arrested today from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district with police saying all three were carrying rewards on their head.

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7:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

JSW Group to develop 34km rail link to connect its Jaigarh port

The JSW Group today signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Konkan Railway to build a 34-km, Rs 771-crore rail link to connect its Jaigarh port on the Konkan coast.

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7:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu 'on the move' fearing notices in cash-for-vote case: YSRCP

YSR Congress today claimed that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is "constantly on the move fearing notices from the law enforcing agencies" over the cash-for-vote case.

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6:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Road to Dhanushkodi to be completed before this year end

Dhanushkodi, an holy destination for pilgrims and tourists at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu, will get a good road before the end of this year.

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6:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress optimistic of improving fortunes with Palghar bypoll

Nearly a year after its worst poll debacle in Maharashtra, Congress party's fortunes do not seem to improve, if the recent local bodies and Assembly by-elections results are any indication.

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6:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi government notifies 80 percent reduction in water, sewer charges

In a major relief to people living in unauthorized colonies, Delhi government has notified its scheme of 80 per cent reduction in one-time sewer and water development charges for new connections.

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6:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Pipavav Port resumes operations

Gujarat Pipavav Port (APM Terminals Pipavav) today said it has resumed operations following improvement in weather conditions.

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6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Jammu & Kashmir is a 'nerve centre' for BJP workers: Jitendra Singh

Describing Jammu and Kashmir as a sensitive "nerve centre" for BJP workers across the country, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said there is no compromise on Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee's ideology of 'one flag, one Constitution'.

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5:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Measures being taken to check floods in Samba: J&K minister Chander Prakash Ganga

With the monsoons approaching, J&K minister Chander Prakash Ganga visited the Samba district to monitor flood protection measures in the area that was hit badly in the deluge last year.

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5:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

86 vehicles torched in Pune's Sun city

Eighty-two two-wheelers and four cars parked in various residential societies were burnt by unidentified persons in Sun City area here in the wee hours today, police said.

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5:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Maharashtra government, Railways sign agreements to boost projects

In a bid to ensure speedy implementation of railway projects in Maharashtra, Union Ministry of Railways and Maharashtra government today signed several agreements including an Memorandum of Understanding for setting up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).

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4:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Home Secretary L C Goyal reviews J&K's security, Amarnath Yatra arrangements

Union Home Secretary L C Goyal today reviewed the security in Jammu and Kashmir with a special focus on the arrangements made for the 59-day annual Amarnath Yatra beginning July 2. Goyal, who arrived here on a two-day visit today, took the review during a meeting with top brass of all security agencies including police, army and the civil administration.

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4:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

Punjab CM Parkash SinghBadal welcomes NITI Aayog's proposal on schemes

Hailing NITI Aayog's proposal to reduce the list of centrally sponsored schemes and enhance the share of flexi funds, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that doing away all such schemes was the need of the hour and in the larger interest of the country.

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4:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

Aditya Birla's CSR empowering women of Sambalpur

Aditya Aluminium Company, a unit of Aditya Birla Group, has launched in Odisha's Sambalpur district a CSR initiative under which it is promoting self-help groups (SHGs) and helping rural women start ventures like phenyl production, poultry farming and tailoring.

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4:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

East Delhi residents can now register complaints on Delhi Police App

East Delhi residents can register their complaints regarding the law and order situation and encroachments on the Delhi Police App without visiting the police station.

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3:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress demands CBI inquiry in cash-for-vote case

Congress today demanded a CBI inquiry into the cash-for-vote case allegedly involving Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy.

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3:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi visit cancelled after heavy rains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today cancelled his scheduled visit to his parliamentary constituency due to heavy rainfall.

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2:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Kashmiri youths joining militancy; funds flow from Gulf countries

Large inflow of hawala funds from gulf countries and more Kashmiri youths getting sucked into militancy are dangerously stoking terrorism in the Valley in a fresh test for security forces in their anti-militancy operations.

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2:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

44 postal ATMs to be installed in Odisha

The postal department has identified 44 locations for installation of postal ATMs in Odisha by the end of this fiscal

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2:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Decision yet to be taken on high-level panel report on tribals

While the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on ensuring welfare of the tribals, concrete steps are yet to be taken on a set of recommendations for their socio-economic development submitted over a year back by a high-level committee.

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1:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

India envisage more vigorous engagement with SE Asia: Sushma Swaraj

India today described Thailand as a valued partner in its 'Act East' Policy and said it envisage a more vigorous and proactive engagement with the strategic and economically vibrant Southeast Asia region as part of its efforts to reposition itself at the world stage.

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1:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Separating river, sewage water is need of hour: Rajendra Singh

Introduction of a new river and sewage separation system will fulfill the needs of over a million citizens of the country who lack the availability of drinking water, says renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh

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1:42 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government mulls importing onions to control price rise

The government is considering importing onions to boost domestic availability of the commodity and prevent spike in its prices.

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1:42 pm   #NitiPTI   

India's third Sanskrit movie to get underway

After almost two decades, a Sanskrit movie, depicting the life of 17th century Keralite poet-scholar Unnayi Warrier, is getting ready and is expected to hit the screens by September this year.

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1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

4 militants arrested with explosives in Meghalaya

Four militants belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) of Assam and an explosive supplier were arrested with 144 gelatine sticks and 126 detonators in East Jaintia Hills district early today.

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1:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Government to come out with sustainable sand mining policy:Javadekar

The Centre will soon come out with a national policy on "sustainable" sand mining to ensure that the ecology of rivers was maintained and they remain alive, and to curb the instances of flooding.

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1:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

University lacks proper anti-sexual harassment laws: Delhi University's Gender Studies Group

Even as St Stephen's college has been rocked by an alleged incident of molestation of a research scholar by a professor, DU's Gender Studies group has claimed the university does not have proper rules in place to deal with complaints of such nature.

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1:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

PM Narendra Modi concerned over declining sex ratio

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced concern over the declining sex ratio in 100 districts of the country, with situation being "more serious" in Haryana, and pitched for a campaign to save girls through the social media.

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12:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Eternal vigilance price for freedom: Journalist Coomi Kapoor

On the night of June 25 1975, the lights went off here at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, the "Fleet Street of India" from where most of the country's major national dailies are published.

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12:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Grand museum in Kerala to showcase ivory stockpile worth crores

The state government said Kerala will soon have a grand museum in Thiruvananthapuram to house a huge stockpile of ivory worth hundreds of crores of Rupees in the possession of the state Forest Department and various temple boards.

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12:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Venue of PM Narendra Modi's public meeting water logged

Heavy downpour has led to water logging in the ground where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address 'Vikas Sabha' in his parliamentary constituency here today, leaving officials worried.

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12:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

UN accredited NGO to help 5,000 poor widows in Varanasi

A UN accredited global NGO, the Loomba Foundation, will provide vocational skills and training to 5,000 poor widows in Varanasi in an effort to create employment opportunities for them.

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12:04 pm   #NitiPTI   

129 people fined for urinating publicly in Agra

In a first amidst the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', 129 people have been fined in the last three days for allegedly urinating in public in the city of Taj.

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11:50 am   #NitiPTI   

IMD forecasts less than normal rainfall in July, August

Notwithstanding the plentiful rainfall in June, the weatherman has forecast less than normal precipitation over the next two months and advised the Agriculture Ministry to keep ready a contingency plan.

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11:42 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Election Commission to send another batch of e-roll auditors to Bihar tomorrow

To ensure error free electoral rolls in Bihar, the Election Commission is sending another batch of e-roll auditors to the state tomorrow.

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11:26 am   #NitiPTI   

After tur dal, govt to tender 5,000 tonnes of urad import

To give consumers some relief from spiraling prices of pulses, the government has decided to soon float another tender for import of 5,000 tonnes of urad dal to boost supply.

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11:03 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Mild tremor jolts Meghalaya

A moderate earthquake jolted Meghalaya early today, but there was no report of loss of life or damage to property.

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9:23 am   #NitiPTI   #National   
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