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May 25, 2015 8:45 am   #NitiPTI   

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

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

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8:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand considers making Haridwar, Uddham Nagar no-mining zones

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

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8:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   

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

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

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7:45 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

No respite for Pappu

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, who lost to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, will visit the constituency for a day on May 26.

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7:42 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

Headline writers in TOI need a 101 on Gujarati Middle Names

In any other state, PM Narendra Modi's visit or his official engage ments in the company of the chief minister concerned would have passed off as a normal, regular event, barely leaving room for wild media speculation, but not so in Didi's Bengal.

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7:36 am   #Offstumped   #National

'"states have to start mines and begin auctions"

Steel and mines minister Narendra Singh Tomar says the Centre has moved ahead to usher in transparency in the mining sector and has laid the foundation for states to move ahead. In an interview with Sidhartha, he discusses the road ahead for the two minis

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7:31 am   #Offstumped   #Modi Governance

"tyranny of high expectations can bite badly"

Narendra Modi's first year in power has been a mixed bag of hits and misses amid concerns over rising social tensions, writes Soutik Biswas.

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7:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to make arrangements to conduct Godavari Pushkarams

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

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7:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Hasina criticises migrants, calls for crackdown on trafficking

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

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6:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

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

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

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5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

DMK stresses unity among opposition to bring down AIADMK govt

DMK Leader M K Stalin today stressed the need for unity among the opposition political parties and party cadres in Tamil Nadu to bring down the "non functioning" AIADMK government.

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4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Opposition is against development: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today attacked the opposition saying it stalled Land Acquisition Bill as they are opposed to development.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Indian Muslims nationalists: Rajnath Singh

Contending that terrorism should not be associated with any particular religion, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today described India's Muslims as "nationalists" who always "opposed terror" and did not allow radical groups to influence them.

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3:47 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK sees no improvement in 4-year AIADMK rule

DMK Treasurer M K Stalin today alleged that the four-year AIADMK rule in Tamil Nadu had not seen improvement in any area but only stoppage of various schemes, including Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project.

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3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

US says Iraqi forces lack will to fight IS

Washington today accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight the Islamic State group, which scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi.

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2:48 am   #NitiPTI   

NDA government focussing on development: Naqvi

Praising the performance of NDA government, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that it is for the first time in the country that a regime has risen over politics and is focussing on development.

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2:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre to upgrade ESI Hospital in Bhubaneswar

Announcing its plan to upgrade the ESI Hospital here into a super-speciality one, the Centre today said it would be equipped with state-of-the-art healthcare facilities with increased number of beds.

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1:53 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

India alerted of floods after artificial lake formed in Nepal

Nepal today alerted India of a possible flash floods in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh after massive landslides, likely triggered by recent devastating earthquakes, blocked Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal, creating a huge artificial lake.

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1:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dal Khalsa calls for bandh to mark Operation Bluestar

Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa today called for a bandh here on June 6 in the memory of those killed during the Operation Bluestar in June 1984 in Punjab.

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1:23 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya govt urges protesting youths to withdraw fast

Meghalaya government today appealed to youths, who have been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding the passage of a bill to institutionalise traditional institutions, to withdraw their agitation.

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12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt rules out revival of 'Ikhwanis' to take on militants

Jammu and Kashmir Government today ruled out revival of "ikhwanis" or outfit of reformed militants in the state saying it was illegal and unconstitutional.

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12:41 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Parliamentary Panel on Home Affairs Chairman meets Assam CM

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs Pradip Bhattacharya today met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and discussed key issues.

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12:34 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland CM completes one year in office

Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today completed one year in office.

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12:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab CM: Skill development centre will be set up at Bassian

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said a skill development centre will be developed on a plot adjoining Maharaja Dalip Singh Memorial at Bassian village.

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May 24, 2015 11:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar places five districts on alert after Nepal landslide

The Bihar government today sounded flood alert in five districts after a massive landslide, triggered by recent earthquakes, blocked the Kali Gandaki river at Benibazar in Myagdi district of Nepal, leading to accumulation of a huge volume of water there.

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11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand CM gives away 'pattas' in backward block

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today distributed land documents among forest dwellers and other tribals of Pakur district at Dumaria panchayat in Litipara block, one of the ten backward blocks of the country.

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11:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand CM asks private medical entities to explore more regions

While announcing that the state government might raise the insurance cover under the Health Insurance Scheme, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today urged the private hospitals to go beyond the city and cover new regions.

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10:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi condoles the demise of mathematician John Nash

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of acclaimed mathematician John Nash, saying the "intellectual powerhouse" will be remembered forever.

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10:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

iHaryana: Loan up to Rs 1 cr without guarantee for small businesses

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that a new industrial policy is being formulated under which loans upto Rs 1 crore will be granted without guarantee for small businesses.

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10:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitish, Lalu indulging in blackmail politics: Sushil Modi

The BJP today alleged that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad were indulging in "a politics of blackmail" and asserted that it was ready to fight whether they come together or separately.

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10:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

India denies scrapping of Afghan iron-ore mining project

India has dismissed reports that an Indian consortium has scrapped a multi-billion dollar iron-ore mining deal in Afghanistan, saying only an analysis of the proposed project's opportunities and strengths had been done.

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10:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS issue: JKNPP to extend full support to Jammu bandh

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party today said it will extend full support to one-day Jammu bandh call given by AIIMS coordination committee in protest against shifting of the proposed hospital to Kashmir region.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K: BJP on Article 370

BJP today said that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution continues to be part of the party's core ideology and it will work in that direction whenever it garners the required numbers in Parliament.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Indian Muslims are nationalists who oppose terror: Rajnath Singh

Contending that terrorism should not be associated with any particular religion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Muslims in India are nationalists who have always opposed terrorist elements.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Massive spurt in trafficking along Nepal border

A "massive" spurt in human trafficking instances in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal has prompted security agencies to issue an alert along the open Indo-Nepal border.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Smriti Irani discusses educational consortium in China

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, on her maiden visit to China, broached the idea of establishing a consortium of higher educational institutions as part of greater collaboration between India and China besides mutual recognition of academic degrees.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

JD(U), RJD tie-up an 'unholy alliance'

Amid talk of JD(U) and RJD coming together ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today described the proposed tie-up as an "unholy and unworkable" alliance.

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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP asks Siddaramaiah govt to hand over lottery scam to CBI

A day after a senior IPS officer was suspended in connection with an alleged lottery scam, senior BJP leader and Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said the probe should be handed over to CBI as "top officials and some ministers are involved in it".

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Smriti Irani to visit Amethi on first anniversary of govt

Union Minister Smriti Irani, who lost to Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the last Lok Sabha polls, will be here for a day on May 26, the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government during which she will address public meetings.

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4:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AMU orders probe into medical entrance exam results

The Aligarh Muslim University has ordered a probe into the results of this year's entrance examinations for the MBBS and BDS courses following reports of inconsistencies.

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4:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nirmala Sitharaman: Congress making baseless charges

Hitting out at Congress for making "baseless charges" against the Centre, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the BJP-led NDA government has provided corruption free government within a year and asked the opposition party to refrain from obstructing development.

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4:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

I-T to scan tier-II cities to bring more people in tax net

The Income Tax department has decided to train its scanner and pay special focus on tier-II cities like Jaipur, Surat and Lucknow among others, to bring more and more people living in these "progressive" cities under the tax net.

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4:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

IT exports from Kerala to touch Rs 15,000 crore this year

IT exports from Kerala are likely to touch Rs 15,000 crore mark this year and expected to create around 2 lakh jobs, state Industries and IT Minister P K Kunhalikutty said.

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2:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana: Anil Vij asks Rohtak PGIMS doctors to end strike

Haryana Health minister Anil Vij today asked the doctors at Rohtak's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) to end their stir in the wake of an FIR against medical and paramedical staff following the death of a woman and her newborn baby at the hospital this week.

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2:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Retrospective pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

Seeking to cater to the film connoisseurs here, a day-long film festival paying tributes to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was organised here.

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2:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: Pakistan should help tackle terror

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance.

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2:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP to connect with people through 'Maha Sampark Abhiyan'

The BJP will contact every member enrolled recently with the party in order to strengthen the organisation, party's state unit President Raosaheb Danve said today.

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1:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Omar has sympathy for Kejriwal

Omar Abdullah today came out in strong support of Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of his ongoing tussle with the Delhi Lt Governor, saying Jammu and Kashmir had to pay a "heavy price" for similar issues involving the office of the chief minister and the Raj Bhavan.

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1:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

IPL raids: Maharashtra CM promises action against cops 'alerting' bookie

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said action will be taken against police officials who allegedly alerted a bookie ahead of Friday's ED raid in connection with IPL matches.

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12:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
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12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra CM: Action against banks that don't disburse aid money

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said action will be taken against banks that do not distribute the financial aid released by the government to the farmers.

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11:27 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra cultural department conducts survey of auditoriums

In a bid to encourage performing arts, the Maharashtra government has completed a survey of auditoriums, used to stage plays and dramas, across the state to assess their existing condition, officials said today.

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11:19 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre mulls plan for 16-lane road to decongest Delhi traffic

Plans are on the anvil for a Rs 5,000 crore 16-lane road connecting Delhi with Ghaziabad and Noida on the outskirts in a major bid to ease traffic congestion in the capital.

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8:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

VK Singh: Rs 424 crore to be allocated for revamping Ghaziabad power supply

Centre has approved an allocation of Rs 424 crore to revamp the power supply of the district, Union Minister and local MP Gen (retd) V K Singh said today.

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8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana – A way to judge Parliamentarians

The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana presents a clear challenge to the MPs and it could be a good way of comparing their individual performance when they go for re-election in 2019.

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7:11 am   #NitiPTI   

Seminar highlights research in Nano technology

Need for various aspects of research were discussed in a seminar on Research in AYUSH sector held as part of National Arogya Expo 2015 at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) here today.

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6:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA govt initiated several developmental projects in Noida

Several developmental projects worth crores of ruppes have been started in Noida and its adjacent areas during the last one year of BJP government, Union Minister and Gautam Buddha Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma today said.

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6:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP MLC demands SIT to probe scholarship fraud

Alleging fraud in scholarship programme of a university in Rajouri, a senior BJP leader of Jammu and Kashmir today demanded setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter.

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4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Yogendra Yadav to address 'swaraj samvad' in Ahmedabad

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Anand Kumar will address a day-long 'Swaraj Samvad' convention here on May 25.

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3:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

National Conference begins battle against J&K govt

Accusing PDP-BJP government of pursuing anti-people policies, the main Opposition National Conference today called upon the women of the state to unite and supplement the fight against the ruling coalition.

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2:43 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Naveen asks Industry minister to solve big investors problems

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR), 2015 need to be finalised soon with thrust on value addition and more opportunity of employment for local youths.

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2:19 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Fossil Park to be established in Jharkhand

Emphasising the need for preservation of fossils of trees in Mandro in Sahebgunj district, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das today said a Fossil Park would be established.

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2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to provide free healthcare to Amarnath Yatris

The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide round-the-clock free healthcare facilities to Amarnath pilgrims, state health minister Choudhary Lal Singh said today.

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1:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mathura rally: Death threat against PM sends police into tizzy

Ahead of Narendra Modi's rally here on May 25, security agencies and district administration went into a tizzy after a message threatening to kill the Prime Minister reached the police and media.

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1:03 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Babul Supriyo flays WB govt for diversion of central funds

Under attack over praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP MP Babul Supriyo today criticised the TMC government for misuse and diversion of central funds to other projects.

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12:33 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jat, OBC leaders oppose Gujjar stir for reservation

As Gujjars planned to intensify their stir for five per cent quota in government jobs, leaders of Jat and Other Backward Classes (OBC) community today opposed their demands, saying it will reduce OBC quota and the matter in pending in Rajasthan High Court.

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12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur police officer bags international scholarship

A woman police officer in Manipur has been awarded International Scholarship Award for this year by International Association of Women Police (IAWP).

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12:29 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt takes up early, late hrs flights issue with Centre

The Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government has taken up with the Centre the issue of operating early morning and late night flights from the international airport here, and said a decision in this regard is likely to be taken soon.

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12:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitin Gadkari supports Batra's suggestion on NEP

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today supported the suggestion of RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra that the new education policy of the NDA government should stress on "autonomy of education" on the lines of the Election Commission and no politics should be allowed in universities.

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12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

24 May 2014 - Team Modi takes shape #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

Team Modi takes shape with speculation surrounding the cabinet formation and the portfolio allocation.

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May 23, 2015 11:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand: Rs 11 crore for water crisis in Palamau district

Jharkhand Labour and Employment Minister Raj Paliwar today said the Disaster Management department has sanctioned Rs 11 crore to improve the prevailing water crisis in Palamau district.

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11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Ex-Afghan president Karzai calls on PM Modi

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a transit halt in the national capital and discussed with him the recent developments in that country.

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11:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand govt to take steps to improve conditions in Santal Paragana

Chief Minister Raghuvar Das today regretted that conditions of tribal populated Santal Paragana region remained bad even 14 years after creation of a separate Jharkhand while assuring to initiate all possible steps to improve the conditions.

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10:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to experts: Consider post-flood, smarty city measures in revised master plan

Jammu and Kashmir government today asked experts involved in revision of master plan for the state's summer capital Srinagar to keep in mind the post-flood scenario in the state as well as the Centre's smart city programme initiative.

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10:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA govt doing best in the face of challenges: Chandrababu Naidu

Noting that the NDA government has done its best in the face of challenges during its first year in office, TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today expressed confidence that the Centre would do better in the second year as well.

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10:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CII congratulates Jayalalithaa on assuming office as CM

Confederation of Indian Industry today congratulated Jayalalithaa on assuming office as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, saying the state would attract more investments and employment opportunities 'under her visionary leadership'.

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9:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat CM inaugurates university in tribal belt of Panchmahal

As part of the celebrations to mark the completion of her first year in office, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today inaugurated a new university at Godhra town in tribal-dominated Panchmahal district.

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9:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand govt: Industry, govt should jointly promote food processing sector

The academic fraternity, industry and the government should come together and work for promotion and development of food processing sector in Jharkhand, the state Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Minister Saryu Rai said today.

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9:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Narendra Modi congratulates Jayalalithaa on taking oath as TN CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Jayalalithaa on her taking oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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8:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K: Lake on river Tawi to be built as per plan

The artificial lake on the river Tawi in Jammu would be constructed as per the plan, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Public Health and Engineering (PHE) Sukhnandan Choudhary today said.

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8:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitin Gadkari, union minsters to tour Bihar

Bracing for crucial Bihar poll later this year, BJP today announced tours of several Union ministers including Nitin Gadkari next week to "spread among people good works" of Narendra Modi government in the past one year.

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8:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

North-East can become food surplus region - Ayyappan

The North-East can be a food surplus region in the country as the ill effect of climate change had not much impact here, a top agricultural scientist said today.

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8:09 pm   #NitiPTI   

Matri Sadan chief continues fast over illegal mining in Ganga

Matri Sadan chief Swami Shivanand went without water for the second day today as he intensified his fast in protest against illegal mining in the Ganga saying he cannot tolerate heavy machines like JCBs tearing the heart of the sacred river.

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8:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress believes being Maoist is not a crime

In remarks that may kick up a debate in the country, Congress today agreed with the Kerala High Court ruling that being a Maoist is not a crime.

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7:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis assures relief from toll booths in Kolhapur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today assured the Kolhapur anti-toll committee (KATC) that his government was "positive" about abolishing road toll at all entry points of the city.

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7:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Encroachment of IAF land: HC sets up probe panel

Taking strong note of alleged encroachment of nearly 500 acres of "valuable" land acquired for India Air Force on Delhi's outskirts, Allahabad High Court has constituted a four-member team to look into the matter.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Jaishankar: Enormous possibilities in expanded Indo-Bangla ties

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangaldesh, India today said there are "enormous possibilities" to expand bilateral ties and that it was looking for a "win-win" situation for both the countries.

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7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Political leaders, cine personalities greet Jayalalithaa

From political leaders to film stars all showered praises on Jayalalithaa after she took oath as Chief Minister at the Madras University Auditorium here.

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6:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Kiren Rijiju: Bangladesh offering full cooperation in tracking down criminal elements

Bangladesh has been providing full cooperation in tracking down fundamentalists and criminal elements, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS Coordination Committee calls for Jammu bandh on May 27

AIIMS Coordination Committee, an amalgam of more than 70 social, religious and political organisations, has called for a day-long Jammu bandh on May 27 over the shifting of AIIMS from here.

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6:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bansagar Dam construction: UP demands probe into spending

Agitated over Madhya Pradesh not releasing water from Bansagar Dam over Sone river to Uttar Pradesh, state Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav today demanded proper account of spendings on construction of dam and a probe into it.

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5:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir Economic Alliance announces measures to boost J&K economy

Accusing the Centre of being "insincere" while releasing flood relief package to Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) today announced a slew of measures for generating employment to boost the state's economy which was hit hard by the last year's deluge.

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5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress doesn't like 'big talk' on inflation

Launching a scathing attack on the Centre's claim of arresting inflation, Congress leader Kapil Sibal today accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of indulging in "big talk" and sought to know if he had ever visited a market to know about the situation.

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5:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP ready for poll in Bengal

BJP is ready to fight the West Bengal Assembly elections even if they are preponed, party state President Rahul Sinha said today.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley: Credibility of PM's office restored by BJP

Attacking Congress over dual power centres during UPA's reign, BJP today said its rule has restored the credibility, dignity and stature of the post of Prime Minister, who has the last word in this government.

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5:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Punjab CM justifies imposition of cess on diesel

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today justified the SAD-BJP government's decision to impose cess on diesel and petrol in the state and hit out at main opposition Congress for demanding a white paper on Punjab's fiscal health.

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5:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heat wave claims 153 lives in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

Heat wave in several parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has claimed 153 lives so far even as people continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions, officials said today.

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4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa government unveils draft IT policy

Goa government today unveiled its draft Information Technology (IT) policy that aims to establish Goa as animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) hub.

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4:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt gives nod to sea plane landing in water

The Goa government today went ahead with its tourism proposal amid protests by fishermen community and conducted trial of sea plane landing on Mandovi river in the heart of the state.

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3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nainital to launch solid waste management system for rural

Nainital will soon become the first district in Uttarakhand to launch an effective system of solid waste management in rural areas.

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3:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP's opponents have turned desperate: Arun Jaitley

"Desperate" rivals of BJP are cobbling together an "impracticable coalition" in Bihar to stop the saffron party from winn

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3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

CVC, CIC selections: No decision yet

The Prime Minister-led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at a meeting held here today.

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2:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Arun Jaitley: Inflation under check

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said inflation has been brought under control in the past one year but global economy and agrarian situation as well as domestic investments pose challenge to the Indian economy.

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2:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas, reviews security situation

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and reviewed the security situation and anti-infiltration measures in place in Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

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1:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AIADMK cadres celebrate Jayalalithaa's return as Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK workers across Tamil Nadu today broke into celebrations by bursting crackers, distributing sweets and playing traditional music, following the return of their party supremo Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister.

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1:35 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

China's Belt and Road Strategy ignores India's concerns

China, by deliberately ignoring India in its Silk Route and Belt Strategy, has declared her long-term hostility towards India, among all the smiles and subterfuge.

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1:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delegation of Gujjar community to hold talks with government

A delegation of Gujjar community would hold talks with the government at Bayana in the city on the third day of their agitation today to discuss the issue of 5 per cent quota in jobs.

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12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalaithaa - The political phoenix

Known for her resilience and determination to fight personal and political adversities, AIADMK chief J Jayaalithaa has fought and won many legal tangles in her chequered political career and returned at the helm again.

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12:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka continues examining HC judgement on Jayalalithaa

Even as AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa returned to power today, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state law department is examining the judgement of the High Court which acquitted her of all charges and the government would take a decision on filing an appeal in the case after receiving the report.

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11:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Himachal HC acts tough against encroachments

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued stringent directions for removal of all encroachments on roads in Shimla Municipal area, asking authorities to take action against offenders under various laws and revoke licences of shopkeepers indulging in repeated violations.

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