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Heated arguments lead to disruption in Jharkhand assembly

Jharkhand Assembly’s budget session started on Wednesday was disrupted for the day two due to a ruckus in the house as the opposition demanded the removal of the Chief Secretary and DGP in connection with treasury withdrawals in a fodder scam and an allegedly staged shootout, respectively...

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Will follow Dr. Abdul Kalam’s vision: Kamal Haasan

Hailing the contribution of the former President Abdul Kalam, actor Kamal Haasan opined that his much-awaited political outfit will follow the great ideas envisioned by the great scientist...

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Bengal’s educational sector gets major boost along with business

Along with business, education sector of Bengal has also received good news on Wednesday. Three premium institutions of Kolkata- Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, Presidency University will get various gifts to reach higher excellency...

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Nara Lokesh announces mega plan for budding entrepreneurs

In a bid to cater the requirements of innovative start-up companies, the government of Andhra Pradesh will be launching a comprehensive innovation fund with the whopping budget of Rs 100-crore...

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KT Rama Rao invites Japanese business leaders to invest in Telangana

In order to strengthen bilateral business ties between Telangana and Japan, Industries and Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao has urged leading Japanese business players to invest in the newly carved state of Telangana...

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Creating a historic move, Maharashtra cabinet announces 1% reservation for orphans

In a historic move to bring equality among all, Maharashtra became the first state to announce one percent reservation for orphans. The decision taken by the State Cabinet with the aim of socially and economically empowers the orphan children.With the aim to secure the future of orphans the Chief Minister approved and announced to give 1 % reservation to the orphans. ..

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CM Raman addresses Investors' Conference in Melbourne

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that there are abundant mineral resources in Chhattisgarh which can be exploited by Australian investors. He was addressing Investors' Conference ' in Melbourne...

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New TTD board soon: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has clarified that constitution of new Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam body is on cards and state government would announce the decision soon...

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Bengal bags investment commitment of 2.19 trillion through Global Business Summit

Bengal Global Business Summit concludes with the same fervor it started. The conclusion indicates a new start for Bengal industry as the state has bagged investment proposals worth Rs 2.19 trillion. The state has announced that the investments will lead to employment opportunity for 20 lakhs youth...

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‘Mahalaxmi Saras’ exhibition kicks-off with the idea of encouraging Women Empowerment

With the exhibition cum sale of handlooms, handicraft and food products made by women of self-help groups in Mumbai Mahalaxmi Saras exhibition was inaugurated by the Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao...

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Don’t follow exit polls: Congress leader K.C. Venugopal

Karnataka in-charge K.C. Venugopal predicted that ruling Congress government under the leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would retain the power in the state. ..

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Appoint separate Governor for Andhra Pradesh: MP K Hari Babu

Backing the issue raised by state BJP leaders, Andhra Pradesh BJP Chief Kambhampati Haribabu has urged Narendra Modi led central government to appoint a separate fulltime governor for the coastal state...

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3 killed and more than 50 injured during Jalikattu

Though till now 3 have been killed in Tamil Nadu during Jallikattu, over 50 including tamers and spectators, have been injured at the event. The deceased are identified as Ramanathan (38) from Kazhanivasal, near Karaikudi and Kasi (25) from Sevoor in Pudukottai. The injured are being treated at the Tirupattur Government Hospital...

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Bio-gas, Bio-CNG plants to setup in Punjab for tackling paddy straw burning

Paddy straw burning has emerged as a major environmental concern in several states including New Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh etc. Notably, as a part of the state’s concerted efforts to find sustainable solutions to paddy straw burning, the Punjab government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) for setting up of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants...

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Padmavaat makers move Supreme Court against banning of film

Anticipating the huge revenue losses, makers of Sanjay Lila Bhansali’s Padmavaat has filed a plea in against the ban imposed by the state government despite getting clearance from the censor board. BJP ruled state like Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie citing law and order issues...

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Kamal Haasan confirms big development on February 21

Fifteen days after the thundering political foray of Superstar Rajanikanth, Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has officially revealed the details about his new political innings. ..

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Journalists boycott Jignesh Mevani's presser in Chennai

In a show of unity, journalists in Chennai boycotted Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani's press conference over his 'unwarranted demand'. According to local media reports, Mevani had demanded the journos to remove Republic TV's mic and although the channel's reporter made repeated requests, Mevani refused to budge. Fed up of his unwillingness to cooperate, the journalists asked the Dalit leader to leave, calling off the presser...

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'City of Dreams' is gearing up for its 15th edition of Marathon Race

On Sunday before the sun rises the street of South Mumbai will be all set to kick start its Marathon Race. The 15th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon will be held on 21st of January. The Marathon is considered more as an intrinsic part of the city’s calendar, a celebration of the city as much as an athletic endeavor. ..

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Punjab drops stamp duty on urban property by 3% to bring relief for buyers

With an aim to provide relief to property buyers of the state, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced the reduction in stamp duty on the urban property from 9% to 6%...

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MP shoulders Clean India Movement responsibly: Leads in Door-to-Door garbage collection

In a remarkable achievement towards clean India Movement, Madhya Pradesh has become the first state of the country in hundred percent door to door garbage collections in urban bodies. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Maya Singh said that a significant progress has been registered in the urban areas under the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan. After getting rid in urban areas from ill practice like open defecation completely, work of door to door garbage management is being carried out...

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Jignesh Mevani faces heat from Chennai Media

Jignesh Mevani, who is on the short trip to Tamil Nadu today faced the heat from Chennai media persons. Acceding to media reports, Jignesh was reportedly unhappy over the presence of few media outlets during his scheduled media Interaction...

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Bengal Global Business Summit kicks off amid cluster of Industry leaders

Amid a cluster of industry tycoons, Bengal Global Business Summit has kicked off in the state. The two day’s mega event started at Bengal Capital Kolkata o Monday, the fourth edition of the showpiece. Festival lover Kolkata has given a festive tone to this Business event...

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CM Raman invites Australian investors for Make in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today met Victoria Legislative Council Speaker Bruce Atkinson in Australia. He said that he is excited regarding the partnership between Chhattisgarh and Victoria. Chief Minister informed Atkinson that State Government had developed Smart City -Naya Raipur- on 92 Sq. mile land area which is the first of its kind in India. The infrastructure is of world standards and on the lines of Global Smart Cities in the world. Chhattisgarh had invested Aus$ 1.9 billion ..

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Haryana bans release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat

Controversies regarding Padmavat seems unending. Now, Haryana adds it name to the list of states banning the movie due to burning controversy. Various parts of the state showed stark opposition against the film. After a cabinet meeting, the state has decided to ban the release of the movie...

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BJP opposes Panchayati Raj amendments of TRS government

Questioning the validity of TRS government’s proposed amendment to Panchayati Raj bill, senior Telangana BJP leader G. Kishan Reddy said that TRS government is trying to weaken the constitutionally empowered Panchayati Raj institutions...

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India’s only ‘World Sweet Festival’ kicks off serving galaxy of sweets from all over the world

‘World Sweet Festival’ kicked off in Hyderabad serving varied forms of delicious savouries. Those with a sweet tooth marked their presence making Sweet Festival a ‘Sweet’ festival. The World Sweet Festival, featuring over hundreds of sweet items, will be held, a senior official said, alongside a World Kite Festival will be held simultaneously. "The sweets festival aims at promoting mutual respect among people belonging to various states living in Hyderabad, by showcasing sweets from 25 states," the ..

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Goa exempts electric vehicles from road tax

Transportation, as well as less pollution, is every state’s responsibility. Keeping this in mind, Goa exempted electric vehicles from paying road tax. This will to create awareness and expedite the use of electric vehicles in the state...

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Andhra Pradesh Minister Nara Lokesh to attend World Economic Forum

In order to showcase the business-friendly policies of Andhra Pradesh, Information Technology Minister Nara Lokesh is all set to attend the World Economic Forum, a prestigious Annual Conference at Davos beginning from January 23...

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From Sri Lanka to Mumbai! Get ready to slurp on tasty crabs, sea food soon

Mumbai set to get its first ever Crab Restaurant! Ministry of Crab Restaurant signed a Franchise Agreement with Gourmet Investments Private Limited to open Ministry of Crab Restaurant in Mumbai by mid of this year...

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BS Yeddyurappa raps Goa Irrigation Minister for insulting Kannadigas

Reacting strongly against the alleged abusive comment against Kannadigas, BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa has asked Goa Irrigation Minister Vinod Palyekar to tender an unconditional apology for his remarks...

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IIM Ahmedabad to study world of Baahubali

SS Rajamauli’s magnum opus series Baahubali which has redefined the art of filmmaking will now be introduced as a case study for Management students. India’s top management institute IIM Ahmedabad has planned a comprehensive case study project to analyze the world of Baahubali...

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Women helpline number in Haryana to be centralized soon for ensuring better security

Recently Haryana has witnessed a number of brutal incidents against women in a short span. To prevent such incidents, the state will soon get centralized women helpline number. The number, 1091, 1091 will make an immediate response to any women in distress, anywhere and anytime...

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Showcasing rich, colourful culture of Rajasthan 25th International Camel festival being organized in Bikaner

Rajasthan is considered amongst the best and hot tourist destination of the country which also has the rich and colourful culture. Showcasing the same, the two-day 25th International Camel festival is being organized at Karni Singh stadium in Rajasthan's Bikaner district...

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Electricity, health smart card to be given to every family by 2018: CM Raman Singh

Raipur, January 15: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that because of the innovative vision and better strategy, Chhattisgarh will be achieving its goals in many sectors in New Year 2018. The Chief Minister was informing about the goals of state for year 2018, in monthly Radio programme 'Raman Ke Goth' on Sunday. People at various places of villages and cities today listened to the radio programme of Chief Minister with keen interest and gave enthusiastic feedback...

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Jindal group announces to invest 400 crores in West Bengal

Ahead of Global Business summit in Bengal, good news comes to industry map of the state. Jindal group has announced 400 crore investment in the state in next two years. On Monday, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate JSW’s cement plant at Salboni, in West Medinipur, the first industrial project from the JSW stable in Bengal...

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Rajinikanth, Narendra Modi combination will transform Tamil Nadu Politics: S Gurumurthy

Veteran Economist S Gurumurthy who openly backed the political foray of Superstar Rajinikanth has predicted that combination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Rajinikanth would transform the political discourse of Tamil Nadu...

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Rahul Gandhi to launch Karnataka poll campaign on February 10

In a bid to retain the southern stronghold Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is all set to kick-start the most awaited poll campaign after assuming the office of Congress President...

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Mahadayi row: Goa government to file contempt plea against Karnataka

Reacting strongly to the alleged construction of a canal by Karnataka government, Goa government has decided to file a contempt petition before the Supreme Court. ..

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Dahanu Boat Tragedy: At least 4 children dead, 32 rescued while several still missing

Seems like tragedy has taken a different turn as another incident where at least 4 children died and 32 have been rescued till now after a boat carrying 40 children capsized near Maharashtra’s Dahanu today. The children, from KL Ponda High School in Dahanu, were on a picnic...

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Again a good move! Kerala grants permission to prisoners for donating organs to their close relatives

Again a good move! Kerala becomes India’s 1st state to allow prisoners to donate their organs to their close relatives. According to the Kerala Prisons and Correctional Services (Management) Act 2014, Kerala has given a nod to donate the organs on certain conditions...

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Colorful kites fly high celebrating Telangana International Kite Festival

Today many colourful kites took off in the skies today on the sweet occasion of Makar Sankranti in Hyderabad. The 3rd International Telangana International Kite Festival – 2018, welcomed all the kite lovers from across the globe from 13 January to 15 in Hyderabad, coinciding with Makara Sankranti festivities. ..

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12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist opened up showcasing traditional handicrafts, art books, handlooms

12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist opened doors of varied art forms, creativity after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated IFFAA, which is hosted by Jatin Das Centre of Art (JDCA) at IDCOL auditorium. This year’s Festival has focus on Films on Arts & Literature, which will be held an exhibition showcasing traditional handicrafts, handlooms, and art books...

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Two Maoists gunned in a shootout with CRPF in Jharkhand

Two Maoists have been killed in a shootout with the CRPF during a search operation launched by the paramilitary force in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand...

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Over 2.5 lakh tourists, pilgrims visited Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years

Over 2.5 lakh tourists and pilgrims visited Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years. This was said by state Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Friday...

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This beauty on the walls of Madhya Pradesh will attract the tourism

Enhancing the beauty of Mother Nature, painters in Bhopal have come forward and showcased their talent through paintings. To encourage their talent the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism has appreciated and used these as an opportunity to promote tourism...

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First of its kind ‘Loka Kerala Sabha’ kicked off for facilitating cultural, socio-political and economic co-operation

First of its kind ‘Loka Kerala Sabha’ was inaugurated in Kerala with an aim to offer platform of expertise and investments for the progress of state. 2 day session of ‘Loka Kerala Sabha’, aims to envisage cooperation towards state development. ..

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Goa sends special team to review alleged Mahadeyi water blocking

Responding quickly to the alleged media reports of blocking of Mahadeyi river water by Karnataka government near Kankumbi village on the border, the Goa has asked officials to crosscheck the substance in the reports...

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Techno Swacch Abhiyaan: Kerala’s sewage and manholes to get clean-up with ‘Bandicoot’ robot

Recalling our ‘Cleanliness Soldiers’, it takes the toll on their lives when they entire into the sewers to clean out the mess. They are the real ambassadors for ‘Swachhta Abhiyaan’. But to relieve their strain, Thiruvananthapuram based concept ‘Bandicoot’ –the robot may soon take over humans to eradicate manual scavenging...

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Yeddyurappa raps Siddaramaiah for misusing state force against BJP

Expressing displeasure over the recent attacks and framing of unnecessary charges against BJP workers, the Shimoga MP slammed Siddaramaiah for misusing the police force against the political opponents. Launching a blistering attack on state government, Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has alleged that some police officers are working at the behest of CM Siddaramaiah...

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GJM leader Bimal Gurung changes his tone, agrees to have talk with Bengal govt

After spending a long-term in abscond, the main face of Gorkhaland agitation Bimal Gurung has come to public. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha(GJM) leader has expressed his wish to talk to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue. Earlier, Gurung was stubborn at his position that he won’t talk to the government until it is agreeing to the demand of the different state...

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Hyderabad Police ropes SS Rajamouli for crime awareness drive

Hyderabad cops are known for their unique technology-driven initiates. In order to make people aware of new age crimes, Hyderabad Police are planning to launch a series of short films to campaign against crimes. For this, they have invited none other than Baahubali director SS Rajamouli...

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu offers prayers at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam

Appreciating the newly launched initiates of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu has urged TTD authorities to strengthen the ecosystem for the benefits of ordinary pilgrims. On January 11, marking the occasion of Sankranti festival, Naidu along with family members visited the holy shrine of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam...

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INDIA @ 70: THE JAMMU & KASHMIR SAGA recalls the accession of J&K

On the occasion of 70 years of Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to India, “INDIA @ 70: THE JAMMU & KASHMIR SAGA” an exhibition is held for the period of one month...

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Beware of cyber crime! Awareness session through workshops organised by Kanpur police

With the onset of growing technology and online advancements, off lately a rise in cybercrime has been witnessed. In order to curb cybercrime, a program has been conducted for the Kanpur Police to tackle and detect the problem to create awareness...

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Spreading across 400,000 Sq ft with cost of Rs 3 bn Mumbai becomes ‘Global Cruise Destination’

Spreading across 400,000 sq ft at cost of Rs 3 billion makes Mumbai a Global Cruise Destination as Mumbai got the new International Cruise Terminal at Mumbai Port Trust. This International Cruise Terminal will have all the facilities like shopping malls, restaurants, hotels etc...

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Budget will be tailored as per public's suggestions: Jharkhand CM

Public participation in governmental affairs makes the government more citizens oriented. Keeping this in mind Jharkhand has decided to include the suggestions given by the people in its budget...

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JK Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu presents budget; 7th Pay Commission, DA and mediclaim for employees

Jammu Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu on Thursday presented this year’s budget of Rs 80,313 crore in the state Legislative Assembly that covered increased minimum wages of unskilled workers, Handicraft Development, hike in Dearness Allowance for employees, to implement 7th Pay Commission Recommendations, employees would now get full pensionary benefits etc. ..

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Good news for Delhiites: Soon to get 1,000 new buses for outer Delhi

After a cabinet meeting, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia announced that Delhi will get 1,000 new buses this year. All the buses will have standard non-air-conditioning. The first batch will start operations from August 2018 after the procurement is concluded. “We can purchase more buses if the DDA gives us the required land to park them,” Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said...

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Actor Murali Gopy backs Parvathy, slams detractor for online abuse

Even after taking legal action against the alleged online abuses, actress Parvathy is still facing the wrath for voicing her concern about the disgraceful portrayal of women in Malayalam films...

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Telugu Desam Party to sweep 2019 polls: Chandrababu Naidu

Lauding the efforts of Telugu Desam Party cadres Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu expressed that Yellow army would repeat its splendid performance in forthcoming 2019 polls. ..

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Karnataka polls: BJP to strike gold with 150 seats: B S Yeddyurappa

Karnataka BJP president and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa opined that BJP would strike the gold in forthcoming Karnataka assembly polls. Speaking to the media persons on the backdrop of Parivarthana Yatra, BSY stated that the principal opposition party will dethrone the Siddarmaiah led Congress government by winning 150 assembly segments in 224member Karnataka assembly...

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Over 1.5 crore man-days generated in last two years under MGNREGA in Kishtwar, Doda districts of JK

As many as 1.5 crore man-days were generated during 2015-16 and 2016-17 under MGNREGA in Kishtwar and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir. This was said by Rural Development Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Abdul Haq Khan in the House...

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Now get printed railway tickets from your UTS mobile app

To reduce the efforts of commuters to wait in long queues, the Western Railway is now all set to provide one more important facility to its suburban commuters by getting tickets through 'Optical Character Recognition kiosks'. This is being extended to passengers on suburban section from 11th January...

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Centre to provide aid for Telangana’s mega industrial Corridor

Appreciating the business-friendly policies of Telangana State, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu assured that center would extend all the required support for the proposed action plan in order to encourage the commercial activity. On Wednesday, Young TRS leader and IT Minister K T Rama Rao met Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and briefed about various initiatives crafted by Telangana government...

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8700 slum families to get dream homes in Jharkhand

Slums rehabilitation is the concern of each and every authority. Keeping this into mind it has been decided to rehabilitate 8700 slum families in Jharkhand...

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For the 1st time in empowered India, Social audit of panchayats to be done by Women

Chhattisgarh Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has empowered women by handing over the responsibility of social audits of panchayats for the first time in the entire country. The panchayat raj is of three-tier and 50 per cent quotas are provided to them in the panchayats...

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14 Maoists arrested from Bastar division of Chhattisgarh

In Chhattisgarh, Fourteen Maoists were arrested from different places of Sukma and Narayanpur district of Bastar division on Tuesday. Police officials said that these Maoists were arrested by a joint team of District Police and DRG during search operations. Police said, these Maoists were involved in several incidents, including IED blasts...

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No differences with Political leaders: Governor E S L Narasimhan

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan stated that maximum issues related to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has been resolved and pending issues would be resolved soon...

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Beware! Motorists not having ISI mark to get penalized soon in Bengaluru

From 1st February Bengaluru police will penalize motorists not wearing helmets which comply with ISI certification or comply with standards of the Bureau of Indian Standards. The official Twitter handles of the Bangalore Traffic Police departments have also been tweeting about the importance of helmets...

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As many as 1000 villages in Punjab to be connected with 10 hours water supply every year

At least 1000 new villages of Punjab soon to get drinking water supply for 10 hours while so far 1852 villages are being provided 10 hours water supply. This was said by Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Tript Singh Bajwa...

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BJP raps Siddaramaiah for illegal Land de-notification

Citing the findings of Kempanna Commission report on de-notification of land, senior BJP leader and leader of the opposition Jagadish Shettar has dared Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to come clean on the de-notification of 650 acres land...

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Don’t question CBFC working: Prasoon Joshi

Rebuffing all the media grapevines about the role of Central Board of Film Certification, renowned lyrists and CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi said that people are unnecessarily fuelling untrue stories to tarnish the image of the apex board...

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Way to go Indian Army! Inspiring and training the youth through skill development

The India army steered a skill development course on ‘Vehicle Mechanic’ and also Plumbing and fitting for the youth of Rajouri district. This was conducted from 11 December to 9th January wherein 40 youths were trained...

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Business tycoon Kumar Birla calls CM Yogi Adityanath to discuss investment in UP

Eminent industrialist and Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla called on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his official residence here. During the meeting, discussions were held on the investment opportunities in the state...

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J’khand will bless 25000 youth by giving them jobs on Youth Day

Employment is the key to the development of the nation. Unemployed youth is a kind of wastage in human resource of the country. Keeping this in mind on January 12 which is celebrated as the Youth day will give a gift to the state’s Youth...

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Multinational IT giants joining hands with Telangana: KT Rama Rao

Telangana IT Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao announced that state government would provide all possible infrastructure to boost the emerging Information Technology sector...

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CM Sonowal calls on for investments as Assam set to host 1st ever Global Investors’ Summit

Calling on companies for investments Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal addressed a conference organised in Chennai as part of the Assam’s 1st ever Global Investors’ Summit. CM Sonowal made a strong pitch for investment in the state focusing on sugar, chemicals, fast-moving consumer goods companies based in Tamil Nadu...

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Bengal CM urges to maintain peace in Darjeeling, assures cooperation

Last year the queen of hills Darjeeling went through a turmoil phase due to Gorkhaland agitation. But however the situation is better now and tourists are also heading back to Darjeeling area. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee passed on the message of “peace” through tourism during the inauguration of Uttar Banga Utsav...

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At least 6.5 lakh LED bulbs, 10000 energy efficient fans distributed till date in Punjab under Ujala Awareness Campaign

After the launch of Ujala scheme in Punjab since May last year, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has distributed approximately 6.5 lakh LED bulbs, 45 thousand LED tube lights and 10 thousand energy efficient fans till date...

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No more a taboo now as Bhopal willingly offers ‘Pads’ through ‘Happy Nari’ vending machines

Bhopal station has become the first railway station in the country to have installed a sanitary vending machine. Named 'Happy Nari', the sanitary napkin dispensing machine was installed at platform number 1 of Bhopal Railway station. ..

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CM Siddaramaiah responsible for poor law and order: Yeddyurappa

Launching a frontal attack on Siddaramaiah led Congress government, BJP state Chief BS Yeddyurappa said that state government has miserably failed to tackle the activities of anti-social elements in the state...

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Say no to addiction! Bihar bans e-cigarette in the state

To take out citizens from the grip of addiction, Bihar has banned electronic cigarettes in the state. From manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, display and advertisement to online purchase of e-cigarettes has been banned. manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, display, and advertisement also stand banned. An e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that tries to create the feeling of tobacco smoking...

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‘Muhafiz’ scheme launched in JK to empower workers of unorganized sector

A scheme named "Muhafiz" (Guardian) was launched on Monday in a bid to empower workers of unorganized sector economically and socially of Jammu and Kashmir...

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Karnataka Polls: BJP Chief Amit Shah to visit Bengaluru tomorrow

After retaining Gujarat, BJP Chief Amit Shah has geared up for the upcoming Karnataka state assembly polls. On Wednesday, Shah will fly down to the state capital to finalize the strategy of poll-bound state down south, where BJP lost miserably in 2013 assembly elections...

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Ratan Tata offers prayers at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam

Veteran industrialist and former chairman of Tata Sons Ratan Tata on Monday visited the holy shrine of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam and took the blessings of Lord Venkateswara. The 80-years old business leader was accompanied by TATA Sons chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran...

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Digital India: Best State Award goes to Maharashtra for bridging the ‘Digital Divide’ through BharatNet

BharatNet is India’s largest rural broadband network set up to accomplish rhe goal of Digital India. The project aims to provide affordable broadband services to citizens and institutions in rural and remote areas, in partnership with States and the private sector...

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Chandrababu Naidu reviews Polavaram site; announces mega river-linking project

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced that state government has decided to launch a state-wide river linking programme in order to address all issues related to irrigation and agriculture...

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Haryana rejuvenating canal system eying better irrigation

With the ongoing change in climate, weather, atmosphere water crisis is becoming a prominent problem globally. Against this backdrop, Haryana’s plan to rejuvenate its canal system is necessary as well as praiseworthy. The state is planning so to utilize surplus water in the monsoon for conservation as well as irrigation...

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International kite festival makes sky of Gujarat more colourful and eventful

Gujarat has turned more eventful and colourful as a seven-day international kite festival began on Sunday at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad. Notably, the international kite festival was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in the presence of Governor O.P. Kohli. The state government-sponsored festival will culminate on January 14, which is celebrated as Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti)...

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'Khiladi boy' Akshay Kumar roped in to promote and create awareness on clean India

Heading towards the cleanliness mission, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has roped in Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of Swachh Survekshan 2018. ..

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Regional Filmmakers pitches for hassle-free GST regime; demands strong anti-piracy law

Expressing concern over the impact of GST on film industry down south, veteran producer C Kalyan said that government should review the existing norms of taxation associated with the activity of filmmaking which undoubtedly the biggest employment-generating industry...

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Get your abandoned vehicle back from public place before it's auctioned by BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to auction those cars, bikes, autos and trucks which are kept in public place. The civic body has moved around 745 abandoned of them to their warehouse in last month...

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Ryan International murder case: Bail denied to accused teenager

Last year, a 7-year-old student from Gurgaon’s Ryan International School was brutally killed. Later a class 11 student from the same school was arrested for the incident who has been denied bail by a Gurgaon court. The lawyer of the victim’s family said the court will conduct “in-camera proceedings” in the case from now on...

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Republic Day’18: Delhi police puts out notifications on security grounds

Arriving Republic Day becomes a reason for an increase in security of NCR. As the Republic Day Parade carpets national as well as international guests so security becomes the main concern. Keeping this in mind Delhi police issued certain notifications for the safety...

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Visit to Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial is now just one click away

Victoria Memorial, one of the favourite tourist sites in Kolkata is now just one click away. The long queue won’t bother anymore the enthusiasts as e-ticketing facility has been launched. In addition to that, the monumental site will be under heavier security. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is likely to take over the security of Victoria Memorial from January 15...

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Senior Telangana officials to study different agriculture models

In order to boost the agriculture sector of Telangana, Irrigation and Marketing Minister T Harish Rao has asked officials to study the different success stories implemented by the other states...

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Nearly 5.63 lakh farmers to be benefitted as Punjab Govt waive off all farm loans; A ‘New Year’ gift

Giving up a massive relief to farmers of Punjab, the state government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced to waive off all farm loans under which nearly 5.63 lakh farmers would be benefitted...

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Boosting Agriculture will brighten future of the Seven Sisters

Different flagship programmes are initiated for the welfare of the people living in rural areas, especially farming communities by improving the current farming systems and thereby doubling their income from agriculture and allied sectors says Agricultural Minister Radha Mohan Singh...

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Heading towards bright future, 3 lakh students in Karnataka benefited by scholarships and other beneficiaries

Keeping in view that education is important and plays a major role, the Karnataka government granted free bicycles and scholarships to children.To encourage and make the younger generation strong and capable various schemes and initiatives have been initiated by the government...

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Karnataka Water Resources Minister flays Parrikar for stalling Mahadayi water

Responding to the argument of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on the issue of Mahadayi water sharing row, Karnataka Water Resources Minister M B Patil stated that BJP led Goa government was not in favor of an amicable solution for the long pending issue of interstate water dispute. In an official communication, Patil questioned the intent of Parrikar for objecting to Karnataka's plans of diverting water from Mahadayi to Malaprabha basin...

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UP says No to noise pollution; orders removal of loudspeakers from religious, public places

To control noise pollution caused by loudspeakers, Uttar Pradesh cops have been asked to take away all loudspeakers present at the public and religious places. The Allahabad court has instructed the cops to form teams and submit a report on January 10...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chandrababu Naidu to meet on Jan 12

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is all set to meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a long gap of one year. According to media reports, marking the occasion Sankranti, Prime Minister’s office has given a green signal to TDP Chief. On January 12, Babu will fly down to the national capital to resolve the long pending issue associated with the coastal state...

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A grand kick off start to the festive season, International Kite Fest begins with great enthusiasm

Kicking off the week long Kite festival, Gujarat saw its first day of colorful and mesmerizing skies. Covered with humungous and intriguing kites the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan begins from 7th January and ends on 15th January...

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West Bengal bags first prize for implementation of e-tendering process

Just after getting very own logo, Bengal receives one more feather to be added to her crown. Bengal has acquired the first position for smooth implementation of e-tender process in the state. E-tendre rule for a contract for projects worthy of more than 5 lakhs was started in 2012 in the state to make the process more transparent...

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All schools in Haryana to remain closed until 14th January due to intense cold wave

As cold wave has become hyperactive in northern states, normal life is crumpled in many states of the zone. Due to prevailing intense cold wave, Haryana government has decided to extend winter holidays in all schools across the state until 14th January...

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Tamil Nadu tops to become India’s only state to record highest education enrollment

Education has always been the topmost strength of South India. In 2017, Tamil Nadu has emerged as the leader in terms of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education. Tamil Nadu has also done very well in terms of male and female GER figures, as also the GER figures for the Scheduled Castes...

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Good News for oldies! Online portal for registration of ‘Senior Citizens’ launched in Odisha

Good News for oldies! Online Registration portal was launched for senior citizens by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He further directed police to deal with the complaints of senior citizens, women and children on a top priority basis. CM Naveen Patnaik has launched a web-based application for the online registration of senior citizens under the Senior Citizen Security Cell (SCSC) of Orissa police. He also released a handbook detailing the dos and don’ts for senior citizens...

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Mega Summit ‘Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018’ to display achievements in key sectors

Global Investors Summit titled ‘Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018’, set to highlight key areas like industries, infrastructure, textile and food processing, defense manufacturing and electronics etc. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis unveiled official logo and website for the same which entails plans the state government has for the mega global investors’ summit...

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Have a look at new demo coach of Kolkata Metro’s much-awaited East-West project

Daily passengers in Kolkata who are eagerly waiting for Eat-West metro project, good news comes to them with the unveiling of the east-west demo coach. The Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) on Saturday unveiled a demo coach built by Bengaluru-based BEML Ltd for East-West metro corridor. The demo coach will start its work within few days but on an experimental basis...

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Global Konkan Festival kicks off to foster self-employment opportunities and tourism

Launching ‘Global Konkan Festival’, Union Commerce and Industry Miniter Suresh Prabhu pitched for providing livelihood, generating self-employment opportunities and connecting youth hailing from Konkan with global trends...

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West Bengal unveils its official emblem

Emblem is one's pride; it’s like a crown for a king. State of West Bengal experienced this pride by getting its official Emblem. The own official emblem of the State Government was launched from a programme at Nabanna, the state headquarters on Friday...

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If farmers fail to get MSP, Telangana will put their produce in its shopping cart

It sometimes happens that our real sons of soil farmers don’t get a satisfactory amount for their produce. This lead to an increased burden on farmers in all aspects like loan debts etc. keeping this in mind CM of Telangana said that if farmers fail to get prescribed Minimum Support Price (MSP), then the State will purchase the entire produce of the farmers...

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"Youth in Himachal Pradesh-2018" document released to fulfil aspiration of youth in state

In a bid to generate more employment and to fulfill the demands of the youth of the state, the Himachal Pradesh government has released the document named "Youth in Himachal Pradesh-2018"...

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New Year’s gift to Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee unveils State logo

Officially Bengal gets her own state logo with the beginning of new year. After receiving official approval, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has officially unveiled the logo on Friday. Recently, a high level of political controversy was created regarding the famous Biswa Bangla logo...

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Haryana to offer power subsidy to micro, small enterprises

Small entrepreneurs from Haryana now don’t need to worry about electric bill Haryana government on Thursday announced power tariff subsidy of Rs 2 per unit for micro and small enterprises...

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Goa Minister opposes Parrikar’s Mahadayi move

Hinting a major faceoff with the senior coalition partner BJP over the issue of Mahadayi water sharing with Karnataka, Goa Water Resources Development Vinod Palienkar who represents Goa Forward Party once against reiterated that his party will not change the stand on Mahadayi row...

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Karnataka law and order is in pathetic condition: Yeddyurappa

Launching a frontal attack on ruling Congress government, Karnataka BJP Chief B.S. Yeddyurappa said that state government has failed miserably on the front of law and order. Condemning the barbaric attack on Bajrang Dal activist in Surathkal, the former Chief Minister alleged that the state of Karnataka was following the path of Kerala government where political opponents are continuously being targeted for challenging the establishment...

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Looking forward to empower women, Dabur India to set up skill development centre

With an aim to empower women by instilling the concepts of skill development, India’s leading science-based Ayurveda expert Dabur India Ltd will be setting up a new vocational training centre for women in Tezpur. The centre, set up at Dhekidol village in Sonitpur district, will seek to empower women in the neighbouring areas providing skill development programmes based on the needs of the community...

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Don’t politicize Janmabhoomi initiative : Chandrababu Naidu to YSR Congress

Expressing displeasure over the rucks created by YSR Congress party members, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that politically motivated people should not spoil the pro-people initiatives arranged by TDP government. ..

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Himachal to earn Rs 3,266 crore after settling 52-year-old electricity arrears with Punjab, Haryana

Himachal Pradesh is all set to settle 52-year-old electricity arrears with Punjab and Haryana in compliance with a Supreme Court order in terms of differential energy return...

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Telangana to address water crisis in Tungabhadra region of Karnataka

In order to mitigate the acute water crisis in the Tungabhadra region of Karnataka, Telangana government has agreed to fulfill the requirement of Karnataka with the help of Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme. ..

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Taking care of bulls, Jalikattu set to hit the soils of Tamil Nadu from 14th January

The most talked yet controversial ‘Jalikattu’ set to hit the soils of Tamil Nadu from 14 January. This year’s Jallikattu season in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu will begin the first event being held at Avaniyapuram on January 14...

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Polavaram project won’t affect Odisha Tribal : Jual Oram

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram has clarified that national irrigation project of Polavaram will not have any adverse effect on tribal families from Odisha...

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Tamil Nadu CM calls on PM Modi seeking help for releasing the fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

Sri Lankan Navy frequently detains Indian fishermen for fishing in their waters. Chief Minister K Palaniswami called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help after Sri Lanka Navy detained 13 fishermen for fishing in their waters...

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Riverfronts of Uttarakhand will see a developing bud to boost tourism

Like Gujarat, Uttarakhand is also planning to rejuvenate its riverfronts to boost the tourism in the state. It is being planned to develop riverfronts at Haridwar and Rishikesh. The main aim is to make these spots more attractive to pull more and more tourists towards it...

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From now on West Bengal has its very own logo, ‘Biswa Bangla’

New Year gifts a brand new symbol to West Bengal as ‘Biswa Bangla’ logo gets official approval. The logo will be officially introduced by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday which was unveiled in last year May. Recently, a high level of political controversy was created regarding the famous Biswa Bangla logo...

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Communal content in textbooks: Peace Intl School of Kerala to ‘shutdown’

Kerala’s remote districts like Kasargod, Kannur, Ernakulum have been the examples of supreme ‘Islamisation’, no wonder Kerala government today in a shocking move ordered the ‘shutdown’ of Peace International School in Ernakulam...

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Real-time governance paying rich dividends: Nara Lokesh

Andhra Pradesh IT and Rural Development Minister Nara expressed that state government under the leadership of Chandra Babu Naidu is determined to address all the issue faced by the common citizen. He was Speaking at the Janmabhoomi-Maa Vooru programme...

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Telangana set to come up with IT industry cluster along with 1.5 lakhs of job opportunities

Techfreak Telangana set to come up with another IT industry cluster at Budvel where around 30 firms have given nod for setting up units. This move aims to generate at least 1.5 Lakhs of employment opportunities in next five years...

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Finding a washroom? Take out your mobile and search on Google maps

Now no need to ask anyone for public toilet location as Jharkhand has mapped all of its Public/Community Toilets and Toilets in Malls, Petrol Pumps, Restaurants etc. on Google maps across 41 cities...

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CM Yogi Adityanath to address poll rally in Bengaluru

In order to regain the lost turf of Karnataka, BJP is making all efforts to dethrone the incumbent Siddaramaiah led Congress government. According to media reports, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who addressed the mammoth rally at Hubballi will once again set the tone for the most anticipated poll camping of Karnataka...

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Rajinikanth will bring change in rotten politics of Tamil Nadu: S Gurumurthy

Welcoming the political foray of Superstar Rajinikanth, veteran economist S Gurumurthy expressed that Rajinikanth’s courageous step would revive the rotten Dravidian politics in Tamil Nadu...

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Telangana to develop more IT clusters: KT Rama Rao

Telangana Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao said that state government is committed to the development of new IT cluster. KTR on Wednesday took the stock of ground preparations at the proposed site at Budvel and Rajendranagar areas...

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Ready to share Mahadayi water with Karnataka: CM Manohar Parrikar

For the first time, clarifying on the long pending and much hyped Mahadayi river controversy between Karnataka and Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that under any condition, Karnataka will get its share of water from Mahadayi basin...

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Angry protests condemn brutal political Murder of Bajrang Dal activist Deepak Rao

No wonder humans are cruelly getting mashed up in between political rifts. Another incident drove anger where 32-year-old Deepak Rao was hacked to death in broad daylight. Deepak Rao was on a motorcycle when four men in a car forced him to stop and attacked him with sharp weapons. There itself Deepak Rao died on the spot...

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At least 75 lakh children in Punjab to be immunized under measles-rubella vaccination campaign

About 75 lakh children between the age of 9 months to 15 years would be immunized in Punjab during the month of April and May this year under the ‘Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign' initiative...

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Temple Elephants get their share of offerings, rejuvenating health camps organized in TN

The annual rejuvenating camp organized for elephants has been a tradition since a long time. Earlier there were five such camps organized by the official authorities to take care of these elephants. This 48 day camp will start from today. The camp is situated at the banks of Bhavani River at Vana Bhadrakali Amman Temple in kovai district of Tamil Nadu...

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As many as 83% of Special Police Officers posted in militancy-prone districts of JK

Over ten thousand Special Police Officers (SPOs) were engaged in the last two years in Jammu and Kashmir with over 83 percent of them getting selected from militancy-prone districts of the valley. This was said by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the State Assembly on Wednesday amidst uproars and repeated adjournments...

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Madhya Pradesh to set tourism plan worth Rs 100 Cr

In a move to ensure better facilities for tourists, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Minister Surendra Patwa has said that the government is likely to introduce a plan worth Rs 100 crore. The plan is aimed at providing better facilities for the people visiting the state and to avoid inconvenience for pilgrims coming from across the country. He added that cleanliness will be the major focus of the plan...

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Odisha CM pays floral tribute to freedom fighters at the 31st Freedom Fighter Mahotsav

Owing a tribute to the freedom fighters for their impeccable contribution and sacrifices made towards the country, a Mahotsav was conducted in Odisha. It was the 31st Freedom Fighter Mahotsav by the Odisha government and the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the function with other officials...

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CRPF Jawan martyred and five Maoists killed in an encounter in Bihar

CRPF jawan Ashish Patra (29) was martyred in exchange of fire with Maoists at Chakarbandha hills on the border of Gaya and Aurangabad districts on Tuesday. The encounter took place in a village under Madanpur police station area. Three Maoists were killed during the encounter with security forces...

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BJP slams Siddaramaiah for benefiting private players

Launching a frontal attack on Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for misusing the state administration, BJP on Wednesday alleged that Congress government under the leadership of Siddaramaiah has mocked the people of Karnataka...

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Get ready for political revolution: Superstar Rajini

After delivering a thundering speech about his political foray, Superstar Rajinikanth expressed that Tamil Nadu needs a political revolution for restoring its lost treasure. In an informational interaction with media persons here, Rajini, who keeps the very low profile in real life admitted that even after spending several years in the film industry, he fails to handle the media...

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Don’t politicize Mahadayi issue: Union Minister Shripad Naik

Union Minister Shripad Yesso Naik, who represents the North Goa parliamentary segment expressed that Mahadayi water sharing dispute should not be used to settle the political scores. Speaking to the media, Naik advised neighboring states (Goa and Karnataka) to resolve the contentious matter with mutual understanding...

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Andhra Pradesh government seeks permission for new high court building

In order to end the ongoing deadlock over the construction of new High court building, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu has requested Hyderabad High Court's acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan to take the final call on proposed building of state's High Court...

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Central Jail of Jharkhand starts intercom service for better communications of prisoners

Central Jail at Hazaribagh has started a new facility for prisoners. The Jail authorities have started intercom facility, the jail has become the second jail of the country where this facility is available for the jail inmates to talk with their friends or relatives...

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Note Aadhaar holders: Karnataka nods making Aadhaar must to avail benefits

Karnataka gave nod making Aadhaar must for citizens to vail services. The Karnataka State Aadhaar Bill 2017 aims to ensure government schemes must benefit genuine beneficiaries...

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Eastern Railway arranges special trains for Ganga Sagar Mela

Kolkata, January 2: Hindus from all over the world reaches the confluence of Ganges at Sagar Sangam situated in southern part of West Bengal in India during Gangasagar mela. It is often said that one visit to Gangasagar is worth lifetime. To control the rush of pilgrimages to Gangasagar, Eastern Railway has announced 13 special trains. The island of Gangasagar is among the most popular Hindu pilgrimage places in the country. Each year on Makar Sankranti (mid-January), large number of devotees from ..

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‘Vijayawada Book Festival’ celebrates the significance of literature in development of state

‘Vijayawada Book Festival’ is been celebrated depicting significance of literature and culture. Inaugurated by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, 29th Vijayawada Book Festival kicked off on the New Year eve. Stressing on the importance, VP Naidu said that “Indian culture giving divine status to the ‘alphabet’ in Vedas is an indication of the importance it gives to books and literature.”..

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DigiTigerisation: Tiger census to be done with mobile app

PM Modi’s vision to create a digital India is getting molded in mostly each sector whether economy, banking or money transfer, Railway ticket booking etc. likewise even animals will get digital as The upcoming tiger census is all set to go hi-tech in Jharkhand with the state’s forest department deciding to use an Android-based mobile application for the count at the Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR)...

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Mahadayi row: Congress demands PM Modi’s intervention

Expressing deep concern over the ongoing battle between Karnataka and Goa on the issue of water sharing, senior Congress Leader S P Muddahanume Gowda today requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter of Mahadayi Water Dispute...

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CBFC to take final call on Bhansali’s epic drama : Prasoon Joshi

Responding to the allegations of royal family member Mahendra Singh Mewar and another panelist who attended the special screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi said that CBFC is the only authority to take a final call on issuing a certificate to Deepika Padukone starrer epic drama...

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Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan lauds KCR for 24-hour free power supply initiative

Hailing the 24-hour free power supply announcement by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan expressed that other state should examine the policies adopted by KCR...

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Koregaon violence takes fiery form in Mumbai; CM Fadnavis orders judicial probe alerting people to not believe in rumors

Mumbai Police continuously keeping track and alerting Mumbaikars as Koregaon violence upped the violence in Mumbai today. Shops in Chembur, Mulund were forced close and stone pelting events took place damaging BEST buses and other vehicles...

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Rajinikanth launches interactive platform to converge fans

Superstar Rajinikanth who officially announced his much awaited political foray on December 31 has now launched a digital interactive platform for supporters and fans. The ace actor launched a website and an app on the Google Play store for his newly launched political venture...

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Hit washrooms before it hits your wallet! You must pay Rs.500/- fine for open defecation in Mumbai

Every corner is painted red, muddy, loitered due to our illiterate approach! Mumbai taking stern action over such attitude have increased the fine rates from Rs.100/- to Rs.500/-. Yes, now the person must may Rs.500/- for open defecation, littering, spitting and urinating in public places...

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Four instant and effective decisions taken by Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur; Read here

As soon as the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur takes the charge, he took four important decisions immediately with an aim to empower people of the state. The decisions include cleanliness drive, reduction in the fare of HRTC taxis, ex-gratia of 15 lakh to jawan Kuldeep Rai's kin and reshuffling the departments of 17 senior IAS officers...

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Andhra Pradesh to celebrate 2018 as Telugu promotion year

Underlining the role of languages in the process of nation-building, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that language the only mean to preserve our ancient culture and rich tradition...

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Punjab launches novel initiative of free X-Ray to diagnose suspected TB patients

The novel initiative of free X-Ray to diagnose suspected TB patients in all the government hospitals of Punjab was launched in a bid to eliminate Tuberculosis from the State by 2025...

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2018 Calender takes you to a tour to attractive North East destinations

Welcoming the New Year, the calendar for 2018 was launched with the theme of tourist spots. This iconic tourist spot includes places of 8 regions of North-East. The calendar was launched by Jitendra Kumar along with Shri Navin Verma and other officials from the ministry...

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‘Yuva Sangam’ website launched for youth to engage with UP government

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the youth Sangam website www.yuvasangam.in. On this occasion he said that youth of the state should get connected to the website to utilize their positive energy for welfare of the society...

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Two duties of pilgrims at Sabrimala; join hands before God and take broom in hands

Imagine you go for a pilgrimage and you are compelled to clean the area of the temple then? This unique kind of campaign was carried by a police officer in the holy site of Sabarimala where he says that your pilgrim will be considered incomplete if you don’t participate in cleanliness programme...

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Assam’s transport sector set to get reformative boost with loan of Rs. 1,250 Cr

Loan of around Rs. 1,250 Cr was sanctioned for the development of Assam’s transport sector. Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said that this move aims for an all-round development of the inland transport sector of the state...

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Cheers! Telangana rolls out round the clock free of cost power supply to help farmers

Seems New Year has brought many goodies for many people out there. One such is Telangana! Telangana will supply the 24-hour free power supply to farmers for agricultural purposes from today. Cheers! The Telangana launched continuous power supply to the state’s 2.3 million farmers free of cost. ..

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Security tightened as Assam releases first partial draft of NRC

Security in Assam was put on alert as the government released the first partial draft of the much sought after National Register of Citizens (NRC) at midnight. The partial draft contained the names of 1.9 crore out of the total 3.29 crore applicants...

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Bengal to use full potential for major boost in tourism

Sea to mountain, lush of green forest, West Bengal is bestowed with beautiful natural diversity. But, unfortunately, the state cannot use its full potential in case of tourism. Now the state with the rise of New Year administration will take initiatives in a planned manner to attract international tourists. It will also organize a "World Tourism Festival"...

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Punjab implements Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana to provide financial assistance to expectant mothers

Finally, with an aim to provide financial aid to all the expectant mothers in three installments, from the period of the conception of the baby till the baby’s birth, Punjab has decided to implement Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana...

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‘Archaeologist’ Nitish Kumar finds mound of historical significance

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has got a sharp eye for archaeology. During his, ‘Vikas Karyon ki Samiksha Yatra’, he spotted a mound in Bihar’s Sheikhpura district. He observed the mound and assumed there might be the importance of it as a historical site. Later, researchers explored the area and discovered sculptures of Lord Vishnu and Lord Buddha made of black basalt stone and a number of potsherds indicating archeological significance...

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Saubhagya Yojana: Mission to brighten up rural Jharkhand

The state of Jharkhand is on the mission to brighten up its villages, houses, streets etc. by launching "Saubhagya Yojana", a programme that would provide electricity to all the 29,376 villages in the state...

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Odisha greets Nation by creating world’s biggest sand art of Lord Jagannath to grace New Year

Greeting people on the occasion of the New Year, Odisha greeted everyone with 30 feet high sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath at Puri sea beach on Sunday, to welcome the New Year. Renowned artist Sudarshan Patnaik along with his students created the great sand sculpture on the eve of grand welcome of Lord Jagannath...

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Haryana farmers heave a sigh of relief with the launch of ‘Bhavantar Bharpai’ scheme

Haryana farmers heave a sigh of relief as the government has launched ‘Bhavantar Bharpai’, a special scheme to compensate farmers. Initially, this scheme will include four vegetables- potato, tomato, onion and cauliflower. The new scheme will be implemented from 1st January...

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Chhattisgarh enters in new era of digital revolution; connecting 6,000 panchayats through optical fibre network

The dreams of Prime Minister's 'Digital India' are being fulfilled in Chhattisgarh. In a bid to bridge the 'Digital Divide' between the rural and urban regions, about six thousand gram panchayats will be connected with optical fiber network...

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Make Way for Thalaivar! Tamil Nadu politics welcomes Superstar Rajnikanth

The only Superstar who has followers more than any one – none other than Rajnikanth announced to form his own independent party and join the politics. Announcing to the people Rajnikanth said that “I’ll push for spiritual politics without caste or religious leanings,” Rajinikanth said. “If I come to power and am not able to deliver in three years, I’ll resign. Democracy is in a state of distress in the state.”..

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Nalanda bestowed with new projects over 100 worth Rs 700 crore

As Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has embarked on his Vikas Samiksha Yatra, the state gets great projects as new year gift. On Saturday, he laid foundation stones for more than 100 projects worth Rs 700 crore in Nalanda district...

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World’s 2nd ‘Robocop’ comes up in India: Hyderabad dedicates Made-in-India robot to serve nation

Hyderabad dedicates India’s first ‘Robocop’ to the nation- who is capable of performing police duties, has been launched in Hyderabad. Hyderabad becomes the first city in the country to deploy a police robot for commercial operations. ..

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Mission Social Media 2018: People friendly initiatives to come up in Telangana

Telangana Police set to adopt ‘technology’, as all the police stations will have Facebook account and Twitter handle from next year for communication with people on a daily basis...

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Post Kamala Mills nightmare, BMC demolishes 100 restaurants and bars flouting safety regulations across city

Kamala Mills tragedy that took death toll to over 15 has outraged many Mumbaikars as the restaurant 1 Above was illegally functioning for so long. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in a biggest crackdown swung into action by sealing and demolishing restaurants and bars flouting safety regulations across the city...

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Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur allocates portfolios to his Council of Ministers

As BJP takes one more step ahead of #CongressMuktBharat after winning the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur allotted portfolios to his council of ministers on Friday. Notably, BJP registered a comfortable win in Himachal Pradesh after winning 44 seats of the state's 68 seats...

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Five BMC officials face axe after 14 killed in ‘1 Above’ pub fire, CM calls for safety audit

Five BMC officials have been suspended for negligence in Mumbai hotel fire case that killed 14 and injured the equal number on the intervening night of Thursday...

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw hails Real-time Governance module of Chandra Babu Naidu

Appreciating the newly launched Real-time Governance (RTG) platform of Andhra Pradesh government, Veteran Business leader Kiran Mazumdar Shaw urged political class to emulate the good governance module for better transparency and accountability...

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Resolve bifurcation issues mutually: Ravi Shankar Prasad to AP and Telangana lawmakers

Assuring full support for the proposed building of new High Courts, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad requested lawmakers from both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to share existing Andhra Pradesh high court building till the construction of new High court by Andhra Pradesh...

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Mahadeyi row: Ready to share water with Karnataka: Goa counsel

Responding to political mudslinging over Mahadeyi issue, senior counsel Atmaram Nadkarni clarified that state government has objection on the construction of eight dams by Karnataka government. He further added that state has no issues with the sharing of 0.1 TMC of water to Karnataka...

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Suicide Menace: Telangana comes up with toll free number to help students register their grievances

Depressed with n number of reasons, people ought to end up their journeys they are struggling in. Telangana has come up with ‘Hotline’ number to help students register their grievances in the wake of a series of suicides is not working...

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Use technology to curb criminal activities: Chandrababu Naidu

Underscoring the importance technology in police administration, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that state police force should be exposed to best practices to address the new age threats. Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of AP Forensic Science Laboratory at Tulluru village, the Chief Minister expressed that Forensic science will improve the functioning of the police force. ..

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Goan company donates waste collection vehicle adding sugar to Swachh Goa mission

Swachh Bharat shall always be in the mind of each and every Indian. Cleanliness is a key to a disease free state. Keeping this in mind Gera Developmensts, a company in Goa, donated garbage truck to the Goan government under its CSR...

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Around 15 killed and many injured after fire blazed out at Mumbai’s Kamala Mills

Around 15 people were killed and many injured after the fire blazed out at a building at Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel locality on Thursday night. The injured are being treated at KEM hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital. Among the deceased, 12 were women, while three were men...

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3 years of Jharkhand administration: All villages to get electricity by this month end

On completing 3 years of service to the Jharkhand administration, Chief Minister Raghuvar Das congratulated thirty-three million people of the state. The Chief Minister said, "Today we are giving a farewell to 2017 and are going to enter 2018 after 3 days, on this occasion, before the new year, I wish all the wishes of the new year to the people of Jharkhand." Das said that in the last 3 years, we have worked to resolve the many inherited problems; our government has laid a strong foundation for future ..

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani wastes no time after taking oath; allots portfolios to his council of ministers

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani after taking the oath wasting no time allotted portfolios to his council of ministers on Thursday. Notably, BJP had registered a sixth straight assembly poll win in the key western state on 18 December, winning 99 seats in the 182-member house...

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Mumbai based firm files complaint against Shraddha Kapoor

Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is gearing up for the upcoming schedule of Prabahs starrer Saaho movie got a nasty jolt from Mumbai based firm. According to media reports, M&M Designs, a leading firm filed an official case against Shraddha Kapoor and producers of Haseena Parkar for violating the norms in the proposed contract...

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Siddaramaiah softens stand on Mahadayi row, pitches for mutual talks

Reiterating the demand of center’s intervention to resolve the ongoing tussle over Mahadayi river water sharing, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated that peaceful talks across the table would solve the long pending issue between Karnataka and Goa...

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TRS demands speedy action in High Court land allocation

Expressing concern over the demand of High Court division of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Rashtra Samithi members on Wednesday staged a protest in the premises of parliament. Accusing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu of delaying land allocation process, TRS MP K Kavitha pointed that the Chief Minister should come clean on the important issue of land required for the construction of High court...

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Relief for commuters in Haryana; Roadways staff call off today’s “chakka jam”

Chandigarh, December 28: Commuters in Haryana can take sigh of temporary relief as Haryana roadway employees have decided to postpone their strike for two months following a talk with authority. The earlier called for a “chakka jam” on Thursday. But as they had been assured by officials that their demands would be fulfilled, they halted the decision. The leaders of the staffs had a meeting with Haryana Transport Minister Krishan Panwar and other Transport officials on Wednesday. After meeting Dalbir ..

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With excellent financial turnover, Andhra tops as best performer under UDAY scheme

Andhra Pradesh tops amongst all the states of India under the Central government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) which means to improve the financials of state-run electricity distribution entities. Thanks to its robust power supply monitoring mechanism, the state discoms’ aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses are now lower than the FY18 target set under UDAY...

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Nara Lokesh assures Wi-Fi powered gram panchayats

Underlining the importance of internet-driven platforms in the process efficient governance, Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh announced that state government is gearing up for the rural connectivity. Addressing the gathering, Lokesh mentioned that Andhra Pradesh government under the leadership of Nara Chandra Babu Naidu will provide efficient Wi-Fi connectivity to every gram panchayat in the coastal state...

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Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao to attend World Economic Forum

Young and dynamic IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao will represent the state of Telangana in the upcoming World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. For the first time, Telangana Minister will be participating the three-day long international business summit which is scheduled on January 23...

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Cyclone Ockhi: 661 fishermen still missing, search operations underway

Cyclone Ockhi, Nirmala Sitharaman, search operation, Kerala, Karnataka, Chennai, Disaster, Disaster Management, Relief, search operation, Parliament..

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Massive uproar against corrupt CPI-M Govt in Tripura: Over 2 Lakh people participate in ‘Pratibadi Samabesh’

Witnessing the massive retaliation against the corrupt ruling Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M), Tripura stood stronger and staunch against corruption, misgovernance, rising unemployment and crimes. More than 2 lakh people participated in ‘Pratibadi Samabesh’ walkathons and public rallies in 60 constituencies throughout the Tripura against the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar led inefficient CPI-M government...

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Offering ‘Date Conncetivity’ for Human Empowerment Prez Kovind unveils Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid Project

Giving new opportunities to the people of Andhra in the field of technological arena, President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project to facilitate availability of high-speed internet for all in the state at a nominal rate...

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Soon 'Punjab Startup Hub' to be established in Mohali for smooth felicitation of trade

With an aim to promote the startup eco-system in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved the Punjab Startup Hub, under which a state-of-the-art incubation center is proposed to be set up in Mohali...

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Uttarakhand curbs Vat tax on fuels for industrial units

To benefit the industrial units, it has been now decided to cut the Vat on the fuels across the state. The decision has been taken in view of attracting industries and giving relaxation to the existing one in the state...

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