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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses the media after GST Council Meet

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses the media after GST Council Meet..

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As many as 363 terrorists were killed while 176 arrested during last two years in Jammu and Kashmir

As many as 363 terrorists were killed while 176 were arrested during last two years in Jammu and Kashmir. This was said by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a state Legislative Assembly...

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Railways adopts the Bollywood style to create awareness on safety

To create awareness among the people for safety while travelling in Railways the authorities have imbibed new techniques and this time, they have got the Bollywood style. The initiative was started with the aim of Clean India Green India, and has now used that Bollywood poster for railway safety purpose. ..

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Courage owns its victory proudly on its shoulders: Around 18 students selected for National Bravery Awards 2017

National Bravery Awards 2017 chalked out around eighteen brave children who with their courage saved many lives by keeping ‘Humanity’ alive. The awardees include seven girls. Three of the awards will be given posthumously...

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Constable A Suresh sacrifices his life after shameless Pakistani rangers led unprovoked firing; BSF vows for revenge

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was martyred while three civilians were killed on Wednesday night during the ceasefire violation by Pakistani rangers along the international border in Jammu’s RS Pura Sector. BSF has also retaliated effectively to the Pakistani Army’s unprovoked firing which has led to massive damage on that side...

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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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After paying tributes to the victims of 26/11 terror attack, Israel PM meets baby Moshe Holtzberg

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu is in Mumbai, after wrapping up of India Israel Business Summit headed ahead to pay tributes to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Israel PM Netanyahu, along with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, laid a wreath at the memorial of the terror attack victims, that claimed 166 lives, at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in south Mumbai. ..

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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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‘DefExpo India 2018’ will be held in Chennai: A platform to showcase defense expertise from across globe

Chennai set to host international defence exhibition titled as ‘DefExpo India 2018’ which will be held on April 11 to 14. An international land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition will be the platform provided by ‘Defexpo India 2018’. More than 80 countries will showcase their defence expertise during the expo...

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NIA files case against 5 hailing from Kerala for backing ISIS

Kerala’s rural district Kannur has witnessed many cases where people have left homes to join Islamic State IS. Again the National Investigation Agency has registered a case against five Kerala youth for their alleged links with the Islamic State...

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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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NIA takes step forward in Kashmir terror funding case; files charge sheet against 12 accused including Hafeez Saeed, Syed Salahuddin

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday taking a step forward has filed a charge sheet against 12 accused including Lashkar-e-Taiba Chief Hafeez Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin in a case related to funding of terror activities in the Kashmir Valley. Notably, NIA has intensified its efforts in a bid to curb terror funding and subversive activities in the Jammu and Kashmir valley and have arrested many separatists since July last year...

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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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Election Commission announces schedule for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland; results on 3 March

The Election Commission of India officially announced the schedule for assembly elections of North East states: Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018. While polling for assembly elections in Tripura will be held on 18 February, the states of Nagaland and Meghalaya will go to polls on 27 February. Counting for all three states will be held on 3 March...

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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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Over 77 percent of JK population got their Aadhaar cards

Over 77 percent of Jammu and Kashmir’s population have got their Aadhaar cards generated in the state and efforts were on to cover the remaining population. This was said by Jammu and Kashmir Information Technology minister Imran Raza Ansari in state Legislative Assembly on Wednesday...

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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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India successfully test-fires Made In India ‘Agni-V’ ballistic missile

India has today successfully test-fired the Agni-V missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads from the Abdul Kalam Island defense test facility off Odisha coast. The missile covered 4,900 kilometres in 20 minutes in today's launch...

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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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Waiting for trains will be less tedious! Railway waiting rooms to have TVs, beverages, light snacks

Train journeys are always fun but waiting for train seems much boring. But, soon the long waiting episodes will be equally entertaining. Indian Railway’s waiting rooms will soon have TVs, beverage dispensing machines and light refreshments. Under the pilot project, Delhi division will update its waiting rooms...

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Election Commission to announce poll dates for 3 North-East states today

The Election Commission of India will officially announce the Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 polling schedule, today. The assembly elections of these three states will be conducted in a single phase and is expected to be held in February...

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More 1,20,000 companies deregistered to curb illicit fund flows

The Modi government's attack on black money continues. In a latest move, Government has decided to strike off the names of one lakh twenty thousa more companies from the official records for various non-compliances as part of its fight against black money...

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India to be $5 trillion economy in 8-9 years

Union Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu stated that in next 8-9 years India is expected to become a USD 5 trillion economy with manufacturing sector accounting to 20% of the figure...

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All 14 types of Rs 10 coin are valid, legal tender for transactions: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday while clarifying said that all the 14 designs of Rs 10 coin are valid and legal tender for transactions. Notably, the clarification from RBI came amid reluctance by certain traders to accept the coins...

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Terrorism is undeniably mother of all disruptions says Sushma Swaraj in #RaisinaDialogue

Terrorism is undeniably the mother of all disruptions today. This was said by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj taking a tough stand on terrorism while speaking at the geo-political conference, Raisina Dialogue, in New Delhi on Wednesday...

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Acche din! Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar soon to get full-fledged Airport

Massive infrastructural development in the country has been undertaken by PM Modi led central government. However, acche din has arrived for the people of Jammu and Kashmir as Kishtwar will soon get a full-fledged Airport facility with provision for Aircraft landing and taking off...

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Sensex breaks all records by crossing magical 35,000 mark

Markets continued their record-setting run for yet another session on Wednesday. The benchmark BSE Sensex hit the 35,000 level for the first time in late afternoon trade on Wednesday as buying gathered momentum on easing fiscal deficit worries...

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Comedy of errors by the devious judges

Supreme Court is the last resort where an estimated one hundred and twenty-five crore people repose their faith. We are the public having great faith in democracy. However, when the custodians of the democracy themselves openly roar that “our democracy is in danger”, where do we go? ..

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#Vyapam Scam: CBI files chargesheet against former Madhya Pradesh Minister and 94 others

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against former Madhya Pradesh Minister Laxmikant Sharma, his Officer on Special Duty and 93 others in one of the cases related to the Vyapam scam. The charge sheet, filed in a special court in Bhopal, also named Pankaj Trivedi, the then controller of examinations at Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board also known as Vyapam. The names also include the then principal system analyst in Vyapam, two other officials, six middlemen ..

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Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman undertakes a sortie on IAF Fighter Jet

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman undertook a sortie on a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet. The first female Defense Minister of India is the second Indian woman leader to take such journey. To understand various defense operations from a close distance, she has spent a lot of time travelling to Army, Air Force and Navy bases...

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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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3,168 cases of crime against women registered in JK; Gang rapes, kidnapping increased

As many as 3,168 cases of crime against women were registered in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017, as against 2,915 cases in 2016. Importantly, the cases of crime against women included rapes, gang rapes, kidnapping, molestations, outraging modesty, eve- teasing, dowry death cases, abatement of suicides, among others...

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PM Modi, PM Netanyahu inaugurate iCreate Centre

PM Modi, PM Netanyahu inaugurate iCreate Centre..

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Special team of CBI undertakes four chit fund cases of Bengal including Saradha, Rose Valley scam

In this decade, West Bengal has witnessed various cheat fund disasters which made many people totally bankrupt. Though the investigations are ongoing, but still now the progress is not fast. To bring justice for thousands of poor people, special team of Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) has undertaken four chit fund cases including Sarada and Rose Valley...

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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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Need to put some checks and curbs on Internet: Army Chief

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat speaking at the 'Raisina Dialogue, 2018' stated that nations providing 'safe havens' to terror must be identified. "We need to put some checks and curbs on the Internet. In a democratic country, people won't like it but we have to take a call on whether we want a safe and secure environment or are willing to accept curbs temporarily so terrorism can be dealt with," the Army chief said...

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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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Raksha Mantri clears procurement of assault rifles and carbines to meet immediate requirement of security forces

With an aim to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders, the Defence Ministry has cleared procurement of more than 72 thousand assault rifles and nearly 94 thousand carbines on a fast track basis...

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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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PM Modi receives Israeli PM Netanyahu at Ahmedabad Airport, Gujarat

PM Modi receives Israeli PM Netanyahu at Ahmedabad Airport, Gujarat..

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Economic Scenario: Inflation dips to 3-month low; exports rise by 25.67% to USD 27.03 billion

The economic revival is the greatest achievement of PM Modi’s government. The Country's exports grew by 12.36 percent in December, 2017 to 27.03 billion US dollars on account of strong performance by sectors like engineering goods and petroleum products...

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Delhi court begins trial against Kashmiri Separatist Shabir Shah, hawala dealer Muhammad Wani in money laundering case

A court in Delhi on Tuesday began a trial against Kashmiri separatist leader and the Democratic Freedom Party chief Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani in a decade old money laundering case and 2005 case of terror financing...

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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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Centre waives Hajj subsidy; vows to utilize fund for education of minorities

The central government on Tuesday taking a step forward has decided to withdraw subsidy given to Hajj pilgrims and vowed to enroll the same amount in the education of minorities in a bid to empower them...

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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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No Khap Panchayat or individual or any association can question Adult’s Choice of Marriage: SC

Khap Panchayats Can’t Question Adult’s Choice Of Marriage said Supreme Court over the prevention of honour crimes.Today Supreme Court termed any attack by Khap Panchayat or association against any adult man or woman opting for inter-caste marriage as ‘absolutely Illegal.’..

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PM Modi gives green signal for commencement of work at mega oil refinery in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the commencement of work at the oil refinery in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. Notably, the mega oil refinery will bring a massive change in growth landscape of Rajasthan and western parts of the state in particular and will also create huge employment. PM Modi also inaugurated 11 completed National Highway projects, covering a total length of about 873 km...

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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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Army Chief’s call to challenge radicalization in J&K merits immediate action by state government

“Foot in mouth” is accepted as a common affliction for politicians universally and more so in India. Of late, this affliction seems to be attaining unprecedented heights with the Indian Armed Forces also being subjected to some very ill-informed, obtuse and crude comments by politicians...

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With traditional ceremonial welcome, Israel PM Netanyahu along with his wife visits Taj Mahal

After some delegations level talks, business summit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara visited the Taj Mahal. Warmly welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, Israeli couple was accorded with a traditional welcome by Braj folk artists...

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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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JK police apprehends four hardcore overground workers in Kupwara district; arms recovered

Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday arrested four over ground worker (OGW) of terrorists from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. However, this is a result of intensified efforts of security forces to curb terrorism and terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir with an aim to bring peace, law and order in the valley...

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Patanjali partners with e-commerce giants to ‘Har Dwar’ delivery

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda products from now on will be available on e-portals, which include PayTM Mall, Big Basket, Flipkart, Grofers, Amazon, Netmeds, 1mg and Shopclues...

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PM attends commencement of work function for Rajasthan Refinery in Barmer

PM attends commencement of work function for Rajasthan Refinery in Barmer ..

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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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Petrol-Diesel price record high as international oil rates continue to rally

In a shocking news, Diesel prices have touched a record high of 61 rupees 88 paise a litre as international oil rates continue to rally. Also, Petrol prices have crossed 71 rupees. The prices of fuel have been on a rise since December 2017 with petrol rising by Rs 3.4 and diesel by Rs 2.09 in a month. According to daily fuel price list of state-owned oil firms, Petrol price rose to 71 rupees 18 paise per litre in Delhi today, the highest since August 2014...

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Education is a national agenda: Prakash Javadekar

To cure a disease, the diagnosis is very important. Hence to curb dropout children across India, Centre and States have decided to identify the number of children out of school in the country. Along with it that, “Operation Digital Board” will also be launched...

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At least 91,000 solar home lighting devices distributed so far to households of un-electrified villages of JK

The Jammu and Kashmir government has distributed 91,000 solar home lighting devices to the households of un-electrified villages and hamlets of the state under Remote Village Electrification Programme. This was said by State Social Welfare Minister Sajad Gani Lone on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly...

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PM Narendra Modi and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to address industry leaders in #IndiaIsrael Business Summit in New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to address industry leaders in #IndiaIsrael Business Summit in New Delhi..

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat warns Pakistan of stronger reaction for supporting terrorism

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday warned Pakistan of stronger reaction for its support to terrorism. This comes few hours after security forces including BSF, JK Police eliminated 6 Jaish terrorists and foiled infiltration bid in Uri sector while in retaliation for the death of three Indian soldiers, the Indian Army shot down seven Pakistani jawans and injured 4 others along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir's Poonch district...

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Air India’s new year gift to women: Gives reservation for women in seats

The public sector major aviation company has given women travelers special thanks to the New Year (2018). Air India has announced a reservation of seats for women in all its domestic flight services. This kind of service has become the country's first airline company...

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Subramanian Swamy questions Supreme Court judges over PIL allocation

Reacting to the issues raised by four senior Supreme Court judges over the allocation of PILs, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that segregation or categorization of cases does not make any sense as all cases are equally important...

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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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Neha Goyal selected as ‘Yoga Ambassador’ to represent India’s heritage beyond borders

India has been practising Yoga since ancient times as Yoga is a way to learn and understand spiritual India. Shouldering the responsibility to carry forward the Indian cultural practice of Yoga, Neha Goyal who hails from Bengaluru has been selected by the Ministry of Ayush as the Yoga Ambassador for South Korea...

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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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Aadhaar to be 'Mukh'aadhaar; introduces face authentication facility

Senior citizens sometimes face problems while registering for Aadhaar card as it requires fingerprints as biometric authentication but now their ‘face’ will face this problem as Aadhaar has decided to enable face authentication in fusion mode on registered devices by 1st July this year to make it easier for people facing difficulty in authentification through fingerprint and Iris...

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Himachal feels proud as a health worker Geeta Verma featured in WHO calender'18

Geeta Verma, a health worker who hails from Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh has achieved yet another milestone after she featured in the World Health Organization (WHO) calendar for the year 2018...

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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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Ford plans to invest $11bn to come out with 40 new electric car models

With the changing scenario in climate, energy sector, the automobile industry is pushing itself to a major change. The major player in the industry, Ford has decided to Ford plans to spend $11bn on 40 new electric, car models by 2022. The announced investment figure includes the costs of developing dedicated electric vehicle architectures...

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Bravo! JK Samba police solves land dispute case within three days after arresting three culprits

Jammu and Kashmir is a very sensitive state due to various anti-India activities including terrorism, drug mafias and domestic crimes and therefore police and other security forces have to remain extra alert. However, doing a commendable job, Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba Police have solved a sensational case within three days...

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BSF kills 7 Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory firing along LoC

In retaliation for the death of three Indian soldiers, the Indian Army has shot down seven Pakistani jawans and injured 4 others along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir's Poonch district. Indian jawans were busy in line communication maintenance when they were fired upon by Pakistani soldiers. Indian jawans retaliated in the same capacity, resulting into causalities on the other side...

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At least six Jaish terrorists went into grave while trying to infiltrate in Uri sector of JK

Security forces on Monday morning sent six Pakistani terrorists belonged to Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) terror group into the graves after they tried to sneak in the Indian side in the Uri sector of Baramulla district along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. The combing operation is still on and five bodies are recovered while one is yet to recover...

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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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Don't fall for fraud job ads of AirAsia India

Air Asia India has issued a warning to job seekers to be alert as it found certain recruitment agencies attempting to mislead people by posting job openings in Air Asia. A crew official received a mail which said that the company has selected his resume and called him for a direct online interview. It also sought a refundable fee of Rs 9,600 in charges to process interview and other requirements...

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Will end issues raised by four senior most judges soon: CJI Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Sunday having met the Bar Council of India (BCl) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) delegation members has vowed to settle the Supreme Court issue...

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#ArmyDay : Nation salutes real life heroes who ensure our safety with cost of their lives

If we sleep peacefully every day knowing that we are in a safe country, then we should thank none other than the Indian Army. On 70th Army Day nation bows to the real-life heroes who are dedicating each and every moment to safeguard us from all dangers awaiting on the other side of borders. The day is celebrated in recognition of Field Marshal K M Cariappa‘s taking over as India’s first commander in chief from General Francis Butcher, last British commander in chief. President Ramnath Kovind, Prime ..

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India’s first agri-Options unveiled for doubling farmers income

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, development of the agriculture sector is a priority for the NDA government. He launched country's first agri-commodity options in guar seed yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Jaitley said, Centre is trying to increase income of farmers through new initiatives and schemes. The Minister said, farmers have changed the scenario of economic growth of the country with their efforts and immense contribution...

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India ranked 30th on WEF global manufacturing index; Japan tops list

The World Economic Forum in its 'global manufacturing index' report has ranked India 30th. Japan has topped the list followed by South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, China, Czech Republic, US, Sweden, Austria and Ireland in the top 10. The nations are ranked based on four categories such as- Leading, High Potential, Legacy and Nascent...

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Urban Naxals fueled #BhimaKoregaon riots; 7 suspected Maoists arrested in Mumbai by ATS

It was being suspected that the urban naxals were behind inflaming the Bhima-Koregaon violence. This is confirmed as the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police has arrested seven suspected Maoists, working for the Golden Corridor Committee, formed to spread their ideology in Maharashtra and Gujarat, officials said today...

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TRAI cuts ISD call termination rates to 30 paise/min

In a major setback to Indian players, The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced the charges for international call termination (ITC) from 53 paise to 30 paise, effective from Febuary 1. In a statement, TRAI said it has reduced the termination charges payable by an International Long Distance Operator to the access provider. TRAI said that the move is aimed at eliminating illegal VOIP gateway business in India...

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Industrial production rises to 8.4 % in November, hits 17-months high

Growth in the country's industrial output rose to seventeen months high of 8.4 percent in November this year, mainly lifted by the manufacturing and capital goods sectors. The factory output, measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew 5.1 percent in November 2016...

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'No question of CJI's impeachment,' says SC Bar Association

Ruling out the possibility of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's impeachment the Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh on Saturday said there was "no question" of it. “There is no question of impeachment in this case. This has to be addressed within the system rather than going to press like this. You go for a press conference to reveal, but the intention of this press conference was to conceal,” he told Media. ..

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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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Chopper with 7 aboard along with ONGC employees goes missing; Search operation underway

In a mysterious incident the VTPWA Dauphin AS 365 N3 helicopter along with 8 passengers on board including employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ONGC went missing off the Mumbai coast today. ..

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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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Congress trying to gain political advantage over Judges Row: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the Congress of trying to take political mileage out of the controversy triggered by the press conference of four senior most judges of the Supreme Court. Reacting to Congress’ remarks on the issue, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, this is an internal matter of the Supreme Court and no politics should be played. Patra also said the Congress was politicising internal matters of the judiciary...

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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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Congress trying to gain political advantage over Judges Row: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the Congress of trying to take political mileage out of the controversy triggered by the press conference of four senior most judges of the Supreme Court. Reacting to Congress’ remarks on the issue, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, this is an internal matter of the Supreme Court and no politics should be played. Patra also said the Congress was politicising internal matters of the judiciary...

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IMPORTANT! Passport- not an address proof anymore

The last page of the passport which includes father's name or guardian's name, mother, spouse and address would not be there anymore. In addition, father's name will not be mentioned in it...

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To fight against pollution, ‘Clean Air Campaign’ will be launched in Delhi

To curb the pollution level in the National Capital, Centre government will launch a joint campaign for two weeks, with Delhi Government and other municipal agencies. The growing issue of pollution is haunting Delhi NCR since last few days...

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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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Stock market hits new record; Sensex manages to close above 34590, Nifty ends at 10681

Markets continued their record-setting run for yet another session on Friday. Both Sensex and Nifty ended the day at lifetime highs on robust buying by domestic institutional investors amid positive global cues...

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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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China exerting pressure on Indian border but troops will not allow our territory to be intruded: Army Chief

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday while acknowledging that China is exerting pressure on the Indian border said that security forces are dealing with it and will not allow our territory to be intruded...

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PM Modi asks youth to become an agent for 'new India'

While addressing the students of the Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida on Friday during the inaugural programme of the 22nd National Youth Festival, PM Modi via video-conferencing asked the youth to become an agent of change for the emergence of India as a new India...

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Delhi HC upheld Money Laundering case on Virbhadra Singh and his wife

The Delhi High court giving a major setback to former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh on Thursday upheld the validity of a money laundering law provision...

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PM Narendra Modi addresses Youth Day & Sarvadharma Sabha via Video Conferencing

PM Narendra Modi addresses Youth Day & Sarvadharma Sabha via Video Conferencing..

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BSF commence upgradation of infrastructure projects along Indo-Pak border to curb menace of drugs

In a bid to curb the menace of drugs from Punjab, the Border Security Force (BSF) has commenced to upgrade the infrastructure project along the Indo-Pak border...

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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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Hurry up! Grab this opportunity and join 'Saubhagya Scheme' short film contest

With the objective of providing electricity to each household in rural areas, the official authorities have started initiatives.To encourage this electrification initiative a short film competition has been organized by the officials. ..

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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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Four top SC judges hold a presser, says things not in order in Supreme Court

The four senior-most judges of Supreme Court Justice J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurien Joseph held a press Conference on Friday morning. This is first ever press conference by the sitting judges of the Supreme Court...

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Security forces recovered huge cache of arms, explosives from Rajouri district of Kashmir

Security forces on Friday recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Notably, Indian security forces including the army, CRPF and police have intensified their efforts to wipe out the terrorism from the valley...

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Let’s pledge to “rise, awake” for a new nation on Swami Vivekananda's 155th birth anniversary

Standing in a world where we are running for money, prosperity, fame forgetting social needs, moral values, we must seek inspiration from the leaders of the past. A selfish life is simultaneous to death, Swami Vivekananda told it about 200 years ago. The visionary who took Veda to West, reinterpreted Hinduism, set a philosophy which can be followed eternal after 155 years also, he stands as the icon for Indian you. On his 155th birthday let’s look back to his life to reset our morality, society...

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Enhance the beauty of ‘Incredible India’ by its digital calendar

Highlighting the rich heritage and beauty of the country, a new calendar for 2018 was launched with the theme of Incredible India. This digital calendar was introduced by the tourism team. The Incredible India Digital calendar application enables users to know about the events & festivals happening in India on one go. The Digital Calendar can be downloaded on Android and iOS platforms. ..

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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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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu meets Prime Minister Modi

After a long gap of one year, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in national Capital. ..

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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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PM Modi at Inaugural Ceremony of National Youth Festival 2018 at Gautam Buddha University via VC

PM Modi at Inaugural Ceremony of National Youth Festival 2018 at Gautam Buddha University via VC..

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India, Pakistan held secret NSA-level talks in Thailand

India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held an undeclared meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Lt Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua on December 26. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the issue of cross-border terrorism was raised in the meeting...

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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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'Hunar Haat' paves job opportunities for 3 lakh artisans in one year

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that during the last one year, Hunar Haat have been successful in providing employment and employment opportunities to more than 3 lakh artisans and other people associated with them...

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The Launch of PSLV-C40 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite

The Launch of PSLV-C40 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite ..

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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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Reciprocal visit of friendship: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to arrive in India on 14th January

It’s official that Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is set to arrive in India on 14th January for his India’s 6 days visit. PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to arrive India on 14th of Jan on a 6-day visit to India, said Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson for Ministry of External Affairs...

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Women, Children falling prey to crime more; find the broad crime map of India

As we have ended another one year, we all will definitely hope for a happier, peaceful new year. To make the next year better for ourselves we really need to know the “real” problems that are tormenting the stability of our society. National Crime Bureau of India has recently published crime report of 2016 which may help us to know the dominant trend of crimes in our society. The report, unfortunately, shows us time has progressed but we humans are in almost same place. Dowry, rape, domestic violence ..

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Reverse gear: Printed books are better than digital screens says study

In the age of digitalization students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets, e-readers...

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French firm shows interest to invest Rs 3250 Cr in Patanjali

LVMH, a French luxury conglomerate has evinced interest to invest Rs 3250 crore in the Indian FMCG firm, Patanjali. Patanjali’s chief executive Acharya Balkrishna has said that just as we use foreign technology for our development, we do not hesitate to use foreign funds for the benefit of our country, but we will take it on our own terms...

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Brainstorm yourself to create an innovative logo and tagline to win the Food Security contest

In order to preserve the National character of this important initiative for food security and also to highlight the major role of Government of India in ensuring food security of the people the Department of Food and Public Distribution has called in for a design competition of Logo with tagline through public competition for ‘National Food Security Act, 2013. The winner will get a whooping prize of Rs.25000. ..

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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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Sopore IED blast: Terrorists exposed as inhumane killers gasping for breath

The recent IED blast in Sopore that has left four police officers martyred and two injured has heralded a new phase in the ongoing foreign-sponsored terrorism prevalent in the Kashmir valley. The cowardly attack on security personnel, who were doing their duty, is highly condemnable and has elicited widespread revulsion and disgust within Kashmir, across the country and the world...

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PM Modi meets with economic experts to decide the road ahead

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attended an interactive session with over 40 economists and other experts, organized by NITI Aayog, on the theme “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead.” Talking to reporters after the meeting, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said, PM Modi interacted with experts and secretaries who shared their views on various economic themes such as macro-economy, agriculture and rural development, employment, health and education, manufacturing and exports, urban development, infrastructur..

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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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Gujarat ATS nabs LeT terrorist Bilal Ahmed Kawa involved in 2000 Red Fort attack from Delhi airport

Getting a massive breakthrough on Wednesday, Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad and Delhi police have arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bilal Ahmad Kawa for alleged involvement in the terror attack on Red Fort in the year 2000...

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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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Phewwww! Odisha boy Satyapira Pradhan punches to enter Guinness Book of World Records

The Guinness Book of World Records has officially approved Satyapira Pradhan of Odisha’s Bhawanipatna for creating a record in delivering most number of punches with one hand in a minute...

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All The Best! CBSE class 10-12 board exams from March 5

Candidates can find the exam date sheet of CBSE 10th and 12th board examinations at the official website cbse.nic.in. The board exams will begin after Holi festival from March 5. This will be the first batch to appear for Class X board examination after the board decided to junk the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and reintroduce the board exams...

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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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National Youth Festival, a platform for youth to bring out creative ideas for development

With the aim of enhancing the awareness on government initiatives and encouraging youth participation to make things more effective, a 5 day National Youth Festival commencing on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand who is considered as the youth icon of India on 12th 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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Gracing talents of Orphans, Maharashtra plans to introduce special category appearing for competitive exams

Maharashtra plans to welcome separate category for orphans appearing for various competitive exams. It happens that orphans who perform extremely well in academics might give them their appreciation and the required push they deserve...

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Nation recalls Lal Bahadur Shastri: Man of ‘Courage’ who immortalized ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ with his willpower for ‘Better India’

“We can win respect in the world only if we are strong internally and can banish poverty and unemployment from our country”- these words crumbled the odds and built hopes encouraging several souls to preach and develop ‘Better India’. The dream of ‘Independent’ India free from poverty and unemployment was dreamt by ‘Man of Peace’ – Lal Bahadur Shastri. Nation recalls our great leader Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 51st Death Anniversary...

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Aam Aadmi Ka Aadhaar becomes more secure and safe now

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has come up with a new two-layer security system, Virtual ID and limited Know Your Customer (KYC) to protect the data in the wake of numerous breaches...

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Cabinet okays 100% FDI in single brand retail

In a move aimed at increasing employment opportunities, the Union Cabinet has approved 100% FDI in single brand retail from current 49% under automatic route. Last year too, there was a proposal to permit 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in single brand retail trading. Currently foreign players, who were willing to invest more than 49%, had to undergo a stringent approval process...

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SC decides to send 186 anti-Sikh riot cases from 1984 to a new SIT

During long Congress regime, anti-Sikh riot broke out creating an example of one of the worst communal violence in India ever. Now, the victims might get justice as Supreme Court has decided to set up a new special investigation team headed by a retired high court judge to probe the 186 riot cases...

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60-day long Amarnath Yatra to commence on June 28 this year

The 60-day long annual yatra to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 28 and will last till August 26 of this year. However, this year's yatra will be longer by 20 days against last year's 40 days which has brought a joy to the devotees...

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Be alert! Removal of free services by banks is a rumour

Social Media has nowadays become none other a medium for spreading rumours. People send pictures of non-sense news to their friends, relatives and make them believe on those rumours. The same scenario was with banking sector when it was spread that banks are going to close their free services...

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Get Nostalgic! Visit National Rail Museum and experience the age old Railway’s heritage

National Rail Museum has once again open gates for visitors to encourage the Indian Railways rich heritage. One of the most interesting attractions at the museum is the 108 year old monorail. ..

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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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Pakistani forces pay huge price for ceasefire violations along LoC in JK; Indian Army eliminated 138 rangers last year

In tactical operations and retaliatory cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army has eliminated at least 138 Pakistan Army personnel last year. Notably, security forces have been given a free hand by PM Modi led central government to deal with Pakistani forces which shamelessly is engaged ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and kill our Jawans...

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Get huge discounts on 'Nokia Mobile week' sale!

E-commerce giant Amazon India is offering huge discounts, cashback and exchange offers on Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 under the 'Nokia Mobile Week' sale. It is available to users from January 8 to January 12. In addition to that, users can claim an exchange discount of Rs 1,000 on Nokia 6, Rs 2,000 Amazon Pay cashback on Nokia 6 prepaid purchases Rs 1,500 cashback on purchase through ICICI credit card...

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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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Back in Action for another historic mission! ISRO set to launch 30 satellites in one go

Back in Action! All geared up for another historic mission, Indian Space Research Centre ISRO set to launch 100th along with 30 others in a single mission on January 12 from Sriharikota’s from Satish Dhawan Space Centre...

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Air India opens the doors for 49 % Foreign Investment

The doors for 49% FDI route for national air carrier Air India were opened in a decision taken. The ease in foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in various sectors, including Civil Aviation After the approval foreign airlines, will now be allowed to invest up to 49 percent under approval route in the national carrier...

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Congress Govt is playing vote bank politics in Karnataka; will uproot it from roots: Amit Shah

With an aim to uproot Congress from all the 224 seats, Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah addressed Karnataka rally. Hitting out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Bhartiya Janata Party BJP Chief Amit Shah asked what Siddaramaiah did for the state...

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National Conference held on Welfare of Laboratory Animals

With the theme of “Implementation of 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) while using animals in academic research and regulatory testing in India” A one-day National Conference on Welfare of Laboratory Animals was organized...

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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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India standing bright in global economy; World Bank forecasts growth at 7.3% in 2018

The World Bank today having projected India's growth rate to 7.3% for 2018 stated that the nation has a prospective future. It also added that the growth rate would progress further to 7.5% in the coming 2 years...

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Dilwale actress Kajol roped in as Advocacy Ambassador of ‘Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat’

Dilwale actress Kajol has once again been roped in by the Hindustan Unilever Limited as the advocacy ambassador of Swachh Adat Swachh Bharat. The actress has been very active in such activities and is seen promoting and creating awareness about clean India mission...

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To ensure hygienic food, Govt spends 482 Cr rupees on food labs development

Union Health Minister JP Nadda asked states to come forward with the proposals to strengthen the food testing, chairing the first state Health Ministers round table on food safety and nutrition, he said, as many as 45 State labs are to be strengthened. He said, the Centre is providing assistance of 482 crore rupees to states for the purpose...

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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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FreeCharge wallet users, Now link your wallets with PhonePe app and shop anytime anywhere

Carrying out transactions through e-wallets has made our lives smooth, adding one more to your digital kitty users can link their FreeCharge wallet with PhonePe app and can carry out their transactions at all online and offline merchant outlets that accept the PhonePe payments container. ..

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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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Be aware, be safe! Swine flu and H1N1 wave hitting hard in Delhi

In regards to prevent the seasonal influenza H1N1 or swine flu, the official authorities have issued an advisory. In this advisory they said that it is a type of seasonal influenza and self-limiting viral disease. Creating awareness about this seasonal influenza the people in Delhi are made aware about the growing ailment...

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Coal India changes the pricing policy of its non-coking coal

To push the revenue of Coal India, the state owned company has hiked thermal coal prices for both power and non-power consumers with immediate effect. The board in its meeting approved the revision of the price. The revision of the price became effective from January 9. The decision will be applicable to all the subsidiaries of Coal India including NEC for regulated and non-regulated sectors. Due to this revision, Coal India will earn approximately incremental revenue of Rs 1,956 crore..

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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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18.2% surge in Direct Tax Collections; reach to Rs 6.56 lakh Cr till December

The government has collected Rs 6.56 lakh crore in direct taxes, up 18.2 percent on hefty advance tax mop up, for the April-December period of the current fiscal. The net collections represent 67 percent of the total Budget Estimate of Rs 9.8 lakh crore for direct taxes in 2017-18...

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PIO Conference: A ceremony which gave aroma of our nation’s soil to the NRIs

To make relations with the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) more concrete, first time ever a parliamentary conference was held at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, NCR. Every year, January 9 is celebrated as Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD), an annual celebratory day that marks the contribution of overseas persons with Indian origin (PIO) towards their homeland...

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PIO Parliamentary conference in New Delhi

EAM Sushma Swaraj addresses PIO Parliamentary conference in New Delhi..

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JK police along with Indian Army eliminated two unknown terrorists in Anantnag district

Security forces on Tuesday successfully eliminated two unknown terrorists after a fierce encounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. However, the combat operation is still underway...

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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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Laga Laga Laga 'The Wire' ko Shock Laga; HC finds article on Jay Amit Shah prima facie defamatory

News portal The Wire got a slap on its pseudo - vilifying journalism from the Gujarat high court on Monday. The Gujarat HC said that article of The Wire written on the sudden rise in revenue of the company owned by BJP National President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah appears to be defamatory and the journalists will have to face trial on charges of criminal defamation...

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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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Now playing of national anthem not mandatory in cinema halls

The Supreme Court has revoked its earlier ruling of compulsory playing of the national anthem in cinema halls. It announced today that it is not mandatory to play the national anthem before the screening of a film...

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Apex Court bars orders cancelling larger tobacco health warnings

Big pictures warning about the risk of health while smoking cigarettes will be continued says the Supreme Court while keeping aside the orders cancelling larger tobacco health warnings...

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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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