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Smart practices elude Jammu, Srinagar

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

The two cities of Jammu and Srinagar are in the race for getting listed as one of the 100 smart cities of India under the Union Government’s Smart City Mission, but when it comes to following smart practices and paying regular power dues and taxes both these cities figure...

Anti-Corruption sleuths grill ex-Assam Min Bora

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption wing of the Assam Government on Friday grilled former Assam Minister Akon Bora for several hours regarding the over Rs 2,000 crore scam in State’s Social Welfare Department. Bora was summoned to the office of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption wing in the city around 10.30 am on...

Former PM slams neo-nationalism, meddling in campus matters

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Kolkata

Apparently tearing into the BJP Government’s all-round policies former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday expressed concern at the growing intolerance and hatred among the students in an atmosphere loaded with so-called neo-nationalist ideas. Speaking at the bi-centenary celebrations of the prestigious Presidency University (erstwhile college) Singh said “regrettably independent thinking...

ED arrests Surat chaiwala’s son for illegalLy converting demonetised notes

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Jignesh Bhajiyawala, son of Surat-based tea seller-turned-financier Kishor Bhajiawala was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Friday morning under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for illegally converting demonetised currency into new one. After his arrest Jignesh was brought to Ahmedabad and produced before the special ED court. In...

Guv turning Assam’s Raj Bhavan into RSS office: Tarun Gogoi

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | IANS | Guwahati

Accusing Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit of acting on behalf of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said the Raj Bhavan here is gradually turning into an RSS office. Addressing a Press Conference here, Gogoi said the Governor and the RSS have been hatching a...

Head of Dalit family killed in massacre dies of cardiac arrest

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, a Dalit who lost four of his family members in the much-discussed Khairlanji killings in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district on September 29, 2006, died of a heart attack on Friday. Bhotmange, who had not been keeping well quite some time, breathed his last at the Srikrishna Hospital at Bhandara, after...

Centre spends Rs 3.09 on each new Rs 500 note it prints: RTI

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The Centre is having new Rs 500 currency notes printed from the Reserve Bank of India-owned Bhartiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) at the cost of Rs 3.09 per note. Responding to an RTI query by activist Anil Galgali, BRBNMPL’s Deputy General Manager P Wilson stated that the selling...

Rupani’s budget on Feb 21 to decide fate of BJP in Guj polls

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Vijay Rupani Government, which is facing challenges of pro-quota stir of powerful Patidar community, agitation of OBCs over employment and prohibition issues and anger of Dalits after flogging of backward caste youth in Saurashtra region, will present its first Budget on 21st February. The Budget is also important for the ruling...

‘India not seeking NSG seat as gift’

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

India on Thursday told China that it was not seeking Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership as a gift from the US or for that, from any country, but on the basis of its non-proliferation track record. Responding to China’s statement to the US that NSG membership should not be a farewell...

No room for third party on J&K issue: India to UK

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Amid reports of British Parliament debating Jammu & Kashmir issue, India on Thursday categorically asserted that Jammu-Kashmir was a bilateral issue and there was no room for a third party role in the matter. “I am aware of these reports. All issues between India and Pakistan will be resolved bilaterally,...

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Om Puri: Realer than reel

15 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Singh

The acting he learnt was science; the acting he did was art. No school, no teacher could have made him emote the way he did on screen...

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Left draw mega campaign strategy for UP poll

21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The Left Front has drawn up a mega campaign strategy for UP Assembly elections and roped in around 70 national leasders from Left parties’ to be star campaigners. The list includes: Sitaram Yechury, Tripura CM Manik Sarkar, Brinda Karat, Mohammad Salim, Sudhakar Reddy, D Raja, Deepankar Bhattarchajee and several others...

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