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Show enthusiasm, study science: PM

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India needs more scientists to harness technology for the benefit of the common man and urged youngsters to show more enthusiasm to study science and technology. Modi was speaking on his monthly radio talk — Mann Ki Baat. He hailed the scientific community...

Panel: Proper desiltation only improves hydraulic performance of the river

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Indiscriminate desiltation work can cause “more harm” to a river’s ecology, a high-level panel formed to prepare guidelines for desilting work of 2,525-km Ganga river has said. Countering the popular perception that desiltation improves river’s ecology and its e-flow (environment flow), it has argued that if carried out properly, at...

Jaishankar to raise Indians’ security during his US visit

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will travel to the United States of America on Tuesday to hold talks with the Donald Trump administration on key bilateral issues. During his four-day visit, the FS is expected to raise India’s concerns over the security of its citizens and on possible clamp down on...

Bihar babus vow to protest against ‘witch-hunting’

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Peeved by the recent cases of “witch-hunting” of IAS officers in the State including the recent arrest of 1987 batch IAS Sudhir Kumar, the Bihar Branch of IAS officers Association on Sunday convened an extraordinary general body meeting where 110 officers from across the State and those on deputation elsewhere...

Khadi commission meet at Sabarmati Ashram for first time in over 61 yrs

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

An important meeting of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) related to welfare of millions of Khadi artisans will meet at historic Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Monday morning. “This is the first time in over 61 years of its existence that a meeting of KVIC is being held at...

BSF constable shoots self at LoC

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

A Border Security Force constable shot himself dead while on duty along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch district during Saturday night. Sources said the constable shot himself with his service rifle and died before being taken to hospital. His colleagues shifted him to hospital but doctors...


Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Pioneer

What a mix! In these days of farewells and call-ons, the outgoing External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup had an amusing experience. He received a bouquet of red roses from his childhood friend with “May your soul rest in peace” written on the accompanying card. The flowers with such a message...

Donkey, Kasab: Phase-V campaigning at new low

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Virendra Nath Bhatt | Lucknow

The polling for 51 seats in 11 districts will be held in the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh State Assembly on February 27. The fifth phase campaign had touched a new low by a free flow of scornful words like “donkey, Kasab and kabootar”. And nevertheless what makes this phase of...

BJP intends to breach SP fort

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Shalabh Saxena | Lucknow

If in 2012 elections, the Samajwadi Party (SP) had won all the five Assembly seats from Gonda, this time around the BJP is campaigning tirelessly to win the hearts and minds of the voters with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally held on Friday. Son of Brij Bhushan Singh, Prateek Bhushan is...

Modi, not BJP, attracts voters in Cong bastions

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Biswajeet Banerjee | Unchahar (Raebareli)

The strategy to project Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the face of BJP’s election campaign in Uttar Pradesh has started showing results as he has emerged as a crowd-puller with people ready to vote for Modi, not the BJP. Driving down the Rahul-Sonia land of Amethi and Raebareli the other day,...

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Trump's card for India

26 Feb 2017 | Gopalan Balachandran

There is no hurry to form a judgement on Trump right away. Both President Trump and PM Modi share some traits — not all are complimentary...

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High time Block Grant replaced with GIA

27 Feb 2017 | SRIKANTA K TRIPATHY | Bhubaneswar

The Block Grant teachers have threatened to take to streets once again in March and are planning to intensify their agitation by various means, including boycott of evaluation of answer scripts. The Block Grant teachers in the high schools had boycotted the PRI election over the Government’s apathy towards their demand for suitable salary...

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Uttar Pradesh CM | Akhilesh Yadav

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US President | Donald Trump
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