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ED sniffing out chit fund, terror links?

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

With the Central investigating agencies stumbling upon more and more terror dens in Bengal in the wake of Burdwan blast where two terrorists were killed, the Enforcement Directorate now probing the Saradha chit fund scam has started investigating into the source of finance of these terror networks in the State. Though…

Police release sketch of suspect who set woman ablaze on train in Kerala

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | IANS | Kannur

The Railway Police, probing the death of a woman who was set ablaze inside a vacant train compartment on Monday, have released a rough sketch of a youth believed to be in the age group of 22 to 25, who has committed the crime. According to the police, the incident occurred…

Kerala NCP to ask Pawar to review Maha move

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The Kerala NCP, a minor constituent of the State’s CPI(M)-led Opposition LDF, on Tuesday decided to ask the national leadership to review its decision to extend outside support to the BJP for forming Government in Maharashtra. A leadership meeting held in Kochi also decided to hold emergency meetings of the…

Day after, UP CM cites ‘good relations’ with Guv

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | PNS | Lucknow

A day after Ram Naik had expressed concern over law and order of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that he has ‘very good’ relations with the Governor and would go to Raj Bhawan to greet him on occasion of Diwali. “I enjoy very good relations with Governor sahib. I…

Akhilesh Govt revises laptop distribution policy

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | PNS | Lucknow

In an attempt to lure youth the Akhilesh Yadav Government has re-launched its laptop distribution policy linking it with merit — now only 500 meritorious Class XII pass students would get laptops.The State Cabinet on Tuesday gave its assent to the proposal. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said that instead of earlier…

‘Work culture has changed since Modi took charge’

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | PNS | Lucknow

Union Minister of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra said that work culture in Government has changed after Narendra Modi took charge as the Prime Minister and people have started looking at the Government with renewed hopes. “Modi’s style of governance is different. It is not a normal Government.…

‘NCP's claim of Cong proposing Maha coalition preposterous’

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The Congress on Tuesday described as “preposterous” the claims by the NCP that they approached them to jointly support the Shiv Sena to form a Government in Maharashtra. At the same time, despite the slide in its electoral fortunes, it sought to remain ambivalent on the question of “going it…

BJP reshuffle to cost Opp Pra‘bhari'

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

With an eye on future elections and State-specific organisational restructuring, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday entrusted the responsibility of the key State of Uttar Pradesh to Om Mahtur, who till now was the election in-charge of Maharashtra, wherein the party is set to form the Government. National general secretary…

Kabul may renew weaponry request

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | Vineeta Pandey | ew Delhi

With the drawdown of American forces entering the last lap, Afghanistan is all set to renew its request for modern weaponry, vehicles and military hardware from India to equip its forces to fight Taliban. A request for 230 types of military equipment, including attack helicopters, jeeps, tanks and automatic guns,…

Vietnam for greater ties with India

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Ahead of its Prime Minister’s visit here, Vietnam on Tuesday pitched for greater cooperation in key areas of Defence, security and oil exploration and expressed confidence of ‘substantive’ outcome from the trip during which nearly a dozen pacts are likely to be inked.

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Pakistan’s Kashmir gambit

19 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd)

It is clear that India is in a position to manage status quo in J&K. It is also evident that Pakistan is in no position to alter it...

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Raman to review preparation for 4th industrial policy today

22 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd)

Chief Minister Raman Singh will hold meeting at his residence to review the preparations for State Government’s fourth five-year industrial policy, officials said. The objective of the policy is to bring the State parallel to other industrially developed states by 2020 and to encourage residents of the State to establish their industries and to provide maximum employment opportunities to local residents, official stated...

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