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‘8.19-cr errors hold up release’

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre on Tuesday dismissed criticisms that the caste census report was not released to “hide truth” and said that more than 8.19 crore errors were detected in the data of which 1.45 crore faults continue to exist. The Centre has thus informed the States and Union Territories about the…

ED summons TMC’s Satabdi Roy

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Yet another Trinamool Congress MP has been summoned for questioning in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund case. Actor-turned politician Shatabdi Roy has been asked by the Enforcement Directorate to appear before it on Wednesday morning to answer some specific queries in the ponzi fund case, ED sources said. Roy a second-time…

Telangana will give 12% quota to Muslims: KCR

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has vowed to fulfil his promise of 12% reservations to the poor Muslims in the State and said that the reservation policies of the neighbouring Karnataka and Tamil Nadu States will be taken as a model. He reviewed the progress of the Commission of Enquiry…

Khoya-Paya website to trace missing kids to gather steam

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ministry of Woman and Child Development (WCD), which had launched the web-portal Khoya-Paya (Lost and found) to track missing children earlier this year, is planning to step up its activity to trace country’s lost children. Minister Maneka Gandhi, who with the Ministry of Railways, developed Special Operating Procedures (SOPs), which…

French climate envoy concerned over slow pace of climate talks

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

French climate ambassador Laurence Tubiana has expressed concern over the slow progress on the negotiating text that will form the basis of the new international agreement in the forthcoming Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 scheduled in Paris later at the end of the year. She was interacting with media on…

Approval to road action plan only after MP’s certificate

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

With most of the States refusing to involve Members of Parliament (MPs) in the process of selection of new roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) in their area, the Centre has made it clear to them that it will not approve the road action plans which are…

Haryana puts Western Peripheral e-way on track

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

After a delay of more than eight years, work on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway (KMPE), which is part of the Western Peripheral Expressway project designed to decongest Delhi’s traffic by forming a ring road around the Capital, may get moving. The Haryana Government on Tuesday gave its nod to construction of 83.320 km…

World leaders pay tribute to inspirational Kalam

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PTI | Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur

World leaders on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to late former President APJ Abdul Kalam, hailing him as an inspirational figure in South Asia and lauding his scientific achievements. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina described Kalam as “a rare combination of a great statesman, acclaimed scientist and a source of inspiration…

NHIDCL inks two more deals to expedite highway projects in Arunachal

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation limited (NHIDCL), incorporated last year by the Centre for fast tracking the construction of highways and other infrastructure in North-Eastern region, signed two more agreements for roads projects in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. The NHIDCL signed two contracts for the execution of 25-km long road…

Gurdaspur ultras came from Pak via Ravi, had more sinister plans

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | PTI | Gurdaspur

The terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur on Monday had come from Pakistan using Ravi river and apparently had plans to target one more area, the probe has found even as images surfaced on Tuesday showing three heavily-armed men in Army fatigues walking on a road. Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini said…

Sunday Edition

Entering the walled city

26 Jul 2015 | Ankita Arora

Ahmedabad Writer: Amrita Shah Publisher: Bloomsbury Rs499 Amrita Shah is a perfect flneur who unfolds the city of Ahmedabad in front of the reader in a series of vignettes. This is a kaleidoscopic city which encompasses and locates itself between crisis, recollection and obliteration, writes ANKITA ARORA Ahmedabad, also known as Amdavad, is the seventh largest city in India...

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STATE EDITIONS

Raipur and Bilaspur get nod for ‘Smart City’ proposal

29 Jul 2015 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Chhattisgarh Government has approved the proposals for Raipur and Bilaspur cities sent by the respective municipal corporations to be sent to the Centre for inclusion in the ‘Smart City’ project development list. The names of the two cities will now be sent to the Centre for inclusion in the ‘Smart City’ project development list...

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SOUND BITES

Sometimes, while paying respects at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, he'd (Kalam) compose a poem. He wouldn't recite it but quietly pass it on.

President | Pranab Mukherjee

At the age of 83, Kalam was behaving like a youth of 38 years. He was always inspiring. He was the purest soul on Earth.

Goa Assembly Speaker | Rajendra Arlekar

He (Kalam) wanted to reach out to every child in the country with his messages, which were not just gyaan. Heroes like him never die.

I Am Kalam Director | Nila Madhab Panda
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