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Not doing any favour, it’s your right: Yogi to farmers

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Implementing the much-hyped crop loan waiver, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that his Government had not done any favour, it has just bestowed the right back to farmers because “the agrarian class has remained the most neglected section in last 15 years”. The UP Government launched the implementation of crop loan...

Govt betraying farmers with miniscule relief: Cong, SP

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party attacked the Yogi Adityanath Government for betraying farmers by giving them miniscule relief after promising waiver off entire loans and ensuring 50 percent profit by raising Minimum Support Price (MSP) of agri-produce. “The farming community has been badly hit with various calamites and now...

2 Babbar Khalsa terrorists nabbed in Uttar Pradesh

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

In a joint operation, sleuths of Punjab Police along with Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of UP arrested two operatives of banned terror outfit Babbar Khalsa from Lucknow and adjoining district of Unnao. While the first arrest was made late on Wednesday night from Lucknow, the second was made from Unnao on...

No plan to move to Delhi, will remain as Maha CM: Fadnavis

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Scotching speculation about the possibility of his moving to New Delhi in the immediate future, Devendra Fadnavis said in Mumbai on Thursday that he would continue to remain as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Addressing the State BJP executive meeting at Borivli in north Mumbai, Fadnavis also said that there were...

New Metro Rail Policy ‘anti-people’: Mayawati

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati alleged that the New Metro Rail Policy announced by Narendra Modi Government on Wednesday was ‘anti-people’ and would adversely affect proposed Metro Rail projects in UP and across the country. Mayawati said that traffic arrangement of big cities will also be badly affected by the...

Akhilesh detained on way to meet Jailed SP leader

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Samajwadi Party president and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav along with several MLCs and hundreds of supporters were detained in Unnao en route to Auraiyya on Thursday afternoon sparking statewide protests in which SP workers fought pitched battle with the police. The entourage was going to meet jailed SP...

Nitish orders CBI probe into Bhagalpur scam

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | PATNA

Virtually snatching the issue from the hands of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who was vocifersouly raising the matter calling it the biggest scam and daring the Chief Minister to order CBI probe, Nitish Kumar on Thursday late evening took decision recommending CBI enquiry into the multi-crore fund transfer scandal...

War intensifies in Kerala NCP

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Internal war has intensified in the Kerala NCP, which is being dogged by serious problems, including a sexual harassment charge against a senior leader that had led to his resignation as Minister, for the past several months. The feud has already triggered speculation about the possibility of a split in...

TN students up in arms against NEET exemption

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

Thousands of students and their parents held demonstrations all over Tamil Nadu on Thursday against the Union Government’s move to grant one more exemption to the State from the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate medical and dental courses. More than 32,000 students who qualified...

Ishrat Jahan fake encounter: 2 senior Gujarat cops resign

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Gandhinagar

Two senior Gujarat cops in Gujarat, who are accused in the alleged fake encounter cases, resigned from their posts on Thursday. The cops — NK Amin and Tarun Barot — are accused in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case as well as alleged killing of Soharabuddin Sheikh. They tender resignation after an...


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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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Film fest to help Audrey House regain its glory

18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

With inauguration of European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2017 on Friday evening at its premises, the State government is all set to bring Audrey House in limelight as one of the most happening art and culture destinations of not only in the State, but in eastern part of the country as well. Principal Secretary to the CM Sanjay Kumar said on Thursday that the scheduled EUFF at one of the oldest...

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