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BJP, allies to meet on Aug 31

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The BJP and its Bihar allies will meet on August 31 to work out sharing of the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar as parties like the LJP and the RLSP are vying to have a good deal in the ticket distribution. The BJP and allies are expected to finalise the ticket…

Multi-dose vials of diclofenac banned to save vultures

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

In a landmark Government notification to save vultures, the multi-dose vials of human diclofenac has been banned. This anti-inflammatory drug will henceforth be available as single dose vials of 3-ml only, in place of the earlier 30-ml multi-dose vials to avoid its misuse on cattle. Vultures that feed on cattle carcasses…

Modi reviews functioning of 4 social sector Ministries

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Taking stock of performances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the functioning of four social sector Ministries on Friday. The Ministers from Women and Child Development, Human Resource Development, Water Resources and Food Processing made presentations to the Prime Minister, where they presented a progress report of their Ministries. They also discussed…

SC against leniency to economic frauds

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

With financial crimes on the rise, the Supreme Court wants no leniency to be shown to fraudsters who dupe banks and financial institutions of public money and later turn in to settle the matter by repaying the siphoned amount. A case from the Delhi High Court sets a perfect instance for…

India, US to sign pact on exchange of information on terrorists

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | PTI | New Delhi

India and the US are likely to sign a pact on exchange of information on terrorists on a real time basis during the counter-terrorism and homeland security dialogue scheduled to be held in December. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-6) is a model text agreement proposed by the United States to…

Package war hots up in Bihar

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | FAIZAN AHMAD | PATNA

The poll bound Bihar is playing in crores.After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dramatic announcement of Rs1.25 lakh crore special package, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday joined the war and came out with a huge development plan for Bihar worth Rs2.70 lakh crore to be invested and implemented in the…

Bengal PCC chief backs Left bandh on Sept 2

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

In a significant development, the Bengal Pradesh Congress leadership on Friday offered moral support to the September 2 general strike called by the Left Front.When asked as to whether he morally backed the next week’s general strike, PCC president, Adhir Chowdhury said he did. “Yes we support them,” he said. …

26 Bihar cities to be developed under AMRUT

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | PNS | PATNA

Amid reports that only three cities of Bihar have been chosen to be developed as Smart Cities which did not include Patna, Union Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu clarified here on Friday that the State Government had proposed Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur and Biharsharif for the Smart City programme and…

100 rats caught from Andhra hospital after baby’s death

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

After the shocking incident of a newborn dying of rat attack in Government district hospital in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh adminisrration on Friday put three officials under suspension and transferred two top officials including the superintendent Venugopal and Pediatrics surgeon Bhaskar Rao.Minister for Medical and Health, Kamineni Srinivas, told the reporters…

Rains bring cheer in Telangana, Met Dept predicts more showers

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Widespread rains continued for the second day on Friday over many parts of Telangana under the influence of low pressure over West Central Bay of Bengal.Meteorological Centre at Hyderabad said that more rains were likely to come, especially in the northern parts of Telangana over the next three days. Many…

Sunday Edition

Knocking at the mind’s doors

30 Aug 2015 | Swati Pal

Ahead of Teachers Day, here’s exploring what it takes to be a great teacher in India today, and how only some can achieve greatness in the present scenario They lead us to formulae that help us in solving complex mathematical problems. But there is no formula that can create a good teacher...

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Atheists grow by 280%, religious 20% in State


For the growing folk of fake Babas, the warning shot from religion census in Odisha is atheists’ population has grown by a whopping 280 per cent during the decade of 2001 - 2011.The atheist population has grown from mere 20,195 in 2001 to a high of 76,919 in 2011...

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Bollywood actor | Sidharth Malhotra

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NC leader | Omar Abdullah
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