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Kerala Govt to use public participation in booze war

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The war over liquor has returned to Kerala politics with the CPI(M)-led LDF Government officially announcing its resolve to formulate a new policy for reducing booze consumption, with public participation instead of the one introduced by the former Congress-led UDF regime, by which all bars in the State were closed...

TN BJP members want ouster of Muralidhar Rao

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | PNS | CHENNAI

Three senior members of the Tamil Nadu BJP have come out in the open, demanding the immediate revamp of the State unit of the party and recall of national secretary P Muralidhar Rao from the State. The demand is the fallout of claims made by Rao, who is in charge of...

Bengal CPM to question ‘rebel’ MLA on joining Congress rally

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | PNS | Kolkata

The State CPI(M) is planning to question the so-called “rebel” party MLA Tanmoy Bhattacharya as to why he joined a Congress rally on Saturday, despite a ban issued by the party central committee against any kind of alliance with the tri-colour outfit, sources said, adding that he could however be...

Siddaramaiah gets peck on cheek by a woman

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | Kestur Vasuki | BENGALURU

67-year-old Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is facing a major dissidence after he dropped 14 Ministers from his Cabinet on Sunday, has to face a peck by a woman from the same Kuruba community in public meeting in Bengaluru as an overwhelmed gesture of her appreciation to him. Even though the...

Arvind Subramanian calls for office of Chief Economic Adviser in each State

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | Faizan Ahmad | PATNA

Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, Arvind Subramanian called for an office of Chief Economic Adviser in every State to generate ideas and policies. He was delivering the Silver Jubilee Lecture at the international conference on Social Statistics in India being organised by ADRI on Sunday. The session was...

Accused suffering from psychiatric disorder: J&K Govt

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Keen on giving him clean chit under political pressure, BJP-PDP alliance Government in Jammu & Kashmir is apparently playing a fixed match by prejudging the ‘mental health’ of an accused, detained under Public Safety Act (PSA)after he was found involved in sensational case of desecration of famous Aap Shambu...

Kolkata Police to call senior cop Mirza on Narada sting link

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

The Kolkata Police is preparing to summon senior IPS officer SMH Mirza to investigate his alleged links in the Narada sting case. A summon is likely to be issued to him in a week’s time, sources said. Mirza, currently a commandant of State Armed Police and a former SP of Burdwan,...

LSS demands ‘freedom fighter' status for those jailed in Emergency

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

A right-wing organisation — Loktantra Senani Sangh (LSS) affiliated with Rashtriya Swaraj Sangh (RSS) — has demanded status of ‘freedom fighter’ for those who were sent to jail as result of Emergency in the year 1975 declared by then Congress-led Government. Besides, the organisation has also passed another resolution to demand...

Minority status to Jains was to divide Hindus: Rupani

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | PNS | Gandhinagar

Gujarat BJP president Vijay Rupani, who is also senior Minister in the Anandiben Patel Government, said that Jains are party of majority community, but there are some anti-Hindu forces, who want to divide Hindus. Rupani, a Jain, was addressing a programme organised by Minority Development Trust and obviously training his guns...

Attack on CRPF: Pak trying to destabilise India, says Rajnath

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | PTI | Fatehgarh/Srinagar

In the wake of attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday clearly accused Pakistan of trying to destabilise India even as he said lapses, if any, in Saturda's incident would be looked into and status of infiltration ascertained. A three-member team of Home Ministry...

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Parallel education: Road beyond DU

26 Jun 2016 | Ananya Borgohain and Shraddha Singh

When Delhi University announces its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses, predictably thousands of students will be rejected. Where do they go now when the frontiers they aspire for a successful future lead them to a dead end, ask ANANYA BORGOHAIN and SHRADDHA SINGH While Delhi University (DU) will release its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses on June 30, its St Stephen’s College had announced its own list last week...

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C’garh Govt to monitor projects using advanced software

27 Jun 2016 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Chhattisgarh Government will be utilising ‘Centralised Project Management Software System’ (CPMS) for automation of Project Monitoring, Controlling and Reporting task for key projects undertaken in the State. Notably, the Government is investing significantly in the State to build physical Infrastructure — Highways, Bridges, Water & Electrical distribution system etc...

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