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Illegal mining case: Two former Goa CMs indicted

Tuesday, 08 Oct 2013 | Mayabhushan | Panaji

The State Government Vigilance department filed a first information report (FIR) naming two former Congress Chief Ministers, a senior NCP leader as well as former Government officials in an illegal mining case. This FIR is in addition to an FIR lodged earlier on the basis of the Shah Commission report against...

Character stamp for acquitted Muslims

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi

The recent Union Home Ministry advisory asking States not to arrest “innocent” Muslims in terror cases has also asked the State police to issue character certificate to terror accused exonerated by courts. The Union Home Ministry on its part has finalised the details of financial compensation to be paid to a...

Grapevine

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | Pioneer

Back in race In a photofinish in 2008, Dr Harshvardhan lost to Vijay Kumar Malhotra in the race for BJP’s CM candidate. Five years later, the amiable ‘Doctor Saab’ seems to be back in the race, again. Grapevine has it that an internal BJP survey has placed him several notches ahead...

BJP hits out at Cong over CAG report on Gujarat

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The BJP on Sunday hit out at Congress for allegedly indulging in falsification over the issue of CAG’s opinion about child malnutrition in Gujarat which has, in fact, shown an “exemplary” record when compared with the situation in Congress-ruled States. Senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the malnutrition rate...

CPM eyes ties with regional parties for LS polls

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The two day-long CPI(M) politburo began deliberations on Sunday on floating a non-Congress non-BJP front of regional parties for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. According to party insiders, the TDP’s closeness to BJP had forced the Left parties to tread a cautious approach with its old electoral allies like AIADMK, BJD...

IAF plans 13-and-half SU-30 squadrons by ’17

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

In an effort to counter any threat from Pakistan and China, the IAF plans to have 13-and-half squadrons (one squadron has 18-20 aircraft) of frontline SU-30 fighter jets by the end of 2017 all over the country. The induction of full complement of 280 SU-30s will provide the IAF strategic reach...

Antony to induct INS Vikramaditya next month

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

Defence Minister AK Antony will induct aircraft carrier Gorshkov renamed INS Vikramaditya into the Indian Navy during his three-day visit to Russia starting November 15. The carrier is undergoing last minute checks and trials there before the Indian Navy takes over the ship for formal induction. The 45,000 tonne costing over...

SAT/GRE-like common test for Central varsities

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi

The HRD Ministry is planning to introduce a common entrance test in Central Universities of India based on the pattern of SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) in vogue in United States and United Kingdom for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The move is said to check...

UGC mulls to revamp Academic Staff Colleges

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

Finding the performance of Academic Staff Colleges in the country to be less than satisfactory, University Grants Commission (UGC) is mulling a remodelling of these institutes even as it aims to increase their numbers during the current Plan Period. The goal is to revamp 66 of these colleges in the country...

Reschedule Patna visit: BJP to Prez

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 | Amarnath Tewary | Patna

With the political temperature simmering every day, the Bihar BJP leaders on Sunday alleged that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would be putting all roadblocks to sabotage party’s scheduled Hunkar Rally addressed by BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on October 27. Kumar has invited the President of India in Patna on...


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I am with you, Pawar tells victims of social media trolls

15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the Government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India. In an unique initiative, Pawar met around 35 youngsters who have been threatened on social media and/or booked by police for speaking out their minds against the Government and...

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Youth kills himself after money dispute with father

21 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Dejected over refusal of non-payment of loan installment for bike by his father, a 22-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging with the ceiling at his Sankracharya Nagar residence under Bajaria police station area on Thursday. Police said that the deceased Shubham Malviya was found hanging with the ceiling and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead...

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