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Yogi stays at Agra Circuit House, breaks another jinx

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has broken another jinx – this time he spent a night at Agra Circuit House as his predecessors believed that staying in circuit house might cost them their seat. “Yes, it is true that Chief Minister stayed for a night at Agra circuit house. No one talked...

Vemula suicide: Hyd varsity students observe martyrdom day on 2nd anniversary

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

The students of University of Hyderabad(UOH) observed “Shahadat Din” or Martyrdom Day on Wednesday marking the second anniversary of the suicide by Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula. A large number of students and activists took out a procession under the aegis of Ambedkar Students Association from the point where students had...

Owaisi welcomes Haj subsidy end, wants `2Kcr/yr for girls’ scholarship

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

The decision of Narendra Modi Government to withdraw the Haj subsidy given to Muslims going to Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage has evoked mixed response from the community leaders. AIMIM president and member of Parliament Asadudidn Owaisi, a prominent voice of Muslims in the country, welcomed the decision but demanded that the...

8-hr shift kicks in, Mumbai cops get long overdue relief

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | TN Raghunatha | Mumbai

The lower echelons of the Mumbai police force that had for a long faced high levels of stress at work, can now heave a sigh of relief. For, police constables and assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) in 75 per cent of 94 police stations across the metropolis made a welcome transition from...

Ex-Justice Thomas hails Haj subsidy stoppage

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Kochi

The Government of India has done justice to Islam by withdrawing Haj pilgrimage subsidy, former Supreme Court judge KT Thomas has said. According to Islam, a person undertook Haj pilgrimage with hard-earned money after clearing all debts and observing Zakat but what had so far been done was the un-Islamic practice...

UP Govt to shift abattoirs out of city limits

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

A decision which could affect livelihood of millions of people across Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Government has decided to shift slaughterhouses out of city limit as per the directives of Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal. Besides, decks have also been cleared for metro rail services in three cities. The decisions were...

Cut GST rates on agri items: Panel

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meeting on Thursday, a high-level committee in its report on doubling of farmers' income (DFI) by 2022 has asked the Government to reconsider the rates of GST on several items in agriculture sector. The report follows the demand by Agriculture...

CJI, 4 Judges to meet today

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The much-anticipated meeting between the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and the four senior-most judges has shifted to Thursday even as a retired Orissa High Court judge IM Quddusi, named an accused in the Lucknow medical college admission scam, approached a Delhi Court against the CBI days after...

Modi to lead 6 Ministers to World Economic Forum

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead an impressive delegation of business heads to Davos for the World Economic Forum meeting next week. Modi will deliver the opening plenary on January 23 while the President of United States Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address before the close of the meeting...

Dhaka-India to continue bilateral engagement

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Bangladesh's Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday took a quick stock of the progress following the 4th Joint Consultative Council (JCC) meeting held in Dhaka in October last year. During their bilateral meeting, Swaraj informed Ali that both sides have agreed on a list...


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Myanmar Army’s admission of killings a ‘positive step’: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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CM retorts, says he was not so weak

20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Under searching questions for quite some time, Chief Minister Raghubar Das responded with all firmness to the unified Opposition in the House and answered some of its allegations to turn the tide. In his reply, particularly on the charges of inaction and being under pressure, the CM trained the gun on the JMM for running ‘baap-bete ki sarkar’ in the State...

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