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Minor fire breaks out at venue of BJP’s Parivartan rally

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

A minor fire broke out at the venue of BJP’s Parivartan rally which was adressed by BJP president Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at GIC ground in Rae Bareli on Saturday. Shah and Yogi Minister were present on the dais at the time of the incident and state BJP...

CPI FINALLY RESOLVES DIFFERENCES OVER TIES WITH CONG

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad | in Sunday Pioneer

The bitter faction feud in CPI Marxist seems to have come to an end with the 22nd Congress of the Party passing the political resolution keeping the option of an understanding with the Indian National Congress party. However the resolution ruled out any electoral alliance with the party. The question and...

Purohit turns tables on DMK's Stalin

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI | in Sunday Pioneer

In a move which took Tamil Nadu politics by surprise, Governor Banwarilal Purohit turned the tables on MK Stalin, the DMK working president, who has been clamouring with the Centre demanding the dismissal of the former. “He has his own agenda; I have no objections,” Governor Purohit told the reporter of...

Gangster Abu Salem denied parole to get married

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

In a jolt to incarcerated underworld gangster Abu Salem, the Konkan divisional commissionerate on Saturday rejected his application seeking a 45-day parole to get married for the second time. Fifty-year-old Salem, who is serving life imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai sertial blasts case at the Taloja Central Jail, had made an...

9 States, UT to appoint Lokayukta at earliest

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

With nine States and Union Territory of Puducherry still to appoint a Lokayukta, the Supreme Court has set a deadline of July 10 for the defaulting regimes to submit compliance by appointing the anti-corruption ombudsman expeditiously. The bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi failed to see any reason in...

Rohingya refugees seek rights, security on return to Myanmar

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Vineeta Pandey | Cox's Bazaa | in Sunday Pioneer

Days after the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh, laying out the framework for the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, nearly 11 lakh refugees based in Cox’s Bazaar for close to a year now have mixed feelings. Though eager...

Make best of tech in rolling out schemes: PM to babus

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Maintaining that participatory democracy is a must for the development of the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked civil servants to make the best of innovation and technology in implementing Government policies. Addressing bureaucrats at the conclusion of the two-day Civil Services Day function, the Prime Minister said the...

Swaraj embarks on 6-day China, Mongolia visit

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is on a six-day visit to China and Mongolia from April 21-26. In China, Swaraj will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit scheduled for April 24 apart from holding bilateral discussions with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Sunday. Her visit will also prepare ground...

Chennaites hail LG Bedi for cleanliness in Puducherry

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI | in Sunday Pioneer

Young entrepreneurs from Chennai who had gathered in Puducherry under the auspices of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) were in for a different experience on Saturday morning as they got a hands-on session on how to keep city environment clean. What made the experience unique was the person who taught...

BJP’s advantage Modi likely to dilute Cong’s Lingayat gamble?

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

As the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls are fast approaching to decide the fate of both the ruling Congress and the challenging Opposition BJP, many in the corridor of power think that the gamble and so-called masterstroke to split Lingayats and Veerashaivas and accord minority status may not yield any...


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Shelter homes for passengers soon at Khadgada terminal

26 Apr 2018 | ADREESH BHATTACHARYA | Ranchi

The Birsa Munda Bus Terminal at Khadgada from which numerous long route buses, including daily services to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, operate will soon get shelter homes for the ease of passengers boarding and getting off in the wee hours. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has elaborate plans to make the inter-state bus terminal even more passengers centric so that this state of the art bus terminal can operate on...

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