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Parrikar's health fine, will attend Assembly session: CMO

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Mayabhushan | Panaji | in Sunday Pioneer

The Goa Chief Minister’s Office was on Saturday forced to issue a clarification about the condition of CM Manohar Parrikar’s medical condition, saying the former Defence Minister’s health is improving, after reports in the section of the media in Goa, suggested that he was likely to undergo a surgical procedure...

13 killed in Mexican Min’s helicopter crash

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | AFP | Mexico City | in Sunday Pioneer

Thirteen people, including three children, were killed when a cabinet minister’s helicopter crash-landed on the way to the epicentre of an earthquake, state officials said today. The military helicopter that went down late Friday carried Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who were unharmed. But five women,...

9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast, Rs 2L ex gratia announced

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | IANS | Jaipur | in Sunday Pioneer

At least nine persons were killed and 18 others injured when two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said on Saturday. According to police, six persons were referred to a hospital in Ajmer while 12 were referred to the district hospital in Beawar. Police said...

India, Iran to join hands in fight against terrorism

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The joint statement of India and Iran released after the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday reflected a convergence of ideas on several key issues. The two leaders not only expressed commitment to join hands to fight terrorism and violence, but also promised to...

Rahul chairs first Congress steering committee meet

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday chaired the first meeting of the party's Steering Committee, formed after dissolving the Central Working Committee (CWC), and decided to conduct a plenary session in mid-March to discuss and evolve the party's future strategy. The session will be held in Delhi on March 16, 17...

‘All PNB LoUs for Nirav were signed in 2017’

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Quoting the second FIR filed by the CBI in the PNB scam, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said that all letters of understanding (LoUs) to the accused were signed in 2017 under the NDA Government, which failed to prevent the scam from happening. "Is this the kind of...

Modi to open BJP's new swanky HQ today

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday inaugurate the new swanky BJP headquarters, a multi-storeyed modern construction fitted with latest communication technologies, in the presence of top party leaders, including its president Amit Shah. The new state-of-the-art party office is located at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg and will make the BJP...

Modi Govt to fully fund Central projects in North-East: Jitendra

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Instead of the existing practice of sharing 90 per cent of the cost, the Narendra Modi Government has decided to fully fund various Central projects being implemented in the North-East, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday. Addressing media persons here, Singh said ever since the Narendra Modi dispensation assumed office,...

Romancing the airwaves with voice and modulation

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | VV SUNDAR | in Agenda

Radio's obituary, it now appears, may have been premature. It’s reassuring that radio has absorbed new technologies in the last decade to emerge stronger. The power of the human voice can never fade away It crackles, waffles and at times makes garbled noises. But when it reaches your ears, it fires...

A new chapter in India-Nepal ties

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Deeksha Goel | in Agenda

The relationship between India and Nepal is not governed by MoUs and agreements signed. A shared language, common culture and people-to-people ties is its strength May the friendship between India and Nepal live long, and may Nepal rise higher than the Himalayas”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Constituent...


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Police recover illegal coal, seize five motorbikes

19 Feb 2018 | SURESH NIKHAR | Bokaro

A police team of Bokaro Thermal police station headed by inspector cum officer-in charge Parmeshwar Leyangi on Sunday morning conducted raids at Ganjutola in Armo forest area here and seized approx 2.5 tonnes of illegal coal along with their 4 motorcycles and 5 cycles,said Bokaro SP Kartik S...

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