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Speculation rife as Bihar political stalemate lingers

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Faizan Ahmad | PATNA | in Sunday Pioneer

Some political questions are doing the rounds in Bihar’s power corridor: Will Nitish Kumar unfurl the Tricolour on Independence Day at Gandhi Maidan? If yes, whose CM he would be — mahagathbandhan’s or NDA’s? Will Nitish attend the brief Monsoon Session of the Assembly beginning July 28? If yes, who...

Guv calls for firm resolve to improve law and order in UP

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik said concrete efforts are required for improving the law and order. He said the UP Government was working for improving the law and order. Addressing a Press conference on Saturday to present his report card to the people on completion of three years in office of...

Narcotics Bureau gets 195 spies

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

In a move to focus on drug cartels across the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned 195 posts of Intelligence officers in Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The demand was for 301 posts but finally 195 have been sanctioned. Presently, there is no such post in the Bureau. According to...

After Vaghela’s resignation, Rahul meets Guj leaders

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

A day after its senior leader Shankarsingh Vaghela quit the party, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took stock of the affairs in the State unit in a meeting with Gujarat leaders Ahmed Patel, general secretary incharge Ashok Gehlot and secretary incharge Rajeev Satav. In the meantime, the party effected...

Heavy rain in Guj claims 3 lives

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR | in Sunday Pioneer

A fresh spell of incessant rain disturbed normal life in Gujarat as three died, more than 200 rescued and at least 6,000 people shifted from low lying areas to safer places in order to save them from flooding waters. Heavy to very heavy downpours are reported from Surendranagar, Morbi...

35 IAS officers promoted, shifted

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Government on Saturday carried out a bureaucratic reshuffle of 35 IAS officers. Most of them, working as joint or additional secretaries, have been promoted either in the same departments or moved to a new Ministry. Usha Sharma, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed as director general...

Over 2 girl child marriages take place in India every min: Report

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Of every 28 girl child marriages per minute in the world, more than two take place in India. This, despite a law banning girls from tying knot before they turn 18, according to a report released by ActionAid, an NGO on Friday. Nearly103 million Indians living as on March 1, 2011...

Cong invites applications for Indira Gandhi award

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress has invited applications from individuals, religious and cultural bodies, ethnic groups and NGOs for the Indira Gandhi award for national integration for the year 2015-16. The Indira Gandhi Award for national integration was instituted in 1985 by the Congress in its centenary year. The award is for promoting national...

Hopes fade of 21 Keralites’ return

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

Families and relatives of the 21 Keralites who had gone missing from the country last year and were believed to have joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan have started losing hopes of their return even as the investigation and Intelligence agencies are continuing their lookout for them at the...

Cong MLA arrested on rape charge in Kerala

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Kerala Police on Saturday arrested Congress MLA M Vincent on the charge of rape based on a complaint from a 51-year-old woman in his neighbourhood who attempted suicide in Balaramapuram near Thiruvananthapuram four days ago allegedly following continuous harassment from him. Before recording his arrest late Saturday afternoon, the police...


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Ex CM takes a jibe at Chitnis for not withstanding promise made in assembly

26 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Taking a jibe at Woman and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis, former Chief Minister and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior member Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said in the Assembly that he is hurt when the Minister does not keep her promise made in the House. While Chitnis was replying to a query posed by Moti Kashyap of the BJP on electricity arrangements in anganwadis, Gaur sought permission from Speaker...

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