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Kesri's ambition to become PM was why Gujral Govt fell: Pranab

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | IANS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress under the late Sitaram Kesri pulled down IK Gujral's United Front Government in 1997 for his refusal to drop the DMK from his Cabinet because of Kesri's personal ambition to become Prime Minister, former President Pranab Mukherjee suggests in his latest book. "So why did the Congress withdraw support?...

Supplies drying up, onion to get costlier

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

After ruling at Rs 20 to Rs 25 a kg last week, the price of onion has shot up. The retail price has now touched Rs 50 a kg in metros like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai due to tight supplies. According to Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC), the onion prices are...

Move to find a permanent solution to fishing issues

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

India and Sri Lanka on Saturday held Ministerial level talks and agreed to find a permanent solution to the fishermen issues at the earliest. The Ministerial-level talks were attended by India's Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Sri Lankan Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development...

India will continue to perform robustly, Jaitley to IMF

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

India will continue to perform robustly on the back of credible macroeconomic adjustments and structural reforms," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the IMF-World Bank meetings here, days after both the multilateral institutions lowered India's growth projections for this year. In his address to the plenary session, Jaitley, while taking stock of...

PM, Shah meet to finalise Himachal poll candidates

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, met here tonight to finalise the party candidates for the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, scheduled to be held on November 9. The party's Central Election Committee (CEC) deliberated on the names of probables to contest elections for the...

No power can stop resolution of Kashmir issue: Rajnath

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | Bardoli (Guj) | in Sunday Pioneer

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said no power in the world can stop the government from resolving the Kashmir issue and hit out at Pakistan for its "impious" activities against India. Singh said the NDA government has given a free hand to the Army to act against terrorists and give...

Over-nationalistic attitudes undermine conflict resolution mechanisms: Navy chief

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Panaji | in Sunday Pioneer

While solutions to traditional maritime security challenges can only be resolved through established conflict resolution mechanisms, Indian Navy chief Sunil Lamba on Saturday said that "narrow and over-nationalistic" attitudes tend to undermine them. Admiral Lanba also warned of a growing nexus between perpetrators of a range of maritime crimes as a...

3 killed in clash over temple land encroachment in UP

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | Deoria (UP) | in Sunday Pioneer

Three people were killed and five injured after a clash over alleged encroachment of land belonging to a temple in Saraura village in the district, the police said today. The villagers had objected to a wall being built by a petrol pump owner adjacent to the temple and alleged he was...

Lift operator tries to commit theft in building he worked, falls to death

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

A man died after falling from the fifth floor of a building where he worked as a lift operator, with the police saying that he had sneak into one of the flats in south Delhi's RK Puram area for allegedly committing theft and fell off when confronted by its resident. A...

India planning events to celebrate 70th year of ties with Russia: Speaker

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | Moscow | in Sunday Pioneer

India is planning a number of events to celebrate the 70th year of establishment of relations with Russia, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today. She stated this during a meeting with Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in St Petersburg, according to a statement issued by the Lok...


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Sahitya Academy to tune in Diwali Pahat

18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Marathi Sahitya Academy, along with Directorate of Culture, will organise musical event ‘Diwali Pahat’, to celebrate Diwali at Ganesh Temple on Wednesday at 6.30 am...

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