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Cong sprinkles milk to ‘cleanse' Assam college after RSS training camp

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress in Assam today resorted to a symbolic ‘cleansing’ of a college in Assam after the Rastriya Swayamsevask Sangha (RSS) used the college premises for holding a ten day long training camp. Congress sitting legislator from Mariani, Rupjyoti Kurmi and hundreds of his supporters went to the Mariani College and...

Veteran Congress leader Shivajirao Patil no more

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | TN Raghunatha | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

Veteran Congress leader and former Minister Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, better known as the father of late National Award winning actress Smita Patil, died at Leelavati Hospital here on Saturday morning. Patil was 92 and is two daughters Anita Deshmukh and Manya Seth. His another daughter Smita Patil died in 1986....

‘Tempered’ EVM: Press Coconut symbol button, vote goes to Lotus!

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

In a development that seeks to pick holes in the Election Commission's oft-repeated claim that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are tamper-proof, a Returning Officer has found, in his inquiry that in an EVM used in a recent Zilla Parishad election in Maharashtra, that whenever a voter pressed the...

Modi to perform puja at Sardar Sarovar dam

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR | in Sunday Pioneer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform puja at Gujarat’s lifeline Sardar Sarovar Dam on August 12 to mark completion of the dam project constructed on the river Narmada. Modi will also address a huge rally at Dabhoi in central Gujarat on the same day. The Gujarat Government has form a committee...

Doval's visit key to ease face-off: Chinese expert

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | Beijing | in Sunday Pioneer

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval's visit to Beijing for a meeting of NSAs from BRICS countries may be key to ease tensions between India and China over the military standoff in Dokalam, a Chinese analyst said. Doval is scheduled to visit China for the meeting on July 27-28. The meeting...

CBI takes over Shimla rape, murder probe, registers FIR

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi/Shimla | in Sunday Pioneer

The CBI on Saturday took over the investigation of the alleged rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla, and registered an FIR in the case which has triggered angry protests against the Himachal Pradesh Government. The agency has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to be headed by a Superintendent...

Javadekar: Govt to bring detention policy in Classes 5 and 8

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | Kolkata | in Sunday Pioneer

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said the Centre will soon introduce a detention policy for students in Classes 5 and 8 with support from States. "In a proposed bill to be passed in Parliament, power has been given to the States to have examinations for students at fifth and eighth standards...

Eight J&K cops beaten up by Armymen, police register FIR

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | IANS | Srinagar | in Sunday Pioneer

Eight Jammu & Kashmir policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were beaten up by some Armymen in civvies when asked to stop at a check-post in Ganderbal district. While the police on Saturday said an FIR was lodged against the Army personnel involved in the incident, the Army called it “a minor...

Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

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

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only...

A Treacherous Faultline

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Jayadeva Ranade and Prof Manish | in Agenda

China’s unprovoked aggression in recent days in Sikkim has been duly frustrated by India’s restrained posture. While prudence rules out conflict as an option, it is time to analyse the context of the current face-off, historical and contemporary WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF THE DOKA LA FACE-OFF Jayadeva Ranade (President, Centre for China Analysis...


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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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