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Not in Prez race: Sushma

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Dismissing speculations about being a contender for the post of President, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Saturday termed such news as rumours. “These are rumours. I am an External Affairs Minister and you are asking me something which is an internal matter,” Swaraj said when asked by mediapersons whether...

Grounded in India, TDP MLA flies out to Europe

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Telugu Desam Party MP JC Diwakar Reddy, who has been barred from flying by seven domestic airlines in India over his unruly behaviour, surprised everybody by taking an international flight to leave for Europe. Diwakar Reddy, who is facing all round flak after he created ruckus at the Visakahapatanam airport on...

UT Govt failed to get seats in self-financing colleges: BJP

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | Puducherry | in Sunday Pioneer

Puducherry unit of the BJP on Saturday charged the UT Government with failing students in procuring seats for them in self-financing deemed universities for Post Graduate medical courses under Government quota. BJP’s local unit president V Saminathan told reporters here that every year the government was proving its “inefficiency” in...

CBI takes up IAS officer’s murder probe on request

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case in the alleged murder of Anurag Tiwari, 36, an IAS officer of 2007 batch of Karnataka cadre on the request of Uttar Pradesh Government. The CBI took up the investigation of the FIR No. 411, earlier registered on u/s 302 of...

EPG of Indonesia, India for boosting ties to combat terrorism

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Vineeta Pandey | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

In view of rising threat from Islamic terror groups, an Eminent Persons Group (EPG) of India and Indonesia has suggested enhancing bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, terrorist financing, money laundering, arms smuggling, trafficking in human beings and cybercrime. It also recommended that the two countries should learn from each other’s...

Opp flays Shah, seeks apology

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Opposition has taken a strong exception to BJP president Amit Shah’s “chatur baniya” comments on Mahatma Gandhi, saying he “insulted” the Father of the Nation and thus he along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tender an apology. The Congress said the BJP president instead of fighting casteism went upto...

States fail to upload names of blacklisted contractors

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

States are showing an unexplained indifference to upload names of blacklisted/debarred contractors on the Centre’s website as has been mandated under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Rural Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to ensure transparency and weed out corrupt contractors from the rural job scheme. While the Centre has taken a serious note...

India, Mauritius sign pact to institutionalise cooperation

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

India and Mauritius on Saturday signed a pact to institutionalise cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritius Santi Bai Hanoomanjee after their meeting in Mauritius. Mahajan, who is leading...

Congress asks Chouhan to prepare for ‘political exile’

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress on Saturday termed the indefinite fast by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan amid farmers unrest in the State, as a “pretence” and asked him to prepare for his “political exile.” “Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s fast is a drama...It is a sham, he should answer why a case of...

India asks Saudi, Qatar to resolve differences through dialogue

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

India has urged the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to resolve their differences with Qatar through dialogue. With over eight million Indian expatriates living and working in these countries, India on Saturday said it has vital stakes in the regional peace and stability. Apart from India, several other countries have...


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One more farmer commits suicide

24 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A farmer committed suicide in Chhatarpur district, allegedly due to over burdened with debt. While the family of Raghuvir Yadav, (27) alleged that he took the extreme step due to his mounting debt, the police said a family dispute led him to end his life...

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