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Don’t panic, Vardhan appeals to people

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Maintaining that the air quality has been improving over the last two days in Delhi, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday asked people not to panic even as he sought to claim that for the first time, this year, a "focused" approach has been adopted to deal with an emergency-like...

Cong claims credit for GST Council's tax cut decision

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PNS/Agencies | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Claiming credit for the GST Council's decision to cut tax rates on 178 items of daily use, the Congress on Saturday said the Government was forced to do so due to the pressure mounted by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the "huge response" his campaign had been receiving in poll-bound...

Maha varsity withdraws ‘vegetarian’ rule

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | MUMBAI | in Sunday Pioneer

After a public uproar, the Savitribai Phule Pune University has withdrawn a 11-year-old controversial circular stipulating that a gold medallist must among other things be "a vegetarian”. Confirming the development, University Registrar Arvind Shaligram said on Saturday that the varsity withdrew the circular issued in 2006 which mandated that...

MCI recognises 2-yr diploma courses of Mumbai college

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

In a move to meet the shortage of specialists in the country, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has allowed the MBBS students to practice as medical specialists in case they have done the two-year diploma courses from the Mumbai-based College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS). Presently, MBBS holders are allowed...

Ministers’ powerpoint: GST, note ban brought ‘ease of living’

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Three Union Ministers have made a presentation on 'Ease of Living', before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of Ministers, explaining how various programmes and initiatives of the Government had brought about "Ease of Living" in the lives of the people in the country after improving ranking in the...

Rly staff to go back to school for training soon

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Railway employees will soon go back to school for training. Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani has instructed all general managers to design a five-day on-the-job or classroom intensive skill training course for rail staffers to meet the growing passenger expectations for better services and amenities. In a letter to the General Managers...

Violation leads SC to cancel ex-BJP MP’s bail

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The conduct of a former BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Gujarat Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki in terrorising and influencing witnesses appearing against him in a case of murder forced the Supreme Court recently to cancel his bail and boldly comment that for the criminal justice system to remain vibrant, victims...

Min calls for investment in country’s farm, dairy, poultry, fisheries sectors

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has called upon investors to leverage opportunities in the country’s farm, dairy, poultry and fisheries sectors. “There are investment opportunities here as India is the world’s largest milk producer, second largest fruits and vegetable producer, third in the production of fish and fifth in egg...

Dubey: Inclusive development must for national integrity

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Faizan Ahmad | PATNA | in Sunday Pioneer

Retired diplomat and educationist Muchkund Dubey stressed on the inclusive growth and development in the country and warned that its absence might threat the unity of the nation and also the existence of the democratic institutions. “The inclusive development will not only enhance the growth rate but also save nation...

Karthik Purnima rush: 3 women die in Bihar

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PTI | Begusarai (Bihar) | in Sunday Pioneer

Three elderly women died of suffocation on Saturday morning in a crowded alley near Simariya Ghat where thousands of devotees had gathered for a holy dip in the Ganga on the occasion of Karthik Purnima, police said. While police initially said there was a stampede, Superintendent of Police Aditya Kumar later...


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State’s first women’s university to come up at Jamshedpur

21 Nov 2017 | Parvinder Bhatia | Jamshedpur

State’s first women university will come at Sidhgora in the eastern part of Jamshedpur, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Monday in Jamshedpur. “I am happy to announce that first Women’s University will come up at Sidhgora...

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