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CCI OK’s JSW-led consortium bid to acquire Monnet Ispat

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

JSW Steel on Saturday said the Competition Commission of India has approved bid by a consortium led by it to acquire bankrupt Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd (MIEL) in an insolvency auction. The committee of creditors (CoC) of Monnet Ispat and Energy, which is undergoing insolvency proceedings, had on April 12...

India to strengthen ties with Mongolia

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

With External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Mongolia last month giving a fresh impetus to the bilateral relations, India now plans to increase its engagement with its “strategic partner” in various spheres. Efforts are on to meet the deadlines set for various projects and work out new areas of...

Modi tried to influence K’taka voters with Nepal temple visits: Congress

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Even on the day of polling, the acrimony continued. The Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to “influence” the voters in Karnataka on the polling day through his temple visits in Nepal. Modi prayed at Nepal’s iconic Muktinath temple that is regarded sacred by both Hindus and...

Don’t allow frivolous cases of service matters reach SC: A-G

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Law officers should ensure that frivolous appeals planned by Ministries related to service matters of individuals do not reach the Supreme Court and special leave petitions are filed only in cases where a policy decision of the Government is involved, the Attorney General is learnt to have told the Additional...

Centre proposes to raise 3-month jail term for abuse of elderly parents to 6 months

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Centre is planning to increase the jail term from the existing three months to six months for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is reviewing the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, has also proposed...

President lauds nurses’ contributions

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

On International Nurses’ Day, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday lauded the dedication and contribution of nurses to the nation and stressed on the need for strengthening the nursing sector. He conferred the prestigious Florence Nightingale awards to 35 nurses for their outstanding services at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. “Nurses...

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on May 28

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Southwest Monsoon is likely to hit the coast of Kerala, the gateway to Indian subcontinent, between May 28 and 30, two-three days before its normal onset date of June 1. According to private forecasting agency Skymet, the southwest monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on May 28 with an error margin...

Sugarcane arrears mount to 12,000 crore in UP

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

Sugarcane farmers in the State are in for tough times as their dues have soared to Rs 12,000 crore as on May 11. With another bumper sugar production expected in 2018-19, there will again be a surplus which will get added to the current surplus of sugar stock in the country....

CM, AAP MLAs to meet L-G today

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Determined to roll out ambitious CCTV cameras project in the national Capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs have decided to walk to Raj Niwas on Monday. “The Chief Minister, alwong with all the AAP MLAs, will march to Raj Niwas to meet the Lieutenant Governor...

Mob attack on Kashmiris: Police register FIR, nab 4

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Delhi Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) in connection with the physical assault on Kashmiris, including four women, after they were beaten up by a mob in Sunlight Colony in Southeast Delhi. Four persons have been arrested in this regard, police official said. The victims alleged that they...


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Modi visits J'khand today, to review aspirational districts' dev

25 May 2018 | Santosh Narayan | Ranchi

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Jharkhand visit on Friday sits with the Deputy Commissioners and officials of the 19 aspirational districts it would boost hope of speedy development of the areas that have been in the red zone. It is learnt that all the DCs concerned have been told to be ready with crisp presentations highlighting not only the good works done in their areas identified but also...

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