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Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Sunday Pioneer

19 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong Hong Kong: At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured when a double-decker bus toppled over in Hong Kong on Saturday evening, police said. Photographs on local media websites showed the bus lying on its side with its roof torn off...

BJP terms TDP protest propaganda

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

As against TDP’s protest within and outside the Parliament this month, claiming that the Modi Government did little to meet its demand of financial package to Andhra Pradesh, the BJP on Saturday dismissed it as “propaganda” and asked its alliance partner to sort out its issues with...

Centre releases Rs 1,269cr to Andhra for projects

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PTI | Amaravati | in Sunday Pioneer

The Centre has released a sum of Rs 1,269 crore to Andhra Pradesh under different heads in the last few days amid a strain in ties between the NDA and its ally TDP over allocation given to the state in the Union Budget. The gross grant included Rs 417.44 crore for...

Centre, Delhi launch campaign to make Capital green, clean

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Union Environment Ministry and Delhi Government on Saturday joined hands to intensify their efforts to make the national Capital green and clean by launching a 15-day campaign. As many as 70 teams will fan out across the city to create awareness against pollution and slap fines on polluters. Union...

CBI books US firm executives, NHAI officials in bribery case

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The CBI has booked some executives of the Indian subsidiary of US-based firm CDM Smith and unidentified officials of the NHAI in a case of alleged bribery of over USD 1.18 million to secure contracts, officials said. The CBI is carrying out searches at five locations in Bengaluru and Chennai at...

V-P urges MPs to maintain prestige, decorum of House

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Maintaining that he was “deeply disturbed” over the way there was utter disregard for Parliamentary procedure and unruly behaviour of members during the Budget Session, Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urged members to maintain the prestige and decorum of the House and participate in constructive debates in...

Defence Min requests FinMin to remove cap on educational assistance to wards of martyrs

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Following uproar over an order to put a cap of Rs 10,000 per month on educational assistance to wards of martyrs or those disabled in action, the Defence Ministry on Saturday requested the Finance Ministry to remove the cap. There are nearly 3,000 such children who receive aid to study...

Met predicts thunderstorms, hailstorms in north India

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Met department has forecast thunderstorms accompanied by hailstorms in isolated places in several north Indian States, including Punjab, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh, over the next two days due to an approaching western disturbance. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also said there could be “heavy snowfall” in Jammu&Kashmir and...

Union Minister for integration of indigenous medicine systems

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Allopathy doctors may have been questioning the efficacy of the alternative system of medicines being used to handle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, but Union Minister Dr Jitender Singh on Saturday pitched in for integration of traditional and conventional medicine systems that can play an important role in tackling lifestyle...

India may raise with Washington use of US missiles by Pakistan

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

India is likely to raise with the Trump administration the use of US-made anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) by Pakistan Army to target Indian troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Ministry sources indicated on Saturday. The Pakistan Army had used the ATMGs during heavy shelling on an...


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Police recover illegal coal, seize five motorbikes

19 Feb 2018 | SURESH NIKHAR | Bokaro

A police team of Bokaro Thermal police station headed by inspector cum officer-in charge Parmeshwar Leyangi on Sunday morning conducted raids at Ganjutola in Armo forest area here and seized approx 2.5 tonnes of illegal coal along with their 4 motorcycles and 5 cycles,said Bokaro SP Kartik S...

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