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Measles-Rubella vaccination drive launched in Gujarat

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani on Monday launched the State-wide Measles-Rubella vaccination drive from Gandhinagar to cover about 1.5-crore children in the age group of 9-month to 15-year across the State. Speaking on the occasion, he said the drive would spread over five weeks to cover school-going children up to Standard-X...

Torrential rain hits Saurashtra, over 700 people evacuated

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Over 700 people were evacuated in Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions of Gujarat following torrential rain in the past 24 hours. Talking to media persons, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that in the South Gujarat town Navasari the State administration evacuated 262 people to safety. Already 15 National Disaster Response...

Modi to visit Gujarat on July 20

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit his home-State Gujarat on Friday, July 20, where he would attend three important functions — at Valsad in South Gujarat, at Junagadh in Saurashtra and at the State capital Gandhinagar. The Prime Minister will start his a day-long visit to the State...

Indian Coast Guard averts marine oil spill threat

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

In a thrilling operation, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Monday morning averted marine oil spill threat by rescuing a vessel off Gujarat coast. In a joint operation by ICG and other resource agencies ran aground the ill-fated apprehended vessel MV Hennry that was caught with smuggled narcotics at the high...

Assam gets Britannia’s largest greenfield manufacturing facility

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Britannia Industries Ltd. (BIL) has set up its largest Greenfield manufacturing facility at Rampur near Guwahati at an investment of Rs 200 crores. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday inaugurated the facility and said that the developments indicate that the industrial renaissance has truly begun in the State. The Rampur facility...

Gujarati in Maha textbook: Min apologises for remarks

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PTI | Nagpur

Maharashtra Minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday apologised in the Legislative Council for his remarks against the Opposition after the latter, on Friday, raised the issue of some State Class 6 Geography textbooks having six of their pages printed in Gujarati. NCP MLC Sunil Tatkare had raised the issue in the Council...

Seat sharing will be settled within a month: Nitish

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PNS | Patna

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar said on Monday that talks on seat sharing among the NDA allies would be thrashed out within a month. Reiterating his stand that there was no difference with BJP on any issue Nitish, who faced the media first time after his meeting...

TMC hits out, calls BJP syndicate of fanatics

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Launching a counter attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling the Bengal Government an conglomeration of syndicates that was looting the State throttling democracy, the Trinamool Congress said no party knew the syndicate culture better than the BJP which was a syndicate of killers and religious fanatics. A joint statement...

SSS workers set milk tanker on fire in protest

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The milk-producing farmers on Monday set a milk tanker on fire and blocked milk supplies to major cities and towns in Maharashtra, as they began an indefinite agitation demanding subsidy of Rs 5 per litre of milk from the State Government. Three activists of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS), ...

Akhilesh sees change in PM’s body language after SP-BSP alliance

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

A day after the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati expressed her apprehensions of early Lok Sabha elections owing to frequent visits by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party’s alliance with the BSP has changed the body language...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Two-month-old dies in 108-Amublance

18 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A two-month-old infant died due to suffocation after the door of the ‘108 Ambulance Service’ that was carrying him to a hospital malfunctioned and failed to open on time at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital here on Tuesday. The Ambulance operators tried to open the door for a couple of hours but failed to open it on time...

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