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Now, individual Maha farmer can avail of loan waiver scheme

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

The Maharashtra Government has expanded the scope of the loan waiver scheme by extending the benefits to every member of a farmer's family in case of a separate loan account and issued an official order to this effect, an official said on Sunday. The State Government had said that it...

Rahul to visit Telangana, to meet SHGs, students

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PTI | Hyderabad

On his maiden visit to Telangana after becoming the Congress president, Rahul Gandhi would address women Self-Help Groups, students and unemployed youth, entrepreneurs and others in separate events in Hyderabad tomorrow and on Tuesday. "The visit would give a definite boost to the party. This is his first visit to...

NIA arrests 2 alleged ISIS sympathisers from Hyd

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two alleged ISIS sympathisers from Hyderabad as part of its larger probe into Indian youngsters being radicalised to carry out terror strikes on behalf of the banned international outfit. According to NIA spokesperson, they have arrested Hyderabad-based Mohammed Abdullah Basith (24) and Mohd Abdul...

How power was transferred from British queen to India?

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Prime Minister Office (PMO), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Culture to collect all authentic documents from different sources and supply the same to the National Archives of India, how the power was transferred from the British queen to...

ITBP to grant half-day off to jawans on birthday

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Indo Tibetan Border Police ( ITBP),has decided to grant troopers a half-day off and freedom to remain off uniform on their birthday with cake-cutting as part of a new measure to bolster the morale of the personnel who spend considerable time on duty away from home. A beginning was made...

Deal cautiously with China, Iran and Afghan: Centre to State Govts

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Union Home Ministry has cautioned State Governments against directly dealing with agencies of some “countries of concern” like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security saying any such communication must be routed through it for the sake of national security. In a recent communication to all chief...

Prez nod to amendment in law on death penalty in child rapes

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018, that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The amendment replaces the criminal law amendment ordinance promulgated on April 21 after the rape and...

Modi manipulating job statistics: Cong

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of hoodwinking the country by playing with statistics on job creation and claimed that he wants people to believe his “failure” to follow through on his promises as “achhe din”. Reacting to an interview of the Prime Minister, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said...

HC notice to Rly Ministry over ‘favour’

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi

Following serious allegations in awarding tender for cleanliness of railway stations and trains, the Delhi High Court has served a notice to the Railway Ministry on a writ petition by sanitation contractors. The contractors who are in the existing business of station cleanliness and On Board Housekeeping Services (OBHS) for years...

Nobel prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies in London

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PTI | London

V S Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Indian-origin author known for his critical commentary on colonialism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said on Sunday. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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