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Prez, PM, political leaders condole Naipaul’s demise

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Leaders from across the political spectrum condoled the demise of Nobel Laureate author V S Naipaul, with President Ram Nath Kovind terming it a “loss for world of letters” and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, it was a major loss for the world of literature. Naipaul, known for his critical commentary...

Lost a beloved old brother, says Rushdie

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Salman Rushdie on Sunday mourned the death of VS Naipaul, saying he lost a beloved older brother while fellow authors said he was one of the greatest writers who was very engaging when he turned on the charm. Naipaul’s family on Sunday announced he died in London at the age of...

Rafale contract received from Dassault, Def Min: Reliance

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Caught in a political storm over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group on Sunday denied receiving any contract from the Defence Ministry and said “unfounded and incorrect” allegations are being deliberately made to “mislead people and cloud the issue.” Answering questions ranging from lack experience to State-owned...

India hands over 1st lot of newly-built houses to Indian-origin Tamils in Lanka

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PTI | Colombo

India on Sunday handed over the first lot of houses built under a $350 million project for Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils, in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the special ceremony through video conferencing at Dunsinane Estate in Nuwara Eliya city to hand over the houses constructed...

Final NRC last hope for Assamese

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Anup Sharma | Hatishola (Kamrup)

As the Seva Kendras for National Register of Citizens (NRC) opened on Friday to initiate the process for clarification and objection, indigenous Muslims living in different areas of Assam sticks to hope that their names will be included in the final NRC. Hundreds of such indigenous Muslims, who have been living...

5 new schemes for economically weaker non-reserved class in Guj

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

With a view to provide financial aid for education and self-employment opportunities to economically weaker members of non-reserved communities, Gujarat Government on Friday announced five new schemes. The schemes designed in lines of aid being provided to reserved category would cover around 1.5 crore people in the State belonging to 58...

Assam destroys illegal liquor worth Rs 168 cr

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | PTI | Guwahati

Assam Government on Friday destroyed over 6 lakh bottles of illegal liquor worth over Rs 168 crore. Assam Excise Minister, Parimal Shuklabaidya cruched the six lakh bottles and canes of Indian made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer under a road roller at Gorchuk area of Assam’s Capital town Guwahati on Friday. A...

Pro-quota Patidar agitation will continue, says Hardik

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Indicating timing of the announcement of the schemes for non-reserved category, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel said that he and his team would study all five schemes minutely and revert back but PAAS would continue agitation with demand of giving reservation to Patidar community members in Government...

Dalai Lama apologises for remarks on Nehru

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Tibetan Spiritual Guru in exile Dalai Lama apologised for his statement that the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru was ‘self-centred’. “My statement has created a controversy. I apologise if I have said something wrong,” said the Dalai Lama when he was asked to comment what he meant...

Schools with no students to be closed down in Arunachal

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | PTI | itanagar

The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet on Friday decided to close down all schools running without students by the end of this month after proper verification, an official release said here. The number of such schools would be known only after completion of the verification, sources in the Chief Minister’s Office said. The Cabinet...


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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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