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Bihar Congress demands white paper on health

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Bihar Congress on Saturday demanded the Nitish Kumar government to come out with a white paper on it budgetary allocation for health, alleging that the department was witnessing "an organized loot of public money". Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee working president Kaukab Qadri issued a statement to this effect this evening...

Mob torches liquor shop for bringing ‘misfortune' to locality

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | CUTTACK | in Sunday Pioneer

A mob, comprising mostly women, on Saturday ransacked and set a country liquor shop afire in Choudwar near here after residents of the locality felt that all their misfortune was somehow linked to it, police said. The mob apparently went berserk after locating the body of a youth of their locality...

SC fines Maharashtra builder Rs 100 crore

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | IANS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Supreme Court has find a builder Rs 100 crore for undertaking construction of a project in Pune in violation of the environment clearance given to it. The court imposed damages of Rs 100 crore or 10 per cent of the project cost whichever is more, as it modified the 2016...

BJP's niyat not saaf on triple talaq Bill, says Cong mocking Govt's slogan

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi: | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress on Saturday alleged that the government's motive behind the triple talaq bill was not to protect Muslim women, but to play politics over the issue. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said if the NDA government was so keen on introducing the bill, it could have done so on Thursday...

Delhi statehood: AAP’s Gopal Rai seeks appointment with PM Modi

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

AAP minister Gopal Rai has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the party's demand for full statehood to Delhi. In his letter to the prime minister, Rai, who is the Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi convener, said he wants to hand over "10 lakh letters" the people of Delhi...

Rajnath slams Rahul’s ‘chipko abhiyan’ in LS

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Biswajeet Banerjee/ Prakash Arya | Meerut | in Sunday Pioneer

Claiming that the National Democratic Alliance’s ‘Vijay Rath’ in 2019 general elections will pass through the expressway of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying how can a leader who does not know how to conduct himself in Lok Sabha, lead India. “What happened in...

RaGa denied permission to visit Osmania

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's visit to Hyderabad next week has run into a controversy with the authorities of Osmania University refusing to grant him permission to visit the campus. Another programme of Rahul Gandhi's meeting with the members of Muslim community had to be cancelled as management of Hockey Ground...

Modi: Society that doesn’t innovate will stagnate

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

Maintaining that any society that did not innovate would stagnate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday that the country must build further on its emergence for State-ups and make India the most attractive destination for innovation and enterprise. Speaking at the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of...

Jammu will take up arms if Art 35-A revoked: BJP MLA

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu | in Sunday Pioneer

Suspended Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MLA, Gagan Bhagat, representing RS Pura Assembly seat in Jammu, on Saturday kicked up a ‘political storm’ by claiming that people of Jammu region will take up arms if Article 35-A is revoked. Singing in chorus with the kashmir based political parties, spearheading a sustained campaign...

Brajesh’s son detained, CBI orders fresh digging

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | PATNA | in Sunday Pioneer

The CBI and the forensic team on Saturday visited the Balika Grih shelter home in Muzaffarpur and broke open all the locked rooms and also ordered for fresh digging of the premises. After hours of search the CBI sleuths detained Rahul Anand, son of prime accused of sexual abuse...


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Vajpayee’s death: Schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

All private and Government schools will remain closed today as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee passed away after prolonged illness at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday...

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