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Shah lied in poll affidavit: Cong

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

The Congress on Saturday accused BJP chief Amit Shah of not declaring “his liabilities” in his Rajya Sabha election affidavit despite two plots of land owned by him being mortgaged by his son Jay for obtaining credit facility — charges strongly dismissed by the ruling party as “bogus and fake”. Giving...

BJD inching closer to NDA or drifting away from BJP?

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Though the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) seems drawing closer to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), indicated in its support to the ruling coalition’s candidate for the Deputy Chairman’s post in Rajya Sabha and a helpful walkout from the no-confidence motion, it has not shed its role of an opponent at...

RaGa urges Centre to release funds for Kerala

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

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the Kerala Government with sufficient funds to battle the flood crisis and restore critical infrastructure in the State. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Gandhi said that torrential rain over the past few days have resulted...

Dalai concerned over sectarian clashes among W Asia Muslims

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

Tibetan spiritual Guru the Dalai Lama worried over sectarian clashes amongst Muslims in West Asia. Tibetan spiritual guru in exile Dalai Lama expressed sadness and concern over sectarian clashes among Muslims in the West Asia. He said it is unthinkable and felt that killing in the name of religion is...

Venkaiah Naidu completes one year in office as V-P

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

As Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu completed one year in office on Saturday, he said in his first year in the constitutional office he had carried out “effective engagement” with different stakeholders through his visits to 28 of the 29 States across the country. He said his engagements were focused on...

LJP questions pro-Dalit credentials of Opp

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

BJP ally and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday questioned the pro-Dalit credentials of the Opposition parties including Congress and fired off a 14-point questionnaire to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his response. At the same time, Paswan hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the quick passage...

No free insurance in train travel from Sept 1: Railway

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

The Indian Railways will not provide free travel insurance to its passengers starting September 1, an official said on Saturday. A senior Railway Ministry official said that the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to stop free travel insurance starting September 1. Travellers while booking tickets through its website...

Low intensity rain, poor policies killing wells

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Growing demand for agriculture, industrialisation and sation worsened by low intensity rain and ineffective policies is leaving the country’s wells high and dry! According to Government data, water levels in more than half of the total wells that are being monitored by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) have declined as...

Congress to step up attack on Modi Govt

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

With elections in three BJP-ruled States later this year and the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday decided to increase its offensive against the Modi Government on the issues of corruption, unemployment, NRC draft list and the bad state of economy. The party decided to...

SC wants to know condition of detention centres in Assam

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Even as the Centre and Assam Government have a big task at hand to handle the claims of those left out from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Supreme Court wants to know the condition of detention centres in the State where illegal migrants who are unable to prove...


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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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