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'Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats will prevent excessive mining'

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Implementing the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats will prevent excessive mining in the region, union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. He noted that the effort of the government was to preserve the sanctity of the Western Ghats and also ensure sustainable development in the region by providing livelihood opportunities.

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Kalam, Akhilesh inaugurate solar power plant

Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Tuesday inaugurated a 250 KW solar power plant in Kannauj. The plant will feed two villages in Tirwa region -- Fakirpura and Chanduahaar. Kannauj is the parliamentary constituency of Dimple Yadav, the chief minister's wife. Congratulating the people of the two vil...

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Nod for ISRO to launch five British satellites on Friday

Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL variant will launch five British satellites on Friday night, said an Indian space agency official. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) at its meeting on Tuesday has given the go ahead for the July 10 night rocket launch. According to him, the ...

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Over 85,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in first six days

Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) Over 85,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave since the annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine began on July 2, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Tuesday. On the 6th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra today, 19,512 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date 85,007 yatris had darshan of the ice lingam at the holy cav...

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After slapping legal notice, Kangana jokes about movie

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who had slapped a legal notice on producer Bhushan Kumar for attempting to release her film I Love NY without her permission, on Tuesday joked about the issue saying the movie will scrape through. At an event to endorse an automobile brand, Kangana neither said anything about her notice nor about any issues related to the film's release. <...

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India Inc to witness another forgettable quarter: CRISIL Research

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Soft commodity prices, weak growth in investment-linked sectors and subdued rural demand might lead to disappointing results for the quarter ending June 30, independent analysis firm CRISIL Research said on Tuesday. In an analysis of 600 companies (excluding financial and oil and gas companies) representing 70 percent of the overall market capitalization, it said it...

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78 IS militants killed in clashes with Syrian Kurdish forces

Damascus, July 7 (IANS/EFE) At least 78 members of Islamic State (IS) have been killed since Sunday night in clashes with Kurdish militias and from air raids launched by the US-led international coalition in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday. Coalition airstrikes targeted IS positions in northern Syria, namely in Sarrin, Aleppo; Ain Issa, al-R...

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SC moved against method of designating senior lawyers

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Tuesday against the non-transparent and arbitrary method of designating senior counsel while people espousing public causes are ignored on account of some unwritten bias against them. The PIL petition contended that the existing system of designating a senior counsel' has resulted in severe discrimination against persons from minority ...

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Eurogroup meeting ends without new proposal from Greece

Brussels, July 7 (IANS) The finance ministers of euro zone countries didn't receive the new proposals they had expected from Greece on Tuesday, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said after the crucial meeting. We welcomed our new Greek colleague and listened to his assessment of situation after the 'no' vote in Greece, he said in a short statement, adding that there are no new proposals...

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Political party bringing bombs, goons to Bengal district: Mamata

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said a political party was smuggling in firearms and bombs and bringing hired goons to trouble-torn Birbhum district to foment violence. Against the backdrop of a chain of political disturbances in Birbhum where the dominance of the ruling Trinamool Congress has been violently chal...

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Chouhan for CBI probe into Vyapam, Congress wants him out

Bhopal/New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) In a dramatic U-turn, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced he has recommended a CBI investigation into the Vyapam recruitment scam, but the Congress insisted he must resign for a fair probe. A day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the CBI need not probe the scandal that has reportedly claimed many lives and after Ch...

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Modi cites India, Central Asia's shared Islamic heritage to combat extremism

Astana, July 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday touched on the shared Islamic heritage of India and Central Asia, which, he said, has always rejected the forces of extremism, as he urged for boosting defence and security cooperation to defend the region's peace and defeat terrorism and rising extremism. In his address at the Nazarbayev University in the Kazakh capital, Modi...

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Kudremukh to explore country's mineral assets

Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) State-run Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL) on Tuesday said that it will jointly explore mineral assets across the country with the Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL). We will deploy our mining and mineral experts to jointly explore mineral assets, as only one percent of mineral-bearing area has been mined till date, while about 800,000 sq.km of mine...

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WHO's notice of concern serious concern for Quest Life

Chennai, July 7 (IANS) City based clinical research organisation (CRO) Quest Life Sciences on Tuesday said it will redo the studies all over again to the satisfaction of World Health Organisation (WHO) so as to lift the notice of concern issued by the global body. The WHO was not satisfied with the Quest's responses to the concerns raised by it pertaining to data integrity and clinical t...

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'Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats will prevent excessive mining'

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Implementing the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats will prevent excessive mining in the region, union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. He said the report once implemented will also help the region avoid getting polluted due to the industries. The real importance of the implementation of the Kasturirangan report o...

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Our workforce will defeat Mamata: Amit Shah

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Expressing happiness over the growing BJP membership in West Bengal, party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday asserted that this workforce would defeat the Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress in the state. Addressing the 'Maha-sampark Abhiyan' in the twin city of Howrah, Shah urged party workers for building a strong organisation to enable the Bharatiya Janata Party to go...

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VCs of central varsities agree to implement CBCS

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Vice chancellors of all central universities on Tuesday agreed to implement the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in their institutions, the human resource development ministry said. The decision was taken in a review meeting of the vice chancellors here. All VCs assured that their preparations are complete and they will be starting CBCS from this academi...

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Delhi to get five mega labs by 2015-end

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Delhi will have five mega labs for pathological examinations by the end of this year, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday. The minister also said Delhi's first 'neighbourhood clinic' will start functioning by next week in east Delhi. The Arvind Kejriwal government had earmarked Rs.125 crore for opening 1,000 neighbourhood clinics in the budget ...

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SC to hear Digvijaya's plea on Vyapam on July 9

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a plea by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and three whistle-blowers seeking an apex court monitored CBI probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and the spate of deaths of the people related to it. A bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu on Tuesday said these petitions would be taken up on July 9 along with two other...

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AAP government to bear expenses of MLAs opening offices

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The AAP government in Delhi will bear the cost of opening and maintaining offices by legislators who have been asked to identify the land in their respective constitutes in the national capital. In a letter to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Vijender Gupta, assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said the government of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi ...

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