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Guwahati airport to swap land with SOS village

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will swap land from the SOS village in Guwahati for upgrading the international airport there. The decision to swap the SOS village land - measuring 2,397 square metres - with an equivalent plot of airport land was taken at a meeting of the union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Wednesday. This wil...

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Cabinet empowers road transport ministry to amend project agreement

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday approved a proposal to empower the road transport ministry to amend the model concession agreement (MCA) and the mode of project delivery, as per its requirements. The decision was taken by the cabinet committee on economic affairs, which was chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to a statement: Users of National Hig...

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Lalu undergoes three surgeries, condition fine

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad Wednesday underwent a marathon six-hour-15-minute-long surgery here to treat his heart condition, doctors said. His condition was said to be fine. We performed three procedures on him - for an aortic valve replacement, an aortic repair and repairing a 3mm hole in the heart, heart surgeon Ramakanta Panda told IANS after the surgeries. La...

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Mystery shrouds death of three missing schoolboys

Palghar (Maharashtra), Aug 27 (IANS) Mystery shrouds the death of three missing students of a prominent residential school here whose bodies were found floating in a flooded drain Wednesday. The students - studying in Class IX - of the Gurukul International School in Vagad near Virar had been reported missing since Monday, after they reportedly failed to perform upto expectations in the ...

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Coal scam exposer outperforming others in LS

Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, the BJP's member of parliament (MP) who uncovered the Rs.1.86 trillion coalgate scam, continues to outperform other members in the Lok Sabha, said an NGO official. Analysing the data released by the PRS Legislative Research till the end of the second session of the 16th Lok Sabha, Ahir has scored a total points of 129. The points are calculat...

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Shun negative politics, says Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said it was the need of the hour to shun negative politics and use energy for the country's progress, and anyone hindering development will be held accountable. Sharif is facing pressure to step down from protesting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) party of Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) of Tahir-ul-Qadri.

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Healthcare cooperation between India, Japan approved

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Wednesday approved the signing of an agreement on healthcare cooperation between India and Japan. The approval for the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was given at a meeting of the union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official release said here. The MoC would be signed between India's health and family welfare m...

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DLF to comply with SC directions

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Real estate giant DLF, which was penalised by the Supreme Court Wednesday, said it will abide by the decision of the country's apex court. DLF will take all steps to comply with the directions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and remains confident of the merits of its case, the company said in a statement. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court penalised DLF R...

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CBFC should be revamped: Leela Samson

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should be revamped as the institution doesn't have the freedom to take independent decisions and the film industry too doesn't have faith in it, says its chairperson Leela Samson. The CBFC is a statutory body under the ministry of information and broadcasting to regulate public exhibition of films under the provisions o...

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Jaitley reviews Scorpene submarine project in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday reviewed the progress of the prestigious Project 75 indigenous Scorpene submarine construction and other ongoing warship building projects, including the P-15B Class stealth destroyers. Jaitley was accompanied by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R.K. Dhowan during his visit to the Mazagon Docks Ltd., where Project 75 to construct ...

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DU teachers protest outside UGC on pension issue

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Delhi University (DU) teachers protested outside UGC Wednesday, demanding the commission's intervention to solve the pension issue and let affected employees shift from CPF to GPF. One who avails cumulative provident fund (CPF) is given a lump sum amount at the time of retirement and cannot get pension unlike general provident fund (GPF) scheme which entitles a m...

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Pakistan government to directly talk to Imran, Qadri

Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) The Pakistan government Wednesday decided to hold direct talks with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul Qadri who are currently protesting to compel the prime minister to resign, Geo News reported. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who is also Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother, could resign unti...

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Delhi HC orders restoration of Lalit Modi's passport

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Paving the way for the return of suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi to India, the Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered the restoration of his passport. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru allowed Modi's plea challenging the revocation of his passport. The regional passport office in Mumbai had revoked Modi'...

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Mudgal committee meets police investigators in Chennai

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Mukul Mudgal committee Wednesday met police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in the Tamil Nadu capital before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL). Justice (retd.) Mukul Mudgal told IANS that the committee met the investigators in Chenna...

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'Police-public working group needed to address people's grievances'

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A working group that includes legislators, local representatives and police officers should be constituted to better address the grievances of the people of Delhi, the BJP state unit said Wednesday. A delegation of the party consisting of legislators and led by Delhi party chief Satish Upadhyay met city police commissioner B.S. Bassi here and submitted a memorand...

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Scoreboard: India's innings against England

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) Scoreboard of India's innings against England in the second ODI of the five-match series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday. India Rohit Sharma c Woakes b Tredwell 52 Shikhar Dhawan c Buttler b Woakes 11 Virat Kohli c Cook b Woakes 0 Ajinkya Rahane st Buttler b Tredwell 41 Suresh Raina c Anderson b Woakes 100 Mahendra ...

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Shooter Shahdeo demands CBI probe into forced conversion

Ranchi, Aug 27 (IANS) National shooter Tara Shahdeo, allegedly tortured to convert to Islam by a Muslim who married her by posing as a Hindu, has demanded a CBI probe into the episode. We demand a CBI probe. Ranjeet alias Rakibul is playing his cards and everything is taking place as per his plan. The issue will die down after his arrest. He has connections with ministers, police officer...

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36 militants, nine policemen killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 36 militants and nine policemen were killed in clashes in Afghanistan's Ghor province, a senior government official said Wednesday, adding that the militants also took 30 policemen captive. The killings occurred Tuesday night as clashes flared up in the province's Pasawand district, Xinhua quoted provincial governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati as saying. ...

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ADB president assures Modi bank's support for India's growth

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Takehiko Nakao, president of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) Wednesday assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi his development finance institution's support to help India grow faster and assured some $7-9 billion credit to the country over the next three years. India has great potential to grow faster and ADB will be supporting India to reach its poten...

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Bengal working on crystallising deals with Singapore: Mitra

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Singapore visit to tap investment has spurred dialogues between industry captains and the south-east Asian nation, which the state government will crystallize into viable ventures soon, a minister said here Wednesday. In a follow-up meeting between industry captains and Banerjee during the day, as many as 45 industry rep...

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