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Centre releases Rs.2,000 crore for pension scheme

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The union government has released Rs.2,000 crore to the Employees' Pension Scheme as its contribution for the year 2015-16, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said on Monday. This is in addition to the Rs.250 crore contributed by the central government as grant-in-aid for providing minimum pension of Rs.1,000 to the pensioners of Emplo...

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RSS-BJP to hold meet, PM may attend

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A coordination meeting between the BJP and its ideological mentor RSS will be held here from September 2 to 4, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to attend it. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Manmohan Vaidya told reporters that the meeting would be attended by around 95 members of the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including all BJP mini...

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Civic officials convicted in CWG street-light case

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted four municipal officials, a private company and its two officials in the Commonwealth Games street-lights case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Brijesh Garg convicted the four officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) -- then superintending engineer D.K. Sugan, then executive engineer O.P. Mahala, t...

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Businessman murdered in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Aug 31 (IANS) A 70-year-old businessman was found murdered at his home here on Monday. Police said the crime took place in Brij Vihar residential area bordering Delhi. The victim was identified as Subhas Chand, a cloth merchant. His arms were found tied with a rope. He had been apparently strangled. The maid is untraceable after the incident, police officer Rashid Ali...

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Ensure more women in effective positions: Sumitra Mahajan

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Women speakers of parliaments across the world should ensure that more women members are appointed in positions of effective leadership in the parliamentary process, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Monday. Addressing the tenth meeting of women speakers of parliament here, Mahajan said women speakers should ensure that women participate in parliamentary c...

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Government opens skill training centres at Bihar madrassas

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The central government on Monday launched skill training centres in three madrassas in Bihar as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' campaign. The launch of the skill training centres through traditional educational institutions is an important milestone towards achieving the objective of skilling the minority community across the count...

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India logs 7 percent growth in first quarter

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian economy grew 7 percent in the first quarter of this fiscal, showing signs of slowing vis-a-vis the 7.5 percent expansion in the quarter before. But the growth was much higher than 6.7 percent registered in the first quarter of the last fiscal. As per official data on gross domestic product (GDP) released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) under the...

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Telangana urges NITI Aayog to relax borrowing limit

Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has urged NITI Aayog to relax current annual borrowing limit from 3 percent to 3.5 percent of GSDP as recommended by the 14th Finance Commission so that the state can use it for infrastructure development. In a letter to NITI Aayog chairman Arvind Panagariya, he said that Telangana fulfils the conditions set by the co...

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China hammer India 102-39 in Asian women's basketball

Wuhan (China), Aug 31 (IANS) India suffered their third consecutive loss as they were thrashed by China 39-102 in a Group A match of the 26th Asian Women's Basketball Championship here on Monday. Even though veteran guard and captain Anitha Paul Durai returned to action, India's starting woes continued as they allowed China to take 18-0 lead in the first five minutes. The first q...

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Canara Bank to get Rs.947 crore capital infusion

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Public sector Canara Bank on Monday said its board has approved raising capital to the tune of Rs.947 crore from the central government on preferential basis. In a regulatory filing in the BSE, the bank said it had received a letter from the central government on infusion of capital. The bank board at its meeting on Monday considered and approved the propos...

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SBI, ICICI Bank systemically important: RBI

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) India's largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) and the largest private sector bank ICICI Bank have been designated as domestic systemically important banks (D-SIB), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday. In a statement, RBI said SBI and ICICI Bank have been designated as D-SIB under its Framework for dealing with D-SIB issued last July. The D-SIB f...

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Four members of Taliban commander killed in blast

Kabul, Aug 31 (IANS) At least four family members of a Taliban commander was killed in an explosion in western Afghanistan's Farah province, local officials said. The incident took place inside the local Taliban commander's house, leaving his mother, wife and two children dead, Khaama Press reported. The circumstances surrounding the incident have not been ascertained so far but ...

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Juventus' Buffon craves to win Champions League

Turin, Aug 31 (IANS) The European Champions League trophy is the one glaring omission in Italian champions Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon's glittering football career and the goalkeeping legend is determined to lift it before he retires. Buffon captained Juventus to a runners-up finish in the 2014-15 Champions League. They lost to Spanish giants Barcelona in the final at the Olympic S...

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Two women held with fake currency

Gurgaon, Aug 31 (IANS) Two women from Bihar were arrested here on Monday with fake Indian currency of the face value of Rs.20,000, police said. Laadli Khatun and Shubayad Khatun are both in early 30s. The arrests followed a complaint from local resident Manoj Kumar, who said that a man, Dharmander, tried to dupe him with a fake Rs.1,000 note. Dharmander was arrested on Su...

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Odisha godman's arrest sparks violence

Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) Locals clashed with police personnel on the outskirts of the Odisha capital on Monday after a self-styled godman was arrested and charged with sexually exploiting a woman. The violence occurred near the Trahi Achyut Ashram as news spread about the arrest of the godman, Surendranath Mishra, and his son. Even as police imposed prohibitory orders banning t...

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Sharif, German FM discuss bilateral ties

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Pakistan's economy is witnessing a turnaround with key indicators showing improvement, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday. The operation against terrorism was also yielding positive results, Sharif said while talking to German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier here, Radio Pakistan reported. Matters related to bilateral and regional interes...

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CFL tie between Mohun Bagan and Aryan called off due to rain

Barasat, Aug 31 (IANS) The Calcutta Football League (CFL) premier division tie between Mohun Bagan and Aryan FC had to be called off on Monday due to heavy rain. The game was halted 20 minutes after the start with the scoreline reading 0-0. Match officials inspected the ground after some time and deemed it to be unfit for play to continue. The match has not been reschedul...

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SC dismisses Mutalik's plea against Goa entry ban

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Mutalik's plea challenging his ban on entering Goa, noting that he and his associates were indulging in moral policing by entering the pubs and beating up the girls. Throwing out Mutalik's plea challenging the state government order prohibiting his entry in the Goa, a bench of Chief Justice H.L.Dattu ...

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India logs 7 percent growth in first quarter

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian economy grew 7 percent in the first quarter of this fiscal, showing signs of slowing vis-a-vis the 7.5 percent expansion in the quarter before. But the growth was much higher than 6.7 percent registered in the first quarter of the last fiscal. As per official data on gross domestic product (GDP) released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) under th...

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Free Wi-Fi facility in DTC buses soon

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that free Wi-Fi facility would soon be provided to commuters in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses. Kejriwal made the announcement in the presence of Transport Minister Gopal Rai, DTC managing director C.R. Garg and thousands of DTC employees while attending an awards ceremony at the Talkatora Indoor S...

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