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Congress 'JanMitras' in Gujarat to connect people with party

Gandhinagar, April 24 (IANS) In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, the Congress is gearing up for a better public connect through a number of JanMitras (public friends) at the booth level. The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) announced on Tuesday that it would appoint JanMitras, who would help the people across the government administration in availing their rights and pr...

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Assam's low per capita income is a concern: Finmin

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The low per capita income of Assam is a concern and structural reforms are needed to improve the state's health, education and economic indicators, the Union Finance Ministry said on Tuesday. It is a matter of concern that per capita income of Assam is significantly lower than all India average which itself is lower than other emerging markets, the ministry sai...

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Malhotra writes to Rathore on omission of shooting from 2022 CWG

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) All India Council of Sports (AICS) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Monday requested Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra to take up strongly at all forums the issue of dropping the shooting discipline from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Malhotra's letter to Rathore has come a week...

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Petrol price at Rs 74.50 a litre in Delhi, highest since September 2013

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Petrol prices rose for the fifth consecutive day on Monday to Rs 74.50 per litre in New Delhi, even as global crude oil cost dipped somewhat due to international factors. According to the data on IndianOil Corp's website, petrol price in New Delhi was the highest in nearly five years and became dearer by 10 paise from Sunday's cost of Rs 74.40 per litre. In Sep...

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Bengal losing Rs 100 cr per month from cattle smuggling

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A cattle traders' body on Monday accused a section of police in some north Bengal districts of ensuring safe passage to smugglers to ferry cattle to Bangladesh which resulted in revenue loss of around Rs 100 crore per month to the government. The All India Livestock Traders and Transporters Association office-bearers demanded action by the West Bengal government ...

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Jaishankar appointed as Tata Group's President of Global Corporate Affairs

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Former Indian foreign secretary S. Jaishankar has apparently been given a waiver from the cooling off period for bureaucrats, as Tatas have announced his appointment as their Groups President of Global Corporate Affairs. Announcing the appointment, Tata Sons said Jaishankar will report to N Chandrasekaran, executive chairman of Tata Sons in his new role. L...

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Agri-app to answer farmers' queries through live scientist

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Using a new mobile application, soon to hit the market, farmers can now have their crop-related queries answered through a 'chatbot' and this does not work, by a live scientist. 'Aham' was built by a six-student team from Mumbai's Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology in a software hackathon held over March 30-31. The competition, organ...

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Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programme

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Twelve-year-old football enthusiasts Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as Indias representatives at the sixth edition of the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in June, it was announced on Friday. The F4F programme, supported by Gazprom and FIFA, aims at developing youth football and a healthy lifestyle, as well as promoting...

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Delhi engineering college again barred from admitting students

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) G.B. Pant Government Engineering College has been barred for the second year in a row from admitting students because the institute has failed in creating basic facilities and infrastructure in the 10 years of its establishment. Last year, the apex regulatory body for technical education had put the government-run college under the no admission category for the...

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Bridge: 'Formidables' from Delhi lead the field

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Favourite Formidables from Delhi led the field with 66.47 victory points (VPs) after round four of the All India Shree Cement Bridge Tournament here on Thursday. The Formidables, represented by Kiran Nadar, Sunit Choksi, Jaggi Sibdasani, Kaizad Ankelsaria, Rajeswar Tiwari and B Satyanarayan, all internationals, are followed by Calutta Bridge Club and Shree Cement...

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St. Xaviers University to start MBA programme, Law School

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The city-based St. Xavier's University will start an MBA course from the coming 2018-19 academic year at its New Town (Rajarhat) campus, its Vice Chancellor Father J Felix Raj said here on Thursday. The MBA programme will roll out in the Xavier Business School under the university. The University has got approval from All India Council of Technical Educat...

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Muslim body seeks BJYM leader's arrest for burning Rohingya camp

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Thursday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik seeking appropriate action against BJP youth wing leader Manish Chandela for allegedly admitting in social media to burning down a Rohingya refugee camp here a few days back. This is to bring it to your notice that Manish Chandela, who is a member of t...

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Empty ATMs: RBI Governor should quit, demands AIBEA

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) on Thursday demanded Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel quit as the central bank is grossly negligent on several issues, including the cashless ATMs across the country. In a statement issued here, AIBEA General Secretary C.H.Venkatachalam said: RBI has increasingly become irrelevant because they are becomi...

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Dadasaheb Phalke Academy most trustworthy, says late icon's grandson

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Chandrashekhar Pusalkar, grandson of the 'father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, is upset with the multiple award ceremonies instituted in the name of the late icon. He says the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy is the body which has been paying tribute to his grandfather since the last 18 years consistently. Of late, there have been various award events associating the...

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India, Britain sign nine agreements, announce initiatives

London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday signed a number of agreements and announced initiatives, including in the areas of technology, trade and investment, during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here. The two sides signed a framework agreement for the UK-India Cyber Relationship, committing to a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace; and coo...

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Common admission portal for international students launched

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday launched a common admission portal for foreign students to promote Indian education to 200,000 international students by 2023. The portal 'Study in India' was launched here as an initiative by the Human Resource Development Ministry, aided by the External Affairs Ministry. Under the initiative, a total of 160 higher e...

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SC reserves order on TN doctors' plea for quota in admission to PG courses

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions by the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Associations and others seeking direction to provide quota for in-service doctors for admission to post-graduate degree courses. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra reserved the order as Tamil Nadu doctors challenged a 200...

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CBI court sentences 37 in fodder scam case

Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) A Special CBI court here on Wednesday sentenced 37 people to jail between three to 14 years in a fodder scam case, and also imposed a fine of up to Rs 1 crore on some of them. According to a lawyer, four officials have been awarded up to 14 years' imprisonment. Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge Shivapal Singh pronounced the sentence on Wednesday,...

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Muslim personal laws under attack: AIMPLB

Patna, April 15 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani on Sunday said that Muslim personal laws were under attack since the BJP-led NDA government came to power. Rahmani, while addressing a large gathering of Muslims at a Din Bachao Desh Bachao(Save religion, save country) rally at Gandhi Maidan here, warned that Muslims would not tolerate...

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Blind rape victim gives contradictory accounts, police say

Ghaziabad, April 15 (IANS) A blind girl who claimed she was raped by a stranger here has been giving different statements about her background to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and her relatives have been asked to come and clarify matters, police said on Sunday. Sahibabad police officer Rajesh Mishra said the 17-year-old reported that she was raped in her house in Lajpat Nagar on Wedn...

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