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Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others. Organised by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and...

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Speaker accepts YSR Congress MPs' resignations

New Delhi/Vijayawda, June 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday accepted resignations of five Lok Sabha MPs of the YSR Congress party. The MPs had submitted their resignations on April 6 -- the last day of budget session -- to protest against the refusal of the Central government to accord Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. According to a bulletin from L...

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Bank with Amit Shah as a director collected highest amount of banned notes among DCCBs: RTI reply

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist. The Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) secured deposits of Rs 745.59 c...

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No alliance in Andhra: Congress

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said it will not tie up with any party in Andhra Pradesh for the state assembly polls and general elections next year. People of the state were not happy with the ruling dispensation (Telegu Desam Party) on the issue of special status, said Congress in charge for Andhra Pradesh Oommen Chandy after meeting party President Rahul Gandhi.

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Tamil Nadu girl Anukreethy Vas wins Miss India World 2018 title

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) All of 19, Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu's Trichy, triumphed over contestants from all over India to clinch the Femina Miss India World 2018 title, succeeding Manushi Chhillar who brought home the coveted Miss World crown back to the country for the first time since 2000. Anukreethy, raised by a single mother, was crowned at a star-studded grand finale of the beau...

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Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World 2018

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas -- who works for the education of transgenders -- feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every situation kept them going. The challenges were there f...

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Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas -- who works for transgenders' education -- feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt this quality from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every situtation kept them going. The challenges were...

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Anukreethy Vas is Femina Miss India World 2018

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The 55th Femina Miss India World 2018 winner is Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu, while first runner-up is Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and second Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar crowned her successor Anukreethy at the star-studded grand finale on Tuesday night in Mumbai at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium. Nint...

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Keralites, urban Indian males more at cardiovascular disease risk: Study

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) People living in Kerala and males living in urban areas in India are more at the risk of cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk than those in the rural areas, finds a study of nearly 800,000 people. The nationwide risk study, conducted by researchers from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Harvard University, showed that the average 10-year risk of a fa...

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AIIMS declares MBBS entrance results; girls bag top three ranks

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday declared the results of its 2018 MBBS entrance exam for the 800 seats at the hospital's nine campuses across the country. The top three ranks were bagged by girls. The results of the AIIMS-MBBS 2018 Entrance Examination held on May 26 and 27 for 800 seats in AIIMS, New Delhi and other eight AIIMS were...

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Shocking that you supported Kejriwal: Goel, tells Naidu, other CMs

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Monday described as shocking the support by four Chief Ministers to their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that he has no faith in the Constitution. It is shocking that you (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandra Babu Naidu) along with three other Chief Ministers (West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan ...

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Sisodia hospitalised, IAS officers ready to talk to Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continued his protest at Raj Niwas for the eighth day on Monday while his deputy Manish Sisodia was moved to a hospital as IAS officers, accused of non-cooperation, offered to talk to Kejriwal. Sisodia, on hunger strike since June 13, was taken to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after his ketone level reached 7.4, ...

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Sisodia too in hospital, IAS officers ready talk to Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was shifted to a hospital here on Monday due to failing health as IAS officers accused of non-cooperation offered to talk to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia was taken to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital from the Raj Niwas after his ketone level reached 7.4, foll...

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Shiv Sena also comes out in Kejriwal's support

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday came out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his agitation, days after four non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states also endorsed his AAP's stand. On Sunday, Kejriwal spoke to Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on the issue where Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking directions from Lt. Governor...

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Ex-TV anchor commits suicide in Andhra

Vijayawada, June 18 (IANS) A former television anchor committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district, allegedly due to marital discord, police said. M. Tejaswini (25) ended her life by hanging herself at her house at Edupugallu on Sunday. The incident came to light on Monday. Tejaswini, who worked for a private television channel in Vijayawada, and Pawan Kumar got married...

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Kejriwal continues sit-in protest

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's residence, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a green signal to the IAS officers to end their strike. I wud urge Hon'ble PM to give green signal to them (IAS officers) to end it now, Kejriwal tweeted. Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish...

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At NITI meet, Modi moots double digit growth, linking MNREGA to agriculture

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The fourth annual meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council was conducted on Sunday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the meet, gave the target of achieving double digit economic growth as well as the idea to link MNREGA employment with agriculture, among other things. Modi also tried to placate the Chief Ministers of states like Andhra Prad...

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Committee to examine using MNREGA in agriculture

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Central government is mulling to link MNREGA with the agriculture sector in a way that the rural employment scheme and the demands of labour in agriculture complement each other, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said here on Sunday. The government has formed a seven-member committee of the Chief Ministers to examine the feasibility of the idea and the wa...

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AAP holds march in support of Kejriwal, four CMs urge PM to resolve crisis

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday held a march to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, who have been holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, even as the four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to immediately resolve the crisis. Kejriwal and his colleagues have been demanding t...

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Andhra, Bihar seek special status, Modi assures on provisions at bifurcation time

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured states like Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, which have been demanding special status category, that the Centre is committed in letter and spirit to adhere to statutory provisions in place at the time of the bifurcation of states. Briefing reporters here following the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aay...

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