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Rahul wants Modi to clarify on BJP ticket to Reddy brothers

Bhatkal (Karnataka), April 26 (IANS) In a scathing attack, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify why the BJP gave tickets to Karnataka's tainted Reddy brothers to contest in the May 12 assembly elections. Modi, who talks about fighting corruption, must explain to the people why he is supporting the corrupt Reddy brothers by giving ticke...

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UAE, Japan pharma majors to set up manufacturing plant in Vizag

Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Omnicare Drugs India Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the UAE's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer Neopharma LLC, and ASKA Pharmaceuticals Co, a top pharma brand in Japan, will jointly set up a manufacturing facility in Visakhapatnam. The two companies on Thursday announced entering into an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) in India for the purp...

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Truck runs over 'Dappu' artistes in Andhra, 5 killed

Vijayawada, April 26 (IANS) Five 'Dappu' artistes were killed and three others were injured when a truck ran over them in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Thursday, police said. The accident occurred when the cement-laden truck ran amok, hitting a group of artistes returning from a village fair. According to the police, the musicians who play the drumming instrument Dappu, w...

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Six-decade-old dispute flares up between Odisha and Andhra

Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) It's a dispute that has been simmering for 65 years. The Kotia group of villages on the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border is claimed by both states, and neither is willing to relent. The area comprises 21 villages. The dispute seems to be flaring up again. The latest spark was added in January this year when the Chandrababu Naidu-led Andhra Pradesh gover...

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Most hate speeches by BJP lawmakers: ADR study

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The BJP has the largest number of lawmakers in the country with declared cases of hate speech against them, as per an Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) study released on Wednesday. Of the total of 58 current MPs and MLAs with declared cases of hate speech against themselves, 27 are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said the ADR report. The s...

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PM calls for faster action on ex-servicemen's grievances

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for faster disposal of grievances of the ex-servicemen, so that their problems can be resolved in the minimum possible time. Modi was chairing his 25th interaction through PRAGATI -- the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. According to an official release, P...

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Congress appoints three state chiefs of Adivasi Congress

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday appointed three state chairpersons of Adivasi Congress - Amarjeet Bhagat (Chhattisgarh), Sushil Marandi (Jharkhand) and Anadrao Gangram Gedam (Maharashtra). Congress President Rahul Gandhi also approved a 58-member National Executive Committee of the All India Adivasi Congress. All the chairperson of State Adivasi Congress and ...

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Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved centrally-sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission till 2019-20. The CCEA has also approved empowerment of the executive committee for formulating the NBM guidelines and to ma...

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Odisha's Paradip aims to become No. 1 port in India

Paradip (Odisha), April 25 (IANS) State-owned Paradip Port Trust, which has been focusing on promoting competition and bringing down costs to users, is looking at 17 per cent growth in cargo handling -- touching 120 million tonnes (mt) in 2018-19, according to a top official. Betting big on the ongoing capacity-building projects and upcoming industrial parks along with multi-modal logist...

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RGV ready to work with Sri Reddy

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, whose Officer is coming up for release in May, may find his release plans road-blocked by film associations in Andhra Pradesh which have taken offence to his unabashed support and endorsement of actress Sri Reddy's protests against casting couch. He says he's ready to direct her if there's a suitable role. Of course I will work with her ...

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Andhra's new tourism pitch: Selling the Araku coffee story

Visakhapatnam, April 25 (IANS) Araku coffee to Bongu chicken, the specialities of the picturesque Araku valley in the eastern ghats, are set to get a push as part of ambitious plans by Andhra Pradesh to promote tourism. Araku, about 100 km from this port city, is rich in bio-diversity and natural beauty -- and is known for Araku coffee, one of the finest in the world. Riding on t...

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Congress taunts Modi for letting off mining Reddy brothers

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) The ruling Congress on Tuesday taunted the Narendra Modi government for letting off Karnataka's infamous Reddy mining brothers and fielding three of them for the May 12 state assembly elections. The Modi government has become the benefactor, protector, defender of the Bellary Gang (Reddy brothers) for denuding Kannadigas of their rich natural resources through ...

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Congress won't be able to win alone, federal front necessary: Mamata

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Congress alone won't be able to win the 2019 General Elections and urged it to be more flexible in seat sharing with the regional parties so as to confront the BJP in one-on one fights. Claiming that the idea of a federal front can work if the opposition parties unite on a common minimum agenda, she said ...

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37 Maoists, including 19 women, killed in Maharashtra operations

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24 (IANS) As many as 19 women, including a commander, are among 37 Maoists gunned down in two pitched battles by the Maharashtra Police in the forests of the state's Gadchiroli in the past 48 hours, eliminating at least four top commanders and virtually shattering the backbone of the rebels, a top police official said here on Tuesday evening. State Additio...

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15 dead Maoists fished out of Maharashtra river; toll 37

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24 (IANS) The security forces have recovered at least 15 more bodies of Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, taking the toll in the gunfight in the past 48 hours to 37, official sources said. A fresh gun-fight on Monday night left at least six Maoists dead, barely 36 hours after Sunday's encounter which had resulted in the killing of 16 ...

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11 more dead Maoists found in Maharashtra river; toll reaches 33

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24 (IANS) The security forces have recovered at least 11 more bodies of suspected Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, official sources said. The bodies, which were bloated and have started to decompose, were found floating on the banks of river which flows along the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh borders. These 11 Maoists are believed...

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No let up in Pawan Kalyan's attacks on TV channels

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Monday continued his attacks on some Telugu news channels for repeatedly telecasting aactress Sri Reddy's video in which she used a vulgar word about his mother. In a series of tweets, the Jana Sena chief once again asked people to boycott the channels. Why should we read newspapers and why should we watch channels which...

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Create niche experiences for tourists, recommends Ficci-Yes Bank report

Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) There is a need to create new and unique themes to promote tourism and also provide niche experiences to international tourists, a Ficci-Yes Bank report on tourism said. Additionally, new forms of niche tourism like medical and wellness, religious and spiritual tourism should also be encouraged, said the report on 'India Inbound Tourism: Decoding Strategies for Ne...

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Five more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The central government on Monday said that five more states -- Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Puducherry -- will roll out intra-state e-way bills from Wednesday. According to a Ministry of Finance statement, with the latest addition, the total number of states implementing e-way bills for intra-state movement of goods will rise to 17.<...

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Tech Mahindra opens cyber security centre in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) IT major Tech Mahindra on Monday announced that it has established Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Operations Centre (APCSOC) in Vijayawada which is equipped with predictive threat analytics capabilities. The security coverage extends to all central and state government entities, Tech Mahindra said in a statement. Andhra Pradesh is building the next-gener...

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