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Don't get distracted by 'constitutional issues', Jitendra Singh tells J&K

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) In a veiled reference to the Jammu and Kashmir government's concern over the Constitution's Article 35A, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it should focus on addressing problems of the common man rather than get distracted by constitutional issues. Addressing a programme organised to felicitate the government officials and social activists who had contribu...

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Major train accidents in seven years

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A chronology of major train accidents in India in the past seven years: * August 19, 2017: At least 20 people were killed and 92 injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. * January 21, 2017: 29 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed ...

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'Over 30 lakh LED street lights installed, 50k of roads illuminated'

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday said that the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has achieved installation of over 30 lakh LED street lights across the country to illuminate 50,000 km of road. According to the Ministry of Power, state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has emerged as the world's largest street light management company after the succe...

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'Extreme external force' applied to 'burnt' Redmi Note 4: Xiaomi

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As reports surfaced of a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone catching fire in Andhra Pradesh, injuring its user, the Chinese smartphone maker on Friday said extreme external force was applied to the device which may have caused the incident. Bhavana Suryakiran sustained minor burn injuries on his thigh as the Redmi Note 4 he was carrying in his trouser pocket caught f...

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JCI expects to procure over 4 lakh quintals raw jute this year

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Jute Corporation of India (JCI), a nodal agency of the Central government, is looking to procure more than four lakh quintals of raw jute in 2017-18, a top official said on Thursday. During the last crop year 2016-17, the Corporation procured raw jute both under minimum support price and commercial operations to the tune of four lakh quintals. In the current year, ...

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Balakrishna slaps fan for getting too close

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna, known for his temper, has again slapped a fan -- for getting too close for a selfie. The incident happened on Wednesday night when he was in Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh to campaign for the ruling Telugu Desam Party in a byelection. According to a video on Twitter, Balakrishna, 57, is seen slapping a fan for trying to ge...

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Redmi note 4 catches fire, user injured

Vijayawada, Aug 16 (IANS) A Xiaomi Redmi note 4 phone suddenly caught fire, injuring its user in Andhra Pradesh. Bhavana Suryakiran sustained minor burn injuries on his thigh as the phone he was carrying in his trouser pocket caught fire. The incident occurred in Ravulapalem town in East Godavari district on August 14. Suryakiran, a small trader, was riding his motorbike ...

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Foundation laid for Indo-UK Institute of Health in Andhra

A0maravati, Aug 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity here. The facility is being developed in association with King's College Hospital, London, with an investment outlay of Rs 1,600 crore. The IUIH programme was included as a commercial announcement in the Joint state...

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Andhra boy rescued from borewell after 11 hours

Vijayawada, Aug 16 (IANS) A two-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, was rescued after an 11-hour long operation, police said on Wednesday. Chandrasekhar, who fell in the the abandoned borewell around 5 p.m. on Tuesday was brought out alive by the rescue workers around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The boy was stuck at a depth of 15 feet. He sustaine...

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Two-year-old falls in Andhra borewell, rescue efforts on

Vijayawada, Aug 15 (IANS) A two-year-old child fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Tuesday afternoon and efforts were continuing late in the evening to rescue him, police said. After the boy, Chandrasekhar, fell into the abandoned borewell in Ummadivaram village in Vinukonda 'mandal', personnel of the National Disaster Response Force, police and other rescue worke...

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Andhra Pradesh CM hoists tricolour in Tirupati

Tirupati, Aug 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hoisted the national flag in this temple town on Tuesday to mark the 71st Independence Day celebrations. At the main official function held at Tarakarama stadium, the Chief Minister reviewed the colourful parade. He took the salute from 12 contingents of police forces including Andhra Pradesh Special Polic...

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JD-U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar, says no split in party

Patna/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former Minister Ramai Ram, for anti-party activities after they backed Sharad Yadav, who has opposed the party's tie-up with the BJP. At the same time, the party denied there is any split in its ranks. Among the leaders suspended for six years are Arjun Rai, a former ...

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JD-U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar, says no split in party

Patna/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former Minister Ramai Ram, for anti-party activities after they backed Sharad Yadav, who has opposed the party's tie-up with the BJP. At the same time, the party denied there is any split in its ranks. Among the leaders suspended for six years are Arjun Rai, a former ...

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JD-U denies any split in its ranks

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) There is no split in the Janata Dal United (JD-U) and that most MPs and MLAs are with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said on Monday. Tyagi said that only rebel MP Ali Anwar Ansari, who was suspended from the parliamentary party for taking part in a meeting of opposition parties, was with senior leader Sharad Yadav. Since ...

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990 get Police Medals, Chhattisgarh's STF commander posthumous gallantry awardee

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A total of 990 personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the 71st Independence Day, with Chhattisgarh's elite Special Task Force Platoon Commander Shankar Rao posthumously named for the President's Police Medal for Gallantry. Rao, called 'Fighter Rao' by his colleagues, showed exemplary courage during a Maoist ambush in Sukma district on April 11, 2015, in whi...

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Rockman Industries to set up Rs 540 cr plant in Andhra

Amaravati, Aug 11 (IANS) Rockman Industries Ltd, an auto components manufacturer, will up an aluminium die-casting plant in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 540 crore. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday accepted their proposal. The proposed investment will be made over six years, generating 1,600 direct jobs. V. Veerappan, Director of Rock...

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Rockman Industries to set up Rs 540 cr plant in Andhra

Amaravati, Aug 11 (IANS) Rockman Industries Ltd, an auto components manufacturer, will up an aluminium die-casting plant in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 540 crore. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday accepted their proposal. The proposed investment will be made over six years, generating 1,600 direct jobs. V. Veerappan, Director of Rock...

8 days ago
Rockman Industries to set up Rs 540 cr plant in Andhra

Amaravati, Aug 11 (IANS) Rockman Industries Ltd, an auto components manufacturer, will up an aluminium die-casting plant in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 540 crore. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday accepted their proposal. The proposed investment will be made over six years, generating 1,600 direct jobs. V. Veerappan, Director of Rock...

8 days ago
Rockman Industries to set up Rs 540 cr plant in Andhra

Amaravati, Aug 11 (IANS) Rockman Industries Ltd, an auto components manufacturer, will up an aluminium die-casting plant in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 540 crore. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday accepted their proposal. The proposed investment will be made over six years, generating 1,600 direct jobs. V. Veerappan, Director of Rock...

8 days ago
Rockman Industries to set up Rs 540 cr plant in Andhra

Amaravati, Aug 11 (IANS) Rockman Industries Ltd, an auto components manufacturer, will up an aluminium die-casting plant in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 540 crore. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday accepted their proposal. The proposed investment will be made over six years, generating 1,600 direct jobs. V. Veerappan, Director of Rock...

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