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Uma Bharti asks MP, UP to resolve pending issues on Ken-Betwas project

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday called upon Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to resolve pending issues regarding the Ken-Betwa river linking prjecct so that its first phase could be taken up at the earliest. Inaugurating 'Jal Manthan', a national seminar on water related issues, she said that Maharashtra and Gujarat were cooperating with the ...

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Odisha to prepare plan on credit linkage facility for migrants

Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) The Odisha government will work out an action plan on credit linkage support for migrant workers, an official said on Friday. Presiding over a high-level meeting here, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the officials concerned to work out the action plan by following the self-help group model. Padhi asked the Labour and ESI Department to work...

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ED attaches Rs 148 crore land given by Jagan Reddy

Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached 11,805 acres of land worth Rs 148 crore allotted to industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad by YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy when his father was the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. This formed part of the ED probe against the YSR Congress leader in an illegal assets case, an official statement said. ...

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Former Andhra minister's son injured in mysterious shooting incident

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Minister Mukesh Goud's son Vikram Goud was injured in mysterious shooting incident at his residence here on Friday. Even 12 hours after the incident, police could not get any clues to crack the mystery as Goud continued to maintain silence. The incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. at his house in posh Film Nagar. He s...

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Pi Datacenters launch new facility at Amaravati

Amaravati, July 28 (IANS) Enterprise class data centre and cloud service provider Pi Datacenters's new facility in the Andhra Pradesh capital was inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday. Pi Amaravati is Asia's largest uptime institute tier IV certified data centre. Naidu tweeted that the facility will provide employment to 2,000 people. State IT Minis...

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Book on discrimination against Dalits creates buzz in the US

New York, July 28 (IANS) A highly anecdotal and touching account of caste-based discrimination in India by an untouchable born in Andhra Pradesh, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 26, is creating a buzz in publishing circles here. The book, titled Ants among Elephants, has been written by Sujatha Gidla, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras, who is ...

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Ex-Andhra Minister's son shot at in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Minister Mukesh Goud's son Vikram Goud was injured when an unidentified person fired at him at his residence here on Friday, police said. The incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. at Vikarm Goud's house in posh Film Nagar. He sustained three bullet injuries and was admitted to Apollo Hospital, where his condition is stated to ...

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By-polls in Delhi, Goa and Andhra on August 23

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) By-elections to one vacant assembly seat in Delhi as also two in Goa and one in Andhra Pradesh will be held on August 23, the Election Commission announced on Thursday. Apart from Delhi's Bawana constituency, polls will be held in Goa's Valopi and Panaji and Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh. Valopi had fallen vacant due to resignation of Congress lawmaker Vish...

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By-polls in Andhra, Goa and Delhi on August 23

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday announced that by-elections to fill four vancancies in Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Delhi legislative assemblies will be held on August 23. The counting of votes will be held on August 28. The four assembly seats are Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, Valpoi and Panaji in Goa and Bawana in Delhi. The last date of nominatio...

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Andhra appoints P.V. Sindhu as Deputy Collector

Amaravati, July 27 (IANS) Olympics badminton silver medallist P.V. Sindhu was on Thursday appointed a Deputy Collector by the Andhra Pradesh government. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu handed over the appointment letter to her at the state secretariat in the presence of her parents. Speaking on the occasion, the shuttler said she was happy to receive the appointment letter. S...

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After Sukma, we have better coordination with police: CRPF DG

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) After the Sukma massacre of 25 of its troopers in April, the paramilitary CRPF has weaved much better coordination with police forces across the country to take on the Maoists. Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force, said in an interview that most anti-Maoist operations the force was now carrying out were joint campaigns with t...

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Parliament passes bill amending National Institutes of Technology Act

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was accorded to the bill amending the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007 (NITSER Act) to declare them 'Institutes of National Importance' with the Rajya Sabha passing the measure on Wednesday. The NITSER Act also provides for research, training and dissemination of knowledge in these institutions.

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Venkaiah Naidu's response on allegations has raised more questions: Congress

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that NDA's Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu's response to its allegations against him on issues of probity had left more questions and demanded he and his BJP answer them. Addressing a press conference here, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah had chos...

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Congress questions Naidu about alleged irregularities

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday sought replies from NDA's Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on the exemption given to his daughter's NGO from paying various developmental charges amounting to Rs 2.46 crore to Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. Other questions pertain to the supply of vehicles by Harsha Toyota (owned by Naidu's son Harshvardhan N...

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'Made for India' Microsoft 'Kaizala' app to boost productivity

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) To enable businesses become more productive, Microsoft India on Wednesday officially launched 'Kaizala -- a 'made for India' app that has been designed for large group communications and work management, even for remote locations with 2G optimisation. Powered by Azure Cloud platform, 'Kaizala' would help organisations seamlessly communicate, collaborate and comp...

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'Made in India' Microsoft 'Kaizala' app to boost productivity

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) To enable businesses become more productive, Microsoft India on Wednesday officially launched 'Kaizala -- a 'made in India' app that has been designed for large group communications and work management, even for remote locations with 2G optimisation. Powered by Azure Cloud platform, 'Kaizala' would help organisations seamlessly communicate, collaborate and compl...

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Pomp and grandeur at Kovind swearing in; political rivals chat

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Banter and bitter rivals catching up with each other was witnessed at the short oath-taking ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind in the Central Hall of Parliament, but outside the protocol-driven Presidential transition was full of pomp and grandeur. The historic Central Hall was brimming to capacity and an extra row of chairs had to be placed in the front that...

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Venkaiah Naidu terms Congress allegations as false, motivated

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) NDA's Vice-Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected allegations against him by Congress as entirely false and motivated and said it was clear evidence of the opposition party's sense of hopelessness and political bankruptcy. Responding to four allegations levelled by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh earlier in the day, he, while making a point by...

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Plantation drive across 1,513 kms of National Highways

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tree plantation will be undertaken along 1,513 km of National Highways under the Green Highways Scheme by the National Highway Authority of India, parliament was told on Monday. The plantation drive includes 390 km of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh, 133 km in Assam, 418 km in Haryana and 100 km in Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Road Transport an...

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Congress attacks Venkaiah Naidu on probity

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress on Monday attacked NDA's Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu over issues of transparency and probity, alleging that the Telangana government had placed a direct order for purchase of vehicles with a company belonging to his son and had granted exemption from Rs 2-crore charges to a trust in which his daughter was a managing trustee. Congre...

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