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Hooch deaths: Three excise officials suspended, supplier held

Ghaziabad, March 14 (IANS) Following the death of four persons due to consumption of illicit liquor in Khoda area of Ghaziabad district, three Excise Department officials have been suspended even as a man suspected of supplying the illegal brew was arrested, an official said on Wednesday. District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari had recommended the suspension of Excise Inspector Seelam Mishra ...

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Eisha Singh enjoys doing shows with social messages

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) After starring in Ishq Ka Rang Safed that highlighted the plight of widows, Eisha Singh will play a character who has a strong opinion about 'triple talaq'. The young actress feels happy to get such good offers. In Zee TV's new fiction show, Ishq Subhan Allah, the 19-year-old plays the role of Zara who is a well-educated young woman. She applies the teachings o...

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Jaya-Amitabh have combined assets worth Rs 1,000 cr: Affidavit

Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan has declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 493 crore in her affidavit to the Election Commission (EC). The three-term Rajya Sabha MP of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the affidavit submitted to the poll panel while filing nomination for her fourth straight term has declared that her assets along with that of her husban...

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Seven company directors booked for defrauding people of nearly Rs 300 cr

Gurugram, March 12 (IANS) Seven directors of different companies were booked for duping thousands of persons across the country of nearly Rs 300 crore while one person has been arrested in this connection, police said on Monday. Chairmen of Shree Ram Real Estate, Business Solution Ltd, Ananya Group of Companies, Herbal Fleet, Sai Ram Buildtech, Shree Ram Multi Private Ltd, and Samariya G...

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BHEL bags 11,700cr order for thermal plant in Jharkhand

Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) on Friday said that it has bagged a Rs 11,700 crore order for setting up a 3x800 MW supercritical thermal power plant in Patratu, Jharkhand. The order for setting up the 3x800 MW Patratu Super Thermal Power Station Expansion, Phase-I has been placed on BHEL by Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, it said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.

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Unmarried women above 50 to get pension in MP

Bhopal, March 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has set up a fund to provide pension to spinsters above 50 years, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Thursday. Addressing a gathering here on the occasion of the International Women's Day, Chouhan, who was accompanied by his wife Sadhana Singh, said the government would set up the Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh, which will be ...

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Hockey camps begin to prepare for Youth Olympics qualifiers

Agra, March 6 (IANS) The junior men's and junior women's national hockey camps began on Tuesday for the upcoming five-a-side Youth Olympic Games qualifiers which will be held in Bangkok between April 25-29. The 40 campers will undergo close to seven weeks of laborious training under the guidance of their coaches here, Hockey India (HI) said. The national camp is aimed at prepari...

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Pune ex-cabbie to don Army officer's uniform

Pune, March 5 (IANS) Driving his career into the fast lane, a former Ola cabbie here heeded the advice of a passenger -- a former soldier -- and is now all set to become an Indian Army officer later this week, elated family members said. The ex-taxi driver is Om Paithane, 25, the son of a former private driver Uttam Paithane, hailing from a nondescript village Tondal in this district.

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MP CM announces Rs 12,000 on childbirth for poor

Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his birthday on Monday announced grant of Rs 12,000 on childbirth in a poor family and Rs 5,000 for the last rites of a poor person, along with provision of electricity at Rs 200. Chouhan, while talking to reporters here, said his government was working towards making life easy and comfortable for the poor from...

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BJP celebrates MP CM Chouhan's birthday as 'Sewa Divas'

Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday celebrated Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's birthday as 'Sewa Divas' or the day of service in the entire state. Hundreds of BJP workers and supporters reached Chouhan's residence here to greet him as he turned 59 on Monday. Chouhan, three-time Chief Minister of MP, also received birthday greeti...

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MOS PMO said yes to CBI probe into SSC exam scam: Tharoor

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Monday agreed to a CBI probe into the alleged question paper leak, irregularities and mass cheating in the combined graduate level exam of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) held from February 17 to 21. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said he spoke with the minister in Parliament over the issue. ...

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Shivraj bats for simultaneous polls

Bhopal, March 4 (IANS) Batting for simultaneous elections, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that his government will form a committee to discuss it. Headed by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra, the committee will talk to all the political parties, voters and other people on the issue and then submit a comprehensive report to the g...

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WCD Ministry announces three proposals under Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development on Thursday announced three more proposals for women's safety and security, with a major focus on the safe city project, Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) and a Central Forensic Science Laboratory under the Nirbhaya Fund. The decisions were taken at the 14th meeting of an Empowered Committee of Officers here, ch...

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MP bypoll: Congress wins Mungaoli, Kolaras seats

Bhopal, Feb 28 (IANS) In a jolt to the ruling BJP ahead of Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh this year, the opposition Congress on Wednesday won bypolls to Mungaoli and Kolaras seats. Congress candidate Brijendra Singh Yadav won in Mungaoli by defeating BJP rival Bhai Sahab Deshraj Singh Yadav by 2,124 votes, an official said. Yadav got 70,808 votes, while the BJP polled 68,684 votes....

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MP bypoll: Congress wins Mungaoli, ahead in Kolaras

Bhopal, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress's Brijendra Singh Yadav won the Mungaoli assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh by-elections, defeating the closest candidate by 2,124 votes, an official announced on Wednesday. Securing 70,808 votes, Yadav edged past Bhai Sahab Deshraj Singh Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who managed 68,684 votes. In Kolaras seat, where the counting is still o...

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Congress leads in MP assembly bypolls

Bhopal, Feb 28 (IANS) The Opposition Congress improved its lead in the prestigious bye-elections to the assembly constituencies of Mungaoli and Kolaras in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. Following the 10th round of counting in Kolaras, Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav is ahead of Devendra Jain of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with 3,425 votes. In Mungaoli, Congress' Brijen...

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BJP hails MP budget, Congress terms it 'hopeless'

Bhopal, Feb 28 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya on Wednesday presented an over Rs 2 lakh crore budget for 2018-19 in the state assembly here. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party termed it historical while the opposition Congress called it hopeless. The budget of Rs 2,04,642 crore focuses on agriculture, health, education, poverty and employment. It is the last budget o...

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Rs 2 lakh crore budget for 2018-19 presented in MP

Bhopal, Feb 28 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya on Wednesday presented an over Rs 2 lakh crore budget for 2018-19 in the Assembly here, with a special focus on agriculture, health, education, poverty and employment. The budget, worth Rs 2,04,642 crore, is the last budget of the incumbent government before the 2018 assembly elections in the state. The state bu...

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Congress leads in MP assembly bypolls

Bhopal, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday took a lead in both Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh. Following the third round of counting in Kolaras, Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav is ahead of Devendra Jain of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with 1,280 votes; whereas, in Mungaoli, Congress' Brijendra Singh Yadav is leading with 1,373 votes against BJP's ...

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Eyes on 2019 LS polls, Modi, Shah to deliberate with BJP CMs

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will hold discussions with the party's Chief Ministers and deputy Chief Ministers on various issues including possibility of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections. The discussion would also include the stages of implementation of various central and state development and welfare schemes, measure...

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