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Kerala tops in governance, Karnataka 4th, says report

Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here. Kerala has topped the Public Affairs Index (PAI) for 2018 as the best governed state for the third consecutive year since 2016 among large states, said Bengaluru-based PAC...

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Missing Bihar Board answer sheets recovered from Patna scrap dealer

Patna, July 21 (IANS) Hundreds of missing answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 12 exam of 2017 were recovered from a scrap dealer here on Saturday and the dealer arrested, police said. Acting on specific information, a police team raided the scrap dealer's store and recovered the copies that went missing last year. Scrap dealer Rajkishore Gupra was arrested fo...

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2 arrested in fake recruitment racket

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two men, who cheated youngsters on the pretext of providing them jobs at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), have been arrested, the police said on Saturday. ATM cards, rubber stamps of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, booking receipts of postal department, envelopes, letters and a format for medical examination were recovered from them, Deputy Commiss...

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BJP minister says Alwar lynching done to defame Modi

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country. He said while the death by beating on Friday night of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of co...

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Mamata raises oust BJP pitch, says it will get less than 100 LS seats in 2019

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Raising the pitch for her proposed Federal Front of opposition parties, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked her party workers to launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 to defeat the 'communal BJP'. Banerjee predicted that the saffron outfit could end up with less than 100 seats in next year's general election. She also said h...

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Kangana's 'Manikarnika...' to clash with Hrithik's 'Super 30'

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan will clash again -- this time at the box office. The actress' Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi has been locked for release on January 25, 2019, when Hrithik's Super 30 will also release. The two actors were involved in a row which began after Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her ex-boyfriend. What followed was an exchange of legal ...

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New 100-rupee note poses fresh headaches for ATM operators

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) announcement launching a new series of 100-rupee denomination notes has been greeted with trepidation by the major companies engaged in the manufacture and supply of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the country. Like the new post-demonetisation Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200 and the new Rs 50 notes and Rs 10 notes, even the new lavend...

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NDA committed to development of Andhra, Telangana: Modi

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is committed towards the development of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the states which the Congress divided in closed doors for political gain. I want to tell the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana that we will keep working for them. We will do everything possible for the development of the states, h...

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CAG thumbs down to diesel locomotives contract

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Diesel locomotives manufactured under an agreement between India and the US will have no scope for productive use by Indian Railways as it planned 100 per cent electrification, a CAG report tabled in Parliament on Friday said. As long time has elapsed, there was a need to reassess the necessity of setting up the new diesel locomotive manufacturing unit, before a...

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Peace in Kashmir impossible without Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said peace in Jammu and Kashmir was impossible without involving Pakistan, asking the BJP government to give up its rigid stance and be flexible in solving problems in the terror-ravaged state. You may not like what I am going to say. We will not have peace in Jammu and Kashmir unless we strike a ...

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Government sets November deadline for multi-modal terminal at Varanasi

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Friday said it was set to complete the multi-modal terminal at Varanasi by November this year, while two others at Sahibganj and Haldia would be completed next year. The Rs 169.59 crore multi-modal terminal (MMT) being built at Varanasi by Inland Waterways Authority of India under Jal Marg Vikas project is set to be completed by November this y...

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BJP sinking ship, says NCP's Tariq Anwar

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MP Tariq Anwar on Friday termed the BJP a sinking ship, saying no one was ready to sail in it. The MP, who supported the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, said if the current situation, as the BJP claims, is like 'Ram Raj', then he wondered what the 'Ravan Raj' would be. The government had come to p...

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Sena's decision on no-confidence motion internal matter: Nitish

Patna, July 20 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the Shiv Sena decision to abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion in Parliament is the NDA ally's internal matter, adding his party JD-U will vote against the motion. The motion has been brought by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against the NDA government, of which both the Sena and the JD-U are allies. ...

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Ravi Kishan signs seven movie deal in Bhojpuri

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Ravi Kishan has signed a seven movie deal in Bhojpuri with network Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) channel Big Ganga. All seven movies that will be produced will offer differentiated content and will be subject based than only being masala entertainers, Ravi said in a statement. The actor says the channel understands the pulse of the au...

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Pappu Yadav apologises after Speaker reprimands him

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party leader Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, on Thursday apologised in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked him to do so for throwing papers towards the treasury benches. Mahajan reprimanded him before allowing him to raise his demand for special category status for Bihar. Ranjan, who was wearing an apron with words pri...

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Frog sacrifice in rain-starved Bihar

Patna, July 19 (IANS) Blind faith and superstition have taken over parts of Bihar as people sacrifice thousands of frogs to appease rain Gods in the state that has seen a 42 per cent deficit in rainfall this monsoon. Farmers in drought-prone Magadh region comprising five districts -- Gaya, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Nawada and Arwal -- in southern Bihar, are killing thousands of frogs to app...

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Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U

July 19 (IANS) The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for violating the bail conditions. JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said on Thursday that Lalu was on 'bed-rest' on doctors' advice...

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Trains to get arty makeover - starting with Patna Rajdhani

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After adorning the walls of several stations in Bihar, Madhubani paintings will now be showcased on trains like the Rajdhani and Sampark Kranti Express that originate from the state. To begin with, 22 coaches of the Patna Rajdhani will be rolled out shortly with the tradition Madhubani paintings inside and outside of the coaches - as part of a new trend to promo...

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Assamese and Malwi folk music performances at the IGNCA

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Folk music from Madhya Pradesh and Assam was rendered at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) here on Wednesday, as part of a three-day series, to bring to Delhi, fading music from all over India. The Sanjari: Ek Bharat-Shreshth Bharat series by the centre has organised presentations of music from Arunachal, Bihar, Rajasthan, Goa, Tamil Nadu, J...

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LS to take up no-trust motion against Modi government on Friday

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting. The motion is the first to be faced by the Narendra Modi government, which is left with less than one year in office. It also co...

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