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TN for increase in Centre's contribution to Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Thursday urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase the central government's contribution in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) from Rs 1.5 lakh per beneficiary to Rs 5.4 lakh. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam made the plea in a pre-budget consultation meeting on Thursday Jaitley had with 14 finance ministers, the Chief Mini...

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Arjun Kapoor wraps up shooting for 'Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar'

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor has wrapped up shooting for his 10th film titled Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. He says working with filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has been amazing. Arjun on Thursday shared a photograph of himself along with Banerjee and his co-star Parineeti Chopra from the film's set, on Instagram. So, I just wrapped my 10th film with my first ever co-star Par...

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Father of 3 arrested for marrying minor in Bihar

Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) Days ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's human chain against child marriage event, police on Thursday said they have arrested a man in Samastipur district for marrying a minor girl. Mohd Saddam who lives in Haripur village is already a father of three. Child marriage is not only illegal, it is a punishable crime and police have arrested one such offe...

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Notice to Bihar teacher for urinating at public place

Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a first of its kind action, a schoolteacher in Bihar's Darbhanga district has been issued a notice for urinating at a public place, an official said on Wednesday. Vijay Prakash Meena, an IAS probationar posted as the Block Development-cum-Sub Divisional Officer of Benipur block, has asked panchayat schoolteacher Serena Kumar to explain his act of urinating at a pu...

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Lalu's son-in-law evades ED summons in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rahul Yadav, son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Wednesday evaded the Enforcement Directorate summons for questioning over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi in connection with an ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, officials said. An ED official told IANS that Rahul Yadav did not depose before the a...

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Lower GST collection indicates evasion by traders: Sushil Modi

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The sharp drop in revenue collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system indicated attempts to evade or suppress taxes, said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday. The revenue slump to Rs 80,806 crore in November from Rs 92,283 crore in July indicated attempts to evade or suppress taxes under the GST, he told reporters here. ...

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BJP ally JD-U favours simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls

Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday said the party is in favour of holding simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies in 2019. JD-U state President Bashistha Narain Singh said his party was ready for mid-term assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Our party has been a supporter of ho...

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UP CM to host states' meet to review minority welfare schemes

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to host a coordination meeting between the Centre and various states and union territories to review the implementation on the ground of various central schemes for minorities welfare. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday that the meeting will be held in Lucknow on Thursday (Janu...

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43 artists to receive Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards on Wednesday

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016 will be given away to 43 eminent musicians, dancers, and theatre artists at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. Artists who will receive the Akademi's Awards this year in the field of music are Padma Talwalkar and Prabhakar Karekar for Hindustani vocal music, Kala Ramnath for violin, Arvind Mulga...

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Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station 'cleanest': Survey

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the cleanest in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-based travel portal on Tuesday. Kozhikode was ranked the best railway station with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 while Hazrat Nizamuddin was rated the lowest by our users in t...

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ED summons Lalu's son-in-law in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In connection with its ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son-in-law Rahul Yadav for questioning on Wednesday over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi. The ED wants to know the source of the money given to Rabri Devi, suspecting that it may...

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RLSP chief and Union Minister Kushwaha has sympathy for Lalu and family

Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, chief of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, an ally of the BJP, has been openly voicing sympathy for jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, triggering speculation that he is likely to jump onto the RJD bandwagon. Kushwaha, a soft spoken politician, has repeatedly expressed his sympathy for Lalu Prasad and his family in the last two ...

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Children with guardians may participate in human chain: Patna HC

Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) In a setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's much hyped human chain against child marriage and dowry to be organised on January 21, the Patna High Court on Tuesday has directed the state government that children, including students will not participate in it without guardians. The court, while hearing a petition filed by the Nagrik Adhikar Manch, said parents'...

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Snowless slopes kill skiing in Himachal this year

Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) The ski slopes are deserted as scores of skiers in picturesque Solang Valley of Himachal Pradesh have been literally left high and dry with snow failing to cover its steep slopes. Their hopes of skiing down the precarious slopes are fast thawing as snow is playing truant with the region even in January after several years. The ski slopes, located just 13 km uphill f...

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CBI lodges case against official, others in agricultural import case

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The CBI on Monday said it has registered a case against an Agriculture Ministry official and private individuals on charge of importing agricultural produce without proper tests and using fake papers. The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted searches at 26 locations, including Delhi and Kolakta, in connection with the case and seized around Rs 2.15 crore, po...

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Tejashwi meets father in jail, says concerned over his health

Ranchi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Monday met his jailed father Lalu Prasad in the central jail here for the first time after his conviction in a fodder scam case and expressed concern over the RJD chief's health. I could meet Lalu-ji for only five minutes. Maximum time was wasted in completing formalities for the process, Tejashwi Yadav told the m...

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BJP's two-wheeler rally resumes amid opposition by Trinamool

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The two-wheeler rally by Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing resumed from the city on Monday after being stalled for two days by the court following the clashes between the rallyists and activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress activists on Friday. However, the intra-state bike rally faced strong opposition even on Monday as the West Bengal's ruling party filed a...

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Mamata urges people to extend cooperation to businessmen

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Inaugurating the Rs 800 crore cement plant of JSW Group in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to people to extend cooperation to industries and treat businessmen as their family members so that industrialists do not face any problem in expanding their businesses. Ahead of the two-day Bengal Global Business Summi...

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Mamata condoles death of Sarod maestro Buddhadev Das Gupta

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of legendary Sarod player Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, terming it a great loss to the world of classical music. Padma Vibhushan Pandit Buddhadeb Das Gupta in no more. A great loss for the world of classical music. Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family, Banerjee wrote on Twitter. Das G...

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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,310 crore

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,310 crore across various business segments, the company said in a regulatory filing here on Monday. It has won orders worth Rs 631 crore in the water and effluent treatment segment from the Bihar and Karnataka governments, the company said, adding that it has also bagg...

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