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Bihar MP's son killed in UP car accident

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The son of a Bihar MP was killed in a road accident near Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city on Saturday, police said. Rajeev Singh, the son of Lok Janshakti Party MP Rama Kishore Singh who represents Vaishali, was working as a probationary officer with the Canara Bank in the city. He was driving from Patna in his Honda City car when near Bankat village, his car overtur...

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Nitish meets Modi, says opposition united on presidential poll

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A day after he skipped an opposition meeting on the presidential election, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that opposition unity on the issue was intact and clarified that he came to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday as it was in honour of visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. Opposition is united on the issu...

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Vijayan asks PM to repeal new cattle sale rules, beef sellers do brisk business

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food items. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for repeal of the new rules, which he termed an intrusion into the rights o...

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Maoists award death penalty to Bihar judge at kangaroo court

Patna, May 27 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas at a Jan Adalat (kangaroo court) in Bihar on Saturday pronounced the death penalty for a judge, who had awarded the death sentence to their five colleagues on Thursday. The Maoists have also announced a two-day shutdown on May 28 and 29 in Bhagalpur, Munger, Lakhisarai, Jamui and Banka districts to protest against the Munger court order that awarded...

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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Kerala CM writes to Modi, urges repeal of cattle slaughter rules

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the central government to repeal the new restrictions against cattle slaughter, terming it an intrusion into the rights of states. I request you to kindly intervene in this matter and repeal the newly-imposed restrictions, so that the lives and livelihoods of ...

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Opposition united on issue of presidential poll: Nitish Kumar

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that opposition unity on the issue of the presidential election is intact and clarified that he came to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it was in honour of the visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. Opposition is united on the issue of presidential election, Nitish Kumar to...

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Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, a day after he skipped a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri @NitishKumar met PM Shri @narendramodi in New Delhi today, PMO said in a tweet. The JD-U president was in the capital to attend a lunch h...

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3 fake Pakistanis remanded to 14-day police custody

Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) A local court on Friday remanded the three Pakistan nationals held for staying illegally with fake identities in the city to 14-day police custody till June 9 for interrogation. The First Additional Magistrate Court judge remanded the four accused, including their Indian accomplice to 14-day police custody to ascertain their purpose of entering India and staying ...

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Labourer held for kidnapping Delhi contractor's child

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 45-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping the four-year-old son of a civil contractor who employed him, the police said here on Friday. Israel, a labourer, has been arrested from his hideout in Mustafabad in Uttar Pradesh and the child was rescued, the police said. Sarfaraj, who works as a civil contractor, found his four-year-old son missing fr...

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Nitish stays away as opposition parties meet on presidential candidate

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, led by the Congress, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation about possible political realignment. On a day the Narendra Modi government c...

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Amul to start operations in Bihar, Assam

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union -- the makers of Amul -- is setting up a Rs 250-crore processing plant in West Bengal, and is expanding operations in the state's districts and also foraying into Bihar and Assam, officials said here on Friday. We are expanding milk procurement operations in districts like Malda, Darjeeling, Howrah and East Midn...

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Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge near China border on 3rd anniversary

Dhola (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the strategically crucial and India's longest 9.15-km river bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh near the China border, and made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led government for delaying its construction. Marking three years of the BJP-led central government, Modi named the bridge -- built...

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Will fight if no consensus on government nominee for President: Opposition

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, including the Congress and mutually antagonistic outfits in states, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation. On a day the Narendra Modi go...

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Nitish Kumar to attend Modi's lunch for Mauritius PM

Patna, May 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who skipped an opposition meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Friday, is likely to attend a lunch being hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday in honour of visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, setting political tongues wagging. Nitish Kumar has been invited by Modi for the lunch o...

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Opposition to field Presidential candidate if no consensus over government nominee: Mamata

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Opposition parties will field a candidate in the Presidential election if the nominee suggested by the government is not acceptable to them, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. She said a small committee would be formed by the opposition leaders, who met over lunch, in case they have to choose a nominee. ...

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Shahabuddin named accused in Bihar journalist murder

Patna, May 26 (IANS) A Special Court here on Friday named former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin -- currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail -- the 10th accused in the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan last year. CBI lawyer Sharad Sinha told the media here that the agency, which probed the case, will file a charge sheet against the jailed politician in the case. He said...

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Modi targets Congress for 'delay' in bridge construction, names it after Bhupen Hazarika

Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Inaugurating the longest 9.15 km bridge over a river in Assam here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led UPA government, accusing it of delaying its construction even as he named the bridge after legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika. For five decades you people have been waiting for a bridge. That has now been inaug...

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Stop threatening, expel me: Shatrughan Sinha

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Shatrughan Sinha has hit back at Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for demanding the actor-turned-politician's expulsion from the party, saying instead of threatening they should just go ahead and expel him. Shatrughan said: I've been hearing this threat of being expelled from the party for many years. Please stop threatening. Why don't you just expel me? E...

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In 2 years, BJP govt electrified 13,523 villages; only 8% completely

As many as 73 per cent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only eight per cent of these had all their households electrified, according to the governments own data. As of May 25, 13,523 villages have been electrified, but 100 per cent household connectivity has been achieved in only 1,08...

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