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Anupam's interest for Chhattisgarh is heart warming: Chhattisgarh CM

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, whom Anupam Kher met on Saturday, says the veteran actor's interest for the state is heart warming. Singh tweeted photographs of himself and Anupam with the caption: Met veteran actor Anupam kher in Raipur today. His love and interest for Chhattisgarh is heart warming. On Sunday, Anupam also shared a series of photogr...

2 days ago
Amit Shah sets Mission 350+ for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As opposition leaders were holding a conclave on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting here with party officials and union ministers to chalk out strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls setting a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections. Sources in the BJP said that during the hour-long meeting at the party office here, Shah...

21 days ago
Rahul attacks Raman Singh over son's name in Panama Papers

Bastar, July 29 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and said he has not resigned even though his family's name figured in the Panama Papers. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had to resign because his name figured in the Panama Papers. Here the name of Chief Minister's family also figured in Panama Papers, but he (Ra...

24 days ago
'Under Uday 29 states, UTs hiked power tariff, but not Delhi'

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) While most Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last two years under the Centre's Uday debt restructure scheme for distribution companies (discoms), rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, the national capital's discoms have said in a representation to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Wednesday. In its periodic tari...

1 month ago
'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014'

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday. In its periodic tariff revision process, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission held a p...

1 month ago
UP has maximum districts with high fertility rate: Health Ministry

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has 57 districts, the maximum among states, with a total fertility rate of over 2.1, while 11 of them have a rate of 4, according to data released by the Health Ministry on Tuesday. A ministry fact sheet has identified 146 districts in seven states where TFR, or the number of children that would be born per woman if she were to bear children throug...

1 month ago
Andhra, Telangana, Gujarat best in ease of doing business: NITI CEO

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat are the three best-performing states in ease of doing business, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Monday. One the other hand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam fare worst in the rankings, he told reporters here. Kant presented the rankings based on key development and social indicators across states and union territorie...

2 months ago
Humidity adds to summer woes in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Gusty winds and cloudy skies made the morning pleasant in and around the state capital on Monday although humidity levels continued to spike in Uttar Pradesh. The weatherman has predicted that monsoon would hit the state by June 25, almost on schedule. The weather, however, would continue to be warm for the next few days, with humid air and high day tempe...

2 months ago
Stop driving farmers to misery, CPI-M tells government

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Blaming the callous attitude of the Modi and BJP state governments for farmer protests in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the CPI-M has called for an immediate end to policies that cause misery to peasants. It is the callous attitude of the BJP state governments and the Modi government at the Centre which has led to the widespread protests in Maharashtra and Madh...

2 months ago
Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday. Over a period of time, our aim should be to reduce the number of tax slabs to 1-2, Arun Goyal, Additional Secretary, GST Council said here at a lecture at India International Centre. The GST currently has 5 per...

3 months ago
Common people to soon get anti-trauma medicines that save soldiers

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) To ensure immediate and effective medication to soldiers and the public in the event of terror attacks and accidents, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed medicines such as a wound-healing gel and freeze-resistant saline water that are extremely helpful at higher altitudes in saving lives in the absence of doctors. The Institut...

3 months ago
Indore tops cleanest cities list, Gonda dirtiest

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Indore topped the list of 10 cleanest cities of the country, while Uttar Pradesh's Gonda ranked as the dirtiest one, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced here on Thursday. The outcome is based on a cleanliness survey -- Swachh Survekshan-2017 -- undertaken in 434 cities by the Urban Development Ministry as part of the Narendra Modi government's Swachh Bharat Ab...

3 months ago
Rethink 'corporate-friendly' policy, Green Nobel winner Samantara to PM

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Prafulla Samantara, the recipient from Asia of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize and the face of a determined people's resistance against bauxite mining in an Odisha forest, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink his corporate-friendly policies. The activist led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria-Kondh's land rights...

3 months ago
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a deal and understanding with the Maoists in the state. He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist violence under control. Chief Minister Raman Singh ji and the Bharatiya Janata Party win elec...

3 months ago
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a deal and understanding with the Maoists in the state. He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist violence under control. Chief Minister Raman Singh ji and the Bharatiya Janata Party win elec...

3 months ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

3 months ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

3 months ago
'Meeting on strategy review against Maoists on May 8'

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, a cold blooded murder. He added the government will take strong action against those responsible. Singh, who visited the attack site in Sukma district earlier on Tuesday, told the media here that a joint meeting of various s...

3 months ago
Chattisgarh attack cold blooded murder: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, as a cold blooded murder, saying the government will take strong action against those responsible. Singh, who visited the attack site in Sukma district earlier on Tuesday, told the media here that a joint meeting of various state government officials...

3 months ago
CRPF ambush: Rajnath reaches Raipur

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CRPF Additional Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia reached Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to take stock of situation after 25 troopers were killed in one of the worst ambushes by Maoists in Chattisgarh's Sukma district, an official here said. The official -- unwilling to be named -- said that Singh and Lakhtakia, who is currently the act...

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