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Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is determined to go ahead with its mega rally in Mansa town here on Saturday evening to demonstrate the community's support to young leader Hardik Patel, despite the 'sex CDs' on him, - in a big worry for the ruling BJP. PAAS leader Hardik Patel has said that in spite of ...

6 days ago
Honeymooners prefer beaches over cities: Survey

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) With the onset of the wedding season, couples have been booking and searching more beach destinations for their honeymoon, according to a survey. Online travel agency MakeMyTrip conducted the survey with 500 individuals, mostly aged between 25 to 34. In terms of destinations, 49 per cent of the honeymooners prefer beach destinations, while 23 per cent sa...

8 days ago
Sure to get 'Arrow' symbol, says JD-U Sharad faction

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The JD-U's Sharad Yadav faction on Thursday said it was sure of getting the party's Arrow symbol from the Election Commission, which is hearing a dispute between the faction and the one led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. We are sure the EC will allot us the Arrow symbol because we have the majority with us as per the party's constitution. Nitish Kumar can't...

9 days ago
Parrikar's remarks undermined Navy officials' prestige: Congress

Panaji, Nov 8 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had undermined the prestige of senior naval officials with his unsavoury remarks on Tuesday about the Rear Admiral rank. State Congress President Shantaram Naik also alleged that former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had violated the Official Secrets Act with his comments at a seminar he...

10 days ago
Indian Navy officers reluctant to show confidence in Indian industry, technicians: Parrikar

Panaji, Nov 7 (IANS) At times, Indian Navy officers are reluctant when it comes to using Indian manufactured equipment over those which are made abroad, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. Parrikar also said that there was immense potential for Indian businesses to manufacture equipment for the Indian Navy, while speaking at a seminar 'Indian Maritime Environment &a...

10 days ago
Why is naval HQ in Delhi, what's 'admiral from rear', Parrikar to Navy officials

Panaji, Nov 7 (IANS) With two rhetorical questions during his speech at a seminar in Panaji, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday, may well have left some senior Indian Navy officials blushing. At a seminar 'Indian Maritime Environment & Capability Requirement' organised by Confederation of Indian Industry in Panaji, Parrikar first asked senior naval officials as to wh...

10 days ago
Corporate giants investing hugely in water security: Report

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Global corporate giants are investing hugely in water security and management with a three-fold rise in just one year, an annual water report said on Tuesday. They committed to $23.4 billion of investment in water projects in 2017 alone. In India too, companies are spending heavily to mitigate the risk of water supply with Tata Steel $38 million, ITC along with MN...

11 days ago
Kalpana Lajmi in hospital, stable

Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Celebrated filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi was hospitalized here on Monday but her health condition is improving, a hospital official said. The maker of Rudali, who has been suffering from illness for quite some time, rushed to the Kokilaben Hospital on Monday and admitted to ICU. However, the hospital's Executive Director Ram Narain told IANS that she was stable. She is not...

11 days ago
Surat, Mysuru, Kochi receive awards for best urban transport practices

Hyderabad, Nov 6 (IANS) The Union Urban Ministry has chosen Surat Municipal Corporation for the 'Best City Bus Services Award for its success in attracting 87 per cent of the private vehicle and auto rickshaw users to use city buses. According to a release, Surat implemented single ticketing system, integration of city buses with feeder systems and Intelligent Transit Management. ...

13 days ago
Work on river inter-linking project to start: Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Work on the first phase of the ambitious river inter-linking project will start within the next three months, Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari announced here on Saturday. Gadkari said while discussions on river connectivity had been going on for several years, the government was now in a position to start work on the project. Under the river connecti...

19 days ago
Measles-Rubella vaccination drive in Uttrakhand from Monday

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry will start its measles rubella vaccination campaign in Uttarakhand from Monday, hoping to target more than 28 lakh children across 13 districts of the state, an official statement said. Being conducted with the support of World Health Organisation and Unicef, the vaccination drive is part of the second phase of the cam...

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Work on three river-linking projects to begin: Gadkari

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said work on three river-linking projects including Ken-Betwa and 150 other schemes for a pollution-free Ganga will begin in the next three months. There are 30 such schemes of around Rs 5 lakh crore. Work in all the three schemes will begin within three months. It will also solve the problem of floods and the issue of wat...

24 days ago
Over 40 Indian firms make carbon disclosures

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 80 per cent of the 51 Indian companies responding to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India have reported one or more types of emission reduction targets and initiatives this year, a new report said on Tuesday. About 40 per cent companies are committed to renewable energy production and consumption targets. The CDP is an international organisation...

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Congress fields octogenarian Stokes from Theog in Himachal polls

Shimla, Oct 23 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes on Monday filed her nomination from Theog seat in Shimla district for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh assembly elections. Stokes, 89, submitted her papers from Theog -- the seat she represents in the outgoing assembly -- on the last day of filing of nominations. The eight-time legi...

26 days ago
In poll-bound Gujarat, Modi opens Rs 650 cr ferry service

Bhavnagar (Gujarat), Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a Rs 650-crore roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) ferry service that reduces travel time by six hours between Saurashtra and South Gujarat in the election-bound state. Addressing a gathering here after the inauguration, Modi blasted the Congress saying the previous Congress-led government in the Centre had stalle...

26 days ago
PM opens Ro-Ro ferry, calls it landmark in South-East Asia

Bhavnagar (Gujarat), Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of a 31-km Ghogha-Dahej 'roll-on, roll-off' (Ro-Ro) ferry service, a first-of-its-kind in India, saying it was a landmark project for entire South-East Asia. The Rs 650-crore service links Ghogha in Bhavnagar district in western Gujarat's Saurashtra region and Dahej in Bharuch district i...

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Domino's blames former supplier for Australia customer data 'hacking'

Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Dominos Pizza said on Friday that an online rating system of a former supplier is the likely source of leaked customer personal details in Australia. It issued a statement in response to posts by angry customers who said they received unsolicited emails -- in one case pornographic content -- at email addresses they used to buy pizza from Domino's. We can s...

1 month ago
Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint, lawyer denies any case registered

Gurugram/Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma but his family lawyer said that no case has been registered against the player. The complaint was filed against Yuvraj's younger brother Zorawar Singh Bhundel and mother Shabnam Singh for alleged mental and financial torture. A co...

1 month ago
Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with troops in Andaman

Port Blair, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharman arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which she will celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The Minister was received at INS Utkrosh -- an Indian naval air station under the Andaman and Nicobar Command -- by Lt Governor Admiral D.K. Joshi (retd) and the command's Commander-in-Chief Vice...

1 month ago
Arunachal Governor urges for border infrastructure development

Itanagar/New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Newly appointed Arunachal Pradesh Governor B.D. Mishra on Friday called for a composite package for infrastructure development along the international border in the north-eastern state, official sources said. Mishra, a retired Brigadier of the Indian Army, was addressing the 48th Governors Conference at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. He said th...

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