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What accessory to pack for vacation

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) When it comes to packing accessories for vacation, minimalism is the key with a pop of colour, say experts. Sreenivas Reddy, Principal Designer at BlueStone.com, and Pallavi Foley, a jewellery designer, list down a few ideas for the type of jewellery one can carry for adventurous treks, spontaneous trips and romantic getaways: * Lightweight jewellery: M...

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DIY skincare tips for summer

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sun, dust and pollution can take a toll on your skin. Look for some simple home remedies to take care of skin woes, to soothe and calm the skin every evening after a long day of environmental onslaught, say experts. Rashmi Shetty, celebrity skin expert and leading aesthetic physician, and Anju Methil, dermatologist, suggest how: Here are some packs...

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Modi urges BJP CMs to focus on development

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to make development their main plank and use technology for its better implementation, sources said. The Prime Minister's remarks came here at a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers where Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj...

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Khandu calls to fast track connectivity to transform Arunachal

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday stressed on the need to augment and fast track connectivity including IT to transform the northeastern border state. Participating in the discussion the third Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he threw light on the enormous strength and potential of the state in...

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Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches, despite scorching heat

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches and scorching heat to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. According to the State Election Commission, 54 per cent of the 1.32 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 5....

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Consider January-December financial year, Modi urges states

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December, saying that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year. Making the observation while delivering the closing remarks at the third meeting of the Governing ...

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Odisha deserves equal share to northeastern, Himalayan states: Patnaik

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said his state deserves the same sharing pattern as northeastern and Himalayan states. Attending the third meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Patnaik said Odisha has a high percentage of population below poverty line and it deserves the same sharing pattern ...

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Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at the planning body's Governing Council meeting here. The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog Vice Chairman said inputs from the states as well as central ministries and subject experts were incorporated in t...

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Sovereign Gold Bonds issue opens on Monday

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The first tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) scheme in this fiscal will open for public subscription on Monday. A Finance Ministry statement last week had said that the applications for Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 - Series I will be accepted from April 24 to April 28 and the bonds issued on May 12. The issue price of the gold bonds will be Rs 50...

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BJP clean sweep in civic polls, rout for AAP: Exit poll

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP will make a clean sweep in Sunday's municipal elections in Delhi while the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress will lag far behind, said an exit poll. The Exit Poll by ABP News-C Voter claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the three MCDs for 10 years, will get a landslide victory in all three municipal corporations with 218 of the ...

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Himanta elected President of badminton federation

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held in Lucknow on Sunday. Humbled at being elected as President of Badminton Association of India @BAI_Media. My sincere thanks to all. Shall do the best I can, Sarma wrote in his twitter handle. The post became vacant following the d...

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Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu, holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar here from the last 41 days to draw attention to their plight, on Sunday suspended their protests till May 25 after state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami assured them that he will take up their demands including that of loan waiver with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the agitation would be res...

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Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday The new mandatory 'Tender Conditions and Standardised Norms', focusing on procuring from Indian firms, have been circulated to all metro companies...

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Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by cow vigilantes in south Delhi, police said on Sunday. According to some accounts, a few members of animal rights group People for Animals (PFA), headed by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, were also involved in the assault. The incident occurred on late Saturday night in Kalkaji area when police was inf...

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Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. According to the State Election Commission, 54 per cent of the 1.32 crore electorate had exercised their franchise in polling that ended ...

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PM asks CMs to stay in touch with Kashmiri youth in their states

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked all Chief Ministers to stay in touch with the Kashmiri youth in their states and take care of their interests. He made the appeal during his closing remarks at the 3rd Meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. The Prime Minister told all Chief Ministers to contact Kashmiri youth in their state. He told ...

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Opposition settling foreigners in Jammu, says Jitendra Singh

Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir for allowing foreigners to settle in Jammu. Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's state executive committee meeting in Doda district, he asked party workers to go to the people and highlight the developmental works and projects brought in by the Narendra Mo...

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BJP complains to EC against AAP's Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of violating the Model Code of Conduct during the civic polls. Demanding legal action against Sisodia, Delhi BJP Vice-President Abhay Verma and BJP Legal Cell member Neeraj claimed that the AAP leader had, during an interview to a pr...

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Swaraj India worker accuses AAP MLA's nephew of assault

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A Swaraj India worker has lodged a complaint with the police that Tughlaqabad's Aam Aadmi Party legislator Sahi Ram Pahalwan's nephew and his accomplices assaulted him during the civic body poll on Sunday. Police said they were investigating the complaint pertaining to voluntarily causing hurt to a person. Complainant Abhay Kumar, 38, of Tehkhand said h...

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Tamil Nadu to table GST Bill in assembly soon: Palaniswami

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will soon place the state GST Bill in the assembly, said Chief Minister K.Palaniswami here on Sunday. Addressing the Third Governing Council Meeting of Niti Aayog, he, terming the the passage of central GST law as historic reform in indirect taxes, also said the state has been taking an active part in the deliberations of the GST (Good...

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