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Naidu releases 14 short films on NDA's success stories

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday released 14 short films produced by Doordarshan on success stories of the NDA government's various flagship schemes. The 14 short films showcased the success stories under various flagship schemes of the government which had positively impacted people's lives and had brought a transformational ch...

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First three Zika cases in India found in Gujarat, says WHO

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India has detected three Zika-affected patients, including a pregnant women -- all from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. Earlier, all the three cases had been confirmed by the Union Health Ministry's labratories -- first in January 2016, then in November 2016 and the last one in January 2017. The cases were reported from Bapuna...

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IAF chief flies MiG-21 to honour Kargil dead

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Saturday flew a MiG-21, leading four aircraft in a 'Missing Man' formation flypast in honour of the servicemen killed during the Kargil conflict, a defence statement said. The Indian Air Force said Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa led the formation at Air Force station in Bhisiana, to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of Kargil martyrs. ...

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EC rejects Congress demand for access to EVM motherboard

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Election Commission said on Saturday the EVM hacking challenge would be conducted only as per the framework of existing administrative safeguards, as it rejected the Congress' appeal to allow access to motherboard of the EVM. The Commission has specified that the EVM Challenge would be conducted within the framework of the existing administrative safeguards a...

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3 robbers of 'women-at-night' gang arrested in Delhi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Three members of a gang, who would lure bikers by putting on the guise of loose women at night and rob them, have been arrested, police said here on Saturday. Posing as prostitutes, two-three members of the gang would stand along the road at night and when bikers stopped, they would rob them, a senior police officer told IANS. They used to not just rob pe...

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Modi government generated 813 crore man-days of rural work in 3 years: Tomar

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government created rural employment opportunities of more than 813 crore man-days during the last three years under MGNREGA, Pradhan Mantri AawasYojna, Grameen (PMAY-G) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) schemes, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Saturday. During the last three years while 636.78 crore person days were gen...

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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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Publishers urge government to keep books out of GST net

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Federation of Educational Publishers in India (FEPI) on Saturday urged the government to addresses some inadvertent anomalies that have crept into the tax structure for books under the proposed GST regime. Addressing its concerns to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the FEPI -- an umbrella body of over 2,000 publishers -- said th...

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Ground parties yet to reach Su-30 wreckage in Assam

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A day after the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet's wreckage was found, efforts by search and rescue teams to reach the spot have been hampered by inclement weather, rugged terrain with a steep gradient and thick foliage, defence sources said on Saturday. Indian Air Force (IAF) officials said the ground parties comprising IAF Special Force Garuds and Army's Para Spec...

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Rules modified to end cruelty, not regulate cattle slaughter: Government

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In wake of the outcry over amended rules on cattle sale, the government on Saturday clarified that the modifications were done to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughter houses. The prime focus of the regulation is to protect the animals from cruelty and not to regulate the existing trade in cattle for slaughte...

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Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it. Defence Ministry sources said this was the last major test that was required before the submarine could be handed over to the Indian Navy. Jaitley said in a series of tweets that...

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Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With temperatures soaring in the national capital, doctors have cautioned people, especially those living in slum areas, to guard their children against diseases like mumps and typhoid which occur during the season. According to the doctors, recent medical check-up camps in Delhi slums have found that contagious diseases, such as mumps, typhoid and gasterointesti...

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Uma Bharti assures co-operation with Bengal over Ganga erosion

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Ganga erosion issue during her Delhi visit, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that her ministry will co-operate with the state government to check erosion but stressed proposals should be drafted properly. I am telling you that the proposal...

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BJP states spent Rs 2,000 cr on ads praising 3 years of Modi: AAP

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday accused BJP-ruled states of spending over Rs 2,000 crore on advertisements praising three years of the Narendra Modi-led government and said the money should have been utilised to build schools and hospitals instead. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will appeal to a committee set up to monitor the Supreme Cou...

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Never promised hackathon, only EVM challenge: Election Commission

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Dismissing the AAP charge that the Election Commission (EC) was running away from organising a no-holds barred hackathon, the poll panel on Saturday said it never made any such promise. The EC said it had clearly explained during the All Party Meeting on May 12 -- where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) representatives were present -- that it will offer an EVM Challenge ...

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Rules modified to end cruelty, not regulate cattle slaughter: Government

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry on Saturday clarified that rules were modified to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughterhouses. The prime focus of the regulation is to protect the animals from cruelty and not to regulate the existing trade in cattle for slaughterhouses, it added. The Ministry said the l...

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Poor show by banks, private investors challenge to growth: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that poor performance by private investors and banks still remains a challenge for the Indian economy. Despite Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) coming to India in large numbers, things are not working forcefully -- investment in domestic industry is not satisfactory level. The condition is related to banks, Jait...

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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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Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it. The minister said in a series of tweets that the test was done by the first Scorpene class submarine Kalvari, but did not say which torpedo was tested. Congratulations to our sci...

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Two arrested, 104 vehicles impounded in Delhi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two persons were arrested, six firearms seized and 104 vehicles without proper documents impounded in Rohini area of north Delhi during a police operation on Saturday, police said. Those arrested included a proclaimed offender wanted in a 13-year-old case, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rishi Pal said. The police operation in which 771 personnel were invo...

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