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Not the first time that BJP has taken a U-turn: AAP

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Supporting the TDP's demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann on Friday slammed the BJP, saying that this is not the first time that the Narendra Modi government has broken a promise. I am in support of TDP's demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, I want to say that this is not the first time that the BJP has taken a U-turn o...

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CAG thumbs down to diesel locomotives contract

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Diesel locomotives manufactured under an agreement between India and the US will have no scope for productive use by Indian Railways as it planned 100 per cent electrification, a CAG report tabled in Parliament on Friday said. As long time has elapsed, there was a need to reassess the necessity of setting up the new diesel locomotive manufacturing unit, before a...

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Akali Dal supports Andhra's special status demand, commends BJP for uplifting farmers

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on Friday came out in support of TDP's appeal for special status for Andhra Pradesh, while appreciating the BJP's efforts to uplift the farmers. He advised the Telugu Desam Party to not trust the Congress as the party has been known for betraying leaders like Deve Gowda, Chandra Shekhar, Pandit Nehru and even Mahatma Gandhi.

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BJP sinking ship, says NCP's Tariq Anwar

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MP Tariq Anwar on Friday termed the BJP a sinking ship, saying no one was ready to sail in it. The MP, who supported the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, said if the current situation, as the BJP claims, is like 'Ram Raj', then he wondered what the 'Ravan Raj' would be. The government had come to p...

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All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Transportation services across the country were severely impacted on Friday as private bus and truck operators began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including a reduction in diesel prices. According to the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), transportation services to and from ports, refineries and industrial units have be...

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All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Over 90 lakh trucks and around 50 lakh buses, tempos and tourist vehicles went off the roads on Friday as their owners began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including reduction in diesel prices, an official said here on Friday. The strike response is very good... all economic activities like movement of goods and people are virtually paraly...

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Truckers in Himachal strike work

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Truckers in Himachal Pradesh on Friday went on a strike over demands, including lowering diesel prices and toll fees. We have joined the nationwide strike, All Himachal Truck Operators Federation President Vidya Rattan Chaudhary told IANS. He added transportation of vegetables and other essential items were exempted from the strike. Over 1,200 truck...

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Sisodia reviews Delhi's first 'Green Budget' meeting

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chairing Delhi's first Green Budget review meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the work of installing solar panels, promoting clean fuel and planting 30 lakh trees in Delhi is on track. Green budget, which had a 26 point agenda, had its first review today (on Wednesday) in a consolidated manner. 21 projects are on track while five pro...

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HC asks Centre to take PIL on petrol price as representation

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wenesday directed the Centre to treat as a representation a PIL seeking the sale of petrol and diesel at reasonable prices instead of letting the oil companies increase the rates exorbitantly. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar passed the order on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition by Delhi...

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GST Council to decide when GST can be levied on petroleum products: Government

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The petroleum products are constitutionally included under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but it is the GST Council which includes Finance Ministers of all states that would decide when petrol, diesel etc can be brought under its regime, parliament was told on on Wednesday. In a reply to Rajya Sabha, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said: ...

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Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue. Going a step ahead, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday submitted a notice for no-trust motion. It asked the Lok Sabha Secretary General to ...

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With opposition pitching for no-trust motion, monsoon session set to be stormy

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aggressive opposition pitching for a no-trust motion against the Narendra Modi government over various issues, the bitterness that saw complete washout of the Budget session is likely to spill into the monsoon session scheduled to commence from Wednesday. As far as the legislative business is concerned, the government's plate is more than full with as ma...

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Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday announced that it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on the other hand, submitted a notice for no-trust motion. It has asked the Lok Sabha Secretary General ...

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India's inflation mounts to 54-month high

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Rise in the prices of manufactured products along with that of food articles and fuel types accelerated India's wholesale inflation rate to 5.77 per cent compared to 4.43 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Monday. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry data disclosed that June WPI rate was also higher on year-on-year (YoY) basis. It had risen...

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Dry spell grips Bihar, paddy farmers panic

Saraiya (Bihar) July 16 (IANS) An unusually long dry spell is giving sleepless nights to Awadhesh Prasad and Mahesh Yadav, paddy farmers of Lakhsimpur Arai village under Saraiya block in Muzaffarpur district. The paddy saplings are barely alive, and at stake is Awadhesh's savings. If it does not rain in the next few days, it would become extremely difficult for him, and thousands of othe...

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Petrol, diesel prices fall after 10 days

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Petrol prices fell around 10 paise across the four metro cities on Monday after rising nearly a rupee and a half in the the last 10 days. Prices of diesel also were down around 13-15 paise from the levels on Sunday. Since fuel prices started an upward movement again on June 5, prices were unchanged on July 11 and July 15 (Sunday), according to data from the Indi...

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India's wholesale inflation rate rises to 5.77% in June

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Rise in prices of manufactured products along with that of food articles and fuel types accelerated India's wholesale inflation rate at 5.77 per cent compared to 4.43 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Monday. According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, last month's WPI rate was also higher on year-on-year (YoY) basis. It had risen b...

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Fuel prices unchanged on Sunday after three days of rise

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Following three days of hikes in transport fuel prices, state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) kept petrol and diesel prices unchanged on Sunday under the dynamic pricing regime in operation since June last year. As per Indian Oil Corporation, in the four metros of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, petrol per litre on Sunday sold at Rs 76.95, Rs 79.61, Rs 84...

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Dell partners with Chakr Innovation to curb air pollution

Bengaluru, July 15 (IANS) With the aim of creating awareness about rising air pollution levels, technology major Dell on Sunday organised an experimental event in collaboration with tech start-up Chakr Innovation which converts diesel soot into ink (POINK) through their retro-fit emission control device for diesel generators. The technology from Chakr Innovation can capture over 90 per c...

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Jaitley should write FB post on who is FM, says Congress

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Countering Union Minister Arun Jaitley, the Congress on Friday said he should write a Facebook post on who is Indias Finance Minister and about economic woes, while adding that it has become a One Man-No government situation. The party also asked if the country under the Narendra Modi government has become a banana republic. Jaitley on Friday accused the...

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