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Nanar row: Fadnavis hits back at Shiv Sena

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Minutes after ally Shiv Sena attacked the proposed Nanar refinery project, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hit back on Monday. Taking umbrage at his ministerial colleague Shiv Sena's Subhash Desai's assertion that the land acquisition notification of May 18, 2017 for the project has been cancelled, Fadnavis retorted by saying that he (Desai) had no au...

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Google's 'Files Go' app now in Odia language

Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) Google on Monday said that its Files Go app is now available in the Odia language. Files Go is a storage manager that helps users free up space on their phones, find files faster and shares them offline with others. Smartphone users with data storage capacity of as low as 4GB often struggle to keep on top of the storage space on their phones and are c...

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Shift Nanar refinery to Gujarat, Shiv Sena dares BJP

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Monday challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to shift the proposed Nanar refinery complex from the eco-sensitive Konkan region of Maharashtra to Gujarat. They are trying to scare us by saying the project will go to Gujarat. You want to take it to Gujarat? Do it. We will not allow you to destroy Konkan ...

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From 'sui-dhaaga' to sustainable fashion: Rural women weavers find new identity

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) What happens when women from silai schools in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? They not only hone their skills and amplify their earning potential but also learn about fashion, gain confidence and respect and the permission to move out of their homes. Consumer durables company Usha International Ltd, in collaboration with ...

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BJP seeks action against Balakrishna for verbal attack on Modi

Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded action against senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna for using objectionable language while targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A delegation of BJP leaders called on Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan in Visakhapatnam and urged him to take serious note of the...

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Gujarat HC junks Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging his RS win

Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected Rajya Sabha (RS) Congress member Ahmed Patel's plea against the admission of BJP's Balwantsinh Rajput's petition challenging the Election Commission (EC)'s decision that resulted in Ahmed Patel's victory in the RS polls last year. Justice Bela Trivedi dismissed the application by Patel who was represented by senior Co...

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Rishad, Stephen shine at racing tourney

Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) Rishad Dadachanji and Stephen Pachigalla drove the fastest cars of their respective sections to top proceedings in the four wheeler section in the sixth edition of The Valley Run, held at the picturesque Aamby Valley air strip here. Mumbai's Rishad pushed his Lamborghini Huracan to clock 10.849s in the J Class - Unrestricted Class, which also t...

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Impeachment move against CJI bid to denigrate judiciary: BJP

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The BJP on Friday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties for submitting an impeachment notice for removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, saying it aims to cover up their repeated failures in judicial battles. The BJP also said that the move was to degrade and denigrate the judiciary as the Congress and other parties were getting exposed in the judg...

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Female genital mutilation a crime: Centre to SC

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is a crime under existing laws. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal asked a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar to step in and issue directions on the issue. It is a crime punishable with imprisonm...

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SJVN signs MoU to target 9,200 mn units generation this fiscal

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd has signed an MoU with the Union Power Ministry setting a target of generating 9,200 million units of electricity, according to an official announcement on Friday. A Power Ministry release said that under the MoU, SJVN has also set a capital expenditure target of Rs 900 crore and a turnover targe...

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Three held for Surat rape, murder

Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) Three persons, including the main perpetrator, involved in the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Surat have been arrested, the Gujarat government said on Friday. Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja told the media here that Gujarat Police arrested the key perpetrator from a village in Ganganagar district of Rajasthan, who will be brought to ...

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From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free

Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) Six years after a trial court punished her for 28 years in jail calling her the key instigator in Gujarat's worst communal massacre that left 97 Muslims dead in 2002 in Ahmedabad's Naroda Patiya, the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani saying there was no evidence to nail her. A Division Bench of the High Court comprising...

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Nine states/UTs warned of rough seas in next two days

Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Nine coastal states and islands have been warned about rough seas over the next two days, a senior Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)official said on Friday. There is no change in our warning issued on Thursday. As per our prediction, the rough sea condition will prevail in nine states during 21-22 April, R.Harikumar, Scientist and Inc...

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Congress using impeachment as political tool: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of using impeachment as a political tool, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it was a revenge petition to intimidate the judiciary following the Supreme Court's verdict on Judge B.H. Loya's death. It (impeachment motion) is a revenge petition after the falsehood of the Congress has been established in the Justice Loya death case,...

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Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, 64 members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven parties led by the Congress on Friday submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra on five grounds of misbehaviour. We have met Rajya Sabha Chairman (M. Venkaiah Naidu) at his residence. We have moved a motion of impeachment for the removal of CJI under fi...

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EC conspiring with Modi to destabilize Delhi government: AAP

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday called the Election Commission biased and alleged that it was conspiring with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destabilize the AAP government in Delhi. Addressing the media here, AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj referred to remarks by the poll panel's former legal advisor, S.K. Mendiratta, that his opinion was not take...

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Gujarati film 'Rammat-Gammat' to premiere at German fest

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drishyam Films' first Gujarati language short film Rammat-Gammat will make its world premiere at the 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany next month. Written and directed by Ajitpal Singh, the short is selected among the 37 movies in the Children and Youth Film Competition. It introduces two young first-time actors and passionate football e...

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Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi

Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) A Division Bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former BJP Minister Maya Kodnani, saying there was absence of sufficient proof of her presence at the crime scene in the Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002. The court also upheld the conviction of Bajrangi Dal activist Babu Bajrangi, who was sentenced to imprisonment for life by the trial court. ...

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Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi

Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party Minister Maya Kodnani while upholding the conviction of Bajrangi Dal activist Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002. Kodnani was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court for inciting a mob post the Godhra train carnage in 2002. ...

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Naliya (Kutch), April 20 (IANS) Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for more productive agricultural land. This greening of wasteland is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are...

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