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Gujarat OBC leader launches 'I am a sad Gujarat' yatra to Somnath

Ahmedabad, May 28 (IANS) Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who has been trying to mobilise the OBC, SC and ST communities to counter the Patel quota stir launched by Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, on Sunday set out on a I am a sad Gujarat yatra from here to Somnath. Set to cover all the 182 assembly constituencies, the yatra was supposed to be joined by 182 four-wheelers....

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Shoe hurled at Union Minister in Gujarat

Vallabhipur (Gujarat), May 28 (IANS) A Patidaar agitation activist hurled a shoe at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a public function in this town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district on Sunday, police said. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor in Bhavnagar region Bhavesh Patel hurled the shoe at Mandaviya -- who hails from the same district -- while he was addressing a meeti...

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Three Zika cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat says don't worry

Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) Even as the WHO has confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the state government on Sunday said there is no reason to worry since effective measures were being taken. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had confirmed that three persons, including a pregnant woman, were infected in Ahmedabad city by the mosquito-borne virus. There i...

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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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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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BJP's Dalit outreach under threat

There is a long way to go before Uttar Pradesh can become Uttam Pradesh, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised after his party's massive victory in the assembly elections. The caste violence in Saharanpur and the gang rape and murder on a highway near Bulandshahr have followed the depredations of the love jehad and anti-Romeo squads and the Allahabad High Court's intervention in favou...

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The global journey of curry - with some receipes thrown in

Book: Curry: A Global History; Author: Colleen Taylor Sen; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 144 Curry, in the culinary lexicon, is intrinsically associated with the routine Indian meal. Be it fish, meat or vegetable, the dishes are primarily curry-based, which is mostly relished with rice or roti. But this culinary delicacy now has a global identity. And Colleen T...

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Honoured to be part of Modi book: Indian artist

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) UAE-based Indian artist Akbar Saheb says he is honoured to be part of a new book based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches broadcast on radio programme 'Mann ki Baat'. Akbar has done the 11 illustrations in the book -- apart from the one on the cover. The book, which deals with topics as diverse as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and bonds of humanity, was ...

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Amul to start operations in Bihar, Assam

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union -- the makers of Amul -- is setting up a Rs 250-crore processing plant in West Bengal, and is expanding operations in the state's districts and also foraying into Bihar and Assam, officials said here on Friday. We are expanding milk procurement operations in districts like Malda, Darjeeling, Howrah and East Midn...

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The 'Supercop' who pacified Punjab and his controversial career

Hailed by many as a Supercop who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab in the 1990s, K.P.S. Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his high-handedness and alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy. The stern-looking, impressively-moustachioed Gill, who was brought to the state from the northeast in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, was...

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Supercop K.P.S. Gill dies at 82

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 'Supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who had played a major role in wiping out militancy from Punjab in the '90s and had advised Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments on security, died here on Friday after suffering complications arising out of kidney failure and heart disease. Kanwar Singh Pal Gill, 82, died at 2:55 p.m. at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he was admitted on ...

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Honda Cars expects higher growth than automotive sector this fiscal

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) After 18 percent degrowth in sales volume during 2016-17, Honda Cars India registered over 38 percent growth in April and expects to do a bit better than the likely growth rate of 7-8 percent of the automotive sector during the current fiscal. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India, told reporters here on Friday that the company began the new calendar...

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Supercop K.P.S. Gill dead

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 'Supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who had played a major role in wiping out militancy from Punjab in the '90s and had advised Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments on security, died here on Friday after suffering compilications arising out of kidney failure and heart disease. Kanwar Singh Pal Gill, 82, died at 2:55 p.m. at the Sir Gangaram Hospital where he was admitted on ...

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ONGC Q4 net profit falls 6% at Rs 4,340 crore

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) on Friday reported a 6.1 per cent fall in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 4,340 crore, as compared to the PAT of Rs 4,624.30 crore for the same period of 2016. ONGC's total income for the quarter in consideration, however, increased an impressive 29.24 per cent at Rs 26,233.56 crore on accoun...

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Fadnavis escaped air tragedy - list of politicians who didn't

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades. Fadnavis, 46, three officials, a pilot and co-pilot managed to emerge virtually unscathed after their US-made Sikorsky helicopter cr...

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Vijayan to take up with PM issue of kidnapped Catholic priest

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said he will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of kidnapped Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who is at an undisclosed location in Yemen. Vijayan was replying in the Kerala Assembly to a motion moved by former State Finance Minister K.M. Mani, who accused the state government of d...

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CRPF IG alleges fake gunfight in Assam, Home Ministry seeks clarification

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF Inspector General, deputed in the northeast, has alleged that the death of two suspected members of a Bodo militant group in a gunfight with security forces in Assam in March was a staged gunfight. The Home Ministry has sought the clarification over the issue. In his 13-page report, Rajnish Rai, a 1992-batch Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service officer, all...

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AAP slams three years of NDA rule; calls it 'jumla sarkar'

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday took a dig at the National Democratic Alliance government's three years in office at the Centre and said the ruling BJP had only spread fear and hatred since May 2014. The Aam Aadmi Party said the three years of governance could be summed up in the slogan of 'Dehshat se ha ha kaar, teen saal jumla sarkar'. They came to power with tal...

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Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. The party re-organisation is on. Three election-bound states have undergone a revamp. New teams will be announced for Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Meetings with various ...

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India's energy shift from fossils gaining pace: Expert

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India's decision to cancel nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations coupled with a record low solar tariff are the strongest indications that the country's energy transformation is gaining rapid momentum, a global institute said on Wednesday. For the first time, solar is cheaper than coal in India and the implications this has for transforming global ener...

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