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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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Haryana announces pension scheme for journalists

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a slew of incentives for journalists, including a Rs 10,000 monthly pension scheme, for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession. He also announced a life insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh and a cashless mediclaim policy of Rs 500,000. The announcements were ma...

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One held for shooting at man in Delhi's Rohini

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) One person has been arrested on the charge of shooting at and injuring a person in Rohini in north Delhi and four countrymade firearms and 12 cartridges seized from him, police said on Saturday. Accused Mukesh Chhikara, 20, of Haryana entered into a scuffle with a co-villager Pramod in Rohini on May 19. He later returned with two accomplices and shot at Pramod, D...

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Rahul blames Yogi government for Saharanpur violence

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh responsible for caste violence in Saharanpur district and said the clashes escalated due to its prejudiced action. There is no town or city in Uttar Pradesh where crime is not soaring after the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Yogi Aditya...

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Saharanpur borders sealed ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Even as Uttar Pradesh authorities kept a close watch, Saharanpur borders were ordered to be sealed on Saturday to prevent Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi from visiting survivors of the caste violence that has hit the district. The Congress leader had started for his proposed visit from New Delhi to the district despite denial of permission by state authorities...

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Pakistani national held in Haryana with Indian ID

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The Haryana Police have arrested a Pakistani national who was living illegally in an Iskon temple in Jhajjar district with Indian identities for over nine months, an official said on Friday. A Pakistani passport, with an Indian visa stamp of 33 days' validity, and Indian identity cards were recovered from his possession. His visa expired in 2016. The nam...

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Senior excise officer held for 100 kg gold theft

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI has arrested a Superintendent of Central Excise Department for allegedly stealing 100 kg gold from custom's godown at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport 13 years ago, an official said on Thursday. Sanjeev Kumar, currently serving at the Excise Department's Kundli division in Haryana's Sonipat, was arrested three days ago after his day-long ques...

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ED raids Hooda's aides in Manesar land deal case

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided around ten places of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's aides in connection with a 400-acre land deal in Gurugram's Manesar. The agency is carrying out raids at eight-nine places in Haryana and Delhi in connection with the Manesar land deal, an ED official told IANS. The action comes i...

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BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India. Addressing a meeting of party workers here to wind up his three-day visit to Telangana, he exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Telangana in the same way as it has done i...

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Juvenile among three held for Delhi jeweller's murder, robbery

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three persons, including a juvenile, were arrested in connection with a jeweller's robbery and murder in April, the city police said on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Sahil, 21, and Sanjay, 34, were arrested on Tuesday while the juvenile accomplice was held on Wednesday morning. Both Sahil and Sanjay are residents of Sonipat ...

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Haryana ex-minister's plea seeking passport rejected

Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) A court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of former Haryana minister Sukhbir Kataria, one of the accused in an alleged bogus vote scam, seeking the return of his passport seized by Gurugram police. The court said the former minister did not deserve it (passport). Kataria, an ex-legislator from Gurugram assembly seat, along with some of his relatives, a domes...

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Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. A group of 53 men and 37 women reported to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on May 24 for a five-week camp that will further identify talent who can represent the country in t...

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IT Department to grill Misa Bharti, husband in benami property case

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Wednesday summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in connection with a benami property case. An IT official requesting anonymity told IANS: We have summoned Misa and her husband Shailesh Kumar for questioning on June 6 and 7. On May 16, the IT Department raided 22 plac...

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China Light and Power offers to invest Rs 500 crore in Haryana

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs 500-crore renewable energy project in the state's Jhajjar district. The offer was made during Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's meeting with the senior management of the company in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Khattar, who is leading a nine-member deleg...

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Youngsters Suraj, Jaideep hit jackpot in kabaddi auction

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Promising raider Suraj Desai emerged the most expensive buy on the second day of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction, which saw the players under Categories C and D going under the hammer here on Tuesday. Desai was purchased by Dabang Delhi for a whopping Rs 52.5 lakh for his services in the upcoming fifth season of the cash-rich tournament while defender Jaidee...

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Ensure water for blackbucks, NGT tells Haryana government

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday asked the Haryana government to ensure drinking water for the blackbucks in the state's Fatehabad disitrct. The tribunal also asked the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to ensure availability of water for animals near a proposed power plant in Gorakhpur village of the district. The bench, head...

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Fish-farming to head inland in bid to boost exports

Mangalore, May 23 (IANS) Aquaculture, generally associated with coastal areas, will soon head inland in a move that is expected to significantly boost India's fish exports, according to an official. The focus on what is called inland aquaculture, especially in landlocked areas, is part of a concerted effort to diversify the country's fish production and to get more people involved in fis...

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Raider Nitin Tomar emerges costliest buy in Pro Kabaddi history

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Raider Nitin Tomar on Monday shattered all records to emerge the costliest-ever player to be bought in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction. Bought for a whopping Rs 93 lakh by GMR-owned Team Uttar Pradesh, he surpassed fellow raider Rohit Kumar, who bagged Rs 81 lakh from Bengaluru Bulls. Earlier, star all-rounder Manjeet Chillar was bought by Jaipur Pi...

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Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday. Over a period of time, our aim should be to reduce the number of tax slabs to 1-2, Arun Goyal, Additional Secretary, GST Council said here at a lecture at India International Centre. The GST currently has 5 per...

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BSF to shift Bhagat Singh's pistol to Punjab museum

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon move a pistol, used by Indian freedom struggle hero Bhagat Singh, to a museum in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur. The Colt .32 automatic pistol was used by the freedom fighter to kill British police officer John Saunders on December 17, 1928. The move to shift the pistol was disclosed by a BSF officer to ...

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