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Pomp and grandeur at Kovind swearing in; political rivals chat

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Banter and bitter rivals catching up with each other was witnessed at the short oath-taking ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind in the Central Hall of Parliament, but outside the protocol-driven Presidential transition was full of pomp and grandeur. The historic Central Hall was brimming to capacity and an extra row of chairs had to be placed in the front that...

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Modi condoles death of Professor Yash Pal

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the death of Professor Yash Pal saying that the country has lost a brilliant scientist and academician. Pained by Professor Yash Pal's demise. We have lost a brilliant scientist and academician who made a lasting contribution to Indian education, Modi said in a tweet. Sharing his picture with t...

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Renowned scientist Yash Pal dies at 90

New Delhi/Noida, July 25 (IANS) Renowned Indian scientist Professor Yash Pal has passed away at his Noida home, family sources said on Tuesday. He was 90. Yash Pal passed away late on Monday night. He was born in 1926 in Jhang, now in Pakistan, and was raised in Kaithal in what is now Haryana. Known for his contribution to the study of cosmic rays, he had graduated with ...

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Inadequate flow, untreated sewer behind Yamuna pollution: Minister

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Inadequate flow, discharge of untreated effluent and over-extraction of ground water are the major reasons for high level of pollution in the Yamuna river, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday. Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vijay Goel stated that the ministry was supplementing the efforts of the states for pollution abatement of the Yamuna by providi...

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Plantation drive across 1,513 kms of National Highways

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tree plantation will be undertaken along 1,513 km of National Highways under the Green Highways Scheme by the National Highway Authority of India, parliament was told on Monday. The plantation drive includes 390 km of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh, 133 km in Assam, 418 km in Haryana and 100 km in Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Road Transport an...

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Seven held for terror funding, Hurriyat calls for Kashmir shutdown

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven key Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Peer Saifullah and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal were ar...

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Flyover open to public in Gurugram

Gurugram, July 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated an eight-lane flyover on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, fulfilling a long-standing demand. The 1.4-km flyover on National Highway 48 was thrown open to public and is expected to tackle traffic jams at the busy Hero Honda Chowk in Gurugram. An underpass under construction as part of the flyover proje...

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BJP's focus on Hindu ideology than better education system: AAP

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS of doing politics over education and said the ruling party is more focused on creating a Hindu ideology than improving the education system. AAP leader Atishi Marlena said the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) had sought suggestions from the public on reviewi...

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NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven prominent Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terrorist activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Speaking to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Police sources in Srinagar and an NIA official in Delhi identified the seven as Nayeem Khan, Faro...

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Surender Nada named Haryana Steelers captain for PKL

Sonepat (Haryana), July 24 (IANS) Haryana Steelers on Monday named local boy Surender Nada as the franchise's captain for their maiden Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season, starting July 28. Surender's compatriot Wazir Singh was named his deputy, according to a statement from the franchise. The 27-year-old Surender, a left corner defender has appeared in 49 matches in PKL, scoring 156...

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NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Speaking to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Police sources in Srinagar and an NIA official in Delhi identified the seven as Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar ...

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Shweta Mehta wins 'MTV Roadies Rising'

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Haryana-based Shweta Mehta was on Saturday announced the winner of popular stunt based reality show MTV Roadies Rising. Featuring Rannvijay Singha, Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula and Nikhil Chinappa as gang leaders, the fourteenth season of the show started its journey from Jhansi and moved to Gwalior, Agra, Amroha and Panipat, while ending in Kurukshetra. I h...

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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

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Haryana to tag stray cattle, impose fines

Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday announced it has decided to tag stray cattle in the state and impose fines on people who let their cattle loose on the roads. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday directed officers of the Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department to launch a special campaign to tag stray cattle, as well as those at homes in cities and vi...

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Man held for masturbating while ogling German woman in Delhi

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 32-year-old man has been arrested for masturbating publicly while ogling a German woman pursuing her Ph.D here, police said on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said a photo of the accused's car that the woman clicked as he was escaping helped police nab him. The officer said that the incident happened on Thursday and the accused T...

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President-elect Ram Nath Kovind gets Secretaries

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board, was on Saturday appointed as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said. Two days after the former Bihar Governor was elected the 14th President of India, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) announced the names of those who would be joining his office for an...

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Implementation of new crop insurance scheme flawed: NGO

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The central government's flagship crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY), has good provisions but its implementation is flawed, says the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-profit organisation. The CSE has prepared a report by assessing and analysing various aspects of the scheme, which points out that the scheme is not benef...

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Inspired by Gujarat model: Khattar after 1,000 days as CM

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who completed 1,000 days in office on Friday, said he has been able to provide development-oriented, corruption-free and transparent governance, taking inspiration from the Gujarat model of governance. Emphasising that his government worked for the welfare of all without discriminating on caste or region, Khattar said...

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Haryana to bring 'fixed service' for medical students

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Students passing out of government medical colleges in Haryana will now be required to do a fixed period of service in government hospitals of the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday. Vij has directed officers to formulate a policy to ensure that medical students doing MBBS or MD degrees from the state government's medical colleges would have ...

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30,000 power theft cases detected in Haryana

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) After gaining notoriety for people not paying power bills and indulging in power theft, Haryana recently ran a campaign that led to the detection of over 30,000 power theft cases, an official said here on Friday. As a result of an intensive campaign launched by the power utilities in Haryana to keep a check on theft of power, 30,000 cases of power theft have be...

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