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Bengal losing Rs 100 cr per month from cattle smuggling

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A cattle traders' body on Monday accused a section of police in some north Bengal districts of ensuring safe passage to smugglers to ferry cattle to Bangladesh which resulted in revenue loss of around Rs 100 crore per month to the government. The All India Livestock Traders and Transporters Association office-bearers demanded action by the West Bengal government ...

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Education, job creation, healthcare in focus: Modi

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Appreciating the work of the BJP MPs and MLAs at the grassroot level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government is focusing on education for children, opportunities for youth and medicine for the elderly. He asked all the party MLAs to undertake at least one developmental work for villages under them which would help take the villages forward, ...

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Electrosteel acquisition by Vedanta is credit neutral, says Ind-Ra

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd's acquision of 90 per cent stake in the stressed asset Electrosteel Steels Ltd (ESL) through insolvency proceedings was credit neutral, according to a India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report released on Friday. According to the report, the acquisition will provide a modest improvement to acquirer business profile with a focus on ...

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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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2 security personnel injured in gun battle with Maoists

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in a gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Friday, police said. According to the police, the gun battle took place in a forest under Goilkera police station during a search operation. The injured security personnel were airlifted and brought here for treatment. The police launched a se...

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BJP wins all 5 municipal corporations in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand won all the five municipal corporations and registered thumping victories in Nagar Parishad and Nagar Panchayat polls, officials said. The counting of votes took place on Friday. The polling had taken place on April 16. The BJP also retained the Ranchi Mayor and Deputy Mayor post. The BJP won all the fiv...

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Will we get justice for our son? Parents, siblings mourn teen killed by cow vigilantes

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In the evenings, as other children play with their siblings in Arahara village of Jharkhand, Niyajul, 8, and Safina, 10, often say: If only our brother was here... It's something their parents find hard to respond to. Their 12-year-old son, the brother missed by his siblings, was killed by suspected cow vigilantes two years ago. They would say, 'If brother was ...

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CBI searches seven places in disproportionate assets case

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in connection with disproportionate assets cases involving senior official Prashant Kumar Sinha, an official said. CBI teams carried out searches at seven places connected to Sinha, a former Chief Vigilance Officer of Bharat Coking COal Limited (BCCL) who is facing charge of amassing huge wealth between A...

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Serve in Jharkhand after MBBS or face fine

Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for doctors to work in the state for three years after post graduation from state-based medical institutes, an official said on Thursday. A Health department official said this was done to improve the condition of medical services in the state. Jharkhand is facing an acute shortage of doctors. A large number ...

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Six more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Six more states -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand -- will roll out intra-State e-way bills from Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday. With this, the total number of states implementing e-way bills for intra-state movement of goods would rise to 12. Earlier, encouraged by the success of its inter-state imp...

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Increasing acreage of wet crops helps sarus cranes breed in spite of monsoon failure

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Increasing the acreage of wet crops like rice -- and also increasing the watering structures in areas that already have wet crops -- appear to be helping the sarus crane's unseasonal nesting and also their multiplication. This fact came to light in a first-of-its-kind study by Indian ornithologists, who monitored close to 1,000 breeding pairs in Uttar Pradesh, ...

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NCLT approves Vedanta's resolution plan for Electrosteel

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal's (NCLT) Kolkata bench on Monday approved Vedanta Ltd's resolution plan for the insolvent Electrosteel Steels Ltd, one of the 12 large corporate defaulters identified by the Reserve Bank of India. During the insolvency proceedings, the debt-laden company's resolution professional, Dhaivat Anjaria, had submitted Vedanta's resoluti...

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Nine states account for 82% of e-way bills: Sushil Modi

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Nine states, including Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, contribute around 82 per cent of all e-way bills being generated, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said on Tuesday. The highest number of e-way bills have been generated by Gujarat (19.39 per cent) followed by Karnataka (15.32 per cent) and Maharashtra (12.43 per cent), said Modi, who heads the g...

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Jharkhand recommends CBI probe into woman doctor's death

Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Tuesday recommended an investigation by the CBI into the death of a woman doctor from the state in Kerala. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has given his approval to recommend CBI probe into the death of Dr. Mamta Rai, said a government press release. Mamta, a resident of Seraikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand, who had g...

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Six more states to join intra-state e-way bill system from Friday

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Six states - Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand - will implement the e-way bill for intra-state movement of goods from Friday, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said on Tuesday. Earlier, encouraged by the success of its inter-state implementation, the e-Way bill system for intra-state movement of goods was implemented for U...

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'Good monsoon for central region, low in east, northeast and south'

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With high probability of normal monsoon at 97 percent predicted pan India for 2018, private weather forecaster Skymet on Tuesday forecast central India to receive highest rainfall at 108 percent between June and September. A figure between 96 to 104 percent is considered normal monsoon. Below 90 per cent rainfall is considered deficient, 95 per cent is consider...

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Centre for single tribunal to resolve water disputes

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The Central government is in favour of a single tribunal for speedy settlement of inter-state water disputes, Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal said here on Monday. The first conference of five eastern states - Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh - was held here on Monday with the objective to resolve the water dispu...

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52.23 pc voting for Jharkhand local bodies

Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) A total of 52.23 per cent voting was recorded on Monday for seven municipal bodies and 31 Nagar Parishads in Jharkhand, an election official said. Jharkhand State Election Commissioner N.N. Pandey said the polling was by and large peaceful and was held between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. amid tight security. At a few places, there were reports of malfunctioning of ...

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Centre for single tribunal to resolve water disputes

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The Central government is in favour of a single tribunal for speedy settling of inter-state water disputes, Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal said here on Monday. The first conference of five eastern states - Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh - was held here on Monday with an objective to resolve water disputes amo...

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Jharkhand witnesses rise in rape cases

Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) Jharkhand has witnessed an overall increase in the number of rape cases but the first quarter of 2018 saw a decrease, according to state police data issued on Monday The total number of rape cases registered in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were 1,122, 1,198, 1,146 and 1,335 respectively. The average cases in 2014 per month was 93.50 which increased to 113.08...

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