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Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor: First phase by August 2018

Aligarh, Dec 14 (IANS) In order to speed up goods traffic and ease the burden on existing rail tracks between Howrah and New Delhi, the work on the first phase of the 1,856-km Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor that runs through six states will be completed by August 2018, officials said. The first phase of the work on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor will be completed by August 20...

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Solar power auction sees 98% fall in November

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The solar power auction in November saw a 98 per cent drop with only 5 MW auctioned against 270 MW in October, a report said on Wednesday. It also pointed out that total solar project tendered also saw a steep decline with 300 MW offered in November against 400 MW in October. The solar capacity tendered across the country during the month fell by 25 per c...

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Muslims safest under Modi, Yogi governments: Shia cleric

Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad has praised the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for their outreach to the minorities and said that the Muslims were safest under their rule. Barring some incidents of 'love jihad' and cow vigilantism, law and order in Uttar Pradesh had improved considerably under the Bharatiya Janata Pa...

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Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Mumbai rail routes to be fenced for high-speed run

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian Railways will soon bring for cabinet clearance an ambitious, Rs 18,000 crore ($3 billion) plan that involves fencing off the existing Delhi-Kolkata and Delh-Mumbai routes to speed up train movement in the country's two busiest corridors. Besides fencing, the proposal involves track and signalling upgrades and elimination of unmanned level-crossings along t...

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Akhilesh adopts village of child born in bank queue post note ban

Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has adopted the village of Khajanchi, a child born in a queue outside a bank soon after demonetisation, a party spokesman said on Tuesday. According to Rajendra Chowdhary, chief spokesman of the state unit of the party, the party will now develop Anantpurwa village of the child in Kanpur rural as a Samajwadi Vikas Gaon. A...

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President urges students to contribute towards nation building

Agra, Dec 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urged the students to make good use of the opportunities offered and contribute to nation building. Addressing the 83rd convocation of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, Kovind paid glowing tributes to Ambedkar and asked students to be inspired by him. Kovind said: This convocation was not the end of the educational journey...

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Modi meets Yogi, newly-elected UP mayors

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the 14 recently-elected mayors from the state. Modi said that people's participation has an important role in the transformation of cities in Uttar Pradesh, as he congratulated the mayors at his residence here. Expressing his gratitude to the people ...

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UP's newly-elected BJP mayors to meet Modi on Tuesday

Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The 14 newly elected mayors of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will call on Prime Mminister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday, said a party leader. According to state leaders, BJP's state Organisation Secretary Sunil Bansal would be part of the delegation. While the meeting is being termed a courtesy call, the Prime Minister is expect...

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UP civic polls: Drum beating by BJP after results was premature

Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after the civic polls results were announced and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed yet another 'saffron tsunami' in its favor, questions being asked now are whether this muscle flexing, chest thumping and drum beating was justified? The party should, at least, hold the ladoos for a while. While there is no doubt that the BJP had fared very well i...

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MIM bags 30 seats in UP municipal elections

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Friday won 30 of the 78 seats it contested in the Uttar Pradesh municipal elections. The Hyderabad-headquartered party's candidate Hajjan Hansar was also elected as chairperson of Dasna Municipal Council. The party headed by Asaduddin Owaisi won 10 seats in Firozabad Municipal Corporation, two in Meerut Municipal C...

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MIM bags 29 seats in UP municipal election

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Friday won 29 of the 78 seats it contested in the Uttar Pradesh municipal elections. The Hyderabad-headquartered party won 11 seats in Firozabad and three in Mahul Azamgarh. The party headed by Asaduddin Owaisi also bagged two seats each in Sambhal, Amroha, Meerut and Baghput and one each in Dasna Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Bijnor...

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BJP continues winning streak in Uttar Pradesh, outshines opponents in civic polls

Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Nearly eight months after it swept the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the ruling BJP continued its winning streak in the civic polls -- bagging 14 of the 16 mayoral seats, and also a sizeable chunk of the Nagar Palika and Panchayat posts, coming as a boost to the party ahead of the Gujarat polls. Still nursing the bruises of the assembly election defeat, the BSP ...

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Indian ace woman pilot, daughter to glide around world

Bengaluru, Dec 1 (IANS) Mysuru-based flying instructor and ace pilot Captain Audrey Deepika Maben along with her 19-year-old daughter will soon be gliding around the planet covering 21 countries in a span of 80 days. In a brand new Pipistrel Sinus 912, a single-engine two-seater light motor glider developed by Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel, Captain Maben and daughter Am...

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BJP set for massive win in UP civic polls

Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for a massive win in the civic polls in Uttar Pradesh, with its mayoral candidates taking an unassailable lead in 13 of the 16 municipal corporations. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which was decimated in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and the 2017 state assembly elections, however, made a comeback, leading in the remaining th...

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BJP leading in 12 mayoral seats, BSP close 2nd

Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) The BSP is giving a tough fight to the BJP in the first three hours of counting of votes case in the mayoral elections in 16 municipal corporations, a Uttar Pradesh poll panel official said on Friday. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has a slight edge in 12 places, the Bahujan Samaj Party, in a surprise development, was making considerable leads in the remaining fou...

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Air pollution: Reduced self-cleansing capacity of atmosphere

An apple a day keeps the doctor away is passe. Yet, it applies so well to the health of our environment, especially the atmosphere. We keep our body healthy so that it can efficiently fight diseases. A weak body will need heavy medication to fight a disease and, in the process, may develop side-effects. This general principle applies to the atmosphere too. Relatively clean air with the c...

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Chourasia new DG, Ordnance Factories

Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) Sunil Kumar Chourasia would take charge as the new Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) from December 1, an official release said on Thursday. Previously, he was Member of OFB and in charge of its material and components division. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from Jabalpur and M Tech from IIT Ka...

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Journalist shot dead in UP

Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) A journalist of a leading Hindi daily died after unidentified bike-borne assailants pumped several bullets into him in a market in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Rural district, police said. The incident took place in the Bilhaur area where the assailants approached Naveen Gupta, opened indiscriminate fire at him and fled before anyone could react. The journalist w...

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Five crore more passengers bring Railways additional Rs 1,579 cr: Board Member

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Despite the rail accidents reported in the last one year, the Indian Railways has remained the number one choice for commuters as it ferried five crore more persons from April 1 to November 20 compared to last year, leading to an income increase of Rs 1,579 crore, a senior official said. The Railways, compared with last year, ferried five crore more passengers be...

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UP civic polls end with record turnout in final phase

Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) The last round of polling in three-phase civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday saw the highest turnout as more than 58.72 per cent votes were polled, officials said. According to the State Election Commission officials, the voting percentage this time in these 26 districts, was seven per cent more than the urban body polls in 2012. The highest ball...

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