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Rs 5,021-crore central assistance to disaster-affected states

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a total of nearly Rs 5,021-crore assistance to 10 states affected by natural disasters. Andhra Pradesh will get Rs 584.21 crore, Assam Rs 269.40 crore, Bihar Rs 822.96 crore, Himachal Pradesh Rs 152.28 crore, Karnataka Rs 171.69 crore, Manipur Rs 19.11 crore, Rajasthan Rs 3...

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BJP government destroying institutions: Congress

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP-led government of destroying the country's institutions and said this could not be the way to move forward. Institutions are hard to build and sustain. Constitutional, educational and other important institutions are being ignored and surpassed by the present dispensation, Congress spokesperson M.V. Rajeev Gowda told the...

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Karnataka childcare workers call off stir over wage hike

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) About 10,000 childcare workers (Anganwadis) and their helpers in Karnataka called off their four-day agitation on Thursday after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured them of a wage hike soon. We have called off our agitation on the Chief Minister's assurance that his government will increase our wages, Karnataka State Anganwadi Workers' Association President S. ...

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Farm loan waiver affects credit discipline: RBI

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Echoing State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya's views, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra on Thursday expressed concern over farm loan waiver affecting credit discipline. The RBI's views has always been that farm loan waiver affects credit discipline, Mundra told reporters at the launch of Bandhan Bank's branch here. On Marc...

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Kharge, Ananth Kumar spar over Anganwadi workers

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar got into a war of words in the Lok Sabha on Thursday as the former raised the issue of the wages of Anganwadi workers. Both Kharge and Kumar blamed each other for manipulating the issue, and while the Congress leader blamed the Centre for the low salary of the Anganwadi workers, ...

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Congress ex-leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Congress leader S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP, calling it very important stop in my onward journey. The former Karnataka Chief Minister heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying a great India is emerging under his leadership. Krishna formally became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party President A...

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SC summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states. While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally present before it, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana directed them to file an aff...

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Congress leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Krishna formally became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party president Amit Shah. He left the Congress earlier saying he was feeling neglected. I am feeling grateful on joining the BJP...

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Nestle India commits to water stewardship, cuts use by 53%

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) On the occasion of World Water Day, Nestle India on Wednesday said it has reduced its water consumption by 53 per cent and waste water discharge by 55 per cent for every tonne of production during the last 15 years as a commitment towards responsible water stewardship. Committed to responsible water stewardship, Nestle India is continuously working on conservat...

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Can't watch a film like an audience anymore: Actor Suraj Sharma

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who came into the limelight for his role in Ang Lee's Life of Pi, says that being a student of films, he cannot watch any film like an audience anymore. The actor is excited about his debut Bollywood film Phillauri, featuring Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh, he is simultaneously preparing for his exam and studying for the completion of...

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Karnataka to consider wage hike for childcare workers

Bengaluru, March 21 (IANS) Agreeing to consider wage hike for childcare workers, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday appealed to them to call off their indefinite protest at the city centre. As their demands, including wage hike, are under serious consideration of our government, I appeal to them to withdraw their protest and come for discussions, Siddaramaiah said in a stat...

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Kerala won't use more water than given under Cauvery award

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Kerala to write to Tamil Nadu government stating that it has no intention to utilise Cauvery water more than what has been allocated to it under the award by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar asked Kerala to write to Tamil Nadu that it had no ...

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Kharge urges government for additional bonus to Karnataka farmers

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday urged the government to grant additional bonus of Rs 1,000 per quintal over the MSP for tur dal to farmers, specially those from Karnataka which is one of the major tur producing states in the country. I urge upon the government to kindly grant additional bonus of Rs 1,000 per quintal in the inte...

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Maharashtra wants Bachchan to 'save the girl child'

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) After megastar Amitabh Bachchan lent his name for saving dwindling tigers, the Maharashtra government wants him to become a brand ambassador for its 'save the girl child' initiative, Health Minister Deepak Sawant said here on Tuesday. We shall request him to become the brand ambassador for this initiative which can help prevent female foeticide and save the girl c...

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Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

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Men more aware about HIV/AIDS, yet more affected

Men are more likely than women to have comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS; yet the disease is more prevalent among men, an analysis of government data shows. The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) takes comprehensive knowledge to mean knowledge regarding consistent use of a condom during every sexual intercourse. Nationwide, 21 per cent of women and 32 per cent of men hav...

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I-T Department warns black money hoarders of action

Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Monday warned black money hoarders of punitive action if they do not deposit their unaccounted cash, held in bank deposits or in new currency, under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyana Yojana (PMGKY) by March 31. We have details of all who have deposited huge sums of unaccounted cash in banks or having it in new currency notes with the...

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Tax department denies leaking Karnataka MLA's diary

Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Monday denied leaking a controversial diary seized from the house of Karnataka Congress lawmaker K. Govindraju here in March 2016. We have not leaked the diary. You should ask them from where or whom they got it. Though many documents were seized during the search, we have not disclosed or made them public as investigation was under...

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Tobacco farmers urge ministries to keep low tax under GST

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Federation of All India Farmers Associations (FAIFA) on Monday urged the Health and the Finance ministries to levy low taxation on tobacco crops under the new GST regime as it will affect the economic condition of the farmers. The livelihood of nearly 4.6 crore farmers depends on the tobacco crop, which already sees imposition of high taxation due to the he...

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14 killed in truck-van collision in Karnataka

Chitradurga (Karnataka), March 18 (IANS) Fourteen persons, including seven women, were killed and nearly 20 injured on Saturday when a truck collided with a Tempo Traveller in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, police said. The mishap occurred around 11.30 a.m. at Rampura when the truck driver lost control and rammed into the tempo after hitting two auto-rickshaws on State Highway 110, Ra...

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