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Islam appointed AICC Secretary in-charge of Kerala

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Qamarul Islam, an MLA from Karnataka, has been named AICC Secretary in-charge of Kerala, the Congress party announced. The Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Qamarul Islam, MLA Karnataka as Secretary of the AICC, said party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi in a statement. Islam will assist AICC General Secretary in-charge of Keral...

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Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85. Rao passed away at his residence around 3 a.m. after prolonged illness and due to age-related health issues, an official of the Indian Space Re...

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Parliament passes bill consolidating laws on civil maritime matters

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Parliament on Monday passed a bill that seeks to consolidate the existing laws on jurisdiction of courts on civil admiralty matters, or cases of maritime accidents or contracts related to maritime commerce, proceedings on maritime claims, and seizure of ships with the Rajya Sabha assenting to the legislation. The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritim...

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Ashok Leyland bags Karnataka order for over 3,000 buses

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Hinduja Group's flagship company Ashok Leyland on Monday said that it has bagged an order for 3,019 buses worth Rs 650 crore. According to the company, the order has come from the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). This order, one of the largest from a state transport undertaking for a single OEM (original equipment manufacturer), would be ...

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Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85. Rao passed away at his residence around 3 a.m. after prolonged illness and due to age-related health issues, an official of the Indian Space Re...

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Pro-Kannada activists warned against breaking law

Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Supporting the cause of Kannada and the right to promote the local language, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Praveen Sood on Saturday however warned pro-Kannada activists against violating the law while opposing use of Hindi on signboards in the city. Importance to Kannada should be given, as it is the official or state language but protests against the use of Hin...

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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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Rahul warns NDA government against distorting Constitution

Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday warned the ruling NDA government against distorting the Constitution and implementing the agenda of the RSS.S The aim of the union government is to distort the Constitution, which was drafted by B.R. Ambedkar, and implement the RSS agenda. We should go by what Ambedkar had exhorted us to do - educate, organise and a...

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India's legacy of pluralism, secularism at stake: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Calling for a narrative based on cultural and civilisational ethos of tolerance and compassion, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the legacy of pluralism and secularism was at stake. What is at stake is the legacy of pluralism and secularism, as citizens are no longer equal before the law and some are more equal than others in many parts of th...

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We don't support Gau Rakshak violence, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection. Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told a bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar: We don't support the violence in the name of Gau Raksha. But the central...

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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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Heavy rains bring respite to drought-hit Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Revival of the south-west monsoon and heavy rains in many parts of Karnataka this week brought respite to the people, reeling under severe drought over the last two years, said an official on Friday. Though the monsoon had set in the state in early June, it was subdued and truant till Sunday. Since July 17, it revived to rain heavily in the coastal, south interi...

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Mamata calls for BJP's ouster in 2019 elections, says willing to join other opposition forces

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday went hammer and tongs at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in massive corruption and failure on all fronts, and pledged to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take on the saffron outfit. Address...

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Mamata accuses BJP of massive corruption, says 'Barda' Modi will go in 2019

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) In a blistering attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused it of indulging in massive corruption in many states, and claimed the central agencies were completely silent on the saffron party's scams. She also threatened to slap defamation cases worth thousands of crores if the probe into the Saradha and Narada cases by the CBI a...

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Karnataka CM congratulates President-elect Kovind

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election to the office of the President. Under your stewardship, let there be a bright future for India, with equal opportunities to all the people across the country, said Siddaramaiah in a congratulatory message to the President-elect Kovind, said a statement from the chief ...

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Sonia, Rahul, others congratulate President-elect Kovind

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the President of India and reminded him that the President has been entrusted with the task of upholding the Constitution of India. The President of India enjoys a unique position as defender and protector of the Constitution, upholder of de...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014'

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday. In its periodic tariff revision process, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission held a p...

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Karnataka to gift laptops to 1.5 lakh 'poor' students

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government will gift laptops to 1.5 lakh students of 'poor' families joining colleges across the state this academic year, Law Minister T. B. Jaychandra said on Wednesday. The state cabinet has approved to distribute laptops free of cost to 1.5 lakh students who got admission in government and aided medical, engineering, first grade and polytechnic...

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Suresh Rana-Ashwin lead at Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare

Belagavi (Karnataka), July 19 (IANS) Suresh Rana and co-driver Ashwin Naik in their Grand Vitara emerged as the leaders on the third day of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare motorsport event here on Wednesday. Making way through the narrow and rocky terrain of Aimangala, Team Maruti Suzuki led by Rana covered the distance in 6:59:02 hours, according to a release. Samrat Yadav and co...

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