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Industry lauds Yogi for UP turnaround, commit to Rs 4.35 lakh cr investments

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Industry captains heaped wholesome praise on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for bringing a turn around in the state's environment within a year as they committed to investments of over Rs 4.35 lakh crore over the next three years on the first day of the Investors Summit here on Wednesday. A visibly-elated Adityanath announced at the inaugural sess...

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PM announces Rs 20,000-cr defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand -- a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh -- that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country. I am making an important announcem...

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Jio to invest Rs 10,000 crore in 3 years in UP: Mukesh Ambani

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Reliance Jio will invest another Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh over the next three years, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here on Wednesday. Today I am happy to inform this audience that Jio is one of the largest investors in Uttar Pradesh with investments of over Rs 20,000 crore. Jio is providing the highest quality data at the lowest pr...

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Second defence industrial corridor to come up in UP: PM

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that the government would establish a defence industrial production corridor in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore that would also generate 250,000 jobs. I am making an important announcement. In this year's budget, we had announced that we will establish two defence industrial production corrid...

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UP's 'crime-free' red-carpet welcome for investors

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's government worked overtime to roll out the red carpet for industry captains and investors at the two-day Investors' Meet beginning here Wednesday, the administration is taking special pride in showcasing a state that is not only India's most populous but free of organised crime. The perception about the police ...

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BJP MLA killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MLA was killed on Wednesday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur while he on his way to the 'Investors Meet' in Lucknow, police said. His Fortuner car was at high speed, an official told IANS. His two security guards and the driver have also died in the crash. Lokendra Singh, the Noorpur (BJP) legislator from Bijnore was he...

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UP Khadi products now available on Amazon India

Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Khadi items made in Uttar Pradesh are now available on e-commerce portal Amazon India, after the state government on Tuesday signed an MoU in this regard with the company, an official said. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Avinash Krishna Singh, the Chief Executive Officer of the UP Khadi Vikas Board, and Director and General Manager - Seller Ser...

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Adityanath flags off 100 motorcycles for 'UP-100' service

Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday flagged off 100 motorcycles for the 'UP-100' service, officials said. This is the first lot of a total of 1,600 two-wheelers which will be provided to the police in due course of time, an official said. The motorcycles have mobile data terminal (MDT) on which they will get instructions from the headqua...

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Robot to welcome PM Modi, business honchos at UP 'Investors Meet'

Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A robot created by a group of students engaged in a startup will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural session of the Investors Meet here on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday. The Special Protection Group (SPG) has given clearance for the proposal mooted by the organisers of the mega event. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has already seen a pres...

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Spell out stand on MPs' salaries, allowances: SC to Centre

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a last opportunity to the Central government to spell out its stand on setting up a permanent mechanism for determining sitting parliamentarians' salaries and allowances. Giving a week's time to the Central government, a bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said the affidavit filed on September 1, 2017 h...

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Two killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Two teenagers were killed and a dozen injured when their pickup van rammed into a tree and rolled into a ditch in Basti district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, police said. The incident occurred in Kurthia when the driver apparently fell asleep and lost control over the vehicle, police officer Anil Singh said. Singh said 41 people were travelling in the pick...

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UP unveils new tourism policy, woos investors with sops

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced a new tourism policy to increase footfalls as well as investment in the state. Talking to the media about the policy, state Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi said both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were focusing in a big way to make Uttar Pradesh the most preferred tourist dest...

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BJP names candidates for three Lok Sabha bypolls in UP, Bihar

New Delhi/Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced candidates for the by-elections to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh and Araria in Bihar, scheduled to be held on March 11. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Varanasi's former mayor Kaushlendra Singh Patel in Phulpur while Upendra Shukla would contest from Gorakhpur. Former MP Pra...

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PNB fraud: ED raids over 40 locations in several cities on Monday

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday conducted searches at over 40 more locations in several cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said. The agency raided 10 places in Mumbai, six each in Ahmedabad and Bengaluru, four in Chennai, three in Surat, two each in Bihar, Lucknow, Jalandhar and Hyderabad...

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Canadian PM visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members. The wildlife sanctuary team discussed with the Canadian Prime Minister the need to create awareness about the plight of Asian elephants. Trudeau was accompanied by his w...

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PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said. The agency raided 10 places in Bengaluru, seven in Delhi, five each in Kolkata and Mumbai, four each in Chandigarh and Hyderabad, three each in Patna and Lucknow, tw...

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Hashimpura, Srebrenica and Rohingyas: Similar and so different

Incidents, similar in their chilling monstrosity, came to mind when I saw photographs of a row of Rohingya Muslim young men, on their knees, hands tied behind their back. Gun-wielding military police, lurking within the frame, eventually mowed them down. This is the face of the horror the world will remember. In a state of funk, Myanmar's commander-in-chief, General Min Aung Hlaing, has ...

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Central government to promote tourism via digital, social media: Official

Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Buoyed by the steep rise in the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in the country last year, the Union Tourism Ministry will be aggressively marketing domestic religious circuits and adventure tourism through digital and social media, an official said on Friday. Interacting with the media in the state capital after reviewing the tourism growth and projects in...

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Agriculture, infra development focus of Rs 4.28 lakh cr UP budget

Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday presented a Rs 4,28,384.52-crore budget for the financial year 2018-19 that focuses on the agriculture and allied sectors in a big way. The annual budget, presented by state Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal in the assembly, has 11.4 per cent higher budgetary provisions this time than the previous budget and proposes Rs 14,341.8...

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'It all began with that dinner where the milk played truant'

(ATTN EDITORS: This is the eighth in a 10-part Translating India series where noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.) By Ministhy Nair I had admired K.R. Meera's extraordinary talent as a writer -- the mesmerising wordplay and magical imagination -- long before I became her translato...

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