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Aggressive CRPF's post-Sukma anti-Maoist strategy notches big success

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Within a month of the Sukma attack in which Maoists killed 25 CRPF troopers, the paramilitary force claimed big success in its anti-Maoist operations -- with 105 left-wing rebels caught and 25 surrendering -- thanks to better intelligence gathering in a new aggressive strategy. A Home Ministry document accessed by IANS revealed that the Central Reserve Police For...

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Power-packed 60th birthday bash for Gadkari in Nagpur

Nagpur, May 27 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had a power-packed 60th birthday celebration here on Saturday, showcasing his influence across the political spectrum and the respect he commands within his Bharatiya Janata Party. The highlights of the daylong celebrations which started this morning included release of his biography by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, followed by inaug...

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BJP states spent Rs 2,000 cr on ads praising 3 years of Modi: AAP

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday accused BJP-ruled states of spending over Rs 2,000 crore on advertisements praising three years of the Narendra Modi-led government and said the money should have been utilised to build schools and hospitals instead. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will appeal to a committee set up to monitor the Supreme Cou...

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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Mega 60th birthday bash for Gadkari in Nagpur

Nagpur, May 27 (IANS) Braving the blistering 45-plus degrees C heat, this Maharashtra city enthusiastically celebrated the 60th birthday of Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday. The celebrations started with a massive garland offered to Gadkari, who sported a simple kurta-pyjama, with lots of selfies and pictures clicked. This was followed by cutting a massive 60-kg ...

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The 'Supercop' who pacified Punjab and his controversial career

Hailed by many as a Supercop who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab in the 1990s, K.P.S. Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his high-handedness and alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy. The stern-looking, impressively-moustachioed Gill, who was brought to the state from the northeast in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, was...

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CPI-M to hold protests against Saharanpur violence in MP

Bhopal, May 26 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday said it will hold sit-in demonstrations across Madhya Pradesh on May 29 to protest atrocities against the Dalit community in the Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh. Badal Saroj, Madhya Pradesh state unit secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, said that ever since Yogi Adityanath has become the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh atrocit...

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UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities

Agartala/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday. The UGC order follows a Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) directive, a top Tripura (Central) University official said on the condit...

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Long associated with coal, NTPC seen as key to clean energy thrust

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The state-owned conglomerate NTPC Ltd -- long associated with coal-fired power generation -- is poised to facilitate India's bid to achieve its ambitious national renewable energy targets. This, at a time overseas investors are seeking more opportunities in the country's renewable projects. Despite its deep historical connection to coal-fired electricity generati...

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Bandhavgarh tiger reserve chief pulled up as cubs, felines die

Bhopal/New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) While the nation aspires to double the number of tigers by 2022, open defiance of foresters despite rising mortality of the fine felines has raised question mark over conservation in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh government in a letter reprimanded the Field Director of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve for not disclosing or submit...

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22 Uttarkashi bus accident victims' bodies flown to Indore

Dehradun, May 25 (IANS) Bodies of 22 pilgrims, who died in a bus accident in Uttarkashi on Tuesday, were airlifted to Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday by a special aircraft. The plane also carried six injured passengers, under supervision of a medical team. The group from Indore had gone on an annual 'Chaar Dhaam Yatra' when the bus plunged into a deep gorge at Nalupani near...

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Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. The party re-organisation is on. Three election-bound states have undergone a revamp. New teams will be announced for Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Meetings with various ...

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Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. A group of 53 men and 37 women reported to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on May 24 for a five-week camp that will further identify talent who can represent the country in t...

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Decoding Arhar dal's genetic secrets can boost yield: Expert

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Decoding the Arhar dal's (pigeon pea) genome, a staple legume, has paved the way to correct issues of affordability, production and availability of the nutrient-rich crop in India, a scientist said on Wednesday. This plant can fix nitrogen from air naturally and enrich soil fertility in a sustainable manner. The benefit is...it has more than 20 per cent protein co...

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Gloom in Indore over death of 24 residents in Uttarkashi accident

Indore, May 24 (IANS) A pall of gloom has enveloped Betma and Hatod, in Indore district, after 24 of its residents perished in a bus accident in Uttarkashi. The bodies of the pilgrims will be brought back by train, officials said. A large number of grief stricken people assembled outside Betma Police Station since Wednesday morning for news of their relatives who were in the two buses th...

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Road accidents big killer in India: Mamata

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has reiterated time and again the necessity to rein in speed driving, on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in a bus accident in Uttarakhand. She urged people to drive safe. Saddened by deaths of 22 pilgrims. My condolences to bereaved families. Road accidents are a big killer of our nation. Safe D...

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Modi announces ex gratia Rs 2 lakh for Uttarakhand victims

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand. My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon, Modi said in a tweet. He also announced Rs 50,000 from the Pri...

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24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, May 24 (IANS) At least 24 persons were killed and eight others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said. The accident took place near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district when a bus full of pilgrims from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were returning from the Gangotri shrine. Three people are still missing and...

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21 pilgrims from MP killed in Uttarakhand bus accident

Indore, May 23 (IANS) At least 21 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh's Indore district were killed and six others injured when their bus plunged in a gorge in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi on Tuesday, officials here said. The accident occurred at around 6.30 p.m. as they were returning to Rishikesh from the Gangotri when the vehicle fell into the 100-foot deep gorge after the driver lost control, s...

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Jindal summoned as CBI files another charge sheet in coal case

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A Delhi court issued summons after the CBI on Tuesday filed another charge sheet against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and five others, including a company, in connection with alleged irregularities in the Urtan North coal block allocation in Madhya Pradesh. Special Judge Bharat Parashar took cognisance of the charge sheet and issued summons to Congress leader...

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