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Sreesanth mulls representing another country

Dubai, Oct 20 (IANS) Controversial pacer S. Sreesanth has hinted that he may opt to play for another country if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not remove the lifetime ban imposed on him over allegations of spot fixing. BCCI has imposed the ban, not ICC. If not India, I can play for any other country, because am 34 now and I can only play for maximum six more years....

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Ajit Pawar likens Shiv Sena to 'two-faced earthworm'

Pune (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party senior leader Ajit Pawar on Friday equated the Shiv Sena with a two-faced earthworm which wants public sympathy but does not want to quit the state government. You want the peoples' sympathy and also continue in power. If you want to work among the people, then get out of the government. Your behaviour is like a 'two-faced eart...

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CBI must probe illegal pesticide-resistant seeds, demands Maharashtra farm panel

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) A Maharashtra government Special Task Force on Friday urged the Centre to institute a CBI enquiry into reports that around 3.50 million packets of illegal Herbicide Tolerant genetically modified cotton seeds are sold during the current season in several cotton-growing states in the country. Reacting to a comment piece carried by IANS on October 18, tit...

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CBI must probe illegal pesticides, demands Maharashtra farm panel

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) A Maharashtra government Special Task Force on Friday urged the Centre to institute a CBI enquiry into reports that around 3.50 million packets of illegal Herbicide Tolerant genetically modified cotton seeds are being sold during the current season in several cotton-growing states in the country. Reacting to a comment piece carried by IANS on October 1...

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Odisha Governor in hospital after chest pain

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 (IANS) Odisha Governor S.C. Jamir was on Thursday hospitalized after he complained of chest pain. The 86-year-old was taken to Apollo Hospital here as he also faced discomfort while eating, hospital sources said. Apollo Cardiology specialist Prasant Kumar Sahoo said although the condition of the Governor was stable, he was under observation. He will be...

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MNS corporator claims he was 'lured' to join Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Adding a new twist to the defection of six municipal corporators, a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator, Sanjay R. Turde, on Thursday claimed he was also lured to join the Shiv Sena last week. The MNS Corporator from Kurla ward said he was offered the lure of lucre indirectly through a party colleague who assured the Shiv Sena will give a big boost to your c...

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Plan to give adequate coal to power plants executed: Ministry

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) On the eve of Diwali, the Union Power Ministry announced that a detailed plan has been put into action from Wednesday to ensure sufficient supply of coal to power plants. An official statement here following a joint review of the fuel supply situation by Power Minister R.K. Singh and Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said the ministers had also spoken to st...

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After 5-month wait, farm loans waiver begins in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Nearly five months after announcing waiver of farm loans, the Maharashtra government kickstarted the process on Wednesday as Diwali gift to the state's farmers. Rs 4,000 crore will be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme. At a function, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a portal in which the names o...

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After five months, farm loans waiver starts in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) After nearly five months, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday gave a Diwali gift to state's farmers by starting the loans waiver process with a sum of Rs 4,000 crore to be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme. At a function, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a portal in which the names of the be...

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Deepika draws Irani's attention to attack on 'Padmavati' rangoli

Surat, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone on Wednesday urged Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to take action against the attackers who ruined artist Karan Ks rangoli depicting a poster of Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Padmavati here. Absolutely heartbreaking to see the recent attack on artist Karan and his artwork! Disgusting and appalling to say the least, Deepika t...

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In Kashmir, two women combat menstrual taboo, unhygienic practices

Kupwara, (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 18 (IANS) Growing up in a society that stigmatises menstruation, two women social entrepreneurs in this border village of Jammu and Kashmir are battling the taboos attached to what is a routine biological process. They are not only creating awareness but also manufacturing and selling sanitary napkins to help poorer women who cannot afford branded products. <...

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Widespread use of unapproved GM cotton shows official tolerance of illegality

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Andhra governments flip-flop on extensive cultivation of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) herbicide-tolerant (HT) cotton seems to be symptomatic of the complacency which has infected even regulatory bodies and research institutions. In February, the Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), (Nagpur) had found six of nine cottonseed hybrids testing posi...

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Banned Tripura outfit calls tribals to observe Sunday as 'Black Day'

Agartala, Oct 14 (IANS) The outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) terrorist outfit has called upon tribals to observe a Black Day on Sunday to protest Tripura's merger with the Indian Union and for restoration of the historical rights of tribals. In a statement to media houses, the NLFT called on tribals to observe October 15 as a mark of protest, solidarity, and black day...

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Congress' stunning Nanded victory shocks opposition, Rahul lauds party unit

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), decimating the opposition to bag a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body. The elections in the NWCMC, the hometown and stronghold of Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, were held on Wednesday. The BJP, which 'tripled' its per...

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Six corporators of Raj Thackeray's MNS defect to Uddhav's Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) In a major political development, six of the seven Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporators of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday walked over to the rival Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray warmly welcomed the six corporators into the party, terming it as homecoming, at his residence 'Matoshri' in Bandra east this evening. The grou...

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Gross interference in EC's working, BJP looking at defeat in Gujarat: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the Modi government of grossest interference in the working of the Election Commission, saying the decision not to declare the dates for the Gujarat elections cuts at the root of constitutional principles and was a shameless tactic to save itself from a thrashing at the hustings. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told medi...

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Raj Thackeray's MNS corporators defect to Udhhav's Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) In a major political development, at least six of the seven Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporators of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday walked over to the rival Shiv Sena, official sources confirmed. The group of six MNS corporators have sought permission of the Konkan Divisional Commissioner to be recognized as a separate group. They are ex...

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Stunning Nanded victory electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body and decimating the opposition. The elections in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, were held on Wednesday. The BJP got six seats while the Shiv Sena ...

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Prabhu invites Swedish companies to invest in India

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS Indian Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has invited Swedish firms to explore business opportunities in India and assured potential investors all support, an official statement said on Thursday . According to the Commerce Ministry statement, the Make in India: Sweden 2017 event began on Thursday in Stockholm in order to enhance Indo-Swedish cooperation and explore n...

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Spectacular Nanded win electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 69 of the 77 seats in the 81-seat body and decimating the opposition. The Congress hopes to win a few more seats as counting continued for the remaining four wards in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief A...

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