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UTT: Amalraj, Elizabeta boost Maharashtra United

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Indias Anthony Amalraj and Romanias Elizabeta Samara posted nerve-wracking victories in their respective Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) matches here on Saturday to lift Maharashtra United from the bottom of the table to the second position. Down 2-7 in the tie against table toppers Dabang Smashers, captain Joao Monteiro of Portugal led the fightback, scoring an ups...

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Shooter Chain pips Gagan to clinch gold in Rifle 3 position

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) World Cup silver medallist Chain Singh pipped compatriot Gagan Narang to clinch the gold medal in the Rifle 3 position category at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Saturday. Chain, the Jammu and Kashmir stalwart representing the Army Marksman Unit, helped his teammates Surendra Singh and Satyendra Singh to...

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Maharashtra banker demands sex from peasant woman

Buldana (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) In an outrageous incident, a branch manager of the public sector Central Bank Of India allegedly demanded sexual favours from a women to clear her loan application, officials said here on Saturday. The incident happened on Friday at the Datala village branch of the CBI where the peasant woman had gone to seek a loan for the current monsoon season.

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Taunted for dark complexion, woman poisoned party food; 5 die

Raigad (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) A young woman, taunted by her relatives for her dark complexion, a broken marriage and lack of cooking ability, poisoned the food served to nearly 120 people at a housewarming party five days ago leaving five dead, Maharashtra Police said on Saturday. Four minors and a 53-year-old man succumbed when they consumed the poisoned food late on Monday and a...

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NABARD figures misleading: Gujarat DCCBs collected highest average banned notes among states

Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The National Bank for Agiculture & Rural Development (NABARD) had said in a statement on Friday that demonetised notes presented to district cooperative central banks (DCCBs) in Maharashtra were higher than those deposited in Gujarat, followed by Kerala. This statement, in essence, may be misleading. According to RTI information secured by Mumbai activist Manor...

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Goyal 'forced' NABARD to issue statement to hide demonetisation scam: Congress

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday alleged that Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had forced NABARD to issue a statement to hide the demonetisation scam by BJP President Amit Shah and demanded that audit reports, including those of NABARD, be made public. Accusing the BJP government of giving patronage to scamsters, the Congress also said that another bank fraud worth Rs 2,00...

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Shiv Sena demands action against RBI Governor

Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Shiv Sena pounced on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, seeking to know what action the (current) Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has taken against the RBI governor and chiefs of banks which have been defrauded by big industrialists who have fled the country. How many bank chairmen who gave fraudulent loans have been sent to jail? Even the BJP Presiden...

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Kharge appointed Congress in charge of Maharashtra

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday appointed its leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as the General Secretary in charge of Maharashtra, where assembly elections will be held next year. Kharge's appointment has come into force with immediate effect. He replaces party leader Mohan Prakash. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Mallikarjun Kharge as AIC...

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Nothing unusal, says Bank; 1.6 lakh deposited Rs 746-cr banned notes, says NABARD

Mumbai, Ahmedabad June 22 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) on Friday attributed the country's highest deposits of Rs 745.59 crore in banned currencies at the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) to the latter's massive size and performance. After a political storm over the IANS report on RTI revelations about ADCB, in which Bharatiya Janata ...

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Tata Projects consortium bags Rs 11,744 cr order to redevelop Mumbai chawl

Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) A consortium comprising Tata Projects, Capicite Infraprojects and CITIC Group has been awarded a Rs 11,744 crore project for redevelopment of 90-year-old BDD chawl in Mumbai. The Maharashtra government and Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA) awarded the contract for redevelopment of existing BDD (Bombay Development Department) Residentia...

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Maharashtra BJP activist's killer kin nabbed from Punjab

Nagpur (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) Ten days after the brutal killing of a BJP activist and four of his family members, their missing relative has been nabbed from Punjab by the Nagpur police for the multiple murders that shook the state's second capital, officials said here on Friday. The victim Kamlakar Pavankar's brother-in-law, Vivek Palatkar, who was absconding since the June 11 mu...

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Kharge named Congress in charge of Maharashtra

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday appointed its leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as the general secretary in charge of Maharashtra, where assembly elections will be held next year. Kharge's appointment has come into force with immediate effect. He replaces party leader Mohan Prakash. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Mallikarjun Kharge as AIC...

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Parrikar to meet Modi over Goa mining crisis

Panaji, June 22 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week to resolve the mining crisis in the coastal state which was triggered after the Supreme Court banned mining in all 88 operational mining leases in March. The Chief Minister will also hold a joint meeting of all mining concerned MLAs shortly to arrive at a consensus after wh...

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Truckers' association calls off strike for now

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The national truckers' organisation on Friday temporarily called off their strike, claiming to have received a communication from the Union Road Transport Ministry promising a meeting. We received call from Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's office and they have called us to talk... We have temporarily called off the strike because it was affecting truckers and peop...

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Loan waiver, free power no lasting solution: Naidu

Pune, June 22 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said populist measures such as loan waivers and free power would not provide lasting solution to the distressed farmers in the country and sought timely credit at affordable interest rates besides giving latest know-how to them to improve farm productivity. Inaugurating a two-day National Consultation on Making Agriculture Sustainable an...

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Thakkar stuns Karlsson as Challengers win big in UTT

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Teenaged Manav Thakkar turned in a sensational display, stunning World No 20 Kristian Karlsson 2-1 to inspire Empowerji Challengers to a 15-6 victory against Maharashtra United in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on Thursday. The 18-year-old Thakkar rattled his Swedish rival, ranked 223 places above him with an attacking ...

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Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others. Organised by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and...

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Shooters Heena, Rahi impress at 18th KSS Memorial championship

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former World No.1 Heena Sidhu of ONGC topped the charts for the selection trials in the 10 metre Air Pistol category while para-shooter Rubina Francis from Madhya Pradesh clinched a gold and silver medal in the junior and senior category of the 10m Air Pistol (IPC) championship, respectively at the Dr. Karni Shooting Range here on Thursday. Heena scored a mammot...

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Bank with Amit Shah as a director collected highest amount of banned notes among DCCBs: RTI reply

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist. The Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) secured deposits of Rs 745.59 c...

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Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind arrested in Pune

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, an official said on Thursday. The arrest was made from Pune on Tuesday and he is being brought to Lucknow on transit remand. Inspector General of ATS Aseem Arun said that soon after his arrival, Shah...

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