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Awareness drive soon for dengue, chikungunya in Delhi

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi government will launch a campaign from August 1 to make people aware about vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday. Without revealing the details, he said sensitisation of people about dengue and chikungunya will be done on a broad level with all available modes including advertisement in newspa...

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EVM 'malfunction': Maharashtra government directed to make statement

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar on Tuesday directed the state government to make a statement on the alleged 'fraud' in an EVM machine during the Buldhana Zilla Parishad elections on February 16. The direction came after Congress member Sanjay Dutt raised the matter in the house after reports of the EVM malfunctioning was exposed through a...

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Pomp and grandeur at Kovind swearing in; political rivals chat

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Banter and bitter rivals catching up with each other was witnessed at the short oath-taking ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind in the Central Hall of Parliament, but outside the protocol-driven Presidential transition was full of pomp and grandeur. The historic Central Hall was brimming to capacity and an extra row of chairs had to be placed in the front that...

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UP CM urged to allow state buses to run on ethanol

Lucknow, July 25 (IANS) Apex industry lobby Assocham has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow all state-run buses to move on from oil-based fuel to alternative and environment-friendly fuel like ethanol. Uttar Pradesh is India's largest producer of ethanol for blending with petrol after Maharashtra. The state should promote use of cleaner-burning fuel from sugarcan...

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Rate of women migrating for work double that of men

Women migrating for work and education between 2001 and 2011 grew at a rate that outpaced men who moved for similar reasons, shows an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data. In this period, the number of women migrating for work grew by 101 per cent, more than double the growth rate for men (48.7 per cent). Also, the number of women who cited business as a reason for migration increased by 1...

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Chhatrapati Shivaji descendent NCP MP held for extortion

Satara (Maharashtra), July 25 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party MP Udayan Raje Bhosale was arrested here on Tuesday in connection with an allegation of assault and extortion levelled by a businessman. Bhosale, a direct descendent of the warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji, appeared before the police after his anticipatory bail plea was dismissed by the Bombay High Court last week and by a S...

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Threat to auction India's first individual Olympic Bronze Medal

Satara (Maharashtra), July 24 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the Maharashtra government, the family of the late wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, who bagged India's first individual Olympic Bronze Medal in 1952, on Monday threatened to auction it off to finance a wrestling academy the state had long promised to fund. The legendary wrestler's son, Ranjit K. D. Jadhav said that it was ex...

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Plantation drive across 1,513 kms of National Highways

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tree plantation will be undertaken along 1,513 km of National Highways under the Green Highways Scheme by the National Highway Authority of India, parliament was told on Monday. The plantation drive includes 390 km of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh, 133 km in Assam, 418 km in Haryana and 100 km in Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Road Transport an...

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Rs 1 lakh cr of contracts given for national highways upgrades

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has awarded contracts worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore for two- and four-laning of national highways in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand since 2014-15, Parliament was told on Monday. The contracts are for 297 projects amounting to Rs 1,09,043 crore, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh La...

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SC blocks BCCI ex-chief Srinivasan, Shah from BCCI SGM

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday blocked former BCCI President N. Srinivasan and former Secretary Niranjan Shah from attending the Special General Body Meeting (SGM) of the board, scheduled for July 26, as it directed that only office-bearers of the state associations will be participating in the meeting. The apex court indicated that it may consider the plea against...

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Maharashtra tops in skill development: NSDC data

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Maharashtra has emerged as the topper in imparting Skill Training to over a million youths in the National Skill Development Corporation's (NSDC) Skill India Mission, an official said here on Monday. According to NSDC figures released here, over a million youths have been trained across 40 sectors in the 15-59 age group since 2011. Maharashtra is followed ...

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BJP's focus on Hindu ideology than better education system: AAP

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS of doing politics over education and said the ruling party is more focused on creating a Hindu ideology than improving the education system. AAP leader Atishi Marlena said the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) had sought suggestions from the public on reviewi...

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Maharashtra opposition fails to project united front

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra opposition on Sunday failed to project a united front a day before the start of the assembly's monsoon session, with the Nationalist Congress Party skipping the customary combined opposition meeting convened by the Congress. Instead of the usual joint media briefing on the opposition strategy to corner the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena com...

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On eve of birthday, Thackeray's BJP 'bash'!

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday took pot shots at ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over several issues, including GST and demonetisation, and said he has lost faith in the BJP-led central and state government in the past three years. His strong BJP bashing came in his customary, annual birthday-eve interview series t...

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Modi remembers Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversaries. Remembering Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad and their rich contribution to India's freedom struggle, on their birth anniversary, Modi tweeted. Tilak was born in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra on July 23, ...

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Smashers take lead over Maharashtra in UTT tie

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Dabang Smashers took a commanding 8-4 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches with some solid display in the 10th tie of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Saturday. World No.110 G. Sathiyan put Dabang Smashers ahead with a stunning 11-3, 11-9, 7-11 win over Hong Kong's world No.8 Wong Chun Ting in the men's singles.

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Police arrest one in Dhule gangster hacking case

Dhule (Maharashtra), July 22 (IANS) The police on Saturday made the first arrest in connection with the brutal hacking of a notorious criminal Rafiuddin Shaikh alias Guddya in Dhule, an official said here. He was arrested by a police team from a hideout in Kamshet in Pune district this afternoon and will be brought to Dhule on Sunday, said an official at the Dhule police control room.

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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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Veteran Congress leader Shivajirao Patil dead at 92

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Congress leader, freedom fighter and former Maharashtra Minister Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, who was father of late National Award winning actress Smita Patil, died at a private hospital here on Saturday. He was 92. A widower, Patil's wife had died in 2015 after 77 years of marriage. He is survived by two daughters, Anita Deshmukh and Manya Seth and grandson, Bollywo...

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Senior Congress leader Shivajirao G. Patil dead at 92

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader, freedom fighter and former Minister Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, popular in political circles as 'Dadasaheb' died at a private hospital here on Saturday, an official said. He was 92. A widower, Patil's wife had died in 2015 after 77 years of marriage. He is survived by two daughters Anita Deshmukh and Manya Seth. Patil was better known ...

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