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Bypolls to 4 Lok Sabha, 10 assembly seats on May 28

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The bypoll to the Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh will be held on May 28 as the Election Commission on Thursday announced dates for bypolls to four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly seats across ten states. Apart from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, parliamentary bypolls will be held on May 28 for Palghar and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra and to the Nagaland ...

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Absconding ex-actress Mamta Kulkarni's assets to be seized in drugs case

Thane (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) A Special NDPS Court here has ordered the confiscation of assets belonging to absconding former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, in connecting with a drugs smuggling case against her and her husband Vicky Goswami, an official said on Thursday. Special Public Prosecutor Shishir Hirey said that the order was issued last week by Special Narcotics Drugs ...

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Bypolls for two Lok Sabha, one assembly seat in Maharashtra on May 28

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday announced May 28 as the date for polling in by-elections for two Lok Sabha and one assembly seat in Maharashtra which are vacant for various reasons. The by-polls will be held in Palghar and Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituencies and the Palu-Kadegaon assembly seat in Sangli. Electronic Voting Machines and VVPATs shal...

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Tarang Gianchandani is new Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital CEO

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Reliance Foundation announced on Thursday the appointment of Tarang Gianchandani as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital at Girgaum, Mumbai. It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming Dr Tarang Gianchandani as the new CEO of Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital. With her vast administrative and clinical experience, both in India ...

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J&K knocked out of India in Maharashtra SSC textbooks

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) This year's newly-published SSC textbooks in Maharashtra have depicted a large portion of the border state Jammu and Kashmir out of the country, besides carrying a faulty picture of the national tricolour, Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said here on Thursday. In a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, he demanded a probe and immediate arrest o...

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Motivated PIL filed in Justice Loya case at behest of RSS: Congress

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the RSS of getting a motivated PIL filed in the case of death of Judge B. H. Loya, saying it was filed by a BJP worker, Suraj Lolage, on the directions of RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi, who asked him not to withdraw it before the Supreme Court. The party also said that it agreed with the Supreme Court observations in its verdict...

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3 Chennai students drown in Pune dam

Pune (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) Three teenagers of a Chennai school who were here on a summer camp, have drowned in a village dam, a police officer said on Thursday. They were part of a team of around 20 boys from ECS Matriculation School, Chennai, who arrived here for the summer camp in Mulshi taluka, along with four teachers. Though the details of the incident were being i...

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Minister reviews mobile connectivity in Maoist-affected districts

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the mobile connectivity issues in Left Wing Extremism (Maoist) affected districts of the country, an official statement said. Ahir directed BSNL to expedite bandwidth upgradation in 35 worst-affected districts on priority and ensure upto 2 mbps capacity within one...

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Most hate speeches by BJP lawmakers: ADR study

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The BJP has the largest number of lawmakers in the country with declared cases of hate speech against them, as per an Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) study released on Wednesday. Of the total of 58 current MPs and MLAs with declared cases of hate speech against themselves, 27 are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said the ADR report. The s...

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PM calls for faster action on ex-servicemen's grievances

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for faster disposal of grievances of the ex-servicemen, so that their problems can be resolved in the minimum possible time. Modi was chairing his 25th interaction through PRAGATI -- the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. According to an official release, P...

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Bonanza for realtors as Mumbai to get 3,355 hectares more for development

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Finally biting the bullet, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday permitted releasing 3,355 hectares of land, falling under 'No Development Zones' or salt pans, for housing, besides a bonanza of higher FSI to realtors, and easing the 'vertical' development of the water-locked city. While around 2,400 hectares, including 300 hectares to be freed from salt pans, a...

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Congress appoints three state chiefs of Adivasi Congress

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday appointed three state chairpersons of Adivasi Congress - Amarjeet Bhagat (Chhattisgarh), Sushil Marandi (Jharkhand) and Anadrao Gangram Gedam (Maharashtra). Congress President Rahul Gandhi also approved a 58-member National Executive Committee of the All India Adivasi Congress. All the chairperson of State Adivasi Congress and ...

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Rajnath to chair Western Zonal Council meet in Gujarat

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council, which comprises Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, in Gandhinagar on Thursday. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is the vice-chairman and host for the meeting. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangar...

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Two more Maoists' bodies found, Maharashtra operation count now 39

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 25 (IANS) The bodies of two more Maoists, including a woman, were found in the Indravati River near Kasnasur in this Maharashtra district, four days after Sunday's security forces operation, taking the count of the killed ultras to 39, an official said here on Wednesday. Besides, the search teams have fished out body parts of some Maoists, which were appar...

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Australia announces additional funding for project for girls

Sydney, April 25 (IANS) The Australian government has announced additional financial aid to a project working for women and girls in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Commonwealth of Learning's (COL) project Reaching the Unreached (RtU) is aimed at providing education and training to 40,000 women and girls who cannot attend school in remote and disadvantaged communities due to early ma...

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Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved centrally-sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission till 2019-20. The CCEA has also approved empowerment of the executive committee for formulating the NBM guidelines and to ma...

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Woman Maoist's body found, Maharashtra operation count now 38

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 25 (IANS) The body of another woman Maoist was found in the forests of Kasnasur in this Maharashtra district, four days after she was shot in an operation by security forces on Sunday, taking the total toll to 38, an official said here on Wednesday. Security officials suspect she may have tried to escape the volley of bullets fired by the commandos, or may...

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Amjad Ali Khan, Anupam Kher get Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle and veteran actor Anupam Kher were among the prominent personalities who were conferred the 'Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards' on the occasion of his 76th death anniversary here. Bhosle was conferred the award for life achievements, while Anupam was acknowledged by a Special Awa...

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Congress won't be able to win alone, federal front necessary: Mamata

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Congress alone won't be able to win the 2019 General Elections and urged it to be more flexible in seat sharing with the regional parties so as to confront the BJP in one-on one fights. Claiming that the idea of a federal front can work if the opposition parties unite on a common minimum agenda, she said ...

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37 Maoists, including 19 women, killed in Maharashtra operations

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 24 (IANS) As many as 19 women, including a commander, are among 37 Maoists gunned down in two pitched battles by the Maharashtra Police in the forests of the state's Gadchiroli in the past 48 hours, eliminating at least four top commanders and virtually shattering the backbone of the rebels, a top police official said here on Tuesday evening. State Additio...

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