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Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh cleanest cities in India: Centre

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday announced Madhya Pradesh's Indore as one of the cleanest cities in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh as per the Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 conducted in 4,203 cities. Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri made the announcement while declaring the results of the survey undertaken between January 4 and March 10. The ...

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Jet to commence services under UDAN scheme from next month

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Full-service international passenger carrier Jet Airways on Monday said that it will commence services under the air regional connectivity (RCS) -- UDAN -- scheme from next month. According to the airline, it has been awarded four routes under the RCS scheme and will launch operations on three new routes -- Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna, New Delhi-Nashik and Nagpur-Allaha...

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Four army trucks burnt in fire on goods train

Bhopal/Betul, May 10 (IANS) Four army trucks were burnt to ashes in a fire on a goods train, which was also carrying ammunition and explosives, on Thursday on the Bhopal-Nagpur stretch in Madhya Pradesh, officials said. The fire broke out while the train, on way from Bengaluru to Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad, was near Maramjhiri station between Betul and Itarsi junctions, an official said, a...

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Ban toxic insecticides: Maharashtra farm body to Centre

Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 8 (IANS) A prominent farm body on Tuesday urged the Centre to immediately accept the Maharashtra government's plea to ban poisonous insecticides which have killed more than 60 farmers here so far. Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) chairman Kishore Tiwari said that following a series of farmers' deaths due to toxic insecticides, the state governmen...

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Bawankule named Google Cloud India country head

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Google on Tuesday announced it has appointed Nitin Bawankule as the Country Head for Google Cloud India and will report to Rick Harshman, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Google Cloud. Bawankule has been with Google India for over six years as the Head of Sales for multiple verticals including e-commerce, retail, classifieds and education. By 2020, the Pub...

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Akshay praises Gadkari, Rathore for supporting sport talents

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has praised Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Rajyavardhan Rathore and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand for showcasing and supporting talent at a grassroot level. The 50-year-old actor on Sunday night took to Twitter and shared a selfie with Minister for Road Transport and Highways Gadkari, Sports Minister Rathore and Chief National Coach of India...

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India's dream high-speed train project remains in studying stage

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The much trumpeted dream project of high-speed rail of the Modi government to reduce travel time between metro cities drastically has so far been confined in the study stage and is yet to come on the drawing board. While the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor is facing serious issues related to land acquisition and compensation to farmers, the government has ...

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Two Maharashtra railway stations adjudged 'most beautiful'

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Decorated with paintings, murals and sculptures of tigers, local jungles and other wildlife, Chandrapur and Ballarshah stations in the Nagpur Division of Central Railway have been adjudged Most Beautiful Station on Indian Railways, an official said on Thursday. The two stations pipped 62 entries from 11 Zones of Indian Railways to stand first and will be awarded Rs 1...

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Anudeep tops 2017 civil services exam, Anu Kumari secures second rank

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Anudeep Durishetty topped in 2017 Civil Services Exam, the results of which were released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday evening. According to an official release, Durishetty topped the Civil Services Examination while Anu Kumari secured the second rank and was the topper among the female candidates. Sachin Gupta secured the overall thi...

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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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Vasundhara to meet Amit Shah to discuss new Rajasthan BJP chief

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is likely to meet BJP President Amit Shah here on Thursday to sort out the differences over appointment of the new state BJP chief. According to sources in BJP, Shah wants Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to be appointed as state BJP chief while Raje is not in his favour. The new state B...

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Were five Maharashtra legislators on Maoist radar?

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A five-member team of Maharashtra legislators who were on a three-day official tour of Gadchiroli district may have been on the radar of Maoists, 16 of whom were gunned on Sunday, authoritative sources said on Monday. As a precaution, the legislators' team, which was scheduled to visit some of the high-risk and remotest areas of Bhamragad, were permitted to travel...

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Record 1.75 lakh Indians to go for Haj this year: Centre

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said a record 1.75 lakh pilgrims from India will go on Haj this year after the Centre increased the pilgrims' quota for the second consecutive year. ... for the first time after Independence, a record 1,75,025 pilgrims from India will go for Haj this year and that too without any subsidy, Naqvi said at ...

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Congress using impeachment as political tool: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of using impeachment as a political tool, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it was a revenge petition to intimidate the judiciary following the Supreme Court's verdict on Judge B.H. Loya's death. It (impeachment motion) is a revenge petition after the falsehood of the Congress has been established in the Justice Loya death case,...

25 days ago
Maharashtra software couple chucks Rs 30 lakh pay packet to open 'tea shop'

Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) This is one couple who decided to give up the comfort zone of fat-pay packets, Rs 30 lakh annualy between them to venture into an unknown realm -- starting a tea shop The duo -- Nitin V. Biyani, 36 and wife Pooja, 34 -- embarked on their journey after considerable thought and intellectual inputs from their elders, especially Pooja's father. One fine day, ...

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BJP asks MPs to attack Rahul over Judge Loya verdict

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The day the Supreme Court dismissing petitions seeking an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, the BJP asked its MPs to attack Congress President Rahul Gandhi demanding his apology by holding press conferences and on social media platforms. A letter issued by BJP Parliamentary party on Thursday also provided written material for all the party MPs asking...

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Judge Loya case: Prashant Bhushan attempted to misrepresent facts, says SC

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern over the manner in which advocate Prashant Bhushan has acted with a lack of objectivity and his assertions have bordered on an attempt to misrepresent the facts and mislead the court. The observation of a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud came while dismissing...

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SC feels PILs being used for personal, political, business agenda

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed serious concern over the manner in which Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was being brazenly mis-utilised by persons with a personal, political and business agenda. Observing that PIL has developed as a powerful tool to espouse the cause of the marginalised and oppressed, Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar...

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SC trashes plea for SIT probe into Loya's death, triggers more fireworks

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, who was conducting a trial in the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Gujarat in which now BJP President Amit Shah was an accused. Holding that there was absolutely no merit in the petitions, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilka...

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'Sad letter day' in India's history: Congress on SC's Loya verdict

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Rejecting the natural death theory of judge B.H. Loya based on which the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe, the Congress said it is sad letter day in India's history and reiterated its demand for a fair investigation. Today is a 'Sad Letter Day' in India's history. Congress is committed to people's demand for a fair investigatio...

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