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Odisha clears land for Tata Steel to set up industrial park

Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Thursday approved a proposal by Tata Steel for utilising 1,735 acres of land for developing a private industrial park at Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Of the 2,970 acres of land handed over to Industrial Industrial Infrastructure Development Corp (IDCO) for setting up a steel plant at...

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China, Nepal sign 14 pacts, including on railway construction

Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China and Nepal on Thursday signed 14 agreements, including one on railway construction in the Himalayan nation, following a meeting between visiting Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. Both sides struck the deal on conducting feasibility study of a railway line connecting the border town of Kerung to Nepali capital Kathma...

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Tripura Assembly lauds man, daughter for averting train accident

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, members of the Tripura Assembly on Thursday praised Swapan Debbarma, 45, and his teenage daughter who last week averted a train accident saving the lives of over 2,000 passengers. Health and Science and Technology Minister Sudip Roy Barman raised the issue in Zero hour and requested Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and the House to exte...

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Xi, Oli meet, discuss rail connectivity between China and Nepal

Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China and Nepal discussed cross-border railway connectivity on Wednesday as President Xi Jinping met Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli here and said that Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Oli, who arrived here on Tuesday on a six-day-visit, met Xi at the Great Hall of the People i...

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Kim Jong-un wraps up visit to Beijing

Beijing, June 20 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left China on Wednesday after a two-day stay in which he held talks with President Xi Jinping. Kim headed back to Pyongyang on his private jet, called Chammae-1, which took off from the Beijing international airport at around 5 p.m. (local time), Yonhap news agency reported. During his third visit to China in less than three...

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Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station

Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said. Roksana Akter (30) and the newborn have been admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, bdnews24 reported on Tuesday. Yasin Faruq, the officer-in-charge of the Kamalapur Railway Police Station where the incident took place, said the woman and the chil...

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Railways to build another bridge over Yamuna to ease congestion

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Aiming to speed up train movement over the Yamuna and also decongest the Ghaziabad-New Delhi rail corridor -- one of the busiest in the country -- Indian Railways has proposed an additional rail bridge over the river in the capital. While the old Yamuna rail bridge -- also known as Loha Pul -- will give way to a new double-line rail bridge by March next year, an...

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Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018, a major aid to policy makers, and launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) project, which does the institutional profiling of the country. National Health Profile is the most acclaimed publication which provides vital information on demography, socio econo...

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Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned

Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday. While the flood situation has improved in Golaghat and East and West Karbi Anglong districts on Tuesday, Nagaon Hojai, Cachar, Karim...

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Skill police in addressing crimes against women and children: Maneka

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday emphasied the requirement to empower and skill police agencies and other responders in addressing the crimes against children professionally and diligently, and called for every police station to be equipped with 'Rape Investigation Kits' to deal with such cases on a priority basis. The governme...

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Oli arrives in China on five-day visit

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in Beijing on on Tuesday on a five-day visit where he is expected to sign a slew of deals including a railway project linking Tibet to Kathmandu. India will closely watch visit by Oli, who, in his previous tenure, had inched closer to China, which currently is the largest foreign aid donor to the Himalayan nation and...

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Two hedgehogs found at Delhi railway station

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two hedgehogs, being trafficked, were found in an unclaimed bag at a railway station here and are currently under care, animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS said on Tuesday. The stressed and scared animals -- an adult female and a baby -- were found huddled up in the bag at the Sarai Rohilla Railway Station in north Delhi, after a passenger inspected a shaki...

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PSBs decide on unhindered credit flow for genuine firms

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) In a move to ensure that credit flow to domestic industry is not hindered by the massive non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, accumulated in the Indian banking system, state-run banks on Tuesday decided to take up the genuine credit needs of companies through a two-stage process. To be considered in the first stage are firms with credit needs of between R...

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Railways to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030: Goyal

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will become a zero carbon emitter by 2030 through 100 per cent electrification of its network. With the current action plans on anvil for 100 per cent electrification coupled with renewable strategies, Indian Railways will become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030, Goyal said while addressing the ...

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Railways' first waste-to-energy plant faces GST hurdles

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Indian Railways' long-awaited and ambitious project to set up a waste-to-energy plant at Jaipur railway station has run into Goods and Services Tax (GST) hurdles, causing a delay in the commissioning of the first such municipal solid waste management centre on the rail network. Though the process of setting up the plant in Jaipur and then at the New Delhi statio...

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Nepal willing to enhance connectivity, cooperation with China: PM

Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Nepal is willing to enhance cross-border railroad connectivity, infrastructure development, trade, investment and tourism cooperation with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, said here ahead of his visit to Beijing. Oli, who will embark on a five-day visit to China on Tuesday, told Xinhua during an interview...

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Assam flood toll is 11, over 5 lakh affected

Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam on Monday with two more deaths reported from Barak Valley, taking the flood-related death toll to 11, even as over five lakh people were affected in six districts. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said two persons died due to floods in Cachar and Hailakandi areas while 548,986 persons from 719 villages ...

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Nepal PM all set to visit China

Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is embarking on a six-day official visit to China starting from Tuesday, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation. During his visit, Oli will meet Chinese President Xi and Premier Li Keqiang and other senior Chinese leaders in Beijing. He will lead a 100-plus delegation to C...

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Passengers to get free meal on Sunday in case of train delay

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Indian Railways will provide free meals to passengers on board if trains get delayed on a Sunday by five-six hours due to planned maintenance works on tracks. The Railways will provide free meals and refreshments to the passengers travelling on reserved tickets if the train gets delayed on Sunday due to the planne...

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Gujarat farmers protest land acquisition for bullet train

Surat, June 18 (IANS) Strong protests have started emerging in Gujarat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project of a bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, with farmers in Surat district taking to the streets opposing acquisition of land for the purpose. More than 200 farmers from 15 villages drove down to the Surat District Collectorate in tractors and motorcycles agains...

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