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Rs 5,021-crore central assistance to disaster-affected states

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a total of nearly Rs 5,021-crore assistance to 10 states affected by natural disasters. Andhra Pradesh will get Rs 584.21 crore, Assam Rs 269.40 crore, Bihar Rs 822.96 crore, Himachal Pradesh Rs 152.28 crore, Karnataka Rs 171.69 crore, Manipur Rs 19.11 crore, Rajasthan Rs 3...

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Haseeb Drabu is Chairman of north zone finance ministers' panel

Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu was on Thursday appointed as Chairman of the Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers of North Zone, an official statement here said. According to a communique issued by the Inter-State Council Secretariat here, Drabu will be heading the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab...

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Aseemanand granted bail in Mecca Masjid blast case

Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) A city court on Thursday granted conditional bail to former RSS worker Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case. The Fourth Metropolitan Sessions court directed him to furnish two sureties of Rs 50,000 each and not to leave Hyderabad without prior permission. Nine persons were killed in the blast during Friday prayers at the historic mo...

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Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore. However, the acquisition is subject to requisite regulatory approvals. Tikona currently has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2,30...

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Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore, a company statement said. Tikona currently has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2,300 MHz band in Gujarat, UP (East),...

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SC defers hearing in Babri Masjid conspiracy case

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred hearing on a CBI plea seeking restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against senior BJP leaders in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, asking the parties to file written submission focusing on issues to be adjudicated. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought the restoration of the charge against senior B...

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Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday. We should be reaching Rs 8,000 crore revenue by end of this fiscal year (2016...

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I'm a survivor: Neha Dhupia

Alwar (Rajasthan), March 23 (IANS) It has been over a decade since she made her foray into Bollywood after winning the Miss India crown in 2002. Neha Dhupia looks at her journey in awe and says she feels like a survivor. Neha, who is currently seen as a gang leader in MTV Roadies Rising, has starred in films like Julie, Garam Masala, Chup Chup Ke, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Singh Is Kinng ...

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Nestle India commits to water stewardship, cuts use by 53%

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) On the occasion of World Water Day, Nestle India on Wednesday said it has reduced its water consumption by 53 per cent and waste water discharge by 55 per cent for every tonne of production during the last 15 years as a commitment towards responsible water stewardship. Committed to responsible water stewardship, Nestle India is continuously working on conservat...

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'ONGC doubles gas production in Tripura in 5 years'

Agartala, March 22 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has more than doubled its gas production in five years in Tripura brightening prospects of setting up of more gas based projects, officials said here on Wednesday. ONGC has more than doubled its production from 6,450 lakh cubic metres of gas in 2012-13 to 13,820 lakh cubic metres in 2016-17, a spokesman of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ON...

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In Alwar, 'Roadies' contestant battle for survival

Alwar (Rajasthan), March 22 (IANS) Over 10 Roadies Rising contestants battled for survival here in Rajasthan when veteran off-spiner Harbhajan Singh, who is associated with the reality show on MTV, brought in wild card entries. A barren crop field surrounded by coloured flags turned as a battle ground on Tuesday, after Harbhajan, known for bringing googlies in the show brought back four ...

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Khalistani militant held in Delhi

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A Khalistan militant has been arrested here for involvement in over 75 cases of terror, murder, robbery and loot registered against him in Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Delhi Police said on Tuesday. Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) member Gursewak Singh alias Babla, 55, was arrested on a tip-off from west Delhi's Mahipalpur area on Monday evening w...

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Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

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M.Sc medical teachers seek authority to sign clinical reports

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The National M.Sc Medical Teachers Association (NMMTA) protested here on Monday, saying that the new norms under the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) rules on diagnostic laboratories deny them any role in clinical diagnostics, including signing the reports. Protesting, over 100 members of the NMMTA said that while many corporate hospitals and privat...

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President presents KCK International Awards in print journalism

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday presented KCK International Awards for excellence in print journalism here and hoped it would inspire others to follow the path of the awardees. At the event, organised by Rajasthan Patrika, the President said he was glad to have the opportunity of conferring the awards. I wish the awardees to gain success in their f...

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The Dire Straits Experience keen to know more about Indian music

Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) Members of British band The Dire Straits Experience, after their debut India tour, are enthused to find out more about the music of the country. They performed in Gurugram on March 17 and in Bengaluru on March 19 as part of 100 Pipers 'Play for a Cause', an initiative that will this year focus on helping to provide sustainable drinking water to villagers in Raj...

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Accord with Russia will improve Su-30 serviceability: HAL chief

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The contracts India signed with Russia for long-term maintenance of the Su-30 MKI fleet increase the serviceability of the frontline fighter jet fleet, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chief T. Suvarna Raju said on Monday. According to sources, the contract is worth $315 million. The deal will bolster the after-sales service and reduce the lead time ...

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Why would I leave TV after giving 16 years to it: Sakshi Tanwar

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) She has delivered powerful performances in shows like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, and after bagging the role of Aamir Khan's wife in Dangal, many believed it could mark her shift from the small to the big screen. Why should I, Sakshi told IANS when asked if she has quit TV for Bollywood. She says she is in no mood to quit TV after investing...

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Rape accused back in police net after eight months

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old rape accused, who had escaped eight months ago from police lock-up, has been arrested from Gurugram in Haryana, police said on Friday. Police said Lal Singh, a driver by profession, had kidnapped a minor girl on June 23, 2016 from outside her residence in Nangloi area of west Delhi and abused her sexually. Singh was arrested in Gurugram la...

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India, Russia sign two agreements for Sukhois' maintenance

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India and Russia on Friday signed two agreements for long-term support to the Su-30 MKI fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which is expected to improve the maintenance and serviceability of the aircraft. One of the agreements, signed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) that produces Su-30 MKI under licence, and PJSC United Aircraft Corporation of Russ...

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