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Heat wave conditions persist in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) Rajasthan continued to be face heat wave conditions with the mercury touching 48.3 degrees Celsius in Sri Ganganagar on Saturday while Churu was a bit lower at 48 degrees. Kota was scorching at 47.2 degrees and Pilani at 47.1. State capital Jaipur was hot at 45.1 degree Celsius, three notches above the average while the minimum was 32.7 degrees, almost five ...

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BJP states spent Rs 2,000 cr on ads praising 3 years of Modi: AAP

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday accused BJP-ruled states of spending over Rs 2,000 crore on advertisements praising three years of the Narendra Modi-led government and said the money should have been utilised to build schools and hospitals instead. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will appeal to a committee set up to monitor the Supreme Cou...

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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Sikhs assaulted: Punjab CM talks to Rajasthan counterpart

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart Vasundhara Raje to demand strict action against those who assaulted four Sikhs in the desert state last month. He also sought action against a police constable who allegedly instigated the crowd. Though the Rajasthan State Minorities Commission has taken cognisance of th...

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'Eco-passages' and other lessons on curbing roadkill

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) An estimated 10,000 wild animals -- representing more than 100 species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds -- were crushed to death annually on a 3.6 km, two-lane road that passes through a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve in Canada. Not any more. With $2.7 million in government and private funding, a 10-year community-led project on Lake Erie in so...

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Inter-state kidney racket busted in Delhi, four held

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Four persons, including a woman, members of an inter-state kidney racket, have been arrested here, the police said on Friday. The arrests came after a month-long joint undercover operation by the Delhi Police Crime Branch and a news channel, according to police. A youngster from Rajasthan, who got a phone call offering to sell his kidney, approached a re...

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Farmers should anticipate market demand: Minister

Kota (Rajasthan), May 26 (IANS) Farmers should not follow the sheep mentality of going with the same crop trend which has done well in a particular period but should anticipate the market for their produce, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C.R. Chaudhary said on Friday. Addressing the valedictory session of the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) in Kota, the Minister said that k...

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Constitution lays emphasis on removing social injustice: President

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the Constitution puts a lot of emphasis on removing social injustice and promoting positive actions to bring the disadvantaged sections in the mainstream. Presenting Dr Ambedkar National Awards for outstanding contribution to promotion of social understanding and for uplifting weaker sections of society, for the years 201...

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Honda Cars expects higher growth than automotive sector this fiscal

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) After 18 percent degrowth in sales volume during 2016-17, Honda Cars India registered over 38 percent growth in April and expects to do a bit better than the likely growth rate of 7-8 percent of the automotive sector during the current fiscal. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India, told reporters here on Friday that the company began the new calendar...

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UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities

Agartala/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday. The UGC order follows a Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) directive, a top Tripura (Central) University official said on the condit...

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Long associated with coal, NTPC seen as key to clean energy thrust

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The state-owned conglomerate NTPC Ltd -- long associated with coal-fired power generation -- is poised to facilitate India's bid to achieve its ambitious national renewable energy targets. This, at a time overseas investors are seeking more opportunities in the country's renewable projects. Despite its deep historical connection to coal-fired electricity generati...

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Solar juggernaut to keep rolling despite higher taxes

The government's surprise announcement that solar photovoltaic cells and modules will attract a levy of 18 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that comes into force on July 1 caught the industry unawares, but experts said it was unlikely to have any lasting impact on the rapid growth of India's solar energy sector. The GST regime, which does away with state levies such...

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Mumbai policeman's wife killed: Missing son tracked to Rajasthan

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police on Thursday detained Siddhant D. Ganore, the prime suspect in the killing of his mother Dipali, the wife of a Mumbai policeman who was one of the Sheena Bora murder investigators, at their Santacruz home on Wednesday, an official said here. We had a tip-off that the boy had left for Jaipur and we sent a police team to apprehend him. In Jaipur, w...

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Rajasthan agritech meet draws in MoUs worth Rs 955 crore

Kota (Rajasthan), May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan government signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth over Rs 955 crore at the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) here on Thursday. The 21 MoUs, signed in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, are expected to provide direct employment to 9,488 people and indirect employment to 17,850 people, according to the state governmen...

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Anticipatory bail can be suspended but not without hearing accused, SC told

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Former Chairman of Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA) Rajendra Singh Solanki on Thursday told the Supreme Court that anticipatory bail granted to him by the Rajasthan High Court in a criminal case should not have been suspended without hearing him. Solanki is a senior Congress leader and was Jodhpur Development Authority Chairman during Chief Minister Ashok Gehl...

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Designer Sanjay Garg to exhibit in London

London, May 25 (IANS) Rajasthan's Sanjay Garg, designer and founder of Raw Mango brand, is set to exhibit his collection here next month. Garg will be in conversation with Rosemary Crill, Former Senior Curator - Victoria and Albert Museum, on June 2 to talk about his love for textiles and his design process. Guests will be given a sneak preview to creations of Raw Mango, a brand...

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AAP slams three years of NDA rule; calls it 'jumla sarkar'

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday took a dig at the National Democratic Alliance government's three years in office at the Centre and said the ruling BJP had only spread fear and hatred since May 2014. The Aam Aadmi Party said the three years of governance could be summed up in the slogan of 'Dehshat se ha ha kaar, teen saal jumla sarkar'. They came to power with tal...

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Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. The party re-organisation is on. Three election-bound states have undergone a revamp. New teams will be announced for Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Meetings with various ...

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Rajasthan not ready for GM mustard: Minister

Kota (Rajasthan), May 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini on Wednesday said the state was not ready to introduce genetically modified (GM) mustard and was doing well with normal seeds. There is a debate going on over this issue at the international level. We will wait for the results, he said on the sidelines of a three-day Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet here.

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Upcoming summit to bring together 400 women delegates from across India

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Aiming to bring innovative and inspiring women across the globe to discuss, debate, inspire and turn ideas that matter into action?, an audience of 400 women delegates from across India will gather in an upcoming summit here. The Angel Summit provides a unique opportunity for women entrepreneurs and professionals to connect and collaborate with successful leaders fr...

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