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UP moves in to expedite work on Metro Rail expansion in Ghaziabad

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday directed officials to ensure quick action on the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Metro rail services from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar and from Electronic City to Sahibabad in Ghaziabad, an official said. As per the DPR prepared, in the 5.06 kilometer elevated corridor from Vais...

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States can allocate leftover PG seats in medical courses: SC

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the state governments across the country can allocate remaining seats in post graduate medical courses in private medical colleges on the basis of all-India NEET merit list. A vacation bench of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Indu Malhotra also extended the applicability of its order passed for private unaided medical colleges...

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Modi lays stones for projects worth Rs 27,000 cr in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 27,000 crore in Jharkhand, including the Sindri urea plant. The Sindri urea plant in Dhanbad district of the state had been shut 16 years ago. The urea plants of Sindri, Baruni (Bihar) and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh will help in the second agriculture revolution in the e...

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SP-BSP alliance will be challenge for BJP: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday admitted that an alliance between the BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh will be a challenge for the BJP in 2019 but asserted that the BJP will defeat the Congress either in Amethi or Rae Bareli. If the BSP and SP contest in alliance, it would be a challenge to us. But we are sure that we will win either one seat: Amethi or Rae Bareli, ...

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New expressway to solve Delhi's traffic, pollution woes: Gadkari

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Eastern Peripheral Expressway was completed in a record 500 days and will rid Delhi of traffic jams while significantly reducing pollution. He said the 135-km Expressway, built at a cost of around Rs 11,000 crore, will reduce traffic time between Kundli and Palwal in Haryana from over four hour...

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Child dies of 'extreme heat' in train

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A six-month-old child died due to extreme heat wave conditions on Friday in an overcrowded train in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. The child was travelling with her parents in a sleeper coach of the Brahmaputra Express. The victim's family alleged that the coach was packed with passengers and their daughter was suffocated in the extreme heat. <...

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Wheat prices rise on import duty hike

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Wheat prices rose across the country on Thursday after the government raised duty on its import from 20 per cent to 30 per cent a day ago. Mill quality wheat was priced at Lawrence Road Market in Delhi at Rs 1,775 a quintal, up Rs 15 from the last session, while the price of wheat rose Rs 30-35 to Rs 1,605-1,640 a quintal at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh. ...

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43 degrees was Delhi's respite, heat wave to return from Friday

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After two days of a persistent heat wave, the National Capital and surrounding regions on Thursday saw very slight respite, as average maximum temperature stood at 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The heat wave will return from Friday onwards and will continue till at least Monday, affecting Delhi along with north, central and east In...

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Now, get class 10, 12 exam results when offline

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced that users can get their Class 10 and 12 results delivered directly to Android smartphones even if they are not connected to the Internet on that day. Since 2016, Microsoft has partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to display the board examination results on www.bing.com. Beginning this year, users ca...

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India, Netherlands agree to boost trade, cooperate across multiple sectors

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment and strengthen cooperation across multiple sectors, including agriculture and food processing, water management and science and technology, following a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. Jointly addressing the media with Ru...

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CRPF trooper killed, another injured in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was killed and another injured when Maoists triggered a powerful blast targeted at security personnel in a forested area of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, officials said. Sub-Inspector Rajesh Kumar Bind was killed when the improvised explosive device (IED) exploded around 7.45 a.m. between Pushwada and Tamilwada when the 206 Cobra Battalion of the Cen...

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Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. The Union Territories are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep. According to a Finance Ministry statement, with the la...

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Two cows, calf die in Ghaziabad fire

Ghaziabad, May 24 (IANS) Two cows and a calf were killed in a fire in the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp Ltd colony here. The incident occurred on Tuesday night in the Engineers wing of the colony but came to media notice only on Thursday. Green activist Akash Vashishtha told IANS that despite the timely call to the fire department, the fire tenders reached the spot after about 40 mi...

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Key candidate withdraws in Kairana, opposition upbeat

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) In a major boost to opposition unity, the Lok Dal candidate who was contesting against his sister-in-law and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) nominee Tabassum Hasan in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh withdrew from the contest on Thursday. Lok Dal's Kanwar Hasan also announced his support for the RLD nominee who is being backed by the Samajwadi Party, Bahu...

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UP reels under heat wave

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A major portion of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under an intense heat wave on Thursday, weather officials said. Dry winds blowing across the state capital and many other regions forced people to stay indoors. The heat wave is particularly high in the state's central region and Bundelkhand. Mahoba was the highest with 47.5 degrees Celsius followe...

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NYT scribe recounts being trolled with hatred for slaughter house story

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A senior New York Times journalist on Wednesday said he had to face anger and hatred and was called Hinduphobic and racist after he did a story on how closure of slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh may have been the reason for dogs attacks humans in the state. At a panel discussion on Journalistic Challenges in Modern Era, Jeffrey Gettleman, South Asia Bureau Chief...

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Groundbreaking ceremonies of Rs 54,000-cr projects in UP soon

Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Groundbreaking ceremonies of projects entailing expenditure of Rs 54,000 crore, regarding which MoUs were signed during UP Investors Summit 2018 in February, will take place soon, an official said on Wednesday. Industry Minister Satish Mahana held discussions with senior bureaucrats and directed officials concerned to ensure talks with investors on one-to-one basis...

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CBI files FIR in SSC paper leak, raids 12 locations

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three months after leak of a paper of recruitment examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the CBI registered an FIR and conducted raids on Wednesday at multiple locations across the country, an official said. The agency raided 12 locations, including offices of Sify Technologies Ltd, which was entrusted with holding the Combined Graduate Le...

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Two gunrunners held with 21 pistols

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Two persons who supplied illegal firearms to gangs and criminals in NCR-Delhi area were arrested in north Delhi and 21 sophisticated pistols seized from them, police said on Wednesday. Vineet Kumar, 33, and his cousin Ram Kumar, 33, are natives of Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh. Both were arrested on Monday evening on a tip-off when they reached Salimgarh flyov...

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No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week. Heat wave conditions are very likely to persist over parts of Northwest India and Central India during May 23 to 27, an...

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