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Manoj Sinha inaugurates Ghazipur Regional Rail Training Institute

Varanasi, July 22 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen the expertise and capabilities of the employees of North-Eastern Railways, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Sunday inaugurated Regional Rail Training Institute (RRTI) at Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur. He also inaugurated the newly constructed washing pit at Ghazipur City station, according to a official statement. Addressing...

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Convergence best way to tackle malnutrition: Official

Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Convergence of departments and schemes is the best way to tackle malnutrition among children in Uttar Pradesh, Bareilly Chief Development Officer Satyendra Kumar has said. Every second child in the state is malnourished. Nutrition interventions can be best executed through convergence of departments and schemes related to health, education, sanitation and food se...

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Making a difference: Nutrition intervention leads to health babies in poor households

Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Fourteen-month-old Ayush smiles as he plays in his mother's lap at the anganwadi centre in Bhandaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Eight months ago he was a severely undernourished and underweight child born to a frail mother. It has been quite a journey for the sickly child to transform into a healthy baby, thanks to an intervention made by Unicef. Ayush was a very ...

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BJP-Congress war over Rahul hugging PM intensifies

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Congress President for unwanted hug during the no confidence motion in Parliament by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP and the Congress traded barbs over the issue. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) described Gandhi as an incapable leader to hold any public office, while the Congress said th...

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War over Rahul hug of PM intensifies

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Congress President for unwanted hug during the no confidence motion in Parliament by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP and the Congress traded barbs over the issue. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) described Gandhi as an incapable leader to hold any public office, while the Congress said th...

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Reliance Power Q1 net profit up at Rs 237 cr

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Reliance Power (RPower) on Saturday posted a 3 per cent rise in its net profit at Rs 237 crore for the first quarter ended June, the company said in a statement here. The company had registered a profit after tax of Rs 230 crore during the same quarter of last year. RPower earned a total income of Rs 2,371 crore during the quarter in consideration. ...

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Akhilesh cautions Rahul Gandhi over hug-diplomacy

Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday sought to caution Congress president Rahul Gandhi against his controversial hug-diplomacy wherein he had embraced Prime Minister Narendra Modi after speaking on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday. In a tweet from his official Twitter account, the Samajwadi Party (SP) chief referred to ...

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Rains in UP delay Modi's return to New Delhi

Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return to the national capital after his address to farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur on Saturday was delayed by over 30 minutes due to heavy rains and inclement weather, an official said. Rains started in middle of the rally and after concluding his speech, Modi, along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries,...

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BJP minister says Alwar lynching done to defame Modi

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country. He said while the death by beating on Friday night of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of co...

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Mamata raises oust BJP pitch, says it will get less than 100 LS seats in 2019

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Raising the pitch for her proposed Federal Front of opposition parties, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked her party workers to launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 to defeat the 'communal BJP'. Banerjee predicted that the saffron outfit could end up with less than 100 seats in next year's general election. She also said h...

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Modi's jibe at Rahul's hug exposes his politics of hate: Congress

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jibe at Rahul Gandhi for hugging him during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, saying it exposes his politics of hate. Modi is mocking Rahul Gandhi's hug, which was given out of pure grace, Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill told media here. This completely exposes Modi's politics...

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Opposition blinded by lust for power: Modi

Shahjahanpur, July 21 (IANS) Flush with a decisive victory in the no-confidence vote in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday tore into the opposition parties, alleging that their leaders were blinded by lust for power. He said that when a dal (party) joins another dal (party) then it becomes dal-dal (swamp). Where there is a lot of dal-dal, you can expect a blooming lo...

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'Yeh mera diwanapan hai'.. Mukesh's melodious musical career

Still one of Bollywoods best-known singers whose smooth and sonorous voice rendered a gamut of iconic songs, his admirers spanned from spin wizard B. Chandrashekhar - who was listening to him before bowling India to victory against England at Lord's in August 1971 - to Benazir Bhutto, who kept cassettes of his songs in her car while on the campaign trail. But for many, Mukesh is associated with j...

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New 100-rupee note poses fresh headaches for ATM operators

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) announcement launching a new series of 100-rupee denomination notes has been greeted with trepidation by the major companies engaged in the manufacture and supply of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the country. Like the new post-demonetisation Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200 and the new Rs 50 notes and Rs 10 notes, even the new lavend...

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Modi in UP to address farmers

Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday for a farmers rally at Shahjahanpur, an official said. He landed at the Trishul Air Base in Bareilly in a special Indian Air Force plane. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state Bharatiya Janata Party president Mahendra Nath Pandey were there to receive him. He also met a few other party le...

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Gopal Das 'Neeraj' to be cremated in Aligarh

Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The mortal remains of doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das 'Neeraj' reached Agra on Saturday from where they will be taken to his native home in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh for cremation, a family member said. The body, brought from New Delhi, where he passed away at the age of 94 on Thursday night, has been kept at their Saraswatinagar residence where a large number peopl...

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Robbers' gang busted, looted costly wires recovered

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Six members of a gang of robbers have been arrested, Delhi Police said on Friday. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Alok Kumar said the gang had committed robbery twice at the same power grid site in Dwarka here. One accused, Sapan Dass, 22, was arrested on July 10 from Hauz Khas area in the national capital. Mohsin, 31, and Shanu Mali...

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CAG thumbs down to diesel locomotives contract

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Diesel locomotives manufactured under an agreement between India and the US will have no scope for productive use by Indian Railways as it planned 100 per cent electrification, a CAG report tabled in Parliament on Friday said. As long time has elapsed, there was a need to reassess the necessity of setting up the new diesel locomotive manufacturing unit, before a...

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Government sets November deadline for multi-modal terminal at Varanasi

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Friday said it was set to complete the multi-modal terminal at Varanasi by November this year, while two others at Sahibganj and Haldia would be completed next year. The Rs 169.59 crore multi-modal terminal (MMT) being built at Varanasi by Inland Waterways Authority of India under Jal Marg Vikas project is set to be completed by November this y...

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Mulayam rejects government's MSP claim, lack of job creation

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth. Speaking in favour of the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the NDA government, the Samajwadi Party pa...

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