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Parrikar wins trust vote in Goa 22-16

Panaji, March 16  Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday won the trust vote in the Goa assembly, with 22 MLAs supporting his government. The Congress got the support of 16 legislators.Parrikar, whose BJP heads a coalition government with a slim...
Amarinder sworn-in as Punjab CM, 9 ministers inducted

Amarinder sworn-in as Punjab CM, 9 ministers inducted

Chandigarh, March 16  Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Punjab on Thursday. He was administered oath of office and secrecy by Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore at an impressive ceremony at the Punjab Raj Bhawan here. Amarinder,...
PFC signs loan agreement with MSEDCL for Rs. 3000 crore

PFC signs loan agreement with MSEDCL for Rs. 3000 crore

Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC) signed a loan agreement with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co.  Ltd. (MSEDCL) for a financial assistance of Rs. 3000 crore which will help MSEDCL meet its operational requirements within the working...
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UP Board exams begin

Lucknow, March 16  The exams for classes 10th and 12th for the Uttar Pradesh Board began on Thursday, education officials said.The exams were deferred due to the state assembly elections, an official told IANS while informing that at 7.30 a.m., the class...
Bihar plans to Adhaar-link entire adult population

Bihar plans to Adhaar-link entire adult population

Patna, March 16  Bihar plans to link with Adhaar its entire adult population by March 31 to launch online payment to beneficiary of different schemes, official said on Wednesday.“Till date, eight crore of the 10.5 crore Bihar residents have been...
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Delhi Airport declared ‘Best Airport in India and Central Asia’

New Delhi, March 16  GMR Group-led consortium Delhi International Airport (DIAL) on Wednesday said Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been declared as the “Best Airport in India and Central Asia” by Skytrax.The announcement...
India at 148th in number of women MPs; UN calls for quotas

India at 148th in number of women MPs; UN calls for quotas

United Nations, March 16  Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, has called for reservations for women.The rankings of all 193 UN member countries released...
‘Soon integrated transport policy for India’

‘Soon integrated transport policy for India’

New Delhi, March 16  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the government is working to formulate an integrated, multi-modal logistics and transport policy to reduce logistics costs by nearly half, making Indian products more competitive. The...
Cabinet approves two pc additional DA for central staff

Cabinet approves two pc additional DA for central staff

New Delhi, March 16  The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an additional two per cent Dearness Allowance for central government employees with effect from January 1.The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The...
Cabinet approves six-laning of Handia-Varanasi section of national highway

Cabinet approves six-laning of Handia-Varanasi section of national highway

New Delhi, March 16  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the six-laning of approximately 73-km Handia-Varanasi section of National Highway-2 in Uttar Pradesh.The work will be carried out under the National Highways Development...
Printing of new Rs 500, Rs 2,000 notes costs Rs 2.87 to Rs 3.77

Printing of new Rs 500, Rs 2,000 notes costs Rs 2.87 to Rs 3.77

New Delhi, March 16  The cost of printing a new Rs 500 currency note is in the range of Rs 2.87 to Rs 3.09, and Rs 3.54 to Rs 3.77 for a Rs 2,000 note, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.“The approximate cost of printing each note of new Rs 500...
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