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Central officers to visit water-stressed pockets in the country

Central officers to visit water-stressed pockets in the country

🕔20:13, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Alarmed over water crisis in various regions and pockets of the country, the Centre has started sending senior officers in batches to the districts and pockets facing sharp fall in water table. Official sources said the

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Indian forces can handle Al Qaeda threat: MEA

Indian forces can handle Al Qaeda threat: MEA

🕔17:49, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11  India on Thursday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s appeal to the ‘mujahideen’ in Kashmir to rain “unrelenting” blows on the Indian Army, saying the UN proscribed terrorist had been issuing such threats time and again

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India urges Commonwealth to fast-track Maldives’ re-admission

India urges Commonwealth to fast-track Maldives’ re-admission

🕔17:41, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11  External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, who attended the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London, called for fast-tracking the Maldives’ re-admission into the Commonwealth, which it left in a huff in 2016 over criticism of

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Railways plan to execute 491 projects in northeast

Railways plan to execute 491 projects in northeast

🕔17:40, 11.Jul 2019

Agartala, July 11  The Railway Ministry will execute 491 projects in seven northeastern states at a cost of Rs 6.48 lakh crore, Lok Sabha member from Tripura Pratima Bhowmik said on Thursday quoting Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Bhowmik in a

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Disinvestment, yes, but Air India will be in Indian hands

Disinvestment, yes, but Air India will be in Indian hands

🕔17:30, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11  Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said the government was committed to “strategic disinvestment” of Air India due to “unsustainable debt burden” but promised that the national carrier will remain with an Indian entity.

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Farmer suicides have fallen in five years: Rajnath

Farmer suicides have fallen in five years: Rajnath

🕔15:50, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11  The number of farmer suicides has declined in the last five years, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, blaming successive Congress governments for the present plight of farmers in the country. Singh said this in

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If mediation fails, day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya row: SC

If mediation fails, day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya row: SC

🕔13:41, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11  If mediation fails, then the Supreme Court may begin day-to-day hearing in the Ayodhya dispute, said the apex court on Thursday while hearing an application filed by one of the parties representing the Hindu community. The

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Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Minister

Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Minister

🕔12:22, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11  There is a shortage of around 1,500 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Out of the authorised strength of 6,699, 5,205 positions are held across the country and the maximum shortage is

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Railways plans to add 4 lakh berths by leaving power cars

Railways plans to add 4 lakh berths by leaving power cars

🕔12:18, 11.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 11  The Indian Railways which carries over 12 lakh passengers every day, aims to provide four lakh more berths for passengers every day from October when it will adopt the technology to generate power from the locomotives

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US House passes bill to cut green cards for Indian techies

US House passes bill to cut green cards for Indian techies

🕔12:17, 11.Jul 2019

New York, July 11 The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to help Indian technology professionals get their permanent residentship sooner by cutting short the decade-long wait they now endure, but it is facing an unexpected roadblock in the

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UP to hold 2nd groundbreaking of Rs 70,000 cr industrial project

UP to hold 2nd groundbreaking of Rs 70,000 cr industrial project

🕔12:16, 11.Jul 2019

Lucknow, July 11  The two-day second ground breaking ceremony of industrial projects worth Rs 70,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh, will begin in Lucknow on July 28. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the event and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

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Cabinet clears draft law to curb ponzi schemes

Cabinet clears draft law to curb ponzi schemes

🕔19:13, 10.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 10  Seeking to curb the menace of ponzi schemes, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019. The proposed law would address

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Punjab gets Rs 1,200 cr investment in food processing: Harsimrat

Punjab gets Rs 1,200 cr investment in food processing: Harsimrat

🕔07:01, 10.Jul 2019

Chandigarh, July 10  Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday said Punjab had received an investment of Rs 1,200 crore in the food processing sector, which would result in employment opportunities to 45,000 persons besides benefiting 1.30

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Budget extends tax on NRIs for receiving gifts from resident Indians

Budget extends tax on NRIs for receiving gifts from resident Indians

🕔06:59, 10.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 10  The expensive gift that you kept for your overseas cousin or friend may attract tax from this year with the Budget 2019-20 proposing to impose withholding tax all such transfers, plugging an earlier loophole that allowed

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CBI searches 110 places in major crackdown

CBI searches 110 places in major crackdown

🕔14:16, 9.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 9  In a nationwide crackdown, the CBI on Tuesday searched some 110 places across 19 states and Union Territories in what is being viewed as the Modi government’s biggest ever action against corruption. The Central Bureau of

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Nepal wants India’s uninterrupted cooperation for development

Nepal wants India’s uninterrupted cooperation for development

🕔13:13, 9.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 9  Nepal on Monday pitched for India’s uninterrupted cooperation and complete trust to build a road map for a “New Nepal” just the way the “New India” is being visualised through sound institutional arrangements in place. Nepalese

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No proposal to merge state-run oil and gas entities: Minister

No proposal to merge state-run oil and gas entities: Minister

🕔13:09, 9.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 9  The Central government has no plans under consideration for merging public sector oil and gas companies to create an integrated firm having the strength to compete with international and domestic private majors, Parliament was told on

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Cloudy day in Delhi, monsoon rains likely

Cloudy day in Delhi, monsoon rains likely

🕔13:03, 9.Jul 2019

New Delhi, July 9  The national capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday woke up to a cloudy sky and drizzle in some areas, with the monsoon rains likely to make a comeback after remaining elusive since its arrival here on

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Tejas is 1st Lucknow-Delhi train to be run by private players

Tejas is 1st Lucknow-Delhi train to be run by private players

🕔13:00, 9.Jul 2019

Lucknow, July 9  The first train, operated by private players, to be run between Lucknow and Delhi will be the Tejas Express. The Railway Board is deliberating on a second such route, which too would be within the 500-km range.

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Bilateral Trade between India and Nepal to cross USD 10 Billion by 2021

Bilateral Trade between India and Nepal to cross USD 10 Billion by 2021

🕔21:22, 8.Jul 2019

The Nepalese Government has sought India’s uninterrupted cooperation and complete trust to build a roadmap for a New Nepal just the way India is visualizing a ‘New India’ through sound institutional arrangements in place. Making the aforesaid observations, The Nepal Ambassador to

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