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Delhi LG announces steps to check onion, potato prices

Delhi LG announces steps to check onion, potato prices

🕔10:42, 19.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 19  Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday held a meeting of officials to review the prices of onions and potatoes in the capital, and announced a slew of measures to be taken to keep check on prices

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Telangana threatens to hit back over Andhra’s electricity move

Telangana threatens to hit back over Andhra’s electricity move

🕔10:41, 19.Jun 2014

Hyderabad, June 19  The Andhra Pradesh decision to cancel power purchase agreements (PPAs) has evoked a sharp reaction from Telangana, which Wednesday threatened to hit back in other sectors. A minister from Telangana even indirectly threatened to cut electricity to

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Telangana begins vehicles registration with ‘TS’ code

Telangana begins vehicles registration with ‘TS’ code

🕔10:39, 19.Jun 2014

Hyderabad, June 19  The transport department in Telangana started registration of new motor vehicles with “TS” code allotted to the new state. The officials began issuing registration numbers to the new vehicles. About 2,000 vehicles were registered in Hyderabad on

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Suspense mounts as governors refuse to go

Suspense mounts as governors refuse to go

🕔10:38, 19.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 19 The suspense over the fate of several governors continued Wednesday as they betrayed no sign of stepping down voluntarily, while the Congress attacked the BJP-led central government for “political vendetta” against UPA-era appointees. While Kerala Governor

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Trinamool gets flak over ‘politicisation of rape’

Trinamool gets flak over ‘politicisation of rape’

🕔10:37, 19.Jun 2014

Kolkata, June 19  Besides questioning the efficacy of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress sending five of its MPs to Madhya Pradesh to enquire into a rape case, women activists here are appalled at the selection of two women MPs in

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Southwest monsoon arrives in Odisha

Southwest monsoon arrives in Odisha

🕔10:35, 19.Jun 2014

Bhubaneswar, June 19  The southwest monsoon arrived in Odisha Wednesday, bringing widespread rain in many parts of the state, an official said. The monsoon has covered several coastal districts including of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Gajapati and Ganjam, an

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Development plan for ravaged Kedarnath: People remain sceptical

Development plan for ravaged Kedarnath: People remain sceptical

🕔15:44, 18.Jun 2014

Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), June 18  The temple town of Kedarnath faced the worst brunt in the Himalayan tsunami a year ago. The town, with giant boulders, half collapsed buildings, lies in a ravaged state. The re-construction process is on and the

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir

🕔13:47, 18.Jun 2014

Jammu, June 18  Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions along the border in Jammu region, provoking retaliatory firing by Indian border guards, an official said Wednesday. Pakistan Rangers “resorted to unprovoked firing” in Suchetgarh area in Samba district Tuesday afternoon,

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UP governor resigns, Uttarakhand governor given additional charge

UP governor resigns, Uttarakhand governor given additional charge

🕔11:43, 18.Jun 2014

Lucknow, June 18  The resignation of Uttar Pradesh governor B.L. Joshi has been accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee, an official said Wednesday. Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has been given the additional charge of UP. Joshi, a retired IPS official had

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Akhilesh reshuffles cabinet, drops one minister

Akhilesh reshuffles cabinet, drops one minister

🕔11:41, 18.Jun 2014

Lucknow, June 18  In a reshuffle of his cabinet, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav dismissed a minister and changed the portfolio of 13 key ministers, a state spokesman here said. The statement came after the cabinet rejig late Tuesday

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Odisha prepares for erratic monsoon

Odisha prepares for erratic monsoon

🕔11:41, 18.Jun 2014

Bhubaneswar, June 18  Odisha, the country’s seventh largest producer of paddy, has prepared a contingency plan to deal with deficient rains this monsoon. “We have a contingency plan of corrective measures in collaboration with Odisha University of Technology,” S. Santhanagopalan,

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Rajasthan modifies wind energy policy to draw investment

Rajasthan modifies wind energy policy to draw investment

🕔09:47, 18.Jun 2014

Jaipur, June 18  The Rajasthan government Tuesday cleared amendments to its wind energy policy with an aim to attract investment in the sector. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. “With the objective

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Patna gets nod for metro train

Patna gets nod for metro train

🕔09:45, 18.Jun 2014

Patna, June 18  Bihar Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary gave the green signal to the much awaited Patna metro train project. “We have decided to go ahead with the metro train project instead of the monorail,” Choudhary told media persons

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UP governor quits; BJP, Congress in row over gubernatorial changes

UP governor quits; BJP, Congress in row over gubernatorial changes

🕔09:44, 18.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 18 Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi resigned Tuesday, as the Narendra Modi government’s apparent move to nudge some UPA-appointed governors to step down turned into a political confrontation, with the Congress terming the move “dictatorial” and “political

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Telangana opens helpline for workers trapped in Iraq

Telangana opens helpline for workers trapped in Iraq

🕔09:43, 18.Jun 2014

Hyderabad, June 18  The Telangana government has opened a helpline in its NRI cell to provide information about workers from the state trapped in Iraq and to render assistance. The helpline numbers opened in the state secretariat are 040-23220603 and

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2013 Uttarakhand disaster: Rajnath reviews restoration

2013 Uttarakhand disaster: Rajnath reviews restoration

🕔09:42, 18.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 18  Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday reviewed the progress of restoration work following the 2013 natural disaster in Uttarakhand, a home ministry statement said. He reviewed the status in respect of the number of missing people and

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UP governor Joshi resigns

UP governor Joshi resigns

🕔16:04, 17.Jun 2014

Lucknow, June 17  Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi Tuesday submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee, officials at Raj Bhawan said. The 78-year-old retired Indian Police Service officer was the Uttar Pradesh governor since 2009 and had enjoyed a good

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Jharkhand CM expands cabinet

Jharkhand CM expands cabinet

🕔13:45, 17.Jun 2014

Ranchi, June 17  Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting a minister. Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed administered oath to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Lobin Hembrom as the 12th minister. Jharkhand can have a maximum of

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Delhi’s beautification plan ready

Delhi’s beautification plan ready

🕔09:03, 17.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 17  Wide roads, greener parks, cleaner water bodies and more toilets figure in the urban development ministry’s action plan to “beautify” Delhi, an official said. The ministry has asked the civic and other government agencies to ready

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Mumbai gets two critical road links

Mumbai gets two critical road links

🕔09:01, 17.Jun 2014

Mumbai, June 17 Mumbaikars were finally rewarded with two critical north-south road infrastructure projects – the Panjrapole-Ghatkopar Link Road on the Eastern Freeway Project and the south-bound arm of the Kherwadi Junction flyover. Inaugurating the two projects, Chief Minister Prithviraj

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