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23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

MP CM urges centre to increase onion procurement

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Central government to extend the deadline of ongoing onion procurement to July 15 owing to bumper production in the state.He also asked for increase in the procurement quantity from current...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office : Ram Nath Kovind

Asserting that he does not hold any political affiliations, NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the President's office and keep it above party politics."From the day I became the Governor of Bihar, I had no party...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday."From now on, all Indian passports will be in Hindi and...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Can't understand why Congress opposing Kovind : Venkaiah Naidu

Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that he could not understand why the Congress was opposing NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind."Kovind is a good candidate. He is non-controversial, educated and experienced and has been...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the lynching of a senior police officer marked a "new low" in Jammu and Kashmir and it was "heartbreaking" to see the state "being pushed back several decades" due to the failure of the BJP-PDP government."The...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Will uphold dignity of Presidency : Ram Nath Kovind

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.After filing his nomination for the July 17 election, Kovind told the media here: "The President's post carries a lot of dignity....

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

UP gets 70,784 more houses for urban poor under PMAY(Urban)

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved construction of 70,784 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs.3,528 cr for which central assistance...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Ministry of Textiles organizes training workshop on GST

The Ministry of Textiles organized a full-day training workshop on GST in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today, in which about 175 officials of the Ministry, its PSUs and members of Export Promotion Councils participated. The workshop was held in partnership with...

22-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Free power connections for UP's urban poor

Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders living in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh will be given free electricity connections, a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided on Thursday.Millions of poor people are likely to benefit from...

22-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Bring software industries to Bengal : Mamata Banerjee to Bengali diaspora

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the Bengali community here to bring software industries."Our young generation is in the software industry which is an important sector. We have IT parks and land is also available. We will...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar -- soft-spoken leader dedicated to social justice

Named on Thursday as the nominee of the major opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election, Meira Kumar is a senior Congress and Dalit leader with long and varied political experience and a strong proponent of social justice and social equity.Soft-Spoken,...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle

With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.Congress President Sonia Gandhi, earlier in the...

22-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath gives 147 students Rs 1 lakh, tablet for board results

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday felicitated 147 students with Rs 1 lakh and a tablet computer each for their excellent performance in the board exams this year.The students of the Classes 10 and 12 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Power tariffs will not rise with GST : Piyush Goyal

Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday."We don't foresee any upward impact on power tariffs from the GST," Goyal told the media here following...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Will satisfy everyone on cattle slaughter ban : Harsh Vardhan

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government "won't leave a single person unsatisfied" regarding new rules governing the sale of cattle for slaughter."This is a 50-year-old law and we followed the Supreme Court order while changing it. We are...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan meets Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while promoting his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".On Thursday, Shah Rukh shared a photograph of himself along with Rupani and thanked him."Thank you...

22-Jun-2017 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U's Kovind support won't impact alliance : Tejaswi Yadav

The JD-U's decision to support NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will not have any impact on Bihar's ruling alliance, Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Thursday.Nitish Kumar on Wednesday extended his party's support to...

21-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Mamata Banerjee appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to Dutch investors along with Italian and German industrialists to invest in the state.Addressing a business meet with VNO-NCW, the largest business chamber in the Netherlands, she said: "Come...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Celebrity endorsements won't help GST implementation : Manish Tewari

Congress on Wednesday said that celebrity endorsements are not going to help roll out or facilitate implementation of the upcoming GST as it evaded a direct reply whether megastar Amitabh Bachchan should refrain from acting as its brand ambassador as the party's...

21-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka waives cooperative crop loans up to Rs 50,000

The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced waiving of crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 of over 22 lakh farmers from cooperative banks in the state."Crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 borrowed by 22,27,506 farmers from cooperative banks in the state will be...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Unfazed by JD-U's decision to back NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, major opposition parties will meet here on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the presidential election.Meira Kumar met...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BCCI tried to mediate between Kumble, Kohli : Rajeev Shukla

Asserting that a new national team coach will be appointed before next month's Sri Lanka tour, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said board officials tried to resolve the differences between Anil Kumble...

21-Jun-2017 Novosibirsk (Russia)

Russia can take lead in Make in India for defence : Arun Jaitley

Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."We have initiated a series of policy and procedural changes...

21-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Narendra Modi harps on yoga power as rain plays spoilsport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent some 20 minutes out in drizzle here on Wednesday doing yogic 'asanas' as lakhs of enthusiasts in various states stretched, twisted their bodies and performed breathing exercises on the third International Yoga Day.But moderate...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

What's link between Nadda and AIIMS scam accused officer : Ashutosh

The AAP on Wednesday demanded to know the connection between Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and an IAS officer accused in a Rs 7,000 crore AIIMS scam.Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said the CBI had told Delhi High Court that it was not getting documents...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

Jammu celebrates 3rd international Yoga Day

Despite heavy rains the mass yoga sessions organized by Department of AYUSH witnessed tremendous participation from Yoga practitioners, youth, students and elderly. Union Minister of State for Prime Minister Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Health...

21-Jun-2017 Ahmedabad

Amit Shah joins Ramdev's yoga event aimed at world records

BJP chief Amit Shah joined thousands of people here on Wednesday doing pranayam, yoga and meditation at a mass demonstration led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was eyeing world records on the International Yoga Day.However, rain played a spoilsport and prevented...

21-Jun-2017 Ahmedabad

Ramdev guides through massive yoga event in Ahmedabad

Thousands of people performed yoga at the sprawling Gujarat University grounds here early on Wednesday despite light showers in what was claimed to be the world's biggest congregation exercising together.Led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, BJP President Amit Shah, Gujarat...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Kovind's life dedicated to Dalits' welfare: Harsh Vardhan

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday met NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and said his life was dedicated to the welfare of the Dalits."Kovindji's life has been dedicated to service of the Dalits, and those deprived of development....

20-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Yoga connecting the world : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that yoga was acting in a big way to bond people and the global community.Speaking at the third edition of the International Yoga Day here, Modi pointed out how the UN had accepted his proposal in record time...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Cabinet to take a call on Air India : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said that the NITI Aayog's recommendation on the future of national passenger carrier Air India has been presented to the Union cabinet which will take a call on it.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation,...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Shiv Sena supports Kovind; to go with NDA after 15 years

After keeping ally BJP in suspense for 24 hours, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind was a "good choice" and extended full support to his candidature for the July 17 election.The Sena, however, reiterated that Sena's "first...

20-Jun-2017 Lucknow

PM inaugurates development initiatives in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

The Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi today inaugurated building of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, dedicated 400KV Lucknow-Kanpur D/C transmission line and distributed sanction letters to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Norms on no-fly list in July : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said rules for a national no-fly list "are being finalised" and will be issued next month.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, the norms on the list will be issued in the first week of July. The minister...

20-Jun-2017 California

Indian Delegation at 2017 BIO International Convention

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) BIO 2017 is being held in the San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego from 19th June t0 22nd June, 2017. The Indian delegation taking part in the BIO 2017, is being led by Shri Y S Chowdary, Minister of State...

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