Centre takes steps towards old age care in India as elderly population likely to cross 340 million by 2050

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The government is taking steps to ensure proper care of Indias elderly population whose population will cross 340 million by 2050, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel today said. Patel said the National Programme for Healthcare of Elderly was launched by the government with an aim of providing dedicated care services to an ageing population. The programme aims to …

Envoys of five nations present credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind

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President Ram Nath Kovind received Thursday credentials from the envoys of five nations, including Netherlands and Lithuania, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, according to an official statement. The envoys, who presented their credentials were Ambassador of Iceland Gudmundur Arni Stefansson, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of Guinea Fatoumata Balde, Ambassador of Lithuania …

Vijay Mallya wants to meet Virat Kohli & Co; Modi government denies permission

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Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has expressed his desire to meet Virat Kohli Co who are currently on tour in England. The liquor baron is on a run since March 3, 2016, and owes more than Rs 9,000 to various banks. However, Mallyas numerous requests to meet Kohlis side have been turned down by the central govenrment, a report by …

Azam Khan’s ‘death wish’, inspired by Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Asthi Kalash Yatra

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Senior Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has taken a dig at the BJP organising ttheAsthi Kalash Yatra of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Taking a jibe at the BJP over the grand scale on which the party is holding the ash immersions of the delarted BJP stalwart across the country, the UP minister said …

Rahul Gandhi says PM Narendra Modi doesn’t have ‘deeply thought-out strategy’ on Pakistan

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not have a deeply thought-out strategy on Pakistan, but acknowledged that it was very difficult to converse with Islamabad as there is no single institution there that holds supremacy. Addressing the International Institute of Strategic Studies here, Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit, talked about Indo-Pak relations which …

French citizen dies under suspicious circumstances in Manali

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A French citizen died today under suspicious circumstances after allegedly jumping from a hotels window in Himachal Pradeshs Kullu district today, the police said. Alexis Pinguet (42) sustained head injuries and was taken to a hospital in Manali where the doctors declared him brought dead, Kullu Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri told PTI. He was staying at the Manali hotel …

IL&FS: Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam seeks white paper, questions board’s credibility

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Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam Thursday demanded a white paper on the debt-ridden Infrastructure Leasing Financial Services (ILFS) and questioned the credibility of the government-appointed board. He claimed that the country was heading for a huge financial crisis because of the Modi governments mis-governance. ILFS and its subsidiaries, with a consolidated debt of over Rs 91,000 crore, have in the …

Failure of alliance talks in states to have no bearing on Lok Sabha poll mahagathbandhan: Congress

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The Congress said Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera, however, asserted that the partys leadership had gone with its state units assessment of the prevailing ground situation, and how many seats it could part with for likely allies. It is believed that the alliance talks between the two parties fell through as the Congress was unwilling to cede as many seats in …

PM Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath conspiring to remove memories of Jawaharlal Nehru, says Congress

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The Congress alleged Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were conspiring to remove the memories of Indias first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the people of the country will teach them a lesson. The Congress remarks came after a statue of Nehru was removed from an intersection in Allahabad as part of a road …

Assam: 19-year-old awarded death sentence in Nagaon gangrape and murder case

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In a landmark judgement, the death sentence was awarded to a 19-year-old rape accused in Assam today. District and Session Judge Rita Kar delivered the death penalty to Zakir Hussain, the main accused behind rape and murder of a minor girl in Nagaon District of Assam in March this year. He was served with the capital punishment for the murder …

One-nation-one-card for public transport soon, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

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India will shortly unveil a one-nation-one-card policy for public transport that will bring seamless connectivity between various modes of transport, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Monday. He said a robust transportation sector was the backbone for the development of any economy, especially for a densely populated developing country like India, and the focus of the nations mobility strategy …

Manvendra Singh quits BJP, will contest Lok Sabha 2019 polls from Barmer

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Weeks ahead of the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, former Union minister Jaswant Singhs son and BJP MLA Manvendra Singh Saturday announced he has quit the party. The MLA from Sheo said he has no plan to join the Congress as of now. He said he will meet his supporters and will take a decision based on what the people wanted. …

Truckers’ strike enters fifth day, gets mix response

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The nationwide transporters indefinite strike, called by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), received mixed response from various parts of the country on the fifth consecutive day today. Their demands include a reduction in central and state taxes by getting diesel under the GST so that price of the deregulated commodity can be reduced. Today is the fifth day of …

Manohar Parrikar to come back to Goa from hospital soon, says State BJP chief

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will come back soon to the coastal state, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said Saturday. A senior state minister earlier in the day said administrative work was not being hampered as Parrikar was clearing official files from New Delhis All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he was admitted for a pancreatic …

DDA approves land pooling policy, awaits Centre’s nod

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The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Friday approved land pooling policy after considering public suggestions and objections, officials said. The policy now awaits the nod of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The DDAs highest decision-making body approved the policy. They had gone through the public suggestions and objections, a senior official said. This will go a long way …

Stop setting petrol, diesel prices high or face people revolt: Subramanian Swamy tells Modi government

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Firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take effective steps in order to bring down the skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices under check. Speaking to news agency ANI, Swamy said that steep hike in fuel prices can force people to revolt against the government. He said that the macroeconomic price of petrol is Rs 40 …

Modi government violated procedures in Rafale deal: Kapil Sibal

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The Modi government violated procedures in the Rafale deal with the External Affairs Ministry not in the know before it was announced in 2015, alleges senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who wants the government to tell the truth to the people, including the price of the fighter jets. You buy 36 Rafales off-the-shelf without informing the foreign ministry. Even the …

Amar Singh to join BJP soon? Former SP leader’s presence at PM Modi event sets off buzz

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Speculations of veteran Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) triggered when he shared the stage with PM Narendra Modi in Lucknow on Sunday. Moreover, the hint was even stronger when Amar Singh was spotted wearing a saffron kurta. PM Modi took Singhs name in his speech at the ground-breaking ceremony …

Administration acts after probe reveals several govt schools in Up’s Deoria remain closed on Friday instead of Sunday

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At least four government primary schools in Uttar Pradeshs Deoria district remained closed on Friday instead of Sunday, an inquiry carried out by education department officials has revealed. The probe was initiated yesterday after it was found that another government primary school was named Islamia primary school and it remained closed on Fridays, officials said. The administration acted and directed …

Lok Sabha election 2019: BJP will win more seats, Congress confusing people, says Raosaheb Danve

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Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve Thursday said that the Congress was trying to confuse people against the BJP, but exuded confidence that his party would win more seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls than what it did in 2014. He was speaking at a meeting of BJP MLAs and party functionaries in suburban Bandra. The Congress …