National Health Protection Mission: PM Narendra Modi to roll out Ayushman Bharat on September 23 from Jharkhand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will roll out the Centres flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission from Jharkhand on September 23, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Thursday. At the flagging-off ceremony of battery-operated bus services at AIIMS here, he said whatever budget is required to implement the Ayushman Bharat programme will be allotted by the government as it …

Rajasthan not a ‘city of sins’: Sachin Pilot on Amit Shah’s ‘Angad’s foot’ remark

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Countering BJP president Amit Shahs statement that his party is like Angads foot and cannot be dislodged, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Sunday said the state is not a city of sins or Ravanas Lanka. According to Hindu epic Ramayana, Angad was a monkey prince who planted his foot in demon king Ravanas fortress Lanka. No one, including Ravana, …

Tripura government issues diktat on ‘dress code’, code of conduct for bureaucrats, Opposition slams ‘feudal mindset’

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A memorandum issued by Chief Minister Biplab Deb-led BJP-IPFT government in Tripura advising its officials to avoid wearing jeans, denim wear, and sunglasses during official duty has come in for severe criticism from Opposition parties like CPI(M) and the Congress. As per the memorandum dated August 20, and issued by Principal Secretary Sushil Kumar, district magistrates and ADMs need to …

Farmers’ protest in Delhi: Kisan Kranti Yatra is a headache for Narendra Modi, weapon for Rahul Gandhi

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Kisan Kranti Yatra: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, India witnessed a massive farmers protest at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. Around 25,000 protesting farmers led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) were stopped at the UP gate on National Highway 24 – the border of Ghaziabad-Noida-Delhi by a strong contingent of heavy police and paramilitary forces on Tuesday. Riding on close to …

Burglary attempt at Maharashtra minister Dilip Kamble’s office

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Unidentified persons tried to break into the office of Maharashtra minister Dilip Kamble here when he was away in Delhi to attend the last rites of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, police today said. The burglary attempt came to light when his family members found the lock on the outer door of the office damaged this morning. Besides, the …

MHA signs pact with ISRO on setting up emergency response control room

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The Home Ministry signed an agreement with the ISRO for setting up of a state-of-the-art integrated control room for emergency response (ICR-ER) which will deal with disaster and internal security related urgency. In a statement, the ministry said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will render its technical expertise for the proposed ICR-ER whereas the project will be executed under its …

Maratha reservation protest: Mumbai, Navi Mumbai bandh today as Maratha Kranti Morcha intensifies agitation

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Maratha reservation protest, Mumbai bandh: Intensifying its stir for reservation in jobs and education, Maratha Kranti Morcha has called for a Mumbai bandh today. Sakal Maratha, which is backing agitation, also called for a shut down in Navi Mumbai and Panvel as well. Large-scale violence marred a state-wide protest by Maratha outfits in the Maharastra where a constable died and …

Hindustan Zinc to spend nearly Rs six crore to clean, manage Ajmer Dargah

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Hindustan Zinc has signed an MoU with the Ajmer Dargah Committee and Municipal Corporation of Ajmer for spending a sum of Rs 5.68 crore to clean and manage the Ajmer Dargah. The MoU was signed on Saturday in the presence of Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at Kayad Vishram Sthali in Ajmer. Hindustan Zinc has joined hands with the …

Gurugram: How ‘fake’ Telangana judge made crores defrauding people on pretext of jobs

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Police in Gurugram today claimed to have arrested a fake judge who had duped many people on the pretext of providing them jobs. According to news agency ANI, the arrested man has been identified as Kedarnath Sagar. Police said that Sagar is a native of Hyderabad. Sagar was taken into custody from a residential society in Gurugram. Police said that …

‘Jawans being killed every day, affection towards Pak Army chief wrong’: Amarinder Singh slams Sidhu’s ‘jhappi’ to Bajwa

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his act of hugging Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa during Imran Khans swearing-in ceremony. Speaking to news agency ANI, Singh said, it was wrong for him to have shown the affection towards the Pakistan Army Chief. Everyday our jawans are getting martyred. to hug …

60 dead, 53 injured after heavy rains lash Uttar Pradesh

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60 people have died and 53 others got injured in rain-related incidents in 35 districts of Uttar Pradesh. The causalities were reported after rain wreaked havoc in different parts of the state, since Thursday. The state has also suffered a loss of cattle. According to the MeT Department, several districts of the state i.e. Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Ballia, …

Not just money, this is what it will take to rebuild Kerala after floods devastation

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Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons today flagged the need for ready-to-eat cooked food, doctors and nurses in flood-ravaged Kerala, saying people are now getting back to whatever is left of their homes with the waters receding. The minister also issued an appeal to skilled workers like plumbers, electricians and carpenters to come to make homes livable and help the …

‘Rupee gave no confidence’: Rahul Gandhi shares 4-year-old video to target PM Modi as currency plunges to historic low

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As the value of the rupee collapsed to a lifetime low of 70.09 against the US dollar on Tuesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the Indian Rupee gave a no confidence to the Modi government. In a tweet, Rahul shared a minute-long clip of Modis speech believed to be recorded ahead of …

Matrimonial discord not a reason for termination of pregnancy, says Bombay High Court

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A recent Bombay High Court judgment makes it clear that a pregnant woman cannot get legal relief for terminating her pregnancy on the grounds of marital discord. According to the petitioner, she got married in 2012 but was not living with her husband till 2016 as she wanted to complete her Std 12. After three unsuccessful attempts, the petitioner went …

Snubbed at Saarc meet, Pak foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes personal attack on Sushma Swaraj

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has turned the diplomatic snub by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Saarc meeting into a personal vendetta, making a unprofessional remarks in public about her to the accompaniment of derisive laughter. I was quite concerned when I saw the Minister for External Affairs, when I was in the room she looked …

Congress accuses BJP of poaching corporators ahead of Mayoral poll in Bengaluru

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Hectic last minute parleys were on in the Congress on finalising its candidate for the election of city Mayor scheduled for Friday even as the party accused the BJP of poaching two independent corporators supporting it and huddled five others in a resort. KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao told reporters the Congress was still confident that the two corporators would support …

Govt working on scheme to provide skill-training to youth, says Devendra Fadnavis

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed Saturday that his government is working on a proposal to provide skill-training to the youth as per the industrys demand. He was speaking at `Balasaheb Thackeray employment fair organised by the industries department of the state government at Ozar near here. Maharashtra is attracting huge investment and ranks first in the country. Investment brings …

PM Modi hits out at opposition for unemployment rant, says over 1 crore jobs created last year

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Hitting out at the opposition ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, PM Narendra Modi has raked the issue of unemployment saying that more than one crore jobs have been created in the last one year and therefore, the campaign of lack of jobs needs to stop now. Always targeted by the opposition parties on the jobs front, the present …

‘JV of Mr 56’s friend’ got offset contracts of USD 20 billion in Rafale deal, says Rahul Gandhi

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi today took a fresh jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, alleging that the joint venture of Mr 56s friend received USD 20 billion actual benefits through offset contracts in the deal. Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said he forgot to mention earlier about the offset contracts of USD 16 billion to the private …

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on August 9: Venkaiah Naidu

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The election for the post of the next deputy chairman of the Upper House of Parliament will take place on August 9, Vice President and RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu announced during todays session in Rajya Sabha. The election for the post of deputy chairman Earlier, Naidu had called for the ruling and opposition parties to build a consensus on next …