Vasundhara Raje promises mobile phone, Wi-Fi connection to Bhamashah Scheme benefeciaries

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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has promised to provide a mobile phone and a Wi-Fi connection each to the beneficiaries of Bhamashah Scheme in Rajasthan. Raje on Tuesday launched Bhamashah Digital Family Scheme during the CM-Beneficiaries Dialogue programme organised in Jaipur. Addressing thousands of beneficiaries of the state government schemes who had gathered here from different parts of the state, she …

AAP to submit 10 lakh letters to PM Narendra Modi demanding full statehood for Delhi

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AAP legislators led by party leader Gopal Rai today went to submit over 10 lakh letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand full statehood for the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party had started a signature campaign in July seeking public support on the same. The MLAs along with other party leaders assembled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals residence …

Delhi pollution: Situation in national capital is worse than pre-CNG times, claims AIIMS director

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Delhi pollution: The alarming state of Delhi pollution level has become a menace for the citizens of the national capital as well visitors to the city. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria has claimed that pollution levels have become worse than in pre-CNG era and blamed lack of vision for the scenario. Asserting that pollution was …

Eminent journalist Kuldip Nayar’s death: Tributes pour in from leaders across political divide

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President Ram Nath Kovind and leaders from various political parties paid tributes to eminent journalist Kuldip Nayar, who passed away at the age of 95 today, describing him as an intellectual giant and a champion of democracy whose contribution to the cause of free speech was unparalleled. Nayar, who fought fiercely for press freedom and civil liberties, died around 12.30 …

When Atal Bihari Vajpayee broke into tears

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A poet, a politician, a statesman and an orator. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was all this, and also had an emotional core. Senior Congress leader and former journalist Rajiv Shukla recalls that Vajpayee wept during an interview with him, on the eve of him taking oath as the prime minister, at the thought of having to stay away from the public. …

UK court asks India to submit video of Mumbai jail cell; sets September 12 for hearing in Mallya case

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A UK court today asked the Indian authorities to submit within three weeks a video of a cell at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai where they plan to keep Vijay Mallya post-extradition, as it set September 12 for closing arguments in his high-profile extradition trial. Mallya, wanted in India on fraud charges, appeared before the Westminster Magistrates Court in …

Rahul Gandhi’s big step for Amethi, Rae Bareli: Congress to set up training centre for aspirants of armed forces

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In a bid to impart skills to aspirants of armed forces and police, the district unit of the Congress is mulling to establish a training centre here. According to district Congress chief Yogendra Mishra, the proposed training centre will help the youngsters of Amethi and Rae Bareli. The training centre will impart skills to aspirants of armed forces, para-military forces …

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje inaugurates Dravyavati rejuvenation project

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Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated Dravyavati River Rejuvenation Project in Jaipur on Tuesday night. The project aims to reduce pollution, create green spaces and treat 170 million litres of sewerage water everyday. The project, which has been executed by Tata Projects Limited, is spread across a 47.5-km-long rain fed riverfront. Raje visited the experience centre at Shipra Path where …

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP vows to win polls with bigger mandate than 2014

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A key BJP meeting chaired by its president Amit Shah today vowed to work to ensure the partys return to power in the Lok Sabha elections with a bigger victory than 2014 when it had won a majority on its own for the first time in its electoral history, sources said. A slogan of Ajey BJP (Invincible BJP) was adopted …

Asiad gold medallists Bajrang, Vinesh to be promoted: Railways

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Gold medallists Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will be promoted to the rank of gazetted officers after their big win at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, ministry officials said today. A senior official said they would be promoted as per the recently announced policy of the railways. On August 3, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had approved a new policy …

Three cases of fake PhD thesis reported, two involved VCs: Government

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The University Grants Commission has found three cases of plagiarism in writing PhD thesis, including two involving vice chancellors of different universities, in the past three years, the government told Parliament today. The information was shared by Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha. The UGC has informed …

What is adultery law? The bone of contention over validity of Section 497 of IPC

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The Supreme Court will today decide on pleas that have demanded that Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises the act of adultery be scrapped. While the debate over adultery and Section 497 has been on for sometime, the primary argument against the validity of Section 497 is that it is not gender neutral. All about Section 497 …

Ayushman Bharat scheme to cover 55 crore people: Union minister JP Nadda

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Ayushman Bharat, the Centres flagship national health protection scheme, will provide coverage to nearly 55 crore people as 10.74 crore households are being targeted as beneficiaries, Union minister J P Nadda said today. 29 states and UTs have signed the MoU and started working on implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna. The pilots have started in 16 states …

Despite some differences, RSS always close to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s heart: Old-timers

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Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were sometimes not in sync but the organisation that gave him his ideological moorings was always close to his heart, RSS old-timers said. Vajpayee, a full-time RSS worker, always maintained he was a product of the organisation, which laid the foundation stone of his political carrier, they said. …

‘Ahimsa’ has power to unite humanity when terrorism, hate dividing nations, says PM Narendra Modi

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Mahatma Gandhis principle of ahimsa has the power to unite humanity when terrorism, radicalisation, extremism and mindless hate are dividing nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. In the 21st century, the thoughts of Gandhi remain as essential as they were in his time and offer solutions to several problems the world faces, he said. In a world where terrorism, …

Goa government stable, allies with BJP, says senior party leader Ram Lal

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The Goa government is stable and no demand has been made for change in leadership at a meeting called by the ruling BJP here Monday to take stock of the political situation in view of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikars indisposition, senior party leader Ram Lal said. The meeting was called in the presence of BJP central observers. Asserting that the …

Yogi Adityanath urges Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani to allot land near ‘Statue of Unity’ to build UP Bhawan

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani to allot a piece of land near the Statue of Unity so the state government can construct a grand UP Bhawan there, a senior official said Thursday. In the letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Adityanath said a piece of land may alloted near the Statue …

India vs Pakistan bi-lateral cricket series on the cards? Here is what Imran Khan wants

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Virat Kohli has just scored his 23rd Test century and probably the series defining one during ongoing India vs England third test at Trent Bridge. After playing a tough 5-math test series against England, India will play Australia in down under later this year. While we enjoy India vs England, India vs Australia, Ashes series, but one thing is missing- …

Ashutosh springs Independence Day surprise for Arvind Kejriwal, quits AAP

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh today resigned from the Arvind Kejriwal-led party that was floated by the latter after social activist Anna Hazares 2011 agitation against corruption. Speaking to news agency ANI, the journalist-turned-politician cited personal reasons behind this decision. My association with AAP which was beautiful\/revolutionary has come to an end. I have resigned from the party\/requested PAC …

Seized beer cans found empty in Bihar, officials blame rats

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Nearly 200 beer cans, seized and kept inside a godown in Kaimur district, were found empty, with officials blaming the rats for it. The matter came to light on Monday when a drive was being carried out to destroy liquor seized in various operations following a court order, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Bhabhua, Anupam Kumari said Tuesday. She said about 200 …