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Future of country’s economy depends on Digital India: Kovind

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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind today said the future of the country’s economy and employment creation depends heavily on the success the nation achieves with Digital India. Terming Information Technology as “a force multiplier” for the entire service economy, Kovind said it has played a game changing role in health-care, education, tourism Read More

Sonia Gandhi complains of stomach upset, admitted to hospital

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New Delhi, Oct 27 (PTI) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was on a visit to Shimla, was today rushed back to the national capital and admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after she complained of stomach upset. D S Rana, Chairman (Board of Management) of the hospital said that Gandhi, 70, is under observation. Read More

Linking of mobile with Aadhaar: SC denies urgent hearing

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea challenging a notification of the Department of Telecom (DOT) for mandatory linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer refused to list the plea tomorrow and said that a bench Read More

Modi asks IAS trainees to research governance issues

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Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), Oct 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held an interaction with IAS officer trainees here and asked them to research governance issues in depth, so that they could understand those well. He held the interaction with over 360 officer trainees of the 92nd Foundation Course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Read More

Modi has killed country’s economy, unleashed tsunami: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “killed” the country’s economy by firing “double tap” shots of note ban and GST into it, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said and asserted that only someone with “a very big chest but a very small heart” could do this. The Goods and Services Read More

Youth offered a sum of USD 1,00,000 to kill Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, Oct 18 (PTI) A student in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district has received a message on WhatsApp from a member of a “terrorist organisation” seeking help in killing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a senior state CID officer said today. The 19-year-old polytechnic student was offered a sum of USD 1,00,000 as reward for his assistance Read More

Drop Muslim and Hindu from names of BHU, AMU, UGC suggests

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New Delhi, Oct 9 (PTI) Words such as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ in names of universities–Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University–do not reflect their secular character and should be dropped, a UGC panel has recommended. The panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities and the recommendations have been made in Read More

Govt extends 7th Pay panel benefits to teachers of central, state varsities

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New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared revised pay scales for nearly eight lakh teachers and academic staff of higher educational institutions following the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission. The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities and colleges which are funded by Read More

HC acquits parents Talwars in Aarushi murder case

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Allahabad, Oct 12 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court today acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The verdict ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi in a fit of rage Read More

Sena slams Maha govt over farmers’ stir

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10:4 HRS IST Mumbai, Jun 5 (PTI) The Shiv Sena today attacked the Maharashtra government over the farmers’ stir, accusing it of creating fissures among them in an attempt to break their unity. Similar tactics were used to crush the Maratha stir as well in the past, the Sena charged. “Had the demands of farmers Read More

Women to be allowed in combat role in Army,says Gen Bipin Rawat

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By Manash Pratim Bhuyan New Delhi, June 4 (PTI) In a transformational move, the Indian Army is all set to open up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few countries globally. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said the process to allow women in combat role, currently an exclusive domain of Read More

CBI carries out searches at residence of Prannoy Roy

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New Delhi, Jun 5 (PTI) The CBI today carried out searches at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy here and in Dehradun for allegedly causing loss to a private bank. The agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 48 crore to Read More

Pak Army violates ceasefire in Poonch

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Jammu, Jun 3 (PTI) The Pakistani Army violated ceasefire again by firing mortar shells on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate. “The Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 2300 hours yesterday Read More

Govt should find political solution to Kashmir problem:Karat

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Coimbatore, Jun 2 (PTI) The Kashmir issue cannot be tackled by using forces and the BJP-led NDA government should find a political solution, senior CPI-M leader Prakash Karat said today. “The government cannot find a solution by using forces — CRPF, BSF or any other agencies in the trouble-torn Kashmir and only way is Read More

Charges to be framed today against Advani, Joshi in Babri case

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Lucknow, May 29 (PTI) BJP stalwarts L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti will appear before a special CBI court here on the 30th of May for framing of charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Besides them, Special CBI judge S K Yadav had asked BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Read More

Was there a second assassin of Gandhi: PIL in SC questions

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By Ranjit K Sinha New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) Was there a second assassin of Mahatma Gandhi? Though the police went by the theory that three bullets were fired upon him, was there a fourth bullet also which was fired by someone apart from Nathuram Godse? These questions are among several which have been Read More

Impose Governor’s rule if JK is to be saved: Farooq Abdullah

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By Sumir Kaul Srinagar, May 28 (PTI) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah today called for the immediate imposition of Governor’s rule in the state, stressing that it was the only way to arrest the growing unrest in the Valley, fast slipping into anarchy. “We have never been promoters of Governor’s rule; Read More

PM appreciates surveys on his govt’s performance

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New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed the analyses being done in various media fora about the performance of his three-year-old government, saying “constructive criticism” strengthens the democracy. He said some opinion polls and surveys have appreciated his government’s work, some have supported it while some others have highlighted the Read More

Dirty war has to be fought with innovative ways: Gen Bipin Rawat

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By Manash Pratim Bhuyan New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) The Indian Army is facing a “dirty war” in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through “innovative” ways, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, stoutly defending the use of a Kashmiri as a ‘human shield’ by a young officer. In an exclusive Read More

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh concludes 3-day visit to Sikkim

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The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today laid the foundation stone of Headquarters of Sashastra Seema Bal’s (SSB) 36th Batallion Gayzing in Western District of Sikkim. Addressing the officers and Jawans in Sainik Sammelen, Rajnath Singh, expressed the hope that the construction of Gayzing Battalion HQs at an estimated cost of Rs.77.88 crore, comprising Read More

“Kashmir is ours,” says Rajnath, promises “permanent” solution

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Pelling (Sikkim), May 21 (PTI) “Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a “permanent solution” to the Kashmir problem. The home minister’s assertion came amid continued unrest in the Kashmir valley. Addressing a public reception here Read More

India heaves a sigh of relief as ICJ stays Jadhav’s execution

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New Delhi/Mumbai, May 18 (PTI) India today heaved a collective sigh of relief after the International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, with political leaders hailing the order, and the former navyman’s friends erupting in joy and bursting firecrackers. Harish Salve, India’s attorney at ICJ, the UN’s highest judicial body, came in Read More