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‘Shotgun’ Sinha Fires Salvos At Modi, Shah

New Delhi(PTI): In an apparent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today said the atmosphere in the country was such that people had to either support "a person" or risk being called "anti-national". He also made fun of ministers in the Modi government, calling them a "bunch of sycophants" 90 per cent of whom were hardly...

CBI Files Charge Sheet Against 592 People In Vyapam Scam Case In BJP Ruled Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi(PTI): The CBI today filed a charge sheet against 592 people in connection with its probe related to Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The charge sheet lists promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal -- J N Choksey, chairman of L N Medical College; S N Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College;...

Anna Hazare Urges Farmers To Launch Do-Or-Die Movement Like Gandhi On Non-Violent Lines

Jagatsinghpur: Noted Gandhian leader and social crusader Anna Hazare today urged thousands of farmers to launch a "do-or-die" movement for their rights on the lines of the one shown by the Father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi against the British Raj. Blaming the Centre and the state governments for neglecting lakhs of farmers in the country, the renown social activist...

Rs 9, 829 Crore Additional Budget Passed By Odisha Council of Ministers

Bhubaneswar: In order to facilitate implementation of several public welfare schemes introduced recently by the state government, the Odisha Council of Ministers today approved an additional budget provision of Rs 9829 crore for 2017-18. The decision was taken in a meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat here. Talking to the media, Finance...

For New Avatar: Woman Constable Approaches Bombay HC For Leave To Undergo Sex Change

Mumbai(PTI): A 28-year-old woman police constable in Beed district today approached the Bombay High Court seeking direction to the Maharashtra's Director General of Police to grant her leave to undergo a surgery for sex change. Lalita Salve, who now prefers to be called Lalit, had sought a month's leave to undergo sex reassignment surgery but the same was refused following...

Gram Panchayat Certificates No Proof Of Citizenship: SC

New Delhi(PTI): A certificate of residency issued by the gram panchayat is not a document of citizenship and is "meaningless" unless supported by some other valid record to make a claim for inclusion in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), the Supreme Court said today. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said no verification is made...

Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise Along Eastern Coast Including Odisha Tomorrow

New Delhi(PTI): A mega mock tsunami exercise with international participants will be carried out in 31 coastal districts in four states and a union territory tomorrow, the Home Ministry said today. The exercise will be simultaneously conducted in West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry along the entire eastern coast. The disaster scenario will simulate tsunami waves originating due...

Honorary Doctorate To West Bengal Weaver For Depicting Ramayana On ‘Jamdani’ Sari

Krishnagar in West Benga(PTI): Little did Biren Kumar Basak of Nadia district imagine that his intricate artwork depicting seven episodes of Ramayana on a six-yard sari could get him an honorary doctorate from a UK-based university after two long decades. Basak, a handloom weaver from Fulia in Nadia, was felicitated with Degree of Doctorate in Record Breaking (Honouris Causa) by...

India, US Will Continue To Work For Inclusive Growth: Ivanka Trump

Washington(PTI): India and the US will continue to work together to increase economic opportunities and inclusive growth, US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump today said, days ahead of her visit to Hyderabad for a global business summit. Ivanka, 36, will lead a high-powered American delegation of officials, women entrepreneurs and businessmen for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)...

Mahi Pays Surprise Visit To Army Public School Srinagar

Srinagar(PTI): Cricketer M S Dhoni paid a surprise visit to Army Public School here and emphasised the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students. Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar Corps headquarters in the Badamibagh Cantonment in a low key and unannounced event yesterday. The Chinar Corps...

Better Subsidy Targeting Via Technology Saved USD 10 BN: PM Modi

New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said direct transfer of government benefits using technology, bank accounts and biometric identifier Aadhaar has helped save USD 10 billion in subsidies. Addressing the Global Conference on Cyber Space here, he said technology breaks barriers and has led to efficient service delivery, governance and improved access to education and health. The government, he asserted,...

Orissa HC Notice To SJTA On Jagamohan Photos Going Viral

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today took suo motu cognizance of media reports on pictures of repair work in Puri s Jagannath Temple going viral and issued notice to Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The High Court has asked the chief administrator of SJTA, which had been set up by the state government, to file a report by December 6...

Will Not Allow ‘Padmavati’ To Release In Gujarat: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Ahmedabad(PTI): Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said today that his government would not allow the release of Bollywood movie "Padmavati" in the state as it hurts sentiments of the Rajput community. "There are issues with the film, our sympathy is with those who are protesting against it and that is the reason we will not allow its release in the...

Modi Government Rejects Odisha’s Demand For Hike In Paddy MSP

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led Central government in a decision adding to the miseries of the farmers of Odisha today rejected Odisha government’s demand to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy. Reports said that the Union Agriculture Ministry has rejected Odisha’s demand arguing that the hike demand was not feasible and the farmers could sell their produce in...