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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Odisha Assembly House Committee To Raise Paddy MSP Issue At Rashtrapati Bhawan, BJP Backs Out

Bhubaneswar: After failing to get appointment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on two occasions to discuss the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy, the House Committee of Odisha Assembly today decided to meet President of India Ram Nath Kovind in this regard to address the issue. However, BJP will not be part of the committee. According to reports, a...

Rahul Gandhi Promises Loan Waiver For Gujarat Farmers If Congress Comes To Power

Lathi in Gujarat: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today tried to woo farmers in Gujarat amid a high- stakes poll battle, promising that their loans would be waived if his party forms government in the state. Calling Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani a "rubber stamp", he alleged that BJP president Amit Shah was remote- controlling the government in the western...

Poor Show: Fiscal Deficit Data Unnerves Markets, Sensex Crashes 453 Points

Mumbai(PTI): Stocks went into a tailspin today, with benchmark Sensex suffering its biggest single-day fall in one year, after growing fiscal deficit concerns triggered a flight to safety among investors. The BSE Sensex plummeted over 453 points to close at 33,149.35, while the broader Nifty finished below the key 10,300-mark. Investors' wealth as measured by market capitalisation of BSE listed companies...

NIA Serves Deposition Notice To Akhtar Hussein Khan For Appearance In New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today issued a notice to Akhtar Hussein Khan, whom the premier investigating agency had grilled for alleged terror links to depose before it at its headquarters in New Delhi on December 4. The NIA had on November 28 had conducted a four-hour long raid at Khan’s house at Samantarapur village under Kishan Nagar...

Turning The Stones: J&K CM Orders Withdrawal Of Stone-Pelting Cases Against 4,327 Youths

Srinagar(PTI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against 4,327 youths. This follows the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid which submitted its report to her today, an official spokesman said. "Today's decision marks the revival of process of withdrawal of cases started...

Bhansali Appears Before Parliament Panel On IT On ‘Padmavati’

New Delhi(PTI): "Padmavati" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali today appeared before a parliamentary standing committee on information technology to share his views on the controversy surrounding the film. Censor board chief Prasoon Joshi is also scheduled to appear before the panel today, sources said. They said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief had told another parliamentary panel earlier in the...

Ready To Pay Political Price For Steps Taken For Better India: PM Modi

New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he was ready for the big political price he will have to pay for the steps he has taken for the betterment of the country, in a reference to decisions taken to curb black money. He also said that his government is committed to developing a development-centric eco system which is...

Rahul To Ask NaMo A Question Every Day In Gujarat Poll Run-Up: Congress

New Delhi(PTI): The Congress today stepped up its offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Gujarat elections, as party vice president Rahul Gandhi quizzed the BJP leader on promises made in the last polls. Gandhi, who will ask Modi a question every day in the run-up to the Assembly polls, brought up the BJP's 22-year rule in Gujarat...

Former JMM MLA BImal Lochan Das Gets 14 Months RI In Corruption Case

Baripada: A vigilance court here today awarded 10 months rigorous imprisonment to former JMM MLA Bimal Lochan Das and ex-president of Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd in a corruption case. Former vigilance court special judge Tara Parasad Rath awarded Bimal Lochan Das the sentence and also slapped a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on him. The judge also ordered Ranjit Dhir,...

A Century Of The Princely Re 1 ‘Coin’!

Mumbai(PTI): Its genesis lies in the World War- I where the inability to mint coins forced the then colonial authorities to shift to print Re 1 notes in 1917. The last hundred years -- the first note was introduced on November 30, 1917, with the photo of King George V -- have been all but tumultuous for this creation. The Reserve...

Love Lorn Hadiya Speaks To Husband Over Mobile: College Dean

Salem in Tamil Nadu(PTI): The long pending desire of Hadiya, a Kerala woman at the centre of an alleged love-jihad case, was fulfilled today when she spoke to her husband over a mobile phone. A day after she arrived in the city to continue studies at the Sivaraj Homeopathy medical college as directed by the Supreme Court, she spoke to...

Rahul Gandhi’s Name On Register For ‘Non-Hindus’ At Somnath Temple In Gujarat

Ahmedabad(PTI): Rahul Gandhi's visit to the Somnath temple today got mired in a controversy after his name was found written on the entry register meant for non-Hindus, with the Congress calling it "fake" and BJP insisting that the leader declare his religious faith before people. Gandhi, on campaign trail in Gujarat for the Assembly polls, began his two-day visit to...

IDCOL-IREL Form Joint Venture For Beach Sand Mining In Odisha

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The state run Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (IDCOL) today signed a joint venture agreement with Indian Rare Earth Ltd (IREL) for implementation of Rs 450 crore beach sand mining project. The joint venture company with 49 per cent share of IDCOL and 51 per cent equity of IREL, will be operational in the name of IREL-IDCOL Limited....

Burey Din: 30 Percent Rise In Suicides Among Police Personnel In BJP Ruled Madhya Pradesh In 3 Years

Bhopal(PTI): The Madhya Pradesh government today informed that 30 per cent rise was registered in suicide among the police personnel in the state between 2013 and 2016. The government also said that the number of deaths due to heart attack among the police staff also went up by 81 per cent during this period. "The data between January 1, 2013 and...