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CM launches ‘Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh’

CM launches ‘Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh’

Vijayawada, 7/29
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday launched ‘Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh’, with the theme ‘green cover for a happy living’, by planting saplings at Sunkollu village under Nuzividu mandal in Krishna district. Interestingly, Harita Andhra Pradesh was a pet project of late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy but Chandrababu has now made [...]

Rajnath Singh to visit Islamabad

Rajnath Singh to visit Islamabad

New Delhi, 7/28
Amid searing tension with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will fly on Wednesday to Islamabad to attend a summit of SAARC, which has eight South Asian countries as members.
India has accused Pakistan of instigating the violence that tore through Kashmir over the last few weeks after 22-year-old terrorist Burhan Wani was shot dead, [...]

Rahul likely to take on govt over prices

Rahul likely to take on govt over prices

New Delhi, 7/28
After being seen with his eyes closed during a rigorous debate in parliament and then being photographed hugging a woman embroiled in several criminal cases in Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi is expected today to speak on behalf of his party in the Lok Sabha about the steep increase in prices, especially that of pulses [...]

PM intervenes in Yadav doping row

PM intervenes in Yadav doping row

New Delhi, 7/26
In an interesting move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has intervened in the ongoing doping row surrounding Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav. Modi met Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and sought details regarding the ongoing controversy.
Notably, Narsingh has been has tested positive for methandienone, an anabolic steroid. The tests [...]

7th Pay Commission notification issued

7th Pay Commission notification issued

New Delhi, 7/26
The Union government on Tuesday issued notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations related to the hike in basic pay and pension. With the issuance of notification, 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners will get the increased payout for their August salaries. The notification is dated July [...]

Khalistan leader predicted Indira’s killing

Khalistan leader predicted Indira’s killing

London, 7/22
A UK based top separatist Khalistani movement leader had “predicted” the killing of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi months before her assassination in October 1984, according to newly declassified British government documents.
Jagjit Singh Chauhan, described by UK officials as a “self-styled president of the Sikh Republic of Khalistan”, was among a number of [...]

Centre bifurcates Communication Ministry

Centre bifurcates Communication Ministry

New Delhi, 7/21
A new Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has been created by the Centre after bifurcating Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoC&IT) to exclusively deal with Aadhaar, promotion of internet and other related services. According to the decision, there will be two ministries – Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Electronics and [...]

Parliament witnesses uproar over Una incident

Parliament witnesses uproar over Una incident

New Delhi, 7/20
Parliament witnessed uproar on Wednesday over the Una incident wherein a group of Dalit youths were assaulted by a vigilante cow protection group last week for allegedly killing a cow.
Several opposition MPs belonging to the Congress, BSP, TMC and JD(U) entered the well of the House in the Rajya Sabha forcing Deputy Chairman [...]

‘Credit for reforms goes to PV-Manmohan duo’

‘Credit for reforms goes to PV-Manmohan duo’

‘Credit for reforms goes to PV-Manmohan duo’
New Delhi, 7/18
Giving sole credit to the Narasimha Rao-Manmohan Singh combine, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that it was only due to this pair that economic reforms of 1991 happened, not because of the Congress.
Jaitley articulated that much needed economic changes occurred not because of the Congress but despite [...]

PM to meet all Chief Ministers tomorrow

PM to meet all Chief Ministers tomorrow

New Delhi, 7/15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi  is scheduled to meet the country’s 31 Chief Ministers tomorrow, which will put him in the same room with leaders who accuse his government of recently acting like a wrecking ball for them.
Among them, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has taken Mr Modi’s government to court for trying [...]

ACB summons Sheila Dixit

ACB summons Sheila Dixit

New Delhi, 7/14
In a major development in water tanker scam, Anti-Corruption Bureau has issued notice to former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit.
“We’ve issued notice to Sheila Dixit for questioning on 26th August in connection with water tanker scam case,” ACB chief MK Meena said. Reacting to the development, Sheila Dixit said, “I had received a letter [...]

PM Modi’s meeting on Kashmir violence begins

PM Modi’s meeting on Kashmir violence begins

New Delhi, 7/12
A high-level meeting is underway at 7, Race Course Road over tension in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahedeen militant Burhan Muzaffar Wani.  As curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in most parts of the Kashmir Valley to prevent widespread violence, Prime Minister Narendra [...]

Terrorism must be dealt with forcefully: Sonia

Terrorism must be dealt with forcefully: Sonia

New Delhi, 7/11
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed anguish over the loss of innocent lives in protests in Kashmir following the killing of most wanted Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani last week. “It is a matter of great anguish that so many innocent lives have been lost these past days in parts of the [...]

Modi reaches Mozambique

Modi reaches Mozambique

Maputo, 7/7
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. After Mozambique, the five-day tour of Africa will also take the PM to South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya.
This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to the southeast African nation in 36 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi [...]

Rahul may take over as party president by Sept

Rahul may take over as party president by Sept

New Delhi, 7/6
While clamour for bringing Priyanka Gandhi to the centrestage ids growing within the party, it has now come to fore that Sonia Gandhi’s son Rahul is most likely to be elevated as Congress president very soon.
news agency quoted a senior leader, who declined to be identified, saying that Rahul Gandhi could take over [...]

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