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New crop insurance scheme to roll out in 2016-17: Agriculture Minister

NEW DELHI: The government will launch the much-talked about new crop insurance scheme, which aims to keep a lower premium for farmers and faster settlement of claims, in 2016-17. “We have identified discrepancies in the existing scheme of Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) and come out with a new crop insurance scheme. Once it […]

Supreme Court concedes error in its verdict on SC/ST staff promotions

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday conceded that there was an apparent error in a judgement pronounced a year ago by which it was held that benefits of reservation can be extended to SC/ST category employees in banks in Group-A posts which carry an ultimate salary of Rs 5,700 per month. A bench comprising […]

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PM Narendra Modi likely to visit Pathankot tomorrow

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Pathankot in Punjab on Friday for first-hand assessment of the situation at the Air base which was attacked by six terrorists last Saturday. Sources said the visit is expected to take place tomorrow morning and details of the trip are being finalised. Earlier today, security […]

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Kejriwal challenges Centre to go to court to stop work of DDCA probe panel

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Centre has declared as “unconstitutional and illegal” setting up of a Commission of Inquiry into the DDCA affairs by Delhi Government, triggering a fresh round of confrontation with the AAP dispensation as a defiant Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that the probe will go ahead. A letter issued by the Lt Governor’s […]

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Pathankot terror attack – ‘Reviewing progress’ on leads provided by India: Pakistan

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Islamabad(PTI): After a second high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan on Friday said it is “reviewing progress” on the leads provided by India which has sought “firm and immediate action” against the terrorists behind the attack on the Pathankot air base. “The meeting also discussed the Pathankot attack incident and expressed Pakistan’s […]

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CRPF kill 5 Naxals, arms recovered in Bihar’s Aurangabad

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PATNA(PTI): Five Naxals have been killed in an encounter with the elite commando unit of the CRPF after a fierce gunbattle in the jungles of Aurangabad district of the state. Officials said the encounter began late evening in the Dibhara area of the left-wing extremism hit district after which five bodies of the Maoists, an […]

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NIA summons Punjab SP Salwinder Singh for questioning; may undergo lie detector test, say sources

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NEW DELHI(PTI): NIA on Friday issued summons to a Punjab SP, who was allegedly abducted by terrorists involved in Pathankot attack, to appear before it on Monday for detailed interrogation even as the probe agency has picked up some foot prints in the fields of a border village and the IAF base here and sent […]

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Kolkata-New Delhi railways corridor is most ‘congested’: Suresh Prabhu

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NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday described the Kolkata-New Delhi railway corridor as the most “congested” in the country and said collaboration with several countries is being done to revamp the network. “Kolkata-New Delhi corridor is the most congested area. We have built bridges, laid new tracks to reduce the congestion which has […]

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Kohli, Dhawan send Western Australia XI on a leather hunt

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India started their Australian sojourn on a thunderous note with the top order racking up 192 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs against Western Australia XI on Friday. The T20 practice game played at WACA in Perth saw Indian captain MS Dhoni winning the toss and electing to bat first. Although […]

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I’ve been completely misquoted: Supriya Sule on her ‘sarees talk in Parliament’ remarks

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Mumbai: After receiving widespread criticism for her statement that parliamentarians do indulge in small talks and gossip when speeches at Parliament get repetitive, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule on Friday clarified that she had been misquoted and added that the issue was taken out of context. “I’ve been completely misquoted. The entire story […]

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