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PM Modi rejects criticism regarding subsidy, says need is to target it better

NEW DELHI(PTI): Promising reforms that will transform lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government will not eliminate all subsidies but will rationalise and target them to the needy. He said unnecessary controls and distortions will be eliminated and promised efficiency in allocation of resources as well as creation of opportunities for citizens […]

NITI Aayog sorts out pending issue of Telangana with ministries

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Government think tank NITI Aayog on Friday said it has sorted out the pending issues of Telangana with various union ministries. “As a part of its mandate to promote cooperative federalism, The NITI Aayog held a meeting of senior officials from the state of Telangana and six Central Ministries to resolve a number […]

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JNU VC appointment: Pranab Mukherjee rejects Smriti Irani’s choice

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NEW DELHI(PTI): IIT professor Jagdeesh Kumar was appointed as JNU vice-chancellor by President Pranab Mukherjee after he was selected from a panel of four names that also included scientist V S Chauhan, who was reported to be HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s preferred choice to lead the prestigious institute. According to sources, the HRD Ministry had […]

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Modi Govt submits reply to Supreme Court, justifies President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Central Government on Friday submitted a reply in the Supreme Court justifying the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. In its reply, the Centre said that Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh is in a minority. Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa had submitted his reply to the apex court on Thursday in […]

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Modi Govt revises GDP growth downward for 2014-15 to 7.2%

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NEW DELHI: Government has marginally revised downward the economic growth for 2014-15 to 7.2% from the earlier estimate of 7.3% after factoring in latest data on agriculture and industrial production. “The real GDP or GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for the years 2014-15 and 2013-14 stands at Rs 105.52 lakh crore and Rs 98.39 lakh […]

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Modi government reshuffles top-level bureaucrats; 10 new Secretaries appointed

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg was on Monday shunted out to Minority Affairs Ministry as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle, ten months ahead of his retirement. J S Deepak has been appointed as the new Secretary, Department of Telecommunications. Deepak, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present Secretary, […]

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Gender bias: Trimbakeshwar temple in spotlight

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Shingnapur(PTI): Amid campaigns against ban on women from entering the ‘chauthara’ of Shani Shingnapur shrine and certain restrictions for them at Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai, famous Trimbakeshwar temple in Maharashtra has also come into spotlight for bar on female devotees offering prayers in the inner sanctum. The ancient temple, located 30 kms from Nashik, […]

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Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis pair win women’s doubles final at Australian Open

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World No 1 women’s doubles pair Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the Australian Open final defeating Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 in Melbourne. The pair have now won their third slam in a row, after Wimbledon and US Open. They have also extended their winning streak to 36 consecutive games. This […]

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Masters Champions League: Sehwag’s Gemini Arabians win opening match

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Riding on a superb all-round show, Gemini Arabians registered a massive 78-run win over Libra Legends in the opening match of the Masters Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS) in Dubai. Put into bat, Gemini Arabians posted a massive 234 for three in their allotted 20 overs and in response […]

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Panajim: Newly formed Goa Forward party has opposed the release of a book on Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse scheduled for Saturday on the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The book, titled ‘Nathuram Godse – The Story of an Assassin’ and written by Anup Ashok Sardesai, is scheduled for release tomorrow at […]

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