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Government approves Rs 1,660 crore highway projects across 8 states

NEW DELHI(PTI): The government, on Friday, approved Rs 1,660 crore worth of highway projects in eight states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Assam. “The standing finance committee (SFC) on Friday cleared eight projects worth Rs 1,659.96 crore for 454 km length for eight states,” a road transport and highways ministry official said. Of the eight […]

Govt far from meeting its target of building toilets: Centre for Science and Environment

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The government is far from meeting its sanitation target of building a toilet for every household by 2019, a green body on Friday said and claimed its analysis shows that less than 8,000 toilets were constructed in 2015-16 against the target of over 2 lakhs in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi. […]

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Only patriotic people can understand: Shiv Sena slams Salman Khan

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MUMBAI: Expressing his disapproval over Saman Khan’s comment that Pakistani artists were not terrorists and they must not be mixed up with the concept of terrorism, the leader Subhash Desai on Friday said the Shiv Sena disagrees with Salman’s personal opinion. ‘This maybe Salman Khan’s matter, but the stand of Shiv Sena is clear that […]

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GST Council approved 5 sets of draft rules: Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: Speaking at a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley laid out details of decisions taken at the GST council. He was quoted saying by ANI: “There is one item on GST council which wasn’t taken up, calculation of annual increase of revenue. It will be taken on the next meeting of the Council, […]

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PM Modi holds meeting over Cauvery row

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting to discuss the Cauvery river water sharing issue over which Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads. Some ministers and officials were present in the meeting where various options were discussed to resolve the matter. A meeting convened by the Centre to iron […]

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Interest Rates On PPF, Other Savings Schemes Cut by Modi Govt

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New Delhi: Interest rates on small savings schemes have been reduced marginally by 0.1 per cent for the October-December quarter of 2016-17, leading to lower returns on schemes such as Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi Account. The popular Public Provident Fund will fetch an interest rate of 8 per cent […]

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We have captured one Indian soldier, killed eight: Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan military claimed that it has killed eight Indian soldiers and captured one while retaliating to India’s firing at the first line of defence at the Line of Control (LoC) at Tatta Pani, a media report said today. Citing security sources, Dawn newspaper said that the capture and killings occurred when the Indian army […]

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When two neighbours fight, both homes are affected: Shahid Afridi urges India, Pakistan for peace

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has asked both India and Pakistan to maintain peace and say no to war as tensions between the two countries continue to rise after the recent surgical strikes by the Indian Army along the LoC. Afridi opined his views on Twitter and said that Pakistan is a peace loving country […]

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Put an end to rumours on Jayalalithaa’s health: Karunanidhi to govt

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PTI, Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the Tamil Nadu government on Friday to “put an end to rumours” regarding the health of AIADMK chief and chief minister Jayalalithaa by providing proper information to the people, while wishing his arch rival a speedy recovery. “As I had already mentioned, though I differ with her ideologically, […]

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Patna HC strikes down liquor ban notification in Bihar

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IANS, Patna: The Patna high court on Friday struck down the liquor ban imposed by the Nitish Kumar administration in April. Hearing a petition against a ban, a high court bench termed it “illegal”, and criticised the stringent provisions in Bihar’s new excise law.A PIL was filed a day after the state government declared Bihar […]

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