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  • J&K assembly adjourned amid din
    Pandemonium over the alleged involvement of Sartaj Madni, a seinor leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in land grabbing forced the speaker to adjourn the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Friday. Speaker Mubarak Gul adjourned the session amid allegations and counter-allegations between the ruling National Conference (NC) and the PDP over the alleged land grab in Anantnag district's Marhama area, involving over 500 acres of state land. Source: IANS
    19  minutes ago
  • Manipur bids farewell to its governor
    The Manipur government Friday accorded a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, who submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Thursday. A farewell function was held at the Imphal Raj Bhavan where Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, his cabinet colleagues, top officials and party leaders were present. Source: IANS
    31  minutes ago
  • Coal block allocations: CBI files closure report against Kumar Mangalam Birla
    The CBI has filed a closure report in the coal block allocation scam against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others in a court here, sources said Friday. The Central Board of Investigation (CBI) Thursday filed its closure report in the court of Special Judge Bharat Parashar, who will hear the matter Sep 1. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 04:34:11 PM
  • Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was Friday unanimously re-elected for the party's top post. The party announced that Jayalalithaa has been elected unanimously as its general secretary. In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa said: "I convey my heartfelt thanks for those party men who had filed the nominations on my behalf." Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 03:41:56 PM
  • DMK to boycott local body elections in Tamil Nadu
    DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday announced that his party would boycott the Sep 19 local body elections in Tamil Nadu. In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said the state election commission made the poll announcement Aug 28 and also said nominations could be filed on the same day. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 02:56:04 PM
  • Congress nominates Narendra Rawat to contest from Vadodara
    Congress today nominated Narendra Rawat to contest from Vadodara seat. The seat was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rawat is the chief of Vadodara unit of the party. He was the first choice of Congress to contest Lok Sabha elections from Vadodara, but he made way for AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry who lost to Modi.
    2014-08-29 02:52:06 PM
  • 'India needs Financial Conditions Index'
    Changes in financial market variable have an impact on the real market but the launch of several financial products has resulted in more variables to account for in economic estimates, stated a research paper put out by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The paper titled 'A Financial Condition Index for India' authored by RBI research officer Anand Shankar stated: "Economic agents often alter their expectations about economic activity and hence their behaviour in response to movement in financial variables." Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 12:59:52 PM
  • CPI-M displeased over cardinal meeting Modi
    he CPI-M Friday expressed its displeasure over a meeting between Cardinal Moran Mar Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, head of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church here, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Aug 18. In an article titled 'About a meeting' in party mouthpiece 'Deshabimani', party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said a statement by the cardinal, who is also the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI), made after his meeting with Modi in New Delhi, deeply saddened all those who believe in secularism. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 12:30:30 PM
  • J&K assembly adjourned amid din
    Pandemonium over the alleged involvement of Sartaj Madni, a seinor leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in land grabbing forced the speaker to adjourn the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Friday. Speaker Mubarak Gul adjourned the session amid allegations and counter-allegations between the ruling National Conference (NC) and the PDP over the alleged land grab in Anantnag district's Marhama area, involving over 500 acres of state land. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 12:26:11 PM
  • I used the word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah
    Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' for all citizens and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying. Her comments came on the day a media report quoted her saying that "there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally for all citizens as a label of national identity". Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 11:38:35 AM
  • Modi greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. "On Ganesh Chaturthi, we bow to Lord Ganesh. May Lord Ganesh shower his blessings on us and enrich our lives with peace, joy and wisdom," the prime minister said in a tweet. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 10:39:38 AM
  • Modi launches Jan Dhan Yojana, record 15 mn bank accounts opened
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday launched the union government's flagship financial inclusion scheme "Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana" (PMJDY), with the national rollout leading to the opening of an astounding 15 million bank accounts on a single day. Modi said the project, launched in a mission mode, aims at tackling poverty by ending "financial untouchability". Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 10:11:22 AM
  • Now, cashless treatment for accident victims
    The road transport and highways ministry Thursday launched pilot projects for cashless treatment of road accident victims. The ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for two such projects - one on the Vadodara-Mumbai stretch of national highway-8 and the other on the Ranchi-Rargaon-Mahulia stretch of national highway-33. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 10:07:33 AM
  • Vidyasagar Rao's swearing-in as Maharashtra governor Saturday
    C. Vidyasagar Rao will be sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra Saturday, an official said. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah will administer the oath of office to Rao at Raj Bhavan Saturday afternoon. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 10:04:45 AM
  • Jan Dhan Yojana to be 'game-changer', says law minister
    The union government's Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) will be a "game-changer" in the country, union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said while launching the mega financial inclusion scheme here Thursday. Prasad, who is also the minister for communications, information and technology, urged employees in the departments of telecom, posts and law to help at least one person open a bank account under the PMJDY and make it a success. Source: IANS
    2014-08-29 09:59:06 AM
  • Modi to begin Japan visit from Kyoto
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Kyoto on saturday at the start of his Aug 30 - Sep 3 Japan visit, it was announced on thursday. This will be Modi's first visit outside South Asia since he took office in May. Source: IANS
    2014-08-28 05:57:49 PM
  • PM Jan Dhan Yojana launched in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
    Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan YojanaA (PMJDY), the financial inclusion scheme of the Narendra Modi government, was on Thursday launched in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu respectively. Source: IANS
    2014-08-28 05:44:30 PM
  • Time to rid politics of criminals : Trinamool's Dinesh Trivedi
    Welcoming the Supreme Court's opinion that lawmakers facing criminal charges should not be made ministers, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday called for weeding out criminals from politics. Source: IANS
    2014-08-28 05:41:43 PM
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad calls on Jayalalithaa
    Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, he said he called on Jayalalithaa as he holds her in high respect and the discussions were fruitful. "I explained to her the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. It is a great exercise of financial inclusion," said Prasad, who also holds the communications and information technology portfolio. Source : IANS
    2014-08-28 05:07:15 PM
  • UP by-polls : Yogi Adityanath to be BJP star campaigner
    The BJP on Thursday named Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as one of its star campaigners for the by-polls in Uttar Pradesh scheduled for Sep 13. Adityanath has been a vocal and firebrand Hindutva leader who courted controversy recently after video footage showed him daring people behind what the party calls 'Love Jihad'. He allegedly threatened to convert 100 Muslim girls to Hindusim for each Hindu converted to Islam. Source: IANS
    2014-08-28 04:26:57 PM


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