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Identify bills for parliament session, PM tells ministers | CPI-M threatens legal action against Trinamool leader | Akhilesh writes to Modi seeking CSAT review | Situation under control in Saharanpur: Rajnath | Home ministry denies reported bugging at Gadkari's home | Uddhav slams Karnataka Police for anti-Marathi stand | Central BJP team visits Tripura after attacks | Goa deputy CM apologises for Hindu nation remark | Shimla gets Himachal's first water-dispensing ATM | AAP activists arrested for defacing public property | Curfew still on in Saharanpur, situation tense | 'Modi government has done commendable work in two months' | No listening device in my house, says Gadkari | JD-U, RJD to fight four seats each in Bihar by-polls | Saharanpur clash: Sukhbir Badal calls up Akhilesh |
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  • Identify bills for parliament session, PM tells ministers
    Almost done with financial business in the budget session of parliament, the government is now trying to finalise legislative business, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not want the session to be curtailed, sources said Monday. Government sources said Modi has asked his ministers to list down important bills for the remaining part of the session, which ends Aug 14. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 05:52:27 PM
  • CPI-M threatens legal action against Trinamool leader
    The CPI-M threatened to take legal action against a West Bengal minister after he asked people, complaining about choked drains, to 'gherao' a Marxist municipal councillor. Trinamool Congress leader and North Bengal Development Minister Gautam Deb, on a visit to encephalitis-hit Siliguri, met the local people who complained about choked drains in ward No 43 of the Siliguri municipality leading to the spread of the disease.   Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 05:42:55 PM
  • Akhilesh writes to Modi seeking CSAT review
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The chief minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from the Hindi-speaking regions and those speaking regional languages.   Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 04:56:30 PM
  • Situation under control in Saharanpur: Rajnath
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the situation was under control in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh where three people have been killed in communal violence. "The situation is fully under control in Saharanpur. We are keeping a close vigil," Rajnath Singh told reporters. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 04:18:01 PM
  • Home ministry denies reported bugging at Gadkari's home
    The home ministry today denied the reported bugging at union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, and ruled out any probe. Asked about the bugging, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said: "There is no contradiction, Gadkari has denied it himself." Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju too refused to comment. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 04:16:16 PM
  • Uddhav slams Karnataka Police for anti-Marathi stand
    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said the Maharashtra-Karnataka territorial row is as significant as the India-Pakistan boundary dispute, re-kindling the decades old boundary dispute between the two states. In an editorial in the party's mouthpiece Saamana, Uddhav said the atrocities on Marathi people in the state by Karnataka Police were "as horrifying as the terror spread by Hafez Saeed", referring to the international terror mastermind of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, based in Pakistan. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 04:13:43 PM
  • Central BJP team visits Tripura after attacks
    A central team of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today visited Tripura to take stock of the situation following attacks on party cadres allegedly by supporters of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). The three-member delegation, led by S.S. Ahluwalia, who is in charge of the party's affairs in the northeast, rushed to Sipahijala district in western Tripura, and South and Gomati districts in southern Tripura immediately after their arrival. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 02:48:21 PM
  • Goa deputy CM apologises for Hindu nation remark
    Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza today apologised for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation. "My opinion could be wrong for others. I accept it. I don't say it is the most correct opinion. You might say I am wrong. If anyone's sentiment is hurt, I apologise," D'Souza said. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 02:45:13 PM
  • Shimla gets Himachal's first water-dispensing ATM
    Now, you can buy drinking water by using an ATM card in this Himachal Pradesh capital, the first in the state and perhaps in the country. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday opened the innovative water dispensing system at the Ridge to provide clean water to tourists and locals. The machine will dispense a litre of water for 50 paise.   Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 01:54:46 PM
  • AAP activists arrested for defacing public property
    Four Aam Aadmi Party activists, who were pasting posters for an upcoming party rally, were arrested on the charge of defacing public property, a police officer said. The activists, all aged between 20-30 years, were booked under various sections of the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 12:59:59 PM
  • Curfew still on in Saharanpur, situation tense
    The situation in violence-hit areas of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, where three people were killed in communal violence two days ago, continued to be tense today, forcing authorities to extend the curfew in some areas. There were a few minor incidents of stone-pelting in some areas but the situation was by and large under control, police said. Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 12:10:03 PM
  • 'Modi government has done commendable work in two months'
    Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's rule and that the Modi government is trying to put it back on rails. He also blamed the previous government for messing up everything, including economy and administration, for devaluation of rupee and leaving behind a huge debt.   Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 10:58:33 AM
  • No listening device in my house, says Gadkari
    Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari denied media reports that a "listening device" was found inside his residence. "Reports in a section of the media about listening devices having been found at my New Delhi residence are highly speculative," Gadkari tweeted.   Source: IANS  
    2014-07-28 09:52:35 AM
  • JD-U, RJD to fight four seats each in Bihar by-polls
    Bihar's ruling JD-U and Lalu Prasad's RJD would contest from four assembly seats each, while the Congress would contest from two in by-elections to 10 assembly constituencies in the state, party leaders announced. A day after the alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress was finalised, JD-U state president Vashisht Narain Singh told media persons that the sharing of seats among the three parties has been decided.   Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 09:50:02 AM
  • Saharanpur clash: Sukhbir Badal calls up Akhilesh
    Describing the violence in Saharanpur town as unfortunate, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal called up Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to seek the latter's intervention to ensure safety of Sikhs living there. Calling the violence as "very unfortunate", Badal urged the Sikh community to maintain peace and communal harmony. He urged the Sikh and Muslim community to maintain peace, communal harmony and brotherhood.   Source: IANS
    2014-07-28 09:47:41 AM
  • BJP team to visit Tripura
    A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) team will visit Tripura next week to look into the alleged political violence in the Left-ruled state, party sources said today. The BJP's central delegation led by the party's vice-president and party in-charge of the northeast region S.S. Ahluwalia, during its two-day stay in Tripura, would visit some rural areas where clashes took place after the recent panchayat polls and also meet acting governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya. Source: IANS
    2014-07-26 05:53:35 PM
  • Sonowal blames Gogoi for not availing budget benefits
    Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal today blamed Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's Congress government for not availing the benefits available to the state in the budget. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government had prioritised the northeastern states in the 2014-15 Budget and earmarked Rs.63,000 crore for the development of the region. As the largest state in the region, the lion's share of over Rs.20,000 crore is likely to come to Assam," said Sonowal, who is also president of the state Bharatiya Janata Party.  Source: IANS
    2014-07-26 04:42:35 PM
  • PM launches portal for people's participation in governance
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched an interactive online platform that allows people to share ideas and suggestions and participate in the country's governance. "Democracy cannot succeed without people’s participation in Government and this participation should not be limited only during elections. The participation should be there in fulfilling peoples’ aspirations and needs,” Modi said while inaugurating the platform. Source: IANS
    2014-07-26 04:37:46 PM
  • Congress seeks dismissal of two Goa ministers
    The Congress today demanded the dismissal of Goa cabinet minister Deepak Dhavalikar and Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza for making "unconstitutional" remarks about India as a Hindu nation. Congress state president John Fernandes also criticised his own party MLAs for not faulting Dhavalikar immediately after his controversial comments made on the floor of the state assembly on Thursday.   Source: IANS  
    2014-07-26 03:05:40 PM
  • Tension in UP town over BJP, Congress protests
    Tension gripped the Kanth area of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district as the BJP refused to back out of its proposed protest against district officials for victimising its cadres. Over 300 Congress workers, including prominent Dalit leader Madhusudan Mistry, were detained here for violating prohibitory orders banning their entry in the area, police said. Source: IANS  
    2014-07-26 03:03:30 PM


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