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Telangana doubles social security pension
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to hike monthly pension for various categories of beneficiaries from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2016.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
HC quashes notice by Bidhananagar commissioner
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday quashed a notice issued by the commissioner of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation for convening a meeting to remove mayor and Trinamool Congress dissident Sabyasachi Dutta, calling it bad in law.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ray's Charulata alleges she has been duped by pro-BJP film body
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bengali actress Madhabi Mukherjee, best known for her portrayal of the title role in auteur Satyajit Ray's classic film 'Charulata', on Wednesday denied any links with BJP, alleging she was misled to support an organisation whose affiliation to the saffron outfit was not disclosed to her.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bill seeks to rein in cow vigilantes in MP
Bhopal, July 17 (IANS) The Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday presented a bill in the Vidhan Sabha to rein in unruly cow vigilantes by amending the state cow protection law passed during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule in the state.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-MP CM Gaur flown to Gurugram in serious condition
Bhopal, July 17 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur was flown to Gurugram on Wednesday for medical treatment in a serious condition.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Alpesh Thakor, his aide to join BJP on Thursday
Gandhinagar, July 17 (IANS) Maverick OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who quit as a Congress legislator after casting his vote in favour of BJP candidates in the July 5 Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, is set to embrace the ruling BJP on Thursday, along with another rebel MLA from his community Dhavalsinh Jhala.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP expels Champion for 6 years over pistol dance (2nd Lead)
Dehradun, July 17 (IANS) Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion was expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years on Wednesday, after a video of him dancing with two pistols and a carbine went viral on the social media.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ICJ verdict brings a rare moment of hope for Jadhav: Rahul
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to put on hold the execution of retired naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav in an alleged espionage case saying this verdict brings a rare moment of relief, joy and renewed hope that he will one day return home.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear plea on Ayodhya mediation on Thursday
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday an application stating there has been no progress in the mediation process in the Ayodhya dispute.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
House condemns Trump for racist comments
New York, July 17 (IANS) In an action unprecedented in modern times, the House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning US President Donald Trump and denounced his "racist comments" against four leftist, non-white women Representatives after a chaotic debate.
2019-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Scindia leaves palace, interacts with party workers at Congress office
Gwalior, July 17 (IANS) Signalling a change in attitude, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia for the first time interacted with party workers at the Congress office here on Wednesday, and not in his palace.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
CCEA okays Rs 1,320 cr Sahjanwa-Dohrighat rail link
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To improve rail connectivity in Uttar Pradesh, the central government here on Wednesday approved construction of 81-km rail track between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat at a cost of around Rs 1,320 crore.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Let's clean Goa's rivers like PM cleaned Ganga: CM
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa's rivers must be cleaned with the same earnestess with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleaned the Ganga, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi joins #SareeTwitter, wants 'dinner date' with hubby
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The #SareeTwitter trend that has been viral for the past couple of days got a huge boost on Wednesday after Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shared a throwback picture from her wedding day.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
BJP expels Champion for 6 years over pistol dance video
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expelled Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion from the party for six years, days after he was seen dancing with two pistols and a carbine in a video, which went viral on the social media.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala to give job to custodial death victim's widow
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Even as the Justice (retd) K. Narayana Kurup-headed commission, appointed by the Kerala government to probe alleged custodial death of a financial agent in the Idukki district last month, is set to exhume the body to ascertain the actual cause of death, the state government on Wednesday decided to provide a government job to the widow besides Rs 1.6 million compensation to the family.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Andhra gets new governor, yet to finalise Raj Bhavan
Amaravati, July 17 (IANS) Five years after the bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh got first full-time governor with the appointment of Biswa Bhusan Harichandran on Tuesday, but the state government is scouting for a suitable place for his official residence.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
15 Karnataka rebel MLAs to skip assembly session on July 18
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Buoyed by the Supreme Court's favourable order on their joint petitions to abstain from the Assembly, 15 Karnataka rebel legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S allies said on Wednesday they would not attend the session on Thursday (July 18) for the trust vote by beleaguered Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Will follow SC order on MLAs' resignations: Karnataka Speaker
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday said he would follow the Supreme Court's order that the 15 rebel legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S allies cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the House.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Akhilesh, Mayawati feel CBI heat ahead of UP bypolls (IANS Special)
Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's resolve to regain a foothold in state politics by winning a sizeable number of seats in the upcoming by-elections to 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh may not actually work according to plans.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US House condemns Trump for 'racist comments'
-Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to condemn US President Donald Trump for his "racist remarks" against four Democratic congresswomen.
2019-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Congress blames BJP for its rebel MLAs' lockdown
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) With time ticking away for the trust-vote on Thursday, a desperate Karnataka Congress on Tuesday blamed the opposition BJP for its rebel MLAs' lockdown in Mumbai.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
AAP MPs ask Shah to analyse Delhi's safety with Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Three Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MPs on Tuesday met Home Minister Amit Shah over "increasing" crimes in Delhi and urged him to have a meeting on the issue with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Next transformative idea: 80 million connections under Ujjwala in 100 days
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Modi 2.0 next big goal is to take its flagship Ujjwala scheme to 80 million households in first 100 days of the government.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Next transformative idea, 80 million connections under Ujjwala in 100 days
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The next big goal of Modi 2.0 is to take its flagship 'Ujjwala' scheme to 80 million households within the first 100 days of the government.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt to launch portal to help Jet staff find jobs in other airlines
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government may not have extended support to now-defunct Jet Airways, but it has promised to facilitate employment to job-less airline staff.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former Samajwadi Party MP Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A day after he quit the Samajwadi Party (SP), Neeraj Shekhar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party general secretaries Bhupendra Yadav and Anil Jain. The development came hours after Shekhar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Illegal sand mining: ED questions Gayatri Prajapati
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday questioned Gayatri Prajapati, mining minister in the previous Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, in Uttar Pradesh's illegal sand mining scam case.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SC refuses urgent hearing of pleas for extending NRC deadline
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down the Central and Assam governments' pleas seeking early and urgent hearing on the issues related to extending the July 31 deadline for completion of the National Register for Citizens (NRC).
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka crisis: SC reserves order on rebel MLAs' plea till tomorrow
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court has reserved till Wednesday its order on petitions filed by 15 rebel MLAs of the Congress and JD-S in Karnataka seeking directions to the Assembly Speaker to accept their resignations.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP high command upset over Devprayag distillery
Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) The BJP high command is miffed over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat's decision to permit a private distillery in the holy area of Devprayag where the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers meet to form the Ganga, top party sources said on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party's state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress gave 70 flyovers in 15 years, AAP built 23 since 2015: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated a 2.7-km signal-free flyover on Rao Tula Ram Marg (RTR), which will ease traffic flow in South Delhi.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cops let off Karnataka Congress rebel MLA after quizzing
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore Ponzi scam freed Karnataka Congress rebel legislator R. Roshan Baig from detention after quizzing him for over 9 hours, said an official on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Brimming with ideas: Modi2.0 sets targets for ministries
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) With pressure on the Modi 2.0 government to deliver on poll promises, all the ministries have been directed to create dashboards on key target areas so that citizens are informed of the progress report.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM upset with 'truant' ministers
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on his ministers who were absent from Parliament duty on Tuesday and asked the party leaders to prepare a list of absentees by the evening.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
White House projects $1 tn budget deficit for 2019
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The White House has revised the fiscal year 2019 budget deficit to a projected $1 trillion, the highest since 2012, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in its recently released Mid-Session Review.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Restoring 737 MAX commercial operations upto federal regulators'
San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) Boeing has said that the timing for restoring its globally grounded 737 MAX aircraft back to commercial operations will be decided by federal regulators
2019-07-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
White House nominates new Defence Secretary
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The White House has formally nominated Mark Esper as the new Secretary of Defence as it struggles to fill the top Pentagon post that has been vacant for over six months.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump mulls ousting Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Report
Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told his aides and allies that he was considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the American media reported.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kejriwal, Sisodia granted bail in defamation case
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A Special Court in Delhi on Tuesday granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul asks Congress workers to help flood victims
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday raised concern over the flood situations in several states and asked his party workers to help people in those areas.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US to raise bar for 'Made in America' products
Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has ordered that only products with more than 55 per cent made in the country might be considered "Made in America", eyeing to raise the bar to 75 per cent in the future.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ignoring Centre's advise, Andhra to go ahead with PPAs review
Amaravati, July 15 (IANS) Ignoring the Centre's advise to exercise restraint on the issue of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday decided to go ahead with the review of all PPAs.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Is Bihar Governor a puppet, asks civil service exam paper
Patna, July 15 (IANS) A question in a paper of the ongoing main examination of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has sparked off a controversy, after it sought to know from the civil service aspirants if the state Governor was "merely a puppet".
2019-07-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Politics
NHRC notice to DGP Bihar over custodial death of JD-U Dalit leader
Patna, July 15 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Bihar Director General of Police in connection with the death of a ruling Dalit Janata Dal-United leader in police custody in Nalanda district last week.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sanskrit unifies Bharat, promote it: RSS leaders to Modi
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed organisation Samskrita Bharati said on Monday that Sanskrit was the unifying language of India which must be promoted by the Narendra Modi-led government at all levels across the country.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear plea on Justice Kureshi elevation on July 22
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday said that it will hear on July 22 a plea against the Centre's delay in clearing the name of Justice Akil A. Kureshi as Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi to provide free safety kits to sanitation workers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government will provide free safety kits to sanitation workers, hoping there will be no sewer deaths in the city in future.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics