Gujarat Becomes First State to Implement 10% Quota

New Delhi :The Gujarat government has said that it will implement the 10 per cent reservations in government jobs and higher education for the economically backward sections in the general category from January 14. The Constitutional amendment to provide the 10 per cent quota received assent of President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday. “The economically weaker […]

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VP Naidu Tells Youth- ‘ Makar Sankranti, a Day of Thanksgiving, Encourages Social Bonding ‘

New Delhi :Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on the eve of Makar Sankranti urged the youth to understand the rich and diverse traditions of Indian festivals and called for protecting, promoting and enriching “our exceptional” culture and folk art forms. Speaking after inaugurating the fourth International Kite Festival and second International Sweet Festival at Parade […]

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Stand Against Terror: India, Afghanistan, Central Asian Nations Agree to Cooperate in Countering Terror

New Delhi: India and five Central Asian countries along with Afghanistan on Sunday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and agreed to cooperate in countering the menace which poses a threat to people across the world. This was part of a joint statement issued at the end of the first ever meeting of […]

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20 Tamil fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

New Delhi: At least 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested Sunday by the Sri Lankan Navy for fishing off Neduntheevu, sources said. Eleven fishermen hailing from Pudukottai district and nine from Jegathapattinam were surrounded by the Lankan Navy for fishing in the Lankan waters early Sunday morning and were later taken to Karainagar for an […]

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Rajasthan :BJP Picks Gulab Chand Katariya as Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan

New Delhi :Former Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Katariya has been elected as the Leader of Opposition in the new House, a month after the Rajasthan Assembly election results were announced. After former chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s recent appointment as the party’s national vice president, the frontrunners for the post were said to be Kataria, […]

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BJP on collation: ‘ SP, BSP coming together for their survival ‘

New Delhi: The BJP Saturday said the SP and the BSP came together for their survival, and not for the country or Uttar Pradesh, and downplayed suggestions that the alliance will have a major impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls . “The SP and BSP have allied neither for the country nor for Uttar […]

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Election 2019 : SP, BSP announce tie-up , to contest 38 seats each in UP

New Delhi: Once-arch rivals Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced Saturday their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance. The parties, however, said they would not field candidates in Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress president […]

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Shiv Sena : ‘ CBI director’s removal hasty, govt set wrong precedents ‘

New Delhi: The Shiv Sena Saturday termed the ouster of reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma, who resigned from police service Friday, as a panic reaction of the Narendra Modi government which is battling allegations over the purchase of Rafale fighter aircraft. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece “Saamana”, the Sena said the government has […]

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Maharashtra :Woman hanged from tree, Cops suspect honour killing

New Delhi: Kalyan Police in Maharashtra have cracked the December 31 murder of a 23-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh and their investigation has revealed honour killing as the motive behind the crime. A police official Saturday said they have registered a case of murder against four persons, including the father and the brother of the […]

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Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati to hold joint press on Saturday

New Delhi :Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati will address a joint press meet here Saturday, amid talks of seat-sharing for Lok Sabha polls from which the Congress seems to be almost out. The joint press conference at a posh hotel here was announced Friday by SP national secretary Rajendra Chaudhary and […]

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