Congress slams Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan over death of children in Bihar

New Delhi: The Congress hit out at Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday over the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar, which has claimed the lives of over 100 children, saying there is “no work, all talk”. The death toll due to the outbreak has climbed to 105 in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district with […]

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi takes oath as LS member

New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi took oath as member of 17th Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Gandhi, who retained the Rae Bareli constituency, took her oath in Hindi on the second day of the maiden session of the new Lok Sabha. Her son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi appeared to be capturing the moment on […]

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Uttar Pradesh Government to now issue press releases in Sanskrit also

New Delhi: In a bid to promote Sanskrit, the Uttar Pradesh government will now issue press releases in Sanskrit along with Hindi, English and Urdu, an official said Tuesday. The first press note in Sanskrit was issued by the state government’s Information Department on Monday. Senior officials of the Information Department said the important speeches […]

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Government, intelligence agencies must take suitable action to prevent attacks in future: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday urged the Modi government and intelligence agencies to take suitable action to prevent terror attacks in future, a day after an Army major was killed in a gun battle and nine personnel as well as two civilians were injured in an IED blast in south Kashmir. “Salutations to Major […]

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Marathwada water grid to cater to needs of parched region:Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said his government was planning to ensure piped drinking water supply in every village of the parched Marathwada region through a water grid. Speaking in the state Assembly during the Question Hour, Fadnavis expressed his government’s resolve to provide adequate drinking water to everyone. He said […]

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Maharashtra : Opposition MLAs demand complete farm loan waiver

New Delhi: OppositionMLAs in Maharashtra Tuesday staged a protest here alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver. The legislators held the demonstration in the state legislature premises here for the second day in a row of the ongoing monsoon session. Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan and Balasaheb […]

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik accepts resignations of 3 ministers

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has accepted resignations of three ministers, who resigned after they won the Lok Sabha polls. “Resignations of S P Singh Baghel, Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Satyadev Pachauri have been accepted,” according to an official release issued by the Raj Bhavan here. Baghel won from Agra, while Joshi and […]

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Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader E Peddi Reddy to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

New Delhi: Senior TDP leader and former minister E Peddi Reddy, a two-time MLA, said Monday he plans to join the BJP soon. “There is willingness from my side and they (BJP) requested me to join. I am discussing with all. Most probably, their (BJP) leadership would give date and time… (for joining) in Hyderabad,” […]

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi takes oath as Lok Sabha member

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha. Gandhi won the election from Wayanad in Kerala. He had also contested from the Gandhi bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh but was defeated by BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes. […]

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urges MLAs to take up tree plantation

New Delhi: In a bid to increase the green cover in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday urged all MLAs to take up tree plantation during the upcoming forest festival in the state. The ‘Van Mahotsav’ will be held in the state from July to September. “As we are welcoming rains this monsoon season, […]

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