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Agra Warns Garbage Dumbers, Encroachers

The authorities in Agra on Friday warned people that action would be taken against encroachers and garbage dumbers in the city. The warning was issued a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Clean India Campaign. Agra city magistrate Rajesh Kumar Srivastav ordered encroachers to immediately vacate public roads and ensure free flow of traffic and asked officials to ...

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US Wants to Move India-US Ties Forward After Khobragade Affair

As an Indian diplomat at the centre of a major diplomatic row between India and the US rekindled her case, the US said it is "focus has been on moving our relationship forward." When asked about the allegations made by Devyani Khobragade, India’s former deputy consul general in New York, State Department spokesperson said on Thursday, "I’m not aware of ...

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Post-Cyclone, TDS Filing Date Extended for AP, JK, Telangana, Odisha

Last date for filing of the TDS/TCS Statements for the 2nd Quarter of Financial year 2014-15 for the deductors/collectors in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha and Telangana has been extended to October 31, 2014. In view of the recent natural calamities in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha & Telangana, the Central Board ...

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India Matches US Tomahawk, Pakistan’s Babur with Successful Nirbhay Missile Test Today

India on Friday successfully tested its series of nuclear-capable cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, from the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha, days after Cyclone Hudhud hit the state’s coastal region. The missile, named Nirbhay or fearless in Sanskrit, is a state-of-the-art missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) that can fly at tree-top level escaping radar to ...

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Prime Minister Modi Meets Top Military Officers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military officers on Friday for the first time at the defence ministry War Room while the border tension continues with both China and Pakistan. The Combined Commanders’ Conference is the first meeting of the prime minister with all top commanders, including the three service chiefs and the topic of discussions are supposed to be ...

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Sensex gains 66 points; capital goods stocks surge ahead of Diwali

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 65.69 points or 0.25 percent up as capital goods stocks gained after markets opened on a positive note tracing global markets & SGX Nifty. Yesterday, the US markets ended on a flat note as economic data eased fears about a weakening global economy. On Friday, the Asian Markets are trading ...

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Facebook Launches ‘Safety Check’ a-la Google ‘Person Finder’ During Natural Disasters

Not to be left behind the global trend, social networking website Facebook has launched a tool called “Safety Check” that lets users notify friends and family members about their safety during emergencies or natural disasters, following similar features on Google called “Person Finder”. The “Safety Check” tool will be available to all Facebook users numbering 1.32 billion users currently and ...

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Odisha Seeks Fund for Relief, Restoration Work

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction interim assistance of Rs.500 crore for relief and restoration work after the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit the place on October 12 annd left the state with a trail of destruction. Patnaik, seeking help, said in a letter to Modi, "I would request you (Modi) to release ...

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Is ‘Silent Diwali’ Possible Despite Harsh Vardhan’s Plea?

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged Mr Najeeb Jung, Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, to ensure that the nation’s capital celebrates a “silent Diwali” this year, unaware of the past ban and unban on crackers in India and host of issues and restrictions associated with the festival of lights or crackers now. The overenthusiastic health minister of India, in an ...

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Operation Lehar After HudHud: Vizag Airport to Be Restored by Tomorrow

Indian Navy, spearheading the Operation Lehar or restoration of East Coast after the destruction caused by Budhud cyclone on Sunday, said the topless and battered Vizag airport will be restored maximum by Friday, October 17. With help from Airports Authorites of India (AAI), the Navy said it has cleared the airfield for civil flights for daily operations and a meeting ...

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Take Advantage of Make in India, says President to Finland

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has invited Finland, during his visit, to take advantage of the "Make in India" campaign which seeks to position India as a global manufacturing hub through a series of policy interventions on Thursday. Addressing the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki, Mukherjee said the new government in India was focused on "growth and creation of employment opportunities" and ...

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Take Advantage of Make in India, says President to Finland

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has invited Finland, during his visit, to take advantage of the "Make in India" campaign which seeks to position India as a global manufacturing hub through a series of policy interventions on Thursday. Addressing the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki, Mukherjee said the new government in India was focused on "growth and creation of employment opportunities" and ...

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Trauma Deaths Can Be Prevented with Emergency Care, says Experts

Dubbed the "epidemic" of modern times, trauma claims nearly 400,000 lives in India every year. The deaths and disabilities can be prevented if proper training is imparted to the common man on how to handle emergency care in accident cases, experts say. The experts advocate emergency medicine courses for the common people, starting from the school level. "Trauma is the ...

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President Says ‘India Committed to Work Closely with Afghanistan’

India was "committed to working closely with Afghanistan" and wanted it to act as a bridge between south and central Asia and beyond, said President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday. The President had conveyed his greetings and best wishes to Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on his assumption of the office of the Afghan President. ...

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‘No One Can Give A Warning to India,’ says Home Minister

After China objected India on building 2,000 km long road along the border in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that no one can give a warning to India. Singh said, "No one can give a warning to India. India is a powerful nation now." He said on the sidelines of the 30th Raising Day ceremony of ...

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Watching Pakistan’s Asiad Video Helped Indian Goalee Sreejesh

Indian hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, the hero of Indian men hockey team’s gold winning performance in the Incheon Asian Games, on Wednesday said a video of Pakistan’s semi-final win over Malaysia in a penalty shootout helped him in the final win against the arch-rivals. "Before the final, I watched the video clips of the Pakistan’s victory in the semi-final against ...

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Indian-origin Doctor Finds Breakthrough Drug to Treat Heart Attacks

Arjun Deb, associate professor of medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles in the US found that some scar-forming cells in the heart have the ability to become cells that form blood vessels required to boosts the heart’s ability to heal after an injury. Deb and his team found that the drug could enhance the phenomenon – turning the scar-forming ...

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PM Modi Launches Key Labour Forms Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched labour reform initiatives that aim at creating a favourable environment for industrial development in the country and lessening the stress of people, on Thursday. The schemes Shram Suvidha portal, a Labour Inspection Scheme and Universal Account Number (UAN) for Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) were launched at the event ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyay Shrameva Jayate’ in ...

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Westernised Education Dealt a Blow to Indian Values and Culture, says Rajnath Singh

The main objective of education is "comprehensive development of the personality," said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing people at the Chopsani Schools Centenary celebrations in Jodhpur on Wednesday. Criticising the present system for not fulfilling the main objective, Singh said, westernised education concept brought by Britishers is responsible for dealing a severe blow to the values and culture ...

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