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Jat agitation: H’yana govt assures reservation for Jats

Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh, Feb 22: Blockades were withdrawn by the Jats as the much anticipated peace returned to Haryana post the state government’s decision to provide reservation for the Jat community, according to reports. Haryana government assured the Jat leaders that they will be provided with special backward classes reservation after they met with Union home Minister Rajnath Singh. Venkaiah Naidu has ...

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Five Students accused of sedition returned to JNU


New Delhi, Feb 22: Five students, who are accused of sedition, returned to New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. They were reportedly missing for the past few days. Police were not allowed entry into the college. The five students, included Umar Khalid, who is described as the chief organiser of a event that marked the anniversary of execution of Parliament ...

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WHO launched a global Strategic Response Framework to guide the spread of Zika virus


New York, Feb 20: WHO has launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan to guide the international response to the spread of Zika virus infection and the neonatal malformations and neurological conditions associated with it. The strategy focuses on mobilizing and coordinating partners, experts and resources to help countries enhance surveillance of the Zika virus and disorders that ...

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Technology Centre at Baddi a step towards realising PM’s vision of Skill India: Nadda


Solan (HP), Feb 20: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Sh. J P Nadda today congratulated the people of Himachal Pradesh for getting a technology Centre at Baddi in Solan district. Sh. Nadda said, “This is an important milestone for the people of Himachal Pradesh and a significant step towards realising Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi’s vision of “Skill India” ...

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All urban poor now to be assisted with livelihood opportunities


New Delhi, Feb 20: Government has extended the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) to all the 4,041 statutory urban local bodies in the country. NULM is now renamed as ‘Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-NULM’ and in Hindi as ‘Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-Rashtriya Shahri Aajeevika Mission’. This mission seeks to enhance the employment opportunities and incomes of the urban poor through skill ...

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MNRE approved 33 solar parks in 21 states with aggregate capacity of 19,900 MW


Tirupati, Feb 20: Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy held its meeting in Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh yesterday and reviewed progress of implementation of solar park scheme and also steps taken by the NTPC to reduce emissions and increase efficiency. The meeting was chaired by Shri Piyush Goyal , Union Minister of ...

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Special Purpose Vehicles formed for implementation of Smart City Plans ; MP, Rajasthan take lead


New Delhi, Feb 20: Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have taken the lead in setting up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) for the implementation of Smart City Plans of the cities who have won in the first round of competition for selection of cities. Ministry of Urban Development has been informed that SPVs have been set up for Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal ...

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Government committed to strengthening medical infrastructure in the country: J P Nadda


Alappuzha, Feb 20: The Government is committed to strengthening medical infrastructure in the country and its efforts are directed towards regional development of hospitals and medical colleges equipped with the best facilities. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare on the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Super Specialty Block at the ...

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Pakistani investigators likely to visit India to collect evidence


Islamabad, Feb 20: Pakistani investigators are likely to visit India to collect evidence related to the alleged involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists in the Pathankot airbase attack in India last month, media reports said. The investigators are likely to visit India next month. “The investigation team’s visit is expected,” a senior diplomat told Dawn News. Pakistan has lodged a First-Information ...

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Dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul sworn in as CM of Arunachal Pradesh


Itanagar, Feb 20: Kalikho Pul, 46, a dissident Congress leader, was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday with the support of 18 rebel Congress MLAs, two Independents and 11 BJP MLAs who gave outside support, according to media reports. Tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi “My best wishes to the new Government of Arunachal Pradesh ...

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