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Ram Temple will become a reality: Subramanian Swamy


New Delhi, Feb 22: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday that he is confident about a positive verdict by the Supreme Court pertaining to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir case and is hopeful that the construction work will begin by the end of this year, according to reports. Speaking to Firstpost, Swamy said, “I’m confident that the apex court will ...

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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Chandigarh, Feb 22: Blockades were withdrawn by the Jats as the much anticipated peace returned to Haryana post the state government’s decision to provide reservation for the Jat community, according to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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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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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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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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PM’s interaction with Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows


New Delhi, Feb 8: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted with over 230 youth who have been working in rural areas under the Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) Scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development. 11 young participants presented brief accounts of their work in remote, rural, and tribal, and Left-Wing Extremism affected areas, on themes such ...

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Make in India Week to showcase innovation, design and sustainability driving India’s new manufacturing revolution


Mumbai, Feb 8: India’s commercial capital is geared up for Make in India Week, a flagship event to provide greater momentum to the Make in India initiative, to showcase to the world the achievements of the nation in its manufacturing sector and to promote India as preferred manufacturing destination globally. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Mumbai, this week long ...

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Headley identifies Hafeez Saeed as LeT mastermind for 26/11 Mumbai attack.


Mumbai, Feb 8: Testifying against the charges brought to him for the 26/11 Mumbai attack which killed 166 people, US citizen and now a convict of the United States, David Coleman Headly identified Hafeez Saeed as the LeT leader and said they accomplished the attack only after two foiled attempts, according to reports. He also said that Saeed and Zaki-ur ...

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