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Modi attacks opposition's 'crocodile tears for farmers' in UP rally
UTTAR PRADESH, July 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the previous governments headed by opposition parties, accusing them of neglecting the people and not completing development projects on time. "Those who are shedding crocodile tears for farmers today should be asked as to why they did not complete irrigation projects which were left incomplete throughout the nation during their tenure," he said. Modi was addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the Bansagar canal project and laying the foundation of Mirzapur medical college. "I have had the opportunity to dedicate many projects of development to the public in the past two days and introduce new schemes," he said, while charging the opposition parties with "neglecting the people and not completing projects on tim...
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Govt's 'Social Hub' like surveillance state: SC
NEW DELHI, July 13 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday took a strong note of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's decision to set up a social media hub for monitoring online data, observing that it will be "like creating a surveillance state". The top court said the government wants to tap citizens' WhatsApp messages and sought its response within two weeks A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the Centre on a plea by Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislator Mahua Moitra and sought Attorney General K K Venugopal's assistance in the matter. "The government wants to tap citizens' WhatsApp messages. It will be like creating a surveillance state," the bench said. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Moitra, said t...
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India has an eye on terror recruitment in Kashmir: Sitharaman
NEW DELHI, July 13 (Agencies): New Delhi is keeping complete tabs on the recruitment of terrorists in Kashmir, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday at a press briefing in the national capital. The minister made the comment while speaking on increasing instances of Kashmiri youth joining terror-related activities in the Valley. “We are keeping an eye on recruitment. We are also focusing on what is motivating them to join terrorism and who is behind motivating them,” said Sitharaman. “Also, we are able to eliminate terrorists on the borders itself,” added the minister. Speaking on the recent UNHRC report that alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, the Union Minister said, “The report (on Kashmir) is prepared sitting somewhere else. Assessment made by the UNHRC is wi...
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Iran Slams India For Not Making Promised Investments In Chabahar Port
Iran, Jul 11(Agencies): Iran on Tuesday criticised India for not fulfilling its promise of making investments in expansion of the strategically located Chabahar port and said New Delhi will stand to lose "special privileges" if it cuts import of Iranian oil. Iran's Deputy Ambassador and Charge d'Affaires Massoud Rezvanian Rahaghi said Iran will end the privileges being provided to India if tries to source oil from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, the US and others to offset cuts in Iranian oil. "It is unfortunate that Indian investment promises for expansion of Chabahar port and its connectivity projects have not been accomplished so far. It is expected that India takes immediate necessary measures in this regard if its cooperation and engagement in Chabahar port is of strateg...
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Air India Express Flight overshoots runway at Mumbai airport
MUMBAI, July 10 (Agencies): A major mishap was averted today after an Air India Express aircraft overshot the runway while landing at the Mumbai airport amid heavy rains. However, all passengers were safe and there was no damage to either the aircraft or the runway, the airline said in a statement. At around 1450 hours, Air India Express flight IX213 from Vijayawada to Mumbai while landing on alternate runway 14 due to closure of main runway 27, stopped 10 feet beyond the runway end on the paved stopway, the statement said. According to a Mumbai Airport official, it was carrying out operations from the secondary runway 14 due to the maintenance work at the main runway 27. "The aircraft had touched down correctly and used maximum braking but due to the slippery conditions caused by hea...
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HRD Ministry on ‘Eminence’ tag to Jio institute
NEW DELHI, July 10 (Agencies): The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Tuesday clarified its stance on granting 'Institution of Eminence' (IoE) status to Reliance Foundation's Jio Institute in Maharashtra, which, as of now, only exists on paper. Speaking to news agency ANI, R. Subramanyam, Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, said Greenfield private institutions, such as the Jio Institute, can be granted the aforementioned status. "There are three categories under which the 'IoE' status can be granted, the first of which is the Public institutions category, which includes Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai and Delhi were considered. The second category was Private institutions, under which Birla Institute...
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After Pranab, Ratan Tata to share stage with RSS chief
MUMBAI, July 10 (Agencies): The RSS on Tuesday said industrialist Ratan Tata will share the stage with its chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event to be held in Mumbai next month. Last month, former president Pranab Mukherjee had attended a function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur, an event which had become a matter of much debate. "Tata and Bhagwat will attend an event in Mumbai on August 24 organised by the Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti," a Sangh functionary told agencies The NGO is named after Sangh pracharak Nana Palkar. The Samiti has its premises near the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and has been serving cancer patients from the facility. Tata has visited the premises and is aware of the NGO's work, the Sangh functionary said. The Tata Trusts spokesperson declined to...
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CBI court issues warrant against ex-union minister's son, 2 others
RAJASTHAN, July 8 (Agencies): A special court here has issued a bailable warrants against Ravi Krishna, Director of Ziqitza Health Care Pvt Ltd. and son of former Union minister Vayalar Ravi, and two others in connection with alleged corruption in the running ambulance services in Rajasthan. The CBI had named Krishna, Mumbai-based company's CEO Sweta Mangal and employee Amit Antony Alex and the Ziqitza Health Care as accused in the charge sheet filed on June 4, the officials had said. Taking cognisance of the charge sheet against the accused, the CBI court has now summoned all the named accused and the company through its authorised representative to face trial by way of bailable warrants, "All the accused have been directed to appear before the court on August 23" Jogender Singh Raja...
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Will provide aid to kin of Indian killed in US: Sushma
NEW DELHI, July 8 (Agencies): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today condoled the death of an Indian student during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the US and assured all required assistance to the family of the deceased. According to authorities in Kansas, Sharath Koppu, who hails from Telangana, was fatally shot during a suspected incident of robbery at a restaurant where he worked. He died shortly after being taken to a hospital on Friday. "Kansas incident - My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. We will follow this up with the Police and provide all assistance to the family," Swaraj tweeted. A 26-year-old student from Telangana was killed after unknown persons opened fire at a restaurant in Kansas City. The victim, Sharath Koppu, was a student of the Unive...
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