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DU admissions: 5% quota for KP migrants to continue
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): The Delhi University's admission panel on Tuesday said that the Kashmiri migrants will continue to get 5 per cent quota in admissions to undergraduate courses in the upcoming academic session. The panel said that there are no changes in the reservation for the category. The panel will submit its final recommendations to the DU Vice Chancellor who will take a call on the admission policy. “The Kashmiri migrants will continue to get up to 5 percent quota in admissions. However, these will be supernumerary seats and not affect the general and other category students,” RN Dubey, a committee member told press. The Kashmiri migrant candidates are required to submit a proof of property in Kashmir and current residence address in Delhi, apart from the regular doc...
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Court sends 3 Jaish members to jail till June 6
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Three suspected members of Jaish-e-Mohammed, arrested for allegedly planning an attack in the national capital, were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi Court. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh sent the accused persons -- Mohd Sajid, Shakir and Sameer -- to jail till June 6 after the special cell of Delhi police submitted that their further custodial interrogation was not required in the case. The accused were produced before the court after expiry of their police custody. Earlier, the court had extended the police custody of the accused as the police told the court that they were required to be quizzed to unearth the larger conspiracy. The Police, in its application, had also submitted that it had recovered a number of WhatsApp message...
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No threat from IS: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said there is no threat to India from Islamic State (IS) as people of the Muslim community are against the IS. "Along with the alertness of the security, the Muslims in India are against the IS. They cannot grow in India as Muslims won't allow them," Singh said in an interview to ETV. Speaking about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Singh said: "He would be nabbed and brought back to India." "Dawood is an international terrorist and there is need to take the help of international agencies to nab him. All the relevant documents against Dawood have been given to Pakistan," the home minister said. Singh claimed that in last two years the internal security of the nation has been strengthened and Terrorism, Naxalism and Maois...
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Bodies of 6 Assam Rifles troopers flown to native places
MANIPUR, May 24 (Agencies): Nation on Tuesday paid tribute to the sacrifice of six soldiers of 29 Assam Rifles including a Jawan from Jammu who died during an encounter in Chandel district, Manipur on Sunday, (May 22). The incident took place between Holingjang and Hensing villages at around 1pm on Sunday (May 22). Reportedly, a suspected valley based insuregent group suddenly attacked Assam rifles soldiers who were returning after assessing a landslide situation at Holingjang. The bodies of the six troopers of 29 Assam Rifles who were killed in an ambush in Manipur's Chandel district on Sunday, were flown to their homes on Tuesday (May 22) for the last rites. The martyrs who fell victim in the incident include Rifleman Pawan Kumar from Jammu and Kashmir, Subedar BK Sharma from Himach...
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NEET ordinance gets Prez nod, decks cleared for UG medical admissions by states
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Decks were cleared today for exempting state government medical colleges from the Supreme Court-mandated single All India entrance exam for a year with President Pranab Mukherjee giving his assent to the NEET Ordinance before he embarked on his China visit. Ending the uncertainty on the fate of the Ordinance after the President raised some queries on the measure that was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, states now have the option of either conducting their own exam or be part of the NEET to fill 85 per cent of the Under Graduate (UG) medical and dental seats. 15 per cent of the remaining seats will be filled through NEET route by all India counselling. Union Health Minister J P Nadda while giving details of the Ordinance, which, he said gave a "firm ...
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Amitabh to host Modi govt's 2-yr Anniversary event at India Gate
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most of his ministerial colleague are expected to attend an event at India Gate to be hosted by mega star Amitabh Bachhan on May 28 to mark the second anniversary of the government. The government is organising the event-- 'Zara Muskura Do' (Smile Please)-- which will have several performances and programmes highlighting its "achievements". The show will be beamed across the country by Doordarshan. Various schemes and programmes, particularly Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India and Rural Electrification, will be highlighted during the show. Programmes to mark the completion of Modi government's second year in office will also be held in various other cities. The government had formed a panel of ministers, headed by Urban...
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Medium intensity quake in Assam
ASSAM, May 24 (Agencies): An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale today jolted Assam. According to National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the earthquake was Marigaon district and it struck at 6.05 PM at a depth of 10 kms. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property. Rajya Sabha polls for 2 seats from Haryana on June 11 HARYANA, May 24 (Agencies): Rajya Sabha biennial election to fill two seats falling vacant will be held on June 11, election officials said today. The seats are falling vacant as Birender Singh and Prabhu Suresh Prabhakar, sitting Members of the Upper House, will be retiring on August 1. EC has appointed the Secretary and Joint Secretary, Haryana Assembly as Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officer respectively for the electi...
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Sonowal sworn-in as Assam CM, PM, Shah present at function
ASSAM, May 24 (Agencies): Steering BJP to power for the first time in the north east, Sarbananda Sonowal was today sworn in as the 14th chief minister of Assam heading a 11- member ministry that also included representatives of allies AGP and Bodo Peoples Front (BPF). Watched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, senior BJP leader L K Advani, party chief ministers and leaders of NDA allies, 54-year-old Sonowal and his ministers were administered the oath of secrecy by Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya at a well attended public function at Khanapara field here. He took his oath in Assamese. Along with Sonowal, 10 ministers including from alliance partners Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BPF took their oath of office. The six from BJP to take oath as ministers were Him...
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Air ambulance with seven on board crash lands in Najafgarh
PATNA, May 24 (Agencies): An air ambulance coming from Patna with seven persons on board crash landed in Najafgarh area of South West Delhi after both its engines apparently shut down but no one sustained any major injury. The six-seater Beech King Air C-90A aircraft crash landed at around 2:40 PM on a field in Kair village in Najafgarh about 10 km from the Indira Gandhi international Airport, police officials said. The 27-year old plane belonging to Chandigarh-based private operator Alchemist Airways had to force land after both its engines failed, airport officials said. Aviation regulator DGCA has already started an inquiry into the incident. A 61-year-old cardiac patient Virender Rai who was being flown to Delhi has been rushed to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon immediately after ...
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Court sends 3 Jaish members to jail till June 6
DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Three suspected members of Jaish-e-Mohammed, arrested for allegedly planning an attack in the national capital, were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh sent the accused persons -- Mohd Sajid, Shakir and Sameer -- to jail till June 6 after the special cell of Delhi police submitted that their further custodial interrogation was not required in the case. The accused were produced before the court after expiry of their police custody. Earlier, the court had extended the police custody of the accused as the police told the court that they were required to be quizzed to unearth the larger conspiracy. The Police, in its application, had also submitted that it had recovered a number of 'WhatsApp' messages ...
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China wants to extend its Nepal rail link to India: Report
BEIJING, May 24 (Agencies): Having already expanded its influence in Nepal with road and rail network through Tibet, China is now looking to stretch its railway link to Bihar to improve connectivity with India and South Asia, state-run Chinese media reported on Tuesday. A cross-border railroad link to the Rasuwagadhi area in Nepal has already been discussed between the two countries. China's railroad is expected to reach Nepal border by 2020, an article in the state-run Global Times said. This rail line makes it possible to connect China to India as from Rasuwagadhi to Birgunj, which borders Bihar is only 240km, the article said. For Bihar, trade with China through the rail link will be easier along this route than through Kolkata, saving time, cost and distance, it said. "The railro...
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Meghalaya CM calls on Dr Jitendra
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NEW DELHI, May 24: Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr Mukul Sangma called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs & Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Meghalaya on the 27th of this month. Pertinent to mention that North Eastern Council (NEC) , of which Dr Jitendra Singh is the Chairman in his capacity as DoNER Minister, is holding its 65th Plenary meeting at Shillong which will be attended by all the Governors and all the Chief Ministers of eight States of Northeast. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consented to address a special session of NEC on the 27th . Prime Minis...
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Lucknow tops list of 13 new smart cities
LUCKHNOW, May 24 (Agencies): The government today announced the names of 13 more cities that will be developed under the Centre's 'Smart City Mission' with Lucknow in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh topping the list, followed by Warangal in Telangana and Dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh. Twenty-three cities with the higher rankings from as many states and Union terrritories, which failed to get representation in the first round of a competition held in January, participated in the 'Fast Track Competition', the result of which was announced by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today. Of these 23 cities, only 13 could qualify for the smart city projects through the fresh competition. Other cities, which won this round, were Chandigarh, Raipur (Chhattisgarh), New Town Kolkata, Bhagalpur...
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Harish Rawat appears before CBI
UTTARAKHAND, May 24 (Agencies): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was today questioned by CBI in connection with a probe into the sting operation involving him. Rawat accompanied by some supporters and an MLA arrived at the CBI headquarters at 11 AM. The CBI had last week rejected the state government's notification withdrawing the nod for probing the case which was given during President's Rule. The Uttarakhand High Court also did not stay the CBI probe as requested by Rawat. CBI had said the notification was rejected after taking legal opinion, which said there was no ground for its withdrawal and it was "not legally tenable". CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) on April 29 to probe the "sting operation" purportedly showing Rawat offering bribes to rebel Congress la...
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Nation remembers Rajiv Gandhi on death anniversary
NEW DELHI, May 21 (Agencies): Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was today remembered on his 25th death anniversary, with several leaders paying homage at his memorial here. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, the late leader's wife and Congress President Sonia Gandhi accompanied by son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra paid tributes to the late leader at his memorial, Veer Bhumi. Senior party leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, Sushil Kumar Shinde, PC Chacko, Sheila Dikshit and DPCC President Ajay Maken, among others, also paid tributes to the former PM. Rajiv Gandhi, who was the sixth Prime Minister of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudu...
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Kirron Kher flays University director for not having her name on plaque
CHANDIGARH, May 21 (Agencies): Actress and BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher today flayed the Director of a prestigious technical university after "not finding her name" on the plaque during the foundation stone laying ceremony here. The first time MP also said she raised the matter of "non-acknowledgement" of her work on public platform so that in future it should not be repeated. "I am little hurt today because I felt none of the plaques had acknowledged my presence," Kher said while addressing the gathering here. She was here to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of 'Mango Grooves Garden' at PEC University of Technology at Sector 12 here. On the plaque, the name of Haryana and Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh Kaptan Singh Solanki was mentioned. Besides, the...
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Raising family more difficult than making political profile: Irani
NEW DELHI, May 21 (Agencies): Seeking to debunk the popular belief that politics is a tough field for women, HRD minister Smriti Irani today said that raising a family is far more difficult than developing a political profile. "I think it is more difficult to raise a family than to raise a political profile," Irani said while speaking at the valedictory session of the Women's Economic Forum (WEF) here. Irani said that politics is not as bad or tough as it is often made out to be. "There is huge shadow which is cast over politics and women. I want to tell women that the only way their entry in politics is disabilitated is by telling them that this is a very very tough field in which not many women last," she said. Emphasising that politics is not as bad or as tough as its is made to ap...
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Spokesman should know when not to speak: Dr Jitendra
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NEW DELHI, May 21: Addressing the National Media Workshop for spokespersons organized by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh put forward the bottom-line dictum saying “a spokesman should know when not to speak”. In a lucid presentation aided by PowerPoint, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the problem with most of us is that as soon as we are appointed as spokesperson, we feel as if we have been conferred the authority to speak on any subject anywhere,as a result of which, sometimes we tend to speak out of turn or without full knowledge of facts. He said, personally for himself, he had made a principle to spea...
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CBI lodges case against Hooda
HARYANA, May 21 (Agencies): In trouble for former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, CBI has registered a case for alleged irregularities in allocation of industrial plots at Panchkula when he was the chairman of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), a move dubbed by him as "personal vendetta". The case which was handed over from Vigilance Bureau ofrban Haryana to the CBI has named "the then Chairman of HUDA" three former bureaucrats, 13 beneficiaries and unknown officials of the authority and state government. The Chief Minister is the chairman of HUDA. After registering the case on May 16, CBI carried outA",ban searches at 16 locations including Chandigarh, Panchkula,ban Faridabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra and Rohtak against the former bureaucrats and be...
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Mother's name sufficient for passport: HC
NEW DELHI, May 21 (Agencies): Authorities cannot insist upon mentioning the name of one's biological father in passport as mother's name is sufficient in certain cases where she is a single parent, the Delhi High Court has said. "In the absence of any provision making it mandatory to mention the name of one's biological father in the passport, the respondents (passport authorities) cannot insist upon the same," Justice Manmohan said. The court also took note of the fact that families of single parents were on increase due to various reasons "like unwed mothers, sex workers, surrogate mothers, rape survivors, children abandoned by father and also children born through IVF (in vitro fertilisation) technology". "Consequently, this court is of the view that mother's name is sufficient in ce...
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3 Naxals killed in gun-battle in Bastar
CHHATISGARH, May 21 (Agencies): Three naxals, including a couple, were today gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces at different places of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region, police said. The naxal couple, active in Darbha division of Maoist, was killed in the skirmish that took place at around 2:50 AM between ultras and a joint team of security forces in jungles of Gangaloor under Bijapur police station area, district Additional Superintendent of Police, Indira Kalyan Elesela, told PTI. They were identified as LOS (local organisation squad) 'commander' of Darbha 'division' Manoj Hapka and his wife Tati, a member of the same squad, the ASP said. The operation involving composite forces of Central Reserve Police Force 85th battalion, CRPF's elite unit Commando B...
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Delhi girl tops CBSE Clas XII exam, scores 99.4%
DELHI, May 21 (Agencies): Delhi girl Sukriti Gupta, who aspires to be an engineer and study at IIT, has topped the CBSE Class XII board examination with 99.4 per cent. Gupta, a student of Montfort School, Ashok Vihar, scored 497 marks out of 500. While she has scored a perfect 100 in Physics and Chemistry, she has got 99 marks each in English, Mathematics and Computer Science. She is preparing for her engineering exams and will appear for the JEE advanced exam tomorrow. "I was sure of my performance but did not expect to top the exams. This was certainly beyond my expectations," she told agencies. "I want to be an engineer and study at IIT Delhi but I have also kept other options open. I don't believe in excessive planning but taking one step at a time so will decide about the future ...
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India asks China to stop work in Pak Kashmir
NEW DELHI, May 20 (Agencies): India has asked China to stop all work in parts of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, the external affairs ministry said on Friday. "Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said at his weekly media briefing here. "Chinese activities in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been taken up with the Chinese side, including at the highest level," he said. Swarup was responding to a question on India's stand on Chinese activities in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a large part of which falls within Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. China is believed to have made huge investments and is sponsoring development projects in Pakistan-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, includ...
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Pak need not lecture India on its internal matters: MEA
NEW DELHI, May 20 (Agencies): Pakistan is an epicentre of global terrorism and India does not need any lecture from it on its internal matters, India asserted today, reacting angrily to reported comments by Islamabad about the Handwara incident in Kashmir. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also said comments by a senior minister in Pakistan's Punjab province that action cannot be taken against terror outfits JuD and JeM as the state itself was involved with them corroborated ndia's position. He said the remarks of Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah elucidated the reason for lack of effective action even against those entities and individuals against whom Pakistan has international obligation to act, adding Islamabad must address the "unfortunate reality". "If the Mini...
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Cabinet clears ordinance to keep J&K, state boards out of NEET
NEW DELHI, May 20 (Agencies): The Union cabinet on Friday approved bringing of an ordinance to bypass the Supreme Court’s order which mandated the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-2016 for admission to medical courses across India. The Union cabinet on Friday approved bringing of an ordinance to bypass the Supreme Court’s order which mandated the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-2016 for admission to medical courses across India. The ordinance proposal seeks to defer the implementation of the SC’s May 9 order by a year. Despite protests from states, the first round of exams under the new NEET format has already been held. The second round was due on July 24. The ordinance will enable state governments as well as individual institutions like AIIMS to conduct t...
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