Flood fury: Bihar seeks Rs 7,636 cr assistance from Centre

Flood fury: Bihar seeks Rs 7,636 cr assistance from Centre

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said, a memorandum has been sent to the Centre seeking an assistance of 7,635 crore rupees on account of floods in 19 districts of the state. Talking to reporters in Patna today, Mr. Kumar said, the memorandum, incorporating details of damage to crops, houses, damaged roads and other items, has been prepared in a pragmatic manner. The devastating floods claimed 514 lives and left behind a trail of destruction. The Chief Minister said, besides carrying out relief and rescue operation on a war footing,…

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PM reiterates India’s support to Afghanistan through humanitarian, development assistance

PM reiterates India's support to Afghanistan through humanitarian, development assistance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated India’s full support to Afghanistan through humanitarian and development assistance in their efforts to build a peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous nation. Mr Modi conveyed this while speaking to Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani who called on him at his residence today. He said, India attaches the highest priority to its ties with Afghanistan. Mr Modi also reiterated India’s strong support to Afghanistan in fight against terrorism imposed on that country and its people. During the interaction, Mr Rabbani briefed the Prime Minister on…

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PM Modi stresses on innovation and creativity in Universities

PM Modi stresses on innovation and creativity in Universities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India’s standing at the global stage is rising due to people’s power. Addressing a student leader’s convention Yuva Bharat Naya Bharat in New Delhi today, Mr Modi said, there is no life without creativity and creativity should strengthen the nation and fulfill the aspirations of the people. Mr Modi said, there is no better place for creativity and innovation than university campuses. He batted for promoting skills among the youth and asked them to work for a modern India. He said, the world evaluates…

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Direct tax revenue grows 17.5% to Rs 2.24 lakh cr in Apr-Aug

Direct tax revenue grows 17.5% to Rs 2.24 lakh cr in Apr-Aug

Direct Tax Collections has shown a growth of 17.5 percent upto August this year, standing at 2.24 lakh crore rupees which is 17.5 percent higher than net collections for same period last year. This collection is 22.9 percent of the total Budget Estimates of Direct Taxes for the Financial Year 2017-18. In a series of tweet, Finance Ministry said, the growth rate for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) during the period is 5 per cent while that for Personal Income Tax, it is 16 percent. However, after adjusting for refunds, the…

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BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

The renowned Indian Badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the first life time award by Badminton Association of India. Announcing the award at Kochi, the Association President Mr Himantha Biswa Sarma said, Prakash Padukone has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton. The award carries cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him at New Delhi very soon. Padukone had won the 1980 All England, besides bagging a bronze at the 1983 World Championship in Copenhagen. He also…

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Ruckus in Odisha assembly over flyover collapse issue,Opp demand CM’s resignation

Ruckus in Odisha assembly over flyover collapse issue,Opp demand CM's resignation

The issue of collapse of under-construction over bridge in Bhubaneswar rocked the Odisha Assembly once again today. The Opposition Congress and BJP Members demanded the resignation of Chief Minister and raised slogans in the house. Speaker Pradeep Amad had to adjourn the proceedings four times due to pandemonium in house. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik later made a statement on the issue in which he mentioned that one person died and eleven persons got injured in this incident. He said that a high-level enquiry by a committee comprising the Chief Engineer,…

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Voting on UN resolution today placing ceiling on oil exports to North Korea

US Requests UN Security Council sanctions vote on North Korea

UN Security Council sanctions resolution to be put to a vote today will place a ceiling on crude oil exports to North Korea instead of a complete oil embargo. It remains unclear whether China and Russia will support the resolution. Both countries have veto rights and are cautious about strong sanctions. The United States last week circulated a draft resolution among the Security Council member nations after the North’s 6th nuclear test on the 3rd of this month. It included a total ban on crude oil and gas exports to…

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CBI to give fresh dates to Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav

CBI to give fresh dates to Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will give new dates to former union railway minister Lalu Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav as they will not appear before the CBI today and tomorrow for questioning in connection with alleged graft in giving maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm. Official sources said Yadav has cited his ongoing court case in Ranchi while Tejashwi has prior political commitment for not appearing before the agency on the date of summons– September 11 and 12 issued by the CBI. An official…

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Supreme Court seeks reply from Centre, Haryana in Gurugram Student murder case

Supreme Court directs Tamil Nadu govt to ensure that no agitation takes place in state over NEET examination issue

A plea, filed by the father of a 7-year-old boy who was found murdered inside Gurugram’s Ryan International School, seeking a CBI probe in the case today prompted the Supreme Court to seek the responses from the Centre and the Haryana government. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also sought a response from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the plea, which has sought framing of guidelines to fix responsibility of school managements in case of such incidents and also regarding the safety and security of…

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PM reiterates India’s strong support to Afghanistan in fight against terrorism

India's standing at global stage is rising due to people's power: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated India’s full support to Afghanistan through humanitarian and development assistance in their efforts to build a peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous nation. Mr Modi conveyed this while speaking to Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani who called on him at his residence today. He said, India attaches the highest priority to its ties with Afghanistan. Mr Modi also reiterated India’s strong support to Afghanistan in fight against terrorism imposed on that country and its people. During the interaction, Mr Rabbani briefed the Prime Minister on…

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