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Mumbai: Serious differences emerged on Saturday in the Congress party over the issue of extending support to the Shiv Sena for the post of Mayor after a hung house was thrown up in the recent elections to the country's richest civic body, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation. AICC General Secretary and senior most Congress leader Gurudas Kamat raised "strong objections" to even any discussion of a tie-up ...
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday ruled out an alliance with the Congress Party to achieve a majority in the Brihanmumbai Municipality Corporation (BMC)."BJP won't ally with Congress at any point or at any cost. Whoever wants to go with them, can go, we won't say a single word," Fadnavis said.The chief minister also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his transparent ...
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Odisha has registered a gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of 7.94 per cent in 2016-17 against the national average rate of 7.1 per cent, the state government announced on Saturday. According to the Economic Survey-2016-17, which was tabled in the state Assembly on Saturday, the major highlight of accelerated growth was the modest pick up in the agriculture ...
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Half-centuries by Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad coupled with an excellent bowling performance enable Mumbai to defeat defending champions Gujarat by 98 runs in a Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Saturday. Asked to bat first, Mumbai notched up 273/9 in their alotted 50 overs. Tare top scored with 83 runs off 81 balls which included 13 hits to the fence. Lad scored ...
[India], Feb 26 (ANI): Lauding India's successful progress in the field of defence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that inculcation of the Ballistic Interceptor Missile is a cutting edge technology in the arena of security.Addressing the nation in his 29th edition of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Modi said that only four-five countries have the powerful Ballistic Interceptor Missile and ...
[India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday heaped praises the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists for creating a world record by sending 104 satellites into the space orbit."After Sending Mangalyaan to Mars, ISRO made another landmark on February 15 where it launched 104 satellites in a single flight. These satellites belong to several countries, including America, ...
[Pakistan], Feb. 26 (ANI): Following the crackdown launched by the Counter Terrorism Department of the Punjab Police and the Punjab Rangers in different parts of Layyah and Rawalpindi districts in Pakistan, around 600 suspects have been taken into custody.According to a news release issued on Saturday by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the crackdowns were undertaken under the recently launched ...
[Pakistan], Feb. 26 (ANI): Pakistan has said that it has begun a negotiation mechanism with Afghanistan which will enable both nations to address each other's concerns over terrorism."Both sides have said that terrorism is a common enemy and both sides agree that there should be cooperation for dealing with this issue. We are holding discussions for a joint mechanism," Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj ...
M.K Stalin, Working President of the DMK, stole the show at the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday. Bringing an end to the political impasse, the Governor had earlier sworn in Sasikala’s pick, Edapadi Palani, as the Chief Minister and scheduled a confidence vote. With 11 MLAs and other senior AIADMK leaders pledging support for the rival O.Paneerselvam camp, there was much anticipation about what ...
Every time a woman is sexually attacked in India, three things happen: various media outlets compete over getting the scoop and describing the incident in the greatest voyeuristic detail, a series of discussions are sparked off about women’s safety in India, and then the debate begins over who is to blame.When the woman in question is famous – an actor in the film industry, for instance – the ...
* Youthful chief minister of Uttar Pradesh pitches development * Repackaged as accessible and media-savvy achiever * Steals playbook that propelled Modi to power in 2014 * Northern state biggest prize before 2019 general election By Rupam Jain LUCKNOW, India, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi out-campaigned all-comers in the 2014 general election but, as he faces his ...
* China navy beneficiary of signficant spending in recent years * China still lags U.S. but building towards blue water navy * PLA Navy more visible in South and East China Seas, Indian Ocean By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defence budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of ...
[USA], Feb. 26 (ANI): Good news for those who want to lose weight without hitting gym or consulting a dietitian!An online risk assessment website with good but controlled communication skills can promote healthy lifestyles, suggest a study.In a study, people who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website, were more likely to follow the health behaviours suggested ...
[US], Feb. 26 (ANI): Your neighbourhood is linked to your mental well-being.Briton researchers have revealed, living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.The study, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the home, whether people lived in urban or more ...
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned training institutions from offering courses on Reiki therapy, the media reported on Tuesday. The ban covers 1,000 private training centres which will be monitored to ensure compliance, Xinhua news agency reported. The ban followed an order issued this month to stop all forms of Reiki therapy in Saudi Arabia. Reiki is an alternative therapy that is said to reduce stress ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Bihar Staff Selection Commission chairman and senior IAS officer Sudhir Kumar was arrested on Friday in connection with the BSSC exam paper leak matter.As many as six people have been arrested so far in connection with the matter.The paper was leaked on February 8, following which the exam was cancelled.Secretary of Bihar Staff Selection Commission Parmeshwar Ram was detained by the Patna Police after ...
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is inviting applications from eligible candidates for 110 permanent posts in Indian Forest Service through a preliminary examination as part of Indian Civil Services. Important Dates: Starting Date to Apply Online: 22-02-2017. Closing Date to Apply Online: 17-03-2017. Last Date for Payment of Fee through Cash: 16-03-2017. Last Date for Payment of ...

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