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Corruption has infested people’s lives like termites: PM

PTI New Delhi Corruption has infested the lives of people in the country like termites and the Union government, with the continuous help of technology, is taking various steps to get rid of it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. “My dear countrymen, you know it very well that corruption and nepotism have hurt our country beyond imagination and …

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Karnataka to seek more central aid for flood relief works

IANS Bengaluru Terming the heavy monsoon rains and floods in two-thirds of Karnataka the worst in 45 years, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said he would seek more central funds for speeding up relief works in the affected regions to mitigate the hardship of the people. “I will seek more central aid for relief works in 22 districts …

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Kavalapara still searching for missing residents

IANS Kerala A week later, the misery at Kavalapara – about 50 kms from here – continues as men and machines work overtime to recover 26 bodies lying deep in the huge pile of mud which till last Thursday was a hillock. In one of the worst ever landslides that hit the village, an area of more than 75 acres, …

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Restrictions will continue for a while in Kashmir

PTI Srinagar Barring “localised incidents” in the valley, the situation has been calm in Jammu and Kashmir with arrangements made to celebrate Independence Day in all districts, though restrictions will remain for some time in Kashmir, officials said here on Wednesday. The main Independence Day function will be held at S K Stadium here with Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisting …

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All 6 accused in Pehlu lynching case acquitted

PTI Jaipur An Alwar court on Wednesday acquitted all six accused in the lynching of Pehlu Khan two years ago by a mob that set upon him while he was transporting cows. Hours after the verdict, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the state government will appeal against the verdict delivered by the court of an additional district judge. Apart …

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Give development a chance in J&K: Modi

IANS New Delhi With Prime Minister Narendra Modi completing 75 days Wednesday in his second avatar as the nation’s helmsman, he speaks extensively to IANS on his priorities going forward and also touches upon various sensitive issues varying from Jammu & Kashmir, medical reforms and criticality of education to taking the knife to the tumor of corruption within the bureaucracy. …

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‘Deshbhakti’ curriculum to start in Delhi govt school from next year: Kejriwal

PTI New Delhi The Delhi government will introduce a ‘Deshbhakti’ curriculum in its schools from the next academic year to inculcate in students love for the country and make them aware of their responsibilities, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on the eve of Independence Day.  Speaking at the launch of the ‘Constitution at 70’ campaign on Wednesday, Kejriwal said the …

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No coercive action against Ratul Puri: Delhi HC

IANS New Delhi The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed that no coercive action be taken against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland deal. Justice Sunil Gaur, however, granted liberty to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to join the investigation if required. The court also sought a response from …

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Avoid partisanship, petty politicking: VP Naidu

PTI Chandigarh Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was a step in the right direction and stressed on avoiding “partisanship and petty politicking” on issues of national importance. “We should evolve a consensus on larger national issues. We are not a new nation. We should avoid partisanship and …

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SC refuses to pass order on Kashmir clampdown

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to interfere with the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government imposing restrictions, including shutdown of communication services, after the abrogation of Article 370 and said “reasonable time” should be given to authorities to ensure normalcy as the “situation is very sensitive”. The apex court said it will have to wait for …

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