BJP issues show cause notice to its K’taka MLA for statements against CM

Bengaluru, Feb 12 (IANS) The BJP’s central disciplinary committee on Friday served show cause notice to its own Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Karnataka for statements against Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, the MLA from Vijayapura has been constantly making statements against Yediyurapa and even alleged that he would be replaced soon […]

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‘Khat’ on dais collapses at Rahul Gandhi’s Kisan Mahapanchayat

By Archana SharmaJaipur, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s two-day visit to Rajasthan seemed to marred by poor arrangements by the faction-ridden ruling party as the ‘Khat’ on the dais, accommodating senior leaders such as former state chief Sachin Pilot, collapsed during the ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’. The incident occurred at the mahapanchayat at Pilibanga […]

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I-League: Unbeaten Real Kashmir face NEROCA

Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 12 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC aim for crucial points when they face tenth-placed North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association (NEROCA) Football Club at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Saturday. Unbeaten in the I-League so far, Real Kashmir were held to a draw by league leaders Churchill Brothers in their last match. They […]

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Over 53L farmers received Rs 1,272 Cr under KALIA scheme in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday transferred Rs 1,272 crore to the accounts of over 53 lakh small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. Each of the eligible beneficiaries got Rs 2,000 financial assistance through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) […]

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Jharkhand BDO held for taking bribe

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) A Block Development Officer (BDO) in Jharkhand’s Palamu district has been caught red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 7,000 by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday, an official said. BDO Jaga Mahato was caught while taking the bribe inside his government accommodation located in the block office premises. Following his […]

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‘Border Haats’ to boost peace, security and stability: Experts

By Sujit ChakrabortyAgartala, Feb 12 (IANS) The ‘Border Haats’ along the India-Bangladesh frontier will promote peace, security, stability and prosperity across the borders, experts, economists and traders said as they urged the government to expand their utility and functioning. The four Border Haats (markets), set up in Meghalaya and Tripura in 2011, 2012 and 2015 […]

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India’s delivery deficit to neighbours, rising China footprints major concerns: Army Chief

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General M.M. Naravane said on Friday that the country’s failure to keep its promises on connectivity and security to its neighbours, coupled with China’s rising footprints are major concerns for the region. “The rising footprints of China in India’s neighbourhood and its attempts to unilaterally alter the […]

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J&K, UK space agency join hands on impact-based flood forecasts (Lead)

Jammu, Feb 12 (IANS) In a move to put flood forecast mechanism in place, Jammu and Kashmir has joined hands with UK Space Agency’s collaborative project on ‘Impact-Based Flood Forecasting using Earth Observation-based Information’. “Having impact-based forecasts of flood risks will be useful for efficient, effective contingency planning and swift evaluation of severity for necessary […]

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Interstate forest smuggler nabbed in MP

Bhopal, Feb 12 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Madhya Pradesh forest officials have arrested an interstate forest smuggler involved in several illegal trades across various states. The accused identified as Gokul Vishnoi is a resident of Kankaria in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh. Rajnish Kumar Singh, Deputy Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), MP, said: “Vishnoi […]

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Jindal Global Law School to host National rounds of Stetson Moot on the theme of environment and trade

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in association with Surana & Surana International Attorneys will be hosting the Indian National Rounds of the 25th Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition. The Competition will be held virtually from 12th to 14th February 2021. The Stetson Moot is […]

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NTPC installed capacity reaches 64,075 MW

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) NTPC Ltd, India’s largest energy integrated company, crossed 64,000 MW of installed capacity. The company commenced commercial operations for the Kameng Hydro-Electric Project, a part North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary company of NTPC Ltd), effective Friday. With this, the commissioned and commercial capacity of NTPC group […]

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Kajol wants calorie refund!

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol has shared a hilarious message on social media that she would want a calorie refund for things that did not taste good. On Friday, Kajol posted the note on her Instagram Stories. The note read: “There should be a calorie refund for things that didn’t taste as good […]

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Portugal restaurants launch initiative for health workers

Lisbon, Feb 12 (IANS) Portugal’s national association of restaurants has launched an initiative to prepare and deliver meals to the frontline health workers currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic in six of the country’s major hospitals. The “Serving Heroes” initiative has been launched by the PRO.VAR association, Xinhua news agency reported. Under the programme, 16 restaurants […]

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Minor killed in Pak-Afghan border attack

Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) A five-year-old minor was killed and seven children were injured in a cross-border attack from Afghanistan into Pakistani territory, an army statement said. The incident took place at 2.50 p.m. on Thursday when terrorists fired five rockets from Afghanistan into Bajaur district in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military’s media wing […]

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19-year-old held for bank fraud

Agra, Feb 12 (IANS) A 19-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly cheating various banks by opening fake accounts using forged documents. He also duped finance companies to buy high end consumer and electronic items. The accused has been identified as Yogesh Kumar, a B.Sc first year student and a resident of Hathras. The accused […]

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Sunni Waqf Board polls on March 6

Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has issued a notification for election of the new Sunni Central Waqf Board after the Allahabad High Court set aside the extension of board tenure. The elections will be held on March 6 in the board’s office and the result will be announced the same day itself. […]

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Satish Kaushik: Quintessential comedian has disappeared from Bollywood

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik feels with mainstream actors taking on the responsibility of pulling gags, the concept of the quintessential comedian is fading away from Bollywood. “With mainstream actors pulling gags on the silver screen, the quintessential comedian has disappeared from Bollywood. With time, the journey of these stalwarts and their contribution […]

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Two sisters commit suicide in UP

Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 12 (IANS) Two sisters allegedly committed suicide here by consuming poison, following a financial dispute. The incident took place in the Tilhar Police circle here. Nisha, 22, and Gulafsha, 21, consumed a poisonous substance on Wednesday night and were rushed to a government hospital in Tilhar where their condition started deteriorating. […]

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Maldives expects 1.5mn tourist arrivals in 2021

Male, Feb 12 (IANS) The Maldivian government has revised tourism arrival projections from 1 million to 1.5 million in 2021 due to the island nation’s early Covid-19 vaccination programme, a Minister said. Speaking in Parliament on Thursday, Minister of Tourism Abdulla Mausoom said the inoculation program could help boost the tourism sector, reports Xinhua news […]

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