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Allied business, low crop waste can double farmers' income: PM

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:36

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated that the income of Indian farmers can be doubled if revenue from allied sectors is generated and crop waste losses reduced, besides increase in farm yield.

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CCEA approves six rail projects worth Rs over 11,000 cr

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:34

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved six projects at a cost of Rs 11,661 crore for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks in Uttar Pradesh and three other states, an official statement said.

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Shoes hurled at Odisha CM during by-poll campaign

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:30

Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) An unidentified youth on Tuesday hurled two shoes at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his campaign for the by-poll in Bijepur assembly constituency of Bargarh district.

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SC to hear on bank top brass' role in PNB scam

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:24

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea for probe into the role of the top management of Punjab National Bank in the Rs 11,300 crore scam allegedly involving jeweller Nirav Modi and others.

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Get back Nirav while returning from abroad, Rahul tells PM

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:54

Mendipathar (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi "when he returns from his foreign trips".

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Singhvi gets IT notice for Nirav Modi purchases

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:48

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Tuesday said an "inquiry notice" was sent to Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi's wife Anita who had allegedly bought diamonds and jewellery worth Rs 6.5 crore from a store owned by fugitive Nirav Modi.

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Make impossible possible, complete NRC by May 31: SC

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:46

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Assam government to complete the work on upgradation of the National Register of Citizens by May 31 as it rejected the plea for time till June 30, saying its job is to make impossible possible.

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Singhvi says IT notice harassment by government

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:40

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday alleged that the government was harassing him and his family after his wife was served an Income Tax notice for an alleged purchase of diamonds from a store owned by jeweller Nirav Modi wanted in a multi-crore-rupees banking fraud.

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AAP MLAs hit me in front of Kejriwal: Delhi Chief Secretary

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:40

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday alleged that he was hit by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and another party MLA, who he can identify, in front of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at CM's residence on Monday night.

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Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:38

Male, Feb 20 (IANS) The Maldives' Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the state of Emergency by 30 days following a request by President Abdulla Yameen.

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SAARC parliamentary body expresses concern, wants rule of law restored in Maldives

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:32

Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The Chairman of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has written to Maldives Speaker raising concerns over the current political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation urging it to immediately take steps to restore normalcy and respect for the rule of law in the country.

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Gujarat presents revenue surplus budget for 2018-19

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:30

Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 1,83,666 crore budget for 2018-19, without any new major taxes but also proposing a revenus surplus of Rs 5,998 crore and overall surplus of Rs 783 crore

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ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:22

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to jeweller designer Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Modi that had received Rs 555 crore from companies in Cyprus, Mauritius and Singapore between 2013 and 2014.

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