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  • India’s first PM Kaushal Kendra in Smart Cities launched under Skill India Mission
  • Govt is committed to engaging with stakeholders at different levels: Vishwajit Rane
  • BJP dismisses Alpesh joining Congress: Calls Opposition party "Drame-baz"
  • Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma appointed Centre's representative to hold dialogue with stakeholders in J & K
  • Real estate market quite stable in Hyderabad: Ravinder Rao
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  • 10 district hospitals in UP to be upgraded to medical colleges : Tandon
  • UP minister inaugurates school for unprivileged
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Bypolls: Ruling parties hold fort in Goa, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh

Bypolls: Ruling parties hold fort in Goa, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Aug 28 (UNI) Ruling parties in Delhi, Goa and Andhra Pradesh were in celebration mode as their candidates secured victory today in the August 23 bypolls to four Assembly seats. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar secured Panaji, defeating Congress candidate Girish Chodankar. Mr Parrikar polled 9,862 votes against 5,059 of Mr Chodankar. In Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party retained the Bawana seat while the Bharatiya Janata Party retained both Panaji and Valpoi seats. Ruling Telegu Desam Party won from Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh. AAP's Ram Chander registered victory in Bawana, vanquishing Ved Prakash of the BJP by a huge margin of more than 24,000 votes. After trailing in the initial stages, Mr Chander surged ahead in the subsequent rounds. The by-election to the Bawana constituency was necessitated by the resignation of Mr Prakash, who switched over to the BJP in the run-up to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the win was a mandate for the AAP's clean politics and developmental works done by it in the past two and half years. Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia thanked the people of Bawana for reposing faith in the AAP and congratulated the party workers. AAP spokesperson Nagender Sharma tweeted, 'Big takeaways from Bawana : Myth spread by political pandits that AAP only does well at the cost of Congress has been firmly busted. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also congratulated her Delhi counterpart. "Congratulations Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party for winning Bawana bypoll," she tweeted. Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken congratulated Mr Kejriwal for the victory but also expressed satisfaction over the increase in vote share of the party. Mr Maken said, 'Thanks to INC workers for working hard-enabling Congress to jump from 7.8 per cent in 2015 to 25 per cent.' Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane defeated Roy Naik of the Congress by 10,066 votes in Valpoi. Mr Rane polled 16,167 votes against 6,101 of Mr Naik. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mr Parrikar on his win. "Congrats to @manoharparrikar & @visrane for the impressive wins in Panaji & Valpoi respectively. I thank the people of Goa for their support," Prime Minister said in a tweet. More UNI Team SW-RP1901

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Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma appointed Centre's representative to hold dialogue with stakeholders in J & K

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Former Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Dineshwar Sharma, has been appointed the representative of the Centre to hold talks with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh affirmed on Monday.

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23 Oct 2017 | 5:14 PM
Afghan Prez Ghani's India visit to review partnership, take steps to combat terrorism

Afghan Prez Ghani's India visit to review partnership, take steps to combat terrorism

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) India and Afghanistan will review "entire gamut of multifaceted bilateral strategic partnership" during the one day working visit of Afghanistan President Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here on Tuesday.

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23 Oct 2017 | 3:36 PM
First PMKK for skilling in smart cities launched

First PMKK for skilling in smart cities launched

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Country’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities, was inaugurated here on Monday.

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23 Oct 2017 | 5:04 PM
Bribery allegations: Cong demands FIR against Guj BJP, probe by Guj HC sitting judge

Bribery allegations: Cong demands FIR against Guj BJP, probe by Guj HC sitting judge

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Reacting to allegations of bribery levelled against the BJP by a close aide of Hardik Patel, who claimed of being offered Rs 1 crore to join the Party, the Congress on Monday demanded filing of an FIR against the Gujarat BJP in the matter and a probe, headed by a sitting judge of the Gujarat High Court, into the matter.

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23 Oct 2017 | 4:16 PM

BJP dismisses Alpesh joining Congress: Calls Opposition party "Drame-baz"

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The BJP on Monday dismissed Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakor joining Congress in the presence of their party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as utterly "gimmick" and said Thakor has been a Congress man always and his father too held positions in that party.

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23 Oct 2017 | 5:16 PM
Cong to have 40 'star campaigners' for HP polls

Cong to have 40 'star campaigners' for HP polls

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Congress on Monday announced 'star campaigners' for Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly elections besides party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, also include former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad in the list.

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23 Oct 2017 | 5:08 PM
SC asks Unitech promoter to deposit substantial amount to get out of jail

SC asks Unitech promoter to deposit substantial amount to get out of jail

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Monday asked Unitech promoter Sanjay Chandra to show his bona fide by depositing a substantial amount if he wants to come out of jail in connection with the Unitech case.

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23 Oct 2017 | 2:55 PM

India’s first PM Kaushal Kendra in Smart Cities launched under Skill India Mission

23 Oct 2017 | 5:20 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India's first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities, in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at Mandir Marg here on Monday.

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