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  • IOC 'suspends discussions' with India regarding hosting of its events
  • Two killed in Nashik road accident
  • Sugar rates steady
  • Watchdog says US-led coalition, SDF failed to protect Civilians during offensive in Baghuz
  • Brushing aside Pak lobbying & Chinese hurdles: Pressure mounts on Imran Khan
  • Delhi Govt has taken host of initiatives to improve education sector: LG
  • India hopes for 'peace and stability' in Korean peninsula through dialogue
  • Pulwama aftermath: SC seeks report from Centre, 10 states on violence against Kashmiris
  • Vadra appears before ED in money laundering case
  • Syria: US to leave 200 troops after pullout
  • Day curfew relaxed in Jammu, overall situation peaceful
  • Operation Kamal Video: Yeddyurappa and three others get a big relief as Karnataka High Court grants interim stay
  • Major currencies up
  • PM Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize: Dedicates prize money to Namami Gange
  • Telangana Assembly condemns Pulwama terror attack
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Centre announces Rs 300 cr action plan for visible improvement in Solid Waste Management in Delhi

New Delhi, Sept 15 (UNI) Centre today announced a Rs 300 crore action plan for a visible improvement in Solid Waste Management in Delhi.


Addressing the ‘Public Affairs Forum of India’ here, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said this initiative will be supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs from the ‘Urban Development Fund’ operated by Delhi Development Authority.


Mr Puri said under the Plan, automated machinery, equipment and other systems will be procured for better collection, transport and storage of garbage, decentralised treatment and better maintenance of sewers and drains.

Soon after assuming office, Mr Puri raised the issue of garbage problem in the national capital during a discussion on Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) in the Ministry on the fifth of this month and desired an action plan for improving the situation.


North, South and East Municipal Corporation of Delhi will spend Rs 100 crore each on procuring a total of 549 units of modern equipment. An assistance of Rs 80 crore will be provided to each MCD from the Urban Development Fund. All equipment including treatment plants are to be procured and commissioned by the end of this year.


This initiative will quickly add a waste treatment capacity of 670 metric tons of bio-degradable waste besides preventing release of foul gases, smell and proliferation of germs, pathogens and pests.
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Brushing aside Pak lobbying & Chinese hurdles: Pressure mounts on Imran Khan

22 Feb 2019 | 1:11 PM

New Delhi/United Nations, Feb 22 (UNI) Brushing aside Pakistan lobbying and apparent skirmishes raised by the Chinese side, the UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms, the heinous and cowardly suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pulwama aftermath: SC seeks report from Centre, 10 states on violence against Kashmiris

Pulwama aftermath: SC seeks report from Centre, 10 states on violence against Kashmiris

22 Feb 2019 | 1:04 PM

New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed response from the Centre and ten states where incidents of threat and violence were reported against Kashmiris after the Pulwama terror attack.

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Vadra appears before ED in money laundering case

Vadra appears before ED in money laundering case

22 Feb 2019 | 12:56 PM

New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) Businessman Robert Vadra on Friday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in
connection with the alleged money laundering case, officials said.

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India and Saudi Arabia plan to play regional maritime 'security providers'

India and Saudi Arabia plan to play regional maritime 'security providers'

22 Feb 2019 | 11:48 AM

By Nirendra Dev
New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) India and Saudi Arabia are set to take forward their diplomatic engagements and strategic partnership to a much higher level and will be keen to play the role of "next security providers" in the maritime front as well in the region.

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Pak cornered: UNSC resolution on Pulwama endorses India's 'stand and language'

Pak cornered: UNSC resolution on Pulwama endorses India's 'stand and language'

22 Feb 2019 | 11:16 AM

New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) India on Friday welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Pulwama terror attack and said that Pakistan has come "under international pressure to act against terrorists and terror groups" operating in that country.

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