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  • Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya
  • Rahul alleges BJP Minister of offering crores to Churches in Meghalaya
  • Youth who hurls shoes at Odisha CM hospitalized with injuries
  • ADGP briefs JK Governor on security management in state
  • Judge opens fire in air in apprehension of attack on him
  • Charge-sheet filed in Maoist terror financing case
  • Bogie of a passenger train derails in Bihar
  • PNB fraud: Bank officials remanded to police custody till Mar 3
  • Sushil Modi directs banks to meet at least 95 percent of annual credit plan`s target
  • Community Child Welfare Centre launched at Metiabruz to mark World Social Justice Day
  • Karnataka IAS officers condemn physical assault on Delhi CS
  • Logistics and Warehousing policy approved by UP cabinet
  • Varanasi to hold a two day Sanskriti Mahotsav on Feb 21 and 22
  • Gram sevak in ACB net in Osmanabad
  • NDA candidates file nomination papers for one Lok Sabha and two assembly seats
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India holding first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise from Oct 10

India holding first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise from Oct 10

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) India is hosting the First Annual BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise here from October 10 to 13 with a focus on creating synergy and synchronisation of efforts of the member countries in the area. The Exercise follows the call of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Economic and Technical Cooperation (BIMSTEC) leaders at their Retreat hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Goa in October 2016 for closer cooperation in disaster management through joint exercises. The main focus of the Exercise will be to create synergy and synchronise efforts to institutionalise regional cooperation and inter-governmental coordination efforts on disaster response among Member States. Besides India, the members of the sub-regional grouping are Bangladesh, Bhutan Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Sri lanka. About 135 delegates from all BIMSTEC Member States, including senior level officials dealing with related policy and operational aspects, will participate in the Exercise . The Exercise will have simulated scenarios in the areas of flood management and building collapse search and rescue including Table Top Exercise (TTX), Field Training Exercise (FTX) and an After Action Review (AAR). 'Hosting of the Exercise is in keeping with India's commitment to share its expertise and capabilities in disaster management with the region,' the Ministry of External Affairs said here on Saturday. UNI NAZ AE 1553

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PNB fraud: Nirav Modi negates charges, SC to hear PIL on Feb 23

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi negates charges, SC to hear PIL on Feb 23

20 Feb 2018 | 8:36 PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) Celebrity billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank scam, on Tuesday refuted allegations levelled against him by the bank, even as the Enforcement Directorate is investigating over 100 "shell companies" suspected to be involved in it.

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Varanasi to hold a two day Sanskriti Mahotsav on Feb 21 and 22

20 Feb 2018 | 8:34 PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) To celebrate the creative and cultural industries in Varanasi and to focus attention on the need for Swachhta by using cultural forms, a Sanskriti Mahotsav “Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali” is being organized on Februuary 21 and February 22 at the Man Mandir Ghat and Assi Ghat in Varanasi.

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Amid crisis in Maldives, Nasheed meets Sitharaman

20 Feb 2018 | 8:23 PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) Amid continuing Constitutional crisis and political instability in Maldives, former President Mohammad Nasheed had a meeting with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman two days ago.

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Jaitley blames CAs, Auditors for bank scam; ask them to introspect

20 Feb 2018 | 8:21 PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has blamed Chartered Accountants (CAs) and Auditors for the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam and asked them to introspect what they were doing?
In his first reaction on the biggest bank scam, Finance Minister said, “What were auditors doing? If both internal and external auditors have looked other way and failed to detect then I think CA professionals must introspect.

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Assault on Delhi CS, police files FIR

20 Feb 2018 | 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah and others, on a complaint by Delhi Chief Secretary (CS) Anshu Prakash after he was allegedly manhandled during a midnight meeting at Chief Minister's residence on Monday.

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