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Israel seeks govt, pvt sector cooperation with Punjab in dairy farming, agriculture, police training

Israel seeks govt, pvt sector cooperation with Punjab in dairy farming, agriculture, police training

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Israel today showed interest in strengthening cooperation with Punjab on a wide range of subjects, including exchange of technology, police and security training, agriculture & irrigation, dairy farming, as well as promotion of private investment in the state. At a meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Israel Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon, the two sides decided to explore the possibility of setting up Punjab-Israel working groups for continuous dialogue on issues of mutual interest. The Chief Minister promised to take up the matter with the External Affairs Ministry, after the Israeli envoy suggested the formation of such groups for long-term cooperation, according to Raveen Thukral, Media Advisor to the Punjab Chief Minister. The Israeli Ambassador told Capt Singh that his country was interested in expanding ties with Punjab beyond government-to-government relations by extending business opportunities for the Israeli private sector. He also showed interest in technological cooperation, with the possibility of setting up an IT and communications hub in Punjab, which Capt Singh said could be an important area of mutual growth. The Chief Minister was keen to involve the private sector, as he had done during his previous tenure in innovating new ways to boost irrigation and improve the yields of farmers with small holdings by encouraging them to shift towards horticulture. The Israeli Ambassador pointed out that several Israeli companies were engaged in augmenting crop yield through innovative measures aimed at ensuring ‘more crop per drop.’ More UNI DB SW 1524

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PM suggests renaming Kandla port after Deendayal Upadhyay

PM suggests renaming Kandla port after Deendayal Upadhyay

Ahmedabad, May 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today suggested that Kandla Port be renamed as ‘Deendayal Port Trust’, to commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh.

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22 May 2017 | 10:48 PM
Radha Mohan Singh assigned additional charge of Food & consumer affairs due to indisposition of Ramvilas Paswan

Radha Mohan Singh assigned additional charge of Food & consumer affairs due to indisposition of Ramvilas Paswan

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh was today given additional charge of the Ministry for Food and Consumer Affairs due to the indisposition of Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said.

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22 May 2017 | 7:49 PM
Cong, Rahul say BJP ruled states descending into chaos, allege that NDA targetting those with different views, different ideologies

Cong, Rahul say BJP ruled states descending into chaos, allege that NDA targetting those with different views, different ideologies

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Expressing concern over the lynching of six persons by villagers in Jharkhand a few days ago, the Congress today said that BJP ruled states were descending into chaos and lawlessness and alleged that the NDA Government at the Centre was targetting those with different views and different ideologies.

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22 May 2017 | 8:56 PM
Delhi Court sentences Ex-Coal Ministry Secretary HC Gupta, others in coal scam case

Delhi Court sentences Ex-Coal Ministry Secretary HC Gupta, others in coal scam case

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) A local court today ordered two-year imprisonment term to Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two Senior Government Officials K S Kropha and K C Samaria for irregularities in the allocation of a coal block.

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22 May 2017 | 10:29 PM
Jagdish Tytler refuses to undergo polygraph test in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Jagdish Tytler refuses to undergo polygraph test in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Congress leader Jagdish Tytler today refused to undergo polygraph test in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case, in which he was earlier given a clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on three occasions.

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22 May 2017 | 10:17 PM
Triple talaq case: AIMPLB files affidavit in SC

Triple talaq case: AIMPLB files affidavit in SC

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) After various petitioners approached the apex court seeking to strike down triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today filed an affidavit in connection with the case.

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22 May 2017 | 5:44 PM
CBI court issues production warrant against former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin

CBI court issues production warrant against former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin

Muzaffarpur, May 22 (UNI) Special CBI court issued production warrant against RJD strongman and former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin here today in connection with the infamous senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case.

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22 May 2017 | 9:08 PM

Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after NY Times report CIA sources killed

23 May 2017 | 2:40 AM

BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) An influential state-run newspaper applauded China's anti-espionage efforts today after The New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach.

Porto coach Nuno leaves after one season

23 May 2017 | 2:37 AM

LISBON, May 22 (REUTERS) Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo has left the club by mutual consent after one season in charge in which they finished runners-up, the former European champions said today.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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