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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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Kaifiyat Exp derailment: Prabhu directs officials to reach accident site

Kaifiyat Exp derailment: Prabhu directs officials to reach accident site

New Delhi/Auraiya, Aug 23 (UNI) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed senior officials to rush to Uttar Pradesh where Delhi-bound 12225 Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya this morning and take stock of the relief and rescue operations.

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23 Aug 2017 | 9:16 AM
Kaifiyat express derails in UP, 74 injured

Kaifiyat express derails in UP, 74 injured

Auriyya, Aug 23 (UNI) Around 74 passengers were injured, four of them critically, when Delhi-bound Kaifiyat express train derailed after hitting a loader between Pata and Achalada stations on the busy Kanpur-Delhi grand trunk route under North-Central railway today.

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23 Aug 2017 | 8:52 AM
Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s 'double standards'

Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s 'double standards'

Jammu, Aug 22 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today staged protest against the BJP here blaming them for 'double standards' on Article 35-A.

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22 Aug 2017 | 10:09 PM
SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran

SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) In a 3:2 majority judgement, the Supreme Court today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, declaring it unconstitutional, illegal and void.

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22 Aug 2017 | 2:19 PM
Seven lakh teachers observe 'Black Day'

Seven lakh teachers observe 'Black Day'

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) More than seven lakh teachers today observed 'black day' across the nation to protest against the privatisation of education and demanding implementation of Seventh Pay Commission.

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22 Aug 2017 | 9:41 PM
1993 Mumbai bomb blast case: TADA court to deliver final verdict on Sep 7

1993 Mumbai bomb blast case: TADA court to deliver final verdict on Sep 7

Mumbai, Aug 22 (UNI) A special TADA court today fixed September 7 as the date for awarding the sentences and final verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, which includes gangster Abu Salem among seven convicts.

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22 Aug 2017 | 10:01 PM
DPCC demands Rs 1 crore as relief  for kin of  sanitation workers, blames AAP and BJP for negligence

DPCC demands Rs 1 crore as relief for kin of sanitation workers, blames AAP and BJP for negligence

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) Blaming the AAP led Delhi government and BJP led MCD for the deaths of sanitation workers in recent months, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today demanded Rs 1 crore as compensation for the families of the deceased.

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22 Aug 2017 | 9:30 PM
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