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  • All 1627 villages at bank of Ganga will be open defecation free
  • Aruna Chaudhary cancels all deputations of teachers throughout state schools
  • CM decides to ban use of plastic in Punjab
  • Death toll in Venezuela's political unrest rises to at least 24
  • Intensive ticket checking by SR
  • 17 households of Gurugram police line found to be supplied with direct electricity
  • Swarovski Gemstones announces its association with Divinus Creation
  • Govt decides third-party audit of all municipal works over Rs 10 cr launched in past three years
  • Haryana govt instructs farmers not to burn crop residue to curb increasing pollution in NCR
  • Pakistan-based hackers hack IIT Delhi, AMU & DU official website
  • Thousands of BSNL broadband connections affect due to server down in city
  • China ready to mediate between Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rohingya row
  • Jipmer to establish Institute of Microbial Sciences
  • MFIN launches India’s first financial literacy app for microfinance clients
  • Register for Pharmacists
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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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Sukma Naxal attack: Centre to review strategy; pall of gloom in C'garh

Sukma Naxal attack: Centre to review strategy; pall of gloom in C'garh

Raipur/New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Anti-Left Wing Extremism strategy would be reviewed and an appropriate response would be given in due course, the Centre said today, a day after 25 CRPF jawans were martyred and their weapons looted in a ghastly attack by Naxals at Burkpal village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

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25 Apr 2017 | 7:49 PM
Malegaon bomb blast: Sadhvi Pragya Singh granted bail

Malegaon bomb blast: Sadhvi Pragya Singh granted bail

Mumbai, Apr 25 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blast case on a cash surety of Rs 5-lakh with two sureties of the same amount for the bail.

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25 Apr 2017 | 3:30 PM
PM rally: Tourists not allowed at Ridge,  SPG keeping strict vigil

PM rally: Tourists not allowed at Ridge, SPG keeping strict vigil

Shimla, Apr 25 (UNI) This tourist resort which registers footfall in lakhs every day during summer season, drew a blank on the historic Ridge ground here owing to preparations being made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here.

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25 Apr 2017 | 7:15 PM
Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq's Sinjar

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Apr 25 (Reuters) Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militants in Iraq's Sinjar region and in northeastern Syria today, killing at least 18 fighters and officials in a widening campaign against groups affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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25 Apr 2017 | 4:41 PM
On visit to erstwhile Maoists den Naxalbari, Amit Shah says Bengal yearns for change

On visit to erstwhile Maoists den Naxalbari, Amit Shah says Bengal yearns for change

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) The BJP president Amit Shah, who today visited erstwhile Maoist den Naxalbari in West Bengal as part of party's extensive expansion plans, today said the saffron outfit is committed to bring back the glories of the days and principles of State's icons.

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25 Apr 2017 | 6:16 PM
Non-agri income of farmers must be taxed: NITI Aayog

Non-agri income of farmers must be taxed: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, April 25 (UNI) NITI Aayog today advocated for taxing the farmers' non-agriculture income so that the tax net could get widened.

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25 Apr 2017 | 4:59 PM
Counting of votes for MCD polls to be held at 35 counting centres amid tight security

Counting of votes for MCD polls to be held at 35 counting centres amid tight security

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Counting of votes for the elections to the three Municipal corporations will start at 0800 hours tomorrow amid tight security arrangements.

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25 Apr 2017 | 7:17 PM

All 1627 villages at bank of Ganga will be open defecation free

25 Apr 2017 | 8:04 PM

Lucknow Apr 25 (UNI) To strengthen ‘Clean India Movement’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi government has instructed concerned District Magistrates of all 1627 villages at the bank of Ganga to make the villages open defecation free till April 30.

Subrata Pal denies of consuming banned substance

Subrata Pal denies of consuming banned substance

25 Apr 2017 | 6:21 PM

New Dlhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Experienced India goalkeeper Subrata Pal today refuted media reports claiming that the footballer has been tested positive for a banned substance by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and could face a four-year ban.

TCS launches  'Merchant Pay '

TCS launches 'Merchant Pay '

25 Apr 2017 | 3:00 PM

Mumbai, Apr 25(UNI) IT major, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), today announced the launch of 'Merchant Pay ' a unified transaction solution that will help retail organisations seamlessly integrate payments across multiple payment channels such as Aadhar, Credit or Debit card or even phone-based payments through a single interface.

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