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  • 'Festival of India' is underway in Cote D’ivoire, Liberia, Guinea
  • J&K: Official panel to ensure implementation of ban on private practice by medical faculty
  • Karnataka begins cloud seeding
  • Rajnath says Doklam standoff will be resolved soon
  • Ensuring quality education is aim of Modi Govt: Javedkar
  • Mehbooba announces Rs 10 cr additional funds for LAHDC Leh
  • Kazakhstan may lift ban on gasoline, diesel fuel exports in January
  • Early detection, universal screening of tertiary care centers to benefit people of HP: Nadda
  • Odisha Governor congratulate Naveen on getting outlook speak award
  • Rajini daughter Aishwarya files suit in HC against locking of family-run school by land owner
  • 3 arrested for murdering woman in Palamu over suspicion of witchcraft
  • Punjab to establish research centre for upgradation of syllabus of technical education, industrial training
  • Seven members of a family get lifer in murder case
  • Shah puts BJP's MP unit in poll gear
  • UP Shia Waqf Board advocates for Ram temple; Mosque to be built away
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'Festival of India' is underway in Cote D’ivoire, Liberia, Guinea

21 Aug 2017 | 7:30 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) A six-month longs 'Festival of India' is underway in Cote D’ivoire, Liberia and Guinea from August 15, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

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Rajnath says Doklam standoff will be resolved soon

21 Aug 2017 | 7:26 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today expressed the hope that the ongoing Doklam standoff between India and China which has entered in its third month will be resolved soon.

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IAF to Get Another 36 Rafale Combat Aircraft

IAF to Get Another 36 Rafale Combat Aircraft

21 Aug 2017 | 7:22 PM

By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Government is likely to approve at least another 36 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCAs) very soon.

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Star India to launch 'Star Bharat' on Aug 28

Star India to launch 'Star Bharat' on Aug 28

21 Aug 2017 | 7:14 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Star India today announced the launch of a new channel 'Star Bharat' that will showcase inspirational stories about journeys of strong and fearless characters .

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Agri Ministry organising  'Sankalp Se Sidhi' prog

Agri Ministry organising 'Sankalp Se Sidhi' prog

21 Aug 2017 | 7:07 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry is organising the 'Sankalp Se Sidhi' programme at 578 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), 29 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes/state agriculture universities (SAUs) and 53 Agriculture Technology Management Agencies (ATMAs) from August 19-30.

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Pizza - on delivery on trains but no arrangement for informing Stn Master of ongoing work on tracks: Congress

21 Aug 2017 | 7:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Taking a swipe at the NDA government, the Congress today said while the Railway Ministry had introduced facility for 'pizza-on delivery' on trains, it had not provided any arrangement for informing the station master about the ongoing repair work on the Railway tracks, something that could have averted the accident on the Utkal Express on August 19.

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HAL Upgrades Jaguar aircraft with Israeli AESA Radar

HAL Upgrades Jaguar aircraft with Israeli AESA Radar

21 Aug 2017 | 7:02 PM

By Gulshan Luthra Bengaluru/Paris, Aug 21 (UNI) India’s state-run aerospace company HAL has successfully installed the powerful AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar on the IAF’s Jaguar aircraft for the first time.

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Utkal express derailment: Cong demands resignation of Rly Min, Rs 25 lakh to dead

Utkal express derailment: Cong demands resignation of Rly Min, Rs 25 lakh to dead

21 Aug 2017 | 6:56 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Congress today demanded the resignation of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over the rising number of train accidents in the country and compensation of Rs 25 lakh each to those dead in the accident and Rs 5 lakh each for those injured.

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Manoj Tiwari urges LG to convene all-party meet to discuss cleanliness worker's death at LNJP hospital

Manoj Tiwari urges LG to convene all-party meet to discuss cleanliness worker's death at LNJP hospital

21 Aug 2017 | 6:52 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari has urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to call an all-party meeting over the death of sanitation worker at LNJP hospital as - Jal Board and PWD - which come under the Kejriwal Government - have completely failed to provide safety measures for employees involved in sewer cleaning.

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Army studying Col Purohit SC bail order to revoke suspension

21 Aug 2017 | 6:48 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Army is studying the Supreme Court's order granting bail to Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, main accused in Malegaon blast case of 2008.

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Bail is not proof of one's innocence, Cong says on SC relief to Col Purohit

21 Aug 2017 | 6:43 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Under attack from the BJP after the grant of bail to Col Shrikant Purohit by the Supreme Court in the Malegaon blast case, the Congress today said the bail was not concerned with the merit of the case and it was the trail court that will determine his innocence or guilt.

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Indian Army To Get More Teeth With Apache Attack Helicopters

Indian Army To Get More Teeth With Apache Attack Helicopters

21 Aug 2017 | 6:30 PM

By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Government has sanctioned six Boeing Apache AH 64E attack helicopters for the Indian Army, marking a beginning for its Aviation Corps for these flying tanks.

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PM assures Panneerselvam Centre's support

PM assures Panneerselvam Centre's support

21 Aug 2017 | 6:27 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Centre's full help to Tamil Nadu for the state's development.

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One dies of dengue in Delhi; 325 cases reported: MCD

One dies of dengue in Delhi; 325 cases reported: MCD

21 Aug 2017 | 6:19 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Delhi recorded 325 Dengue cases till August 19 this year with one death reported due to the vector-borne disease, an MCD report said.

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Pace of activity, frequency of launches will be increased: ISRO chairman

Pace of activity, frequency of launches will be increased: ISRO chairman

21 Aug 2017 | 4:59 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Highlighting the country’s various satellites missions, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman, AS Kiran Kumar today said that scientific interests of the country can only be addressed if the technological requirements are planned well to put that in space.

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SC grants bail to Purohit in Malegaon blast case

SC grants bail to Purohit in Malegaon blast case

21 Aug 2017 | 4:33 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted bail to Col Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which had left six people dead and nearly 100 others injured.

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False political narrative of Hindu terrorism busted, says BJP on Col Purohit's bail

False political narrative of Hindu terrorism busted, says BJP on Col Purohit's bail

21 Aug 2017 | 4:30 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The BJP today said that the false political narrative of Hindu terrorism has been busted with the Supreme Court granting bail to Col Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

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NDMC takes decision to end contractual system

NDMC takes decision to end contractual system

21 Aug 2017 | 4:19 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today informed that the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to end the contractual system of employment, providing some relief to labourers.

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Need to avoid crowding at tertiary health care facilities stressed

Need to avoid crowding at tertiary health care facilities stressed

21 Aug 2017 | 4:16 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Health Secretary CK Mishra has emphasised upon the need for innovative approaches to make facilities at the peripheries work to avoid crowding of tertiary care facilities which impacts the quality of healthcare.

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Rahul holds meeting with Cong  MLAs & leaders from Gujarat

Rahul holds meeting with Cong MLAs & leaders from Gujarat

21 Aug 2017 | 4:08 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today met party leaders and MLAs from Gujarat and discussed with them party's strategy for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

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2 motorcyclists die in accident in Rohini

21 Aug 2017 | 4:02 PM

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LG gives 'in principle' approval for Delhi Govt proposal to take over Pvt schools not refunding excess fees

LG gives 'in principle' approval for Delhi Govt proposal to take over Pvt schools not refunding excess fees

21 Aug 2017 | 3:32 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today gave an 'in principle' approval for the proposal of the Delhi Government to take over the 449 private schools who have not refunded the excess fee charged from the students, official sources said.

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NASA-ISRO to launch remote sensing radar mission: ISRO chairman

NASA-ISRO to launch remote sensing radar mission: ISRO chairman

21 Aug 2017 | 3:16 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21(UNI) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman, AS Kiran Kumar today said that ISRO is working with NASA to launch a joint mission named NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) by 2020-21 which would greatly help in estimation of biomass.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR AUGUST 21, 2017

21 Aug 2017 | 3:09 PM

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PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards and PMFBY

PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards and PMFBY

21 Aug 2017 | 2:38 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today emphasised that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area, so that the farmers are able to read them and that quality of these reports should be ensured.

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PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards, PMFBY

PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards, PMFBY

21 Aug 2017 | 2:22 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of two key schemes related to the agriculture sector - Soil Health Cards and the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

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Muzaffarnagar derailment: VP condoles dance of death

Muzaffarnagar derailment: VP condoles dance of death

21 Aug 2017 | 2:12 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has condoled the loss of lives in the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

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Shah to hold meet of BJP-ruled states' CMs

Shah to hold meet of BJP-ruled states' CMs

21 Aug 2017 | 2:05 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) BJP chief Amit Shah has called a meeting of chief ministers of BJP-ruled states this evening to review their work and discuss the strategy of achieving the target of winning more than 350 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Achhe din' arrived & departed.  'New India' will do the same: Chidambaram on rising rail accidents

Achhe din' arrived & departed. 'New India' will do the same: Chidambaram on rising rail accidents

21 Aug 2017 | 1:59 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Taking a jibe at the 'acche din' slogan by the Narendra Modi government, senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram, in a reference to increase in train accidents during the NDA rule, today said 'Acche din' had arrived and departed and nobody would have noticed.

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Malegaon blast: Purohit granted bail by SC

Malegaon blast: Purohit granted bail by SC

21 Aug 2017 | 1:47 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted bail to Col Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which left six people dead and nearly 100 others injured.

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