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  • SIT to probe burglary attempt in Budgam Gurdwara
  • M M Hasan given charge of Kerala PCC president
  • Five held for clandestinely ferrying 2 Sri Lankan nationals
  • BJP to hold its national executive in Bhubaneswar on April 15,16- Pradhan
  • YSRCP expresses concern in Assembly over migration of farm labourers
  • Evacuation of Syrian Homs rebels delayed - governor
  • China to lift suspension on Brazilian meat imports - minister
  • Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush
  • Britain's anti-EU UKIP party loses its only lawmaker
  • Atal-Amrit scheme launched in Assam
  • Two killed, 3 injured as car rams into lorry
  • KSCA launches Accident Insurance Scheme for young cricketers
  • Two drug peddlers arrested, 2kg of heroin seized
  • Rajnath warns Pak against ceasefire breach
  • PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast tomorrow
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PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast tomorrow

PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast tomorrow

25 Mar 2017 | 7:05 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in 'Mann Ki Baat' programme of All India Radio at 11 AM tomorrow.

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M M Hasan given charge of Kerala PCC president

25 Mar 2017 | 7:03 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) The Vice president of the Kerala PCC M M Hasan has been given charge of state PCC president, AICC General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said today.

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Cong says Finance Bill gives IT officials license to “raid, harass & prosecute”, fails to ensure ‘probity’ of political donations

25 Mar 2017 | 6:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Alleging that the Finance Bill 2017, moved by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha earlier in the week and passed by the Lower House, had unleashed a sordid culture of 'Tax Robbery' and 'Raid Raj', the Congress today said amendment to Income Tax Act in the Bill provides draconian powers to the Income Tax department to raid businesses and individuals if they have "reason to believe”.

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Amit Shah calls for MCDs free from Cong & AAP, confident of BJP win in MCD polls

Amit Shah calls for MCDs free from Cong & AAP, confident of BJP win in MCD polls

25 Mar 2017 | 6:08 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Exuding confidence that his party would repeat in the coming MCD polls the success achieved in the recent assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP President Amit Shah today urged party workers to work towards ensuring the party's win.

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Gehlot calls for creating environment for persons with Down Syndrome

25 Mar 2017 | 6:08 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot said that persons with Down Syndrome are working in various areas and there is a need to recognise their talent and create environment conducive for them.

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CBI registers case against 4 former Syndicate Bank officials for fraud

25 Mar 2017 | 6:02 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) A case has been registered against four former officials of a Syndicate Bank and six others in connection with an alleged fraud of Rs 209 crore in two branches of the bank in Rajasthan, a CBI spokesperson said.

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Judiciary should be transparent in its working: Justice Murugesan

25 Mar 2017 | 5:46 PM

New Delhi, March 25 (UNI) Former chief justice D Murugesan today cautioned against any governmental interference in the working of the judiciary, but also underlined the need of judges to be transparent in their working.

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Delhi: Fire in plastic factory kills 1

Delhi: Fire in plastic factory kills 1

25 Mar 2017 | 5:18 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) One person died while another was injured after a fire that broke out in a plastic factory in Narela industrial area of the city midnight last night.

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"Bengali Hindus did not migrate to Tripura with pleasure", says Marxist MP

"Bengali Hindus did not migrate to Tripura with pleasure", says Marxist MP

25 Mar 2017 | 5:14 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Generally accused for being pro-minority in the national politics, Communist Party of India-Marxists (CPI-M) has said that the "Bengali Hindus have not migrated to Tripura with pleasure" and lamented how the "majority Tribal State has been outnumbered by the minority people".

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"Bengali Hindus did not migrate to Tripura with pleasure", says Marxist MP

25 Mar 2017 | 5:13 PM

(Rptng, correcting 2nd para) New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Generally accused for being pro-minority in the national politics, Communist Party of India-Marxists (CPI-M) has said that the "Bengali Hindus have not migrated to Tripura with pleasure" and lamented how the "majority Tribal State has been outnumbered by the minority people".

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President inaugurates World Conference on Environment

President inaugurates World Conference on Environment

25 Mar 2017 | 5:05 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Stressing on the need for efforts to check environmental degradation in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee today welcomed the fact that conservation has now become inclusive and participatory due to sensitization of people in general and firm political will on part of governments all across.

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IWPC condemns threat to woman journalist by sand mafia; urges Tamil Nadu CM to take action against culprits

25 Mar 2017 | 3:06 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) The Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) has strongly condemned the threats and abuses being faced by a Chennai-based lady journalist from sand mafia in Tamil Nadu and has urged the state Chief Minister to take strict action against the culprits.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR MARCH 25, 2017

25 Mar 2017 | 3:00 PM

New Delhi :Doval meets US Defence Secy Mattis, other top officials of Trump Admin(DI5) :Word Bank to give 100 million dollars IDA credit for improving Uttarakhand health services(DI6) : Kejriwal vows to end residential house tax in MCD(DI4) Lucknow : UP IPS officer suspended for tweets against DGP, Govt(DR9) : Adityanath Govt completes one week(DR6) : FIR against film-maker Shirish Kunder for tweets against UP CM(DR4) Kolkata : Facebook deletes controversial poem of Srijato Bandopadhyay(CA8) Chennai : Ahead of RK Nagar bypoll, George shifted, Karan Singha is new Chennai City Police Chief(MS5) Shillong : SB Singh appointed as Meghalaya DGP(CA1) Agartala : Tripura BJP accuses CPI-M MP of triggering anti-Indian sentiment(CA9) Mumbai : Sensex down by 227.

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Prez greets Govt, people of Bangladesh on their National Day

Prez greets Govt, people of Bangladesh on their National Day

25 Mar 2017 | 2:19 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) President Pranab Mukherjee today extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on the eve of their National Day.

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Word Bank to give 100 million dollars IDA credit for improving Uttarakhand health services

Word Bank to give 100 million dollars IDA credit for improving Uttarakhand health services

25 Mar 2017 | 2:07 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) The World Bank will finance expansion of quality health services in Uttarakhand with an IDA credit of 100 million dollars.

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Doval meets US Defence Secy Mattis, other top officials of Trump Admin

Doval meets US Defence Secy Mattis, other top officials of Trump Admin

25 Mar 2017 | 1:56 PM

New Delhi/Washington, Mar 25 (UNI) National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Washington last night and discussed expansion of Indo-US ties and deepening of cooperation to meet the challenge of terrorism.

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Kejriwal vows to end residential house tax in MCD

Kejriwal vows to end residential house tax in MCD

25 Mar 2017 | 12:47 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Ahead of the MCD polls, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal today vowed to abolish residential house in Municipal Corporations and waive off all arrears of such taxes, if his party is voted to power.

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Clear morning in Delhi

Clear morning in Delhi

25 Mar 2017 | 11:42 AM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Delhiites today woke up to a clear sky, with the minimum temperature plummeting by three notches to settle at 17.

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TV PROGRAMME DD SPORTS

25 Mar 2017 | 7:48 AM

DD SPORTS 01:00AM Davis Cup World Group 03:00AM 35th National Games 04:30AM 12th South Asian Games 2016 05:00AM All India Sub Junior Badminton Ranking Championship 06:00AM Maitree Cup Volleyball Match 07:00AM Sports Hour 08:00AM National Cricket Tournament For Blind 09:00AM 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey

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TV PROGRAMME DD NATIONAL

25 Mar 2017 | 7:47 AM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Following is the TV programme schedule announced by Doordarshan for tomorrow subject to last minute changes: DD NATIONAL 05:30AM Bhakti Dhara 06:00AM Swaranjali 06:30AM Nai Drishti Nai Raah 06:55AM Sanskrit Samachar 07:00AM News For Hearing Impaired 07:30AM Poorvottar Ke Sitare 08:00AM

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We will fight the next war with technology on our side: Army Chief

25 Mar 2017 | 12:10 AM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today called upon the industry and the academia to provide robust and technologically compatible solution to the Army’s needs.

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To beat anti-incumbency in Gujarat, BJP may project Amit Shah and advance polls

To beat anti-incumbency in Gujarat, BJP may project Amit Shah and advance polls

24 Mar 2017 | 9:38 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The BJP may try to beat the strong anti-incumbency wave and a perceived indifference of Patidar voters in the western state of Gujarat by advancing the assembly elections - which are otherwise due by November-December this year.

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Govt likely to move GST in LS on Monday

Govt likely to move GST in LS on Monday

24 Mar 2017 | 9:30 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The much-awaited GST legislation, including the Central GST and Integrated GST may be brought before the Lok Sabha for the crucial legislative clearance on March 27.

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London terror: Modi telephones British PM

London terror: Modi telephones British PM

24 Mar 2017 | 9:28 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Two days after the London terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today telephoned his UK counterpart Theresa May and expressed "deepest condolences" for victims of the terror attack.

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AI staff assault row: Police registers FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

24 Mar 2017 | 9:26 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Delhi Police today registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for allegedly assaulting a staff member of Air India on a flight.

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SC asks BCCI to release funds to HPCA to host Dharamsala Test

24 Mar 2017 | 9:08 PM

(Rptg, correcting typo in headline, adding matter in last para) New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The Supreme Court today directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to release funds to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to host the fourth Test match between India and Australia in Dharamsala as per the schedule.

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Sunny day in Delhi

24 Mar 2017 | 9:06 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) It was a sunny day in the national capital with the maximum temperature settling at 34.

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India not likely to take part in any meeting on IWT in Washington

24 Mar 2017 | 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) India today indicated that it had no plan as of now of participating in Washington with Pakistan on the Indus water Treaty.

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SC must adjudicate in Babri case before it: CPI(M)

24 Mar 2017 | 8:58 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The CPI(M) today termed as 'superfluous and unwise,' the suggestion of Supreme Court Chief Justice J S Khehar, asking the parties concerned in the Ayodhya dispute to settle the matter through talks, insisting that the apex court must adjudicate on the matter before it.

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Jaitley hands over 3 DRDO developed naval systems to Navy Chief

Jaitley hands over 3 DRDO developed naval systems to Navy Chief

24 Mar 2017 | 8:58 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today handed over three Naval Systems indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba here.

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