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India

Graveyard remark: Rajnaath defends Modi, says PM said nothing to polarise voters

22 Feb 2017 | 12:17 AM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today defended prime Minister Narendra Modi against his graveyard remark made in an election rally in Uttar Pradesh saying that the Prime Minister had said nothing to polarise the voters.

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International Mother Language Day: Activists in India demand linguistic parity

21 Feb 2017 | 11:38 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The mother language activists in India today asked the Central Government to ensure parity among all national languages.

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ABVP stages protest in Ramjas College for sending invitation to Khalid, Rashid at event

21 Feb 2017 | 10:07 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The student wing of the saffron party, ABVP and DUSU today staged a protest here at Ramjas College of Delhi University over invitation to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to the campus at an event organised by the Literary Society of the college, following which their participation was cancelled.

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Mallya's extradition on mind, India discusses legal tangles with UK

Mallya's extradition on mind, India discusses legal tangles with UK

21 Feb 2017 | 9:04 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Days after handing over a formal request for extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya to the UK High Commission here, India held a two-day new round of dialogue on matters related to the Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance.

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Need balanced perspective on movement of skilled professionals, Modi tells US Congress delegation

Need balanced perspective on movement of skilled professionals, Modi tells US Congress delegation

21 Feb 2017 | 8:39 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged a visiting US Congress delegation on the need to develop 'a reflective, balanced and far-sighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals'.

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New format in place to collect adequate data on accidents

New format in place to collect adequate data on accidents

21 Feb 2017 | 8:33 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Accepting that there was inadequate registration of accident data at police stations, the government has come out with a new format which would be adopted by police in all states.

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LG reviews condition of air pollution in city

LG reviews condition of air pollution in city

21 Feb 2017 | 8:28 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal today reviewed the condition of air pollution and status of implementation of measures to control it at a meeting held at Raj Niwas, sources at the LG office said.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 2000 HRS FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2017

21 Feb 2017 | 7:59 PM

Lucknow : UP polls phase 4: Campaign trail winds down(LKE3) New Delhi : Ahead of Strategic Dialogue, Foreign Secy Jaishankar meets top Chinese diplomat(DI33) : Govt clears 38 additional radar stations along Indian coastline(DI18) Mumbai : 52 per cent voting reported in BMC polls:

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Javed condemns attack on Tarek fateh at Jashn-e-rakhta

21 Feb 2017 | 7:55 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar today condemned the alleged attack on Pakistan-born writer Tarek Fatah at Urdu poetry festival Jashn-e-Rekhta on Sunday.

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Free children from vicious cycle of generational poverty: Dia Mirza

21 Feb 2017 | 7:49 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Bollywood actor and Ambassador of 'Save the Children', Dia Mirza today made a strong pitch for protecting the innate rights of children, and freeing them from the vicious cycle of generational poverty.

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Maneka releases SOP for care and protection of street children

21 Feb 2017 | 7:37 PM

(Rptg, correcting slug) New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situations for their rehabilitation and safeguarding here today.

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AIIMS initiates follow-up action on inquiry report on death of Nursing Officer Rajbir Kaur

21 Feb 2017 | 7:34 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Taking stern action against hospital officials for the death of nursing officer Rajbir Kaur due to medical negligence, All India Institute for Medical Science (AIIMS) today issued termination letter to the Senior Resident, Anesthesiology and Displeasure Memorandum to the Senior Resident Gynaecology for 'willful absence from duty'.

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Future of real estate sector is in affordable housing: Naidu

21 Feb 2017 | 7:30 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today urged real estate developers to take up affordable housing projects in a big way while stressing that therein lies the future of the real estate sector.

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Record 444 LMT of paddy procured during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season: Paswan

Record 444 LMT of paddy procured during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season: Paswan

21 Feb 2017 | 7:26 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Record 444 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of paddy procured during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season, Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today.

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Delhi Evn Min directs officials to complete Wildlife Bird Rescue Centre soon

21 Feb 2017 | 7:25 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain today chaired a meeting with senior officers of the Forest and Wildlife Department, and Public Works Department to review the status of proposed Wildlife Bird Rescue Centre at Rajokri and directed that the construction of the Centre should be completed at the earliest.

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Ahead of Strategic Dialogue, Foreign Secy Jaishankar meets top Chinese diplomat

21 Feb 2017 | 7:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on visit to China today met China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi, Beijing's Special Representative for border talks between India and China, and discussed bilateral issues.

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Illegal migrants: SC refers to constitution bench plea against Section 6A of Citizenship Act

Illegal migrants: SC refers to constitution bench plea against Section 6A of Citizenship Act

21 Feb 2017 | 6:45 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21(UNI) The Supreme Court today referred to a Constitution bench a writ petition filed by Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha challenging Section 6A of the Citizenship Act.

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SC negates plea of real estate giant Amrapali Developers

21 Feb 2017 | 6:44 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of real estate major, Amrapali Developers, which had challenged the maintainability of cases at the National Consumers Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) by the flat owners.

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300 cities equipped with air quality monitoring stations: Dave

300 cities equipped with air quality monitoring stations: Dave

21 Feb 2017 | 6:32 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave today said control and abatement of air pollution is priority of the government and more than 300 cities across the country have been equipped with air quality monitoring stations.

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Maneka releases SOP for care and protection of street children

21 Feb 2017 | 6:30 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situations for their rehabilitation and safeguarding here today.

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Special  NIA court frames charges against three for ISIS promotion  activities

Special NIA court frames charges against three for ISIS promotion activities

21 Feb 2017 | 6:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Special NIA Court today framed charges against three accused for their alleged involvement in ISIS promotion activities in the country.

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Hauz Khas rape case: Safai wala of restaurant held, looted i-phone recovered

21 Feb 2017 | 5:52 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) A 19-year-old safai wala was arrested by Delhi police this morning from south-Delhi's Arjun Nagar area for raping a North-eastern women on pretext of giving her a lift and a i-phone and some cash was recovered from his possession.

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Congress seeks to defend Samajwadi Party on women safety, targets BJP instead

Congress seeks to defend Samajwadi Party on women safety, targets BJP instead

21 Feb 2017 | 5:45 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Congress today sought to take on the BJP on issue of women safety and came in defence of its ally Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and accused that the saffron party has maintained a "stoic silence" on 'Naliya sex scandal of Kutch'.

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Biennial poll to AP, Telangana LCs, bye-poll to council of states from WB on March 17

21 Feb 2017 | 5:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Election Commission today decided to hold biennial election to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Legislative Councils by the members of Legislative Assemblies and bye-election to the council of states from the state of West Bengal on March 17 to fill up 11 vacancies.

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India’s soil was that from where change has always originated, says PM

21 Feb 2017 | 5:24 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India’s soil was that soil from where 'change has always originated'.

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Naidu takes 'environment friendly' Metro ride

21 Feb 2017 | 5:16 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today took 'environment friendly' Delhi Metro ride to reach his residence.

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CBI arrests ex-Joint Director of ED JP Singh in corruption case

CBI arrests ex-Joint Director of ED JP Singh in corruption case

21 Feb 2017 | 5:14 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) A former Joint Director of Enforcement Directorate JP Singh has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a corruption case registered against him, the Agency spokesperson said today.

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22-yr old rapist and murderer of octogenarian awarded life-term

21 Feb 2017 | 5:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21( UNI) Fast Track Court of Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Jain today awarded life sentence to 22-year old full time domestic help Neeraj Saifi, for rape and murder of his employer, an 82-year-old widow, wife of editor of a news agency about two and a half years ago.

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Govt clears 38 additional radar stations along Indian coastline

Govt clears 38 additional radar stations along Indian coastline

21 Feb 2017 | 4:40 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today cleared the second phase of coastal surveillance system, for 38 additional radar stations along Indian costline.

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Govt does not completely trash air pollution deaths report but advises caution

21 Feb 2017 | 4:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) After the disturbing report published by Lancet that "more than one million people die every year in India due to air pollution" the government today advised caution in believing such reports but not completely trashed the findings.

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