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Cong expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities

Cong expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Cracking the whip on senior leader Barkha Singh, a day after her resignation from the party's women's wing and her attack on party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, the party today expelled her from the party for six years. A statement from the Delhi Congress said the party has decided to expel Barkha Shukla Singh from the party for six years 'for undertaking anti-party activities just before the MCD elections'. 'Disciplinary Committee of the DPCC, in its meeting dated April 21, has unanimously decided to expel Ms Barkha Singh for period of six years from the party for undertaking anti-party activities, just before the MCD elections. A resolution to this effect has been passed,' a statement by the Delhi Congress said. The four-member Disciplinary Committee, comprising of former Delhi Minister Narender Nath, Abha Chaudhary (former President Delhi Mahila Congress), Mahmood Zia and Congress leader Surender Kumar. Ms Singh had yesterday quit as chief of the women's wing of the Delhi Congress. 'Congress party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Ajay Maken have only used the issue of empowerment of women and women security to gather votes. The issue means nothing to them." Ms Singh said. "In the current organisation, where I myself am unsafe, how will I empower women in that organisation? That is why I hereby resign from the post of President of Delhi Mahila Congress,'she said. Ms Singh is the second senior Delhi Congress leader to quit the party, ahead of MCD polls. Earlier, former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely had quit the Congress and joined the BJP. UNI AR SV RJ 1058

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Cabinet approves MoU b/w India, Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India

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New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) The Union Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

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28 Jun 2017 | 9:32 PM
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28 Jun 2017 | 10:05 PM
China holds India responsible for 'stand off 'in Sikkim sector; No reaction from Defence Ministry

China holds India responsible for 'stand off 'in Sikkim sector; No reaction from Defence Ministry

New Delhi/Beijing, June 28 (UNI) China today held India responsible for the on-going stand off in the Sikkim sector and also for the closure of the Nathu La pass after Indian troops reportedly halted a Chinese road project in the region.

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28 Jun 2017 | 9:38 PM
Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1

Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1

New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) The Union Cabinet today approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for higher allowances, including House Rent Allowance (HRA) which will benefit about 47 lakh central government employees and defence personnel.

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28 Jun 2017 | 8:10 PM
Heavy rains lash Delhi

Heavy rains lash Delhi

New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) Heavy rains today lashed the national capital bringing a sigh of relief from the humid weather.

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28 Jun 2017 | 10:18 PM
PM to attend 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji tomorrow

PM to attend 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji tomorrow

Mumbai, Jun 28 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend tomorrow the 150th birth anniversary of spiritual luminary Shrimad Rajchandaji, who was also spiritual guide of Mahatma Gandhi, at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

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28 Jun 2017 | 11:11 PM
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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 28 (UNI) Maharashtra Women & Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde today visited martyred Sandip Jadhav's house at village Kelgaon in Sillod taluka of the district and consoled his bereaved family members.

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28 Jun 2017 | 11:36 PM
Yogi orders strict traffic rules in UP

Yogi orders strict traffic rules in UP

28 Jun 2017 | 11:49 PM

Lucknow, Jun 28 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to include traffic rule safety norms in school curriculum as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to act strongly against drink and drive and the bikers’ gangs which have created nuisance on the city roads.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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