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India

Cong claims UPA policies reduced poverty in India, points to UN report

12 Jul 2019 | 6:30 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) The Congress on Friday said its view that the policies of the UPA governments helped reduce poverty stands vindicated by the United Nations report which says India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2005-2006 and 2015- 2016.

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Jamia VC sought funds for Tribals' Resource & Research Centre

Jamia VC sought funds for Tribals' Resource & Research Centre

12 Jul 2019 | 6:13 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Prof Najma Akhtar has sought financial assistance from the Centre for setting up North-East Central Research and Resource Centre for Tribals at the varsity.

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India has 'high expectation' from talks on Kartarpur corridor

India has 'high expectation' from talks on Kartarpur corridor

12 Jul 2019 | 5:39 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) India on Friday expressed "high expectations" for the deliberations with Pakistan on July 14 for the proposed Kartarpur Corridor but said security of the Indian pilgrims will be of "paramount importance".

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Dr Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Award to be instituted

12 Jul 2019 | 4:55 PM

By Suresh Nautiyal
New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) Several social organisations have plans to institute Dr Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Award, which will be presented to persons/ organisations promoting the legacy of Dr Asghar Ali Engineer and encouraging others to take up similar work for a peaceful and just society.

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Gadkari urges MSMEs, industries plant trees along highways

Gadkari urges MSMEs, industries plant trees along highways

12 Jul 2019 | 4:01 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) Union Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday urged MSMEs and industries to plant and maintain trees along highways.

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Rahul thanks BJP, RSS for opportunity to take ideological battle to public

Rahul thanks BJP, RSS for opportunity to take ideological battle to public

12 Jul 2019 | 3:51 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) Outgoing Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday thanked RSS and BJP for providing platforms and opportunities to take his ideological battle against them to the public.

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SC refuses to entertain Kiren Bedi's plea against Madras HC order

SC refuses to entertain Kiren Bedi's plea against Madras HC order

12 Jul 2019 | 3:50 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the plea filed by Puducherry Lieutenant Governor (LG) Kiran Bedi against the Madras High Court's order, with regard to the power tussle in the administration of the Union Territory.

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Every woman MP is institution in herself, PM tells BJP women MPs

Every woman MP is institution in herself, PM tells BJP women MPs

12 Jul 2019 | 3:31 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday interacted with women lawmakers of his party over breakfast at his official residence here and told them not to be undermined by anyone.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR JULY 12, 2019

12 Jul 2019 | 2:58 PM

New Delhi: Govt committed to path of fiscal consolidation: FM (PAR4) : Karnataka MLAs' case: Status quo till next hearing on.

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SC refuses to stay Bombay HC order on Maratha quota

SC refuses to stay Bombay HC order on Maratha quota

12 Jul 2019 | 2:57 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the Maharashtra High Court judgement and issued notice returnable in two weeks to the State of Maharashtra, challenging the Bombay High Court judgement, which had upheld the reservation for Maratha community in the state.

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Kejriwal to flag off first yatra under MTY Yojana on Jul 12

Kejriwal to flag off first yatra under MTY Yojana on Jul 12

12 Jul 2019 | 1:51 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) The first yatra under the Delhi Government scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ will be flagged off by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the Safdarjung Railway Station on Friday.

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Karnataka MLAs' case: Status quo till next hearing on Tuesday

Karnataka MLAs' case: Status quo till next hearing on Tuesday

12 Jul 2019 | 1:47 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) Supreme Court on Friday ordered that the status quo be maintained till the next hearing on Tuesday, on the fate of 10 rebel MLAs from Karnataka.

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Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

12 Jul 2019 | 12:25 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 (UNI) Senior diplomat and former spokesman to the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, according to an official order.

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Delhi: Fire at ESI hospital's OT

Delhi: Fire at ESI hospital's OT

12 Jul 2019 | 12:17 PM

New Delhi, Jul 12 UNI A fire broke out at the Employees State Insurance (ESI) hospital in West Delhi on Friday morning, fire department said.

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IFS Vikas Swarup appointed as secretary CVP&OIA from Aug 1

12 Jul 2019 | 12:05 PM

New Delhi , Jul 12 (UNI) The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Indian Foreign Services officer Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner in Ottawa, as the Secretary in the Consular, Visa Passport and Overseas Indian Affairs (CPV&OIA) division in Ministry of External Affairs with effect from August 1 , an official statement said here.

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