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A lean, mean Indian Army on the cards

A lean, mean Indian Army on the cards

12 Sep 2018 | 5:55 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) A lean, mean and future-effective Indian Army is all set to take shape in the near future as its top commanders get busy in hammering a consensus on usher in radical changes in the world's second largest army.

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4 NIDs to be tagged Institutions of National Importance soon

4 NIDs to be tagged Institutions of National Importance soon

12 Sep 2018 | 5:43 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) To encourage designers of the country, the Cabinet on Wednesday has given its approval for introduction of Bill in Parliament for amendment of NID Act, 2014 to include the four new National Institutes of Design (NID) within the ambit of the NID Act, 2014 and to declare them as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with the NID, Ahmedabad.

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UPA abused system to show 'NPA Cos' in good conditions: BJP

UPA abused system to show 'NPA Cos' in good conditions: BJP

12 Sep 2018 | 5:37 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) The BJP on Wednesday charged the erstwhile Congress-led UPA dispensation of 'forging' accounts of big time loanees and showing them as stable accounts and thereby leading the banking system to the Non Performing Assets (NPAs) menace.

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Cabinet approves electrification of remaining broad gauge routes

Cabinet approves electrification of remaining broad gauge routes

12 Sep 2018 | 5:30 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) The balance un-electrified broad gauge routes of 108 Railways sections covering 13,675 route kilometers would be electrified at a cost of Rs 12,134.50 crore by 2021-22, the Union Cabinet approved on Wednesday.

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Cabinet approves MoU with Egypt on cooperation in agriculture, allied sectors

12 Sep 2018 | 5:29 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Egypt for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

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Cabinet approves new scheme for giving remunerative prices to farmers

12 Sep 2018 | 5:25 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Giving a major boost to the pro-farmer initiatives of the Government and in keeping with its commitment for the Annadata, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a new Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA).

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Cabinet okays pact between India, Malta on tourism

12 Sep 2018 | 5:17 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Union Cabinet approved on Wednesday signing of an MoU between India and Malta for strengthening their cooperation in the field of tourism.

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President greets nation on eve of Ganesh Chaturthi

President greets nation on eve of Ganesh Chaturthi

12 Sep 2018 | 5:07 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday greeted the nation on the eve of
Ganesh Chaturthi tomorrow.

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Govt announces incentives for sugar mills that will produce 100 pc ethanol

Govt announces incentives for sugar mills that will produce 100 pc ethanol

12 Sep 2018 | 5:06 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave its approval to revise or fix the price of ethanol derived from B heavy molasses or partial sugarcane juice and fix a higher price for 100 per cent sugarcane juice based ethanol for the forthcoming sugar season 2018-19.

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Cabinet's nod to MoU on Block Chain Technology

12 Sep 2018 | 5:03 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave nod for a MoU on collaborative research on Distributed Ledger or Block Chain Technology to identify areas within respective business operations where it may have the potential for applications aimed at enhancing the operational efficiencies.

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DCW rescues 2 women from GB Road

DCW rescues 2 women from GB Road

12 Sep 2018 | 4:56 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Two women aged 20 and 28 years-old have been rescued from GB Road here by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), the Commission’s chief Swati Maliwal said on Wednesday.

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Delhi Police head constable 'shot dead'

12 Sep 2018 | 4:48 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) A Delhi Police Head Constable was allegedly shot dead in South East Delhi's Jaitpur area.

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Cabinet approves continuation of Capacity Dev Scheme for period 2017-18 to 2019-20

12 Sep 2018 | 4:31 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , on Wednesday approved continuation of the Capacity Development Scheme for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs 2,250 crore, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said.

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Three Railway officials suspended for error in train running status report on website

12 Sep 2018 | 4:26 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Three Railway officials have been suspended after complaints about error in the railway website on the 'train running status'.

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Cabinet approves 4 new National institutes of design

Cabinet approves 4 new National institutes of design

12 Sep 2018 | 4:10 PM

New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the setting up of four new National Institutes of Design, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said.

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