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Govt says 2.7 pc suffer from depression

Govt says 2.7 pc suffer from depression

24 Mar 2017 | 8:24 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The government today said 2.

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Swamy introduces Pvt members' Bill providing for death penalty for cow slaughter

Swamy introduces Pvt members' Bill providing for death penalty for cow slaughter

24 Mar 2017 | 8:22 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) BJP member Dr Subramanian Swamy today introduced in the Rajra Sabha a private members bill that seeks to ban cow slaughter while providing deterrent punishment including death penalty for slaughter of cows.

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IT unearths Rs. 45,622 cr undisclosed income in 2534 searches

IT unearths Rs. 45,622 cr undisclosed income in 2534 searches

24 Mar 2017 | 8:18 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) During the last three Financial Years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16) and the current Financial Year 2016-17 (up to January, 2017), the Income Tax Department ( ITD) conducted searches in about 2534 groups of persons which led to admission of undisclosed income of about Rs.

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Swamy says onus of reporting child molestation falling on judicial officers

Swamy says onus of reporting child molestation falling on judicial officers

24 Mar 2017 | 8:09 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today called for amendment of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, saying that the unacceptable onus of reporting of such offences fell on them.

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Rs 18560 cr unclaimed deposits lying in Banks, Insurance Companies

Rs 18560 cr unclaimed deposits lying in Banks, Insurance Companies

24 Mar 2017 | 8:08 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) There were more than Rs 18560 crores lying unclaimed deposits in Banks and Insurance Companies.

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Govt receives Rs 6,682 cr from stake sale in ITC to LIC

Govt receives Rs 6,682 cr from stake sale in ITC to LIC

24 Mar 2017 | 6:59 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Government through Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) has divested 2 per cent shares of the total shares of ITC to LIC through block trade on March 7, 2017, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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Involve local bodies in waste disposal: Javadekar

Involve local bodies in waste disposal: Javadekar

24 Mar 2017 | 6:49 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The Centre today urged for active involvement of local bodies in waste disposal, saying it was mandating five per cent land space for disposal of waste in new industrial townships.

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"I have lived with a victim of mental illness," says Cong MP Tharoor

"I have lived with a victim of mental illness," says Cong MP Tharoor

24 Mar 2017 | 6:46 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today welcomed the Government's move to "decriminalise" suicide and maintained that the agony of living with a victim of mental illness is also quite serious.

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RS discusses Solid Waste Management Bill

RS discusses Solid Waste Management Bill

24 Mar 2017 | 6:35 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) A Private Member's Bill that seeks for the segregation and re-cycling of municipal solid waste in waste energy plants for generation of energy was introduced in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Protect citizens against harassment by extremist elements: BJP MP to Govt

Protect citizens against harassment by extremist elements: BJP MP to Govt

24 Mar 2017 | 6:26 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) BJP MP Sharad Tripathi today demanded briging in a law to prevent extremist elements from preventing citizen to enjoy their right to freedom of speech and expression and lead a life of their liking.

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Not fund shortage, but states inability to use money impacts health programmes: Nadda

Not fund shortage, but states inability to use money impacts health programmes: Nadda

24 Mar 2017 | 3:39 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The fund shortage is never an issue on the success or failure of a national programme in the healthcare sector, the real handicap is the inability of the state to 'absorb' the central grant and make optimum use of it, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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Further rebates in flexi pricing in Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains says Prabhu

Further rebates in flexi pricing in Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains says Prabhu

24 Mar 2017 | 3:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today said to improve occupancy of trains, 10 per cent rebate was being offered on vacant seats and Tatkal quota reduced from 30 per cent to 10 per cent of total berths available during advance reservation.

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TRS MP urges Speaker to issue notice to English daily over 'wrong' figure of his attendance

TRS MP urges Speaker to issue notice to English daily over 'wrong' figure of his attendance

24 Mar 2017 | 2:43 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) Piqued over what he called wrong reporting by a national English daily about his attendance in the Lok Sabha, TRS member AP Jithender Reddy today demanded that the House issue a breach of privilege notice against the newspaper.

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BJP MP Meenakshi demands law banning spitting in public

24 Mar 2017 | 2:42 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) On the World TB Day, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today demanded bringing in a law to ban spitting in public places, saying that the unhealthy practice was a powerful means of spreading the disease.

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Pulse production put at 22.14 million tonnes this year

Pulse production put at 22.14 million tonnes this year

24 Mar 2017 | 2:36 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The Government today said pulse production was estimated at 22.

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India need not treat Sri Lanka as a friendly country, says AIADMK MP Venugopal

India need not treat Sri Lanka as a friendly country, says AIADMK MP Venugopal

24 Mar 2017 | 2:35 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The AIADMK member P Venugopal today maintained that the Government of India should stop treating Sri Lanka as a "friendly nation" and wondered whether the Centre has "failed" to deal with the island nation in the context of gross human rights violation against Tamils.

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No child will be denied Mid-day Meal for not having Aadhaar: Govt

24 Mar 2017 | 1:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) No child in the country will be denied a Mid-day Meal for not having an Aadhaar Card, Minister for Human Resource Development told the Rajya Sabha today.

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Lok Sabha MPs take exception to Supreme Court serving notice to Govt on salary of MPs

Lok Sabha MPs take exception to Supreme Court serving notice to Govt on salary of MPs

24 Mar 2017 | 1:23 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The members in Lok Sabha today took strong exception to the Supreme Court taking cognizance of a petition and serving notice to the Central Government on the salary and allowances including MPs with the Government asserting that the rights and privileges of the members of both Houses were "sacrosanct".

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Govt committed to reservations for SCs, STs & OBCs : Govt

Govt committed to reservations for SCs, STs & OBCs : Govt

24 Mar 2017 | 1:14 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The Government is committed to reservations for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and the Other Backward Castes (OBCs) , Minister for Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot said today.

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Ayush cancer centre for Mumbai waiting for land allotment by Centre

24 Mar 2017 | 12:35 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) Minister for AYUSH Yesso Sripad Naik today said all formalities for the setting up of an Ayurveda Treatment and Research Centre in Mumbai on the pattern of the Tata Cancer Research Institute had been completed but the Centre was yet to allot the land for the project.

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No permanent side effects of contraceptive Dep-Provera; to be introduced in phases: Govt

No permanent side effects of contraceptive Dep-Provera; to be introduced in phases: Govt

24 Mar 2017 | 12:32 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) The Health Ministry today dismissed apprehension that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera had any permanent side effect, but said it was not directly going to introduce the drug in the field, but do it in phases.

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No permanent side effects of contraceptive Dep-Provera; to be introduced in phases: Govt

24 Mar 2017 | 12:32 PM

(Rptg, correcting slug) New Delhi, March 24 (UNI) The Health Ministry today dismissed apprehension that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera had any permanent side effect, but said it was not directly going to introduce the drug in the field, but do it in phases.

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Today in Parliament

24 Mar 2017 | 11:03 AM

LOK SABHA ---------------- Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 Introduction of Private Members' Bills RAJYA SABHA ------------------ Introduction of Private Members' Bills The Finance Bill, 2017 The Appropriation (Railways) Bill, 2017 UNI SNU 1101

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India to go with international view on rights of Sri Lankan Tamils:  Govt

India to go with international view on rights of Sri Lankan Tamils: Govt

23 Mar 2017 | 10:17 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Expressing its commitment to protect the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils, the Government today said it would go with the international consensus on the proposed resolution on the issue in the United Nations and would not oppose it.

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Seats for research students to be increased in JNU: Javadekar

Seats for research students to be increased in JNU: Javadekar

23 Mar 2017 | 7:37 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Government today dismissed speculation regarding reduction of seats for research students in JNU as Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that under the new provision of the UGC, seats will be increased and quality improved.

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Under Namami Gange Prog, Ganga being cleaned as sewage not allowed in it: Min

Under Namami Gange Prog, Ganga being cleaned as sewage not allowed in it: Min

23 Mar 2017 | 7:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Under the Namami Gange Programme, steps like creating necessary treatment capacities (both municipal sewage and industrial waste water) with an aim to stop untreated sewage and industrial waste falling in the river has been taken, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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MPs demand investment of unclaimed PF amount in elderly welfare schemes

MPs demand investment of unclaimed PF amount in elderly welfare schemes

23 Mar 2017 | 7:25 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today demanded investment in elderly welfare schemes out of the Rs 42,000 crore lying unclaimed in the employees provident fund.

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RS takes up Railway Budget

RS takes up Railway Budget

23 Mar 2017 | 7:20 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha today took up discussion on the Appropriation (Railways) Bill, 2017 (for consideration and return) and the Appropriation (Railways) No.

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Lok Sabha condemns terror strike in London, pays tributes to Bhagat Singh, others

Lok Sabha condemns terror strike in London, pays tributes to Bhagat Singh, others

23 Mar 2017 | 7:05 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) The Lok Sabha today condemned the terror attack outside the Parliament House in London and in solidarity against terrorism and to pay tributes to the departed, Members observe silence for a while.

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Anti-Romeo squad issue figures in Lok Sabha, Rajnath evades direct reply

Anti-Romeo squad issue figures in Lok Sabha, Rajnath evades direct reply

23 Mar 2017 | 6:19 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Congress Member Ranjeet Ranjan today accused that within days of BJP coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, there are already instances of discrimination against minorities and other social groups.

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