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Kerala Finance Minister booked in bar bribe scam
Thiruvanthapuram, Dec 11, 2014, PTI:
In a major embarrassment to the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala, state Finance Minister K M Mani was today booked by Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau in the bar bribe scam.

In a major embarrassment to the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala, state Finance Minister K M Mani was today booked by Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau in the bar bribe scam.

According to VACB sources, the case against Mani, who is Kerala Congress(M) ... Read More
Maharashtra govt. announces Rs. 7000 cr drought relief package
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also pledged to make the State "drought free" and to free the farmers from the bondage of private moneylenders.

The Maharashtra Government on Thursday announced a relief package of Rs. 7000 crore for the drought-affected Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of the State.

Announcing the package in the Maharashtra Assembly , Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also pledged to make the State "drought free" and to free the farmers from the bondage of private moneylenders.

"Out ... Read More
Gujarat University's 10-year long wait ends
Shweta Singh,TNN
AHMEDABAD: It was a wait that lasted for a decade. After 2004, it is for the first time that Gujarat University's (GU) cricket team has advanced from the West Zone and qualify for the All-India Inter-University cricket tournament. And the star for them was Naman Patel who ran through the opposition with the ball and helped GU overcome a disastrous batting display to make the cut for the national meet.

In the battle for ... Read More

Social media revs up to publicise Kochi biennale with news & images
(Pic: KMB officials brief bloggers, FB activists at tour of Aspinwall sites)
Kochi, Dec 7: The social media has pledged whole-hearted support to the upcoming Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), as bloggers and Facebook activists will from now on regularly create and share news as well as images about the contemporary art extravaganza starting December 12.
An interactive meet the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) organised ahead of the 2nd edition of KMB saw the convergence of 40-plus art-lovers ... Read More
Uber banned in New Delhi
NEW DELHI — The Delhi region on Monday banned Uber, the popular hail-a-ride service, after one of its drivers appeared in court on suspicion of raping a passenger who dozed off during a ride home only to discover that the driver had taken her to a secluded spot and climbed into the back of the vehicle.

Criticism of Uber’s licensing and screening procedures was heightened when it emerged that the driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, had been ... Read More
Punjab U action condemned
New Delhi, 8 Dec: We, at Aaghaz-e-Dosti, condemn the decision of Punjab University to withdraw the proposed program of qawaals from Pakistan during the International conference on Sufism and Sikkhism, organized by Baba Farid Centre for Sufi Studies at the University.

We condemn this act because the reasons given by the university states ‘Killing of Indian Soldiers in J&K’. We condemn the decision and statement of the university in view of reasons that a university ... Read More
Uber banned in Delhi, background checks absent in Indian system
IndiaToday
The Uber cab service company, whose driver has been arrested for raping a 27-year-old woman in New Delhi on Friday, has been banned in the national capital.

The Delhi government on Monday banned "all activities" by Uber taxi company and the state transport department also blacklisted the international cab booking company from providing any transport service in the national capital in future, an official statement said.

The government said in response to "the unfortunate and heinous crime", ... Read More
MP government in talks with Startup Village to set up incubator facility
New Delhi/ Kochi, Dec 6: Close on the heels of Andhra Pradesh adopting the Startup Village-model, the Madhya Pradesh government has initiated discussions with the Kochi-based Startup Village, seeking its support and expertise in setting up a similar incubation facility in their state. A high-level delegation led by Shri M Selvendran IAS, Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation (MPSEDC) Ltd, held talks with Startup Village Chief Executive Officer Pranav Kumar Suresh and the ... Read More

The Fakir of Benares comes to New Delhi
Internationally-acclaimed SAMUDRA dance group performed a Ballet Segment in an excerpt from the French opera The Fakir of Benares, presented as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of The Neemrana Music Foundation, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi this evening.

The Foundation’s anniversary gala, co-presented by the European Union, celebrated a decade of opera in India. The Fakir of Benares (2003) was the first opera ever performed in Delhi. Samudra had then performed ... Read More
New Andhra Capital Will Be Ready By 2019, Says Chandrababu Naidu
By IANS

HYDERABAD: The foundation of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh between Vijaywada and Guntur will be laid next year and its first phase with the government buildings and social infrastructure will be ready by 2019, said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Friday.

He told reporters here that the 80 to 90 percent of the people were supporting land pooling system for building the state capital, while only some people instigated by few political leaders were ... Read More





 
 
 
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