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    PM Modi coming to open APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram

    Rameswaram: The majestic memorial for the late President and India's 'Missile Man', Dr A P J Abdul Kalam is ready and is all set for a grand inaugural at the hands of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi at Peykarambu here on July 27. The memorial has been built near the tomb where Dr Kalam was laid to rest exactly two years ago on that date. Meanwhile, officials of...

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    Yogi Adityanath government to launch pink buses for women

    Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has now decided to launch pink air-conditioned buses, exclusively for women in the state, to ensure safety of women during travel. The Union government has sanctioned Rs 50 crore for this project from the fund formed by the Centre in the wake of Delhi gangrape case in 2012. The Centre had announced Rs 1,000 crore for this fund. These funds were...

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    Ram Nath Kovind's college to celebrate his swearing-in as President

    Kanpur: Students, teachers and staff of the college where Ram Nath Kovind studied up to intermediate level are planning hearty celebrations for Tuesday when he will be sworn-in as the 14th President of India. Thrilled over one of their own ascending to the top-most constitutional post in the country, the management of the BNSD Intermediate College has decided to illuminate the...

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    Sasikala VIP treatment in jail: Bribe, power misuse, letter exposes rot

    Bengaluru: In a leak that could finally nail the prison security official who facilitated the special privileges that were accorded to not just the star prisoner V. Sasikala, serving a 4 year jail term at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison but other VIP inmates, jail officials and staff through an anonymous letter have revealed damning details about the misuse and abuse...

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    Telangana: Selective subsidy may hit farmers

    Hyderabad: Governments across the world are trying to green their agricultural practices and make it less hazardous. The UK government recently decided to provide subsidies only to farmers who "earn it" by proving their commitment to the environment. This comes in the backdrop of concerns that subsidies on agricultural inputs like fertilisers and pesticides can affect the soil and the food...

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    Difference of opinion stalls Telangana government's plans for 2-tier system

    Hyderabad: The difference of opinion among some departments and employee's associations on the proposed conversion of zonal and multi-zonal posts into state and district cadre posts has led to an impasse. After detailed consultations with the secretaries and heads of the department, the Suresh Chand committee proposed that of the 778 zonal and multi-zonal cadre,...

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    Telangana government to drive away land ownership confusion

    Hyderabad: About six lakh survey numbers of various landholdings in TS are stuck in disputes following the death of the landowners. The government has received multiple claims of ownership over these lands, forcing it to keep the ownership rights on these survey numbers for decades. Another three lakh survey numbers remain untraced, bringing the pathetic maintenance of revenue records...

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    Telangana: Transco ready to supply 24x7 power to farmers

    Hyderabad: Transco chairman and managing director D. Prabhakar Rao said the power utility was ready to supply 24x7 power to the agriculture sector from the Rabi season next year. He said uninterrupted power would be provided from February or March, and if necessary from January itself. Mr Prabhakar Rao said there were 22 lakh agriculture pump sets and requested farmers to remove...

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    Telangana Govt keen to encourage rich farmers to give up subsidy

    Hyderabad: Having announced financial assistance of Rs 4,000 per acre for every farmer in Telangana state from the next Kharif season in June 2018, the government is now keen to encourage "rich farmers" not to avail of the scheme, which will place a heavy burden on the state exchequer. Hard reality kicked in when the agriculture department conducted a survey of...

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    'SHe-box' portal for sexual harassment complaints launched

    New Delhi: The women and child development ministry on Monday launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace. Union minister Maneka Gandhi said the platform will cater to Central government employees in the beginning and thereafter, its ambit will be widened to include the private sector as...

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