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    Amit Jogi's judicial remand extended till September 30

    Press Trust of India, Bilaspur: A court here in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of former MLA and Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) leader Amit Jogi, arrested for his alleged role in forgery and cheating case, by a fortnight. Amit Jogi, the son of former chief minister Ajit Jogi, was arrested on September 3 in the case lodged on the compliant of Sameera Paikra, the BJP...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    'Over 6 cr EPFO members to get 8.65% interest for FY19'

    Annapurna Singh, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will pay higher interest on the deposit of over 6 crore of their subscribers for 2018-19. The money will be credited into the bank account of subscribers well ahead of the festive season. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Tuesday said that over 6 crore EPFO members will get 8.65% interest for 2018-19. EPFO had earlier decided...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Soon professionals to help higher education students

    Prakash Kumar, Higher education students will soon be able to consult professional counsellors and receive support in dealing with mental stress, anxiety and depression. The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has decided to bring in an online mechanism to provide help to students who are suffering from depression and other adverse psychological conditions. Under the programme, at least...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Yashwant Sinha sent back to Delhi from Srinagar airport

    Press Trust of India, Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha reached the Srinagar airport here on Tuesday but was not allowed to enter the city which is under communication clampdown and restrictions, and he had to return to Delhi by the last flight. Sinha arrived at the Srinagar airport along with Air Marshal Kapil Kak (retd) and social activist Sushoba Bhave this afternoon. Surprised on seeing...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    IFFCO plants 7 lakh trees on PM Modi's birthday

    Press Trust of India, Cooperative major IFFCO on Tuesday planted about 7 lakh trees in a nationwide campaign held on the occasion of 69th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The inaugural event of the campaign was held in Muraina, Madhya Pradesh in the presence of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, IFFCO said in a statement. "On the occasion of 69th birthday of PM Narendra...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Spotted Indian Moon Lander? Brad Pitt to ISS astronaut

    Rasheed Kappan, The elusive Vikram Lander caught Hollywood star Brad Pitt's imagination on Tuesday. Pitt did not exactly call out its name, but was concerned enough to shoot this query to American astronaut Nick Hague aboard the International Space Station (ISS): Could you see it from where you are? In promotional mode for his upcoming space flick 'Ad Astra,' Pitt was on a call with Hague....

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Apple coming to India in a big way: Ravishankar Prasad

    Press Trust of India, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said all electronics companies are bullish on the Indian market and iPhone maker Apple is going to come in the country with big business plans. Prasad said that during his regime, mobile factories in India has increased from 2 to 268, including component makers for the handsets. The minister said he had whole day meeting with...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    I am not joining any political party: Urmila Matondkar

    Press Trust of India, Amid speculation that the Shiv Sena might be her next choice after quitting the Congress recently, actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday sought to put such reports to rest, saying she is not joining any political party. Urmila's clarification comes in the wake of reports that she was in touch with Uddhav Thackeray's close aide Milind Narvekar since she...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    2.37L personnel to benefit after CRPF lower rung review

    Press Trust of India, A first-ever cadre review for jawans and sub-officers of the CRPF will "benefit" 2.37-lakh troops as it will ensure the faster promotion and monetary benefits to them, an order issued on Tuesday said. The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned fresh posts to the CRPF, the lead internal security force of the country, in its fighting or combat ranks. The over 3...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    NGOs who receive any govt fund to come under RTI: SC

    DH News Service, In an important ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that an NGO, educational institution or hospital, substantially financed or granted land for free or discounted price by the government would be a public authority amenable to the provisions of the Right to Information Act. A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said the RTI Act was enacted with the purpose...

    • 8 hrs ago

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