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    Pave or green dusty roads in Delhi-NCR by Aug '20: MoEF

    Kalyan Ray, Rapped by the Supreme Court for its failure to curb air pollution in Delhi and its surrounding areas, the Union Environment Ministry on Monday said that every dusty sidewalks and unpaved roads in the National Capital Region would either be paved or greened by August 2020 to substantially reduce dust pollution. Roadside and construction dust is one of the four crucial components...

    • 43 min ago
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    'Will decide on joining Sena-led alliance after CMP'

    PTI, Swabhimani Paksha leader Raju Shetti on Monday said his party will decide on joining a prospective Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra after they declare their common minimum programme (CMP). The three parties have said they have prepared a draft CMP which is to be approved by their top leaders. "My party will decide on joining the new alliance after it declares its...

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    Raut meets Pawar, exudes faith about Sena-led Maha govt

    PTI, Hours after the meeting between NCP president Sharad Pawar and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi here to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut met the Maratha strongman and exuded confidence that the state would soon get a government led by his party. Talking to reporters after meeting Pawar at his residence here, Raut said he told the...

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    PM calls for frank, high quality debates in Parliament

    Sajith Kumar, "We want frank discussions on all matter. It is important that there should be quality debates, there should be dialogues and discussions, everyone should contribute to enrich the discussions in the Parliament," says PM Modi at the Winter Sessions.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Teachers association criticises admin deploying police

    Sajith Kumar, The deployment of police to prevent students from carrying out their march to Parliament in New Delhi by the administration was criticised by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) teachers association.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    One in five needy mothers gets govt aid for food

    Kalyan Ray, Only one in five mothers in rural India gets a government grant of Rs 5,000 to take care of her daily food requirement during the pregnancy and nursing periods, suggests a new survey. Carried out by economists Jean Dreze and Reetika Khera along with their students, the survey is based on a random sample of 706 pregnant women and nursing mothers (who gave birth to a child in the last...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Lack of facilities, new worry for Kashmir's VIP inmates

    Zulfikar Majid, Lack of basic facilities and the winter chill is the new worry for Kashmir's VIP prisoners and their families with reports of alleged mishandling of some of them during their shifting from one detention facility to other emerging on Monday. Over 33 political leaders, including former ministers and legislators, who were arrested by the authorities after August 5, were shifted...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Karnataka model for Niti health plan

    Annapurna Singh, The Centre's policy think-tank Niti Aayog plans to build a healthcare system for the middle class based on the Karnataka model, which has not only delivered to the poor but also the above poverty line (APL) population. It has also asked the National Health Authority to study the state's model. 'The Karnataka case study provides great insight and a very good model for thinking about the new...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    New Military-look uniform for Marshals in Rajya Sabha

    Kalyan Ray, When the Rajya Sabha assembled for its 250th sessions, the members were in for a surprise. The traditional ethnic attire of the marshals - bandhgala and turban - has been substituted by a Navy Blue military-style uniform completed with Peaked Caps and Lanyards. Those who are seniors will be having four stripes on the soldiers while the juniors will have two, sources told DH. The...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    India facilitates training of Afghan officials of NSIA

    PTI, India has facilitated a training programme for the officials of Afghanistan's National Statistics and Information Authority as part of its capacity-building efforts. The training was organised by the Foreigners Regional Registration Office, the Ministry of Home Affairs, in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs here from November 13-17. The programme covered modules...

    • 11 hrs ago

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