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    FM hails Udupi's tradition as rich heritage of spirituality

    Udupi, Jan 19: Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitaraman has said the mutt tradition in Udupi is a unique tradition and a perfect example of the country's rich heritage of spirituality.Speaking at the Darbar organised for the incoming Paryaya Admar Mutt seer Sri Eeshapriya Theertha Swamiji at Rajangana, here Saturday night, she said, "Paryaya festival...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Governor's posts irrelevant in India, opines Yechury

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday opined that it is the high time to think about the relevance of Governor's posts in the country and said that states no longer require them.CPI(M) general secretary made the remark while addressing a press conference here. Mr Yechury was here to attend the three-day Central Committee Meeting at EMS Nagar in...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Ministry mulling to spend Rs 5 lakh crore on infrastructure: Gadkari

    Nagpur, Jan 19 : Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said his ministry has planned to spend Rs 5 lakh crore on infrastructure development in the financial year 2020.At the inaugural function of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) here Gadkari said, "We gave contracts worth Rs 17 lakh...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Triple murder in K'taka district

    Belagavi, Jan 19: Three people of a family were found murdered here in Bailhongal Taluk on Sunday morning.According to the police, unidentified miscreants entered the house in Dodwad village near about 50 kms away from Belagavi city in the early hours and killed all three of them.Police identified the deceased as Shvananda Basavanthappa Andanashetty, his wife Shanthavva and son Vinod."Reason for the incident...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Tripura celebrates 42nd Kokborok day

    Agartala, Jan 19: Tripura celebrated 42nd Kokborok Day (recognizing the tribal dialect) today with colourful programmes across the state with a call to promote and preserve the language at state level in the midst of controversy over its script and demands of inclusion in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.This day is chosen to commemorate recognition of Kokborok as an official language in 1979.The Chief...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Karnataka CM to leave to Davos to take part in World Economic Forum

    Bengaluru, Jan 19 : Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurapa, leading a high level trade delegation, had left for the Davos, to take part in the five-day World Economic Forum, scheduled to begin from Tomorrow.According to official sources, Chief Minister, who is also accompanied by the members of the trade delegation from the state, would interact with the Entrepreneurs attending...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    DVK lodges complaint against Rajinikanth for making false statement

    Puducherry, Jan 19 : Dravidar Vidhuthalai Kazhagam (DVK) here on Sunday lodged a complaint against Tamil Superstar Rajanikanth alleging that the superstar made false statement.DVK President Logu Iyyappan in a complaint, lodged with the Grand Bazaar police station, said that the actor had deliberately tried to malign the name of Periyar by making a false statement about the facts...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Man detained at airport for anti-CAA slogans

    Chennai, Jan 19: One person was detained at the airport for shouting anti-CAA slogans, minutes before Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's arrival to attend a pro-CAA event in the city.Airport sources said the arrested person had come to the airport to receive a friend. After coming to know that enhanced security was made in view of Ms Nirmala Sitharaman's visit, he shouted slogans...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    YSRCP takes out huge rally supporting decentralization of Capital

    Vijayawada, Jan 19: Ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) took out a massive rally here on Sunday supporting the government's proposal of decentralization of capital city.The Rally, led by Minister for Endowments Vellampalli Srinivas Rao, began at Sitannapet in the BRTS road and concluded at Madhura Nagar. Large number of people holding placards and flexi banners took part in the...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Bill for decentralization of capital city to be introduced in Andhra Assembly

    Vijayawada, Jan 19: The special session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly will begin at Amaravati from Monday.The bill for decentralization of Capital city will be introduced in the three-day session and the house later will take up for debate. The special session is likely to be very crucial for the state as the YSRCP government headed by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy...

    • 16 hrs ago

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