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    MSMEs are largest job provider : Gadkari

    New Delhi, Jun 24: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are the largest provider of employment after agriculture and the Government is striving to increase its numbers across the country on a sustainable basis through implementation of various schemes and programmes, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari said in a written reply that as...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Major energy reforms approved: Pradhan

    New Delhi, Jun 24: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government in February, 2019 has approved major reforms in exploration and licensing policy to enhance exploration activities, attract domestic and foreign investment in unexplored/unallocated areas of sedimentary basins and accelerate domestic production of oil and gas from existing fields. The Minister in a written reply to Lok Sabha...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Population explosion will impede growth of nation: Subbarami Reddy

    New Delhi, Jun 24: Population burst in the country, in days to come, will impede the growth of the nation, Mr Subbarami Reddy of Congress told the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Taking up the issue during Zero Hour, Mr Reddy said at present India's population is 137 crore which will touch 140 crore in 2027, leaving China far behind. ''With this speed, we will have 159...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Bio-Fuel: 20 pc ethanol blending in petrol by 2030

    New Delhi, Jun 24 : Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that the National Policy on Biofuels-2018 approved by the Government targets to get 20 per cent blending of ethanol in petrol and 5 pc blending of bio-diesel in diesel by 2030. Under Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme, ethanol blending in petrol is being undertaken by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in whole country...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Their ego will finish them, says BJP on Congress

    New Delhi, Jun 24: Condemning the Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for using derogatory words for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP working president J P Nadda said on Monday that Congress was insulting the Prime Minister elected by 125 crore people of the country. 'The comment on Prime Minister by Congress leader in the Lok Sabha is undignified and condemnable....

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Judicious use of water can save India: Jal Shakti Minister

    New Delhi, Jun 24: Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday said India is one of the most vulnerable country in terms of water availability and population explosion has added more to the problem.Speaking at the Pre-Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Chhath Ghat, ITO, here, he said every drop of water should be saved and conserved and all should make a combined effort...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Jail authorities recommend Parole for Dera Sacha Sauda chief

    After the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, rape-convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh appealed for parole claiming that his conduct in the jail has been exemplary, the Superintendent of Police of Sonaria Jail in Rohtak recommended granting parole. Earlier, the self-styled godman had appealed fora42-day parole on June 21 claiming that he was being framed and that he needed to go out of the jail for...

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    Congress panel to probe UP debacle

    In its first major post-election move in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress said on Monday that it would set up a three-member committee to look into cases of 'gross indiscipline' during the recent Lok Sabha election. The party also said it would be dissolving all its district committees in the state. In orders signed by AICC General Secretary, Mr. KC Venugopal, it said state legislature party leader Mr....

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Mayawati to go it alone in UP poll

    The Bahujan Samaj Party chief, Ms. Mayawati, has announced her party would contest all future elections alone, a message firmly puts an end to the alliance with the Samajwadi Party after weeks of uncertainty. The announcement comes a day after the BSP supremo held a meeting with party workers to review her outfit's showing in the Lok Sabha polls. 'Everyone is aware that forgetting everything of the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill introduced in LS

    New Delhi, Jun 24: A Bill giving the benefit of reservation to the persons residing in the area adjoining the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to provide benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in professional courses on par with those living...

    • 7 hrs ago

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