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    Centre to use satellite data, drone images to settle insurance claims for crop loss

    In order to get timely and accurate data of crop loss for early payment of insurance claims to the farmers, the Union Government is planning to use smart technologies to settle crop loss claims under the crop insurance programme and maintain a satellite data through remote sensing technology for dispute discrepancy resolution. Presently general claims under the...

    • 51 min ago
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    CBI lodges case against official, others in agricultural import case

    The CBI on Monday said it has registered a case against an Agriculture Ministry official and private individuals on a charge of importing agricultural produce without proper tests and using fake papers. The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted searches at 26 locations, including Delhi and Kolakta, in connection with the case and seized around Rs 2.15 crore, post office...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Modi seeks Israeli investments, technology

    Declaring that the current $5 billion annual India-Israel trade required to be boosted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Israeli companies to invest in India to help boost its development. Addressing an India-Israel Business Summit here in the presence of visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Modi said that increaisng bilateral trade with a hi-tech economy like Israel was not...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    BMS opposes clause in Contract Labour Act

    Sangh Parivar-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on Monday opposed omitting 'prohibition of jobs with permanent nature' from the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 and replacing it with core-non core distinction, as it will take away job security of workers. BMS general secretary Virjesh Upadhyay said the present law prohibits contractualisation of perennial jobs even in...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Disaster-proof infra requires global cooperation: Rajnath

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said building disaster resilient infrastructure will not be possible without international cooperation as climate-related extremes become more challenging. Inaugurating an international workshop organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), he said...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Tejashwi meets father in jail, says concerned over his health

    Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Monday met his jailed father Lalu Prasad in the central jail here for the first time after his conviction in a fodder scam case and expressed concern over the RJD chief's health. "I could meet Lalu-ji for only five minutes. Maximum time was wasted in completing formalities for the process," Tejashwi Yadav told the...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    VHP protests against Togadia's 'arrest' in Ahmedabad

    A group of around 50 VHP workers on Monday created a ruckus at a police station in Ahmedabad, alleging that the police, in connivance with their Rajasthan counterparts, have arrested their President Pravin Togadia in connection with a 10-year-old murder case. Alleging that the Sola police helped the Rajasthan Police arrest the VHP's international acting president from the Paldi...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Cross LoC bus service suspended due to security reasons

    A cross-LoC (Line of Control) bus service between Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir and Rawalakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was suspended on Monday due to security reasons, an official said. The suspension of the bus service followed a statement by the Pakistan Army that four of their soldiers had been killed in Indian mortar fire in the Jankrot sector of Pakistan-administered...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Kamala Mills fire incident has shaken our conscience: Bombay HC

    The Kamala Mills compound blaze that claimed 14 lives has shaken the conscience of society and is an eye-opener, the Bombay High Court said on Monday and held that the tragedy was a result of the administration's failure to ensure strict adherence to fire safety norms. The court asked the city's civic body to bring its house in order. The HC made the observations while...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    PM Modi to launch 'work commencement' at Barmer refinery

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday launch what is being described as "work commencement" for one of the country's most modern refineries in Rajasthan's Barmer district - five years after Sonia Gandhi, then the Congress president, had laid its foundation stone. The function will be held at 12.30 p.m. in Pachpadra, some 450 km from state capital Jaipur. The Rs...

    • 21 hrs ago

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