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Writer & Social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday. She had suffered a major heart attack on July 23. The 90-year-old was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith and Magsaysay Award, among several others. Mahashweta Devi had been undergoing treatment at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic for the past two months. Doctors said she had been …

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Govt giving support to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

The government asserted that it is giving all possible support to Andhra Pradesh to meet losses due to division of states. Intervening in the short duration discussion on grant of special status to Andhra Pradesh in Rajya Sabha, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre will fulfill all promises made to Andhra Pradesh under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation …

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PM: States to be equal partners in development

NITI Aayog is all set to usher into a paradigm shift in the way planning is done for meeting India’s development goals. It is working on a 15 year vision document that will replace the system of formulating 5 year plans that have been followed for the last 6 decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s prescription to NITI Aayog today was …

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Developing Diagnostics to Address the Global Problem of AMR

The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Nesta, a United Kingdom-based Charity managing the Longitude Prize, organized an outreach event on Thursday in New Delhi to promote the Discovery Awards, which aim to create a pipeline of innovations in the Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) diagnostics. BIRAC has committed a funding of GBP 100,000 for …

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7th Pay Commission: Centre issues notification

The Centre has issued notification for the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. With the issuance of notification, 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners will get the increased payout from their August salaries. The Cabinet had approved the recommendations made by the 7th pay commission in June. A fitment factor of 2.57 would apply for pay revision of …

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J&K: Post paid mobile phone service resumed

Curfew was lifted from most parts of Kashmir, except South Kashmir. In some parts of the valley, restrictions on assembly of four or more people continue to maintain law and order. Post paid mobile phone of all cellular phones has resumed services. Curfew was on Tuesday lifted from all parts of Kashmir, except Anantnag town, after 17 days of unrest …

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Nation remembers ‘People’s President’ Kalam

Today is the first death anniversary of former President and ‘Missile Man’ of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Nation lost him last year on 27th July in Shillong. Known as the ‘people’s president’, Dr. Kalam had collapsed on stage while addressing students at IIM, Shillong last year. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu paid tributes to the …

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Political crisis in Nepal: PM KP Oli resigns

Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli submits his resignation ahead of no-confidence vote; political crisis erupts in Nepal after two alliance partners withdrew support from the ruling coalition, accusing PM Oli of not honouring power-sharing deal. Oli, who became Nepal’s Prime Minister last October heading Nepal’s eighth government in the past 10 years, has been facing a no-trust motion after …

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Wrestling body supports Narsingh Yadav

Coming out in support of wrestler Narsingh Yadav, Wrestling Federation of India says, injustice has been done with him; Expresses hope that the committee looking into it does justice. The Wrestling Federation of India has come out in full support of wrestler Narsingh Yadav, saying that injustice has been done with the wrestler, facing ouster from Rio Olympics, after having …

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Salman Khan acquitted in Chinkara poaching cases

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases related to poaching of Chinkaras in Jodhpur in 1998. The court held that the pellets recovered from the Chinkaras were not fired from Khan’s licensed gun. The driver of the jeep that was used by Khan and his co- stars on their alleged hunting mission …

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