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Palaniswami wins floor test, continues to be TN CM

In Tamil Nadu, the Palaniswami government today won the confidence vote in Assembly by a comfortable 122-11 margin after high drama in the House. The vote was preceded by eviction of principal opposition DMK and walkout by its allies, which have 98 legislators in the 234-member House, in protest. Following his victory, Chief Minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami visited the Jayalalitha’s …

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Guterres extends Khare’s term as UN Under-Secretary General

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General at the UN has decided to extend the term of some officials in the UN. In the list, features Atul Khare who is presently serving as the Under-Secretary for field support. He holds the highest rank in the UN as an Indian Civil Servant. His tenure has been extended by one year till April 2018. …

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Milestone for ISRO: Launches century satellites at a go

India achieved its record milestone by launching 104 satellites in a single go. It is the biggest achievement by any space organization in the world. India created history when ISRO scientist successfully launched the satellite. ISRO has added another feather to its cap. The PSLV-C37 carried 104 satellites and was prepared to be launched on 15th February, 2017 at 9.28am …

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Goa: 3rd ‘DigiDhan Mela’ organised in Panaji

As part of the nationwide 100-day special campaign to promote digital and cashless transactions, the third ‘DigiDhan Mela’ was organised in Goa’s capital Panaji on Wednesday. Inaugurating ‘DigiDhan Mela’, Union Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar said that excessive cash supply supports crime, drugs and activities related to tax-evasion. He added that country is moving towards less cash economy, as digital transactions …

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U.P: Samajwadi Party releases list of 325 candidates

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has released a list of 325 candidates for UP assembly polls. While Ministers loyal to Akhilesh have been denied tickets… It has been given to Akhilesh baiters Gayatri Prajapati, Atiq Ahmed, Sib-gatullah Ansari and Narad Rai. The crisis in ruling Samajawadi Party in Uttar Pradesh may further deepen in coming days. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam …

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Sasikala Natrajan to lead AIADMK

AIADMK has adopted a resolution to work under the leadership of Sasikala Natarajan in the party general body meeting today. 14 resolutions passed in AIADMK gen body meet; resolution demanding Jayalalithaa’s birthday be celebrated as ‘Nat’l Farmers Day’ also adopted. Meanwhile dissent is also growing within AIADMK as rebel MP Sasikala pushpa’s husband was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police …

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Cabinet approves ordinance on demonetised notes

Union Cabinet approves ordinance related to demonetisation of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. After 31st March 2017, possession of the demonetised notes beyond a specified amount to attract a monetary fine. Currency notes across the world carry their Central Banks’ promise to pay the bearer the amount of the value of the note but Reserve Bank of India will …

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Centre to set up single tribunal to decide inter-state water disputes

The Centre has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes subsuming existing tribunals, a step which is aimed at resolving grievances of states in a speedy manner. Besides the Tribunal, the government has also proposed to float some benches by amending the Inter-State Water Disputes Act, 1956 to look into disputes as …

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PM launches major skill development projects in Kanpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation of the first-ever Indian Institute of Skills of the country at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh today. The institute is aimed at making youth more employable and self-reliant. The institute has been conceptualised by the Prime Minister during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education. The Prime Minister also inaugurated Kaushal Pradarshini or skill …

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Rahul Gandhi’s meet with PM on farmer’s demands splits Opposition

Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning has dealt a big blow to the carefully crafted opposition unity that held fast through the winter session of Parliament. The Left parties, the Samajwadi Party, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, the Nationalist Congress Party headed by Sharad Pawar and the DMK in quick succession dropped out of the protest …

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