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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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India-Tajikistan bilateral talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds delegation level talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in New Delhi to discuss bilateral relations and issues of mutual interests; the two sides are expected to sign agreements in various fields. Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, who is on a five-day visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad House in New Delhi today. …

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna comes into effect from today

Offering one last chance to black money holders, the government has said that they have time until 31st March 2017 to come clean by paying 50 per cent tax of the unaccounted money under the Pradhan Madntri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Government will use this money from penalty under this scheme for social schemes. Government has notified changes to income tax …

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PM hits out at opposition for not supporting his govt’s fight against corruption

On the last day of the Winter Session of Parliament, the BJP took on the Opposition and specifically the Congress stating that the Narendra Modi government is doing what Congress failed to do since 1971. Prime Minister Modi also addressed Party MPs on a variety of issues including demonetisation at the BJP Parliamentary Party meet. The meeting was called on …

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India-Indonesia sign three key agreements

Visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo held wide ranging discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. President Widodo is accompanied by a high-level delegation including several cabinet ministers, senior officials and a 22 member business delegation. India and Indonesia signed three agreements in fields of sports, stopping illegal fishing and standardisation. Both countries have agreed to cooperate in maritime security …

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Do’s and don’ts to prepare yourself for Cyclone Vardah

Government has been continuously monitoring the Cyclone Vardah situation. Fishermen have been advised not to venture in the sea along south Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts. A control room with helpline numbers has been set up to monitor the relief effort. The Cyclonic storm Vardah, which was earlier expected to weaken considerably, may not see its intensity …

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Cyclone’Vardah’:Rain lash coastal Tamil Nadu, Andhra;Landfall process begins

Landfall process of cyclone vardah begins as cyclone touches Chennai coast. Heavy rains lash parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and wind speed crosses 100km per hour. Cyclone Vardah keeps Andhra Pradesh on high alert. Over 9000 people evacuated along the coast in Nellore. Tamil Nadu government issues advisory to affected areas and residents are advised not to venture …

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Govt launches Digidhan campaign to boost digital transactions

Continuing on the path of eradicating black money and corruption, the government is pushing forward its agenda of a less cash economy through various initiatives. The latest in this regard is the ‘Digidhan’ campaign begun which kicked off on Friday. The aim of the campaign is to spread awareness about digital transactions. Part of this initiative is an exclusive channel …

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