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Govt gives nod to plastic money

Government has given go ahead to print plastic currency notes and procurement of material has started. The Reserve Bank for long has been planning to launch plastic currency note after field trials. Plastic notes have an average life span of about five years and are difficult to imitate. Also, currency notes made of plastic are cleaner than paper ones. Govt …

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Gujarat: PM Modi addresses rally, inaugurates public projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Deesa in Banaskantha district of Gujarat where he inaugurated a cheese and whey plant set up with state-of-the-art technology at a cost of 350 crore rupees at the milk co-operative dairy plant of Banas dairy. Milk of the famous Kankrej variety of cow of this area will be used at this plant. PM Modi …

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War against black money: Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes invalid now

High denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will no longer be legal tender from midnight tonight, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced as he declared a “decisive” war against black money and corruption while disclosing a raft of steps to assure commoners that their money is safe. In his first televised address to the nation two-and-a- half-years after assuming …

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SC to K’taka: Release 2000 Cusecs water

Supreme Court asks Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of cauvery water per day to Tamilnadu till further orders, also appeals for peace in both states, Karnataka says it has no water to release. The Supreme Court has retained its direction to Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till further orders. Asking the two …

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Sum hospital fire: Centre assures Odisha govt off all possible help

Union Health Minister J P Nadda and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited the victims of the Bhubaneswar hospital fire. The two ministers met patients at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, AMRI Hospital and KIMS Hospital. They will also visit Sum Hospital where a fire had killed 20 people on Monday evening. Stating that the Centre would take measures to ensure better treatment of …

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India-Myanmar sign three pacts

India and Myanmar have agreed for close security coordination in border areas keeping in view the sensitivity of each other’s strategic interests. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi held bilateral talks in Delhi on Wednesday after which the two sides inked 3 pacts on power, banking and insurance. In a press statement after …

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Akhilesh Yadav to be chief ministerial face: Mulayam Singh

Amid a raging family feud timed to election season, on Monday, Mulayam Singh announced that son Akhilesh is the party’s presumptive Chief Minister. The declaration is Mulayam Singh’s newest attempt to end a tug-of-war for power between Akhilesh, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and older brother Shivpal Yadav, who is a cabinet minister. So far, he has leaned towards …

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Aung San Suu Kyi to meet President today

Myanmar’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi will call on President Pranab Mukherjee today. Suu Kyi, who is on a three-day visit to Delhi will also meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The State Councillor of Myanmar will also accorded ceremonial reception at the Rastrapati Bhawan. She will later visit Raghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. …

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PM Modi to launch SC/ST hub in Ludhiana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit Ludhiana today. During his visit, the Prime Minister will unveil key initiatives and a hub to provide support to entrepreneurs from the SC/ST community. Prime Minsiter will also give away awards to industry representatives of MSME in Ludhiana. He will also launch zero defect, zero effect (ZED) scheme, distribute charkhas to women and …

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PM inaugurates three mega hydro projects in Himachal

Prime Minster Narendra Modi today inaugurated three hydropower projects of 1,752 MW capacity in Himachal Pradesh. With this he dedicated to the nation 520 Megawatt generation capacity third phase of Parbati hydro power project, 412 Megawatt Rampur project and 800 Megawatt Kol Dam power project. These projects will play an important role in boosting the Hydro-power sector of the sate. …

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