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Maharashtra Governor announces financial relief for rain-hit farmers

PTI Mumbai Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday announced financial relief to farmers whose crop was damaged in unseasonal rains, and ordered its immediate disbursal. The relief entails Rs 8,000 per hectare up to two hectares for agricultural Kharif crops and Rs 18,000 per hectare up to two hectares for horticulture/perennial crops, an official statement said. The governor also …

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Congress to hold mega rally in Delhi on Nov 30

IANS New Delhi Accusing the Narendra Modi-led government of leading the country towards starvation, the Congress on Saturday said that it will hold a mega rally in the national capital on November 30 against the anti-people policies of the government. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of the general secretaries, in-charges, secretaries, frontal organisation chiefs and the state unit chiefs, …

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Nirbhaya parents seek fast-tracking of rapists’ execution

IANS New Delhi Delhi’s Patiala House Court has admitted a plea filed by the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape victim’s mother seeking transfer of the case to fast-track execution of the four rapists to another judge. Nirbhaya’s parents on Thursday approached the Patiala House Court to expedite the procedure for hanging of the four rapists, as the two judges hearing the case …

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Nafed apple procurement in Kashmir failed miserably, says farmers body

PTI New Delhi The Centre’s initiative to procure apples in Kashmir through cooperative Nafed has “failed miserably” as only 0.01 per cent (1.36 lakh boxes) of 11 crore boxes has been purchased directly from growers so far, a farmers body claimed on Saturday. Returning from a field visit to the valley, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) demanded …

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Sena to lead 3-party alliance govt in Maharashtra: NCP

Nagpur/Mumbai: The first-ever Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in Maharashtra appears to be taking shape with Sharad Pawar on Friday expressing confidence that the government of the three parties will last a full term. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) also said that the Sena, which fell out with the BJP over chief minister’s post, will lead the alliance. A delegation of Congress, …

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Bill to seek jail term for assault on doctors

New Delhi: The Union health ministry will push for a key legislation, that seeks to punish people who assault on-duty doctors and other healthcare professionals by imposing a jail term of up to 10 years, in the upcoming winter session of Parliament, officials said. The health ministry has asked all other ministries involved in the inter-ministerial consultations over the health …

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Manual scavenging continues due to weak laws, says study

Kochi: Manual scavenging, banned through a legislation in 2013, still prevailed in India due to ‘weak legal protection and lack of enforcement’ of the rules, according to a new global study by the World Health Organisation and others. The study ‘health, safety and dignity of sanitation workers: an Initial assessment” says the financial situation of sanitary workers in India is …

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Generations of this family saw Ayodhya conflict unfolds

Ayodhya: Eighty-three-year-old Ram Kishore Goswami says he still recalls the sound of `azaan’ from the Babri Masjid neighbouring his nearly 200-year-old house and how as a child he played around the historic mosque with no security forces around. His sons Neeraj and Nikhil, both born in the 1980s, vividly recount the day the Mughal-era mosque was demolished by a frenzied …

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HC denies bail to Chidambaram

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday denied bail to former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the ED, saying prima facie allegations against him are serious in nature and he played active and key role in the offence. Justice Suresh Kait said that wrong message will be sent to the society …

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BJP to stage stir today to seek Rahul’s apology

New Delhi: The BJP will hold a nationwide protest on Saturday to seek Rahul Gandhi’s apology as it asserted on Friday that the Supreme Court’s reiteration of its clean chit to the Modi government in the Rafale deal case has exposed the Congress leader and his party’s “lies”. BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav told reporters that an ideological battle is …

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