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Declare ERCP a national project: Vasundhara Raje 22.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday called on Union minister for Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi and requested him to expedite pending irrigation, river projects and release funds. Rajasthan for a long time has been raising demand to declare Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) a national project so the Centre can share 60 percent of the its cost estimated at Rs 37,000 crores. Raje raised the very demand again before Gadkari. Raje told him that Centre should assist the project which has been planned to meet water demands of 40 per cent population of state. The project has been envisaged to provide water to two lakh hectares land spread in 13 districts, she said. Gadkari once again assured her to consider the request. The minister apprised Raje that his ministry has approved Rs14 crores for restorations of 36 water resources project. “The first installment of the fund will be released soon for restoration and repairing of 36 projects,” said Gadkari, quotes a statement released by Raje ...
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Water vows: No bride for these villages 21.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Men in some Jaisalmer and Barmer villages have been facing prolonged bachelorhood as they struggle to find prospective life partners due to scarcity of basic amenities. Even after seven decades of independence, dozens of villages which come under the area of Desert National Park which is spread over about 3162 sq km have no basic amenities like electricity and water. People have to travel miles to get drinking water from wells. People are turning down marriages proposals  for their daughters from young men of these villages because of hardships. This is the reason why  the number of bachelors in these areas is increasing continuously. Due to lack of roads in many villages, even today, people are forced to travel on bullock carts and camels. Many villages are still completely cut off from other areas of the country in the field of telecommunications. In absence of these facilities, especially the Tejrava Gram Panchayat headquarters is not connected to the road. There is no sign of roads in many of the 36 ...
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Bar Leadership Summit on reforms in Indian Legal Services Sector 20.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade organized the ‘Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector’ in New Delhi recently.
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Traders can now edit their GSTR-3B returns of August, September 19.11.2017 Rediff: Business
At least 2,00,000 traders encountered difficulties in August, September, and October since there was no editing facility in summary return filing.
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Would you like your fruit drink frozen, no sugar? 17.11.2017 Rediff: Business
Coke draws up Rs 11k-cr plan to sell frozen fruits, juices. Firm also considering launching frozen Fanta and Coke.
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Minister of Commerce and Industry in Russia to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting and bilateral discussions with Russian leadership and business leaders 17.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu is on a visit to Russia from November 15-17, to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting of the Ministers of Member States responsible for Foreign Economic and Foreign Trade.
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Boy ‘rescued’ from borewell, dies in hosp 16.11.2017 DNA: Money
The five-year-old boy, Aman, from Paniyala village of Sawai Madhopur district, could not be saved even after he was resuced for the dark pit of the borewell. After a marathon effort that last for around 12 hours, the child was finally recovered from the borewell and was rushed to nearby hospital. However, doctors at the hospital declared him dead. The news of the child’s death spread like wildfire and a huge hue and cry erupted at Aman’s house. The child had slipped into the borewell on Tuesday evening and as the news spread, the villagers tied a mobile phone to a rope and hung it inside the borewell to find out about the child. Shockingly only fifteen days back, Aman’s sister suddenly fell ill and died. The family had not even recovered from the loss when on Tuesday evening another tragedy struck them.  Notably, an open borewell again resulted in a disaster, this time in Sawai Madhopur district, when a five-year old child fell in the borewell while playing with children. The children were playing in a ...
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Is Piyush Goyal reversing Suresh Prabhu's legacy? 15.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Piyush Goyal has begun his term as railway minister with characteristic energy, but not all his new initiatives are being praised
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CM promises Rs 435 cr to Rajgarh 15.11.2017 DNA: Top News
On the occasion of Children’s Day, chief minister Vasundhara Raje has launched a unique scheme on water conservation in rural areas for the future generation. Under the initiative, sewerage treatment plants (STPs) will be set up to treat sewage water for agriculture purpose in the panchayats which are badly hit with water scarcity. “The treatment plants will be set up in clusters at panchayat level. The sewage water will be processed and used after treatment for agriculture purpose and waste remains to be prepared for compost. The scheme will be helpful to save water in rural Rajasthan,” said Raje while meeting rural folks in Ramgarh on Tuesday, under the ‘CM Jan Sanawad Programe’. As per Raje’s directions in each cluster five panchayats will be clubbed and they will fund the plants. An environmentalist was more visible in Raje on Tuesday when she came up with another directive on water conservation in the same meeting. She asked the officials to lift water stored in big holes at Tahla Mines area here ...
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5-year-old slips into borewell 15.11.2017 DNA: Opinion
An open borewell in Sawai Madhopur turned out to be “fatal” on Tuesday when five-year-old Aman, who was playing with friends at some distance from his house, slipped into the tunnel. Alert cops who received the news immediately informed the administration. However, till midnight, there was no news of Aman. Aman is a native of Paniyala village under Malarna Doongar police station. “Around 4pm, the children were playing at the spot close to borewell. They didn’t realise when they reached the “fatal” spot,” said Bijendra Singh, station incharge, Malarna Doongar police station. “As soon as the child slipped and fell into the borewell, other children started crying. This raised an alarm. Few women who were passing by saw the children and alerted villagers,” the station incharge informed. The site is 15 km from the police station, but the cops rushed to the spot immediately. “Administrative officials were contacted while earth moving machines were also pressed into service. Orders were given to start digging ...
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4th Annual India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment Held in New Delhi 13.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The 4th India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment was held in New Delhi today. The Indian Delegation was led by the Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu while the Canadian side was headed by the Minister for International Trade, Mr. François-Philippe Champagne. The talks were held in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere covering a host of trade and investment issues
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4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi Tomorrow 12.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
A high level delegation led by the Canadian International Trade Minister, Mr. François-Philippe Champagne is visiting India to attend the 4th Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD) scheduled to begin tomorrow in New Delhi. The Indian delegation will be led by the Commerce and Industry Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu.
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Delhi pollution: No respite for citizens, as smog continues to plague national capital 12.11.2017 DNA: Money
— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2017 According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR), PM 10 levels in Delhi's Lodhi Road area were recorded at 560, PM 2.5 at 625, while PM 10 levels in Noida were recorded at 551, PM 2.5 levels at 541. This falls in the severe category. PM 10 levels in Delhi's Lodhi Road area at 560, PM 2.5 at 625; PM 10 levels in Noida at 551, PM 2.5 levels at 541; all fall in 'severe' category. #AirPollution (Data Source: SAFAR- System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research) pic.twitter.com/ivTcyW73kM — ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2017 Earlier on Saturday, the the Arvind Kejriwal government announced that the car-rationing plan has been put on hold for now. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Saturday made the announcement after the emergency meeting called by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He said that in view of the two pre-conditions set by the NGT — no exemption for two-wheelers and women drivers — the Delhi government has decided to file a ...
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JVVNL staff caught taking bribe in Baran 10.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Two helpers posted a Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) office at Kishanganj town of Baran district were today noon arrested by a sleuth of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), Baran for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2000. The two had demanded the bribe for reconnecting the electric supply line to a residence in nearby Ranibarode village. The two accused would be produced before ACB court on Friday. ASP, ACB, Baran Rajendra Singh Gogawat told two helpers identified as Shaanu and Iqbal Hussain, posted at JVVNL office in Kishanganj town were today arrested from their office after they had accepted a bribe of Rs. 2000 from one Rajendra Gujjar.  The two helpers had demanded a bribe of Rs. 6000 from Gujjar to reconnect his electricity supply connection to his residence which had been disconnected from electric supply a few days ago due to nonpayment of an electric bill, the ASP added. The two helpers approached Gujjar after the disconnection of electricity supply and demanded Rs. 6000 to reconnect the ...
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New industrial policy for NE likely before Summit 8.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
New industrial policy for NE likely before Summit
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One year of demonetization: BJP-Opposition face-off expected 8.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
 The BJP and the Congress-led opposition will face off over demonetization on Wednesday when the ruling party observes 'anti-black money day' and the latter a 'black day' to mark the first anniversary of the announcement of the exercise by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP leaders, including many Union ministers, will fan out across the country to highlight the "benefits" of demonetization. On the first anniversary of the exercise. Calling the measure "anti-people", the Congress and several opposition parties will hold protests against note ban in several parts of the country. Unfazed by the opposition criticism, the BJP has claimed demonetization led to a cleaner economy. Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, Nirmala Sitharaman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Suresh Prabhu and Smriti Irani will speak to the media in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Lucknow respectively on Wednesday. Prakash Javadekar will address a press conference in Bengaluru and Piyush Goyal in Ahmedabad. Union ...
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Adequate funds released to States for Rural Development 7.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Government in the year 2017-18 provided highest ever allocation of Rs. 48,000 crores at BE stage for MGNREGA. In the year, the allocation to the Department also crossed more than One lakh crores for all programmes put together at Rs. 1,05,442 crores.
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PWD Minister inspects road construction work 6.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
PWD Minister inspects road construction work
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Govt freezes 58,000 bank accounts of 35K shell cos 6.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The noose around shell companies has tightened as the government has banned 58,000 bank accounts of 35,000 alleged shell companies who have deposited and withdrawn over Rs 17,000 crore during since demonetization. The move is part of a massive ongoing drive during which 2.24 lakh companies have so far been struck off. These corporations had been inactive for two years or more. After receiving inputs from 56 banks, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs restricted the operation of the bank accounts of the shell companies. These companies were not disclosing their financial details such as tax returns. Directors associated with these companies have been barred from banking transactions. In one case, a company which had a negative opening balance on November 8, 2016, deposited and withdrew Rs 2,484 crore after demonetization. Another company was found to have as many as 2,134 accounts. The Ministry of Finance said, "Apart from restrictions on bank accounts, action has also been taken to restrict the sale and ...
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Why we are to blame for the flooding in our cities 4.11.2017 Rediff: News
'India, by virtue of its gigantic population and geography, stands at the very front line of this climate catastrophe.'
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