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BJP ally seeks Central ordinance for resumption of Goa mining 26.4.2018 General News
The Goa Forward Party, a constituent of the BJP-led Goa government, today demanded that Central government bring an ordinance for resumption of mining activity in the coastal state, which came to standstill last month in view of the Supreme Court order. "The Central government should bring an ordinance to start mining in Goa. The stoppage of mining activity has affected the livelihood of lakhs of people who are facing financial trouble," Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and state Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said at an event in his Mayem constituency today. Besides the GFP, the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three Independents are the constituents of the Manohar Parrikar-led government. The mining industry in Goa came to halt on March 15 in the wake of the apex court order banning extraction of iron ore in the state. The Supreme Court had in February quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa in 2015. Sardesai is .
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State to choose 24 start-up ideas 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
In a bid to promote start-ups, Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS) will select 24 business ideas and issue work orders worth ₹15 lakh to each
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New seed doubles castor output without additional cost or change in farming 25.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
This could revolutionise the lives of thousands of farmers across Gujarat, Telangana, Rajasthan and other major growing states
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Maha govt to hold Startup Week 25.4.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government today announced the launch of 'Startup Week 2018' in June this year, with a view to encourage and enable the entrepreneurial eco-system. Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar said the startup week, to be held between June 25 and 29, will provide the new companies a platform to showcase their innovative products and services to the state government. "We invite startups from the sectors such as education, skilling, healthcare, agriculture, clean energy, environment, water and waste water management, smart infrastructure, mobility, governance, financial inclusion and cyber security, to submit their applications to the Maharashtra State Innovation Society from April 25 to May 31. "We will nurture the winning startups by hand-holding and guiding them," Niangekar told reporters here. He said top 100 ventures will be selected to present their solutions to a panel comprising representatives from the government, .
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Asaram’s fall from grace from spiritual guru to rape accused 25.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Nation
  New Delhi, Fate of controversial spiritual guru Asaram Bapu whose life has been a... more »
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Cosmetic measures 25.4.2018 FrontLine: Home
The National Nutrition Mission, with all its hype, is confined very much to fixing targets, and its focus does not seem to consist in addressing the causes for the high prevalence of malnutrition, stunting or wasting among children. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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Religious fault lines 25.4.2018 FrontLine: Home
The logical beneficiary of the Siddaramaiah government’s move to recognise Lingayats as a separate religious group should be the Congress. The BJP knows that its ideological aim of uniting all castes under the monolith of Hinduism will be undermined if this happens. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
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CCEA approves restructured bamboo mission with outlay of Rs 1,290 cr 25.4.2018 General News
The government today approved a restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) with an outlay of Rs 1,290 crore for two years, a move aimed at benefiting one lakh farmers, said an official release. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Centrally Sponsored Scheme of NBM under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) during remaining period of 14th Finance Commission (2018-19 and 2019-20), it said. "An outlay of Rs 1,290 crore (with Rs 950 crore as central share) is provisioned for implementation of the Mission during the remaining period of 14th Finance Commission," the release said. The CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It also approved empowerment of executive committee for formulation of guidelines of the NBM and to make the changes therein, including cost norms for various interventions as per the "felt needs" and specific recommendations of states. "It is proposed to bring about one lakh hectare area under plantation and it is ...
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Organ of Goa Church backing anti-Regional Plan stir: Sardesai 25.4.2018 General News
Ahead of a meeting planned by civil society groups in Goa's Margaon for scrapping of Regional Plan 2021, state Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai today alleged a faction of the Goa Church is supporting the agitation, which he said is being politicised in the Congress' favour. The Goa Regional Plan 2021 was revived last month by the state government, six years after it was put on hold due to protests. The Plan allows construction activities, on case to case basis, on the lands notified as settlement, commercial, institutional and industrial zones. However, protesters have upped the ante again demanding scrapping of the Plan. Civil society groups, being supported by the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), have called for a meeting on April 27 at the historic Lohia ground in Margao against the Plan. The CSJP is the social work wing of the Archdiocese of Goa. Sardesai said a particular arm of the Church is supporting the protest against the ...
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Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission 25.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today has approvedCentrally Sponsored Scheme of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) during remaining period of Fourteenth Finance Commission (2018-19 & 2019-20).
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Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission 25.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved centrally-sponsored National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission till 2019-20.
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MTDC to make State wellness, Bollywood tourism hub 25.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Focus on city’s rich Buddhist tradition and circuits to make it an ideal destination for tourists interested in spirituality
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Congress 'JanMitras' in Gujarat to connect people with party 24.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, the Congress is gearing up for a better public connect through a number of "JanMitras" (public friends) at the booth level.
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BJP MLA seeks shifting of controversial Nanar project to 24.4.2018 General News
Amid growing opposition to Nanar refinery, proposed to be set up in coastal Maharashtra, a BJP MLA has requested Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that the project be shifted to Vidarbha region for the "viability" reasons. Deshmukh, who represents Katol seat in Vidarbha region, has written a letter to the chief minister seeking shifting of the project. Deshmukh also claimed that Union Heavy Industries Minister and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete has "assured" a delegation that the project would be shifted to Vidarbha. Addressing a press conference here today, Deshmukh mentioned a number of "advantages" for the government if the project is shifted to the east Maharashtra region. "Shifting the project to Vidarbha is a viable option. The shifting will cut down the cost for the government as well as consumers," the MLA said. The Centre had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between State-owned IOCL, BPCL and HPCL, and Saudi Aramco to jointly develop and build the ...
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Government of India and World Bank Signs Agreement to Improve Rural Road Network in Madhya Pradesh 24.4.2018 General News
The Project will cover 10,510 km stretch of rural roads in Madhya Pradesh that fall under the Chief Minister's Gram Sadak Yojana (CMGSY) program. Of this 10,000 km will be upgraded from existing gravel to bituminous surface roads, while 510 km of new roads will be built to the same bituminous surface standard.
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Duffle, crossbody: Must-have bags for men 24.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
As the summer season calls for travel, invest in the right kind of bags before you set out for a trip. While women have a lot of options, so do men as they can invest in smart duffle or crossbody city bags, experts suggest.
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Govt meets Rs 10 trn agricultural credit disbursal target for FY18 24.4.2018 Top Stories
To provide credit access to lessee cultivators, he said government think tank Niti Aayog is working to find a suitable mechanism
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As govt eyes forest land, Mumbai's tribals faced with move to dingy flats 24.4.2018 Rediff: News
With the Maharashtra government doling out pieces of the lush green Aarey forest to various utilities, the tribals living in it for generations are feeling increasingly insecure. Hepzi Anthony reports.
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Low International Sugar Prices to Hinder MIEQ Implementation, Necessitates Further Incentives for Millerss 24.4.2018 General News
While Indian sugar mills are facing falling sugar prices, the quota has been imposed to reverse the price trend by flushing out some of the excess sugar from the domestic market. However, the market would still be in surplus. Also, the dent on the bottom line and credit profile of domestic sugar mills from exporting at the current prices could be greater than the benefits, unless the government announces further incentives for exporters. As a result, Ind-Ra believes that the success of MIEQ largely hinges on the government's decision to further incentivise exports. The Maharashtra government is planning to provide a subsidy of INR5/kg and Ind-Ra expects other state governments could follow suit.
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Textile industry banks on expo to promote Gujarat as garment hub 24.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Textile industry banks on expo to promote Gujarat as garment hub
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