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Shri Piyush Goyal Launches ‘UJALA’ Scheme in Madhya Pradesh 30.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India’s National LED programme - Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) was launched today in Madhya Pradesh by Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Shri Piyush Goyal, at a function held in Bhopal. The scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power.
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97,000 people in India are directors in more than 20 companies, violating the Companies Act: Justice (Retd) Arijit Pasayat 30.4.2016 TOI: India Business
Justice (Retd) Arijit Pasayat, who is also the vice chairman of SIT on black money, on Saturday, said that investigation has revealed that 97,000 people in India are directors in more than 20 companies while 2000 people are directors in more than 100 companies.
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"Almost everyone we investigate is influential and powerful", says Enforcement Directorate head Karnal Singh 30.4.2016 TOI: India
Karnal Singh, Enforcement Directorate (ED) head said on Saturday that all their accused are powerful and influential people who go to the courts at the drop of a hat and even challenge the validity of Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
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‘Make Bharat Mata ki Jai part of lawmaker’s oath’ 30.4.2016 TOI: India
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Guj clears 10% quota for poor in a bid to pacify Patels 30.4.2016 TOI: India
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BCCI reforms stay till Parl enacts law: SC 30.4.2016 TOI: India
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Levy on jewellery: HC orders status quo 30.4.2016 TOI: Chennai
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Full statement: Government's clarification on VVIP chopper deal 29.4.2016 TOI: India
The Narendra Modi government on Friday said it was determined to bring those guilty in the AgustaWestland chopper deal bribery case to justice and denied NSA Ajit Doval or PM's key aide Nripendra Mishra were any way involved.
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Over 72 crore beneficiaries under Food Security Act: Centre 29.4.2016 ET: Policy
The ministry added that the remaining three states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Nagaland are also in an advanced stage of preparation for NFSA implementation.
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48% of Indian males consume tobacco, govt sa... 29.4.2016 TOI: All Headlines
48% of Indian males consume tobacco, govt sa...
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Government clarification on issues regarding M/S Agusta Westland International Limited (AWIL) 29.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Government clarification on issues regarding M/S Agusta Westland International Limited (AWIL)
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Gram Uday se Bharat Uday: Will we finally see the rise of Panchayats? 29.4.2016 DNA: Top News
On April 24, Prime Minister Modi addressed a rally of panchayat representatives in Jamshedpur to commemorate Panchayat Diwas. On this occasion, several national recognition awards were given out by him to those panchayats and states which had performed well.  For the effective implementation of PESA (Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act 1997, the awards went to Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Why did the tribal dominated states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha not make it? Why should an Act meant for the protection of rights of tribal populations be ineffective in these states, giving reasons for Maoist movements by tribal youth? For the effective devolution of power and resources to Gram Panchayats, the awards went to Kerala and Karnataka. 23 years after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment, which mandated a democratically elected panchayat system in the country, why have only the same two states continued to do well in effective devolution? Why are the BJP-ruled states of Gujarat, Haryana, ...
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Chopper scam: ED summons ex-Air chief SP Tyagi 29.4.2016 TOI: Home
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25,000 women died due to dowry in India between 2012-14: Govt 29.4.2016 DNA: India
Around 25,000 women were either killed or committed suicide due to dowry harassment by their in-laws between 2012 and 2014, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said on Friday in the Lok Sabha.  Also, 30,000 cases of dowry were registered during the same period of time, she said in a written reply on implementation of Dowry Prohibition Act. "As per National Crime Records Bureau data, a total number of 8233, 8083 and 8455 cases were registered of dowry deaths in the country during 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively," the Women and Child Development Minister said. Similarly, 9038, 10709 and 10050 cases were registered under Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 in the country during 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively, she said. The Minister said all states except Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland, where the dowry system is not prevalent, have appointed Dowry Prohibition Officers. "The government regularly conducts awareness programmes and public campaigns on various laws related to women including Dowry ...
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Success Rate of Mega Food Parks Scheme 29.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Mega Food Parks Scheme aims at creating modern infrastructure facilities for food processing in the country along the value chain from farm to market based on hub and spokes model.
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Panel formed to suggest framework for MCI restructuring: Government 29.4.2016 ET: Policy
"Subsequently the term of the BoG was extended till November 10, 2013. The council was reconstituted on November 6, 2013."
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Excise duty on jewellery: Madras HC orders status quo 29.4.2016 TOI: Chennai
Putting spokes in the Centre’s plan to impose excise duty on jewellery items, the Madras high court has ordered maintenance of status quo on the issue till June 3.
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After complaints of steep fee hike, edu dept teams to check private schools 29.4.2016 TOI: Cities
Seventeen teams have been constituted in district Nawanshahr to conduct checking of private/ affiliated/ aided schools as per the directions of the fee committee, Punjab to report detailed reports regarding the irregularities being committed by these schools by April 30 so that action be taken against the errant schools.
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Over 72 crore beneficiaries getting subsidised foodgrains under National Food Security Act 29.4.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Presently as on April 2016, 33 States/UTs are implementing NFSA and subsidised foodgrains are being provided to 72.45 crore beneficiaries (approx. 14.8 crore households).
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Govt gets rid of redundant laws 29.4.2016 TOI: India
By passing two bills to repeal outdated laws, the govt has repealed 1,159 redundant laws so far. According to Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, this could be a record in the history of legislative activity of Parliament.
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