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Narendra Modi announces RS 2700 crore for five flood-ravaged NE states


The relief package has been announced under the Prime Minister National Relief Fund (PMNRF). The announcement came at the end of a series of high level meetings, where the Prime Minister reviewed the flood situation, and relief measures in the states from the region.Mr Modi through the course of the day yesterday held separate, detailed review meetings on the situation in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland. Read More »

SC reduces ex UP Chief Secretary's jail term to 2 years


In 2012, a CBI court in Ghaziabad had sentenced her to three years of rigorous imprisonment. The court later ordered that Yadav be sent to the Dasna district jail, so she could serve her remaining sentence in the case. The CBI investigated almost 36 cases of irregular allotment or conversion of plots in Noida, and chargesheeted Yadav as well as the then serving IAS officer Rajiv Kumar in 2002. Read More »

McConnell: We're not getting rid of legislative filibuster

While Republicans may not accept all of the requests from Senate Democrats, it does show that the need for bipartisanship after the GOP senator's failure to repeal and replace Obamacare which ended Friday in a contentious 51-49 vote. They want to cut rates for corporations and individuals and simplify the tax code, though numerous details are still unknown. Added Schumer: "From what we've heard from the White House so far, their plan wouldn't do any of that". Read More »

Maharashtra government makes provision of Rs 20000 crore for historic loan waiver


Leader of opposition in legislative assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, objected to the procedure of online submission of applications by the farmers to be able to benefit out of the loan waiver. Summary: A month ago, chief minister Devenda Fadnavis had announced Rs34,022 crore as farm loan waiver for almost 89 lakh farmers. "State should announce unconditional loan waiver". Read More »

Rajinikanth watched Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi's Vikram Vedha. Here's what he said


Pushkar and Gayatri also thanked fans for the 'positive word of mouth, ' which elevated the film's business. Written and directed by Pushkar & Gayatri, Vikram Vedha is reportedly based on the mythological tale, Vikramaditya. In its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu, the film grossed over Rs 10 crore and continues to go houseful in cinemas. Vikram Vedha also stars Shraddha Srinath, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Kathir in important roles. Read More »

Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods


An official from the Odisha state int he east of the country confirmed that the 11 killed were working in a field when they were caught up in the storm. The Hinduand The Samayastate that the greatest number of victims was registered in Bhadrak district - five deaths occurred there, while neighboring Balasore and Kendrapara districts reported four and three fatalities, respectively. Read More »

Government forms panel to address data protection issues


The other members of the committee will include Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY , Rama Vedashree , CEO, Data Security Council of India, Rishikesha T. In October a year ago, 3.2 million debit cards issued by Indian banks were compromised and had to be cancelled and reissued. India's effort to provide unique identification to its people and digitise its citizen databases, public or private, is mistaken as an exercise towards invasion of privacy... Read More »

We are not seeking regime change in North Korea


Days after North Korea on Sunday launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile in a month, Tillerson on Tuesday said Washington was "responding to an unacceptable threat to the US". "I prefer the diplomatic approach". So far, that has not halted the missile programs. "The policy that we are leading is dictated by the president of the United States, who was selected by the American people", Tillerson said. Read More »

Body of Texas woman found in hole on Maryland beach


The victim, 30-year-old Ashley O'Connor of Plano, Texas, was found on the beach in the early morning hours in the area of Second Street. Ashley O'Connor of Plano, Texas, was on holiday in Maryland with her family when she became separated at around 2am on Monday morning. Read More »

Current scenario warranted a steeper rate cut: India Inc


Forty of 56 economists polled by Reuters had predicted the RBI would cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.00 percent - the lowest since November 2010 - as a slump in food prices sent June consumer inflation to a more than five-year low of 1.54 percent. Read More »

Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill


The package introduces tough additional sanctions against Russian Federation over alleged meddling in last year's election and its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine. The signing statement reportedly says Trump is concerned that the bill "encroaches on presidential authority and may hurt US ability to work with allies", according to Bloomberg. Read More »

U.S. willing to talk to N. Korea: Tillerson


Observers said the embattled USA administration was again playing the China card to score diplomatic points and distract from domestic concerns. "There will be a war with North Korea over their missile program if they continue to try to hit America" with an intercontinental ballistic missile, Graham said. Read More »

Vineeth to Get Govt Job; Financial Aid for Athlete Chithra

The state government on Wednesday made a decision to offer employment to footballer C K Vineeth . The Kerala Government today announced a monthly scholarship of Rs 10,000 to athlete P U Chitra, a gold medal victor in 1500 metre race in the Asian Athletic Championships, in the aftermath of her being excluded from the Indian team participating in the World Athletic Championship in London . Read More »

Lok Sabha passes bills to extend GST to J&K


Besides different Central taxes, states levied their own taxes and 17 such taxes had to be integrated into one and this brought in benefits like doing away with multiple taxation and ensuring free flow of goods across the country, saving on fuel, money and man hours, he said. Read More »

Venezuela poll turnout figures manipulated by 1M votes: election company


Mugica declined to directly answer whether the manipulated turnout numbers changed the result of the election, in which authorities said 8.1 million people voted. The election of the legislative super-body has been decried by critics as illegitimate and created to give the unpopular government of President Nicolas Maduro powers to rewrite the constitution and sideline the opposition-led congress. Read More »

Fight over Pierogi Fest trademark heats up


Several lawyers in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania have joined together to file a pre-emptive lawsuit against the organisers of a food festival in IN that allegedly threatened to sue another culinary event in the Pennsylvania town. But with the trademark, Dabertin said, "We want to protect the name, and we should". Several local lawyers have banded together to "save" the Edwardsville festival by filing a preemptive lawsuit Monday in federal court in Scranton. Read More »

Senate Democrats say "no" to cuts for rich in GOP tax plan

In Tuesday´s letter, Democrats said bipartisan tax reform should offer no relief for the wealthy, citing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin´s assertion last November that there would be no absolute tax cut for the upper class. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of IN, are also running for reelection next year IN states singled out Monday by the White House. Joe Manchin D-W. Read More »

Shechem Arab Confesses to Murdering Pregnant Jewish Girlfriend


Officers claim Facebook posts suggested they meant to become engaged and, after that he confessed to the killing after interrogation. Muhammad Harouf, who was in a romantic relationship with the victim, confessed to the crime and even recounted the murder during the interrogation. Read More »

Sonakshi Sinha to judge reality show with Baba Ramdev?


The show will be judged by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha , music director Shekhar Ravjiani and singer Kanika Kapoor . "She also has a great connect with youngsters", informs a source, adding that Aparshakti Khurana, who played a jagrata singer in Shashank Khaitan's romcom Badrinath Ki Dulhania , is the host. Read More »