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Rajkot gears up for PM roadshow today

GANDHINAGAR, June 29 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kick-start a two-day visit to his poll bound home State Gujarat by leading a mega roadshow in Chief Minister Vijay Rupni's hometown Rajkot on Thursday evening.

Modi, who contested first ever election of his life from Rajkot in February 2002, is visiting the main city of Saurashtra region for the first time after he became Prime Minister in May 2014.

State BJP cadre are not leaving single s... Read More


JD(U) rushes to fight fire

PATNA, June 29 -- After the fire, it is time to douse it. The JD(U) took the initiative on Wednesday to pour water on the fire ignited by the statements of some senior leaders of the maha gathbandhan which created apprehension that the alliance was on brink of disintegration.

A day after JD(U) secretary general KC Tyagi stated in Delhi that unfriendly statement by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was intolerab... Read More


BJP slams Mulayam for defending Prajapati

Lucknow, June 29 -- The BJP on Wednesday attacked Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav for defending his close aide Gayatri Prajapati and advised the SP patriarch to "chant Gayatri Mantra" instead of supporting the jailed rape accused.

Mulayam's defence of Gayatri reflected his "anti-woman" stance, the BJP said.

"Giving certificate of innocence to Gayatri is condemnable. He (Mulayam) is a senior and mature leader, but his anti-woman face ... Read More


7-day theatre workshop by RISAC ends

Bhopal, June 29 -- On the last day of a seven-day long theatre workshop held at Kalbadi premises, the little artists set fire on the stage.

The theatre workshop was organised by The Rising Society of Art and Culture (RISAC) Bhopal and was conducted by renowned theatre director Devendra Raj Ankur. The former director at National School of Drama, Devendra Raj Ankur trained the little participants about the aspects of theatre.

Through the speech t... Read More


MP CM: Govt will bear fee of U-G students

Bhopal, June 29 -- Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Government has taken the responsibility of children's bright future. Dreams of talented children will not fade away. The State Government will bear the fee of under-graduate level courses of the students.

He was addressing the meritorious students encouragement programme at Lal Parade ground on Wednesday. He also administered a pledge to the students for respect towards elders... Read More


Evolve aggressive policy to tackle terrorism, Maoist menace

India, June 29 -- Our federal polity is now constantly under stress due to menace caused by Maoists inside the country and frequent aggression by the Pakistani Army across the LoC in J&K. To meet this constant threat to our sovereignty and territorial integrity, an aggressive strategic policy is the need of the hour.

For past some years across Jammu-Kashmir border, the Pakistani trained terrorists and militants have let loose their ugly tentacle... Read More


Bhojpuri female singer injured after attack

Lucknow, June 29 -- In a sensational attack, a young Bhojpuri female singer was seriously injured after a youth attacked her at her house in Sarailakhansi area of Mau on Tuesday night.

The police said that Bhojpuri singer Soni Sinha hadgone to Varanasi for a recording and was entering her house when a youth identified as Rahul Kumar trailed her and entered her house. Before Soni Sinha could notice the starnger and react, the youth attacked her w... Read More


Business community would not face persecution after GST

Lucknow, June 29 -- The state government allayed apprehensions of the business community that they would face persecution after the new tax regime 'Good and Service Tax' was enforced from July 1. They were told that the government would ensure that they did not face any hardship as a sewuel to the GST enforcement.

The new tax regime billed as 'One nation one tax' will come into force from July 1. The traders have given a call for a pan-India str... Read More


Government fails to provide irrigation facilities to farmers: Congress

Lucknow, June 29 -- The UP Congress criticised the Yogi Adityanath government for failing to provide irrigation facilities to farmers which could adversely affect the Kharif crop in the state.

"While BJP government is celebrating its 100 days in office, farmers are reeling under acute water crisis due to government apathy," charged Congress spokesperson Sanjay Bajpai. He said that every year, all canals were cleaned before June 15 but this year ... Read More


Haryana Govt to set up State Water Regulatory Authority

CHANDIGARH, June 29 -- The Manohar Lal Khattar Government in Haryana has decided to set up a State Water Regulatory Authority, in a bid to manage and regulate the utilization of water resources in the state.

As per the State Government's proposal, the powers of the Water Regulatory Authority would include fixing and regulating the water tariff system for domestic, industrial, agriculture and other sectors in the state.

The Regulatory Authority ... Read More