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2 Crore Additional Seats In Higher Education By 2024: President

New Delhi:  The government is striving to increase the number of seats in higher educational institutions by one-and-a-half times by 2024, President Ram Nath Kovind said Thursday. Addressing the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament in the historic Central Hall, he said research is being encouraged in higher …

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Lawmakers Should Work In A Manner To Inspire People: President Kovind

New Delhi:  President Ram Nath Kovind today advised parliamentarians to accord priority to their duties as public representatives so that people are inspired to discharge their duties as citizens. In his address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament in the historic Central Hall, President Kovind also urged …

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Sedition Case Against Rapper Hard Kaur Over Posts On Yogi Adityanath, RSS

Lucknow:  A case of sedition has been filed against UK-based rapper Hard Kaur over her remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s ideological parent. The 39-year-old made the remarks in separate posts on Instagram on Monday. A first information report or …

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New Industrial Policy To Be Announced Soon: President Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi:  The government will soon announce a new industrial policy aimed at promoting growth of industries and creation of jobs, President Ram Nath Kovind said Thursday. Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said work is underway in full earnest to transform India into a …

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Campaign Against Black Money To Be Taken Ahead At Faster Pace: President

New Delhi:  The Narendra Modi government will take forward the campaign against black money at a faster pace and make the zero tolerance policy against corruption more comprehensive and effective, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday. In his address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament in …

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Efforts To Further Simplify GST To Continue: President Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi:  The government will continue to take steps for further simplification of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), President Ram Nath Kovind said Thursday. Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the president said the indirect tax system is being made simple and effective. “With the implementation …

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Monsoon Likely To Arrive In Goa On June 21: Weather Department

Panaji:  After a delay of almost a fortnight, the south-west monsoon is expected to hit Goa on Friday, The India Meteorological Department official said. Pre-monsoon rains have been lashing parts of the state for last few days and continued on Thursday as well, he said. Moderate showers were witnessed in …

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Maharashtra House Canteen Allegedly Serves Chicken In Veg Food, Probe On

Mumbai:  Taking serious note of chicken pieces found in a vegetarian dish in the Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan’s canteen, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said an inquiry was on to ascertain if the kitchen where the dish was prepared followed food safety norms. Speaking in the state Assembly when the …

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Teen Shot Dead In Clashes Near Kolkata, Hours Before Top Cop’s Arrival

Kolkata:  A 17-year-old boy was shot dead and four were injured in West Bengal’s violence-hit Bhatpara, just north of Kolkata, in clashes between unidentified people on Thursday morning. The state police chief, the Chief Secretary and other top officials are holding an emergency meeting after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s instructions. …

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Teen Shot Dead In Clashes In Near Kolkata, Hours Before Top Cop’s Arrival

Kolkata:  A 17-year-old boy was shot dead and four were injured in West Bengal’s Bhatpara, just north of Kolkata, in clashes between unidentified people on Thursday morning. The teenager, Rambabu Shaw, was a pani puri seller. The four injured are critical and have been admitted in hospital. As crude bombs …

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