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Union government will set up one lakh digital villages in the country in the next few years

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Newdelhi:21/10/19:Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the government will set up one lakh digital villages in the country in the next few years. Speaking at the MeitY Start-Up Summit 2019 in New Delhi, Mr Prasad appealed to the concerned stakeholders to patronize and mentor these digital villages in their own way. He said ...

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Polling is in progress for assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana

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Newdelhi:21/10/19:Polling is in progress for assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. Voting, which began at 7 AM, will end at 6 in the evening. In Haryana, 37.12 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 2 PM whereas in Maharashtra, 30.67 per cent voting was reported. In Maharashtra, the ‘Mahayuti’ alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and smaller parties is pitted against the ...

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Polling held in the by-election to 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies

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Newdelhi:21/10/19:Polling is also being held in the by-election to 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 17 States. The two Lok Sabha seats where the by-polls are being held are Samastipur in Bihar and Satara constituency in Maharashtra.  The voting commenced at 7 am and will end at 6 pm. The Assembly constituencies for which the bypolls ...

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Winter Session of Parliament to commence from Nov 18

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Newdelhi:21/10/19:The Winter Session of Parliament will commence from 18th of next month. It will conclude on 13th of December. Official sources said the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has communicated to the secretariats of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha  in this regard. Last week, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs  had met under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh ...

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Odisha’s sprint queen Dutee Chand on the cover of Vogue India’s November 2019 edition.

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New Delhi:20/10/19: For the second edition of the Vogue Women Of The Year Awards, raised the bar up another notch for 2019 and awarded personalities from different walks of life. Odisha’s sprint queen Dutee Chand was also among several A-listed celebrities who were acknowledged for their work in various fields. She bagged the Sportsperson Of The Year award. Besides this, she ...

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Indian Army has hit many terror launchpads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir

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Newdelhi:20/10/19:Indian Army has hit many terror launchpads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir killing around 10 terrorists and 10 soldiers. The retaliation came following the calibrated escalation and unprovoked firing on civilians by Pakistan in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir last night. Indian troops also targetted Pakistani Army posts which have been actively trying to push terrorists into Indian territory. Indian ...

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India, US trade negotiations going in full speed:Nirmala Sitharaman

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Munchin:20/10/19:Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that negotiations between India and the US on a trade deal are going in full speed. She also expressed hope that an agreement will be structured soon. The ongoing trade deal negotiations briefly came up for discussion during a pull-aside between Mrs Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the IMF headquarters. Mnuchin ...

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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare shares India’s vision for inclusive health at G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Meeting

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JapAn:20/10/19:Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare attended the G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Meeting on October 19-20, 2019, held under the Presidency of Japan in Okayama City, Japan. The deliberations of the G 20 Health Ministers focused on four major global health issues, namely (i) Achievement of Universal Health Coverage (ii) Response to population aging (iii) Management ...

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Vice President presents ‘Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award’ to former Attorney General, Shri K. Parasaran

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New Delhi: 20/10/19:The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today presented ‘Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award’ to legal luminary, scholar and former Attorney General of India, Shri K. Parasaran at a function at the India International Centre in New Delhi. Shri Parasaran was honored with the Award on the occasion of the Elder’s Day celebration of Age Care ...

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Justice S A Bobde wil be next Chief Justice of India

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New Delh:19/10/19: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice S A Bobde, who is next in seniority, as his successor. Official Sources told  that Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending Justice Bobde to be the next chief justice. Justice Gogoi, who was sworn in as ...

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