Hollywood star John Cusack supports Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star John Cusack on Saturday extended his support to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and said he stands in solidarity with “anti-fascists everywhere”. Cusack, the star of blockbusters such as “Serendipity”, “High Fidelity”, “Con Air” and “2012”, has been vocal about various global issues on social media. Taking to Twitter, […]

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Urban naxals need to be stopped from stalling development projects: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday blamed ‘urban naxals’ for creating roadblocks in developmental projects and blamed them for influencing global bodies and institutions to stall progressive works. The Prime Minister said that “conspiracies” of such elements need to be stopped. In his virtual address to a conference of state environment ministers in […]

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Have decided to contest for Congress president’s post: Ashok Gehlot

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday made it clear he will fight for the party’s president post and said irrespective of the outcome, it is necessary to work in a united manner and ensure the party emerges as a strong opposition. Any call on his successor to head the Rajasthan government will […]

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Sonia Gadnhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to participate in ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Karnataka

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would participate in the Karnataka leg of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” led by Rahul Gandhi that will be entering the state on September 30, state party chief D K Shivakumar said on Friday. Noting that the Karnataka Congress has made preparations for the yatra by […]

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Bombay High Court allows Shiv Sena to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Friday granted permission to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to hold its annual Dussehra rally at the iconic Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on October 5. The venue, where the Sena had been holding its Dussehra rally year after year, got embroiled in a legal battle after the […]

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Odisha approves proposal to bring limestone under long-term linkage policy

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to bring lime stone under the purview of Long-Term Linkage (LTL) policy, in a bid to streamline its supply to the industries of the state. These industries will henceforth be getting their lime stone supply through Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC), said Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra. […]

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Dr. Rajiv Bahl appointed as ICMR Director General

NEW DELHI: Dr Rajiv Bahl was on Friday appointed as Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research for a period of three years. Bahl is currently the Head of Research on Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health cum-Newborn Unit Head, Department of Maternal Newborn […]

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Gujarat gets over Rs 2,800 crore loan from World Bank for health care

NEW DELHI: The World Bank on Thursday said it has approved a USD 350 million (over Rs 2,832 crore) loan to Gujarat for spending towards public healthcare services, focussed specially on adolescent girls and disease surveillance. The World Bank’s Executive Board of Directors approved the USD 350 million loan to the state, the multilateral funding […]

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Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones for national highway projects worth Rs 3000 crore in Andhra Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones for 8 National Highway Projects worth Rs. 3000 crore in Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh in presence of state Roads & Buildings Minister Dadisetti Ramalingeswara Rao , BJP State President Somu Veer Raju, MPs, MLAs and senior officials. Addressing the gathering Gadkari […]

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India’s Defence Ministry signs contract worth Rs 1700 crore to acquire additional Brahmos missiles

NEW DELHI: In a further impetus to self-reliance in defence production, the Defence Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace for acquisition of additional dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles at an approximate cost of Rs 1,700 crore under ‘Buy-Indian’ category. In a statement, the ministry said the induction of these dual-role capable missiles […]

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