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Rs.50,000 crore earmarked for 100 smart cities: Naidu

New Delhi, Aug 1: Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said Rs.50,000 crore have been earmarked to develop 100 smart cities in the country, with each selected city to get annual central assistance of Rs.100 crore for five years. Naidu, the union urban development minister, was speaking at an international seminar on sustainable and inclusive urban development organised by the ...

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AAP and BJP war on Delhi Hoardings

New Delhi, Aug 1: Today, BJP's Delhi unit put up a series of hoardings across the national capital in which it criticised the Arvind Kejriwal-led government for spending Rs.526 crore for its advertisement campaign. In the hoardings, the Bharatiya Janata Party asked Chief Minister Kejriwal to answer "why have you wasted Rs.526 crore on publicity when this fund could be utilised to ...

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IS threat to be discussed by Home Minister

New Delhi, Aug 1 : As per sources, a high level meeting has been called by the Home Ministry to discuss the threat posed by the terror group IS.  The home secretaries and police officers of around 12 states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka are expected to attend the meeting and would discuss ways and means to discourage youngsters ...

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Congress believes in politics of disruption: Naidu

New Delhi, July 31: Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the government wants to break the parliament impasse but the opposition, particularly the Congress, was only "interested in politics of disruption". Naid told reporters: "Government wanted to walk an extra mile to break the impasse in parliament but the opposition — Congress and Left didn't cooperate." In a ...

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People’s President Kalam laid to rest

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), July 30 : The People's President's body, draped in the Indian tricolour was brought to the burial site at Pei Karumbu in a flower-bedecked gun carriage, escorted by columns of the three armed services.Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...

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Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur, to be buried in Mumbai

Nagpur/Mumbai, July 30 : On Thursday morning , Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was hanged till death at Maharashtra's Nagpur Central Jail , officials said. Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. A medical team at the jail pronounced him dead a short while later, at 7.01 a.m. Later, his body was sent for an autopsy ...

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#YakubHanged top trend on Twitter

New Delhi, July 30 : #Yakubhanged, a hashtag used by twitteratis to share their views about 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakun Memon's execution, was a top trend on Twitter on Thursday. At least three out of the 10 trending hashtags — #YakubHanged, #IndiaKaInsaf and #Memon at 9.30 a.m. — were related to Memon's execution. Yakub Memon was hanged to death ...

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IS document ‘rubbish’, says Indian home ministry

New Delhi, July 29 : India's home affairs ministry on Wednesday termed "rubbish" the alleged IS document which hinted that the terror group was preparing to attack India to provoke confrontation with the US. "It's rubbish," Joint Secretary, Internal Security-I, M.A. Ganapathy told reporters here. "The document, if reports are to be believed, is the handiwork of senseless IS men," he ...

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