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  • Andhra Pradesh government to give Rs 1000 per month to unemployed youth

    Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday announced the launch of ‘Yuva Nestam Scheme’ on October 2, which would provide unemployment dole of Rs 1000 each to empower youth.

  • PepsiCo to install plastic crushing machines across Maharashtra in 2 years

    Shirdi: Food and beverages firm PepsiCo India is planning to install reverse vending machines to crush PET plastic bottles in all the 36 districts of the state over the next two years as part of its plastic waste management initiative, a top executive said. It aims to collect, segregate and recycle 6,500 tonnes of PET bottles in the state in the first year through this initiative. “We plan to roll out this (plastic waste

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    Maharashtra: Congress slams government on plan to levy cess on water from deep wells

    Kolhapur: The Congress Saturday criticised the Maharashtra government for its plan to levy cess on extraction of water from deep wells calling the move as anti-farmers. The opposition party also taunted the BJP-led government saying that tax should be imposed on the speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as well for giving “false promises” to people. “The BJP governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra are anti-farmer. After

  • Telangana assembly may be dissolved tomorrow for early elections

    Hyderabad: Amid strong indications of early elections in Telangana, the ruling TRS is all set to hold a massive show of strength here on Sunday. Billed as the mother of all rallies, it will be preceded by a meeting of the state cabinet, which is likely to take a decision on the early polls. Leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will take “key decisions” at the cabinet meeting and

  • Maharashtra departments asked to submit proposals 7 days before cabinet meet

    Mumbai: All the departments of the Maharashtra government have been directed to submit their proposals to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) seven days before the cabinet meetings. State Chief Secretary D K Jain issued an order to this effect today. Jain asked all the departments in Mantralaya (state secretariat) to submit their proposals seven days before the cabinet meetings. He said a Government Resolution (GR) of April 1, 2014, gives detailed instructions to all the

  • After a video of woman being attacked went viral, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says, “Bihar turned into monster raj”

    New Delhi: Reports of a woman being paraded naked in a Bihar town prompted Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday to allege the state has been transformed into a ‘jungle and monster raj’. A mob attacked, stripped and paraded a woman naked in a locality in Bhojpur district on Monday suspecting her for murdering a man. A video of the incident went viral on social media. The mob also torched a

  • Congress will get only 9% votes in upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the contest in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be between the AAP and the BJP in Delhi as the Congress will only get nine per cent of the total votes. “Direct fight is between the Aam Aadmi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party. The Congress will only get nine per cent votes,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.

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    Marathas should come forward for talks with government: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today accused “certain leaders” of trying to create caste division in Maharashtra, even as he said that the Maratha community, that has been protesting for reservation, should come forward for talks with the government instead of resorting to agitation and violence. He said his government was committed to provide reservation to the community, but pointed out that the issue was pending before the Bombay High Court.

  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress needs no alliance in Punjab, says CM Amarinder Singh

    Chandigarh: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said the Congress did not need any alliance in Punjab for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, which it would win “hands down” on its own. Claiming that the Aam Aadmi Party has “completely” lost the support of the people in Punjab, Amarinder said he had not at any stage mentioned he was open to an alliance between the Congress and the AAP in the state.

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    Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis gives clean chit to BMC in Andheri bridge collapse incident

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday gave a clean chit to the BMC in the Gokhale overbridge mishap. Fadnavis clarified that the responsibility of maintenance and conduct of safety audit of the bridge was with the railway authority. He also assured the Assembly that action will be taken against officials held responsible in the railway enquiry. The issue was raised in the lower house by BJP legislator Yogesh

  • Mumbai: BMC has completed structural audit of 304 bridges in its jurisdiction, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Nagpur: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has completed the structural audit of 304 bridges in its jurisdiction, the state Assembly was informed today. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said this in a written reply in response to queries raised by Congress MLAs Varsha Gaikwad and Amin Patel, who alleged that the audit work was progressing at a slow pace.

  • Arun Jaitley targets Congress over Karnataka CM H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down at a public event, saying the party believed that “only members of one family can rule India” and that others should be pushed to weeping publicly.

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    Pune: Milk suppliers stop tankers, CM Devendra Fadnavis says government open for talks

    Mumbai/Nagpur: Milk tankers were stopped today in several districts of Maharashtra by protesters demanding hike in procurement price, even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis disapproved of the agitation. The agitators stopped milk tankers in various places and emptied them on roads as a mark of protest.