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  • All options being considered to resume mining: Goa government

    Panaji: The Goa government today said that all possible options were being considered for the resumption of mining industry in the state. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar chaired a meeting of legislators from the mining belt in the state at the legislature wing of the assembly complex this morning.

  • Chief Minister Nitish Kumar skips International Yoga Day celebrations yet again

    Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today did not participate in an International Yoga Day event, which was inaugurated by Governor Satya Pal Malik and attended by top BJP leaders including Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, setting tongues wagging. With the matter snowballing into a political controversy, both the JD(U) and the BJP tried to play down the issue. The JD(U) said

  • Kerala government abolishes plantation tax to revive sector

    Thiruvananthapuram, The CPI-M led LDF government in Kerala today announced a slew of initiatives including abolition of plantation tax, moratorium on agriculture income tax and legislation to take over closed estates to revive the crisis-driven plantation sector. Making the announcement in the assembly, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the labour department would take steps to formulate a plantation policy with a view to resolve problems faced by the sector. The package for

  • Resignations of BJP MLAs not handed over to Mehbooba Mufti

    New Delhi: The BJP, Mufti Mehbooba’s coalition partner of three years, was not the one to inform her of the break-up. Sources say Ms Mufti was in her office when she received a phone call from Governor NN Vohra. Soon after the governor’s call, Mufti went to his residence and resigned.

  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister to launch ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ next month

    Bhopal, With Madhya Pradesh slated to go for polls later this year, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will embark on the “Jan Ashirwad” yatra from Ujjain on July 14 to “seek blessings” of the common people. The yatra will be flagged off by BJP president Amit Shah who will address a public meeting on the occasion.

  • IAS officers welcome Arvid Kejriwal’s appeal, open for talks

    New Delhi: IAS officers in Delhi on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal regarding their safety and security, saying they are open to discussions on issues of governance in the national capital. The IAS AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) Association tweeted that the officers looked forward to concrete interventions for their security and dignity.

  • CM Devendra Fadnavis: Aiming to make Maharashtra a trillion-dollar economy by 2025

    Washington: The Maharashtra government is aspiring to make the state the first trillion-dollar economy by 2025, five years early, by investing in infrastructure, agriculture and services and by leveraging foreign investments in various sectors, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray makes CM Devendra Fadnavis sit out during meeting with Amit Shah

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena is determined to make the BJP pay for its sins of omission and commission. No wonder when Amit Shah arrived at ‘Matoshree’ to keep his ‘appointment’ with Uddhav Thackeray, Sena was in no mood to ‘play along.’ Rather, Uddhav Thackeray made chief minister Devendra Fadnavis ‘sit out’ while he was meeting Shah.

  • BJP lost in recent bypolls in state as Keshav Prasad Maurya was not made CM: UP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar

    Ballia: After the by-poll debacle, the knives are out in UP. Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar, who, in all fairness, has criticised the State government on several issues in the past, said on Monday that the BJP lost the recent polls as the other backward castes (OBCs) were not happy with the party. He said the reason for the disenchantment was that the BJP didn’t make Keshav Prasad Maurya the chief

  • Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar of halting ‘Special Category Status’ for Bihar

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for ‘halting’ Special Category Status (SCS) for the state. Speaking to ANI, Tejashwi said that Nitish is just pretending to work for the welfare of Bihar and asked him to resign from his post on moral grounds. “He is creating an image that he is working for Bihar but the BJP is at fault

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena dubs BJP ‘mad murderer’; says it is stabbing anyone coming in its way

    Mumbai: Days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accused the Shiv Sena of betrayal, the latter on Friday dubbed the BJP as a “mad murderer” that is “stabbing anyone coming in its way. The Sena also slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not removing his footwear while garlanding the photo of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji during a public rally in Virar two days back for Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll to

  • Only optics in Karnataka

    Predictably, the jockeying for various posts and ministries between foes-turned-allies overnight to share the spoils of power has begun in right earnest in Karnataka. The smaller partner which has got away with the plum post of chief minister is bound to call the shots. The Chief Minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy, who did the obligatory rounds of paying obeisance at the 10 Janpath durbar and also met the BSP leader Mayawati in Delhi,