Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

BJP wins 96% Tripura rural bypoll seats uncontested

The ruling BJP in Tripura has won around 96% seats uncontested in the by-elections for the three-tier panchayat polls in the State scheduled to be held on September 30, State Election Commissioner G.K. Rao said on Tuesday. Over 3,000 seats were vacant as a large number of members of gram …

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U.P. govt. to showcase heritage

Plans ‘Vichar Kumbhs’ to connect with youth, women, Dalits and OBCs in the run-up to the 2019 poll With an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh plans to hold a series of Vichar (thought) Kumbhs as part of its effort to showcase the …

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New Akash missiles get green light

The Army, which is inducting the indigenously developed Akash short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) system, will get an upgraded variant. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave its procedural approval to the variant on Tuesday. The Army has already inducted two Akash regiments, and ordered two more last year after a global …

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Modi App now has volunteer platform

Sells merchandise ahead of 2019 poll One of the main campaign devices of the BJP in the 2014 general election was the volunteer platform of 272+ (the half-way mark in the Lok Sabha), harnessed under various constituency-specific websites. Kicking off the last-mile campaign outreach for 2019, the Prime Minister’s Narendra …

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Court alarmed at pothole-related deaths

The Supreme Court expressed alarm when it heard that potholes killed almost 3,600 persons in 2017. A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur was even more shocked to hear that some States still dispute the fact that potholes have led to accidental deaths on roads across the country. That …

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ISRO to tap small cities for innovations

Agartala gets space technology incubation centre The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala on Tuesday. It is the first of six such centres planned nationally to build capacity in new locations. More such space research activities will be splashed in a …

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Vaid’s report advised against J&K polls

The Centre’s decision to hold elections to urban local bodies and panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir has come despite negative reports submitted to the Union Home Ministry by the J&K police on the ground situation. Meanwhile, in a sudden spike in violence, four panchayat buildings were set on fire in …

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Kabul seeks support for peace

Afghanistan is going through a tough period, says envoy Afghanistan is seeking India’s support for its peace process, as well as for military hardware like helicopters, says Ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Abdali , ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Delhi and talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on …

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