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Pak. shares draft pact on Kartarpur Corridor

Indian and Pakistani officials are expected to meet next month to discuss a “draft agreement” on the Kartarpur corridor in Punjab, sources confirmed. The meeting follows the Pakistan government’s announcement that it had shared the draft of the agreement, to be signed by the two governments, for “facilitation of (Indian) …

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Rescue work at mine not abandoned: Centre

The Centre on Monday dismissed the charge made in the Supreme Court that it had “abandoned” the operations to rescue the miners trapped in a flooded Meghalaya rat-hole mine since December 13, even as the State said the “bodies of the remaining miners are behind the body detected on January …

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Cabinet contemplates Rythu Raksha scheme

As the general elections are fast approaching, the State Cabinet is likely to roll out Rythu Raksha scheme, on the lines of Rythu Bandhu being implemented in Telangana, for providing input assistance to farmers at the rate of Rs. 10,000 per acre. It was discussing the modalities till late in …

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Cabinet clears quota for Kapus, EBCs

In a move that will have far-reaching political implications, the State Cabinet decided to give 5% quota for Kapus and another 5% to the economically backward classes among the forward castes, at its meeting held on Monday. However, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu favoured further deliberations and then tabling it …

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Centre proposes to hike pensions

Ahead of the 2019 election, the Rural Development Ministry has proposed that the monthly pensions of the elderly poor, disabled and widows be increased from the current Rs. 200 to Rs. 800. For those above the age of 80, the proposal is to increase the pension from Rs. 500 to …

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CJI pulls out of CBI case hearing

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recused himself from hearing a petition challenging the appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as interim CBI Director and ordered the plea to be placed before a Bench led by the number two Supreme Court judge, Justice A.K. Sikri, on January 24. Justice …

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