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Rajnath said on Article 35A – Centre won’t do anything against sentiments of J&K people

Rajnath said on Article 35A – Centre won’t do anything against sentiments of J&K people

J&K
The Central government will not do anything "against the sentiments" of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, amid a raging debate over the fate of Article 35A under which residents of the state get special privileges. He also expressed willingness to meet "anyone who wants to help" in resolving problems of Kashmir, responding to a question as to whether the government is ready to hold talks with the separatists. Singh, who is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir since September 9, told reporters here that the tree of peace in Kashmir has not dried up and that a permanent solution to Kashmir issue is based on five 'C's -- compassion, communication, coexistence, confidence building and consistency. To a question about legal challenge to ...
No proposal to lower the excise duties on petrol and diesel: Finance Ministry

No proposal to lower the excise duties on petrol and diesel: Finance Ministry

Economy, National
Consumers will continue to pay higher taxes on petrol and diesel as the government has no plans to lower the excise duty on fuel.This is because notwithstanding the robust collections from the Goods and Services Tax, the Centre continues to remain vigilant about its fiscal health.“There is no proposal to lower the excise duties on petrol and diesel. We are not looking at anything of the sort at the moment,” said a senior government official.While the dividend payment from the Reserve Bank of India at ₹30,659 crore is lower than estimated ₹58,000 crore and uncertainty over the projected ₹72,500 crore from disinvestment receipts, the Centre is keeping a close eye on its fiscal projections.Global prices still lowA major source of comfort is the still low prices of crud
Petrol prices spiked – Rs 79 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 70 per litre in Delhi, at highest since August, 2014

Petrol prices spiked – Rs 79 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 70 per litre in Delhi, at highest since August, 2014

Economy, National
National and Financial capitals of India- Delhi & Mumbai witnessed a drastic hike in the petrol pricing on Saturday and the new price is at a pinching rate of Rs 70.03 per litre and Rs 79.14 per litre respectively, highest since August 2014. As per news report, this rise has taken petrol rates to the highest in last eight months. Since July, the price of petrol and diesel has seen a rise of Rs 7.11 and Rs 5.09 per litre in Delhi.As per the report by PTI, the state-owned oil companies in June dumped the 15-year old practice of revising rates every 15 days, that is on 1st and 16th of every month and instead adopted a dynamic daily price revision to instantly reflect changes in cost. Rates during the first fortnight dropped but have been on the rise since July 3. Oil Minister Dharmend
UP govt planning to launch control centers to boost health infrastructure

UP govt planning to launch control centers to boost health infrastructure

Health, Uttar Pradesh
Seeking to boost health system at the grass-roots level, the Uttar Pradesh government will soon launch a network of “24×7 control centres” across the state that will allow people to consult doctors through telephones. State’s health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said this late evening here, at a time when deaths of children in Gorakhpur and Farrukhabad hospitals have hogged headlines. “When it comes to IMR (infant mortality rate), MMR (maternal mortality rate), we are perhaps one of the worst states. “We have a shortage of 7,500 doctors and about 19,000 paramedical staff. But, we are committed to improve the situation,” he said while addressing the valedictory session at 10th Medical Technology Conference. At the event, hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and also
UP CM Yogi Adityanath and two deputy CMs elected unopposed in council polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath and two deputy CMs elected unopposed in council polls

Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his two deputies and a minister were today declared elected unopposed to the Legislative Council. No other candidate was in the fray for the bypolls to the five vacant seats in the upper house. Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma and minister Swatantradev Singh had filed their nominations papers for the by-election on Tuesday. The four were declared elected unopposed, Principal Secretary (Vidhan Sabha), Padeeep Dueby, who is also the returning officer, said. Meanwhile, the nomination papers of another minister Mohsin Raza were found valid on scrutiny today, he said. Opposition parties did not field any candidate for the by-election to these five seats. The chief minister had filed his nominations on...
My Entry into politics was not my wish: Manohar Parrikar

My Entry into politics was not my wish: Manohar Parrikar

Goa
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said entering politics had not been his wish and he would quit if he found that he was not worthy of staying in politics anymore. He, however, clarified that he was not going to leave the current tenure half way and the state government would complete its term. The chief minister was interacting with an audience during an event organised by a local media group. “Politics is not my family background and hence my entry into it was not as per my wish,” Parrikar, an IIT Bombay graduate, said responding to a question. The chief minister said that when he had entered politics he had decided to quit in 10 years. “The day I feel I am not worthy of staying in politics anymore, without even thinking for a second I will quit and sit at home,” he said.
Indian Army has finalized a plan to induct women in the military police

Indian Army has finalized a plan to induct women in the military police

National
The Army has finalized a plan to induct women in the military police, a senior officer said today. The plan — being seen as a major step towards breaking gender barriers in the force — is to induct approximately 800 women in military police with a yearly intake of 52 personnel per year, Adjuntant General of the Army Lt. Gen. Ashwani Kumar told reporters. In an interview to PTI in June, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat had said the Army was looking at inducting women jawans and the process would start with the induction of women into military police corps. Lt. Gen. Kumar said the decision to induct women in Corps of Military Police would help in investigating allegations of gender specific crimes. Currently, women are allowed in select areas such as medical, legal, educational, signals and
हैदराबाद में नवंबर से दौड़ेगी मेट्रो, नरेंद्र मोदी कर सकते हैं उद्घाटन

हैदराबाद में नवंबर से दौड़ेगी मेट्रो, नरेंद्र मोदी कर सकते हैं उद्घाटन

National
तेलंगाना सरकार ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को निमंत्रण भेज कर हैदराबाद मेट्रो रेल परियोजना के पहले चरण का उद्घाटन करने का आग्रह किया है। सरकार ने इसे नवंबर से परिचालन में लाने का निर्णय किया है। मुख्यमंत्री के. चंद्रशेखर राव के कार्यालय से जारी एक विज्ञप्ति में कहा गया है कि मुख्यमंत्री ने इस संबंध में प्रधानमंत्री को पत्र लिखा है। मोदी संभावित तौर पर ‘वैश्विक उद्यमी सम्मेलन’ में शामिल होने के लिए 28 से 30 नवंबर को हैदराबाद में उपस्थित होंगे। राव ने मोदी से इसी समय मेट्रो परियोजना को शुरू करने का अनुरोध किया है। मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि यह देश की सबसे बड़ी सार्वजनिक-निजी भागीदारी की परियोजना है। इसकी लागत करीब 15,000 करोड़ रुपये है।
स्टार्टअप को बढ़ावा देने के तौर तरीकों पर काम कर रही मोदी सरकार: प्रभु

स्टार्टअप को बढ़ावा देने के तौर तरीकों पर काम कर रही मोदी सरकार: प्रभु

National
‘स्टार्टअप’ को बढ़ावा देने को लेकर केंद्र सरकार गंभीर है और इसमें आने वाली दिक्कतों को दूर करने पर काम कर रही है। वाणिज्य एवं उद्योग मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने कहा कि देश में स्टार्टअप को बढ़ावा देने और उसकी राह में आने वाली अड़चनों को दूर करने पर सरकार काम कर रही है। हाल ही में मंत्रिमंडल में हुए फेरबदल के बाद प्रभु को वाणिज्य एवं उद्योग मंत्रालय की जिम्मेदारी सौंपी गई है। स्टार्टअप को संबोधित करते हुए वीडियो संदेश में प्रभु ने कहा, “स्टार्टअप की अधिक सफलता के लिए परिस्थितिकी तंत्र में सुधार किया जाएगा। उभरते हुए उद्यमी अर्थव्यवस्था के निर्माण में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाते हैं।” प्रभु का हवाला देते हुए मंत्रालय ने आज जारी बयान में कहा, “दुनिया तेजी से बदल रही है और स्टार्टअप न केवल बदलाव का लाभ लेने के लिए तैयार है बल्कि बदलाव का कारण भी है। जोखिम उठाने की इच्छा रखने वालों का भविष्य उज्जवल
BSNL planing to start 5G service trials in India by March 2018

BSNL planing to start 5G service trials in India by March 2018

National, Technology
The state-owned telecom firm BSNL expects to start field trial of 5G services by the end of this financial year, company’s chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava said today. “We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of this financial year,” Shrivastava told reporters today. The state-run firm has started discussion with Larsen & Toubro and HP for end devices that will be required for 5G services. He was speaking on the sidelines of signing its knowledge sharing agreement on 5G technology with network firm Coriant. Under the terms of the agreement, Coriant and BSNL will cooperate to accelerate network architecture and service innovation for 5G services.