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Assembly election dates of 5 States including UP and Punjab announced

Politics, Regional
New Delhi--- The election commission of India announced the schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh here today. according to a press note issued by the election commission of India, the terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are normally due to expire on 18.03.2017, 18.03.2017, 18.03.2017, 26.03.2017 and 27.05.2017 respectively.
New Year 2017 not happy for Mulayam Singh Yadav and family, Mulayam resists coup staged by son Akhilesh

New Year 2017 not happy for Mulayam Singh Yadav and family, Mulayam resists coup staged by son Akhilesh

Politics, Regional
Lucknow--- The political temperature in Uttar Pradesh continues to rise, where assembly polls are expected in just a few weeks. The family feud of Ram Manohar Lohia’s disciple Mulayam Singh Yadav doesn’t seem to halt. In a recent leadership coup, son Akhilesh Yadav sacked his father as National President of the Samajwadi Party. Earlier this week, party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav took a drastic step of expelling his own son and Chief Minister of the state along with the party’s general secretary and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the party on the disciplinary ground for six years. However, their expulsion was revoked next day. But, a high voltage drama was staged here today, when a special emergency meeting of the executive body of the party called by Ram Gopal Yadav chose Akhilesh as nat
PM announces welfare schemes for expectant mothers, farmers, traders, and senior citizens

PM announces welfare schemes for expectant mothers, farmers, traders, and senior citizens

India, Politics
NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation here today on various issues including demonetisation’s benefits and its impact on the society. In his 45 minutes speech, he spoke on the demonetisation, which he announced during his last address to the nation on November 8, with a view to curb the black money.  While addressing the nation he said that, since Diwali, our nation has been witness to a “shudhi yagna” (rite of purification).  He went on to say that, the 125 crore Indian showed the patience and discipline. Their patience and firmness will surely play a critical role in shaping the future of the nation for the years to come.  He thanked the country for their support in his demonetisation move. He also said that his effort is to make the banking operation normal as so
SP rift deepens as Mulayam Singh expels Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for 6 years

SP rift deepens as Mulayam Singh expels Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for 6 years

Politics, Regional
Lucknow: In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party’s crisis is deepening and a split seems to be inevitable.  In a press conference, the party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav announced here today the expulsion of the state’s Chief Minister and his son Akhilesh Yadav with latter’s aide Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years.  This decision was taken after Ram Gopal’s move to call a national convention of the party without consulting him and releasing of a parallel party’s candidates list for upcoming assembly polls. “Mulayam termed Ram Gopal Yadav’s move to call a national executive meeting of the Samajwadi Party on 1st January 2017 as illegal and unconstitutional. He said being the National President of the Party, only he can call such a meeting. No other person is authorized to do so. Ram G
PM Narendra Modi to address the nation on 31 December

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation on 31 December

India, Politics
New Delhi (GN News) ---The Prime Minister of India is likely to address the nation on the last day of the year 2016. Earlier in his address to the nation on 8th November, the Prime Minister had announced the demonetization of ₹ 500 and ₹1000 notes.  Now the forthcoming Prime Minister's address to the nation has become a subject of curiosity and public debate. Nobody knows what the PM’s speech will be about on the eve of New Year, but from political circles to media have started speculating the theme of PM’s public address. The Majority of the experts are of the view that, this address may be a stock-taking of the demonetisation announced during his last address to the nation. PM Modi may make a big announcement on the benefit of demonetization, the market’s worsening situation and Benami p
Madras high court expresses doubts over Jayalalithaa’s death, may order body exhumation

Madras high court expresses doubts over Jayalalithaa’s death, may order body exhumation

Politics, Regional
Chennai (GN News)----While hearing the public interest petition related to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death here today, Justice Vaidyalingam heading a two-judge vacation bench said that, “Media has raised a lot of doubts, personally I also have doubts in Jayalalithaa’s death,”.  Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa died on 5th December after a prolonged illness in Chennai’s Apollo hospital after the hospitalisation of 75 days.    A PIL was filed by an AIADMK party worker P A Joseph seeking an inquiry commission or a fact- finding committee to probe the circumstances the former Chief Minister died. Justice Vaidyalingam remarked that the court may order the exhumation of the body. The court has issued a notice to the government. It is to be noted that Jayala
2 killed, more than 60 injured in Sealdah – Ajmer Express Train Derailment near Kanpur

2 killed, more than 60 injured in Sealdah – Ajmer Express Train Derailment near Kanpur

India
KANPUR (GN News): 15 coaches (including 13 sleepers and two general) of Sealdah-Ajmer express derailed between Rura and Maitha Stations at 05:22 AM near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh today. At least 2 persons have been killed and more than 60 passengers were injured in the mishap. According to the Railway ministry’s sources, the Accident Relief Train and Accident Relief Medical Van from Allahabad, Kanpur and Tundla rushed to the site for rescue operations. The NDRF team has also been deployed for the relief and rescue operations. At least 8 passengers have been reported to sustain serious injuries. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways announced an enhanced exgratia payment of ₹ 50,000/- for serious injuries and ₹ 25,000/- in case of simple injuries. The Railway administration has also ordered a s
Government of India cancels FCRA licences of 20,000 NGOs

Government of India cancels FCRA licences of 20,000 NGOs

India
  New Delhi. The government of India has canceled the FCRA licenses of about 20,000 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). The FCRA license is meant for getting contributions from foreign agencies, which is regulated under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA). According to the home ministry sources, these licenses have been canceled due to the violation of the said Act. Now these NGOs will not be able to receive foreign donations. Now there are only 13,000 FCRA licensed NGOs in the country, which can receive foreign funding. 
India: Robots to Reduce Turnaround at Busiest Airport

India: Robots to Reduce Turnaround at Busiest Airport

India, Travel
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s busiest airport, the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, is embracing robotics for cleaning aircraft. The Nordic Dino robot, to be procured from Sweden’s Aviator, will first be used at Terminal 3 of IGI for washing narrow-body aircraft. The first machine is expected to arrive in February next year and start operations by April. Around 100 airplanes are washed at the IGI every day. It takes at least 10 hours, 20 persons and gallons of water as well as high lifts, ladders, hefty brushes and quite a bit of muscle to clean one aircraft. Cutting labor costs and water consumption and above all minimizing the ground time for exterior washing has been a priority area for flight operators. The Nordic Dino computerized system purpose-built for cleaning aircraft ex
India Successfully Flight Test of “Agni-5” the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile

India Successfully Flight Test of “Agni-5” the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile

India
Balasore, Odisha-India (PIB News): Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) here today at 1100hrs from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The full range test flight of the missile has further boosted the indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence level of the country. All the Radars, tracking systems and Range Stations tracked and monitored the flight performance and all the Mission objectives were successfully met. This was the 4th test of Agni-5 missile and the second one from a Canister on a Road Mobile Launcher. All the four missions have been successful. The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO for the successful test flight of Agni-V which will enhance...