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Last updated: Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:22:03 PM

BJP names 12 candidates for Rajya Sabha seats
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday released its list of 12 candidates for the biennial elections from nine states to the Rajya Sabha, including union ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Chaudhary Birender Singh and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:50:04 PM

BJP to woo regional parties for GST bill's passage in RS
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) With the June 11 biennial elections set to change the numbers game in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP said it will "reach out to all regional parties" for support to help approved the pending bills, including the one on Goods and Service Tax.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:48:03 PM

BCCI technical committee clears India 'A' tour of Australia
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) The technical committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday cleared the India 'A' team's tour of Australia in August for two four-day matches and a limited-overs tri-series.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:24:05 PM

Golfers' bonding camp ends ahead of Louis Phillip Cup
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) The three-day team bonding camp for the Louis Phillip Cup concluded here at the Zion Hills Golf County on Sunday, with the players getting a fix on each other's game and getting into the right frame of mind for the tournament.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:22:04 PM

Goa a safe destination, says CM Parsekar
Panaji, May 29 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday rejected criticism by the Congress that Goa was an unsafe destination for youngsters, claiming that the government was making efforts to make the state "safer".

Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:56:03 PM

'Government should make Amitabh face of tobacco control campaign'
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) has urged the government to appoint prominent people, including Amitabh Bachchan among others, as brand ambassadors for the better impact of its tobacco control programmes.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:54:06 PM

PM unveils cooking gas scheme for poor in Karnataka
Davangere (Karnataka), May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that more than three crore families have got cooking gas connections in last one year as he launched the Ujjwala Yojana scheme to provide connection to poor families in Karnataka.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:46:03 PM

Nalco Q4 net falls 41 percent at Rs.208 crore
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company (Nalco) on Sunday posted a 41.4 percent drop in standalone net profit, at Rs.207.94 crore, for the fourth quarter ended March, as compared to a net profit of Rs.354.87 crore in the same period a year ago.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:32:05 PM

Manipur CM hits out at BJP government for 'causing instability'
Imphal, May 29 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Sunday hit out at the BJP-led central government for "causing instability" in the northeastern state.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:30:04 PM

MoEF lifts moratorium from polluted Chandrapur to boost economy
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Environment Ministry has lifted the CEPI moratorium from the industrial cluster of Chandrapur in Maharashtra -- one of the most polluted cities in the state -- to pave way for renewed investment in the region, it was officially announced on Sunday.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:28:03 PM

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