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RFP for 126 Rafale jets withdrawn, negotiation on for 36: Parrikar
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the defence ministry for purchase of 126 Rafale jets has been withdrawn after a government to government deal for buying 36 of the medium multi role combat aircraft (MMRCA), Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament on Thursday.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:30:04 PM

Parliament logjam: Government may call meeting with opposition (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The BJP and the Congress on Thursday targeted each other over the parliament logjam, as the government indicated it could convene a meeting with the opposition to break the impasse.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:30:03 PM

Odisha aims to sell power by 2016-17
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) Odisha plans to be self-reliant in the power sector and has set a target to sell surplus power generated in the state to other states by 2016-17, an official said on Thursday.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:20:04 PM

Vyapam case: Rs.4 crore irregularity in forms sale
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) There were financial irregularities of more than Rs.4 crore just in the sale of application forms and examination fees in conducting 14 entrance examinations by Vyapam in 2006-07, an RTI query has revealed.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:20:03 PM

Glass mosque library in Meghalaya to be named after Kalam
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) Authorities of the Madina Masjid, the only glass mosque in the northeast, have decided to christen its library in honour of the "people's president" A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:18:03 PM

Pardon convicted legislator, Goa government urges governor
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) In what could be an unprecedented development in the history of Goa, the state's BJP-led coalition government has resolved to grant pardon to convicted legislator Francisco Pacheco, who is serving a six-month sentence for assault, and has forwarded a petition in this regard to the governor.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:16:10 PM

States to be penalised for delay in transfer of AMRUT funds
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said states and union territories will be penalised for any delay in transfer of funds to the local bodies under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:12:12 PM

Follow rules of protest, don't show placards: Speaker to members
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said she has urged members to express their protest following the rules and not show placards in the house.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:12:11 PM

Congress harming India's democracy: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the country's democracy would suffer if the Congress continues with its disruptive strategy in parliament.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:12:10 PM

Political war of words erupts over Memon's execution (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon and the issue of terrorism, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence and the government hitting back.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:10:03 PM

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