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Trained men scaring monkeys away from parliament: Naidu
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Forty trained men are scaring away monkeys from the parliament premises by posing as langurs, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said Thursday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:24:03 PM

Assocham urges Telangana to build infrastructure outside Hyderabad
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Apex industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has suggested to the Telangana government to take growth outside Hyderabad by building infrastructure in other parts of the state.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:16:06 PM

Saradha scam: CBI raids in West Bengal, Odisha
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The CBI Thursday conducted 30 raids in various places in West Bengal and Odisha in connection with its probe in the Rs.10,000 crore Saradha chit fund scam.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:16:05 PM

Meghalaya mapping areas to tap wind energy
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya is preparing "wind energy density maps" to identify regions in the mountainous state where wind energy could be tapped to meet the power requirement, an official said Thursday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:06:11 PM

Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu quits
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau director, resigned Thursday due to "personal reasons", the government said.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:06:10 PM

Petrol price cut by Rs.1.09 a litre, diesel hiked 50 paise
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Petrol price was Thursday lowered by Rs.1.09 per litre, the second reduction in three-and-half-months, while diesel rates were hiked by 50 paise a litre.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:04:03 PM

Ghana offers land to Punjab farmers
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Ghana has offered to settle progressive farmers from Punjab to give a push to the agricultural sector in the western African country, a Punjab government spokesman said Thursday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:58:03 PM

Maharashtra landslide toll 31, Rajnath assures all possible help (Roundup)
Pune, July 31 (IANS) The death toll in Maharashtra's Malin village, which was almost entirely wiped out by a landslide, rose to 31 Thursday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the disaster-struck area and assured full central assistance to the state to deal with the tragedy.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:56:18 PM

Himachal favours road crash-barriers on high altitudes
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Thursday requested the central government to make it mandatory to construct crash-barriers on roads located at a height of 4,000 feet and above, said Transport Minister G.S. Bali.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:54:04 PM

India's April-June fiscal deficit at $49.2 billion
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India's fiscal deficit during the first quarter (April-June) of 2014-15 touched Rs.2.97 lakh crore ($49.2 billion), or 56.1 percent of the full-year target, government data showed here Thursday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:54:03 PM

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