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Last updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:40:03 AM

MP government's 'Krishi gaan' adds to farmers' mourning
Bhopal, May 26 (IANS) The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is drawing flak for celebrating 'Krishi Mahotsav' -- a farm fair during which Rs.50 lakh would be spent just on 'Krishi gaan' (song) - while farmers in state are in deep distress due to crop failure.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:56:13 PM

SAI to handle para-athletics matters for now
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The sports ministry on Tuesday announced that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will take charge of "all the matters related to para-athletes, including selection of athletes for various sporting events".

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:54:03 PM

Baijal on Manmohan Singh: Mixed response from CPI-M, BJP
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The CPI-M and BJP on Tuesday expressed mixed views on former TRAI chief Pradip Baijal's allegation that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh had "warned" him to cooperate in the 2G case or suffer "harm".

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:52:12 PM

Cleartrip's domestic online travel to grow 12-14 percent in 2015
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Online travel portal Cleartrip is expecting the domestic online travel agency in the country to grow 12-14 percent this fiscal with the companies in this space focusing on organic growth.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:50:03 PM

Shimla sizzles, but high hills get snow
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle on Tuesday with Una recording a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius and state capital Shimla a high of 29.3 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:46:15 PM

IFCI net up, 15 percent dividend recommended
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) IFCI Ltd on Tuesday said it closed last fiscal with higher net profit on an increased income as compared to figures logged during the previous year.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:46:14 PM

Centre to increase area under irrigation: Shah
Karnal (Haryana), May 26 (IANS) The central government has decided to launch the Pradhan Mantri Irrigation Scheme to increase area under irrigation up to 14 percent across the country in the next five years, BJP president Amit Shah said here on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:44:03 PM

Darshana enters semis in junior squash meet
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Darshana Vasudevan enjoyed a dream run here on Tuesday in the ISA Open junior squash tournament as she swept aside two higher seeded opponents to earn a semi-final berth.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:38:03 PM

Modi government trumpeting more than working: Congress
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government for trumpeting more than actually working in the last one year.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:36:13 PM

Sensex closes 112 points down; oil, gas stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) A day after it lost over 300 points, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), closed 112 points or 0.41 percent down on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:24:03 PM

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