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Delhi CM felicitates Olympic medallists Sindhu, Sakshi
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal felicitated Olympic medal winners -- shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- and handed over to them cheques of Rs 2 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively here on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:22:05 PM

Maharashtra scraps 'regular parole' for convicts of serious crimes
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has amended prison rules to henceforth bar convicts of serious crimes like dacoity, rape, murders and other major offences from getting regular parole, an official said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:22:04 PM

Design bureau created by Army to decrease import of equipment
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff Gen Dalbir Singh here on Wednesday inaugurated the Army Design Bureau (ADB) which will facilitate the weapons and technology building efforts between the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), industry and the army.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:18:05 PM

Heavy rain causes waterlogging, traffic snarls in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Heavy rain on Wednesday morning caused waterlogging and traffic snarls in many areas of the national capital.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:16:04 PM

All India Radio to revamp Baluchi language programme
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on Balochistan, state-run All India Radio (AIR) is planning to revamp its existing Baluchi language service, official sources said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:10:03 PM

Cabinet approves new norms to push construction sector (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In a bid to lift fortunes of the beleaguered construction sector, the government on Wednesday approved new norms to ensure quicker resolution of disputes, kick-start stalled projects and make access to financing easier.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:58:03 PM

Most complaints against policemen in BJP-ruled states, shows NCRB data
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states received the most number of complaints against police personnel in 2015, the rate of prosecution was quite low in all the states, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:54:05 PM

Mother Teresa's appeal is universal: CBCI chief
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) Mother Teresa's appeal is universal -- cutting across caste, creed and religious barriers, every individual can seek inspiration from her life, work and sacrifice, the head of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India (CBCI) has said.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:44:05 PM

Cabinet approves dissolution of CIWTC
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved dissolution of the Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC) as part of the government's decision to revitalise sick CPSUs wherever possible or to wind up irretrievable cases.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:42:06 PM

Action on ONGC, RIL gas dispute report by September: Pradhan
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Following submission of the Justice A.P.Shah committee report on the gas migration dispute between state-run ONGC and private major Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday that his ministry would take "appropriate action" in the matter by end-September.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:40:05 PM

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