Policemen guard a PNB branch during a protest against Nirav Modi in Mumbai on Saturday | PTI

PNB fraud: 142 LoUs issued in 2017 to Gitanjali, others

Overseas branches of five Indian banks were authorised by Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials to fund three companies owned by Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.

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All eyes on two key posts as Rahul brings change

A day after Rahul Gandhi dissolved the all-powerful Congress Working Committee and replaced it with a Steering Committee, there is intense speculation in AICC circles over two key appointments.

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Indian makers reap benefits as price cap hits imports

The fear that price capping has led to the shortage of the medical device, which is being filled by Chinese imports, is no more.

Delhi and Mumbai are becoming the favoured transit points for Haj pilgrims. (EPS)

End of Haj subsidy sparks flier rush at Mumbai, Delhi airports

Delhi and Mumbai are becoming the favoured transit points for Haj pilgrims since the scrapping of Haj subsidy this year to save costs.

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'Bengaluru may become another parched Cape Town'

Water conservation measures to tackle scarcity need to be taken up on a war-footing before it is too late for India's IT capital.

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Welfare fund for SCs amounting to Rs 7000 crore lies unused in Telangana

Though the government had allocated 16.3% of the total Pragathi Paddu for SCs in the 2017-18 budget, the spending is not up to the mark.

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Maharashtra sets up 'action room' to fight poverty

In a novel initiative, the Maharashtra government has set up an ‘action room’ to coordinate and focus all its efforts on poverty reduction.

Naxals carving 250 km red corridor in MP, Chhattisgarh

The Vistar Dalam of CPI-Maoists is once again on the move and was spotted on the border of Kawardha of Chhattisgarh and Mandla of MP recently.

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Punjab government schools: Back in the classroom for love of teaching

In times when around 500 junior school teachers from Punjab government schools go abroad every year and do not return and almost 1,500 teachers with Junior Basic Training qualifications leave.

Madhya Pradesh retired forest ranger in funeral pyre tangle

In September 2015, a series of blasts triggered by illegally stocked explosives charred to death 68 people in Petlawad town in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh.

Chhattisgarh cops take up a new role, play guides

The Chhattisgarh Police, who have been engaged in a battle against Naxals for over three decades, have taken it upon themselves to promote tourism in the region.

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Congress' Rajinder Bhattal angles for Shakot ticket, eyes Cabinet berth

Former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal is believed to be angling for a Congress ticket to contest the Shakot Assembly by-election and even eyeing a Cabinet berth in case she wins.

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Mamata's moneybags: India’s 2nd poorest CM is ringed by crorepati MPs

29 Trinamool Congress MPs across both Houses of Parliament are crorepatis, according to assets declared by them.

Gujarat Congress will carry poll aggression to Assembly

Determined to carry its poll aggression to the Gujarat Budget Session starting February 19, the Congress is sharpening the skills of its 41 first-time lawmakers out of the total 77 it has.

Students take part in Heritage Jail Week celebrations at Sangareddy. (EPS)

Japanese team to make film on Sangareddy Heritage Jail

Jail department Director General K Vinay Kumar Singh said a team from Japan is planning to make a documentary on Sangareddy Heritage Jail soon.

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Hyderabad man rescued from street gets artificial limb

Notwithstanding the severe backlash, the prisons department has gone ahead to equip a disabled person, brought from the streets, with an artificial limb.

Four women bikers will be travelling across seven countries with the specific objective to promote Telangana Tourism. (EPS)

Women bikers to visit 7 countries, promote tourism

Four women bikers will be travelling across countries with the objective to promote Telangana Tourism, along with Incredible India.

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KSRTC pension: Department starts mapping PACS

The Kerala Cooperative Department has started mapping the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies, entrusting them with disbursal of pension.

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Kerala Forest Department readies contingency plan

With the mercury already hovering in the high 30s, the department has initiated steps to prevent and mitigate the outbreak of wildfires.

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Kerala initiative to train, help female masons hits the wall

Inexperience and lack of confidence coupled with dearth of sufficient work has affected Kudumbashree’s initiative.

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Laser used for Madurai temple mandapam renovation

Renovation work to restore the Veera Vasantharayar Mandapam of the Meenakshi Temple saw the use of laser technology.

Students design Waterbot that can suck 25 kg plastic at one go

A team of B Tech students from VIT, Chennai, has developed an autonomous vehicle ‘Waterbot’ that promises to clean water bodies.

Women in IUML state secretariat committee for the first time

Becoming the first women to make it to the IUML state secretariat committee has come as a realisation of a long-pending demand.

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Kerala woman inspires others to earn livelihood, dignity

If the sight of green paddy seedlings in Thennala panchayat is pleasant, then the efforts behind it are inspiring.

Shivashankar hands over old photos to A V Ramana (3rd from left). (EPS)

Maritime Museum gets rare photos of Cochin port

The Cochin Port Maritime Heritage Museum has got richer with a collection of 25 rare and beautiful images.

Minister UT Khader, students plant seeds in Konaje. (EPS)

Karnataka students grow their own mid-day meal

Students of Government First Degree College, Mangaluru, had their mid-day meal, with a sense of achievement.

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Delay a bitter pill for Ayurveda drug makers in Kerala

Ayurveda drugs manufacturing units in Kerala are undergoing a crisis due to a prolonged delay in appointing the licensing authority.

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Big bucks and social media make dog fights a big draw

Dog fights, secretly held in farmhouses across Punjab and Haryana, are drawing in enthusiasts by the dozen.

Air connectivity set for a big UDAN in Bihar

Regional air connectivity is set to take off as work for starting civilian flights from the Darbhanga airstrip is progressing swiftly.

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J-K panchayat polls now likely in July

The government has decided to hold the much-awaited panchayat polls in July in view of the volatile situation in the valley.

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Supreme Court wants revamp of criminal probe system

The Supreme Court has asked the government to consider the use of digital photography and recording of crime scenes.

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Huge gender gap in Research and Development sector

Only 13.9 per cent women—or 39,388 of 2.82 lakh personnel—are employed in Research & Development in India.

The attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu is an indication of the changing strategy of militants in the state | PTI

Heat up in Valley, militants focus on Jammu

Thirty five security men and 14 civilians have been killed in militant violence outside the Kashmir Valley since 2012.

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Bonus for visually impaired: Cheap tactile graphics

Collaborative research by the IIT Delhi, and Indiana University of the US has helped develop cost-effective designs.

The survey was undertaken in the last week of January to check the response and reaction time of PCRs and police stations. | Parveen Negi

Delhi Police survey belies swift response claim

The Delhi Police claim to be ‘With You, For You, Always’, though city residents often have experiences to the contrary.