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This Diwali no Chinese crackers across Delhi: AAP govt

Updated: Sep 23, 2016 23:23 IST      
This Diwali no Chinese crackers across Delhi: AAP govt

New Delhi [India], Sept. 23 (ANI): With Diwali round the corner, Delhi Environment Minister (interim charge) Kapil Mishra on Friday instructed the Secretary of Environment, the Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, to ensure a complete ban on Chinese crackers across Delhi.

"I am made to understand that 'Chinese crackers' are a great health and safety hazard. The use of Chinese crackers increases manifold in the festive season particularly during Diwali in NCT of Delhi. It is a major source of air and noise pollution also. The Department of Environment is advised to take immediate necessary steps for its ban in public interest," Mishra writes to Environment Secretary.

The instructions came soon after Mishra took interim charge of the environment department as Minister Imran Hussain is on Haj pilgrimage. (ANI)

New Delhi [India] May 26 (ANI): On the occasion of completion of three years in power by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is counting its positive points whereas the Congress is trying to surround the saffron party on its false promises.

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SC refuses urgent hearing in Saharanpur violence incident

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:42 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give an urgent hearing on the plea filed seeking an inquiry into the Saharanpur violence incident.

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Saharanpur tomorrow

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:36 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will visit Saharanpur tomorrow to take stock of the prevailing situation, where a caste conflict had erupted in April and many Dalits were allegedly targeted.

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New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): With the completion of three years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government in power at the Centre, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday took to micro-blogging site twitter and on behalf of Uttar Pradesh, heartily congratulated the former for fulfilling his commitment to the public.

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Atal Pension Yojana reaches 53 lakh subscribers' base

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:19 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): The subscribers base under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached about 53 lakh.

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72 hours on, wreckage of missing Sukhoi-30 found

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:05 IST     

Tezpur [India], May. 26 (ANI): After four days of massive search operations, the wreckage of the missing Indian Air Force's (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft has been spotted.

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Indian Youth Congress to stage protest near BJP HQ

Updated: May 26, 2017 11:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) will stage a protest outside the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here this evening.

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UP a big state, trying our best to make it safe: BJP

Updated: May 26, 2017 11:46 IST     

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), May 26 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Khanna on Friday averred that the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned is providing a safe environment to its people.

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Wanted criminal nabbed from Delhi

Updated: May 26, 2017 11:46 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): The Delhi Special Staff have arrested a wanted criminal who was carrying a reward of 25, 000 on his head in South Delhi.

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New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement on Friday in which it said that Prime Minister Narendra held bilateral meetings with the visiting leaders of the Africa nations of Benin; Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire on the sidelines of 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar on May 23.

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PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya Bridge

Updated: May 26, 2017 11:10 IST     

Dhola/Tinsukia (Assam) [India], May 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, the nation's longest bridge that straddles the River Brahmaputra, on Friday.

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New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Progress of new urban missions launched during the last three years in Chhattisgarh will be reviewed by Urban Development and Housing Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu in a high level meeting in Raipur today.

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Bahadurgarh (Haryana) [India], May 26 (ANI): The Police on Thursday arrested a Pakistani national camouflaging himself as an Indian from Bahadurgarh area of Haryana's Jhajjar district.

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Grace marks row: CBSE to not move SC against HC order

Updated: May 26, 2017 10:51 IST     

New Delhi [India], May. 26 (ANI): In a major relief to students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not move the Supreme Court to challenge the Delhi High Court instructions stating that evaluation for the class 10 and 12 board exams this year should be done as per the grace marks policy.

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New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Condemning the horrific incident in Noida, where four women were raped while another family member was killed, the Congress on Friday asserted that only officials have been changed in the recent massive administrative reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh, but the change that was truly needed has not come yet.

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PM Modi in Assam to inaugurate key infra projects

Updated: May 26, 2017 10:37 IST     

Tinsukia (Assam) [India], May 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dibrugarh on Friday to inaugurate Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam's Tinsukia district, the nation's longest bridge, besides other projects.

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Last 3 years have transformed people's lives: PM Modi

Updated: May 26, 2017 10:22 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): On the occasion of completion of three years of the National Democratic Alliance's ( NDA) government at the Center, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said these years have seen concrete steps that have transformed people's lives.

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HP: Two-day session to pass GST begins today

Updated: May 26, 2017 10:00 IST     

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], May 26 (ANI): Deliberations on the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will be taken up at the special session of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, slated to begin today.

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New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): The Rajasthan Police has assured that legal action was taken by the local cops at the time when Sikh men were allegedly beaten up by local residents of Chainpura in Ajmer district.

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3 years of Modi united India, unleashed its potential: Naidu

Updated: May 26, 2017 09:45 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Asserting that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government in its three years of its tenure unleashed the true potential of the nation, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that in this incumbent tenure of the Bharatiya Janata Party, India is riding high towards development more than ever.

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