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Following Anil Dave's death, Dr. Harsh Vardhan to be new Environment Minister

Updated: May 18, 2017 14:21 IST      
Following Anil Dave's death, Dr. Harsh Vardhan to be new Environment Minister

New Delhi [India] May 18 (ANI): Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has been given the additional charge of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in addition to his existing portfolios.

The portfolio went vacant after Anil Madhav Dave, who was holding the charge of very important ministry, passed away this morning.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan holds the charge of the Ministry of Science and Technology (India) and the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Dave's last rites, who passed away earlier today following a cardiac arrest, will be performed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore.

Minister of State (MoS) (Home) Jitendra Singh told the media about the cause of his death and last rites ceremony.

"It was a cardiac arrest. He will be taken to Bhopal this evening. Thereafter, he will be taken to his ancestral place Indore where his last rites will be performed. Talks regarding the same are on with his family and his Madhya Pradesh members," Singh said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah also condoled the minister's death.

A Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) member, Dave represented Madhya Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha since 2009. (ANI)

JD (U) condemns no tarmac access for Lalu at Patna airport

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 10:08 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): With the Centre scrapping direct access for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi's to Patna Airport tarmac, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday condemned the incident and said rules and regulations should be same for all former chief ministers.

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New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday said the meeting between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was held to call on the Grand Alliance to maintain its strength and unity.

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New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the withdrawal of tarmac access for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi is a welcome sign, as it gives out a message that there is no space for VVIP culture in a democracy.

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 23(ANI): With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi yesterday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday downplayed the rendezvous saying no amount of meeting can help counter the 'Modi wave' sweeping the nation.

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UP: Lightning kills nine, CM Yogi announces ex-gratia

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 09:13 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 23 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs. four lakhs each to the families of the nine deceased, killed due to lightning in different parts of the state.

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New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.

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Indore: Vendors deploy armed guards to protect tomatoes!

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 09:12 IST     

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 23 (ANI): With tomato prices' skyrocketing, it has become important in the whole sale vegetable market of Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, to guard the pricey vegetable.

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Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 22 (ANI): As many as 24 Kawariyas, four Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel and two police personnel were injured after a community pelted stones on the group of devotees of Lord Shiva in the Khallam village of Aliganj Thana region here.

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Puducherry [India], July 22 (ANI): The counselling for admission to MBBS through the government-run Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) was conducted on Saturday.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence here on Saturday, in the backdrop of clouds of uncertainity hovering over the 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 22 (ANI): Kerala Congress MLA M. Vincent, who was arrested on charges of rape, stalking and abetment of suicide of a 51-year-old woman, has blamed the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) for the indictment.

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AIU intercepts person with Narcotics kit at Mumbai airport

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 22:57 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 22 (ANI): Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers on Saturday intercepted a person over seizure of a Narcotics kit worth Rs. 2 crore at the Mumbai Airport.

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New Delhi[India], July 22 (ANI): Priya Singh Paul, who claims to be the biological daughter of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi, has filed a writ petition at the Bombay High Court against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the makers of 'Indu Sarkar' to put a stay on the release of Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming film.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Delhi's Patiala House Court on Saturday directed the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police to register an FIR against Star India Pvt. Ltd. (SIPL) and some of its top officials with others on a cheating complaint filed by Delhi-based Noida Software Technology Park Ltd (NSTPL).

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Kohima (Nagaland) [India], July 22 (ANI): Governor of Nagaland Padmanabha B. Acharya administered Oath of Office and Secrecy to ten Cabinet Ministers at a function held at Raj Bhavan's Durbar Hall here on Saturday.

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CBI to investigate shimla rape case

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 22:11 IST     

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], July 22 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday registered and took over the investigation of a rape and murder case of a minor girl and another case relating to the custodial death of one of the accused arrested by the local police in connection with the investigation in Himachal Pradesh's Simla.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday hit out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for cornering the Centre over the Jammu and Kashmir unrest and appealed for cooperation to resolve the issue.

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Delhi: Girl nabs phone snatcher, three arrested

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 21:28 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): A 19-year-old girl, Lucky Malik, turned the tables on motorcycle-borne miscreants, who tried to snatch her mobile phone from Sector-5 Rohini in Delhi.

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One killed, six injured in AC compressor blast in Uttarakhand

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 21:18 IST     

Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) [India], July 22 (ANI): At least one person was killed and six labourers suffered injuries in an Air Conditioner compressor blast at a plywood factory in Uttarakhand's Rudrapur district on Saturday.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday appointed former union minister Sushil Shinde and Ranjeet Ranjan as general secretary in-charge and secretary All India Congress Committee (AICC) respectively for Himachal Pradesh.

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