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Goa BJP to felicitate Amit Shah on 9 April

Panaji:  BJP President Amit Shah would be felicitated in Goa on 9 April after the party, under his leadership managed to grab power in four of the five States which went to polls recently. “BJP Goa unit would be felicitating Amit Shah on 9 April for leading the party and forming the government in four states after the recently held assembly elections,” party’s Goa Unit President Vinay Tendulkar told PTI today. He said

71 tourists stranded in Ladakh due to avalanche rescued

Srinagar: Army has rescued 71 tourists, including 21 women and children, stranded in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir due to an avalanche between Chang La Pass and Tangtse village. “Indian Army troops deployed in eastern Ladakh responded to help civilians trapped at the Chang La Pass due to an avalanche that struck between Chang La and Tangtse. Seventy-one tourists, including 21 women and children,were  rescued and provided medical assistance, food,

'Universal identity cards to be issued to all disabled'

New Delhi: A universal identity card, to be accepted by Central and State governments, will be issued to all disabled to help them avail various welfare schemes and quota, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said today. As per 2011 census, there were 2.68 crore disabled in the country, but so far there is no proper identity document for them, he said in Lok Sabha. “We are planning to

'Export of natural gas to India might be approved'

Washington: The Trump administration is expected to give its consent for major export of natural gas to energy-hungry India, a senior US official has said, underling that energy sector is likely to be a major area of bilateral co-operation. “Watch for it,” the official said. His comments came as US President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order to wipe out his predecessor Barack Obama’s climate change legacy. No decision yet has been taken on Trump

TTD says no to VIP letters during summer at Tirumala

Tirupati(AP): To provide hassle-free darshan to all devotees visiting the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara this summer, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management has resolved not to entertain VIP recommendation letters. The management has taken a firm decision not to consider recommendation letters issued by VIPs for darshan and other facilities, including accommodations to their near and dear ones visiting the hills on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the summer

Tirupati hundi nets Rs 4.75 crore in one day

Tirupati: The offering box at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara here netted cash offerings of Rs 4.75 crore in new notes, the highest single day collection post-demonetisation. “Since the announcement of demonetisation scheme, every day the hundi (offering box) had collected between Rs 2.5 and Rs 3 crore, besides offerings in gold and silver, from thousands of devotees across the country, who are undeterred by demonetisation,” temple sources told PTI Today’s collection

Paper leak: KPCC demands minister's resignation

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress in Kerala demanded the resignation of State Education Minister C Raveendranath in the wake of alleged leak of SSLC Mathematics question paper. Speaking at the protest march organised by pro-congress Kerala Students Union (KSU) here, KPCC President M M Hassan said, the Education Minister who mentally harassed thousands of students should quit the position. The State government should take action against those responsible for the mistake, he said. Hassan also alleged corruption