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Congress alleges Rs 36,000cr PDS scam in Chhattisgarh, wants CM to quit
Billing it the “mother of all scams”, Congress on Saturday demanded the resignation of Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh in the alleged Rs 36,000-crore “public distribution” scandal.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:37:42 GMT)

UP gets poorer by Rs 9,000 crore
Under the new model, UP is likely to suffer a funding loss of Rs 9,000 crore.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:18:43 GMT)

Myanmar reluctant to aid India in rebel crackdown
Despite intense efforts from India, Myanmar doesn’t seem to be very enthusiastic about cracking down on Indian militant groups that have taken refuge in its territory.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:57:44 GMT)

Office expenses outstrip salary: AAP MLAs
Staying aam is proving to be tough for the capital’s aam aadmi MLAs.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:56:31 GMT)

Three billion units of power wasted in one year
It is the height of paradox for a country where blackouts are more a norm than exception. Over 3 billion units of electricity, or a day’s national consumption, were wasted in 2014-15 as congestion in the transmission highways blocked trading between surplus and deficit regions.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:23:11 GMT)

Dawn of a new Ira: UPSC’s top 4 all women, led by differently-abled engineer
While the glass ceiling in the civil services was broken long back, it was resoundingly shattered on Saturday when women secured the top four positions in the prestigious Union Public Civil Services examination 2014, with the No 1 rank-holder, Ira Singhal, also being a differently-abled achiever, which is a first.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:20:41 GMT)

India to walk BRICS tightrope on Japan
India will be walking a diplomatic minefield at the forthcoming BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia. This year being the 70th anniversary of World War II, both China and Russia are keen to include a reference to the war and the victory over forces of fascism, imperialism and colonialism in the declaration.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:01:29 GMT)

Probe on into 27 phone calls Bhatkal made from Hyderabad jail
Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal mostly spoke to his wife and mother in Urdu and Arabic during his tephonic conversations from the Cherlapalli jail and never gave any hint of conspiracy to escape, prison officials have claimed.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:55:55 GMT)

13 witnesses turned hostile in Ajmer blast case in 6 months
Along with the Malegaon case, the trial of the Ajmer blasts too appears to be hanging in suspense, with an assistant public prosecutor in Rajasthan saying that as many as 13 key witnesses in the case have turned hostile between November 2014 and May 2015.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:46:22 GMT)

Hema Malini flies back to Mumbai after being discharged
Mathura MP and actor Hema Malini, who was injured and admitted to Fortis Escorts Hospital after her Mercedes collided with another car in Dausa district on NH-11 on Thursday night, was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:43:46 GMT)

Jaipur Metro feeder services yet to be operational; may take 3 months
Even after a month of operation of Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) the feeder services, is yet to get fully-operational.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:43:04 GMT)

West Bengal: Can Didi find funds to feed schoolkids?
The 10% increase in devolution of central tax share to states will be of little help for cash-strapped Bengal.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:35:38 GMT)

Bihar: Purse lighter, less money to feed poor
One of the biggest hits Bihar’s taken following the 14th Finance Commission’s (FC) recommendations is the folding up of Centre’s discretionary powers for grants-in-aid, or giving aid to poor deprived states like Bihar.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:34:31 GMT)

The vandals of Wiki
From curious newbies, vengeful writers to paid editors, Wikipedia pages face a host of threats every day.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:06:07 GMT)

Degrees of fakery
A law intended to minimize corruption in panchayats has led to large-scale fraud in Rajasthan
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:03:59 GMT)

Rashtrapati Bhawan, South Block lagging in Swachh drive
Hyderabad House, Vigyan Bhawan and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan have topped the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) rating, leaving behind Rashtrapati Bhawan and South Block among the 29 government buildings in the capital that were screened for overall cleanliness.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:00:51 GMT)

Lalu attacks Modi Govt for not releasing caste data
A day after the Centre released the first ever socio-economic and caste census (SECC) date of Independent India, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Saturday attacked Narendra Modi government for not releasing the caste-based data.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:51:48 GMT)

I&B ministry assures all help to resolve FTII issues
The information and broadcasting ministry has assured all support to the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) as it tries to end the impasse at the premier institute, where students are protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its chief.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:46:22 GMT)

25 farmers committed suicide in Karnataka since June: CM
Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that twenty-five farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka since last month.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:40:30 GMT)

Over 70,000 transgenders in rural India: Survey
Rural India has over 70,000 transgenders, with Uttar Pradesh topping the list with nearly 13,000, and West Bengal home to around 10,000, reveals the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011.
(Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:49:27 GMT)

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