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25 September, 2017 8:23 PM PM Modi promises electricity to every house by December 2018

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday he will not relent in his "battle against corruption" even as he sharpened his government's development and welfarist image by announcing a mega scheme to provide electricity connections to four crore families deprived of regular power. Modi launched a Rs 16,000-crore scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj 23

25 September, 2017 8:04 PM BHU violence: FIRs against 1,000 students

VARANASI: More than 1,000 unidentified students have been booked for violence, arson, disrupting government work on the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus where violence erupted on Saturday night. On Monday, district magistrate Yogeswar Ram Mishra initiated action against officials for failing to control violence on the campus. Barring small groups 166

25 September, 2017 5:32 PM PM Narendra Modi: No compromise on corruption

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong statement against corruption and black money at the BJP national executive meeting in New Delhi on Monday, stating he “has no relatives” to emphasise that there would be no compromise or leniency on corruption for anybody. Modi’s remarks appeared to be a warning to Union ministers, chief ministers 36

25 September, 2017 3:50 PM PM launches scheme for free power connection to 4 cr families

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) After free LPG connection to poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced giving free electricity connection to over 4 crore households by December 2018. Using the occasion of birth centenary of Hindutva ideologue Deendayal Upadhaya to launch the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or Saubhagya (meaning good luck) 20

25 September, 2017 3:42 PM Kirkuk declares curfew after Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum

The curfew was announced in statement from the Kurdish-led governorate of the northern Iraqi city. The governorate of Kirkuk declared an overnight curfew in the Iraqi oil city as tension simmered following a referendum on independence organised by the local Kurdish authorities but rejected by the central government in Baghdad. Kurdistan Regional Government 23

25 September, 2017 2:17 PM Government launches Saubhagya scheme for household electrification

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or ‘Saubhagya’, to supply electricity to poor households. The scheme will cover all rural families after electrification of all villages by December end, this year. The government said that states will be required to complete the household electrification by March 31, 2019. The total 26

25 September, 2017 2:10 PM Retired HC judge to head probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said it has set up an inquiry commission headed by retired High Court Justice A. Arumugaswamy to go into the death of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami had announced the government`s decision to set up an inquiry commission to be headed by a retired High Court judge 22

25 September, 2017 2:07 PM I have no relatives to benefit from corruption, says PM Modi at BJP meet

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley shared the key points of PM Modi's speech at the meet, where the party also adopted a a six-point agenda to rid the country of poverty, terrorism, casteism, communalism and corruption​​. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his firm stand against corruption at the BJP National Executive Meet that concluded 41

25 September, 2017 1:35 PM SBI reduces minimum balance limit to Rs 3,000; revises down maintenance charges

Minimum balance for metro and urban stands at Rs 3,000 while semi-urban and rural centres continues to be at Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000, respectively State Bank of India (SBI), country’s largest bank, has reduced minimum monthly average balance (MAB) on savings accounts for metros from Rs 5,000 to Rs 3,000 and charges for non-maintenance were reduced by 20-50 percent 20

25 September, 2017 1:23 PM PM Modi Sets Up Economic Advisory Council With Bibek Debroy As Chief

PM Narendra Modi has set up the panel as his government grapples with a faltering economy and last quarter's dismal growth figures. New Delhi: Amid worries over an economic slowdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a five-member panel of economists headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy to advise him. The economic advisory council includes 60