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India summons Pak deputy high commissioner, protests killing of infant in J&K 24.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The MEA has protested against Pakistani forces deliberately targeting civilians in towns and villages close to the LoC.
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I want to see my husband before I die: Makhni Devi 24.5.2018 DNA: Money
This is not a case like Veer-Zara but a resident of Jaipur has been languishing in a Pakistani jail for the last 36 years. Gajanand Sharma, a resident of village Maharkalan, missing for more than three decades, has been found in the Lahore jail.  This tragic story came to light when papers sent by the Lahore jail for verification reached the Samod police station area of Jaipur district. His 62-year-old wife, Makhni Devi, is both elated about her husband being found and worried over the fact that he is in a Pakistani jail. She said after he went missing, she ran from pillar to post but could not lodge a police complaint as she was illiterate. Gajanand worked as a labourer and often travelled for work, she added.  “I saw tough days after his disappearance. I took up a job at a private hospital to provide for the family,” Makhni Devi said. Meanwhile, when the police contacted the family members of Gajanand and informed them about him, the family was shocked to know that he is in a Pakistani jail.  However, ...
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Subedar Abdul Sattar attains martyrdom in the holy month of Ramzan 24.5.2018 General News
A Subedar in the Indian Army took his last breath on Sunday, attaining martyrdom during the holy month of Ramzan, after he had sustained burn injuries to around 50 percent of his body while trying to prevent a weapons cache from getting razed by a fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez.Subedar Abdul Sattar belonged to 13th Batallion of the Grenadier Regiment.On May 12 the fire started in the camp of the unit where Sattar, was posted. Within minutes, the whole store of the unit was engulfed in fire, and once he saw it, there was no second choice but to fight.He plunged into the inferno and managed to pull out the ammunition and weapons, but in the process sustained burn injuries, and was immediately rushed for medical treatment.Major General Dilawar Singh (Retd), while speaking to ANI said that the training and ethos of the Armed Forces motivates a soldier to accomplish extraordinary feats and to rise above the boundaries of religion and caste."A soldier serves the country and the ...
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Helipads set up for e-way opening 24.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Completed in two years, it will help decongest Delhi traffic
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Siren to be sounded before a bolt of lightning strikes 24.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Stage set to launch project in 600 villages, says RTG CEO
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Postal services hit as staff skip duty for the second consecutive day 24.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
‘Regular employees and Grameen Dak Sevaks being pitted against each other’
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BharatNet, National Knowledge Network to help IMD make accurate weather forecast 23.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The two ambitious broadband projects of the government -- BharatNet and National Knowledge Network (NKN) -- once completed will enable the country's weather department to make long term predictions and boost accuracy of the weather forecast. While BharatNet is part of the telecom ministry, NKN is under the purview of ministry of IT and electronics. The ministries are in discussions with IMD (India Meteorological Department) to use the high-speed broadband network at village/panchayat level which can improve the accuracy of the data collected manifold, a senior government functionary told DNA Money. The plan is to install observatories in all districts and panchayats, which will enable IMD to gather accurate data at the ground level. The information will be critical keeping in mind the impact of global warming and other environmental changes. It will also improve weather predictions of various issues, including drought, monsoon and others which can go a long way in helping agricultural economy. NKN ...
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Major Gogoi, who used civilian as human shield, detained by J-K police 23.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
According to a police official, an altercation broke out at a hotel where he allegedly wanted to enter with an 18-year-old woman.
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Telecom subscriber base again crosses 1.2 bn mark in March 23.5.2018 General News
Telecom subscriber base in the country again crossed 1.2 billion mark, with mobile service companies recording a net addition of over 26 million customers in March, according to monthly subscriber report of telecom regulator Trai released today. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,179.83 million at the end of February 2018 to 1,206.22 million at the end of March 2018, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 2.24 per cent," the report said. The overall tele-density in the country reached to 92.84 with urban tele-density of 165.90 and rural tele-density at 59.05 at the end of March. The Indian telecom industry's subscriber base had for the first time breached 1.2 billion mark in May 2017 but slipped below it in November 2017. The net addition trend shows that March was a competitive month for mobile segment with Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel reducing their gap significantly with Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio led the market with a net addition of 9.42 million, .
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Conrad rubbishes claims of Mukul returning as CM 23.5.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 23: Rubbishing recent claims made by the Congress party that former Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma will be returning to power, the incumbent Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has questioned whether the Congress party will bring in MLAs from Karnataka to achieve this.
It may be noted here that All India Mahila Congress president and MP Susmita Deb had claimed that opposition leader, Dr. Sangma will become the Chief Minister and in reaction to this, Conrad had said, “Congress MP Susmita Deb who was here (Joyfur) said that Mukul Sangma will become Chief Minister. I fail to understand from where they will get MLAs and the required numbers to form the Government. Are they thinking of getting MLAs from Karnataka?”

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PM Modi To Inaugurate Eastern Peripheral Expressway On Sunday 23.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressway, also known as Eastern Peripheral Expressway, on May 27.
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Council polls: counting in Osmanabad-Beed-Latur seat deferred 23.5.2018 General News
Counting of votes for the Osmanabad-Beed-Latur local bodies seat in the Maharashtra Legislative Council will not be take place tomorrow, state election officials said this evening. Counting for six seats where biennial elections to the state's Upper House took place on May 21 is slated for tomorrow. However, the Election Commission of India (ECI) today deferred the counting for the Osmanabad-Beed-Latur constituency. A letter by ECI secretary Sumar Kumar Das to the chief electoral officer, Maharashtra said the commission had decided to defer the counting precess following "reports received from returning officer for the seat in respect of peaceful completion of poll". The Osmanabad-Beed-Latur seat saw a contest between Suresh Dhas of the BJP and Ashok Jagdale, an independent supported by the NCP and Congress. The NCP had fielded Ramesh Karad, a former BJP worker and a close associate of state Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde. The party found itself in a fix when .
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PM to inaugurate Eastern Peripheral Expressway on May 27 23.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressway, also known as Eastern Peripheral Expressway, on May 27. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the District Sports stadium of Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, a Haryana government release said here today. Before the inauguration of KGP Expressway, the Prime Minister would inaugurate the Digital Art Gallery of National Highway Authoritys of India (NHAI) at the toll plaza in Jakhauli village in district Sonipat. Regarding preparations for the arrival of the Prime Minister, the release said that helipads have been set up on KGP Expressway only. "The construction of KGP expressway would relieve Delhi from traffic congestion. This project had been completed in a record time of two years at the cost of Rs 5,763 crore. It is the country's first Axis Control Highway and the vehicles would have to pay toll equivalent to their travel," it said. At every 500 metres, arrangement of rain water harvesting has been ...
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Adani Group to provide customised solutions to entrepreneurs 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 23 (ANI): The Adani Group has invested Rs. 500 cr in Adani Capital, it's financial arm, in a bid to offer customised solutions to new entrepreneurs.
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Civic body has no money for salaries, but gives land to builder for free: AAP 23.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday accused a BJP-led civic body of giving away 95 acre of land in north Delhi worth over Rs 15,000 crore for free to a builder even while the local body doesn't have money to pay salaries.
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As Pakistani Shell Hit Their Home, 10-Year-Old Ran To His Mother. Killed 23.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A 10-year-old boy was among five civilians killed today as Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again, firing long-range mortars that hit residential areas near the international border in Jammu region....
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How PM Modi can fulfill his pledge of doubling farmers' income by 2022 23.5.2018 Top Stories
The NITI Aayog's proposals could be sent to the Indian cabinet before September for a decision so that a selected program could be implemented before the harvesting of monsoon-sown crops from October
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Postal staff strike work 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Urging the Union Government to implement the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee and also regularize the job of Gram Dak Sevaks (GDS), membe
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Kids bear brunt of Pak hostility: 10-yr-old killed, 2-yr-old battles injuries 23.5.2018 Rediff: News
The state has witnessed a spurt in Pakistani shelling and firing along the IB and the Line of Control. Over 700 such incidents were reported this year, which have left more than 44 people, including 18 security personnel, dead and scores injured.
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Telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 per cent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday.
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