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Gadkari says corrupt road contractors will be bulldozed, sparks row
BETUL, May 19 (Agencies): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has courted a controversy for saying that corrupt road contractors will be bulldozed. The veteran BJP leader made these remarks in Betul district in Madhya Pradesh while warning the road contractors that they will be put before bulldozers instead of crushed stones if they indulge in corruption. Gadkari said this while addressing a gathering of tendu leaves collectors and unorganised labourers here. "kaam theek se ho raha hai, nahi ho raha hai yeh thekedaaron ko dekhna hai. Maine unko ko bataake rakha hai ki agar kaam (road construction) theek se nahi hua toh main mitti ki jagah aapko daal dunga (The contractors have to see whether the roadworks are happening properly or not. I have told them that if ...
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IMD predicts monsoon to hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of schedule
NEW DELHI, May 19 (Agencies): Monsoon rains are set to arrive in India, with Kerala receiving the first showers on May 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. India is set to get a normal monsoon this year, with average rainfall likely to be 97 per cent -- essential for the economy. The southwest monsoon will mark the beginning of the rainy season. As it progresses northward, the heat marred region will experience relief from scorching summer, Met said. "The southwest monsoon is expected to set in over Kerala on May 29 with a model error of plus-minus four days," IMD said. In 2017, the average seasonal rainfall over northwest India was 95 per cent, in central India 106 per cent, in southern peninsula 92 per cent and in northeast India 89 per cent. Over 50 percen...
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HAL ready to supply 40 more Sukhoi Su 30-MKI fighters to IAF
NEW DELHHI, May 18 (Agencies): Indian Air Force (IAF) has 272 twinjet multirole air superiority fighter Sukhoi Su-30MKI in service. The Su-30MKI is IAF's most lethal aircraft and more than a match for any fighter in service with its adversaries. The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), which was building the Su-30MKI under licence from Russia's Sukhoi, is on the verge of delivering the last of the fighter jets to the IAF. But the aviation company is planning to supply 40 more Su-30MKIs to the IAF and will send its proposal to the Ministry of Defence soon. According to a report in the Business Standard, HAL Chairman T Suvarna Raju will offer 40 Su-30MKI at Rs 425 crore each. "We will offer a very competitive price. Since 2010, we have been delivering the Su-30 at Rs 4.25 billion. We can deli...
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India's nuclear submarine INS Arihant fully operational with N-tipped K-15 missiles
NEW DELHI, May 17 (Agencies): India has bolstered its second strike capability by operationalising submarine-launched nuclear and conventional missiles which can hit targets over 700 kilometres away. Only four other countries - United States of America (USA), Russia, China and France - have such a strategic capability at present. But with Indian Navy's nuclear submarine INS Arihant getting the K-15 Sagarika (B05) nuclear-tipped missiles in its arsenal, the country has joined a select club. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the formal announcement about the same during the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) award ceremony in New Delhi on Monday. Sitharaman felicitated the two scientists A Joseph and M Ugender Reddy, who headed the team that developed the Sagarika ...
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IMD issues warning of thunderstorm and strong winds in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi for next three days
NEW DELHI, May 17 (Agencies): The weather department has warned of thunderstorm with rain over many places of Delhi and adjoining areas of Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Bawal, Kosli, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Sonipat, Ganaur, Nuh, Manesar, Palwal, Sohna, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida and Alwar. The weather department also said on Thursday that there is a probability of thunderstorm, strong winds and hailstorms in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Delhi and parts of North West India for three days. Dust storm in Rajasthan is also possible. - Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over Vidarbha. - Heavy rain at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Kerala and Lakshadweep. - Gale winds speed reaching 65­75 kmph gusting to...
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Karnataka's crorepati MLAs
Average assets up to Rs 34.59 cr, re-elected legislators' worth up by 90%
BANGALORE, May The average assets of Karnataka legislators rose from Rs 10.05 crore in 2008 to Rs 34.59 crore in 2018, said report released by the Karnataka Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Assets of re-elected MLAs have gone up by a whopping 90% between 2013 and 2018. Nearly 97 per cent, that is 215 newly-elected legislators, are crorepatis. This data was mined from the official affidavits of 221 out of 222 newly elected MLAs in the Karnataka 2018 Assembly Elections. Criminal Background A total of 77 MLAs or 35 per cent have declared criminal cases against themselves up from 34 per cent in 2013. While 54 legislators or 24 per cent have serious cases registered against them including cases related to attempt to murder, kidnapping etc. In 2013, just 39 or 17...
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Army finalises Rs 15,000-cr project, ammunition for weapons and tanks to be produced indigenously
NEW DELHI, May 13 (Agencies): After years of deliberations, the Army has finalised a mega Rs 15,000-crore project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously to overcome long delays in imports and address the problem of a dwindling stockpile. Official sources told PTI that 11 private firms would be involved in the ambitious project, the implementation of which is being monitored by the top brass of the Army and the Defence Ministry. The immediate aim of the closely guarded project - said to be the biggest ever initiative for the indigenisation of ammunition - is to create an inventory for all major weapons to enable the forces to fight a 30-day war while the long-term objective is to cut dependence on imports. "The overall cost of ...
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CBSE made these one-time changes in passing criteria for Class 10 students of current batch
NEW DELHI, May 13 (Agencies): CBSE made these one-time changes in passing criteria for Class 10 students of current batch It`s IAS vs IPS officers in Uttar Pradesh over new SHO transfer rule; Yogi`s intervention sought Bhojpuri cinema `hot cake` Anjana Singh to play `naagin` in Nagraj - Watch trailer Indian Army tests `Air Cavalry`, used by US in Vietnam war, in Rajasthan deserts Daily Horoscope: Find out what the stars have in store for you today - May 13, 2018 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to announce the results of the CBSE Class 10th exam on May 30. Earlier there were reports that the Class 10 results will be declared alongside CBSE Class 12 results 2018. The results will be announced on the board's official website -, The ...
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