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NLCIL donates ₹6.79 cr. towards cyclone relief

NLCIL donates ₹6.79 cr. towards cyclone relief

Contribution includes a day’s salary of employees Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd. (NLCIL) handed over a cheque for ₹6.79 crore to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami towards relief and restoration in districts hit by Cyclone Gaja. The donation, which included a day’s salary contributed by NLCIL employees, will go to …

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Gaja report for Karaikal to be submitted in a week

Central team gives credit to Puducherry govt. for preventing loss of lives Daniel E. Richard, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and head of the seven-member Inter-ministerial Central team, said that the team would be submitting its report on the extent of damage caused by Cyclone Gaja in the Karaikal region within a week. Addressing reporters at the Chief Secretariat here on Tuesday, he said the Puducherry government had acted immediately ensuring that there was no loss of life. Though there has been loss of infrastructure and vegetation, saving human lives was more important and the government had swung into action immediately, he said. Memorandum Mr. Richard said a memorandum on the damage caused by the cyclonic storm was handed over to the team by the Chief Minister. He said the team visited the affected areas in Karaikal on Monday, to survey the aftermath of Gaja on crops, embankments, trees, small huts and other infrastructure. “We have sought a few more details from the government. Once it is made available we will compile and send a report to the Centre,” he said. Earlier, the team held discussions with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, Ministers A. Namassivayam, R. Kamalakannan and Chief Secretary Ashwani Kumar who briefed them about the situation in Karaikal. First-hand accounts The team interacted with the affected people in Pattinacherry, T.R. Pattinam, Neravy and Tirunallar and got first-hand accounts. It collected particulars on the extent of compensation that would be needed to take up repair work. The Puducherry government has sought an assistance of ₹187 crore from the Centre towards relief for the Karaikal region.

Central team gives credit to Puducherry govt. for preventing loss of lives Daniel E. Richard, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and head of the seven-member Inter-ministerial Central team, said that the team would be submitting its report on the extent of damage caused by Cyclone Gaja in the Karaikal …

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NGT forms joint committee to formulate scrapping policy

NGT forms joint committee to formulate scrapping policy

Reports had highlighted absence of a policy to deal with old vehicles in Delhi The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a joint committee comprising officials from the Delhi government and Centre to prepare a scrapping policy for the Capital, following reports that highlighted absence of a policy to deal with old …

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JNU cutting down on academic expenditure, alleges JNUTA

JNU cutting down on academic expenditure, alleges JNUTA

‘While library was allotted ₹1.7 crore for 2018, ₹17.37 crore was allotted for security’ The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) on Wednesday alleged that facts on paper sourced from the administration’s financial reports show a dip in the average academic expenditure in proportion to the total expenditure — down to 6.65% …

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Dilli Chalo: farmers pour into Capital to prepare for Parliament march

Dilli Chalo: farmers pour into Capital to prepare for Parliament march

Demand special session of Parliament; organisers hope to draw in several thousand students, artists and middle-class urban professionals Thousands of farmers from across the country will assemble at Ramlila Maidan here on Thursday, and then march towards Parliament the next day. They are petitioning the President to call for a …

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US seeks transparency on Chinese debt on Pakistan

US seeks transparency on Chinese debt on Pakistan

“The IMF team just came back from Pakistan. One of the things we’re pushing hard for is full transparency of the debt,” Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing. The United States is seeking transparency of the Chinese debt on Pakistan,which has reached …

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Trump says Manafort pardon ‘not off the table’: interview

Trump says Manafort pardon ‘not off the table’: interview

Mr. Trump has been vocal in his support for Mr. Manafort, lauding him as a “very good person” during the Virginia trial. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had not ruled out granting a pardon to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has pleaded guilty to a …

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Mehbooba raises J&K Bank PSU issue with Arun Jaitley

Mehbooba raises J&K Bank PSU issue with Arun Jaitley

Says Union Finance Minister assured her of re-examining the matter Protests over Governor Satya Pal Malik’s recent decision to declare J&K Bank as a public sector undertaking gained political momentum on Wednesday with former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti raising the issue with Union Finance Minister …

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Naveed Jatt, suspect in Shujaat Bukhari killing, another militant shot dead in Budgam encounter

Naveed Jatt, suspect in Shujaat Bukhari killing, another militant shot dead in Budgam encounter

LeT leader, associate die in gunfight Naveed Jatt, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Pakistan-origin commander and a suspect in the assassination of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, was killed along with his associate in central Kashmir’s Budgam on Wednesday. “Jatt’s killing is a big success. He was a prime suspect in Bukhari’s assassination and behind atrocities against civilians,” …

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