DEERIKA launches Deerika mobile app and Deerika plus membership program for customers \
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DEERIKA launches Deerika mobile app and Deerika plus membership program for customers

21-Jul-2022
New Delhi [India] July 21 (ANI/NewsVoir): In a bid to aggressively scale up its Omni-channel retail business, DEERIKA - the one-stop retail hypermarket, announces the launch of Deerika App in Gurugram and the all-new Deerika plus membership program for customers, which started in April 2022.
21-Jul-2022 Business
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Floods triggered by cloudburst in Godavari region a ‘foreign conspiracy’: Telangana CM KCR \
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Floods triggered by cloudburst in Godavari region a ‘foreign conspiracy’: Telangana CM KCR

17-Jul-2022
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 17 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday said that the floods in the state's Godavari region were triggered by the cloudburst which is suspected to be a "foreign conspiracy".
17-Jul-2022 National
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Maha Father-son duo get life sentence for murder \
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Maha Father-son duo get life sentence for murder

26-Apr-2022
Thane Apr 26 PTI A court in Maharashtras Thane district has sentenced a 64-year-old man and his son to imprisonment for life for murdering the latters wife District and sessions judge K D Jadhav found Hari Nama Kavate and his son Malu 32 guilty of the offence registered under section 302 murder of the IPC and sentenced them to imprisonment for life and imposed a fine of Rs 2000 on them The order was passed on April 19 and the copy was made available on Tuesday Additional public prosecutors Rachana Bhoir and Kadmbini Khandagale informed the court that Malu Kavate had married the victim Lalita on April 12 2014 and in a couple of months the accused started harassing her and suspected her character Following the harassment the victim returned to her parents house only to be taken back to her in-laws place on October 18 2014 However two days later the victim was found dead in her in-laws house with multiple injuries the prosecution said The Kavates were subsequently booked for murder In his order the judge said The alleged incident took place due to greater degree of provocation arising out of lust The accused are not habitual criminals Though the deceased was in the trusteeship of the accused and the accused was in the dominant position while causing the incident the mitigating circumstances are more than aggravating circumstances The court also directed the superintendent of the district court at Kalyan to file a complaint under section 195 of the CrPC against witnesses Damu Zendu Bhala Rajashri Kishore Kavate and Vishnu Malu Mengal who turned hostile for perjury punishable under section 193 of the IPC PTI COR ARU ARU
26-Apr-2022 National
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UP Cabinet raises honorarium of mid-day meal cooks \
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UP Cabinet raises honorarium of mid-day meal cooks

26-Apr-2022
Lucknow Apr 26 PTI The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday approved a proposal to raise the honorarium of part-time instructors and cooks posted in the states Basic Education Department The government took the decision in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath In its meeting the Cabinet approved raising the Rs 7000 honorarium of around 27555 part-time instructors to Rs 9000 per month Minister of State for Basic Education Sandeep Singh told reporters after the Cabinet meeting Apart from this a proposal to increase the honorarium of 377520 cooks engaged for preparing food under the mid-day meal scheme from Rs 1500 to Rs 2000 in schools Singh said The Cabinet also approved a proposal to give an extra sum of Rs 500 per year to all women cooks he said About another decision states Industries Minister Nand Gopal Nandi said the Cabinet also okayed a tender for operating the toll plazas and collecting tolls on the Purvanchal Expressway besides deploying six ambulances and 12 patrol vans manned by the requisite number of personnel He said the tender was invited earlier and against the reserved price of Rs 200 crore it was given at Rs 222 crore Asked when the toll tax collection would start on the expressway Nandi said the Cabinet has approved the tender today itself after which its contract will be readied The process of recovery of toll will be started as soon as possible he added Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said a total of nine resolutions were passed in the Cabinet meeting today Referring to another decision Khanna said Uttar Pradesh will now produce about 10 lakh litres of HPLC liquid in the state It is a type of ethanol used in chemical laboratories Till now the state government used to import it from China he added PTI SLM SAB RAX RAX
26-Apr-2022 National
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Fake currency notes with face value of Rs 572 lakh seized two arrested \
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Fake currency notes with face value of Rs 572 lakh seized two arrested

24-Apr-2022
Agartala Apr 24 PTI Police arrested two persons in Tripuras Khowai district after fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 572 lakh were seized from their possession on Sunday an officer said Based on intelligence inputs about movement of two bike-borne men with forged notes a police team led by Sub-Divisional Police Officer SDPO Teliamura Sonacharan Jamatia started checking vehicles to intercept them Sensing trouble two men identified as Bajirai Reang 31 and Rakesh Malsom 32 of Taidu area of the same district tried to abandon their bike near Karoilong petrol pump but policemen on duty apprehended them before they could flee They were taken to Teliamura police station for interrogation said the officer During search forged Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 572 lakh were seized from the bike he said The fake currency note was in Rs 2000 and Rs 500 denomination Both of them have been arrested the officer added PTI PS RG RG
24-Apr-2022 National
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Delhi Metro services with full passenger capacity resumes as DDMA lifts Covid curbs \
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Delhi Metro services with full passenger capacity resumes as DDMA lifts Covid curbs

28-Feb-2022
New Delhi Feb 28 PTI Delhi Metro services with full passenger capacity resumed on Monday as authorities lifted all curbs following improvement in the Covid situation in the cityThe Delhi Disaster Management Authority DDMA had on Friday decided to withdraw all Covid restrictions from Monday reduce the fine for not wearing masks from Rs 2000 to Rs 500 and resume physical classes in schools from April 1Delhi Metro services have resumed today without any restrictions on passenger occupancy after a long time the DMRC said in a statementDMRC expresses its thanks and gratitude to its passengers for following the protocols during the pandemic Indeed without your cooperation we could not have operated the metro despite the constraints posed by the pandemic it saidIn a tweet the urban transporter said that in the days ahead the Delhi Metro shall continue to try its best to provide a safe and comfortable journeyHowever let us remember that Covid is not over yet In order to ensure a safe journey let us follow all necessary protocols such as wearing of masks adequate social distancing and frequent hand sanitisation it tweetedThe DMRC said it shall also continue to maintain the highest level of hygiene and cleanliness for passengersTrains and stations are being frequently sanitised and all guidelines shall be stringently followed it addedThe DMRC network currently spans 392 km with 286stations including the NoidaGreater Noida Metro Corridor and the Rapid Metro in Gurgaon PTI KND NSD NSD
28-Feb-2022 National
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Restrictions lifted Delhi Metro to allow standing passengers from Monday \
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Restrictions lifted Delhi Metro to allow standing passengers from Monday

27-Feb-2022
New Delhi Feb 26 PTI With lifting of all restrictions by authorities after fall in Covid cases from Monday onwards Delhi Metro will allow passengers in standing position in trains On Friday the Delhi Disaster Management Authority DDMA chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal decided to withdraw all restrictions from Monday reduce the fine for not wearing masks from Rs 2000 to Rs 500 and resume physical classes in Delhi schools from April 1 In view of the latest guidelines issued by the DDMA on Covid management announcing lifting of all prohibitions or restrictions imposed earlier Delhi Metro services will now be available with revised norms from Monday the DMRC said Passengers will be allowed to travel in the metro without any restrictions ie they can travel in both standing and sitting manner it said All gates of metro stations will remain open to facilitate passenger entry throughout the day Regulation of passenger entry through limited number of gates stands dispensed with from Monday the DMRC added However passengers are advised to keep following Covid-appropriate behaviours ie wearing of face mask or cover maintaining of social distancing etc for their own and everyone elses safety and well being it said PTI KND RCJ RCJ
27-Feb-2022 National
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All Covid curbs to be lifted in Delhi from Monday physical classes to start in schools from Apr 1 \
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All Covid curbs to be lifted in Delhi from Monday physical classes to start in schools from Apr 1

25-Feb-2022
New Delhi Feb 25 PTI Amid a decline in Covid cases the DDMA on Friday decided to withdraw all curbs including night curfew from February 28 reduce the fine for not wearing masks from Rs 2000 to Rs 500 and restart physical classes in Delhi schools from April 1The decisions were taken during a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority DDMA on Friday which was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with experts and other officials After detailed discussions with experts in view of the decline in COVID positive cases and hospitalisation it was decided to remove all COVID-19 related restrictions in Delhi from February 28 2022 Monday while adhering to the guidelines issued by the Govt of India and ensuring observance of COVID-Appropriate Behaviour including wearing of masks maintaining social distancing Baijal tweeted after the meetingHe reiterated that all agencies should continue to remain vigilant without lowering the guardThe restrictions were were put in place in December last year after the Covid cases had started increasing rapidly in the capitalKejriwal said the DDMA has withdrawn all restrictions as the situation has improved and people were facing hardships due to loss of jobsSchools to function fully offline from 1 Apr Fines for not wearing masks reduced to Rs 500 All shud continue following Covid Appropriate Behaviour Govt will keep strict watch Kejriwal tweetedDelhi on Thursday reported 556 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 110 per cent and six deaths due to the infection according to data shared by the health departmentEmphasis was also laid during the meeting on following the precautions as well as vaccination Special emphasis was laid on ensuring systematic surveillance and greater outreach to achieve 100 vaccination coverage of targeted populationIt was further decided to reduce the amount of fine for not wearing masks from Rs 2000 to Rs 500 the LG said in another tweetWith COVID-19 cases declining sharply and positivity rate going below one percent traders and political parties had asked the DDMA to lift the remaining curbsThe DDMA during its meeting on February 4 had allowed several relaxations including reopening of schools and colleges The schools were allowed to function in mixed online-offline modeWeekend curfew was done away with but the timing of imposition of night curfew was extended to 11 PM instead of 10 PM to 5 AMHowever several restrictions including permitting only one weekly market in a municipal zone were not relaxedCap of 200 persons at weddings as well funeral-related gatherings and ban on entry of visitors at religious places were also continued A detailed order on relaxations permitted by the DDMA is expected to be issued later on PTI AKM VIT TDS TDS
25-Feb-2022 National
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PM asks pvt industry to cut edible oil imports provide offtake assurance to farmers for produce \
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PM asks pvt industry to cut edible oil imports provide offtake assurance to farmers for produce

24-Feb-2022
New Delhi Feb 24 PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nudged private corporates to shun imports and buy oilseeds produced locally by providing offtake assurance to farmers creating a win-win situation for both India he said is looking to jack up edible oil production by about 50 per cent in the next 3-4 years Modi said there is a huge potential to expand cultivation of palm oil under the National Mission on Edible Oil Addressing a webinar on the positive impact of the Union Budget 2022 on the agriculture sector the Prime Minister said investors should come forward to promote crop diversification Citing examples of oilseeds and pulses Modi said There is a huge demand for these pulses and oilseeds in our country The corproate world should come forward There is an assured market for you corporates What is the need for import The businesses the Prime Minister said can tell in advance to farmers about how much quantities of pulses and oilseeds they would purchase He noted that the agriculture insurance system already provides protection against crop losses The Prime Minister further stressed on the need to study Indias food requirement We all need to work together to ensure that whatever food items we need they get produced in India only he said The government has set a target to increase domestic production of edible oil by 50 per cent in the next 3-4 years Modi said and emphasised on achieving the target within time A programme to increase oil palm cultivation has already been launched he added It is to be noted that India imports 60-65 per cent of its edible oil requirement As per industry data the countrys edible oil import bill shot up to Rs 117 lakh crore in 2020-21 oil year ending October 2021 compared to nearly Rs 72000 crore in the previous year due to rise in global prices Modi also exhorted Indian business houses to help in branding and promotion of Indian millets core cereals which have high nutritional value Year 2023 has been declared as International Year of Millets He also talked about a huge opportunity for the corporate world in the field of nano-fertiliser which is going to be a game changer as well as food processing and ethanol manufacturing Modi also called on startups and private investors to create a pan-India network of soil testing labs He said there is a need to create awareness among farmers about the importance of regular soil testing of their farm land The Union Budget 2022-23 he said focuses on making Indian agriculture modern and smart He noted that artificial intelligence AI is going to completely change agriculture and trade related to farming in the 21st century Modi said the governments objective is to increase farmers income reduce input cost and provide modern facilities to farmers He also asked corporates to create a system where all agricultural equipment could be provided to farmers on rent The Prime Minister also asked agriculture universities and farm scientists to make efforts to create awareness about natural and organic farming Modi highlighted that in the last seven years his government has initiated many new systems and improved the old ones for the entire agriculture value chain from seed to market He said the agriculture budget has increased manifold in just six years and farm loans have also been increased by 25 times in seven years The Prime Minister said the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme has become a strong support for the small farmers of the country Under the scheme almost Rs 175 lakh crore has been given to 11 crore farmers The Centre provides Rs 6000 annually to farmers in three equal installments under this scheme During the difficult period of the pandemic he noted that 3 crore farmers were given Kisan Credit Cards KCC as part of the special drive Micro irrigation network has also been strengthened to the great benefit of the small farmers the Prime Minister said Due to these governments efforts Modi said farmers have produced record foodgrains and added that new records have been created in MSP purchases too Stating that the government is also encouraging organic farming the Prime Minister said that the market for organic products has reached Rs 11000 crore with exports rising to more than Rs 7000 crore from Rs 2000 crore six years ago The Prime Minister asked for leveraging increasing awareness for an environmentally friendly lifestyle and resulting market for natural and organic products Referring to the Budget he said it focuses on making Indian agriculture modern and smart and elaborated on the seven ways in which the Budget proposes to achieve this These include promoting natural farming along the Ganges ensuring modern technology in agriculture and horticulture and new logistics arrangements for the transportation of agricultural products The focus will be on better organisation of agri-waste management and increasing farmers income through waste to energy solutions he added The budget also stresses that agri research and education syllabus will be updated as per demands of modern times with regard to skill development and human resource development Emphasising innovations in the irrigation field the Prime Minister underlined the governments focus on per drop more crop He said there are many possibilities for the corporate world in this too Modi noted that artificial intelligence AI is going to completely change the agriculture sector and trade related to agriculture in the 21st century Increasing use of drones in farming is part of this change Drone technology will be available on a scale only when we promote agri-startups In the last 3-4 years more than 700 agri startups have been created in the country he added He also spoke about the need for better post-harvest management and boosting the level of food processing The Prime Minister emphasised on better management of agri-residue parali For this some new measures have been taken in this budget due to which carbon emission will be reduced and farmers will also get income he said The Prime Minister also touched upon the potential in the field of ethanol where the government is moving ahead with a goal of 20 per cent blending The blending has reached near 8 per cent compared to 1-2 per cent in 2014 he informed Talking about the role of the cooperative sector he said Indias cooperative sector is very vibrant and needs to be turned into a successful business enterprisePTI MJH NKD ANZ MKJ MKJ
24-Feb-2022 National
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Gehlot presents agri Budget proposes Rs 5K cr for CM Krishak Saathi Yojana \
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Gehlot presents agri Budget proposes Rs 5K cr for CM Krishak Saathi Yojana

23-Feb-2022
Jaipur Feb 23 PTI Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday presented his first agriculture Budget proposing Rs 5000 crore for the CM Krishak Saathi Yojana to implement 11 schemes on a mission mode Last year the state government had proposed Rs 2000 crore under the scheme which has been increased to Rs 5000 crore in the Budget 2022-23 It is our aim to strengthen the financial situation of farmers and make Rajasthan stand among top states in the agriculture sector in the next five years In last years Budget I had announced Rs 2000 crore under the CM Krishak Saathi Yojana which I propose to increase to Rs 5000 crore Gehlot said The missions include Rajasthan Micro Irrigation Mission Rajasthan Organic Farming Mission Rajasthan Seed Production and Distribution Mission Rajasthan Millets Promotion Mission Rajasthan Protected Cultivation Mission Rajasthan Horticulture Development Mission Rajasthan Crop Protection Mission Rajasthan Land Fertility Mission Rajasthan Agricultural Labourers Empowerment Mission Rajasthan Agri-Tech Mission and Rajasthan Food Processing Mission Under the Rajasthan Micro Irrigation Mission five lakh farmers will be benefited with a proposed budget of Rs 2700 crore A centre of excellence for micro irrigation will be set up Among the other major missions are the Rajasthan Organic Farming Mission for which Rs 600 crore has been proposed to benefit four lakh farmers in the next three years A total of Rs 100 crore has been proposed for the Rajasthan Millets Promotion Mission Rs 400 crore grant will be given to 25000 farmers in the next two years under the Rajasthan Protected Cultivation Mission The chief minister announced 60 per cent subsidy to one lakh farmers on installation of solar pump sets with an expenditure of Rs 5000 crore The government will also clear pending 338 lakh electricity connections to the farmers at a cost of Rs 6700 crore Gehlot in his budget speech said interest-free crop loans amounting Rs 20000 crore will be distributed and five lakh new farmers will be included for which Rs 650 crore interest subsidy will be spent In the next three years Rs 14860 crore will be spent under the Rajasthan Irrigation Restructuring Programme for supply of water This includes developing 37 solar energy-based micro irrigation projects costing Rs 550 crore various works amounting Rs 9600 crore under the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project ERCP Rs 600 crore for renovation and repair of distributaries and Rs 2600 crore for water harvesting and conservation The state government also proposed to set up 11 mini food parks in districts at a cost of Rs 220 crore besides setting up phyto-sanitary labs in Kota and Jodhpur PTI AG HRS hrs
23-Feb-2022 National
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