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I told them 'target terrorism', they targetted me: PM Modi's big charge at Congress

We told them 'target terrorism', they aimed at Modi: PM's big charge at Congress, Sonia Gandhi

Campaigning in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of shielding terrorists when it was in the power in the Centre. Addressing a public meeting in Kheda, PM Modi said Gujarat has borne the brunt of terrorism for ages. Gujarat always wanted to end terrorism; the BJP government in Gujarat cracked down on the sleeper cells of terrorists. In his attack, PM Modi, however, did not take Sonia Gandhi's name.

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Properties acquired by a gangster in name of wife can be attached Gangsters Act: Allahabad HC

The court upheld the property attachment order against Meena Devi, wife of alleged gangster Rajendra Yadav, stating that the properties were acquired through criminal activities. Meena Devi's appeal was dismissed as the district magistrate had sufficient evidence to believe the properties were obtained illegally. Despite her denial of involvement in criminal activities, the court found her unable to prove the legitimacy of the properties.

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Rajnath to witness twin aircraft carrier operations on 1st day of naval commanders' conclave

The biannual naval commanders' conference will feature combat demonstrations by INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya, discussions on China's military activities in the Indian Ocean, and Houthi attacks in the Red Sea. Top military officials will strategize on enhancing tri-service cooperation and readiness to defend national interests. The conference aims to address evolving security challenges in the region.

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Primary school dropout rates rising every year in Assam: Eco Survey

The Economic Survey, Assam for 2023-24 highlighted a rise in the average annual dropout rate in lower primary schools to 8.49% in 2022-23 from 6.02% in 2021-22. The survey also mentioned a 10.33% dropout rate in upper primary schools. Despite this, the gross enrolment ratio has been increasing, with 109.8% in elementary schools and 74.5% in secondary schools during 2021-22. The report emphasized the importance of education for social and fiscal development.

The ministers will also launch the Ayush-ICMR Advanced Centre for Five Integrative Health Research (AI-ACIHR) at four selected AIIMS. (Representational Image)

Union ayush, health ministers to announce multi-centre clinical trial on anaemia

The CCRAS and ICMR are starting a clinical trial on Punarnavadi Mandura and Drakshavaleha for treating anaemia in non-pregnant women. Ministers will announce the trial and launch the Ayush-ICMR Advanced Centre at selected AIIMS. They will also introduce Indian public health standards for ayush healthcare facilities and attend the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth convocation. The standards aim to improve ayush healthcare services nationwide.

PM Modi with his council of ministers.

PM Modi brainstorms in 'Viksit Bharat 2047' session with council of ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to discuss the vision document for "Viksit Bharat: 2047" and a detailed action plan for the next five years. The agenda included a 100-day plan for immediate steps after the new government is formed. The roadmap involved extensive consultations with various stakeholders and ministries, with goals focused on economic growth, SDGs, ease of living, infrastructure, and social welfare.

The average MPCE at 2011-12 prices (with imputation) increased to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,544 in 2022-23 from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,630 in 2011-12 in urban areas. (HT File Photo for representation)

Spending on paan, tobacco, intoxicants increased in last decade: Report

A recent survey revealed an increase in household spending on paan, tobacco, and intoxicants over the past decade, with rural and urban areas seeing a rise. The study also noted a decrease in spending on education. Additionally, expenditures on beverages, processed food, and conveyance have increased. The survey, conducted by the National Sample Survey Office, analyzed Monthly Per Capita Consumption Expenditure data from over 2,60,000 households nationwide.

Over 50 passengers were injured after multiple coaches of two passenger trains derailed following a collision in Vizianagaram district,

'Driver was watching cricket on phone': Railway minister on Andhra train collision

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed that the recent train collision in Andhra Pradesh, which resulted in 14 deaths, was caused by the driver and assistant driver watching a cricket match on their phones. The accident occurred when the Rayagada Passenger train rear-ended the Visakhapatnam Palasa train. Vaishnaw emphasized the need for new safety measures to prevent distractions and ensure focus on running the train. The driver and assistant driver of the Rayagada train were found responsible for the collision.

 Twenty-five private sector specialists will soon be joining key posts in the Centre as part of the Modi government's ambitious plan to infuse such talents to further improve ease of governance

Modi govt's fresh lateral entry push to improve ease of governance. What we know?

Twenty-five private sector specialists are set to join key positions in the Centre as part of the Modi government's initiative to enhance governance. The latest appointments include three joint secretaries and 22 directors/deputy secretaries in various central government departments. This move aims to bring fresh talent and perspectives to policymaking through the lateral entry scheme launched in 2018.

Former Uttar Pradesh governor Aziz Qureshi. (File Photo)

Veteran Congress leader and ex-UP Governor Aziz Qureshi dies. He was 83

Former Uttar Pradesh Governor and senior Congress leader Aziz Qureshi, 83, passed away in a Bhopal hospital after a prolonged illness. Qureshi had also served as the governor of Uttarakhand and Mizoram. He was a former MLA and Lok Sabha member. His last rites will be performed later today.

Commandos stand guard with a group of detained pirates after the Indian Navy freed a hijacked fishing vessel. (AP)

India expects piracy attacks to rise, stretching Navy resources

Attacks on commercial shipping in the Arabian and Red Sea by pirates and Iran-backed Houthi rebels are straining the Indian Navy, which has deployed warships to tackle piracy. Despite a drop in piracy attempts, ongoing operations are challenging due to limited resources. The Navy is enhancing anti-piracy capabilities as Somali pirates exploit regional instability. India depends on seaborne imports for 88% of its oil demand, making maritime security crucial.

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Murmu says peace, harmony essential for human existence

President Droupadi Murmu emphasized peace and harmony at Utkal University's convocation, urging students to embody qualities like modesty and compassion. She highlighted the importance of education in one's mother tongue and praised the university's contributions to education. Notable individuals were honored, and students were recognized for academic excellence and contributions to the university community.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

Caste census report submitted to Karnataka govt, sparks debate within Congress

The highly anticipated Socio-Economic and Education Survey report, referred to as the "caste census," was submitted to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah by the State Commission for Backward Classes Chairman K Jayaprakash Hegde. The Congress is divided over the report, with objections raised by certain sections of society. The report, based on data collected in 2014-15, faces criticism from dominant communities like Vokkaligas and Lingayats. The survey's findings are expected to be a contentious issue with demands for transparency.

Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan. (File Photo)

President withholds nod to 3 bills including one replacing Kerala Governor as Chancellor

President Droupadi Murmu has withheld assent to three university bills passed by the state legislature, including one aimed at removing Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan as Chancellor. The President approved the Kerala Lok Ayukta Bill. The decision on the other three bills is pending. Governor Khan had referred these bills to the President for consideration.

"A passenger was found on track, due to which services have been delayed," an official said, adding more details are awaited. (HT Photo/File)

Delhi metro services on Yellow Line delayed after passenger found on track

Services on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line were delayed due to a passenger on the tracks, causing disruptions for commuters. The incident occurred at Guru Dronacharya Metro Station, leading to delays during peak hours.

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HP: BJP approaches Governor amid threat of members' 'suspension' from assembly

BJP seeks Governor's intervention amid fears of MLAs suspension or disqualification after Rajya Sabha election in Himachal Pradesh. Leader of Opposition demands CM's resignation. BJP alleges Congress threatened members over cross-voting. Speaker refused division of votes in budget session. BJP's Harsh Mahajan wins Rajya Sabha seat in tie-breaker against Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

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