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Delhi govt reduces VAT on diesel from 30% to 16.75%; fuel to now sell at Rs 73.64
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Delhi govt reduces VAT on diesel from 30% to 16.75%; fuel to now sell at Rs 73.64

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the move will help the National Capital's economy recover from the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic

Worked like slave for Congress, says ex-Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy; adds that most JD(S) workers not interested in future coalition
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Worked like slave for Congress, says ex-Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy; adds that most JD(S) workers not interested in future coalition

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said that he worked like a "slave" for its coalition partner. The 14-month-old Congress-JD(S) government fell after it lost the trust vote. The JD(S) leader said that his party leaders are not interested in a coalition with Congress in the future.

Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments
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Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted a high-powered committee of chief ministers for the transformation of agriculture and raising farmers' income. The nine-member committee, headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The committee will further suggest policy measures to boost agricultural export, raise growth in food processing and attract investments in modern market infrastructure, value chains and logistics, besides making other key suggestions.

Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha
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Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha

'If the project is allowed to be completed before the resolution of all the pending cases, it will cause permanent injury to the interest of the state of Odisha and its people', said Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in a letter to PM Narendra Modi. His letter comes in response to the Environment Ministry's decision to extend the construction of the Polavaram Multipurpose Project. Polavaram Project is an under-construction multi-purpose national project on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.

UP cabinet reshuffle 'on cards' says BJP; 3 ministers elected to Lok Sabha while an NDA ally was sacked for outburst against saffron party
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UP cabinet reshuffle 'on cards' says BJP; 3 ministers elected to Lok Sabha while an NDA ally was sacked for outburst against saffron party

A reshuffle in the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet headed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath is likely as three ministers won the Lok Sabha elections while one was sacked, BJP sources said. The three cabinet ministers who contested the Lok Sabha election and won are S P Singh Baghel from Agra, Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Allahabad and Satyadev Pachauri from Kanpur. Disgruntled minister and SBSP leader O P Rajbhar was sacked by the chief minister for his outburst against his NDA partner.

Karnataka farmers’ strike enters fifth day: Govt puts onus on Cauvery board as protesters demand diversion of river water
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Karnataka farmers’ strike enters fifth day: Govt puts onus on Cauvery board as protesters demand diversion of river water

The indefinite strike by the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha members demanding Cauvery and Hemavati waters to be channelised for saving standing crops entered the fifth day on Tuesday. Farmers in Mandya have been demanding diversion of Cauvery and Hemavati waters to their canals in order to save their produce. On Monday, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had asked the Centre to direct the Cauvery Water Management Authority to resolve the issue.

Kolkata doctors' strike: Mukul Roy-led BJP delegation seeks governor's intervention, accuses TMC of unleashing 'reign of terror'
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Kolkata doctors' strike: Mukul Roy-led BJP delegation seeks governor's intervention, accuses TMC of unleashing 'reign of terror'

The BJP demanded the resignation of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from her Home and Health portfolios and sought the intervention of Governor KN Tripathi to resolve the crisis

BJP IT cell member from Assam, Nitu Bora arrested for communal remark on Facebook; released after notice issued to him
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BJP IT cell member from Assam, Nitu Bora arrested for communal remark on Facebook; released after notice issued to him

Nitu Bora, a member of BJP's IT cell in Morigaon in Assam, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly making a communal remark in a Facebook post. He was later released after a notice was issued to him

Doctors' strike in West Bengal enters third day, Out Patient Departments in Siliguri hospitals to remain shut
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Doctors' strike in West Bengal enters third day, Out Patient Departments in Siliguri hospitals to remain shut

The junior doctors' strike in West Bengal entered its third day as the Out Patient Departments in Siliguri hospital will remain shut.

Uttar Pradesh Bar Council President Darvesh Yadav cremated in Etah day after being shot dead at an Agra court
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Uttar Pradesh Bar Council President Darvesh Yadav cremated in Etah day after being shot dead at an Agra court

Darvesh Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Bar Council President who was shot dead by a lawyer on the Agra court premises, was cremated in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh

Yogi Adityanath reviews law and order situation following rise in violence against women in Uttar Pradesh
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Yogi Adityanath reviews law and order situation following rise in violence against women in Uttar Pradesh

On Wednesday,Yogi Adityanath held a meeting with officials to review the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh

Puducherry CM slams Kiran Bedi for 'creating obstacles', asks Congress cadre to prepare for another round of protests
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Puducherry CM slams Kiran Bedi for 'creating obstacles', asks Congress cadre to prepare for another round of protests

Attacking Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday accused her of concentrating more on creating obstacles for the elected government than on development works.

BJP got highest vote share in Himachal; figures show overwhelming support for party, says state's chief minister Jai Ram Thakur
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BJP got highest vote share in Himachal; figures show overwhelming support for party, says state's chief minister Jai Ram Thakur

The BJP got the highest vote share in the country in Himachal Pradesh and this shows the overwhelming support of the people for the party, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said

Piyush Goyal questions late Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh's intentions over son's visit to 26/11 attack site; Riteish says wrong to accuse deceased
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Piyush Goyal questions late Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh's intentions over son's visit to 26/11 attack site; Riteish says wrong to accuse deceased

Union Minister Piyush Goyal, on Monday, said that actor Ritesh Deshmukh had been allowed entry in the Taj Oberoi hotel only because he was the then chief minister's son and it became even worse because the actor had come with a film producer to the site due to which the late Vilasrao Deshmukh had to later resign from his post.

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announces financial assistance of Rs 11 cr for Odisha
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Cyclone Fani aftermath: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announces financial assistance of Rs 11 cr for Odisha

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday announced financial assistance of Rs 11 crore from the Chief Minister Relief Fund for cyclone-hit Odisha. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chief ministers announced financial assistance of Rs 10 crores each for the state.

Chandrababu Naidu slams YSR Congress and TRS for not supporting Mamata Banerjee's dharna against Centre
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Chandrababu Naidu slams YSR Congress and TRS for not supporting Mamata Banerjee's dharna against Centre

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday slammed Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party and K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) for not supporting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her 'dharna' against the Centre.

Navi Mumbai airport to be operational by mid 2020, nine more on the cards in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis
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Navi Mumbai airport to be operational by mid 2020, nine more on the cards in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis

While Pune airport is being developed to cater to one of the major IT hubs in the country, Nagpur airport is being developed for its strategic location in national and international flight routes, Fadnavis said.

With Madhya Pradesh chief minister decided, Rahul Gandhi to take call on Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh CMs today
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With Madhya Pradesh chief minister decided, Rahul Gandhi to take call on Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh CMs today

Kamal Nath was picked as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday after day-long meetings and deliberations. However, in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh the race for the top job is still on. The Congress leadership is grappling with tussle between the young and the old guards of the party.

Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh chief minister candidates LIVE Updates: Kamal Nath declared Madhya Pradesh CM; decision on Rajasthan Friday morning
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Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh chief minister candidates LIVE Updates: Kamal Nath declared Madhya Pradesh CM; decision on Rajasthan Friday morning

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh govt formation LIVE Updates: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has arrived at Rahul Gandhi's residence as Madhya Pradesh CM post front-runner Jyotiraditya Scindia was already present at his residence. Earlier in the day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also seen at Rahul's residence.

Vijay Mallya congratulates Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot as Congress burns midnight oil to pick chief ministers for two states
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Vijay Mallya congratulates Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot as Congress burns midnight oil to pick chief ministers for two states

Vijay Mallya's tweet appeared amid the process of picking the chief ministers for Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan delayed infinitely.