Archive for February, 2017

Over 80,000 secondary schools to be upgraded

New Delhi, Feb 28: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the govt was committed to providing quality education and planned to upgrade over 80,000 secondary schools in the country.

Presenting the Union Budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha, finance minister Arun Jaitley said educating and skilling the…

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We will build six crore toilets: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 28: The central government can accomplish the target of building six crore toilets across the country below the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, finance minister Arun Jaitley said whereas presenting the Union Budget 2015-16 on Saturday.

Jaitley said the BJP government was ready to “transform Swachh Bharat into…

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Health gets Rs.33,152 crore allocation

New Delhi, Feb 28: The govt. on Saturday proclaimed a budget allocation of Rs. 33,152 crore for the health Sector.

“I have allotted Rs.33,152 crore to the health sector. I urge states to use their increased resources effectively in these areas,” Jaitley said whereas presenting the union…

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India bowl out UAE for 102

Perth, Feb 28: India bowlers delivered a dominating performance to skittle out the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a paltry 102 runs off 31.3 overs during a World Cup Pool B match at the WACA here on Saturday.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the choose of the bowlers, notching…

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Pakistan PM to visit Saudi Arabia

Islamabad, Feb 28: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Saudi Arabia next week to meet the new king.

The prime minister’s workplace said Sharif would travel on “a special invitation” from King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Dawn online reported  on Saturday.

Sharif had visited Saudi Arabia…

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Nirbhaya fund doubled: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 28: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday doubled the budget of the Nirbhaya fund to Rs. 2,000 crore from Rs. 1,000 crore.

“The government is committed to safety and security of girls, and another Rs.1,000 crore has been allotted to the Nirbhaya Fund…

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New law to track black money: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 28: Minister of finance Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the govt was committed to tracing black money stashed abroad and a comprehensive new law will be framed to trace it.

“On black money, a new structure together with e-filing and tracking down is our enduring commitment…

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NASA pays tribute to Star Trek’s Spock

Washington, Feb 28: NASA is mourning the death of Hollywood actor Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his role as Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock in the famous film “Star Trek”.

The sci-fi classic served as a concept for several at NASA over the years, and Nimoy joined alternative forged…

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UAE elect to bat against India

Perth, Feb 28: United Arab Emirates (UAE) captain Mohammad Tauqir won the toss and elective  to bat against India during a cricket World Cup Pool B contest at the WACA here on Saturday.

Squads:

UAE: Amjad Ali, Andri Berenger, Krishna Chandran, Khurram Khan, S.P. Patil, Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa…

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Syrian army captures key town in southern region

Damascus, Feb 28: The Syrian troops on Friday recaptured a key city within the southern province of Daraa, moving nearer to a key brow in this province, a supply said.

The Syrian government forces wrested back management over the village of Habariyeh, killing several fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked…

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