Gudi Padwa to Chaitra Navaratra: Festive and fasting time for Indians

April 8 Indians are celebrating the beginning of the Hindu new year on April 8 in the festivities known by different names across the country – a reflection of the country’s tremendous cultural diversity.
The nation got into the auspicious space marking soaking in the spirit of Gudi Padwa (Maharashtra…

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AAP reiterates demand for Jaitley's resignation

New Delhi, April 8  The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday reiterated its demand for union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s resignation since, it said, an impartial probe into the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks was not possible under his supervision.

The party also warned of protests if a free and fair probe…

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Naveen wants NIPER in Odisha to boost pharma sector

Bhubaneswar, April 8 on Friday urged the central government to set up a National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in the state.

Currently there are seven NIPERs across the country and six new institutes are being proposed.

“In order to provide further boost to the availability of highly…

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Shani temple to allow women devotees

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), April 8  In a historic decision, the famed Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust said women will be permitted to enter and pray at the open-to-sky platform shrine here from Friday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the trust and announced by trustee Shalini Lande.

For…

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Improve government offices' work environment for more efficiency: Mehbooba

Jammu, April 8  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday ordered improvement in work environment at the civil secretariat to enhance efficiency of staff in the apex administrative complex.

Making her first round of the complex after being sworn-in as chief minister, she issued immediate instructions for…

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