Odisha CM writes to Jaitley for NABARD funds

Bhubaneswar, Dec 11  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to intervene in getting NABARD to sanction Rs.1300 crore in favour of the Odisha State Cooperative Bank for the benefit of drought-hit farmers.

Patnaik urged Jaitley to direct NABARD to sanction the…

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Fresh snowfall closes Jammu-Srinagar national highway

Jammu, Dec 11  Fresh snowfall and intermittent rains in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday led to closure of strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Heavy rains and snowfall in upper reaches of the state triggered landslides and shooting stones at many places along the national highway on Friday.

“Shooting stones blocked…

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President Mukherjee 'invaluable asset' of nation: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called President Pranab Mukherjee an “invaluable asset to our nation” on his birthday.

“President Mukherjee’s long years in public life make him an invaluable asset to our nation. His wisdom and intelligence have few parallels,” Modi tweeted.
“I convey…

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26/11 Mumbai attacks: Headley to turn approver, pardoned

Mumbai, Dec 11  A court here accepted on Thursday the request of Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Coleman Headley, currently imprisoned in the US, to turn approver and depose in the 26/11 case in return for a pardon.

Headley, who appeared before a court through a video…

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New Delhi features in top 10 global cities 'on the rise'

Mumbai, Dec 11 (PTI) National capital New Delhi is gaining interest among global travellers and has been ranked 7 in the top 10 global cities with over 28 per cent annual growth in booking interest, a survey today said.

New Delhi is the only Asian city listed in the top…

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