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Top National News - General Awareness - 14/04/2016

  • PM hopes Muslims would take benefits from welfare schemes
  • New Delhi: PM Modi hoped that the Muslims would be able to derive huge benefits the welfare schemes initiated by his govt, like the crop insurance scheme and Mudra scheme.

  • Mehbooba seeks inclusion of Srinagar, Jammu as smart cities
  • New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and sought inclusion of Srinagar and Jammu among smart cities besides allocation of an additional over four lakh metric tonnes of foodgrains to the state.

  • Mamata, Modi "two sides of the same coin": Sonia
  • Sujapur/Muraroi (WB): Launching a frontal attack on TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today accused her of unleashing ''tanasahi'' (autocracy) in West Bengal and said the chief minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are "two sides of the same coin".
  • UP govt files affidavit on petition against extn to CS
  • Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government today filed an affidavit before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court along with its recomendation, approval and consequential order for granting extension to Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan, in compliance with the Court''s directive.

  • IIT fee hike not applicable to existing students
  • Kolkata: Amid protests by students of IIT-Kharagpur, the HRD ministry today clarified that students who are already enrolled in undergraduate courses have been spared from the 122 per cent fee hike.

  • William and Kate visit villages around Kaziranga
  • Kaziranga: After a jeep safari inside the Kaziranga National Park, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton today visited villages around the famed park, the Kaziranga Discovery Centre and Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation.

  • Press Council serves warrant against I&B Secretary
  • New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the Press Council of India (PCI) has decided to serve a bailable arrest warrant against Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry Secretary Sunil Arora over his non-appearance before it on Monday following a summons issued to him.

  • CISF cover for Madras HC extended by 6 months
  • Chennai: Madras High Court today extended by another six months the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover for the court campus here.

  • Sonia Gandhi slams Mamata Banerjee government
  • Sujapur (WB): Hitting out at the Mamata Banerjee government, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said she forgot all her promises after assuming power in West Bengal where there was "no law and order and atrocities against women are maximum in the country".

  • AAP govt offers job to Rohith Vemula's brother
  • New Delhi: Delhi government has offered a temporary Group C level job to Raja Vemula, the younger brother of deceased Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, on "compassionate" ground, which has not yet been accepted by him.
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  • Kejriwal suggests car pooling to avoid problems
  • New Delhi: Ahead of 2nd phase of odd-even scheme, Delhi govt suggested car pooling totackle the problem of cars returning after dropping school children.

  • Pact on seat sharing reached among PWA partners
  • Puducherry: An agreement on seat sharing for the May 16 Assembly polls in this Union Territory was reached today among the partners of the five-party People''s Welfare Alliance, with CPI getting the maximum eight seats, out of the 30 at stake.

  • Church collects aid for Kerala temple tragedy victims
  • New Delhi: In solidarity with the victims of the Kerala temple tragedy, Delhi-headquartered Believer''s Church, a Christian denomination with congregations and parishes worldwide, is collecting medicines, food packets and clothing to provide relief to the affected people in Kollam.

  • NIT students protest in Delhi, ask shifting of campus
  • New Delhi: Srinagar New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) A group of NIT students today staged a protest at Jantar Mantar here demanding shifting of their campus from Srinagar after clashes in the institute between local and outstation students.

  • EC to review poll preparedness in Bengal tomorrow
  • Kolkata: Ahead of the second phase of polling in West Bengal, a full bench of the Election Commission will come to the city tomorrow.

  • Cong ready to work with Nitish to defeat BJP in '19
  • Hyderabad: Responding positively to Nitish Kumar''s call for the "largest possible unity" among parties to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said his party is ready to work with the newly-elected JD(U) chief at the national level.

  • 'Lady of the Harley' Veenu Paliwal cremated
  • Jaipur: Mortal remains of woman biker Veenu Paliwal, who died in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh''s Vidisha, were today consigned to flames here.

  • 'Declare Kollam  fire tragedy as national calamity'
  • Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government today requested the Centre to immediately declare the Puttingal Devi temple tragedy that claimed 113 lives and left several injured as a national calamity.

  • Cabinet nod for India-UAE MoU on human trafficking
  • New Delhi: In order to effectively curb the menace of human trafficking to Middle East, India and the UAE will soon sign an MoU for cooperation in preventing and combating the crime.

  • Cabinet homage to Kerala temple tragedy victims
  • New Delhi: The Union Cabinet which met here today paid homage to those killed in the temple fire tragedy in Kollam on Sunday.

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  • Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba meets PM
  • New Delhi: J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti today called on PM Modi here and discussed various issues pertaining to the state including the law and order situation.

  • Cabinet nod to adopt SAWEN to check wildlife crimes
  • New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today gave its nod for India adopting the statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) which will help in checking cross border wildlife crimes.

  • Centre appoints Fin Secy as liaison officer with J-K
  • New Delhi: The Centre has appointed Finance Secretary Ratan Wattal as the liaison officer with Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure that the flow of funds to the state is fast-tracked for smooth implementation of Prime Minister''s Development Package.

  • Wife of slain NIA officer succumbs to injuries
  • New Delhi: Farzana Khatoon, wife of NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad who was shot dead in an April 3 attack which also left her grievously injured, succumbed this morning.

  • Pakistan says Kirpal Singh died of heart attack
  • New Delhi: Pak informed India that Indian inmate Kirpal Singh died of a heart attack at a jail in Lahore two days back after issue of his mysterious death was taken up with Pak

  • Royal couple visits Kaziranga National Park
  • Kaziranga (Assam): British royal couple Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton today visited the Kaziranga National Park in a jeep safari.

  • Restrictions in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara districts
  • Srinagar/New Delhi: Authorities today imposed curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar and Kupwara districts in J-K as tension mounted over the killing of three persons

  • Pakistani detained in Rajasthan
  • Bikaner: A Pakistani intruder was detained by BSF while crossing the Indo-Pak border in Bikaner division on Monday night.

  • Rahul Gandhi to meet family of murdered Dalit girl
  • Barmer: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will today meet the family of the 17-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and murdered last month in Bikaner even as her father reiterated his demand for a CBI probe into the matter.

  • 3 candidates in WB's phase 2 polls have zero assets
  • Kolkata: At least three candidates trying their luck in the second phase of West Bengal assembly elections on April 17 next have declared zero assets while seven others have less than a thousand rupees with them.
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  • Death toll in Handwara firing climbs to three
  • Srinagar: A woman, who was injured when security forces opened fire in Handwara town of north Kashmir to quell a stone-pelting mob, succumbed at a hospital here today, taking the death toll in the incident to three.

  • Mehbooba meets Parrikar, raises Handwara firing
  • New Delhi: J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti raised the issue of Handwara firing in which two civilians were killed with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

  • In 14 Assam constituencies more than 90 pc turnout
  • Guwahati: In a record turnout, more than 90 per cent voters exercised their franchise in 14 constituencies in Assam in the second and final phase of just concluded Assembly polls.

  • Delhi Metro heist: Two arrested
  • New Delhi:  Two persons have been arrested in connection with the Rs 12 lakh heist at a metro station here.
Top National News - General Awareness - 14/04/2016 Reviewed by Manohar Veera on 7:32:00 PM Rating: 5

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