Amidst poll din, Himachal Secretariat goes deserted

Shimla, April 20  As polling for the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh is almost a month away, the Ellerslie building — housing the state secretariat — wears a deserted look these days with none of the Ministers in the Jai Ram Thakur-led cabinet turning up. Even ‘lazy’ bureaucrats and officials prefer to stay […]

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End Speed-breaker Didi’s rule: Modi to Bengal

Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the voters in West Bengal to put brake on “Speed-breaker Didi” Mamata Banerjee’s rule and end the “politics of threat, loot and corruption”. “Don’t you want this politics of threat, loot and corruption to end? Then come out from every household in every […]

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Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply

New Delhi, April 18 Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said on Thursday. Despite the success of the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme, millions of households continue to use […]

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Maoists torch construction machines in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 18 Maoist guerrillas on Thursday set on fire machines used for building a bridge over the Harkatwa river in Jharkhand’s Giridih district. The Maoists, numbering 15 to 25, raided a camp office at Bandh Panchayat and set on fire a mixture machine, generator and a vehicle.  Denial of protection money was said to […]

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