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Patnaik meets PM Modi, asks for special status for Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded special category status for his state as well as other assistance from the Centre but remained evasive......

Chandrababu Naidu seeks special category status for residual AP

Andhra Pradesh chief minister-designate N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded special category status for the residual state. “The Andhra Pradesh......

Nitish slams Cong for putting special status issue on 'back burner'

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today slammed the Congress saying it has put the issue of special category status for Bihar on the "back burner" under the influence of its "natural ally". "The......

No special category status for Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan

Jharkhand, Odisha and Rajasthan do not meet the criteria for being accorded the special category status, while such proposal from Bihar is under consideration, Parliament was informed on Thursday.......

SP demand for special status poll gimmick, says Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati dismissed as "drama" Samajwadi Party's demand for special category status for Uttar Pradesh, saying they are raising the issue with an eye on the forthcoming......

No Gujarat on Rajan's list of 7 most developed states

The Raghuram Rajan panel report has made a case for ending the 'special category' criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states, as it ranked Goa and Kerala as the most advanced......

Cabinet clears Rs 12,000-cr package for Bihar

In the backdrop of a demand from political parties in Bihar, led by the government, for special category status, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Friday approved allocation of enhanced......

For now, Bihar likely to get just a 'backward' boost

Bihar might have been making a very strong pitch to obtain the status of a special-category state, but it could end up getting only the funds it gets under the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF)......

Sibal writes to states for special status to mobiles

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has written to a committee of state finance ministers asking them to declare mobile phones and tablets as goods of special importance under Central Sales Tax Act, which......

Panel rejects Bihar's demand for special category status

Bihar's long-pending demand for grant of a special category status has received a big jolt, with an inter-ministerial group rejecting the state's request, finding it not feasible. The panel,......

'I get slightly troubled when people see Sherlock Holmes as sexy'

'I was very wary about stepping into the limelight and the populist role like Sherlock Holmes, but the minute I saw who was involved and read the script and the quality of it I thought: I've got......

Birthday Special: The Best of Amol Palekar

We celebrate the brilliant actor by looking back at his classic works. In the 1970s, Bollywood was identified with towering superheroes single-handedly taking on mighty villains, rescuing the......

Full text of the Justice Lodha IPL verdict

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha. Photograph: PTI Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the Indian Premier League for two years for betting activities of their key officials,......

Boxing India claims ignorance about AIBA's ad-hoc committee

The state units affiliated to Boxing India on Wednesday claimed ignorance about the International Boxing Association's decision to constitute an ad-hoc committee for administrating the sport in......

Will Yuvraj justify his Rs 16 crore price?

The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League, says Haresh Pandya, provides Yuvraj Singh a chance to make up for time lost and opportunities missed or squandered. Delhi Daredevils' Yuvraj Singh......
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67 Maharashtra technical institutes function sans recognition

Information from an RTI query from the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has revealed that 67 institutions offering technical courses in the... ...
Now the race is for getting the caste right for campaigners too

Modi and alliance partners in Banka, Friday. (Source: Express Photo by Prashant Ravi) Inside the BJP headquarters in Patna, there's a whitewashed... ...
Parties Going Avant Garde

KOCHI: The LDF and UDF, the leading political Fronts in the State, are planning to roll out new generation election manifestos for the upcoming... ...
RSS stealing my show, says Hardik Patel

The 22-year-old, who was in Delhi, said that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on the need to review caste reservation policy, days after he... ...

02-10-2015 Report;Bureau,Orissabarta BHUBANESWAR:On invitation of Hon'ble Health Minister, the State Executive of OMSA headed by State President Dr... ...

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