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Happy that people evaluating my work in details, says Modi Pioneer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he appreciates all the surveys, analysis and polls being carried out on the three years of his Government.  Affirming that “constructive criticism” strengthens a democracy, Modi said he is happy that people are evaluating his work in great details.
Workers butcher calf on road, shame Cong Pioneer
The Kerala Police on Sunday booked some Youth Congress activists for allegedly publicly butchering a calf to protest the Centre’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughtering, as the incident drew flak from various quarters. Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan, who posted the video of the gory incident on twitter, called it “cruelty at it peak” and said no normal person can behave in this manner.
Noida girl busts Humanities myth, tops CBSE exams Pioneer
Noida girl Raksha Gopal emerged as all-India topper in the Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination, the results of which were announced on Sunday, with a whopping 99.6 per cent, just two marks away from the perfect score.
Security forces will get free hand to deal with anti-India forces in Valley Deepak K Upreti, Pioneer
Threat of bullets or stone-pelting will not be allowed to dictate situation in Kashmir and security forces would get free hand to deal with anti-India forces, top sources in the Government said on Sunday.
Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi Business Standrad
Marking the third anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday vowed not to go back on the government's fight against black money and said he was ready to pay any price for that campaign.
With 41.7 million followers, Modi becomes most followed world leader on Facebook Surabhi Agarwal, Economic Times
In three of the National Democratic Alliance government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the top followed leader on Facebook globally. According to data shared exclusively by the social networking giant with ET, Modi's Facebook Page has more followers than Donald Trump and his official page -- PMO India – ranks third followed by Modi page’s personal page and the newly elected US president Trump.
Modi has given new direction to economy: President Mukherjee Business Standrad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one the most effective communicators and has given new direction to India’s economy, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday.
NDA@3: Our 3 years better than their 70, says Amit Shah Akhilesh Singh, Times of India
What could not be achieved in 70 years, the Modi government had done in three years, BJP president Amit Shah claimed on Friday while recounting a slew of achievements+ at a press conference on the third anniversary of the NDA regime.
Burhan Wani's successor Sabzar Bhat among 8 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir Abhishek Chakraborty, NDTV
Sabzar Bhat, who succeeded Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, was among 8 terrorists who have been killed in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir today. While two of the terrorists killed were holed up in a building in Pulwama district's Tral sector, six others were killed by the Indian Army as it foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control or LoC in Rampur sector in Baramulla district.
Northeast will play important role in India's Act east policy: PM Modi Bikash Singh, Economic Times
Prime minister, Narendra Modi on Friday said that Northeast India will play important role in India’s Act east policy. Government is building infrastructure so that Northeast India emerges as important hub in India’s engagement with South East Asian countries.
  National
Cyclone Mora to intensify; heavy rains likely in Odisha, Bengal, northeast Times of India
The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is gaining strength and has further turned into a cyclonic storm, the Indian Meteorological Department said. The cyclone is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone during the next 12 hours.
Maoists threaten Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal over aid to kin of CRPF martyrs India Today
The Maoists have threatened bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and star badminton player Saina Nehwal for extending help to the families of the CRPF jawans, who were martyred in an attack by the left wing extremists.
No bilateral tours with Pakistan till terror emanates from Islamabad, says sports minister Vijay Goel Firstpost
Ahead of the meeting between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials in Dubai over holding an India-Pakistan bilateral tournament in the future, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goyal has scotched any such plans. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Goel said that India cannot play any bilateral series with their neighbours until terror emanates from Pakistan.
Tech-savvy terrorist is new Hizbul commander in Kashmir M Saleem Pandit, Times of India
A day after the killing of Sabzar Bhat+ , Hizbul Mujahideen identified Riyaz Naikoo, at 29 the oldest surviving terrorist of the outfit, as its new commander in Kashmir, sources said on Sunday. Tech-savvy Naikoo is considered a moderate among the hardline Hizbul terrorists, and speaks contrary to the deposed Hizb commander Zakir Musa. He favours a secular society in the valley.
Totally agree with Indian Army chief's statement: Venkaiah Naidu ABP News
The Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday supported Army chief's statement and said that he "totally" agrees with Bipin Rawat. "Totally agree with Indian Army chief's statement that the dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir calls for innovation," tweeted the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi ministry.
India's Defence preparedness should always be optimal: Arun Jaitley News18
In a veiled reference to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it has perpetuated a security threat for nearly 70 years and hence India's defence preparedness should always be optimal. Inaugurating the country's first ever Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), set up near here for testing unmanned and manned aircraft being developed locally, he said India was geographically located in a region that was not free from trouble.
Confident of winning presidential poll with at least 54% votes, says BJP Mohua Chatterjee, Times of India
The government is confident that the NDA candidate will sail through the presidential poll with sources claiming that the NDA camp has already stitched up 54% of votes+ in the electoral college. Sources said the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is likely to support the government+ while the AIADMK is certain to back it.
Need innovation to fight dirty war in J&K: army chief Deccan Herald
The Indian Army is facing a “dirty war” in Jammu and Kashmir, which has to be fought through “innovative” ways, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said. “This is a proxy war, and proxy war is a dirty war. It is played in a dirty way. The rules of engagement are there when the adversary comes face-to-face and fights with you.
Terror funding: NIA summons two separatist leaders Pioneer
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned two Kashmiri separatist leaders — JKLF leader Farooq Ahmad Dar, alias Bita Karate, and Javed Ahmad Baba, alias Gazi — to its New Delhi headquarters in connection with investigations related to funding from Pakistan to perpetuate subversive activities in Kashmir.
‘PM’s Mann ki Baat programme more effective than interviews,’ says Arun Jaitley Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to talk directly to the people through his monthly Mann ki Baat radio programme has proved to be a “far more effective” medium of political communication than interviews to a few journalists or addressing a press conference, finance minister Arun Jaitley said in New Delhi on Friday.
Mumbai and Delhi on high alert over possible terror attack Mid Day
Intelligence agencies have issued an alert about a possible terror attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in metro cities including Mumbai and Delhi. The Delhi Police have been put on high alert following intelligence inputs that a group of 20-21 LeT terrorists has entered the country to carry out attacks.
AAP threatens to pull out of poll panel’s EVM tampering challenge Soumya Pillai, Hindu
A day after the Election Commission (EC) rejected the Aam Aadmi Party’s plea to allow an open hackathon, the party said that it was unlikely to take up the challenge on the existing ‘terms and conditions’.
Nitish Kumar says no to Sonia Gandhi, but will lunch with PM Modi Manish Kumar, NDTV
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who sent regrets and a representative for Congress president Sonia Gandhi's lunch party for opposition leaders on yesterday pleading prior engagements, will fly to Delhi only a day later to lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi is hosting lunch in honour of visiting Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth and has invited senior leaders like Mr Kumar. 
  The Courts
Disproportionate assets case: Court grants bail to Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh and wife Aamir Khan, Times of India
A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Rani and seven others in a disproportionate assets case. Special judge Virender Kumar Goyal granted the reprieve to the CM and his wife on a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh with one surety in the like amount.
Special CBI court summons accused in Babri demolition case Business Standrad
The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has asked all accused including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, Union Minister Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear before it on May 30 in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case.
Former Bihar MP sentenced to life in MLA murder case Madan Kumar, Times of India
Former Janata Dal (U) MP Prabhunath Singh was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with a 22-year-old Mashrakh MLA Ashok Kumar Singh murder case.
Plea filed against Manipur CM, SC issues notice to Centre, state Amit Anand Choudhary, Times of India
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition filed by a parents against Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh accusing him of harassing them for pursuing a case against his son Ajay Singh who had killed their 19-year old young son in a road rage case in 2011..
Bihar CBI court issues production warrant against Shahabuddin in scribe murder case Ajay Kumar, Hindustan Times
A CBI special court, at the north Bihar district headquarters town of Muzaffarpur, on Monday, issued a production warrant against former Siwan MP and senior RJD leader Md Shahabuddin, in a case pertaining to the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, at Siwan in north Bihar, in May last year.
Coal Scam: Ex-coal secretary sentenced to 2-year jail, gets bail Business Standrad
Bail was granted to former coal secretary H C Gupta minutes after he was today awarded two-year-imprisonment by a special court in a coal scam case. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parasher also sentenced two senior government officials, K S Kropha and K C Samaria, for two-year imprisonment in the case, who also were granted bails.
Himachal CM, Virbhadra Singh gets bail in money laundering case OneIndia
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh has been granted bail by a CBI court in connection with a money laundering case. His wife too has been granted bail while the rest of the accused have been sent to judicial custody.
June 30 deadline for Aadhaar not to be extended: Government to SC NewIndianExpress
The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it will not extend the June 30 deadline for making Aadhaar mandatory for availing of benefits of various social welfare schemes.
Satyendar Jain files defamation case against Kapil Mishra Economic Times
The infectious infighting within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) shows no sign of slowing down as Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday filed a criminal defamation case sacked minister Kapil Mishra.
Triple talaq matter of faith for last 1,400 years: AIMPLB to SC Times of India
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that triple talaq has been observed by Muslims for last 1400 years and questioned the Centre for calling the practice un-Islamic.
Delhi HC refuses to stay tax case against Young Indian Akanksha Jain, Hindu
The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the income tax proceedings against Young Indian Ltd in the case of alleged misappropriation of assets of National Herald newspaper involving Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
  Business
India seen staying fastest growing major economy in January-March quarter: Poll Economic Times
India remained the fastest growing major economy in the world last quarter, with growth buoyed by an improved performance in manufacturing and services, a Reuters poll of economists found.
Sensex hovers around 31000, Midcap underperforms; FMCG zooms MoneyControl
Engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro's fourth quarter consolidated profit may rise 9 percent to Rs 2,686 crore compared with Rs 2,453 crore in same quarter last year. Higher interest and depreciation costs may limit PAT growth.
In FY17, banks went easier on defaulters Radhika Merwin, Business Line
While the RBI has been pushing for an action plan to implement the NPA (non-performing asset) ordinance, banks have been somewhat lax in taking legal recourse to recover bad loans. According to data published by Credit Information Bureau of (India), of the 9,500-odd cases filed by banks and financial institutions, in the case of loans above ₹1 crore, defaulters owed banks about ₹1.5 lakh crore a...
Need to promote electric vehicles, says Gadkari Business Standrad
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that electric vehicles need to be promoted in order to cut down expenses incurred on crude oil imports.
Mkts make history: Sensex crosses 31K-mark; Nifty on new peak Pioneer
The Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reason to cheer as Indian stocks rallied for the second straight session on Friday, propelling the Sensex past the 31,000-mark for the first-time ever on the third anniversary of the NDA Government. Similarly, the broader Nifty breached the 9,600-level in a first too, before settling at a record high of 9,595.10.
Sun Pharma says 2018 sales may fall as US market gets tougher BusinessToday
India's largest drug group Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Friday its U.S. sales might fall this year because of pressure on drug prices, signalling tough market conditions in the United States for generic drugmakers.
EPFO may reduce PF contributions to 10% Economic Times
Trustees of retirement fund body EPFO may approve a proposal tomorrow to reduce the mandatory contributions toward social security schemes run by it to 10 per cent for workers as well as employers. Presently, employees and employers contribute 12 per cent of basic wages each towards Employees Provident Fund Scheme (EPF), Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) and Employee Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI).
50,000 Africans to get scholarships in next 5 yrs: Javadekar Business Standrad
Union minister Prakash Javadekar today announced to double the number of scholarships offered to African students in order to promote diversity in education in Indian institutions.
Indian Oil saves Rs 1,000 crore in FY17 on import policy headroom Times of India
State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) saved over Rs 1,000 crore last fiscal after the government gave state-owned refiners the freedom to formulate their own crude import policies.
Nifty hits record high, crosses earlier level of 9532, Sensex higher by 0.2% MoneyControl
Swelect Energy Systems was locked in upper circuit for brief period on Friday morning, following good results for the March quarter. The stock soared 20 percent intraday. It resumed trading after a few minutes, only to be locked in the upper circuit again at 9:50 am.
RBI invites applications for Deputy Governor, may hire from pvt sector for 1st time MoneyControl
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday released a public notice inviting applications for the post of a Deputy Governor. This is the first time that RBI may be inviting applications from the private sector. Currently, the RBI has four Deputy Governors of whom two are internal appointees. The third DG is typically a career public sector banker while the fourth is an economist who will handle the monetary policy.
  States Scan
Three Kerala Youth Congress workers suspended for slaughtering ox Times of India
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday suspended Youth Congress leader Rijil Makkutty along with two others for allegedly slaughtering an ox in public.
West Bengal minister uses red beacon, says 'not bound by Centre's orders' Times of India
West Bengal PWD Minister Arup Biswas on Monday was seen using the red beacon atop his vehicle, despite the Centre's ban. "Our government has not yet banned red beacon. So we are not bound to follow the other instructions," said Biswas.
Telangana will be Opposition mukt: Survey Omer Farooq, Pioneer
If the survey commissioned by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is to be believed the State is all set to become ‘Opposition Mukt’ or free of any Opposition party. 
Forest land to be converted into revenue villages: Yogi Pioneer
Accepting a decade-old demand of the Tharus living along Indo-Nepal border, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared that all the van grams (forest villages) will be converted into revenue villages after making required amendments in the Act.
SP, BSP spreading canard against Yogi Govt’ Pioneer
Tthe ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has blamed Opposition parties for spreading canard against Yogi Government saying parties like BSP and Samajwadi Party have started a malicious campaign against us.
Shutdown, curfew in Valley hit normal life Khursheed Wani, Pioneer
The normal life came to a grinding halt in Kashmir on Sunday in the wake of shutdown called by separatists against the killing of two terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen and a civilian protester and subsequent imposition of curfew and restrictions by the authorities in several sensitive localities of Kashmir.
Rs 15 lakh looted from Kashmir ATM Business Standrad
Burglars looted Rs 15 lakh from an ATM in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said on Saturday. The burglars looted the money from a J&K Bank ATM in Unisoo village in Langate area late Friday night. "An FIR has been lodged and investigations are on," a police official said.
BSP funding Bhim Sena: Intel report Subhash Mishra, Times of India
A report prepared by the UP police and intelligence department after Saharanpur caste clashes says that Bahujan Samaj Party is giving tacit support to Bhim Army which is being seen responsible behind the violence.
Delhi: At least 80 shops gutted in Chandani Chowk; no casualties reported as police begin probe Firstpost
Hindustan Times reported that at 9.35 pm the fire control room was alerted about the incident in Katra Dulia — the area had more than a thousand wholesale garments shop. A senior official from the Delhi Fire Services reportedly said the fire fighters took quite some time to douse the flames.
Neema Bhagat elected as EDMC mayor Indian Express
BJP councillor from Geeta Colony ward, Neema Bhagat was on Monday elected as the Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC). Soon after her election, she pitched for the unification of three civic bodies of the national capital and made an appeal to the Centre to rescue the ailing EDMC.
Yogi Adityanath hits back at previous Govts for UP's Law & Order Situation News18
Faced with opposition attack on the law and order front, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday hits back, saying those who ruled the state for 10 years are seeking an account from him for his two-month-old government.
  International News
North Korea fires missile in latest provocation Times of India
North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone — the latest in a series of provocative launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.
Sri Lanka: 92 killed, 110 missing in rainfall-triggered floods and landslides DNA
Heavy floods and landslides triggered by the worst rainfall since 1970s have killed at least 92 people and left 110 missing in Sri Lanka, officials said on Saturday, warning the situation could get worse.
Govt to present a Rs one trillion historic development budget: Nawaz Sharif Brecorder
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said his government would present an unprecedented Rs. one trillion development budget for the next year, as it sincerely believed in serving the masses selflessly. 
Moody's cuts China credit rating over rising debt Mail Today
China's sovereign credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in 30 years amid surging debt. Moody's ratings agency on Wednesday cut China's credit level prompting protests by Beijing. The downgrade adds to warnings about China's reliance on credit to propel growth after the 2008 global financial crisis.
Woman among 6 arrested in Manchester bombing case Aditi Khanna, India Today
Five persons including a woman were arrested today in the UK in connection with investigations into the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people as the government indicated that the Libyan-origin bomber may not have acted alone.
India considering punitive actions against Pakistan for cross-border terrorism: US official Indian Express
India is moving towards isolating Pakistan diplomatically and is considering punitive actions against Islamabad for its alleged support to cross-border terrorism, a top American defence intelligence chief has told lawmakers. 
PAF chief warns against any aggression, all forward airbases made operational Geo TV
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman stated on Wednesday that any aggression by the enemy will be remembered by their coming generations. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman visited the Qadri Airbase in Skardu where war exercises by fighter jet squadrons are being held.
North Korea says missile ready for mass production, US questions progress Reuters
North Korea said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although U.S. officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress.
North Korea launches another mid-range ballistic missile, officials say Fox News
U.S. and South Korean officials announced on Sunday that North Korea fired a medium-range missile, in the latest ballistics test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.
Pervez Musharraf says Kulbhushan Jadhav is 'a bigger terrorist than Ajmal Kasab' Shailaja Neelakantan, Times of India
Former Pakistan military dictator Pervez Musharraf, who's accused of high treason in his country, believes that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav "is a bigger terrorist than Ajmal Kasab".

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