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Amid NEET-UG row, govt cancels UGC-NET after 'integrity of exam compromised'

Amid NEET-UG row, govt cancels UGC-NET after 'integrity of exam compromised'

20 Jun 2024 | 9:54 AM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The government on Wednesday cancelled the UGC-NET June 2024 Examination after inputs prima facie indicated that the integrity of the examination may have been compromised.

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Cabinet's nod to NFIES with financial outlay of Rs 2254 cr

19 Jun 2024 | 9:09 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for the Central Sector Scheme “National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (NFIES) with a total financial outlay of Rs 2254.43 crore during the period from 2024–25 to 2028–29.

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Cabinet nod for Intl Airport in Varanasi at Rs 2,869 cr budget

Cabinet nod for Intl Airport in Varanasi at Rs 2,869 cr budget

19 Jun 2024 | 8:36 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved development of Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi, the Parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a cost of Rs 2,869 crore, a move that will give boost to tourism in the pilgrimage city also known as Kashi.

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Cabinet approves Rs 7,453cr VGF for offshore wind energy

Cabinet approves Rs 7,453cr VGF for offshore wind energy

19 Jun 2024 | 8:35 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) In a move that would give boost to wind energy, the Government on Wednesday approved the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme for offshore wind energy projects at a total outlay of Rs 7,453 crore.

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GGSIP university announces biannual admissions and new programmes

19 Jun 2024 | 8:33 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) will implement biannual admissions from the 2025-2026 academic session, following UGC's approval for July-August and January-February cycles.

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New Nalanda University campus an effort to draw the best scholars from the world: PM at inauguration

New Nalanda University campus an effort to draw the best scholars from the world: PM at inauguration

19 Jun 2024 | 6:32 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University near Rajgir, Bihar, located close to the site of the ancient ruins of Nalanda.

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AAP’s youth wing stages protest over rigging in NEET exam

AAP’s youth wing stages protest over rigging in NEET exam

19 Jun 2024 | 5:41 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) youth and student wing staged a massive protest outside the residence of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday, demanding the cancellation of the NEET exam and a thorough investigation by a committee headed by a retired judge.

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Removal of statues is violation of democracy: Kharge writes to VP, LS Speaker

Removal of statues is violation of democracy: Kharge writes to VP, LS Speaker

19 Jun 2024 | 5:37 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday urged Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha Speaker to relocate the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr BR Ambedkar to their original places in the Parliament House complex, as 'removing them arbitrarily and without consultation violates the spirit of democracy'.

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EAM to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow, discuss bilateral issues

EAM to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow, discuss bilateral issues

19 Jun 2024 | 5:30 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow during which he will hold talks with the Sri Lankan leadership on wide-ranging issues of the partnership.

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Satyagrah unless Delhi water crisis solved by June 21: Atishi

Satyagrah unless Delhi water crisis solved by June 21: Atishi

19 Jun 2024 | 5:16 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Cabinet Minister Atishi on Wednesday accused Haryana's BJP government of denying Delhi’s share of water, and threatened to begin a "Satyagrah" if the issue is not resolved by June 21.

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Delhi records warmest night in June since 1969

Delhi records warmest night in June since 1969

19 Jun 2024 | 4:35 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) As severe heatwave conditions continue to prevail over the national capital, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday that the city recorded the warmest night ever in June since 1969, with Safadarjung’s temperature reaching 35.4 degrees Celsius last night.

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Kiran and Shruti Choudhary join BJP

Kiran and Shruti Choudhary join BJP

19 Jun 2024 | 12:42 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Former Congress MLA and Haryana minister Kiran Choudhary and her daughter Shruti Choudhary on Wednesday formally joined BJP at its headquarters in New Delhi.

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Rahul turns 54, receives warm wishes from Kharge

Rahul turns 54, receives warm wishes from Kharge

19 Jun 2024 | 11:33 AM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi turned 54 on Wednesday and was showered with best wishes from leaders and workers of his party, including president Mallikarjun Kharge.

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Indian consulate reminds of Kanishka terror bombing even as Canadian parliament pays tribute to Nijjar

Indian consulate reminds of Kanishka terror bombing even as Canadian parliament pays tribute to Nijjar

19 Jun 2024 | 9:32 AM

New Delhi/Ottawa, June 19 (UNI) The Indian Consulate in Vancouver reminded people of the cowardly terrorist bombing of Air India flight 182 (Kanishka) by Sikh extremists on June 23, 1985, in which 329 people were killed, even as the Canadian parliament observed a minute’s silence over the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar a year ago.

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PM to inaugurate new campus of Nalanda University in Bihar's Rajgir

PM to inaugurate new campus of Nalanda University in Bihar's Rajgir

19 Jun 2024 | 8:51 AM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the new campus of Nalanda University at Rajgir, Bihar, on Wednesday morning.

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