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Give preference to local companies: Centre

The Central government has asked the State to ensure Indian companies are not left out of the procurement of goods and services for big-ticket projects. In a memorandum sent to the State on May 22, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said the harsh eligibility criteria set by the Centre should not be used […]

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Gadkari skips meeting, rumour mills set abuzz

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s absence from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) State executive meeting, which was attended by the party’s working president, J.P. Nadda, raised eyebrows. Sources close to Mr. Gadkari said he had a programme to attend in Nagpur, which could not be cancelled, and the party was informed about his inability to attend […]

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LJP MP Ram Chandra Paswan passes away

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP from Bihar’s Samastipur Ram Chandra Paswan died on Sunday afternoon following a brief illness. He was 57. Ram Chandra Paswan, the younger brother of Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, passed away at 1.24 p.m. at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here. He was admitted to the hospital […]

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Former Lok Sabha MP A.K. Roy passes away

Former Lok Sabha MP and founder of Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC), A.K. Roy passed away at a hospital here on Sunday. Roy, a bachelor, was 90, party sources said. The veteran Left leader and chief patron of CITU Jharkhand State committee was admitted to the Central Hospital here on July 8 following age-related health issues. […]

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Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away at a private hospital in the Capital on Saturday. Ms. Dikshit was 81. She was admitted to Fortis Escorts Hospital this morning and passed away at 3:55 p.m., according to hospital sources. “Ms. Dikshit was brought in the morning on 20th July 2019 to Fortis Escorts […]