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Uttar Pradesh : 3 New Districts

Uttar Pradesh got 3 new districts: Prabuddha Nagar, Panchsheel Nagar and Bhim Nagar in the western region of the state. This takes the total number of districts to 75 in UP. The new district Prabuddha Nagar will be carved out of Muzaffar Nagar district. Shamli and Kairana tehsils from Muzaffar Nagar included in the new ..

Singur Land Rehab Act 2011 upheld by the Calcutta High Court

On June 20th 2011, the West Bengal governor M K Narayanan gave his consent to the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011.The bill was passed by the State Legislature on June 14. The Bill does not require the consent from President Pratibha Patil. The bill was brought to return land to the unwilling Singur ..

“Bompu”: A New Frog Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

“Bompu”: A New Frog Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh A new frog species discovered in Eagle Nest Wildlife sanctuary at Sessa in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in a survey conducted as part of Eagle Nest Biodiversity Project with support of the state forest department Bompu was the name given to the frog after ..

News Today : November 19, 2011

Courtney Walsh conferred CEAT Lifetime Achievement Award Former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh was conferred the CEAT Lifetime Achievement Award 2011. Union Govt to bring bill for central law for Street Vendors Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja announced that the Union government would bring in a bill in the coming session ..

1857 Revolution hero Nahar Singh’s letter up for auction in London

The 1857 Revolution hero, Nahar Singh’s mysterious letter to a former Governor-General of British India, Lord Ellenborough, will be auctioned on October 4, 2011 at Bonhams in London. The letter dictated in English to a secretary, was written on September 10, 1857 , just four days before British troops stormed into Delhi in one of ..

News Today Update: 20.2.09

1. The year-on-year WPI (Whole Sale Price Index) inflation rose 3.92 per cent for week ended February 7, down from the previous week’s annual rise of 4.39 per cent.The annual Wholesale Price Index-based inflation rate fell to a 13-month low, dipping below the 4 per cent mark on account of lower inflation in the case ..