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Forest officer held for accepting Rs 23,000 bribe

The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) in Palghar arrested an employee of the Maharashtra Forest Development Corporation (MFDC) on Monday for allegedly accepting ₹23,000 as bribe from a farmer, in return for a favourable satellite survey report of his farm. The state government, in January 2015, had launched a survey to map all land holdings of farmers […]

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3 killed as truck runs into crowd in Delhi

Three men were killed and two others were injured after they were hit by a speeding truck being driven by an inebriated driver in northeast Delhi’s Shastri Park on Sunday midnight. The five were among 15 to 20 locals, who had assembled on the road to help and check on the occupants of an auto-rickshaw, […]

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Mumbai: Re-audit of 223 bridges to delay repair work

Process of appointing contractors held off THE BMC’S decision to re-audit 223 bridges in the suburbs will further delay the start of repair work of bridges that were categorised as requiring major repairs in the last audit reports submitted to the civic body in August 2018. Officials said the process of appointing contractors for the […]

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Hero Honda Chowk, other areas may flood again if work is delayed

Areas such as sectors 34, 37, Hero Honda Chowk, Subhash Chowk and patches on Sohna Road may again witness massive waterlogging this year, if the work on widening of Badshahpur drain does not finish before the arrival of the monsoons. After the 2016 flood-like situation, officials had realised that the 28km-long Badshahpur drain reduces from […]