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Leaders mourn BJP patriarch

Condoling the demise of the former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on Thursday, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan described him as a great visionary, a statesman par excellence, a great orator, a poet and, above all, a great human being. He stated that Mr. Vajpayee would be remembered as an astute leader, who upheld the democratic traditions […]

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Another charge framed against Naveen Jindal

A special court on Thursday framed an additional charge of abetment to indulge in bribery against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal and others in a case of alleged irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand. Special Judge Bharat Parashar framed the charge against the accused persons when they pleaded not guilty […]

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Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

Men are likely to repeatedly check if a door is closed or not; women are likely to hoard things: Empty jars or things they don’t necessarily need. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a very common mental ailment, can affect men and women differently, a study conducted across north India has revealed. Characterised by repetitive behaviour such […]

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High Court dismisses writ pleas in Hasmathpet land case

The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday dismissed three writ petitions challenging the orders passed by Ranga Reddy district Joint Collector relating to 113 acres of land in Balanagar mandal. A Division Bench comprising Justice V. Ramasubramanian and Justice N. Balayogi passed the order. Await final decree The Bench directed that even Balanagar tahsildar cannot pass […]

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Relief materials sent to Wayanad

The Nilgiris district administration has sent relief materials worth Rs. 4.55 lakh to the flood-hit Wayanad in Kerala on Thursday. The district administration said that the consignment included clothes, food items, and pulses. This would be delivered to the Wayanad District Collector. Medicines were also sent. Vegetable produce sourced by the horticultural department from farms […]

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Landslips, flooding hit Kottiyur

Kottiyur in the Iritty taluk was partially isolated as landslips and flooding that occurred in the area on Thursday cut off road connectivity and damaged properties and crops. As incessant rain continued in the eastern hill areas of the district, the Kottiyur village that had been battered by the flooding and landslips last week witnessed […]

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Violence in Bihar district over illegal abattoir

Violence erupted on Thursday when vigilantes tried to force closure of an unlicensed slaughterhouse in a remote part of the district, prompting the police to fire in the air and burst tear-gas shells for bringing the situation under control, official sources said. The incident took place in Bishanpur locality under Kochadhaman police station area where […]

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45 rescued from Sultan Garh Waterfalls in M.P.

The Madhya Pradesh police have rescued at least 45 people who were stranded in the Sultan Garh Waterfalls in Shivpuri district on Wednesday due to a sudden surge in water. “We have rescued 40 people and five others were brought out with the help of a helicopter. All these 45 people are safe now," said […]

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Missing fishermen spotted off Uvari coast

Thirteeen fishermen from Chinnamuttom fishing harbour in Kanniyakumari district, who went missing after venturing into the sea on Tuesday morning, were traced off Uvari coast of Tirunelveli district, on Thursday evening. An official from the Department of Fisheries said that a team of fishermen had traced them, some 40 nautical miles off Uvari coast. “They […]