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Six drown as boat capsizes in Narmada river in Maharashtra Six drown as boat capsizes in Narmada river in Maharashtra
Nandurbar: At least six persons died after a boat ferrying them capsized in the Narmada river in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district on Tuesday. According to police, the boat was carrying nearly 60 people when the tragedy occurred. Nearly 36 persons have been rescued so far and were admitted to a local hospital, a police official said. The ill-fated boat was ferrying people to perform a river ...
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Air India issues clarification, says misgivings about stale food on return flights 'unfounded' Air India issues clarification, says misgivings about stale food on return flights 'unfounded'
A few days after Air India announced that it had started carrying food from India for use during the journey back to the country, it clarified on Saturday that any misgiving about the in-flight food on Europe sectors is "unfounded" as it stayed fresh in chillers onboard. In a statement issued on Twitter, Air India said it "ensures strict compliance with quality checks at every step of its in-fl...
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Former banker and Aam Aadmi Party member Meera Sanyal dies at 57 Former banker and Aam Aadmi Party member Meera Sanyal dies at 57
NEW DELHI: Former banker and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Meera Sanyal died after losing her battle with cancer. She was 57. "We are deeply saddened by this loss, @meerasanyal a good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. Her memories will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace," tweeted AAP. Sanyal had been fighting cancer, informed Preeti Sharma Menon, the...
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BJP's two-day national council meeting begins from Friday BJP's two-day national council meeting begins from Friday
The Modi government's "social justice" plank with its outreach to Dalits, backward classes and general category is likely to be a key theme at the BJP's two-day national council meeting starting Friday, as the party looks to set the tone for its Lok Sabha poll campaign. BJP president Amit Shah will inaugurate the meeting -- the biggest ever for its national council with the party expecting part...
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Victory for social justice: PM Modi hails Parliament's nod for 10% reservation for general category poor Victory for social justice: PM Modi hails Parliament's nod for 10% reservation for general category poor
A day after Lok Sabha's green signal, Rajya Sabha passed the historic quota bill by an overwhelming margin on Wednesday in what is being seen as a big win for the Modi government. Moments after voting concluded in Rajya Sabha, PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and thanked Parliamentarians for a healthy debate on the matter and said that the bill would ensure welfare of people at large. "Delighte...
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Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha after Congress, TMC walk out Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha after Congress, TMC walk out
The Citizenship Amendment Bill was on Tuesday passed in the Lok Sabha after the Congress and Trinamool Congress staged a walkout. The bill was tabled earlier in the day by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Introducing the bill in Parliament, Singh said that it is important for safeguarding the interests of the people. Moving the Bill, the Minister clarified that the Act is not confined to Ass...
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Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25 Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25
Rescue operations for the 15 miners trapped in a Meghalaya mine hit a roadblock on Sunday as the two high-powered pumps engaged in dewatering did not operate the whole day after developing technical glitches, and Navy divers could not venture down with no change in the water level, officials said. The high-powered pumps of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd installed Saturday to pump out water from the mai...
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Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley; Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed, power supply cut Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley; Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed, power supply cut
Heavy snowfall was witnessed in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, which snapped air and surface links between the region and the outside world. According to the Met Office, widespread snowfall, light in plains and heavy in the higher reaches, were witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours. Sharing a weather update, an IMD official said that the region is expected to receive more ...
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Another woman under 50 attempts to enter Sabarimala, says she has reached menopause Another woman under 50 attempts to enter Sabarimala, says she has reached menopause
A Sri Lankan under 50 years of age attempted to enter the Sabarimala Temple early Frdiday morning and said that she has reached menopause. Many devotees have been vehemently against the entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 - the menstruating age when women are considered ímpure by them - even though the Supreme Court previously ruled no one can be barred. The Sri Lankan woman, according...
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IAF's Su-30MKI costlier than Russian Su-30 due to India specific features IAF's Su-30MKI costlier than Russian Su-30 due to India specific features
India specific modifications, transfer of technology and low volume of production have ensured that indigenously manufactured Indian Air Force's Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters are costlier than Russian Su-30 jets. Minister of Defence (State) Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday said that the IAF Su-30MKI and Russian Su-30 are not the same planes, hence, one to one comparison o...
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