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PM Modi's sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh ties him rakhi, says he hasn't changed in 24 years PM Modi's sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh ties him rakhi, says he hasn't changed in 24 years
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh tied him the rakhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Sunday. Qamar is PM Modi's rakhi sister and has been tying him the holy thread for the past 24 years. Recalling her relationship with the PM, she said that he had not changed even a bit in the last 24 years. "I have known him since the time he was an RSS worker and have been tying h...
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Congress prepares for 2019 elections, sets up three key panels Congress prepares for 2019 elections, sets up three key panels
In a step towards the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress party on Saturday announced the setting up of three crucial committees to look after election matters related to coordination, manifesto and publicity. Party president Rahul Gandhi formed the key nine-member Core Group Committee comprising A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, Jairam R...
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Kerala gets respite from rain, fears rise over disease in camps Kerala gets respite from rain, fears rise over disease in camps
A deluge in flood-stricken Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among over 200,000 people crammed into relief camps. Incessant rains since Aug. 8 have caused the state`s worst floods in a century, and at least 186 people have perished, many of them killed by landslides. The beaches and backwaters...
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Massive rescue ops underway; over 10000 people evacuated Massive rescue ops underway; over 10000 people evacuated
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), on Saturday, reviewed the ongoing rescue operations in the flood-affected areas in Kerala. The meeting discussed the current flood situation and deployment of rescue teams, motorboats, helicopters, life jackets to various districts of Kerala. Provision of food, water, medicines and restoration of power, telecom and transport links were also discusse...
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India monsoon floods 'kill more than 300' in Kerala India monsoon floods 'kill more than 300' in Kerala
At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the regional chief minister says. Rescuers are battling torrential rains to save residents, with more than 200,000 people left homeless in camps. The state government said many of those who died were crushed under debris caused by landslides. With more rains predicted and a red alert in place, the mai...
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: All Delhi schools, colleges to remain closed on Friday Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: All Delhi schools, colleges to remain closed on Friday
The Delhi government has announced that all schools and colleges in the national capital will remain closed on Friday as mark of respect to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced the same on microblogging site Twitter on Thursday evening. He twe...
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BJP pushes for elections in 11 states to coincide with Lok Sabha polls BJP pushes for elections in 11 states to coincide with Lok Sabha polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing for elections in 11 states to take place along with Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held in 2019. These states include Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Mizoram and Bihar. BJP believes that if state governments and political parties are fine with the prospect of having e...
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Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure
Passengers taking a flight out of Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport will have to report three hours before scheduled flight departure from Friday until August 20. The airport authorities have issued the directive as there would be special security screening for all passengers. CISF and airport authorities are also on security alert for incoming flights and have request...
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PM assures Centre's assistance, Army columns deployed, red alert issued PM assures Centre's assistance, Army columns deployed, red alert issued
Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered floods and landslides throughout the state on Thursday with reports of at least 22 deaths from different parts of the state. While 11 people died in Idukki district, five more deaths were reported from Malappuram district. The deluge caused three deaths in Waynad and two in Kannur. All educational institutions including professional coll...
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Kalka-Shatabdi Express mows down 20 cows in Delhi Kalka-Shatabdi Express mows down 20 cows in Delhi
At least 20 cows were killed on Wednesday after they were hit by a speeding Kalka-Shatabdi Express near Narela in northwest Delhi, affecting the movement of trains in the region, the Northern Railway said. A herd of cows was crossing the tracks between Holambi Kalan and Narela when the 12005 New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express hit 20 of them "at full speed" at around 5:44 pm. "The railway perso...
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