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India swine flu death toll rises above 1,000 this year. India swine flu death toll rises above 1,000 this year.
India appears to be in the grip of a swine flu outbreak with 1,094 recorded deaths over the past eight months, said an official report on Wednesday. The last three weeks have seen the highest number of fatalities, at 342. A total of 22,186 cases have been reported across the country. The number of deaths this year is four times more than fatalities recorded over the equivalent period in 2...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Nepal PM Deuba ahead of bilateral talks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Nepal PM Deuba ahead of bilateral talks.
In an unscheduled meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at his New Delhi's official residence. After a brief meeting with his Nepalese counterpart, PM Modi tweeted, ''Happy to welcome Rt Hon Shri Sher Bahadur Deuba ji, PM of close & friendly neighbour Nepal Look forward to more extensive talks tomorrow.'' Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deu...
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Passort verification by police to go online soon. Passort verification by police to go online soon.
The government is likely to replace the physical police verification of passport with online verification. Believed to be a push towards digitalisation, the online verification will use a link to the newly-created national database on crimes of criminals, reported The Times of India. The national database was introduced on Monday as part of the home ministry's Crime and Criminal Tracking Net...
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Bihar flood toll reaches 119. Bihar flood toll reaches 119.
Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday. The Bihar disaster management department official said over 98 lakh people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 16 districts have been affected by the floods. It has washed away thousands of huts, damaged buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores. ...
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On 71st Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi vows to create a 'New India' by 2022. On 71st Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi vows to create a 'New India' by 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a "New India" that will be free of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption as he urged those wielding the gun in J&K to join the mainstream so that the Kashmir problem is solved through "embrace". Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on India's 71st Independence Day, Modi warned those indulging in mob violenc...
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Himachal Govt, local Congress must provide full assistance: Rahul Gandhi on Mandi landslide. Himachal Govt, local Congress must provide full assistance: Rahul Gandhi on Mandi landslide.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday offered condolence to the families of the deceased in the Mandi landslide, and requested the Himachal Pradesh Government to provide every possible aid. "My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in Mandi. Request Himachal govt. & local Congress units to provide all possible help," Gandhi tweeted. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister J...
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CBI may reopen Bofors case probe; Congress calls move 'politically motivated'. CBI may reopen Bofors case probe; Congress calls move 'politically motivated'.
Decades old Bofors arms scandal may come to haunt the Congress party again if the CBI gets a go-ahead from the Narendra Modi government to re-open investigation into the case. According to media reports, the CBI has told a parliamentary panel that it can reopen investigation into the Bofors arms deal case. The CBI has made this submission before a six-member sub-committee on Defence attache...
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PM Narendra Modi warns absentee BJP MPs of consequences in 2019. PM Narendra Modi warns absentee BJP MPs of consequences in 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reportedly warned BJP MPs who don't attend Parliament that they may not get to contest the next Lok Sabha polls if they persist with the habit. Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentary party meeting here, Modi also praised Amit Shah on completing three years as the BJP President and on being elected to the Rajya Sabha, saying he had brought ...
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Supreme Court constitutes bench to hear Ayodhya dispute. Supreme Court constitutes bench to hear Ayodhya dispute.
The Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case from August 11. The bench, whose other members are justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer, would adjudicate the dispute over ownership of Ram temple-Babri masjid land. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad...
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Indian doctor arrested for groping sleeping teen on UA flight. Indian doctor arrested for groping sleeping teen on UA flight.
A 28-year-old Indian doctor has been arrested for allegedly groping a minor girl who was sitting next to him on a New Jersey-bound United Airlines flight, according to media reports. The 16-year-old girl, who was travelling alone on July 23, was asleep on the flight, when a stranger's hand on her thigh awakened her, the Washington Post reported. The man, identified as Vijakumar Krishnappa, s...
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