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Death toll due to heavy rains in Gujarat mounts to 38

Ahmedabad, Jun 25 (PTI) Death toll due to heavy rainfall in Gujarat today rose to 38, including 27 in worst-hit Amreli district, following which Chief Minister Anandiben Patel conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas. “Death toll due to heavy rains has risen to 38. The deaths were reported from Amreli (27), Rajkot (4), Bhavnagar (3), Surat (2) and ...

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Possible Modi-Sharif meeting on sidelines of SCO in Russia?

There is a possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Russian city of Ufa next month with an aim to move forward and normalise ties. There is a view that yesterday’s telephonic call by the Prime Minister to Sharif ...

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More ships to join Dornier plane search, review on

With the search for the missing Coast Guard Dornier aircraft with three crew members making no headway, more ships will join the operation and a review of the situation is on, a top official said today. “We have got no input so far about the missing aircraft” which went off the radar on Monday night, Inspector General S P Sharma, ...

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IAF lands jet on Yamuna Expressway as part of user trial

In a first, a Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force today successfully landed on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura as part of trials to use national highways for emergency landing. The aircraft landed at about 6:40 AM, senior IAF officers said, adding that the force has plans to activate more such stretches on highways in the future. ...

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Sants sore over Rajnath”s statement on Ram temple

Upset over Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement expressing inability to enact a law for construction of Ram temple, seers and Hindu religious leaders here today reminded BJP of its poll promise and asked it not to “betray” those who voted it to power. “The ‘sants’ here are unhappy over the statement issued by Rajnath Singh. They believed that BJP will ...

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Farmers committing suicide, PM busy abroad:RLD

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh today took a swipe at Narendra Modi, saying while farmers are committing suicide the Prime Minister is busy in foreign trips. Addressing a farmers meet at Kanker Khera here, the former Union Minister demanded enhanced compensation for farmers who have been affected by unseasonal rain and hailstorm. If the central government is claiming that ...

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17 dead in India as powerful quake jolts Nepal, again

A high-intensity earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale epicentred in Nepal sent strong tremors through several eastern and northern parts of India today, leaving 17 dead, including 16 in Bihar, and causing panic. Bihar once again bore the brunt of the temblor that occurred less than three weeks after the monster quake that devastated Nepal, with 38 of the ...

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Govt mounts counter attack on Rahul over food park

Amethi/Delhi, May 12 (PTI) Rahul Gandhi’s attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over cancellation of a mega food park project in his constituency has provoked a counter assault from the Centre, with Union Minister Smriti Irani accusing the Congress vice president of caring more for a business house than the farmers of Amethi. The Union HRD Minister, who lost to ...

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Moga incident: Unions hold protest across Punjab

Chandigarh, May 12 (PTI) Members of various Unions today held protest across the state seeking cancellation of bus permit and registration of a case against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in connection with death of a teenage girl who was allegedly molested and thrown off a bus on April 29 in Moga. Various unions including Punjab Students Union (PSU), ...

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2 killed in India after another powerful earthquake

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI) Two persons were killed in Bihar as a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on richter scale with epicentre in Nepal today sent ripples through large parts of east and north India, including Delhi, less than three weeks after the region was struck by a devastating temblor. The quake measuring 7.3 on richter scale struck at 12:35 ...

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