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UP Govt officer killed in accident

A senior Uttar Pradesh Government officer and his driver were killed when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck here this morning. The accident occurred on NH 2 in Khaga police station area when the Bolero jeep coming from Kanpur collided with a truck, killing Khurja (Bulandshahr) SDM Indresh Kumar (45) and his driver Vijay (35) ...

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Jaitley agrees to integrated package for border areas

Itanagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has agreed to an integrated package to usher in holistic development in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, an official release said here today. The offer comes in the wake of Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s appeal for a special impetus for the development of border areas in the state to check urban migration, ...

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India seeks help from France for release of nationals in Iraq

India has sought help from France in securing the release of 39 Indians who are in captivity in war-hit Iraq for over a fortnight. The matter was discussed during the meetings the visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had with leaders here. Confirming that the matter was discussed, Fabius, however, refused to divulge the details as to what kind of ...

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Humid conditions prevails, Met predicts rains

Humid conditions prevailed in the national capital today with the minimum temperature settling at 28.5 degree Celsius, one notch above normal. Met Department said the humidity level was recorded at 71 per cent till 8.30 AM, leaving Delhiites sweating. The mercury will remain below the 40 degree mark today, as the maximum temperature is expected to settle at 36 degree ...

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TMC MP’s wife apologises, says another part to story

A day after TMC MP Tapas Pal allegedly threatened to kill CPI(M) workers and have their women raped, his wife Nandini Pal on Tuesday apologised for her husband’s controversial comment and said there was another part of the story. “I apologise for his comment. Of course there is no question of supporting it. But yes I know there is another ...

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In a poll year, Chavan doesn’t want star-power for advertising

As the state Assembly elections are nearing, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is said to be averse to roping in a celebrity to advertise the achievements of the Congress-NCP government. The Directorate General of Information and Publicity has a budget of a whopping Rs 92 crore this fiscal, and has planned an advertising blitzkrieg. “Despite suggestions that a celebrity be ...

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PM Modi’s tableau a hit in Rathyatra

Ahmedabad:Though he missed the city’s Rathyatra this time, yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fans took out a huge tableau of him and made his presence felt in the procession of Lord Jagannath’s chariot. ahmedabad rathThe popularity of the former Chief Minister of Gujarat was witnessed with the screams and slogans of “Modi Modi,” when a tableau showing a man wearing ...

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Building collapse: TN CM announces solatium, assures action

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced a solatium of Rs two lakh for the families of those killed in the building collapse near here and Rs 50,000 for the injured. “I’m shocked to know that ten persons have lost their lives. I extend my deep condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones,” Jayalalithaa said ...

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Pipeline fire: Central committee visits Nagaram

The Centre-appointed committee probing the GAIL pipeline fire tragedy at Nagaram village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in which 17 people were killed, today visited the spot and examined the damage. The committee comprising R K Singh, who heads the high-level probe panel, Joint Secretary (Refineries) R P Singh and Safety and Environment Executive Director D K Deshpande ...

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9 killed, 15 injured in Chennai building collapse

Director of construction company responsible for building detained; says thunder was the reason why the building collapsed Chennai: The death toll in the 11 storey-building collapse in Chennai has gone up to nine while about 25 people trapped under the debris have been rescued, officials said. According to Fire Service and police officials nine people have lost their lives in ...

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