Patwari arrested for taking bribe

Patwari arrested for taking bribe

March 19, 2019 8:18 pm

Bikaner: A patwari (village-level revenue officer) was arrested Tuesday for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 for settling a land mutation case in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district, an official said. Ajay Kumar had demanded a bribe of Rs 3,000 from complainant Surendra Kumar of Anupgarh tehsil in Sriganganagar district. The deal was settled at Rs […]

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Goa govt to face floor test Wednesday

Goa govt to face floor test Wednesday

March 19, 2019 8:12 pm

Panaji: The new BJP-led government in Goa will face a floor test in the Assembly Wednesday, officials said. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Tuesday said his government had sought a floor test on Wednesday to prove its strength in the Assembly. “Governor Mridula Sinha has convened a special session of the Assembly at 11.30 am for […]

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For BJP, Gadkari emerges key trouble-shooter in Goa

For BJP, Gadkari emerges key trouble-shooter in Goa

March 19, 2019 8:09 pm

Panaji: Senior BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari has once again emerged as the party’s chief trouble-shooter in Goa, where he moved quickly to select a new chief minister after the death of Manohar Parrikar and kept allies on his side to avoid a break-up in coalition. Gadkari played a similar role in March […]

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Shah attacks Rahul for 'arrest' of techies for raising pro-Modi slogans

Shah attacks Rahul for ‘arrest’ of techies for raising pro-Modi slogans

March 19, 2019 8:08 pm

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over the alleged arrest of some techies in Bengaluru for raising pro-Modi slogans, saying youngsters give direction to the future and he should “stop intimidating youth of India, which has rejected your brand of politics”. “Hugs for ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang and arrest of […]

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Aqua Line to run after 2 pm on Holi

Aqua Line to run after 2 pm on Holi

March 19, 2019 8:05 pm

Noida (UP): Services on the Noida-Greater Noida metro rail will be available only after 2 pm on Thursday on account of Holi, officials said Tuesday. Same curtailed timings will be for parking at all metro stations, its operator, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), said in a statement. The Aqua Line, which covers the twin-cities […]

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Two killed, many trapped in under construction building

Two killed, many trapped in under construction building

March 19, 2019 7:58 pm

Bengaluru: Two people were killed and several others trapped when a four-storeyed under construction building collapsed at Dharwad in north Karnataka Tuesday, police said. The building came crashing down, triggering panic among neighbours and passers-by, a police official said. “Two have died while some 30 to 40 people are trapped,” said a police officer at […]

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NZ PM Ardern vows mosque killer will face 'full force of law'

NZ PM Ardern vows mosque killer will face ‘full force of law’

March 19, 2019 7:54 pm

Christchurch: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “as-salaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims. “He will face the full force of the law in New Zealand,” Ardern pledged to grieving Kiwis, while promising […]

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Demonetisation was self-goal by Modi govt: Book

Demonetisation was self-goal by Modi govt: Book

March 19, 2019 2:48 pm

New Delhi: Demonetisation was a terrible idea and the government’s own economic surveys have indicated that this move contributed to a slowdown in the economy, claims a new book. The Great Disappointment: How Narendra Modi Squandered a Unique Opportunity to Transform the Indian Economy attempts to answer the overarching question of whether or not the […]

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AIADMK promises national poverty eradication scheme

AIADMK promises national poverty eradication scheme

March 19, 2019 2:46 pm

Chennai: The AIADMK promised on Tuesday a slew of measures in its manifesto, including a national poverty eradication initiative that will be named after late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Releasing the manifesto for the general election at a press conference here, AIADMK coordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the party would […]

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Naxal killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

Naxal killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

March 19, 2019 2:43 pm

Rajnandgaon: A woman naxal was gunned down Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district, police said. The skirmish took place in the forest of Gatapar police station area bordering Madhya Pradesh, when a joint team of security forces from MP and Chhattisgarh was carrying out an anti-naxal operation, a senior police […]

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