Congress ignored Bundelkhand: Shah

Congress ignored Bundelkhand: Shah

November 16, 2018 10:12 pm

Tikamgarh/Damoh (MP): BJP president Amit Shah alleged Friday that Congress governments ignored Bundelkhand, an impoverished region which is spread over Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Shah addressed campaign rallies at Tikamgarh, Damoh and Sagar in Bundelkhand ahead of the November 28 Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh. Speaking in Tikamgarh, Shah said, “There was a time when funds received for the development of Bundelkhand disappeared. Neither roads were constructed, nor were the schemes for hospitals […]

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Delhi's air quality oscillates between 'poor', 'very poor'

Delhi’s air quality oscillates between ‘poor’, ‘very poor’

November 16, 2018 9:59 pm

New Delhi : After a brief respite, Delhi’s air quality deteriorated to oscillate between ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ categories on Friday due to increased pollutant holding capacity of air and stubble burning in neighbouring states. The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 339, which comes under ‘very poor’ category, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality […]

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Killed designer was planning to learn pottery, buy villa in Goa

Killed designer was planning to learn pottery, buy villa in Goa

November 16, 2018 9:33 pm

New Delhi : Bahadur, the domestic help of fashion designer Mala Lakhani, who was killed along with her, would always tell her that “we will die together”, Mala’s elder sister Aarti said while waiting outside the mortuary at Safdarjung Hospital. Family members said Mala, who ran a boutique called Tulsi Creations in Green Park, had been planning to retire from designing to […]

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Delhi govt implements decision to allow students' concessional passes in AC buses

Delhi govt implements decision to allow students’ concessional passes in AC buses

November 16, 2018 9:29 pm

New Delhi: In a good news for students in Delhi, the government has started implementing its decision to allow concessional passes for them in air-conditioned public transport buses. The passes that cost Rs 100 per month were so far allowed only in non-AC buses in the city run by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses of Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal […]

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Women activists eager to visit shrine should instead visit: Taslima Nasreen

Women activists eager to visit shrine should instead visit: Taslima Nasreen

November 16, 2018 9:05 pm

Thiruvanthapuram : Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen wondered why women activists were so eager to enter the Sabarimala shrine, which opened for a two-month long pilgrimage season Friday, and said instead they should visit villages where women face several issues. “I do not understand why women activists are so eager to enter Sabarimala. Better they should enter the villages where women […]

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Expired medicines sold by re-stamping them as unexpired serious matter: HC

Expired medicines sold by re-stamping them as unexpired serious matter: HC

November 16, 2018 8:55 pm

New Delhi : Terming as “serious” sale of expired medicines as unexpired by erasing the original manufacturing and expiry dates and re-stamping them, the Delhi High Court Friday said the Centre ought to look into the matter. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao said primarily such activities were “happening in Kolkata and Ahmedabad”, where expired medicines […]

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Govt's mission to build high quality roads at low cost: Gadkari

Govt’s mission to build high quality roads at low cost: Gadkari

November 16, 2018 8:45 pm

New Delhi: The government’s mission is to build high quality roads at low cost, Union Road Transport and highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said Friday. Gadkari also called upon experts to test innovative technology, make all possible use of indigenous raw material including waste material, and promote pre-cast technology. In a video message to an international conference here, he said the thrust […]

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Cyclone Gaja: Dredger runs aground off Karaikal coast

Cyclone Gaja: Dredger runs aground off Karaikal coast

November 16, 2018 8:35 pm

Chennai : As cyclone Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast early Friday, a dredger that was anchored in Karaikal port ran aground due to the strong winds. However, there were no casualties, official sources said. The dredger ‘Veera Prem’ belongs to Mumbai-basedMercator Ltd and was anchored in Karaikal Port premises since January, the sources told to news agency PTI. It was dragged […]

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma

Fake news is a major concern: Meghalaya CM

November 16, 2018 8:27 pm

Shillong : Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma Friday said fake news is a major concern and stressed the need to create awareness among people about it. He urged the media to build a reputation and a system of trust and stressed the need for people to be responsible while using the internet. The chief minister said there is need to create awareness among […]

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Satyarthi calls on Pope; seeks support for new global law against digital child sexual abuse

Satyarthi calls on Pope; seeks support for new global law against digital child sexual abuse

November 16, 2018 8:25 pm

Vatican City: Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday called on Pope Francis and sought his support for a new legally binding international law against growing digital and online forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse cases. The extraterritorial jurisdiction for the proposed law is absolutely essential as online crimes transcend across borders, Satyarthi said during his meeting with the head of the Catholic church here. The Nobel laureate is meeting all […]

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