Day: November 8, 2018

5 arrested for cow slaughter in Tripura

5 arrested for cow slaughter in Tripura

November 8, 2018 11:50 pm

Agartala : Police on Thursday arrested five people from a minority community for allegedly slaughtering a cow at Bankul in South Tripura district. The five were held on the basis of a complaint from villagers, they said. “We arrested them on Wednesday and placed the accused before the court of Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate of Sabroom. The court released them […]

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UK honours sole Indian aviator who survived World War I

UK honours sole Indian aviator who survived World War I

November 8, 2018 11:36 pm

London: The UK government on Thursday announced plans for a series of statues to go up at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) here to honour the sacrifices made by over 3 million Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen and labour corps who served in World War I, including from India. The campaign, part of an initiative by the armed forces charity […]

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Police register 579 cases, arrest over 300 on Diwali night for violating SC order

Police register 579 cases, arrest over 300 on Diwali night for violating SC order

November 8, 2018 11:28 pm

New Delhi: Over 570 cases were registered and more than 300 people arrested on Diwali night for violating the Supreme Court’s order on burning of fire crackers, officials said Thursday. Police also seized 2,776 kgs of firecrackers from various parts of the city on Diwali. A total of 87 people were arrested and 72 cases […]

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Activists raise alarm over high pollution levels in Yamuna

Activists raise alarm over high pollution levels in Yamuna

November 8, 2018 11:22 pm

Agra: Activists on Thursday expressed concern over the alarming pollution level in the Yamuna, worshipped by millions of devotees on the occasions of Govardhan Puja and Yam Dwitiya, and demanded action to save the river. Devotees take holy dip in the Yamuna, believed to be the sister of the Hindu god of death Yamraj, and […]

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CBI officer's allegations 'baseless and malicious': Union minister Haribhai Chaudhary

Kerala govt scheme to provide free education to Ockhi-hit kids

November 8, 2018 10:30 pm

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has initiated a scheme to provide free education and vocational training to the children of those fishermen who died or went missing in the 2017 Ockhi cyclonic storm. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 194 students have been identified as beneficiaries. “A total of 194 students, which includes children at all levels, […]

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Indian Embassy in Beijing warns Indians of calls from extortionists

Indian Embassy in Beijing warns Indians of calls from extortionists

November 8, 2018 9:58 pm

Beijing: The Indian Embassy here has cautioned expatriate Indians residing in China to beware of extortionists posing as embassy officials who falsely accuse people of visa violations and demand money as penalties. An urgent notice posted on the embassy’s website said it has been brought to the notice of the mission that anonymous calls are […]

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No illegal mining in 115.34 hectares land in Aravalli: Rajasthan to SC

No illegal mining in 115.34 hectares land in Aravalli: Rajasthan to SC

November 8, 2018 9:55 pm

New Delhi: The Rajasthan government has told the Supreme Court that no illegal mining was going on in 115.34 hectares of land in Aravalli area of the state. The chief secretary of Rajasthan has filed an affidavit in the apex court which had on October 23 expressed shock over 31 “vanished” hills or hillocks in Aravalli area and had asked the state government to stop illegal mining in 115.34-hectare area there within 48 hours. “It […]

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Chandigarh hospital reports 27 cases of firecracker-related eye injuries this Diwali

Chandigarh hospital reports 27 cases of firecracker-related eye injuries this Diwali

November 8, 2018 9:40 pm

Chandigarh : Twenty-seven cases of firecracker-related eye injuries were reported by the PGIMER hospital here on Diwali, officials said on Thursday. These people from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh suffered eye injuries during Diwali festivities on Wednesday and came to the emergency services department of PGIMER, Chandigarh, for treatment, they said. They include 20 males and seven females and only 11 of them are above 16 […]

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India to start exporting sugar to China from early 2019; targets 2 mn ton shipments: Govt

India to start exporting sugar to China from early 2019; targets 2 mn ton shipments: Govt

November 8, 2018 9:13 pm

New Delhi: After a decade, India will next year resume exporting raw sugar to China as it eyes overseas markets to shed surplus stocks that have muted prices and created financial distress in mills. India plans to export 2 million tonnes of sugar to China to cut trade deficit with the neighbouring country, a government statement said. “Export of raw sugar from India to China will […]

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Adani wins bid for gas network in Udupi

Adani wins bid for gas network in Udupi

November 8, 2018 9:05 pm

Mangaluru : Adani Gas Limited (AGL) has won 13 geographical areas, including Udupi in Karnataka, in the bidding for city gas distribution (CGD) network to supply piped natural gas and CNG, the company said Thursday. It would supply natural gas to industrial, commercial and domestic customers and CNG to the transport sector, a company release said. Adani Group joint president Kishore Alva, who is heading the […]

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