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EC cancels Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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New Delhi: The Election Commission cancelled the Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll, saying the ground situation is not conducive to hold free and fair elections. The bypoll, earlier slated to be held on April 12, was postponed for May 25 due to poor law and order situation. The Commission, which issued the order late last night, said …

Dinakaran aide Mallikarjuna sent to judicial custody till May 15

Monday, May 01, 2017

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New Delhi [India]: Ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Monday was sent to judicial custody till May 15. Dinakaran’s aide Mallikarjuna has also been sent to the custody. Earlier yesterday, the Delhi Crime Branch recovered Dinakaran‘s five bank accounts from Chennai through which transactions of huge amount have been carried out, after which the police …

H1N1 on rise in Kerala; claims 23 lives this year

Monday, May 01, 2017

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H1N1 influenza has claimed 23 lives in Kerala so far this year with the state recording higher incidence of the flu compared to the previous year, a health department officials said. A total of 300-400 swine flu cases had been confirmed so far across the state and out of them as many as 23 people …

Two detained in ‘cattle thieves’ lynching case in Assam

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Two people were detained by the Nagaon Police in connection with the mob lynching of two suspected cow thieves and an interrogation is underway. Earlier yesterday, two people were lynched by a mob following suspicion that they were trying to steal cows from a village. The victims, Abu Hanifa (23) and Riazuddin Ali (24) were …

Five people killed in truck-tractor collision in Rajasthan

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Five persons, including three women, were killed and 19 others injured when a truck hit a tractor trolley in which they were travelling in Rajasthan’s Baran district. The accident occurred last night near Bamla village when the victims were on their way to a nearby place, police said. ALSO READ: Four arrested with cache of drugs …

Four arrested with cache of drugs in Solan

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Solan (Himachal Pradesh): The Himachal Pradesh police on Monday arrested four persons and seized a cache of Mephedrone from a government vehicle in Solan. The four accused are identified as- RM Mahinder (51), Vikas (31), Rajeev (30), Gyasuddin (30). ALSO READ: BJP MP claims being ‘honey-trapped’ amid rape allegations by a woman Police recovered 4 kg …

GFP apprehensive over nationalisation of six rivers in Goa

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Panaji: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) has expressed apprehensions over the Union Government’s proposal to nationalise six rivers in the state fearing that it might adversely affect the livelihood of fishing community. “The proposal to nationalise six rivers in the state has to be cautiously looked into as it should not endanger the livelihood of …

BJP MP claims being ‘honey-trapped’ amid rape allegations by a woman

Monday, May 01, 2017

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A Delhi court has ordered the police to investigate allegations of rape against a BJP MP KC Patel, who has alleged that he was “honey-trapped” by the woman. The woman has accused Patel, a Member of Parliament from Gujarat’s Valsad constituency, of raping her at his official residence on March 3 when he invited her …

On Tape: Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari’s house ransacked

Monday, May 01, 2017

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New Delhi: In a major loophole in security, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Manoj Tiwari’s house in the national capital was ransacked on the wee hours of Monday, a development that apparently stemmed out of road rage. #WATCH: CCTV footage from the premises of Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari’s residence, before his house in the …

Man shot at by suspected militants in J&K

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Srinagar: Suspected militants shot at and injured a person in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said. At about 2125 hours, unidentified militants fired at and injured Nisar Ahmad Mir near his home in Presoo area of the district, a police official said. He said Mir was shifted to the district hospital from where he …

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