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470 died of shock over Amma’s demise: AIADMK

Sunday, December 11, 2016

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Chennai: The ruling AIADMK on Sunday said that 470 persons had died of “shock” after the demise of party supremo and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5 and announced a relief of Rs 3 lakhs each to the families. The party released a list of 190 persons, who had died of shock, and …

Andaman crisis: Rescue operation begins, 17 people rescued in first shuttle

Friday, December 09, 2016

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Port Blair: Rescue operations of around 1,400 stranded tourists in two islands of Andamans due to cyclonic weather began on Friday morning as the Navy, Coast Guard and Union Territory administration jointly undertook a major evacuation drive. A defence official said three choppers of the Indian Air force landed at Havelock island, as the weather …

Manipur cabinet decides formation of 7 new districts

Friday, December 09, 2016

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Imphal: Manipur government, led by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, has decided to form 7 more new districts, bifurcating the existing 9 districts of the state, a state cabinet secretariat source said on Friday. The decision for formation of seven new districts was taken at a state cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister on …

Seven storey building collapses in Nanakramguda area of Hyderabad.

Friday, December 09, 2016

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Seven storey building collapsed in  IT hub Nanakramguda area of Hyderabad.  Rescue operations continue, while two people including a child rescued from the collapsed building, were shifted to hospital. At least 10 people are feared trapped under the debris of the building. “We are certain that some workers are trapped inside. The debris clearing will take time and …

₹70 crores of new currency seized in a big cash haul in Chennai

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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In what is one of the biggest seizures and also raises questions about the diversion of money as common man jostles to get a few thousands from the ATM’s and their own accounts. The I-T sleuths seized about ₹90 crores from a few godowns including ₹70 crores of new currency notes in money that was …

Coach of Delhi Metro catches fire at Patel Nagar Metro station

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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A coach of Delhi Metro caught fire at Patel Nagar Metro Station on Thursday. The train coach of Blue line travelling from Vaishali to Dwarka caught fire while it was stopped at Patel Nagar metro station. According to reports the high tension wires at the metro station caused the fire. No casualties have been reported so …

WATCH: Guard of this bank in Punjab fired gunshots in air to disperse crowd

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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Even after a month Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, finding a bank or an ATM without a queue is a major challenge in any part of the nation. Where there is a crowd, ruckus is quite obvious. In the last couple of days, there have been several incidents of stone pelting …

Women wearing Churidars banned from entering Kerala temple

Thursday, December 08, 2016

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In what could be a bizarre move, Kerala High Court on Thursday prohibited the entry of women devotees wearing ‘churidars’ inside the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvanthanpuram, making it clear the chief priest’s word is final with regard to temple rites and rituals. ALSO READ: Pune to gets its own Metro, centre gives its nod On …

Govt teacher killed in ‘unprovoked lathicharge’

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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Lucknow: A government teacher died and some others were injured when police allegedly used canes to disperse them while they were moving towards the Vidhan Sabha to hold the protest demanding the restoration of the pension scheme. President of UP unit of Pension Bachao Manch of All Teachers and Employees Welfare Association (ATEWA) Vijay Bahadur …

Arunachal to frame stipend policy for students, Adhaar must

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to frame a stipend policy for the students and to make Adhaar registration compulsory for all students. The meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein was aimed at streamlining the process of the disbursement of students’ stipends, an official communique informed. The meeting also decided to examine …

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