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Freezing cold fog disrupts transport across North India

Friday, December 26, 2014

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New Delhi: The cold wave continues to sweep across North India crippling flights and trains. National capital New Delhi and the NCR region, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are all shivering under their blankets. Mercury levels have dropped significantly. In Uttar Pradesh, most parts are enveloped in fog, disrupting road …

VHP says ‘Meri’ Christmas with conversions

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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Kottayam (Kerela): At least 58 persons, most of them belonging to Christian families, embraced Hinduism at two temples in the district as part of the ‘ghar vapsi’ (home coming) programme under the initiative of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas. VHP District President Balachandran Pillai said 42 members belonging to 20 families embraced Hinduism at the …

Christmas rave party busted in Gurgaon; 44 held

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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New Delhi: Anti-narcotics sleuths and police on Thursday busted an alleged Christmas-eve rave party being held at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Delhi as 44 youngsters, including four girls, have been detained. Officials from the Delhi zone of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Gurgaon police swooped down at the event location in Manesar …

Christmas celebrated with traditional fervour in Delhi

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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New Delhi: Midnight tolling of bells, decked up Christmas trees, long row of candles and carols sung in unison marked Christmas celebration in the national capital, as thousands of people thronged churches to offer prayers and exchange gifts. The celebrations began late Wednesday night with worshippers congregating at churches and cathedrals amid tight security arrangements. …

2 arrested in connection with Delhi acid attack case

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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New Delhi: Delhi Police nabbed two persons on Thursday in connection with the acid attack on a woman doctor in Rajouri Garden area in New Delhi.   According to  media reports, while one of those apprehended is a juvenile, two more persons have also been detained for questioning. However, there was no official word on …

When Doordarshan was definitely distracted

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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New Delhi: In yet another slipup, Doordarshan’s official twitter account tweeted a picture of PM Narendra Modi at the BJP parliamentary board with an embarrassing caption which said a man dressed as Santa was feeding monkeys in a zoo. This comes days after a video of its anchor covering the International Film Festival in Goa went viral …

New Delhi metro lines to be launched in early 2015

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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New Delhi: Delhi Metro’s Jahangirpuri to Samaypur Badli corridor extension and Badarpur to Faridabad extension will be launched in early 2015, DMRC MD Mangu Singh said today. He said the work on Kashmere Gate to ITO ‘heritage’ corridor will be completed by December, 2015. “In the first part of 2015, Badli extension and Faridabad extension will …

HC refuses to lift ban on Uber cab services in Delhi

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to lift the ban on plying of Uber Technologies Inc. cab services in the national capital imposed after one of its drivers was arrested for allegedly raping a woman passenger. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, however, asked petitioner Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd to give its representation to …

Fresh Bodo attacks in Assam one injured

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Guwahati: The violence unleashed by anti-talk NDFB(S) militants in Assam spread to new areas with one person injured in Udalguri district where rebels fired at villagers and burnt houses. “Suspected NDFB(S) militants opened fire and burnt some houses in Lamabari under Mazbat police station. A police team reached the spot and fired at the militants, …

Meghalayas 100-yr-old tree decked up for Xmas New Year

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Shillong: Meghalaya’s 100-year-old towering coniferous pine tree which withstood the 1897 Assam earthquake is all lit up to usher in the Yuletide spirit. The 80-feet-tall pine tree in the fore lawn of the All Saints Cathedral, the tallest and oldest tree in the Northeast, could possibly lay claim to such fame in the country too …

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