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Odisha to implement National Food Security Act

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Bhubaneshwar: Odisha government on Saturday said it would ensure implementation of the National Food Security Act in the entire state in a phased manner by July 2015, official sources said. “The administrative preparations have been initiated to implement the NFSA in the entire state in phases by July, 2015,” Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Secretary …

5 injured in grenade blast

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Tezpur: A grenade blast left five persons, including a tea garden official injured and two vehicles damaged. NDFB-Songbijit militants are suspected to be behind the blast which took place at Itakhola in Assam’s Sonitpur district along Arunachal Pradesh on Friday evening. The extremists came in a white car and hurled the grenade at a busy …

Six hurt as rival Sikh groups clash

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Amritsar: Six ‘Nihangs’ (armed Sikh warriors) were on Friday injured, one of them seriously, in exchange of gun shots during an altercation between two groups of the sect at an annual event here.  Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Parmpal Singh said the incident occurred when 70 groups of ‘Nihangs’, consisting of over 2,000 participants from …

Diwali Aftermath : Festivals of Lights or Pollution?

Friday, October 24, 2014

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New Delhi: In the aftermath of Diwali, tonnes of garbage remains, generated with the bursting of crackers.  Even though efforts are on to clean the country, the cities remains unclean – strewn with strips of paper and debris from the festival of lights. The air is still heavily polluted with trails of phosphorous and sulphur.  …

Bolero gun runners arrested

Friday, October 24, 2014

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New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested three more active criminals including, a wanted kingpin of the active manufacturers and peddlers of illicit firearms made in  MP, Robin Singh. According to reports, the firearms manufactured in Khargone, MP are witnessing a surge in demand amongst the criminals of Delhi NCR as the …

Kochi airport on high alert after terror threat

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Kochi: Threat of a bomb explosion or a possible suicide attack on an Air India flight from Mumbai sparked an alert in Kochi. Authorities beefed up security at the international airport on Friday. Airport Director A K C Nair said that they received information from Kolkata that there is a threat to the AI flight …

Haryana paanwalah gets Rs 132 Cr power bill

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Gurgaon: A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of October. “I was shocked to read …

Bangalore school may be de-recognised

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has called for action against the private school on Friday, where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped. The school in Bangalore is likely to be de-recognised for violating Central Board of Secondary Education norms, said the government. According to the Director of Commission for Public Information, the school had …

Russian tourist alleges molestation in Goa

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Panaji: A 32-year-old Russian national was allegedly molested twice over two days in Goa. She was allegedly molested first at a beach and later at Goa Medical College and Hospital in Panaji by a senior medical officer after the police referred her there for a “medical examination”. The Goa state health ministry sought a detailed report …

Over 20 minor fire incidents reported in Delhi on Diwali

Friday, October 24, 2014

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New Delhi: Fire fighters in the national capital received around 20 to 25 calls on Thursday night about fire-related minor incidents from across the city on Diwali. “We have received around 20 to 25 calls between 6 PM and 8 PM. Our men have attended to 47 calls between 2 PM to 8 PM today,” said …

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