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Demonetized notes worth Rs. 5 Crore seized in Surat

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Yet another attempt to conceal demonetized notes was busted as the Surat Police arrested five persons owing to the possession of the same. On Sunday, the police nabbed five persons in possession of notes worth Rs. 5,81,70,500. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization drive was rolled out on November 8 last year, imposing a ban on …

MP: Six killed as bus carrying pilgrims turns turtle

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Jabalpur: In a tragic incident, at least six pilgrims were killed and 28 others injured when a bus carrying them turned turtle in Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. The mishap occurred on Saturday midnight when around 40 pilgrims were headed to Amarkantak from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. At the ghat section near JogiTikariya …

NCB arrests two with 14.8 kg Charas

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested two persons and seized charas valued at around Rs 1.5 crore from Shamlaji in Aravalli district of Gujarat when it was allegedly being trafficked to Mumbai. ALSO READ: Two held with fake currency worth Rs 72,000 The arrested persons had allegedly procured the contraband from an unidentified person in New …

Tripura: Army destroys 151 grenades, sanitizes area

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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A faction of the Indian Army on Saturday destroyed over 151 grenades, which were buried underground during the construction of a road here. Soon after receiving a court order on Friday to dispose of these grenades in lieu of public safety, a team of experts cordoned off the area and successfully carried out a destruction …

J&K government suspends engineers over video of sloppy work

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Nearly half a dozen engineers were suspended by the Minister for Roads and Buildings Naeem Akhtar in Shopian district of Kashmir on Saturday. The authorities decided to take the decision after a video was circulated by a youth on WhatsApp. ALSO READ: Pak army shells LoC for 4th consecutive day The Minister Naeem Akhtar said, “I …

Security at Guruvayur Temple intensified after threat call

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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The famed Sri Krishna temple in Kerala on Saturday received a threat call. Security at the temple has been heightened, according to a statement from local police. The temple officials received a call from an unknown person in the morning who threatened that the shrine would be “destroyed”. According to the police, the caller alleged that …

Rajnath Singh announces Rs 1 Crore to families of martyred paramilitary Jawans

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday announced Rs.1 crore compensation for the families of slain paramilitary jawans. Rajnath made the announcement after chairing the first security review meeting in Gangtok with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China. ALSO READ: Sikkim government bags five national awards for the rural development “I have ensured that families of …

Himachal CM says Swine Flu deaths ‘common’ in populated states

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday stirred a hornet’s nest by making a controversial statement on deaths caused due to swine flu. “This keeps happening. This is usual. It happens where there is a large number of population,” Virbhadra told the media here. A tourist from Maharashtra on Wednesday afternoon died due to …

Gopal Rai asks Delhi LG to punish DDA officials for demolition of shelter home

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Delhi Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said he would request Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to take serious action against the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) officials for the demolition of a shelter home. ALSO READ: Car rental service Revv launches car subscription platform Switch “I would request the Lieutenant Governor to take some serious action against …

IED blast injures 4 Manipur police commandos

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Four Manipur police commandos were injured, two of them critically, in an IED blast triggered by militants in the state’s Chandel district today. The blast occurred at around 12.45 pm on Imphal-Moreh road, some 10 kms from the border town of Moreh, when a police convoy was heading towards Imphal through Kwatha Khunou Lamkhai area …

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