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Only five VIPs in government housing under discretionary quota

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that just five people were in occupation of VIP bungalows in the capital under the five percent discretionary quota. They include RJD chief Lalu Prasad, late Congress leaders Sisram Ola and Arjun Singh's widows and the house once occupied by late prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. Lalu Prasad, who was to vacate his gov...

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I-T sleuths raid Sahara offices in Delhi, Noida

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The income-tax (I-T) department carried out search and seizures on the premises of the Sahara group in the national capital region over the weekend on charges of tax evasion, officials said Monday Sources told IANS that Sahara premises were searched in Greater Kailash and Noida, as part of the department's tax related demands against the business group and and of...

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Actress Jeevitha sentenced in cheque bounce case, gets bail

Hyderabad, Nov 24 (IANS) A city court Monday sentenced Telugu actress-filmmaker and BJP leader Jeevitha to two year imprisonments in a cheque bounce case. She was also fined Rs.25 lakh. The court later granted bail to the actress after she paid the fine. Jeevitha plans to challenge the lower court's order in the high court. Chandrasekhar Reddy had filed the case a...

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Jailbreak in Argentina, 32 inmates escape

Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Thirty-two inmates escaped over the weekend from a police jail in Rosario, a city in central Argentina, police said Monday. The inmates broke out of the jail Sunday by threatening the guard who was delivering their lunches with a knife. Seven of the fugitives have been captured and police are searching for the other 25. A murder suspect is ...

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33 IS militants killed in Iraq's Mosul, two towns retaken

Baghadad, Nov 24 (IANS) At least 33 militants of the Islamic State (IS) died Monday in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the surrounding area, including a leader who was responsible for the sale of kidnapped Yazidi women, even as Iraqi security forces retook control of two towns in the war-torn country after battles with the Sunni radical group. A spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan...

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Tryon helps South Africa beat India

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) A battling half-century by Chloe Tryon (50, 80b, 7x4) carried South Africa to a thrilling two-wicket win over India in the first of the three women's One-Day Internationals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Monday. Taking first strike, India collapsed to 114 in 38.5 overs and South Africa recovered from 31/5 to score 118/8 in 41.1 overs. The tottering In...

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781 dengue cases in and around Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas has increased to 781, a civic official said Monday. According to the official, 725 cases have been reported from the national capital. The remaining 56 cases have been reported from the adjoining areas of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, said the official. Two people have so f...

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SC asks Srinivasan to address conflict of interest

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan whether he was in a position of conflict or not while being the head of the Indian cricket's governing body and also holding a franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Srinivasan is the managing director of the India Cements which is the owner of the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. <...

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Aviators firm to provide air ambulance services

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Indian national operator Aviators Air Rescue Ltd will provide air ambulance services across the country using Airbus helicopters in partnership with the US-based Air Medical Group Holdings Inc, the company said Monday. We have recently signed a tripartite agreement with Airbus Helicopters and Air Medical Group to offer helicopter emergency medical services in the...

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Rijiju allays concerns over China's dam on Brahmaputra

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) As China announced the completion of a hydropower dam on the Brahmaputra river, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Monday said the government was always in the know of the development. The government is aware of the construction of a dam by China on the river Brahmaputra, Rijiju told reporters here. The Zangmu dam on the Brahmaputra - known a...

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Must strengthen cooperation with Unesco: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Monday emphasised on strengthening cooperation with the Unesco across all its areas of competence. In a meeting with Unesco Director General Irina Bokova, the minister highlighted India's achievements in education for all and the new policy initiatives to consolidate on these achievements. She (Irani) also ...

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Sonia Gandhi approves five election committees for Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday approved the composition of five election committees for the upcoming assembly poll in Delhi, a party statement said. The 'pradesh election committee' will be headed by state Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and will have 23 members in addition to the heads of frontal organisations of Delhi. The 'publicity commit...

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Indo-Russian joint exercise enters action phase

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Indo-Russian joint exercise Avia Indra I, underway at Air Force Station Halwara in Punjab, entered its action phase Monday, an official statement said. A formal inauguration ceremony was held at the Air Force Station to mark the occasion. The Russian Federation Air Force (RFAF) contingent that arrived here Nov 17, underwent a week-long orientation and ada...

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Government confident of passing insurance bill despite opposition

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government Moday expressed confidence at getting the insurance bill, which seeks to raise the cap on foreign equity in the sector from 26 percent to 49 percent, through parliament even as some opposition parties appeared allied against the measure. We are committed. We want insurance reforms at the earliest and I am confident of getting the supp...

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Shabaaz scores upset win in national ranking tennis

Pune, Nov 24 (IANS) Unseeded Shabaaz Khan scored a shock straight sets win over Kunal Vazirani in the first round of the All-India Ranking Men's Tennis Tournament at the Solaris Club here Monday. Shabaaz was up against eighth seeded Kunal in an all-Maharashtra clash and he made most of the opportunity to score a deserving win. Shabaaz won 6-4, 7-5 to make it to the second round. ...

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RML Hospital to get new accident & emergency building

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) In a bid to accommodate the ever-increasing number of patients at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital here, a new five-storey accident and emergency building will be inaugurated at the hospital's campus in January. The new building will house some of the major wards for the departments like radio diagnosis, pediatrics, surgery medicines neo-natal care unit and three o...

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Powerful bomb found in Assam train

Guwahati, Nov 24 (IANS) A powerful bomb was found in the compartment of a local train at a railway station near Guwahati Monday, a day after a blast killed two people and injured over 25 others in Dibrugarh, police said. The bomb was found at Kendukona railway station aboard the intercity express running between Alipurduar in northern West Bengal and Kamakhya junction in Guwahati.

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Jamia student commits suicide

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) An 18-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, who was reportedly under depression, committed suicide by hanging himself at his home, a police officer said Monday. The body of Bharat Nagpal was found hanging from a ceiling fan by her mother Monday morning at their east Delhi residence in Shakarpur area. Police said that no suicide note was found. Nagpal,...

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Delhi playschools told to admit 25 percent poor kids

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday said playschools in the capital, which have been allotted land at concessional rates, will have to admit 25 percent of students from the weaker sections of the society on a free basis. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw said that if any school is found flouting this rule, the Delhi Development Authority...

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Ludhiana still-born babies: doctor suspended, SMO transferred

Chandigarh, Nov 24 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday ordered the suspension of a lady doctor and initiated an inquiry into the death of five still born babies at a government hospital in Ludhiana. The doctor, Alka Mittal, a gynaecologist, was placed under suspension after preliminary enquiries revealed that she did not come to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on time Sunday, forcing the ...

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