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Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Bose's CBI custody extended

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) A court here Wednesday denied Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, bail and extended his CBI custody by three days. Bose was presented before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Haradhan Mukherjee, after the expiry of his Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody grante...

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Air Force UAV crashes in Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force crashed about 15 km from Bhuj town in Gujarat Wednesday afternoon, an official said. The official said no damage to life and property was reported following the crash. The UAV was on a routine mission. A problem cropped up in its engine and efforts to restart it did not prove successful, the o...

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Over 5.5 lakh government schools have no power connection

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Wednesday said that over five lakh government schools do not have electricity connection, and over two lakh school premises lack toilet facilities. As per Unified District Information System 2013-14, 2.03 lakh government schools in the country lack toilet facilities, 54,553 do not have drinking water and 5.57 lakh ...

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Protests in Rajya Sabha over renaming of Hyderabad airport

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Wednesday saw protest over renaming of Hyderabad airport for a second day Wednesday, even as the central government explained that the international airport continues to be named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The upper house saw Congress members trooping near the chairman's podium, raising slogans hailing Rajiv Gandhi. The din caused t...

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Plane freezes to ground in Russia; passengers push it to runway

Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Passengers of a Russian plane that froze achieved a miracle when they braved biting cold winds to push their stricken plane towards the runway. The passengers were shift workers flying south to warmer climes and their Tu-134 chartered plane froze to the ground Tuesday, with temperatures plummeting to -52 degrees Celsius, The Telegraph reported. Oil in the ai...

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Modi meets four South Asian leaders, not Sharif

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with leaders of four South Asian nations on the sidelines of 18th Saarc Summit here Wednesday, but the conspicuous absence from the meeting list was Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He held talks with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgey and Afghani Preside...

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India says Mumbai attack trial in Pakistan going slow

Kathmandu/New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India Wednesday said the trial of those responsible for the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai was progressing very slowly in Pakistan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the 2008 horror at the Saarc summit. Modi, who is in Kathmandu for the Saarc summit, stressed the need to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes. Today, as we remember the...

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Police recover 21 kg of heroin in Punjab

Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) The counter-intelligence wing of the Punjab Police has recovered 21 kg of heroin in Bathinda district, police officials said Wednesday. The drugs consignment was recovered from the possession of five people who have been arrested. The heroin was worth Rs.105 crore in the international market. Inspector General counter-intelligence Jitendra Jain s...

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Plea in HC against non-functioning generic drug stores

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court Wednesday alleging that most of Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS) or generic drug stores are lying defunct across states and there is urgent need to make easily available the medicines by their generic names at reasonable price. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw reserved the order on the plea after...

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Cabinet committee sets timeline for Odisha projects

Bhubaneswar, Nov 26 (IANS) The Project Monitoring Group of the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure Wednesday fixed a timeline for completion of pending work of large industrial projects in Odisha. V.P. Joy, joint secretary in the cabinet secretariat, reviewed 25 projects in both the public and private sectors. These included industries, railways and national highways. The officia...

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Over 7,500 vacant teacher posts in KVs

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Over 7,500 posts of teachers are lying vacant in the country's Kendriya Vidyalayas, a minister said Wednesday. (A total of) 7,556 posts of teachers are lying vacant in 1,102 Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour. He said the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan...

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Justice C.K. Prasad to be next Press Council chief

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge C.K. Prasad has been named the next chairman of the Press Council of India, an official statement said Wednesday. ...The central government hereby notifies the nomination of Justice C.K. Prasad, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the chairman of the Press Council of India, said a statement from the ministry of information a...

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Four polio workers gunned down in Pakistan

Quetta, Nov 26 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a polio vaccination team near the Eastern Bypass area in Pakistan's Quetta city Wednesday, killing four health workers, including three women, and injuring three others. The assailants later escaped from the site of the incident, Dawn online reported. The bodies of the victims were shifted to the Civil Hospital Quetta for ...

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BioAsia 2015 to be held Feb 2-4

Hyderabad, Nov 26 (IANS) BioAsia 2015, the 12th edition of the annual international life sciences conference, will be held here Feb 2-4. More than 700 companies from over 50 countries will participate in the conference, which will unveil the new opportunities in the transition in the field of life sciences and healthcare industry. The event will have 40 sessions, the topics of wh...

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Egypt opens Gaza crossing temporarily

Gaza, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Egypt Wednesday opened the Rafah crossing on its border with the Gaza Strip for the first time in a month, although the measure will in effect be temporary and only allow the return of Palestinians to their territory. Nazmi Muhana, the head of border crossing in Gaza, said in a statement that the crossing will only be open for 24 hours under instructions from the ...

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Indian chemicals industry set to grow at 15 percent a year

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) The government Wednesday said that the chemical industry is expected to grow at 15 percent per annum over the next few years. The chemical industry is expected to grow at a rate of 15 percent per annum over the next few years, said A.J.V Prasad, joint secretary, department of chemicals and petrochemicals, at a industry summit organised here by Confederation of India...

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One-third of Libyans suffer mental health problems: Report

Tripoli, Nov 26 (IANS) Human rights violations in Libya have left nearly a third of the population suffering from mental health problems, according to a new report. Research by the Danish Institute Against Torture (Dignity) reveals human consequences of violence and lawlessness in the north African country since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi three-and-a-half years ago, The Guardian reporte...

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95 killed in Syria airstrikes

Beirut, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 95 people have been killed and 120 others injured in airstrikes launched by the Syrian regime in the northeastern province of Raqaa, the stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group, according to figures released Wednesday by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The SOHR said that at least 52 of the dead have been identified, incl...

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No crossovers ahead of election: Sri Lankan opposition

Colombo, Nov 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition has quashed speculation of its general secretary crossing over to the government as the presidential race heats up, a party official said here Wednesday. Tissa Attanayake, general secretary of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP), strongly denied the rumorus that he might cross over to the government. Speaking ...

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Protests against crematorium in Bengal turn violent, 20 injured

Siliguri, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 20 people including six policemen were injured during a clash between police and demonstrators opposing the ongoing construction of an electric crematorium in West Bengal's Siliguri. Police carried out a baton charge and used tear gas shells to disperse the crowd which fought pitched battles with police and also torched a police vehicle. At least 21 peopl...

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