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Bengal nursing home owners held after suicide of patient's father

Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Four persons including the owners of a private nursing home were arrested on Sunday for allegedly inflating a patient's medical bill and abetting suicide of his father, police said. Four people including the three owners of P.G Nursing Home in West Bengal's Burdwan district were detained for interrogation on Saturday after a patient's father allegedly committed sui...

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Delhi to send 200 teachers on 'exposure trips'

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Delhi government on Sunday announced it will send 200 of its teachers on exposure trips to leading educational institutions in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. These teachers would visit various government and private schools, and non-governmental organisations working in the field of education to observe and understand their teaching methods and inno...

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Pleasant Sunday in Delhi, cloudy Monday likely

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The national capital experienced a pleasant day on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at 27.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the Met office said. It has forecast a cloudy Monday. There would be haze on Monday morning with cloudy skies the whole day, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum ...

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Absconding criminal held in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) An interstate criminal absconding for two years and wanted in nine cases of attempt to murder, robbery, and extortion has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Sunday. Nafe Singh was arrested on Saturday night from Keshopur Depot at Paschim Vihar, Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said. Police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for Nafe Sin...

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Odisha panchayat poll results: BJD on top; BJP makes gains

Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Even though the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) retained the top position in the recently concluded panchayat polls in Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a giant stride forward, while the faction-ridden Congress party got decimated. The BJD has emerged victorious in 473 Zila Parishad (ZP) zones, out of 846 zones, the results of which were declared ...

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'Mention public investment in infrastructure in National Steel Policy'

Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Steel Policy 2017 must make a special mention of the need of public investments in the steel intensive infrastructure sector to pull up domestic demand up, says an expert. With the Steel Ministry floating a draft national policy and inviting comments and suggestions, Institute for Steel Development and Growth Director General Sushim Banerjee told IANS ...

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Hospitals should not become centre of exploitation: Bengal Governor

Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) In wake of the latest allegations of unethical money making and negligence against private hospitals in the state, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday said they should not be turned into a centre of exploitation of common people. An institution like a hospital that is supposed to serve the common people should not become a centre of exploitation, h...

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Class 10 student commits suicide

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Class 10 student committed suicide by jumping off a multi-storey building here on Sunday, police said. Police said Pulkit, aged 17-18, a resident of Sagarpur area in west Delhi, went to the Janakpuri District Centre at around 4.30 p.m. from where he jumped to his death. Police received a call by some locals at around 5.20 p.m. about a young boy's suici...

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Gujarat ATS arrests two home-grown suspected terrorists

Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Anti-Terrorists Squad of Gujarat Police on Sunday said it had arrested two brothers who, it claimed, were home-grown terrorists believed to be working for Pakistan's ISI. Police said as per the initial information, accused Waseem Ramodiya and Naeem Ramodiya were preparing for a terror strike at a temple atop a hill in Chotila in Surendranagar district, 55 km ...

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Dhoni blasts ton as Jharkhand vanquish Chhattisgarh

Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday. Riding on Dhoni's 107-ball 129, Jharkhand posted 243/9, and then skittled out Chhattisgarh for 165 in 38.4 overs at the Eden Gardens to pick up their first four points from the tourney. Jharkh...

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Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore for firemen's kin

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the family of one of the firemen who died while dousing a fire here and announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore. Hari Om, a Dwarka Sector 16 resident, along with his colleague Hari Singh Meena, died while extinguishing a fire in a shop here when a cooking gas cylinder inside the snack store exploded. Arvin...

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Girl student arrested for molesting minor

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A girl student of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya here has been arrested for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old minor girl in the school premises, police said on Sunday. A senior police officer said the incident came to light on Saturday after police received a call from the victim's father. The victim was medically examined and counselled. In her statement, ...

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Espanyol defeat Osasuna 3-0 in La Liga

Barcelona, Feb 26 (IANS) Espanyol defeated Osasuna 3-0 in a La Liga football match at the Cornella-El Prat stadium here on Sunday. Felipe Caicedo scored early for the hosts after 17 minutes, although he failed to score a penalty later in 29th minute, reports Efe. Osasuna played with one man down after Oier Sanjurjo was sent off in the 29th minute following a tough challenge again...

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Govinda to go live on TV

Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Govinda will go live on the small screen through live voting-led singing TV show Rising Star. Govinda will digitally connect with the show to promote his upcoming movie Aa Gaya Hero. After the audition round, Govinda will announce names of the contestants who will proceed in the competition. Though Govinda will not be physically present on the set, he...

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HSBC being probed for abetting tax evasion in India, elsewhere

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Tax authorities in India and other countries are probing HSBC Bank, including its Swiss and Dubai offices, for allegedly abetting tax evasion by four Indians and their families, the multinational lender has disclosed. Various tax administrations, regulatory and law enforcement authorities around the world, including in the US, France, Belgium, Argentina and India...

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Centre frames infrastructure policy to check challenges of urbanisation

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) To address the emerging urbanisation challenges, the government has come out with an infrastructure policy to promote living close to mass public transport corridors like metro, monorail and bus rapid transit, an official statement said on Sunday. The Urban Development Ministry has formulated a National Transit Oriented Development Policy which will be discussed ...

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17 killed in Meghalaya accident

Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 62 others critically injured on Sunday when a truck they were travelling in rammed into the concrete barricade along a road in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said. The overcrowded truck with over 70 people travelling in it was proceedings towards Nonglang village to attend the synod of Presbyterian Church. ...

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SpiceJet to launch Kolkata-Dhaka service from March 23

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Low budget airlines SpiceJet on Sunday announced that it would launch a direct service on the Kolkata-Dhaka-Kolkata sector from March 23. With addition of the Bangladesh capital, the airline will operate to 7 international destinations, a SpiceJet release said. To celebrate the launch of the new route, the airline has also announced an introductory promot...

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Venkaiah Naidu asks US to condemn Indian techie's killing

Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asked US President and people to come out openly and condemn the killing of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, saying such racist attacks are not good for the US and the world. Terming the Kansas shooting in which Srinivas was killed and his colleague Alok Madasani was injured, as shameful, ...

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Gurdas Maan praises talent of 'The Voice India...'

Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Gurdas Maan was in awe of the talent of the contestants of singing reality show The Voice India Season 2, and feels they are blessed. The singer came on the sets of the show to promote his latest single which throws light on issues like drugs, selfie addiction, protests, fast food, violence, and pesticides. I am very happy to be here on...

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