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AI cabin crew member held for smuggling marijuana

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An Air India (AI) cabin crew member has been arrested in connection with smuggling marijuana on an AI flight, officials said on Saturday. According to officials, the AI cabin crew allegedly smuggled in two kg of marijuana hidden inside a meal service cart of AI 440 flight, at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here on July 19, 2017. The recove...

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259 died in 27 rail accidents since 2014: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the railways security record, noting that ever since it came to power in 2014, 259 passengers have died and 899 were injured in 27 rail accidents. Since Modi Govt took over in May 2014, 259 passengers have lost their lives and 899 injured in 27 train accidents. When will Govt wake up? Congress spo...

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Video surfaces of Indian-Chinese soldiers' scuffle in Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after Indian and Chinese troops got involved in a shuffle in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, a video of the stone pelting surfaced on Saturday, but army sources however said they cannot confirm its authenticity. The video shows soldiers pelting stones at each other and getting involved in fisticuffs by the bank of a lake. A scuffle took place between the...

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Growing numbers of cardiac patients in 30-40 age group in India

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India. The four-day ACVSA (Advanced Cardiovascular Solutions) India 2017 conference organised by the Facts Foundation, India in partnership with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), USA, is being attended by...

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Sikka's exit from Infosys unfortunate but not unexpected: Experts

Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after the dramatic departure of technocrat Vishal Sikka as Chief Executive of Infosys, industry experts on Saturday said while his exit was unfortunate, it was not unexpected as he became an unintended victim of the boardroom battles with the co-founders. Sikka's sudden resignation is unfortunate but not unexpected. Though the co-founders have not questione...

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Telugu Titans pip U Mumba in PKL

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans overcame some nervy moments to beat former champions U Mumba 37-32 in an inter-zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. The pendulum shifted either way with both teams going all out in the first half of the game before Titans, coming into the match on the back of a heavy defeat, ...

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NF railway hopes to restore full connectivity by Aug 28

Maligaon/Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) With the flood fury continuing in West Bengal and Bihar, train services on Northeast Frontier Railway were still in disarray, as its network still remained breached in Bihar's Kishanganj, Katihar and Araria districts and full connectivity could not be restored before August 28, a release said on Saturday. The NF railway release said restoration work was on...

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Congress targets Gujarat government for defending Amin, Barot

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP government in Gujarat for defending retired police officers N.K. Amin and Tarun Barot, who resigned after the Supreme Court asked the state to take a call on their fate or else it would decide. Both Amin and Barot had been re-employed on contract by the Gujarat government after their retirement. Both, facing crim...

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23 dead, 400 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 400 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the deraile...

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Prabhu announces ex-gratia for train accident victims

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who died in the train accident near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh. Ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for those who lost their lives, Rs 50 thousand for seriously injured, Prabhu said in a tweet. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 for people with minor injuri...

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Sonia, Rahul express grief on Muzaffarnagar train accident

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday expressed shock and pain at the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, which left at least 13 persons dead. Expressing her deep concern on the growing number of train accidents and railway safety, she urged the Railways and state government to take adequate and immediate ...

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Modi condoles death in Utkal Express derailment

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of people caused by the derailment of Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district. Extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased, he said in a tweet. He wished the injured a speedy recovery and said that the...

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River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages. In a meeting, she was briefed about steps taken by various organisations under the ministry to deal with floods in diff...

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Civic bodies seize 250 kg of banned polythene

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A week after the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order to ban plastic bags less than 50 micron thickness in Delhi, the civic bodies on Saturday claimed to have seized about 250 kilos of them here. The civic bodies spokesperson claimed that the seizures would be put on open auction for recycling but experts said it is not possible with low quality plastic bags.

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13 dead, scores injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. Thirteen people have died, and 58 injured people have been admitted to hospital, Union Ministe...

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Gorakhpur deaths government-made tragedy: Rahul Gandhi

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a few of the families who lost their children in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy to express sympathies and said it was a government-made tragedy since the deaths occurred due to lack of oxygen. I met the bereaved families. All of them told me that their children died due to lack of oxygen. It is very clear that it...

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BJP leaders delaying Delhi flyover work for commission: AAP

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that BJP leaders have been delaying the work on the Rani Jhansi Flyover here, to shoot up project costs to get more commission. AAP leader Dilip Pandey, addressing the media, said that the project was started in 1998 and added that even though the project is not even half complete, the cost has shot up from Rs 70 cror...

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Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0

Swansea (United Kingdom), Aug 19 (IANS) Manchester United continued their good start in the English Premier League (EPL) football season as they thrashed hosts Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday. United secured their away victory at the Liberty Stadium to remain provisionally at the top spot of the EPL standings after defeating West Ham 4-0 in the first round, reports Efe. Defender Eri...

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Dhopade leads National Challengers Chess meet

Ahmedabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade maintained his lead after beating youngster Udit Kamdar in the ninth round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club on Saturday. Playing with black pieces, Dhopade exploited the weakness of his opponent in the middle game to register his eighth victory of the championship and take the lead with 8.5 poin...

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Congress hits out at Adityanath's 'picnic spot' statement

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's remark that people in Delhi are trying to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot, terming it an insult to the children who died in hospital due to lack of oxygen. Senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Adityanath, who is still MP from the Gorakhpur constituency, has, through his...

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