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Railway clerk booked for depositing demonetised currency notes

Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday said it has registered a case against a railway booking clerk for allegedly accepting Rs 61 lakh in cash in demonetised currency notes. The amount was received from a private firm as advance yearly licence fee. The clerk, employed at Itarsi railway station in Madhya Pradesh, has been booked for cheating the government by accepting the ...

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Rani confident of a good show at women's Hockey World League Round 2

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Buoyed after a 5-0 whitewash of Belarus earlier this month, the Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal on Thursday said she is confident of a top finish at the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2, starting on April 1 in West Vancouver. Besides India, the tournament will see the likes of Belarus, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile and Uruguay vying...

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MP bans book, blacklists author

Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has proscribed a book -- which allegedly describes a tribe as killers of cows -- and blacklisted its author, a minister said on Wednesday. The book 'Bharat ka Bhugol' (Geography of India) is prescribed for postgraduation course and allegedly describes Gond tribals of Madhya Pradesh as killers of cows and consumers of cow meat. ...

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Two die in MP road accident

Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) Two persons were killed and nine others injured in a road accident early on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh's Raisen district, police said. The accident took place when a private bus veered off the Jaipur-Jabalpur highway and fell into a gorge, police officer Jaipal Ivanti said. --IANS hindi-in/mr ...

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MP High Court Chief Justice sworn in

Bhopal, March 18 (IANS) Justice Hemant Gupta was on Saturday sworn in as the 23rd Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Governor Om Prakash Kohli administered the oath of office to Justice Gupta at the Raj Bhavan here. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state ministers, and senior bureaucrats were present on the occasion. Justice Gupta has been the officiatin...

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NIA gets custody of Bhopal-Ujjain train blast accused

Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday got 11-day custody of three persons accused of triggering a blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train this month, an official said. A special NIA court here granted the custody of Atif Muzaffar, Mohammad Danish and Syed Mir Hussain to the agency for further investigation. The national counter-terrorism ...

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Shivraj not being shifted to Delhi: BJP

Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will not be taking up any ministerial post in the Modi government, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has said. In a tweet on Wednesday night, Vijayvargiya said Chouhan will lead the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2018 assembly polls. He rubbished rumours that Chouhan might join the Modi cabinet following the...

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Those behind train mishaps will be punished: Minister

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that those responsible for train mishaps in the last couple of months will be brought to justice, and said that the government will set up a safety fund of Rs 1 lakh crore. Safety has been one of our priority areas. We are already working on a strategy... we are creating a safety fund of Rs 1 lak...

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'Bombay-bred boys' responsible for lack of Indian political films: Vivek Agnihotri

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri says that, till the 1990s, there were a lot of political commentaries in Indian films. But the trend lost out to films on Mumbai and those with youth-centric themes after the rise of the Bombay-bred boys. Last year, Agnihotri made headlines for helming the controversial socio-political thriller Buddha in a Traffic Jam. He is now workin...

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Hockey India ropes in four scientific advisors

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) has appointed Scott Conway, Patrick Lombard, Robin Anthony Webster Arkell, and Daniel Barry as scientific advisors for senior and junior men's and women's teams, it was announced on Tuesday. Australia's Conway has taken charge for the men's team at the national camp starting in Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru from Tuesday. ...

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Hockey India ropes in four scientific advisors

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) has appointed Scott Conway, Patrick Lombard, Robin Anthony Webster Arkell, Daniel Barry as scientific advisors for senior and junior men's and women's teams, it was announced on Tuesday. Australia's Conway has taken charge for the men's team at the national camp starting in Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru from Tuesday. <...

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Indian hockey eves celebrate Holi

Bhopal, March 13 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey squad, which is gearing up for the all-important Hockey Women's World League (HWL) Round 2 in Canada were put through the grind on Monday morning under the watchful eyes of chief coach Sjoerd Marijne. But no sooner than the gruelling session came to an end, the girls indulged in a splash of colours to celebrate the festivities of Holi. Ev...

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Contest to decide title of Sanjay Dutt's biopic: Rajkumar Hirani

Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Noted Hindi film director Rajkumar Hirani on Friday said that he will organise a contest to finalise the title of his untitled biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt. Talking to reporters here on Friday, Hirani said: The title of the biopic on Sanjay Dutt has not been decided yet. We will keep a contest and the person whose suggested title we like will be awarded. Th...

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Rajnath Singh does not name Islamic State for MP train blast

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Is the Islamic State behind the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast in Madhya Pradesh? While the Madhya Pradesh police was quick to link the arrested suspects with the terror group, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a statement in Lok Sabha on Thursday avoided any direct mention of the group. The Minister said the train blast was an act of a suspected terrori...

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By-polls for two assembly seats in MP on April 9

Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday announced the dates for by-elections in two Madhya Pradesh Assembly constituencies. Polling will take place in Ater and Bandhavgarh (Scheduled Tribe) assembly constituencies in Bhind and Umariya districts, respectively, on April 9, while the counting of votes will be done on April 13, said a press release from the Office of ...

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Women's hockey ex-captain Ritu Rani comes out of retirement

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Former Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani ended her premature retirement and on Thursday made it to the squad for next month's Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2. This will be new chief coach Sjoerd Marijne's first major test. Midfielder Ritu, 25, announced her retirement in September last year after her wedding which also preceded her being removed ...

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Former women's hockey captain Ritu Rani comes out of retirement

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Former Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani ended her premature retirement as she on Thursday made it to the squad for next month's Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2. It will be new chief coach Sjoerd Marijne's first major test. Midfielder Ritu, 25, had announced her retirement in September last year post her wedding which also preceded her being remo...

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Rapper Sofia Ashraf excited about Tamil, Malayalam films

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Rapper Sofia Ashraf says she is more excited about working in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries than in Bollywood. Ashraf picks up social issues to rap about. She shot to fame with her video Kodaikanal Won't in 2015, which brought to light adverse effects of industrial pollution. She is now a content creator at Blush, Culture Machine, and comes out...

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Government, Lok Sabha sympathises with Saifullah's father: Home Minister

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government and the Lok Sabha sympathises with Sartaj, the father of a slain terror suspect who refused to accept the body of his traitor son. Making a statement in the Lok Sabha on the blast in a Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train and subsequent anti-terror operations in Lucknow, Rajnath Singh also said that the ...

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Widows to be called 'Kalyanis' in MP: Shivraj Chouhan

Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has announced that widows in the state will be referred to as Kalyanis in all official documents, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said. According to official sources, the Chief Minister said this on the occasion of International Women's Day on Wednesday at a private event organised by a news channel. On Wednesday, Wome...

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