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New Governors of Odisha, Mizoram appointed

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan, both long associated with the RSS, as Governors of Odisha and Mizoram respectively, as per an official statement. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was having additional charge of Odisha since March 21 after Governor S.C. Jamir completed his tenure. Rajasekharan ...

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Menstrual hygiene status improves in Bihar, Jharkhand

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Around 74 per cent girls in Bihar and 76 per cent in Jharkhand used sanitary pads and cloth now, up from 50 per cent and 46 per cent in these two states respectively after the implementation of the Paheli ki Saheli programme, according to sanitary napkin brand 'Stayfree' manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The initiative, launched by Johnson & Johnson and sup...

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Modi lays stones for projects worth Rs 27,000 cr in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 27,000 crore in Jharkhand, including the Sindri urea plant. The Sindri urea plant in Dhanbad district of the state had been shut 16 years ago. The urea plants of Sindri, Baruni (Bihar) and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh will help in the second agriculture revolution in the e...

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Karnataka shadow on Modi's 4th anniversary

If Narendra Modi expected Karnataka to be the icing on the cake on the eve of the completion of his four years in office, he must be disappointed. Yet, the setback in the southern state is only one of the several reverses which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered in the recent past. These include a series of by-election defeats in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and UP, which ...

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Monkey armies cause havoc in Agra, Vrindavan; officials helpless

Agra/Mathura/Vrindavan, May 25 (IANS) The exploding simian population in Agra and neighbouring religious shrines of Braj Mandal has caused widespread alarm as a large number of unsuspecting pilgrims have fallen victims to the aggressive monkeys out on a rampage. Two foreign tourists were attacked in the Taj Mahal area on Tuesday by a pack of monkeys, causing some panic. The CISF personne...

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Five accused in Bodh Gaya blasts case convicted

Patna, May 25 (IANS) A Bihar court on Friday convicted all the five accused in the 2013 serial blasts that rocked Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple. The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court headed by Judge Manoj Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict. The five persons -- Umer Siddiqui, Azharuddin Siddiqui, Hauser Ali, Mujibullah Ansari, Imtitaz Ansari -- were convicted by the ...

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Northeast to be connected with gas pipeline: Board member

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) member S. Rath on Thursday said that the plans are afoot to connect the northeastern states with a gas pipeline. The project will be executed by a consortium of Indian Oil Corporation, Oil India Limited, Numaligarh Refinery Limited and GAIL. We are expecting that the project will e awarded in the next couple of mo...

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Manipur new source of cross-border child trafficking

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Manipur has emerged as the new source of cross-border human trafficking in India where 174 children go missing every day and half of them remain untraced. On the eve of the International Missing Children's Day, child rights group CRY in a report said that young Indian boys and girls were being trafficked via Myamar to countries like Singapore after luring them wi...

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Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. The Union Territories are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep. According to a Finance Ministry statement, with the la...

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Man breaks Ramadan fast to save thalassemic child

Patna, May 23 (IANS) A Muslim in Bihar chose humanity over religious customs, broke his Ramadan fast to donate blood to an eight-year-old Hindu thalassemic boy and saved his life. Jawed Alam on Tuesday donated blood to Rajesh Kumar in Gopalganj district, a district health official said. The boy was rushed to the emergency of Sadar hospital by his father. The patient complained o...

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CBI visits Rabri's residence in hotel tender case; quizzes her, Lalu

Patna, May 22 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday searched former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devis residence here in connection with a Railway hotel tender case and quizzed her and her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, a police official said. A three-member Central Bureau of Investigation team questioned both for about an hour at their 7 Circular Road residence and also conducted a search in conn...

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Two arrested for molesting minor

Patna, May 21 (IANS) Two persons in Bihar's Gaya district have been arrested for molesting a minor girl, after two videos of separate incidents of molestation went viral in the social media, police said on Monday. Additional Director General of Police S.K. Singhal said an FIR has been registered against six people and two persons have been arrested in one case, while the culprits are bei...

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India-Russia ties will continue to scale newer heights: Modi

Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that ties between India and Russia will continue to scale newer heights following an informal summit he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin here. Extremely productive discussions with President Putin, Modi tweeted. We reviewed the complete range of India-Russia relations as well as other globa...

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Informal summit takes India-Russia ties to new level: Modi

Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Stating that Russia has always been a true and fast friend of India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that his informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take bilateral ties to a new level. I am happy that today I got the opportunity to be a guest of President Putin and that too in Sochi, Modi said after being received by Pu...

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Internet Saathi reaches 15mn women, to expand to 4 new states

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After bridging the digital gender divide and empowering 15 million women in rural India, Google's Internet Saathi programme is set to expand to four new states. Launched as a pilot project in 2015 along with Tata Trusts, Internet Saathi focuses on educating women to use the Internet who then impart training to other women in their community and neighbouring villa...

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Bank officer shot dead in Bihar

Patna, May 21 (IANS) A bank officer was shot dead on Monday by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Jahanabad district, police said. Alok Chandra, a probationary officer in the Bank of Baroda in Arwal district, was shot dead near Nehalpur village, said a district police officer. Chandra was killed when he was on his way to join duty at the bank. He died on the spot, he added. The ba...

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Maoist landmine kills seven security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Seven security personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in. According to officials, of the seven - three of the state police and four of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) - five of them died on the spot and two succumbed to their injuries in hospital. Whil...

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RLSP launches campaign for inclusive judiciary

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Bihar-based Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) on Sunday launched its Halla Bol, Darwaza Khol campaign aimed at advocating the cause of inclusiveness in the Indian judiciary system and creating awareness about the issue. RLSP has always stood by the disadvantaged sections of the society and this campaign is also in the same light, said RLSP General Secretary Madhaw...

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Man held for raping daughter

Gurugram, May 19 (IANS) A man in Manesar near here has been arrested for repeatedly raping his minor daughter, police said on Saturday. The arrested accused, identified as Bhoge Ram from Bihar's Madhubani, was sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter for the last six months. Police said that the accused has two wives. His first wife, with whom he had two children including th...

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Murder accused Bihar sharpshooter arrested in Delhi

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A 36-year-old murder case accused and sharpshooter from Bihar has been arrested in the national capital, police said on Saturday. The accused, Wazir Ahmed, who operated with gangsters in Gopalganj of Bihar, had been wanted since 2015 in connection with a sensational daylight murder of senior advocate in the state, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy...

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