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Tributes paid to Garud commando killed in J&K gunfight

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Air Warriors paid floral tributes on Sunday to Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, a commando of the Garud Special Forces of the Indian Air Force who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in a gunfight with militants. Nirala, who hailed from Badiladih village in Rohtas district of Bihar, was killed in an encounter with the militants at Hajin on Saturday.

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Punjab Police deny British national was tortured

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access to his counsel, family members and British consular officers. Not only did it have sufficient evidence to prov...

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Indira showed commitment to people can't be killed: Pranab

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In her death, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi left a message that a commitment to the people can never be killed by any power, however strong it may be, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. Mukherjee was speaking at the inaugural function of a photo exhibition on Indira Gandhi on the centenary of her birth anniversary at her memorial here.

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Modi may call Lok Sabha polls next year: Lalu

Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may go for Lok Sabha elections next year, a year ahead of schedule, RJD leader Lalu Prasad said on Sunday. Modi may go for Lok Sabha polls in 2018, ahead of its scheduled time in 2019, the former Bihar Chief Minister said at a meeting of his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) here and pressed his activists to be ready to face an early parliamenta...

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India, China have great potential: Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have great potential and they could work together at a practical level. I think, a great potential... India and China combined are doing more compassionate work... At a practical level also. Imagine two billion people working together, he told reporters here after inaugurating Smile Foundation...

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Bihar criminal arrested in Haryana

Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) A criminal wanted in Bihar for murder and attempt to murder was arrested by Haryana Police here on Sunday. Ram Singh alias Vijay Singh, 25, a resident of Rampur village in Bihar's Motihari district, was arrested in Gurugram's Sector 15 during a routine vehicle checking exercise. The accused was wanted in over two dozen incidents of murder, attempt to murde...

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Now people fear cow, thanks to Modi: Lalu

Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday taunted Prime Minister Narender Modi by saying that earlier people used to fear the lion but now they fear the cow thanks to cow vigilantism across the country. 'Pahle log sher se darte the, ab gai se darte hain. Yeh sab Modi sarkar ki den hai, Lalu Prasad said at a meeting of his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) here. He said that d...

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Computer graduate, accomplice held in Delhi with 1,310 cartridges

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bachelor in Computer Application and his accomplice, who used to smuggle illegal ammunition to criminals and various gangs in Delhi and the National Capital Region, have been arrested with 1,310 live cartridges, police said here on Saturday. According to the police, Sandeep Yadav, 25, and Mahipal, 42 -- hailing from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh -- had been supplyin...

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Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, says justice not done

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Questioning the Election Commission's decision to grant the arrow symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United, senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday said justice was not done and vowed to continue the fight both legally and democratically. The decision has not meted out justice. The EC's decision is just asking the pe...

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Hundreds of students join organic rice harvesting in Bihar

Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) It was a celebration with a difference on Saturday when hundreds of students and teachers from 22 schools began harvesting of organic rice at Tarumitra (friends of trees) farm in the capital of Bihar. With traditional sickles in their hands, students assisted by their teachers spent hours at the organic farm and harvested organic rice like millions of farmers across ...

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Infosys to configure GST network for filing returns

Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Software vendor Infosys would configure the editing facility in the GST Network by November 20 to enable traders to file their three-page summary return (3B), said the GST Group of Ministers (GoM) Chairman Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday. Over 2 lakh tax payers were unable to file their summary returns (3B) in August and September due to the non-provision of the ed...

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Protests against 'Padmavati' in Bihar

Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Hundreds of supporters of various Rajput organisations in Bihar on Saturday staged protests against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, demanding a ban on his film Padmavati in the state. Shouting slogans and chanting Jai Shri Ram, the protestors, including women of Rajput Mahasabha, took out a protest march here and demanded banning of the upcoming Bollywood movie. The...

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Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, vows to fight on

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned the Election Commission's decision to grant the Arrow symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United and vowed to fight it both legally and democratically. The decision has not meted out justice. The EC's decision is just asking the person who built the building to vacate ...

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Bihar medical college fines 54 students for ragging

Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital authorities in Bihar have imposed Rs 50,000 fine each on 54 second year students for ragging their juniors, an official said on Saturday. DMCH Principal R.K. Sinha imposed the fine. The students have been directed to pay the penalty amount by November 25, the official added. Failing to pay the fine would invite stern act...

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Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left wing extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high-value currency was announced. Yesterday (Thursday), in a cowardly attack carried out at the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border (Boo...

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Bengal man held with fake Rs 2,000 notes

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A 54-year-old man from West Bengal has been arrested here with fake currency of Rs 2,000 denomination having face value of over Rs 6 lakh, police said on Friday. Mohammad Kashid, a resident of Malda, is a key member of an international syndicate dealing in Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), police said. He was arrested on Thursday following a tip-off when...

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Bihar announces reservation in farmer co-op body elections

Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday announced reservation in elections to the more than 500 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) of farmers in rural areas of the state. The reservation was necessary to provide an opportunity to the weaker sections to ensure their representation on the cooperative bodies, he said at a function here. ...

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Nitish gets JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol, Sharad faction says battle on

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Putting an end to an over three-month-old battle between the two warring factions of the Janata Dal United (JD-U), the Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday granted the Arrow symbol to the Nitish Kumar faction. As the victor group welcomed the poll panel's decision and urged the strayed section of leaders to join back the party under Nitish Kumar's leadersh...

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Foster mother arrested in death of 3-year-old Indian girl in US

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The foster mother of Sherin Mathews, a three-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in a ditch last month in the US states of Texas, has been arrested on the charge of child endangerment. Police said Sini Mathews and her husband Wesley Mathews left the child home alone while they went to dinner on October 6, the night before she was reported missing by her fost...

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EC grants JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol to Nitish faction

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the real party and hence entitled to use the party's Arrow poll symbol. In its order, the poll panel said: The respondent group led by Nitish Kumar has demonstrated overwhelming majority suppo...

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