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Now, Nitish Kumar for all-India prohibition for progress

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed total prohibition across India which he said will put the country on the path of quick development. Liquor needs to be banned across the country. There must be total all-India prohibition for the country to progress, the Janata Dal-United President said while addressing a party rally to mark its entry into Mah...

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Key member of inter-state gun suppliers' gang held in Delhi

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A key member of an inter-state gun suppliers' gang has been arrested here along with a cache of firearms, which was to be delivered to a contact in the national capital, police said on Saturday. Rajpal Singh, 35, was arrested on Wednesday evening after a brief scuffle with Delhi Police's special cell officers near a Delhi Transport Corporation depot in south De...

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Will decide presidential candidate after consultations: Congress

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that it will decide upon a presidential candidate after consulting its allies and all other opposition parties. Congress will decide upon a presidential candidate after consulting and taking into confidence all its allies as also all other opposition parties. When that stage arrives, we will be very happy to inform the media...

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Nitish to address JD-U's Mumbai rally on April 22

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United will hold a rally in Mumbai on Saturday to mark its foray into Maharashtra politics, where Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar will be a key speaker. Prominent JD-U leaders from Bihar and other states will be present at rally venue Goregaon in north-west Mumbai to mark the formal launch of the party in Maharashtra, JD-U Mah...

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Delhi civic polls to witness keen contest after hectic campaigning

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Residents of Delhi will vote on Sunday in municipal polls that are being seen as a test of popularity of the AAP government, BJP's ability to score a hat-trick in the local body and Congress's efforts to revive itself in the metropolis. Polls for 272 seats spread across three municipal corporations have seen hectic campaigning with national and local leaders of...

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World Bank approves Rs 2,400 cr loan for NW-1

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $375 million (over Rs 2,400 crore) loan for developing the National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the government said on Friday. A statement issued by the Ministry of Shipping said the loan would provide a major boost to India's inland waterways project. The (NW-1) project would enable commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of...

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Two killed taking selfies in Bihar

Patna, April 21 (IANS) Two youths were killed on Friday while taking selfies when a train was going over a bridge in Bihar's Katihar district, police said. A third youth saved himself by jumping into the river. Police said Samir Choudhary, Roshan Kumar and Bittu Paswan decided to take selfies on the Kosi Lal bridge when they saw a train approaching. The train hit Samir and Roshan...

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Yechury meets Sonia, discusses presidential election

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury too met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the upcoming presidential elections and the need to field a joint opposition candidate. Nitish Kumar met Gandhi here on Thursday to discuss larger opposition unity to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in future elections, as well ...

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Four IS 'sympathisers' held in joint inter-state operation

Mumbai/Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Four suspected Islamic State sympathisers were arrested while several others were detained during joint anti-terror raids on Thursday in four states for plotting major terror strikes, a senior police officer said. The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police agencies of five other states carried out the operation on the basis of ...

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Nitish meets Sonia; JD-U keen for common candidate in presidential polls

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here with the view to discuss larger opposition unity to take on the BJP in future elections, as well as the upcoming presidential polls. Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi described the meeting as a courtesy call but also said that Gandhi should take a lead in forging opposition...

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Babri Masjid case accused are innocent for public: Giriraj Singh

Patna, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday said all the accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case are not guilty in the eyes of the public. Babri masjid mein jo bhi aaropi hai, wo janata ki nazar mein bekasur hai (People who are accused in the Babri Masjid case are innocent in the eyes of the public), Singh told media here. The Supreme Court on Wednesd...

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Himachal bus accident: 7 bodies yet to be identified

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Seven of the 45 passengers who were killed when a private bus fell into a Himachal Pradesh river are yet to be identified even after 24 hours of the accident, an official said on Thursday. Two people, including the conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus belonging to an Uttarakhand operator as it skidded off the road and fell into the Tons river, a tri...

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Terrorist module busted in pan-India operation, one nabbed in Thane

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A terrorist module was busted with the arrest of one and detention of two men from Mumbra in the neighbouring Thane district in a multi-state anti-terrorism operation, an official said here on Thursday. The operation was carried out in the early hours by a team of Maharashtra Anti-Terorism Squad along with the Uttar Pradesh ATS, the Special Cell of the Delhi Polic...

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PIL in Patna HC seeks CBI probe into assets of Lalu's sons

Patna, April 20 (IANS) A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Patna High Court on Thursday seeking a CBI inquiry into the properties and assets of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad`s sons, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav. Petitioner M.P. Sangar, a lawyer, alleged that both Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav did not declare their assets at the tim...

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Northeast Frontier Railway tops in passenger traffic growth

Agartala, April 20 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) topped among 19 railway zones by registering a record growth in passenger traffic in 2016-17, an official said on Thursday. NFR recorded a 6.22 per cent growth in passenger traffic which is the highest growth rate among all zones, NFR's Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said. He said the main source o...

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UP Police arrests 3 terror suspects

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Three terror suspects have been arrested in joint raids by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police of five states, officials said on Thursday. UP ATS conducted joint anti-terror raids in Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in coordination with police of the five states, UP ATS Chief Asim Arun told IANS.

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Regional parties must unite: Mamata

Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Amid talks of a grand alliance to counter the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged regional parties to unite. All regional parties should come together and move ahead with greater strength maintaining good relations with each other. Our effort will be to unite them, Banerjee told reporters in Puri. The Chief Minister is o...

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Hindu Yuva Vahini's activist shot, injured in Bihar

Patna, April 19 (IANS) A Hindu Yuva Vahini activist was shot and seriously injured in Bihar's Siwan district, the police said on Wednesday. Vishal Singh, 22, an active member of Hindu Yuva Vahini, was shot by unidentifiied assailants on late Tuesday night near Station Tola under the jurisdiction of Jiradei police station in Siwan. Singh was first admitted at a local hospital and ...

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Bhupender Yadav appointed BJP in-charge for Gujarat

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah on Tuesday appointed General Secretary Bhupender Yadav as party's in-charge of Gujarat. Yadav, an OBC (Other Backward Classes) face of the party, will replace Dinesh Sharma, who was recently appointed Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Bhupender Yadav as...

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Maoists kill villager, son in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) Maoists killed a man and his son in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Tuesday, the state police said. About 15-20 Maoists dragged Shivnath Yadav, 50, and his son Guddu Yadav out of their house in Kouluha village and shot both of them dead, a police official said. The police said the Maoists had arrived from Bihar. --IANS ns/vt ...

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