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Aseemanand granted bail in Mecca Masjid blast case

Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) A city court on Thursday granted conditional bail to former RSS worker Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case. The Fourth Metropolitan Sessions court directed him to furnish two sureties of Rs 50,000 each and not to leave Hyderabad without prior permission. Nine persons were killed in the blast during Friday prayers at the historic mo...

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Kiran Bedi stresses on e-learning in police training

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday stressed the need to adopt e-learning techniques for training police officers to cut cost, time and distance. E-learning cuts the cost, time and distance. It is an integral part of digital India initiative of the central government. The trainer should put in complete effort to teach the trainees, because the outcom...

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SBI-Mahila Bank merger on April 1: RBI

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Mahila Bank will be merged with the State Bank of India on April 1, along with five associate banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Wednesday. All branches of Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) will function as branches of the SBI from April 1. Customers, including depositors of BMB, will be treated as customers of SBI, the RBI said in a statement ...

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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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Ajmer blast convicts get life term

Jaipur, March 22 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment both the convicts for the Ajmer Dargah bombing which killed three people in 2007. The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court sentenced Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel to life in prison. The court had on March 8 acquitted RSS leader Swami Aseemanand and six others while convicting three o...

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Ajmer blast convicts get life term

Jaipur, March 22 (IANS) A local court here has awarded life imprisonment to two men convicted for the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast in which three persons were killed. Earlier on March 8, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court had convicted Bhavesh Patel, Devendra Gupta and Sunil Joshi (now dead). Arguments over the quantum of punishment were completed on March 18 a...

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Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his Spirited Traveller show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. ...

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India hosting Commonwealth Auditors General conference

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India is hosting the 23rd Conference of Auditors General of Commonwealth nations and nine British overseas territories here, starting Tuesday, to discuss the role of technology in public audit. The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) is hosting the conference which is scheduled to be held from March 21-23, the Finance Ministry said in a...

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SBI to shut down 47% of associate banks' offices post-merger

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI), which will see five associate banks merge into it on April 1, has decided to shut down almost half the offices of these banks, including the head offices of three of them. This process will start from April 24. Out of the five head offices of the associate banks, we will retain only two. Three head offices of the associate banks will ...

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Jaipur food fest to revive Persian delicacies for Nowruz

Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) The forgotten recipes of Persia are about to be revived at a 13-day food festival that promises an authentic culinary fare through the subtle flavours that originated in Iran centuries ago. Heralding Nowruz, the dawn of the Persian New Year, Fairmont Jaipur is launching the food fest on Marh 21 at the hotel's signature Indo-Persian restaurant Zarin -- a name inspi...

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Simran Kaur excited about TV debut with 'Agnifera'

Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Simran Kaur - the voice behind Nobita Noby from cartoon series Doraemon - will be making her television debut with the show Agnifera. Agnifera is a story of two brides and one groom entangled in a marital quandary. Essaying one of the brides named Srishti, her character is of a smart and intelligent middle class girl who is in the final year of studying l...

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Ajmer Dargah blast case: Sentencing on March 22

Jaipur, March 18 (IANS) A local court, which earlier convicted three persons in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case, on Saturday deferred the sentencing and will now announce the quantum of punishment on March 22. This is third time the court has deferred its ruling in the nine year old case in which three persons were killed and at least 15 others injured when a bomb exploded on October 11...

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90% Indian millennial women face no discrimination at work

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Over 90 per cent of India's millennial -- those born between 1980-2000 -- working women believe that they get equal opportunities regardless of gender, a survey has revealed. Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender. According to the survey conducted...

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Karan Johar 'deeply saddened' over torching of 'Padmavati' set

Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar on Thursday said he is extremely upset over the vandalism and arson attack on the Kolhapur set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. It's deeply saddening to me as a filmmaker, as a human being, as a citizen of our prestigious and wonderful country that we have to endure something like this. My thoughts, my support and all my ideologies are w...

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Google Maps to ease transit in seven more Indian cities

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Google India on Thursday expanded the transit feature on Google Maps to seven more Indian cities to help users better plan their local commute. The newly added cities are Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysore, Surat and Coimbatore. Google Maps is your guide to the world around you and this launch is part of our effort to reflect the real world a...

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Court defers Ajmer shrine blast sentencing

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) A court here on Thursday deferred to Saturday the sentencing in the Ajmer Sharif Dargah blast of 2007 which left three people dead. On March 8, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court convicted Bhavesh Patel, Devendra Gupta and Sunil Joshi (now dead) and had fixed March 16 for the sentencing. The decision was confirmed to IANS by Lokesh Sharm...

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Royal nostalgia: Reminiscences of hunting expeditions

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) At a time when hotels are largely adopting a modern outlook in terms of their decor and ambience, these two historic lodges in Rajasthan stand tall as reminders of an era gone by, of Maharajas and their hunting expeditions and of solitude, synonymous with countryside. About 35 km from the Pink City lies The Gateway Hotel, Ramgarh Lodge -- an oasis of bliss and cha...

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'Padmavati' set torched in Maharashtra, costumes damaged

Kohlapur, March 15 (IANS) In a fresh setback for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a huge outdoor set of his historic period drama Padmavati here was reduced to ashes after two dozen unidentified persons torched it early on Wednesday. Since the fire brigade could not reach the disaster site quickly after the flames were noticed at 1 a.m., villagers helped douse the fire and helped to move...

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Three injured as Sukhoi crashes near Barmer

Jaipur/Allahabad, March 15 (IANS) A Sukhoi aircraft and a Chetak helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in separate incidents on Wednesday in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh respectively. The Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft was on a routine training sortie and was to land at the Uttarlai Air Force base near Barmer when it crashed at Devaniyon ki Dhan village near Barmer, about 550 km fr...

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'Padmavati' set torched in Maharashtra, costumes damaged

Kohlapur, March 15 (IANS) In a fresh setback for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a huge outdoor set of his historic period drama Padmavati here was reduced to ashes after two dozen unidentified persons torched it early on Wednesday. Since the fire brigade could not reach the disaster site quickly after the flames were noticed at 1 a.m., villagers helped douse the fire and helped to move...

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