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We don't support Gau Rakshak violence, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection. Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told a bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar: We don't support the violence in the name of Gau Raksha. But the central...

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Coal firm employee, Class 11 boy commit suicide in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) An employee of Central Coalfields Limited and a Class 11 student committed suicide in two separate incidents in Jharkhand on Friday, police said. The 32-year-old Senior Deputy Manager of CCL, Tanusri Hela, was found dead in her home in Ramgarh district. Police suspect she consumed poison. A suicide note has been found which says that her body should be hand...

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Government looking at monthly wind project auctions

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government plans to hold auctions for wind power projects every month, ensuring, however, that this process does not push up tariff rates, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. Speaking at an event here for signing power purchase agreements (PPAs) under the first wind auction scheme of the government, Goyal said that wind e...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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'Raag Desh' team has surreal experience at Netaji's residence

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Actors Kunal Kapoor and Mohit Marwah on Thursday had a surreal experience as they walked into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral home here ahead of the release of their film Raag Desh -- Birth of a Nation. It is really surreal. I had obviously read about Netaji but I had no idea about INA. I have been living with this character for over a year now, so it feels...

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Presidential poll: Kovind ahead of Meira by over 2 lakh vote value

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDAs Ram Nath Kovind established a massive lead of more than two lakh in vote value over UPA rival Meira Kumar as counting of votes progressed in the Presidential election on Thursday. In an electoral college of 4,896 voters with 10,98,903 value, 2,002 votes with value of 6,84,179 have been counted. Thirty seven votes were declared invalid. Kovind has so...

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Farmer commits suicide in Jharkhand, government announces compensation

Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of a farmer who committed suicide in Ranchi district. The Jharkhand Chief Minister has expressed concern over suicide of the farmer. Rs 2 lakh compensation will be given to family member of the farmer, said a press release issued by the state government. The Chief Minister...

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Centre faces flak, says don't give communal colour to lynchings

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The opposition on Wednesday took the government to task in the Rajya Sabha over violence against Dalits and minorities, accusing it of entering into a tacit understanding with cow vigilantes who indulged in violence and lynchings. The Narendra Modi government, however, termed such incidents as plain crime, saying such incidents should not be given a communal col...

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4 Maoists arrested, arms cache recovered in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Four Maoist guerrillas were arrested here while an arms cache was seized in Jharkhand's Palamu district on Wednesday, the state police said. The arrested Maoists, belonging to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), were responsible for attacking a closed mine and setting three vehicles on fire under Ormanjhi police station jurisdiction here on July 11, a po...

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Don't give communal colour to vigilante attacks: Minister

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Asking the Congress not to give a communal twist to crimes by cow vigilantes, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said these incidents did not involve any party or the government but individuals. He also called for a united fight to isolate and tackle those behind such crimes. These are purely incidents of crime and one should not turn them i...

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16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. The lowest percentage of 86.67 per cent in the Monday voting was registered by Meghalaya while it was 95 per cent for Mizoram. The states with 100 per cent polling are Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Ch...

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Steep rise in tomato prices in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Tomato prices in Jharkhand have touched the sky, selling at between Rs 80-100 per kg. This is in sharp contrast to a few months ago, when farmers were throwing tomatoes on the roads as prices had dipped to Rs 3 per kg. The prices of green vegetables, particularly tomatoes, are touching the sky. In January and February, we were buying tomatoes at Rs 3 to Rs...

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Presidential poll sees near 100% voting

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The election to choose Indias 14th President saw almost 100 per cent voting on Monday with Lok Sabha Secretary and Returning Officer Anoop Mishra terming it probably the highest turnout ever. Mishra said a total of 717 MPs and five MLAs were supposed to cast their votes at Parliament House. Of these, 714 MPs and four MLAs voted here. He said that 10 sta...

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Mamata congratulates Indian astronomers for 'Saraswati' galaxy supercluster

Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated the team of Indian astronomers who identified a previously unknown, extremely large supercluster of galaxies christened Saraswati located in the direction of the constellation Pisces. Congratulations to Indian scientists for discovering #Saraswati Supercluster, largest structure in the Universe, si...

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Independent legislators in Jharkhand vote for Kovind

Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Three Independent legislators cast their votes here on Monday in favour of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election. The three Independent legislators who voted in favour of the NDA candidate are Geeta Koda, Bhanu Pratap Shahi and Enos Ekka. We voted in favour of the NDA candidate. The President s...

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Overworked, underpaid, abused: The world of India's domestic workers

In the decade after liberalisation, there was a nearly 120 per cent rise in the number of domestic workers in India, says author Tripti Lahiri in her recently released book, Maid In India. Women constitute over two-thirds of the workforce in this unorganised sector. They usually come from backward regions such as Jharkhand, West Bengal and Assam, are often barely of legal working age, their wages...

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Couple hacked to death on witchcraft accusations in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 16 (IANS) A couple was hacked to death on Sunday on charge of practising black magic in Jharkhand's Khuti district, police said. Gram Pradhan Panda Munda, 45, and his wife Anima Soya, 40, were fatally attacked with an axe by Kharia Munda at Rumudukel village in Murhu police station area. Accused Kharia's buffalo had died and he suspected the couple for the animal's ...

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No emergency evacuation after bird hit: AirAsia

Ranchi, July 16 (IANS) An AirAsia India flight aborted its take off here in Jharkhand on Saturday after a bird hit but there was no emergency evacuation as reported earlier. The airline said the flight, I5 541, from Ranchi to New Delhi suffered a bird hit on take off roll at the Birsa Munda Airport. The crew immediately discontinued the take-off and taxied back to the ramp and pa...

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Defuse Doklam situation soon, opposition tells government

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The government on Saturday briefed 11 political parties on the standoff with China in the Doklam sector as well as the Amarnath Yatra security in the wake of the militant attack on a bus that killed seven and injured 20 pilgrims earlier this week. The opposition parties told the government to defuse the standoff with China soon through diplomatic channels and ne...

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Bird hits AirAsia flight, narrow escape for passengers

Ranchi, July 15 (IANS) The 174 passengers of an AirAsia flight had a narrow escape here in Jharkhand on Saturday, when the plane was hit by a bird as it was taking off. According to sources at Birsa Munda Airport, the flight's pilot used the emergency break to land the plane, which was going from Ranchi to New Delhi. In the emergency landing, the blades of the plane got damaged ...

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