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Aggressive CRPF's post-Sukma anti-Maoist strategy notches big success

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Within a month of the Sukma attack in which Maoists killed 25 CRPF troopers, the paramilitary force claimed big success in its anti-Maoist operations -- with 105 left-wing rebels caught and 25 surrendering -- thanks to better intelligence gathering in a new aggressive strategy. A Home Ministry document accessed by IANS revealed that the Central Reserve Police For...

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Maoists blast rail tracks, torch vehicles in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 29 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas early on Monday blew up a railway track in Bokaro district and torched vehicles in Giridih during a 24-hour shutdown they have called in Jharkhand to protest changes made in two land acts. According to the police, the militants blasted the railway tracks between Chiyanki and Karmabandh railway stations leading to the disruption of rail movement. Th...

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Delhi meet could be beginning of front against BJP: CPI

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Pitching for a candidate with secular credentials the presidential poll, the CPI on Sunday said the Delhi meeting of opposition parties to discuss a joint candidate could well be the beginning of a joint front against the BJP. The time has come to move with a united programme against the Bharatiya Janata Party. We see meeting in Delhi when leaders of the...

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Jharkhand tribal school dropouts train for foreign jobs

Bundu (Jharkhand), May 28 (IANS) In a country where millions of degree holders struggle for employment, Dayanidhi Pradhan, 23, a Class 8 dropout in Jharkhand, dreams of an overseas job. And achieving that aspiration is a real possibility -- thanks to a multi-trade skill development institute that has placed hundreds of tribal youths in foreign countries. Pradhan and over 100 othe...

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Konkona Sensharma: A life, career shaped by unconventional upbringing

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Mainstream has never been the mainstay in her filmography. Not even with her directorial debut, the 1979-set drama thriller A Death in the Gunj. The critically-acclaimed Konkona Sensharma says her choices are a result of her unconventional upbringing -- sans TV shows like The Bold and the Beautiful or even Mahabharata and Ramayan. Konkona is the daughter of celeb...

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BJP states spent Rs 2,000 cr on ads praising 3 years of Modi: AAP

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday accused BJP-ruled states of spending over Rs 2,000 crore on advertisements praising three years of the Narendra Modi-led government and said the money should have been utilised to build schools and hospitals instead. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will appeal to a committee set up to monitor the Supreme Cou...

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Vijayan asks PM to repeal new cattle sale rules, beef sellers do brisk business

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food items. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for repeal of the new rules, which he termed an intrusion into the rights o...

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Maoists award death penalty to Bihar judge at kangaroo court

Patna, May 27 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas at a Jan Adalat (kangaroo court) in Bihar on Saturday pronounced the death penalty for a judge, who had awarded the death sentence to their five colleagues on Thursday. The Maoists have also announced a two-day shutdown on May 28 and 29 in Bhagalpur, Munger, Lakhisarai, Jamui and Banka districts to protest against the Munger court order that awarded...

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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Kerala CM writes to Modi, urges repeal of cattle slaughter rules

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the central government to repeal the new restrictions against cattle slaughter, terming it an intrusion into the rights of states. I request you to kindly intervene in this matter and repeal the newly-imposed restrictions, so that the lives and livelihoods of ...

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5 killed in Jharkhand illegal mining

Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) Five people extracting coal illegally from a closed mine were killed on Saturday as it caved in Jharkhand's Giridih district, police said. The incident took place at the Kabribad mine where around 300 people were extracting coal illegally, a police official said. In Jharkhand more than 500 people have died while extracting coal from closed mines. --I...

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Nitish stays away as opposition parties meet on presidential candidate

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, led by the Congress, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation about possible political realignment. On a day the Narendra Modi government c...

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Four suspected of being child lifters thrashed

Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Rumours about child lifters in Jharkhand and the attendant panic continued unabated as four more persons, suspected of being child lifters, were thrashed in a village on the outskirts of Ranchi on Friday, poice said. Earlier this month, 10 people were lynched in the state in two separate incidents over suspicion of their being child lifters. According to pol...

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Will fight if no consensus on government nominee for President: Opposition

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, including the Congress and mutually antagonistic outfits in states, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation. On a day the Narendra Modi go...

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PM lays foundation of third IARI on Assam-Arunachal border

Gogamukh (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) here in Assam. Addressing a huge public rally in Gogamukh in Assam's Dhemaji district, on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, Modi said his government has decided on 'Panch path' (Five Ways) for the overall development of northeastern...

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UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities

Agartala/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday. The UGC order follows a Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) directive, a top Tripura (Central) University official said on the condit...

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In 2 years, BJP govt electrified 13,523 villages; only 8% completely

As many as 73 per cent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only eight per cent of these had all their households electrified, according to the governments own data. As of May 25, 13,523 villages have been electrified, but 100 per cent household connectivity has been achieved in only 1,08...

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Maoists torch Jharkhand railway station

Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) More than 50 Maoist guerrillas have torched a railway station in Jharkhand's Bokaro district to protest changes made in two land acts in the state, police said on Friday. The Maoist militants attacked the Dumri Vihar railway station late on Thursday night, damaging the equipments and other instruments kept at the station, the police sources said. They also ...

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Court grants bail to Jindal's adviser, others

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted regular bail to five persons, including Jindal Steel's adviser Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others. Special Judge Bharat Parashar also granted bail to JSPL's then Deputy Manager (Finance) Siddharth Madra, Deputy General Manager Rajeev Aggarwal, Director (Finance) Sushil K...

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Elephant population declining in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) The elephant population has gradually declined in Jharkhand in the last 15 years with many succumbing to electrocution, railway accidents and poaching, officials said. There were 772 elephants in Jharkhand in 2002, which declined to 624 in 2007 and this year the elephant population is just 588. In 2012, the elephant population had increased from 624 to 688....

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