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Operation on to rescue girl stuck in Karnataka borewell

Belagavi (Karnataka), April 23 (IANS) An operation is underway to rescue and save a child who fell and got stuck in a borewell at a village in north Karnataka's Belagavi district, said an official on Sunday. Hard soil and rocks around the borewell are hampering the operation to rescue six-year-old Kaveri, trapped in the borewell when she slipped and fell on Saturday evening while playing...

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Grand reception awaits Modi in 'Queen of Hills'

Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A grand reception awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to the Queen of Hills -- as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers -- this week to launch an air connectivity scheme and sound the poll bugle in the state, a BJP leader said on Sunday. This will be Modi's second visit to Himachal Pradesh since he became the Prime Minister in Ma...

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Visually-challenged business achiever Srikanth Bolla eyes higher Forbes ranking

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Forbes has named him in the list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 but visually challenged Srikanth Bolla is in no mood to celebrate. His goal is to get into the Forbes list of richest persons -- and he won't settle for anything less. Such is the determination of the 25-year-old, who was born blind and overcame all adversities to become the first...

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6-year-old falls into borewell in Karnataka

Belagavi (Karnataka), April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl slipped into an open borewell in a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district on Saturday, said a police official. The girl, Kaveri slipped into the open borewell and is stuck at about 30 feet depth, Belagavi Superintendent of Police Ravikanthe Gowda told reporters. The incident at Jhunjarawadi village in Athani taluk of the...

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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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JISL to build micro-irrigation project in Karnataka

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL) would build an integrated micro-irrigation project in Karnataka's Mandya district, a top official of the farm equipment maker said on Friday. The Cauvery Neeravari Nigama Ltd has issued the work order to build the Rs 569 crore project for irrigating 25,317 acres of farmlands in 51 villages of Malavalli local body, said JISL Ma...

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Green watchdog swings into action to clean Bengaluru lake

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) swung into action to clean the Bellandur lake in the city, two days after the National Green Tribunal ordered closure of the polluting industrial units around it in two weeks, said an official on Friday. We have served closure notice to six industrial units near the lake for discharging effluents into it, KSPC...

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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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Government disapproves bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday disapproved the decision of some petroleum dealers' associations to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays from May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a me...

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Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail term to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed. Those convicted by District and Sessions Judge Amar Nath are Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam alias Abdul Sattar Sheikh and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh alias Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh. ...

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Government denounces bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday denounced the decision of a petroleum dealers' association to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays starting May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a meet...

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Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail terms to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed. Those convicted by District and Sessions Judge Amar Nath are Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam alias Abdul Sattar Sheikh and Mohammed Farhan alias Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh. The Na...

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Regret to have made hurtful comments: 'Baahubali' actor Sathyaraj

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Sathyaraj on Friday expressed the deepest regret over comments he made against Kannadigas nine years ago during the Cauvery row and appealed for the smooth release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in Karnataka. Over the last week, Pro-Kannada organisations have been protesting the release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in Karnataka over Sathyaraj's allegedly ...

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'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on April 20, 2017 was 46.02 billion cubic metres (BCM) which is 29 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was a...

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Aurangabad-Hyderabad train derails in Karnataka, no casualties

Secunderabad, April 21 (IANS) Four coaches of the Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Friday between Kalgapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka, officials said. No injuries or casualties were reported. The Hyderabad bound train rolled off the tracks between Kalgapur and Bhalki stations around 1.45 a.m. in Bidar district, South Central Railway spokesperson Umashankar Kumar M. ...

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SC to decide validity of linking Aadhaar with Pan card

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of the central government's decision to link the Aadhaar card with the Pan card. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan took the decision even as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi stoutly defended the government. Senior counsel Shyam Divan and Arvind Datar, appearin...

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Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails in Karnataka

Secundrabad, April 21 (IANS) Four coaches of the Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Fridaynear Khalgapur station in Karnataka, officials said. No injuries or casualties were reported. The Hyderabad bound train rolled off the tracks between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations around 1.45 a.m. in Bidhar district, South Central Railway spokesperson Umashankar Kumar M. told IANS.

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Honda plans Rs 1,600 cr spend on new two-wheelers

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Japanese two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) plans to invest Rs 1,600 crore in 2017-18 for expanding capacity and developing new products, the company has announced. The Indian market is going to change when the auto industry will migrate to BS-VI, HMSI's new President and Chief Executive Minoru Kato told reporters here on Thursday. ...

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Bengaluru racing horses 'fail' dope test

Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) At least half a dozen racing horses of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) in the city failed dope test as their urine samples tested positive, alleged a horse owner on Thursday. We have suspected something amiss at the stables in the BTC grounds. We recently sent urine samples of the horses to the National Dope Testing Lab in New Delhi. They (samples) tested positiv...

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Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine. Quashing the criminal complaint, the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the ingredients of the offence alleged in the criminal complaint amoun...

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