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Major train accidents in seven years

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A chronology of major train accidents in India in the past seven years: * August 19, 2017: At least 20 people were killed and 92 injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. * January 21, 2017: 29 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed ...

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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition. An official said the injured were being treated at medical facilities in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut. The Kalinga Utkal Express was on its...

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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. At least 156 passengers were injured after 14 coaches of the train bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand derailed on Saturday evening in Meerut-Saharanpur Division in Uttar Pradesh. An off...

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River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages. In a meeting, she was briefed about steps taken by various organisations under the ministry to deal with floods in diff...

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Amit Shah pulls up BJP's MP unit for lack of grassroots organisation

Bhopal, Aug 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday raised questions on the working style of party units in Madhya Pradesh and expressed his ire over lack of grassroots level organisation in the state. According to sources, Shah in a meeting on Saturday reviewed the working of the convenors of the state morcha and coordinators of various cells. Shah said with barely a few m...

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Will Modi opt for early general election?

The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government is said to be considering bringing forward the 2019 general election by a year. While the need to evolve a system where the major elections are held simultaneously has been talked about for some time, the present conjecture relates ...

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Medha Patkar in jail: MP BJP leaders resign in protest

Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after framing her in false charges, the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse. Patkar is fighting for those living along the river Narmada and facing inundation due to increased height of the S...

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BJP rare party with ideology, internal democracy: Amit Shah

Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said there is no internal democracy in the Congress as everyone knows who will be its President after Sonia Gandhi while BJP is one of the few parties where internal democracy is still alive. Addressing a gathering of BJP MLAs, MPs and other office bearers of Madhya Pradesh, Shah said: It is because of that internal democracy that a...

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Amit Shah sets target of 200 seats in MP elections

Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday set the Madhya Pradesh BJP a target of winning 200 seats in next year's assembly elections and all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019, sources said. Shah was addressing a gathering of BJP MLAs, MPs and other office bearers of Madhya Pradesh. He said that he expected no less than 200 seats in next year's elections. H...

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Amit Shah sets Mission 350+ for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As opposition leaders were holding a conclave on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting here with party officials and union ministers to chalk out strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls setting a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections. Sources in the BJP said that during the hour-long meeting at the party office here, Shah...

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MP civic polls: BJP wins 25 seats, Congress 15

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Despite the recent farmer agitation in Madhya Pradesh, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed candidates managed to corner maximum 25 out of the 43 posts of president in the state local body elections. The results for the civic polls held on August 11 were announced by the state Election Commission on Wednesday evening. As per the final tally, the op...

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World Bank pledges $24 mn to enhance India's forest ecosystem services

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Finance Ministry and the World Bank on Wednesday signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project, said an official. The project would be financed entirely by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust Fund. The project's duration is five years. The objective of ...

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BJP takes the lead in MP local body polls

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Candidates backed by the BJP were leading in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, as counting of votes polled for 43 local bodies was held on Wednesday amid tight security. As per trends, BJP-backed candidates were leading in 25 seats while Congress candidates are ahead in 15 seats. Independent candidates have taken the lead in three places. The results w...

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Counting of votes on for MP local body polls

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in 43 local bodies is being held in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements. The polls are important for both the ruling BJP and the Congress. Over eight lakh voters exercised their franchise for the polls in 43 local bodies on August 11. State Election Commissioner R. Parshuram said the counting is being...

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US religious freedom report highlights cow protection violence in India

New York, Aug 15 (IANS) The US State Department has highlighted attacks in India by cow protection groups against people accused of bovine trafficking or having beef in its annual report on religious freedom, while attempting a measure of balance by also including critical mention of practices by minority religions. The International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 (IRFR) released on T...

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Madhya Pradesh celebrates 71st Independence Day

Bhopal, Aug 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday unfurled the tricolour here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day, officials said. The Chief Minister took part in a colourful programme in Motilal Nehru Stadium here. He also inspected the guard of honour and took the salute. Those present in the programme held the tricolour in...

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JD-U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar, says no split in party

Patna/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former Minister Ramai Ram, for anti-party activities after they backed Sharad Yadav, who has opposed the party's tie-up with the BJP. At the same time, the party denied there is any split in its ranks. Among the leaders suspended for six years are Arjun Rai, a former ...

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JD-U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar, says no split in party

Patna/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former Minister Ramai Ram, for anti-party activities after they backed Sharad Yadav, who has opposed the party's tie-up with the BJP. At the same time, the party denied there is any split in its ranks. Among the leaders suspended for six years are Arjun Rai, a former ...

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5 swine flu deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Aug 14 (IANS) Swine flu has so far claimed five lives in Madhya Pradesh while 143 persons, suspected of having the deadly disease, have been tested in the state, health officials said on Monday. Diseases such as swine flu, dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc. are being analysed everyday. From July 1 to August 13, 143 persons suspected of having the deadly disease have been tested i...

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JD-U denies any split in its ranks

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) There is no split in the Janata Dal United (JD-U) and that most MPs and MLAs are with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said on Monday. Tyagi said that only rebel MP Ali Anwar Ansari, who was suspended from the parliamentary party for taking part in a meeting of opposition parties, was with senior leader Sharad Yadav. Since ...

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