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Railway clerk booked for depositing demonetised currency notes

Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday said it has registered a case against a railway booking clerk for allegedly accepting Rs 61 lakh in cash in demonetised currency notes. The amount was received from a private firm as advance yearly licence fee. The clerk, employed at Itarsi railway station in Madhya Pradesh, has been booked for cheating the government by accepting the ...

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MP bans book, blacklists author

Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has proscribed a book -- which allegedly describes a tribe as killers of cows -- and blacklisted its author, a minister said on Wednesday. The book 'Bharat ka Bhugol' (Geography of India) is prescribed for postgraduation course and allegedly describes Gond tribals of Madhya Pradesh as killers of cows and consumers of cow meat. ...

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SC summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states. While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally present before it, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana directed them to file an aff...

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BJP MPs allege question tampering

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Two BJP members on Wednesday accused the Lok Sabha secretariat of tampering with their questions, prompting Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to assure them of a probe into the matter. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh Chintamani Malviya alleged that his question was tampered with while another BJP member from Jharkhand's Kodarma, Rabindra...

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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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Khalistani militant held in Delhi

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A Khalistan militant has been arrested here for involvement in over 75 cases of terror, murder, robbery and loot registered against him in Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Delhi Police said on Tuesday. Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) member Gursewak Singh alias Babla, 55, was arrested on a tip-off from west Delhi's Mahipalpur area on Monday evening w...

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Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

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Seven held in MP question papers leak case

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), March 21 (IANS) Seven persons have been taken into custody in a question papers leak case, police said here on Tuesday. Question papers of Class IX and Class XI examinations were leaked from Amarpatan in Satna district. In this connection, police have arrested seven people during a series of raids on Monday and Tuesday, Satna Superintendent of Police Mithilesh Shu...

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Men more aware about HIV/AIDS, yet more affected

Men are more likely than women to have comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS; yet the disease is more prevalent among men, an analysis of government data shows. The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) takes comprehensive knowledge to mean knowledge regarding consistent use of a condom during every sexual intercourse. Nationwide, 21 per cent of women and 32 per cent of men hav...

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Rahul, Tejaswini, Neeraj claim titles at domestic shooting meet

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rahul Punia of the Navy won the men's 50m Rifle Prone title beating Olympian Sanjeev Rajput in the final of the XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Memorial Masters Shooting Competition at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Sunday. Meanwhile, 2010 World Champion Tejaswini Sawant of Maharashtra won the women's 50m Prone event and Army shooter Neeraj Kumar pocketed the m...

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ABVP protests against Kerala CM's visit to Hyderabad

Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) workers staged a protest against visiting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Sunday, blaming him for the killing of RSS workers in Kerala. Raising slogans of Vijayan go back they tried to disrupt a meeting which was being addressed by the Kerala Chief Minister. Police, however, arrested the protesters i...

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Yogi takes charge of UP, Modi calls for 'Uttam Pradesh'

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took charge of Uttar Pradesh as its 21st Chief Minister, heading a 47-member ministry that included known Hindutva faces and political turncoats. The oath taking at Smriti Upvan, which marked the return of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in the country's most populous state, was watched by Prime Minister Narend...

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'Power, sugarcane arrears, Bundelkhand top issues for UP CM'

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Listing immediate challenges for the incoming BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, industry body Assocham on Sunday said the new administration needs to ensure better electricity, give urgent relief to Bundelkhand and find a lasting solution to the issue of sugarcane arrears to farmers. Faced with high expectations created by a massive mandate given to the BJP, the...

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MP High Court Chief Justice sworn in

Bhopal, March 18 (IANS) Justice Hemant Gupta was on Saturday sworn in as the 23rd Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Governor Om Prakash Kohli administered the oath of office to Justice Gupta at the Raj Bhavan here. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state ministers, and senior bureaucrats were present on the occasion. Justice Gupta has been the officiatin...

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6 challenges for the new UP government

With 200 million people, equivalent to the population of Brazil, but with an economy the size of Qatars -- which has 2.4 million people, the same as the town of Bijnore -- the new government of Indias most-populous state Uttar Pradesh faces myriad problems. The GDP of Uttar Pradesh is comparable to Kenya's, and its infant mortality rate rivals Mauritania, a poverty-ridden, west-African n...

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19 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras announced

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DoP) on Thursday decided to open another 19 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) in four states, an official said. Out of the 19 POPSKs of the third batch, Goa will get one, Punjab and Uttarakhand will have three each and the rest 12 will go to Uttar Pradesh. Ten POPSKs in Asanso...

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NIA gets custody of Bhopal-Ujjain train blast accused

Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday got 11-day custody of three persons accused of triggering a blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train this month, an official said. A special NIA court here granted the custody of Atif Muzaffar, Mohammad Danish and Syed Mir Hussain to the agency for further investigation. The national counter-terrorism ...

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15 MP Police officials suspended over Holi revelry

Gwalior, March 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Police has suspended 15 officials for inappropriate behaviour after their drunken Holi revelry inside a police station here went viral on the social media. Superintendent of Police Dr. Ashish told IANS that he ordered the suspensions late on Wednesday night. The suspended officials include two assistant sub-inspectors and 13 constables...

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UP slides to last place in infant and under-5 mortality rankings

India's most populous state has slid past Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to record the country's worst infant and under-five mortality rates, according to newly-released health data. Although Uttar Pradesh's infant mortality rate (IMR) improved from 73 deaths per 1,000 live births to 64 over the 10 years to 2016, other states and countries did better; the state's IMR is now the same as ...

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Shivraj not being shifted to Delhi: BJP

Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will not be taking up any ministerial post in the Modi government, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has said. In a tweet on Wednesday night, Vijayvargiya said Chouhan will lead the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2018 assembly polls. He rubbished rumours that Chouhan might join the Modi cabinet following the...

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