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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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Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder

Nagpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday. In their order, a division bench of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Arun Upadhye on Friday directed the centre, state...

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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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Shabana Azmi felicitates frontline community workers

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Friday honoured few frontline community workers, who have tried to bridge the gaps between communities and service providers in various states, at an event here. Organised by child development organisation Plan India, the event recognised the efforts made by these workers to bring social and behavioural change nationwide. S...

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Shiv Sena to knock PM's door over Mumbai varsity results delay

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming Maharashtra's Education Minister for the delay in the declaration of University of Mumbai exam results, which has hit the admission prospects of hundreds of students in universities abroad, the Shiv Sena's Youth Wing said on Friday it will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the matter. Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray said all deadlines ...

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Sreesanth approaches Kerala HC after BCCI fails to act

Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who on August 7 got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) still has not acted in the matter. Sreesanth in his petition asked for the immediate intervention of the court saying that he ...

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Will seek PM's intervention on Mumbai varsity results delay: Yuva Sena

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming Maharashtra's Education Minister for the delay in the declaration of University of Mumbai exam results this year, the Shiv Sena's Youth Wing said on Friday it will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention. Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray said all deadlines given by the university have lapsed and it had failed to declare results of many crucial e...

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Congress seeks CBI probe into Adanis' 'power tariff scam'

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded a CBI investigation monitored by a Supreme Court judge into an alleged nearly Rs 50,000-crore scam engineered by a subsidiary of the Adani Enterprises and some shell companies by artificially inflating electricity tariffs. The party also sought a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to why he was seen being accompanied by Ada...

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Canon India celebrates World Photography Day with workshops

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to promote imaging culture, Canon India on Friday organised a series of activities and workshops across the country in celebration of 'World Photography Day' that falls on August 19. The company organised a 'photo walk' at Infosys office in Bengaluru which was followed by photography quiz and contest for the employees. This 'World Photography Day...

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Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents

Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game. The advisory released by the Crime Branch late on Thursday, asked parents to install parental control software in computers and mobile phones used by...

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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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I am firmly in saddle, asserts Fadnavis

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Categorically dismissing all speculation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday asserted that he will continue in his post till Delhi beckons. There are reports that I am shifting to New Delhi. I want to say that there is no such plan, at least now. I am remaining the Chief Minister, Fadnavis said, addressing the concluding session of the two-day ...

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Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by retired army officer Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed seven people. The bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre reserved the order as Lt Col Purohit (retd) told the court that he was in jail for the last nine years and was...

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Miniscule Parsi community celebrates 'Navroz'

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The miniscule Parsi community, accounting to about 68,000 worldwide, on Thursday celebrated the Parsi New Year or 'Navroz' here with religious fervor, traditional pomp and feasting. The day started with an early morning bath and prayers, purifying the homes by burning incense, and donning traditional outfits specially prepared for the occasion. Then we had t...

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HBO's Twitter, Facebook accounts hacked

San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) As HBO struggles to stop Game of Thrones (GoT) leaks and tackle hackers' ransom threats, another hacker group has broken into the TV company's Twitter and Facebook accounts. Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security - ourmine.org -> Contact, read a message on both social platforms, Variety r...

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Non-fuel retail to widen petrol pumps' revenue base: Pradhan

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government is considering enhancing the revenue base of state-owned oil companies' petrol pumps by allowing them to offer pharmaceuticals, groceries and other such products for sale. According to Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, pharmacies and Information Technology (IT) service centres could be set up at petrol pumps in the future.<...

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Non-fuel retail to widen petrol pumps' revenue base: Pradhan

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government is considering enhancing the revenue base of state-owned oil companies' petrol pumps by allowing them to offer pharmaceuticals, groceries and other such products for sale. According to Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, pharmacies and Information Technology (IT) service centres could be set up at petrol pumps in the future.<...

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Bombay HC bans bullock cart races till Maharashtra frames rules

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) In a blow to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday restrained the state from granting permission to hold bullock cart races till the authorities frame rules governing the activity. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice (Mrs) Manjula Chellur and Justice N.M. Jamdar, said that since the state government had not framed rules to govern the ...

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Maharashtra lawyer files plea terming PM's I-Day speech unconstitutional

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 16 (IANS) A city lawyer has filed a plea questioning the contents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, claiming it has violated constitutional provisions. In her complaint addressed to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and lodged with MIDC Police Station, advocate Rama Vitthalrao Kale has contended Modi referred to India and Bharat as Hi...

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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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