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National opposition should work together to challenge Modi

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday threw enough hints that she is not averse to taking the lead in bringing together opposition parties on a single platform against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election in 2019. The Trinamool Congress chief also stressed on collective leadership and favoured the national opposition continuing to work together to ...

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Teenage girl killed in Thane building collapse

Thane, Nov 24 (IANS) A teenage girl was killed and at least four others were injured when a three-storey building collapsed in Bhiwandi town in Maharashtra on Friday, officials said. According to the Disaster Management Unit of Thane, the building, 'Tahir Dinjore', collapsed around 9 a.m. trapping several people beneath the debris. An 18-year-old girl, Ruksa Ahmed Khan, was retri...

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Thane building collapse: Many feared trapped

Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 24 (IANS) Several persons are feared trapped under the debris of a three-storeyed building which collapsed in Bhiwandi powerloom town on Friday, an official said. According to the Disaster Management Unit of Thane, the building collapsed around 9 a.m., in K.G. Nagar, Navi Basti. At least two persons have been rescued. They were rushed to hospital in criti...

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Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case. Of the total persons named in the chargesheet filed in a Bhopal court, 245 are new names while remaining 347 are those who have already been named as accused in the CBI's October 31 Vyapam chargesheet on the probe re...

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Railways saved Rs 5,600 cr in power bills in two years

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Railways on Thursday said it had saved about Rs 5,600 crore vis-a-vis the 'Business As Usual' (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under the open access arrangements. The Indian Railways succeeded in achieving a cumulative saving of Rs 5,636 crore from April 2015 to October 2017 against the BAU mode by procuring power directly under open access arrangements...

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Electric vehicle sales: Only 5 states excel, Gujarat tops

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have emerged as the top 5 states in electric vehicle (EV) sales, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said on Thursday. An SMEV survey of EVs sold during the last fiscal showed that 1,926 of these were sold in Maharashtra, 2,388 in Rajasthan, 2,467 in Uttar Pradesh, 2,846 in West B...

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Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case. Of the total persons named in the chargesheet filed in Bhopal court, 245 are new names while remaining 347 are those who have already been named as accused in the CBI's October 31 Vyapam chargesheet which carries pro...

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Maharashtra woman cop will remain in service - as policeman

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it had decided to permit a woman cop to undergo a sex change operation and continue in the state police as a 'policeman'. Yes, I have requested the Director General of Police (Satish Mathur) to consider her case favourably, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told IANS. Woman constable Lalita...

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Atmosphere of fear in India today, says 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron' writer

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Claiming there was an atmosphere of fear prevalent in India, Ranjit Kapoor, dialogue writer for one of Indian cinema's iconic masterpieces Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, on Thursday said that if the low-budget cult film were to be made today, its makers would be beaten up. The situation is such now, that if Kundan was alive and we had decided that we will make another 'JBDY',...

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Maharashtra to permit woman cop to continue in service as policeman

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it had decided to permit a woman cop to undergo a sex-change operation and continue in the state police as a 'policeman'. Yes, I have requested Director General of Police (Satish Mathur) to consider her case favourably, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told IANS. Woman constable Lalita Kum...

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New toilets in trains no better than septic tanks: IIT-M study

A new kind of toilet using bacteria to break down human excreta has been deployed in Indian trains over four years to 2017, at a cost of Rs 1,305 crore, but this toilet is no better than a septic tank, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has concluded after a two-year long study. As many as 93,537 bio-digesters -- as the toilets are called --have been installed in mainline ...

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Tata Teleservices users to be shifted to Airtel under ICR deal

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bharti Airtel said Tata Teleservices customers will be shifted to its mobile network under an intra circle roaming (ICR) arrangement with effect from Wednesday. According to the telecom major, the first batch of the transition was being effected in UP (West), Bihar, and West Bengal. Over the coming weeks, all consumer mobile customers of Tata Teleservices...

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Modi expresses concern over large number of grievances of consumers

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over large number of grievances of consumers and called for improvement in administrative arrangements to benefit them, an official release said. Modi, who chaired his twenty-third interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation - revi...

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Modi must've played role in 'Padmavati' deferral: Karni Sena

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even though silent on the Padmavati row, must have had a role to play in the deferral of its release date from December 1. As the Karni Sena continues to gather support in opposing the release of Padmavati, its patron-founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi said he was hopeful of increasing sup...

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Unique two year collaboration results in an interactive exhibition-cum-haat

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Since early 2016, a path-breaking collaboration has been taking place between the indigenous communities of Madhya Pradesh and fourteen Indian and international artists. This interesting partnership is now culminating into an interactive exhibition-cum-haat in the capital. Disappearing Dialogues is curated by Nobina Gupta and will run from November 23 to November...

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Extortion case: Charge-sheet filed against Iqbal Kaskar, Chhota Shakeel

Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday filed its charge-sheet against Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, brother of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, in the extortion case of a Thane builder, an official said here. The charge-sheet has also named another fugitive mafia operative Chhota Shakeel and other known or unknown gangsters, besides other co-accused Israr Jamil Sayyed, Mumt...

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Hazare plans new campaign, solicits people's participation

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) Blaming the Modi government for failing to take steps to prevent corruption, veteran activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced plans for a new anti-graft campaign for which he sought public participation. In a statement, Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, said that after the first movement launched in 2011, the then United Pr...

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Farmers hold protest march, 'table two Bills' at mock Parliament session in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and also began a two-day 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or a mock Parliament session where two Bills were tabled, on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community. These Bills now will be passed on Tuesday as the debate...

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Nine workers killed as crane crashes on tunnel in Maharashtra

Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 20 (IANS) At least nine workers were killed when a crane crashed on a tunnel on the Neera-Bhima rivers linking project here on Monday evening. According to Pune Rural Police Control, the tragedy occurred around 6 p.m. when the workers were emerging from the tunnel at the end of the day's shift. Suddenly, the crane parked nearby crashed onto the tunnel, bur...

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Aircraft built on Mumbai building terrace, ready to soar

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In an unparalleled achievement, a commercial pilot who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence has been awarded a registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, a top official said here on Monday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis formally handed over the DGCA certificate to Capt. Amol Yadav, presently a Deputy Chief Pilot with Jet Ai...

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