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Four railway officials suspended, General Manager sent on leave

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government on Sunday suspended four railway officials and sent the General Manager of Northern Railway on leave following the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express that killed 22 passengers. Based on prima facie evidence, a Junior Engineer (Permanent Way), a Senior Section Engineer (Permanent Way), an Assistant Engineer and a Senior Divisional Engineer have...

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Drone-like object spotted in Delhi, flight operations hit briefly

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Flight operations at the Delhi airport were briefly halted on Sunday evening after an Air Asia pilot reported sighting a drone-like flying object, sending security agencies in a tizzy, police said. Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, said the pilot who was flying from Goa to Delhi reported having seen the...

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Drone-like flying object spotted near Delhi airport

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A drone-like flying object was spotted near the Delhi airport on Sunday evening, sending security agencies in a tizzy, police said. Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, told IANS that a drone-like object was reportedly seen flying near the Terminal 3. We are verifying it. But the operations at the ...

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Man dies while cleaning sewer at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A man died while cleaning a sewer at a government hospital here on Sunday, while three others were taken ill, the Delhi Fire Service said. Rishi Pal, 40, Bishan, 30, Kiran Pal, 25, and Sumit, 19, fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases from the sewer at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, which was maintained by the local Public Works Department. ...

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IndiGo alleges misleading info to malign brand name

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Sunday alleged that a campaign of misleading information is being spread to malign its brand name. In the last few days, there have been misinformed media reports suggesting that IndiGo is cancelling 85 daily flights, the airline said in a statement. We believe that this misleading information about the alleged spurt in ...

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2.5 lakh people eyeball FIFA U-17 trophy in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Around 2.5 lakh people gathered at India Gate in the capital city here as the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy was displayed. Talking about the crowd participation, Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said: It's been a fantastic start to the Trophy Experience. We have had over 200,000 people in Delhi who have had the opportunity to see the FIFA U-17 World Cup. This is...

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Negligence suspected cause of deadly UP train crash

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday admitted to negligence and ground-level lapses that may have derailed the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening claiming 22-24 lives. Even as a probe to know the exact cause of the train disaster began, a criminal complaint was lodged against unknown people for causing deaths by negligence. Mo...

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25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.<...

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Tata Motors launches AMT-equipped Tiago at Rs 4.79 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Tata Motors on Sunday launched the mid-end variant of its hatchback Tiago model priced at Rs 4.79 lakh incorporating the new automated manual transmission (AMT) technology, the introduction of which earlier in the high-end variant has been well received, the company said. To ensure better customer accessibility to AMT, Tata Motors has now introduced a new AMT var...

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IndiGo alleges misleading info to malign brand name

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Sunday alleged that a campaign of misleading information is being spread to malign its brand name. In the last few days, there have been misinformed media reports suggesting that IndiGo is cancelling eighty-five daily flights, the airline said in a statement. We believe that this misleading information about the alleged ...

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TV medium is growing vastly: Karanvir Bohra

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) He ventured onto the small screen in 1999 as Kabir from the show Just Mohabbat and has since been part of shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Shararat and Naagin 2. And now, after almost two decades of being part of the medium, actor Karanvir Bohra feels the TV medium is growing vastly. I have been in the TV industry since 1999 and I have seen the golden p...

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Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train disaster in Uttar Pradesh amid conflicting casualty figures. Mohd Jamshed from the Railway Board told the media in New Delhi that the disaster involving the Kalinga Utkal Express at Khat...

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I'm not used to being called hot: R. Madhavan

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, whose latest shower selfie has got over one lakh likes from fans and followers, says his shower selfie is a bit of an embarrassment because he is not used to being called hot. How does it feel to have a new generation of girls swooning over your shower selfie at the age of 47? The shower selfie was a little bit of an embarrassment for ...

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Minister must accept responsibility for train tragedy: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Blaming criminal negligence for the Uttar Pradesh train accident, the Congress on Sunday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu must accept responsibility since he failed to perform his primary duty to secure passenger safety. The party also demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarpur distict on Sa...

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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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President condoles deaths in UP train accident

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in the Utkal Express accident that derailed at Uttar Pradesh's Khatauli on Saturday, leaving at least 20 people dead and over 156 injured. I am sad to learn about the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, as a result of which a number of...

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NCLT, insolvency law must treat home buyers like banks: Assocham

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government, the National Company Law Tribunal and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board should treat home buyers at par with banks in view of a situation where thousands of buyers have been unable to get possession owing to stalled projects, industry body Assocham said on Sunday. We request the government to mull over issuing a Presidential Ordinance and amend ...

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Defence Ministry delegates administrative powers to BRO

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Sunday announced it has delegated administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to avoid delays in projects of road construction in the border areas. The powers have been entrusted to the officials up to the level of Chief Engineer and Task Force Commander to improve the pace of execution of works and to achiev...

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PM remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary, and recalled his contribution to the nation. On his birth anniversary, we remember former PM Rajiv Gandhi and recall his contribution to the nation, said Modi on Twitter. Gandhi's widow and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, son and party Vice...

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Golfer Chawrasia nominated for Arjuna Award

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Seasoned Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia, a winner of six international titles including four on the European Tour, has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award, it was announced on Sunday. A selection panel appointed by the Sports Ministry had recommended the golfer's name along with 16 other sportspersons about two weeks back. Chawrasia's nominati...

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