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Darbhanga killing not related to naming of square after PM: Bihar DGP

Patna, March 19 (IANS) Contrary to the claims of some BJP leaders, Bihar Police chief K.S. Dwivedi on Monday said father of a BJP worker was killed in Darbhanga district over a land dispute and not over naming of a square after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dwivedi told the media: The killing of father of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker has nothing to do with naming of the square a...

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Odisha to spend Rs 100 cr on millet mission

Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said Rs 100 crore will be spent next year for the ongoing millets mission for the benefit of around five lakh small and marginal farmers. An amount of Rs 100 crores will be spent during the next year for this purpose. It will be scaled up in the future. This will benefit about five lakhs farmers, specially in the...

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Will not side with divisive politics: Nitish Kumar

Patna, March 19 (IANS) Without naming its ally BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he will not compromise with politics that divides society. The JD-U President told the media that his party will not compromise with the people who are trying to divide the society. On being questioned about the repeated incidents of communal tension in the state, he said that he...

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Rabri, son disappointed over Lalu conviction

Patna, March 19 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Monday expressed disappointment over the conviction of RJD leader Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam, saying they had thought he will be acquitted. I was expecting acquittal. It disappointed us. But we respect the verdict and have faith in judiciary, Rabri Devi told the media here. Tej...

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HAM rebel leader joins JD-U in Bihar

Patna, March 19 (IANS) Senior Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) rebel leader Narendra Singh on Monday formally joined the ruling Janata Dal-United here and announced he will strengthen the BJP-led NDA. Narendra Singh, a former minister, merged his faction of HAM with the JD-U in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister and party President Nitish Kumar. Earlier on Sunday, Narendra Singh, w...

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Case lodged against Bihar minister's son for communal tension

Patna, March 19 (IANS) A case was lodged against Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Choubey's son in connection with communal clashes during a procession in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said on Monday. Two cases were lodged in in connection with the clashes two days ago. The first was against taking out the procession without permission, inciting communal senti...

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Modi failed to fulfil promises to farmers, of Lokpal: Hazare

Patna, March 18 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narender Modi, saying he has failed to fulfill promises made to farmers and on the Lokpal. Hazare said he will start a 'satyagrah' on March 23 in Delhi to highlight the problems faced by the farmers, the Jan Lokpal issue and the need for electoral reforms. I will fight for farmers and Lokpal, he ...

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Santosh Trophy: Under-cooked Bengal look to defend crown against odds

Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Deprived of preparation due to unavailability of key footballers, hosts West Bengal will begin their title defence in not the most ideal manner when they take on Manipur in the Santosh Trophy final round Group A opener here on Monday. In another Group A match on the same day, Chandigarh will take on former champions Kerala at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium. ...

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Bengal squad named for Santosh Trophy final round

Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Defending champions West Bengal on Saturday announced their 20-member squad for the final round of the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy starting from Monday at the Rabindra Sarovar and Howrah Stadium here. Mohammedan Sporting's forward Jiten Murmu was named captain. Coach Ranjan Chowdhury has been ruing the lack of preparation ahead of the co...

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RLSP, LJP refute speculation about quitting NDA

Patna, March 17 (IANS) BJP allies Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Saturday said they will not quit the BJP-led NDA. Amid growing speculation that RLSP chief and Union Minister Upender Kushwaha might follow in the footsteps of the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and dump the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Kushwaha said it is baseless and far from the tr...

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Verdict in fodder scam involving Lalu again deferred

Ranchi, March 17 (IANS) The judgment in a fodder scam case involving former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad was again deferred on Saturday and is now likely to be delivered on Monday. The special CBI court of Shivpal Singh was scheduled to pronounce the verdict on Thusday (March 15) but then shifted it for Saturday before again postponing it to Monday as 42 judges from acr...

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President advises lawyers to be 'voice for voiceless'

Cuttack, March 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday advised the lawyers of the nation to be a voice for the voiceless and bring justice to the most deprived. It would be a travesty of our republican ethic if a poor person did not get the same access to the law as a rich person. Unfortunately, in practice this is happening, said the President while delivering the Foundation Day...

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Anna Hazare taunts Kejriwal for apologising

Patna, March 17 (IANS) Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's apology to a former Punjab minister for accusing him of being part of the drug trade, social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday taunted the AAP chief, saying one should not do anything for which one has to tender an apology later on. Why should one do anything for which one has to tender an apology later on, Anna Hazar...

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Four of a family drown in septic tank in Andhra

Vijayawada, March 17 (IANS) In a tragic incident, four brothers drowned in a septic tank in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district on Saturday, police said. Another member of the family was critical in Upamaka village in Nakkapalli 'mandal' (block) of the district. According to police, a person who entered the tank in his house to empty it started drowning and in an attempt to s...

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President dedicates Odisha's Anand Bhawan museum to people

Cuttack, March 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dedicated the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre, the ancestral house of late former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, to the people of Odisha. Kovind, who is here on a two-day visit, inaugurated the museum in the presence of Governor S.C. Jamir, Biju Patnaik's son and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other officials.

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IndiGo, SpiceJet to partially shift operations to IGI's T2 from March 25: DIAL

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Budget airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet will partially shift their operations from Terminal 1 of the IGIA to Terminal 2 from March 25, the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said on Friday. According to DIAL, IndiGo will shift 10 of its sectors which includes destinations like Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Raipur, Srinagar, Udaipur, Vado...

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Jet to fly to Amritsar, Patna from Bengaluru

Bengaluru, March 16 (IANS) Jet Airways will soon fly to Amritsar, Patna and Indore from Bengaluru, the carrier announced on Friday. The service will be on five days a week to Amritsar via Delhi, six days a week to Indore and daily to Patna starting from the week of March 25, said Jet in a statement here. With the addition of these flights, Bengaluru, the fastest growing metro, wi...

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CBI court verdict in 4th fodder scam case on Saturday

Ranchi, March 16 (IANS) A Special CBI court on Friday issued notices to three ex-officials of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) office and fixed Saturday for pronouncing its verdict in the fourth fodder scam case involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Lalu Prasad on Thursday filed a fresh petition in the court of Shivapal Singh to make then Auditor General in the CAG office an accused....

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Kovind to visit Odisha for two days from Saturday

Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will pay a two-day visit to Odisha from Saturday, during which he is scheduled to attend several events in the state. It will be Kovind's first official visit to the state after his election as President. The President will land at the Bhubaneswar airport on Saturday morning, where he will be received by Governor S.C. Jamir a...

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'Raid': A one-dimensional tale that hinges on a weak plot

Film: Raid; Director: Raj Kumar Gupta; Cast: Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla, Ileana D'Cruz, Gayathri Iyer, Ajay Singh, Amit Sial,; Rating: **1/2 Of late, there has been a string of films inspired by true events. The latest to join the list is Director Raj Kumar Gupta's Raid. Designed to glorify the unsung heroes namely the Income Tax officers who work to make the Indian economy run s...

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