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'Yamuna water will be brought to Jhunjhunu under river linking project'

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) With a view to tackle the water crisis in Rajasthan, the river linking project will be started soon and Yamuna water brought to Jhunjhunu, said state Public Health Engineering Minister Surendra Goyal on Friday. Addressing a one-day workshop organised on water conservation, he said that the state government has already started working on a detailed feasibility report...

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Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindutva activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the p...

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Adivasis, Lambdas clash in Telangana's Adilabad district

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The ongoing tussle between Gond Adivasis and the Banjara Lambadas in Telangana took a violent turn as the two communities clashed at several places in Adilabad district on Friday. Scores of people were injured, some of them critically, as the two groups attacked each other in tribal areas in Utnoor, about 250 km from here. Police used teargas shells at se...

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'Chennai cop killed in Rajasthan was confident of nabbing thieves behind gold heist'

Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) The visit of Tamil Nadu Police Inspector S. Periyapandian to Rajasthan on the trail of robbers who stole 3.5 kg gold, which claimed his life, wasn't his first visit to the state to nab those involved in the loot. According to senior police from Chennai, Periyapandian, 48, had visited Rajasthan earlier too. He had strong clues to the whereabouts of the robbers and he...

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Two gangsters shot dead by Punjab Police, three held

Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Two gangsters were shot dead on Friday and three others arrested in a shootout in Bathinda district in Punjab, police said. Gangsters Manpreet Manna and Prabhdeep were killed in retaliatory firing by police after a group of five gangsters travelling in two sport utility vehicles fired at police near Gulabgarh village in the district, around 230 km from here, in ...

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Britain's Swindon, hub of expat Goans 'highly polluted', says Parrikar

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Britain is the most polluted country in Europe and its Swindon town, which has a sizeable population of Goan expats, is also highly polluted, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. He was speaking during a discussion in the assembly on a private members' resolution moved by former Congress Chief Minister Ravi Naik, seeking action against those responsib...

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Jackal rescued from house in Agra

Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) An adult male Golden Jackal was rescued from a house in Barauli Ahir village, Agra. The panic-stricken animal was rescued on Friday by an expert team of Wildlife SOS. It was released in the the wilderness of the Taj Nature Walk, 500 metres from the Taj Mahal. The unsuspecting family was left in a state of shock after their children found the animal inside the ...

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'Kingfisher Villa' in Goa renamed 'King's Mansion'

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The iconic 'Kingfisher Villa', formerly owned by absconding tycoon Vijay Mallya was on Friday renamed 'King's Mansion' by its new owner, Sachiin Joshi, who also operates a liquor manufacturing business, whose products include King's beer. For months now, I have been asked about my plans for the villa. Today is the day I open the gates to the world. The property has ...

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Cricketer Ajinkya's dad detained for rash driving which killed woman

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Dec 15 (IANS) The Kolhapur police detained and let off Madhukar B. Rahane, father of Indian cricket star Ajinkya Rahane, for speeding and rash driving which resulted in the death of an elderly woman here on Friday, an official said. The incident occurred when Rahane, his wife and other family members were travelling to the tourist beach resort of Tarkarli in Sindh...

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Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindu activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the poli...

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Will approach Kerala HC on missing fishermen: Latin Church diocese

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 (IANS) The Latin Church diocese here on Friday expressed dissatisfaction over the Kerala government's handling of cyclone Ockhi and its aftermath and said it will move the High Court over 350 missing fishermen. There seems to be callousness on the Kerala government's part. It's government responsibility to find out the missing men, but it has been more than two...

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Hindu group attacks Christmas carol singers in MP

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Alleging religious conversion, a mob linked to a right-wing Hindu group attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the police detained the Christian singers, a priest said. Father Rene Verghese...

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Use of smart machinery can check stubble burning, farm experts suggest

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) If the farmers of Punjab and Haryana were to adopt smart techniques and use appropriate machinery, say experts, they won't hog the headlines every winter for the wrong reasons -- causing smog in the national capital because of stubble-burning. The Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA), a non-profit set up in 2011 to harness the latest technology in agriculture t...

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Gujarat second phase clocks nearly 69% voting, all eyes on December 18

Gandhinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) The second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday saw 68.70 per cent ballotting across 14 districts of the northern and central regions of the state, to pick 93 lawmakers. Though voting in the second phase was a bit higher than the first phase, it is still less than the previous elections. All eyes now await December 18 when the r...

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Meghalaya will be able to host 2022 National Games: Minister

Shillong, Dec 14 (IANS) Meghalaya would be able to host the 2022 National Games despite the perceived shortcomings and paucity of time to prepare for the mega event, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M Sangma said on Thursday. With only four years left for the mega event, the state is not losing hope to ambitiously host it. We cannot deny that the time is short, but we will be abl...

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Police in tourism areas should be armed: Goa Deputy Speaker

Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Loboon Thursday demanded that in light of increasing crimes and armed robberies in the state's coastal belt, police personnel should be provided with arms while patrolling in tourist-frequented areas. Lobo, of the BJP, also told the assembly, that Bangladeshi nationals were allegedly living illegally in his assembly constituency of Calangu...

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UP assembly, Council sessions begin, adjourned amid din

Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) The winter session of both the 17th Vidhan Sabha and the Legislative Council in Uttar Pradesh began here on Thursday, which were later adjourned for the day after disruptions by opposition benches. After the opposition disturbed the assembly proceedings, Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit adjourned the lower house for the day. Earlier, amid protests by Samajwadi...

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JK Tyre Orange 4x4 Fury starts on Friday

Dambuk Valley (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 14 (IANS) As many as 22 drivers along with their co-drivers are all set to participate in the fourth edition of the JK Tyre Orange 4x4 Fury off-roading event, starting on Friday. Hosted in the breathtaking Lower Dirang Valley's quaint village Dambuk, it is part of the highly popular Orange Festival of Adventure and Music that draws fans from various...

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BSF seizes smuggled gold biscuits in Bengal

Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) The BSF on Thursday seized seven gold biscuits, being smuggled in from Bangladesh, in West Bengal's Nadia district, a BSF official said. Acting on a tip-off, Border Security Force troopers planned a special ambush near the unfenced India-Bangladesh border in Nadia's Gangolia village under the Krishnanagar sector and seized the biscuits. The smuggler, however, fled ...

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BJP will not strengthen, but only weaken the country: Rahul

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) In a hard-hitting speech targeting the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday warned the people of India to stand up against the forces who are not out to strengthen the country but weaken it. We (Congress) don't spread hatred, we don't divide the country, we do not destroy institutions in the country, ins...

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