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  • Dalits angry as Bihar massacre accused are acquitted
    4:00 AM

    Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar’s Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper -caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over the release of all the accused. Etwaria Devi, in her late 50s, lost her husband Ganga Paswan

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  • Rain, hailstorm intensify cold wave in Agra
    3:54 AM

    Agra, Jan 15 (IANS) Rain and hailstorm in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra city led to a drop in temperatures, forcing authorities to shut down schools till Jan 18, officials said Thursday. The day temperature Wednesday plummeted to 13.4 degrees, while the minimum was 7.4 degrees Celsius, affecting the festivities and fervour

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  • Environmentalists welcome green court ruling on Yamuna
    6:22 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Describing it as “well reasoned”, environment experts Wednesday welcomed the National Green Tribunal judgement against waste in the Yamuna, while calling for an effective implementation as the key to a pollution-free river in Delhi. “The ruling is most welcome because it’s a well reasoned judgement.

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  • Tharoor evades questions on Pushkar
    6:15 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Wednesday refused to comment on the controversy related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death but said he was pleased to escape from breaking news to reflect on heritage at a literary fest here. Going through troubled times in his personal life, Tharoor

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  • Summoned by CBI, Mukul Roy seeks 15 days’ time, CBI refuses
    6:13 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Summoned by the CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy Wednesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and sought 15 days time from the probe agency for his appearance. The CBI, however, turned down his

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  • Army men assault Maharashtra policemen, army orders inquiry
    6:03 PM

    Nashik (Maharashtra)/New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Army men Wednesday assaulted on-duty police personnel, injuring at least three, and vandalised the Upanagar police station here in two separate incidents on the eve of Army Day, a top police official said. The army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.

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  • 104 bodies found in Ganga, six in Betwa
    5:45 PM

    Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday ordered a probe after 104 bodies were found in a channel of the Ganga in Unnao district, officials said. Six more bodies were later recovered from the Betwa river in Jhansi. Thirty bodies were recovered from the Ganga river’s channel till

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  • Jaitley bets on IT industry for ‘Digital India’ success
    5:40 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The government would rely on the IT industry for the success of its “Digital India” initiative and realisation of its “Make in India” campaign, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday. “Our ‘Digital India’ initiative will rely on the IT/BPM (business process management) sector for design,

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  • Time for ASI to go: Prasar Bharati CEO
    5:37 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Questioning the relevance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the chief of India’s public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati Wednesday said it was time to move on and involve communities in heritage conservation. The more than 150-year-old ASI, under the culture ministry, is the premier organisation

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  • BJP leader Naqvi held guilty for poll code violation, gets bail
    5:34 PM

    Lucknow/New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) BJP leader and union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Wednesday got bail after a court sentenced him to a year in prison for violating the model code of conduct during the 2009 elections. The chief judicial magistrate in Lucknow ordered the detention of the minister of

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  • SC seeks report on Ganga cleaning
    5:26 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked if the Narendra Modi government intended to complete the task of cleaning the Ganga river in its present term or carry it to the next term and keep the issue alive. The court sought details on the status of various

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  • Ajay Maken to contest Delhi polls
    5:21 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Congress leader and former union minister Ajay Maken’s name figured in the party’s second list of 25 candidates for the Delhi assembly polls that was released here Wednesday. Maken, who has been fielded from the Sadar Bazar assembly constituency, is also the Congress campaign committee

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