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  • Government showing no urgency to clean Ganga: SC
    1:36 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Taking a potshot at the government on cleaning the Ganga, the Supreme Court Wednesday said that no urgency was seen in protecting the river. “You are showing no urgency to protect Ganga,” an apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur said as Solicitor General

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  • Kolkata school boy kills self after scolding
    1:04 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A 17-year-old school boy here was found hanging from the ceiling at his home Wednesday. His family members alleged he was “tortured” by his teachers, police said. “Sunil Kumar Gupta, a class 9 student of Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyapith, was found hanging at his residence. His family

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  • M. Thambidurai elected LS deputy speaker
    12:44 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai was Wednesday unanimously elected as the deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha. The motion for his election was moved by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and seconded by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Almost all parties moved motions for his election, including

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  • No special provision for citizenship to Hindus from Pakistan
    12:32 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Hindus who have migrated to India from Pakistan will have to go through the usual process to get Indian citizenship and no special provisions are being made for this, the government said Wednesday. Responding to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home

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  • Kidnapped SBI official in Meghalaya still untraced
    12:18 PM

    Shillong, Aug 13 (IANS) The whereabouts of a State Bank of India (SBI) official kidnapped by militants eight days ago are still not known, while 42 SBI branches across the state remained shut demanding his release, an official said Wednesday. On Aug 6, heavily armed militants abducted SBI Gasuapara branch

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  • Infants much smarter than you may think
    12:06 PM

    Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Does a baby know that a dog can jump a fence while a school bus cannot or a cat can avoid colliding with a wall while a table being pushed into a wall cannot? According to an interesting study, infants as young as 10-months old can

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  • Apex court gets four new judges
    11:16 AM

    New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, Justice R. Banumathi, Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant and senior advocate Uday Umesh Lalit Wednesday became the judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of the office by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. With the four new judges, the existing

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  • Car hijack triggers alert in Jammu and Kashmir
    11:00 AM

    Jammu, Aug 13 (IANS) An alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, a day after suspected militants hijacked a car on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district. Police sources said a taxi was hired by two people for Srinagar from Pathankot city in Punjab Tuesday. But late Tuesday,

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  • Given special injection before attack: suicide bomber
    10:50 AM

    Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) A suicide bomber arrested in southern Aghanistan’s Kandahar province, a Taliban stronghold, has said suicide attackers receive special injection before conducting an attack. “Before going to conduct suicide attack against our target, I received injection which made me crazy to reach the target like a crazy

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  • Pakistan Rangers violates ceasefire in Jammu (Lead)
    9:08 AM

    Jammu, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers Wednesday opened fire at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district, an official said. “Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire in Arnia area in R.S. Pura late yesterday (Tuesday)night and today (Wednesday) morning,” a police officer told IANS here. The officer said the Pakistan

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  • Two dead, three injured in US shooting spree
    7:52 AM

    Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Two people were killed and three others injured in a shooting and carjacking incident in the US state of Georgia Tuesday, authorities said. According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap, a man, whose name was not released, shot multiple victims at a house, and then drove

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  • France expresses concern over Russian aid convoy to Ukraine
    6:48 AM

    Paris, Aug 13 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Tuesday expressed concerns over Russia’s decision to send aid convoy to eastern Ukraine and stressed that such humanitarian help should be multilateral and with “Ukrainian consent”. In a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart, Hollande expressed very serious concerns over the issue

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