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State honours for Sridevi's funeral, procession

February 28, 2018

MUMBAI: Several lakhs turned up to join a long procession -- among the largest in recent times -- to mark the final journey of actress Sridevi which started near her residence to a crematorium in Vile Parle on Wednesday afternoon. A tall, open truck, fully decorated with white flowers -- her favourite colour -- carried her body which was first dra...

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Celebs, commoners mourn for Sridevi

February 28, 2018

MUMBAI: Thousands of people including celebrities and Bollywood personalities mourned for actress Sridevi here on Wednesday. Since dawn, hundreds of teary-eyed fans and admirers of the late actress, some carrying flowers, had started queueing up outside the Celebration Sports Club at Lokhandwala Complex for a final 'darshan' of their idol. After ...

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Fire scare on Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao's chopper

February 27, 2018

HYDERABAD: A fire scare on the helicopter of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao minutes before it was to take off in Karimnagar district set the alarm bells ringing on Tuesday, officials said. Smoke was detected emanating from a bag carrying a communications battery kit inside the chopper and alert security personnel immediately picked ...

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Ex-Cabinet Secretary Subramanian dead

February 26, 2018

New Delhi: Former Cabinet Secretary T. S. R. Subramanian died of natural causes on Monday, a family member said. He was 79. Subramanian's son confirmed the news. Subramanian was a 1961-batch officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He served as Cabinet Secretary from August 1996 to March 1998. As the Cabinet Secretary, Subramanian was the senior-most...

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Six mowed down by train in UP

February 26, 2018

Lucknow: Six youth were run over by a train engine early on Monday in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The incident occurred in Pilakhua when seven of them were loitering around a railway track. They apparently had ear phones on and were listening to music when the tragedy struck. All were daily wagers and worked as painters. The vi...

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Manohar Parrikar re-hospitalised in Goa for dehydration, low blood pressure

February 26, 2018

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was hospitalised late on Sunday, after he complained of dehydration and low blood pressure. In a statement issued here, the Chief Minister's Office said that Parrikar was admitted to the Goa Medical College near Panaji. "The Chief Minister had dehydration and was advised to get himself admitted to the G...

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DoT wants 13-digit mobile numbers from July 1

February 21, 2018

NEW DELHI: Indian government has asked telecom companies to move to SIM cards with 13-digit phone numbers in some cases. And BSNL has already made plans to do so. But the key phrase here is some cases and it won't affect you. The important bit to note here is that, the 13-digit move won't change your existing number or affect the phone users in In...

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India test fires ballistic missile Agni II

February 20, 2018

Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district at about 8.38 a.m., said a Defence Ministry official. ...

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CBI continues raids in Rotomac case

February 20, 2018

NEW DELHI/ KANPUR: The CBI on Tuesday continued raids at the same three locations in Kanpur for the second consecutive day as it probed a multi-crore loan default by Rotomac Pen's chief Vikram Kothari. The Central Bureau of Investigation again questioned Kothari along with his wife. The raided places included office and residential premises of t...

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WCIT 2018: India best placed to leverage technology- PM Modi

February 19, 2018

HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India with one of the most tech-friendly populations, was best placed to leverage power of technology and leapfrog into future. He said the country is the hot-spot of digital innovation across all sectors. It not only has a growing number of innovative entrepreneurs but also a growing mar...

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