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Amit Shah, Chandrababu discuss alliance, presidential poll

May 25, 2017

AMARAVATI: BJP President Amit Shah met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday. After winding up three-day visit to Telangana, Shah reached here along with Naidu from Hyderabad in the same flight. They were accompanied by central ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Y.S. Chowdary. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief late...

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Mukherjee writes to Queen Elizabeth II on Manchester attack

May 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee, in a written message to British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday conveyed his condolences over the terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, an official said. Expressing shock and condemning the attack, President Mukherjee said: "We stand in solidarity with the people and the Government of the...

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Modi announces ex gratia Rs 2 lakh for Uttarakhand victims

May 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand. "My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon," Modi said in a tweet. He also announced ...

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24 dead, 8 injured as bus plunges into deep gorge in Uttarakhand

May 24, 2017

DEHRADUN: At least 24 persons were killed and eight others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said. The accident took place near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district when a bus full of pilgrims from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were returning from the Gangotri shrine. Three people ar...

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Indian techies forming union to protect jobs amid layoffs

May 24, 2017

BENGALURU: Hundreds of Indian techies working as software engineers or providing back office services to global firms are setting up a pan-India trade union to protect their jobs amid layoffs by many IT firms, including Infosys, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Cognizant, said a functionary of a employees forum on Tuesday. "We have already filed an applic...

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ACB raids Kejriwal kin in PWD scam

May 23, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday said it has raided Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's deceased brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal's residence in the alleged Rs 10 crore PWD scam. The raids were carried out on Monday evening at the Bansal residence and in two other offices of promoters under the agency's scanner, a senio...

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Mamata condemns Manchester terror attack

May 23, 2017

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the terror attack in northern England's Manchester, terming it a cowardly act. She also expressed grief over the deaths in the suicide bombing. "Saddened with the sad news about innocent lives lost Manchester blast. These terror attacks are acts of cowards," Banerjee posted ...

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Manchester terror attack: No report of Indian casualty

May 23, 2017

NEW DELHI: There has been no report of any Indian casualty in Monday's terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. "So far there is no report of an Indian casualty in the #Manchester attack. We are keeping a close watch on the situation," Sushma Swaraj tweeted. At least 22 people, in...

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HRD Ministry warns of action against erring B.Ed colleges

May 23, 2017

KOLKATA: Concerned over the standard of education in B.Ed colleges, the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Tuesday warned that around 40 to 50 per cent of such institutes may lose affiliation/recognition in coming months. According to the Ministry's Department of School Education and Literacy Secretary Anil Swarup, around 40 per cen...

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IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near China border

May 23, 2017

GUWAHATI: A Sukhoi-30MKI multi-role fighter jet with two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots on board went missing on Tuesday near the border with China after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam. Official sources said the aircraft took off at 9.30 a.m. from Tezpur air base on a routine training mission but lost radar and radio contact nearly t...

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