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Floods in Tripura, over 2,000 families displaced

June 20, 2017

AGARTALA: Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water, official said here on Tuesday. The displaced families belonging to sub-divisions -- Sadar, Jirania and Mohanpur in West Tripura district and Khowai and Teliamura in Khowai district, were put up in 50 re...

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3rd International Yoga Day: Modi, Yogi to perform in Lucknow

June 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: The stage is all set for India to hold the third edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performing Yoga along with 51,000 participants in Lucknow. Besides the Yoga enthusiasts, several dignitaries, politicians and bureaucrats will gather at Luckno...

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Kovind will be exceptional President: Modi

June 19, 2017

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind will make an "exceptional" President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor and the marginalised communities. Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah earlier named Bihar Governor Kovind, a Dalit and a BJP leader, as the ruling National Democratic Al...

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Ram Nath Kovind is NDA Presidential candidate

June 19, 2017

New Delhi: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be the Presidential candidate of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), BJP President Amit Shah announced here on Monday. ...

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Modi takes Kochi Metro ride

June 17, 2017

KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a ride in the newly inaugurated Kochi Metro, Kerala's first metro line, from the Southern Naval Command's air terminal to the Palarivatom station. At the air terminal, the Prime Minister was received by Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, actor Suresh Gopi and senior ...

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Kerala Youth Congress workers arrested for holding beef fest

June 17, 2017

KOCHI: Police on Saturday arrested Kerala Youth Congress workers who held a beef festival ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in the coastal city. The festival took place near the Southern Naval Command's air terminal where Modi is expected to arrive and inaugurate the state's first metro line. As the Youth Congress workers were arres...

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Voting begins for Shimla civic body polls

June 16, 2017

SHIMLA: Voting for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of the oldest civic bodies in the country, began on Friday, officials said. Long queues of electors were seen across polling centres. At some of booths, voters started reaching even before voting began at 8 a.m. Unlike earlier elections, when residents elected the mayor and his deputy, this...

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2 more Madhya Pradesh farmers commit suicide

June 15, 2017

BHOPAL: Two more debt-ridden farmers committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri and Hoshangabad districts, police said on Thursday. Narmada Prasad Yadav, 50, a resident of Chaplasar village in Hoshangabad district, was found unconscious and foaming at the mouth by his brother on Wednesday. He was taken to a hospital in a serious condition and ...

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10 pilgrims from Amritsar killed in Himachal

June 15, 2017

SHIMLA: At least 10 pilgrims from Punjab's Amritsar city were killed when a private bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Thursday, police said. Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Gandhi said that over 30 people were injured in the accident, around 200 km from the state c...

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SC seeks Centre's response on cattle sale notification

June 15, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the central government's response on a petition challenging notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughtering. While issuing notice, the vacation bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave the central government two weeks' time to respond to the petition by a Hyderabad-b...

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