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Seven coaches of Shaktipunj express derails in UP

September 07, 2017

LUCKNOW: At least seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed near Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. No one was injured. According to railway officials, the incident occurred near Obara around 6 a.m. The train from Howrah in West Bengal was headed to Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. East Central Railway Spokesperson Rajesh Kumar said, all s...

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6 killed, 11 injured in explosion at under-construction building in Mumbai

September 07, 2017

MUMBAI: At least six labourers were killed in a gas cylinder blast followed by a raging fire late on Wednesday night in an under-construction building here, a civic official said on Thursday. The incident occurred around 10 pm in the 13-storeyed Prarthana Building on Gulmohur Road in the posh Juhu area. The blaze trapped many workers living there,...

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Can't tolerate Gauri Lankesh murder: Sonia

September 06, 2017

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday expressed shock and distress over the murder of senior Kannada journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, saying "this can't and should not be tolerated". "Known for her fearless and independent views, Gauri Lankesh had extraordinary grit and determination to take on the system," an All India Con...

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Modi greets nation on Teachers' Day

September 05, 2017

XIAMEN (CHINA): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings on the occasion of Teachers' Day. "On Teachers' Day, I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds and spreading the joys of education in society," he tweeted from Xiamen, China, where he is attending the 9th annual BRICS Summit. The day is celebra...

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Blue Whale Challenge: Teenager commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh

September 04, 2017

BHOPAL: A 17-year-old teenager has committed suicide in Damoh in Madhya Pradesh by jumping in front of a running train allegedly to complete the deadly online Blue Whale Challenge game, officials said. Satvik Pandey, a Class 11 student, committed suicide on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. A CCTV camera installed at a house near the railway ...

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List of Union Council of Ministers

September 03, 2017

NEW DELHI: Following is the complete list of Union Council of Ministers after Sunday’s reshuffle and expansion: Narendra Modi: Prime Minister, in charge of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space, all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister. Cabinet M...

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Fire in Tirumala temple kitchen

September 02, 2017

TIRUPATI: A fire broke out in a kitchen at the complex of the famed Tirumala temple near here on Saturday. No one was injured, officials said. The fire broke out in Potu, the main kitchen, where the food offering of the Lord Venkateswara temple is prepared. TTD officials said the ghee soaked wall accidentally caught fire from the embers of a larg...

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DMK will not come to power through back door: Stalin

September 02, 2017

MUMBAI: DMK Working President M.K. Stalin asserted on Saturday that his party would never come to power in Tamil Nadu through the "back door" despite there being tremendous political uncertainty in the state. He insisted that the AIADMK government may collapse any time. "DMK is not hankering after power. We will not come to power through the back...

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Mumbai building crash toll increases to 33

September 01, 2017

MUMBAI: The death toll in the worst building crash this monsoon here has increased to 33 with 10 others still feared trapped under the debris, the BMC Disaster Control said on Friday. At least 11 bodies were extricated from the rubble of the 117-year-old, six-storey Huseini Building, which had collapsed at 8.25 a.m. on Thursday. Search and rescue...

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India, Switzerland sign two MoUs in rail sector

September 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways on Thursday signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Switzerland for technical cooperation and to establish George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology (GFITT) in Goa. The MoUs were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swiss Confederation President Doris Leuthard, who is on a three-...

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