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Fire breaks out at Shastri Bhawan

July 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out at the Shastri Bhawan on Monday due to a short circuit in an air conditioner (AC), an official said here. "The fire broke out on the seventh floor of the building at 9.42 a.m. Five fire tenders rushed to the spot and it was doused," the fire service official said. No casualties were reported, he said. The Shastri Bha...

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Sasikala jail bribery case: D Roopa served notice

July 27, 2017

Bengaluru: A top police officer, who came out with a controversial report on alleged special treatment in jail to AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala, was yesterday served a legal notice by transferred Karnataka DGP H N Satyanarayana Rao. "You (D Roopa) are required to get an apology duly published in all leading newspapers in the next three days, f...

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Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

July 27, 2017

PATNA: Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as partner of his Janata Dal-United, within 24 hours of quitting the Grand Alliance. This is his second innings in the last two years, after he snapped ties late on Wednesday with the Grand Alliance partners Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress, over cor...

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No evidence 39 Indians are dead, search to continue: Sushma

July 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: There is no evidence of the 39 missing Indians in Iraq being dead or alive but search for them will continue till there is concrete evidence about their fate, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Parliament on Wednesday. Making in a statement in the Lok Sabha, the Minister refuted the allegation that the government was mislea...

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Text of speech by new President Ram Nath Kovind

July 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: Following is the text of the speech delivered by Ram Nath Kovind after being sworn in as the 14th President of India in the Central Hall of Parliament here on Tuesday. "Respected Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji, Shri Hamid Ansari ji, Shri Narendra Modi ji, Shrimati Sumitra Mahajan ji, Shri Justice J. S. Khehar ji, Excellencies, Hon'ble M...

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Seven killed in Mumbai building collapse

July 25, 2017

MUMBAI: At least seven persons were killed and many more trapped when a four-storey dilapidated residential building collapsed here on Tuesday morning, an official said. Another 12 injured persons have been rescued from the rubble and efforts were on to extricate the others from under the debris of Sai Darshan building at Ghatkopar which crashed w...

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TN farmer tries to commit suicide in Delhi: Farmers

July 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: One of the Tamil Nadu farmers protesting here on Monday tried to commit suicide by consuming 10 sleeping pills apparently because of depression, fellow farmers said. Police, however, denied that the farmer had tried to kill himself. The farmers said Subramani, 61, lost consciousness after he quietly took the sleeping pills at the Jantar...

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Safe travel for females: UP to launch all-women 'Pink' AC buses with CCTV

July 24, 2017

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government will soon launch 'Pink' air-conditioned buses exclusively for women, an official said on Monday. The union government's Ministry of Women and Child Development has sanctioned funds for the 50 buses from its 'Nirbhaya Fund'. The staff, including a conductor in these buses, will be women, the official added. A...

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Modi condoles death of ex-ISRO chief

July 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the death of former ISRO chief U.R. Rao. He said Rao's contribution to India's space research will always be remembered. "Saddened by the demise of renowned scientist, Professor U.R. Rao. His remarkable contribution to India's space programme will never be forgotten," Modi said...

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Ram Nath Kovind elected new President of India

July 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the new President of India, securing a massive margin over his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rival Meira Kumar in a straight fight. In an electoral college of 4,986 voters with a vote value of 10,98,903, Kovind got 2,930 votes carrying a value of...

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