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At least 22 die in Bihar floods

At least 22 die in Bihar floods

Patna: At least 22 persons have been killed while 23.71 lakh people affected in the Bihar floods with many areas, specially the riverine belt of 12 districts badly reeling under water in the state. The floods caused by a spate in rivers Ganga, Sone, Punpun, Burhi Gandak, Ghaghra and Kosi have affected 23.71 lakh people […]

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Infrastructure development vital for progress: Modi

Infrastructure development vital for progress: Modi

PM promises ‘era of historic growth’ New Delhi: India’s progress is incomplete without rapid expansion and upgradation of basic infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while underlining that his government’s efforts are characterised by speed and scale to usher in “an era of historic growth”. Modi, who chaired a meeting here to review the progress […]

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Change laws for rapid progress: Modi

Change laws for rapid progress: Modi

Incremental progress not enough, PM says New Delhi: Enunciating his vision to rapidly transform India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there is a need to change laws, eliminate unnecessary procedures and speed up processes to go beyond “mere incremental progress”. “If India is to meet the challenge of change, mere incremental progress is […]

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Rao’s role in economic reform overlooked

Rao’s role in economic reform overlooked

He was Manmohan Singh’s ‘boss’ in 1991 New Delhi: Just as the hoopla over 25 years of economic reforms has subsided, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has criticised the view that former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao was the force behind the liberalisation drive. His comments may actually find resonance with a section of the Congress that […]

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Praise for Pak nets sedition charge

Praise for Pak nets sedition charge

Actress Ramya defiant, cites ‘freedom of speech’ Bengaluru: Actress-turned-politician Ramya is facing a sedition charge filed against her by a lawyer in Karnataka for praising people in Pakistan, kicking up a controversy today with questions being raised over invoking a colonial-era law to curb free speech. As 33-year-old Ramya’s remarks triggered a backlash on the […]

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Mob rule taking hold

Mob rule taking hold

Actress latest target of increasing intolerance New Delhi: A habitually-wayward Raksha Mantri makes a bizarre statement, demonising our neighbour as “hell”. His Cabinet colleagues and party spokesmen are embarrassed and maintain a studied silence, everyone pretends that the Raksha Mantri had not actually embarrassed the nation. But when a Congress legislator in Karnataka publicly disagrees […]

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B.C. Hindus join global Janmashtmi celebration

B.C. Hindus join global Janmashtmi celebration

Janmashtmi , the anniversary of the birth of one of the most revered and devoutly worshiped gods of Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna, is celebrated with passionate fervour by devotees in India and abroad alike. Lord Krishna was believed to be born on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month […]

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Ross slate holds public ‘rally’

Ross slate holds public ‘rally’

Former gurdwara president addresses gathering Vancouver: The opposition group fighting the upcoming Ross Gurdwara election on September 10 held a public rally on Sunday, August 21 to a standing-room only crowd at South Hall in Vancouver. According to reports, the banquet hall overflowed to the extent that supporters were left standing outside, as far as the lobby. […]

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Man carries wife’s body 12 kilometres

Man carries wife’s body 12 kilometres

Alleges vehicle not provided, hospital denies his account Bhawanipatna: An impoverished man in India carried his wife’s body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide an ambulance to carry the body back to their village. Dana Majhi’s wife Amang, 42, died from tuberculosis in the district hospital in Bhawanipatna town […]

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Jobs, training for Kashmir youths

Jobs, training for Kashmir youths

New Delhi’s bid to ‘connect’ with local populace New Delhi: In an effort to reach out to people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre is in the process of providing employment opportunities to 1.40 lakh youths in the state through various means, including skill development training and jobs in police and paramilitary forces. Official sources […]

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