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In a first, EC cuts short poll campaign in Bengal, removes 2 top officials

In the wake of violence in West Bengal, the Election Commission on Wednesday took an unprecedented step of curtailing poll campaign in the state by a day as it ordered stoppage of electioneering from 10 pm on Thursday on the ...

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In a first, Navy to hold entrance test for officers’ posts

The Indian Navy will for the first time conduct an entrance exam for engineering graduates seeking to join the service as officers. The first Indian Navy Entrance Test (Officers) will be held in September 2019 at centers across the country ...

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India bans LTTE for another five years

The Indian government has extended for another five years its ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which assassinated former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, it was announced on Tuesday. The step was taken under sub-sections ...

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Rajasthan textbooks will no longer call Savarkar a ‘brave revolutionary’

Jaipur: The Congress government in Rajasthan is all set to undo the changes made by the previous Vasundhara Raje-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state board textbooks. The government has decided to remove the reference to RSS icon Vinayak ...

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Jet Airways CFO Amit Agarwal quits

Grounded carrier Jet Airways’ deputy chief executive and chief financial officer (CFO) Amit Agarwal has resigned, the airline said on Tuesday. Mr. Agarwal’s resignation is effective from May 13, it said. “We wish to inform that Amit Agarwal, the deputy ...

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3-year-old’s rape in Bandipore sparks protests in Kashmir

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: Outrage has spread across Jammu and Kashmir over the rape of a three-year-old in Sumbal area of Bandipore district last week. The accused, who has been arrested, has claimed that he is a minor. Protests by students, ...

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Trapped in snow, nearly 300 Yaks die due to starvation in North Sikkim

Gangtok: Nearly 300 yaks have died due to starvation following heavy snowfall in North Sikkim district since late last year, an official has said. The North Sikkim District Magistrate Raj Yadav confirmed the death of around 300 yaks due to ...

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SC agrees to hear plea against Delhi HC verdict quashing cadre allocation of IAS, IPS officers

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on May 17 the Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict which quashed cadre allocation of IAS and IPS officers of the 2018 batch. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing ...

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Attorney Gen asked for special panel to probe harassment charge against CJI

Attorney general KK Venugopal, the Centre’s top legal officer, said on Friday that he wrote to the top five Supreme Court (SC) judges, including Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, seeking the constitution of a special panel comprising former ...

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BJP woman activist arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed photo

A BJP activist was arrested on Friday in West Bengal for allegedly sharing a morphed photo of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. The activist, Priyanka Sharma, is accused of sharing on her Facebook timeline a photo in which ...

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IAF receives first AH-64E Apache attack helicopter

The first AH-64E Apache attack helicopter built for India was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona in USA on Saturday. The first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be ...

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New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express catches fire near Khantapada station in Odisha’s Balasore

Bhubaneswar: The New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express caught fire near Khantapada station in Odisha’s Balasore district. As per emerging reports, the fire broke out in the generator car, the last coach of the train. It was immediately detached from the remaining ...

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SC denies sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s petition against rejection of his election nomination

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the petition of former Border Security Force constable Tej Bahadur Yadav against the Election Commission’s decision to bar him from the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi constituency, Bar & Bench reported. Yadav’s lawyer Prashant ...

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TV9 CEO booked in forgery case

Cyberabad police on Thursday conducted searches at the office and residence of Associated Broadcasting Company Pvt Ltd (ABCPL) Chief Executive Officer V Ravi Prakash and a few others, following a complaint of “forging documents and preventing the company’s promoters from ...

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