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Andhra govt mulls banning single-use plastic, imposing green tax

Cracking the whip on pollutants, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday decided to propose a green tax besides banning single-use plastic. To keep a check on pollution by industrial houses, the state said that it is planning to collect the ...

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Convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination seeks parole for son’s marriage

The Madras High Court on Thursday issued notice to prison authorities on a petition filed by Robert Payas, one of the seven convicts serving a life term for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, seeking a 30-day parole to make ...

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12 dead after heavy rains in Pune; schools and colleges shut

Twelve people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Pune after unusually heavy downpour lashed the city since late Wednesday night. The rainfall stopped in the early morning hours on Thursday. Police and district administration has so far confirmed 12 ...

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UP man’s bullet-riddled body dragged for 15 km behind bike in Meerut, left foot missing

Meerut: In a horrific incident, the body of a 21-year-old youth was tied to a motorcycle by his neck and dragged for over 15 kilometers by unidentified persons in Meerut on Tuesday. The body bore a bullet wound and was ...

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Shahjahanpur law student, who accused Chinmayanand of rape, arrested

The law student from Shahjahanpur who accused former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand of rape was on Wednesday arrested by the Special Investigation Team in an extortion case filed by him. The student was reportedly picked up from her house in ...

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PMC Bank customers can not withdraw more than ₹1,000 from their accounts, says RBI

The Reserve Bank of India or RBI has put restrictions on the amount depositors of Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank) can withdraw from their accounts with the urban co-operative bank. “According to the Directions, depositors will be ...

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Ponung Doming becomes Arunachal Pradesh`s first woman Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army

Army officer Ponung Doming became the first woman officer from the state to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday took to Twitter to extol the officer for ...

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First Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award given to senior TV journalist Ravish Kumar

Senior journalist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar received the first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award in Bengaluru on Sunday. He was chosen for the award for sharp news analysis and uncompromising secular stance by the Gauri Lankesh Memorial Trust, founded ...

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Amit Shah moots idea of multipurpose ID card, says census 2021 data will be collected through mobile app

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday mooted the idea of a multipurpose identity card for citizens with all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, driving licence and bank accounts. Shah also said the Census 2021 data will be collected ...

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Two Air India planes damaged after being hit by Turbulence, crew suffers injuries

Mumbai: Two Air India aircraft were damaged after severe turbulence this week, prompting the airline to launch a probe. An Air India plane carrying 172 passengers suffered “minor” damages after it hit air turbulence on Friday on the way to Kochi ...

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PM Modi ‘our representative’ outside India, ‘deserves respect’: Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said the prime minister deserves respect when he visits foreign countries as India’s representative, but when he is in the country, people have the right to question him, reported PTI. Tharoor’s comments come at ...

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4-storey building collapses in Mumbai, no one injured

Mumbai: A four-storey building collapsed on Friday in south Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Road area. At least seven fire brigade vehicles, including ambulance and relief teams, were rushed to the spot. Part of the ground and structure of Ahmed building (commercial galas) ...

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Rape accused Chinmayanand has admitted to almost every allegation, is ashamed of his acts: SIT Chief

Lucknow: Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, has admitted to “almost every allegation” levelled against him and expressed shame over his actions, the chief of a special investigation team said on Friday. “Swami Chinmayanand ...

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GST Council to cut rates, luxury hotels and catering firms on the list

New Delhi: Federal indirect tax body, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, is likely to announce a cut in the tax rates at its Friday meeting on products and services that typically are not major revenue generators for the ...

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