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Retirement age should be raised due to higher life expectancy, dipping fertility rates: economic survey

New Delhi: With India’s population likely to grow at under 0.5 percent during 2031-41 as a result of dipping fertility rate and increased life expectancy, the Economic Survey of 2019 has pointed out that “an increase in retirement age is ...

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Supreme Court slaps ₹100 cr. fine on Meghalaya govt. for failing to curb illegal coal mining

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the ₹100 crore fine imposed on it by the National Green Tribunal for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). A bench of ...

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Dam breach in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district; death toll rises to six

Six people were killed and 19 went missing after a dam in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rain, leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said on Wednesday. The incident happened around 9.30 p.m. on July 2, ...

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AIADMK, DMK slam Kiran Bedi for allegedly calling TN people ‘selfish and cowards’

Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK on Monday condemned Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi allegedly terming the state’s people as “selfish and cowards”. Condemning Bedi’s statement about the people of Tamil Nadu, AIADMK spokesperson P Valarmathi said ...

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50 raids, 18 cities, 14 cases: CBI “Special Drive” against banking fraud

New Delhi:  The CBI Tuesday launched a special drive in connection with banking scams across the country and registered 14 cases, officials said. The agency teams swooped down at 50 locations in 18 different cities in a coordinated action against the ...

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Activate “Anti-Romeo Squads” as school, colleges re-open: Yogi Adityanath

Moradabad: Every police station must prepare a list of 10 most notorious criminals in its area and police officials should work pro-actively to prosecute them, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday. “It is only when a criminal ...

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35 killed as vehicle rolls down gorge in Jammu’s Kishtwar

Thirty-five people were killed and many injured in a road accident in Chenab Valley’s Kishtwar. Three injured were airlifted to Jammu. Two helicopters have been pressed into service to shift the bodies and the injured. An official said the vehicle ...

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Uttar Pradesh: Authorities suspend 3 police officers in connection with minor’s assault in custody

Lucknow: Taking cognisance of a case of torture of a 14-year-old boy in the police custody, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani had suspended three police officers. The incident happened in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow district. Following the release ...

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Telangana officer went to plant trees. She was thrashed by TRS workers

Hyderabad: A forest officer who was leading preparations for a tree plantation drive in Telangana was left bleeding and injured after she was attacked violently on Sunday morning by a ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti party leader, his followers and some ...

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2.51 lakh more houses sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban

Construction of 2.51 lakh more houses in 10 States under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (Urban) was sanctioned on Friday, taking the total number of houses approved under the scheme since it started in 2015 to 83.62 lakh, Union ...

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15 dead after heavy rain collapses apartment wall in Pune’s Kondhwa; Devendra Fadnavis orders inquiry

Pune: At least 15 people died while three others sustained injuries after a portion of a wall collapsed near Talab Masjid in Kondhwa area of Pune on Saturday. Speaking to ANI, an official from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ...

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Trump says Saudi Crown Prince doing “spectacular job”

Osaka: US President Donald Trump Saturday praised Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying he was doing a “spectacular job” as the pair met on the sidelines of the G20 summit. “You have done a spectacular job,” Trump told ...

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Yogi Adityanath tells officials to clock in by 9 am. They aren’t used to it

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s latest diktat, asking all government officers to reach their offices by 9 a.m. is causing considerable resentment in the bureaucracy, particularly among officers posted in the districts. The Chief Minister, in his order, has ...

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Several Congress leaders resign in support of Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Several leaders of the Congress have resigned from their posts to give Rahul Gandhi a free hand to choose a new team in the wake of the Lok Sabha election disaster although he is adamant on giving up ...

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