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Two killed, four injured in explosion near temple in Tamil Nadu`s Kanchipuram

Two people died and four others got injured after an explosion at Gangai Amman temple in Manamathi village in Tiruporur, Kanchipuram, on Sunday evening. Kanchipuram police said that the temple was cleaned recently and some objects were discarded. The police ...

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22 tax officials accused of corruption sacked in Centre’s ‘clean-up’ drive

The government has sacked 22 more tax officials accused of corruption and serious irregularities in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to purge the “black sheep” in the tax department, the government announced on Monday. The finance ministry had ...

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IAS officer quits from post, says ‘disturbed’ over restrictions in J&K

Thiruvananthapuram: An IAS officer said that he has filed his papers to quit the job from his posting in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. While enumerating the reasons, 33-year-old Kannan Gopinathan said that one of them was denial of “fundamental rights” to ...

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Bihar MLA sent to 2-week Judicial custody after AK-47 found at his home

Patna: A court on Sunday remanded controversial Bihar MLA Anant Singh to judicial custody for two weeks in connection with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case registered against him. Anant Singh, who had surrendered on Friday in Delhi, was ...

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Arun Jaitley, former finance minister, dies at 66

Former Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday, ANI reported. He died at 12.07 pm, according to a press release issued by AIIMS. Jaitley, 66, had been ...

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2 dead, five injured as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

At least two persons were killed and several were injured when a dilapidated four-storey building in Bhiwandi, about 40 km north of Mumbai collapsed early Saturday even as residents were being evacuated, officials said. The injured have been rushed to ...

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Bihar cops left red-faced as 22 guns fail to fire single shot at former CM’s funeral; oppn mocks Nitish Govt

Patna: While former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra’s mortal remains were being cremated with full state honours on Wednesday, guns toted by 22 police personnel failed to fire a single shot. Hours after the cremation took place at Balua Bazar, ...

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Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba appointed Cabinet Secretary

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years. Rajiv Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special ...

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3 killed as flood relief chopper hits cable, crashes in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi

Three people were killed as a helicopter carrying relief material for the victims of rain-affected areas of Uttarakhand crashed in Uttarkashi district on Wednesday, officials said. The chopper belonged to Heritage Aviation and was being flown by Rajpal with co-pilot ...

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Over 100 UP medical college students forced to shave head, salute seniors

Saifai: A group of 150 first-year medical students were forced to shave their head and salute their seniors, in an alleged case of ragging that took place at a university in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The video of the incident ...

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Drones take to the sky as 21,000 evacuated from Yamuna banks in Delhi

With the Yamuna flowing over the danger mark in Delhi, authorities on Tuesday launched 13 drones to keep an eye on the situation below. The Yamuna was flowing at 205.94 metres at 7 am on Tuesday – the danger mark ...

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Woman beaten to death over triple talaq: Family

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death and the body set on fire by her husband and in-laws here, police said on Monday, claiming it was a case of dowry death but her family insisted she was killed because ...

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Around 60 prominent TDP leaders join BJP in Telangana

Hyderabad: Around 60 prominent national, state and district level leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) along with thousands of party workers on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here in presence of BJP working president J P Nadda. ...

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Jitendra Singh reaches AIIMS as Arun Jaitley remains critical, Rajnath Singh & Gautam Gambhir pay visit

New Delhi: Several Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS here on Sunday to enquire about the health condition of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is on life ...

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