Chhattisgarh Policeman Heard Saying He Will Join Maoists. Then Loses Job

June 23, 2018

The Janjgir-Champa Superintendent of Police sacked the constable late on Friday. (Representational) Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh:  A police constable in Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh has been sacked after an audio clip of him warning a police officer that he will become a Maoist went viral. Janjgir-Champa Superintendent of Police (SP) Neetu Kamal said: “Traffic constable Pushpraj Singh used to […]

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Mumbai Residents “Happy” As Maharashtra Plastic Ban Comes Into Effect

June 23, 2018

Maharashtra generates 1,200 tonnes of plastic waste everyday. Mumbai:  The Maharashtra government’s ban on plastic has got a thumbs up from residents, who say that the move will be beneficial in the long run. People in Mumbai were seen using sustainable alternatives like jute and cloth bags. “It’s not that we aren’t facing any difficulties, […]

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Sushma Swaraj Foreign Minister Holds Talks With Belgium’s Deputy PM Didier Reynders

June 23, 2018

Sushma Swaraj held discussions with the EU leadership to strengthen India-EU strategic partnership Brussels:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has met Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and the two leaders undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral ties and exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues. Ms Swaraj arrived in Belgium on […]

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During President Ram Nath Kovind’s 2-Day Cuba Visit, India Focuses On Clean Energy, Biotechnology

June 23, 2018

President Kovind inspects the Guard of Honour, during a ceremonial reception at Cuba’s Revolution Palace Havana:  India and Cuba have agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine as President Ram Nath Kovind held wide-ranging talks with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel to further cement the strong bilateral ties. President Kovind, who […]

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For Mamata Banerjee, Beijing Remains A Bridge Too Far, For Second Time

June 23, 2018

This is the second time Mamata Banerjee’s visit to China has fallen through at the last minute. (File) Kolkata:  The abruptness with which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cancelled her visit to China just hours before she was to board a flight to Beijing has stunned diplomatic circles. They are equally surprised that China’s […]

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Several Air India Flights Delayed At Delhi Airport After Server Failure

June 23, 2018

Air India server failure has resulted in delay of several flights, news agency ANI reported New Delhi:  Several flights of the state-run carrier Air India have been delayed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport after the debt-laden airline’s server failed today, news agency ANI reported. Soon after the Air India flights were delayed, people at […]

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Kolkata Gets New Bust Of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee 3 Months After Vandalism

June 23, 2018

Kolkata:  Three months after a bust of BJP icon Shyama Prasad Mookerjee was vandalized in Kolkata, the West Bengal government today installed a brand new one at the same location. Senior leaders of the Trinamool Congress inaugurated the new bust with garlands at a park adjoining Keoratala, the city’s crematorium. In March, soon after the […]

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Defend, Destroy, Defeat — Fresh Brief For Security Agencies In Kashmir

June 23, 2018

The security forces have to follow this brief as they venture into trouble-prone areas of the Valley. New Delhi:  After the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir ended, the centre’s renewed approach to ensure peace in the Valley involves 4Ds – defend, destroy, defeat and deny, said a senior home ministry official. The security forces […]

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PM Narendra Modi To Unveil Development Projects Today

June 23, 2018

Bhopal:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived today in Madhya Pradesh on a one-day visit during which he will launch several development projects. PM Modi will dedicate the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district to the people of the state and also inaugurate several other projects, including an urban transport scheme named ‘Sutra Seva” in […]

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Maharashtra Woman Poisoned Food After Taunts Over Skin Colour; 5 Died, 120 Fell Sick

June 23, 2018

The 28-year-old allegedly poisoned food at her relative’s house-warming party in Raigad Raigad:  She hated it when she was mocked for her dark complexion. Jokes about her cooking also irritated her. And when she was fed up with her relatives’ constant taunts, she decided to take action. The 28-year-old allegedly poisoned food at her relative’s […]

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