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Modi opens Magnetic Maharashtra summit

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Slamming the previous UPA Government to turning India into a country ridden with scams, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday that his Government had pulled the country out of the “Fragile Five” economies to a position where “it is poised to enter five trillion club” in the next...

Dalits protest across Gujarat; Jignesh Mevani detained

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

Political heat is soaring over the issue of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar’s death ahead of the first Budget session of 14th legislative Assembly of Gujarat which starts on Monday. 60-year-old Vankar had set himself on fire at the Patan District Collectorate in North Gujarat over physical possession of land allotted to...

NCP candidate Jonathone Sangma shot in Meghalaya

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Agencies | Shillong

Jonathone Sangma, NCP candidate for Meghalaya Assembly elections, was reportedly shot dead by unidentified assailants at Samanda, East Garo Hills, on Sunday. Sangma was contesting the polls from Williamnagar seat. According to local media reports, the incident took place when the NCP leader was returning home in Williamnagar, after attending campaigns...

MBA student hangs herself over video call with boyfriend

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

In a weird incident a young girl hanged herself while talking to her boyfriend over video call. Hanisha Choudhary, a second year student of MBA, hanged herself in her hostel room in Shiva Shivani College Kompally in the outskirts of Hyderabad. The police said that she took the extreme step while talking...

Centre blocks Telangana minority quota Bill

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Telangana Government’s plans to enhance the Muslim reservation quota from 4% to 12% has suffered a major setback as the Centre has decided not to send the relevant Bill to the President of India for his nod. The Centre has informed the State Government that the decision not to give nod...

50 injured in Tirupur Jallikattu

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PTI | Coimbatore

At least 50 persons were injured in the bull taming sport of 'jallikattu' held in nearby Tirupur on Sunday, police said. About 500 bulls and more than 510 tamers from across 17 districts of Tamil Nadu participated in the event held at Alagumalai in Tirupur, which was inaugurated by State Minister...

Yogi reviews preparations of upcoming ‘Investors’ Meet’

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the preparation for the proposed two day Investor’s Meet starting from February 21 saying Government is expecting large investment which in turn will open vistas of opportunities for the educated youth of the State. Yogi went to the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, the venue of the investor’s...

Canadian PM, family visit Taj Mahal

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | IANS | Mathura

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday paid a visit to rescued elephants at a care centre run by animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and said that India's wildlife needs protection. Trudeau who landed in Delhi on Saturday evening also visited the Taj Mahal with his family. Appreciating...

Cong MLA’s son booked for brawl

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | KESTUR VASUKI | Bengaluru

In an embarrassment to ruling Congress Government in poll bound Karnataka, an FIR was registered against Bengaluru District Youth Congress general secretary Mohammed Haris Nalapad and 10 others for allegedly beating up a person in a restaurant in Bengaluru’s UB City on Saturday. He is the son of Congress...

Parliament to hold legislators’ meet in March

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Patna

Parliament will hold a two-day National Legislators’ Conference on the theme of “We for Development” on March 10-11. This was announced by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here on Sunday on the conclusion of the 6th conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) — India Region. She said in 2015 a...


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Zuma’s downfall gives ANC a final chance

18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Now that Jacob Zuma has finally exited, the African National Congress, which has fallen a long way from its glory days, has one last chance to rebuild its reputation before next year’s election. Whether the ANC is the best bet for South Africans is a different question altogether As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African Police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound...

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Police recover illegal coal, seize five motorbikes

19 Feb 2018 | SURESH NIKHAR | Bokaro

A police team of Bokaro Thermal police station headed by inspector cum officer-in charge Parmeshwar Leyangi on Sunday morning conducted raids at Ganjutola in Armo forest area here and seized approx 2.5 tonnes of illegal coal along with their 4 motorcycles and 5 cycles,said Bokaro SP Kartik S...

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