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Reduce Mullaperiyar dam water level: SC directs 2 States

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday voiced concerns over the health of the 123-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam situated in Kerala and directed the Centre and States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to immediately take steps to bring down the water level from the present 142 feet to 139 feet. The Court, which...

Relief, rescue operations stepped up

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) headed by Cabinet Secretary on Thursday decided to scale up relief and rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala by involving the three defence services and other agencies, besides providing essential commodities to marooned people in worst-affected districts. The high-level meeting convened by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha...

Submit dist-wise percentage of excluded people, NRC coordinator told

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

With over 40 lakh people finding no place in the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Assam NRC Coordinator to provide district-wise percentage of population who stood excluded from the draft NRC. The information will be supplied in a sealed cover to the...

Heavy rain lashes parts of Telangana, alert sounded in worst-hit two districts

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

With heavy rain pounding many parts of the State and weather office forecasting more of it in next couple of days, the Telangana Government has put the administration on a high alert specially in the worst affected Adilabad and Karimnagar districts. Chief Minister K Chandraskhar Rao after reviewing the situation asked...

Srijan scam: CBI files 2 more FIRs

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI has registered two more FIRs against the office-bearers of Bihar-based Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited and others for the alleged diversion and misuse of Government funds. The agency has lodged 18 cases so far. According to CBI, branch managers and employees of a Bhagalpur branch of the...

India's first Humboldt Penguin born in Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo on I-Day

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

In a most pleasant development, India’s first Humboldt penguin chick was born at the BMC-run Veermata Jijabai Bhosale (VJB) Udyan and Zoo at Byculla in south Mumbai coincidentally on the Independence Day. Announcing the birth of a Penguin chick, VJB Udyan and Zoo director Dr Sanjay Tripathi said here on Thursday:...

Scribes mourn Vajpayee’s demise on twitter

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Known for eloquence and generous persona, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapyee was remembered among scribes. On Thursday when nation was mourning, veterans and young journalists across India shared grief on the death of Vajapayee. Recalling schoolsdays when science, cartoons and movie channels were favourites among children, Sanaya Sharma switched to...

Atal's departure leaves advani loneliest

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

It was a friendship that had blossomed when the chips were down and remained intact when the party ascended to power and witnessed “achchhe din” at Raisina Hills. The two-some-winsome Vajpayee-Advani partnership of seven decades snapped on Thursday when the former, three years senior to Advani, breathed his...

Delhi civic body begins preparation for last rites

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With the formal announcement of the demise of former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started to prepare for the last rites of the leader to be held around 4 pm at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, Vijay Ghat in the national Capital. “As...

Kovind, Pranab express grief

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu besides their predecessors Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari on Thursday expressed their condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “Extremely sad to hear of the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a true Indian...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Vajpayee’s death: Schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

All private and Government schools will remain closed today as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee passed away after prolonged illness at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday...

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