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Hike in power bill likely in UP as UPPCL installs FGDs in plants

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Power consumers in Uttar Pradesh will have to face another round of steep hike in power bills, as UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has decided to install costly Flue-gas desulfurisation (FGD) system in all thermal power plants in the State. The Union Environment ministry made it mandatory for all thermal...

WCD Ministry to amend JJ Act

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is going to amend the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act to make district magistrates and collectors “competent officers” for approving adoptions, instead of courts, Union minister Maneka Gandhi said on Tuesday, days after cases of alleged illegal adoptions came to light in Jharkhand. Maneka was...

Munde: Sugar firm dupes farmers, banks of `5.5K

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Munde: Sugar firm dupes farmers, banks of Rs 5.5K Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde on Tuesday dropped a bomb shell in the Maharashtra Legislative Council by alleging that Chairman of Gangakhed sugar co-operative factory in Parbhani district Ratnakar Gatte has duped nearly 26,000 farmers and...

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Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PNS

2 clergymen not be held till tomorrow New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Kerala Police not to arrest two clergymen in connection with the sex scandal till July 19, when their anticipatory bail plea will be taken up for hearing. A Bench of Justices AK Sikri and...

Trawlers capsize in Bay of Bengal, 19 fishermen missing

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | Diamond Harbour (WB)

At least 19 fishermen have gone missing after their trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal, off Frazerganj in the Sundarban area of south Bengal, officials said on Tuesday. Three trawlers capsized in the rough seas around 4 pm on Monday and 47 fishermen fell into the water, they said. Of them,...

MTNL underground cables cut, stolen from Okhla Exchange

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

MTNL underground cables have been cut and stolen from Okhla Exchange. This has affected telephone line and broadband in East of Kailash, CSP Flats and SBI Officers Flats East of Kailash , Kailash Hills and SFS Flats Kailash Hills, Flatted Factory Complex Okhla Industrial Estate Phase III, Part of Okhla...

Soil ramps made for safe passage of elephants along ‘killer track’ in Rajaji Tiger Reserve

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | Rishikesh

Over a half-dozen soil ramps have been built along the 18-kilometre corridor between Motichur and Kansrau ranges of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve for the safe passage of elephants. The stretch, which passes through the heart of the reserve, had become notorious as the “killer track” due to frequent deaths of elephants...

Controversy erupts over iPhone gift to K’taka MPs

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | PTI | NEW DELHI/Bengaluru

A controversy has erupted over expensive iPhones gifted to MPs from Karnataka by a state Congress Minister with BJP today terming it a “shame on democracy” even as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy pleaded ignorance about the largesse. As the JDS-Congress coalition government came in the line of fire over the issue,...

MNS vandalises PWD office over potholes

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The raging controversy over potholes on the roads in the metropolis and neighbouring areas took a violent turn on Monday, as a group of MNS activists ransacked the office of the Public Works Department (PWD) at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai in protest against potholes on the Sion-Panvel road. With potholes...

AIADMK, DMK sound poll bugle for LS

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Though the Lok Sabha elections are nine months away, Tamil Nadu’s two main parties launched their electoral war in their own unique style. Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy, who is also the co-coordinator of the AIADMK along with his Deputy O Panneerselvam, chose the temple town of Madurai to sound the...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Two-month-old dies in 108-Amublance

18 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A two-month-old infant died due to suffocation after the door of the ‘108 Ambulance Service’ that was carrying him to a hospital malfunctioned and failed to open on time at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital here on Tuesday. The Ambulance operators tried to open the door for a couple of hours but failed to open it on time...

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