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India monsoon floods 'kill more than 300' in Kerala India monsoon floods 'kill more than 300' in Kerala
At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the regional chief minister says. Rescuers are battling torrential rains to save residents, with more than 200,000 people left homeless in camps. The state government said many of those who died were crushed under debris caused by landslides. With more rains predicted and a red alert in place, the mai...
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: All Delhi schools, colleges to remain closed on Friday Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: All Delhi schools, colleges to remain closed on Friday
The Delhi government has announced that all schools and colleges in the national capital will remain closed on Friday as mark of respect to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced the same on microblogging site Twitter on Thursday evening. He twe...
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BJP pushes for elections in 11 states to coincide with Lok Sabha polls BJP pushes for elections in 11 states to coincide with Lok Sabha polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing for elections in 11 states to take place along with Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held in 2019. These states include Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Mizoram and Bihar. BJP believes that if state governments and political parties are fine with the prospect of having e...
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Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure Kolkata airport asks passengers to check-in three hours before departure
Passengers taking a flight out of Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport will have to report three hours before scheduled flight departure from Friday until August 20. The airport authorities have issued the directive as there would be special security screening for all passengers. CISF and airport authorities are also on security alert for incoming flights and have request...
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PM assures Centre's assistance, Army columns deployed, red alert issued PM assures Centre's assistance, Army columns deployed, red alert issued
Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered floods and landslides throughout the state on Thursday with reports of at least 22 deaths from different parts of the state. While 11 people died in Idukki district, five more deaths were reported from Malappuram district. The deluge caused three deaths in Waynad and two in Kannur. All educational institutions including professional coll...
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Kalka-Shatabdi Express mows down 20 cows in Delhi Kalka-Shatabdi Express mows down 20 cows in Delhi
At least 20 cows were killed on Wednesday after they were hit by a speeding Kalka-Shatabdi Express near Narela in northwest Delhi, affecting the movement of trains in the region, the Northern Railway said. A herd of cows was crossing the tracks between Holambi Kalan and Narela when the 12005 New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express hit 20 of them "at full speed" at around 5:44 pm. "The railway perso...
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The journey from Dakshinamurthy to Kalaignar The journey from Dakshinamurthy to Kalaignar
From being the first elected chief of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party to becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu five times, Muthuvel Karunanidhi had held the fort of leadership for several decades in the southern state. Recognised from his dark glasses and yellow shawl, he was the first in the country to lead a political party for half a century. Karunanidhi who breathed his last a...
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Kolkata ATM fraud: Mamata Banerjee blames demonetisation for economic insecurity Kolkata ATM fraud: Mamata Banerjee blames demonetisation for economic insecurity
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the economic security of the common people has been jeopardised since the introduction of demonetisation and asked the central government to probe reports of ATM frauds. Banerjee said her party Trinamool Congress (TMC) would take up the issue in Parliament "very soon" about the large number of incidents of fraudulent ATM withdrawals in K...
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Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested Large-scale ATM fraud unearthed in Kolkata; 2 Roman nationals arrested
A large-scale ATM fraud has been busted wherein as much as Rs 20 lakh have been siphoned off in the past few days in Kolkata. A special investigation team of Kolkata police has arrested two Roman nationals from south Delhi in connection with the alleged fraud. The police have recovered at least 18 fake ATM cards from their possession, reported Prabhat Khabar. A face mask and two passports have ...
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Tent collapse at PM Narendra Modi's West Bengal rally: Probe panel blames Mamata Government for lapses Tent collapse at PM Narendra Modi's West Bengal rally: Probe panel blames Mamata Government for lapses
An inquiry conducted by a central team to assess the circumstances leading to the collapse of a tent during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent rally at West Bengal's Midnapore has pointed to serious lapses in the security arrangements put in place by the local administration. The panel, in its report, blamed the local authorities for the alleged lapses and said that adequate cooperation was ...
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