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In India
April 10, 2015 4:35 am gmt |
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A 26/11-like attack was in the making, but this time, from the east coast. That is how India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Sharad Kumar sums up the agency’s exhaustive nearly two-year investigation into what it says was a massive terror plot against India by Pakistan’s Inter-...
In India
April 10, 2015 4:33 am gmt |
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India launches an 18 billion USD plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces. Modi’s government has pledged to lay 700,000 kilo metres of broadband cable to connect India’s 250,000 village clusters within three years, build 100 new “Smart Cities” by 2020 and shi...
In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 4:06 am gmt |
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“Jayakanthan was 81 and is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. He won both the Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi Awards. Firebrand writer Jayakanthan, considered a colossus in Tamil literature, died here on Wednesday night after a prolonged illness” Tamil novelist, short-story writer an...
In India
April 9, 2015 8:49 am gmt |
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PM Narendra Modi, in his first ever interview to Indian media after becoming PM, said laws can’t be different for Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani and for common man. “Our job is to run a policy-driven government. The prime minister even said his 10-month-old government h...
In India
April 9, 2015 7:09 am gmt |
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An 8 year old boy died on Wednesday after he was allegedly beaten by his school principal for stealing a pen in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki. The family of Shivam, a class 2 student of Chaudhary Dwarka Prasad Academy, said that he started vomiting blood when he returned from school yesterday and d...
In America
April 9, 2015 5:21 am gmt |
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By plane and ship, 4000 Indians in Yemen have been evacuated safely from the war zone. Last Monday, India rescued more than 1,000 people. In the 2nd attempt, in two days, a large number have been brought out since Saudi Arabia launched air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen on March 2...
In India
April 9, 2015 5:20 am gmt |
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Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government the reason for banning slaughter, possession and consumption of cows, bulls and bullocks only and not including other animals in the ban under the state’s animal preservation laws. A division bench of Justices was hearing a bunch of petitions c...
In Cinema
April 9, 2015 4:26 am gmt |
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President Pranab Mukherjee confers the Padma Vibhushan award to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. This convocation took place today at the presidential palace in New Delhi. A  civil investiture ceremony had been organized in the presidential palace and during that, this award had been conferred. ...
In India
April 8, 2015 7:43 am gmt |
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The world should support India’s civil nuclear energy programme even as he strongly pitched for old Indian traditions to counter environmental degradation. Inaugurating a two-day state environment and forest ministers’ conference here, the prime minister also blamed the changing lifestyle...
In India
April 7, 2015 9:59 am gmt |
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Air India aircraft’s cockpit witnessed some tense scenes between the captain and his deputy at Jaipur on Sunday evening. Many resources said that, the co-pilot abused and beat up the commander and some say there was an argument between the two and nothing more. The heated scenes were witnessed ...
In India
April 7, 2015 4:39 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan court on Saturday remanded 37 Indian fishermen, arrested by the navy for allegedly poaching in the country’s waters, in judicial custody till April 17. Sri Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Indika Silva had said that; the 37 Indian fishermen were arrested yesterday and five boats we...
In India
April 6, 2015 10:46 am gmt |
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The health ministry of India has said the proposal to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco packets from 40% to 85% of the main display area, based on a feasible study and evidence. The committee, which is examining the proposed amendments to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act...
In India
April 6, 2015 5:04 am gmt |
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The traditional money order service was an integral part of the department since 1880, facilitating pan-India door-delivery of funds to a payee from over 155,000 post offices. In an era of quick communications, the traditional money transfer facility has made way for an electronic version, which was ...
In India
April 3, 2015 12:10 pm gmt |
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Terrorists launched a daring attack on a police station in Jammu killing four people in the early hours of Friday morning. Among those dead were two CRPF jawans, a policeman and a civilian. Ten people including six civilians and a deputy superintendent of police were injured in the terror attack on R...
In India
April 3, 2015 12:10 pm gmt |
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A 17-year-old US national was allegedly raped on Monday morning at a guesthouse in Gurgaon by a man whom she recently met on a social networking site, police said. The girl was taken to AIIMS. On Tuesday, hospital authorities reported the incident to Gurgaon police. Police said the accused was a 21-y...