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Karang Island declared as Country’s first cashless island

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Our Correspondent Imphal, August 23 (EMN): India’s first social voluntary cashless promotion organisation was formed in Manipur on Tuesday. According to report, exactly after seven months Karang, a small lake island in Manipur was declared as the country’s first cashless island. The organisation ‘Karang Island Cashless Promotion Society’ was formed by the people of Karang […]

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Assamese filmmaker’s short film on menstruation to feature at Zimbabwe fest

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New Delhi, August 23 (IANS): “Alert–Condition: Red”, an Assamese short film on menstruation, is set to soon compete at the International Images Film Festival for Women in Zimbabwe. Its director Assamese director, Xahid Khan, says the festival is special because the films that are going to compete or get screened there are all based on […]

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Railway Minister offers to quit, Board Chairman replaced

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New Delhi, August 23 (IANS): With heads rolling in the Railways after two train accidents in five days, the government on Wednesday replaced its Board Chairman A.K. Mittal with Air India chief Ashwani Lohani even as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to quit on moral grounds. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Prabhu to “wait”. Lohani, […]

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Malegaon blast accused Purohit walks out of jail after 9 years

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Raigad (Maharashtra)/Mumbai, August 23 (IANS): After remaining in jail for nine years, Lt. Col. Prasad S. Purohit — one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast — walked out of Taloja prison in Maharashtra’s Raigad on Wednesday. As soon as he stepped out, Purohit was escorted by an army team to a waiting […]

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Gorakhpur tragedy: Top UP bureaucrat removed

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Lucknow, August 23 (IANS): Initiating action against officials responsible for the Gorakhpur tragedy in which over 60 children died in five days, the Yogi Adityanath government has removed Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Health) Anita Bhatnagar Jain. The state government acted on the probe report submitted by Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath […]

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OBC creamy layer bar raised, panel to work out sub-categorisation

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New Delhi, August 23 (IANS): The government on Wednesday raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh as it announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a “more equitable distribution of reservation benefits”. At the same time, the government emphasised that there will be no […]

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50 students hospitalised after ammonia gas leak near school

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Chindwara, August 23 (PTI): At least 50 students of a private school were on Wednesday hospitalised after they complained of uneasiness following inhalation of ammonia gas which leaked from a cold storage nearby, district authorities said. Nearly 800 students were present on the school campus when the gas leaked from the adjoining cold storage, located […]

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SC dismisses review plea of jailed Sasikala

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New Delhi, August 23 (PTI): The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala seeking review of its verdict convicting and sentencing her to a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case. The apex court also rejected her plea for an open court hearing of the review petitions. Besides […]

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Women hail SC verdict on ‘triple talaq’

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Hyderabad, August 23 (PTI): Several women today celebrated the Supreme Court ruling striking down the practice of ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims at the Telangana BJP office here. A victim of ‘triple talaq’ said “Her marriage would have been saved and her one year daughter’s life secured had the verdict come three months ago,” the release […]

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Dera chief verdict: Punjab withdraws police from VVIP security

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Chandigarh, August 23 (IANS): Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed authorities to withdraw 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security and deploy them to strengthen security in the state, an official said. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister ahead of the judgment by a […]

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