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152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in WB: CM Mamata

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in WB: CM Mamata

Malda (WB), August 21 (PTI): Floods in West Bengal have claimed 152 lives so far and affected around 1.5 crore people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today. The state has suffered a loss of around Rs 14,000 crore due to the deluge, she said. The state government, Banerjee said, would send a report on the […]

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Dengue claims its first victim in Delhi ; cases reach 657

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Dengue claims its first victim in Delhi ; cases reach 657

New Delhi, August 21 (PTI): A 12-year-old boy has succumbed to dengue, the first death due to the vector-borne disease reported in the city this season, municipal authorities said today. “The boy, identified as Nitish Kumar, hailed from Bihar and was residing in Safdarjung area in south Delhi. He died at the Sir Ganga Ram […]

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Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Veteran American entertainer Jerry Lewis, whose goofy brand of physical comedy endeared him to millions in a career spanning six decades, died aged 91, his agent said. One of the most popular comic actors of the 1950s and ‘60s, Lewis perfected the role of the quirky clown in slapstick comedies like “The Nutty Professor” but […]

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Security force arrests NSCN cadres and linkman in Arunachal

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Security force arrests NSCN cadres and linkman in Arunachal

Itanagar, August 21 (PTI): Security forces in Arunachal Pradesh have arrested two NSCN (I-M) cadres, one NSCN (K) ultra and a NSCN (K) linkman during operations in Tirap and Changlang districts. A NSCN (R) camp was also busted at Changlang district during the operations, carried out yesterday. The Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles under the […]

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Man from Manipur drowns in Hauz Khas Deer Park Lake

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Man from Manipur drowns in Hauz Khas Deer Park Lake

New Delhi, August 21 (PTI): A 22-year-old man from Manipur today drowned in the lake at the Deer Park in Hauz Khas, the police said. The police are probing if it was a case of suicide. Around 6 am, Horthan, along with two of his friends, had gone to the deer park for morning walk, […]

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Compassionate family pension in Assam instead of employment

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Compassionate family pension in Assam instead of employment

Guwahati, August 21 (PTI): The Assam government today said that it will notify a scheme for compassionate family pension in lieu of job offers to family members as it did not serve the objective due to practical difficulties. “It has been noticed that the existing compassionate appointment policy did not fully serve the objectives and […]

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HCP(D) Zosangbera faction welcomes Govt decision to hold talks with HPC(D) Sanate faction

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on HCP(D) Zosangbera faction welcomes Govt decision to hold talks with HPC(D) Sanate faction

Aizawl, August 21 (PTI): Manipur-based Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) led by H Zosangbera today welcomed the Mizoram government’s decision to hold peace talks with the HPC (D) faction led by Lalhmingthanga Sanate. A press statement issued by John F Hmar, Information and Publicity Secretary of the HPC (D) expressed the wish that the talks be […]

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Thousands celebrate at India Day Parade in New York

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Thousands celebrate at India Day Parade in New York

New York, August 21 (PTI): Thousands of people from the Indian diaspora converged in the heart of New York in their traditional finery to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day at one of the largest parades outside India attended by ‘Baahubali’ actors Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia. The 37th India Day Parade organised by the Federation […]

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China to run world’s fastest bullet train from Sep 21

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on China to run world’s fastest bullet train from Sep 21

Beijing, August 21 (PTI): China will run the world’s fastest bullet train between Beijing and Shanghai at 350 kms per hour, covering the 1,250-km-long distance in just 4.5 hours from September 21, officials said today. Currently, it takes six hours to travel from the Chinese capital to the country’s business hub. The new generation bullet […]

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Nepal to hold general, provincial elections on Nov 26

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Nepal to hold general, provincial elections on Nov 26

Kathmandu, August 21 (PTI): Nepal will hold parliamentary and provincial elections on November 26, the government announced today, a key step towards cementing democracy in the politically unstable country. The decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting held this morning here, according to officials. “The government took the decision to conduct the elections after holding […]

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