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Protest shutdown hits life in Kashmir, clashes at some places

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  Srinagar, March 29 (IANS): Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected on Wednesday by the separatist-called protest shutdown against the shooting death of three civilians during security operations against militants and clashes broke out in some parts. Clashes erupted in Baramulla’s old town and Palhalan town of that district as angry youths pelted stones […]

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14 Odisha places sizzle in 40-plus temperatures

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Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS): Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave as 14 places recorded temperature above 40 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Highest temperature was recorded in the city of Bolangir at 43.3 degrees Celsius while Titlagarh town sizzled at 43 degrees Celsius. Both industrial towns of Angul and Jharsuguda recorded 42.7 degrees Celsius, […]

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2 IS suspects plead guilty before court

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New Delhi, March 29 (IANS): Two suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group on Wednesday moved an application before a court here, pleading guilty to the charges levelled against them. Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam alias Abdul Sattar Sheikh and Mohammed Farhan alias Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh pleaded guilty to the charges before District Judge Amar Nath, […]

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3,296 officers punished by CVC for alleged graft: Government

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New Delhi, March 29 (PTI): A total of 3,296 officers of central government were awarded various punishments by the Central Vigilance Commission for alleged corruption in the year 2016, Lok Sabha was informed today. The reply by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh said that in 2016, the Commission imposed […]

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16 Goa revenue department officials suspended

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Panaji, March 29 (IANS): Sixteen officials of the Goa Revenue Department were suspended on Wednesday for coming late to work, shortly after a surprise visit by Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte at a sub-district collectorate. Khaunte on Wednesday morning visited the sub-collectorate in Mapusa, located around 10 km from Panaji, and later told reporters that the […]

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Bring a proposal against hunger: Mulayam Singh Yadav

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New Delhi, March 29 (IANS): Samajwadi Party MP Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday called upon the government to ensure that none in the country died of hunger. Participating in a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the GST Bill, the former SP chief said: “GST would be passed anyway, what should I say on it… […]

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Another African assaulted in Greater Noida

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Noida, March 29 (IANS) A day after four Nigerian students were attacked, an African woman was on Wednesday morning dragged out of a cab and assaulted in Greater Noida, the police said. According to the police, a woman coming from Delhi after meeting a friend was allegedly attacked near Knowledge Park area around 4.30 a.m. […]

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Nurse recruitment scam accused arrested in Kerala

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Kochi, March 29 (IANS): Two years after the Rs 200 crore nurse recruitment scam surfaced in Kerala, the CBI on Wednesday morning arrested the skulking key accused M. Varghese Uthup here. After being picked up when he alighted from a Middle East flight here, Uthup told the media that he will reveal everything at the […]

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JD-U leader blames ally ministers for unutilised funds

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Patna, March 29 (IANS): A ruling JD-U leader has directly blamed Bihar ministers from alliance partners RJD and Congress for not utilising funds in as many as 182 development schemes in the last fiscal. This had led to the surrender of the funds, Ajay Alok of the Janata Dal-United said and also cautioned Chief Minister […]

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1,832 govt appointments through fake caste certificates: government

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New Delhi, March 29 (PTI): As many as 1,832 appointments in government departments were allegedly secured through fake caste certificates, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. A majority of them, over 1,200, were in financial institutions like public sector banks and insurance companies. The central government had undertaken a one-time exercise to collect information about […]

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