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At least 12 drown, around 30 missing in AP boat mishap

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Amaravati (AP), Sep. 15 (PTI): At least 12 people drowned and around 30 were missing after a boat carrying them to a tourist spot capsized in the swollen River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, police said. The boat was carrying around 60 people, including nine-member crew, and 17 of them were rescued by the […]

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How Swachh Bharat Mission helped millions live with dignity

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New Delhi, Sep. 15 (IANS): Launched five years ago, the Swachh Bharat Mission announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the verge making India a completely open defecation free (ODF), enabling people to embrace change and live their lives with dignity. Over 10 crore toilets have been built in the country since the launch […]

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Iconic Doordarshan turns 60; people become nostalgic

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  New Delhi, Sep. 15 (PTI): Doordarshan turned 60 on Sunday bringing back memories of a golden period when entertainment in the country revolved around serials such as Mahabharata, Fauji and Malgudi Days. People turned nostalgic on Twitter to mark the public service broadcaster of India’s 60 years with several of them asking on social […]

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21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year — MEA

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New Delhi, Sep. 15 (PTI): The Pakistani Army has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, the Ministry of External Affairs said Sunday. “We have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including in support of cross border terrorist infiltration, and targeting […]

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Journalists in Kashmir hard-pressed due to restrictions on internet, mobile services

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Srinagar, Sep. 15 (PTI): With no internet and mobile services in Kashmir for over 40 days now, journalists in the Valley have been hard-pressed as a make-shift media centre set up here by the government continues to be the only connection for many with the rest of the world. The restrictions were imposed across Kashmir […]

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Protect constitutional rights in ‘Super Emergency’ era — Mamata

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Kolkata, Sep. 15 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reiterated that the country is going through a period of “Super Emergency” and called on people to protect the rights and freedom guaranteed by the Constitution. On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy on Sunday, she urged the countrymen to safeguard the […]

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Pondy CM registers protest against Amit Shah’s pitch for Hindi as common language

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Puducherry, Sep. 15 (PTI): Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday registered strong protest against Union Minister Amit Shah’s pitch for Hindi as common language and claimed it was a “clear exposure of the hidden agenda” of the Centre to impose the language on non-Hindi speaking states. The Chief Minister’s comments come a day after […]

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SC to hear pleas against abrogation of Article 370 provisions, curbs in J-K today

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New Delhi, Sep, 15 (PTI): The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday pleas challenging abrogation of provisions of Article 370 — which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, validity of imposition of President’s rule and the related restrictions imposed in the state. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S […]

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Will implement NRC in Haryana, says Khattar

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Chandigarh, Sep. 15 (PTI): After Assam, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced that the National Register of Citizens will be implemented in the state. “We will implement NRC in Haryana,” Khattar told reporters in Panchkula after meeting Justice H S Bhalla (retd) and former Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at their residences […]

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No fine, police to help traffic rule violators get helmet, license in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, Sep. 15 (PTI): Amid the raging debate over hefty fines for traffic rule violations, police here has launched an initiative to help motorists driving without helmet or necessary documents in getting them instead of imposing penalty. Under the initiative of the Rachakonda Commissionerate, no challans will be issued to four types of violations — […]

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