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29 arrested for selling firecrackers in Delhi

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:44

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi Police on Tuesday seized over 1,200 kg firecrackers and arrested 29 people for selling firecrackers illegally in the national capital.

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BJP MP's cook held for Rs 22-lakh theft

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:58

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 37-year-old man working as a cook at BJP MP Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh has been arrested for stealing Rs 22 lakh from the politician's official residence in central Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

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Security stepped in Kolkata for Diwali

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:58

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Elaborate security has been put in place for Kali Puja and Diwali festivals in the city on October 19, when more than 3,500 community pujas are slated to be held, Kolkata Police said on Tuesday.

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14 detained, released for bursting firecrackers near SC

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:30

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Protesting against the apex court order banning firecrackers due to air pollution concerns around Diwali, 14 persons including three women were detained on Tuesday for bursting firecrackers in front of the Supreme Court here.

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Conduct any probe against Vadra, dares Congress

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:12

Bengaluru/New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) After the BJP asked the Congress to explain alleged links of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, the Congress on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi can get "any investigation" done in the matter.

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EC unveils app for efficient poll management

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:44

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday launched a new application to be used by electoral officers for efficient management of the poll process.

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Delhi HC misled by Chief Secretary: Rakhi Birla

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:36

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court's disapproval of contempt proceedings by the state Assembly against the Chief Secretary was because it was misled into believing "fallacious contentions" in the case, the Deputy Speaker said on Tuesday.

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Structural reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies urged

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:34

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.

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