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Keep away from chit funds, Mamata appeals to people

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:16

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged people to refrain from parking their hard-earned money in chit funds and said the government had no responsibility to compensate them if they lost financially in their endeavour.

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MPs get lessons on sustainable development goals

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:16

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Speaker's Research Initiative (SRI), conceptualised by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, on Tuesday organised a workshop on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for members of Parliament in the Parliament Library.

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Teacher gang-raped near Bareilly highway, incident filmed

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:16

Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Days after the heinous gang-rape of a woman and her minor daughter on NH-91 near Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, another woman, a teacher, was violated on Tuesday at a road near the Bareilly-Delhi highway, police said.

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Bank employee among three held for Rs 80 lakh robbery

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:10

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Three persons were arrested, including an employee of the ICICI Bank, on charge of snatching Rs 80 lakh from two employees of a rice trader, police said on Tuesday.

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Police busts international drug ring, 8 arrested

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 21:12

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Eight members of an international drug syndicate have been arrested and 14.2 kg of party drug Mephedrone, popularly known as "Meow Meow", worth Rs 25 crore seized from them, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.

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Coast Guard rescues 28 in Gujarat

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 21:10

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued 28 persons trapped on rooftops following rise of water level in Auranga river near Valsad in Gujarat, officials said.

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Withdrawing troops from Siachen a larger issue: Parrikar

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 21:08

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Thirteen rounds of talks have been held between India and Pakistan on the issue of withdrawing troops from Siachen and New Delhi has made it clear that it is part of the larger issue of Islamabad supporting terrorism in India, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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SC to decide whether expelled lawmaker subject to anti-defection law

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 21:00

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict whether a lawmaker, who has been expelled from his party, could suffer disqualification under anti-defection law for defying the party whip subsequent to his expulsion.

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Audit report notes excess gas cost recovery by Reliance Industries

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 20:52

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India's official auditor has said that Reliance Industries continued to claim excess costs for the recovery of gas amounting to $1 billion from the Krishna-Godavari basin despite its disallowance by the government.

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