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Exams held at NIT Srinagar, many outstation students skip

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 21:26
As peace returned to NIT, examinations were conducted at the institute on Monday as per schedule, but many outstation students skipped it, deciding to avail of the opportunity of taking the test later. The HRD ministry granted permission to skip exams and write these papers later.








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US defense secretary and Defence Minitser onboard INS Vikramaditya

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 21:14
Dr Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, USA, accompanied by the US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma and other high ranking US officials, visited Karwar Naval Base and INS Vikramaditya, the flagship of the Indian Navy, on Monday.








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Austria probes link between Paris, Mumbai attacks

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:59
Austrian prosecutors said today they are probing a possible link between a Pakistani held in Salzburg in connection with last November's terror assaults in Paris and the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. "Leads pointing to this are being looked into," prosecutors in Salzburg said, adding however that the identity of the Pakistani suspect, who has been in custody since December in the western Austrian city, has not been confirmed.








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Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel commissioned today

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:52
The Indian Coast Guard Ship “Shoor” the second ship in the series of six Off Shore Patrol Vessels (OPV) was commissioned at Goa by Nitin Jairam Gadkari. ‘Shoor’ meaning ‘Valiant’ is a projection of Indian Coast Guard’s will and commitment “To serve and protect” the maritime interest of the nation.








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13 killed as live wire hit by police bullet snaps in Assam's Tinsukia

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:44
At least 13 people were killed and over a dozen injured when a high-voltage electric wire fell on a mob at Pengeree in Assam's Tinsukia district on Monday. The high-voltage wire fell after being hit by bullets as police fired in the air to disperse a group of protesters.








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NHRC issues notice to Kerala government on Kollam

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:43
The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that a devastating fire due to explosion in the stored crackers in the premises of crowded Puttingal Devi Temple that killed over 107 and caused injuries to more than 400 people in Kollam. Notices have been issued to Kerala government.








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India, Maldives sign pact to curb tax evasion

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:32
India and Maldives signed two agreements for exchange of information with respect to taxes, and for avoidance of double taxation of income derived from international air transport. The agreements were signed during the visit of President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to New Delhi.








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Government plans to repeal archaic laws pertaining to MHA

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:26
As many as 422 archaic laws, most of them pertaining to Home Ministry, are likely to be repealed with the Prime Minister's Office keeping a close eye on the entire process. The Home Ministry is in communication with the Law Ministry for repealing these obsolete laws.








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Prince William, wife Kate pay respect to Mahatma Gandhi

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:03
On second day of their weeklong royal tour of India, Britain's Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, placed a wreath and bowed their heads as they stood in front of a memorial for Gandhi in New Delhi. They then toured a museum near the spot where Gandhi was assassinated in 1948.








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Only Constitution - not custom - will guide our decision on women's entry to Sabarimala: Supreme Court

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:59
Asserting that it would decide on the right of women to enter the historic Sabarimala shrine on the basis of Constitutional principles and not by the prevalent customary practices, the SC said "gender justice is endangered".








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High voter turnout in Assam, West Bengal polls

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:33
High voter turnout was recorded in the Assembly polls in Assam and West Bengal where an estimated 82 per cent and 80 per cent of the voters cast their ballots on Monday till around 4.30pm. Amid sporadic clashes and police firing that resulted in the death of an elderly voter.








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Jayalalithaa compares DMK's stand on prohibition to a murderer joining his victim's family in mourning

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:23
Repeating her promise on introducing liquor prohibition in a phased manner in Tamil Nadu, chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Monday criticised DMK chief M Karunanidhi for his “double standards” on the issue.








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The worst fire accidents in India

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:38
In 2014, in India 19,513 people were killed in different fire accidents. That works out to 54 people dying every day in fire incidents. A shocking statistic indeed!








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Expecting normal southwest monsoon this year: Centre

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:29
After two years of deficient rainfall, the government has said monsoon this year is expected to be normal and directed states to chalk out plans to boost crop acreage and production in kharif season starting June.








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Govt expects good southwest monsoon this year

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 18:29
After two years of deficient rainfall, government has said monsoon this year is expected to be normal and directed states to chalk out plans to boost crop acreage and production in kharif season starting June.








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Assam polls: Measures to attract voters a hit

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 17:36
The Election Commission successfully attracted voters to polling stations in Assam for the Assembly elections by providing a variety of innovative incentives and facilities, like creating resting areas for senior citizens.








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Now, Hindu leader Swaroopanand says rapes will rise if women go into Shani temple

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 16:33
Incidents of rape would increase if women are allowed into the inner sanctum of the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, said the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka-Sharda Peeth Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Monday.








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Maldives' security, stability in India's interest: Modi

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 16:31
"The Maldives is among India's closest partners," Modi said while addressing the media after holding bilateral delegation-level talks with visiting Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom over a working lunch here.








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Bengal polls witness 59.5% polling till 1 pm

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 15:41
Bengal during the second day of polling in 31 assembly seats in which 163 candidates are contesting observed 59.5% polling till 1 pm on Monday. Midnapore (west) had 65% polling till 1 pm.








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