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Six people killed in Meghalaya bus accident

Six people, including a woman, were killed and 30 others injured Sunday when a bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district, police said. The accident took place at Mawmaram village, about 40 km from state capital Shillong, said N. Rajamarthandan, West Khasi Hills district police chief. “Four people, including a woman, died ...

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Congress’ Telangana MPs refuse to withdraw resignations

On the eve of parliament’s monsoon session, the Congress party MPs from Telangana Sunday rejected the party leadership’s appeal to withdraw their resignations. The MPs made it clear that there is no question of their withdrawing the resignations without a positive announcement on the demand for a separate Telangana state. With the monsoon session beginning Monday, the central leadership of ...

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India not alert despite terror attacks says Sadhvi Ritambhara

Right-wing Hindu leader Sadhvi Ritambhara Sunday said unlike the US, India was coming under terror attacks repeatedly as it had failed to become alert. “There was one terrorist attack in the US in 2001. Since then, they have become very alert. So there have not been any more terror strikes there. But that is not the case with India. And ...

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Plane crash kills two in US

The aircraft crashed shortly before 11 am on Saturday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. It had taken off from Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport. Both pilots had extensive experience flying the biplane, built by a company that uses the planes to promote public awareness of Dayton as the birthplace of aviation. Police identified the dead men as Don Gum, 73, ...

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Two killed, 30 injured in Bengal train accident

 Two people have been reportedly killed and nearly 30 have been injured in a train accident in West Bengal. “The accident happened in Malda division between Jamirghata and Gourghata stations,” said an Eastern Railway spokesman. Rains and darkness have hampered the relief operations. A relief train has been rushed to the spot and medical teams from Malda station are already at the accident site.

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Kannada Movie ‘Chinnada Thali’; box office dud by Jagannath Rao

Film: “Chinnada Thali”; Cast: Thilak Raj, Thungasri, Swathi, Devaraj, Ravindranath, Jigani Shanker and Ramamurthy; Producer: Listo Entertainment India Private Limited; Screenplay- Direction: Vemgal Jagannath Rao; Music Director: R. Damodhar; Cinematographer: K.V. Chaudhary; Rating: 1/2 “Chinnada Thali” is a bad choice for veteran actor Devaraj who has won many prestigious awards. He should not have acted in such a bad film. ...

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Jammu central varsity VC to be named soon

The appointment of the first vice chancellor of the Central University-Jammu here is likely to be announced in the next couple of days, officials here said Sunday. The union human resource ministry in consultation with the state government has reportedly selected someone from Jammu as the first vice chancellor, informed government told sources told media reporter They said the ministry ...

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British parents nibbling at kids’ education funds

Millions of cash-strapped parents have been forced to take out money from their savings meant for their children’s education, to cover the rising cost of living, a study in Britain has found. The survey found nearly three million families were forced to withdraw over a third of their saved “educational funds” in order to fund day-to-day living costs, news agency ...

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AIDS patient commits suicide

Depressed over his AIDS infection, a 28-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the seventh floor of a hospital here Sunday, police said. The patient identified as Deep Chand, resident of Ghaziabad, was undergoing treatment for tuberculosis and AIDs in the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, a police official said. He was admitted to the hospital a week ago. ...

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Supreme court cautions on transferring probes from police

The  Apex Court has said that courts should hand over a case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or a special agency only if they are satisfied that investigation would suffer from bias of local police. The apex court bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan in a recent judgment said: “It is evident that this court ...

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Youth dies in Kashmir police custody, tension in town

Tension gripped the town of Sopore in north Kashmir after the death of a youth in police custody Sunday. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah assured swift action against those guilty, though he admitted any action could not bring the boy alive again. Nazim Rashid alias Anjum, 26, a resident of Krankshivan area of Sopore, was picked up by police over the ...

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Nepal government loses Pashupatinath battle

Nepal’s beleaguered communist government, facing an imminent threat of dissolution, received a fresh blow Sunday with the Supreme Court preventing it from tangling with the trust that administers the former Hindu kingdom’s revered Pashupatinath temple. Judge Prakash Osti Sunday dismissed communist Culture Minister Khagendra Prasain’s bid to sack all seven officials of the Pashupatinath Area Development Trust amidst allegations of ...

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Actress Geeta Basra walks the ramp as showstopper at IIJW

Actress Geeta Basra, who was last seen in 2007 movie “The Train”, made her presence felt when she walked the ramp as the showsotpper for Sangam Chains at the opening day of the second season of the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) Sunday. Dressed in all-red net lehenga and velvet overcoat with a big red bindi, Geeta sported antique gold ...

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No travel curbs on US diplomats: Pakistan

There are no specific travel curbs on US diplomats in Pakistan, the foreign ministry has said. Refuting reports in a section of media, the foreign office spokesperson here said that no US-specific restrictions have been applied but clarified there are general guidelines regarding travel for Pakistan-based diplomats, news agency reported Sunday. These guidelines, in place for quite some time, are ...

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