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CBI arrests four for defence canteen racket

The CBI has arrested four people and busted a corruption racket involving officials of the canteen stores department (CSD) of the defence ministry and a private company, an official said here Saturday. Bikas Ranjan Daschaudhary, joint general manager, CSD Mumbai, was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs.1.25 lakh from officials of private company Sankalp Consumer Products Pvt Ltd. Three ...

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Reactor pressure vessel inspected at Kudankulam

Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) Saturday commenced the pre-service inspection of the reactor pressure vessel of the first 1,000 MW reactor at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), a senior official said. “We started the pre-service inspection the reactor pressure vessel. The inspection would take around 10-12 days to get over. The inspection would ...

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Teenaged girl raped, friend molested in West Bengal

A teenaged girl from Jharkhand was gangraped at a railway station in West Bengal’s Birbhum district Saturday, police said. Another girl was molested. The victim, a resident of Dumka district was sexually assaulted at the Rampurhat railway station. She had taken shelter in the waiting room with another girl. The girl accompanying the victim had gone out of the waiting ...

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Eight killed in China road accident

At least eight people, including three toddlers, were killed in China Saturday after their taxi crashed into a tanker in Sichuan province. The accident occurred when a taxi carrying eight people collided head-on with a tanker on a highway in Guangan city, according to the provincial work safety department. All the taxi’s occupants, including the toddlers, died on the spot. ...

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Congress walks out of UP assembly after dig against N.D. Tiwari

Congress members walked out of the Uttar Pradesh assembly Saturday after a tiff with legislators of the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) when Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan made some remarks against former chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari. The fight broke out when Congress leader Pramod Tiwari requested, during a cut motion on the housing budget, that the state government should ...

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Flood situation improves in Assam, Sonia to visit Monday

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will visit the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a senior party leader said Saturday. “Sonia Gandhi will reach the state Monday with a day-long schedule to take stock of the flood situation in Assam. She is also likely to make an aerial visit to the flood-affected areas of the state before leaving for Delhi the same ...

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Caste council in Rajasthan ostracises 40 Dalit families

A caste council in a village in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district ordered residents to ostracize 40 Dalit families when one of them disobeyed its dictat to stop constructing a new house, police said. According to police, the incident took place Cheepala village in Udaipur district, some 400 km from Jaipur. “A Dalit family was constructing a house in the village. The ...

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Wimbledon: Errani thrashed by record-breaker Shvedova

Tenth seed Sara Errani crashed out of Wimbledon Saturday against wildcard Yaroslava Shvedova, who became the first player to win every point in a set at the tournament. Shvedova won 6-0, 6-4 and utterly dominated the first set of the third-round match, preventing her Italian opponent from winning even one of the 24 points. The match pitted together two sensations ...

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Lakhs worship at Pandharpur Vithoba temple

Lakhs of devotees Saturday worshipped the famous deity Vithoba, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, at the temple town of Pandharpur. Vithoba is often depicted as a dark young boy, standing arms akimbo on a brick, accompanied by his main consort Rukmini. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and his wife Satyashila performed the maha-puja (grand prayer) at the Vitthal temple here ...

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Vikas Khoker wins MTV Roadies 9

Vikas Khoker of Hyderabad Saturday won season 9 of youth reality show “MTV Roadies” . Khoker defeated 13 contestants including seven women and six men and took away a cheque of Rs. 61,700. Abhishek Shetty, Himani Sharma, Vinay Abhishek, Anirudha Sharma, Arsh Shearif, Taranjeet Kaur, Manali, Diyali Chauhan, Pratima Dagar, Vikas Thokar, Kanak Raju, Khusbhu Patel and Dimpy Yadav were ...

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Islamist Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s president

Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first freely-elected president of Egypt Saturday before the country’s highest court here following his victory in the presidential election caused by Hosni Mubarak’s ouster following a civilian uprising. The former leader of the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood pledged before Egypt’s Supreme Court to defend the country’s republican system, sovereignty, independence and ...

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Migrants causing birth ratio problem in Shanghai

A population and family planning commission in China’s Shanghai city has said most children born outside its family planning policy last year were born to migrants and their preference for boys caused an imbalanced gender ratio. The population commission has said it will enhance cooperation with hometown authorities of migrant people to improve family planning management and continue girl preferential ...

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Bikaner residents block roads to protest murder

Tension prevailed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner town as residents blocked roads, including National Highway 11, to demand the arrest of four men who stabbed to death a man protesting the harassment of a woman, officials said. According to police, 30-year-old Ismail Khan had been forced out of an auto-rickshaw by four people Friday afternoon and then stabbed to death in full ...

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40 crore saplings to be planted in next 8 years: Badal

┬áThe ambitious “Greening Punjab” campaign, to begin Sunday, will see over 40 crore saplings of various trees being planted in various parts of the state in the next eight years, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced Saturday. He said that the Punjab government had set itself a target of planning five crore saplings every year and there would be no ...

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