agra

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20-yr-old
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20-yr-old Dalit girl gang-raped, hanged in Etah

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: Agra: A 20-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by miscreants belonging to an upper caste in Jalesar area of Etah district on Friday. The accused are believed to have hanged the body from a tree after the murder to make it appear like a suicide, according to police sources. According to police, the incident took place in the wee hours of Friday in Sikandarpur Madhi village in Jalesar when the four men dragged the girl out of her house to a field and raped her, and then strangled her to death. (Read Full Coverage)

ahmedabad

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Women-only
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Women-only tours top on operators` mind

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: For, city based travel companies are offering travel opportunities, which blend history, music, art, nature with luxury and shopping as part of women-only packages. Travel operators are seeing enquiries for women-only group tours from women who neither want to travel solo nor with their family. Considering the demand for women-only trips, some travel operators like Thomas Cook are serving a bonding experience through unique mother-daughter programmes, best-friend-forever trips as also kitty-party fun tours. (Read Full Coverage)

allahabad

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Lichchavi

Lichchavi passengers looted near Manauri

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The dacoits looted cash, mobile phones and gold jewellery after assaulting eight passengers. Three teams have been formed to arrest the dacoits. When the train crossed Manauri railway crossing, they and four others locked the gates of the coach and started threatening, assaulting and looting passengers. (Read Full Coverage)

aurangabad

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Lack

Lack of manpower plagues GMCH again

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The GMCH has a waiting of two to three months for angiography test. The GMCH gave him an appointment date for angiography test for June 9. The patient, a labourer by profession, said that since he cannot afford getting his angiography done in a private hospital he will have to wait for three months and bear the pain. (Read Full Coverage)

bangalore

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bhopal

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Bhopal

Bhopal Van Vihar park officials face tough time to feed ageing King Cobra

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The officials of Bhopal`s Van Vihar National Park’s snake park are facing a strange challenge to ensure regular supply of small rat snakes to feed a 17-year-old king cobra. When it lost its second fang, it could no longer eat large rat snakes. Veterinary doctor at the park, Atul Gupta, who treated the snake and administered glucose to it, said, “A king cobras normally live up to 20 to 22 years. (Read Full Coverage)

Tremor

Tremor felt in Bhubaneswar

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: In Bhubaneswar, residents of multi-storied apartments were seen rushing out and standing in the scorching sun as they felt the jolt around 11.45 am. Employees of the state secretariat, Idco Tower and many high-rises had come out after experiencing the shock. Deputy relief commissioner Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra said no loss of life or property was reported from any parts of the state though the tremors were felt twice in many parts. (Read Full Coverage)

chandigarh

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HC
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HC vacates stay against 180-day maternity leave to SSA teachers

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: Another division bench had granted the interim stay in July 2013 after the SSAA had challenged the single-judge order that had given these teachers as much maternity leave as contractual teachers in the education department enjoyed. Written in March 2013, the letter talks of similar service conditions in the SSAA and the education department. The counsel for the teachers had argued that once they were entitled to parity in the matter of service conditions with the education department teachers, they would be entitled to 180-day maternity leave obviously. (Read Full Coverage)

chennai

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Sealing

Sealing a deal over chat

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: Cloud-based Freshdesk based in Chennai has shown that some million dollar agreements can be pulled off easily over on chats than during face-to-face conversation. The same trio of investors put $31 million into the company a few months back.  “For us it really worked well because both of us know each other very well,” says Mathrubootham. (Read Full Coverage)

coimbatore

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Accident

Accident in Palladam : Six died on the spot

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: They asked for a vehicle from Ooty to go to kodaikanal for a trip which was brought by the driver Mohan, age 27. On the way to Kodaikanal, near Professional college in Palladam, their vehicle met with an accident with a parcel lorry and all the six died on the spot. The couples reached Coimbatore in train from Chattisgarh early on Saturday. (Read Full Coverage)

delhi

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AAP

AAP govt to name farmer scheme after Gajendra

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: According to Singh, Gajendra’s family has demanded martyr’s status for him and a government job to his kin. Following which, Mr. Kejriwal called Gajendra’s brother and accepted both the demands made by the family. The Chief Minister promised to provide a job to any child of the family after he or she attains the age of 18. (Read Full Coverage)

dehradun

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Forgotten

Forgotten villages to get tourism boost

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: Convinced that heritage sells and to encourage rural tourism, the culture department has selected 48 houses in six villages of Dharchula tehsil of Pithoragarh district, which will be developed as homestays, souvenir shops or heritage hotels. The villages to be upgraded include Naplachun, Kuti, Garbyang, Nabi, Rongkang and Gunji. The move aims to restore the traditional houses, having delicate carvings of wood work, where tourists can seek newness in nostalgia. (Read Full Coverage)

goa

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NGT

NGT directs status quo on felling of trees

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The bench also directed the department to consider the applicants` representation not to allow felling of trees at the site. The appellants approached NGT after they learnt of the forest department`s issuance of permission to the project promoters to fell 155 trees in an area that had been already identified for protection as a private forest by a government-appointed expert committee. The appellants expressed shock that permission was given despite the committee`s conclusive finding that it is a forest area. (Read Full Coverage)

gurgaon

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Showbiz

Showbiz glam at this glittery do

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: After the hard work that went into the launch of the brand Sunar, the founding team hosted a grand party to celebrate their success. Sharmila Tagore and her daughter Soha Ali Khan were present at the store launch, and for those who missed it, a video presentation of the brand, it`s store and values was shown. The entertaining music and dance performances gave the guests a chance to let down their hair and unwind after a busy day at the store. (Read Full Coverage)

guwahati

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Buildings

Buildings develop cracks in Assam

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: Though there were no major damages, many buildings minor developed cracks in Guwahati and Bongaigaon in Assam. Guwahati is a city of over eleven lakh population and located in the seismically most active zone V. People ran out of their homes in Guwahati city as the earthquake was felt for about two minutes. (Read Full Coverage)

hyderabad

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indore

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MPPEB

MPPEB scam: ‘Original’  files nailing Chouhan forged, says court

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: In fact, the SIT – in a report submitted to the high court on April 22 –held that the pen drive provided by the whistleblower contained forged excel sheets. The court endorsed the SIT report on Friday.     On April 16, the high court had directed the SIT to get the information contained in the pen drive verified, and submit a copy of the forensic /cyber expert’s opinion. (Read Full Coverage)

jaipur

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Farmer

Farmer suicides: Relatives allege cover up

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: Vinod, the brother of Titu Jat, who hanged himself on Thursday, alleged Bharatpur police were giving more importance to rumours to cover up the issue despite evidence suggesting he killed himself over crop loss. 50 lakh loan and went broke after his crops were damaged. He said there were rumours that he had a fight with his brother because crops were not good. (Read Full Coverage)

jammu

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kanpur

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kashmir

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Centre

Centre takes note of Narbal killing

Fri,24 Apr 2015

Summary: He said that such incidents derail the prevailing peaceful environment of Kashmir. “We have asked the state government not to allow anybody to disrupt the peaceful environment,” he said. “Kashmir is comparatively free of major law and order/civil disturbances for past two years,” he said adding that such incidents could lead to disturbance. (Read Full Coverage)

kochi

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kolkata

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RBI

RBI should look into interest rates: Sinha

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: “RBI is a very professional data-driven organisation and they would obviously look at the facts before taking any decision,” the minister told reporters, when asked specifically whether the central bank should cut rates. Referring to branching out public debt management from the ambit of the RBI, Sinha said there had been a lot of resistance from the officers and employees of the central bank. Even the RBI Governor feels strongly about creation of a separate public debt management body,” Sinha added. (Read Full Coverage)

kozhikode

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His

His love for music found voice in words

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: Madhavan, who died here on Thursday at the age of 73, was an author who penned scholarly books on music, especially the classical variety. After his retirement, he devoted his life to his biggest passion — music. Researching and writing on music was what he enjoyed most. (Read Full Coverage)

lucknow

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26

26 years after notification, UP ready to accept documents in second official language Urdu

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The government offices in Uttar Pradesh will now accept the letters and applications from public in Urdu and also reply the applicants in the same language. The state government has now directed all districts authorities and head of departments to ensure that Urdu is used as second official language in government functioning without any laxity. The language department has issued the directives in this regard referring Supreme Court’s 2014 order upholding the declaration of Urdu as the second official language in UP. (Read Full Coverage)

madurai

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mangalore

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Tremors

Tremors trigger anxiety in coastal Karnataka

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The tremors lasted for about 30 seconds at Bavuta Gudde in the heart of Mangaluru. An employee in a shopping complex in the locality said that chairs and other furniture in the office slightly rattled for a while. This also led to many employees rushing out of the complex in anxiety. (Read Full Coverage)

mumbai

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Ex
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Ex clerk dupes widow in CM`s name

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: Dilip Shirke (43) who has been booked under the various IPC sections of forgery, breach of trust and cheating has been handed over to the Marine Drive police for further investigation. Complainant is a 60 year old widow who grand daughter had met with an road accident. She had spend around Rs 8 lakhs in her grand daughter`s treatment. (Read Full Coverage)

mysore

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‘Govt

‘Govt must ensure welfare of tribals’

Tue,31 Mar 2015

Summary: Child and women mortality and illiteracy continue to dog tribal families. There is a need for qualitative research to address the problems of tribals and to know their requirements. Earlier in the day, the event was inaugurated by T Subramanyam Naidu, professor of anthropology department, Pondichery University. (Read Full Coverage)

nagpur

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KBC

KBC contestant farm widow wins panchayat poll

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: NAGPUR: Six years back, her world collapsed when her husband committed suicide due to crop failure and mounting debts from the bank and money lenders. At the tender age of 25, Aparna Malikar from Vara-Kawtha in Pandharkawda town of Yavatmal was left to fend for herself and two kids with debts to pay off. On Thursday, she was on cloud nine after being declared the winner of the gram panchayat polls at her native place on a BJP ticket. (Read Full Coverage)

noida

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After

After crash, new fork-lifts, ambulances for e-way

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: In Friday`s meeting, they also decided that in future, police will follow several strict measures after any e-way accident. Raman said Authority officials will have to put in place all the measures discussed, in the next 10 days. The cops were diverting traffic around an area on the expressway where a lorry loaded with sand had turned turtle. (Read Full Coverage)

patna

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Nitish
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Nitish visits Patnaites in parks

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday chaired an emergency high-level meeting to take stock of the loss of life and property in the state following the earthquake which hit Nepal and several states of India. People should remain alert but calm and not be affected by any rumour. The CM said nine out of 94 grids in Bihar were affected due to the earthquake and seven of them were restored by the evening. (Read Full Coverage)

pune

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Man

Man asks woman to carry baby girl, disappears

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The man, who was well-dressed and spoke English, requested her to hold the baby till he got his car which he claimed he had parked some distance away. When the woman agreed, the man went away, never to return. The 35-year-old woman and her mother waited for the man for some time before looking for him in all the parking areas on the road. (Read Full Coverage)

raipur

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Introduce
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Introduce education on citizenship, says Kiran Bedi

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: Parents in some countries do it because there are hefty fines for any violation of civil behaviour. Stressing the need to develop leadership at an early age, Kiran Bedi said family has a vital role to play so as the schools. Speaking about the challenges she faced and secrets of her success as a tennis player and later as first women IPS officer, Bedi said students have to take up responsibilities as a sense of higher purpose of achievement of life and to be of value to the society and the nation. (Read Full Coverage)

ranchi

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5.3

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Jharkhand

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The first tremor was felt at 11:43am and the earth quaked again at 12:20pm creating panic among people. Pandey said no report of injury or casualty has been reported from any part of the state so far. The first tremor lasting for around 30 seconds terrified people who ran out of hospitals, collages, apartments, shopping malls and residential buildings to gather in the open. (Read Full Coverage)

srinagar

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Traffic

Traffic jams give tough time to commuters in LalChowk

Fri,24 Apr 2015

Summary: Srinagar, Apr 24: With authorities failing to streamline traffic in commercial hub LalChowk, commuters on Friday faced a tough time due to traffic jams for many hours. Commuters faced problems as they were stuck for hours in traffic jams from GhantaGhar to Regal Chowk stretch. The problem was compounded due to absence of traffic policemen along the busy stretch. (Read Full Coverage)

vadodara

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varanasi

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