Mega auction win! Maharashtra fishermen brothers bag whopping Rs 5.5 lakh with one ‘ghol’ fish

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It was a catch worth lakhs of rupees! Two fishermen brothers in Maharashtras Palghar district netted a ghol fish – known for its medicinal value and in high demand in various countries – and sold it for a whopping Rs 5.5 lakh in a mega auction. Mahesh Meher and Bharat Meher, natives of Morbe village in Palghar, set out for …

WATCH: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Ganga river at Haridwar’s Har-ki-Pauri

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The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Ganga river at Haridwars Har-ki-Pauri on Sunday. The ceremony was accomplished by Vajpayees daughter Namita Bhattacharya. During the occasion, several dignitaries were present like Vajpayees granddaughter Niharika, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttar Pradesh Chief …

NRC issue: My heart goes out to those excluded from draft in Assam, says Mamata Banerjee

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On World Humanitarian Day today, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her heart goes out to those left out of the draft National Register of Citizens in Assam, which has excluded nearly 40 lakh people. Describing human rights as one of the basic tenets of the Constitution, Banerjee said those excluded from the NRC have become refugees in their …

China says willing to play ‘constructive role’ in easing relations between India, Pakistan

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China said today it is willing to play a constructive role in easing relations between India and Pakistan as it welcomed the positive remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on improving bilateral ties. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the improvement and development of relations between India and Pakistan are quite important to …

Government likely to conduct survey on accessibility of smart cities to differently-able people

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The central government is likely to conduct a survey and rank 100 smart cities on the aspect of accessibility to the differently-able people or divyang and the poor. After attending an interactive session on Divyang-Friendly Measures and Policy Recommendations for Smart Cities in India, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said Tuesday, May be at some stage.we should …

Kerala gets heavy rains alert again

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Hardly within weeks of surviving its worst rain-fed floods of the century, Kerala has been cautioned of heavy rains in the next three days. Besides IMD (Indian Meteorological Department ) issuing yellow alert on Following warnings from Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (Incois), Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has asked people to be prepared for spring tides …

Delhi weather today: Heavy rains in NCR lead to water-logging in many areas, traffic hit

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Delhi weather today: Heavy rains lashed Delhi and its adjoining areas of Noida and Gurgaon today, disrupting road traffic and paralysing normal life in the National Capital Region. The rains that began in the wee hours of August 28 at around 2 AM, gained momentum by 4 AM and then turned into a heavy downpour from 6 AM to 8 …

Congress accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of ‘misleading’ people on Rafale, demands resignation

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The Congress on Thursday demanded Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamans resignation for allegedly misleading the people on the Rafale deal and said the governments arguments have been demolished by the statement of a former chief of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari cited the remarks of former HAL chief T Suvarna Raju to attack Sitharaman over the …

President Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to India’s first good samaritan bill of Karnataka

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President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a bill, Indias first, which will give legal protection to the good samaritans in Karnataka who help accidents victims with emergency medical care within the golden hour, officials said Sunday. With this, Karnataka has become the first state to give legal protection to good samaritans through a legislation amidst the rising incidents …

BHU on fire! Doctors at Sir Sunderlal Hospital beaten up, police booth, bikes set ablaze after scuffle

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There is heavy police presence at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) based Sir Sunderlal Hospital in Varanasi after a scuffle reportedly broke out between junior doctors and the kin of a patient on Monday night. According to news agency ANI, one person has been taken into custody and the situation is under control at the university campus and hospital. Police …

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje announces a 4-pc reduction in VAT on petrol, diesel

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced a four-per cent reduction in value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel on Sunday, which will reduce their prices by Rs 2.5 per litre in the state. VAT on petrol will be reduced from 30 to 26 per cent and on diesel from 22 to 18 per cent, Raje announced at a public meeting …

PM Narendra Modi stresses on importance of character building

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday emphasised the importance of character building over literacy and called for wholesome education in the country. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence organised by the HRD Ministry. Knowledge and education are not restricted to books. The purpose of education is to enable balanced growth of every …

What Modi achieves outside India, Yogi Adityanath does in state! UP CM completes what Akhilesh, Mayawati couldn’t

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a record of sorts by visiting over 50 countries since coming to power in 2014. Right now, he is on a historic visit to Rwanda, an East African nation. This is the first time when an Indian Prime Minister is visiting Rwanda, which is considered an important gateway for India to Eastern Africa. India …

AAP to submit 10 lakh letters to PM Narendra Modi demanding full statehood for Delhi

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AAP legislators led by party leader Gopal Rai today went to submit over 10 lakh letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand full statehood for the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party had started a signature campaign in July seeking public support on the same. The MLAs along with other party leaders assembled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals residence …

Govt to launch initiatives under Swachh Bharat

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Housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri will on Friday launch a slew of initiatives under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and Swachh Survekshan 2019. Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the Swachh Bharat Mission has resulted in remarkable progress in cleanliness and sanitation. According to the government, under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), urban areas of …

Tragedy of the BJP, according to Arun Jaitley: ‘Had our fair share of career nationalists’

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday came out all guns blazing against senior BJP leaders who have now turned its fiercest critics. In a veiled attack on Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha for their criticism of the Rafale deal with France, Jaitley said that tragedy with the party is that a number of political leaders turned nationalist only to …

Karunanidhi health update: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan visits Kauvery hospital in Chennai, says DMK president’s condition is improving

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DMK president M Karunanidhis health is improving, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today after he met the veteran Dravidian leaders family members at a hospital here to enquire about his health. Vijayan told reporters he met Karunanidhis son and the partys working president M K Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi, besides others family members and DMK leaders. They all informed …

Pakistan has a long-term plan to destroy our youth: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

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Pakistan was trying to destroy Indias youth, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said Saturday, alleging that the neighbouring country was flooding the state with drugs to force drop their enrolment in the Indian Army. Addressing the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Singh joined the chief ministers of Karnataka and Maharashtra in addressing the burning issues in their states. We have …

Adityanath’s Bakarid missive: No animal sacrifice in open, no blood in drains

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi has instructed police officials to ensure that no animal is sacrificed in the open during the celebrations of the upcoming Islamic festival of Bakarid. The chief minister has also asked the administration to ensure that blood and offal is not dumped in the open. The chief minister issued these instructions while speaking to police …

Kerala nun rape case: High Court expresses satisfaction over police probe

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The Kerala High Court Thursday expressed satisfaction over the police investigation in the case of alleged rape of a nun by a Roman Catholic bishop. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and A K Jayasankaran Nambiar was considering three separate petitions alleging that the police investigation in the case against Jalandhar diocese Bishop Franco Mulakkal was ineffective. One …