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Rise in polio cases in Bihar
Patna: While the campaign against polio moves up to top gear countrywide, Bihar has reported 182 fresh cases this year. According to official statistics compiled by the State Health Department, on an average the debilitating disease struck ...
Prisoner commits suicide in jail
Purnia: An undertrial prisoner committed suicide by hanging himself in Purnia divisional jail in Bihar on Wednesday, official sources said. Ramvilas Rishidev, aged about 40 years, who was lodged in the prison for the last one year in ...
‘Stranded vessel causing loss to fishermen’
PANAJI: The drifting of a vessel to the Miramar–Caranzalem coast near here a few days ago has invited the ire of the local fishing community on the outskirts of the city. The vessel, Andheri Nagari Singapore, a belongs to a local ...
Goa not to issue NoC for small boats
PANAJI: The Goa Captain of Ports has decided to stop accepting fresh applications for issue of new “No Objection Certificates” to small boats less than 15 net tonnes and jet skis for water sports activities on the beaches of Goa ...
Fishing banned on Goa coast
PANAJI: The Goa government on Tuesday imposed a total ban on fishing by mechanised vessels from June 15 to July 31 in the territorial waters of the State. The annual monsoon fishing ban in the coastal State comes into force as per the ...
Gujarat cuts VAT on petrol, diesel and cooking gas
Tax cut will make petrol cheaper by Rs 1.38 per litre
Rohtak top cops transferred
Guilty won’t be spared, says Haryana Chief Minister Hooda
Rape victim cremated
Rohtak: Sarita, the 28-year-old rape victim who committed suicide on Monday after the police failed to take action against the accused, was cremated here on Wednesday. ...
Chinese company gets Himachal road contract
SHIMLA: The Himachal Government has given out a mega contract for road construction worth Rs.1365.435 crore to a Chinese construction company. The foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal in Una on Tuesday. More ...
Demand for CBI inquiry
Ranchi: Social activists, including Magsaysay award winner Aruna Roy, have demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of engineer-turned-social activist Lalit Mehta instead of current CID investigation. Roy, Swami Agnivesh and CPI leader D ...
Chauhan to go to office on bicycle once a week
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has decided to pedal his way to office on bicycle once a week to build up public awareness for the need to cut down on consumption of petrol and force the Central Government to roll ...
Bhopal: In a major administrative reshuffle ahead of Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the State Government here on Wednesday transferred 17 district collectors including that of Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior . ...
Protest against attack on journalists
MUMBAI: Journalists, human rights activists and civil society groups wore black bands across their mouths to stage a silent protest at the Churchgate station against the recent attack on Loksatta editor Kumar Ketkar’s ...
Actress bail plea hearing today
Mumbai: A court here on Wednesday adjourned till Thursday the hearing on the bail plea filed by Marrayya Monica Susayraj, co-accused in the TV production company executive Neeraj Grover murder case. The hearing was adjourned after her ...
Cotton crop in Punjab likely to be bugged this season
PAU has discovered this peculiar insect
Rape victim missing
JAIPUR: A minor Dalit girl, daughter of a poor labourer from Chhanibadi village in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan, who was allegedly gang-raped for several months, has been missing since May 12 when the perpetrators of the crime allegedly ...
Poor to get bank loans at special camps
JAIPUR: The District Industries Centre here will disburse credit cards and loans to poor artisans at special camps to be organised by various banks all over the city till June 21. The loans were sanctioned to the artisans in March this ...
83 villages scarcity-hit
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Government has declared 83 villages in six districts as scarcity-hit in view of the damage caused to rabi crops by hailstorm earlier this year. Recovery of land revenue in these villages has been put off till September ...
Now CM puts the blame on cops
LUCKNOW: After sacking one of her ministers, Jamuna Prasad Nishad, and later ordering his arrest for his alleged involvement in the Maharajganj police station incident, Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday held the police responsible for the ...
Mayawati inducts another Nishad
Replacement for sacked Minister is an MLA from Katehri in Ambedkar Nagar district
DSP arrested on rape charge
Lucknow: A Deputy Superintendent of Police posted at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman, official sources said here on Wednesday. Shivbaran Singh was arrested from Pratapgarh district on Tuesday ...
Allahabad University teacher assaulted
Allahabad: A teacher of Allahabad University was on Tuesday assaulted, had his face blackened and a garland of shoes placed around his neck by students who resented his participation in a meeting relating to holding of examinations in which ...
Rs.84 lakh looted from PNB branch
Purulia: An eight-member gang of armed dacoits allegedly looted Rs.84.15 lakh from a branch of the Punjab National Bank here in the heart of the town on Wednesday morning, police said. The daring heist took place within just 100 metres ...
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