India

Rajnath Singh chairs second meeting of Island Development Agency

New Delhi, November 08, 2017,CNN The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) here today. The Island Development Agency reviewed the concept development plans and detailed master plans for holistic development of 09 islands (four in A&N Islands i.e. Smith, Ross, Long, Avis) and (five in Lakshadweep i.e. Minicoy, Bangaram, Thinnakara, Cheriyam, ...

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Shocking photo shows mother and baby elephant running for their lives after being set on FIRE by an angry mob throwing ‘flaming tar balls and crackers’ in India

A shocking picture showing two elephants running for their lives after being set on fire has won a wildlife photography competition. The photo was taken by Biplab Hazra in the Bankura district of West Bengal, India where unfortunately there is conflict between locals and elephants. The picture won the contest run by Sanctuary wildlife magazine, which said when announcing the award that ...

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Delhi smog to continue for next two days

New Delhi: | 08 Nov 2017 |CNN Kashmir Delhi, and the national capital region (NCR) centred on it, came under a heavy blanket of smog on Tuesday, with air quality reaching “severe” level. The situation is not expected to change for the next two days. On Tuesday evening, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced that primary schools in the national capital ...

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2 kg of gold worth Rs 50 lakh found abandoned on plane seat seized

CNN Nov 08, 2017 08:04 IST Two kg of gold found abandoned in a seat in a Singapore-Chennai Air India flight after its arrival in Madurai on Tuesday, was recovered by customs officials. The value of the seized gold was about Rs 50 lakh, the officials said.They said sanitation staff found the gold abandoned in a seat while cleaning the ...

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India successfully test fires ‘Nirbhay’ missile

Nov 08, 2017 08:56 PM IST | Source: PTI India today successfully test-fired its first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which has 1,000 km operational range and a capacity to carry warheads of up to 300 kg. It was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast. This was the ...

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One year of note ban: The ultra-secret move that no one came to know for several months

Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s announcement of demonetisation on November 8 last year reminded people of the Emergency declared by then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1975. The sudden move reflected the brute power of the state, which had lost its aura during the previous regime of the UPA II due to internal bickering, power plays, rivalries and policy paralysis. Behind the dramatic impact ...

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India will soon make formal request to Malaysia for Zakir Naik’s extradition: MEA

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2017 6:31 pm The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said India will make a formal request to Malaysia for the extradition of Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher and founder of Islamic Research Foundation, news agency PTI reported. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar,  however, maintained that the nature of the request ...

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30 children die in 48 hours at Gorakhpur’s BRD Hospital, six due to encephalitis

New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2017 10:07 pm Child deaths at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur have come back to haunt the Uttar Pradesh government three months after a similar incident created a national uproar. BRD Hospital’s head of department of community medicine Dr DK Srivastava said 30 children died within 48 hours. However, he said, the deaths did not ...

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Cartoonist Bala arrested for criticising Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami, officials

Chennai | Updated: November 5, 2017 10:13 pm G Bala, a freelance cartoonist based in Tirunelveli, has been arrested by Crime Branch wing for a cartoon he posted on social media criticising the district administration and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. One of the most popular cartoonists in the state with over 65,000 followers on Facebook, Bala’s political cartoons discussing various issues ...

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Chennai rains 2017: city survives heavy rainfall, braces for more

NOVEMBER 05, 2017:CNN Raising fears of a repeat of the 2015 rain havoc, rain lashed Chennai and its suburbs from Thursday evening to Friday morning, affecting the life of most of the people. Though intermittent light showers continued Friday evening to Saturday morning, the water receded and normal life continued as authorities and volunteers joined hands to manage the situation. ...

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