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  • Senior officers Amin, Barot resign from Gujarat police

    Senior officers Amin, Barot resign from Gujarat police

    In Gujarat, the Superintendent of Police in Tapi district NK Amin and Railway Police Officer Tarun Barot have resigned from their post. This was confirmed by Director General of Police Geetha Johri in Gandhinagar. She said that the two officers have put in their papers today. Both officers ...

    TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death

    TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa

    Tamil Nadu government has decided to form an inquiry commission to probe the death of former chief minister and AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa. In a statement in Chennai, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy said the commission would be headed by a retired High Court judge. In another signif...

    Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi taken to hospital

    Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi taken to hospital

    Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, held under house arrest since 2011, has been admitted to hospital a day after he began a hunger strike. Mr. Karroubi had stopped eating yesterday to press the authorities to give him a public trial. Mr Karroubi and fellow reformist Mir Hossein Mousa...

    Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness over Sierra Leone

    Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness over Sierra Leone

    Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her sadness over flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone that have killed more than 400 people. The monarch, in a message to President Ernest Bai Koroma released today, said she and Prince Philip are deeply saddened to learn of the landslides in the capital, ...

    Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj

    Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj

    Saudi Arabia will open its border with Qatar to allow Muslim pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj in Mecca beginning this month. The announcement came after the first high-level meeting between the neighbours since Saudi Arabia and three other states cut all links in June. They accuse Qatar of...

    Rajnath Singh compliments PM for giving Mantras of Governance in his Independence Day address

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in his blog titled 'Decoding Prime Minister's Independence Day Speech' has said we are in an era distinctively different on every aspect of national life and Prime Minister's address reflected this spirit. Mentioning PM's reference to freedom struggle, Mr S...

    Government's Make in India programme has failed, alleges Rahul Gandhi

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    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that government's make in India programme has failed. Speaking at Sanjhi Virasat Bachao' event in New Delhi, Mr Gandhi claimed that unemployment is highest in the last eight years. He said, BJP did not keep promise of bringing back black mon...

    BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for his remark on Judiciary and Media

    BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for his remark on Judiciary and Media

    BJP today slammed Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Judiciary and Media. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, senior party leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, Rahul Gandhi should not drag judiciary into any issue. He said, Mr Gandhi's remarks are more of a political cry. Mr Pra...

    1300 flood-affected people rescued in various states: NDRF

    1300 flood-affected people rescued in various states: NDRF

    The National Disaster Response Force, NDRF has so far evacuated 35 thousand people and rescued over 13 hundred people from the flood affected areas of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. In a press release, the NDRF said its 119 flood rescue teams comprising trained and dedicated r...

    Apex court reserves order on bail plea of Malegaon blasts accused Lt Col Purohit

    Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit seeking interim bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. A bench of Justices RK Agrawal and AM Sapre said it will pass an order on the plea. During the hearing, senior advocate Harish Salve, appeari...

    Defence ministry clears proposal to procure six Apache attack helicopters for Army

    Defence Ministry has cleared a proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army. The acquisition of the helicopters, equipment and training will cost four thousand 168 crore rupees. Sources said, the decision was taken in Defence Acquisition Council meeting chaired by Defence Minist...

    SC orders Rs 10 lakh compensation to destitute woman not allowed to abort her 26-week pregnancy

    SC orders Rs 10 lakh compensation to destitute woman not allowed to abort her 26-week pregnancy

    Supreme Court today directed the Bihar government to pay 10 lakh rupees compensation to a destitute woman who was allegedly raped and not allowed to abort her 26-week pregnancy after a medical board's opinion. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said it has passed a slew of directions and ...

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