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Serial blasts by militants in Assam

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GUWAHATI, : Serial blasts by anti-talk ULFA (Independent) shook upper Assam today as the State was celebrating Republic Day amid tight security. Bombs were detonated in Charaidow, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, police said. There was, however, no report of any casualty or damage to property in the blasts. The improvised explosive devices (IED) were of low intensity and exploded to register ...

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Bengaluru molestation: Police finds ‘credible evidence,’ registers FIR

Three days after the New Year eve revelry turned into a nightmare for several women who were allegedly molested at a large gathering in city’s downtown area, police today claimed to have found “credible” evidence of molestation and have registered an FIR. As the incidents drew widespread outrage with no action from the police, Bengaluru’s new Commissioner of Police, Praveen ...

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After 11 years of hospital stay, conjoined twins get a home

Veena-Vani, the conjoined twins, on Sunday bade a tearful adieu to Niloufer Hospital at Red Hills, where they had been staying for over 11 years as they were shifted to  State Home at SR Nagar in the city. The twins were quick to adapt to their new home and surroundings and already started making friends. “The hospital had been my ...

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Chennai passport office to hasten police verification, launch app

During 2016, the regional passport office in Chennai processed 4.26 lakh applications and issued 4.15 lakh passports. The pending passports will be issued based on new passport rules announced by the Ministry of External affairs on December 23, according to PK Ashok Babu, Regional Passport Officer, Chennai. Three Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) in Chennai processed 2,500 applications a day. To ...

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Fuel prices hiked again

Petrol, diesel, LPG, ATF and kerosene price were hiked over the weekend as a trickle down effect of volatile crude oil prices. Indian Oil, the country’s largest fuel retailer, hiked petrol price by ₹1.29/litre and Diesel price by ₹0.97/litre. The retail price of petrol is now ₹70.60/litre while diesel is ₹57.82 in Delhi. The price of a subsidised 14.2-kg cylinder ...

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Back to war as Akhilesh seizes party’s reins from Mulayam

Named SP chief, makes father ‘supreme patron’; Mulayam again expels Ram Gopal  THE bitter fight within the Samajwadi Party worsened on Sunday with the special national convention of party delegates called by general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav here appointing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the SP national president in place of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. The SP ...

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Fake coins: North India mastermind Sweekar Luthra held in Delhi

One of the two suspected masterminds behind the fake coin racket in north India was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell late Monday night. Sweekar Luthra, 39, is accused of having minted fake coins with face value of crores by setting up units in Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan. Police said Sweekar had been using a phone number from Thailand ...

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December 30 here, what will you do: Opposition to PM Modi

Rahul played down cracks in the Opposition unity, saying parties have “local compulsions”.  The divide in the Opposition ranks notwithstanding, Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee launched a frontal assault Tuesday on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the West Bengal Chief Minister demanding that the Prime Minister and his government resign if the cash crunch does not ease after December 30, ...

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