Sanjesh Kumar

Power infrastructure upgrade work in full swing

Power infrastructure upgrade work in full swing

200 new transformers are being installed under a Centrally-sponsored scheme The Electricity Department has initiated a slew of works to upgrade power distribution infrastructure in the urban areas of Puducherry. Utilising the funds allocated by the Union Government for the power sector, the department has started installing new transformers and replacing …

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Kiran Bedi returns CM’s letter saying it was ‘rude’

Kiran Bedi returns CM’s letter saying it was ‘rude’

Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi has returned a letter from Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy charging her with violating “the spirit of the oath of secrecy” as it was “impolite” in tone. Mr. Narayanasamy had, while addressing the media the other day, shared copies of his letter in which he took exception …

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Bakri Eid: Trust challenges BMC notice allowing animal slaughter

Bakri Eid: Trust challenges BMC notice allowing animal slaughter

Civic body gave permission to kill outside Deonar abattoir A trust has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the notice issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on July 24 granting permission to slaughter sheep and goats outside the Deonar abattoir ahead of Bakri Eid. Vinod Jain, …

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Mumbai ranked third, Navi Mumbai one step ahead

Mumbai ranked third, Navi Mumbai one step ahead

Ease of Living Index gives thumbs up to Mumbai in public open spaces, mixed land use, compactness, but residents find the rankings surprising Mumbai has ranked first among mega cities in the Ease of Living Index 2018. In the overall ranking, the city has come third among 111 cities, only behind …

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Will continue to raise questions, says Umar Khalid

Will continue to raise questions, says Umar Khalid

Speaks to media soon after the attack; slams propaganda campaign and branding anybody anti-national Speaking to the media immediately after he was attacked by an unidentified man, wielding a gun, JNU student Umar Khalid said that over the past two years, a hateful, disinformation, propaganda campaign was being spread by certain …

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Obituary: In politics, Somnath Chatterjee was acceptable to all

Obituary: In politics, Somnath Chatterjee was acceptable to all

In an interview, Mr. Chatterjee had said he could not be a “die hard” Communist in “style of living, thinking or targeting some A, B or C” or his political rivals. Born in the family of jurist and parliamentarians, the former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee had learnt complex ropes …

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill, ‘in hospice care’

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill, ‘in hospice care’

Ms. Franklin has cemented her place in American music history with her powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves. In her decades-long career, her hits spanned the genres, from soul to R&B, gospel and pop. Music legend Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and reportedly receiving hospice care, friends of …

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Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will,” Mr. Trump said in a stream of angry tweets. President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman …

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Gopi expects a better medal haul

Gopi expects a better medal haul

Hopes to carry confidence from World championships into the Asiad Chief national coach P. Gopi Chand hopes to have many moments to celebrate in the Jakarta Asian Games starting next week. Speaking at the send-off ceremony for the 20-member Indian badminton contingent here on Monday night, Gopi said the team would …

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Yet again, India’s batting fails under tough examination

Yet again, India’s batting fails under tough examination

No excuse for the lack of fight batsmen showed, their inability to bat with patience in testing circumstances There was none of the usual defiance about Virat Kohli when he turned up for his post-match press-conference on Sunday. Instead, he appeared wounded and disappointed, accepting with a shrug of the …

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