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Breaking Ahmedabad: More cocaine seized after stricter booze law?

Breaking Ahmedabad: More cocaine seized after stricter booze law?

As Gujarat tightens its chokehold on liquor supply, drugs such as cocaine are being squeezed into the state to deliver dry highs. In June last year, the Gujarat government notified a new, more stringent prohibition law, which has provisions for up to ten years’ imprisonment for manufacturing, purchasing, selling, or …

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South Gujarat pounded by heavy rain; four dead

South Gujarat pounded by heavy rain; four dead

SURAT: Heavy rain killed four people and paralyzed train movements on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route apart from flooding low-lying areas and snapping electricity in several districts of south Gujarat on Monday. The stretch from Vadodara to Valsad witnessed heavy rain starting Sunday night. While a 70-year-old identified as Veersinh Vasava died after being …

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Prayers for peace at Baltal base camp

Prayers for peace at Baltal base camp

The Kashmir valley is all set to welcome pilgrims heading for the Amarnath shrine from June 28, when the annual yatra will officially begin.Amid the preparations at the Baltal base camp in the Sonamarg area of Ganderbal, everyone — organisers of community kitchens, local “tentwalas”, security personnel and government officials …

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Guv, Defence Minister review security for Amarnath yatra

Guv, Defence Minister review security for Amarnath yatra

Governor NN Vohra and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reviewed the overall security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir at a high-level meeting here.Sitharaman had done an aerial recce of the Amarnath yatra route, along the Pahalgam axis, and inspected the yatra arrangements at Baltal, before she arrived in Srinagar.She …

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Suicide: Farmers protest, want accused arrested

Suicide: Farmers protest, want accused arrested

Activists of the BKU Ekta Ugrahan laid siege to Rampura police station for the second time on Monday, seeking the arrest of the third accused in a case of abetment of suicide. The farmer, Gursewak Singh, had committed suicide at Lehra Dhurkot village on June 3. In his note, he had …

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Govt schools barred from holding farewell parties

Govt schools barred from holding farewell parties

School farewells are a memorable part of a student’s life, but the Education Department apparently finds such events as a waste of money. It has thus barred government schools from organising farewells for Classes X and XII.A letter in this regard has been sent to district education officers (DEOs), principals …

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Affordable toilets planned for rural poor

Affordable toilets planned for rural poor

Each toilet to cost ₹20,000; govt. to provide ₹12,000, NGO ₹5,000 as subsidy; the rest to be borne by beneficiaries In an effort to help prevent open defecation and to ensure affordable and sustainable sanitation for households in flood-prone areas in Cuddalore district, a non-governmental organisation has come up with …

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‘The life cycle of an idea’ and taking the art to the masses

‘The life cycle of an idea’ and taking the art to the masses

‘The Gentleman’s Enterprise’ serves as a forum to artists to market their art The art exhibition at the Promenade, by the Gentleman’s Enterprise, brings together works of several artists. Three years back in 2015, a bunch of college graduates decided to take forward their art to the reach of thousands …

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Metro Cinemas tree fall leaves man paraplegic

Metro Cinemas tree fall leaves man paraplegic

He ran sandwich stall with father, who died in the mishap Twenty-eight-year-old Santosh Singh, who was injured in Sunday’s tree fall incident near Metro INOX Cinemas, has become paraplegic. Doctors at GT Hospital said Mr. Singh has no sensation in his lower body due to a severe fracture in the …

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Mini landslide buries 11 cars in Wadala; no one injured

Mini landslide buries 11 cars in Wadala; no one injured

Residents of two wings evacuated as precaution; society blames construction work in adjacent plot; builder says damage was caused by heavy rainfall A portion of the compound wall and internal road of Lloyd’s Estate, a housing society in Wadala, collapsed as the underlying soil slipped towards a neighbouring construction pit …

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