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Price parrots pay for quirk

Price parrots pay for quirk

In the world of exotic caged parrots, money talks before the bird does. The blue eclectus parrot, a breed born out of a rare genetic mutation and priced upwards of Rs 20 lakh for a single bird, is apparently the latest fancy of private collectors in this part of the …

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Scooter rider in stone attack on car

Scooter rider in stone attack on car

Hare Street: A father and daughter driving through Esplanade had the windshield of their car shattered with a stone hurled by a young man from a scooter in what appeared to be an incident of road rage unlike any reported earlier in Calcutta. Titir Banerjee, 40, had little idea what the …

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1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said.They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as 601 pilgrims headed for Baltal base camp covering a 14 km trek, while 1,152 proceeded on 36 km trek …

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IGP(Traffic) Rath in a jam, captured slapping youth

IGP(Traffic) Rath in a jam, captured slapping youth

A video showing Basant Rath, IGP (Traffic), slapping a youth in Srinagar has gone viral on social media. Shot more than two months ago, the video shows Rath hitting and slapping a youth at Lal Chowk following an argument.Politicians have sought the intervention of the Union Home Minister and Jammu …

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DGP vs DGPs: Arora says take to task 1 of 3 proved wrong in court

DGP vs DGPs: Arora says take to task 1 of 3 proved wrong in court

A week before the Punjab and Haryana High Court is scheduled to resume hearing on multiple petitions and investigation reports on the alleged police-smuggler nexus in which one DGP has accused two others of “corruption”, Punjab Police chief, DGP Suresh Arora, on Thursday said the government should set an example …

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8-yr-old back with dad’s ashes from Afghanistan

8-yr-old back with dad’s ashes from Afghanistan

Tearful scences were witnessed at the IGI Airport in New Delhi on Thursday as the ashes of 12 Sikhs and one Hindu man killed in a suicide blast in Jalalabad were brought from Afghanistan by family members and six of the injured for performing the last rites at Kiratpur Sahib …

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Building collapse: 2 more bodies pulled out

Building collapse: 2 more bodies pulled out

Fifth accused arrested; rescue operation likely to end today, says Meerut official The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team on Thursday managed to pull out two more bodies from the rubble of two buildings that collapsed in Greater Noida on Tuesday night, raising the death toll to nine. While, the …

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In Delhi, Swachh focus on public toilets

In Delhi, Swachh focus on public toilets

Only 458 individual toilets built against target of 1.25 lakh due to lack of demand The Swachh Bharat Mission was supposed to build more than 1.25 lakh new toilets in Delhi homes. So far, the National Capital Territory has only built 458 individual household toilets under that scheme, according to …

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Revised proposal for power network improvement submitted

Revised proposal for power network improvement submitted

Kamalakannan says if completed, the ₹983.42-cr. project will reduce T&D losses The Puducherry government has submitted a revised Detailed Project Report to the Centre at ₹983.43 crore for strengthening of transmission and distribution network and solar generation in the Union Territory to meet the increasing power demand. The project cost …

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Puducherry House unanimously adopts resolution seeking statehood

Puducherry House unanimously adopts resolution seeking statehood

Centre treats the UT as a State while allocating funds under GST, points out CM The Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed a government resolution seeking statehood for the Union Territory. Moving the resolution, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said over the years the financial allocation by the Centre to the Union …

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