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Accused denied bail in Konark temple case

Accused denied bail in Konark temple case

He was held for derogatory remarks The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a plea for anticipatory bail made by commentator Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, days after his derogatory tweets on Odisha’s Konark temple and Odia culture triggered a storm of protests in the State Assembly and outside. A three-judge Bench, led by …

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Seven Rohingya men handed over to Myanmar

Seven Rohingya men handed over to Myanmar

The deportation from the immigration point at Moreh Gate No 2 took place at 1 p.m. soon after the Supreme Court rejected the plea to intervene in the case. Seven Rohingya Muslim men, arrested in 2012 for illegally entering Assam, were on Thursday officially handed over to Myanmar authorities at …

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Mutated virus may have killed Gir lions

Mutated virus may have killed Gir lions

First time in many years that so many deaths have been attributed to a virus While Gujarat officials are grappling with the death of 21 lions in the last month, wildlife experts say that more than the numbers it’s the fear of a mutation in a virus as the likely cause of …

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BSP move may change political equations

BSP move may change political equations

Experts say prospects of both BJP and Congress in Rajasthan will be hit The Bahujan Samaj Party’s decision not to enter into an alliance with the Congress in the upcoming Assembly elections may have an impact in over 50 seats in Rajasthan with a significant Dalit population. According to experts, …

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KCR assails TDP, Congress tie-up

KCR assails TDP, Congress tie-up

‘Congress breathless after dissolution of Assembly’ Caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao went all out against the Congress and Telugu Desam, particularly the latter party’s president N. Chandrababu Naidu, in deriding their alliance for the coming elections. Calling Mr. Naidu names, Mr. Rao also sought to put to shame the …

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Work on to make Kaleshwaram partly functional soon

Work on to make Kaleshwaram partly functional soon

Project authorities plan to take water from Yellmapally to Mid Manair soon After missing the July 2018 deadline to make the Kaleshwaram irrigation project functional at least partly, first due to the delays induced by cases in courts and green tribunal in getting vital clearances and later due to rains, …

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Study land use in Wayanad: Panel

Study land use in Wayanad: Panel

Says buildings, mining in eco-fragile areas cause calamities S. Sarma, MLA and Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Estimates, has said that the panel will recommend to the government to conduct a comprehensive and scientific study on land use in the district. Speaking after attending a review meeting here on …

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Low pressure to trigger heavy rainfall in Kerala

Low pressure to trigger heavy rainfall in Kerala

Red alert sounded for Malappuram, Idukki on Sunday With an intense low pressure system brewing over the southeast Arabian Sea, the State government has stepped up disaster preparedness at the district level even as the India Met Department (IMD) forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in the State over the …

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South, coastal Karnataka to see heavy rains for next 5 days

South, coastal Karnataka to see heavy rains for next 5 days

Rainfall alert owing to two depressions in the region Heavy rains are likely to lash south and coastal Karnataka for the next five days. Fishermen have been advised not to enter the sea from Friday until further notice. The Meteorological Centre, Bengaluru, has issued heavy rainfall alert for Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, …

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Bengaluru’s Deputy Mayor Ramila Umashankar dies

Bengaluru’s Deputy Mayor Ramila Umashankar dies

She took charge as Deputy Mayor on October 3, 2018. Deputy Mayor Bengaluru R. Ramila Umashankar, 44, died of a massive cardiac arrest on Friday, October 5, 2018. A first time councillor from Kaveripura ward in Govindaraj Nagar assembly constituency, she was elected as deputy mayor on September 28, exactly …

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