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Diwali gets noisier, more polluted despite SC curbs

Diwali gets noisier, more polluted despite SC curbs

Comparative analysis by Delhi Environment Department shows peaks for particulate pollution were higher this year compared to Diwali 2017 Pollution in Delhi reached hazardous levels on Diwali and Thursday morning as the Supreme Court order restricting the use of firecrackers was violated across the city. A comparative analysis by the …

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US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet with their counterparts Yang Jiechi and Wei Fenghe at the State Department. Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs will be meeting in Washington on Friday, looking to tamp down …

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US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

The move was spurred in part by caravans of Central American migrants slowly moving north on foot, but will apply to anyone caught crossing illegally, officials said. The Trump administration said on Thursday it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers …

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GST refunds of ₹82,775 cr. cleared

GST refunds of ₹82,775 cr. cleared

The Finance Ministry said that GST refunds of ₹82,775 crore to exporters has been cleared as on October 31, which is 93.8% of the total such claims. The Ministry said ₹5,400 crore worth GST refunds were still pending with the government and being “expeditiously processed.” “As on October 31, 2018, …

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It’s faith versus tribal identity in western Madhya Pradesh

It’s faith versus tribal identity in western Madhya Pradesh

The Church and the RSS vie for Bhils’ faith; JAYS eyes political autonomy. The Catholic Mission School, the most reputed educational institution in this small town dominated by the Bhil tribe in western Madhya Pradesh, stands adjacent to the bus stand, named after freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. Behind the school and the …

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In a run-up to polls, cash worth ₹7.51 crore seized

In a run-up to polls, cash worth ₹7.51 crore seized

In one of the biggest cash seizures in the State since the model code of conduct came into force, the Hyderabad police seized ₹7.51 crore of unaccounted hawala cash from four persons in three different locations in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Vehicle intercepted On a tip-off, the sleuths of Commissioner’s task …

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Naidu, TDP working against interests of Telangana: TRS

Naidu, TDP working against interests of Telangana: TRS

Telangana people have strong objection to TDP in poll fray, says Harish Rao Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader T. Harish Rao has said that Telangana people have strong objection to Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which is in power in Andhra Pradesh, entering the electoral fray in the State as it …

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Sabarimala agitation unjustifiable, says HC

Sabarimala agitation unjustifiable, says HC

Dismisses bail plea of lawyer accused of violence The High Court on Thursday turned down the bail plea of High Court lawyer Govindh Madhusoodhanan who was arrested in connection with the incidents at Nilackal against the entry of women to Sabarimala. The bail petition was dismissed by Justice Sunil Thomas …

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Moothedath HSS team lifts title

Kannur round of The Hindu Academic Pentathlon The team from Moothedath Higher Secondary School, Taliparamba, won the first prize at the Kannur edition of The Media Academic Pentathlon held here on Thursday. The 10-member team emerged winners by scoring 85 points at the event organised by The Hindu Future India Club in …

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Srirangapatna remains calm ahead of Tipu Jayanti

Srirangapatna remains calm ahead of Tipu Jayanti

Police warn of action against troublemakers An unusual calm prevails across Srirangapatna, the land of Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali. The town, on the banks of the Cauvery, has been gearing up for the celebration of the birth anniversary of Tipu. The historical ‘fort town’ Srirangapatna, which witnessed …

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