Monthly Archives: April 2018

Youth hurt in clash dies, Phagwara tense

Youth hurt in clash dies, Phagwara tense

A Dalit youth who was critically injured in a violent clash over the renaming of an NH-1 traffic intersection on April 13 succumbed to  injuries at a Ludhiana hospital early on Sunday.Yashwant Bobby, 19, who had suffered gunshot injuries, died at DMC Hospital around 1.45 am after battling for life …

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States collect Rs 37K-crore labour cess, 75% unspent

States collect Rs 37K-crore labour cess, 75% unspent

The state governments in the country collected more than Rs 37,000 crore as cess for welfare of construction workers over the years. But when it came to its spending, most of the states seem to have shied away.According to an RTI information obtained by a Ropar-based activist, Dinesh Chadha, till …

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Staff strike rocks PTDC boat

Staff strike rocks PTDC boat

Tourism Corporation loses around ₹40-50 lakh as stir enters third day The ongoing strike by the Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) employees is causing huge revenue loss for the Corporation and has virtually crippled the tourism sector in the Union Territory. The strike, which entered the third day, has affected …

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Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi takes back order linking rice to toilets

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi takes back order linking rice to toilets

My aim to end open defecation misread’ Within hours of issuing a controversial direction on Saturday to withhold distribution of free rice to villages that failed to implement the Swachh Bharat Mission, Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi announced that she had withdrawn the decision. Prompted by “anguish” at the poor sanitary conditions …

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Cigarettes at stalls licensed to sell snacks; eight booked

Cigarettes at stalls licensed to sell snacks; eight booked

Tobacco worth ₹41,900 confiscated during joint raid in Vashi Navi Mumbai: Eight people were booked in Vashi on Saturday evening for selling cigarettes in stalls that have licence for running telephone booth and selling snacks. Cigarettes worth ₹41,900 were seized during a raid by the police, Anti-Narcotics Cell, and Sambandh …

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Modi remains silent on issues that really matter, says Sharad Pawar

Modi remains silent on issues that really matter, says Sharad Pawar

The NCP chief says his party is open to joining hands with the Congress Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “remaining silent” on sensitive issues like the gruesome Kathua and Unnao rape incidents. He further censured the ruling BJP government, remarking …

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Trinamool cadres accused of assaulting Opposition candidates

Trinamool cadres accused of assaulting Opposition candidates

Tenders for ₹121-crore project invited; work likely to commence after monsoon Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to construct an additional flyover in Borivali to ease traffic congestion for commuters travelling from Rajendra Nagar to Link Road. It will come up near the existing flyover at Kora Kendra and bypass …

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Trinamool cadres accused of assaulting Opposition candidates

Trinamool cadres accused of assaulting Opposition candidates

A day after she was allegedly abducted in broad daylight by Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadres near her home in the Sagardighi block of Murshidabad district, Hasina Begam is yet to get over the trauma. Ever since she filed her nomination as a zilla parishad (district council) candidate of the CPI …

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U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns over immigration scandal

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns over immigration scandal

Ms. Rudd had faced criticism over the existence of U.K. Home Office deportation targets and her knowledge of them. Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigned on Monday as pressure mounted on her to quit the Cabinet post amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly labelled as …

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