Monthly Archives: May 2018

NGT issues notices on plea to halt road through Corbett

NGT issues notices on plea to halt road through Corbett

Will damage the ecosystem and biodiversity: petitioner A plea seeking a stay on the construction of a link road linking Kotdwar to Ramnagar through the Corbett Tiger Reserve has led the National Green Tribunal to seek responses from the Uttarakhand government and the Centre. A Bench headed by NGT acting …

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EC orders repoll at 123 snag-hit booths

EC orders repoll at 123 snag-hit booths

The Election Commission on Tuesday announced fresh polling at 73 booths in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana, 49 in Maharashtra’s Bhandara-Gondia and one polling station in Nagaland parliament constituency, after a large number of VVPAT machines developed glitches during the byelections on Monday. The repoll, for which notifications have been issued in …

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Akhilesh Yadav reiterates demand for paper ballot

Akhilesh Yadav reiterates demand for paper ballot

A day after bypolls, SP chief says the common man no longer trusts EVMs A day after a large number of faulty EVMs and VVPATs were reported during voting for bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday raised the pitch in favour of the restoration of …

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Eatala turns emotional consoling bereaved families

Eatala turns emotional consoling bereaved families

Minister orders police, RTC to inquire into mishap Finance Minister Eatala Rajender turned emotional and tears filled his eyes when one of the victims of the Chenjerla road mishap asked him about the condition of his wife. The Minister went around meeting the bereaved relatives and the injured persons in …

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20 districts in race to get piped gas projects

20 districts in race to get piped gas projects

PNGRB has initiated the bidding round for 174 districts across the country Piped natural gas on tap for households, CNG supplies for automobiles and an assured fuel feedstock availability for industries across as many as 20 districts of Telangana may come true by October 2020 if the City Gas Distribution …

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A seven-decade wait for ‘sarkari motor’

A seven-decade wait for ‘sarkari motor’

This tribal hamlet finally gets officially connected to the world It was like Waiting For Godot for the inhabitants of Aidu Donala Tanda, a small hamlet in Narayanpur mandal of Yadadri-Bhuvangiri district. That was until Tuesday. The habitation of about 200 people got its first road ever and public bus …

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Coastal belt bears brunt of rough sea

Coastal belt bears brunt of rough sea

Hundreds of houses marooned, sea wall collapses The coastal belt in the district has started facing the brunt of rough sea even as monsoon sets in in the State. Eight houses were destroyed at Eriyad. Hundreds of houses have been marooned. Huge tidal waves are lashing the shore between Eriyad …

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Kerala tops CBSE Class X exam

Kerala tops CBSE Class X exam

Thiruvananthapuram region comprising Kerala and Lakshadweep registers 99.6% pass In a stellar performance, a Kochi girl emerged a national topper in the CBSE Class X examinations. Sreelakshmi G. of Bhavan’s Varuna Vidyalaya, Thrikkakara, secured 499 marks out of 500 to share the top spot with three other students – one …

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Hartal peaceful, but unseemly incidents at MCH

Hartal peaceful, but unseemly incidents at MCH

Preliminary postmortem report suggests Kevin’s to be death by drowning The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF), Bharatiya Janata Party, and Dalit organisations in the district passed off peacefully on Tuesday, but the premises of the Government Medical College here witnessed the unedifying spectacle of Communist …

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Hard copies may go as EC looks to simplify electoral roll revision

Hard copies may go as EC looks to simplify electoral roll revision

With several complaints of duplication of names and usage of improper verification methods during electoral roll revisions, especially in Bengaluru, the Election Commission is likely to bring in reforms to allow people to register as voters more easily. In the process, it is likely to do away with the need to provide …

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