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6000 railway stations will be WiFi-enabled in next 6 months: Goyal

NEW DELHI , Around 6,000 railway stations will be WiFi-enabled in the next six-eight months, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Smart Railways Conclave organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here, Mr. Goyal said that the railways was focusing on smarter project implementation. “We believe that […]

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India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore this week

Islamabad: India and Pakistan will resume their talks on various aspects of the crucial Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday, the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office. India’s Indus Water Commissioner P K Saxena is expected to reach here today to begin the two-day discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Syed […]

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Govt ignored defence procurement procedure in Rafale deal: Chidambaram

Stepping up attack on the government over the Rafale fighter jet issue, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today accused the Centre of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and “bypassing” several committees to secure the deal. The former finance minister also alleged the Cabinet Committee on Security was not taken into confidence by the government before […]

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BJP-RSS dividing India: Rahul in Germany

While his party binds the people of India, the BJP-RSS divides them and spreads hatred, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said. Addressing the Indian diaspora at a function organised by the Indian Overseas Congress in Berlin last night, he said the Congress’s thought of “unity in diversity” came from the times of Guru Nanak Dev. […]

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Dalit woman dragged by hair, head smashed with stone for not withdrawing complaint

Seoni (MP): A 23-year-old Dalit student was killed in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district on Monday after she was dragged by her hair while on her way to college and her head smashed with a stone by a man who was allegedly putting pressure on her to withdraw the sexual harassment complaint against him, police said. The […]

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2 men get death for raping 8-yr-old girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur

Bhopal: Two men held guilty for raping an eight-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur have been awarded death sentence by a local court. The court, earlier on Tuesday, held the duo — Irfan and Asif — for raping the minor in June this year. The verdict comes in less than two months after the crime took […]

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Woman in 20s burnt to death by lover, his family in Odisha

Rourkela: A woman in her early 20s died of burn injuries after she was allegedly set afire in front of her boyfriend’s house in Rourkela on Friday, police said. Locals found the woman engulfed in flames outside the house of her boyfriend, Amit Yadav, in Bondhamunda locality in Rourkela on Friday morning, police said. They shifted […]

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Kerala floods: Death toll mounts to 324 as rains wreak havoc in God’s own country

Thiruvananthapuram: Savage monsoon continues to wreak havoc on Kerala claiming 324 lives over the last nine days, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Over 2 lakh people have been rendered homeless as Kerala faces its worst flood in 100 years. With the murderous monsoon claiming 106 lives on a single day on Thursday, the state plunged deeper into […]

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Full military honours for Vajpayee as thousands bid adieu to India’s former PM

New Delhi: Thousands – from the Prime Minister to the common man – were by the side of India’s political titan Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday. Many paid tribute to the three-time prime minister in his home in the morning. And many more walked by his side when he was carried in a flower-decked gun carriage […]

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New app to take care of travel plans, medical care of Hajj pilgrims

Mecca: Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites. This year the hajj comes with the ultra-conservative kingdom witnessing an unprecedented pace of change, finally ending a ban on women driving while remaining firm […]

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