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Patna Metro Rail work starts this year?

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Patna Metro Rail work starts this year?

Patna, (Bihar)  Mar 13 : The Patna Metro rail project will kick off some time this year.  The work on Metro rail project in Patna will begin in 2018-19 financial year, Bihar Urban Development Suresh Kumar Sharma said in the Assembly today. “We expect that we will get the new DPR (detailed project report) in […]

Indian cricket: Shoddy Umpires and Ball Replacement

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Indian cricket: Shoddy Umpires and Ball Replacement

New Delhi, Mar 12 : Seems that standards of Umpires are falling in India, and balls are being replaced, while Ranji trophy captains are saying ‘That’s not cricket’! The BCCI is planning to replace the official kookaburra ball with SG white for India’s limited overs matches at home. The matter was discussed at length during […]

Govt silent on CBFC committee recommendations

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Govt silent on CBFC committee recommendations

Mumbai :Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who headed a committee to take a holistic look at the functioning of the controversy-ridden CBFC, says he is surprised that the government has not yet to responded to the recommendations made by them. “We haven’t heard from the government at all. I am waiting when they will take a […]

Tharoor vs Goswami: it’s game on!

Tharoor vs Goswami: it’s game on!

New Delhi:  Shashi Tharoor and Arnab Goswami  told the Delhi High Court they were willing to step into the witness box to depose in the defamation suit filed by the Congress leader against the journalist and his channel Republic TV (March 7, PTI). The statements were made by their counsel before Justice Manmohan, who sought […]

RBI inspects, fines Axis, IOB millions of rupees!

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RBI inspects, fines Axis, IOB millions of rupees!

Mumbai :The Reserve Bank said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 crore on Axis Bank for violation of NPA classification norms, and Rs 2 crore on Indian Overseas Bank for not complying with the KYC regulations, says a PTI report (March 5). RBI said it had carried out a statutory inspection of private […]

JNU students upset: mess rates up by  100%!

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JNU students upset: mess rates up by 100%!

New Delhi: In yet another controversial move, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has increased its mess rates by 100 per cent, attracting strong reactions from students, says a PTI report. A circular issued by the office of Dean of Students of JNU on February 27 notified revision of charges of mess admission dues, guest and […]

Pakistan PM in Nepal on two day visit

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Pakistan PM in Nepal on two day visit

Kathmandu :Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday was accorded guard of honour at Nepal’s Army Pavilion as he arrived here  on a two-day official visit. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi  arrived  (March 5) on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Nepal’s top leadership as part of his country’s efforts […]

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

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Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Bangladesh protests Burmese force buildup

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Bangladesh protests Burmese force buildup

Dhaka: Bangladesh will send a protest note to Burma (Myanmar) over an increased security presence near a portion of their border where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been sheltering just inside Myanmar, a Bangladesh border guard official said on Thursday. The UN refugee agency has expressed concern that thousands of people staying on the strip […]

Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

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Chapchar Kut is the Buzz in Mizoram!

Aizawl: Mizoram’s most popular and biggest festival, Chapchar Kut began today (March 1) at Lammual or Assam Rifles Ground here with fanfare and cultural fervour. It was the first Chapchar Kut festival ever celebrated for two days with a theme “Sem sem dam dam, ei bil thi thi,” the Mizo saying for “Those who hoard […]

Ranchi schools to submit  RTE Quota details

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Ranchi schools to submit RTE Quota details

Ranchi: Are private schools complying with the 25% quota for underprivileged children? Private schools in Ranchi district have to furnish detailed reports of admissions by March 5. District superintendent of education (DSE) Shivendra Kumar said the purpose of seeking the data was to find out if all schools were following the  RTE guidelines and making […]

Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

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Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

New Delhi, Mar 1 : Delhi High Court is keen to have the district courts pull up their socks, and shape up. Punctuality of judicial officers, working atmosphere, and cleanliness were on their check-list. Several Delhi High Court judges led by Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Gita Mittal today carried out surprise inspection of the six […]