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📝FIR filed against AAP MLA on complaint from 🌆Delhi Chief Secretary

Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly roughed up by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Monday, say sources. The AAP has denied the allegations and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sought a report on the alleged attack from Lieutenant …

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No Chinese warship movement detected near crisis-hit Maldives: Indian Navy

No Chinese warship movement has been detected near the crisis-ridden Maldives, Indian Navy sources have said amid reports of Chinese naval movement in the Indian Ocean. “We have a very robust surveillance system in Indian Ocean region, which is supported by mission-based deployment in place since July 2017,” a Navy …

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HRD wants 'proof' of students watching Pariksha Par Charcha

The HRD Ministry reportedly wants photo or video proof from schools across the country that students watched the telecast of PM Narendra Modi's 'Pariksha Par Charcha.' The deadline to submit necessary documents was yesterday. However, a senior official explained schools had been asked for "a routine feedback where no mandatory …

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WB: Woman gang-raped, private parts mutilated with weapons

In a gruesome crime, two men in West Bengal allegedly raped a woman and mutilated her private parts with a metal object. They then dumped the girl aged 19-20 near a bridge in South Dinajpur. When she was found 18 hours later, she was unconscious and her intestines were coming …

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Aadhaar no more mandatory for distribution of ration: Delhi govt

Amid a high voltage drama over an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs, the Delhi government on Tuesday decided against making Aadhaar mandatory for the distribution of ration in the national capital. While addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the decision in …

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Special prayers in Goa temples for CM Manohar Parrikar’s health

Special prayers are being held in several temples across Goa for the speedy recovery of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently undergoing treatment at a Mumbai hospital. Parrikar is being treated at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for pancreatitis since February 15.

Shree Maruti temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman …

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HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

HSBC has posted a pre-tax profit of $17.2bn (£12.3bn) in 2017, saying its focus on Asia was driving growth. The results represent a 141% jump on the $7.1bn profit of the previous year. But that comparison is flattering, given 2016 saw the bank incur a string of …

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Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency

The city of Christchurch and several other districts on New Zealand's South Island have declared a state of emergency after being hit by the remnants of Cyclone Gita. Dozens of schools have been shut and roads closed in the South Island as the storm made landfall on Tuesday. New Zealand's …

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Gujarat 🏣HC Restores Jay Shah Case Gag🤐 Order on the Wire📰

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday allowed the petition moved by Jay Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah, challenging a lower court order that lifted the gag order barring news portal The Wire to write on the “exceptional” increase in his firm’s turnover.

The development now means that …

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'No shoes or socks' ✋ to stop India students from exam cheating❗

Authorities in India's eastern state of Bihar have asked students not to wear shoes or socks to stop them from cheating during exams.

The rule comes into effect on 21 February when roughly 1.8 million 15-year-olds will appear for their final school exam - the class 10 test.

Officials said …

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