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Haryana Roadways employees on 2-day strike against govt’s decision to introduce 700 private buses

CHANDIGARH The Haryana Roadways employees went on a two-day strike on Tuesday to protest the state government’s decision to introduce 700 private buses in the state. Despite the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) being in force, the roadways workers went on strike and staged sit-ins at several depots across the state, including …

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Kohinoor diamond ‘surrendered’ by Maharaja of Lahore to British, not stolen: ASI

NEW DELH The 108-carat Kohinoor diamond was “surrendered” by the Maharaja of Lahore to the Queen of England and “not handed over” to the British nearly 170 years ago, according to an RTI reply. The information was given by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in response to a query by a Ludhiana-based activist, as to whether the …

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WATCH | ‘Mitron, make me chowkidar’: Rahul mimics PM Modi at Madhya Pradesh rally

In a scathing attack, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Morena in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. “When Modiji became the Prime Minister, he said, Mitron….don’t make me PM, make me chowkidar. The chowkidar calls people ‘Mitron’ and to Anil Ambani, he calls Anil bhai. …

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Kanhaiya Kumar supporters clash with locals in his home district of Begusarai; FIR lodged

BEGUSARAI (BIHAR) Two persons were injured and several vehicles were vandalised when supporters of former JNUSU chief Kanhaiya Kumar and local residents came to blows, police said Tuesday. The incident took place Monday night in Bhagwanpur police station area where Kumar had made a brief stopover while returning to his home in Beehat village …

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Absconding industrialist wanted in bank frauds worth Rs 40 crore extradited from Indonesia: CBI

NEW DELHI Absconding industrialist Vinay Mittal, wanted in seven bank fraud cases worth Rs 40 crore, has been extradited to India from Indonesia, officials said Tuesday. His name had figured in the list of prominent fugitive economic offenders of the Government which contained names of Vijay Mallya, Nitin Sandesara, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Jatin …

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Cops in 6 cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, to conduct crime scene videography

NEW DELHI In a giant leap towards digitisation of criminal investigation, police in six major cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, will mandatorily conduct videography of a crime scene, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. Besides Delhi and Mumbai, the other cities where videography of crime scenes would be mandatory are Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chandigarh. The top …

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Pro-Khalistan men looted rifles to kill former CM Badal: UP Police

MUZAFFARNAGAR Three men, who were arrested for allegedly looting police rifles here, were linked to militant group Khalistan Liberation Front and they were planning to attack former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, a senior police official Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh Police Sunday arrested Amrat Singh, Gurjan and Karan Singh, …

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‘BJP ke Mantri se Beti Bachao’: Rahul takes dig at BJP over sexual harassment charges against Ministers

SHEOPUR (MP) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at the BJPs slogan of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” and said it should be “BJP ke Mantri se Beti Bachao”, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his silence over charges of sexual harassment made against his Union Minister M.J.Akbar. …

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‘DIY, ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks a major challenge for India: Rajnath

GURGAON Threats posed by “lone wolf” attackers and “do it yourself’ terrorists are a major challenge for agencies tasked with ensuring security of the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. Addressing commandos of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard on their 34th raising day here, Singh …

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