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Army soldier who strayed into Pakistan may have crossed LoC knowingly

Preliminary investigations into the circumstances in which the Indian soldier crossed over into Pakistan have revealed that the jawan may have wilfully crossed the Line of Control (LoC) after an altercation with his superiors. India has maintained that Chandu Chavan had ‘inadvertently’ strayed across the LoC. Chavan was found missing from his post in the […]

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BMC polls: Spotted code of conduct being violated? Tell EC on this app

See candidates distributing freebies and cash, promoting themselves through paid news or violating the poll code in any other way? There’s now an app you can use to report it. For the first time, the State Election Commission (SEC) has created a mobile application, Citizen on Portal (COP), to help citizens report violations of the […]

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Republic Day: Delhi turns into a fortress, stray animals too under watch

Every year, Republic Day turns New Delhi into a fortress, with threats of a terrorist attack peak to a frenzy. This time, even the scrawny street mongrel is not above suspicion. It is that time of the year when an extra-alert intelligence bureau believes anything that moves cannot be trusted — drones, kites, animals, trucks […]

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Punish cops travelling in train compartment for differently abled: HC

The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the state home department to take action against several police personnel found travelling in suburban train compartments reserved for differently abled people and cancer patients. A division bench of justices Abhay Oka and Anuja Prabhudessai also directed the director general of police (DGP) to issue a warning to […]

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Mumbai civic polls: How did your leaders fare last time?

In less than a month, the candidates you vote for will decide how good your roads will be and whether you get clean water and more open spaces in your area. Before you go out to vote, find out how your representatives fared the last term. Between 2013 and 2016, the Bharatiya Janata Party was […]

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Centre sets limit on age and attempts for NEET

The Central government has decided to introduce an age limit for medical aspirants taking the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), on Tuesday. The age limit for those aiming at 15% all-India quota seats has been set to 25 years whereas those from reserved categories will be able to take the test till they turn 30 years […]

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Mishap averted: Motorman spots metal piece on CST-Kalyan fast line

A major disaster was averted on Tuesday night, when the motorman of an express train found a 7-metre long piece of railway track placed diagonally over the fast line from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Kalyan, near Diva station. This comes in the wake of two major train accidents in which the railways are suspecting […]

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Maharashtra transporters threatens strike on January 31

Maharashtra transporters including bus operators have threatened a day long statewide token strike on January 31, for protesting increase in the fees prescribed in Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) and other pending issues. Maharashtra Rajya Truck Tempo Tankers Bus Vahatuk Mahasangh, the apex body of transporters across the state, might also support the strike. Besides […]

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I am humbled, says Sharad Pawar on Padma Vibhushan

“I am humbled. The credit goes to those who strived hard to make my work a success,” said Nationalist Congress Chief Sharad Pawar on getting the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. Known to have friends across the political spectrum, Pawar has dominated public life in Maharashtra and been a key figure in Indian […]

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Delhi’s Republic Day tableaux: A story of rejection and acceptance

In 1995, Delhi’s tableau failed to make the cut to the Republic Day parade for the third time in a row after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) rejected the national Capital’s proposal. The Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled state government had wanted to depict Delhi ruler Prithviraj Chauhan’s march against central Asian invader Mohammad Ghori in the […]

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