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Railways earned additional Rs 671 cr through flexi fare


New Delhi, Jan 5: Railways earned around Rs 671 crore additional revenue after the flexi fare system was introduced in premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto, the government informed Parliament today. Under the flexi fare formula, base fare increases from 10 per cent to 50 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths booked. Minister of State for Railways ...

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BSF kills ‘intruder’ in Arnia Sector


Srinagar, Jan 4: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday claimed to have foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan by killing an infiltrator. A BSF official said: “Alert troops noticed suspicious movement of two to three persons near the Nikowal border outpost in Arnia sector around 5.45 a.m. “The intruders were challenged and fired ...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is my mother, alleges 29-year-old Andhra youth


A young man in Andhra Pradesh has claimed that Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai is his mother. Vishakhapatnam-native Sangeeth Kumar said that he was born in 1988 in London through IVF and was raised for two years by Aishwarya’s parents Vrinda Rai and late Krishnaraj Rai. New Delhi, Jan 3: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has always managed to grab the limelight for her beautiful ...

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Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad to be sentenced today


Patna, Jan 3: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will be pronouncing the quantum of sentence for former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad who has been convicted in a fodder scam case. On December 23, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief along with 14 others was found guilty by the court while seven accused including former Bihar Chief Minister ...

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Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi, 13 trains cancelled


New Delhi, Dec 30: It was a cold and foggy morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, the weather office said. At least 13 trains were cancelled, 36 delayed and two rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India. ) The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 100 per cent and ...

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Shocking! 51 girls held hostage and sexually abused in madrasa, rescued by police


Lucknow, Dec 30:  In a shocking case, 51 girls were allegedly held hostage and sexually abusedby the manager of a madrasa in Lucknow’s  Shahadatganj area. The girls were rescued on Friday by the police. The accused manager has also been arrested. More than 125 girls study at the madrasa, said the police. Some girls filed a complaint against the manager for sexually harassing them. At ...

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Defence experts slam Pak for Jadhav’s ‘inhumane’ meeting with his kin


New Delhi, Dec 26: Hours after Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife met him in Pakistan’s Islamabad, with a glass barrier in between, defence experts criticised the meeting and termed it as inhuman. Major General (retired) GD Bakshi said, “Today the spokesperson of Pakistan’s foreign ministry was acting like he is the reincarnation of Mother Teresa. Pakistan gave proof of their inhuman ...

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Baramulla Bar Association, traders boycott meet with Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma


Srinagar, Dec 26: Bar Association Baramulla and trade bodies on Tuesday boycotted a meet with the government of India’s special representative for a dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma, who began his visit to north Kashmir yesterday. While talking to Greater Kashmir, president Bar association Baramulla Adul Salam said that they have decided to boycott the meet as “it will ...

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Dineshwar Sharma reaches Baramulla


Srinagar, Dec 26: Government of India’s Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma reached Baramulla amid tight security on Tuesday morning. Agencies has learnt that Dineshwar would meet around 24 delegations across district Baramulla. Local sources informed Rising Kashmir that Beopar Mandal Baramulla and Bar Association Baramulla will abstain from meeting Dineshwar. President Beopar Mandal Baramulla Mohammad Ashraf Ganaie told Rising Kashmir that traders ...

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