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Taj Mahal ticket price hiked; Rs 200 extra to visit inner mausoleum


Agra: Those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs 200 from Monday. Vasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India’s chief archaeologist in Agra, said domestic visitors will have to pay Rs 250 and foreign visitors Rs 1,300 to see the main mausoleum at the 17th-century monument. The visitors from ...

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Chaos in Kerala Assembly over Section 144 around Sabarimala Temple


Thiruvananthapuram: Chaos erupted in the Kerala Assembly on Monday morning with a section of the Opposition demanding the withdrawal of Section 144  in and around Sabarimala temple. The house was later adjourned for the day. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was imposed in and around the Sabarimala Temple since November. On Saturday, the Pathanamthitta district administration extended ...

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Bengaluru shocker: 20-year-old man sets mother on fire for denying money to buy alcohol

BENGALURU: In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old man allegedly set his mother on fire after she refused to give him money to buy alcohol in Bengaluru. The woman immediately rushed to a hospital where she is undergoing treatment. The 20-year-old accused, identified as Uttam Kumar, is absconding. View image on Twitter Sadashivanagar, #Bengaluru: Uttam Kumar a 20-year-old man allegedly tried to ...

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First, tell who will take on PM Narendra Modi in 2019: BJP mocks Opposition parties ahead of key meet


KOLKATA: Ahead of Monday’s crucial meeting of the Opposition parties, the BJP has taken a swipe at its rivals and asked them to reveal the name of their prime ministerial candidate before thinking of ousting the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. “It’s really good to see Opposition parties trying to forge an alliance to fight against us. But first, ...

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Rains and Snow in Many Regions Across India


New Delhi: An upper-level trough (relatively low-pressure area) will pass over northern India on Monday and bring snow or rain in the northern-most regions of the country till Wednesday. Heavy snow or rain is likely over Jammu & Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh on Monday. Central India will be a convergence zone of an anticyclonic circulation over east and a cyclonic circulation ...

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LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan presents award to Anurag Sharma of Jammu campus, others at IIMC convocation


New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan, conferred awards to the top performing students of 2017 batch of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)  at the 51st convocation ceremony of the institute in New Delhi.Anurag Sharma of Jammu campus, who secured first position in English Journalism  course among all campuses at all India level, was among the 333 students conferred ...

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SBI gets shareholders’ nod to raise Rs 20,000 crore


Mumbai, Dec 8:  Lending major State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said it has received shareholders’ approval to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore. According to the SBI, the approval for its proposal to “create, offer, issue and allot such number of equity shares of Re 1 for an amount not exceeding Rs 20,000 crore …” was given at a ...

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Noida airport to be built on PPP mode


Noida, Dec 8:  The construction of the Noida International Airport at Jewar will be done on a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, Uttar Pradesh authorities said on Saturday. A government order has been issued by the Civil Aviation Department after a nod from the state cabinet. At a cabinet meeting held earlier this week, it was decided that acquired land will be given ...

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Good news for engineers! Uber India to double down on hiring in 2019


Bengaluru, Dec 8  :Online ride-hailing platform Uber on Saturday announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments — from over 500 to more than 1,000 ‘technologists’ — at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. Uber aims to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and back-end engineers, as well ...

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