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Diesel price hiked again; wipes out Rs 2.5/litre cut

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  Diesel price rose for the 10th consecutive day Monday to wipe out all of the Rs 2.50 per litre cut in rates announced earlier this month through excise duty cut and oil company subsidy. The government had, with effect from October 5, cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 1.50 per litre and asked state-owned oil firms ...

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Amid political row, Dassault Aviation says ‘will deliver Rafale jets to India from 2019’

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Amid the political controversy over Rafale deal with France, the Dassault Aviation has announced that it will deliver the fighter jets to India from 2019 and may see new orders in coming months, reported news agency Reuters. Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Trappier told this to Reuters ahead of the world`s largest business jet show in Orlando on ...

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IAF launches health app.

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NEWDELHI,OCT 10:””MedWatch” will provide correct, Scientific and authentic health information to airwarriors and all citizens of India. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched a mobile health app to provide health information to the users, including first-aid and other health and nutritional topics, Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.The ‘MedWatch’ was launched on Monday on the occasion of IAF’s 86th ...

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JK governor meets Rajnath as urban local bodies polls underway.

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NEWDELHI,OCT10:During the half-an-hour meeting, the governor apprised Singh about the law and order in the state, particularly in Kashmir Valley. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the situation in the state, where the elections to the urban local bodies are underway, officials said.During the half-an-hour meeting, the governor apprised Singh about ...

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AIMIM chief demands sacking of M J Abkar.

HYDERABAD,OCT 10:As the #MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former editor and now the minister of state for external affairs, of sexually harassing them during his stint as a journalist. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday demanded removal of M J Akbar from the Union Council of Ministers following allegations ...

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Militants pushing limits to hit aviation sector: Rajnath.

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NEWDELHI,OCT 10;The minister also asked aviation security agencies in the country to undertake “perspective planning” to thwart possible threats to aviation facilities. Recalling the 2009 “underwear bomber”, who attempted to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit flight mid-air, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Tuesday militants are pushing their “limits” and “underpants” to attack global civil aviation operations.Singh also said closer to home, ...

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Indian Army wants to change the way it fights enemies.

NEWDELHI,OCT 10:With Integrated Battle Groups or light fighting units, response to a situation and movement of troops will become much faster. he way India fights its enemies could change with Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) comprising critical elements such as artillery, mechanised infantry, armour, signals and air support likely to replace the current somewhat, antiquated structures, Corps and Brigades.IBG is one ...

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Income tax dept conducts raids on Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot.

NEWDELHI,0CT 10:Tax officials are learnt to be carrying out searches at 16 locations linked to the transport minister in Delhi and Gurugram. Income tax authorities are carrying out searches at 16 locations linked to Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot including his Vasant Kunj house.News agency ANI said searches were also underway at Brisk Infrastructure and Developers Ltd and Corporate International ...

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3 dead, several injured after five coaches of Delhi-bound Farakka Express derail near UP’s Bareli.

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UP,OCT 10: Three people died and several were injured after five coaches of the Delhi-bound New Farakka Express train derailed 50 m from Harchandpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning.National Disaster Response Force teams from Lucknow and Varanasi rushed to the spot and have begun rescue operations.Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognisance of the incident, and directed ...

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Decision to hold Lok Sabha by-polls in Karnataka in tune with R P Act, 1951: Election Commission.

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BENGALURU,OCT 10:The Election Commission Tuesday said its decision to hold by-polls to three Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka is in accordance with the Representation of the People Act, 1951, as the poll body face questions over the need for the exercise when general elections are due early next year.The Commission issued the clarification in the wake reports questioning why it ...

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