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Himachal Pradesh may get more snowfall


Shimla and nearby tourist spots Kufri and Narkanda experienced more snowfall in the past 24 hours, turning them even more picturesque. Shimla: Himachal Pradesh, which is still recovering from last week`s snowfall, is likely to get some more snow this week, the weather bureau said on Monday. The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) in Manali has advised people not ...

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Himachal Pradesh: Death toll due to swine flu rises to 9


So far, 20 cases have been reported positive in swine flu in the IGMC hospital and a total of 67 samples were taken. Shimla: Nine people have died so far due to swine flu this year in Himachal Pradesh. The highest number of deaths was reported from Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) hospital-which is four. “According to the ...

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Milind Deora admits to rift in Mumbai Congress, asks Sanjay Nirupam to put aside political difference


Deora’s remark comes amid reports of feud within Mumbai Congress. MUMBAI: Senior Congress leader Milind Deora on Tuesday admitted to rift within the party’s Mumbai base and requested everyone to “unite as a team” for upcoming general elections. In a series of tweets, Deora said, “While I do not intend to discuss internal party affairs in public, remarks made in ...

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Three soldiers being questioned over abduction, killing of soldier Aurangzeb


The three soldiers are being quizzed on suspicion that they might have knowingly or unknowingly leaked information about Aurangzeb’s movements, the sources said. Srinagar: Three soldiers are being questioned over their possible involvement in leaking information about the movement of their colleague Aurangzeb, who was abducted and killed by terrorists in south Kashmir last year, army sources said Wednesday. The ...

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Massive fire breaks out at Noida’s Metro Hospital, all patients evacuated safely


Local reports said that many people had to be evacuated through glass windows even as fire officials reached the spot and began rescue operations. A massive fire broke out on the second floor of a prominent hospital in Noida’s Sector 11 on Thursday morning. Zee News correspondent Ashwini reported that several people had to be evacuated by breaking glass windows of ...

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UP govt presents Rs 4.79 lakh crore budget; development of airports, expressways top priority


It is 12 percent higher than the previous year’s budget of Rs. 4,28,384.52 crore. LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh presented a Rs 4.79-lakh crore 2019-20 budget for the state in the state assembly on Thursday. According to reports, the annual budget was presented by state Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal. It is 12 percent higher than the ...

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Bihar Muslim teacher attacked for refusing to sing ‘Vande Mataram’, video goes viral


Teacher Afzal Hussain was thrashed by some local youths for refusing to sing Vande Mataram. KATIHAR: A video of a Muslim teacher, who had refused to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ after flag-hoisting on the Republic Day (January 26), being thrashed by some locals has gone viral. The viral video shows a Muslim teacher, identified as Afzal Hussain, being allegedly thrashed by some local ...

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Airport operations in Srinagar hit due to heavy snowfall


All flights of GoAir and IndiGo, two SpiceJet flights, an Air Asia flight and an Army charter flight had to be cancelled. Airport operations were severely hit in Srinagar on Thursday morning with several flights either to or from here being cancelled. This is the second consecutive day when weather conditions have taken a toll on flight and airport operations. ...

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Patidar leader Hardik Patel announces to contest Lok Sabha election


LUCKNOW: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced at a rally in Lucknow that he will contest the upcoming General Election. It may be recalled that 25-year-old Hardik could not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha poll because he was not eligible to contest for the Lower House. In December 2017, Hardik had said that he would definitely think about contesting ...

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