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2 Indian-origin men arrested, face 2-year jail for ‘illegal’ Diwali fireworks in Singapore


Singapore: Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore’s ‘Little India’ precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000. It is illegal to set off fireworks in Singapore without obtaining permission from the authorities. Thiagu Selvarajoo (29) is accused of letting off dangerous ...

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Several flights delayed from Mumbai airport after Air India transport workers’ strike


New Delhi: In the face of a strike by the ground staff of Air India, several flights from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) were delayed on Thursday morning. The contractual ground staff of Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL) are on a strike at the Mumbai airport since Wednesday night. In a statement to news agency ANI, Air India ...

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Man held for ‘assaulting’ woman pilgrim at Sabarimala


New Delhi: A 29-year old man was Wednesday arrested in connection with the incident relating to the alleged assault of a woman pilgrim at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, suspecting her to be of menstrual age. Sooraj, hailing from Elanthur in Pathanamthitta district, was one of the main accused in the incident which took place Tuesday when the hill ...

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Government set to turn up heat on RBI even if it risks Urjit Patel’s resignation: Report


New Delhi: The government intends to keep pressing demands for the country’s central bank to relax lending curbs and hand over surplus reserves even if it risks provoking a resignation by the bank’s governor, three sources familiar with the government’s thinking told Reuters. While there appeared to be a partial truce last week when the government said it respected the autonomy ...

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Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari files case against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan over scuffle during Signature Bridge inauguration


NEW DELHI: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday filed a police complaint against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan who had allegedly misbehaved with him during the inauguration of the Signature Bridge on Sunday. According to ANI, the Delhi BJP chief filed a complaint against Khan and several unknown persons. Tiwari also wrote a letter to the DCP northeast demanding action against ...

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Protests erupt at Sabarimala temple in Kerala, media persons injured


SABARIMALA: Protests and minor clashes were reported from the famous Sabarimala Temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala in which some media persons were injured on Tuesday. According to reports, a photo-journalist was injured after protesting devotees targeted media persons at the Sabarimala temple this morning. According to ANI, a cameraman named Biju associated with the Amrita TV was injured during protests at the ...

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