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Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath sings new tune, says both Jana Gana Mana and Vande Mataram will be sung

A day after raking up a controversy by stopping the singing of National Song (‘Vande Mataram’) at the Madhya Pradesh secretariat, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday announced a new policy to implement the tradition. ‘Vande Mataram’ was not sung at the state secretariat on Tuesday, the first working day of the month, a tradition followed by the previous Bharatiya ...

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Unsuccessful ISCE, ISC students to get another chance in same year from 2019


Kolkata: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will give unsuccessful candidates a second chance to pass the examination in the same year, from 2019. CISCE secretary Gerry Arathoon said compartmental exams will be held for ISC candidates having failed in the fourth subject and ICSE candidates in the fifth subject, in the same year, shortly after the publication ...

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Petition for review of Rafale judgment filed in Supreme Court


New Delhi: Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan have moved Supreme Court for a review of the Rafale judgment from last month. The three are also asking for ‘recalling of Rafale’s judgement’ and for a granting of an oral hearing in open court for their review plea. This was confirmed by Bhushan on Wednesday. The petition stated that the ...

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Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir likely in April


Srinagar: The assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be held in April along with the general elections. According to sources, the centre has informed the election commission that the elections should be held in April. “It is now the Election Commission that has to take a final call and set dates for the state assembly elections,” said ...

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Women on wheels: Female cops to now patrol the streets in Hyderabad


Hyderabad: In a unique initiative – called “Women on Wheels” – by the Hyderabad Police, female police officers will now be patrolling the streets to prevent crime against women. Elaborating about the newly-launched initiative, Hyderabad Additional Commissioner (Crime and SIT) Shika Goel told news agency ANI, “The main purpose of launching `Women on Wheels` was to empower women – including ...

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On New year’s eve, Mumbai police crack the whip on drunk driving

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  MUMBAI: Tightening the noose on drunk drivers, Mumbai police launched a massive operation to keep of people in inebriated off the roads. Between 8pm to 12 pm, police initiated 1533 blows through breath analysers for drink and drive cases, out of which 76 positive and 457 negative, reported news agency ANI. “Police have caught at least 1205 drivers of ...

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Google celebrates New Year’s Eve with animated doodle


New Delhi: As people around the world are ready to usher in the New Year, search engine giant Google has come up with an animated doodle to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. Google’s doodle shows two cute elephants blowing up balloons and eating popcorn. In the doodle, Google has shown two animated elephants playfully arranging for party decor while a ...

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