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PNB fraud: ED attaches over Rs 171-cr assets of Nirav Modi

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:21 AM
In fresh action against Nirav Modi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over Rs 171 crore "beneficially owned" by the absconding diamantaire in connection with its money laundering probe in the over USD 2 billion PNB fraud case, the agency said. The agency had recently summoned at least four family members of Modi, including his father, brother, sister and borther-in-law.
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37% of govt schools have less than 50 students on rolls: HRD Ministry

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:11 AM
Just over one-third or 37.36 percent of the total number of government schools have an enrollment of fewer than 50 children, according to data compiled by the HRD ministry. The ignominious trio leading the charts are Goa (with 76.9 percent government schools having less than 50 students), Himachal Pradesh (73.2 percent) and Uttarakhand (72.3 percent).
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Demonetisation effect: Demand for cash rises 7%, says RBI

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:15 AM
Peoples demand for cash continues to head northwards compared to pre-demonetisation levels despite the frequency of digital transactions going up and a substantial increase in bank deposits since November 2016. Currency with the public, or peoples demand for cash or currency, is 7% higher at Rs 18.25 trillion at the end of April compared to Rs 17 trillion at the beginning of November 2016.
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Man killed by father over his wife's cooking

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:10 AM
A 50-year-old man was arrested after he killed his son following a dispute with his daughter-in-law over not cooking vegetables properly. Krishna-(24) was residing with his wife, Rekha-(19), and his father, Shantaram Ujjainkar, at Shastri-Nagar, near Vithalwadi. Central police station sub-inspector S K Shere said, When Krishna told his father to not assault his wife, Shantaram assaulted him and he died on the spot.
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Modi, Putin agree on building multipolar world order

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:57 AM
PM Narendra Modi on Monday described Russian President Vladimir Putin as his personal friend and someone who played a key role in his political career since the early days of his chief ministership, as the two sought to strengthen their chemistry to widen strategic partnership for combatting terrorism, stabilising Afghanistan and creating a multipolar world.
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Maharashtra woman cop gets government nod for sex-change surgery

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:33 AM
Maharashtra police constable Lalita Salve (29), on Monday got the permision from state-police-department to undergo sex-reassignment surgery (SRS). Ms Salve received the written order from G. Shreedhar, superintendent of police of Beed clearing her leave application and is all set to undergo the procedure. Ms Salve will visit the state-run St. George Hospital on Tuesday along with her uncle for the procedure and further-treatment.
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Hyderabad: Rs 5,100 crore Rythu Bandhu cheques encashed

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:30 AM
Over 40 lakh farmers in Telangana have encashed cheques worth Rs 5,100 crore in banks in the past 10 days. The cheques were distributed by the state government under the Rythu Bandhu Sheme as part of extending Rs 4,000 per acre financial assistance to farmers for ensuing kharif in June.
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Are you eating food packed in newspaper? Beware!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:14 AM
A recent Facebook post that went viral has shocked many, as it stated that eating food wrapped in newspapers is dangerous to consume. Eating food which is packed in a newspaper is not good. Newspapers use chemicals which contain a high percentage of lead, the primary component of paint. Consumption of lead in any manner is dangerous for health.
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Tamil Nadu sounds alert on Nipah virus

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:08 AM
In the wake of neighbouring state Kerala reporting several deaths due to Nipah-virus in Kozhikode district, the Tamil-Nadu health department sounded an alert for bordering districts of Kerala intensifying monitoring of fever-cases in Kanyakumari, Coimbat-ore, Nilgiris and Tirunelveli. The state health department alerted the deputy directors of public-health and collectors of the bordering districts to ensure that there is no epidemic outbreak in Tamil-Nadu.
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CCB files charges against Mohammad Nalapad, 8 associates

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:04 AM
Two months after Congress MLA N.A. Haris son Mohammad Nalapad and his associates assaulted Vidwath L. at Farzi Cafe in UB City, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) case have filed a charge sheet in the case. The charge sheet names Mohammad and his seven associates who accompanied him on the night of February-17, when the incident took place.The CCB, which has recorded the statements of 23-witnesses.
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Nipah virus proves to be fatal, it is carried to humans by fruit bats

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:58 AM
The deadly Nipah virus outbreak has claimed six lives in Kerala and medical experts are worried at how contagious the disease is. The NiV-virus is spread to humans from animals and is carried by fruit bats. The NiV virus is fatal to humans and mammals. The rapidly spreading virus has caused the death of three nurses who were taking care of patients in Kerala.
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JD(S) disagrees with Congress demand for two Dy CMs

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:47 AM
Karnataka's Chief-Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy of the JD(S), who came on Monday for consultations with top Congress-leaders ahead of his swearing-in, promised a stable-government in Karnataka and a long-term relationship with the Congress, as he invited Sonia and Rahul-Gandhi to his oath-taking in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Sources also said while the Congress has mooted two-deputy CM, the JD(S) is believed to be not in favour.
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Vizag-bound AP Express catches fire, no casualties

Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:31 PM
Two coaches of the Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express caught fire around 11.50 am on Monday while the train was on its way from New Delhi to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. However, no casualties were reported. According to the railway officials, the fire was reported in the B6 coach near Birlanagar station in Gwalior when a high-tension wire fell on the train.
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India falling short of meeting conservation goals on biodiversity

Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:29 PM
India is failing to meet its conservation goals amid declining global biodiversity, even as the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity on Tuesday. IBD marks 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity initiated by the United Nations Convention on Biological Biodiversity. A total of 196 countries, including India, are signatories of the CBD and will highlight their achievements as part of the programme.
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B.S. Yeddyurappa alleges foul play in conduct of Karnataka elections

Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:26 PM
Former Karnataka chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday alleged that many election officials in Karnataka worked to help Congress candidates in the just concluded assembly elections whose results were announced last Tuesday. He added that, if necessary, fresh elections should be held in constituencies where grave mistakes have been made.

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