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SpiceJet Aircraft Hits Buffalo on Surat Runway; DGCA Orders Probe

After a SpiceJet aircraft carrying 140 passengers from Surat to New Delhi had a narrow escape at Surat airport where the plane hit a stray animal, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered an enquiry and alerted all airports on safety norms. Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet suspended its services to Surat indefinitely after one of its ...

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Dengue Cases on Rise: Bihar on Alert with 150 Cases Reported

As there are over 150 dengue cases reported, the Bihar government has warned and directed health officials to initiate preventive measures and provide treatment, said officials on Friday. "In the past 48 hours, 23 new dengue cases have been detected in Patna alone and the total number of people afflicted with the disease has risen to 80 in Patna," said ...

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PM Modi Pitches for Banarasi Sarees

After being the Prime Minister,Narendra  Modi made his maiden visit to his Lok Sabha Constituency Varanasi on a two-day visit, beginning Friday. As part of developing and promoting handloom products of Varanasi, Modi reached Bada Lalpur and laid foundation stone of the Trade Facilitation Centre and Crafts Museum today. It was declared during the first general budget presented by his ...

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Andhra Pradesh Faces Another Cyclone Threat After Hudhud

Weeks after the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud, Andhra Pradesh coast is facing threat of another cyclone as the depression over central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours, the Met Office said on Thursday. According to Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre, the depression lay centered about 560 km southeast of Visakhapatnam and ...

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Govt Trying to Make India Power Surplus by 2019, says Piyush Goyal

Minister of State for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said that the government work to make India a power surplus country by 2019, on Thursday in New Delhi. He mentioned ensuring the availability of power on a 24×7 basis as one of the most pressing challenges faced by the Narendra Modi government. The minister was addressing a session ...

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CPI-M Organises Protest against MGNREGA Fund Cuts

A day after Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore the funds cut from MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) rural employment scheme in the state, the CPI-M is all set to organise demonstrations across the country, including at parliament house in New Delhi Nov 26, to protest against the curtailment of MGNREGA ...

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Forbes Power Ranking: Prime Minister Modi Ranks 15

While Russian President Vladimir Putin once again beating US President Barack Obama to the top spot, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieved the 15th rank in the world’s most powerful people ranking on the Forbes list on Wednesday. "India’s newest rock star doesn’t hail from Bollywood. He is the newly elected prime minister who sailed into office in May with ...

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Markets Closed Today on Guru Nanak Jayanthi

Indian stock markets BSE and NSE were closed on Thursday for Guru Nanak Jayanthi and the trading will resume on Friday. The Sensex on Wednesday evening closed almost flat at 27,915.88 though it went up to 28,010.39, making it the highest recorded points in Sensex history. The Nifty gained 0.17 percent to reach 8,338.30 and it gained as much as ...

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Obama to Cooperate with Congress; Seeks New Authorisation to Fight IS

US President Barack Obama said he is ready to work with Republicans who cruised to victory and became the majority party in both chambers of Congress after Tuesday’s mid-term election after defeating the Democrats on Wednesday. At a White House press conference held here Wednesday, Obama acknowledged that Republicans had "obviously" had a good midterm election, but expressed confidence that ...

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6 Reasons Why ‘Prince William Gives Up British Throne’ Story is Ridiculous, a Hoax

First it was Globe magazine which began the speculative story on Prince William “giving up the throne” despite Queen Elizabeth’s request, and then it was picked up and highlighted as if true by gullible other global media hoodwinking millions of fans of Kate Middleton, just to increase their readership. Soon another collider in the speculative stories picks up, adds value ...

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‘Kiss of Love’: Students Protested With Hugs and Kisses against Moral Policing

After Hyderabad and Kerala, the students of Jadavpur and Presidency Universities in Kolkata have successfully hosted the “Kiss of Love” protest against the act of moral policing across the country. After there were arrests and charges in the “Kiss of Love” event held in Kochi Marine Drive, the protest held on Wednesday in Kolkata seemed to be peaceful while the ...

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Telengana Presents Maiden Budget Today

The Telangana government on Wednesday presented its maiden budget in the state assembly proposing an expenditure of Rs.100,637 crore focusing on the development and agriculture for the 10 months of financial year 2014-15. This includes a plan expenditure of Rs.48,648 crore and non-plan outlay of Rs.51,989 crore. Finance Minister Etela Rajender presented the budget with a fiscal deficit of Rs.17,398 ...

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President Dissolves Assembly, Delhi Prepares for Fresh Polls

Paving a way for fresh polls, it was declared on Wednesday that the Delhi assembly has been dissolved and the Election Commission cancelled by-elections in three assembly constituencies in the capital. The Election Commission had announced on October 25 that Mehrauli, Tughlakabad and Krishna Nagar would go to the polls Nov 25. BJP legislators from the three places were elected ...

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Jaitley Says Marketing Reforms a Major Challenge in India

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government faces a major challenge in marketing reforms in the country, which has a large mass living at subsistence levels while speaking on the issue of foreign equity in India on Wednesday in New Delhi. In the question and answer session at the India Economic Summit, Jaitley said, “In a country where 30 percent ...

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Rajnath Calls Governments Across the World ‘Tackle Global Terrorism’

As the terrorist attacks get increased, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on governments across the world to collectively address the issue of safe havens for organised criminal and terrorist groups on Wednesday. At an Interpol ministerial meeting and general assembly conducted in Monaco, Rajnath Singh said, "Governments across the world have to collectively address the issue of safe havens ...

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‘Kiss of Love’: Protest Against Lawlessness of Moral Policing Reaches West Bengal

After the activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha vandalised Downtown Cafe restaurant in Kozhikode claiming ‘immoral activities’ were encouraged, the state has witnessed widespread protests against the so-called ‘moral policing’. The protests from all over the place have been posted initially in the social media where the people resorted to agitation against the moral policing act of the youth wing ...

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Egyptian militant group denies swearing allegiance to IS grouprefute allegiance,

Cairo, Nov 4 :  Egypt’s Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group Tuesday refuted the news about it swearing allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group. “The statement circulated in the media and attributed to us about our swearing allegiance to IS chief does not belong to us and we hope that only our official sources are quoted,” Xinhua reported citing ...

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