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    BMC polls: Voting made easy, for the youth, by the youth

    They tweeted, they Facebooked, they sent WhatsApp texts and shot videos. Part of the credit for Mumbai's historic voter turnout on Tuesday goes to the youth,who harnessed the power of the Internet to keep the focus on people getting inked. Picture this: Nine lakh citizens checked for their names and polling booths in a web-link created by Operation Black Dot (OBD), a group of 30...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Swachh Bharat survey: Call 1969 to give feedback on Gurgaon's cleanliness

    Residents interested in giving their feedback on the city's sanitation and cleanliness facilities or rating it for the 2017 Swachh Bharat Survey can now give a missed call on the toll-free number 1969. The call will be returned with a pre-recorded questionnaire from the Union ministry of urban development (MoUD) through which residents can review the city's...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Zakir Naik's aide filed IT returns on his unemployed wife's, kids' names: ED

    Aamir Gazdar, an aide of the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik - who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under a money laundering case - has filed Income Tax (IT) returns in the name of his wife and two children who do not have any source of income, the agency told the court on Wednesday. The 55-year-old was remanded a judicial custody up to March 8...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Ramjas protest: Teachers, students, journalists beaten up in clash with ABVP

    Teachers, students and journalists were wounded on the Delhi University campus on Wednesday as group clashes broke out over the disruption of a literary festival in Ramjas College a day ago, allegedly by members of the ABVP. Violence erupted after students from Delhi University colleges and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) congregated outside Ramjas with the...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Nasa discovers 7 Earth-like planets orbiting a nearby star, could hold life

    For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to Nasa and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday. The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    US targets millions in new deportation plan

    The Donald Trump administration's orders on Tuesday, that lay down guidelines and rules for enforcing the president's promise to end illegal immigration, has sparked fears of mass deportations and expulsions, with the White House ominously adding that "the shackles are off". Two memorandums released by the department of homeland security (DHS) - which enforces immigration laws -...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Sonia Gandhi makes emotional appeal to Rae Bareli, Amethi voters, attacks Modi

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought on Wednesday to hush the suspense over her absence from the assembly elections campaign trail, saying she has been held back by "some reasons". She didn't explain the reasons but wrote an open and emotional letter to voters in Rae Bareli and Amethi parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, the Nehru-Gandhi...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Children's Bank of India currency notes? Cop doesn't believe it, pays the price

    Not believing the claims that a State Bank of India ATM in South Delhi had dispensed bogus notes proved costly for Delhi Police sub-inspector Saurabh Kumar. The policeman swiped his own card at the ATM to check whether the complainant, Rohit, was telling the truth. In the process, he too received a similar note, losing Rs 2,000 from his account for the time-being....

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Sacrilege in Tarn Taran: Torn pages of 'gutka' found in drain

    In an another incident of sacrilege of scriptures, torn pages of the 'gutka' (collection of Gurbani verses from the Sikh holy book) were found scattered in an open drain at Khalra village along the border with Pakistan in Tarn Taran district on Tuesday evening. It came to notice of two residents, Harjit Singh and Nishan Singh, when they were on their way to a market in the...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Pakistan forces launches 'indiscriminate' anti-terrorism drive nationwide

    Pakistan on Wednesday launched a countrywide, multi-agency drive to "indiscriminately" eliminate remnants of terrorism, a military statement said. Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad was announced after army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa met the corps commanders of Punjab, the director general of Pakistan Rangers Punjab, and the heads of intelligence agencies. It comes in the...

    • 8 hrs ago

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