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    Shahjahanpur woman was set ablaze after failed rape attempt: Report

    Shahjahanpur: The BA second-year student who was found half-burnt near a highway in Shahjahanpur, has now told the police that three people tried to rape her in a field near Rai Kheda village Monday evening and when they did not succeed, they poured kerosene and set her on fire. Superintendent of Police S. Anand said that the girl gave this statement to the investigators. She...

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    41 Europe-bound migrants drown in Mediterranean: UN

    Cairo: At least 41 people drowned over the weekend when their boat capsized in the Central Mediterranean, the UN said on Wednesday, the latest shipwreck involving migrants fleeing conflict-stricken Libya and seeking better life in Europe. The UN migration and refugee agencies said in a joint statement that the dead were among at least 120 migrants on a dinghy that left Libya on February 18....

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    3rd Test: Axar Patel takes 6 wickets as India bowl out England for 112

    Ahmedabad: Left-arm spinner Axar Patel took six wickets and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three as India blew away England for 112 runs in their first innings on the opening day of the third Test here Wednesday. Opener Zak Crawley was the top scorer for England with 53 — the solitary half-century of the innings. The next highest score was captain Joe Root's...

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    China's strategy of creeping forward won't work with India: Gen Naravane

    New Delhi: China has a habit of creeping forward, making very small incremental moves, to achieve its objectives, said Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, adding that this strategy will not work with India. Addressing a webinar organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation, a public policy think-tank, Naravane said, 'China is in the habit of creeping...

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    CPI-M calls Rahul Gandhi 'recruiting agent of BJP'

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's ruling CPI-M on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the state's Pinarayi Vijayan government and termed him a 'recruiting agent of the BJP'. A statement issued here after a meeting of the CPI-M state Secretariat said it was really surprising to note that a top national Congress leader's speech did not have even a weak statement...

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    Union Cabinet approves dissolution of Puducherry Assembly

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the dissolution of the Puducherry Assembly based on the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor. According to senior government officials, a decision was taken during the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The development comes after Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayansamy had resigned Monday. After the...

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    Naveen rolls out robust network system for Rural Development dept

    Bhubaneswar: As part of the 5T initiative, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday launched the Multi-Protocol Label Switching Virtual Private Networking (RD-MPLS VPN) System for Rural Development (RD) department on virtual mode. Speaking on the occasion, Naveen said that this networking system will provide internal connectivity to the offices of the department at the local...

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    Opposition tears into Odisha govt over border dispute with Andhra

    Bhubaneswar: The opposition parties Wednesday cornered the Odisha government over the border dispute issue with Andhra Pradesh and other states. Participating in an adjournment motion over the border dispute issue, leader of opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik said Odisha has border disputes with four states over 96 villages. 'We don't see any action by the state government to resolve...

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    Padmashri Batakrushna feted at aquaculture field day

    Bhubaneswar: A field day on aquaculture was organised at Aquaculture Field School (AFS) at Sarakana of Balianta in Khurda district Wednesday wherein an interaction was conducted between farmers and scientists. A team of scientists from ICAR-CIFA participated in the interface, sources said. The scientists attended to the queries related to fish production instantly in local language and...

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    Selective 5G roll out in India by 2021 end

    New Delhi: By the end of this year, India is expected to join the select club of countries like the US, Canada, the UK and many European Union nations where 5G technology has already been launched. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under the Communications Ministry, in a detailed note submitted to a parliamentary committee recently, held that 'the specific time frame' for the rolling out of...

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