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    Heavy rains lash Himachal, 19 people airlifted from flood-hit area

    Shimla: Normal life was badly hit in Himachal district due to heavy rains for the past three days, officials said. Sujanpur, Nadaun, Bhoranj areas of the district were worst hit. The Beas river and its tributaries flowing through the district were in spate and the administration has directed the people not to go near the river. An Indian Army managed to rescue and airlift 19...

    • an hour ago
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    It is time PM Modi, Jaitley 'stop lying' on Rafale issue: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit back at Arun Jaitley on the Rafale issue, saying it is time the finance minister and the prime minister "stop lying" and call for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe for an "uncorrupted truth" to come out. He accused Jaitley of having the ability to spin "2 truths or lies" with...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Telangana out of Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme for now

    Hyderabad: Telangana has not joined the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana PMJAY- Ayushman Bharat, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jharkhand Sunday 'as of now' and would continue to implement its health scheme, official sources said. One of the reasons for not joining it, for the time being, was because the state's Aarogyasri scheme covers nearly 80 lakh families,...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Manohar Parrikar will continue to be Goa's chief minister, says Amit Shah

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will continue in his post, BJP president Amit Shah said Sunday as he announced that a reshuffle of the state's ministers will soon take place. The BJP chief said so in a tweet following a discussion with the Bharatiya Janata Party's core group team from Goa. "It has been decided during a discussion with the Goa BJP core...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Tamil Nadu man with HIV kills two daughters, attempts suicide

    Erode: A 37-year-old man with HIV allegedly killed his daughters by feeding them poison-laced food before attempting suicide in the district Sunday, police said. Sikkaran, a daily wage worker of Sengulam forest settlement in Anthiyur was tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) a few years back. He knew that death was imminent and had opted to end his life, police said...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Ruling TRS worried about advancing assembly polls: Cong's Jaipal Reddy

    Hyderabad: Claiming that the ruling TRS in Telangana is now worried for having chosen to advance the assembly elections, senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy has said his party would have the upper hand in the polls. "KCR (TRS president and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao) is now worried that he has taken a hurried step. There is fright in the TRS...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    UP BJP lawmaker 'misbehaves' with education officer, video goes viral

    Ballia (Uttar Pradesh): BJP MLA Surendra Singh and some of his party's leaders allegedly tried to misbehave with a district inspector of school (DIOS) at an official meeting in Ballia. The incident, a video of which has gone viral, took place on Saturday in presence of the district magistrate. In the video, the MLA is purportedly seen getting agitated with DIOS Narendra Dev...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    PM Modi launches Centre's ambitious govt health plan 'Ayushman Bharat'

    Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-Ayushman Bharat from here on Sunday, and termed it a "game-changer initiative to serve the poor". He said the scheme would come into effect from Sunday. "PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat is the biggest government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world. The number of beneficiaries is...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Chekutty dolls made of soiled sarees revive dreams of flood-hit Kerala weavers

    Thiruvananthapuram: A tiny handmade doll made out of soiled and damaged fabric has become a symbol of survival and hope for a group of weavers, whose dreams and livelihood were washed away by the floods last month in Kerala. A month after the deluge had ravaged Chendamangalam, a traditional handloom village in Ernakulam district, the weavers are pinning hope on...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Wife of martyred soldier joins Indian Army as Lieutenant in J&K

    Samba (Jammu and Kashmir): Setting an exemplary precedence of strong grit and indomitable strength, Neeru Sambyal, wife of late army personnel Ravinder Sambyal has joined Indian army as a lieutenant after successfully acing her army training. Neeru's husband, late Rifleman Ravinder lost his life while serving in his regiment in 2015. Neeru had married him in April 2013 itself and...

    • 8 hrs ago

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