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    Indore: ​Issues related to airport expansion ​discussed at ​advisory committee meet

    Indore​The ​advisory ​committee of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport (DABH) urged​ MP Shankar Lalwani, who is also chairman of the committee, to ​secure the ​No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the State Government for ​the ​20.48-acre land​, which has been allotted to the airport, as development work is being hampered.​ ​​The meeting of...

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    Vizag steel plant's privatisation: Andhra bandh peaceful

    AmaravatiThe Andhra Pradesh bandh called by the Left parties on Friday, opposing the privatisation of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), evoked moderate response, even as the ruling YSR Congress and other major parties, barring the BJP-Jana Sena combine, extended support.Stray incidents were reported from different places in the state but overall the bandh ended peacefully, police...

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    Bihar Minister's brother kicks up storm, opens govt function

    PatnaOpposition leaders created a furore in the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday after Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries dept Mukesh Sahani's brother Santosh Sahani participated in a government programme at Hajipur in Bihar's Vaishali and handed over the keys of vehicles under a state government scheme to the beneficiaries.

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    Indore: ​40 farmers start ​Ashwagandha farming for better income

    Indore:​In a bid to diversify​ ​the crop pattern, as many as 40 farmers of the​ district have started ​the ​farming of ​A​shwagandha, a vital medicinal​ plant. The cultivation ​of the new crop ​is showing good​ response.Ashwagandha is traditionally grown in India as a medicinal ​as ​well as ​a ​cash crop.

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    Sex-for-job: Activist appears before police; HDK alleges Rs5 crore deal

    BengaluruA social activist whose complaint of sexual harassment against Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi led to his resignation on Friday appeared before the police here, a day after seeking a week's time citing security concerns. Dinesh Kallahalli appeared before the police and later said he handed over whatever 'evidence' he possessed.

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    SC: Can you say no to a transgender's blood donation?

    New Delhi The SC on Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea challenging the Union Health Ministry's Blood Donor guidelines of 2017 that prohibit donations from transgender persons, gay men and sex workers, categorising them as high risk group for HIV/AIDS infection. Issuing the notice to the Centre, CJI Sharad Bobde, heading a bench also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V...

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    After Azam's bufallos, now FIR for missing rare breed African parrot

    Lucknow: A doctor in Aligarh has lodged an FIR at Quarsi Police in Aligarh about his missing rare African breed Parrot, which costs anything between Rs 1.5 to 2.5 lakh. The doctor has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 to anyone bringing back his talking parrot.The Congo African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus), also called the red-tailed African grey parrot, got missing...

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    Tension mounts at UP-Nepal border after Nepali Police kills a civilian

    Lucknow: Tension prevailed between India and Nepal when Nepali Police shot dead an Indian civilian and injured another at UP-Nepal border in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh. The victim, identified as Govinda Singh, had crossed the border with his friends Gurmej Singh and Pappu Singh for shopping on Thursday.

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    Freedom House report misleading, incorrect and misplaced: India on 'partly free' status

    New DelhiThe government on Friday strongly rebutted a Freedom House report downgrading India's status to a "partly free" country, calling it "misleading, incorrect and misplaced", and asserted that the country has well established democratic practices.While the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(MIB) stressed that the country...

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    OCI cardholders to require special permit for missionary, journalistic activities: MHA

    New Delhi: The Central Government has specified that an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder shall require a special permit for various activities which includes missionary, journalistic activities or to visit any place which falls within the Protected or Restricted or prohibited areas as notified by the Central Government.

    • 24 min ago

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