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  • Dussehra, Durga Navami performs nagar puja celebration today

    Ujjain : The city will celebrate Dussehra and Durga Navami together on Thursday. As many as three effigy of Ravana will be burnt on this occasion across the city. 101-feet tall effigy at Dussehra Maidan A 101 feet tall effigy of Ravana will be burnt at Dussehra Maidan along with alluring display of fireworks. The…

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  • Collector, superintendent of police visit remote village

    Ujjain :  Collector and district electoral officer Manish Singh and superintendent of police Sachin Atulkar visited village malya which is last village of Mahidpur constituency, bordered with Rajasthan. Collector held a meeting at Mahidpur circuit house with officers. He asked them to prompt arrangements for electoral process. He asked the returning officer to monitor the…

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  • Amazon in talks to buy 8% stake in Future Retail

    New Delhi: Online retailer Amazon is said to be in advance talks to acquire 7-8 per cent stake in Kishore Biyani-led Future Retail and the deal could be worth over Rs 2,000 crore, according to sources. Amazon, which is looking to expand its presence in India, already has stake in Shoppers Stop and More. The…

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  • Ujjain: UDA clerk gets 3 yrs rigorous imprisonment in graft case

    Ujjain development authority (UDA) clerk Love Mehta was sentenced by special judge LD Solanki to three years rigorous imprisonment and a cash penalty of Rs 5,000. The case was registered against the accused by Lokayutkta police under Sections 13 and 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act on the complaint lodged by Hira Malviya on December…

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  • Ujjain: 2 drug peddlers arrested with cocaine worth Rs. 2.6 Lakh

    Two miscreants along with a woman were arrested on Sunday night at inner ring road square of Sanwarakhedi by the police with cocaine worth Rs 2.60 lakh. The police also recovered two local made pistols from the miscreants.   Police cordoned off area after getting information  A police team led by ASP (Crime) Pramod Sonkar…

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  • Ujjain: FLC of voting machines begins

    Collector and district electoral officer Manish Singh inspected the ongoing work of first level checking (FLC) of voting machines at Ujjain Engineering College on Monday.  Newly delivered 245 Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and machines used in training and awareness sessions are under the FLC process. Inspections of total 550 machines comprising 245 VVPAT,…

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  • #MeToo: His cubicle was big, soundproof: Scribe

    New Delhi: A day after Union Minister M.J. Akbar said that charges of sexual harassment against him were “wild and baseless”, Ghazala Wahab, one of the journalists who had levelled the allegations, said “lies do not have legs” and they cannot go far. Writing for the news website ‘The Wire’, Wahab said Akbar’s statement describing the…

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  • Trade deficit narrows to 5-month low in September

    Mumbai: India’s trade deficit narrowed to five month low of $13.98 billion in September from $17.4 billion in August, despite high oil prices, the trade ministry said on Monday. Merchandise exports, however, declined by 2.15 per cent in September on a year-on-year basis, official data showed on Monday. According to data released by the Ministry…

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  • Ujjain: 500-feet long Chunari offered to Goddess Harsiddhi

    On the sixth day of Navratri Mahotsav, Ujjaini Sanstha organised a ‘Chunari Yatra’ on Sunday in which devotees carrying 500-feet long chunari reached at Harsiddhi temple and presented it to goddess. Convener Mukesh Dhanani and Akash Meena informed that the procession was accompanied by chariot and was welcomed with rose petals by the devotees. Free…

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  • Ujjain: Tanker overturns, spills fuel in farm

    Fuel worth lakhs spilled out in a farmland as a tanker containing fuel overturned at Mohanpura bridge, on Saturday. According to details available a tanker of Bharat Petroleum laden with 15000 liters of diesel and 5000 liters of petrol overturned owing to saving some other rashly driven vehicle and people on the road. Villagers rescued…

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  • Ujjain: Labourers oppose land attachment of 2 mills

    Mazdoor Sangh is upset as the administration intends to attach the land of Binod mills and Hira mills for new projects of the smart city.Labourer’s leader Omprakash Bhadouriya alleged that government is cheating labourers and they will oppose the decision of the government. Mazdoor Sangh convened a meeting, presided over by Rasheed on Sunday. Omprakash…

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  • Will PM Narendra Modi be content with MJ Akbar’s denial?

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has not come out with an official statement even now on the MJ Akbar controversy. But the government cannot be content with just an outright denial that has emanated from M J Akbar; nor can it continue to dismiss the #MeToo movement as an urban phenomenon which will die…

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