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  • Ruckus at BHU, 10 students detained

    Varanasi: Students of two hostels at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) created a ruckus on Wednesday as they clashed over mess food being forcibly eaten by unauthorised inmates, police said. The Aiyyar and Birla hostel groups did not just engage in verbal spats but also vandalised varsity property and damaged many vehicles, a police officer told IANS.

  • CCEA approves 100% electrification of railway tracks

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved 100 per cent electrification of rest of the 13,675 km of the broad gauge tracks at an estimated cost of Rs 12,134 crore. The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the press conference, Goyal said, “The Prime Minister is aiming to make the Indian Railways more

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    BJP youth leader describes Rahul Gandhi as a ‘mental patient’

    Ahmedabad: A leader of BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is a “mental patient” who is dreaming to be the prime minister. Abhijat Mishra, the national general secretary of BJYM, said the BJP need not worry till the Congress is headed by “Rahul baba”.

  • Widows are entitled to family pension even after remarriage: CAT

    New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has said the widow of a deceased government servant is eligible for family pension even after remarriage. Administrative member Praveen Mahajan ordered restoration of the family pension to Delhi resident Renu Gupta (47), wife of late Pawan Kumar Gupta, an employee of the Defence Ministry at the time of his death, saying Gupta had requested for transfer of the family pension in the name of

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    Indian Army carried leopard urine and faeces with them during surgical strike, read to know why

    Indian Army performed surgical strike in Pakistan and it was lauded by many Indians, however the opposition parties doubted the surgical strike. But all rumours came to rest, and now former Nagrota Corps commander Lt Gen Rajendra Nimborkar revealed why Indian troops carried leopard’s urine and faeces. According to Nimborkar, the stench of leopard’s urine helped to put dogs away and cleared the path for them to carry out the operation successfully.

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    Kerala nun rape case: Police asks accused bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping nun to appear on September 19

    Kochi: Kerala police has asked Bishop Franco Mullakal of Jalandhar diocese, accused by a nun of raping her, to appear before the investigating team on September 19, Inspector General of police Vijay Sakhare said Wednesday. The decision to summon the clergyman was taken after a meeting chaired by Sakhare, IG (Ernakulam range), which was also attended by Kottayam District Superintendent of Police Harisankar and Vaikom Deputy Superintendent of Police

  • Hardik Patel breaks his indefinite hunger strike after 19 days; no negotiation in sight

    Ahmedabad: Quota spearhead Hardik Patel ended his indefinite fast Wednesday after 19 days, even as there were no talks between him and the Gujarat government over the leader’s demands for reservation to Patidars and farm loan waiver. Hardik broke the fast by having lemonade from the hands of Patidar community leaders Naresh Patel and C K Patel. After ending his fast, the quota leader said, “The fight

  • Maharashtra cabinet approves sops for institutions of eminence   

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet Tuesday approved several sops for setting up institutions of eminence deemed to be universities (IEDs) The cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, gave its in-principle approval to the proposal during a meeting held here. As per the cabinet decision, IEDs can be set up in the state on any land under the jurisdiction of the approved regional plan. They will be provided floor space index (FSI) of 1 on

  • Padma Bhushan economist VS Vyas passes away   

    Jaipur: Padma Bhushan awardee and noted agricultural economist Vijay Shankar Vyas passed away on Wednesday here after a brief illness, a family member said. He was 87. The last rites will be performed at the Lal Kothi crematorium, his elder son Vikram Vyas said. Shankar Vyas is survived by his wife and two sons. He had held several C, professional and leadership positions in national and international organizations. The economist was the