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    Kerala: 4,778 people still in 120 relief camps   

    Thiruvananthapuram: A month after Kerala was devastated by unprecedented rains and floods, 4,778 people are still in 120 relief camps, authorities said on Tuesday. According to the Disaster Management State Control Room, the rains and floods have claimed 491 lives since May 29 while 14 persons remain missing.

  • Indore MBA admissions: Merely 1,880 candidates against 20k vacancies

    Indore: Though most sought-after courses in the country, Master of Business Administration (MBA) course is struggling to find takers in Madhya Pradesh. In the first round of centralised online admission process, the programme evoked poor response from MBA aspirants.

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    Mumbai: BMC gets 1,741 tree-cutting notices in 6 months

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received more than 1,700 tree cutting notices across the city in 2018. Tree activists and environmentalists have alleged the corporation issued permissions to allow cutting trees that did not require to be pruned or trimmed in the first place.

  • Bank operations hit across country as staff go on strike

    New Delhi : Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work — protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues — thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity. An official of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) — the umbrella body of nine unions which has given the strike call — said “over 10 lakh bank employees

  • 1,500 booked for protesting outside BMC office in Govandi

    Mumbai: The Deonar police booked 1500 people for pelting stones and injuring three policemen at a protest outside the M-East BMC ward office in Govandi on Thursday night. The agitated mob protested and demanded a re-election, since their names did not figure on the voters’ list.

  • 1,000-year-old Viking toolbox found in mysterious fortress

    London: Scientists have discovered a 1,000-year-old Viking toolbox in a mysterious, ring-shaped fortress in Denmark, containing a set of extraordinary iron tools that may have been used to make ships, houses and jewellery, according to PTI.

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    1 rescued from blast site in China amid contamination fears

    Tianjin: A man was rescued alive today from the site of the powerful blasts that tore through a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals killing 50 people here in one of China’s worst industrial disasters as hundreds of firefighters battled to find survivors amid fears of contaminated air.

  • 1,309 persons detained under PSA in last 6 years: J-K Govt

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 1,309 persons were detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) during last six years from various parts of the state. In a written reply to the question of a PDP member Firdous Tak in the Legislative Council, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that during last six years 1,309 persons were detained under PSA out of which detention of 852 persons was quashed.

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    Giant Panda population goes up to over 1900: Survey

    Beijing: Over 1,900 giant pandas, an endangered species, are currently in China and different parts of the world, representing an increase of 16.8 per cent compared to twelve years ago, according to official data. There were 1,864 giant pandas living in the wild in China by the end of 2013, while 42 more stayed in 12 different countries, a survey of the State Forestry Administration said.