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Samaleshwari Express engine catches fire in Odisha; 3 dead

Bhubaneswar:  At least three persons were killed when the Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleshwari Express’ engine caught fire after the train rammed into a tower car engaged in repair work between Singapur Road and Keutguda in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Tuesday, authorities said. The engine, luggage van and one general 2nd class coach of Samaleshwari Express derailed after […]

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India asks Antigua to expedite Mehul Choksi’s extradition

New Delhi: The Indian government has urged Antigua to accelerate the legal process associated with the extradition of diamond trader Mehul Choksi, wanted in India in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam, said sources familiar with the development. Reportedly, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne told the Antigua Observer, a local news […]

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Pompeo to meet Indian leaders Wednesday; New Delhi wants de-escalation in Persian Gulf

New Delhi:  India is expected to press for de-escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf when External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar holds talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here on Wednesday amidst indications that Indian oil companies have stopped imports from Iran for the time being. The issue, along with cross-border terrorism emanating […]

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Mamata terms Modi’s first tenure as ‘Super Emergency’

Kolkata: Marking the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called the previous tenure of the Narendra Modi government as “Super Emergency”. “Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ‘Super Emergency’,” Banerjee tweeted. Today is the anniversary […]

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Take steps to unearth and bring to book unaccounted income, Finance Ministry told

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has asked Finance Ministry’s Revenue Department to take steps to unearth and bring to book unaccounted income, both within and outside the country. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, in its report, also asked the Department to initiate follow-up action on the seven reports of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted […]

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S. Jaishankar joins BJP, nominated to contest RS seat from Gujarat

New Delhi/Ahmedabad: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, who was nominated to contest from a Rajya Sabha seat in Gujarat hours after he joined the BJP on Monday, landed in Ahmedabad in the evening to file his nomination on Tuesday. Along with Jaishankar, who was inducted into the Union Cabinet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month, […]

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Violence-hit Bhatpara limps back to normalcy, 8 arrested

Kolkata: With eight persons under arrest and increased police presence on the streets, violence-hit Bhatpara in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Monday largely returned to normalcy as schools opened and public transport plied. Police officers led by Barrackpore Police Commissioner Manoj Kumar Verma conducted route marches to reassure people of peace. The police […]