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Govt doesn't give timeframe to resolve UPSC row

Government on Wednesday declined to give a timeframe in Rajya Sabha for resolving the row over UPSC examination pattern but promised to solve it soon even as the Opposition targeted BJP ministers for coming out with different statements on the issue.

Maya Kodnani gets bail in Naroda Patiya riots case

Maya Kodnani
The Gujarat high court on Wednesday gave bail to Maya Kodnani, a former Gujarat minister who is serving a life sentence for her role in Naroda Patiya riots in which 97 people were killed during the 2002 communal clashes in the state.

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Drugged chicken? CSE finds antibiotic residue, seeks ban on your favourite bird

Bird flu
A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

235 CBI requests seeking sanction for prosecution pending

The probe in 103 cases of CBI against 235 government officials is pending as Ministries and state governments have yet to accord sanction to prosecute them, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

MPs can't stomach Parliament food

Amid din in the Rajya Sabha over the change in the pattern of UPSC exams and bugging of Union minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, Janata Dal (United) MP KC Tyagi on Wednesday complained that several MPs had fallen sick after consuming food served in the Parliament.

Thane: 50 villages cut-off after heavy rains

amritsar rain

Nearly 50 villages in the district have been cut-off from the tehsil headquarters and two bridges remained submerged as heavy rains continued to lash Thane on Wednesday.

Unclog Delhi
Delhi: Life in slow lane on Vikas Marg

amritsar rain

An arterial road that links trans-Yamuna region to the rest of the Capital, Vikas Marg is one of the lifelines of east Delhi. With a traffic volume of nearly 90,000 vehicles every day, it is a motorists’ nightmare.

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against DMK Treasurer and party's floor leader in the state assembly, M.K. Stalin, for allegedly raising slogans against her and Speaker outside the Assembly.

16 ex-ministers of UPA govt served eviction notice

Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government are staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now and have been served eviction notices, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Pune: At least 5 killed, 150 trapped in Ambegaon landslide; 40 houses buried

collapsed houses

At least 40 houses were feared buried under the debris from a hill that collapsed while residents were sleeping. Television footage showed the side of the hill shaved off, with large amounts of mud, muddy water and logs piled below.

Curfew relaxed for 5 hrs in violence-hit Saharanpur

Curfew was on Wednesday relaxed for five hours in the violence-hit city as the situation was gradually returning to normal.

Bihar: Woman killed in acid attack

acid attack victims
A woman died of severe burn injuries after a man allegedly threw acid at her in Katihar district in Bihar, police said on Wednesday.
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