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Supreme Court says ‘no’ to communal politics

New Delhi: Through an order that will be difficult to implement by the Election Commission of India (ECI), a bench of the Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that political parties cannot appeal to the electorate to vote along caste or religious lines. Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, Justice Sharad Bobde, Justice Madan Lokur, Justice Rao, […]

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Ferry burns near Jakarta killing passengers

Jakarta: A ferry caught fire near Jakarta, Indonesia this morning. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said at least 23 had died and at least 17 remain missing. The Zahro Express caught fire shortly after leaving Muara Angke port in Jakarta. It was heading to Tidung Island, in the Kepulauan Seribu chain. Police said the fire […]

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Samajwadis split wide open

Lucknow: In a dramatic development ahead of UP polls, the Samajwadi supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his son and Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav from the party along with his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav for 6 years. Earlier, Mulayam had declared the list of candidates for the upcoming elections when Akhilesh Yadav was on a tour […]

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CBI arrests TMC MP Tapas Pal

Kolkata: Trimanool Congress MP Tapas Pal has been arrested by the CBI in course of the investigation into the Rose Valley chit-fund scam. He was interrogated for 4 hours at the CGO Complex in Salt Lake before being arrested. CBI has alleged that Tapas Pal is closely linked to the Rose Valley chit fund scam […]

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India

No adverse effect of demonetisation on agri growth

New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in a press conference that agriculture growth will be good this year after 2 years of drought. “Agriculture growth will be good this year compared to previous years,“ Singh said while talking of his ministry’s achievements over the past 30 months. He added that if rates fall below the […]

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India

Unprecedented coalmine accident in Jharkhand

Jharkhand: CMD, Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), has reported that a total of 9 bodies of workmen have been recovered from the accident site of Lalmatia in Jharkhand so far. The incident looks unprecedented. An area of 300 x 110 sq m of the solid floor of the over burden dump area had caved in yesterday […]

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Elections

US expels 35 Russian diplomats over election hacking

Washington: Outgoing US President Barrack Obama yesterday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats who are suspected to be spies and imposed sanctions over allegations of hacking and interference during the recently concluded US Presidential elections where Donald Trump from the Republican party came to power. The move, coming at the very end of Obama’s tenure, […]

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India

Chandrakona, Naihati, Katwa riots preceded Dhulagarh

New Delhi: Following our preliminary report on the riots in Dhulagarh of the Howrah district of Bengal, some concerned inhabitants of the affected area have been calling and writing to सिर्फ़ News about the prevailing scenario. An environment of mutual mistrust and tension prevails between Hindus and Muslims of the area since the Durga Puja in […]

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Actress and writer Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Los Angeles: Carrie Fisher, US actress and writer for page and screen, died in a Los Angeles, California hospital after treatment following cardiac arrest. She was best known for the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise. Fisher went into cardiac arrest on Friday during a commercial flight from London just before […]

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Mulayam decides candidates, Akhilesh snubbed

Lucknow: Samajwadi party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has declared his list of 325 candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls. Addressing a press conference in Lucknow the Samajwadi chief said that the CM candidate will not be declared beforehand. A scrutiny of the list suggests that 53 sitting legislators, including 45 that were proposed by Chief […]