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Cyclone Ockhi: Modi dials TN CM, assures assistance

Chennai, Dec 2, The Tamil Nadu government has said it will soon seek central funds for the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi in the southern parts of the state, with Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts being the worst hit.This was conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Chief Minister K Palaniswami during a telephone conversation between the

Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips

New Delhi, Dec 2, The water level in 91 major reservoirs across the country has gone down to 62 per cent of their total storage capacity from 64 per cent last week, according to an official statement. As of November 23, the water storage in the reservoirs was 101.77 billion cubic metres (BCM). It has now

Rabri Devi appears before ED in Patna

Patna, Dec 2, Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with a railway hotels allotment corruption case, official sources said today. Rabri Devi, the wife of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, has reached the ED zonal office in the state capital. A special team of the agency from

Never cancelled a shoot in my 25-year-long career: Kajol

Mumbai, Dec 2, Actors avoid missing out on film’s shooting despite ill health as not appearing on the set leads to a loss, says Kajol. The actor, best known for her commercial potboilers such as “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, says she never cancelled a shoot in her 25-year-long

US condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

Washington, Dec 2, The US today strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an agriculture training institute in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar in which at least 12 people, including six students, were killed.Three burqa-clad heavily-armed Taliban militants, who arrived on an auto rickshaw, yesterday attacked the students’ hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on the

International Day of Person with Disability- celebrated at CMC Hospital, Ludhiana

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-beingof persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived

Doctors remove 72 coins from Palghar man’s stomach

Nashik, Dec 2, A 50-year-old tribal from Maharashtra’s Palghar district has been successfully operated upon on Thursday by doctors to remove 72 coins that the man had swallowed over a long period due to certain mental ilnesses, doctors said.Dr Amit Kele, who led the team of doctors that operated on Krishna Somalya Sambar, said that Sambar

SAD-BJP to contest municipal elections as per old formula of seat sharing

Chandigarh, December 1 : The Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP coalition will contest the present Municipal elections as per old formula of seat sharing and where new wards have been created they will be divided as per existing arrangement ratio.This decision was taken at a meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee of both the parties.

Seoul: N Korea’s new missile could reach Washington

Seoul, Dec 1, Two days after North Korea test- launched its most powerful missile to date, a clearer picture is emerging of Pyongyang’s impressive technological achievement — and what still remains before it can legitimately threaten the continental United States.Many questions remain, but there’s broad agreement from government and outside analyses that the huge Hwasong-15 intercontinental

Trump donates third-quarter salary for combating opioid epidemic

Washington, Dec 1, In a noble gesture, US President Donald Trump today donated his third-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) to help fight the opioid epidemic. Trump’s annual salary is USD 400,000. So, effectively his donation amount would be about USD 100,000.“His decision to donate his salary is a tribute to

India needs to cherish and nurture its Muslims: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1, India needs to cherish and nurture its Muslim population that is integrated and considers itself Indian, former US president Barack Obama said here today. It is an idea that needs to be reinforced, the former president said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.Obama said he had emphasised the need for religious tolerance

‘Game of Thrones’ finale is unbelievable: Jason Momoa

Los Angeles, Dec 1, Actor Jason Momoa has said the finale of popular fantasy show “Game of Thrones” will be “the greatest thing” ever shown on television. The “Justice League” star, who played the role of Khal Drogo during season one and two, also put to rest the rumours about his return on the show.“Just knowing

Adampur coldest place in Punjab

Chandigarh, Dec 1, Adampur in Punjab reeled under biting cold at 4.5 degrees Celsius today even as the minimum temperature continued to hover below normal at most places in the state and neighbouring Haryana.Among other places in Punjab, Bathinda also experienced a cold night at 5.5 degrees Celsius while Faridkot’s low settled at 5.8 degrees Celsius,

Govt approves launch of National Nutrition Mission

New Delhi, Dec 1, The government has approved the launch of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) to tackle the problems of under-nutrition, low birthweight and stunting, with a budget of Rs 9,046 crore for a period of three years. The mission, commencing 2017-18, has a target to reduce under-nutrition and low birthweight by 2 per cent

Goa: Loudspeakers banned on burial ground

Panaji (Goa) [India], Dec 1 : The City Corporation of Panaji (CCP) recently banned the recital of prayers via a loudspeaker/public address system at one of the largest Muslim burial grounds in the city. Based on a plea from the residents of St Inez, the CCP issued a notice stating that the prayer services at the Muslim burial ground should not be

Pb House winter session: Homage paid to farmers, political, eminent personalities

Chandigarh, Nov 27, On the first day of the winter session, the Punjab Assembly today paid tributes to those who laid down their lives on the line of duty, debt-ridden farmers and farm labourers who committed suicide, and the victims of the Ludhiana fire incident. Homage was also paid to political and other eminent personalities

Wish to finish studies: ‘Bigg Boss’ evictee Sapna

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary, the latest to be evicted from “Bigg Boss 11”, says her childhood dream was to be the best student of the class, and now she wants to fulfil it by finishing her education. Sapna started working when she was all of 12 to support her family after her

Chandigarh rape case: Prime accused attempts suicide in jail

Chandigarh, Nov 27, An auto-rickshaw driver, the prime accused in a rape case, allegedly attempted suicide inside a jail today by stabbing himself with a “piece of broken glass”, police said. Mohd Irfan (29) was arrested on Friday, almost a week after allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman along with two accomplices.”He was taken to the

Indian Muslims are descendants of Lord Rama: Giriraj Singh

Indian Muslims are descendants of Ram, not of Mughal emperor Babur, and should help build the temple in Ayodhya, Union minister Giriraj Singh said on Sunday, according to The Indian Express. “Hindus and Muslims are from the same lineage,” Singh said, while speaking to journalists in Jodhpur. “Here, no Muslim is a child of Babur. The Muslim

Delhi inhaling toxins, air quality to worsen further

New Delhi, Nov 27, With at least six areas witnessing “severe-plus or emergency” and “severe” category of air quality on Monday, the national capital is set to inhale more toxins in next three days due to unfavourable changes in weather conditions and the stubble burning that continues unabated in Delhi-NCR itself. According to the data

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